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Must-See TV: Vanna White Revealed The True Name Of God On Wheel Of Fortune Last Night And The Contestant Who Uttered It Turned To Ash

After 35 seasons on the air, you’d think that Wheel Of Fortune would be running low on ways to keep things fresh. But that is absolutely not the case, as last night’s episode featured a surprise for the ages: Vanna White revealed the true name of God on the puzzle board, and the contestant who uttered it immediately turned to ash. Now THAT is some must-see TV! The episode was playing out like any other yesterday until the beginning of the fourth round, when the category “THE TRUE NAME OF…

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The Horrifying Easter Egg Everyone Missed In Indiana Jones

This is about a specific blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment from Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade that is either a random accident or the most unsettling sight gag in cinema history. And when we say “unsettling,” keep in mind that this series already consists of jaunty adventures in which the enemies are real genocidal monsters from history, who are on more than one occasion gruesomely thwarted by the vengeful God of the Old Testament. It actually gets weirder the more you think about it. If the part of the Bible about the…

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5 Ways To Honor The Victims Of The Las Vegas Shooting Without Being Disrespectful To The NRA

In the aftermath of a tragedy like Las Vegas, it’s important to honor the victims in a way that’s tasteful and respectful to the National Rifle Association. Just follow these five rules of thumb. 1. Put your feelings into a Facebook post that glosses over the “guns” and “shooting” aspect: A public outpouring of grief, love, and sympathy that dodges any mention of guns or shooting is a perfect, heartfelt way to honor those we’ve lost. You don’t need to have it all figured out; just write from the heart…

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Major Loss: Michelangelos David Has Been Devoured By Foxes After A Museum Security Guard Forgot To Spray Fox Poison On It

Sadly, the world lost one of history’s greatest artistic masterpieces today. After centuries of being celebrated as the pinnacle of Renaissance sculpture, Michelangelo’s David has been completely devoured by foxes after a museum security guard forgot to spray it down with fox poison. This is a dark day for the artistic community. According to reports, last night at around midnight, the security guard in charge of Michelangelo’s iconic David statue forgot to spray it with its nightly dose of fox poison and inadvertently allowed a pack of foxes to enter…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces Cancer Diagnosis With Plea For Universal Health Care

On Thursday, Sept. 28,  star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced she has cancer with a statement posted to Twitter. The actress wrote in the statement, which she also signed, that “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” The statement was posted just after 1 p.m. ET. She added in her statement that there is “good news” about the diagnosis, saying, The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. Then, her statement took on…

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Taking A Stand: Congress Has Passed A Bill Making It Illegal To Sell Firearms To The Las Vegas Shooter

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Congress has been under tremendous public pressure to act against gun violence in America. Today, they acted. Americans on both sides of the aisle can be proud of their congresspeople, who have taken a stand and passed a bill making it illegal to sell firearms to the Las Vegas shooter. Take notice: This is what it looks like when government works. H.R.1027, The Stephen Paddock Violence Prevention Act, was introduced last night by Democrat Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Republican Trey Gowdy (SC-04),…

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Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

If you’ve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engine’s latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly 624 GB of memory. Remember Bill Gates allegedly asking who would ever need more than 640K of memory. He obviously didn’t see this coming. If you think that’s a lot, you aren’t kidding, and believe it or not it’s a big boost from just last March when GCE announced an offering with 64 CPU cores and 416 GB of memory. Those numbers seem quaint now….

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6 Incredible Couples Costumes That Werent Enough To Salvage Things

These people did Halloween right, but ultimately, it just wasn’t good enough. 1. Zombie Bride and Groom Dave and Lauren wowed their friends with their super realistic zombie bride and groom costumes. Unfortunately, their outfits didn’t help with Dave’s commitment issues, as he admitted being “kind of freaked out” by seeing Lauren in a wedding dress. 2. Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers As Lindsey and Ed found out, planning a great Halloween costume together does not compensate for a complete lack of physical chemistry. 3. American Gothic This…

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Finally! An Emoji That Expresses The Pain Of Getting Older And Realizing Youre The Adult In The Family

For all the lazy texters out there (you know who you are!), emojis are lifesavers and super fun. And now, with the most recent iPhone update, we got a new cute little face you didn’t even know you needed: an emoji that expresses the overwhelmingly empty feeling of getting older and realizing you’re the adult in the family! All right! We all know that feeling of seeing your parents withering away and realizing you no longer have a safety net, and that the two people who kept you safe your…

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