DeAngelo Hall Tore His Achilles When He Slipped While Getting Pizza

The NFL's had a weird spate of injuries this season, on top of the regular injuries that happen every game. Stephen Tulloch and Lamarr Houston tore their ACLs celebrating; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria hurt himself trying to stop his (adorable) puppy from peeing in the house; and yesterday, Washington… » 10/31/14 1:18pm 27 minutes ago

Your Choice of Earbuds, Cheaper Cold Medicine, and More Deals

Today only, Amazon is offering steep discounts on a variety of JLab earbuds as their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Options range from $10 for standard buds to $18 for enhanced-bass models, to $20 for "high fidelity." There are a ton of colors available, and the prices are terrific, so grab a pair before they sell out. [… » 10/31/14 1:15pm 30 minutes ago

Taylor Swift's 1989 Proves That "Pop" Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore

These are trying times to find oneself still riding for Taylor Swift, the Artist. As a celebrity, as a mostly willing punchline, as a cultural nemesis, as a content generator, she's never been bigger or better—this week alone, she's made cat noises, continued stalking her own fans on social media, preened courtside (… » 10/31/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

And Now, Your Worst Halloween Costume Stories

We were living in Chicago when I was six, and I chose to be a ghost for Halloween. I made the costume myself, because cutting two holes in a sheet seems like an easy task. Of course, I had to cut a third eyehole, because my first two were off-alignment. I also failed to consider the fact that a ghost costume has… » 10/31/14 11:37am Today 11:37am

Which Candies Have Have The Most Sugar?

Ostensibly, this chart from WaPo's Wonkblog is about ranking candy by its sugar content so you can consume the maximum amount of sugar, and it does a fine job of that. But looking at it, all I can think about is how everything north of Gummy Bears coming in at a full 70 percent sugar is so much more alarming than I… » 10/31/14 11:06am Today 11:06am

Steve Ballmer Comes On Strong With The Embarrassing Dadness

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was doing his Steve Ballmer thing throughout his team's home opener, but the highlight of his hootin' and hollerin' came right after the final whistle, when Ballmer wielded his daddish intensity (dadtensity) to embarrass and frighten his son, as all good dads know how to do. » 10/31/14 10:16am Today 10:16am

Rappers And Cats: A Complete History

Meow the Jewels is a real thing. What started as a joke—with Run the Jewels, the acerbically bombastic rap duo of EL-P and Killer Mike, offering to re-record their fantastic new sophomore album, Run the Jewels 2, with "nothing but cat sounds for music" if someone gave them $40,000—has bloomed into a Rap Internet… » 10/31/14 10:00am Today 10:00am