Taylor Swift's 1989 Proves That "Pop" Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore

These are trying times to find oneself still riding for Taylor Swift, the Artist. As a celebrity, as a mostly willing punchline, as a cultural nemesis, as a content generator, she's never been bigger or better—this week alone, she's made cat noises, continued stalking her own fans on social media, preened courtside (… » 10/31/14 12:35am Today 12:35am

Madison Bumgarner's Dad Is The Best Sports Dad

One bizarre side effect of turning in one of the best postseason pitching runs in MLB history is that the New York Times will send a reporter out to North Carolina to interview your dad saying just the dad-est possible things. So meet Kevin Bumgarner, proud father of the reigning World Series MVP, whose opinion on… » 10/30/14 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door

Look, there's a lot going on here, and the only available information has to be translated from the Icelandic, so bear with me: I'm doing the best I can. From available news reports (headline: "Icelander panties girlfriend and drove car sales - mixed video!"), we can glean that this transpired three years ago in the… » 10/22/14 5:03pm 10/22/14 5:03pm

Watch Jan Hooks And Phil Hartman In The Weird, Gorgeous Love Is A Dream

Jan Hooks, the fearlessly silly Saturday Night Live cast member and world-renowned Alamo tour guide, died today at 57 of a serious illness, reports TMZ. She was an integral part of late-'80s/early-'90s SNL; per the unanimously reverent Twitter chatter this evening, her best role might've been in the… » 10/09/14 7:49pm 10/09/14 7:49pm

Thom Yorke Did Not Bypass The Gatekeepers. He Is One.

As of this morning there is a new Thom Yorke solo album in the world, titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and available for $6 via BitTorrent. This is cool and good; I heartily recommend you stop using BitTorrent to illegally download pornography long enough to legally check it out, flush as it is with atmospheric… » 9/26/14 4:12pm 9/26/14 4:12pm

U2 Never Gave Their New Album A Chance

I don't want to live in a world where U2 are well and truly irrelevant, and yet I fear I've been living in that world for quite some time. Or at least working there; what we learned yesterday, when Bono and the boys gave away their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free via iTunes to a half-billion people, is that… » 9/10/14 2:58pm 9/10/14 2:58pm

Grindcore Gods Puig Destroyer Are Back, And We've Got An Exclusive Track

Last summer, we introduced you to Puig Destroyer, a supergroup of scream-y grindcore enthusiasts and baseball fans named in honor of a certain Dodgers phenom. Today, we are pleased to report that the quartet (a "virtual band" featuring dudes from Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and Curl Up and Die) is readying a… » 9/09/14 3:59pm 9/09/14 3:59pm