News: Kevin McCarthy, Chelsea Handler, Saturn, Lady Gaga

RoadCNN: Pope Francis is fat.

RoadVatican on Pope Francis: "There is no sickness whatsoever," the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a consultant to the Vatican press office, told CNN. "If there was, we would be open about that and asking people to pray for him."

SharkRoadIt's a baby Great White Shark.

RoadHere's a clip of the "Do What U Want" video Lady Gaga threw out.

RoadStephen Hawking on death: "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

RoadHillary Clinton gives her book to the RNC Harassment Squirrel: "Hello Mr. Squirrel, how are you? I know you've been following me around and while you're in between your gigs. I wanted you to get a copy of my book."

RoadJoseph Gordon-Levitt rocks a humorous '70s red hair-do.

RoadTim McGraw has no body fat left.

RoadNo gay marriage revolt is on the way: "Conducting his poll at the beginning of June, Lundry didn’t find much support for that kind of revolt when the quote was read to respondents, with 59 percent overall disagreeing with Perkins. Of people who said they were opposed to gay marriage, 58 percent said they wouldn’t do anything, despite disagreeing and being disappointed in the decision."

RoadJohnny Depp played guitar for Willie Nelson.

CassiniRoadNASA's Cassini probe flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, gathering intel on the Saturn moon's mysterious lakes.

RoadPhotos from the Season 5 set of Downton Abbey.

RoadTerry McAuliffe is first Virginia Governor to proclaim June LGBT Pride Month: "Gov. McAuliffe signed the proclamation with VA’s only two openly gay legislators and other VA LGBTQ activists in attendance."

RoadChelsea Handler signs huge Netflix deal: "Upon wrapping her long-running Chelsea Lately series on E! in late August, the outspoken comic will kick off a multi-tiered deal that includes a stand-up special, docu-comedy specials and the streaming service’s first-ever talk show. The latter, mere speculation until this point, is set to begin in early 2016, and will debut simultaneously in all Netflix territories."

MccarthyRoadKevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor as the new House Majority Leader: "The race for Majority Leader was between McCarthy and Raul Labrador, who branded himself as the more conservative choice, even with some conservatives hesitant about his past support of immigration reform."

RoadRuben Diaz at NOM March: Satan runs public schools.

RoadNew Bear Grylls adventure show will feature Channing Tatum, Zac Efron.

RoadCIA planned to make demon Osama bin Laden action figure and distribute to children: "The faces of the figures were painted with a heat-dissolving material, designed to peel off and reveal a red-faced bin Laden who looked like a demon, with piercing green eyes and black facial markings. The goal of the short-lived project was simple: spook children and their parents, causing them to turn away from the actual bin Laden.

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  1. Tim McGraw needs to start hanging out with Larry Flick again. Perhaps between the two of them, they'll reach a happy medium.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 19, 2014 4:39:52 PM

  2. For my next Grindr profile picture I will also be posing with a baby great white shark.

    Posted by: bernard | Jun 19, 2014 6:44:44 PM

  3. white shark is cute as a button.

    I kinda agree with Hawking, but I'm hedging my bets so I call myself Agnostic.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 19, 2014 9:05:29 PM

  4. "Tim McGraw has no body fat left."

    Apparently he has no body hair left, either, unfortunately.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jun 19, 2014 9:54:41 PM

  5. The article about the CIA regarding UBL doll. Please tell me that it's some article from the Onion. I just can't wrap my head around the thought of the CIA actually considering it.

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Jun 19, 2014 11:08:01 PM

  6. I certainly agree with Hawking that the brain is a computer. But who is operating that computer?

    Posted by: Perry | Jun 19, 2014 11:14:31 PM

  7. The computer operates itself. Do you honestly think that a sky fairy is forming and manipulating your thoughts?

    Posted by: Sergio | Jun 20, 2014 12:28:36 AM

  8. Nothing new about what Perry said. This kind of fallacy has always been used by creationists to "prove" the existence of god. The design theory. An elegant rebuttal was made by the famous biologist Richard Dawkins which would be convincing to most scientists and anyone with a brain.
    It is a non-starter in science if you propose there is a designer behind the human being or any living creature. The gist of the matter is it would require a more complicated structure (god) to explain a simpler object (human being) which can be called anti-reductionism. Yet reductionism is the central goal of a large part of science since its dawn. Always start from some simple principles or laws to explain a large number of natural phenomena and experiments. Starting from "god" or "designer" will lead nowhere. It would lead to anything without any predictive power.
    If you want to go to the moon(or to heaven), god can't help you.It is up to NASA to feed data (called initial conditions) into their supercomputers which solve the equations deduced from Newton's laws and voila a specific trajectory is output which is then fed into the navigation system of a rocket. From time to time they need to compensate for any "errors" through satellites (by the way, the principle is same as Cruise missile). No psychic can tell what that trajectory is. Neither can god.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 20, 2014 6:11:17 AM

  9. Sergio is also right. It operates itself. Technically the human body is co-operative, with fuel from the food we eat.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 20, 2014 9:03:30 AM

  10. Like computers, the human body also has input and output.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 20, 2014 9:10:10 AM

  11. The brain contains the CPU and memory.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 20, 2014 9:14:00 AM

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