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Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out on Poverty

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“Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families. They don’t want handouts. They don’t want to be completely dependent on their governments — even though there’s usually no opportunity for that anyway. But they want to be self-sufficient and have a sustainable lifestyle.”

Scarlett Johansson, speaking on global poverty during a recent Oxfam trip to Kenya, to raise awareness about drought and famine in the region. There are currently around 3.7 million people in Somalia and the surrounding areas that are suffering from acute starvation, while an additiona 6 million are suffering from hunger. Johansson has worked with Oxfam–an international anti-poverty coalition–since 2004. [Huffington Post]

Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a quick and fast friendship, which informed the intimate nature of the photographs Linn was able to snap of Smith and her various friends and lovers. Her photographs are a stirring chronicle of Smith’s pre-fame life, and a quiet glimpse into a true artistic collaboration.

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Neat Needlework: Totally Severe’s Truly Weird Embroidery

Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a disturbed mind.” They’re available for sale on her site, and they’re going fast, so act now if you want your very own embroidered version of Kenneth the Page and Tracy Jordan as Raphaelite angels. Click through to see some of her other awesome creations!

Amy Poehler Makes A Speech, Proves How Awesome She Is Yet Again

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What’s not to love about Amy Poehler? She’s smart, sassy, and oh-so-funny. Here, Amy accepts the Variety Power of Comedy Award from Will Farrell and shows the world why she’s managed to earn so much acclaim and adulation. [NYMag.com]

This Wild Animal Has Better Table Manners Than Me

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I don’t know about you, but this raccoon’s plate looks a lot cleaner than mine does after a tasty meal. [Buzzfeed]

British Guy Capitalizes On Big Feet, Big Penis Myth

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Nineteen-year-old Welshman Carl Griffiths has really big feet. Really, really big feet. Like, size 21 feet (the average man’s feet are a size 9). Carl has used his large, floppy feet to capitalize off of a raging myth — the idea that the bigger the feet, the bigger the penis. (Carl’s also 6′ 5″, by the way.) He’d likely qualify for the largest feet in Britain, if Guinness kept records for things like that — but either way, it’s definitely helped him in the sexy department. “I’ve already bedded more than 30 women,” says Carl proudly. But, oh, “The ladies only want me for one thing. At this stage of my life, it doesn’t bother me. And yes, it is true what they say about men with big feet.”

But is it? In my, uh, personal, non-clinical experience, shoe size (and height) had no correlation to penis size. And, in fact, the biggest penises I’ve ever seen were on some of the shortest guys with the smallest feet. (The most memorable was on a short guy with size 7 feet and a penis that measured 8 inches long and 6 inches in circumference–uh, he measured). The only thing having large feet means is having equally large socks. But what have you guys encountered? Is Carl right? Or am I? [Sun UK]

Yay! Broad City May Move To The Small Screen

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Fresh off the news that women are getting the short shrift when it comes to representation in film, we hear that our fave YouTube comediennes, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen — aka the funny chicks behind “Broad City” — are in talks to produce their very own pilot for FX. So maybe things are changing around these parts. If you haven’t seen “Broad City”‘s particular brand of off-beat, lady-centered comedy, check out this clip, featuring fellow Upright Citizens Brigade alums Kristen Schaal and Amy Poehler. [YouTube]

There Will Be A Bunch Of Shirtless Dudes At The Mall On Friday

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Warning: Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister are going to try to emotionally manipulate you into buying their frat-lite clothing this Black Friday — and they are going to use man abs to do it. The retail chains are planning on deploying thousands of shirtless young men – faux lifeguards at Hollister and bros in skinny jeans at Abercrombie — starting at midnight on Friday, so be careful. You may be tempted to buy countless cardigans and denim mini-skirts, but hold fast! We’re sorry to say, the men do not come free with purchase. [Racked NY]

18 Inventions We Need Now

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Science is a beautiful thing. Science has brought us many technological advancements, such as and including, air travel, tanning beds and mini-pizzas. But there are many things that science has yet to deliver on. And that’s got us kind of mad with science. We kind of want to have some words with science, okay? In the meantime, we’ll settle for assembling an incomplete list of all the things that we wish science would just get to working on, already. This list is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to include your own special requests in the comments. Keep reading »

USC Study On Film And Gender Tells Us What We Already Know

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Well, surprise, surprise. It looks like women in Hollywood are still screwed, at least according to a recent University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study. Researchers surveyed all films released in 2009, and found that filmmakers still favor men over women — only around a third of all speaking characters were female. Not only that — women on screen were more likely to be scantily clad — three times more likely — than their male counterparts. Keep reading »

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