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First Lady tells Letterman about almost getting busted on ‘covert’ Target run

On Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, her work with the group Joining Forces, and about one of the hazards of being one of the most recognizable people on the planet, the fact that she can’t ever…

Two men exchange kiss in protest at Santorum rally

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was 15 minutes into his speech at the Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois on Friday night when the two men rose from their seats and began to shout for the crowd’s attention. Then, said a report in the Niles-Morton Grove Patch newspaper, as…

HBO’s ‘Game Change’ in 43 seconds

Perhaps, having lived through the 2008 election and, like many people, read Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book Game Change less than a year later, you might feel that reliving the events of that election cycle a third time by watching the HBO film Game Change is a bit more…

Maddow: Republicans don’t know what’s in their abortion bills

On Friday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel treated viewers to some of the priceless comments that Facebook users have been posting to the timelines of Sam Brownback and other Republican governors whose state legislatures are currently attempting to enact draconian anti-abortion laws. “Do you have a crossword…

Bill Maher hammers response to ‘Kony 2012′

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher laid into the “kids from white liberal homes” who have made the Kony 2012 video one of the fastest-spreading Internet phenomena to date. “I know what all you college kids out there are thinking,” he said, “You’re thinking, ‘Hey! Who…

‘This American Life’ retracts Apple-Foxconn story

Earlier this year, the Public Radio International programs This American Life and Marketplace broadcast stories centered around excerpts from “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a one-man show by writer and performer Mike Daisey. Today, This American Life has issued a retraction saying that Daisey’s work contained “numerous…

Adorable puppy tries kitty’s patience

I’m not exactly sure, but it looks like this very stoic Japanese kitty’s patience with the cute, toy-like puppy slobbering all over its head and ear runs out at about the 20 second mark.  What follows, we believe, could most accurately be described as a Feline Look of Death. Watch…

Jury finds ex-Rutgers student guilty in webcam spying case

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of a hate crime and invasion of privacy in the case stemming from the suicide of Ravi’s ex-roommate Tyler Clementi, according to The Associated Press. In September of 2010, Ravi used a webcam to catch Clementi, his dormitory roommate, in the…

Children forced to wear ‘HIV-positive’ ribbons in Tanzania

At least seven schools in Tanzania have taken to forcing schoolchildren with HIV to wear a red ribbon on their clothing that announces their health status, according to BBC News.  Critics say that the decision stigmatizes children whose lives are often already complicated by the disease, whereas some school officials…

Male fruit flies rejected by females turn to alcohol

Much like males of our own species, male fruit flies, when spurned by females, drink to numb the pain of rejection. According to a study outlined in the New York Times, fruit flies who are unable to mate prefer food laced with alcohol to regular food. Humans may like to…

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