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The Dark, Seedy Side Of Cats On The Internet

Dog and Cat Perverts
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Divorce Over Cats
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Cats As Fonts
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When you leave your house everyday to go to work or school, you assume that your cat is keeping things in order, right? Like, maybe he’s playing with a ball of string or has found the odd hair tie to chew on under your bed, but certainly he’s not doing anything terribly unseemly. Not so, say the makers of Ca$hCats.biz, a site devoted to chronicling cats with cash, drugs and guns. “I got a couple of New Year’s Eve photos that were way off the charts.” says Will Kleinart, who founded the site. ”They’d probably give PETA a heart attack. Literally, just, like, huge lines of coke and the cats near them with bottles of champagne in the background. And, of course, the requisite 20- and 50-dollar bills.”

What does it take to make a photo worthy of Ca$hCats? A stack of money and a cat, really. Check out a few more examples after the jump. [Vice] Keep reading »

The Internet Does Something Nice For A Stranger: Harassed Bus Monitor Karen Klein Gets A Vacation

Kids can be awful to each other. And kids who haven’t been taught right can even be awful to adults. Bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, New York, rides the bus everyday with the kids, and was verbally abused by a band of screaming Jerkus Maximuses while she was just doing her job. A video that was leaked today shows poor Karen experiencing an array of verbal abuse so intense that I refuse to even post it (go here if you want to see a crew of dickwads threatening to stab her in the stomach). In an interview after the incident, Karen said, “It was like ‘wow, I can’t believe it happened … It was just plain mean. Nobody should have to put up with that.” She also noted that, the kids “weren’t always that bad.” Suffice it to say, this is not what this lady signed up for when she took the job.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Walker, Star Of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

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This Friday, the new movie “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens in theaters. The movie, based on the book of the same name, stars Benjamin Walker as Mr. Lincoln himself, fending off vampires and fighting to keep the nation together. My friend Heidi swears the book was awesome and she read it in, like, two days, so she’s hoping the movie is half as good. But even if it’s not, we’ve certainly got our eye on Ben Walker. Explains Walker of the film, “We think of it as a period piece that just happens to have vampires in it.”

Just who is this dude? Find out everything you need to know about him, after the jump. Keep reading »

Jay Smooth Calls On Men To Challenge Anti-Feminist Internet Trolls

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Street Harassment App
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Jay Smooth On Women, Trolling And Sexism

All feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian wanted to do was create a new project aimed at examining common tropes in video games through a feminist lens. Sarkeesian, who blogs at FeministFrequency.com, was hoping that the new web series “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” would offer a new, in-depth view on gender representation in video games and throughout gaming culture. She needed $6,000 to fund the venture, so she launched a Kickstarter campaign (the video for the project is after the jump), and pledged to make the web series available free online upon completion.

No big deal, right? It should have been a simple project to get support for and fund. But then her project caught the attention of anti-feminist, anti-woman trolls. Keep reading »

Olivia Wilde And Stephen Colbert Have An “Act Off”

Colbert On Nuns
Colbert defends radical feminist nuns. Read More »
Colbert on Sweden
He's got big plans for Sweden's Twitter experiment. Read More »
Colbert On Miley
Colbert weighs in on Miley Cyrus controversy. Read More »
Olivia Wilde "Acts Hard"

Last night, Olivia Wilde was on the “The Colbert Report” to promote her new film, “People Like Us.” While that movie looks like a total snooze and I can’t co-sign on Chris Pine’s stupid eyebrows, Olivia seems like a totally rad lady. She stumped for Obama, wore her Dogs Against Romney pin, and challenged Colbert to an acting contest to see “who could act harder.” [Comedy Central]

Girl Talk: I’m Dating A Human Salve — And You Should, Too

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The other day I gave my boyfriend a compliment. “Boo, you are so awesome — you’re like a human salve,” I told him. I said that after we’d gone tubing with 15 of my friends, and he had been kind enough to drive one car of us there, and made an effort to talk to a couple of my friends that he’d never met before. Calling someone a “human salve” sounds really gross, I know, but I meant it in the best of ways. After years of dating difficult, complicated, kind of crappy dudes, I told him, I was super happy to be dating someone who was just so easy.

So, what do I mean by “human salve”?

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