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Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:37:23 +0000

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Trump says he doesn't 'do Twitter storms' – uh huh, ok, sure

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:24:45 +0000

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President Donald Trump, who can both make the world cower in fear and belly laugh in response to his very well-known tweetstorms, wants you to know a very important fact: He doesn't 'do Twitter storms.'

"Do you notice when I go on and I'll put out like a tweet or a couple of tweets, 'He's in a Twitter storm again,'" he said at a Phoenix rally Tuesday night. "I don't do Twitter storms."

OK, um, but what about the tweetstorm when ex-FBI Director James Comey got fired or the one about his failed Muslim travel ban or that time he tweetstormed the hell out of his Obama wiretapping accusations, oh and don't forget the tweetstorms about the "illegal leaks," Democrats, and the "fake media?" Read more...

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The Joker's origin story is that he has no origin story. Yet here we are

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:50:40 +0000

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Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order and everything becomes chaos.

The DC Comics division at Warner Bros. is launching a new feature film banner to make movies from its known characters — starting with The Joker — but played by different actors, who would stay separate from the DC Extended Universe continuity, Mashable has confirmed.

The Joker movie, its first and only known project so far, is being written by The Hangover writer/director Todd Phillips, who may direct Joker, too, if he plays his cards right. This bold and unprecedented cinematic spinoff plan would exclude Jared Leto, who could reprise his role in future DCEU films — but for this project, a younger actor would take his place (and hopefully not send creepy packages to cast-mates). Read more...

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Steve Bannon imposter fools Breitbart editor into saying some pretty weird stuff

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:59:02 +0000

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The same person who tricked "The Mooch" via email has now fooled the editor of Breitbart — posing as none other than Steve Bannon. 

The self-proclaimed "email prankster" contacted Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow from steve.bannon@usa.com. As CNN reported, Marlow said he and other Breitbart editors would do Bannon's "dirty work" against the former Trump adviser's enemies in the White House. 

He also said the "best conspiracy on the whole internet" was that Jared Kushner was a "cuckhold," which, well, close enough. But then things got real strange. Read more...

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Why White Walkers are winning the war for Westeros

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:23:43 +0000

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The Game of Thrones power rankings determines which character is most likely to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the series next year: not the power behind it, but actually ruling as King or Queen of Westeros. Our judgment is based on information officially available at the end of each episode. 

You can read the rankings for last week's episode, "Eastwatch," here.  

That earthquake you felt in "Beyond the Wall," Season 7's penultimate episode, was the power balance shifting on the continent of Westeros — in the Night King's favor. 

Dragons have always been Game of Thrones' stand-in for weapons of mass destruction — and in that sense, the White Walkers just became the fantasy world's second nuclear power. And unlike Daenerys, the Night King will not have the slightest compunction about dropping the bomb.  Read more...

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Baby whale close to shore wows beachgoers, but the story is actually really sad

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:18:21 +0000

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A juvenile gray whale has been spotted multiple times in the last few weeks off the coast of California. While the whale has been described as a "thrill" for beachgoers, its story is actually quite sad. 

Most recently, the whale, dubbed "Bay Boy" because it continues to travel from bay to bay, was spotted in Long Beach, California, on Monday. Others claim to have seen the whale off nearby Seal Beach on Tuesday.

According to NBC Los Angeles, the whale has been spotted traveling up the coast after it was separated from its mother while migrating a few weeks ago.

Here's a clip of the  what some believe to be the same whale in Laguna Beach earlier this month. Read more...

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Julian Assange is mad you think he lives in a basement

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:59:37 +0000

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange wants you to know he doesn't live in some basement.

He lives in an embassy. Let's get it right.

The dude came to the defense of his living space with a few tweets on Tuesday.

Did you know that 'journalists' are so cretinous they have launched 420k pages saying I live in a 'cupboard' and 261k in a 'basement'? pic.twitter.com/TVk8UVTGe4

— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) August 22, 2017

And he played a bit of the sideline psychologist.

What is the insecurity that drives this unprofessionalism? Imagining me stuffed in a cupboard soothes the pain. But what pain?

— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) August 22, 2017 Read more...

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Chaos erupts on beach as shark attacks seal close to shore

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:49:17 +0000

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A beach on Cape Cod was evacuated after a shark attacked a seal just off shore.

Thayer Wade was relaxing on Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts when he heard a disturbance in the water. When he looked out, he saw what appeared to be a fin of a great white shark, thrashing just 25 yards off shore. The shark attacked a seal, turning the water red with blood. 

Chaos erupted on the beach as swimmers and surfers rushed to shore. Because the attack happened so close to people in the water, the crowd panicked, thinking a person had been attacked. 

"I look on the left and I see my friend Nisi paddling for his life and I see something flubbering in the water with blood all around it. I thought it was a person," surfer Zevi Greenspan told the local NBC affiliate.  Read more...

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These weird-as-hell orange ecstasy pills are shaped like Trump's head

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:21:45 +0000

Like the president they're modeled after, these confiscated tablets of ecstasy found by German police are orange in hue and terrible for your health. Per a Facebook post from the police force in Osnabrück, Germany, officers discovered bags of orange ecstasy tablets molded in the shape of Donald Trump's head while searching a car headed for Hanover. SEE ALSO: Of course Trump looked directly at the eclipse without glasses Image: Polezei OsnabrückThe name "TRUMP" is molded on the back of each pill, as if the florescent hue, puckered lips, and tell-tale hair swoop weren't clear identifiers.  Police say officers confiscated about 5,000 tablets, apparently worth about €11,000. The drivers of the vehicle have since been arrested. Read more...More about Watercooler, Politics, Culture, Politics, and Web Culture [...]



Baby born on day of the solar eclipse gets an out-of-this-world name

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:19:21 +0000

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Parents of a baby girl born Monday, the day of the total solar eclipse, wanted to give their daughter the perfect name in honor of such a special occasion. 

Freedom and Michael Eubanks welcomed their second child into the world and accordingly, named her Eclipse. 

"I think it was just meant to be, her name," the mother told ABC News. "We're probably going to call her Clipsey."

Because Freedom's due date was projected for Sept. 3, she and her husband had a different name in mind for their child. Had she been born any other day, Eclipse's parents would have named her Violet instead.

"I kind of felt like it was meant to happen, to have her on this day," Freedom told ABC News. Read more...

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The Night King from 'Game of Thrones' finally found a use for those giant chains

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:16:09 +0000

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In this episode of Good Day Westeros, we talk about Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 6: Beyond the Wall. And because we couldn't contain our curiosity, um, we might have watched a leaked version of the season finale (shhhhh).  Read more...

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Verizon's Unlimited video throttling isn't as bad as it sounds

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:01:03 +0000

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Verizon’s decision to throttle virtually all video on its Unlimited mobile data plans is angering some, especially those who think it breaks some unwritten promise that Verizon would deliver the highest HD always to all unlimited customers because, well, “unlimited.”

It’s fair to equate “unlimited” plans with All You Can Eat restaurants, which offer an endless supply of food. But like those restaurants, there’s no guarantee of quality. You want filet minion? Then you should leave the all-you-can-eatery and head over to an exclusive restaurant for a single steak and a crumbly blue cheese salad. Read more...

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