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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “The Skeleton Twins,” Listen To Karen O & Make Some Meatballs

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See "The Skeleton Twins," Listen To Karen O & Make Some Meatballs

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

These Derpy Dogs Are Stoned After A Visit To The Vet

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"You're So High Right Now!"

I would never condone recreational painkiller use by domesticated animals. Just say no, dogs! But if they’re going to get high off of pain medications due to a trip to the vet, while, I guess that’s okay. Just make sure you film it for a supercut of high-off-their-ass pooches who have no idea what’s going on. Oh, if only these guys could talk … [The Daily Dot]

Agitated Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

Agitated Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

There’s an old saying: You have to fight fire with fire.

A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners — except she’s using poop instead of flames. Annie Preece, a street artist and muralist, is so angry at neighbors who let their canines defecate on her yard that she’s posted a public warning to anyone who doesn’t clean up after their pet, according to BigNewsNetwork.com. Read more on Huffington Post…

Burger King’s ‘Black Burger’ Even Has Black Cheese

Burger King's 'Black Burger' Even Has Black Cheese

Who knows how many cheeseburger-noshing rules will be broken by this new sandwich from Burger King, but hey—anything’s better than meat-scented perfume, right? BK Japan’s “Kuro Burger” (or “Black Burger”) is apparently hitting restaurants there on Sept. 19, according to promotional images shown on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The “goth-like” burger, as the Guardian calls it, will feature beef patties coated in black pepper, black cheese and buns made with bamboo charcoal, and an onion-garlic topping made with (wait for it) squid ink, Narinari.com reports via Kotaku. Read more on Newser…

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

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  • Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post]
  • A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women. [NPR]
  • My friend created an incredible package for The Huffington Post profiling six female survivors of domestic violence, each who exemplifies why it’s so hard for someone to leave an abuser. Meet these women and see how shame, money, fear, love, family, and isolation affected each. [The Huffington Post]
  • CBS pulled a Rihanna performance from an intro to Thursday Night Football last night, all because she’s an inconvenient reminder of domestic violence. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Driver: George Zimmerman Threatened To Shoot Me

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George Zimmerman is making headlines again, and these ones aren’t good, either. A man in Lake Mary, Fla., says Zimmerman threatened to shoot him in a road rage confrontation, then showed up two days near the man’s work site, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Though he called police, who arrived and confirmed that it was indeed Zimmerman, the other man declined to press charges and Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. Officers briefly confiscated a handgun from Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, but returned it to him, shook hands, and sent him on his way. Read more on Newser…

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