Hacking Hearing Aids and Beautiful Molotov Cocktails

By Hazlitt

“Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent.”

Cheers to the revolution: Kiev’s beautiful Molotov cocktails, shot by Donald Weber (images above).

Three American hikers imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison in Tehran for 26 months after being picked up on the Iraqi border recount their time in captivity.

“[Dong Nguyen] hands me his iPhone so that I can scroll through some messages he’s saved. One is from a woman chastising him for “distracting the children of the world.” Another laments that “13 kids at my school broke their phones because of your game, and they still play it cause it’s addicting like crack.” Nguyen tells me of e-mails from workers who had lost their jobs, a mother who had stopped talking to her kids. “At first I thought they were just joking,” he says, “but I realize they really hurt themselves.” Nguyen—who says he botched tests in high school because he was playing too much Counter-Strike—genuinely took them to heart.” And so the fate of Flappy Bird was sealed.

Stick with LJ Frezza’s supercut of shots from Seinfeld in which no one appears long enough to get past the theme song-accompanied exterior shots, and it turns into a sad, haunting post-apocalyptic vision of Manhattan without people.

Irreparable hearing loss did not stop Frank Swain, hacker of hearing aids, from taking things a step further.


The robber barons are back.

Nick Cutter, the pseudonym of a celebrated Canadian writer and author of the new horror novel The Troop, talks about writing gore, how ~*~l i t e r a t u r e~*~ and genre fiction can peacefully coexist, and the terror and isolation of Prince Edward Island.

H. Jon Benjamin/Archer Sterling/Bob Belcher/the man with the perfect voice, reads this story from McSweeney’s about a hero who fixes his girlfriend’s grandparents’ wifi.

“Years later, Jean-Claude Van Damme admitted he had a serious drug problem while filming Street Fighter: The Movie. He also confessed to having an extramarital affair with co-star Kylie Minogue.” Why was the Street Fighter movie so terrible? This. This is why.

Do you need more brackets in your life? The Wire has a bunch of brackets for the best fictional president, for all your bracket-needs.

The Awl has a handy explainer for explainer journalism, answering the questions people want to know, such as, “I love your real smart idea. What about important issues, I want to care about them?” and “obamacare.”

The National Post’s Bruce Arthur on the Dallas Stars’ Rich Peverley, who collapsed on the bench on Monday after a “cardiac event,” the glorification of toughness in sports, and the derision faced by athletes who dare show discomfort.

Poor Dottie Sandusky.

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