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The #MeToo Jokes In "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Only Scratches The Surface Of The Issue & Fans Deserve More

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Kicking off a fresh batch of new episodes with workplace sexual harassment jokes feels a bit like pouring salt on a fresh wound. But at the same time, it makes sense that this show would want to be in the conversation about…

Justin Schriefer Racing Aims For Record Breaking Weekend in Pro Nitro Funny Car at NHRA Nationals

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JOLIET, Ill., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Funny car pilot Justin Schriefer Racing (JSR) is coming back to his home track for the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, IL to compete in NHRA Pro Nitro Funny Car. During last year’s stellar performance at the Chevy US National in Indianapolis, Justin set personal best record after personal best.
After screaming down the track with four consecutive 300+ mph runs in a tenth of 4 seconds, Justin Schriefer set the record for fastest average qualifying speed at the US Nationals.   This weekend, Justin Schriefer Racing is looking forward to having repeat success during the NHRA Nationals at Route 66.
“I am surrounded by great people. My loving and supportive wife, a great team of crew members and sponsors all of whom are my best friends,” stated Justin Schriefer Racing. “With the help of those around me we put on a great perfo…

What Resulted When a Photographer Gave Rural Children Cameras

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The pictures can be funny but they are also frank. What they are not is sentimental. Encouraged by Ewald to delve into the…

Relive all the Champions League final goals and gaffes hilariously recreated in Lego

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After his two howlers let Real Madrid claim their third straight Champions League title, Liverpool goalie Loris Karius won’t want to see highlights of the game anytime soon.
But unluckily for the shot stopper, his game-losing gaffes have now been immortalised in Lego form.
Fans can now re-live every pulsating moment of the top European club clash after Italian YouTube channel My Funny Games Builder hilariously recreated all the goals from the match using toy minifigures.

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Playing in front of a sell-out plastic crowd, the Lego versions of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Mo Salah and Andy Robertson are all on show.
All the goals are fantastically mimicked and each celebration amazingly captured by the My Funny Games Builder channel.
And THAT Gareth Bale o…

Metro Detroit weather: Very muggy Thursday with temps near 90

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DETROIT – Tropical rain and thunder may be fizzling this morning, but tropical humidity will stay with us and may be even more sweltering than the last couple of days.
The muggy weather is aided by a nice breeze SW 7-17 gusting to 25 mph today warming us into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees all around Metro Detroit. We will get some breaks in the clouds and when that sun comes out — it is going to be very warm and sticky.  
Afternoon shower chances (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) with the heat of the day especially near the Ohio Border where a stationary front has been parked for a couple of days and where we saw severe storms pop yesterday. 
Friday forecast
A cold front will blast through Friday morning bringing a much different feel to …

Every Chris Hemsworth Movie, Ranked

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The 34-year-old actor — currently fresh off of back-to-back blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War— has enjoyed what you’d call an uneven movie career. The highs are high, the lows are low, but that’s showbiz, baby, and nothing better exemplifies Hollywood than a 6’3″ blonde marble statue wielding a hammer.

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Here, we rank every movie Hemsworth has appeared in, from worst to best.
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Dedicated father, firefighter, ER technician mourned

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EAST SWANZEY — Fire Lt. Benjamin Tatro’s childhood home is brimming with memories.


They fill the thicket of woods behind the house, where Ben and his friends played as children. They ricochet off the black bell that still hangs outside — the one his mother rang when it was time for the friends to come home. And they reverberate through the weathered wooden garage Ben and his younger brother, Adam, helped build as teenagers.


Ben, 37, who volunteered with the Swanzey Fire Department for about 20 years, died after a scuba diving accident in Massachusetts Saturday. He was a rescue diver and a member of the fire department’s water rescue task force, but the trip wasn’t related to department activities, Fire Chief Norman Skantze said.





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Everyone"s roasting Roseanne Barr for blaming her racism on Ambien.

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On Tuesday, a bewildered nation watched as comedian-turned-conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr faced actual consequences for her racist tweets, and her show was promptly canceled.
Hours after she vowed to quit Twitter, Roseanne resurfaced on the internet to insist that she had only made the racist “joke” about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett because she was all loopy on Ambien.
“guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me,” Barr told Twitter. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t.”
Oh honey. You can’t blame years of insanity on one pill.
“Ambien” quickly started trending as everybody roasted the extremely lame excuse.


If Ambien causes racism, then shouldn’t we check the…

Austin Hot Spot To Launch "Family Sunday Funday" For Summer

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So what is this Family Sunday Funday? Funny you should ask. From May 27 to Aug. 26, 11 am. to 2 p.m., the expansive backYARD lawn space will be transformed into the ultimate playground, complete with a bounce house, YARD games like Jenga, yard tic tac toe and cornhole, a balloon maker, face painter, magician and live music from local talent.
Tickets to Family Sunday Funday at backYARD at Waller Creek are free for kids ages 12 and under, and $5 for adults with backYARD’s full Sunday Brunch menu available to order. Complimentary self-park is available through Sheraton Austin at the Capitol’s parking garage.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit backYARD at Waller Creek’s Eventbrite page by clicking here.
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Is a shared sense of humour the key to a relationship?

