Is It Time For Us To Take Astrology Seriously?

Is It Time For Us To Take Astrology Seriously?

In an April marked by angry eclipses portending unexpected change, the ancient, long-debunked practice of astrology and its preeminent ambassador might be weirdly suited for the 21st century. View this image › Illustration by Justine Zwiebel for BuzzFeed Every Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 7 p.m., Bart Lidofsky pins a small plastic name tag to his shirt (“Bart Lidofsky, Astrologer”) and receives customers at the Quest Bookshop on East 53rd Street in New York City. After I wander up to him and introduce myself — I am there to have my natal chart read — he leads me to a little table in the back of the store and pulls a gauzy green curtain closed behind us. “For privacy,” he says. Quest specializes in spiritual, esoteric, and New Age literature, but also sells crystals, runes, incense, divination equipment, mala beads, essential oils, candles, pendulums, gemstones, and “altar supplies.” It […]

Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada, The Internet Erupts In Applause

Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada, The Internet Erupts In Applause

“The system works.” 1. Chris Brown is supposed to be kicking off the Canada leg of his tour tonight with a show in Montreal, but it looks like he was denied entry into the country. View this image › Twitter: @chrisbrown 2. The singer notified his fans over Twitter that he will not legally be able to perform to his “sold out crowds.” Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto. — chrisbrown (@Chris Brown) The tweets were later deleted. 4. While the exact reason for his inadmissibility is unclear, Brown has had several skirmishes with the law. View this image › AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool, file Most infamously for his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. He’s also plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault for hitting a man outside of his hotel in 2014. 5. (If you’re wondering, […]

This Is What It’s Like To Go To Prison For Trolling

This Is What It’s Like To Go To Prison For Trolling

In January 2014, two people were found guilty of sending death and rape threats to the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez in the most high-profile online abuse case Britain has yet seen. They told BuzzFeed News why they did it — and what happened next. View this image › Isabella Sorley in Newcastle, February 2015. Ceri Oakes / SWNS for BuzzFeed At 2.29pm on 29 July 2013, Isabella Sorley, a then-23-year-old advertising graduate from Newcastle, said on Twitter: “Me doing something when tired only leads to one thing, me loosing [sic] my temper, but I’m sure sleep and wine will sort me out later.” Twelve hours later, between 2.25am and 2.55am, she sent six tweets to two people: feminist writer Caroline Criado-Perez, who was campaigning for a woman to be featured on the £10 note, and Labour MP Stella Creasy, who supported the campaign. The tweets said: “Fuck off and die…you […]

‘Still hilarious!’ Richard Sherman continues cuckoo pants rant on Twitter

‘Still hilarious!’ Richard Sherman continues cuckoo pants rant on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/424949966797172736 Oh dear! Well, that tweet takes on new meaning now, doesn’t it? As Twitchy readers know, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman caused quite the stir with his post-game rant. http://twitter.com/#!/BrandonAgape/status/425244772564213760 Also priceless? Sherman’s own tweets. He continued his cuckoo pants rant via Twitter Sunday night. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425132804981026816 OK, that tweet was sane and quite gracious. But, he wasn’t done. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425132828943069184 Um. http://twitter.com/#!/willharris630/status/425190895454289920 http://twitter.com/#!/busblog/status/425138564880289792 Snicker. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425137433135419393 Alrighty then. Former NFL player Deion Sanders weighed in: http://twitter.com/#!/DeionSanders/status/425145152982630401 Sherman responded: http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425138411087732736 Huh? http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425151524214280192 Well, we do know one thing: Well played, dude. Well played. http://twitter.com/#!/Suruf/status/425149341976653824 Related: ‘Y’all nasty!’ Forget Richard Sherman; 49ers player grosses out Greta Van Susteren, others ‘Show me’: SF 49ers’ Michael Crabtree responds to Richard Sherman’s sideline claim ‘Candid response’: Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews offers reaction to Richard Sherman sideline interview; Update: ‘Loved the emotion!’ Sen. Chris Murphy threatens to ‘go all Richard Sherman on Republicans’; Nobody in particular intimidated ‘Insane’: Seattle Seahawks cornerback […]

