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Hakeem Olajuwon Was Something Else In College, Man

Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… » 8/01/15 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

How To Make Perlo, The Deep South's Best Take On Chicken And Rice

Here’s the thing about South Carolina: if you drive far enough inland from the ocean, you will run out of fingers on which to count highway billboards threatening you with ultimatums like “Accept Jesus Or Burn In Hell.” Not a whole lot to recommend the place once you get out of earshot of the surf.
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Saturday's Best Deals: Strategy Board Games, Flash Storage, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/01/15 9:15am Today 9:15am

Report: WWE Hall Of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Is Dead [UPDATES]

Roddy Toombs, best known for portraying “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in both the former WWF and WCW, is dead at the age of 61 according to a TMZ report. He was central to the explosion of WWF’s popularity, with his feuds against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T playing prominent roles in the creation of the first Wrestlemania and its 1986… » 7/31/15 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

Lounge Like Royalty In This $25 Hammock Chair

A hammock is my preferred method of laying motionless outdoors (followed closely by drunken beach napping), but it’s not great for, say, sitting up and reading. This hammock chair seems to address that shortcoming, and even comes with a hanging footrest! [Hammock Chair, $25. Multiple colors available]… » 7/31/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

The David Foster Wallace Movie Gets Our Vision Of Him Right, At Least

The End of the Tour, a drama about a five-day interview/road trip that took place between novelist David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky in 1996, has already received significant pushback from those closest to the late author, who committed suicide in 2008. Wallace’s estate announced in April it… » 7/31/15 4:14pm Yesterday 4:14pm

The First Photos Of Jason Pierre-Paul's Bandaged, Blown-Up Hand 

The Giants have no idea how many fingers Jason Pierre-Paul has left, and JPP hasn’t called to tell them. Reports earlier this month were that he’d lost his index finger, but that’s still unconfirmed. New photos from the NY Daily News don’t have hard evidence one way or another, but they make his hand look sort of, uh,… » 7/31/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Taylor Swift Is Seinfeld's Daughter, And The Diplomat NYC Deserves

Across the ’90s, few pieces of music were more ubiquitous than a winding slap-bass jingle composed by studio musician Jonathan Wolff. Every week, tens of millions of Americans heard it open and close Seinfeld, a sitcom so beloved that even its kitschy theme song has become iconic. At the beginning of Season Three,… » 7/31/15 3:48pm Yesterday 3:48pm

Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer Prequel Will Thrill Fans, At Least

Even in this brave new world of micro-niches and fan service as a legitimate business model, the very existence of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is unexpected, somewhat unnecessary, and more than a little odd. But these are exactly the circumstances in which creators David Wain and Michael Showalter best… » 7/31/15 2:56pm Yesterday 2:56pm

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… » 7/31/15 2:36pm Yesterday 2:36pm

Laundry School: Death To Rumpled, Wrinkled Clothes

Here we are, friends, at the end of our Laundry School coursework. We covered a ton of ground this month, from explaining the difference between liquid and powder detergents to an overview of washer and dryer settings and cycles. There were posts dedicated to the products you use to get your clothes clean, and how to… » 7/31/15 1:52pm Yesterday 1:52pm

A Norwegian Hero Has Been Shitting In A Golf Club's Holes For A Decade

There are keyboard warriors out there, like myself, who will write all these words about how golf is a classist and racist and sexist and bullshit sport and how actually fuck that it’s not even a sport and how the easiest way to tell if you’re in the presence of a Grade-A, grass-fed fuckboy is to ask if he owns Hush… » 7/31/15 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm