Posted on 20 February 2017.
In the 2016 election season, Fake News websites sprung up quickly and in shocking numbers. Many believed their lies and voted based on them, but what IS fake news and how does it work?
Making headlines is hard, but making fake news is as easy as ABC (but in Russian). Fake news comes from Macedonia, Russia, these United States, and really everywhere. Read the full story
Posted in Books, Newspapers & Misc, Internets Tubes, Video News
Posted on 03 February 2015.
‘Tis the season when marketers go the extra mile and even passive fans stick to their TVs, even if just to watch the commercials.
Fiat ran a clever commercial this year, but it was nothing close to the one they originally wanted to show.
Italians, man. I can’t speak directly to their cars, marketing or choice in leading ladies, but I can say this was a pretty clever ad in its original form. Read the full story
Posted in Television, Video News
Posted on 24 September 2014.
Another Mitch McConnell campaign video Fact-Checked, another one rated 100% True!, depending on how you feel about beige people.
We’ve already fact-checked his Mitch McConnell Supports Women and Mitch Supports your Big Business of Every size, and found them to be true, so this comes as no surprise. Read the full story
Posted in Politics, Video News
Posted on 06 July 2013.
A study on the use of hallucinogens in medicine has been put on hold as authorities attempt to talk 24 year-old Chicago University researcher Vern Shelby out of a 13-foot bird’s nest.
The story is still developing, but it is believed at this early hour Shelby has insisted he’s not “freaking out.”
See the rest of the story on YouTube, or scroll down for the video.
Posted in Video News, World News
Posted on 07 December 2012.
While unearthing a mass grave in the South of Sudan, a country where religious division fuels an ethnic cleansing that provides a bloody front for a resource war, a Red Cross forensics worker found a puppy, alive among the remains of the murdered Sudanese Villagers.
It was during final stages of corpse inventory, assigning a gender and age to each body for statistical analysis needed for fund raising campaigns, when excavator Lois Cambridge heard a whimper. After the bodies were cleared away, the puppy was found, emaciated, wounded and clinging to life in the knee-deep sludge of decaying human viscera. Read the full story
Posted in War Zone, World News
Posted on 17 June 2010.
Los Angeles, CA – Little did Lady Gaga realize that the special rifle bra that was created for her “Alejandro” video actually was made from real rifles strapped to the front of the bra in such a way that when she danced, the rifles would sway from side to side.
Unfortunately, while practicing to swing the rifles both in the same direction, one of them got caught in the strapping and swung wildly to the left hitting the other rifle causing it to discharge. Read the full story
Posted in Celebrity Gossip
Posted on 06 May 2010.
Chicago, IL – For the third time in as many days, Chicago Police Department forensic analyst Ted Hatcher confessed to being unable to magically extract high definition pictures from damaged, out-of-focus, and low resolution images. Hatcher’s failure was met with disbelief and disappointment by police detectives and crime scene investigators standing around him in his unreasonably dark forensics lab. Read the full story
Posted in Crime, Technology
Posted on 29 March 2010.
SAN BRUNO, CA (GlossyNews) — YouTube, the popular video networking site, was unavailable today due to technical difficulties. The site, which attracts millions of users from across the globe, was down for one hour while technicians attempted to rectify the problem. Bored, unemployed people everywhere awoke to the outage, and panicked.
“They were left to their own devices in attempting to fill the first few hours of their day,” said Stan Rossmore, head of the International Institute Of Boredom. Read the full story
Posted in Science & Technologizzy, Technology, Top Stories
Posted on 11 September 2009.
We all have our jobs to do around the Perplexing Times offices, and we all do them, time permitting, to the best of our ability. Well, maybe not the best of our abilities, but certainly to the best of our interest in doing so. This staff Videographer we hired, however, is really mooking up the works with his inattention to detail. Read the full story
Posted in Kidz Zone