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Jon Stewart: What He Did for Love

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.

Do You Know a Mr. Cigarette?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.24.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

We all know one. Perhaps he's a lawyer -- tall with a grizzly voice and the arrogance of a kid who's never fallen off his bike before. Or a Wall Street personality, less blunt but just as obnoxious in his superficiality.

Airline Forced To Explain That Too-Good-To-Be-True Offer Was, Well, Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.25.2014 | Technology

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took to Instagram on Tuesday to let followers know it will never give away free plane tickets just for following one of its s...

BREAKING: That Girl Who Broke Your Heart Is Sorry!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

This just in: You're about to have an awesome day. To counter all the depressing news out there, Jimmy Fallon had real NBC news anchors read fake n...

Jimmy Fallon Reminds Us That There's Still SOME Good News Out There

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

The world is full of bad news. There are wars, taxes, new Johnny Depp movies, and the list just goes on and on. In order to counter all those stori...

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Are These Weird News Stories 'Fake Or Florida'?

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy

A lot of weird stuff happens in the world nowadays. Lucky for us, it mostly just happens in Florida. Seth Meyers' "Late Night" gameshow "Fake or Fl...

4 Viral News Stories That Were Total Bullsh*t | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy

As we've seen with the recent clusterf*ck of Malaysia Flight 370 headlines, the top priority of the news these days is less "give the news" and more "...

Martha Stewart: I Asked Her Nothing; She Tells Me Everything

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.31.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

She's the Ultimate Homeownah from the Hamlet of Katonah. She puts the CAN in Cantitoe. She's got a greenhouse that's bigger than your entire house, wi...

A Ruse By Any Other Name, Still Stinks

Sharon Hill | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

As one who runs a website about weird news, it's been a crazy start to the year. A number of hoaxes proliferating around the media the first week of t...

Man's 'Pants' Determined to Be New Type of Skin

Alena Dillon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

The subject was monitored in his own environment: scribbling in his moleskin journal at local cafes, rolling cigarettes on his front steps, rehearsing with his band The Plastic Noodle, chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon, well, everywhere.

Orange Is the New Black Approved for Prison Broadcasting

Oren Mendez | Posted 10.18.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

The show has been approved to be shown to inmates, in an attempt to help them fully understand the way they should conduct themselves while doing time. In order to avoid controversy, the show has been re-edited to better suit viewing in an actual prison.

Breaking: Netflix to Release All of Television at Once

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Their next endeavor is to release all of television on January 1st, 2014. According to Netflix president Reed Hastings, at this date on exactly 11p.m., Netflix will make available on their website the full seasons of all the shows that will ever be created.

17 Times 'The Onion' Fooled People Who Should Know Better

Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith might be the latest high-profile person to be fooled by "The Onion," but he certainly isn't the first one to publicly an...

New Parenting Recommendations Suggest Replacing Personal Responsibility With Anger at Intolerance of World

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Ms. Forsheim's book includes sections such as "Your Dinner Isn't More Important Than My Child's Need To Express Boredom," and Yes, I Realize You Were Here First, But If You Didn't Notice, I Have A Child With Me."

Marketers Accused Of Creating Fake News Sites

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect to see fewer "newsy" online advertisements hawking acai berry diet pills. Federal regulators announced settl...

Fledgling Father Jay-Z Seeing Vaginas in Whole New Light

John Baxter | Posted 03.18.2012 | Comedy
John Baxter

Jay Z and Beyonce have triumphantly followed their basic biological directives, resulting in the birth of Homo Sapiens number 108,249,347,846. Proud ...

12 Biggest Fake Local News Stories | David Moye | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News

Some folks like to say the media is biased. Yep, it is -- towards anything that sensationalizes the news. Every good local news journalist knows th...

6 Ways To Fake A News Story | David Moye | Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

You can fool some of the people some of the time and it's surprisingly easy to get the media to fall for anything. There are usually six ways that...

Jon Stewart's Winning Ways

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

The Funniest #UnlikelyHeadlines

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When some news events transpire, they seemed inevitable. Others seem outlandish or improbable. But others are simply impossible, and the very idea lau...

On Rallies Real and Fake

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

I've been mulling over both my take and my stake in regards to the Rally to Restore Sanity and the recent and related Tea Party March on Washington, n...

Entertainment and Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The phenomenon of TV personalities throwing their own "rallies" certainly breaks new ground in both the political arena and the entertainment world -- politics has truly become indistinguishable from show business.

Jon Stewart's 'Million Moderate March'

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amarnath Amarasingam

For a purveyor of fake news, Jon Stewart has been recognized as one of the most trusted newsmen in the country. This may prove all the more true following his announcement of a Rally to Restore Sanity.