Game of Thrones Marketing Is Spreading Like Greyscale

Let's be real: Game of Thrones marketing is kind of genius. These are the hype wizards who have, you'll remember, not only brought White Walkers to London but coerced more than 3 million people to watch a block of ice melt for 70 minutes. But as HBO's much-binged fantasy epic comes to a close, so too do all the opportunities to glom on to the fanfare, leading marketers to set their store of wildfire alight, covering the internet in a blaze of trailers, posters, brand partnerships, and "activations" that can make it seem as though winter is coming everywhere. Andrea Valdez Game of Thrones Marketing Is Out for Blood—Mine Zak Jason What I Learned by Binge-Watching Game of Thrones Backward …

People Are Laughing At Hilariously Savage Obituary Of Iowa Man Written By His Relatives

A friend wrote in Tim’s obituary’s guestbook that he “was a great friend and a living hero. We know Tim is going to go through the great tribulation and make it to the other side. Because God needs good people like Tim. He will be missed, but never forgotten.” Another one shared that “pretty much all the mischief that I was involved in as a kid can be traced back to Tim Schrandt. Tim was larger than life. He lived life on his terms. You either jumped on for the ride or he run you over. He was one of those people that you rarely meet in life but also will never forget.”  It’s clear that what Tim had was …

Xi Jinping is determined to end all poverty in China by 2020. Can he do it?

Hong Kong (CNN)In the small village of Gaibao, locals are filming short videos of their unspoiled and idyllic countryside on the Kwai streaming app. Beijing has dispatched about 775,000 party officials to drive the anti-poverty campaign. Many are going door-to-door to work out what the government can do to help. Those who fail in their missions toalleviate poverty could face career oblivion, according to state media. The idea to stream videos of the village came from Gaibao’s chief poverty alleviation official, Wu Yusheng, and has helped the town, in the province of Guizhou, sell its organic produce online. Residents also receive virtual gifts from fans via the app, which they can exchange for cash. Wu, who arrived in the village …

Super-fast engine tech in new milestone

It did this by successfully quenching a 420C stream of gases in less than 1/20th of a second. Super-fast engine set for key tests ‘Big players’ invest in UK space engine Image copyright Reaction Engines LTD Image caption Without the pre-cooler tech at the front, Sabre would struggle in the expected temperature regime Sabre can be thought of as a cross between a jet engine and a rocket engine. At slow speeds and at low altitude, it would behave like a jet, burning its fuel in a stream of air scooped from the atmosphere. At high speeds and at high altitude, it would then transition to full rocket mode, combining the fuel with a small supply of oxygen the vehicle …

Global Measles Cases In 2019 Are Up 300 Percent From Last Year

The latest statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding global measles cases are out, and they show a worrying trend. The number of measles cases reported around the world in the first three months of 2019 tripled compared to the same period last year. Importantly, the WHO points out, these figures are provisional and the reality is likely to be much higher. “In just the first three months of 2019, there have been more than 110,000 measles cases reported worldwide, a figure that is up nearly 300 percent from the same period last year. And these numbers represent just a fraction of all the cases that occur,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF head Henrietta Fore wrote in …

Male athlete gets roasted for comparing period pain to skinned knees. Man down.

via Shutterstock Smart men know that it’s best to believe women about the validity of their experiences, particularly when it comes to the pain surrounding periods, something (cis) men will never experience. However, not all men know to stay in their lane in this area, and when they veer out, it gets messy real quick. One of the most recent examples of a man speaking out of turn about periods is truly wild in its scope. Not only did he dare to claim women overreact to period pain, but he compared the pain of something as universal (and mild) as scraping a knee to cramps. Until women experience this, I don’t wanna hear about period pains. pic.twitter.com/8Bgr7Ivyy6 — Sarge (@__sargee) …

The Latest Viral Challenge Is Slightly Dangerous, Dumb As Hell And Admittedly Quite Funny

We’ve had the challenge where everybody ate laundry detergent for some reason, we’ve had the challenge where everybody consumed dry cinnamon powder because they enjoyed coughing(?), and we’ve even had the “boiling water challenge“, which is basically just felony assault with the word “challenge” attached for legal reasons.  In comparison to some of those, this new challenge honestly doesn’t seem too bad, but it’s still a bit dangerous and quite dumb. The new “shell on” challenge involves eating things that are food while they’re still in their packaging (which isn’t food), for… honestly we’ve got no idea. We’ll admit it is kind of funny when it’s just food. – – – – However, there have been some reports of people videoing …

Italy arrests 2 terror suspects training for combat in Syria

MILAN – Italian news agency ANSA says authorities have arrested an Italian convert to Islam and a Moroccan resident who met over the Internet and were preparing to fight with Islamic State in Syria. Sicilian prosecutors who ordered the arrests Wednesday said investigators had identified the Italian suspect, 25-year-old Giuseppe Frittatta, from social media posts. They included extremist propaganda as well as photos of himself holding a knife with a 26-centimeter (10-inch) blade calling for deaths to “all westerners.” The 18-year-old Moroccan, Ossama Gafhir, is alleged to have induced Frittatta toward extremism, and was following stringent fitness routine to prepare for combat.

