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How We Almost Lost Wine Forever

Monday, March 24th, 2014
We're big fans of good old-fashioned hedonism — and throughout centuries, pleasure-lovers have sung the praises of wine, women, song. But here's an interesting historical diagram which tells the remarkable story of how wine itself was almost lost to all of humanity! Via: Presented by: Mocavo - Genealogy Search Full article »

Are Girl Scout Cookies Healthy?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
No. But this is going to be a really short article without some additional context... Those cute little girls selling cookies around your neighbor are delivering junk-food snacks that are astonishingly unhealthy. ( Just four Samoas have 50% of your recommended saturated fat intake for the day... ) To be fair, the Girl Scouts do […] Full article »

ObamaCare: Day One

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
It didn't take a government shutdown to eliminate the government's healthcare exchange, just some overloaded web servers! A historic moment in technology failures that begs for a little sassy commentary. !By Lou Cabron Full article »

Public Radio’s Enormous Typo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Marketplace Morning Edition reports that it's the end of all sex as we know it. Unless their transcriber just made a very big mistake...By Lou Cabron Full article »

Resurrecting Reznor’s ’90s Discovery – Mondo Vanilli (an Interview)

Monday, May 30th, 2011
R.U. Sirius remembers when he recorded an album for Trent Reznor's label as part of an aborted six-album deal for the world's first virtual reality band. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Sir Mix-A-Lot Re-Mixed: “Baby Got Back” for the Holidays

Monday, November 29th, 2010
"Oh my god, Becky. Look how much you ate over Thanksgiving!" I'm determined to start a new holiday tradition, celebrating what's either the tackiest rap video ever, or an important cultural touchstone. (VH1 ranked "Baby Got Back" as the sixth-greatest song of the 1990s and one of the 20 best hip hop songs of all […] Full article »

California’s Nastiest Campaign Ads

Monday, November 1st, 2010
It's now full-scale war between Democrats and Republicans, but it's California that may become the testing ground for some of the hardest-hitting TV campaign ads ever. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Transhumanist Salvation or Judgment Day?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
What happens when humans can really merge with robots, and there's real nanotechnology? R.U. Sirius confronts the ultimate question: will technology save humankind — or destroy it? By Lou Cabron
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‘How I Sued a Craigslist Sex Troll’

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
After answering a personal ad, he'd discovered Jason Fortuny published his sexy picture on the web. In his first interview, 'John Doe' describes his legal revenge. By Lou Cabron
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20 Funniest Reactions to the Jason Fortuny Verdict

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
A judge orders a Craigslist sex troll to pay $74,252.56 in fines. Is it the internet's turn to get some Lulz? By Lou Cabron
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Researcher Finds Bad Sex Information Online

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
A medical school instructor reviewed 34 health web sites — and discovered big mistakes in their information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases. By Lou Cabron
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Top Six Inaccurate Sex Facts on the Web

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
A Stanford researcher's list of which sexual health information most web sites will get wrong. By Lou Cabron
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Bush’s Last Day: 10 Ways America Celebrated

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
The former President's departure is celebrated with anger, humor, pornography, The Onion — and some shoes. By Lou Cabron
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Christmas with Hitler

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Disturbing Nazi propaganda from Joseph Goebbels shows what a "war on Christmas" really looks like. By Lou Cabron
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Oakland Celebrates Obama’s Victory

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
A crowd at Jack London Square celebrates Obama's victory — including tearful cheers and thoughts about the future and the past. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The Great Google Rebellion

Sunday, October 19th, 2008
What happens when 22 million users get a non-consensual change to their home page? By Lou Cabron
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25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Can a $700 billion plan save America's economy? Skeptical politicians and pundits weigh in, including Paul Krugman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. By Lou Cabron
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The Ghost of the D.C. Madam

Friday, September 5th, 2008
A beyond-the-grave interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey — and the story behind it. By Lou Cabron
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Sarah Palin Photos and a Moose

Friday, August 29th, 2008
The online world launches a very strange vetting process for John McCain's Vice Presidential pick. By Lou Cabron
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How a Barack Obama Site Made Me Famous

Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Mat Honan joked to his wife that the charismatic candidate "is your new bicycle." One month later, it landed him a book deal. By Lou Cabron
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Craigslist Sex Troll Gets Sued

Monday, August 4th, 2008
Jason Fortuny posted a fake sex ad on Craigslist. Two years later he's appearing in the New York Times — and getting sued. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Can Senator Lieberman Be Recalled?

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Al Gore's former running mate is so unpopular, he's now facing a petition to strip his committee leadership. But what happens next? By Lou Cabron
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Here Comes The Judge’s Porn

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
These images from Judge Kozinski's porn directory raise a serious question — is that all there is? By Lou Cabron
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The Great Wired Drug Non-Controversy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
The New York Times argues a 300-word Wired magazine article could encourage illegal drug use. By Lou Cabron
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Death of a Madam

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Deborah Jeane Palfrey vowed she would never go to prison. She kept her word. By Lou Cabron
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War of the Candidate Music Videos

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton confront an emerging YouTube demographic. But are they facing a backlash? By Lou Cabron Full article »

The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Five hilarious forgotten moments when the conservative commentator tore into some surprising controversies. By Lou Cabron
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Records Broken By the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Saturday, January 5th, 2008
What's behind the freak success of the mind-blowing comic strip? By Lou Cabron
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Dead Woman Blogging

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Did Theresa Duncan issue a final blog post from beyond the grave? By Lou Cabron
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2007 Re-Mixed

Saturday, December 29th, 2007
It wasn't viral videos that defined this year. It was the hilarious mashup videos that followed. By Lou Cabron
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Secrets of the Perry Bible Fellowship

