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California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

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  • California’s state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give “affirmative consent” before engaging in sex. The law would state that both parties need to engage in “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before hooking up — in other words, people can’t justify their actions anymore by saying, Well, she didn’t say no! [NPRWashington Post]
  • A sexist troll on the Facebook page of a meteorologist named Ginger Zee just got served. [The Vane]
  • Seventeen beliefs about sexual assault that are totally wrong. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

This Chihuahua Getting A Neck Massage Is Our Labor Day Weekend Spirit Animal

This Chihuahua Getting A Neck Massage Is Our Labor Day Weekend Spirit Animal
Livin' His Best Life

We hope your three-day weekend is as relaxing, chill and blissful as this little guy’s!

7 Adventures I Had As The World’s Biggest Pot Smuggler

7 Adventures I Had As The World's Biggest Pot Smuggler

Nowadays, America grows her own weed, and The Man eases up more and more on the pot industry every year. Last week we got the lowdown on the strange and sometimes dangerous world of legal marijuana in 2014, but if you want to know how we got here, you need to talk to somebody from back in the day. In the 1970s, there were no dispensaries in California, much less legal recreational shops. There was, however, Brian O’Dea and his merry band of pot smugglers.

We talked with Brian to find out just how he rose to become one of the continent’s leading drug importers, and how it all went cock-bendingly wrong in the end. Here’s what he had to say. Read more on Cracked…

Watch This Woman Accidentally Eat Bird Poop Ice Cream

Watch This Woman Accidentally Eat Bird Poop Ice Cream
And The Camera Guy Just Lets Her!

Happy Almost-Labor Day Weekend! It’s going to be a hot one, so eating ice cream is going to be an activity for a lot of people this weekend. Hopefully none of them have the grave misfortune of eating their ice cream 1) underneath a shitting bird and 2) with a loved one who is willing to sit back and laugh while they ingest its fecal droppings along with their scoop of vanilla. Because that’s what happened to this woman. I hope she smashed that cone in the camera guy’s face. [Gawker]

Help Find A Home For The Internet’s Future Favorite Cat

Tucker

Meet Tucker, a sweet cat who, like feline celeb Lil Bub, was born with genetic abnormalities that give her an adorably unique look. Tucker’s former family was unable to care for her, so she currently lives at Purrfect Pals, a shelter in Washington that cares for special needs cats. The one-year-old kitteh is looking for a loving forever home. Not all of Tucker’s joints are constructed normally, so she needs special accommodations not to hurt herself. She also has an auto-immune disease that makes her skin bruise easily, so she (adorably) wears cat-sized T-shirts to stay safe. Tucker also suffers from hair loss. She adores children, being pet under the chin, and playing with string toys. Tucker’s adorable face makes an easy candidate for kitty internet stardom alongside Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat, but Tucker hardly has expectations of the celebrity life. All she longs for is to spend her days sitting on laps and sharing love with a human family. Could you be her new owner (and if it strikes you, her internet showbiz manager/meme creator)? If you’re interested or just would like to help other kitties in her plight, you can adopt Tucker here or make a donation to Purrfect Pals here. Hang in there, Tucker! [Examiner, BuzzFeed] [Image via Purrfect Pals]

7 People You Don’t Want To Be Stuck Behind In The Salad Line

Everyone knows lunchtime is supposed to be sacred. It’s the hour out of the day that you don’t need to field dumb questions from customers, cringe at a student’s nasal whine, or feel guilty about all that procrastinating you do on The Frisky. (Don’t feel guilty, we appreciate it.) It’s a time when you can text your boo, or bring up TMZ on your phone to find out what stupid thing a Kardashian sister has done now. And the ideal lunch is not at your crap-strewn desk or in a cramped break room, but chilling peacefully at a bench or picnic table, outdoors on a sunny day.

But you know what can cast a dark shadow — a storm cloud, even — over your ideal lunch? Spending 20 minutes waiting in line behind some asshole at the salad place … especially if you’re hangry. After the jump, the seven people you do not want to be stuck behind: Keep reading »

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