SAD PEOPLE

Is The Manti Te’o Hoax Really The Worst Fake Internet Girlfriend Story Of All-Time?

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I thought we all had a pretty great conversation about the Manti Te’o story yesterday – except the one or two commenters who sassed me – so I wanted to bring up two fun little updates to the story because they jumped out of my monitors this morning and smacked me in the balls.

xmas ape

Shut Up About ‘Bulletin Board Material’

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On Sunday, Ravens special teams ace and defender of gay marriage, Brendon Ayanbadejo, fired off a couple tweets ranting about how he perceives some of the things the Patriots do on offense to be less than completely sporting.

sticking it to the man

Chinese Censor Lays Out Exactly What's Going On In Chinese Social Media

Heavy-handed censorship begets more heavy-handed censorship in China... and one censor has had enough.

#Community

Dear NBC: It Is Okay If You Cancel ‘Community’

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If our only options are NBC canceling "Community" or them screwing with its formula to keep it on the air, maybe the former isn't all that bad.

the future is here so make it happen

Samsung’s Android Camera Shows What’s Wrong With How Companies Use Android

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Android is a building block of the future and all major tech companies are doing is bolting better lenses to their cell phones.

WFAN

Mike Francesa Erupts

WFAN radio personality Mike Francesa has had plenty of explosive moments on the air, but his rant about the flailing Mets during today's edition of The Mike Francesa Show might be his craziest yet.

#LISTS

Four Reasons Nerd Culture Went Mainstream In The ’80s

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Sorry, nerds, but you're not nearly as outside the pop culture mainstream as you thought.

venom

Spider-Man Might Try To Imitate The Avengers

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The guys at Super Hero Hype recently spoke with Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad, the producers of The Amazing Spider-Man, and they offered a lot of insight as to why Sony Pictures was willing to re-launch the Spider-Man franchise so soon, with Spider-Man 3 still freshly splitting our memories into three parts and pooping in each one accordingly.

#KATE UPTON

Darren Rovell Returning To ESPN As Skip Bayless' Approval Rating Skyrockets

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As has become the standard, news leaked on the Twitters yesterday that CNBC sports business reporter and host of Sports Biz: Game On, Darren Rovell, is heading back to the place where the smugness began, ESPN.

#NFL

Colin Cowherd Wants Everyone To Know That New Orleans Is A Terrible City

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As he embraces life without the wonderful Michelle Beadle, Colin Cowherd reminded us yet again that when it comes to spewing opinions about sports, he’s a guy that does that.

#DWIGHT HOWARD

The Orlando Magic Soap Opera Has Finally Come To An End… For Now

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Earlier this month, Orlando’s Local 6 Sports Director David “Ping” Pingalore reported that Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic management that he wanted coach Stan Van Gundy fired.

totem poles

LISTEN: Mel Gibson drops another single

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Last week when TheWrap broke Eszterhas told TheWrap on Wednesday that he released the recording because “Gibson called me a liar.

rants

We All Need To Start Demanding Hotels Stop Charging For Internet Service. Immediately.

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Because I've spent the last few years living between two cities (New York and New Orleans) people frequently visit, I'm often asked for recommendations on, among other things, hotels.

#NBA

Jeff Van Gundy Probably Cut Kate Upton From The Three Stooges For Flopping

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I'm not a fan of Jeff Van Gundy -- the only time he comes up in conversation is when I need someone to compare to Stevie from 'Eastbound & Down' -- but I appreciate the thorough, somewhat obnoxious lengths he goes to to condemn flopping during Sunday's game between the Miami Heat and New York Knicks.

VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine’s Day Is The Worst, So Here Are Some Celebrities To Flirt With You

Let me just go ahead and channel the cynical a-hole inside of me and get this out of the way: Valentine's Day is horrible, a "holiday" created entirely by the American commerce machine designed to get people to spend money in February blah blah blah, not to mention make people feel bad about themselves.

VOLITION

Dear Jameson Durall: YOU Feel Used?

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Jameson Durall, a design director over at Volition, published an opinion piece on Gamasutra that was found and sent to us by our own Surly Badger.

THE O.C.

Commentary: Oliver is the Worst

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Yesterday, while politely minding my own business like the gentleman I am, a tweet from the excellent website The Awl popped up in my timeline that read "'The O.C.' Characters, In Order." I clicked on it because I am a total sucker for "The O.

#NFL

Here’s A Fun Idea: David Akers Is The NFL MVP

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When this season's awards are eventually given out, Aaron Rodgers is going to be the NFL's Most Valuable Player.

rants

The McRib Is Nothing Less Than An Abomination

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Over the past few years, I have watched as the internet has repeatedly worked itself into a frothy, processed meat-craving frenzy each time McDonald's announces that it's selling McRib sandwiches again for "a limited time.


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