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John Oliver shames The Discovery Channel for faking a two-hour sharkgasm

The Daily Show host John Oliver angrily condemned The Discovery Channel on Wednesday night for tricking people into believing a massive prehistoric shark was still alive. The channel’s launched “Shark Week” this weekend by showing a special about scientists hunting for a 67-foot-long megalodon shark. “Wow. The Discovery Channel actually…

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta: Americans ‘terribly and systematically misled’ about marijuana

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, apologized on Wednesday for publicly opposing marijuana legalization, saying science was clearly on the side of the drug. “I think we have been terribly and systematically misled in this country for some time, and I did part of that misleading,” he told CNN host Piers…

Wisconsin lawmaker threatened with arrest for observing progressive protest

A Wisconsin lawmaker and a state official were both threatened with arrest on Tuesday for observing a progressive “Solidarity Sing Along” protest at the state Capitol. State Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Middleton) and executive secretary Tia Nelson of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands told Isthmus they were threatened with…

Joe Rogan: Stop worrying about ‘chemtrails’ while sewage is being dumped in the ocean

Standup comedian and television host Joe Rogan warned Monday that conspiracy theories like “chemtrails” could distract people from verifiable damage that was being done to the planet. “What we worry about is weird,” he said on his podcast. “If the government was really spraying something, that is something we should…

Texas man sues GOP lawmaker and husband over months of workplace Tasings

A 45-year-old Texas man is suing a Republican state lawmaker and her husband over what he calls months of attacks with a Taser while working for them that left him paranoid in his private life. “I was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn’t sleep,” Bradley Jones told KHOU-TV. “I…

Former Navy chaplain: Jesus wants you to ‘sell your clothes and buy a gun’

A disgraced former Navy chaplain this week told his viewers that Jesus would want them to “sell your clothes and buy a gun.” During his Pray In Jesus Name Internet show, Chaplain Gordon James “Chaps” Klingenschmitt suggested that the Department of Homeland Security was trying to enslave citizens by hoarding…

Florida woman charged with 103 counts of abusing her cats

A Florida woman was charged with 103 counts of felony animal abuse on Wednesday for allegedly keeping more than 140 cats — some of them dead — in deplorable conditions at her home. WPEC-TV reported that 64-year-old Diane Carle is being held on $300,000 dollars bail stemming from the results…

Coney Island’s Jackie Robinson statue defaced with ‘die n*gger’ and swastikas

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) hate crimes task force launched an investigation on Wednesday after a statue of African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson was vandalized with a racial slur and other graffiti. According to The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the statue of teammate Pee Wee Reese with arm around…

Fat-shaming college professor barred from determining grad students’ admission

The University of New Mexico (UNM) psychology professor who was heavily criticized for posting an insulting message toward “obese PhD applicants” online has been censured by the college and forced to develop and attend a sensitivity training program, KOB-TV reported on Tuesday. The sanctions against Geoffrey Miller came just over…

Driver shoots self in groin after neighbors stop him for speeding around kids

Residents of a neighborhood in Virginia say that an angry driver mistakenly shot himself in the groin after they flagged him down for speeding around children. Neighbors in a Norfolk community told WTKR that they never thought that asking 43-year-old Rhonney Jacobs to slow down would escalate into a shooting.…

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