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December 8, 2013
In which Fox News tries absurdism on for size. Sample line: "Francis not only panders to enemies and professional grievance mongers, but also attacks his allies. Just as Obama snubs Britain and Israel, Pope Francis swipes at practicing Catholics."
Wince.
EDIT: Here’s a Jesuit priest calling this article the worst of 2013. Don’t get a much better source than that.

In which Fox News tries absurdism on for size. Sample line: "Francis not only panders to enemies and professional grievance mongers, but also attacks his allies. Just as Obama snubs Britain and Israel, Pope Francis swipes at practicing Catholics."

Wince.

EDIT: Here’s a Jesuit priest calling this article the worst of 2013. Don’t get a much better source than that.

16:48 // 9 months ago
April 12, 2013
Your essay must be five paragraphs long, with an introduction, three body paragraphs containing your strongest arguments, and a conclusion. You do not have a choice in your position: you must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!
The text of a 10th grade english assignment pushing students to offer their suggestions on why the Nazis were right, or as I like to call it, “instant dismissal from your teaching job.” What an awful idea. The Albany, NY school district, where the assignment originated from, is working hard to make amends to the local Jewish community as well as to students and parents; the teacher faces a reprimand and possible firing.
20:32 // 1 year ago
March 24, 2013
Court papers do not specify the number of meatballs involved.
A story regarding a woman who allegedly stole a number of meatballs from a West Point food hall. The woman, who claimed she was throwing the frozen meatballs away, could face two years in jail and $2,000 in fines for the incident, which took place last week. Side note: Pretty sure the justice system wasn’t meant to send people to jail over frozen meatballs.
20:03 // 1 year ago
January 23, 2013
14:10 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
0:01 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012

Well, duh: CNN decides story about women’s hormones affecting voting was a bad idea

  • cause CNN had a story online discussing how women’s hormones affected the way they voted. The lede was a total, uh, winner. "While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, there’s something that may raise the chances for both presidential candidates that’s totally out of their control: women’s ovulation cycles." Ouch.
  • retraction Hours after the story provoked controversy, CNN took it down, replacing it with this statement: "A post previously published in this space regarding a study about how hormones may influence voting choices has been removed. After further review it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN. We thank you for your comments and feedback." The original story is still online other places.
21:16 // 1 year ago
December 3, 2011
20:23 // 2 years ago
October 18, 2011

Wondering what Balloon Boy hoaxter Richard Heene has been up to lately? No? Well, this awful music video proves you haven’t missed anything.

14:54 // 2 years ago
September 19, 2011

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Qwikster CEO Andy Rendich explain the split. Reed Hastings apologizes at the beginning of the video for the price increase, but then moves full-steam ahead. We are witnessing the implosion of a great company, guys.

1:12 // 2 years ago
March 19, 2011
Effective as of 3 a.m. EDT Saturday, March 19, it will be: email, instead of e-mail. (Other “e” terms, such as e-book and e-commerce, retain the hyphen,); Kolkata, India, instead of Calcutta, India. To follow local style.; cellphone, smartphone become one word. (No longer cell phone and smart phone.); handheld, n., hand-held, adj.
Poynter via ACES 2011 (via futurejournalismproject) • We’re going to live on the wild side and ignore all of these.

(via futurejournalismproject)

0:59 // 3 years ago