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Author: Chris Preovolos

School cop dresses as a gynecologist for Halloween

So you have this great idea to dress up as Dr. Harry Beaver, gynecologist for Halloween at work. Nothing could go wrong, right? Except that you work as a police officer in a public high school in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Enter Officer Donnie Riggins. But it gets better, Officer Riggins made this stellar judgement call […]

Burger King announces new french fries

Burger King is shaking up their french fry recipe for the first time since 1998 according to Reuters: Burger King said it made the new fries thicker, reduced sodium and added a coating that makes them

Newt Gingrich: Child labor laws are ‘truly stupid’

(photo Lewis Hine via AP, circa 1908) Current GOP presidential front runner Newt Gingrich is taking a shot at Social Security, once considered politically invincible. The former speaker of the House suggests letting younger workers opt their share of Social Security dollars out of the program and invest in the market. Some might consider this […]

UC Davis ‘Casual Pepper Spray Everything Cop’ is now a meme

(Photo via We don’t officially* know his name because the chief — who has since been put on leave —won’t release it, but the UC Davis cop who pepper sprayed a bunch of sitting protesters is now a meme. Congratulations, unnamed cop, you now join the ranks of internet lore along with Antoine Dodson, […]

OWS news: Newt Gingrich doesn’t like dirty hippies

Newt Gingrich, who is riding a wave of conservative support following the surprise resurrection of his presidential campaign, has a few choice words for Occupy Wall Street protesters: “Go get a job right after you take a bath.” Oh yeah, and stop using those public restrooms.

Benetton’s ‘leaders kissing’ ads raise papal ire

Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton — long-known for its controversial advertising campaigns — has drawn the ire of the Vatican this time. Apparently, Pope Benedict XVI, wasn’t overly thrilled with the Photoshopped image of him locking lips with Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed El-Tayeb, an Egyptian religious leader. Benetton has since pulled the image, according […]

PETA takes on fur-wearing Super Mario

ABOVE: That’s not paint thrown by a PETA activist. Mario has been stomping koopas and taking names with his brother Luigi since 1983, but he’s gone too far according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now he’s wearing fur. Actually, PETA is 24 years late, since Tanooki Mario appeared first in Super Mario […]

Zoo to split up ‘gay’ Canadian penguins

Zookeepers in Toronto, while “fascinated” by male African penguins who appear to be a couple, even displaying signs of mating rituals, plan on splitting up the pair for the sake of captive breeding. In case you are getting this confused with an episode of Parks and Recreation, you aren’t, this is real life: Toronto Star: […]

Jose Canseco and Lenny Dykstra in cable grudge match

Reality television, late-night commercials and celebrity boxing are where washed up former athletes go to fade away.  Sometimes, though, the impending results threaten to shake American popular culture to its core. Enter Jose Canseco. And Lenny Dykstra. In the ring. Boxing. Each other. Canseco, the former A’s slugger, has long been on a roller coaster […]

FBI lists Juggalos on gang watch list

They might look like a bunch of clowns, but the FBI is taking the threat posed by fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse seriously. And not just for their assault on the lyrical sensibilities of the hip-hop listening public. Yes, the feds have listed so-called “Juggalos” as a gang, right there in between […]