#Fangate ‘was the moment [Gov. Scott] lost the election’

#Fangate ‘was the moment [Gov. Scott] lost the election’

ICYMI, last night’s debate between Republican Governor Rick Scott and (now) Democrat Charlie Crist got off to rocky start when Scott refused to take the stage because there was a small fan (prohibited by debate rules) at the bottom of Crist’s lectern. Here’s Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo’s live reaction to the controversy, quickly dubbed #Fangate on Twitter: Gov, Rick Scott is refusing to show up at the press debate because Charlie Crist has a fan under his podium. This is not a joke it appears — Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 15, 2014 Crist: "Are we really going to debate about a fan. Or are we going to debate about education…" — Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 15, 2014 Everyone, turn on your TVs now. It now appears Rick Scott will appear on stage. Scott said debate rules prohibited Crist from having a fan — Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 15, 2014 […]

‘WTH happened to James Woods?’ Fans wonder what’s up with conservative actor

‘WTH happened to James Woods?’ Fans wonder what’s up with conservative actor

http://twitter.com/#!/__MB___2013/status/411542985780633600 In October, Twitchy reported that fans wondered what had happened to James Woods during his ten-day absence from Twitter. Now, we’re almost at the two-month mark without a Twitter peep from the conservative actor and Twitchy favorite. http://twitter.com/#!/air92503/status/411723867829198848 You’re not alone. Woods’ last tweet was on Oct. 17. http://twitter.com/#!/PruPaine/status/410945641737506817 It’s nice to be missed: http://twitter.com/#!/Cameron_Gray/status/411495281453047809 http://twitter.com/#!/sandys1776/status/411348576342908928 http://twitter.com/#!/CarlSpry/status/411251885589286913 http://twitter.com/#!/kensrage1980/status/411058378312392704 http://twitter.com/#!/sboggs/status/410895201264472064 http://twitter.com/#!/Coondawg68/status/411597577067696129 Woods didn’t tweet an announcement before going Twitter silent. Is he just busy with his new project? http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/411598951372963840 Woods is the host and executive producer of “Futurescape,” which debuted on the Science Channel on Nov. 19. http://twitter.com/#!/NASCARNAC/status/410129638502203392 While his patriotism, humor and biting political commentary are missed on Twitter, many people are enjoying the new series. http://twitter.com/#!/Edwin_Stanski/status/410934595928850432 http://twitter.com/#!/LivingGeekGirl/status/410627518727606273 http://twitter.com/#!/jakaroo65/status/409911027707305984 Related: Warrior vs. commander in chief: Wounded hero’s moving salute reminds James Woods of Obama pic Tolerance! James Woods: I was blocked from job due to politics (Bonus Barrycade-slamming pics) ‘My country first’: […]

'Hi. You're still a douchebag.' Lead baseball writer for NBC defends crap tweet dissing American flag

‘Hi. You’re still a douchebag.’ Lead baseball writer for NBC defends crap tweet dissing American flag

NBC’s lead baseball writer Craig Calcaterra tweeted this about the American flag on Easter. Keep it classy. "Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free" pic.twitter.com/Mx3omxcNhu — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 16, 2017 Because clearly the American flag is political. Seriously, it’s hard to believe this guycould be a lead writer about baseball and not have a teensy bit more respect for the flag. It doesn’t get much more American than baseball … The reaction Calcaterra received was less than positive: The American flag is not a partisan political symbol, issue, or argument, nor do most Americans understand it as such. https://t.co/jO1gGvoJsa — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 16, 2017 googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display(“div-gpt-300x250_1”); }); Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/04/17/hi-youre-still-a-douchebag-lead-baseball-writer-for-nbc-defends-crap-tweet-dissing-american-flag/

