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June 08, 2013

Why the Cheerios Racism Controversy Was Bad Journalism

By David Christopher Bell | 251,068 Views

In the past few days, you may have gotten wind of a media frenzy concerning a harmless Cheerios commercial featuring an adorable little girl pouring cereal on her sleeping father.

There's nothing funny about ruining a working man's nap.


June 07, 2013

5 Insane Laws Written Specifically to Harass Poor People

By J.F. Sargent | 496,742 Views

Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you probably have enough common sense and moral fortitude to not go out of your way to kick a homeless person when you see one on the street. If so, pat yourself on the back, because there are some American legislators who are using every tool in their toolbox to make "poverty" the new "murder."

#5. Unpaid Rent Can Get You Thrown in Prison in Arkansas

Unless you come from a family so rich and so uninterested in your character development that they pay your bills for you, you've been short on your rent at least once in your life. It's a rite of passage, like acne or finding your parents' sex toys. Just make sure you don't live in Arkansas when the inevitable shortfall happens, because they've got a law that will send your ass to jail.

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"Suddenly, I've gained a real appreciation for the early works of N.W.A."


June 06, 2013

4 Insane Details from the Weirdest Murder Trial Ever

By Hillery Alley | 449,743 Views

Between the Boston bombing, Oklahoma's tornadoes, and the abdication of Netherland's Queen Beatrix, most of us have been so wrapped up in this spring's major news stories that we haven't been paying attention to the trial of Jodi Arias.

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We've got to admit, "psycho-librarian" is a look she pulls off.

For those of you out of the loop, Arias was convicted of murder after stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander 27 times, slitting his throat, and shooting him in the head. Yes, this was a murder of Rasputin-esque proportions, but that isn't the craziest thing about Jodi Arias -- what's crazy is everything that happened next.


June 05, 2013

5 Ways Streaming Video Will Suck in the Future

By J.F. Sargent | 222,207 Views

With shows like House of Cards and the much-ballyhooed new season of Arrested Development hitting Netflix, streaming video has begun challenging TV as the world's go-to source for episodic movie-novels. Which is great news, because television is an annoying, bureaucracy-crazed dinosaur of a system, like a diplodocus that makes you take a urine test! And something as futuristic as streaming would never, ever end up turning into something as bass-ackwards as TV, right?

Well, yeah, it will. And the worst part is it's completely inevitable, because ...

#5. We'll Still Have Separate TV Channels (Only More Expensive)

The biggest reason Netflix became so popular was that it had all your favorite shows in one place, for one fee! No more tracking shows across different channels, or having to hire another service whenever a new kickass series sta-