Man Wishes Women In Crowded Bar Would Let Him Read Jane Austen Novel In Peace

MODESTO, CA—Frustrated with the nonstop unwanted intrusions, local man Russell Goldin wished Thursday that the women in crowded O’Donnell’s Pub would let him read his Jane Austen novel in peace. “Jesus, will all these women just go away and let me enjoy Pride And Prejudice without being constantly interrupted,” said… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Mom Saw A Bunch Of Photos From Women’s March Online

PITTSBURGH—Expressing how inspired she was by the images from the gathering, local mom Susan Krieps told her daughter on the phone Monday that she had seen a bunch of photos from the 2018 Women’s March online. “Wow, there were so many women there,” said Krieps, recounting how she had scrolled through a slideshow one… Read… Read More

47-Second Clip From ‘Family Ties’ Season 3 Now Available On YouTube

SAN BRUNO, CA—Touting the prestigious addition to their comedy portfolio, executives from YouTube announced Monday that a 47-second clip from the third season of Family Ties is now available on their video-sharing website. “We’re so proud to bring to the viewing public this iconic moment in which Alex P. Keaton leaps… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Diddy Casually Returns To TRL For The 39th Time

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs holds the record for most TRL visits, so isn’t it about time we had him back? As expected, he made a grand entrance from the streets of Times Square before strolling into the building that he knows so well. During his historic visit, Diddy recalled some of his fondest memories…… Read More

North And South Korean Teams To March Together In Winter Olympics

In a milestone toward thawing relations between the nations, North and South Korea will march under one flag and field a unified ice hockey team in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 22, 2018 10:23 am Support Us

Trump’s False Claim About Mexico’s Violence – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgTrump’s False Claim About Mexico’s ViolenceFactCheck.orgMaking a pitch for border wall funding, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that Mexico is “now rated the number one most dangerous country in the world.” That’s wrong. Although the number of homicides reached a record high in Mexico in 2017, the …Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “The Wall is… Read More

Lorde Thinks Cardi B Got Snubbed By The Grammys

In a charming new interview with ‘Billboard,’ Lorde talks about her thoughts on Grammy snubs (Cardi B) and her ongoing friendship with Jack Antonoff. Full Story Here MTV News Latest January 22, 2018 10:18 am Support Us

Ophthalmologist Instructs Patient Not To Look At Anything 24 Hours Before Eye Surgery

BOSTON—Stressing the importance of taking the necessary precautions ahead of the procedure, ophthalmologist Brett Patel reportedly instructed his patient Alice Wahlberg Thursday not to look at anything 24 hours before her upcoming eye surgery. “In order to ensure optimal operating conditions, it’s very important to… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 22, 2018… Read More

Oprah’s 2013 Quote on Racism, in Context – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgOprah’s 2013 Quote on Racism, in ContextFactCheck.orgA: No. In 2013, she said that “older people, who were born, and bred, and marinated” in racism “have to die” before racism can be solved. FULL QUESTION. Did Oprah say that white people just have to die? FULL ANSWER. Although the next presidential … and more » Full Story… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown doesn’t halt military – Galesburg Register-Mail

New Jersey HeraldAP FACT CHECK: Shutdown doesn’t halt militaryGalesburg Register-MailAP FACT CHECK: Shutdown doesn’t halt military. Monday. Jan 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM. WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a stretch, at best, to think the military will bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the …AP FACT CHECK:… Read More

CVS To End Major Touch-Ups On Beauty Models

Pharmaceutical giant CVS has announced plans to eliminate all touch-ups of models for their cosmetic, skincare, and hair products by 2020. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 22, 2018 10:03 am Support Us

Patrick Morrisey – Was Evan Jenkins once Joe Manchin's spokesman?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Was Evan Jenkins once Joe Manchin’s spokesman? Did a Republican candidate in the West Virginia primaries for U.S. Senate once serve as a spokesperson for his Democratic opponent? That’s the accusation of Republican hopeful and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey lobbed at his opponent, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins on Twitter on… Read More

Researchers Say That First Warning Sign Of Alcoholism Generally Driving Over Curb, Plowing Through Fire Hydrant, And Crashing Into Aquarium

ATHENS, OH—According to a three-year study published Friday by researchers at the University of Ohio, the first warning sign of alcoholism is usually driving over a curb, plowing through a fire hydrant, and crashing into an oversized aquarium. “That data strongly suggest that the earliest indication you may have a… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