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.” View this image › Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey pictured Oct. 9, 2014. Kimberly White / Getty Images ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media accounts. “Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” reads an online post addressed to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and shared by ISIS supporters. The post, whose authorship is unclear, was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun. Twitter, like YouTube, often moves quickly to delete posts and suspend accounts that disseminate ISIS videos showing the gruesome executions of hostages. Twitter’s terms of service bar users from posting or publishing “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” Users are also banned from using […]

‘Mic’ editor: Reporters’ rights ‘rise above’ average citizens’

‘Mic’ editor: Reporters’ rights ‘rise above’ average citizens’

http://twitter.com/#!/derekahunter/status/499730382519283713 Wait a second. Are you saying reporters aren’t special and don’t have special rights? Politics editor Stefan Becket at .Mic seems to think otherwise—or else he did until he said it out loud on Twitter. The tweet was prompted by a couple of reporter who were arrested briefly in Ferguson Missouri for not complying with the police. If Twitter is good for anything, it’s good for documenting when someone in the media or politics slips up and says what they actually believe. http://twitter.com/#!/gopfashionista/status/499734868138668032   “Like it or not.” He deleted that tweet and came back with this. http://twitter.com/#!/gideonstrumpet/status/499734367712055297 http://twitter.com/#!/riteormite/status/499734797758242816 http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/499735136658010112 http://twitter.com/#!/thestreeter/status/499736147527233536 Indeed. http://twitter.com/#!/apple_butter/status/499736565292466176 #JustABlogger Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/13/mic-editor-reporters-rights-rise-above-average-citizens-tweet-deleted/

23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

Astrophysicist with attitude. 1. On the end of the world: In 5-billion years the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day — neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 2. On measuring the length of blood vessels: Just an FYI: If you removed all veins, arteries, & capillaries from your body and laid them end to end, you will die. — neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 3. On intelligent life: I’d bet aliens have already visited us, but after careful observation concluded there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. — neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 4. On alternative medicine: Q: What do you call Alternative Medicine that survives double-blind laboratory tests? A: Regular Medicine. — neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 5. On professional athletes: Based on comments from winning players, it’s remarkable how much time God spends to help athletes defeat their […]

6 Pieces Of Corporate News Released While No One Was Reading

6 Pieces Of Corporate News Released While No One Was Reading

More people on holiday, fewer people paying attention. It’s a perfect recipe for a corporate disclosure to fly beneath the radar. With readers on holiday, corporate disclosures released at the end of the year often go unnoticed. Here are 6 stories culled from announcements and filings from Christmas Eve to the New Year. 1. Daily Journal Corporation View this image › The California-based legal publisher is also big shareholder in many US banks, thanks to the leadership of its chairman and Berkshire Hathaway number two Charlie Munger. On Monday it said that one of its quarterly earnings statements “should no longer be relied on.” The problem is an expected change in how some deferred revenue will be taxed. The company said it reached this decision on December 29 — Monday — after discussing it with its new auditor, BDO. Daily Journal had removed its prior auditor, “Big Four” member EY, […]

17 Times Companies Seriously Couldn't Have Cared Less (And We Loved Them For It)

17 Times Companies Seriously Couldn’t Have Cared Less (And We Loved Them For It)

People have been trolling others on social media since the dawn of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. After all, it’s a lot easier to lash out from behind a keyboard when there aren’t any consequence involved. Things have gotten really interesting since massive companies have started harnessing the power of social media. While they typically use outlets like Twitter for promotional purposes and damage control, something awesome happens when the social media managers behind those accounts start feeling sassy. 1. Nothing like a sports burn. Twitter / Tesco 2. Why’d you tell on us, Oreo? Adweek 3. Need some ice for that burn? Twitter / Josh Barrie 4. That’s common knowledge, Rob. Twitter / Charmin 5. Lucille Bluth is the queen of shade. Twitter / BBC Three var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_5709bb841bdf8”, auid: “537251602” }); 6. No one likes a thief, Pharrell. Twitter / Arby’s 7. Instant […]

