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Please, please don't try this at home: Jimmy Kimmel and John Cusack drink hand sanitizer -- VIDEO

Dumb teenagers will do anything to get a quick buzz. (Or, alternately: The media will seize on any story about dumb teenagers doing weird stuff to get high, regardless of how true that story actually is.) “Butt chugging” and “vodka eyeballing” have now, supposedly, given way to something that might be even more disgusting — drinking hand sanitizer. The anti-bacterial stuff contains extremely high levels of ethyl alcohol; downing it is similar to knocking back a shot of hard liquor, according to soap authorities.

Hey, you know what else is similar to a shot of hard liquor? “A shot of hard liquor,” Jimmy Kimmel joked last night after bringing up this unhygienic trend. He went on to urge teens to get back to basics when they feel the urge to get crunk: “Steal a shot of Jack Daniels from your parents’ liquor cabinet, and refill it with iced tea like normal American kids! Get a homeless guy to buy it for you, like our forefathers did!”

But peer pressure can be a powerful force. When cool guy John Cusack arrived later in the show to chat, he opened his interview by suggesting that the two of them take a shot of the Purell sitting on the host’s desk. Though Kimmel was a little flummoxed, he decided to go along. “I should point out that this is not a planned thing, so we didn’t think to put some fake Purell in there,” he said as he grabbed the innocent-looking bottle. And then he and the Say Anything star squeezed the sanitizer straight into their mouths.

What happened next? Find out yourself: READ FULL STORY

Morally Ambiguous Question of the Day: Is it wrong to use homeless people as Wi-Fi hotspots?

In the clearest evidence yet that we are living in the dystopian world our ancestors had nightmares about, reports are coming in that at this year’s South by Southwest, 13 people from a local homeless shelter were given wireless transmitters and matching T-shirts which proudly advertised: “I’m [Name], a 4G Hotspot.” According to the Times, the homeless volunteers were outfitted by BBH Labs, the innovation unit of an international marketing agency — which is roughly equivalent to the mad scientist unit of an international evil agency. BBH claims that they were performing a “charitable experiment.” Which is fair enough — they actually created a website that allows you to funnel money straight to the volunteers, which is probably worth more to the homeless people than a million snarky Orwellian Internet references. And yet, does anyone else think it’s strange to literally turn less fortunate people into cheap avenues for our own techno-leisure? What do you think? READ FULL STORY

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone get shoulder surgery

Arnold Schwarzeneger and Sylvester Stallone are officially completing their transformation into Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Shortly after announcing plans to team up together on the new film The Tomb, Arnold posted the above photo of the two aging beefcake superstars hanging out at the local shoulder-resetting joint. “After all the action, stunts & physical abuse shooting The Expendables 2 and The Last Stand,” explained Schwarzenegger, “It was time for a little tune up on my shoulder. Look who was coincidentally waiting in line behind me for his shoulder surgery. Now we’re ready for another round of great times and action when we shoot The Tomb. #greattobeback” Yep, just a couple dudes, hangin’ out, gettin’ surgery. What do you think they’re talking about? Post your best guess below. I’m betting that Schwarzenegger just told a joke, and the joke was: “Jeremy Renner.” And Stallone is just laughing and laughing and pressing the morphine button and laughing…

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Watch 'American Idol' contestant Symone Black fall off the stage -- VIDEO

It’s a terrible headline and a terrible request for the use of your time. But if you’re as frustrated as I just was after Fox teased the heck out of one contestant’s impressive Hollywood Week stage-to-floor story arc — only to let our DVR recordings get brutally cut off by a bump for new series Mobbed — you can watch 16-year-old Symone Black fall off the stage here.

Don’t expect to find out whether she lives or dies! You’ll just have to tune in tomorrow.

I’m such a deeply loathsome creature right now, and yet I’m only trying to help. READ FULL STORY

Why did M.I.A. flip the bird during the Super Bowl? -- POLL

We may never know why pharaoh bitch goddess M.I.A. gave us the middle finger while performing Madonna’s new single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” during the Super Bowl half-time show. It’s probably Gisele Bundchen’s fault. But we’ve got to get to the bottom of this. If you don’t agree with our educated guesses, tell us your own theories in the comments. READ FULL STORY

Too soon: Taiwanese ad imagines an angelic Steve Jobs praising rival tablet

We haven’t yet reached four months since Steve Jobs’ death, so clearly the moment is ripe to create a vision of the Apple icon up in heaven… betraying his life’s work. I imagine that must have been the rationale behind the new Taiwanese Action Pad ad, which adds one very important accessory to Jobs’ signature black turtleneck-and-jeans combo: Angel wings.

Suffice it to say, an undergraduate thesis could be written (and probably soon will) about the inappropriateness of this ad. The most fundamental point is this: Steve Jobs would not be amused. But are you? Check out the ad after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Australian movie theater introduces live Twitter feed, fails miserably, surprises no one

Honestly, what did they think was going to happen?

In an effort to be a hip, socially relevant movie theater (kind of like how your grandma just got a Facebook), Cineplex Australia introduced a live Twitter feed that would tweet comments made about movies currently playing in the chain’s four theaters.

But unsurprisingly, the chain quickly removed the Twitter after certain comments made it onto the feed that weren’t necessarily PG. Example: READ FULL STORY

Was a Kardashian clothing line manufactured using slave labor?

Workers’ rights organization China Labor Watch has just published a damning investigative report into a pair of factories in China, where working conditions apparently resembled an Upton Sinclair/Triangle Shirtwaist nightmare vision of proletariat misery. The report alleges that clothing designer Bebe had products manufactured in the sweatshops… including a line of clothing, handbags, and jewelry that were part of the “K-Dash by Kardashian” brand. If these allegations are true, then the Kardashians would enter the rarified class of businesspeople who have happily availed themselves of the curiously unsympathetic labor ethics endemic to our beloved People’s Republic. (To be fair, I also just described Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, and every single major entrepreneur of the modern age, besides maybe the toolbox who runs American Apparel. This is a horrible world.) READ FULL STORY

R. Kelly is planning 32 new chapters of 'Trapped in the Closet'

Everything we know about the ancient world is derived from the very, very few works of literature that managed to survive through the centuries; the rest were burned at the Library of Alexandria in 48 B.C, or dissolved into dust centuries before the birth of Christ. Similarly, it’s possible that two or three millenia from now — when all the great art of our modern world has turned to ash and sun-damaged microchips and decayed celluloid — our illiterate caveman descendants will break into a vacuum-sealed fallout shelter made out of gold and discover the only existing remnant of 21st-century humanity: R. Kelly’s hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet, playing on an eternal loop on a nuclear-powered plasma-screen TV (with surround sound). READ FULL STORY

Someone is suing Snooki for $7 million

No one succeeds in America without suffering through a few lawsuits. It was true for John D. Rockefeller, it was true for Mark Zuckerberg, and now it’s true for the cast of Jersey Shore. This year, the show’s male mascot and demonic supervillain Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino filed suit against Abercrombie and his own flesh and blood. Now, female mascot and real-life cartoon Tasmanian devil Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is experiencing her own exciting experiment in litigation. In October, Snooki sued licensing company SRG Ventures, arguing that the company didn’t fulfill its obligation to her — or, in legal terms, “they didn’t make her as rich as The Situation” — and attempting to be released from her contract.

Now, as originally reported by the New York Post, SRG has filed a $7 million countersuit against Snooki, claiming that the reality star was negotiating with other companies behind its back. READ FULL STORY

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