Disney's CEO Just Told Fans What They Can Expect From 'Deadpool 2'—And They're Ecstatic

One of the biggest reasons the original Deadpool film was such a huge success and earned Fox such a ginormous box office return was because Ryan Reynolds worked his butt off to ensure it was as Deadpool-ey of a movie as possible.

That meant violence. It meant gore. It meant sex and inappropriate jokes and a lot of breaking the fourth wall. 

Now that kind of thing might seem like a movie producer’s worst nightmare. Major motion picture studios looking for the highest rate of return are allured by family-friendly, safe cinematic choices. The more mundane and mediocre and inoffensive a film is, the more guaranteed of a return of investment, statistically speaking.

I mean, there’s a reason why a film about a bunch of murderous bad guys ended up being rated PG-13 and watered down to a “meh” mess. A “meh” mess that nabbed nearly $ 750 million at the box office.

Deadpool was a huge departure from that boring, MPAA-rating-friendly studio process and it ended up reaping the benefits. Fox greenlit a sequel almost immediately after the film’s opening box-office numbers came in, and things were looking great.

But Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, assures fan that Disney’s got no problem with being in the R-rated film business, just as long as “audiences know what’s coming.”

Which means that the upcoming film won’t receive a whole bunch of edits and cuts for the sake of assuring the film isn’t “too edgy.”

Ryan Reynolds took the news of Disney’s buyout in typical Deadpool fashion.

And Twitter was ecstatic that their favorite foul mouthed red bodysuit wearing unkillable smart-cracking ninja won’t be censored.

But people don’t want the love to stop at Deadpool 2, they’re worried that Iger’s just talking about the film as if it’s a one time thing.

While others aren’t exactly holding out hope for the future.

It could make sense for Disney to keep some particular superhero films rated R. Movies like Logan and Deadpool could get their own treatment or exist in an “alternate timeline,” where the more family friendly films aren’t tied to their risque counterparts.

But seriously, the Deadpool movies need to stay rated R so when the Spiderman crossover films come out, this happens.

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Astronauts Just Tweeted Photos Of California Wildfires From Space–And They're Unsettling

It’s hard to miss the news that huge swathes of Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California are currently on fire. Extreme winds have been blowing smoke and ash across residential areas, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. Footage of people driving down the 405 as the hills burn around them look like the freaking apocalypse. 

If there is a group of people you’d guess are unaware of the natural disaster consuming the West Coast, it’d probably be astronauts. They’ve either got their eyes on the stars, or they’re floating around in space, so far from Earth and all her troubles. 

Actually, it turns out they have a pretty unique perspective on what’s going on down here, because their cameras capture everything:

Astronauts and space stations all over the world are capturing images from the sky of how California looks right now, and it’s freaking scary. The streams of smoke are covering almost the entire city and more. The pictures will make you wonder how anyone is managing to survive down there:

Someone even tried to label all the neighborhoods, to give people a more specific idea of who was under all that ash and smoke:

Who knew this place looked even more frightening from far away.

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This Guy Planted Fake Halloween Costumes In Stores And They're Hilarious

The comedian was back at it again this past Halloween with some funny costume ideas that he left in stores to prank shoppers who were none the wiser.

Some of them take jabs at ridiculous news trends, like Millennials being responsible for the death of certain industries.

Others were just straight-up ridiculous. Haven’t you ever wanted to go trick-or-treating as a pair of jean shorts?

Along with non-descript, clearly plagiarized character costumes doing their best to avoid copyright issues.

There’s also the oh-so-wrong Absent Father.

And the inexplicable: Milkshake Duck.

What ducks have to do with milkshakes, I have no idea.

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This Teen Stopped Her Friend From Committing Suicide And Today They're Married

Someone on Quora asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?” and one of the answers, by Kevin Walsh, was especially astonishing and romantic. “I can’t not answer this,” he wrote.

“Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right up to me and said ‘black is a good color on you.’ No idea why,” he wrote. “We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while.”

“We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school, but I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn’t think about that girl. Even now I’m not sure I can say why – something about her just stayed with me.”

“In my senior year I went through some dumb high school stuff that seemed earth-shattering at the time, and fell hard into depression,” he continued. “I resolved to take my own life, wrote a note and went to where I planned to end things.”

“Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang. I checked the caller ID – I couldn’t die not knowing. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I picked up and it was her.”

“I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at that moment she just had to call. Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said ‘What? Don’t do that’ And that was that.”

“She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up. That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I’d propose with,” he said.

Walsh told Buzzfeed that talking to someone about his suicidal thoughts helped him. “There is power in saying it out loud. There’s a good chance that the moment it comes out of your mouth you’ll realize it isn’t what you want at all,” said Walsh. 

If you, or someone you know, need someone to talk to, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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The Obamas Have Been Spotted On Vacation And They're Looking Chill AF

After eight years of running the free world, the Obama family was definitely in need of a vacation. And after spending a long weekend in Palm Springs, the former first couple have now been spotted on the British Virgin Islands. 

Barack and Michelle were spotted by one Twitter user as they escorted to the holiday home of billionaire Richard Branson by police and secret service agents.