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Erika doesn’t need someone she finds funny, but she does want someone to laugh at her jokes.
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From 2009 to 2013, I was in a serious relationship, one where we talked about the “M” word (marriage, not mugs or mattresses, like the ones we bought together). In that relationship, I was blinded by my partner’s “on paper” perfection – prestigious schools, high-profile job, wonderful family, etc. And it didn’t hurt that I was really attracted to him. But, how did we relate to each other? Really well … for the most part.
I’m a bit kooky. I sometimes like to skip while crossing the street. It’s not unusual for me to write an entire to-do list in hot pink marker. And, my favourite thing in the world to do is to make a great pun. Sarcasm is not part of my range of humour; puns are. My partner’s humour was the opposite. He’d make jokes with a deadpan face, always leaving me wondering whether what he was s…

"Full Frontal" Fake Ambien Commercial Warns Sleep Drug May Cause Racism

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Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett may not have been the best move for the actress/comedian, but for the rest of the comedy world, it is fuel for funny — specifically her tweet blaming Ambien for her racist behavior. Full Frontal with Samantha Beeis ahead of the game with a spoof that skewers Barr’s comment about the sleep drug.
Using the template for everyday drug commercials, the Ambien spoof says that says the drug will help you sleep and possibly make you more racist. “Look, you were probably already racist, but maybe Ambien made it worse?” asks the narrator.
The commercial (watch above) continues to drag Roseanne’s claims saying, “Until you know how Ambien will affect you, you shouldn’t drive in urban areas, operate heavy machinery, or visit a Starbucks” and continues to say don’t …

Steve Kerr told a funny story about guarding Michael Jordan

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Steve Kerr recalled a pretty hilarious story about one of the first times he had to guard Michael Jordan back when the now-Warriors head coach was a player on the Cavaliers, before he was MJ’s teammate. USA TODAY Sports‘ Jeff Zillgitt asked Kerr if it was frustrating going up against Jordan at the press conference the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Kerr laughed while explaining how fast Jordan’s fakes were. He said:


“He (Jordan) faked right, faked back left and went right, and I stayed right in front of him. But only because I went for the first fake. We came to the bench and (head coach) Lenny Wilkens said, ‘You guys, did you see what Steve just did? He stayed in front. That’s what you have to do.’ I said, ‘That’s right, guys! Come on!’ I was literally still going for the first fake and he came right back to me, so that was my highlight.”






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People have spotted something very weird in background of this woman"s innocent bathroom selfie

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When Paula Sophia Garcia Espino took a cheeky bathroom selfie and posted it on Twitter, she probably just expected her pals to see it.
But it got a lot more attention than she thought – but it wasn’t because of her short shorts or poked out tongue.
People are completely baffled by something very weird in the background, and they have absolutely no idea what’s going on.
The picture’s caption offers no explanation, saying just” “Pretty little thing”.
Can you spot it?
Firstly look at the loo in the bottom left hand corner of the photo.
Now think about the logistical nightmare people would face after using it, and then trying to get a piece of toilet roll.
The design of the bathroom means the loo roll holder is on the other side of the door, and too far away to just r…

Funny Car Racing back in West Texas after 40 years - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

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Andy Mears loves his funny car, Dragon Slayer and he can’t wait to race is at Funny Car Chaos June 1 and 2 at Amarillo Dragway.
Mears says it’s the first time there is funny car racing in West Texas since 1978.
“It’s something no one has seen in 40 years. 24 funny cars on the property.  Nitro, Alcohol, run what you bring, first one to finish line wins.  I’m hoping a lot of my buddies show up to Amarillo to watch and cheer me on. All mu friends have not got to see this car run because I’m always so far way.
Dragon Slayer has fared well finishing 2nd in the California Independent Funny Car Association. Mears and his car also won Funny Car Chaos in Denton last year and he hopes to do it ag…

Steve Kerr told a funny story about guarding Michael Jordan

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Steve Kerr recalled a pretty hilarious story about one of the first times he had to guard Michael Jordan back when the now-Warriors head coach was a player on the Cavaliers, before he was MJ’s teammate. USA TODAY Sports‘ Jeff Zillgitt asked Kerr if it was frustrating going up against Jordan at the press conference the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Kerr laughed while explaining how fast Jordan’s fakes were. He said:


“He (Jordan) faked right, faked back left and went right, and I stayed right in front of him. But only because I went for the first fake. We came to the bench and (head coach) Lenny Wilkens said, ‘You guys, did you see what Steve just did? He stayed in front. That’s what you have to do.’ I said, ‘That’s right, guys! Come on!’ I was literally still going for the first fake and he came right back to me, so that was my highlight.”






Steve Kerr shares a story of getting faked out while g…

Memes Are Becoming Harder to Monetize

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When a new meme explodes, the race to transform it into merchandise is fierce. Within hours of the laurel vs. yanny controversy, for instance, Instagram meme pages were attempting to cash in by selling yanny-and-laurel-themed T-shirts, aprons, and more.
But there was a time, from around 2008 to 2012, when seeing memes IRL, plastered on books, merchandise, and T-shirts, was still novel. Social media was just catching hold, and memes began to seep out of forums and corners of the internet like Reddit into broader culture.
The literary agent Kate McKean, who has sold several meme-based books, refers to this time in history as the “OH! The Internet Is a Thing!” stage. It was a time when almost anyone could slap a meme onto a T-shirt, mug, plate, book, or poster and cash in. Meme-focused Tumblrs began to get book deals, FunnyJu…