TransAsia Plane Crashes into River, Yields 15 Survivors

taiwan plane crashA plane traveling from Taipei, Taiwan to the neighboring Kinmen islands carrying 58 passengers flew directly in front of traffic on a highway bridge today before crashing into the Keelung River.

Footage and images captured on an onlookers’s dash cam are so surreal they look like something straight out of a Michael Bay movie. The plane, which turned out  a miraculous 15 survivors who stood by the wreckage waiting for rescue, also clipped a taxi cab before plummeting into the river.

Twenty six have been confirmed dead so far with 17 more missing.

Driver Who Left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua in Critical Condition Identified, Charged

Tracy Morgan Performs At Seminole Casino Coconut CreekThe driver of a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike who rear-ended a limo bus full of comedians on Saturday is being held on 1 count of death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto.

James McNair, 63, a known to some as “Jimmy Mack” or “Uncle Jimmy Mack” was pronounced dead in a wreck that involved 6 other vehicles, leaving Tracy Morgan, his opening act, Ardie Fuqua, and their tour manager in critical condition. Fellow opener Harris Stanton left the hospital and is home safe.

Kevin Roper, the man responsible for the accident’s bail has been set to $50,000 and faces 5 to 10 years in jail if recklessness – likely in the form of sleep deprivation – is proven.

I know everyone is praying very hard for Tracy Morgan, but I’d like to urge you all to direct equal attention to his lesser-known companions. Not much is known about their tour manager, but Fuqua has already lived through a serious tragedy.  Continue reading “Driver Who Left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua in Critical Condition Identified, Charged”

Drake Tour Bus Causes Portland Traffic Jam

drake as ETDrake may be the type of nigga to hand out apples on Halloween (no need to remind me that I’m white), but he’s also the type to walk onto the highway of the town he’s touring in and throw speakers and light fixtures in front of decent, hard-working people who are trying to make a living doing something other than singing about ass and chainz.

Alright, truthfully he didn’t quite do that, but a bus full of his equipment did cause a traffic jam on I-5 in my dreary hippie-infested town of Portland, Oregon this morning.

His concert at Moda Center (formerly The Rose Garden, home of the Trail Blazers) is still happening at this very moment. I was totally sent VIP tickets but opted out in favor of a sad movie and peppermint tea.

If you must know, my favorite new Drake song is “Come Thru,” but only because of the ridiculous line “I can still get you wet and I can still make you laugh.” You and I both know Drake couldn’t get the ocean wet…

Paul Walker Dead in Valencia Car Crash

car crash photo Paul WalkerPaul Walker, real-life motor sport enthusiast and star of The Fast and the Furious and Joy Ride, passed away Saturday after on his way home from a charity event in Valencia, California.

Friend Roger Rodas, 38, was driving while Walker, 40, sat passenger in the Porsche that lost control, slammed into a tree and ignited. No other cars were involved in the accident, but police have said that while they do not yet know how fast Rodas was driving, speed “was a factor.”

Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow and her mother, Rebecca McBrain.

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These Photos of the Boeing 777 Crash in San Francisco are Insane

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A plane coming into San Francisco from Seoul, South Korea across the Pacific Ocean skidded and ignited after a failed landing this morning that left two dead and 181 in need of medical attention.

Multiple sources for the L.A. Times have stated that that pilot did not make a distress call before the crash.
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“I know the airport pretty well, so I realized the guy was a bit too low, too fast, and somehow he was not going to hit the runway on time,” one passenger told a local news station.

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Chris Brown Uninjured and Unarrested After Crashing Into a Wall

Chris Brown crash 2013From the Frank Ocean fight to the speeding ticket to not doing his community service, these past few weeks have been amazing for everyone but Chris Brown and delusional Team Breezy.

Yesterday, according to the police and the paparazzi, Chris crashed into a wall completely of his own accord (or Porsche) on his way to a children’s dance competition.

Brown, whose body faired better than his car, claims he was chased into the wall by the paps (if that’s true, I’m sending them all flowers).

My problem is this – it’s the night of the Grammys and he still hasn’t been arrested or severely hurt. It seems everything he’s been up to is leading to that. Still, no Chris behind bars. No Big Bubba sodomy. Thanks a lot, universe.

Bobbi Kristina Got Into A[nother] Car Crash And Her Brother Broke Her Heart

In order to write a redneck hit, you need to include alcohol, car crashes and an inappropriate relationship with a family member.