2017 Second-Hottest Year On Record

A new NASA analysis revealed that—even without warming caused by El Niño—2017 was the second-hottest year since modern record keeping began, and that 17 of the 18 warmest years have happened since 2001. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 22, 2018 8:49 am Support Us

God Recalls 1983 Speedboat Accident That Sent Him To Heaven

THE HEAVENS—Acknowledging that He had been behaving recklessly that night, God, Our Holy Father, recalled Monday the speedboat accident in 1983 that originally sent Him to heaven. “The last thing I remember was tearing across Lake Winnepesaukah in a Jr. Executive 21 JRV with my buddy Dave and suddenly slamming right… Read more… Full Story… Read More

This weekend in TV Club

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: B- | Gilmore Girls | Saturday Night Live: B+ | Star Trek: Discovery: B+ | Shameless: C | The Chi: C | Divorce: B+ Read more… Full Story Here AV Club January 22, 2018 7:48 am Support Us

Donald Trump Sold an Apartment to a Brutal Haitian Dictator? – Snopes.com

Snopes.comDonald Trump Sold an Apartment to a Brutal Haitian Dictator?Snopes.comHe sold the Trump Tower apartment to Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier through a Panamanian shell corporation in 1983. 8K. CLAIM. Donald Trump sold a Trump Tower apartment to the brutal and corrupt former Haitian leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier … Full Story Here Google Fact Check… Read More

Trump’s Mistake on DACA – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgTrump’s Mistake on DACAFactCheck.orgAt an immigration meeting with members of Congress, President Donald Trump mistakenly said that foreign-born residents in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “could be 40 years old, 41 years old.” In fact, they can be no more than 36 … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 22,… Read More

Fact check: Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ focused on reports that were wrong — and quickly corrected – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFact check: Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ focused on reports that were wrong — and quickly correctedChicago TribunePresident Donald Trump arrives at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of former Sen. Bob Dole in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17, 2018. (Shawn Thew / EPA). Glenn KesslerWashington Post. The “Fake News Awards” announced on the… Read More

Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgDurbin’s ‘History’ of MisrepresentationsFactCheck.orgRepublican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue sought to discredit Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the Oval Office, saying Durbin has a “history” of … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check January 22, 2018 6:19 am… Read More

Ken Burns runs out of hard drive space for Afghan War documentary

NEW YORK — Saying it was impossible to fit the decades of information about the conflict onto his 30-terabyte hard drive, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns announced that he has run out of disk space for the Afghanistan War documentary he has been working on, sources confirmed today. It took Burns and his team more than… Read More

Trump Tweets Faulty Black Approval Claim – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgTrump Tweets Faulty Black Approval ClaimFactCheck.orgIn fact, the New York Times reported that SurveyMonkey didn’t even interview the same number of men and women. It’s also wrong to compare those approval ratings to exit poll data from the 2016 general election to claim that Trump’s “support among … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hates the jobless rate until it’s his – News & Observer

News & ObserverAP FACT CHECK: Trump hates the jobless rate until it’s hisNews & ObserverDonald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so …FACT… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hates the jobless rate until it’s his – SFGate

SFGateAP FACT CHECK: Trump hates the jobless rate until it’s hisSFGateBut “by virtue of his age and his gender and the fact he has high cholesterol and that he is in the overweight-borderline obese category, he is at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Ranit Mishori, a primary care physician and professor …FACT… Read More

Deaths of Canadian Billionaire, Wife a Tantalizing Mystery

Police haven’t made any arrests, announced the search for any suspects, or said practically anything publicly about the deaths of the drug company founder and his wife. Full Story Here Snopes January 21, 2018 11:18 pm Support Us

Divorce faces the adolescent fallout

Another other parents of younger children getting the night terrors from the adolescent figures depicted in Divorce? Tom seems all right, I guess, although he could use some driving practice, but Lila is straight-up demon hellfire this episode. Well, her parents just split, her mom’s changing her name, and her school… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Was Malia Obama Busted While Streaking at Harvard?