5 Influencer Scandals That Exposed How Fake Instagram Is Betches

It’s 2019, and you would think we would have made so much progress by now, but instead, it’s the era where shameless idiots reign supreme. Donald Trump is president, and I honestly do not even know where to begin with listing off all the stupid sh*t he believes. People are legit buying their way into the most prestigious colleges, even though their vapid, apathetic kids have no business being there. And last, but not least, we have social media influencers. Being a social media personality is the easiest job of all time, and they’re totally taking over all facets of media. They even have a reality show for becoming an influencer—it’s called The Bachelor! There are literally no prerequisites for …

Everything You Should Know About Microblading & The Aftercare Betches

I’ve written before about the wonders of microblading: the magic treatment behind so many celebs’ perfect, make up-less brows. While microblading is slowly becoming more common, the treatment is expensive enough—and permanent enough—that I assumed my microblading days were years away, if they existed at all. Perfectly sculpted brows first thing in the morning were a luxury for the rich and famous—I, who struggles to go a single day without spilling food on my shirt, was not worthy. Cut to: in an exchange I thought maybe I had dreamed, EverTrue Microblading Salon offered me a treatment with their head stylist. I (obviously) couldn’t accept fast enough, and two weeks later, I’m confident it’s the best beauty treatment I’ve ever gotten. …

‘Homecoming’ Is More Proof That Beyonc Really Is That Bitch Betches

On Wednesday, Beyoncé did what she does best: she broke the internet by surprise-dropping a new project. This time, we’re extra spoiled, because we get both a Netflix documentary and a live album. Both are called HOMECOMING, and they’re a celebration of Beyoncé’s historic headlining performance at last year’s Coachella festival. We didn’t know exactly when the release was coming, but the timing is no coincidence. Beyoncé isn’t performing at Coachella this year, but she just made sure she’ll still be the center of attention. As a documentary, HOMECOMING is mostly a concert movie, with some behind the scenes video interspersed throughout. In these segments, we get a peek at what really makes Bey tick. This is great, because Mrs. Carter is …

Someone Asks To Caption This Dog Picture, People Respond With 25 Hilarious Captions

Cornerstore Caroline, who falsely accused a black boy of groping her while shopping at a deli. The thread took on a life of its own and is filled with puns and wordplay of the highest caliber. Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! 7 reply #3 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dog-photo-captions/?media_id=1675797’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1111918749110591488-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1675797’, ‘/2019/04/1111918749110591488-png__700.jpg’, ‘1675787’); return false;”> #5 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dog-photo-captions/?media_id=1675820’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1112406647555547136-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ &description=’+encodeURIComponent(description)+’\ &redirect_uri=’ + encodeURIComponent(BoredPanda.Config.pandaBaseUrl+’/close.html’), ‘facebook-share-dialog’, ‘width=626,height=436’); BoredPanda.Tracking.trackImageShares(‘Facebook’, ‘1675820’, ‘/2019/04/1112406647555547136-png__700.jpg’, ‘1675787’); return false;”> #7 0) { description = $(‘meta[property=\’og:description\’]’).attr(‘content’); } window.open(‘https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?display=popup&\ app_id=’+BoredPanda.Config.fbAppId+’\ &link=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-dog-photo-captions/?media_id=1675792’)+’\ &picture=’+encodeURIComponent(‘https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1112149457477476355-png__700.jpg’) +’\ &name=’+encodeURIComponent(”)+’\ …

I Can’t Believe This Stupid Reason Almost Kept Me From Watching ‘Game Of Thrones’

I’m used to the groans and sighs of disbelief when my content-connoisseur peers hear that I never finished “Mad Men,” that I never started “The Sopranos” and that I “just couldn’t get into” “The Wire.” and fall asleep to the same episode of “Friends” I’ve seen four trillion times.  When it comes to “Game of Thrones” is what I’ve always regarded as relationship television. It’s the kind of show you watch with a partner, someone who will sit through the especially violent scenes and describe them in graphic detail so you can cover your eyes without really missing anything. It’s the kind of show you spend hours dissecting and debating with someone else. Most importantly, it’s the kind of show …

Your Coachella Packing List Has To Include These Things Betches

Sonix Spitfire Portable Charger She’s not wrong—I’ve gone to more festivals than I can count, and what I love about Coachella in particular is that they really pull out all the stops to make it feel like you are in another world (specifically, another world with unparalleled backdrops for your Instagrams). Last year, there was this spiraling rainbow tower thing called SPECTRA that I’m pretty sure the entire attending population took photos in front of. It will be there this year, so no worries if you missed it last time. Plan your outfits accordingly! The only thing that can ruin your ~aesthetic~ is your phone dying. Tragic! So in order to avoid that, bring a portable charger! I found one from …

25 Of The Funniest Reactions To The First Ever Image Of The Black Hole

#2 #3 “It has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. And it is one of the heaviest black holes that we think exists. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe.” #6 Prof Falcke describes what we see in the image as an intensely bright “ring of fire,” surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole. Interestingly, the bright halo is caused by superheated gas falling into the hole. And since the light is brighter than all the billions of other stars in the galaxy combined, it can be seen all the way from Earth. The edge of the dark circle at the centre is the point at which the gas enters the …

Dahvie Vanity Raped A Child. Police Gave Him A Warning. Now 21 Women Accuse Him Of Assault.

The next evening, a patrol car appeared outside Farrell’s house in Pinellas County, Florida. She was terrified. She hadn’t meant to cause any problems — she just wanted someone to talk to. A shy eighth grader who was bullied throughout middle school, Farrell didn’t have many friends. She spent most of her free time on the computer by herself, creating digital artwork and learning how to edit photos online. Just a few weeks earlier, she’d celebrated her acceptance to a high school with a special visual arts program. As the officer pressed for details about the encounter — Farrell’s first sexual experience — she started to cry. The 14-year-old was confused about what had happened and afraid of getting Dahvie …