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The 7 Most Startling Things the Senate Judiciary Committee Asked Hillary Clinton

AN UP-HILLARY BATTLE DEPT.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Hillary Clinton about her failure to prevent the embassy attack in Benghazi. It was an eye-opening discussion (when it wasn’t eye-closingly boring)…

Reasons Atari Filed for Bankruptcy

PONG BUT NOT FORGOTTEN DEPT.

Yesterday, 1970s video game pioneer Atari filed for bankruptcy, stunning many in the business community who thought it went out of business years ago. How this once-mighty game maker fell on hard times will fill MBA textbooks for years to come. Until that time, we’re filling our blog with the following:

Overheard at the Obama Inaugural

EXECUTIVE DERISION DEPT.

Yesterday was the Inaugural celebration and public swearing-in for President Obama’s second term! And while it’s historic and all that, not everyone could be there (if we’re going to stand out in the cold, we expect to get an Apple product or see the back of Matt Lauer’s head in person — and, ideally, both!). However, being the solid Americans that we are, we thought we’d pass along some of the highlights:

Manti Te’o’s Lying Circus

WIN ONE FOR THE FIBBER DEPT.

Long-distance relationships are hard — especially when the person you’re dating doesn’t even exist! Through an increasingly-bonkers and decreasingly-credible series of events, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o announced that his “girlfriend” Lennay Kekua was not a real person and that he had been scammed. But as the facts continue to emerge, it’s unclear how much Te’o actually knew — and whether he was actually involved in the scamming.

MAD’s Suggestion For the New Trillion-Dollar Coin

IT DOESN’T MAKE CENTS DEPT.

As the Republican Congress and President Obama continue to haggle over raising the debt ceiling, it’s been mentioned that an old Treasury rule can allow the President to skirt the issue by minting a trillion dollar coin. If such a ridiculous gimmick were to happen, whose face should grace this coin? President Obama’s? House Speaker John Boehner’s? We humbly submit that there is only one face truly suited to symbolize the stupidity and dysfunction of Washington, D.C. And that face is...well, you know who!

New Monopoly Pieces for Modern America

TOKEN GESTURES DEPT.

Hasbro announced that they would be retiring one of the classic Monopoly game pieces and replacing it with a brand new one! (Your days are numbered, Iron!) Fans will get to vote on which piece gets the heave-ho, and on which new one should replace it — either a cat, a robot, a helicopter, a diamond ring or a guitar. But those choices are about as fun as playing Monopoly without cheating!

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