This Conspiracy Theory About Kanye West Might Explain His Strange Trump Obsession

This Conspiracy Theory About Kanye West Might Explain His Strange Trump Obsession

Kanye West has been shocking and horrifying everyone with his support of Donald Trump, his extremely messed up statements about slavery and racism in general, and his absolutely wild tweets. No one is exactly sure what’s happening over in Calabasas, but it’s seemingly not good.

Twitter user and @Snowcone96 has a theory. If you get through the whole thing, you’ll either be completely on board or horrified by the lengths fans are going to in order to excuse Kanye’s behavior.

He starts by introducing us to artist Tremaine Emory who @Snowcone96 seems to believe is one of the few people in on an elaborate performance art piece by West:

Then @Snowcone96 shares tweets form Kanye about certain specific artists, suggesting they’re alluding to the current “project” that Kanye is doing.

Especially this piece by Joseph Beuys, where he locked himself in a room with a coyote (someone please call animal protection service on the past). But in Kanye’s piece (that @Snowcone96 is imagining) the coyote is racism?

Kanye has also referenced Andy Kaufman, who is known as a subversive comedian whose work often went to such uncomfortable places he’d be booed off stage. Kaufman was really more of a performance artist than a comedian. Lord knows, a lot of what Kanye has been doing is extremely uncomfortable, but there’s no proof any of it is a performance. Unless you believe @Snowcone96:

There are also references in Kanye’s tweets to “the prestige,” which is also the name of a film. In the film, the prestige is pulling off a magic trick so incredible no one can figure out how you do it. Both Kanye and Emory have been making references to the movie, it seems, and Emory has also mentioned Kaufman.

It’s all ART. ART!! But @Snowcone96 has no idea why or what the ultimate purpose is, nor does he seem to have a clue as to why Kanye would be sowing so much hurt and discord to promote some art idea.

Also, his ideas are ripped off from Reddit:

That’s okay. Kanye’s new album would have to be absolutely transcendent to cut through this mess, and in my opinion, Kaufman is overrated.

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People Are Roasting The 23andMe DNA Test With These Hilarious Memes

I can get why people are obsessed with the origins of their ancestry.

One: because it’s cool to know where you came from and chart all of the different ethnicities and parts of the world that had to be involved to culminate in the creation of you.

There could be any number of reasons a person would want to know the origins of their genetic makeup and there’s no shortage of services that’ll do that for you.

Like the popular service, 23andMe. It’s gotten so popular, in fact, that people have used its test results template to create some hilarious memes.

It’s the perfect vehicle for making references to popular song lyrics.

People have also been using the memes to make fun of themselves.

They’re just so, so, so good.

This person was shocked to discover that a significant portion of their genetic makeup is Irish soda bread.

While others use the meme as an opportunity to catch RDJ’s attention.

This person was shocked to discover they were made out of clothing.

The finds were just super fascinating.

This Twitter user found a review that I hope is some kind of twisted joke while signing up for 23andme’s service.

In recent news, there’s been some trepidation about ancestry sites, as many are afraid the DNA testing facilities are just fronts to collect user data and then dole out that data to whoever they see fit.

The concerns were originally raised when it was revealed that the Golden State Killer was helped identified by an ancestry service similar to 23andme.

So even if your personal data’s being given out, at least you can console yourself with the fact that a killer was caught because you maybe gave away some of your privacy, yeah?

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15-Year-Old Dog Waits At Owner's Subway Stop To Greet Him When He Returns Home Every Day

15-Year-Old Dog Waits At Owner’s Subway Stop To Greet Him When He Returns Home Every Day

It’s a universal truth that dogs are the purest animals in the world, and anyone who’s ever had a pet doggy can confirm this truth.

Think about it: They have a devotion to someone outside of their species that is stronger and way more sincere than any feelings human beings have for each other, if you ask me.

Even in the face of total fear, people’s dogs were willing to sacrifice themselves for their protection, like this good pupper who, despite being terrified of the vacuum cleaner like all dogs, made sure the baby would be safe.

For many dogs, they’re so devoted to their owners that they’re kind of at a loss whenever they’re not around. The day begins and ends with their human and they want to spend every waking minute with them, if possible, and that’s because dogs are the definition of loyalty.

And 15-year-old Xiongxiong is a prime example of that loyalty.

