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The relationship of a mother and her children is one of the strongest, most sacred, and beautiful of human dynamics. It can also be one of the most explosive, with both mothers' and children's unique ability to completely and rapidly incense the other over almost nothing. And no matter how crazy you may make each other or how much her unrelenting nagging wears on you, Mother's Day prompts us think about how fortunate we are to have such a source of unconditional love in our lives. However, we understand a Hallmark holiday might not inspire such pensive reflection and appreciation, so perhaps this collection of the most cringe-inducing, awkward and downright uncomfortable photos of mothers with their children will. Remember, any of these could have been you. Happy Mother's Day, indeed. [Photos via]
The tradition of dressing up as the Easter Bunny for children to take photos with around the holiday has presented a bit of a challenge in not being utterly disturbing. After all, you're dealing with recreating a giant anthropomorphic rodent whose lap is meant to be sat upon by small children. Suffice it to say, the efforts over the years to make the Easter Bunny as un-creepy as possible have failed and actually had the opposite effect in most cases. Check out some of the worst, most upsetting offenders in this roundup of the 15 most terrifying Easter Bunny photos we've ever seen.
You may have noticed we are getting super pumped over here for the 2013 Grammys, and not just because we like to party with the music industry, although that is a significant factor. History tells us we are guaranteed a spectacle of fashion and live performances, as well as a wealth of premium WTF moments at the awards show. From acceptance speech hijackings and blunders to soy bombs, join us as we countdown to Grammy night with a look back at the top 10 most ridiculous moments in Grammy Awards history.
We don't know if the Ravens or the 49ers will be victorious at this weekend's Super Bowl XLVII, but we do know Beyonce is likely to put forth the best performance of the day. We commend Pepsi's choice of performer as Super Bowl halftime shows have a tendency to be uniquely horrifying mashups of pop culture that are as awkward and uncomfortable to watch as they are compelling for their overwhelming awfulness. How bad could they really be? Let us count the ways. Following up yesterday's bottom five on our list with Part 1, we bring you our top five of the 10 most ridiculous Super Bowl Halftime Shows ever, from Bryan Boitano gracefully figure skating on the fifty yard line to M.I.A. flipping America the bird, and of course nipplegate.
Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Britney Spears, 2001 Super Bowl [via]
We don't know if the Ravens or the 49ers will be victorious at this weekend's Super Bowl XLVII, but we do know Beyonce is likely to put forth the best performance of the day. We commend Pepsi's choice of performer as Super Bowl halftime shows have a tendency to be uniquely horrifying mashups of pop culture that are as awkward and uncomfortable to watch as they are compelling for their overwhelming awfulness. How bad could they really be? Let us count the ways. Here are five of the top 10 most ridiculous Super Bowl Halftime Shows ever, from Prince passionately stroking his "guitar" to N'SYNC trying to rap with Aerosmith. Yes, yes they did.
Back in 2002, a group called Improv Everywhere staged the first No Pants Subway Ride in NYC. Since then, people across the country have been stripping down to join in the fun and let their lower halves take in the breeze. L.A. isn't exactly known for its eager use of public transportation, so kudos to the Angelenos who braved our city's public transit systems on Sunday, in their undies no less. Let's take a look at some of the best photos capturing the magic of the mass undie parade from the 5th Annual No Pants Metro Ride here in L.A. [All photos via, via, and via]
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Generally reserved for some thrills around the campfire, ghost stories have found their way into the everyday culture and history of Los Angeles and its famous landscape. Perhaps it has something to do with Hollywood's taste for a spooky tale, but this town is riddled with some pretty interesting stories of ghostly apparitions lurking world-renowned locations and landmarks. From the lingering spirit of Marilyn Monroe to the murder of the Silent Movie Theatre's former owner and a Hollywood sign suicide, to say this city has a rich history of paranormal encounters, many with a Hollywood celebrity and show business angle, would be an understatement. Join us as we explore these hometown ghost stories and bring you the details surrounding six of the most hair-raising, haunted places around L.A.
Who needs fiction when you can just turn on our local news for some truly outrageous displays of human behavior unfold live? While being chased by deputies from Santa Clarita to Downtown L.A. this morning, bank robbers began dumping the stolen money from the moving vehicle. The Robin Hood bandits made it rain in the streets of South L.A. as flurries of ca$h money flew from the windows of their speeding Volvo. More»
L.A. potheads, you dodged a big bullet this month, and hopefully you learned a lesson from it. With the looming specter of a total dispensary ban in Los Angeles coming down to the wire, "patients" of the medicinal system came damn close to losing their medicine. While you didn't quite go over the edge this time around, maybe you've gained a newfound appreciation for the wacky world of weed that makes California so wonderfully unique. Let's test that theory with a brand new WeedDown, our monthly (whenever we remember to do it) breakdown of the strangest, funniest, and most important marijuana related news from L.A. and beyond. More»
From Coney Island to Rehobeth Beach, sandcastle competitions are sweeping the country. This year was the first time Rockaway Beach hosted the event, which was organized by the public arts organization Creative Time. From Dustin Yellin's 'Bowl Cuts' to Marie Lorenz's 'Colosseum,' check out some of the coolest creations from this year's competition. MORE>>
As anyone who's lived in L.A. for any amount of time can tell you, between traffic, pollution and snooty restaurants that withhold shrimp on you, this town can stress you out. Luckily, as anyone who's lived in L.A. for any amount of time can also tell you, this town has a pretty fail-safe way of dealing with stress. Join us as we break down the good, bad and ugly of weed news emerging from our borders this month, including the ongoing fight in L.A. City Council to close our beloved dispensaries, Oliver Stone's theory on why California has the best weed in the world, and, of course, a special appearance by Snoop Dogg. It's The WeedDown! More»
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.