If you want to purchase tickets for the Yankees this season, we don’t recommend Googling around for the box office number. The Daily Dot reports that when you Google “Yankees box office phone number,” the first result directs you to an old page on the Yankees website.
There’s contact information for the box office listed at the bottom, but when you call the phone number listed, you get the sultry voice of a woman welcoming you to a sex chat line.
Batter up! Read More
Goofing off on standardized tests can be a high school rite of passage, but we don’t recommend publicizing photos of your test answers unless you want to end up in the principal’s office. Kyron Birdine, a junior at a high school in Arlington, Texas learned this the hard way when he tweeted a photo of his essay for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Read More
Trading in your twin bed for a sleepover-friendly double bed in a childhood rite of passage–one that allows you to stretch out among your pile of big girl CDs, magazines and clothes.
But tweens today may not ever know this meaningful transition, because sales for twin beds are dropping. Instead, kids are demanding double size beds early on so that they can comfortably sprawl out in bed next to their computers. Read More
Jay Horowitz is best known for being the longtime public relations director for the New York Mets. But he has a secret hobby that until now only those closest to him knew about: buttdialing. Read More
Wondering where you might be able to find some greasy old bedsheets to hang as ironic curtains in your Williamsburg loft? Perhaps you want to fashion a termite-infested piece of wood into a “rustic” dinner table. You could pay thousands of dollars at a boutique furniture store, or you could use the handy new site Trashswag, which is being touted as the “Craigslist for dumpster divers.” Read More
One foolproof way to avoid getting your phone jacked by a roving band of hoodlum teenagers? Have a really shitty phone. Read More
Oh, you’re afraid of sharks? How quaint of you. The newest sea monster sure to haunt your nightmares is smart as hell and has been trained by the Ukrainian military to wield dangerous weapons. Suddenly Jaws seems like a romcom. Read More
So you think you’re a big fan of Netflix just because you spend the majority of your weekend watching reruns of Arrested Development? Because you signed up way before that whole Qwikster debacle? Because the Netflix recommendation engine “gets” you better than your parents do? We admire your commitment, but it’s nothing compared to Twitter user @TheRealMyron, who got the Netflix logo inked permanently to his skin. Read More
It is rare that you stumble across a commercial that gives you a completely new lease on life. That is what happened when Betabeat first watched this two-minute spot for a new Domino’s app in Japan, featuring a partnership with Hatsune Miku, an anime incarnation of a singing synthesizer app called Vocaloid. Hit “play” and Read More