Seeing as how Internet weirdos are Weiner's only remaining constituency, it's only fitting that one of them comes to his aid One man, going by the handle thepimpmunk, has taken to YouTube to deliver a stirring speech in his defense.
In timing that couldn't have been more poetic or suspicious, depending on your take, the Washington Post published a must-read, 5,500 word story on Mitt Romney's days at Hogwarts the Cranbrook School, in which Romney allegedly bullied a gay classmate. (Writing stories of about that length ourselves, we're sympathetic to the Post story's author, Jason Horowitz, and know he couldn't have predicted in the weeks or months of research what other news would be happening when it was finally published.) Romney has apologized for the incident, although he says he doesn't recall pinning John Lauber, his gay classmate, down while he screamed and Romney allegedly hacked off his hair with scissors. (Romney also says, "I certainly don't believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual.")
Is the F train your train? Do you hate it, or love it, or love to hate it? This "love/hate ode to the F train" from Matthew Wollin, 24, attempts to capture the mix of emotions, from appreciation to confusion to horror, that we associate with our twice-plus daily ride on the train of our choice (or not our choice, as the case may be).
Have you ever been so excited to eat that you started levitating above your plate and the only thing that prevented you from floating off into space was your jaw which was firmly locked onto your meal? If so, the puppy on the right can relate. Check out the video after the jump.
If you are like most Americans, you are blissfully unaware of the Norwegian butter crisis. To help you catch up, here is a comprehensive recap and analysis: Norway is almost out of butter. You probably didn't think about this as you slathered golden pads of greasy joy on your fluffy pancakes this morning. Perhaps you would be more inclined to care if the crisis had a face. Enter Tommy, a blogger from Oslo, who asks in a video both heartfelt and heartbreaking, "What if I came home to you and took your butter from your fridge?" Check out Tommy's plea after the jump.
People in the Western part of the country were treated to a total lunar eclipse this morning. Luckily you don't have to be a resident of California or an early riser to see it--someone already videotaped it for you. Check it out above.
By now, you've probably seen Rick Perry's "Strong" ad, in which he opines, "There's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." Not only are gays in our military, they're also composing music for our campaign ads. As the Harvard Political Review points out, the music that plays in the background of Perry's ad is inspired by or directly taken from Aaron Copland, a gay composer.
Terrible confession: We don't drive -- regularly, anyway -- and we never learned how to make this sort of parallel parking magic happen. But it looks pretty effing fancy. Look at the wheels shimmy! This happened in New York City, in Bushwick, recently.