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The Gulf Oil spill has been cited as one of the worst drilling disasters in the history of the practice – the scope of which continues to grow. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig experienced what is known as a ‘blowout’ while wrapping up a job off of the Louisiana coast. Experts are saying that a bubble of expanding gas and sparking friction ripped through the pipeline and caused an explosion. The hung heads and embarrassing blushes have come about because the chief safety device, the Blowout Protector, failed to protect against the blowout.

Dearly beloved blog-goers:  gathered here today are the six hilarious videos that make up The Message Board, a new project from comedian, actress and writer Giulia Rozzi.  Giula Rozzi "spent a lot of time" on wedding message boards so that you don't have to.  She then chose the best bits--read: wild, over-the-top, downright frightening--to act out in what is part feminist commentary, part fun time.

Once you have reached the zenith of fame and become an international household name, then who’s to say you shouldn’t have a go at a whole new career? You know, indie pop siren to low-down dirty DJ. Well, maybe Björk isn’t planning an entirely new redirect, but she sure will twist some vinyl with Alex Ross and Brandon Stosuy of Stereogum in the name of charity. Last night in Brooklyn, hundreds of fans flooded the Escher-like labyrinth of Above the Auto Parts Store to catch a glimpse of Björk spinning records.

Coming at ya from Jason Bitner, one of the masterminds behind Found Magazine and the supercool book and site Cassette From My Ex, is a new experiment called How I Met Your Motherboard: Tales of Early Computing. Got any personal reminiscences from the era of Commodore 64s and Apple IIs? Then the gang at Motherboard wants to post them! So click on over there and represent for nerd girls everywhere, lest the site become a repository of  dudely reflections about first-time gamers grabbing their Pole Positions.

Lynn Redgrave, 67, passed away in her Connecticut home on Sunday, a spokesperson for her family announced today. Redgrave received Oscar nominations for her performances in “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters.” She also received a handful of Tony award nominations. As of late, she had been making guest appearances on shows like “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives.

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald: “During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about 'how exactly [the accused] took off her jeans’. 'I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,’ the note read.” That is, apparently, all it took for the jury to acquit. Even after testimony from the victim stating that she had no trouble getting her jeans off herself, the jury decided that the assailant (a navy cook) couldn’t have possibly managed to get them off by himself.

Okay, we probably shouldn't be derogatory towards any genitalia regardless of its gender.....however....OMG, have y'all read Savage Love today?  (For those who may not have discovered Savage Love yet, it is the best and most hilarious sex advice column of all time.  Start reading it immediately.)  Anyway, for all those who call people "pussies" like it's a bad thing, behold the genius of Dan Savage.

Our writer Alyssa Pinsker got the goods from author Anna Fields about what a rebel deb is, and what it means to be one. “Put simply, like my Momma always says...Every one of us starts off a debutante, then becomes a rebel, but when we finally grow into our own...we’re a little bit of both.” So writes Anna Fields in her new debut memoir, Confessions of a Rebel Debutante (Penguin Group), which will make every girl who didn’t fit in, acted out, and then ran back home again proud.

Legendary poet rocker Patti Smith was the featured guest at last night’s installment of the Live from the New York Public Library series in Manhattan, and the evening was nothing short of magical. There to promote her new memoir, Just Kids, Smith had a spirited chat with moderator Paul Holdengräber, performed three gorgeous acoustic numbers, and even stuck around afterward to sign books and chat with the sold-out crowd.

My local coffee shop in NYC has been promoting a new product called Fat Pig. The concept and packaging almost feel like a design student’s portfolio project, edgier than you’d expect to actually see produced in real life. Each think square brick is wrapped in hot pink foil, on top of that, a hot pink wrapper imprinted with a pig’s snout. So, should you want to be cute/funny/silly/entertaining/flirty, you hold the bar up to your face and boom: insta-pig. And that’s before you bite into $6.50 worth of organic chocolate.
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