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  • Halloween in Silicon Valley, Featuring Bouncy Houses and Beer Pong

    31 October 2014, 6:40 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    It's Halloween in Silicon Valley (and presumably everywhere else), which means tech companies are turning their corporate campuses into moderately spookier versions of their normal selves.Read more...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi

    31 October 2014, 6:39 pm by: J.K. Trotter

    Sharyl Attkisson is about to publish a book about her experience reporting on various Obama-era scandals for CBS News, from which she resigned earlier this year. Today Media Matters reports that one of the more dramatic scandals, involving Attkisson’s…
  • Ex-Googler Poached By Obama Is Already Praising "Talented Regulators"

    31 October 2014, 6:30 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    A few weeks in the White House has imbued chief technology officer Megan Smith with a newfound respect for Silicon Valley's number one enemy: regulation. While Larry and Sergey try to dismantle healthcare law , the former VP of Google X is complimenting…
  • Austin Police Confirm These Are Cops Making Rape Jokes on Video

    31 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    The Austin, Tex. Police Department is investigating two officers for joking about rape in a dashcam video posted to YouTube earlier this week. After the video made the local news, APD confirmed the recording is authentic and that the men you hear in it are…
  • ​Weekend TV Is Something of a Graveyard Smash

    31 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    It's finally here! Halloween weekend, Sabbat Samhain, All Hallow's Eve. What are your plans? I have none. I mean, my plan is to get real spooky, but that's always the plan. Ditto my costume, which is technically "Guilty Remnant " but only requires adding a…
  • Cash-Filled Armored Car Opens on Highway, Makes it Rain on Lucky Drivers

    31 October 2014, 5:32 pm by: Andy Cush

    Drivers on Interstate 270 in Frederick, Md. were treated to a free-for-all cash-grab this morning after an armored car came open while driving, spilling a pile of cash onto the pavement.Read more...
  • Deadspin Taylor Swift's 1989 Proves That "Pop" Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore | Gizmodo Virgin Galact

    31 October 2014, 5:14 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Deadspin Taylor Swift's 1989 Proves That "Pop" Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore | Gizmodo Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed, One Pilot Confirmed Dead | Jalopnik The Ten Greatest Frankenstein Cars Ever Created | Kotaku Nothing Says Halloween Like…
  • This Baby Was Bred to Pilot a MechWarrior Robot Halloween Costume

    31 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    It was this 6-month-old baby's dream to pilot a robot from the '90s video game franchise MechWarrior for his first Halloween—just kidding. Baby don't care. He's just enjoying the view while he fulfills the destiny his father set out for him before his…
  • Worst Ex-Boyfriend Ever Allegedly Emailed Teacher's Nudes to Students

    31 October 2014, 4:50 pm by: Allie Jones

    Well here's a nightmare: an "angry" ex-boyfriend of a Los Angeles high school teacher emailed nude photos of the teacher to over 250 students and staff, according to cops. Pasadena police say the ex-bf, 38-year-old David Galvan, sent the photos when science…
  • My Evil Grandmother Turned Me Into a Ghost

    31 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Anelise Chen

    Once, when I was in fourth grade, my grandma called me over to tell me that according to her Four Pillars of Destiny astrological calculations my ba zi chart made me susceptible to seeing ghosts. She said this like I had caught a disease and I should live my…
  • Amazing, Exclusive Pop Culture Halloween Pumpkins

    31 October 2014, 4:21 pm by: Kelly Conaboy

    Pumpkin carving is a somewhat enjoyable Halloween tradition that follows you from the inescapable family gatherings of youth to to the unbearable pumpkin carving parties of adulthood. Though most of us partake in the yearly activity, some of us go above and…
  • Here Is a Tweet That Contains an Apology

    31 October 2014, 3:41 pm by: Leah Finnegan

    Runner's World Editor-in-Chief David Willey tweeted the above apology today, October 31, 2014 at 3:09 p.m. and deleted it 26 minutes later. Sometimes the spookiest parts of Halloween are the things we do while dressed as ourselves.Read more...
  • How to Dress Your Baby for Halloween