Every day, this little guy walks with his owner to the Libiza Metro station in Chongqing between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and watches him board his train. Then, Xiongxiong sits down and waits for him to return. He’s never worn a collar or has been walked with a leash in the 7 or 8 years his owner has been looking after him.

The good pupper waits about 12 hours each day for his owner to return, and when he does, he greets him with happy barks and tons of tail-wagging.

“Xiongxiong is 15 years old and I’ve had him for seven or eight years. Ever since I have had Xiongxiong, he has waited for me every day,” says his owner.

The doggy’s devotion to his human became a bit of a legend among local residents. Other subway riders and station workers have become attached to the dog, petting him and giving him plenty of love as he sits and waits.

Once word got out on the internet about how much of a good boy Xiongxiong is, people started deliberately visiting the Libiza station just to see the lovable pup.

Social media in China is blowing up with posts of how ridiculously cute and loving this doggo is and now it’s spreading stateside.

If Xiongxiong’s story sounds a bit familiar that’s because it is. During the 1920’s in Japan, there was a famed pupper named Hachiko who would visit the rail station every day to wait for his owner, agricultural scientist and professor, Hidesaburō Ueno, to return home from work.

When Ueno owner died, however, the dog was left without its beloved master. But that didn’t stop him from going to the train station every day for the next 9 years, many believing in the hope that he would return.

Hachiko’s undying devotion became a story of national interest in Japan. He became a celebrity, like Xiongxiong, with people coming to visit him and spend some time with the dog who refused to leave the station he made his home.

The Shiba Inu ended up becoming a symbol of loyalty and dedication to one’s family for the entire country. When he passed away, a proper funeral was held in his honor – such was the respect he received for the love he displayed for Master Ueno.

Statues were erected in his honor, celebrating the dog’s life and commitment to his beloved human. Hachiko’s inspired several books, movies, stories, and tons of references to the good boy can be found in countless stories.

He was ultimately buried beside Ueno in Aoyama cemetery, Tokyo so the two could be reunited at last.

Now I don’t want to get all choked up thinking about it, but Xiongxiong is kinda getting up there in age is already past the average lifespan of a dog. Let’s hope whenever this good boy goes he gets a proper send off like Hachiko did.

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This Guy's Pre-Workout Amazon Review Lists All The Hilarious Side Effects He Felt

This Guy’s Pre-Workout Amazon Review Lists All The Hilarious Side Effects He Felt

One of the best (and worst) parts about the internet is that so much stuff is just plain made up.

Now you might be asking yourself, “How can that ever be considered positive?” And it’s true, there is a ton of fake news out there causing all sorts of havoc, so much in fact, that some people feel it helped get a former reality TV star elected President.

But, I would counter your fake news woes with the wonderful world of exaggerated Amazon product reviews that are almost always hilarious. I mean, just look at these amazing words of praise for the iconic three-wolf moon shirt.

That’s right, he called it “career development fertilizer.”

You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon and find out whether it’s good or not thanks to the retailer’s handy-dandy comments section. Coincidentally, people who actually take the time to read product reviews are prime targets for some lighthearted trolling/gifts of hilarity. Like the reviews that have been pouring in for this pre-workout powder.

Now if you’re unfamiliar with the world of fitness supplements, there’s one thing you need to know: it’s a lawless wasteland.

Because of that, it’s home to some of the craziest, “bro-science” claims you’ll ever hear. As a result, there are some MOs that lots of these supplements follow. And if you used to read Muscular Development and all the crazy bodybuilding magazines back in the day, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

The LIT pre-workout powder’s product description falls in line with the supplement lingo.

  • Clinically Dosed Pre-Workout
  • Built By Science. Driven By Obsession. Elevated Through Innovation.
  • If It’s On Our Labels, Then It’s In Our Bottles. Get Lit And Train With Focus, Power And Pumps.
  • Proven Ingredients. Proven Doses. Clinical Quality. Real Science. Real Results.
  • Summary:

Which may or may not have inspired people to write such hilarious testaments to the efficacy for this “pump” powder. Like Amazon user Dino2925’s review of the stuff.

Here it is, in full:

Walked into the break room at work for a glass of ice water. Noticed a container of this sitting on the shelf. Thought it might flavor my plain water reasonably well so I mixed some up. Blue Raspberry. I read the label as I stirred. “May cause flushing and tingling”. I smirked, thinking that wouldn’t be an issue. Background: 5’11”, 270 lbs. A walking wall that spends an inordinate amount of time lifting large weights. I don’t use supplements but am peripherally aware of their function. This is labeled as a pre-workout supplement. I figured that since I was going to the gym later, it couldn’t hurt.

