Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
Touche of the Day: Mrs. Doubtfire’s Dress vs. Kim Kardashian’s Dress
Comedian Robin Williams chimed in on Kim Kardashian’s custom-designed Riccardo Tisci evening gown by comparing it to the floral dress he wore in the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire. The socialite’s attire became quite a hit during Monday’s Met Gala, spawning a series of photoshopped images poking fun at the reality star’s “sofa slipcover”-like dress.
News FAIL of the Day: Two CNN Anchors Talk via Satellite in the Same Parking Lot
Do you see what’s going on in this GIF? Yesterday morning, CNN Newsroom anchor Ashleigh Banfield and CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace were discussing the Cleveland kidnapping case “via satellite,” which is a great way to communicate for those who aren’t standing in the same parking lot, and of course, they were. The setup was discovered after a viewer noticed same exact cars passing through both sides of the split-screen in the background and The Atlantic Wire also followed up with a shot-by-shot breakdown of the scene.
On March 18th, 2013, the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began in Philadelphia. According to the Grand Jury report, Kermit Gosnell, who has been charged with eight counts of murder, allegedly severed the spinal cords of 28 and 30 weeks old fetuses in his office where investigators later found dirty surgical instruments and blood on the floor.
Gosnell’s trial went seemingly unnoticed by news media until March 27th, when the Washington Post analyzed why the case of a doctor charged with eight counts of murder never reached the front page of daily news papers. The lack of coverage was further emphasized by a special feature on Anderson Cooper 360 on April 12th and since then, news commentaries about the lack of public attention regarding the trial have eclipsed that of the trial itself: out of eight stories that have been published about Kermit Gosnell, only one article actually provided the latest details from the trial, according to The Atlantic.
You Shouldn’t Have Done That of the Day: Chinese Man’s Eel Experiment Goes South (or North)
Somewhere in China, there’s a doctor who can say that she’s pulled a live eel out of a patient’s ass to save his life. And she did. According to her blog post, it all began when a 39-year-old man drunkenly inserted a live swamp eel into his anus (as to re-enact a scene from an adult film), but upon entering, the creature began eating away at his colon in an attempt to escape. Luckily for him, doctors managed to remove the slippery animal in an emergency surgery before it could cause any fatal damage.
Nine months after her successful Kickstarter campaign, Anita Sarkeesian unveils the much anticipated pilot episode of the Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, which examines how video games often portray female characters as someone who needs to be rescued.
At the U.N.’s General Assembly budget committee meeting yesterday, United States ambassador Joseph Torsella scolded his colleagues for showing up drunk to important discussions. According to The Atlantic,this is apparently not a new problem and others have defended the consumption of alcohol in meetings, arguing that it provides a much-needed social lubricant during heated negotiations.
This is a picture from a “potato party,” the latest weird craze that’s been sweeping across Korea and Japan which involves going to a McDonald’s restaurant and feasting on an absurd amount of french fries right then and there. Earlier last week, several South Korean adolescents were reportedly booted from the fast food restaurant after purchasing more than $250 USD worth of the fried potatoes, but not before snapping several photos that subsequently went viral online.