Spain saw one of its biggest public demonstrations in history as an estimated 5 million people striked across the country, according to The Guardian. The millions of women workers protested machismo culture and workplace harassment. Madrid’s Neptune Fountain was lit up in magenta in honor of the strike. Read more…
Remakes of Disney classics are a tricky thing to do successfully, but in 38 seconds, this group of brilliant young minds put every attempt to shame in a hilarious rendition of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the 1998 film Mulan.
Twitter user @senseileskee and a group of friends banded together to create the now-viral clip of the song for a school project, performing a routine that is almost identical to the one from the animated film.
“We thought you might like to come and work for us? Maybe make an honest living instead of thieving off us?” reads the post.
It appears the owners are more impressed at the thieves’ ability to get out of bed on time, have a working knowledge of power tools, and have a truck to drive around, than annoyed by the theft. Read more…
Although Moir addressed romance rumors as “none of your business” — complete with sassy snaps — their fans are still convinced that his partnership with Virtue is more than just a professional relationship.
Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds is one of those fans. On Monday he tweeted his support for the Team Canada, and implied that the figure skating duo was a couple: “And thank you @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir for agreeing to raise my children as your own.” Read more…
Thousands of people have clicked “attending” for an event planned for Monday, Feb. 26 in Melbourne’s Federation Square — 3,800, in fact. The event will apparently see a group of people show up, quietly say “wow” and leave.
“Let’s put some positivity out there into the world! Let’s marvel at the beauty and Wonder of this incredible planet we live on, and let’s WOW like Owen Wilson!” reads the event description. Read more…
Namely Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was asked by shooting survivor Cameron Kasky if he would reject contributions from the National Rifle Association, in a nod to the lobby group’s political influence.
Cameron Kasky, who survived the school shooting: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” Rubio: “People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment” #StudentsStandUphttps://t.co/ucmVB74g1C
This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.” Read more…
It’s somewhat rare for New Zealand politicians to attract global attention, but Jacinda Ardern’s star continues to rise.
The current New Zealand Prime Minister is featured in the March issue of Vogue, where she’s been labelled the “anti-Trump,” admired for the way she speaks about poverty and homelessness with a “blend of Bernie Sanders’s bluntness and Elizabeth Warren’s fearlessness.”
But of course, being Vogue, there was plenty of attention dedicated to Ardern’s photoshoot. Clarke Gayford, Ardern’s partner, made the photo his wallpaper.
For the rest of us underlings, we’ve only just discovered the joke via a tweet posted by @ajelansolo on Saturday. Here he’s posted a picture of the PlayStation 2 disc, which has the message “really disturbing image… flip disc over.”
Two years ago during the Rio Summer Games, Jones was a breakout star for her seriously funny running commentary on the sports. And as of Saturday, she’s back in the saddle. The events are different, but her hilarity remains the same. Read more…
As reported by Junkee, an online campaign spearheaded by the Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution appears to have been successful in forcing the site to remove offensive definitions of the word “aboriginal.”
These definitions were specifically targeted at Indigenous Australians, and were prevalent on the majority of the word’s entries up until recently. Read more…
The last time the Philadelphia Eagles were in the Super Bowl, we only just started using MySpace and the iPod was still some newfangled thing.
So it’s no wonder the city was extra careful in the lead up to the Eagles NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, because a win — taking the team to the Super Bowl — would have the place in raptures.
In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.
Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time.
The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Todayfirst reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…
The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.
So, the steamed hams skit in The Simpsons’ “22 Short Films About Springfield” is a pretty hot meme right now.
Also known as “Skinner & The Superintendent,” the scene featuring Superintendent Chalmers and Principal Skinner is one of the show’s funniest, but has landed an extra bit of comedic oomph thanks to the plethora of remixes by people on the internet.
Passed last May, House Bill 2482 allows for self-service refilling in counties which have a population of less than 40,000. Oregon was one of two U.S. states which long banned the practice, the other still being New Jersey.
With the new year ticking over, there were a number of Oregonians angry about the potential change to self-service statewide in a viral Facebook post.Read more…
Bad lip readings are mostly unrealistic, which makes them a hoot to watch. Their latest video, however, is all about Christmas and the Trump. It doesn’t ask you to stretch your imagination too much, except imaging the president singing with a reasonable pitch.