The taste was delicious. Sour and refreshing. Within a couple minutes, my face went numb. I laughed, thinking maybe there was something to that warning label. Soon, the tingling spread to my arms, legs and chest. Then the itching started. The whole body itching that someone might experience after swimming in a lake of toxic waste. The label didn’t mention the itching. Then the caffeine kicked in. I think that the manufacturer forgot to mention that one of the secret ingredients was methamphetamine. Proprietary blend, with a sprinkle of cocaine. I literally couldn’t blink. Had I been surrounded by a group of angry police officers, I suspect the ensuing viral video would have been epic. One review mentioned that this product is ‘Fire’. That phrase went though my mind prior to reading it.

It took about two hours for the product to wear off. The itching was unnerving. Ten hours later and my tongue still hurts. I never did get to the gym. This product would likely be awesome during the first hour of a Zombie Apocalypse, as your situational awareness will be off the charts. You’ll feel as strong as a gorilla and the itching will keep you moving. I don’t know if sweating would help mitigate the itching but I suspect not.

When I get back into work on Monday, that container will still be sitting there. Calling me. Tempting me. Part of my brain will shout “Remember the itching!”. Another part will whisper “Remember the rush….” I’ll probably opt for a glass of water and think about zombies.  

The invigorating, itchy affair didn’t seem solely reserved for Dino, either. Other people testified to the fortifying effects of the powder.

Others think the pre-workout is so good that Jesus himself would use it.

Lots of the reviews comment on the fact that the product leaves you feeling “tingly,” but everyone pretty much unanimously agrees that it works.

Not sure I want to be itching/tingling all day just to have a slightly better workout, but I have to be honest, I do kind of want to try it now. Sorry Dino, your trauma has done little to dissuade me from wanting this product.

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Ryan Reynolds Admits He Does Most Interviews As Deadpool Now To Cope With Anxiety

Ryan Reynolds Admits He Does Most Interviews As Deadpool Now To Cope With Anxiety

At times it’s hard to separate Ryan Reynolds the actor from his larger-than-life screen persona as Deadpool. 

He posts things from his own social media accounts that seem to be in the voice of his character:

Shows up at his personal friends’ homes in full costume:

And is a wise-cracking fool on Twitter, just like Deadpool is in every screen appearance:

In a new interview with the New York Times, Reynolds admits this isn’t an accident. He explains he has anxiety, and has dealt with it in a variety of ways.

“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety,” he explains. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

Being the face of a huge Marvel movie franchise has exacerbated it at times, especially because his turn as Green Lantern tanked at the box office.

“When there’s built-in expectation, your brain always processes that as danger,” he said.

So, how does he deal? Reynolds admits that there was a time in his twenties when he dealt with his anxiety by partying.

“I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” he said. Reynolds turned away from self-medicating after losing friends to overdoses, though he still was wrecked with anxiety at times.

Being in the spotlight means encountering anxiety triggers all the time, from interviews to appearance on TV, plus all the big budget shoot days. Reynolds claims he meditates, usually with the help of an app. But he also claims to do a lot of his interviews in character as Deadpool, though the people interviewing him may not realize it.

“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he said. “That’s that great self-defense mechanism. I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”

It’s great that Reynolds is talking about a common problem for people that often goes overlooked or untreated, though few people can lean as heavily on actually being Deadpool for relief. But the character means a lot to a lot of people.

Reynolds has brought his Deadpool persona to special events for kids, and invited Make-A-Wish participants to set so they could meet their hero.

He’s also visited hospitals as Deadpool with fellow Avenger, Chris Pratt:

Ryan Reynolds has super powers, and he’s willing to share them on screen and in real life.

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People Can't Get Over The $168 Price Of These 'Extreme Cut Out Jeans'

I never got the idea of walking around in jeans with holes in them.

Maybe I don’t get fashion or style, maybe it’s because I’m the child of immigrants who were very concerned with not looking shabby. But whenever I’d watch Beverly Hills 90210 and I’d see a character rocking ripped denim, I would say to myself, “What is wrong with them? Do they think that looks cool?”

And maybe there is something to be said about the “rough and tumble” look. 

I’d argue that the above person would probably look great in everything (great abs), but I could get some pants with a little bit of a tear in them.

