A Running List of People Willing to Accept the Position of Speaker of the House

Realistically speaking, no one wants to be the Speaker of the House. It is an awful, thankless job that spells certain political death for whichever misguided soul ascends to its cursed ranks. That said, someone has to do it. And now that Kevin McCarthy is out of the running, throwing the House of Representatives into… »10/12/15 11:12pm10/12/15 11:12pm


I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design

It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo… »3/26/15 9:50pm3/26/15 9:50pm

Gawker Cheap-Ass Car Dealership Films Itself Bilking Pizza Guy Out of Tip | Jalopnik The Best Photos

Gawker Cheap-Ass Car Dealership Films Itself Bilking Pizza Guy Out of Tip | Jalopnik The Best Photos And Cars From The 2015 Detroit Auto Show | Jezebel 'Ship Your Enemies Glitter' Is Begging People to Stop Using Them | Kotaku Nintendo's AC Adapter Policy Isn't Fair »1/15/15 9:45am1/15/15 9:45am

All The Mekons Records I Listened To This Year, Ranked

    1. Fear and Whiskey
    2. The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Edge of the World
    4. So Good It Hurts
    5. Live at the Metro, 12/2/89
    6. Curse of the Mekons
    7. I Love Mekons
    8. Live at the University of Chicago, 5/1/87
    9. Honky Tonkin'
    10. I Have Been to Heaven and Back: Hen's Teeth and Other Lost Fragments of Unpopular Culture (Vol. 1)
    11. Punk Rock
    12. Natural
    13. The Quality of Mercy…
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    10 Or So Thoughts On Biogenesis, A Scandal For All The Wrong Reasons

    A few observations, in no special order, on the latest iteration of the scandal, now ongoing for at least 124 years, involving major league ballplayers using steroids: »7/02/13 1:44pm7/02/13 1:44pm

    Chael Sonnen, The UFC's Skip Bayless, Race-Baits His Way To The Top

    Chael Sonnen is a well-known asshole, less a person than the remnant of a figure crossed out of a bad novel's first draft for being too obviously representative. At 36, he's a convicted money launderer, state-chastised steroid user, failed Republican candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives, and… »7/02/13 1:44pm7/02/13 1:44pm

    UFC 155: The Clumsy Marketing Of Cain Velasquez, UFC's Brown Ambassador

    For a long time, Cain Velasquez, who will fight Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title on Saturday, was a rumor. He trained in one of the world's best camps, in San Jose, Calif., and stories would filter out about his freak inexhaustibility, about how he would spar with good stand-up fighters and tear them… »7/02/13 1:43pm7/02/13 1:43pm

    UFC On Fox 6: What Do MMA Fans Have Against The Little Guys?

    One of the best things about fighting today is that it's fairly free of bullshit. The sport is beneath the notice of the big-time mythmakers, and its own media hustlers are too inept for their godding up to have any real effect, so a fight is rarely about anything so simple as redemption or salvation or whatever… »7/02/13 1:42pm7/02/13 1:42pm