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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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This Map Shows What People Are Most Thankful For In Every State

Earlier this week, Facebook's data team crunched the numbers on what users say they are most "thankful" for. The top two overall results were predictably "friends" and "family," which is heartwarming but sort of a snooze. Facebook The...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Films, Ranked

Ho ho ho and merry Thanksgiving! Here is a ranking of twenty Thanksgiving films. What is a "Thanksgiving film"? For the purposes of this post it is a film that is both a) on Wikipedia's list, and b) one I, Ben Dreyfuss, immediately recall seeing and have an opinion about. 1. Show More Summary

Watch Killer Mike's Passionate Speech on Michael Brown

Moments before a scheduled performance in St. Louis Monday night, Killer Mike of the rap duo Run The Jewels delivered an incredibly forceful speech about the news of a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer...Show More Summary

Map: Here's How #Ferguson Exploded on Twitter Last Night

On Monday evening, news of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown erupted across social media. The announcement was made shortly after 8:20 PM CT and sparked massive protests around the country. Show More Summary

Winnie the Pooh Banned From Playground For Wrong Reason

Goodmorning. Here is something stupid: Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress. The much-loved animated bear was suggested at a local council meeting to decide which famous character should become the face of the play area in the small town of Tuszyn. Show More Summary

This News Anchor Wore the Same Suit for an Entire Year and No One Noticed

Would you notice if your favorite newscaster wore the same outfit day after day for a whole calendar year? Based on an experiment conducted by Karl Stefanovic of Australia's Today program, the answer largely depends on whether the subject...Show More Summary

Grandmothers Smoke Pot for First Time, Play Jenga, Are Perfect

Here is a video of three grandmothers in Washington smoking pot for the first time. It is wonderful. P.S. Smoking pot is legal in the Evergreen state so put your cuffs away. (via HuffPo)

CNN's Don Lemon Tells Woman Accusing Bill Cosby of Rape She Could Have Bitten Her Way to Safety

Following weeks of renewed rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, CNN host Don Lemon wanted Joan Tarshis, who has accused Cosby of sexual assault, to know she could have escaped the alleged 1969 attack, if she had used her teeth...Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Some Pretty Great Advice For This First Grader

A 6-year-old girl wearing a badass Albert Einstein t-shirt recently had the rare chance to ask everyone's favorite cosmologist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, what first graders like her can do to help the Earth. Tyson's response? Keep banging those pots, keep stomping in those muddy puddles. "You are making a splash crater," Tyson explained. Show More Summary

Watch This Adorable Hamster Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner Wearing a Pilgrim Hat

Adding to our collection of adorable creatures delightfully feasting away on autumnal foods, is a magical clip featuring a hamster nibbling away at Thanksgiving dinner with his closest furry friends. They all wear tiny Pilgrim hats and...Show More Summary

Love's New Album Is Finally Released—40 Years Late

Love Black Beauty High Moon Fans have been waiting a long, long time for this one. The LA ensemble Love, best known for the 1967 folk-pop classic Forever Changes, assumed a variety of guises during its turbulent and intriguing history. Show More Summary

Elevate Your Mood With the Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye Empty Cellar Psychedelic in the sense of "anything goes," as opposed to tired DayGlo nostalgia, San Francisco's Cool Ghouls project a sloppy party-going-overboard vibe that belies their considerable assets. Show More Summary

Squirrel Steals GoPro Camera, Runs Up Tree, Becomes Internet Celebrity

Via Mike Issac, here is a cute video of a squirrel stealing a GoPro, running off with it, trying to eat it, then returning it. Head on over to the Daily Mail if you're the type that likes your viral videos explained. Have a great ni...

Here Is a Photo of President Obama Holding a Koala

President Obama and other world leaders are in Australia for the G20. They spent the day doing world leader things like talking about climate change and tourist things like holding koalas. President Obama holds a koala before the start...Show More Summary

I Found Another Video of Super Mario Hurting People and It's Even Better Than the Last One

I have been to the Oscars, to Cannes, to Sundance, and speaking for myself only, at this particular juncture in time—I retain the right to change my mind in the future; maybe I'm going through some stuff right now; maybe I'll regretShow More Summary

Thanks to Victoria's Secret, We Now Know Models Get Sad With Body Envy Too

Following the backlash to their "The Perfect Body" campaign, Victoria's Secret appears to be attempting a bit of damage control with a new video that actually shows it's still as tone-deaf to body image concerns as ever. The video, posted...Show More Summary

Study: White People Think Black People Are Magical Unicorns

A new study featured in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science concludes white people may possess a "superhuman bias" against black people, and are therefore likely to attribute preternatural qualities to black people. Jesse...Show More Summary

Book Review: The Unspeakable

The Unspeakable By Meghan Daum FSG In a series of essays reminiscent of a slightly restrained David Sedaris, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum comes off as humorously dysfunctional and occasionally deranged as she plunges intoShow More Summary

Watch This Reporter Finally Lose it Over the International Banking System

Six years after the financial crisis, Paul Mason of Channel 4 News in England is officially fed up with watching big banks screw their clients, while financial regulators continue to dole out little to no punishment for each new banking...Show More Summary

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