That’s why I’m going to write a country song about Bobbi Kristina.

On Wednesday she got into a car accident where her Chevy Camaro (perfect for my song) was totaled (she was fine) AND revealed, through a bizarre string of tweets, that she and her brother-fiancé had called it quits.

Everybody relax. Bobbi wrote that she is “incredibly fine” (not in reference to her second wreck of the year), followed by a million hashtags that prove it.  #REALperson Xxo #armyofme #onmywon #goingtomakeit#determined, #notastalentedasmymother #whyamifamous  Continue reading “Bobbi Kristina Got Into A[nother] Car Crash And Her Brother Broke Her Heart”

Funny Video: Lake Of The Ozarks Dubstep Boat Crash

Seven boaters in Missouri were knocked from side to side after going over a large wave in the Lake of the Ozarks, and the footage of the notably party-loving crew being battered by stupidity is amazing.

There’s an original video of Lake TV News covering the incident, but the “Fountain Crash Dubstepified” version using Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” is much better.

Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill

A truck carrying equipment for Madonna‘s MDNA tour pulled a Super Bowl XLVI when it overturned in Sweden on its way to Ullevi Stadium for a concert that should take place later today.

No one was killed but a few cars were damaged, one person was injured, and traffic was blocked. Or, as Madonna would have said if she were there, “WHY AREN’T YOU LOOKING AT ME?!”

I like to imagine that some nice Swedish woman was walking around sightseeing and was suddenly hit in the pointy pale face by a metal wedding dress or a bag of white top hats but pictures seem to indicate that it was just a bunch of boring speakers.  Continue reading “Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill”

Lindsay’s People Point Fingers, Act Like The Mob

As you may know, Lindsay Lohan got into a serious but relatively painless car accident on Friday. Her black rental Porsche was totaled after she rammed into an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The truck driver, who was not intoxicated, said that Lohan’s people tried to bribe him and were hiding something in the Escalade that was trailing her Porsche (they were on the way to the set of Liz & Dick).

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Costa Concordia Disaster Gift To Survivors: 30% Off Next Cruise

The owners of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which crashed into a rock off the coast of Italy, capsized  and claimed the lives of at least 12 people, have decided to offer survivors a special deal.

Not only will their ticket price be fully refunded but they will receive thirty percent off the price of their next cruise!

The hope is to “stave of lawsuits” which would likely cost the company (Costa Crociere) thousands of dollars.  Continue reading “Costa Concordia Disaster Gift To Survivors: 30% Off Next Cruise”

Truck Carrying 25 Million Bees Crashes In Utah

A flatbed truck carrying a quarter of a billion bees crashed on Sunday after taking a turn improperly and tipping over. The driver, Louis Holst, said that after the crash him and his wife were stung multiple times.

Louis and his wife, Tammie, both Washington natives, were on the highway headed to a farm in Southern California when the incident occurred. Holst said:

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Travis Barker Needs Hypnotherapy To Fly Again

Travis Barker opened up about his 2008 plane crash that left him and collaborator DJ AM (Adam Goldstein, who passed away in 2009) with critical injuries

The Blink-182 drummer who recently changed to a more healthy lifestyle that includes running and swimming and a vegan diet, says that his understandable fear of flying is hindering his professional life as a musician:

“Unfortunately I can’t do as much touring as I would like because I don’t fly, it’s an obstacle. I’m working on it though. I’m trying to get hypnotised, trying to talk to a doctor who retrains your brain. Maybe he’ll help me fly again one day…”

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43 Dead In KHL Hockey Plane Crash


A plane carrying members of the Russian Kontinental Hockey Team called “Lokomotiv,” crashed today. So far 43 of the 45 passengers onboard died, with 26 year-old forward Alexander Galimov and one crew member in critical condition.

Several well-known NHL hockey players were onboard, the most prominent being the Slovakian player Pavol Demitra, 36, an all-star right wing and former member of the Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks.

Demitra had a whopping 304 career goals and 464 assists.

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Video: Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air”

And here I present the latest single from Friendly Fires, directed by documentary filmmaker Chris Cottam. “Hawaiian Air,” the sad but sweet, melancholy sound of late summer, or in the case of Hawaii, all-year-round heat accompanied by mass rainstorms.

The song is from their second CD, Pala, released on XL Recordings.

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