Chef Burnt

.@gzchef @Storyful I was official photog for Reagan too. He also wore casual clothes on weekends in the Oval Office.

— petesouza (@petesouza) March 3, 2014

In which long-time White House photographer Pete Souza corrects idiot Reagan-worshipping celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian on the issue of Barack Obama wearing weekend clothes. Now you know where not to eat.


I Guess The Good News Is At Least We All Have A Common Enemy Now

Like, I'm gonna name my next publication Foot-Binding. Right after Corset and Girdle and On My Knees.

— Nicole Lee (@nicole) August 14, 2013

I thought this whole thing, about this man who was finally going to give women what they wanted on the web—a terrible website!—was a dream. But it was reaaaallll. (Don't miss the comments, where every woman you've ever met yells at him! Haha, it's great.) Anyway, hello gaggles! "Bustle" apparently exists. $6.5 million worth of exists. LOL. The fucking thing makes xoJane look like the collected works of Marilynne Robinson.


"TED is no longer a responsible curator of ideas 'worth spreading'"

Today TED is an insatiable kingpin of international meme laundering—a place where ideas, regardless of their quality, go to seek celebrity, to live in the form of videos, tweets, and now e-books. In the world of TED—or, to use their argot, in the TED “ecosystem”—books become talks, talks become memes, memes become projects, projects become talks, talks become books—and so it goes ad infinitum in the sizzling Stakhanovite cycle of memetics, until any shade of depth or nuance disappears into the virtual void. Richard Dawkins, the father of memetics, should be very proud. Perhaps he can explain how “ideas worth spreading” become “ideas no footnotes can support.



Another Lady Bombs Audition

This really is my favorite web video series. (Previously)


Dumb Word Game on Twitter That Cracks Me Up

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Kiki Reacts! A Dunst Gif-A-Palooza

A bazillion gifs of Kirsten Dunst reacting to Lars von Trier's comments on Hitler.


Bite-Sized Cablegate Portions Now Served

Genius: CablegateRoulette. It's just like ChatRoulette but with Wikileaked diplomatic cables, so, less naked guys, more international intrigue.


Is Tweeting During Awards Shows Good For America?

Possibly not.


Would You Like To Hear Some Jokes About The Freud Museum.

Our website is currently down following a hacking attempt (presumably by Jungians).

— Freud Museum London (@FreudMusLondon) May 21, 2013

London's Freud Museum is in a… spot of bother.

@freudmuslondon @mrjohnofarrell Not "hacked" but "penetrated".

— Ms Slide (@sliderulesyou) May 21, 2013

@freudmuslondon Melanie Klein's distributed denial of "difficult conversations" attack?

— Alex (@blangry) May 21, 2013

@freudmuslondon from the error code, looks more like "His host has become ‘uncanny’ to him" to me…. (hope you're back up & running soon)

— Danny Birchall (@dannybirchall) May 21, 2013

@freudmuslondon You know what else is down? The subconscious. [...]


"The 10 people most mutants [PICS]"

Great ice cream, bad girls [VID]

— Fake BuzzFeed (@FakeBuzzFeed) February 22, 2012

Well, this is happening, and by "this," I mean a Twitter account that consists of running the headlines of a Buzzfeed rip-off website called through Google Translate. And why not? What does YOUR stupid Twitter feed do for you?


"When I was a PhD candidate at Oxford and Cambridge at the same time…."

"Room for Debate" is maybe the greatest dumb-hilarious thing to appear on Gawker ever.


AIDS Benefit Gets Terrible, (Delightfully) Mean Review

They say you mellow as you age. And yet, this is likely the single cattiest dispatch Bob Morris has yet filed for the Times in his many [redacted] years. "Nearby, under a gnarled old tree, a black granite gravestone for one of the host’s dogs had been littered with empty wineglasses. "


Scarlett Johansson: Do You Like Mayo? Sean Penn: Not Really

Scarlett Johansson: I just can’t get into “The Help.” I don’t know, I sort of take issue with a white woman writing in dialect, but I feel like I should read the book before I see the movie.

Sean Penn: What?

Scarlett Johansson: Nothing, go back to sleep.

Some of Many Imagined Conversations Between Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn.


Classic Bloomberg Move: The Mid-Sentence Walk-Off

For those who like to collect stories of Mayor Mike being a dick, here's a pretty good one from Chirlane McCray: She remembers going to a reception [at Gracie Mansion] in 2006 for council members and spouses. Chiara de Blasio—now 18 and a sophomore at a college in Northern California—had just begun middle school, and Bloomberg’s Department of Education had instituted a ban on student cell phones. McCray approached the mayor. “I said, ‘Mayor Bloomberg, you are my hero! Because you instituted the smoking ban, which is so important and has done so much for people who have respiratory problems in this city and for our children. I want [...]


It's Like Romney and Ryan Are Trying to Make People Hate Them?

Closeted gay man terrified his wife will discover his secret:

— BarryDeutsch (@barrydeutsch) September 6, 2012


"How to Look Like Ryan Gosling"

Local straight man actually funny.


The Only Corporate Release System Worse Than Book Publishing

"I am pretty disappointed in this beta. This book just isn't finished! Man, there was a part in Chapter 3 where every time I turned the page, it was the same page again, over and over and over… I kept having to start over from the beginning, nothing made any sense! The translation seems off, like they're having trouble getting the words right." —The publishing of books could ACTUALLY BE WORSE: they could be published like videogames.


The Most Hilarious Clarence Thomas Opinionating Yet

If you haven't had a chance to read Clarence Thomas' dissent in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which was decided in late June, you have denied yourself good times! Our Special Correspondent for Supreme Court LOLs breaks it down for us, and it's GREAT STUFF.


Old Mormon Explains Kids, Hackers, Internets

It's always cringeworthy when the olds try to explain the troublesome youngs. And here Glenn Beck explains the Gawker hack and life in general!