These Filipino Divers Gave It Their Best Shots, And Failed Spectacularly

Salute Filipino divers John David Pahoyo and John Elmerson Fabriga, because even with no experience and little support, the two athletes still competed in this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Sure, they were awful, but... well, I don’t know where I’m going with this. It’s not their faults, though. »6/11/15 11:33am6/11/15 11:33am

Nürburgring 24 Driver Loses Wheel, Attempts To Repair It Himself

“This man is a legend.” A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 driver at today’s 24 Hours Nürburgring lost a wheel and made a valiant effort to retrieve and repair it before giving in and allowing himself to be towed back to the pits. The commentary from Vodaphone’s broadcasters are priceless on this; the reason the driver was… »5/16/15 3:35pm5/16/15 3:35pm

Watch As A Hero Trucker Saves Family From Crash, Explosion, Inferno

Last Monday, a Lincoln Towncar carrying a woman and her one-year-old granddaughter T-boned an 18-wheeler after attempting to merge. The huge resulting crash, massive explosion, and raging inferno is the trifecta of horror for any driver. Or, at least it would be, if not for one heroic truck driver. »8/18/14 8:30am8/18/14 8:30am

​The "Nanny From Hell" Is an American Hero

As the story of the so-called "Nanny From Hell" continues to unfold, it becomes clearer and clearer that America is a nation of cringing dupes and shameless predators, and that most of the predators are also dupes. The coverage, very much including this site's own coverage, has been dedicated to the peculiar notion… »7/03/14 9:24am7/03/14 9:24am

Chipper Jones Rescued Freddie Freeman In The Snowstorm

A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia, as a rare snowstorm has dumped up to four inches across the state. Babies born on the interstate, hundreds of schoolkids unable to get home, and for Atlanta residents, it's a travel nightmare unseen in years. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was one of those… »1/29/14 8:25am1/29/14 8:25am

Your Cast Of Characters For Tonight's Super Bowl Movie

More than any sporting event this side of Air Bud, the Super Bowl is where we go for cinematic, overproduced sports theater. CBS will have 62 cameras on hand, bringing sweeping panoramas, close-ups, high-definition snot-rockets—everything you could want from a staged drama, except live and unscripted. There's even a… »2/03/13 4:35pm2/03/13 4:35pm

Hunter S. Thompson Was "The Bad Boy Of Our Neighborhood," According To Some Dumb Snitch's Letter In An FBI File

Cody Winchester of the Argus Leader just posted the FBI's file on Hunter S. Thompson on his Tumblr, and it looks like the agency was keeping close tabs on Thompson during his failed bid to run for sheriff of Pitkin County, Col. in 1970. Looking through the pages, it seems that the FBI first took interest after… »10/09/12 2:50pm10/09/12 2:50pm

Cowboys Partner With Marvel Entertainment, Nation's Superheroes Become Unreliable Choke Artists

We saw yesterday that no lockout could thwart a spirited Cowboy staff game of beach football. Now we learn that Cowboys brass is still wheeling and dealing, signing a deal to co-brand some garish shirts with Marvel Entertainment, the kind of garment you expect to see on kids walking barefoot behind long-vacant K-Marts. »7/05/11 11:00pm7/05/11 11:00pm