It pains Fox News to report on this, but…
For Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and his quest to promote gay marriage, there's no bigger stage than Super Bowl XLVII.
You've got to admire the guy. It's not every football player who can stand up for a group that's historically been subjected to extreme, completely unjustified acts of violence simply because such violence is culturally acceptable due to a deeply-felt sense of tradition.
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Tags: Football, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Sports
Volkswagen's entry in the high-stakes world of Super Bowl 2013 commercials features an office with the case of the Mondays that's transformed by the sunny disposition of a decidedly white colleague who speaks in an upbeat Jamaican patois.
That green-light meeting must have been interesting, mon.
Tags: Advertising, Auto Industry, Cars & Vehicles, Racism, Sports, Super Bowl
"Are you gay?" Katie Couric asked Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame football star who was duped into a long-distance faux-lationship by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, allegedly with the assistance of Tuiasosopo's female cousin. "No," Te'o responded. "Far from it. Faaaar from it."
But just how far from gay can Te'o get? A visualization is in order:
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* The New Yorker profiles John Kerry.
* Hey North Korea, don't get your panties in a wad.
* John Hodgman gives some sage advice to writers.
* Andrew Sullivan wants to correct the myth of Stonewall.
* Chris Gethard and Bobby Moynihan write "Alf Kills Hitler."
* The middle manager's sacred oath, from McSweeney's.
* Laughspin's newest podcast discusses Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert and more.
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Tags: Adolf Hitler, Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, Daily Links, Funny or Die, Horatio Sanz, John Hodgman, John Kerry, Kim Jong-un, Lance Armstrong, LGBT, Nazis, North Korea, Sports, Stonewall, The New Yorker
Deadspin's reporting on the life and death of Lennay Kekua, the girlfriend of Notre Dame star Manti Te'o, revealed some interesting facts. Namely, that she's not dead, wasn't Te'o's girlfriend and has never existed. The two did not meet in Hawaii. They did not speak to each other every night on the telephone. Kekua did not suffer a car accident in California, nor did she die of leukemia.
In simpler times, this story never would have emerged and we'd have one less dead fictional girl on our consciences. Imaginary Kekua would live forever, just another my-girlfriend-who-lives-Canada who retreats to rural British Columbia whenever a boy works up the courage to ask a real girl out on a date.
But in today's world, this story has real victims. Think of all the people in actual long-distance relationships. How are they ever going to convince their friends and colleagues they're not pulling an elaborate Manti Te'o style hoax? With this guide, that's how.
Tags: Football, Manti Teo, Media, Men and Women, Sports