On October 18th, 1963, the Centre national d’études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race—with cats, for some reason. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing—and…
For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history.
Super Troopers has long been a cultural touchstone for shaggy-haired college dudes who like to watch movies when they're stoned. Spend enough time in any dormitory, and you're bound to hear someone yell, "He's already pulled over, he can't pull over any farther!" and then laugh before taking another bong rip.
What you missed while opening 130 cans of Fancy Feast ...
• MLB: For a couple of hours on Monday, the Yankees were tied for the wild card lead. Yeah, weird.
• Tennis: Who is this Legg Mason, and why does Andy Roddick seem to own his tournament?
• MLB: Barry Bonds fails to solve the baffling puzzle that is John Lannan.