Back in 2016, Leslie Jones enlivened the Summer Olympics on Seoul with her live-tweeting and wild passion for Team USA. She was so good, she ended up getting invited to work as a commentary contributor for NBC.
She has been gearing up for the games in South Korea since January, which have just commenced:
No. Her current passion is fashion.
Jones is watching men’s figure skating and rating their outfits. Some are not great:
But a few got the Jones seal of approval:
She especially liked the work of Christian Siriano, who famously designed a dress for Leslie Jones when she couldn’t find one for the premiere of Ghostbusters. They’re friends, but this is also a good outfit:
But she was impartial on other matters:
And if you’re tired of outfit talk, there’s also just her general fear of ever ice skating to be amused by:
The last time I ever saw someone buying a CD was at Wal-Mart. While waiting in an unnecessarily long line to get a pint of midnight Ben & Jerry’s because I lost my self respect a long time ago, I saw someone in front of me with even less self respect.
In the overflowing shopping cart, on top of some And 1 neon green sandals and several microwavable dinners, were various country music CDs. I don’t remember all of the artists, but Toby Keith was front and center.
I was baffled: the last time I remember ever buying a CD was when I went to a Coconuts the day Sam’s Town from the Killers dropped. That huge disappointment was the end of the compact disc era, as far as I was concerned, and yet here this man was, in 2017, buying his music on a dead medium.
Even though I have a CD player in my beater Corolla, I used it only once, as a joke, when my best friend Chris Conroy found a Space Hog CD in his apartment that we listened to and summarily tossed from the car on a short road trip during this past summer. I’m sure the majority of people reading this aren’t jamming to tunes bumping from an old Sony Walkman, and yet still, store shelves and precious retail space is reserved for a bunch of compact discs no one will ever buy.
So it only makes sense that Best Buy has let music suppliers that it’ll no longer be carrying compact discs.
Apparently the news isn’t sitting well with some people, especially because they’re still going to carry Vinyl versions of albums.
The nostalgic, old-school appeal of Vinyl is understandable. Plus, when you have something on Vinyl, it looks like a piece of art you can hang in your home. But at the end of the day it’s all about business: Vinyl is coming back: the numbers don’t lie.
If people are freaking out about CDs going the way of the cassette, it’s probably because I, like other folks my age, probably feel old as hell.
I mean, I remember walking around the CD section, snooping track selections and trying to learn about new bands from the dude behind the counter.
Some people are arguing that CDs carry longer, live versions of tracks – ones that can’t be purchased on iTunes.
Others are just saying, “about time.”
Then the all-important juggalo demographic weighed in on the news.
Some people actually brought up some legitimate points about why this is a bad thing. But then again, you could always order them off Amazon.
If you really want to listen to music on a CD, you could always burn them yourself and make yourself a sweet mix.
Do you like friendships between babies and animals? Of course you do! You are a person with a heart.
Well, here’s a good one for you. Nora is an English Pointer who was rescued seven years ago from an abusive situation by a woman named Elizabeth. Nora is still a little skittish but there is one thing she truly loves, Elizabeth’s youngest son Archie.
The two of them are pretty much inseparable. When speaking with Bored Panda she said, “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too.”
We hold “Dreamers” to higher standards than most American citizens.
Regardless of how you feel about undocumented immigrants or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), it takes a special kind of hate to cheer for the deportation of people who came to the U.S. as children and have known no other country. In exchange for protected status, DACA participants, or “Dreamers,” voluntarily identify themselves as undocumented, promise to commit no crimes, and actively contribute to society via scholarship, military service or entrepreneurship.
With President Trump threatening to rescind the protected status of 800,000 young Americans, a lot of people are terrified — for good reason. A Transylvania University student, Taylor Ragg, targeted fellow student and “Dreamer” Paola Garcia on social media. Ragg, the kind of Trump supporter who probably sleeps in his Chinese-made Make America Great Again hat, publicly harassed Paola, saying he was going to “send her back.”
Ragg posted this screenshot (since deleted) in a Facebook group called “10th Crusade Enthusiasts”:
A wave of harassment and threats followed. Garcia said she received messages like, “I can’t wait to get your f*****g c**t a** gone,” and, “You and your n****r boyfriend need to leave.” One person sent a picture of himself filling out a Homeland Security tip sheet.
In response, Garcia gave a voice and a face to the real human toll of newly-emboldened white nationalists:
Ragg has deleted his Facebook account, probably a wise move since he became a poster child for racist bullying once the story made national news. University officials were not happy with the harassment or the negative attention, and they allegedly expelled Ragg. Ironically, the school can’t legally share details of their actions due to privacy concerns.
This brief message from the school will have to do:
Will other bullies, racists, and white nationalists get the message?