Reports that Malia Obama was arrested after being caught drinking while underage and running naked across the Harvard campus are fake news. Full Story Here Snopes January 21, 2018 9:48 pm Support Us

The Chi fails to cover new ground in its repetitive third episode

“Ghosts” is an odd episode of television. There’s not a lot of action, but it continues to use the same broad characterizations and stereotypes that haunted the pilot. The episode does create connections between the show’s more disparate characters, but these moments mostly feel forced. Bad luck haunts these… Read more… Full Story Here AV… Read More

Look, we have no idea what the hell Shameless is doing right now, either

The penultimate episode is always a difficult one to review. More than any other episode, the effectiveness of this hour of television depends on what happens in next week’s finale. There is always the possibility that you could critique a show like Shameless for not doing something, and then the finale reveals that … Read… Read More

Burnham meets the Emperor and Discovery finds a new groove

Week three in the Mirror Universe, and I’ll give Discovery this much: they are making the most out of this premise. While some details of the Terran Empire don’t really work (most of the sneering minor characters are laughably trite), forcing Burnham to spend time with a doppelganger of the mentor she betrayed has its…… Read More

Federal Shutdown Enters Day 2 Amid Blame Game on Both Sides

Senate leaders offered no obvious solution to reopening the government and engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing during a rare Sunday session in the hours leading up to a vote to end the shutdown before the workweek began. Full Story Here Snopes January 21, 2018 2:49 pm Support Us

The Producers Guild really appreciated the producing on The Shape Of Water

The Producers Guild Awards certainly aren’t the least exciting event of the time period we like to refer to as Awards Season, but it’s hard to ignore that they’re regularly overshadowed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards—which are happening tonight, as usual, just a day after the PGAs. Still, while the actors are… Read more…… Read More

Fired-Up Patriots Ready To Give Full 60, Maybe 70% Against Jacksonville

FOXBOROUGH, MA—Assuring that the team knew exactly what it would take to win, fired-up Patriots players told reporters Sunday they were ready to give a full 60, maybe 70 percent against Jacksonville. “We are pumped for this showdown, and the Jags are going to see two-thirds, maybe three-fourths of our best—if the game… Read more…… Read More

ISIS recruit dines with new Blackwater employee during layover

KUWAIT – The Shake Shack at Kuwait International Airport felt like a tasty farewell to western culture as Darrell Holden and Mo Deaver awaited their connecting flights to join the ongoing conflict in Syria. What started out as a friendly conversation, however, turned painfully awkward after the realization that they might cross paths in the… Read More

FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves itVoice of AmericaDonald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign …AP FACT CHECK: Trump… Read More

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s fake news awards – PolitiFact

NewsweekFact-checking Donald Trump’s fake news awardsPolitiFactThe list of “fake news” winners released by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party on Thursday is mainly a tally of reported mistakes about the president and his administration. Many of the offending journalists and organizations had already …Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “The Fake News Awards, those going… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it – ABC News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves itABC NewsDonald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so … and more » Full Story… Read More

Fact-checking President Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ – Washington Post

Washington PostFact-checking President Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’Washington PostThe “Fake News Awards” announced on the Republican National Committee website and touted by President Trump pose a conundrum: Does it really count if the news organization admits error? Regular readers of The Fact Checker know that we do not award …Fact-checking Donald Trump’s fake news awardsPolitiFactDonald J.… Read More

Las Vegas Gunman Was Germophobe, Possibly Bipolar

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend. Full Story Here Snopes January 20, 2018 3:33 pm Support Us

Time travel musings muddy an overstuffed Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

“Remember, I tried to stop you,” Samuel Voss tells Daisy and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D., right after failing to kill her and thereby (hopefully) prevent the destruction of the earth. He’s already killed Deke’s father, and when it’s clear his fellow mutineers won’t defeat our team he kills Robin as well, all in a… Read… Read More

Breaking Bad showcased some of film and TV’s most noteworthy directors

It’s easy to forget that when Breaking Bad premiered 10 years ago, it was just another TV show. Not a groundbreaking piece of entertainment, not a universally acclaimed series almost certain to be remembered as one of the finest shows ever made, but an odd-looking little story about Bryan Cranston selling drugs. The… Read more…… Read More

Trump’s First Year in Office Has Been a Can’t-Miss Drama

In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing how the nation and the presidency are viewed at home and abroad. Full Story Here Snopes January 20, 2018 10:48 am Support Us

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it – SFGate

SFGateAP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves itSFGateBut “by virtue of his age and his gender and the fact he has high cholesterol and that he is in the overweight-borderline obese category, he is at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Ranit Mishori, a primary care physician and professor … and… Read More

‘Best galley in the Navy’ innovates with small plates, tasting menus

U.S.S. LEYTE GULF — Culinary Specialist 2nd Class James Mendoza is bringing innovation and restaurant-style flair to his galley, giving millennial sailors their favorite gastronomic trends away from home. “Millennials love small plates and tasting menus,” said Mendoza, placing four chicken nuggets in an artful squiggle of runny barbecue sauce. “Not only does this make the… Read More