And always one for style, Barack cheerfully said hello to those who had come to see him and replied “thank you so much” after someone wished him a happy holiday. 

Talking of style, he also has his hat backward and Twitter can’t handle it.

The Obamas are believed to be on one of Branson’s private islands, he owns two — Necker and Moskito. He was likely on the island when he issued a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans travel from seven Muslim countries and blocks refugee applications for three months.

“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities across the country,” the statement read. “In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy — not just during an election but every day.”

“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize, and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”

“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

Relax, president. You earned it. 

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Nearly Half Your Coworkers Masturbate While On The Job And They're More Productive

There’s nothing wrong with masturbation. It’s a healthy way of relieving built up sexual tension that results in zero STDs, births, or awkward goodbyes. Obviously, like anything it can become an addiction, but it’s perfectly normal in healthy amounts.

However, when and where you masturbate is probably as important that you masturbate and recent studies show that people aren’t really picking the best locations for their stroke sessions.

Because it turns out that almost 40% of people masturbate while they’re on the clock.

In a survey conducted by Time Out New York, 39 percent of office workers outright admitted to getting their self-freak on while at work.

Here’s the thing though, it isn’t just men who did the deed, but women conceded the fact that they masturbated on the job as well.

One anonymous female who took part in the survey said that it helps to relieve her when she’s feeling “hungover”.

And although it might seem kinda gross, it turns out that beating your meat or playing the clam xylophone on company time could have a lot of benefits according to experts.

University of Michigan researchers discovered that regular masturbation results in lowered cortisol by boosting endorphins and hormones.

The study also found that women who occasionally partook in pleasing themselves possessed a higher level of self-confidence than women who didn’t.

He says employees should use it as a healthy motivational tool for completing one’s daily tasks.

Maybe don’t use the bathroom that’s on the same floor as his office if you’re ever at that school.

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The FBI Made A Hilariously Bad Holiday Greetings Card And They're Getting Roasted

It’s the time of year that you start to hear “happy holidays” from friends, family, and businesses whose mailing lists you accidentally signed up to five years ago. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which gets billions in taxpayer dollars to protect us, is no exception. Except this year they didn’t really seem to put much effort into it. In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous.

In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous. Here’s how they wished their followers on Twitter happy holidays…

LOOK AT THAT WORK OF ART. Unsurprisingly, they’re getting roasted pretty hard for it by Twitter users. 

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Sweet Potatoes Aren't Just Delicious, They're Also Super Healthy For You

I’ve been a longtime fan of sweet potatoes, because their moist, mushiness and awesome flavor go well with pretty much any protein. Plus you don’t need to add anything to them: butter? No need. Sugar? Honey? Keep that crap away. You can just toss a bunch of sweet potatoes in the oven and then keep the cooked ones in your fridge and they’re a perfect addition to pretty much any savory meal.

Not to mention, they’re healthy, and a way better alternative to regular old potatoes.

Sure, sweet potato french fries are probably not that much healthier than regular old fries, or are they? Calorically there might not be much of a difference, but it turns out that the orange cousin to the standard potato comes with a boat load of other health benefits.

Like helping to lower ones blood sugar, which is great news for people with type 2 diabetes.

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The natural sugar found in sweet potatoes are slowly let into the bloodstream, which reduces the spikes in sugar levels that other sugary foods provide. This results in sustained energy being provided to the body over the course of several hours, rather than minutes.

The soluble fiber in sweet potatoes also helps to keep you feeling fuller longer, so you won’t be hungry in another hour.

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And if you’re looking for a ton of vitamins and minerals, than look no further than these bad boys. We’re talking Vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and B6 – super food status.

Immunal functions are improved by downing these orange tots, as well as mitigating the effects of aging.

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Nutritionists also believe that consumption of sweet potatoes help to put you at a lowered risk of cancer, so there are tons of benefits to downing this naturally delicious food.

And when you look at all the amazingly healthy recipes for sweet potatoes, it’s hard to deny just how great they are.

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Not to mention they adhered to nearly every diet out there, whether you’re gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, sweet potatoes are pretty much the perfect food. Just like any food though, remember to eat them in moderation.

Definitely getting my mashed sweet potato on this Thanksgiving. (h/t daily trust)

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21 People Anonymously Share The Secrets They're Taking To The Grave

If you’ve ever played the original Tomb Raider you’ll know that the game had a pretty stupid saving function: you could save at any point in time in the game. 

Like right before Lara Croft was tumbling in a pit towards her very doom. The Playstation version of the game didn’t have an auto-save function either, so wherever you saved it, that’s where you had to pick the game up at.

So a friend of mine, let’s call him Jack, decided to play his older brother’s (John) file of Tomb Raider where he had made it to the game’s final dungeon, because Jack couldn’t be bothered of going through all of the trouble of making it to the end himself. Jack heard the twist of the front door and John’s voice, so, in a panic, he mashed a bunch of buttons and accidentally saved the game as he was falling into a pit. This was some 19 years ago and John still has no idea Jack ruined Tomb Raider for him.

It’s a story Jack will take to the grave, as are these tales a bunch of Redditors decided to share online.

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