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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 Michael 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 Just now

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 51 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 1:30pm

Today's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Speakers, Screen Protectors, & 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. » 7/31/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Truly I Say To You Today That Bono Is An Asswipe

At the intersection of all the annoying things a rock star can be—messianic, pretentious, vapid, dumb, old, creatively bankrupt, grandiose, utterly bereft of self-awareness, calcified into a grotesque oily wire-rack-in-the-grocery-store knockoff of himself, part of U2, et cetera—there sits Bono in his stupid housefly… » 7/31/15 1:06pm Today 1:06pm

This Is The Refusal Roberto Clemente Got When He Asked For A Raise

Following his 1959 season—his fifth full year in the bigs—Hall-of-Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente asked for a raise, to $23,000. GM Joe L. Brown, architect of those great Pirates teams of the ‘60s and ‘70s, replied with a letter politely but firmly telling Clemente that he wasn’t good enough. » 7/31/15 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

The Cardinals' Charity Really Doesn't Want To Answer Our Questions

Here is a mystery: Cardinals Care, the official charity of the St. Louis Cardinals, is making hundreds of thousands of dollars in unusual payments to the St. Louis Cardinals every year. Presumably there’s some straightforward explanation for this, but we can’t tell you what it is, because Cardinals Care really doesn’t… » 7/31/15 12:48pm Today 12:48pm

The First Mission: Impossible Movie Is Very '90s And Very Necessary

There has never been a bad Mission: Impossible movie. They’ve all been ridiculous. They’ve all strained credulity. They’ve all had dense, convoluted plots that don’t really stand up to any scrutiny. They’ve all functionally served as Tom Cruise stunt reels, the plots reduced to incoherent connective tissue propping up… » 7/31/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

No Hops-Having Keeper Lets Pass Bounce Over His Head For An Own Goal

You had three options here, goalkeeper: 1) run out to the incoming back pass and meet it right after it bounces, 2) step back a few steps and take the ball off your chest after it took that towering though perfectly predictable skip off the turf, 3) loiter around in the box and find yourself standing directly… » 7/31/15 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Gilbert Arenas's LeBron Scouting Report Is Insane, But Also Perfect

Gilbert Arenas measured up as a rival to LeBron about as well as Ricky Davis did as a sidekick. This is unfair to a player as good as Gil who, had he not self-medicated a torn-up knee with packing tape and a staple gun, would probably be out here killing, since he was a shorter, stronger Jamal Crawford with like 20… » 7/31/15 11:57am Today 11:57am

Kids At 20: A Relentlessly Unpleasant Day In The Life Of '90s NYC

Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s Kids was released 20 years ago this week, but if you want to have a celebratory home screening of it, you’re going to have a harder time than you might have expected. Once as controversial a cultural property as the soon-to-be-a-Broadway-musical American Psycho was back in the day, Kids » 7/31/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Russell Wilson Finally Got Himself Paid

Russell Wilson has been an NFL oddity the last few seasons: a franchise quarterback making peanuts. This is because he was drafted in the third round, and the CBA makes it impossible for any player drafted that late—no matter how quickly they may rise to stardom—to earn more than a couple million dollars during their… » 7/31/15 10:29am Today 10:29am

Beijing Wins 2022 Winter Olympics

The Olympics no one wanted have found a home. The 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing, China, which was selected in a surprisingly tight vote over Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was a short list of finalists because every other candidate city withdrew their bids, now that most everyone realizes the Olympics are a civic… » 7/31/15 10:26am Today 10:26am

Choose From Three Different Bluetooth Speaker Deals, Starting at $11

We’ve seen plenty of good deals on Bluetooth speakers, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one from a reliable manufacturer for $11 before. Aukey’s portable Bluetooth speaker packs in dual drivers, which is exceptionally rare in a speaker this cheap, and a respectable 8 hours of battery life. Even if you don’t need it for… » 7/31/15 9:35am Today 9:35am