Twitter Mistakingly Believes Trump is Obsessed With a ‘Gorilla Channel’

January 17, 2018

Milkshake Duck’s founder Ben Ward is at it again. Better known by his Twitter handle Pixelated Boat, Ward went viral this week after parodying Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury on President Donald Trump. But his surreal excerpt about Trump’s fascination with “the gorilla channel” is fooling Twitter users, with many believing Trump is infatuated with a TV channel focused on apes fighting each other. The satirical excerpt, which was posted Thursday night,…

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Watch this man slip and slide down his entire driveway on black ice

January 16, 2018

This dude just earned himself a PhD in skating on black ice. Clearly, it’s winter out there, which means cold temperatures will occasionally bring ice and snow to a neighborhood near you. But black ice is an especially treacherous obstacle to both vehicles and pedestrians, considering its virtually invisible. Tim Besecker of Loudoun County, Virginia found that out the hard when we he walked out to his car on Tuesday,…

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Teacher Forcibly Arrested For Questioning Superintendent’s $39,000 Pay Rise

January 16, 2018

Being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Aside from a child’s parents, they are the people who have the greatest influence in the development of the next generation, but, in the modern world, they have to work under particularly challenging conditions. Due to widespread cutbacks, many teachers in the public sector have been forced to deal with increasingly large class sizes, and many of these…

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‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ played in a major chord sounds extremely… wrong

January 16, 2018

When Nirvana put out “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in 1991, it became one of the defining songs of a decade and an anthem for disaffected Generation Xers everywhere.  And now, 27 years later, one key change has completely destroyed it. Sleep Good, a musician from Austin, Texas, took Nirvana’s classic song, and remixed it all in a major chord. The effect is striking. Instead of the moody, rage-filled hit, it…

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A book lover’s guide to 2018

January 15, 2018

Image copyright Natalie Dawkins/Orion If you liked The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, try… The Lido by Libby Page (Orion, April) If you liked Bridget Jones’ Diary, try… The Last Romeo by Justin Myers (Little Brown, February) All James wants to do is find The One – but as anyone dating in 2018 knows, that’s easier said than done. His long-term relationship with Adam has come to an end and…

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Video shows Baltimore hospital discharging half-naked woman into cold winter night

January 15, 2018

Generally speaking, it’s considered medically irresponsible to discharge a woman from a hospital with nothing but a hospital gown on for protection, especially when it’s nearly freezing outside. But a video from a student at the University of Maryland Medical Center depicts just that, despite the patient clearly needing medical attention. Psychotherapist Imamu Baraka was walking near the University of Maryland Medical Center’s midtown campus location when he saw a…

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Trump denies ‘sh*thole’ comments as world erupts over racist debate

January 15, 2018

The furor over President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments exploded Thursday night as the United Nations condemned the U.S. president as racist and the Haitian ambassador called for an apology. The Washington Post reported that the president called Haiti, El Salvador, and unspecified African countries “shithole” nations during a discussion over immigration reform with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). This morning, the president denied he used…

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Evangelical group rebrands ‘pray the gay away’ message for LGBTQ millennials

January 15, 2018

No, praying to a higher power, regardless of which religion, won’t change your sexual orientation. Praying, no matter how willfully and intently, will not make someone “convert” to heterosexuality (or homosexuality, for example’s sake). And it seems that Anchored North, an Evangelical Christian nonprofit charity, gets that (kind of) because they’re scrapping that messaging for something more ominous and equally dangerous. The organization claims to be a media company for…

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Time’s Up! Women Of Congress Sending Message To Accused Sexual Assaulter Donald Trump By Wearing Black To State Of The Union!

January 15, 2018

California Representative Jackie Speier wrote: My colleagues and I in the @HouseDemWomen are calling on our fellow MoCs – women & men, Democrats & Republicans – to wear black to this year’s #SOTU in solidarity w/survivors of sexual harassment/violence in Hollywood, politics, the military, academia, etc. #TIMESUP #MeToo — Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) January 10, 2018 Though the women don’t directly name Trump, he is still being accused by 16 women…

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He just wanted to talk. Then he wanted a hug. This woman’s story is a must-read for men.

January 15, 2018

When Lily Evans set out to walk her dog, she had no idea the story of that walk would later go viral on the internet. When she took to Twitter to recount her experience, she opened with a simple question, one that many men have probably wondered for a long time — though women already know the answer. (Before you click through to the thread itself, note that Lily’s Twitter…

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Expectations Vs. Reality Of Giving Birth In 16 Brutally Honest Comics By A Mom Who Just Gave Birth

January 14, 2018

“Every birth is different and it is good for people to hear that nothing goes as planned. Thank you,” one user commented. Quite some time ago, a relative of mine gave birth in her bathtub. Prior to that, she gave birth in a kiddie pool. And after what seemed to be a fairly easy process, she cradled her healthy newborn in her arms, surrounded by her family, so happy and…

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James Damore’s Lawsuit Is Designed to Embarrass Google

January 14, 2018

Last August, Google fired James Damore shortly after the engineer’s internal screed against affirmative action at the company went viral. Monday, Damore sued Google for illegally discriminating against whites, males, and conservatives, demonstrating that the company cannot rid itself of its controversy-courting former employee so easily. Damore’s complaint includes 86 pages of screenshots from internal Google discussion forums, presented as evidence of alleged “anti-conservative” and “anti-Caucasian” bias, or Google’s alleged…

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A teacher asked a great question about superintendent pay. Then, all hell broke loose.

