I'm not sure if you've heard, but this weekend marks the 233rd birthday of our lovely country. It's also New York's 400th birthday, so this year the fireworks are going to be bigger and better than ever! (And on the Hudson River!) We've all heard about the cruises and dinner 'specials' that costs hundreds to partake in, but here are some cheap and free fun ways to celebrate in NYC.Go see the fireworks, damnit. They're sure to be awesome this year. And what ... Read More

RIP Mrs. Slocombe.

BY Callie in General |

The BBC reported that Bristish actress Mollie Sugden has passed away. I was just talking about 'Are You Being Served' this past weekend, I used to watch it when I was young with my Nana. I always loved how Mrs. S. matched her eyeshadow to her hair and no doubt she inspired my style a bit. I believe I am unanimous in this when I say, Mollie Sugden, you will be ... Read More

Pride Comes to India

BY Web Intern in General |

After nearly two centuries of legalized discrimination, Indian homosexuals are finally seeing some rights. Today, only a few days after India's second Gay Pride Parade ever, their parliament overturned legislation that criminalizes consensual homosexual sex. Previously, one could get up to 10 years in prison if caught in the act (and that's longer than most rape or murder sentences). The law had been in place since colonial times, when the British outlawed all ... Read More

Fancy Fast Food

BY Web Intern in General |

Fancy Fast Food is a blog that takes classic fast food meals and transforms them into snazzy looking dishes. Talk about trash to treasure! Take this picture of 'tacobellini,'which is tortellini created from Taco Bell's burrito supreme. How crazy is that? I'm guessing they don't actually eat what they make, since they used the dark syrup from Coke to create faux-soy sauce for a chicken sushi dish from Popeye's. It kind of makes me think about what else I'm ... Read More
               It all started when Chrissie Brodigan, a 32-year-old woman from Brooklyn, boarded the L train and her 15 lb pug got sick. The pug, who has not been identified, was taken out of his carrier at which point Brodigan was approached by  three police officers and instructed to put the pug back in his container. Depending on who you ask next, the end of this story is told in a couple of ways. Alternate Ending ... Read More