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NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People

It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City's income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing. Read more...

Is Israel Really as Good at Shooting Down Rockets as it Claims?

Israel's "Iron Dome" anti-rocket system is one of the most reliable defense tools on earth. It stops almost every deadly missile tossed its way. It is a miracle of modern civilization. These are claims repeated by reputable Western news sources. But what if they're bogus? Read more...

Cinema in Vane: Reviewing the Z-List Disaster Movie Weather Wars

It's killing season in Washington, and no monument is safe. After a climate scientist loses his funding and then his mind, a senator is in a fight for his life after the jilted whiz creates a device that controls the weather. This 2011 made-for-TV movie is...something, for sure, and I watched it so you don't have to. Read more...

Graphic Video Shows Sniper Shooting a Relief Worker on a Gaza Street

The man was perhaps in his early twenties, laboring with yellow-vested relief workers in the rubble of Shujaiyeh to cart out survivors on gurneys and find his family and friends. He was shot, and he fell. The shots kept coming. In a conflict marked by horrific images, this may be the worst yet. Read more...

Two And A Half Men to End as It Began: A Gross Piece of Garbage

During the popular factory of nightmares known as the Television Critics Association press tour, entertainment chair Nina Tassler revealed obnoxious details about the ending of CBS's longest-running joke about wieners. Entertainment Weekly reports the surprisingly unsurprising plan: Read more...

CNN Anchor: Excuse My Pun About This Disaster That Killed Hundreds

When discussing a tragedy involving massive loss of human life, it's natural to wonder when it becomes OK to make humor—say, some horrible, on-the-nose wordplay—part the healing process. Some popular answers include "never" and "definitely not while you're still reporting from the scene of the disaster." Read more...

The Hamptons Mount a Defense Against the Kardashian Invasion

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian will attempt to Take the Hamptons in the latest reality-show spinoff from the Kardashian® brand/family, but the Hamptons refuse to surrender without a fight. Read more...

Weird Al Leverages His Core Competencies in "Mission Statement”

Weird Al Yankovic's #8Days8Videos project wraps up this morning with "Mission Statement," a parody of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" that finds Al "applying his proven methodology" to the subject of obnoxious business jargon. He gave the exclusive to The Wall Street Journal, which didn't seem to mind the irony. Read more...

Study: High Taxes Don't Make Rich People Move

The most popular argument against high taxes on the rich by localities is that these rich people will simply flee for other, lower-tax locations. According to a new study here in NYC, this is false. Read more...

Rick Perry Reportedly Plans to Send 1,000 Troops to the Border

Governor Rick Perry, who is toying with the (very bad) idea of running for president again, plans to send 1,000 Texas National Guardsmen to secure the border. According to The Monitor, which obtained an internal memo detailing the plan, this will cost about $12 million a month. Read more...

The Best Lines From the Kanye West GQ Cover Story

Kanye West—deity, designer, rapper, producer, Chicagoan, husband, father, cousin, child, genius™, egotist, prophet, kilt fan, mean-mugger, and anti-college education advocate—was interviewed by GQ staff writer Zach Baron for a recently-released cover story in the magazine where collectors of quarters through U.S. history can trade old-timey currency. Also tits. Read more...

Ambitious Panty Raider Swipes 200 Pairs From Victoria's Secret

Augusta, Ga., police are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties from the Victoria's Secret location at the local mall. Security footage shows a man walking into the store around 11:45 a.m. on Friday, filling a bag with underwear, and walking out. Read more...

New York Times Critic Finds Harper Lee's Burger King Salad Habit "Sad"

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner did not enjoy the new book about Harper Lee, The Mockingbird Next Door. In justifying that opinion, he takes an odd detour into... fast food criticism? Class commentary? Something like that. Read more...

Real Housewives of NJ Celebrate Final Prison-Free Christmas

It's Christmas in Jersey, and the Giudice girls get a fluffy puppy. Now, who is going to take care of that dog if (when) Juicy and Tre get sent to the clink? (Dina, probably.) Meanwhile, in Christmas miracles, we get a Cousin Rosie sighting! Read more...

A new study finds that a mere 0.07% of mutual funds were able to stay in the top 25% of funds for th

A new study finds that a mere 0.07% of mutual funds were able to stay in the top 25% of funds for the past five years in a row. This is the zillionth piece of evidence pointing to the fact that you, the average jerk, should just buy cheap index funds and leave them alone. Read more...

Nude Beach Blow Job Jet Ski Fight Leads to Wife’s Death

When your wife catches you blowing a dude on a boat off a Florida nude beach, the correct response is to immediately apologize, and, once the situation has cooled, have a frank, open conversation about sexuality. Not recommended: throwing her off of the back of your jet ski and leaving her for dead. Read more...

John Oliver Explains America's Broken Prison System With Puppets

The U.S. prison system: Where 1 in 25 inmates is sexually assaulted, private corporations are brought in to cut food and medical costs to the bone, and one prison tried to disinfect a woman's C-section with table sugar. It's all good, though, because recidivism rates (and therefore, profits) are high. Read more...

Woman Who Shot Her Man for Being a Weak Ejaculator May Get Out on Bail

A Michigan woman convicted earlier this year of shooting her lover in the stomach has been granted bond, set at $10,000. The prosecutor called the facts of the case "a little bizarre," which is a polite understatement: 58-year-old Sadie...Show More Summary

Dutch Officials Manage to Inspect Some Bodies at MH17 Crash Site

Armed, pro-Russian rebels continued to block access to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, but the BBC reports that three Dutch investigators were able to inspect bodies found at the site today. Show More Summary

Thomas Friedman Assures You He Knows About Important Stuff

Lost child Thomas Friedman enjoys few things more than penning a good ol' paean to a hyperconnected corporation. Yet Thomas Friedman also has a reputation to maintain— as a person that dumb people think is a smart foreign policy thinker. What happens when these two things clash? Read more...

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