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What Murdered Black Boys Mean for the Renisha McBride Trial

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:40

What Murdered Black Boys Mean for the Renisha McBride Trial

As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew a racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable.

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John Oliver Uses Muppets to Trick Americans Into Caring About Prisons

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:20

As you might be aware, the American prison system is a fucked-up hell pit carved out by institutionalized racism, despicable politics, corporate greed and many other reprehensible factors that — culturally — we've mostly agreed to ignore. The issues facing our nation's incarcerated (a population rapidly growing) aren't attractive to focus on. They're brutal and sad and easy to dismiss because a lot of people can't find it in their hearts to care about criminals. There's nothing cute about prison advocacy, which is why John Oliver is using song and adorable muppets to get Americans to actually give a shit.

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It's Not Easy Building Apps for Cats (Because Cats Are Picky Jerks)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00

Apps for cats make sense in theory—they'll chase a laser pointer, so why not a digital critter racing around a touchscreen? But as anyone who's cycled through several brands of pet food will attest, cats are picky little cretins. Designing for them isn't as easy as slapping a mouse on a background and watching the profits roll in.

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POTUS to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:40

POTUS to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order shielding LGBTQ workers from discrimination within federal government-affiliated companies. The directive will also specifically protect federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity but it will not exempt religious groups.

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​105-year-old Woman Throws a Killer First Pitch at Padres Game

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:20

​105-year-old Woman Throws a Killer First Pitch at Padres Game

Yesterday, Agnes McKee became the oldest person to throw the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game. The 105-year-old had been practicing her pitch with the staff of her retirement community in San Diego, and the practice paid off. McKee threw a solid underhand toss but not before winding it up like a pro. Somewhere, 50 cent is taking notes (I'm sorry I had to).

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Shirtless Zac Efron to Join Bear Grylls on His New Show

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:40

Actor, heartthrob and possibly Michelle Rodriguez's boyfriend will be on the premiere of NBC's new show Running Wild with Bear Grylls running around, jumping off things and generally demonstrating that he's more than just a good dancer .

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Heartless Scammers Create Fake Facebook Accounts of MH17 Victims

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:20

Heartless Scammers Create Fake Facebook Accounts of MH17 Victims

Scammers called "click fraudsters" are setting up fake Facebook pages of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 to defraud unsuspecting Internet users.

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Panic! At the Disco Trolls Westboro Church in Best Way Possible

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:00

Panic! At the Disco Trolls Westboro Church in Best Way Possible

Panic! At the Disco found a great way to respond to a hate group that targeted them for protest this weekend.

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The Gratuitous Injustice of American Tipping Culture

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:50

The Gratuitous Injustice of American Tipping Culture

"Unless a waiter can be a gentleman, democracy is a failure. If any form of service is menial, democracy is a failure. Those Americans who dislike self-respect in servants are undesirable citizens; they belong in an aristocracy."

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Apartment Dweller Exacts Revenge by Peeing in Sun Tea

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:40

Apartment Dweller Exacts Revenge by Peeing in Sun Tea

An apartment complex resident sought justice for a stolen batch of sun tea in the grossest possible way.

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Kanye West: 'In Order to Win at Life, You Need Some Kim K Skills'

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:14

 'In Order to Win at Life, You Need Some Kim K Skills'

Kanye West is on the cover of the August issue of GQ. In the accompanying interview, he says a lot of Kanye-stuff, covering such topics as the forty-five minute toast he reportedly gave at his wedding, his love for Kim Kardashian, why being a dad is cool and which rap is the best rap of all time (hint: his rap).

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Caption a Picture of Maria Menounos and This Matching Car

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:00

Caption a Picture of Maria Menounos and This Matching Car

Caption This: Actress/television host Maria Menounos poses for a picture with a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class featuring an exclusive design by Luli Fama in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Weird Al's 'Lame Claim to Fame' Mocks Name-Dropping Celeb Culture

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:30

Do you remember that time you ran into that guy from that show your mom likes at the Shell station when he was buying a Kit Kat? You wrote a 500-word Facebook post about it and shared pictures of the pump where you were getting your gas at the time. Well, Weird Al thinks you need to let it go. Seriously.

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South Carolina Woman Tries to Shoplift Vibrator in Baby Stroller

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:30

South Carolina Woman Tries to Shoplift Vibrator in Baby Stroller

A South Carolina woman was arrested for trying to shoplift a vibrator in a child's stroller.

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Meet Turkey's First Transgender News Anchor

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:26

Meet Turkey's First Transgender News Anchor

Meet Michelle Demishevich, a prominent LGBT rights activist, and Turkey's very first transgender news anchor.

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Get Your Game of Thrones Fix With This Compilation of All Four Seasons

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:30

Are you experiencing Sunday night Game of Thrones withdrawals? Do you find yourself moping on the couch, squinting your eyes hard enough until it looks like Justin Theroux on The Leftovers is wearing a suit of armor? Don't worry, we have something just for you.

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Sunday Night Sign-Off: What It Takes to Make a Pro/Crow Blush

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:40

Welcome to Sunday night. Kim Carnes turns 69 today, so let's pay tribute to everyone's 4th favorite end-of-the-night karaoke standard. It's behind "Black Velvet" but way in front of "Don't Stop Believin'." Is it strange that I want every single one of the outfits in this music video, especially Carnes' but also including the pirate ones?

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Woman Arrested After Posting Selfies in the Dress She Stole

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:20

Woman Arrested After Posting Selfies in the Dress She Stole

Sit down children, and let me regale you with yet another tale of criminals using social media and then getting caught. Because if there is one human-driven force on this earth that is unrelenting, it's lack of foresight.

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​It Sounds Like Things Could Be Going Better for Kevin Sorbo

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:30

​It Sounds Like Things Could Be Going Better for Kevin Sorbo

Remember Kevin Sorbo? For some, the hunkmachine who played the eponymous character in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is synonymous with the Greek mythological hero. For others, namely the producers of the upcoming Hercules movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he's not even worth a cameo.

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