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Will Ferrell & Chad Smith Cover the Rolling Stones

Will Ferrell & Chad Smith Cover the Rolling Stones

Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith put aside their doppelganger-fueled rivalry on Friday night to join together on a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman.”

Uber Drivers Are Revolting Against Their Shitty Bosses

Uber Drivers Are Revolting Against Their Shitty Bosses

If you live in a major city, chances are your local taxi industry has been upended by Uber, or will be soon. Created in 2009 by founders who “just wanted to feel baller in San Francisco,” the app has become a ride-sharing juggernaut, waging a techno-libertarian insurgency against politicians and regulators standing in the way […]

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the just-revealed Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends (a real feature of the watch emphasized in the product’s unveiling)? Why should people who aren’t titans of finance spend $349 on a watch? […]

Appliance Porn, 1950’s style.

Appliance Porn, 1950’s style.

It was the salad baby-booming post-WWII days of this great country, when men were men and women were wives. Obedient wives. Obedient wives with sparkling dishware, spotless clothing that smelt of the ocean, perfectly organized spice racks, and tightly sealed leftovers. Obedient wives who put on their shiniest pair of fuck-me pumps and orgasmed whenever […]

CVS Dumps Tobacco a Month Early

CVS Dumps Tobacco a Month Early

(Newser) – The nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain has kicked its tobacco-selling habit a month ahead of schedule, removing cigarettes and other tobacco products at all 7,700 CVS stores. The smokes were taken off the shelves at midnight and replaced with stop-smoking aids like nicotine gum, reports the AP , which notes that the chain has […]

The Rosetta Mission

The Rosetta Mission

Astronomers have been scrutinising high-definition photos of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko sent back by the Rosetta spacecraft. And now a shortlist of five possible sites that could become the location for the first-ever landing on a comet, have been drawn up by the European Space Agency (Esa). In mid-November, Esa intends to send down a robot laboratory […]

But giving money to disease-specific charities is still a bad idea.

But giving money to disease-specific charities is still a bad idea.

As long as there is an Internet, stupid stunts will occasionally go viral. Remember planking ? Icing ? They flare up, they go away, little harm is done. The Ice Bucket Challenge, however, is different, because it’s not going away . The challenge started in July , at least in its present incarnation, but it […]

I Grew Up In A John Hughes Movie

I Grew Up In A John Hughes Movie

The suburbs of Chicago are a 10-minute drive from the city, or one stop on the yellow-line train that runs to “The World’s Largest Village.” From the lines that separate Chicago’s northernmost neighborhood of Rogers Park, where my mother’s family moved when they made enough money, you’re only five miles away from Skokie, where I […]

Rob Ford the Musical: Crack-smoking mayor’s doppelganger beats 100 other actors to win starring role in play (but his hair is dyed)

Rob Ford the Musical: Crack-smoking mayor’s doppelganger beats 100 other actors to win starring role in play (but his hair is dyed)

Sheldon Bergstrom to play role of Toronto’s controversial mayor Rob Ford Producers say resemblance and talent key as he beat 100 others to the part The 42-year-old Canadian actor has dyed his hair blond for the musical  Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation will debut in September Show charts past year of […]

Six Essential Elliott Smith Songs

Six Essential Elliott Smith Songs

 On this day 45 years ago, Steven Paul Smith AKA Elliott Smith was born. While he died in October 2003, his music and legacy will continue to live on as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the late 90s. If fact, you can hear a lot of his influence in music today from The […]

Could the moon fuel Earth for 10,000 years?

Could the moon fuel Earth for 10,000 years?

Helium 3 in dumped on moon’s surface in vast quantities by solar winds. The rare helium isotope could power clean fusion plants back on Earth It could be extracted from the moon by heating the lunar dust to 600°C Astronauts would then shuttle the nonradioactive material back to Earth  While China has expressed an interest, it […]

Meet George Jetson’s 3D printed food

Meet George Jetson’s 3D printed food

Technology would provide soldiers on the front line with nourishing meals Could replenish energy levels, rebuild muscle and increase vitamin intake Would also reduce the cost of importing food into war zones, it is claimed Food printers are connected to computers that feature ‘software’ menus They work like inkjet printers, deposit layers of chemicals to […]

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