Assholes Are Selling Their Acura NSX Press Kits On eBay For $250

Members of the automotive journalism sphere, already world-renowned for their moral purity and incorruptible sense of ethics, have decided to share their 2016 Acura NSX press kits from the Detroit Auto Show with the rest of the world. All they have to do is pay $250 on eBay first. How generous! » 1/16/15 10:50am 1/16/15 10:50am

Ted Always Worries: CNN's Ex-CEO And Employees On The Doomsday Tape

Yesterday the world got a premature look at the CNN apocalypse video, cable news' very own requiem for Planet Earth. There's been some curiosity over how seriously employees treated the tape, but according to former employees, an ex-CEO, and a CNN archivist, they've all been trained to use the tape. » 1/06/15 4:10pm 1/06/15 4:10pm

This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video… » 1/05/15 12:55pm 1/05/15 12:55pm

Read John Pearley Huffman's Last New York Times Review

I end up on the wrong side of critic John Pearley Huffman more often than not, likely giving him the impression that I don't like him. I do like him. And it's thus with a little melancholy and nothing but good will that I share his last review for The New York Timeslast because the paper is foolishly shuttering its… » 12/20/14 2:17pm 12/20/14 2:17pm

Never Speed In Virginia: Lessons From My Three Days In Jail

You never really get a good night's sleep in jail. In the middle of my second night inside, I woke up on the uncomfortable plastic mat in my cell, my neck and back aching. I looked down at my orange jail scrubs and up at the buzzing fluorescent light and thought, "I am here because I drove too fast in a Camaro ZL1." » 8/04/14 1:30pm 8/04/14 1:30pm

Did The Detroit Free Press Run A Sponsored Story As A Real One?

Media outlets these days can't get enough of sponsored content, or stories paid for and often written by advertisers in the style of actual articles. The outlets get paid and the brands get exposure. Everybody wins, except maybe the readers, who often feel duped into reading something that's really an ad. It all… » 7/07/14 10:47am 7/07/14 10:47am