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The Austin Police Department Needs an Attitude Adjustment, Stat

The Austin police chief's response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that "their heart[s] were in the right place"—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressingShow More Summary

Coming Distractions: “The pitch is back” in the trailer for Pitch Perfect 2

The trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 may not have any “aca” jokes, but it does have a whole lot of singing. Having come together as a makeshift family during the first film, The Bellas are now a harmonious group that loves slumber parties, slow-motion pillow fights, and camp fire sing-alongs (to the first film’s hit single “Cups,” of course). Show More Summary

Lemony Snicket Apologizes After Making An Incredibly Unfortunate Racist Joke During The National Book Awards

6 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Seriously? When Jacqueline Woodson won the Young People's Literature Prize at the National Book Awards on Wednesday, she never thought she was also going to receive some casual racism thrown her way. But, that's exactly what happened when host Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, congratulated the author of Brown Girl Dreaming by making an off-handed joke that, [...]


[Content Note: Misogynoir; racism.]I don't even know where to fucking begin:The children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson while hosting theShow More Summary

News in Europe: Gratuitous Goat Jokes

Greetings, citizens. What noise does a goat make? We’ll get to that later. In Romania, last weekend’s presidential election ended with a surprise when Klaus Iohannis, the opposition leader, won with 54.5 percent of the votes. He is the first ethnic German to lead the country. Here’s an overview of German settlement in Romania. You learn something new every day.... Read More

A Series of Unfortunate Comments: Author Lemony Snicket sorry for racist remarks

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Author Daniel Handler — who writes under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket — is getting slammed for remarks he jokingly made Wednesday night at the annual National Book Award dinner. According to, Handler was ostensibly celebrating this year’s National Book Award winner for...

Maybe this offensive joke can stir talk about the nation's racial issues

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

One would hope that a gathering of some of the nation’s most accomplished writers would reflect the nation’s soul. And maybe Wednesday night in New York City, it did just that.

Men Explain Cars To Me

8 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick In the summer of 2011, a friend convinced me to try make a profile on OkCupid. I filled my profile with jokes because I wanted project a certain personality: “haha look how not seriously I am taking this, I am a carefree and fun girl, please date me.” When OkCupid asked what I spend a lot of time thinking about, well. Show More Summary

Amazon Jokes and Escapist Fantasy: The 2014 National Book Awards

Not since 1974, the year a disheveled comic pretended to be Thomas Pynchon and a streaker ran across the stage, has the National Book Awards ceremony felt as radical-chic as it did last night. Some of it had to do with the best emcee in years, Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony... More »

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Daniel Handler Makes Racist Jokes At Expense Of African-American Authors

8 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Last night Jacqueline Woodson was awarded the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming, her book of poetry about growing up as an African-American woman during the '60s and '70s. Upon accepting the award,...Show More Summary

Simple Ways to Make Any Presentation More Engaging

Are your presentations boring? Here's how to get people engaged (and it doesn't require a joke).

Frat Includes Awful Rape Joke In Meeting Minutes, Documenting How Horrible They Are

Five American presidents are counted as past members of the fraternity DKE (or "Deke"), and I'm sure they'd be proud to know that their newly launched chapter at Edinburgh University not only makes rape jokes at official meetings, but includes them in their meeting minutes. Show More Summary

Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged joke he made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards.

Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

9 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don’t make the Lord of the Rings joke. The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their users. Show More Summary

Trying to Understand Bill Cosby’s Stand-Up Now

Here are two things we know about Bill Cosby: He is a comedic genius, and a whole heap of his jokes aren’t funny anymore. Even worse, as suggested by the recent unearthing of a now-notorious bit about dosing women with Spanish Fly, some of his routines now scan as obvious... More »

Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury This is why Bob McKenzie is such a valuable addition to NBC’s coverage of the NHL.  Anytime someone can make a joke at the expense of Mike Milbury’s tenure of the New York Islanders, it’s a win. Show More Summary

Seth Rogen Doubts He’s Allowed in White House After Pot Joke

9 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Actor Seth Rogen is known for two things: starring in hit comedy movies and pot. And that second thing may be a teeny bit of a barrier in getting a White House invite any time soon. Case in point, these tweets Rogen sent out after D.C. voted to legalize pot: I gonna smoke weed in [...]

Fuck The Fade Route

10 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Email Drew here. Read more...

Early Addition: Steamy Clinton Hill Sauna Party Infuriating Neighorhood

Because the Post is getting to BDB, check out today's mid-day links: Clinton Hill sauna party, transcendent bad kid jokes, Taylor Swift NYC vocab lesson, genitalia smell startup, women drawing their boobs, subway journalist hero, and ferret makes big jump. Show More Summary

ESPNU Reporter Joked About FSU Shooting On Twitter WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING! Read Her Gross Tweet And Non-Apology HERE!

10 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Ugh. A college campus being rocked by act of horrific violence is bad enough. But do you really have to make jokes about it DURING THE INCIDENT? [ Related: Dave And Buster's Tweets, Deletes, & Apologizes After Sending Out An Offensive Message On Twitter! ] Apparently that's just what one ESPNU reporter did during the FSU shooting. When she [...]

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