That Time a White Supremacist Found out He Was 14 Percent Sub-Saharan African (VIDEO)

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This is one of the greatest moments in daytime television history. White supremacist Craig Cobb has been leading a movement to buy up land in a tiny – very tiny, in fact, as the 2010 census reported on 16 people in the city – North Dakota town called Leith. The … Continue reading

That Time Johnny Knoxville Shot Himself in the Chest, Pre Jackass (VIDEO)

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You’re looking at the origin story of Johnny Knoxville, who would later do stunts like this on the TV and film phenomenon Jackass. Knoxville attempted to become an actor, but when that fell through and he found out his girlfriend – who would become his first wife – was pregnant, … Continue reading

That Time George Carlin Got Arrested with Lenny Bruce

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Lenny Bruce blazed a trail the hard way. Coming up against obscenity laws throughout his career, the comedian was never afraid to speak on taboo topics or question ’50s and ’60s era social norms. He was arrested numerous times, including at the Gate of Horn folk club in Chicago, on … Continue reading

That Time Smoking Saved Bertrand Russell’s Life (VIDEO)

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If there’s anything we know about smoking, it is the detrimental health effects of the habit, which can lead to premature death. Historian, philosopher, mathematician, and overall bad ass Bertrand Russell found that argument a hard sell. Not least of which because being a smoker once saved his life. Bertrand … Continue reading

That Time Louis C.K. Had a Gun Pulled on Him, Had to Race Through the Streets of LA for His Life (VIDEO)

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Back in 2010, Louis C.K. appeared on the Lopez Tonight show and shared a harrowing story, albeit in his typical laid back manner. It’s a great example of his comedic style: a matter-of-fact, acceptance-of-the-situation awareness, wrapped in a sweaty, panicky body, stuck inside an exceptionally common situation suddenly turned awkward … Continue reading