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This Is What Happens When You Saw A Rubber Band Ball In Half

This Is What Happens When You Saw A Rubber Band Ball In Half
Why Do I Have Chills?

I don’t know what I expected to happen when a rubber band ball is sawed in half, but I certainly did not anticipate feeling a mixture of delight, fear and revulsion. Like, I am oddly terrified of, grossed out by and dying to touch whatever is happening on my screen right now. [IFL Science!]

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

  • A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
  • Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes)
  • Another horrifying story about a lack of justice for rape victims on university campuses has come out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (VICE Sports)
  • Female researchers at universities are at as much of a risk as the rest of the female population of being raped, especially by their supervisors. (Atlantic) Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Grandma Receives A Holiday Surprise In This Apple Ad

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So Sweet!

I want to be mad at Apple because they’re making me feel so many feelings for the sake of pitching laptops or whatever, but this ad is just too sweet to resent. As you watch this granddaughter surprise her grandma with a very special song, you’ll be too caught up in warm fuzzies to be bitter that the company’s trying to sell you stuff. [22 Words]

Make It Work: How To Tackle The Job Search Without Losing Your Shit

Make It Work: How To Tackle The Job Search Without Losing Your Shit

Losing your job sucks. There’s no two ways around it. It’s a really shitty feeling to go into work one Wednesday, sit down at your desk, answer three emails and then be summarily dismissed. Regardless of whether you were fired or let go, it still stings. After you leave the office for the last time, carrying the contents of your cubicle in a box, you wander the streets, unsure of what to do with yourself. You are sure that every person you pass knows that you’re unlovable, unwanted by your former employer, worthless. This is not true. You were simply released from the shackles of one job and are now free to explore other avenues. This can be a time of excitement and change, if you choose. I have been unemployed an awful lot. The first time was a nightmare, the second time was a little better, and the third was long, but ultimately rewarding. I’ve learned some valuable lessons about the job search along the way. Keep reading »

Uber Fails Again By Gouging Sydney Riders During The Hostage Crisis

Rideshare app Uber proved once again that it’s out of touch with its customers this weekend by intentionally raising prices in the middle of a hostage crisis in Sydney. Like, they tweeted about how they were going to increase fare prices. As if it was a good thing.

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SHOCKER: Eric Bolling Said Something Stupid About Women

Shadaaaaaap

I avoid Fox News entirely for exactly this reason. Every time I watch a clip from Fox News — excepting Bill O’Reilly’s sympathetic monologue about the injustice of Eric Garner’s murder — I just end up with high blood pressure. I don’t like to hate-watch! And yet, I keep hate-watching.

Anyway, in this week’s edition of Eric Bolling Says Something Stupid, the hosts of “The Five” were talking about the study recently released in the British Medical Journal that says that men are absolutely more prone to taking idiotic risks than women. Here’s how Eric Bolling interpreted this: Keep reading »

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