The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and a respected entrepreneur. He founded the music sharing site Limewire, and he runs Tower Research, a famed high-frequency trading firm. Gorton also believes that the "ruthless" secret cabal that assassinated JFK and planned 9/11 could be coming to kill his family. » 4/10/14 4:08pm 4/10/14 4:08pm

Former World Chess Champion Gives His Take On eSports In 15 Tweets

Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess. » 12/27/13 11:17am 12/27/13 11:17am

Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet…

Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet? » 12/13/13 4:36pm 12/13/13 4:36pm

I Can't Stop Watching Actors Reenacting a YouTube Comment War

It's not often that I post two videos from the same series, but, then again, it's not often that not posting a video could be considered a crime against humanity. » 11/27/13 12:15pm 11/27/13 12:15pm

J.J. Redick Posting On Watch Collector Message Boards Is Adorable

We've learned some pretty unpleasant stuff about J.J. Redick in the last couple of days, but a clever reader was able to track down a not-totally-unpleasant tidbit about him by googling an email address we posted earlier. As it turns out, Redick is a "Risti," an admirer of Panerai-brand watches and their straps, which… » 7/25/13 8:25pm 7/25/13 8:25pm

How Much Does the NSA Know About Your Pathetic Personal Behavior?

Alright, so, the jig is up. We've been caught with our pants down by the government, yet again. The National Security Agency has direct access to all sorts of our Internet communication, data, and metadata with their newly uncovered PRISM program. This means that time you Skype-cried to your mom about having bad gas in … » 6/07/13 1:58pm 6/07/13 1:58pm

#FreeJahar: When Conspiracy Theorists and One Direction Fans Collide

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a default font that resembles cute handwriting, an embedded MP3 player playing Daddy Yankee and Jesse McCartney, and scores of… » 4/25/13 3:39pm 4/25/13 3:39pm

Dear Internet: You Are Not Doing The Harlem Shake

One thing we can always count on to make the internet a slightly more horrible place is viral dance videos. It's a remarkably dependable feature of the web. For the past few weeks that viral dance video has been the "Harlem Shake," in which a single person does a dance move that is not the actual "Harlem Shake" (but which … » 2/13/13 5:35pm 2/13/13 5:35pm

The Plot Thickens: Whoever Owns Nets.com Has Found A New Way To Mess…

Someone out there—a company named Cyber Mesa, we think—is under the impression that touting Jay-Z will get on Mikhail Prokhorov's nerves enough to make him a buy a (presumably very expensive) domain name. » 12/02/12 3:50pm 12/02/12 3:50pm

The People That Own Nets.com Are Now Redirecting The Page To The…

A while back, we looked into who owns Nets.com, and why that web address doesn't redirect to the NBA website's subpage for the Brooklyn Nets. Type in the name for any other team in the league, and you'll be redirected to NBA.com/TEAM. If you typed in Nets.com a few months ago, you were redirected to the webpage of… » 11/18/12 3:25pm 11/18/12 3:25pm

Youngest Gasol Brother Shows Up In A Reddit Thread About Himself,…

The folks in r/nba got to talking about the Gasols a couple of days ago—prompted by this great picture of Marc Gasol in high school—and one of the Gasols got to talking back. First, a little speculation from a non-Gasol, exactly the type of thing that might inspire a Gasol to get involved: » 11/10/12 6:55pm 11/10/12 6:55pm

U.S. Swimming Star Allison Schmitt Brings Out The Worst In Stupid…

The Internet is full of idiots. You don't really need to be told this. But last night after the 4x100 medley relay, won Allison Schmitt helped deliver a new world record for with a 53.25 freestyle split, it seems the idiots decided to provide their input on the interview Schmitt provided alongside Missy Franklin,… » 8/05/12 5:07pm 8/05/12 5:07pm

The Internet Has Already Killed Osama Bin Laden Getting Killed

It's been, what — 20 hours since President Obama approached the microphone to deliver the news that Osama bin Laden had been captured and killed? But the internet has not rested. The internet has produced its usual batch of meme videos, including keyboard cat, Taiwanese animation, and of course, the Hitler reaction… » 5/02/11 7:30pm 5/02/11 7:30pm