1. Nov 3, 2012 3:04pm

    Romney’s New Attack Dog, Rudy Giuliani, Calls For Obama’s Resignation

    Even though he’s being attacked by idiots, Nate Silver is calling the election a complete lock for Obama which basically means it’s over. So what’s Mitt Romney to do now? Unless all of the state polls are totally off, he’s going to be out of a job come next week. He needs one last trump card and the Donald isn’t the man for the job. Romney is now hedging his bets on a last minute performance from Rudy Giuliani.

    The former New York mayor joined Romney and Paul Ryan onstage at a mega-rally in Ohio last night, as part of a Republican all-star lineup that also included former presidential candidates John McCain, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry.

    Giuliani made the most news of the night by calling for Obama’s resignation.

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  2. Nov 3, 2012 2:08pm

    If you never want to forget the experience of living in post-Sandy Downtown Manhattan, you can now buy a t-shirt featuring the popular SoPa (South of Power) image created by New York designer Jake Levine.

    The shirts are $20 and all funds raised by sales go to Sandy relief efforts.

    [Image via Selflesstee]

     
  3. Nov 3, 2012 1:39pm

    A world where Roe v. Wade is overturned and Medicare is voucharized.

    That’s the America the Obama campaign wants you to picture under a Romney presidency in a new ad. A Democrat’s absolute worst nightmare. 

    [Video via Buzzfeed]

     
  4. Nov 3, 2012 12:54pm

    Volunteer for Hurricane Relief Efforts Without Sounding Like a Dick About It Later: A Guide

    Everyone who has some free time this weekend should spend their hours volunteering. But after you do your great deeds, like donating food or clothes, you might be tempted to overshare about it. You will immediately want to run to the hilltops and scream, “Hey everybody, look how much good I did.” Don’t do this! You will lose all of the moral superiority that you just earned.

    Below are some suggestions that will help you to not act like a stupid jerk who brags about how much they volunteer.

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  5. Nov 3, 2012 11:39am

    Here’s Newark Super-Mayor Cory Booker helping out one of his favorite constituants. Of course he totally ignored the ridiculousness of her Twitter handle and told her to DM him for more help.

    Let’s just hope the DM’s stopped there. Big Boobs Carly is not the girl for you, Mayor Booker!

     
  6. Nov 3, 2012 11:09am

    Live Nation Gave Lady Gaga a Plane and Proscuitto Last Night

    Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour grossed 227.4 million dollars, so it’s expected that the touring industry wants to keep her happy. Live Nation wanted to make sure the Gags was at peak happiness so they gave her a 757 jet. She told her 30.8 million Twitter followers last night “So apparently LIVE NATION gave us a 757 I just cried on the tarmac. We tried to take a pic but its too big.” That last part is such a humble-brag.

    She followed up that tweet with, “OMG there’s Internet on the PLANE. THIS IS MY PLANE IT HAS INTERWEBULAR features. Monsters :( i cant believe this sometimes,” which confirms the fact that Lady Gaga has never flown select flights on Delta Airlines before this.

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  7. Nov 3, 2012 10:30am

    This is a video of Christina Aguilera performing “Beautiful” from last night’s Sandy benefit concert on NBC. (Note: text “redcross” to 90999 if you want to donate). Billy Joel also performed “Miami 2017” and changed the lyrics to say that “Staten Island drowned,” which gave everyone the shivers. Jimmy Fallon sang with Billy Joel, Sting, and Bon Jovi and smiled a lot.

    But if you’ve ever had any doubts that Christina is the diva of our generation, then this video should squash those wrongful beliefs. 

    NASA scientists have been searching through deep space for years in order to find something that has so few flaws as this has. By god, we have finally found it.

     
  8. Nov 3, 2012 12:46am

    Here Are MTA Photos of Flooded Subway Tunnels Under the East River

    Earlier tonight, the MTA released its first pictures from flooded subways in the Cranberry Street Tunnel, which carries the A and C lines beneath the East River.

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  9. Nov 2, 2012 11:52pm

    Nate Silver is still working his pro-Obama, anti-Romney witchcraft, but this time to the fifth decimal place.

     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 11:16pm

    THE BOTTOM LINE: There is evidence that large-scale catastrophes may influence birth and marriage rates, but in which direction is not clear.
    —  The New York Times health blog looks into the rumor that natural disasters lead to more  babies and marriages. Thanks for nothing, scientists. 
     
  11. Nov 2, 2012 9:42pm

    Kyrgyzstan Journalist ‘Mock’ Kidnapped at Gunpoint by Fellow Journalists as Part of Practical Joke

    Two reporters/practical joke columnists (really) who worked for a Kyrgyzstan paper decided to step up their joke game in a normal, reasonable way, which was: by kidnapping the host of an popular entertainment show at gun point and forcing her to strip and dance for them.

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  12. Nov 2, 2012 8:19pm

    John Cusack Developing Film About America’s Most Popular Misogynist, Rush Limbaugh

    Active Twitter liberal John Cusack is developing a film about Rush Limbaugh, tentatively and creatively titled “Rush.” And, of course, the former Lloyd Dobler will play the popular conservative radio host/misogynistic racist himself. As the Associated Press notes:

    Cusack as Limbaugh isn’t typecasting, politics aside. Cusack is a slender, dark-haired 46-year-old, while Limbaugh is 61, balding and portly. But Hollywood’s makeup experts have probably had greater challenges.

    Ha, yes. All of that is true, AP. Also, this movie will almost certainly be awful. Production starts next year, which means it should be ready for hungover Saturday morning viewing on Netflix sometime in early 2014.


     
  13. Nov 2, 2012 6:33pm

    Hopefully, we’ll have the “e” back in this site on Monday and we can all start to come out of the darkness relatively unscathed. Thanks to Tumblr for the help. Thanks to those readers who enjoyed this old-school exhibition. And thanks to the writers for being patient. 

    And, of course, thanks for your continued support of Gawker/Gawkr. 

    Photo of Elizabeth St. with electricity this evening courtesy Nick Denton. If all goes well, we’ll be returning to work there on Monday.

     
  14. Nov 2, 2012 6:31pm

    Mother’s Two Sons Die During Hurricane After She Is Refused Help by Staten Island Neighbors

    jezebelcom:

    Two little boys who were literally swept out of the arms of their mother during the hurricane have been found dead. But that’s not the whole story, and it gets even sadder: 39-year-old Glenda Moore, the mother of the two boys (pictured above with her husband, Damian), knocked on doors in her Staten Island neighborhood, begging for help during the hurricane. No one would assist her, her sister claims.

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  15. Nov 2, 2012 6:31pm

    At Long Last, Ricky Martin Weighs In On the Marathon

    Before it was cancelled this afternoon, Ricky Martin was asked whether or not he thought the New York City marathon should continue as planned. “Yeah, the show must go on,” he said while wearing a hat that was just a tiny bit too small for his head. Interesting, Ricky Martin, very interesting opinion you have there.

    He then posed with a girl in a pink jacket, touched her head affectionately, and vanished into the crowd. 

    [TMZ]