Trump’s tweet criticising Kim Jong-un makes a lot more sense as if you read it from this perspective


This feature puts Donald Trump’s tweets a lot more into perspective.

A recent tweet by the U.S. President criticising his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, makes a lot more sense once you read it in its more befitting form: a middle school insult. 

“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old’, when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?” Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday. “Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend — and maybe someday that will happen!”

Though the tweet might sound a bit immature, it makes perfect sense once you read it from this perspective: Read more…

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Newscaster uses Taylor Swift lyrics to deliver her traffic report


Taylor Swift’s latest album is touching everybody, including your local traffic reporter.

Laura Hettiger provides traffic coverage for KMOV St. Louis. On Friday, Hettiger decided she would spice up her coverage by sprinkling in lyrics from Taylor Swift’s newest album, Reputation.

No matter how you feel about Taylor Swift, you’ve got to stand behind this wordplay.

Swift was so touched she even retweeted the broadcast.

My cousins in St. Louis sent this to me. I LOVE YOU @LauraKHettiger

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 11, 2017 Read more…

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Fidget spinners with harmful lead counts for kids sold at Target


Parents, according to a recent report, should watch what fidget spinners their kids are using. 

Two types of metal fidget spinners, called the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal, are sold at Target and were found to contain far beyond the legal amount of lead designated safe for products aimed at kids. 

According to a report put out by the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, the “brass” fidget spinner contains 33,000 parts per million of lead at its center, which is, shall we say, a bit more than the 100 parts per million legal limit for lead found in toys marketed to kids. The “metal” fidget spinner had 1,300 parts per million of lead at its core.  Read more…

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30+ Times People Had No Idea What They Were Looking At, But The Internet Knew What It Was Right Away

The world is a big place, and sometimes you don’t have all the answers. The internet does, though. There’s even a subreddit called “What Is This Thing?” where people post photos when they have no clue what they’re looking at and others try to identify it. Can you believe it? A place on the internet where you can ask and not be afraid of getting ridiculed for your ignorance? Unbelievable, I know.


Lupita Nyong’o calls out UK magazine for photoshopping her hair


Lupita Nyong’o has called out Grazia UK for photoshopping her hair on the cover of its latest issue.

The 34-year-old Oscar winner expressed disappointment that the publication “edited out and smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”

Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like#dtmh

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 10, 2017

Nyong’o also shared a lengthier statement on Instagram, saying that there was still a “very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.” Read more…

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Some poor guy had to sit between Trump and South Korea’s president for a ‘casual’ meal


Oh man, imagine having to be this guy.

On Tuesday, U.S. president Donald Trump stopped by military base Camp Humphreys for lunch, during his official visit to South Korea.

For some reason, they sat one single soldier between Trump and South Korean president, Moon Jae-in. So that guy sat awkwardly while Trump and Moon talked across him.

"Why me?"

“Why me?”

Image: weibo

A video clip of the incident has been picked up on South Korean TV, highlighting the poor guy’s stunned expression as he sat between the two world leaders, apparently too terrified to eat. Read more…

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This ‘Harry Potter’ sock advent calendar could free 24 house elves this Christmas


Free a house elf every day this Christmas, with this Harry Potter advent calendar filled with socks.

Perfect for wrenching poor ol’ Dobby from the Malfoys, Target’s new festive calendar contains 12 pairs of Harry Potter themed socks — that’s 24 freed house elves, people.

It’s going for $15 in Target’s online store, pretty decent for 12 pairs of socks. They feature design references to the Marauder’s Map, quidditch and the Deathly Hallows. 

Look at those socks, they’re cuter than a niffler (nah, nothing is cuter than a niffler). Read more…

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So, Trump actually met the ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’ guy in Japan


Trump hasn’t been that much of a philistine during his Japan trip, despite ordering a well-done burger and dumping a whole box of fish food into a koi pond.

After all, he made time to get a photo with Japanese sensation Piko-Taro, who you might know to be behind the viral hit “Pineapple Pen Apple Pen (PPAP)” in 2016.

Piko-Taro, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, met Trump at a dinner alongside Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Monday night. 

Dressed in his distinct orange faux-leopard skin outfit, Piko-Taro stood out among a mostly formal crowd at the event. Read more…

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