Look, you can keep your zombie dragons. For me, the coolest part of Game of Thrones season 7 was Lady Olenna’s deathbed speech in which she confesses to Jaime that she killed Joffrey, his son.
The matriarch of House Tyrell, played by absolute legend Diana Rigg, was the coolest cucumber in Westeros and my favorite character in the entire series. So, of course, the internet has been paying its respects to the fallen Lady of Highgarden in the only way it knows: cat memes.
It’s a very simple meme, and yet it inspires delight in me every time I see it.
Maybe because cats always do look like they will poison your firstborn if you put stuff on their head.
But you might be wondering—does this meme work with dogs, too?
Best Man Trolls Groom By Reading His PornHub Search History During Wedding Speech
By Chad Burris
2 hours ago
When one sits down to write a best man or maid of honor speech, the task can be a little intimidating.
These speeches tend to be an important part of the wedding reception, so the speakers want to make sure that they are heartfelt, and memorable. Usually the speeches tell embarrassing stories or fond memories of days gone by.
Thom, the best man at Danny Hodgetts’s wedding, decided to take his speech to a whole new level.
Aria congratulates the bride and groom and lets them know that Pornhub has a gift for them as well. Pornhub knows his wife can’t travel everywhere with him, so they have offered him a premium membership whenever he travels.
She responded to the groom’s tweet with a word of congratulations and a link to the original video:
“Everyone at the wedding loved it. My friend’s face as it was being introduced and played was priceless. They both saw it for what is was, very good-natured humour at his expense. You can see the reactions from the crowd in the video. Wonderful.”
Congrats to the show-stealing best man, Thom, for the most memorable speech the Internet has seen in awhile.
The internet came across the best Tinder bio possibly ever this week, and, well—see for yourself. It was created by a woman who is missing one arm.
Of course, everyone fell in love with her.
But the real fun happened when Lauren—the creator of the profile—discovered that her Tinder profile had gone viral.
“I got home pretty drunk, and I don’t remember typing it up really,” she told BuzzFeed in an interview. “I just woke up to someone DM’ing me a Reddit post asking if it was me, and I was like damn, I guess it is.”
Lauren lost her arm in a moped accident, she told BuzzFeed, and has used social media to help cope with her disability.
“For a while, I wasn’t okay with the jokes,” said Lauren. “But then I started telling the jokes, and it’s kind of helped.”
Viral Photo From NYC’s Subway Captures America’s Diversity In The Best Way
By Mark Pygas
2 hours ago
It’s easy to forget that the United States of America was a nation founded by Puritans fleeing religious persecution in Europe. And who, at least initially, were welcomed by and lived in relative peace with the native population. And it’s that mixing pot of people and ideas from all different backgrounds that catapulted the country into global superpower status.
And while calls from President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico, and to stop accepting refugees from certain countries, have been incredibly worrying, they’ve not stopped Americans from all backgrounds living in peace together.
While a Taoist, a Hasidic Jewish couple, and a nursing Muslim mother may sound like the start of a joke, it’s a pretty normal sight on New York City’s subway. Jackie Summers, a Brooklyn man, recently shared a photo he captured which sums up America pretty perfectly.
In a caption alongside the photo, Summers writes:
“A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple could sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother could sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday. This is my America: people letting people be people.”
A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple could sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother could sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday. This is my America: people letting people be people.
And people seem to agree, with the post picking up some 57,000 shares and 75,000 likes since it was posted on Easter Sunday.
Summers told The Independent that he didn’t really think much of the moment until something suddenly clicked and he decided to take the photo.
“I did not think about giving up my seat for the couple; the couple did not think about moving along to make room for the mother with her child.”
“We live in a time when race, sexuality and religion have become divisive…But we have more important things to worry about than the color of someone’s skin, or how they worship God.”
Facebook commenters seemed to agree that the photo was a nice reminder of what America represents.
“THIS, is what makes America great,” one commenter wrote. “And these days I’ve been struggling to find ways to feel good about America. We, the people… thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity today.”
While another added:
“Jackie’s photo and accompanying story made my day. Returning to this post in my feed and seeing folks work stuff out in the subsequent comments — in a civil and thoughtful fashion, mind you — gives me hope.”
Whatever color you are, religion you practice, or who you love, you all have one thing in common — you’re all American.
Periods have been stigmatized for all of modern history, and only recently have things started to slide back into the ‘hey this normal and has been happening for as long as we’ve been a species’ mindset.
Heck, even commercials for period products still feature some weird mystery blue fluid in them, because showing even a hint of blood makes many uncomfortable. I mean imagine if they were done this way instead:
Today, when little girls become big girls, they usually get a talk and go shopping for overpriced feminine hygiene products. One family took a different approach.