Iran tells Bart Simpson to ‘eat my shorts’

Iran tells Bart Simpson to 'eat my shorts'

An Iranian agency in Tehran announced Monday that Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and all the other Simpsons characters have joined Barbie on a growing list of Western pop icons to be banned in Iran. Although the show has always been banned there, now the sale of Simpson dolls and other merchandise has also been forbidden. […]

Lawsuit filed against Newt Gingrich for using Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the tiger

Frankie Sullivan of Survivor, the rock band from the 1980s that had a huge hit with the song “Eye of the Tiger,” is suing Newt Gingrich. Gingrich has been using the song without the band’s permission. Watching them all with the eye of the lawyer Republicans are on the campaign trail, trying to secure the […]

Stephen Colbert runs in S.C. primary as Herman Cain

Stephen Colbert

Two men will become one at a South Carolina rally Friday. One of them is examining the feasibility of a presidential bid. The other has dismantled his campaign, despite still being on the ballot. Together, they want to convince voters that Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain are one and the same. ‘The Rock Me Like […]

Paula Deen diabetes controversy starts TV chef war

2006 image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan.

Millions of Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, and Paula Deen, the Food Network TV chef, was recently added to the list. As celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain have argued, Deen’s continued endorsement of heavy foods – as evidenced by a recent contribution she made to Opraph Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – is irresponsible. […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


California requires cancer warning on sodas that use caramel color

California has proven it’s ahead of the curve when it comes to many issues, including public health. As NPR reports, the Golden State may have done it again by banning the chemical compound 4-methylimidazole as a potential carcinogen. The caramel color agent is commonly used by the soda industry. 4-MI or 4-MEI and cancer That […]


A can of Coca-Cola, covered with condensation.
Coca-Cola has begun to use a different kind of caramel color to avoid a cancer label. (Photo Credit: Public Domain/Cane cane/Wikipedia)