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims in his first year

One year after taking the oath of office, President Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. That’s an average of nearly 5.9 claims a day. We started this project as part of our coverage of the… Read More

Russian Networks Pushing #ReleaseTheMemo Meme

Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. Full Story Here Snopes January 19, 2018 8:40 pm Support Us

US Flu Season Gets Worse, Has ‘Lot More Steam’ Than Expected

This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. Full Story Here Snopes January 19, 2018 5:33 pm Support Us

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 New Jobs, Build New Campus

Partially owing to a recent massive tax break, tech giant Apple will return billions of dollars from tax havens to the United States and create an estimated 20,000 new job while investing $30 billion in the U.S. economy. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 19, 2018 2:49 pm Support… Read More

Frustrations boil over as Top Chef sprints toward the halfway mark

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.  Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Michigan Restaurant Selling $180 Tacos

M Cantina, a restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan, is reportedly selling upscale tacos featuring foie gras, grasshoppers, and shaved black truffle and for $60, with a required 3 taco order that brings a single meal to a minimum of $180. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion January 19, 2018 8:19 am… Read More

Scandal raises more questions in a slow return from hiatus

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Portlandia begins its final season with an empathetic satire of aging punks

After eight influential season, Portlandia is finally packing it in this year, and while the show’s cultural impact has waned since its early 2010s peak, anyone still watching knows that it can often be quite funny. The show’s quirky characters and loving satire of hipster culture has become somewhat predictable, but… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in February

February is generally regarded as a month for love, and while Amazon Prime’s streaming offerings for next month do have a nod toward that—namely the Stinky & Dirty Valentine’s Day Special—the real heart-shaped box will be the second half of The Tick’s first season. It won’t premiere until the end of the month, but at…… Read More

Donald Trump – Donald Trump said Chrysler is leaving Mexico. It isn't

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Donald Trump said Chrysler is leaving Mexico. It isn’t Several automakers have unveiled hefty plans to expand in the United States in recent weeks. Toyota and Mazda teamed up to open a $1.6 billion factory in Alabama by 2021. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it would put $1 billion into its… Read More

Corps’ top leaders warn Marines to stop eating Tide Pods

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps’ top leaders have warned junior troops to stop eating Tide Pods after a number of Marines have been hospitalized due to poisoning, sources confirmed today. “I don’t care what you guys do. Hell, you can even go back to drunken driving. Just stop eating laundry detergent, for Christ’s sake,” said… Read More

Trump’s claim that immigrants bring ‘tremendous crime’ is still wrong

“The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down. They want to have illegal immigrants; in many cases, people that we don’t want in our country. They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime.” —… Read More

American Crime Story premieres with a new murder, and a new approach 

For the first 10 minutes of the pilot episode, it feels like The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is going to be a different show. Based on the series’ first installment, it’s likely that after opening with a murder, the season would then continue on to the ongoing FBI investigation, the issues… Read more…… Read More

Modern Family’s lust for life is surprisingly effective

Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a bit of the old Modern Family poking through lately, or perhaps it’s just a welcome feeling of relief while living through the eternal hellscape that is our current political moment, but there’s something about the life-affirming nature of “In Your Head” that I can’t help but fall… Read… Read More

Fact-checking President Trump’s ‘Fake News awards’

The “Fake News Awards” announced on the Republican National Committee website and touted by President Trump pose a conundrum: Does it really count if the news organization admits error? Regular readers of The Fact Checker know that we do not award Pinocchios if a politician admits error. Everyone makes mistakes — and the point is not to play… Read More

Amazon cancels One Mississippi, I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Amazon just picked up The Tick for a second season this morning, but it looks like those extra episodes of Peter Serafinowicz fighting crime as a blue bug guy have necessitated some cuts elsewhere in Amazon’s library of original shows. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has canceled Jean-Claude Van Johnson, I… Read more… Full… Read More

A killer game of Hangman makes for inarticulate X-Files

We’ve had a mythology episode, and a mythology-plus-standalone episode. “Plus One” is the first fully committed Monster of the Week entry of season 11, with murders, an investigation, a self-contained threat, and a conclusion that ends the story without offering much in the way of answers. Chris Carter is back on… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Donald Trump – Would the military shut down if the federal government does?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Would the military shut down if the federal government does? As a possible government shutdown loomed, President Donald Trump preemptively blamed Democrats for any negative fallout. Trump charged that Democratic intransigence about how to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was preventing an agreement on federal spending… Read More