January 14, 2018

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year? Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car. The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana. You can…

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The Strange History of One of the Internet’s First Viral Videos

January 14, 2018

You’ve seen the video. Everyone on the internet has. A man sits in a cubicle and pounds his keyboard in frustration. A few seconds later, the Angry Man picks up the keyboard and swings it like a baseball bat at his screen—it’s an old PC from the '90s, with a big CRT monitor—whacking it off the desk. A frightened coworker’s head pops up over the cubicle wall, just in time…

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Former Marine’s Modelling Career Has Landed Her Marriage Proposals

January 14, 2018

Marines sacrifice a lot as they protect and serve our nation. In the United States, anyone over the age of 16 can join the military, and many brave people serve our country for a number of years before pursuing a career in another field. One of these people is 29-year-old Shannon Ihrke, from Minnesota, pictured in the middle of the photograph below. Shannon joined the military when she was just 19…

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Coco-nuts! Shoppers query plastic wrapping

January 14, 2018

It comes just a day after similar questions were raised about cauliflowers sliced into £2 “steaks” and sold by Marks and Spencer in plastic wrapping. So has our food supply gone coco-nuts, or does the packaging help prevent another problem: food waste? ‘As nature intended’ The “Genuine Coconut” is wrapped in film, and comes with a pull top and straw to drink the coconut water. It is also sold by…

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10+ Of The Best Responses To Trump From People From Shithole Countries

January 14, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump caused another global controversy last week by allegedly referring to countries such as Haiti and El Salvador, as well as unspecified African nations, as ‘shitholes.’ The comments, made in a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, were dismissive of potential immigrants from these countries, and have been widely condemned as racist and divisive by the global media. Now people from these so-called ‘shithole countries’ have…

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‘Reclaiming My Wine’ Is The Motto For 2018, Courtesy Of Amy Poehler

January 14, 2018

As Meyers turned his monologue to the crowd, asking various actors and actresses to contribute punchlines to his joke setups, the entire game was pretty much won when he got to Poehler.   VALERIE MACON via Getty Images Amy Poehler and activist Saru Jayaraman at the Golden Globes Jan. 7. Once Poehler finally delivered her joke ― “Said the peach in ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘This scene is the pits!’” ― the…

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California mudslides: Evacuation zones expanded as searches continue

January 13, 2018

(CNN)As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones. “We know that this a terribly inconvenient development but it is also incredibly necessary,” Brown said to residents. Rebecca Riskin, the founding partner of Montecito real estate company Riskin Partners, also died, the company said. Riskin began selling real estate in Los Angeles and moved…

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People From ‘Shithole Countries’ Take To Twitter To Prove Donald Trump Wrong! Read Their Inspirational Stories!

January 13, 2018

Donald Trump tried walking back his comments referring to immigrants hailing from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa being from “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday. Unsurprisingly, no one is buying it! The horribly offensive remarks have been criticized far and wide, and has even started a whole new movement over the past 24 hours! Related: #BlackHogwarts Started Trending On Twitter & It’s Beautiful People from these “shithole…

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Welp, Sheriff Joe is running for Senate

January 13, 2018

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff convicted of criminal contempt and pardoned by President Donald Trump, is running for the Arizona Senate seat vacated by Jeff Flake. Arpaio announced his intention to run for the seat in an interview with the Washington Examiner today before following it up with a tweet. I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to…

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4 Signs That Your Friend Is Actually A Bully

January 13, 2018

God & Man Is it just me or did 2017 feel like a monumental year for bullies everywhere? With the Internet being what it is, cyberbullying continued to rear its ugly head, even prompting celebrities like Ed Sheeran to quit certain aspects of social media. On the bright side, the Internet enabled the viral exposure of schoolyard bullying (old-school bullying) with the Keaton Jones video making waves across social media…

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10 Democratic Primaries To Watch In 2018

January 13, 2018

After big wins in Virginia and Alabama last year, Democrats are poised to make gains in this November’s midterm elections. But first, a series of contentious Democratic primaries could shape how well the party fares in November, as well as the ideological character of the incoming Democratic elected officials. Here are some of the most pivotal Democratic Party primaries to watch in 2018. Illinois Governor The battle to unseat Republican…

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Moulton, Kennedy offer Democrats two paths for the future

January 13, 2018

Washington (CNN)One congressman is a low-key member of a political dynasty who is strategically inserting himself into policy debates and laying out what he thinks Democrats still need to learn. The other is a retired Marine and combat veteran who has tangled with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and has already logged a high-profile trip to Iowa more than three years ahead of the next presidential caucus. Kennedy was in…

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