Best Buy Will Officially Stop Selling CDs And People Are Freaking Out

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.

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Trump Released The Memo That Was Supposed To Discredit The FBI And People Are Freaking

Donald Trump is being investigated for possible collusion withe the Russian government during the election. Everyone suspects he loves Putin far more than he loves the U.S. Either that or a certain rumored Pee Tape is hanging over his head?

Trump has seemingly been trying to fight the allegations by firing investigators and bringing up Hillary Clinton. The GOP, in particular Republican David Nunes, is also working to support his cause. A group of Republicans have been cooking up a “memo” that states the FBI is biased against their president. Thus, any information they gather is false. Presto, change-o, innocence!

The memo was released on Friday to Fox News and the Washington Examiner. It argues that the Steele dossier was what first directed the FBI to start tracking Trump’s campaign advisor Carter Page. However, the FBI has been investigation Page since 2013, and argue that the memo is just choosing a series of details without further context to try and discredit the DOJ and FBI. They think Nunes hasn’t even read the dossier.

Trump will possibly use it as an excuse to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates Trump’s connection to Russia. Perfect.

Okay, that’s not a lot! It’s not certain which way the wind will blow, but people are already tearing through this thing, hashtagging their spree on Twitter with #MemoDay.

Most just can’t believe that the president is undermining his democracy. To which, I ask, have you been unconscious the last 12 months?

Even Jeff Sessions seems disturbed by it:

Most don’t even see what the memo is supposed to be proving, except what was already known—Carter Page is a suspected spy.

And many pointed out that in 2016, the only person the FBI really took a swing at was Hillary Clinton:

And others are wondering why the memo doesn’t address some of the pressing Russian issues in Trump’s life:

And then there are the JOKERS (bless them):

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Butterbeer Donuts Are Here And 'Harry Potter' Fans Are Freaking Out

My wife is the one responsible for my appreciation of all things Potter-related. One of the biggest takeaways I had from the movies when she finally sat me down to binge watch them all was that the wizards of Hogwarts really, really knew how to eat.

Cauldron cakes? Steak and kidney pies? Treacle tarts? Come on, sign me up baby. I want it all! But the one treat I craved for most wasn’t even really food: it was Butterbeer. I’m not the biggest fan of butterscotch, but my God, when those three little magical nerds sat down to sip on some of the buttery business, my mouth began watering.

Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee out of Virginia has created a Butterbeer donut that looks absolutely incredible. If you’re not familiar with Butterbeer, it tastes like a mash-up of cream soda and butterscotch. 

Not only has Sugar Shack made a donut that’s full of Butterbeer flavor, but as an homage to Harry Potter, they packed a golden snitch made out of a donut hole so you can regale your friends with tales of your quidditch prowess right before you bite into it.

The donuts pack golden star sprinkles and the snitch is decked out with vanilla fondant wings: It truly is a thing of beauty.

Now if you want to get yourself one of these tasty treats, you’ll have to be quick about it. Sugar Shack is offering these at all of their locations eventually, but the availability will be limited. So hop on your nimbus 2000 to pick one up, but you may want to call ahead just to make sure your nearest shop carries them.

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The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Was Just Released And People Are Freaking Out

It’s finally happened. After months of waiting, the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been released during the halftime of the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears’ Monday Night Football match. There’s plenty of new creatures, droids, bad guys, and teasing for when the movie finally releases in December. Here it is in all its glory…

Are you shook? Because the Internet certainly is. Especially over the possibility of Rey possibly turning to the dark side…

There was the return of Luke Skywalker. 

A brief glimpse of Carrie Fisher, who finished her scenes for the movie before her death. 

And whatever these things are…

Generally, people are pretty excited. 

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Everyone Is Freaking Out About Killer Sex Robots

Today, The New York Post announced that hackers might be able to someday reprogram sex robots and use them for murder. And the general consensus on Twitter seemed to be “good.”

Apparently, cybersecurity lecturer Dr. Nick Patterson said in an interview with Star Onlinethat sex robots are actually much easier to hack into than computers or phones are. “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like knives or welding devices,” he said. So, um, don’t add knives or welding devices to your sex doll.

“Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot,” Patterson continued. 

Believe it or not, sex robots are already a very real thing, thanks to companies like RealDoll (which has one of the most fascinating, creepy Instagram accounts I’ve ever seen—think 50 percent sex doll wet teeshirt shots, 50 percent technicians holding fake eyeballs). So this future is already theoretically possible.

In the dolls’ defense, however, you can’t get them pregnant, so let’s just say that sex is risky no matter what.

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Fish That's Flailing After Being Cut In Half

You’ve probably seen a few of those terrifying videos of fish seemingly coming back from the dead and flopping around on a dinner plate. Twitter was horrified when a user from Japan uploaded a video of a tuna fish that had already been cut in half flopping around for a solid two minutes. 

The clip was posted to Twitter by Yutaka Suzuki along with the caption: “The vitality of the fish is amazing.” 

We do have some good news, though. The fish is long dead, and not feeling any pain at all. According to Christie Wilcox of Scientific American, the muscles of a fish that was just killed are so fresh that its neurons are still completely in tact. Add some sodium ions from salt to the exposed muscles and you’ll trigger the neurons, which will signal to the muscles to contract. And the very dead fish will continue to flip around until its use the last of its energy stores. 

It works with squid, as well. 

But that didn’t stop Twitter from being any less terrified. 

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This Woman Named Barbara Looks Exactly Like Barb From 'Stranger Things' And People Are Freaking Out

Perhaps one of the greatest injustices of Netflix original shows was the apparent demise of Barb in Stranger Things. No apologies for the spoiler alert — it’s your fault for not watching yet). 

The one character who seems to have a good head on her shoulders (and who doesn’t get caught up in personal drama) perishes! Naturally, the good people who sit on couches and binge watch new Netflix shows were pretty outraged by this development. 

But one Redditor has some evidence that is making Stranger Things fans feel a little bit better… Perhaps Barb lives and is thriving today!

Redditor jujuness uploaded the following photo of a coworker and it is blowing everyone’s minds. 

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And it gets crazier. The photo is captioned:

My coworker brought in her senior picture from the 80’s. Also her name is Barbra and goes by Barb.

HER NAME IS BARB. GUYS, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

We knew that season 1 couldn’t be the end of Barb!

The photo has blown up overnight; the Barb doppelganger received over 400,000 views. 

Reddit was relieved to hear the news, especially after the months of uncertainty about Barb’s fate. 

I think we finally found Barb.

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Oh thank god she’s safe. Can’t believe it, but she’s a tough cookie.

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She was in accounting the whole time.

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But what is life like for her now?

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Christmas lights would really start to trigger some ptsd

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This calls into question those disclaimers are the beginning…

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“Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental…”
Yeah, right!

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This level of similarity is no coincidence. 

Do the producers of the show know about this??

Someone tweet this shit at the official ST account.

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They might have to change the storyline, now. 

#BarbLives, everyone. 

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This Aunt Caught Her Niece Sleeping On Her Head And People Are Freaking Out

Halloween is fast approaching, and people are pretty easily spooked this time of year. Twitter user Mikaela Long recently babysat her niece and was understandably concerned for her own safety when she looked at the monitor to see the baby sleeping on her head. 

Remind you of anything?

People were pretty terrified by the whole thing.

While others saw an opportunity.

The child’s mother told Buzzfeed that the girl has been doing this a lot lately, so there’s probably nothing to be worried about. “She’s been quite acrobatic lately,” she said. But said that like us, she has no idea why she actually sleeps on her head. “I think it’s just her settling down and getting comfortable,” she said.

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