Martha Plimpton Moves On (Again)

Martha Plimpton Moves On (Again)

In the course of nearly 35 years as a professional actress, the Raising Hope star has had only one steady job — and it just ended. But if there’s anything Plimpton’s illustrious, challenging career has taught her, it’s that nothing lasts, and that this is OK. And that it’s boring to still be talking about The Goonies. View this image › Photograph by Ramona Rosales for BuzzFeed ”Our lives as actors are so peripatetic. We’re always all over the place, and we never know where we’re going to be next. That period of intimacy you create when you’re working on something is so important, and so vital. It’s what everything springs out of — that trust, and that mutual respect. And it makes you grateful that you do this. Do you know what I mean?” In someone who articulates her thoughts in well-contemplated sentences and paragraphs, and who magnifies her […]

Just When I Thought I Saw The Stupidest People Ever, These 28 Proved Me Wrong.

Just When I Thought I Saw The Stupidest People Ever, These 28 Proved Me Wrong.

People can be really stupid–that’s nothing new. What’s remarkable is how we’ve found new ways to make complete fools of ourselves. Yes, we’ve come a long way from thinking fire was magic, but everything might not be as great as it seems on the surface. Look at the technology we have available today. Pretty amazing, right? Now look at what some people are doing with that technology. Pretty stupid, right? You almost have to admire them for finding a way to be that idiotic in an age where knowledge is so readily available. Almost. 1.) I wish I could say first was the worst. I really do. 2.) Oof. 3.) -_- 4.) Crazy how nature made that. 5.) Hopefully her son is being provided a better education than she was. 6.) O.O, indeed. 7.) Bruin Pride! 8.) When you estimate, you make an es out of–never mind. 9.) “Shut up […]

Buzz Aldrin wants help getting next president to commit to Mars mission

Buzz Aldrin wants help getting next president to commit to Mars mission

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealBuzz/status/526821267388002305 Apollo XI and Gemini 12 astronaut and Korean War fighter pilot Buzz Aldrin hosted an #AskBuzz event at Twitter headquarters today. What most people seemed to want to know was where to get one of those cool “Total Recall” inspired “Get your ass to Mars” T-shirts that Aldrin was sporting. (Just FYI, they’re available at his website.) Here and ready to answer your questions. #AskBuzz pic.twitter.com/lLS9uAQjAr — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) October 27, 2014 Aldrin answered several questions in exchange for a favor to be asked later. @TheRealBuzz what's it like to be an absolute legend? #AskBuzz — Steve Richardson (@steveskunx) October 27, 2014 .@steveskunx Tough to say, since it wasn't what I set out to do! — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) October 27, 2014 @TheRealBuzz Would any equipment we left on the moon still be functional at this point? #AskBuzz — G. Doppleganger [Ҁ] (@drquuxum) October 27, 2014 .@drquuxum I'm sure […]

This Is An Actual Portrait Of Bobby Jindal That Hangs In His Office

This Is An Actual Portrait Of Bobby Jindal That Hangs In His Office

It’s not his official portrait, but people have a lot to say about it. 1. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a possible Republican contender for the presidency in 2016 and one of the most high profile Indian-Americans in U.S. politics. View this image › Gage Skidmore / Via en.wikipedia.org 2. Here is a portrait of Governor Jindal that has hung in the lobby of his office since 2008. This is Bobby Jindal’s official portrait. Photo credit: Robin May of @theInd — CenLamar (@Lamar White, Jr) 3. The painting is not an official portrait but was instead painted by a constituent. Robin May Gage Skidmore   4. Mistakenly believing this to be his official portrait, people on Twitter had a lot to say. Louisiana taxpayers should probably ask for a refund on Bobby Jindal’s official portrait (via @CenLamar/@TheInd) — LoganJames (@Logan Smith) @CenLamar @Peacepox @theInd looks a little on the pale […]