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The Jolie-Pitts Are House-Hunting In London So Angelina Can Pursue Her Political Career

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are house-hunting in London so that Ange can continue to pursue her career in politics. You know what I just realized? Angelina Jolie is the female equivalent of George Clooney, except with more actual political experience.
She’s been working with the United Nations for 14 years with the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2015

A Very Brief Q&A With The Man Who’s Dressing As A Ninja Turtle For His Wedding

Nic Vargus, a writer for Apple, won the bet of a lifetime yesterday. His fiancée told him that if he could get 100,000 retweets, he’d get to dress up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for their wedding:

My girlfriend says if this tweet gets 100k RTs, she’ll let me dress up as a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2015

Gross, 42 Percent Of People Use Their (OK, Our) Phones In The Bathroom

A new study from Adobe says that 42 percent of people check their e-mail on their phones while they’re in the bathroom. Millennials are particularly pooductive, with a full 57 percent of us reporting bathroom e-mail use. It’s not surprising, but if you think about it — ew. I mean, yes,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2015

Trump “Wouldn’t Speak To” A Gay Child About His Opposition To Gay Marriage

In an interview with Bloomberg this week, Donald Trump was asked how he would explain his opposition to gay marriage to a hypothetical gay Trump child. Trump said he would respond thusly:
“Well it’s the way it is. I wouldn’t speak to them at all about it, other than they are who they

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2015

Let’s Talk About The Scourge Of Chicago-Style Bagels

Forget pizza – the real problem between New York and Chicago is bagels.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Frisky Rant: Sorry For Being Polite, You Weirdo

Don’t ban the question, “How are you?” – just answer it honestly.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Drones Are Dropping Porn, Drugs & Phones Into Prisons

There have been multiple incidents of people using drones to drop contraband porn, cell phones, and drugs into prisons, which sounds great and kind of funny on its face – until you realize how dangerous this is for the prisoners. In one such incident, for example, a drone contraband drop caused a yard

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Chris Christie: Businesses Shouldn’t Hide Behind “Religious Liberty” To Discriminate

GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie broke ranks with other Republicans yesterday at the Iowa State Fair on the issue of religious liberty. While speaking at the Des Moines Register’s Presidential Soapbox, Christie was asked whether or not businesses should be allowed to discriminate against the LGBT community based on religious beliefs. Christie responded:
“We have

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Australian Education Minister Bans Documentary About LGBT Families

Here’s a confusing story: There’s an Australian documentary called “Gayby Baby” about gay and lesbian couples raising children that has received accolades, sold out at the Sydney Film Festival as well as at showings in Canada and New Zealand, and was screened just last week for the New South Wales Parliament as part of the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Melissa McCarthy Tweets A Photo Of The Ladies Of “Ghostbusters”

“When we stand together we are unstoppable!”

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 26, 2015

Librarians Are Delivering Books By Bike To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Low-income neighborhoods aren’t just susceptible to be food deserts – they can also be book deserts. Underfunded and understaffed libraries as well as prohibitive distances to libraries mean that kids who live in poverty don’t always have the access to books that they should.
Librarians are a crafty and resourceful lot, though, and

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 26, 2015

If You Don’t Do The Work, You Should Fail The Course

Duke student Brian Gasso explained that he has religious reasons not to read certain books — which is valid, but it shouldn’t mean he should get a pass.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 26, 2015

Hugo Awards See Huge Loss For Vox Day And The Sad Puppies

The Hugo Awards – probably the now-second-most prominent sci-fi and fantasy awards outside of the Nebulas – were awarded on Saturday. You might recall that there was a huge controversy over the Hugos this year, with authors Brad Torgensen and Larry Correia rigging the ballots against what they perceived as a too-diverse field of prior

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Cheating Isn’t That Bad

Two people might have killed themselves over being exposed in the Ashley Madison hack.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Ouch: This Kid Punched A Hole Through A Rare 17th-Century Italian Master

Oh, owww: This video shows a 12-year-old boy at an exhibition of Italian masters in Taiwan, losing his balance at a crucial moment, tipping over, putting his hands out to brace himself, and – ow, ow, ow – punching a hole through a rare painting.
The artwork was Flowers by Paolo Porpora, it

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

One Direction Says It’s Just A Hiatus, But NSYNC Fans Know How This Goes

The guys from One Direction are saying that their hiatus is just temporary! It’s just a year off! It’s cool! Don’t worry, guys! Yeah, right. The only 1D member who hasn’t tried to reassure the public that no, really, it’s just a temporary hiatus, is Harry Styles. And you know what

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Shocker: Jared Fogle’s “Jared Foundation” Was A Sham

This should come as absolutely zero surprise, but it turns out that accused child rapist and former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s anti-childhood obesity organization, the Jared Foundation, was a sham. USA Today reports that although Fogle stated in 2008 that the foundation would make $2 million in grants to schools and local organizations to fight

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Trump Throws Twitter Temper Tantrum As Megyn Kelly Returns To Her Show

Last night, Megyn Kelly returned to her Fox News gig, “The Kelly File,” after an 11-day vacation that was speculated (and denied) to be connected to Donald Trump’s drama regarding the first GOP debate. And, of course, Donald Trump decided to stir up more drama on Twitter:

.@megynkelly must have had a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Boobs Take The Day In NYC And Chicago Protests This Weekend

It was a good weekend for not wearing a shirt! Chicago’s SlutWalk and New York’s Go Topless Day took place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with protesters advocating against rape culture and for gender equality.
The Go Topless Day march took place because of its proximity to Women’s Equality Day. It’s legal to be

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 24, 2015

Here, Have Another Wedding Expense: Professional (Fake) Guests

I’m officially 19 days from my wedding, and I am desperately, desperately hoping that the worst anxiety of planning is over. From here on out, I can pretty much just delegate, right? … Right?
Anyway, here’s a thing I don’t have to worry about: Paying fake guests to pad out my wedding. Yes, Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 24, 2015


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