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Police View 40,000 Dumb Party Photos to Guess Cause of Fire

Sometimes cell phone cameras and portable digital video cameras can turn innocent bystanders into a police investigator's best friend. But in the case of a dorm room fire at a party at NYU, the partygoers' documentation helped as much as it hindered the investigation. After sifting through 40,000 images and videos of young women making out, posing with goofy sexy faces, and people drawing penis pictures on a passed out student's face, police finally determined that the fire was caused by a dropped, lit cigarette. (Seriously, enough with the goofy sexy faces!)

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buffybot buffybot 8 years
Wow. Thats full on. I have enough trouble keeping up with all the stories in our real newspaper's. I cant imagine buying one full of made up stuff. Which is a pretty stupid statement coming from someone who spends all her time reading gossip sites and mags... :)
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
Yes. They actually have a print publication that is sold alongside "real" newspapers. It's a satire site. If you read and watch the stuff it's really funny. I'm not sure how much of it might be lost on a non-American (or non-USAer for you PC people).
buffybot buffybot 8 years
I dont get it. So they just spend all day making up fake news stories?
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
Go to theonion.com
buffybot buffybot 8 years
ok, what the f%&k is The Onion?! I'm an Aussie, not in the US, but seriously I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
sucraRush sucraRush 8 years
Ahahahahaha, that was a good laugh. On a personal note, I think Tres is doing a great job but I really do miss DearSugar..
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
haah--I thought this was hilarious! like chouette I read/watched the whole thing "thinking" it was real, and being totally confused because 1. i didn't hear about a dorm fire 2. who the heck takes 40,000 pics like that!?!?! it was hilarious during, and slowly as I realized it was "fake". I don't read carefully and did not notice it was from the Onion until after. as to the rude comments about Tres--GET A LIFE! She is doing her job, and d/n personally attack you. again, as to the first comment--I think it was supposed to be written "seriously" as to trick people--that made it much more funny to me. if you have a problem with the other three sites being gone thats not tres' fault! i cant stand rude ppl!
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
Yeah, I agree, this tres sugar thing - not so good.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
LMAO!
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 8 years
I agree, Chouette!
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I actually appreciated seeing this on here. Sometimes I see Onion articles on Digg or on The Onion itself, but on those places I always know it's satire before I see it. When I first saw this, I didn't notice it was the Onion, and it was even funnier when I realized it was just humor.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
Thank you simplyfat87 and smack83 ;)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Yeah, why are we digging into Tres' personal stuff? Thats just really really rude.
geebers geebers 8 years
Ouch - let's not attack Tres. I am on this site way less than before for the same reasons but honestly the patronizing posts about her age and voice need to stop. Don't read it or message her privately.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
You know the only thing wrong with Tres? The people that complain all the time
starlotus713 starlotus713 8 years
I really wish it was back to Dear, Giggle, and Citizen Sugar as well. Or at least Dear/Giggle and a separate Citizen-like site as well. Based on the headline I thought it was real, until I realized that it was the Onion. Don't mix the crap in with the serious news please!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I get that it's a joke, but I think you mean hurt as much as it helped or possibly hindered as much as it helped.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 8 years
Buhahah that was so funny! But seriously, I miss Citizen and Dear.. and sorta hate cat posts. I feel like I have to sift through a lot of BS to reach the stories I'm interested in on Tres.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
This may be a case of "if you don't like it, go somewhere else". They obviously got rid of Dear,Citizen and Giggle for a reason. We don't know that reason, but there it is. After a while you either learn to deal or bail.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
honestly i have been paying about 85% less attention to this site than i used to since the demise of Giggle and Dear as they used to be this is absolutely ridiculous how bad this site has gotten
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I think Tres is developing a voice here, but it's still the humor/cat posts that feel out of place and contrived (some of them).
Pistil Pistil 8 years
It's funny! Well, I enjoyed this post. I like the Onion. I mean, I can see how it relates to culture, but I miss GiggleSugar! All these joke topics really don't do well mixed among the super serious topics of feminism, gay rights, abortion, the Catholic church, oh my!
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