Irina Shayk … How could a police department in America fire this adorable K9 officer? … More problems for Detroit: feuding costumed crime fighters. … British woman trolls her family on Facebook, goes to jail. … School apologizes for Black History Month lunch menu. … This isn’t the plot of Cable Guy: California prosecutors charge wrong twin with crime. … In the year 2014 even envelopes have become mean-spirited. … A lot of those Sochi pictures are, gasp, fakes and fibs. … Sorry, but none of the Super Bowl ads this year had the lasting power of Cindy + Pepsi. … Joe Biden uses term ‘third world’ describing LaGuardia Airport. … Thank you Keith. … Pornhub comments on Valentines is your NSFW website of the week. … The man who replaced Mike Francesa on YES appears to be, among other things, delusional. … Here’s a glowing review of Wes Anderson’s latest film. … Topher Grace (remember him?) started a pop culture blog. … Good question, Bobby. … Good news: a zoos in Japan is ready should a gorilla escape after an earthquake. … Happy birthday: Gay Talese (82); Miguel Ferrer (59); Carny Lansford (58); Robert Smigel (55); James Spader (55); Garth Brooks (52); Stanley Roberts (45); Juwan Howard (40); Steve Nash (40); Alexandre Daigle (39); Aston Kucher (36); Matthew Stafford (26). … Valentine’s Day is next week. Don’t forgot to buy and or do something special for your significant other.
Sochi is actually really nice … in the summer. [The Verge]
In the battle between Man vs. Snowplow, never bet on the man. [Hyper Vocal]
A guy with brass ones is going to jump off Mount Everest in a wing suit — it’ll air live on Discovery. [USA Today]
Profile on the actress who plays “The Mother of Dragons.” [WSJ]
Ralph Kiner, a man for the 20th Century, certainly lived the American Dream. [NYDN]
Deep read (with great packaging/layout) on the enigma that is Bode Miller. [ESPN]
Breaking down the Bob Marley posters everyone hung in their college dorm room. [Time]
Solid read on an American playing pro soccer in Afghanistan. [Guardian]
“Put simply, Leno may have been bad, but he was good at being bad.” [AV Club]
Here’s Will Leitch writing about Sochi “Ruin Porn.” [Sports on Earth]
“How The Simpsons Took on Hollywood and Got Its Audience Back” [The Atlantic]
A look at the comedies networks are developing in 2014. (Spoiler: they all sound great!) [Splitsider]
Solid infographic charting Winter Olympic medals. [Guardian]
““History,” as these accounts define it, is a landscape peopled by JFK, the Beatles, Steve Jobs, various movie stars, pretty girls wearing miniskirts, quirky mustachioed bicyclists, and concentration-camp survivors.” [Slate]
An oral history of College Dropout. [Billboard]
“Korn’s New Music Video Will Make You Think … That Korn Still Sucks” … way harsh, Vice. [Vice]
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Seanbabys takedown of romantic “expert” Greg Godek always slays me. [Cracked]
New York wants to eliminate its swan population. [Red Ticket Blues]
Make some time to read about Bonnie Blair and Alberto Tomba today. [700 Level]
Panda bear + snow = … ?
From Dorkly, a realistic take Johnny Cage.
Always amazes me that John C. Reilly can maintain a top-tier Hollywood career, yet still find time to reprise his role the good doctor.
The RoboCop remake/boot comes out next week and as bad as it looks, it won’t be worse than the time he saved Sting from the Four Horsemen.
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