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  • The Game of Thrones Blooper Reel Is Light and Full of Errors

    25 July 2014, 6:17 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Fresh from Comic-Con, here's a peek at the bloopers from the just-completed season 4 of Game of Thrones. Highlights include a near miss with a torch, a rare incident of Tywin Lannister cracking up, and an extended cut of the Peter Dinklage dance that spawned…
  • There Are Officially Too Many Apps, And Nobody Is Making Money

    25 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The new American Dream was going so well: drop out, make an app for sending emojis that disappear after 5 seconds, and collect your check. But it turns out the app gold rush is broken for almost everyone.Read more...
  • Israel Rejects Kerry's Truce Proposal in Gaza

    25 July 2014, 5:27 pm by: Allie Jones

    Israel's cabinet rejected Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for a weeklong truce in Gaza today. Now, Kerry's leaving the Middle East for Paris, where he'll try to try "to enlist additional European diplomatic help for the peace process," according to…
  • Jalopnik We Asked A NASCAR Rising Star How He'd Prefer His Dick Slammed In A Door | Jezebel Put a Ca

    25 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Jalopnik We Asked A NASCAR Rising Star How He'd Prefer His Dick Slammed In A Door | Jezebel Put a Cardigan On It: How to Make a Beautiful Actress Less Beautiful | io921 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever | Lifehacker The Conveniences You…
  • Idiot GOP Rep. Mistakes Senior U.S. Officials for Indian Citizens

    25 July 2014, 5:20 pm by: Allie Jones

    Freshman Congressman Curt Clawson is new on the job. So when he saw senior U.S. officials Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar at a Foreign Affairs committee meeting yesterday, he did what any Tea Party Floridian would do — he assumed they were members of the Indian…
  • The "We Still Coming" Wedding Photo Is Actually from a Rap Video

    25 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    If this wedding photo, hailed by various news outlets as the best ever, set off your bullshit detector, your instincts are good. Although the photo is genuine, the feel-good backstory that helped make it ubiquitous on Facebook earlier this month is mostly…
  • Proven theory: Nothing sets white commenters off faster than offhandedly mentioning the phenomenon o

    25 July 2014, 4:58 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    Proven theory: Nothing sets white commenters off faster than offhandedly mentioning the phenomenon of "mainly white people dancing to reggae music" in your Jimmy Cliff concert review.Read more...
  • Who Killed a Nationally Renowned Blogging Law Professor in His Home?

    25 July 2014, 4:38 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    It had been a quiet summer in Tallahassee, Florida's capital. Lawmakers and students from the local universities were mostly out of town. But last week, one of the city's most notable and well-liked citizens was killed with a single shot to the head, and no…
  • Carjackers Ram Crowd, Kill Three Pedestrians in Philadelphia

    25 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Andy Cush

    Car thieves in Philadelphia drove into a crowd of people this afternoon, killing three pedestrians and seriously injuring three others. One of the dead, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, was a 10-year-old boy.Read more...
  • Weekend TV Should Probably Choose Its Friends More Carefully

    25 July 2014, 4:23 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    This weekend we've got Airbenders in crisis, a fact-based search for the history and aliens of Atlantis, hauntings galore, sex and the science of sex, plus Oprah checks in with Nicole Richie, Tom Green, and complete lunatic Sharon Stone.Read more...
  • Everything That's Wrong With Y Combinator's Sexism In Tech Post

    25 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Ever since Paul Graham stepped down from Y Combinator, the Stanford of startup accelerators has been trying to give off a more welcoming vibe. The attempts thus far have seemed awkward, half-hearted, and therefore insincere. As though Sam Altma n got PR advice…
  • Respected Science Magazine Cites The Onion's Groundbreaking Research

    25 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Hudson Hongo on Antiviral, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    News organizations treating The Onion's satire as reality is nothing new , but there's an especially tragic quality to the error when the dupe is one of the oldest science magazines in the country. Read more...
  • A Sharknado Will Happen Someday

    25 July 2014, 3:53 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Tara Reid recently said in an interview that a sharknado really could happen. Contrary to all you sharknado truthers making fun of Reid, I agree with her assessment. The real question is to figure out where a sharknado is most likely to occur. Let's take a…
  • Could Joaquin Phoenix Be Marvel's Doctor Strange?

