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Brett Michael Dykes, aka "Cajun Boy," is the Editor-in-Chief of Uproxx and a New York Times contributor. Previously, he was a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News and a writer/editor at Gawker. Brett has also written for Gourmet Live, Deadspin, Esquire, Animal New York, Yahoo! Sports, Complex, Gambit and Dealbreaker, among others. His hobbies include obsessing over sports, politics, food and culture, taking long, hot baths, and hanging with his dog, Sazerac. Email him at: brett at uproxx dot com. Follow him on Twitter at @thecajunboy.
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leadership

Passionless Obama Sleepwalks Through Ferguson Press Conference, Weary Nation Weeps

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President Obama held a press conference today to address the increasing turmoil in Ferguson. It was not really all that well received.

#Ferguson

Things Get Ugly In Ferguson As Michael Brown’s Autopsy Finds He Was Shot 6 Times, Twice In The Head

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An autopsy found that Michael Brown was shot six times, twice in the head. Meanwhile, things are spinning out of control in Ferguson.

#Robin Williams

Lewis Black Responds To Rush Limbaugh’s Comments About Robin Williams: F*CK YOU

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Lewis Black responds in typical Lewis Black fashion to Rush Limbaugh's comments about Robin Williams' death.

#Ferguson

Here’s How Fox News Is Covering The Ferguson Protests, In Case You Were Wondering

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How's Fox News handling their coverage of Ferguson? By essentially implying that MLK wouldn't approve of protesters' actions.

#Fox News

Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow: Michelle Obama ‘Needs To Drop A Few’

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Dr. Keith Ablow thinks Michelle Obama isn't qualified to give nutritional advice because she's got a big butt, or something.

bloviating bloviators

Right On Cue, Rush Limbaugh Said Something Impossibly Stupid About Robin Williams Committing Suicide

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Rush Limbaugh would like everyone to know that Robin Williams killed himself because he was a liberal. Or something.

legalized scams

John Oliver Took The Parasitic Payday Loan Industry To The Woodshed On ‘Last Week Tonight’

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Payday loan companies are modern day loan sharks. Please allow John Oliver to explain.

#UPROXX 20

UPROXX 20: Kim Wayans Has Wonderful Siblings, But You Probably Already Knew That

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Kim Wayans was nice enough to take a few minutes out of her busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

ROASTS

Please Enjoy This Unedited, Never-Broadcast 1977 Roast Of Richard Pryor

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In 1977 NBC aired "The Richard Pryor Show," the last episode of which was a roast of Pryor. It's amazing.

memories

Let’s Remember TV On The Radio’s Asskicking Performance Of ‘Wolf Like Me’ On ‘Letterman’ In 2006

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TV on the Radio announced a forthcoming new album today. Let's remember the time they rocked the hell out of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Politics

Mike Rowe Is Running For County Judge In Lafayette, Arkansas

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How bad are things in Lafayette, Arkansas? A group of locals petitioned him to run for county judge there...and he's going to do it!

beefs

Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Ex Is Clearly #TeamKiefer In The Freddie Prinze Jr./Kiefer Sutherland Death Feud

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Freddy Prinze Jr.'s ex, Kimberly McCullough, is obviously taking Kiefer Sutherland's side in his beef with her "douche" ex.

SHUT UP STEPHEN A. SMITH

Stephen A. Smith Is Now Defending Ben Roethlisberger

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Someone who loves Stephen A. Smith -- if such a person exists -- should really tell him to shut the hell up.

things we did not need

Sarah Palin Launches Online TV News Channel Where You Can Watch Her Make Salad, Talk Politics

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Because the world was lacking in outlets for Sarah Palin's unfiltered opinions, here's the Sarah Palin Channel!

modern prohibition

The New York Times Editorial Board Calls For The National Legalization Of Marijuana

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In a kind of stunning move, the Old Grey Lady has called on Congress to legalize marijuana.

staggering jackasses

Stephen A. Smith To The Ladies: If You Don’t Want To Get Beat, Don’t Piss Off Your Man

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So remember, ladies: if you don't like getting beaten, don't do stuff that makes your man want to beat the crap out of you. Got it? Good.

#UPROXX 20

UPROXX 20: Larry King Reads Books, Doesn’t Cook, Loves Red Wine And The Dodgers

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Larry King was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

dicks

Of Course Gordon Ramsey Was A Colossal Dick While Teaching Jimmy Kimmel How To Make Scrambled Eggs

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Gordon Ramsey was a dick to Jimmy Kimmel on his show last night. Shocking, right?

healthy fat asses

Please Allow A Sumo Wrestler To Show You How Sumo Wrestlers Maintain Their, Um, Figures

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Sumo wrestlers don't stay plump by eating cheeseburgers and ice cream, apparently.

ZOE BELL

From The People Who Brought You ‘Sharknado,’ Here’s The Trailer For ‘Mercenaries’

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From The Asylum, the evil geniuses who unleashed Sharknado upon the world, here comes Mercenaries.


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