Silliness

Drag Queen Attends Trump Impeachment Hearing

NBC News reports: Spotted towering over the gray and blue suits packed into the first day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing was an enormous blond wig — that of Pissi Myles, a drag performer from Asbury Park, New Jersey. “It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today,” Myles told NBC News. “Tensions …

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CA Governor’s Family Does Halloween As 2020 Dems

The Hill reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his family dressed as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to celebrate Halloween. Newsom tweeted a video of himself and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their four children holding signs and wearing pins to represent their individual candidates. Newsom appeared to dress as former Vice President Joe Biden in a suit and …

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Russian Man Sues Apple: My iPhone Turned Me Gay

The Moscow Times reports: A Russian man is seeking more than $15,000 in damages from Apple after claiming that the U.S. tech giant drove him to homosexuality, the Govorit Moskva radio station has reported. The plaintiff, identified as D. Razumilov, alleges that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” this summer after receiving 69 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app he …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Catering Truck Goes Wild At O’Hare

Gizmodo reports: An out of control, apparently furious, and driverless catering cart that was spinning in wild circles on the tarmac of Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Monday was laid to its final rest by a quick-witted worker who prevented it from hitting a plane by slamming into it with another vehicle. American Osteopathic Association chief executive Kevin Klauer …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Florida Man Has Plan To Fight Hurricanes

“They keep saying, two days ago, three days ago, ‘Oh it’s gonna hit all this warm weather. All this warm weather and warm water.’ We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so it can’t get going as fast as it’s going? “There’s gotta be ways to combat this instead of just …

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Conan Suggests Trading Florida For Greenland [VIDEO]

“If there’s anything I’ve learned from watching hundreds of hours of Property Brothers, saying ‘It’s not for sale’ is the classic opening gambit, That means you’re ready to go. Greenland is definitely for sale. “And, ladies and gentlemen, if we don’t move fast, some other country is going to overpay for it. Yeah, China, that lookie-lou, is going to come …

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Ohio State Seeks Trademark On The Word “The”

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used in conjunction with the university’s name on items marketed for sale. The university submitted a trademark application Aug. 8 to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington. The request is for a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio State University.” Some …

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Bud Light Offers Free Beer To Aliens That “Make It Out Of Area 51” After Facebook Group Vows To Storm Base

The Hill reports: Bud Light is offering to give free beer to any aliens that make it out of Area 51 in Nevada, as an satirical online campaign to “storm” the site has attracted the attention of millions. The beer maker made the announcement in a series of tweets about the military base, which conspiracy theorists have long believed to …

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NYC’s Famed Katz’s Deli Launches Fake Orgasm Contest

Reuters reports: It was the orgasm heard around the world. In the 1989 movie “When Harry Met Sally,” actor Meg Ryan’s loud rendition of a woman faking a climax while seated at a New York deli stands as one of the most memorable moments in film history. Katz’s, the deli where the scene took place, is running a contest on …

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HBO Responds To Starbucks Gaffe In Game Of Thrones

From the Hollywood Reporter: Savvy viewers who tuned in to the fourth episode of the HBO fantasy saga’s final season, “The Last of the Starks,” were distracted when they spotted what appeared to be an out-of-place Starbucks coffee cup in a scene taking place in Winterfell, the home of House Stark. Starbucks later responded with a tweet. “TBH we’re surprised …

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OOPS: Starbucks Cup Appears In Game Of Thrones

The Verge reports: Game of Thrones, the most closely watched and scrutinized show on TV, last night aired a huge moment of lore discontinuity, as a celebratory feast in Winterfell happened to include a distinctly modern takeaway coffee cup among all the metal goblets of wine. It’s not obvious who the offending coffee drinker on set was, or what flavor …

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#FakeMelania Is Once Again Dominating Twitter

Heavy.com reports: The “Fake Melania” chorus of social media voices has struck again. In what seems to be the biggest irony ever, Trump who had been at the forefront of the “birther” movement against President Barack Obama, having accused the latter of not being born in the United States, now faces a “truther” movement of his own. “Fake Melania is …

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California’s “Glory Hole” Sucks In Record Rainfall

The Guardian reports: Some say it looks like a a toilet being flushed; in more generous interpretations, it is a beautiful inverted fountain. In a rare occurrence, the water level in the Lake Berryessa reservoir, 75 miles north of San Francisco, has risen so much that it is pouring into a 200ft-deep circular pipe constructed in its corner. The 72ft …

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VIETNAM: Barber Shop Offers Free Makeovers To Look Like Trump And Kim For Upcoming Summit [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: For those who like to push the cutting edge of style, two of the world’s most talked-about haircuts are now available for free, in Vietnam. In honor of an upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27-28, a Hanoi barber is offering free haircuts to anyone wanting to copy …

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Bad Lip Reading Trump’s SOTU 2019 Address [VIDEO]

The Thrillist reports: If you follow the series, you may have been waiting for this to arrive. Bad Lip Reading’s newest video is a send-up of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. Lovers of chaos and non-sequiturs may have been disappointed that the President stayed mostly on-script during the speech. (Even if the script wasn’t enjoyed …

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Delta And Coke Apologize For “Plane Crush” Promotion

The Washington Post reports: Falling in love on an airplane is the kind of story you only ever hear in a bar or see in a Lifetime movie. But for a brief time this winter, Delta Air Lines wanted to help passengers make it a reality — by gently nudging them to hit on other passengers. With cocktail napkins. “Be …

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Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion

Yahoo News reports: The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion on Friday, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. New Yorkers queuing up to buy tickets for Friday’s lottery said they would use the prize money to go on a shopping spree, quit their jobs and donate …

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Today In Creepy Twerking Robot Security Dogs [VIDEO]

Engadget reports: If what you need today is a dog robot twerking to “Uptown Funk,” well then you’re in luck. Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot is featured in a new video intended to show off its mobility, and it certainly does that as the robot dog steps, gyrates and dances in time with music. The SpotMini goes on sale sometime in …

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Randy Rainbow Takes On Brett Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on the still-unfolding Brett Kavanaugh controversy, setting the scandal to the tune of the King Arthur’s title song from Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 musical Camelot. Richard Burton won the Tony that year for his performance and Richard Harris won the Golden Globe for his King Arthur in the 1967 movie version. As …

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At The Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Joey Chestnut proved it again: He’s second to bun. The king of competitive eating slammed down a record 74 franks in steamy Coney Island to easily capture his 11th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog contest in the last 12 years. He gobbled up 10 more than the next-closest chomper in the annual Fourth of July …

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