But apparently, people need more holes. Like, a lot more holes. Which may be why Carmar debuted their “Extreme Cut Out Jean.”

Described as a “high rise pant with large statement cutouts on front and back,” these jeans look like you decked out your washing machine with razor blades and tossed a pair of Levis in there.

Not only do these bad boys not cover up any major part of your body and you’re apparently required to wear a one-piece bathing suit “underneath” it, they also cost a whopping $ 168.

Now you might say to yourself, “Well, the sides of these pants must surely offer some level of protection against the elements?”

But they don’t.

And if the sides don’t offer up any protection, then surely, surely, surely the back of the pants might offer up a buffer against wind and rain?

No such luck. Just a whole lot of exposed booty. 

One would ever argue that these loose, thin strips of cloth make these things annoying and dangerous to wear. They can easily get snagged on things, trapped in subway doors, handles, gate hooks. I mean what if a cat sees this strip of cloth and thinks it’s a toy?

People roasted the jeans after seeing them pop up online.

Maybe you could wear these things to the beach for some reason…I guess?

But $ 168 for them?! Really?!

I mean I guess there are some functional benefits to wearing these.

But it’s easy to see why so many people hate them.

People are having a hard time to even figure out how to wear these.

In what situation could anyone wear these $ 50 trousers? If it’s a sunny day, then you’re going to get weird tan lines on your legs as a result, plus your butt will be sweaty from having fabric clinging to it all day. If it’s a bit cold, then you’ll be freezing because half of your legs will be exposed.

I’m starting to think that designers intentionally create stuff like this to give themselves some brand recognition, because it’s hard to believe that there are enough people out there buying stuff like this. But then again what do I know? I buy a lot of my clothes at Costco.

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Everyone Is Having A Nostalgia Party Over Old Answering Machine Messages

Remember answering machines? If you said “no,” you’re too young, go away. Grow up a little. One day, the phone you’re using to read this will make no sense either.

But for the Olds, there’s a new fun game called #90sAnsweringMachineMessages for you. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. What’s a message you would leave or receive on your old message machine? What did people get when they called you and no one answered? A ton of nostalgic references, that’s what.

You may know some of these:

Though some people are sharing more literally what their voicemail message actually was in the 1990s:

Others had a warning from the future:

They also referred to some specific other technologies time forgot:

But my personal favs now are the same as they were then:

If only someone would call…

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Blake Lively Deleted Her Instagram Photos Which Means We Can't See Her Mocking Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively is popular on social media, in part because of her amazing relationship with her husband, Ryan Reynolds. The two seem to have some sort of competition over who can mock the other the best online, if they’re not busy clowning Hugh Jackman.

So imagine the despair when followers saw Lively has deleted all of her Instagram posts:

And even weirder, she unfollowed Reynolds, and started following only people with the name “Emily Nelson.”

Lively’s Twitter account is hinting at the name as well, with a screenshot of someone playing Hangman. Creepy:

The women getting followed are equal parts thrilled beyond belief and weirded out:

And the people not named Emily Nelson are wondering, can they be? For the follow?

And whoever is managing this stunt is leaning into the weird factor hard:

Some people have been jumping to the worst possible conclusions immediately:

Calm down!!

It turns out Lively is promoting a new movie, Taylor Swift-style. Buzzfeedreports she’s starring in an adaptation of a book called A Simple Favor, which is about a woman whose best friend Emily Nelson suddenly disappears. That is scary, but it’s also fiction.

It just goes to show that if you wait long enough, you might get noticed by a celebrity promotion:

Or you’ll try:

Someday your name will be called!

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This Dad Got People To Share What Happened To Them After They 'Got Toddlered'

Mike Julianelle is a papa with a platform on his popular parenting blog Dad and Buried, according toBored Panda. Julianelle also runs a popular Instagram account called GotToddlered, where parents share the moments they used to think were picture worthy, versus what kind of pics they take now that children have entered their lives. It’s a big shift:

But a fun one. You might be familiar with the transition yourself, if you’re a parent.

Hot selfies are over:

You’re no longer the one crying:

Remember when you would do your own make-up before going out?

And your own hair:

You have to hit pause on certain personas:

And say goodbye to personal space:

It’s not just a human problem:

Things change for everybody:

And it can create some distance in relationships:

But you also get closer to someone very special:

And discover new sides of yourself:

Like the power of your body:

To give hugs:

To channel creativity elsewhere:

And to still strike out on adventures—but with a little more baggage:

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