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
An interview with cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch. By Lou Cabron
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Burning the Man With Hunter S. Thompson

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
What would happen if the father of Gonzo journalism went to Burning Man? By Lou Cabron
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CNN Exposes Boob Job Giveaway

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
CNN's Erica Hill delivers a hard-hitting expose — about a web site offering free boob jobs. By Lou Cabron
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Web Fight: Wikipedia, YouTube vs. Perverted Justice

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Is the group behind "Dateline: To Catch a Predator" gunning for the internet itself? By Lou Cabron
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Democratic Cartoon Candidates

Monday, July 30th, 2007
If you want to be President, you can't be afraid to step into a cartoon. By Lou Cabron
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Monkey v. Dog v. Wikipedia

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
Cruel fights between monkeys and dogs are documented in a Wikipedia article, but on the site another fight-to-the-death erupts. By Lou Cabron
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YouTube’s 5 Sorriest Questions for the 2008 Presidential Candidates

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
What if my President was selected by MySpace? By Lou Cabron

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The Celebrity Breast Conspiracy

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
Five tabloid examples that make the case. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Dustin Diamond vs. Sgt. Harvey

Sunday, May 20th, 2007
VH-1 delivers a video beatdown to the former child star through an angry Marine drill instructor. By Lou Cabron Full article »

7 Worst Mother’s Day Gifts

Thursday, May 10th, 2007
Mom loves you already -- so what have you got to lose? By Lou Cabron Full article »

Twittering the Twitter Revolution

Friday, March 16th, 2007
Is Twitter a revolution -- or a doomed new technology for interrupting you? By Lou Cabron Full article »

“Dear Internet, I’m Sorry”

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
Even while delivering a video apology "to all bloggers, webmasters and other individuals" as part of a settlement agreement with 10 Zen Monkeys, he somehow seems determined to be the most hated man on the internet. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Who are Second Life’s “Patriotic Nigras”?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007
In their first interview, online pranksters reveal the secrets of their attack on John Edwards virtual headquarters with flying penis monsters. They explain their philosophy about Second Life, how they operate -- and who they're voting for. By Lou Cabron. Full article »

John Edwards’ Virtual Attackers Unmasked

Monday, March 5th, 2007
The attackers who hit the Democratic candidate's Second Life headquarters have been identified. And they're gloating. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The 5 Sexiest Apple Videos

Monday, February 12th, 2007
Are Mac users sexier than other people? Or are they just flaunting their computer's superior video editing capabilities? Either way, these videos should bring a smile to your favorite Mac-loving gal or guy. (NSFW in parts.) By Lou Cabron Full article »

20 Secrets of an Infamous Dead Spy

Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Watergate mastermind Howard Hunt lived for nearly 90 years -- enough time to pile up a lifetime of spy stories. By Lou Cabron Full article »

iPhone Debate: I’m a Mac vs. Bill Gates

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
48 hours after the iPhone was announced, is it a techno-revolution or just media hype? We imagine a fierce debate between the Mac guy and Bill Gates. By Lou Cabron

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Screech’s Sex Tape Follies

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
We discover holes in the Saved by the Bell sex tape story, but get answers from comic Dustin Diamond about its bride, her bridesmaid, and the wife he never married. By Lou Cabron

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Worst Vlogs of 2006

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
Video blogging is a phenomenon so new, it's blazing a trail to new levels of awful-ness. Here's five vlogs that prove it. By Lou Cabron Full article »

ABCNews + Amanda Congdon – Rocketboom = Whuh?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
When a busty blonde video blogger leaves Rocketboom for ABC News.com, anything can happen. Unfortunately, it didn't. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The 5 Faces of Bush

Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Is the media telling a secret story by using carefully-selected news photos? By Lou Cabron Full article »

They’re Dreaming of a Boobs Christmas

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
Radio stations celebrate the spirit of Christmas by promising to enlarge women's cleavage. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Crook’s Internet Club

Monday, November 6th, 2006
The Internet's most hated figure, Michael Crook, belonged to the Internet Club in high school, where he trained students "on how to use the Internet properly." By Lou Cabron Full article »

5 More Nasty Campaigns

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
"You can't say I want to win the war but not be willing to fight the war," Karl Rove says. Nearly $60 million has been spent on a massive stockpile of television artillery. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Good Griefers: Fortuny v. Crook

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
In the easily spoofed "reality" of the online griefing biz, it's difficult to know the difference between authentic actions and ones that are done merely for publicity, particularly when the publicity-seekers don't have a whole lot of regard for their own reputations. By Lou Cabron Full article »

5 Nastiest Campaign Ads So Far

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
Campaigns trade charges of Playboy parties, methamphetamines, and epithets about sluts. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The Perversions of Perverted-Justice

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
In the name of protecting society from its most reviled deviants, they've aimed their vigilante arsenal at rival web sites, personal enemies, and even Google and Wikipedia. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Jason Fortuny Speaks

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
He's not sorry, he'd do it again, and he's buying a gun. By Lou Cabron Full article »

In the Company of Jerkoffs

Monday, September 18th, 2006
A Fortuny copycat "griefer" is ambushing men on Craig's List with fake sex ads — not only is he pathetic but he lacks any imagination, which is an even greater crime. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The Secret Life of Jason Fortuny

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
He's become famous as an online menace/hero after posting the photos and come-ons from nearly 150 men responding to a fake sex ad he placed on Craig's List. What kind of man would commit such a prank? By Lou Cabron Full article »

Dana Plato, Porn Star

Tuesday, September 7th, 1999
She told Girlfriends the movie was "The worst piece of work I've ever done." It could've been better, but the director was "not an actor's director." (His next film was Bikini Med School.) By Lou Cabron Full article »