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Seth Rollins Helps Jon Stewart Present All His Fake Arby's Slogans

Longtime viewers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart know that Arby’s is one of the program’s most frequent targets. Tonight’s program featured a supercut of Stewart’s fake endorsements, many of which were for that very fast food chain—and the whole segment features WWE champ Seth Rollins...for some reason. » 7/30/15 11:36pm Yesterday 11:36pm

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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Does the Indictment of a Killer Cop Mean That Body Cams Work?

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for murder in the shooting of Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man. According to prosecutor Joseph Deters, video captured by Tensing’s body camera was the critical piece of evidence in the decision to pursue charges. Does this mean that cameras work? » 7/30/15 4:52pm Yesterday 4:52pm

Rappers On Auto-Balancing Skateboards: A Complete Guide

Here in 2015, most of us are still stuck using our stupid, feeble legs for everyday transportation, but perhaps you’ve noticed the latest rapper trend: auto-balancing skateboards that look like smaller, cooler Segways. Everyone from Wiz Khalifa to Nicki Minaj to Soulja Boy is flaunting these things on Instagram… » 7/30/15 4:52pm Yesterday 4:52pm

The New Mission: Impossible Is Almost Better Than The New Mad Max

1. I think if the Mission: Impossible franchise starred anyone other than Tom Cruise, we’d regard all these movies as classics. All five have been excellent in their own ways, but unlike any other franchise I can think of, each sequel is better than its predecessor. Each has a different director, and different… » 7/30/15 2:08pm Yesterday 2:08pm

How To Get A Cheap Motorcycle And Not Crash It

The problem is, most things are Good in inverse proportion to the degree to which they’re Fun. Broccoli is Good; Bacon is Fun. Taxes are Good; Casinos are Fun. Gyms are Good; Bars are Fun. You get the picture. But assuming, as I do, that all of us must live at least a little, few things are less Good and more Fun than… » 7/29/15 12:57pm Wednesday 12:57pm

Cleancast: Ever Wondered How Gross Restaurants Really Are?

So ... have you? Do you wonder if restaurant employees are actually washing their hands after using the restroom? Does the thought of trichinosis send you into an emotional spiral? My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Daniel Gritzer, the culinary director at Serious Eats, who joined me to… » 7/29/15 11:03am Wednesday 11:03am

The Lifeless Vacation Reboot Is All Bowels And No Heart 

1. The original 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation is a classic because deep down, it’s essentially a sweet movie. The screenplay was written by John Hughes—based off the short story “Vacation ’58,” which he wrote about a family trip to Disneyworld, and which ultimately got him on the staff of National Lampoon—and the… » 7/28/15 4:35pm Tuesday 4:35pm

And Now, Our All-Time Favorite Sports Video Games 

Listen, it’s the dead of summer, only boring sports are happening, and nobody much feels like blogging any blogs, so let’s all play some video games instead. Here, now, the Deadspin staff reminisces on their all-time favorite sports games. Here’s how we wasted our youth; please stick around afterward and let us know… » 7/28/15 3:42pm Tuesday 3:42pm

23 Things A Nicki Minaj Concert Taught Me About Taking Selfies

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint tour hit Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night, and it was an excellent show! Her dancers are incredible, her vocal range is astounding, her costumes ruled, and holy shit, she brought out Lil Wayne! But aside from all that, the show was also prime selfie-taking ground. I learned so much from… » 7/27/15 4:50pm Monday 4:50pm

I Am Cait Treats Everyone With Dignity, Including You

I Am Cait, the new E! series that follows Caitlyn Jenner in her new life post-gender transition, premiered last night. If you’ve been following the story on magazine covers and angry dudes’ Twitter feeds and so forth, nothing that happens in the first episode was much of a surprise: As promised, Caitlyn meets her… » 7/27/15 12:26pm Monday 12:26pm

The Warriors Gives Us The Best Fantasy Version Of NYC Ever Filmed

When Bill de Blasio was running for the New York mayor’s office a few years ago, Matt Drudge expressed the fear that de Blasio’s New York would look like the great 1979 gang movie The Warriors. The obvious retort to that: Wouldn’t that make you want to vote for de Blasio? Who wouldn’t want to live in the New York of … » 7/24/15 12:51pm 7/24/15 12:51pm

Go Set A Watchman Isn't A Good Book, But It Is An Important One

If it weren’t for the circumstances surrounding Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the novel’s deep flaws might pass by unnoticed. It began life as a private manuscript that, after much editing, became 1960’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved To Kill a Mockingbird, and the two share the same settings and… » 7/24/15 11:50am 7/24/15 11:50am

What Could Possibly Happen In Another Jurassic World Movie?

In June 2018, Universal is scraping what is left of the amber-preserved DNA to give life to another Jurassic Park movie. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will resume their roles in what is technically a sequel to this summer’s Jurassic World. None of this is bad news. It’s not even exactly surprising. It’s… » 7/23/15 3:46pm 7/23/15 3:46pm

How To Go On A Fancy-Ass Cruise Without Going Broke

We all have that friend who just loves to tell about how they love traveling. He’s the same friend that doesn’t realize that not everyone has a seven-figure trust fund and can afford to celebrate destination half-birthdays. Some people, like you and I, work for our money. Here’s a few tips on how to show up that… » 7/23/15 2:47pm 7/23/15 2:47pm