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School calls family to complain that dead son skips class

Jonas Pierre of Brooklyn, N.Y., was forced to relive a horrible moment when his son’s school started calling to ask about the youth’s terrible attendance record. The thoughtless calls picked at a fresh wound. Jean Fritz Pierre, 16, had drowned last June on a school field trip to Bear Mountain State Park, where he’d gone  

Crazed pack of bikers surrounds, assaults driver

In what might just be the most insane road rage ever captured of film, a gang of New York bikers surrounds and assaults a driver after an incident on the West Side Highway. According to the New York Daily News, which has a full account of the video, the driver, who was with is wife  

Five years since we lost Paul Newman

Legendary actor, philanthropist and Westport resident Paul Newman died on Sept. 26, 2008. To mark the anniversary, the Newman’s Own Foundation announced Thursday it will be giving $7 million to

Video: Helmet cam shows firefighter bring kitten back to life

A camera attached to a Fresno, Calif., firefighter’s helmet was rolling when he resuscitated a dying kitten rescued from a house fire in June. The footage was posted to YouTube on Wednesday by GoPro, the manufacturer of the camera. Check out it out above, and a local news segment on the cat rescue below. After  

Barilla to gay couples: Non si mangia

Barilla, the world’s biggest pasta maker, is rankling some in the gay-rights community (and elsewhere) after the company’s chairman assured an Italian radio host that a same-sex couple would never adorn a Barilla advertisement, according to The Independent in London. Those advertisements are reserved for ‘normal’ families, apparently. Guido Barilla told La Zanzara, “I would  

Brothers ditch best man’s speech for awesome ’80s music video

You can stop trying to create that perfect best man’s toast. Two brothers from London have already set the bar far too high. Their last names aren’t known, but when Robin asked his brothers to be the best men for his wedding, they were only happy to oblige … with an ’80s music video: “We  

Is your school on Playboy’s ‘Top 10 Party Schools’ list?

Forget academia and strenuous athleticism. Where’s the party, bro? Playboy Magazine just released their “Top Party Schools of 2013″ list. The magazine reportedly creates the list using data from social media, the National Center for Education Statistics, the US Economic Census and the NCAA. The University of Texas, once top dog in 2010, has slid  

Bill Gates: Control-alt-delete a mistake

Now he tells us. Bill Gates has acknowledged that control-alt-delete — the key combo that you might have to use to log into your computer or reboot it — was a mistake. At a Harvard fund-raising campaign last week, he first gave the geek version of the three keys, then said the person who designed  

Jimmy Fallon + The Roots + Muppets = Awesome

How do you get to Sesame Street? Ask these guys and you’ll be a-ok. (Wait for it…Black Thought starts spittin’ at 1:04)

‘Breaking Bad’ scene fulfilled dying boy’s wish

The pivotal moment in last Sunday’s penultimate “Breaking Bad” episode came when Walt saw his two ex-colleagues on TV, denouncing his contributions to their company’s research. We saw our protagonist transform from willing surrender to the egomaniacal Heisenberg alter ego, bent on revenge. That twist came thanks to one of the show’s biggest fans, 16-year-old