Top Articles by Ben Cohen
A Japanese tire company has come up with a novel way of getting audiences to pay attention to their adverts – by scaring the living crap out of them. Now doing the rounds on the interwebs, the ad is being billed as “The Scariest Ad Ever”. And it just might be.
What happens when you take a population, subject them to decades of shitty television, take away decent public education, relentlessly advertise cheap credit to them while their wages stagnate, market politics to them based on fear, subsidize junk food conglomerates to feed them with fatty meats pumped with growth hormones, high fructose corn syrup and salt, and tell them that to preserve the American way, they must “go shopping”?
In June of this year, the tragic, yet amazing story of Harrison Okene’s survival in a capsized tugboat that sank off the coast of Nigeria stunned the world. Trapped in a 4ft sq. air pocket 100ft underwater in freezing temperatures, Okene survived on no food and some cans of Coca Cola for almost three days. Even more amazing is the video footage of the rescue that has just surfaced.
According to wealth guru Tom Corley, poor people need to stop going to McDonalds, get their asses to the gym, and listen to self help audio books on the way to their shitty jobs. That way they will become rich.
As the saying goes, one gun good, five guns much better. According to a search warrant that was made public, George Zimmerman had five guns and over 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him earlier this month for allegedly beating up his girlfriend.
In one of the most horrifying stories of child abuse in recent times, Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band ‘Lostprophets’, pled guilty to multiple “depraved” sex offenses against children, including even an animal. Most horrendously, Watkins pled guilty to the attempted rape of an 11 month baby.
Thanksgiving could teach Americans socialistic concepts like sharing and selflessness. To counter the troubling Europeanization of a distinctly American tradition, here are 10 tips to a have a self interested, Libertarian Thanks Giving.
Question: How do you stop people from getting shot in church? Do you:
a) Stop people taking guns to church
b) Pray that people with guns in church don’t accidentally shoot fellow worshippers.
c) Bring more guns to church
The old “My Dog Ate My Homework” ruse has never worked because, well, everyone has heard of it. That is unless it actually happened and you have the X Rays to prove it.
Check out our guide to understanding the agreement between the US and Iran that happened over the weekend, looking at different perspectives across the media spectrum.
In this week’s installment of “Glenn Beck Comment Porn” we look at reader reactions to an article on ‘The Blaze’ titled “EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM DEBATE RAGES IN TEXAS OVER NEW SCIENCE TEXTBOOK”.
Wayne Madsen of the ‘Wayne Madsen Report‘ went after The Daily Banter for attacking Roseanne Barr, accusing us of bad journalism. Sadly, Wayne forgot to fact check pretty much everything, putting a slight dampener on his ‘breaking report’.
What happened to the working class Jewish girl from Salt Lake City who so perfectly captured America’s blue collar culture and elevated working class feminism for a generation of women? Sadly, it’s a pretty familiar tale. Here are the 15 steps every wide eyed wannabe actor/actress must take to transform themselves into a fire breathing mad person like Roseanne Barr.
If you’ve a) been to Whole Foods, b) read the internet, you’ve probably heard of Kelly Maclean – the stand up comic, actress and writer from Los Angeles who penned what has to be the funniest column of the year, “Surviving Whole Foods” at the Huff Post. As admirers of unyielding snark and dark humor, we knew we had to have Kelly come on board here at the Banter.
Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” is a week-long promotion of the world’s greatest sneakers, and it features one of the funniest ads in a very long time. The star of the ad, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reflects that the company’s promotion makes you feel like “all is right with the world”. It then cuts… Read More
In a ludicrously expensive, overly produced music video featuring wild horses, snow covered mountains, and themselves having sex on a motor bike, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have taken tastelessness to a new level.