Articles by: Brendan Weinstein

Real Housewives of Silicon Valley Renamed Asian Wives of Awkward White Guys

May 1, 2011 3:09 pmComments Off on Real Housewives of Silicon Valley Renamed Asian Wives of Awkward White Guys
Real Housewives of Silicon Valley Renamed Asian Wives of Awkward White Guys
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Pro Surfer Dies During Car Ride to Big Wave Surfing Competition

April 14, 2011 9:00 amComments Off on Pro Surfer Dies During Car Ride to Big Wave Surfing Competition
Pro Surfer Dies During Car Ride to Big Wave Surfing Competition

Pro Surfer Taz “the Boneyard” Hodgkins died in a tragic car accident last Friday on his way to the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Competition. The driver of a blue 2003 Toyota Carolla lost control after a tire blowout and collided head on into Hodgkins’ vehicle. When reached for comment, his […]

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Monkey Sued for Plagiarizing Shakespeare

February 13, 2011 1:44 pmComments Off on Monkey Sued for Plagiarizing Shakespeare
Monkey Sued for Plagiarizing Shakespeare
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Laptop Begs for User Not to Pull the Plug

1:42 pmComments Off on Laptop Begs for User Not to Pull the Plug
Laptop Begs for User Not to Pull the Plug
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Adolescent Lawn-Mowers and Lemonade Stand Managers Distraught about Immigration

January 30, 2011 2:31 pmComments Off on Adolescent Lawn-Mowers and Lemonade Stand Managers Distraught about Immigration
Adolescent Lawn-Mowers and Lemonade Stand Managers Distraught about Immigration

Across the country independent lawn-mowing and lemonade-selling entrepreneurs expressed discontent with President Obama’s lenient remarks on immigration during the State of the Union. 12 year-old Mike Wachowski decried, “At the rate the immigrant population is increasing I am going to have to start charging $7 per lawn to stay competitive.” […]

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8-year-old Claims Victory in Chess Match After His Grandfather Passes Away

January 3, 2011 9:00 amComments Off on 8-year-old Claims Victory in Chess Match After His Grandfather Passes Away
8-year-old Claims Victory in Chess Match After His Grandfather Passes Away

8-year-old Billy Swarthout claimed victory in a 6-hour chess match that concluded on January 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm. His grandfather, Charles Swathout, had started the game with the Sicilian Defense. The clever defensive strategy left his poor grandson puzzled. “After about 20 minutes of Billy not moving, grandpa offered […]

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Dogs Love TSA Pat Down Agents

November 28, 2010 4:44 pmComments Off on Dogs Love TSA Pat Down Agents
Dogs Love TSA Pat Down Agents
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Successful Get Out the Vote Campaign Sees Record Voter Turnout

November 4, 2010 3:40 amComments Off on Successful Get Out the Vote Campaign Sees Record Voter Turnout
Successful Get Out the Vote Campaign Sees Record Voter Turnout

Celebrity-powered ads, Facebook vote reminders, and early mail-in votes all contributed to what is being called the best voter turnouts in weeks. “We simply haven’t seen this many people vote ever before on Dancing with the Stars,” remarked an astonished Gallup Poll analyst Steve Whittaker. “There’s no doubt in my […]

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Chefs and Potters Unions Show Strong Support for Prop. 19

October 31, 2010 2:35 pmComments Off on Chefs and Potters Unions Show Strong Support for Prop. 19
Chefs and Potters Unions Show Strong Support for Prop. 19

Both the California chefs and potters unions declared support for Proposition 19, the statewide referendum to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California. Famous TV Chef Emeril Lagasse, a senior member of the chefs union, commented, “Pot is the most important tool for a chef. Without it, we’re nothing.” […]

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Caltech Girl’s PowerPoint of the Men She Knows Goes Viral

October 18, 2010 1:54 pmComments Off on Caltech Girl’s PowerPoint of the Men She Knows Goes Viral
Caltech Girl’s PowerPoint of the Men She Knows Goes Viral

Caltech student Patty Christensen recently sent a email to her friends containing an “honors thesis” graphically detailing all of the men she has met through various World of Warcraft teams, Quiz Bowl events, and the like. However, one friend forwarded this powerpoint to a chat list, and it has been […]

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