The 7 Least Plausible Solutions To The Fermi Paradox

One of the greatest conundrums to face humanity is the question of extraterrestrial life. Many explanations have been posited over the years to explain why we have yet to make first contact, some better than others. Here are seven of the weakest solutions to the vexing problem known as the Fermi Paradox. » 3/02/15 11:00am 3/02/15 11:00am

How 3rd Rock From The Sun’s Super Bowl Episode Killed The ’90s 

We have a problem, those of us who lived through the '90s to whom the term millennial is applied technically but warily, with enormous caveats, because we're nearing (or in) our thirties and didn't grow up on Drake and Josh and helicopter parenting like most other millennials. The '90s are back—they're… » 1/30/15 10:00am 1/30/15 10:00am

Nightmare: Human Head Bursts Out Of Abe Lincoln's Chest At Nats Game

This grisly scene is from Monday night's Red-Nationals game. Abe Lincoln was pronounced dead on the scene. The head is still at large, somewhere on the ship. » 5/20/14 4:20pm 5/20/14 4:20pm

Garry Kasparov Battling Post-Soviet Alien Abductee For Chess Presidency

Garry Kasparov, the former World Chess Champion, Pussy Riot supporter, and probably the most famous living chess player, is running for the presidency of the World Chess Federation. His opponent—the incumbent—is a guy who believes in aliens. » 10/29/13 5:44pm 10/29/13 5:44pm

The Long List of Successful Action Movies Starring Women

There's never been a successful movie about a female superhero. And lately, there's been lots of talk about whether such a thing could even happen. But superhero movies are just action movies with a slight twist — and there have been plenty of successful female-led action movies. See for yourself. » 9/12/13 1:41pm 9/12/13 1:41pm

Baron Davis Says He Was Abducted By Aliens

Former NBA star Baron Davis appeared on a recent episode of The Champs, a podcast hosted by comedians Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher, and he spoke briefly about the time he was abducted by aliens while driving from Las Vegas to L.A. Sure, Baron Davis, why the hell not? » 7/12/13 2:37pm 7/12/13 2:37pm

Famous People Trying To Be Funny. The Watch, Reviewed.

The Watch is The Avengers of comic superstar movies, if the Avengers decided they didn't really want to work together and looked sorta annoyed occupying the same story. The movie stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill, and it's rare to see a film in which so many big names seem to be operating in their own… » 7/26/12 5:40pm 7/26/12 5:40pm

The 6-Year-Old Who Qualified For The National Spelling Bee Might Be An…

At the tender age of six, Lori Anne Madison just became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Nerd Olympics, otherwise known as the Spelling Bee. But despite the media attention and mounting pressure, Lori Anne says she's not nervous at all. "I've been in competitions with older kids before."… » 5/29/12 5:10pm 5/29/12 5:10pm

No Signs Of Intelligent Life At Yankee Stadium

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 4/17/10 11:10am 4/17/10 11:10am