That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: 😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but 😂 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.
George Zimmerman, the infamously acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin, is looking for boxing opponents and rappers Game or DMX have both applied to fight him. Apparently, Zimmerman also wants to fight Kanye West for "beating up defenseless people." The irony is choking me.
The playing of “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” by Fall Out Boy during fireworks at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has fueled a 'debate'.
“When we arrived back at the hotel, we looked up the lyrics to see if it was really as bad as it sounds — and it was far worse," he said. "A song about murdering people, tying them up and burning them alive, and general violence."
Ronnie Radke has released another stellar rap song titled "What Up Earth?" This time around he discusses the struggles of having to raise himself as a child and if it hasn't become apparent yet, it didn't work out well. And if you missed it, Vice has written up a fantastic new piece about Ronnie and Falling In Reverse's new music video for "Alone." I highly suggest you take the time for this essential reading.
Lambgoat has a great story today, telling the tale of a hardcore band named Vice (from New York) and another, newer hardcore band named Vice (from Ohio). The New York Vice wants the Ohio Vice to change their name - the Ohio Vice is not amused. Read the laughable exchange between band members here.
In an increasingly strange day of news posts, Buzzfeed has some images of a grown man who has 15 Miley Cyrus tattoos on his body. They range from a simple "Miley Cyrus" on his chest to a horrible portrait on his arm to her signature on his hands. A couple of the better images are in the replies.
The Wonder Years and Man Overboard show at the Severna Park Community Center in Severna Park, Maryland has been moved to a house in Catonsville, Maryland due to the Severna Park Police Department deeming the guns in Man Overboard's logo as a "terrorist threat". For anyone who might be attending, the new location is in the replies.
Within its first 24 hours of being on sale in the iPhone app store, 8 people bought a program called "I Am Rich" for $1000. The best part? The application does absolutely nothing except display an animated red gem.
A man trying to sneak into the Bad Boys of Rock tour featuring Hinder, Buckcherry, and Papa Roachimpaled himself on an iron-wrought fence at the venue. Apparently, though he had a ticket, he was attempting to evade the fair's $5 entrance fee.