Top Articles by Ben Cohen
Little girls grow up dreaming about the day they get married – white dresses, bridesmaids, pretty flowers and exotic honey moons. Little boys grow up dreaming about ways to avoid them. Unfortunately for 36 year old Neil McArdle, his last minute attempt to get out of his wedding resulted in a 12 month jail sentence in Liverpool, England.
Good Day New York on ‘Fox 5′ is all about good, clean, family fun for residents of the Big Apple. The daily show features news, weather updates, fashion segments, celebrity gossip, and er, interviews with drugged up ex porn stars…
Careening from disaster to disaster, the Republicans have made themselves a laughing stock and completely unelectable. Having flunked the national election in 2012 by putting up the stiffest candidate known to mankind, they now run the risk losing the House in 2014 after their antics over Obamacare. Can it get any worse for the GOP? After women’s rights, gay marriage, and Obamacare, are there more issues they can fuck up?
Cory Booker officiated the first ever gay marriage in the state of New Jersey. Sadly, an onlooker started shouting “this is unlawful in the eyes of God!” in an attempt to disrupt the ceremony. Booker’s response was nothing short of brilliant.
John Boehner and Ted Cruz’s bust up with the White House over Obamacare and the budget was about as close to a political strategy as Fox News’s reporting is to actual journalism. Thankfully, the brilliance of the Tea Party and the hapless Republicans they’ve dragged down with them could benefit the Democrats not just in the long term, but in the pretty immediate future.
In a review of New York Time’s White House correspondent Peter Baker’s book on George W. Bush’s presidency ‘Days of Fire’, David Frum concludes that on reflection, the ideology of the younger Bush is wholly preferable to the current incarnation of conservatism.
The artist Banksy is doing a month-long residency in New York with a project he’s calling “Better Out Than In.” In the latest installment of provocative pieces he has unveiled around the city, Bansky revealed a fiberglass Ronald McDonald statue having his shoes shined by a real boy.
In the wake of the almost apocalyptic meltdown of the United States government, Andrew Sullivan attempts to understand the psychology behind the extremist faction of the Republican Party that held the country to ransom over extending health care to poor people
IT’S OVER: House and Senate Approve Deal, Debt Ceiling Crisis & Gov’t Shutdown Over, GOP Gets Nothing
After weeks of negotiations, threats and counter threats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he and Mitch McConnell have reached a deal to end the ongoing debt ceiling standoff.
Peter King, the Republican who once accused President Obama of going on an ‘apology tour’ of the Middle East and has argued for increased surveillance of Muslims in the U.S ripped into his party over the debt ceiling negotiations saying, “This party is going nuts”.
Stephen Fry takes on Dr. Joseph Nicolosi of the ‘National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality’ and makes him look, well, like an idiot.
Anthony Hopkins Writes Letter to Breaking Bad Star Saying Performance Was “The Best Acting I Have Seen – Ever”
If Anthony Hopkins calls your performance “the best acting I have seen – ever”, you know you’ve done something right. Check out Hopkins’s amazing letter to ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston – a testament to the brilliance of the television series that may go down as the best ever written.
When Pat Robertson isn’t busy hating gays and Muslims, he’s also apparently a dietician. According to Robertson, who spoke on the ’700 Club’, a low-carb diet “violates the principles that God set down”.
The Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is regarded in American culture as the first Westerner to discover the Americas, and he will forever be remembered as a pioneer and a hero. The historical record however, shows Columbus to be a brutal murderer who participated in indescribable crimes against Americas indigenous population, calling into question the need to celebrate him every year.
The Morning Banter: Obamacare Good For Small Business, Antarctica Program Gone, Lena Dunham Milks a Cow
Happy Friday people, it’s the last day of the week so no need to do any real work. Only 8 hours till you’re off and drinking/flirting/bantering with your work colleagues at your local watering hole. Anyway, kill some time by reading what’s good on the internets:
Azerbaijan’s democracy was in full swing yesterday as President Ilham Aliyev released vote results from the national election, an entire day full before voting had even started.
Glenn Beck is threatening to move to Canada because he is fearful of the “Obama Revolutionaries” who are planning to “scoop people up”. If you’re reading this Glenn, go ahead. We’ll even pay for the ticket.