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FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

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  • Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled “Fuck her right in the pussy!” The school called his behavior — which is apparently part of some dumb meme — ”offensive and vulgar.” [New York Times; Deadspin]
  • Female students at Tottenville High School on Staten Island in New York City say they’re being targeted by the school’s new dress code, which bans short-shorts, miniskirts, tank tops, low-cut blouses, halter tops, tube tops, midi shirts, and visible bras/underwear. (FWIW, hoodies, bandanas, hats and bandanas are also banned.)  [Staten Island Live (1); Staten Island Live (2)] Keep reading »

5 Things To Know About Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Winner Of A MacArthur “Genius” Grant

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There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel is a 2014 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” one of the world’s most prestigious prizes. Bechdel draws the popular LGBTQ comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For and is the author/illustrator of the memoirs Are You My Mother? and Fun Home, the latter of which is one of the most esteemed books in the graphic novel genre (and a favorite of mine).

As a winner of the “Genius Grant,” which is awarded to between 20 and 40 individuals who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work,” Bechdel will receive upwards of $625,000 paid out over five years. The intention is for winners to use the prize money to continue doing their good work. Past winners have included people like “The Wire” creator David Simon, authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adihie, Junot Diaz and Edwidge Dandicat, and critic Susan Sontag.

After the jump, here are five things to know about Alison Bechdel, her cartoons and her important mark on pop culture! Keep reading »

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The “Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial”

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"I Really Like This Color!"

Megan MacKay, can we be friends? Because your “Ray Rice makeup tutorial” (hey, watch it first before you get offended!) is the most cutting commentary of our complete cultural fucktitude over Ray Rice that I’ve seen. You can watch more of Megan’s work on YouTube for her takes on LEGO’s female scientists, Hobby Lobby and Planned Parenthood. [UpWorthy]

Benedict Cumberbatch Strips Down For Charity

Benedict Cumberbatch Strips Down For Charity

It’s not only the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that gets Benedict Cumberbatch in a giving mood. To raise awareness for cancer research through TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes For Good Drive, an exhibition by photographer Jason Bell will feature images of the “Sherlock” actor and other celebs in various states of undress. The other celebs will be Kate Winslet, Liam Neeson, Cynthia Nixon from “Sex & The City,” Elijah Wood, “Jerry Hal, Hugh Bonneville from “Downton Abbey” and others.  Cumberbitches can see their man doing his best Mr. Darcy impression at La Galleria Pall Mall in London from September 16 until the 20th. See the full pic after the jump! [Metro UK] Keep reading »

Report: Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie In The Operating Room

  • The unplanned biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, which led to her death, was done without her prior consent, CNN reports. Furthermore, the doctor who performed the procedure took a selfie in the operating room while the comedienne was under anesthesia, a staffer at Yorkville Endoscopy in NYC told investigators. The doctor, who has not been publicly identified, was Rivers’ personal ear, nose and throat doctor, yet was not certified by the clinic to do procedures at the clinic. [CNN]
  • What divorce?! Beyoncé and Jay Z renewed their vows in a commitment ceremony while celebrating Bey’s birthday in Italy earlier this month.  [Daily Mail UK]
  • The duo are also reportedly house hunting in Los Angeles, looking into an $85 million mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 16-car garage, and a movie theater. [TMZ]
  • The NFL Players Association, the players’ union, is appealing the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice from the league, arguing that he has been doubly punished. Rice was originally given a two-game suspension for punching his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her unconscious.  [NPR] Keep reading »

Hamster Competes Against Kobayashi In Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Eat, Little Guy, Eat!

Animal abuse? The best day of this tiny hamster’s life? Hard to say! Either way, someone had the wherewithal to make a pile of itty-bitty, hamster-sized hot dogs and feed them to one lucky rodent, racing against the clock with Takeru Kobayashi, competitive eater and Guiness world record holder for the most hot dog noshed. On July 4th, 2014, Kobayashi set a new record by eating 113 bunless hot dogs in 10 minutes — but how does he hold up against this little guy? [YouTube]

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