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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…

Mythbuster Adam Savage: Anti-piracy bill would ‘destroy the Internet’

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sister bill in the Senate, the PROTECT IP Act, are not very popular right now, thanks in large part to a growing outcry from some of the strongest voices on the Internet, from the founders of Google, Reddit, eBay, Craigslist, Wikipedia and…

Discovery Channel’s marijuana reality show still a go, despite massive tax bill

Despite recently receiving an enormous tax bill from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Oakland’s Harborside Health Center will still be the subject of a Discovery Channel reality show this winter. “As they say, the show must go on,” Joshua Weinberg, Discovery Channel’s vice president of communications, explained in an email…

With latest ruling, IRS threatens to crush the whole medical marijuana industry

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is on the verge of shutting down California’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, and with it potentially the entire semi-legal pot industry. The Harborside Health Center in Oakland — which was going to be the subject of a Discovery Channel reality show called “Weed Wars” —…

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