Author Archives: Matt Novak

Christian Twitter Users Tell the Pope Why God Believes In Extreme Vetting

The Pope has been critical of President Trump’s treatment of immigrants. But some American Catholics think the Pope needs to slow his roll. Yes, some Catholics are trying to explain to the Pope why God believes in the so-called “extreme vetting” of immigrants to the United States.

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US Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat to Somali President Because America Has Become a Parody of Itself

Donald Trump’s campaign hat, which reads “Make America Great Again” has become the icon of a movement. So much so, that the US Ambassador to Somalia just gave the President of Somalia a version of the hat that reads “Make Somalia Great Again.” Seriously.

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Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires

What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and it’s not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. Specifically, the drones that shoot fire.

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Trump’s New Education Secretary Wants More ‘Virtual Schools’ and Her Agency to Be Destroyed

The Trump regime’s newly confirmed pick for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is ready to shake up the establishment. How so? By gutting the agency she leads, introducing more “virtual schools,” and overseeing the rise of schools that “haven’t even been invented yet.”

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The EPA Just Posted a Mirror Website of the One Trump Plans to Censor

As the Trump regime has taken power, a lot of valuable information from government agencies has been erased. Useful info is being scrubbed from the USDA, the Department of Education, and there are clear indications that the EPA is next. But we now have a snapshot of what the EPA website looked like the day before…

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Russia’s New Missile Violates a Cold War Treaty But We’re Sure Trump Will Tell Putin What’s What

According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now…

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44 Very Disrespectful Photoshops of Trump’s Canadian Handshake That We in No Way Condone

Yesterday, a photo of Justin Trudeau briefly hesitating before shaking Donald Trump’s hand went viral. So we here at Gizmodo decided to have a little photoshop contest, something we do from time to time. Not everyone was happy about it, of course.

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Is Donald Trump Becoming Pepe The Frog?

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many Trump supporters adopted Pepe the cartoon frog as their mascot. And as many other neo-Nazis embraced the character, Pepe even got listed as a hate symbol. But as we sit here, a full 36 weeks into the Trump administration (can you believe it’s been that long already?), we’re…

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Photoshop Contest: Trump’s Canadian Handshake

President Trump is known for his rather vigorous handshakes. They’re meant to show some kind of bullshit alpha male dominance. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who met with Trump today in the White House, wasn’t having it.

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IBM CEO Says the Company ‘Does Not Have Politics’ While Continuing to Collaborate With the Trump Regime

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has taken some major heat from her employees for continuing to advise President Trump, and that seems likely to continue in the near future. Rometty just sent out a new internal memo defending her collaboration with the Trump regime, and like every IBM statement to come before it, the whole thing…

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The GOP Just Tweeted a Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

Republicans love to remind everybody that they’re the party of Abraham Lincoln. Which is true. But they might want to do a little more research on Honest Abe. Because the GOP Twitter account just tweeted a fake Lincoln quote.

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Department of Education Quotes Famous Civil Rights Activist, Spells His Name Wrong

W.E.B. Du Bois, co-founder of the NAACP, wrote that, “Education must not simply teach work, it must teach life.” And the US Department of Education believes so strongly in the sentiment, that it just sent out a tweet containing the quote. The only problem? The Department of Education spelled Du Bois’s name wrong.

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Gigantic Bats Are Dying Upside Down, Making Australia’s Heatwave Look Like a Horror Movie

If you’ve ever seen Australia’s grey-headed flying fox, you know that they’re absolutely terrifying. With an average wingspan of over 3 feet, these threatened animals are sometimes called megabats. But you haven’t really seen terrifying until you’ve seen the flying fox dying by the hundreds, which is precisely what’s…

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Theme Park Auctions Off Old Robots That You’re Not Supposed to Have Sex With

You know how in HBO’s Westworld everybody is having sex with the sexy sex robots in the theme park? Well, Knott’s Berry Farm, the legendary Southern California park, is auctioning off stuff it has in storage. But you’re not supposed to have sex with any of the robots under any circumstances.

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Paper Accidentally Runs Photo of Alec Baldwin Instead of Donald Trump

A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has issued an apology for running “fake news” about the Trump regime. Did the paper question the racial superiority of Steve Bannon or doubt the size of Trump’s enormous hands? Nope. The paper accidentally ran a photo of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on SNL instead of a photo…

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These Pathetic Tweets Are Just How Our Government Works Now

Do you ever feel like President Trump isn’t listening to you? Well, even sitting Republican Senators now feel the same way. But they’ve found a solution. Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa now just starts his tweets with “whoever monitors Twitter at the White House” in an effort to communicate with Trump.

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This Viral Photo of Steve Bannon Is Totally Fake

Over the past couple of weeks, this photo of Trump advisor Steve Bannon has been popping up on social media. Anthony Bourdain even tweeted that he thought Bannon might have syphilis. And whether Bourdain is joking or not, plenty of people think the photo is real. But it’s totally fake.

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Trump’s Pick to Oversee Medicare Took Money From Health Contractors While Designing State Health Plans

The Trump regime’s pick for Health Secretary, Tom Price, was confirmed by the Senate overnight and some people are concerned about how he’ll dismantle everything from Obamacare to the FDA. But there’s another nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services that Americans should be just as terrified about.

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Steve Bannon’s Unproduced Movie About Cloning, Nazis, and Walt Disney Sounds Nuts

Steve Bannon, the white nationalist currently helping President Trump dismantle the United States, has produced a number of low budget conservative films. But the movies that Bannon couldn’t get made over the years are even more interesting than the ones that were released—like an unmade documentary-style film from…

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IBM Remains Spineless as 31 More Companies Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban

The list of companies opposing President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim travel ban has grown. Late yesterday, 31 companies added their names to an amicus brief opposing the ban, claiming that it hurts business. The total is now 127 companies, but there’s still one high profile tech company that hasn’t grown a backbone:…

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