The Donald sings and dances his way through a holiday song we didn’t really need in our lives, but it’s here and it’s unfortunately for us all, a little catchy. Read more…
Miss America has lost its TV partner following troubling emails allegedly written by the pageant organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell.
The leaked emails were published in the Huffington Post on Thursday, accusing Haskell and his colleagues of ridiculing past winners on their weight, sex lives, and using vulgar language to describe them.
According to the report, Haskell appeared to have a “special disdain” for 2013 winner Mallory Hagan, conversing with other Miss America Organization (MAO) colleagues about her weight and speculating about her sexual activity. Read more…
They’ll be served at the Georgia International Convention Center, where they are able to stay overnight, which is a pretty nice consolation given what some of these people have gone through.
The City of Atlanta has mobilized the Georgia International Convention Center and will provide shuttle services for anyone who needs a place to stay for the night@ChickfilA will provide food for passengers.
Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.
The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.
Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.
WannaDrink is a hack that somehow manages to combine the amazing mission of providing tech education for recent immigrants to Germany and the promotion of anonymous drinking with complete strangers. Read More
Chris Pratt is a known prankster, but his latest Instagram post isn’t a joke at all.
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor just discovered a fake profile claiming to be him on Facebook, and has taken upon himself to make sure no one is duped by the Chris Pratt that’s luring young female fans “trying to get their numbers and who knows what else.”
It’s Thanksgiving week, and you know what that means: Time for Donald Trump’s annual tiff with Time magazine and it’s “Person of the Year” issue.
Trump won the honor last year, which should have silenced his irritation forthwith. But because he’s Donald Trump, he will not be satisfied unless he is the center of all attention always.
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
Your relatable tweets are proving to be a real headache for the state of Maine.
As The Daily Dotpointed out Saturday, one of the many ways people announce that they’ve found a tweet relatable is by at-replying the Twitter handle “@me.” It’s tongue-in-cheek — a shorter way to say “that’s me” or “it me.”
The handle is also frequently used when someone says “don’t @ me,” but fails to put a space between “@” and “me.” That space makes a world of difference, y’all. Isn’t Twitter interesting?
It’s been over two years since Pizza Rat taught us what it means to reach for the stars. It was 2015, a simpler time — one that you may be feeling nostalgic for even now.
And that’s why we know you’re going to watch this video of two rats battling for a french fry in the disgusting NYC subway. Come on, give it a try! It’s short, it’s fun, it’s dramatic. It even has a beginning, middle, and end.
Supermarkets have indicated to the newspaper there might be a shortage in potato crisps, as manufacturers have a smaller cut of potato crops in the country. Normal potato supply won’t return until the new year.
When the chips are down, people are going to freak out — a bit — on social media. Read more…
If you’re afraid of heights, look away. A man in China tried fleeing a hotel bill by escaping through a high-rise window, and climbing onto thin telephone wires to get to another building all the way across the street.
Unfortunately, he appears to have underestimated how difficult that would be, and he’s seen struggling to keep his balance, even swinging his body over the swaying wire to anchor it.
In the monologue, Kimmel said Cassidy “lied right to my face” when he appeared on the show in May, where the senator promised coverage for kids like Kimmel’s son who was born with congenital heart disease.
In the day after Kimmel’s outburst on the bill, politicians and television personalities lined up to criticise the talk show host. Like Cassidy, who accused Kimmel of not understanding the bill, when talking to CNN‘s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning. Read more…
Feel free to file this in the “unlikeliest covers ever” folder.
Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song, poking fun at the San Francisco 49ers’ poor start to the NFL season in a promotion for the league’s second week on Fox.
Well, as fans would know the 49ers did indeed go 0-2 with their loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but the upshot is that we’ve got this utterly bizarre Lil Wayne cover to store in our minds forever. Read more…
Created over a year, the ad has a rather Up vibe. It focuses on central character Geoff, head of innovation at the company. Essentially, the ad is a three-minute life narrative of a man addicted to beans, and his future wife in the spaghetti department. See for yourself above. Read more…