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Binge And Purge: Week 2: From Lily Allen to Eric Bachmann, should it stay or should it go?

In Binge And Purge, The A.V. Club’s Josh Modell is going through his collection of 2,000 CDs, writing a bit about each artist and then purging the unnecessary in the hopes of cutting that number in half by the end of 2016. Read the intro here. Show More Summary

First Slice 5/15/16: North Georgia parents freak out over transgender teens using bathrooms

The unnecessary brouhaha seen in other states over transgender people using restrooms appears to have arrived in Georgia. More than 300 people last week packed a Fannin County school cafeteria to make wild claims and offensive statements...Show More Summary

Eisenhower, LeMay, Nimitz: "Hiroshima bombing unnecessary"

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"All the watches found in the ground zero were stopped at 8:15 am, the time of the explosion." This past week marked the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That, and President Obama's planned trip to Hiroshima have...Show More Summary

Utah creates an unnecessary danger for women by mandating anesthesia for abortions

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Another week, another laborious hoop for women seeking an abortion in America to jump through. As per the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed into law this past Monday a bill that will require doctors providing an abortion at least 20 weeks into a pregnancy to “administer an...

In Defense Of “Unnecessary” Sequels

Early responses to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 have not been kind. Entertainment Weekly called it “a tired and unnecessary retread that not even a healthy spritz of Windex can cure.” Slant backhand complimented it thusly: “As far as shameless excuses to rehash crowd-pleasing gags from the first film go, it doesn’t particularly go... Read more »

Director Alex Proyas Calls ‘The Crow’ Remake “Unnecessary

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The past week must’ve been rough for director Alex Proyas. His career has had its ups and downs, including his scrapped adaptation of Paradise Lost, but these last few days, in particular, haven’t been great. Critics ripped Gods of Egypt apart and audiences didn’t show up for the pricey adventure movie. Show More Summary

I've Never Been a Runner

I've never been a runner. An athlete my whole life, running for fun was deemed unnecessary, if not totally uncalled for. I was on the practice field almost all week gearing up for game day. I didn't think to put in extra gym time. My body was tuned for my sport and the rest of the time was focused on my schooling and social life. Show More Summary

Kevin Hart Will Hopefully Do a Lot of ‘Unnecessary Pointing’ for His Lip-sync of Usher’s ‘OMG’

Lip Sync Battle keeps bringing in the big guns. A week after Channing Tatum brought Queen Bey herself to compete against his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, this upcoming week features a very small big gun by the name of Kevin Hart. In the preview clip, Hart looks to bring all of his irrepressible... More »

2015 in Unnecessary Censorship: WATCH

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jimmy Kimmel took a look back this week at his “unnecessary censorship” segment, highlighting the big TV moments that needed bleeping and blurring in 2015. The year-end segment features a report on Kim Davis, the Republican debates, Sarah… Read The post 2015 in Unnecessary Censorship: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Must-See Late Night Clip: Trump Already Gross Without Kimmel’s Unnecessary Censorship

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

In Jimmy Kimmel Live's latest "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship," Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, current President Barack Obama and Donald Trump all talk about one thing. Fcking, lots and lots of fcking.

Keenan Reynolds Fan Vote Controversy Underscores Media’s Role in Dictating How We Watch Sports

6 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

ESPN created an unnecessary controversy for itself this week when Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds’s name was removed from the Heisman House voting site, where fans are given the opportunity to submit one cumulative vote for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Show More Summary

This may be the perfect week to cut unnecessary growth spending

6 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a gutsy decision Poshmark’s Manish Chandra made back in 2013: Slashing his marketing costs by some 80%, damn the high-growth consequences. He’d gotten caught up in all the same paying-for-growth mania as...Show More Summary

Two Panthers defensive backs fined this week

Two members of the Panthers secondary are a little lighter in the wallet thanks to fines from the NFL this week. PFT has confirmed with the league that safety Roman Harper has been fined $8,681 after being penalized for unnecessary roughness during last Sunday’s victory over the Packers. Harper was flagged in the third quarter…

Must-See Late Night Clip: Kimmel Makes Clinton and Trump ‘Say’ Dirty Things

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Jimmy Kimmel Live's "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship" is one of the best regular segments Jimmy Kimmel and his writers have gifted late night television with. So of course this week's edition of the bit took on MSNBC's Democratic Forum and Fox Business Network's Republican debate.

What Comcast Doesn't Want You to Know About Data Caps

Comcast wants you to believe that it's just playing fair in its latest push to control the Internet. Last week the cable-Internet colossus expanded its plan to impose unnecessary broadband-usage caps on Comcast users in cities across the South. Show More Summary

Lawyer to put Lake County justice on trial with unnecessary murder case

A Tribune news story this week reported that Waukegan-based attorney Jed Stone plans to offer an astonishing defense for his client, Jorge Torrez, at his upcoming murder trial in Lake County. "Our defense in this case is that Hobbs did it," Stone told a judge. "He confessed to really good detectives...

ProFootballTalk: How can the Falcons avoid an upset in Week 7?

After dropping from the ranks of the unbeaten, the Falcons will take on the 1-4 Titans and to avoid an upset Atlanta needs to stay clear of unnecessary mistakes, especially with turnovers.

Carlos Hyde Fined 23k for Using Crown of Helmet on Play Jon Beason Was Injured

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been fined for what the NFL has deemed "unnecessary roughness" on a play in Week 5 against the New York Giants. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported the fine, adding that 49ers guard Alex Boone was not penalized for a block in the back. Show More Summary

Michael Bennett Reportedly Fined $20k for Hit on Andy Dalton

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has been hit with a $20,000 fine for an unnecessary roughness penalty against Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in Week 5. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Bennett's fine. The play in question occurred late in the second quarter, when Seahawks safety Earl Thomas picked off Dalton in the end zone. Show More Summary

Michael Bennett fined $20,000 for demolition of Andy Dalton

Bennett drew his third fine of the 2015 season for needlessly picking on Andy Dalton. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was given a $20,000 fine on Friday for the unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Week 5 against...Show More Summary

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