The 24 Most Amazing YouTube Videos of 1955 (or Any Year)

On Tuesday, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic wrote on the New York Review of Books' web site about the pleasures of reliving his youthful experiences through the music and movies he could find on YouTube. When Gawker editor John Cook wrote to compliment him on the piece, Simic… » 12/31/13 12:46pm 12/31/13 12:46pm

Five Things Bing Does Better Than Google

We can't even pretend we're not enamored with Google here at Lifehacker, but there is life on the other side. While the quality of search results is largely subjective (contrary to what the Bing Challenge would have you believe), there are some things that are definitely better in Microsoft's garden. » 12/16/13 1:00pm 12/16/13 1:00pm

Extra! Ali Throws Punch, Hurts Man!

When Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston in their May 1965 title-bout rematch in Lewiston, Maine, a legend was born. Or, more accurately, a legendary controversy was born. Ali (who ditched his Cassius Marcellus Clay "slave" name for his Elijah Muhammad-sanctioned Muslim moniker after defeating Liston in their first title bout … » 7/17/13 11:32am 7/17/13 11:32am

YouTube Determines That NASCAR Does Not Have A Copyright On Everything …

Following yesterday's frightening crash in NASCAR's Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona, controversy surged following NASCAR's decision to pull fan video of crash debris entering the grandstands. » 2/24/13 2:45pm 2/24/13 2:45pm

Here's Former Wide Receiver Ed McCaffrey's Super Cheesy Motivational…

It would be a slight exaggeration to say McCaffrey compares breaking his leg to 9/11 (see about 3:45 in), but he does say the two events are "forever linked together," which—correct us if we're wrong, anyone out there who immediately thinks of Ed McCaffrey's 9/10 broken leg on Monday Night Football every time they think … » 10/27/12 2:35pm 10/27/12 2:35pm

Low-Budget Pitbull Imitator Produces Nauseating "Do The Mark Sanchez"…

There aren't too many lyrics here, other than "do the Mark Sanchez," and "heart of a champion," so it's hard to dispute their words with statistical evidence. (Of note: the call-and-response here is "Who's number one?" "We number one!" But "we" could really be the Jets or the performers.) Mark Sanchez isn't good, but they don't … » 11/04/11 2:10pm 11/04/11 2:10pm

EA Sports' New "Dive" Feature In FIFA 12 Could Have Been More Subtle

When you put out a football game every year (American or European), you're faced with the difficult task of keeping it fresh. To that end, one of the most hyped additions to FIFA 12 is the heralded Player Impact Engine. It's an "advanced procedural animation system tied with accurate collision physics," meaning players… » 9/19/11 11:00am 9/19/11 11:00am