Watch Servers React to a $200 Tip

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A Waiter and Two Waitresses Get a $200 Tip Waiters and waitresses are among the hardest working, lowest paid Americans in the workforce. As tipped employees, their minimum wage is set at $2.13 an hour (you can thank the other NRA, the National Restaurant Association, for that). Granted, the tips combined … Continue reading

‘Urban Shield’ Provides Inside Look at Police Militarization, Won’t Return to Oakland Says Mayor Quan

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Is Police Militarization the New Normal? As police forces around the country become increasingly militarized, concern continues to grow among many politicians and citizens alike. Perhaps that’s why Oakland Mayor Jean Quan just announced that next year they won’t pursue a contract to host Urban Shield, the conference for law … Continue reading

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Friends Hanging Out in New York City in 1959 (Video)

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Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac & Friends in New York in 1959 There’s no shortage of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg video footage, but most of it comes in the form of interviews. Those videos can give you a lot of insight into the two beat writers, but there’s something even … Continue reading

Girl Makes Unfunny Quit Video Complaining of Views Driven Media, Gets Lots of Views and Comedy Writing Job Offers

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There’s been a lot written and said about the latest “I Quit” video to have caught national attention and gone viral. In it, Marina Shifrin dances around to the Kanye West song “Gone” while the text reads out a laundry list of complaints about her job at the Taiwanese company … Continue reading

Watch Ricky Gervais Meet Larry David (VIDEO)

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In 2006, fresh off the success of The Office and in the middle of the short lived series Extras, Ricky Gervais got to meet one of his idols: Seinfeld co-creator Larry David. The meeting was filmed as part of his similarly short lived show Meet Ricky Gervais for Channel 4. … Continue reading

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick Appearance on The Merv Griffin Show (1965)

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Andy Warhol wasn’t exactly a talk show host’s dream guest. He was certainly a big “get” when he appeared, along with at-the-time ‘It Girl’ Edie Sedgwick, on The Merv Griffin show, but he was always squirrely with interviewers. He gave short answers, elucidating little. He once claimed that everything you … Continue reading