    31 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Domesticity, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    It's Halloween and you're a proud new parent. Though you're excited to dress up your new little friend, you might have a few questions concerning costume choice. What is appropriate? Can I dress my baby like a murderer? What if it's a murderer from television…
  • Facebook Is Turning Users Into Voter Data Experiments

    31 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Facebook's team of mad data scientists caught flak this summer for experimenting on their users' emotions . But the company has a proud history of turning people into unwitting research subjects. For at least six years, the social network has been mining the…
  • Is Fun-Sized Candy Really More Fun? A Comprehensive Investigation

    31 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Caity Weaver

    We love our children very much, mostly because we can dress them however we like. But sometimes, particularly on Halloween, we cannot or do not wish to give them the full sized candies their hearts desire. Which trick-or-treat-sized candies retain the most…
  • Tell Us What You're Wearing for Halloween 

    31 October 2014, 3:14 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Halloween: It's tonight. Glad you're excited—it's gonna be great. Since we're all here and it's Friday, might you stop by Kinja and tell us (or better yet, show us!) what you're wearing for Halloween this year? It'll be fun.…
  • Human IT Worker Suspended for Refusing to Stop Talking in Robot Voice

    31 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andy Cush

    Think of the coolest, funniest, least socially alienating behavior you could exhibit at work. Something that would really give your colleagues a chuckle. Are you thinking of something? Is it bleep blorp talking in a robot voice?Read more...
  • The Empire of Harmlessness: Hello Kitty at 40

    31 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Maria Bustillos

    Thirty-nine years ago in Japan, Hello Kitty, the global emissary of cuteness, made her public debut. She appeared on a plastic coin purse priced at 240 yen, or about 80 cents. Read more...
  • Like Winona Ryder's Career, But Sexier: A Discussion With Juno Temple

    31 October 2014, 2:33 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    While watching Juno Temple's exquisite performance in Alexandre Aja's new fantasy/horror/comedy Horns, a name popped into my head: "Winona." In the film, Temple is an angelic and ideal human with a hint of darkness, not unlike the character Winona Ryder played…
  • 1 Pilot Dead After Virgin Space Tourism Plane Crashes During Test

    31 October 2014, 2:24 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    Two of Richard Branson's space tourism planes—SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo—lifted off on their first test flights in nine months today, but at some point during the test SpaceShipTwo suffered what Virgin is calling an "in-flight anomaly," killing one…
  • Chris Martin Parties With Pantsless Woman After J-Law Breakup

    31 October 2014, 2:07 pm by: Allie Jones on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Soft rock dad Chris Martin seems to be doing fine after his breakup with 24-year-old acclaimed actress Jennifer Lawrence . At Kate Hudson's Halloween party last night, he hung out with ex-90210 actress Sara Foster, who was dressed like a business…
  • The Best Episodes of Masters of Horror Now Streaming for Free

    31 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The full run of Mick Garris's two-season brainchild is now available on Hulu and Hulu+. We've combed through the total of 26 episodes, originally aired on Showtime from 2005-2007, to find the very best for you this weekend.Read more...
  • Groom Walks Off After Bride Shows Up Looking Like a 70-Year-Old

    31 October 2014, 1:36 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    A young bride shocked her fiancé by showing up to her wedding shoot in Shenzen, China, with grey hair and elaborate makeup that made her look 70 years old. If he would still love her at 70, she reasoned, he shouldn't mind her taking the pictures that way.…
  • Would You Pay $85 Million For This Pool? Beyoncé and Jay Z Might.

    31 October 2014, 1:15 pm by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Beyoncé and Jay Z are collectively worth something like $1 billion. Maybe. Beyoncé said it herself so it must be true. The point is that they can basically buy anything in the world. Nonetheless, spending $85 million on a single pool is a serious purchase…
  • Goosebumps, Buffy, and Punky Brewster: 7 Must-Watch Halloween Specials

    31 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Adam Carlson on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Halloween-themed TV episodes, like Halloween, can be sexy, silly, or scary, all three, or more, which is sometimes what happens when you realize that a lot of the actors on The Twilight Zone were very attractive. The tradition of such specials is long, broad,…

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