Jeremy Paxman faces off against Russell Brand to discuss his new journalistic venture and his views on politics.
ClimateChange.org's video "Climate Name Change proposes in a satirical-yet-serious way that we change the way we name storms. The video's suggestion of naming storms after political policy makers that deny climate change is tied to their actual petition here.
Hurricane Paul Ryan does have a nice ring to it. What do you think?
The Huffington Post brings this painfully awkward supercut of politicians talking about "rap music" and a few even reciting the lyrics. Some of the highlights include Utah Senator Orrin Hatch reading the lyrics from "Hits From the Bong" by Cypress Hill, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman breaking down the semantics of "slapping a h*" and Florida Representative Dean Cannon quoting the song "99 Problems" by Jay-Z.
Today, New Zealand became the thirteenth country to legalize gay marriage after the Parliament voted 77 to 44 on an amendment to their 1955 marriage laws. Upon the formal announcement, many people in the crowd as well as a few lawmakers spontaneously burst into singing the traditional Māori love song "Pokarekare Ana."
In case anyone still cares about U.S. politics, Texas' longtime legislator and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul gave his farewell speech to Congress yesterday, as he prepares for retirement at the end of this year. Having spent 23 years of his life on the floor of the House of Representatives, the congressman had quite a bit of things to say and questions to raise (and rightfully so!) during his 48-minute long speech, the highlights of which have been summarized into a list article by The Atlantic. Some of the memorable questions included: