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No Laughs Over Onion's Super Nasty Oscar Tweet

Satirical newspaper in hot water after calling Quvenzhane Wallis the c-word

(Newser) - Pro tip for the Onion: When your joke involves the c-word, it shouldn't also involve a 9-year-old girl. The satirical newspaper is in hot water for one of its Oscar tweets posted last night involving Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. The Huffington Post has a screenshot: "Everyone else... More »

Chatroulette Penises in Peril

Business Insider thinks savvy surfers can somehow de-creepify video site

(Newser) - Chatroulette is an intriguing, innovative social networking/chat/video site with a huge problem: penises. A study says 13% of users are “perverts”—use your imagination—and that makes potential advertisers understandably skittish. If you think you can help solve the "penis problem," Nicholas Carlson of Silicon Alley... More »

Grayson to Cheney: 'STFU'

Mouthy Congressman rips mouthy ex-VP

(Newser) - The man Republicans (and many Democrats) wish would just shut up and go away had some words for the man Democrats (and many Republicans) wish would do the same, in vulgar—if dated—style. Asked about Dick Cheney’s view of holding terror trials in New York, Rep. Alan Grayson... More »

Vulgar Online Comment Costs Man His Job

He posts dirty word, then gets tracked via his IP address

(Newser) - Commenters, beware. A St. Louis man who posted a vulgarity at a newspaper website soon found himself out of a job. When the St. Louis Post-Dispatch asked readers to weigh in with the strangest thing they've ever eaten, one guy responded with what the paper describes as a "vulgar... More »

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