Is Donald Trump a fascist? Experts, historians, and pundits have debated the question for months. One thing has been certain for a while now: He tweets like one. That’s why, last year, Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg created a Twitter bot that would post quotes from the writings and speeches of the Italian fascist dictator…
A whole bunch of Twitter eggs took offense with Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance of “Formation,” which used imagery inspired by the Black Panthers. It made excellent copy for the insatiable content mill which we all must feed—it’s good and healthy to make fun of stupid people—but it didn’t have staying power.…
Kyle Walker is back as the Tottenham video team’s avatar in their seasonal effort to get the club’s players to squeal like children. Some good shrieks up there, and while Jan Vertonghen’s reaction isn’t quite as stoic as last time, his countryman Mousa Dembélé makes up for it.
The Chicago Tribune has a profile of Bears rookie wide receiver Cameron Meredith, focusing mostly on his development during college. In there, though, is a pretty hilarious anecdote about how he got trolled when picking up the phone on the second day of the NFL Draft:
The Michigan State-Michigan football game is this weekend, which means it’s time for fans of the rival schools to get up to some pregame shenanigans. Michigan fans struck first, by sneaking onto the MSU campus and defacing several landmarks, including a statue of Magic Johnson.
The Mets won the battle of long-haired aces last night down in Chavez Ravine, as Jacob deGrom calmly struck out 13 Dodgers and allowed a mere five hits. David Wright’s seventh inning, two-run single put the Mets beyond reach and New York has a chance to go back home with a 2-0 lead.
Should you ever dangle a fake spider in an unsuspecting person’s face, so as to scare them half to death? No way, man. That would be a dick move. You are, however, allowed to laugh when someone else does it:
The living mannequin prank is always a good one, especially when you can get Cardale Jones—no stranger to pranks himself—to execute an army cover-and-roll to get out of the way. I also like the dude that just keeps on walking like nothing happened.
Last Friday, we republished Pete Axthelm’s great old profile on Ken Stabler, the swashbuckling former NFL quarterback who died at the age of 69 last week. In that profile is an unbelievable anecdote about a “prank” that is impossible to imagine happening in today’s NFL.
Since last week, our email@example.com inbox has been receiving a series of emailed receipts for purchases and returns made at the Aeropostale store at Water Tower Place in Chicago. The transactions are on multiple credit and debit cards, so either we are being pranked by one store employee, or by multiple Aeropostale…
There is nothing more played out than rushing up to a live, on-the-scene news report and yelling, “Fuck her right in the pussy!” So we’d like to applaud City News reporter Shauna Hunt for telling off these cheese-dick bros who tried to “prank” her at a recent Toronto FC game.
1. I wake up and walk downstairs.
It's difficult, these days, to find examples of the name Brian Williams not being preceded by the word "disgraced," but is the suspended newsman as much of a pariah in New York City at large as he is in journalism circles? To figure out, we ran a (highly scientific) experiment. Gawker, posing as the personal…
After Tuesday night's game against the Hawks, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was giving daps to fans as he headed into the locker room. One fan did not want any of Gasol's daps, though, and pulled the ol' pull-the-hand-back-and-rub-your-hair handshake prank.
This is a top-notch sister own. Few people have ever been owned so hard by their sister.
Thanks to bro folklore, movies like The Hangover, and simple observations, the association between bachelor parties and bad behavior is one that's deeply ingrained in America's cultural consciousness (yes, #notallmen, but certainly a lot of them). What we don't think of when we think of bachelor parties is prankery.
Completely blowing the Flyers' Halloween prank out of the water, the Suns' Goran Dragic teamed up with one of those animatronic dinosaur puppets to scare the crap out of his teammates. Please be sure fast-forward to 3:15 for the Morris twins; even the gif can't do it justice.
For Halloween, the Flyers' equipment manager decided to freak out his players by sticking a plastic snake in a beverage cooler. Whole lotta f-bombs, which is the only appropriate way to react to a king cobra guarding your water.
There's a guy in Chicago whose office phone somehow got listed on a Burger King website as the contact number for one of their local restaurants. As you might imagine, he gets a lot of calls from people looking to complain about service, apply for a job, or check on when their shift starts. But rather than complain,…