Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have assumed the mantle. One man's Flordia Man story begins with an encounter crocodile. less Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have assumed the mantle. One man's Flordia Man story begins with an encounter ... more Photo: Courtesy Chris Dieter/Crocodile Encounter Photo: Courtesy Chris Dieter/Crocodile Encounter Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have assumed the mantle. One man's Flordia Man story begins with an encounter crocodile. less Since … [Read more...] about Is it OK to laugh at Florida Man?
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Can you be good without God? Is CBD too dangerous to be so widely available? How should schools teach about slavery? Is “tiger parenting” actually good for children? Does “voluntourism” do more harm than good? And … should pineapple pizza get more respect? These are some of the burning questions the 27 runners-up in our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest take on below. They join 11 winners and 32 honorable mentions as our favorite essays of the 10,509 we received this year. Have a look at the issues these teenagers raise as well as the inventive ideas they have for addressing them. When you’re done, you can find 11 more winning essays in this column. _________ Runners-Up (in alphabetical order, by last name) Not Enough Boxes by Summer Abdelbarry, age 16 I speak Arabic, walk around with dark skin, coarse black hair, and embrace my Egyptian culture through and through, and yet somehow, every time I am required to specify my ethnicity on a … [Read more...] about Runners-Up From Our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest
Who knew a 1999 mockumentary titled Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm would open the door to one of greatest sitcoms ever? Or that Curb Your Enthusiasm would return for a ninth season after a six-year absence? These are dark times for both liberalism and comedy, and so Larry David has answered the call to bring his Curb band back together to skewer everything and anything in his sight. Now that Curb Your Enthusiasm has finished its ninth season, Vulture put together this highly subjective ranking of every episode (plus the aforementioned ’99 movie), chock-full of enough trivial information to make you forget whichever parts you don’t agree with. What do we look like, schmohawks? Season eight was only so many moons ago, but in a post-Waze world, Larry probably wouldn’t consider investing in an inventor’s car periscope. Then again, he and fellow idiot Jeff opted in after seeing said inventor’s homely wife (the great Aida Turturro) and assuming he’s a … [Read more...] about Every Episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ranked
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clark was "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known co-host. The country music and comedy show's last episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued for a few years thereafter. "'Hee Haw' won't go away. It brings a smile to too many faces," he said in 2004, when the show was distributed on VHS and DVD for the first time. Clark played the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and other instruments. His skills brought him gigs as guest performer with many top orchestras, including the Boston Pops. In 1976 he headlined a tour of the Soviet Union, breaking boundaries that were usually closed to … [Read more...] about Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ host, country guitar virtuoso, dies at 85
Story highlights Lupe Fiasco's fourth album "Food and Liquor 2" slated for September 25 release On Obama being a "terrorist," rapper says he was speaking about U.S. foreign policy "Stable is when the Baath had Baghdad" among charged lyrics on album's first single Lupe says he's apolitical, doesn't vote and considers himself "a stone-cold subversive" Waiting to clear security for his interview at CNN, Wasalu Jaco eschews small talk, instead fixing his eyes on a TV above the desk airing footage of Syrian rebels in Aleppo. You get the feeling Jaco is genuinely interested, perhaps even moved, by the images being transmitted from the battle-ravaged city. Jaco, that's the name on his security ID. He's better known as rapper Lupe Fiasco, though the 30-year-old Muslim in the black Vans beanie doesn't carry himself like a lot of hip-hop stars. It's 97 degrees in Atlanta, but he passes on an offered bottle of water because it's Ramadan. Four people compose his entourage. His bling … [Read more...] about From Pine Ridge to preacher pedophilia, Lupe Fiasco album aims to incite