    25 July 2014, 3:48 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Rumors about which actor might step into the role of Marvel's "Doctor Strange" have been floating around for some time—will it be Benedict Cumberbatch? Tom Hardy? Jared Leto?! According to The Wrap, the answer could be none of the above.Read more...
  • Check Your Brain, Check Out Hers: Lucy

    25 July 2014, 3:22 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    Luc Besson's Lucy is a movie about a woman who can access 100 percent of her brain that asks you the viewer to use less of yours. The premise is based on the oft-repeated fallacy that humans only use 10 percent of their brains, and if we could only harness our…
  • U.S. Army Mistakenly Mails Israel Missile Agreement to a Gawker Reader

    25 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    Last night, Gawker got a tip from a longtime reader: "I get a lot of emails for a different person with the same name as me," the message said. "Someone who works in some capacity in the government. I don't know if this one I just received about Israel,…
  • A Trip On the Hybrid Crane-Boats That Pull Wreckage from NYC Harbor

    25 July 2014, 2:52 pm by: Nicholas Stango on Gizmodo, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for keeping debris out of New York's Harbor, whether it's dead whales, helicopters, driftwood, or floating docks. Without the Corps the harbor and the outlying beaches of the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore would be…
  • Jennette McCurdy Addresses Fap-Gate on Reddit: "I Am Not a Role Model"

    25 July 2014, 2:50 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Now that she's free from the bonds of her Nickelodeon overlords, Sam and Cat star and subject of furious fapping Jennette McCurdy can finally say what she's wanted to say since her (actually pretty tame) sexy lingerie selfies leaked earlier this year: "I am…
  • Zen Koans Explained: "Reciting Sutras"

    25 July 2014, 2:41 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Let me tell you a story. You will, won't you? Of course. You fail to realize that your passive "letting" of me is akin to a fierce tiger allowing itself to be led by a leash. And that is where our story begins—inside the urethra of a tiger. Read more...
  • Meet the Goofy Georgia Teen Who Is Vine's Newest Comedy Star

    25 July 2014, 2:40 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    Not every teen on Vine can become an instant viral superstar by sticking his dick in a microwaveable food product . Some have to be, well, more inventive. Enter Brandon Bowen, a 16-year-old from Georgia whose goofy rap-inspired videos are arguably the greatest…
  • BuzzFeed Editor Benny Johnson Engaged In Even More Plagiarism

    25 July 2014, 2:12 pm by: J.K. Trotter

    Benny Johnson, the 28-year-old Viral Politics editor at Internet leviathan BuzzFeed, came under fire from two Twitter users on Thursday for copying text from a variety of sources, including Yahoo! Answers. Today the same users, @blippoblappo and…
  • Getting High on PuffPuffChat, the Anonymous Chat Room For Stoners

    25 July 2014, 2:07 pm by: Andy Cush on Drugs, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The first person I meet on PuffPuffChat lives in Scotland. It's dark, so I can't really see him, but he looks like he's freaking out a little, and he doesn't seem that interested in talking to me. Our conversation goes something like this:Read more...
  • Rob Lowe Manifests as 80's Nagel Hunk in Moonbeam City

    25 July 2014, 2:05 pm by: Lily Sparks on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Rob Lowe was the real life Prince of Perfect Male Hotness in the 1980's so his translation into Nagel art makes a visceral sense that cannot be denied. The whole sensibility of this teaser is so sexy yet ridiculous (sexdiculous?) that I am speechless except…
  • Watch a Super Serious Supercut of '80s Movie Computer Hacking

    25 July 2014, 1:54 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    It's a Friday afternoon in the summer, why not take five minutes and watch a bunch of '80s movie mega nerds fake-hack into a bunch of big, old computers?Read more...
  • Larry and Sergey Are Building Google Maps But For The Human Body

    25 July 2014, 1:50 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Last night, Google announced what the Wall Street Journal says "may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever." Baseline Study will try to create the most comprehensive picture of "what a healthy human being should be" by mapping personal…

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