R.I.P. Carl Kasell, longtime NPR newscaster and scorekeeper of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! 

NPR reports that one of its own, longtime Morning Edition host and beloved Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! scorekeeper Carl Kasell, has died. Kasell, who had been on the radio since he was 16 years old and practiced his “radio voice” for years before that, died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

It’s never felt more prophetic or satisfying to watch Garry Shandling’s legendarily hostile sit-down with Ricky Gervais

As he once made the transition—circa 2007 or 2008 or so—from “beloved TV creator” to “Yeah, what?,” Ricky Gervais spent early 2018 transitioning his public persona from that elaborate public shrug to an even-more-exasperated “Ugh, god.” Lately, for instance, the comedian has been harshly criticized for his most recent…

Latina To Latina lends candor and intimacy to the colorism conversation

There are plenty of places to listen to two geeks dissect the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer, but few are as funny as Jason and Gabe on Blast Points, and there’s not a trace of cynicism to be found. A new trailer for this foray into the Star Wars universe—which apparently belongs to Ron Howard now—dropped Sunday…

Man receives hotel pardon 17 years after wrecking room with pepperoni-flavored seagull shit

It’s always nice when the viral stories we consume every day can have some kind of happy ending or closure. The fun puppy gets adopted, or the weird yodeling child is finally hurled into the volcano, appeasing the vengeful gods. Now, one of the more amusing online stories of the last few months has reached its…

5 arrested for refusing to grow up at abandoned Toys R Us rave

Toys R Us is on its last legs, but that doesn’t mean the iconic toy store isn’t still bringing fun to kids of all ages. According to The New York Post, an abandoned Toys R Us location in London was set to be the location of a “massive rave,” presumably one with a fun theme like “Where a kid can be a kid” or “I don’t…

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If Mark Zuckerberg's going to talk so much, at least he could do it in a cute Scottish accent

It seems like Mark Zuckerberg can’t shut up lately. Admittedly, that’s at least partially because the Facebook CEO is getting yelled at pretty regularly at the moment, prompting an increased commitment to loudly apologizing to anyone he meets. Still, though: Dude’s got a Nathan Fielder voice with a severely…

Congressional inquiry reveals we'll believe any damn thing about Mark Zuckerberg, as long as it sucks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was subject to one of the harshest punishments America can reserve for one of its rich white executives today, when the U.S. Congress forced him to have a five-minute, inescapable conversation with Texas senator Ted Cruz. Cruz—who seemed extremely upset at the idea that Facebook might have…