Christian Blogs Spread Fake ISIS Family Conversion Story

Among bearded extremists, the mantra "convert or die" has recently experienced something of a renaissance, proving equally popular among fans of the Duck and Rashidun dynasties. So Christian evangelists were understandably excited this week when news came out that the brother of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi… » 9/16/14 4:15pm Tuesday 4:15pm

"Help Me Get Rid of Burning Man Girl" Pleads Super Fake Craigslist Ad

Disposing of unwanted house guests is one of humanity's most ancient problems, dating back to the age of Sinbad, but last week a man sought a decidedly modern solution to his couch squatter. Posting to San Francisco's general community board on Tuesday, an anonymous Craigslister wrote an an ad titled "HELP ME GET RID… » 9/15/14 2:15pm Monday 2:15pm

Researching this it sounded like the bamboo charcoal was actually cooked into the bun and cheese as a powder, so to me the big question was whether that would give the burger any carcinogenic properties. As far as I can tell, food-grade bamboo charcoal is safe and free of PAHs but all the literature is in Japanese and… » 9/13/14 1:13pm 9/13/14 1:13pm

I mean, contemporary hardcore punk bands are covering the same anti-state/conformity topics they always have, but I'd argue it's still pretty relevant. On the other hand, the wider genre always has interesting shit going on, like this song from earlier this year about street harassment: » 9/10/14 4:59pm 9/10/14 4:59pm

Sorry, Tea Partiers: Obama Isn't Resigning Over "Benghazi Revelations"

Last week, the Internet's right-wing rejoiced after a report came out titled "Obama To Resign January 1st Amid New Benghazi Revelations." According to the article, reporters at Fox News successfully negotiated for the president's departure, having obtained a video proving he "intentionally ordered key security… » 9/09/14 4:30pm 9/09/14 4:30pm

Satire Site Fools Thousands With Dumb "Betty White Dyes" Story

While much of the world was celebrating the life of the late Joan Rivers last week, people in a parallel, notably stupider universe mourned the death of the very much alive Betty White. It was all thanks to an article about hair treatments from self-described satirists Empire News, titled "Actress Betty White, 92,… » 9/08/14 3:30pm 9/08/14 3:30pm

NBA Player Spreads Dumb Hoax About a "Real Life Purge"

Fueled by a potent mix of ignorance and teenage boredom, rumors of an upcoming "purge" raced across the country last week, with just about every major American city named as a target. A purge, in case you're not familiar, is the eponymous night of terror from 2013's The Purge, a dystopian horror-thriller where » 8/28/14 5:30pm 8/28/14 5:30pm