What He Wants For Valentine’s Day This Year Betches

Oh god. Oh no. It’s here. Cthulhu Valentine’s Day has arisen from its syrup-coated Hallmark basement lair to once again assault our eyeballs with pink and red flowers, crappy candy, balloons, and mass-produced stuffed animals painstakingly stitched together by child slaves. This day of sappy Instagram captions, overcrowded restaurants, lackluster sex, and general disappointment is almost upon us. If you, like many halves of whole couples, are, for some reason, looking forward to the idea of this made-up holiday, congratulations and good luck. Shopping for men during Valentine’s Day is about as easy as pretending to be excited about anything after age 30. I’m not bitter, you’re bitter. “How am I supposed to figure out what he wants for Valentine’s Day??!” – Things I …

Childish Gambino Takes Home Multiple Grammys For ‘This Is America’ Song, Video

Childish Gambino claimed the This Is Amertook the internet by storm in May with the visually striking, heavily allusive video, which took on topics like gun violence and black oppression in America. The video, filmed in a warehouse, featured Glover performing African dance moves alongside actor and musician Calvin the Second (who many viewers thought initially was the father of Trayvon Martin) and a choir. The choir scene appeared to be a reference to the 2015 mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white supremacist gunman killed nine black churchgoers. Glover’s Grammys for Best Music Video ― alongside video director Hiro Murai and producers Ibra Ake, Jason Cole and Fam Rothstein ― and Best Rap/Sung Performance were awarded …

The Game Of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Is Here Betches

HBO dropped the Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer this past Sunday, officially kicking off three things: 1. The countdown to the premiere of the final season *muffled sobs* on April 14th 2. The inception of hundreds of thousands of fan theories about what every single second of this 1:44 video means. 3. My very own stress dreams about this show ending. Reddit has not slept since Sunday night. The footage of Jon, Sansa, and Arya slowly walking through the Winterfell crypts as dialogue from seasons past plays eerily overhead has taken the GOT world by storm. Sansa Sophie Turner. Alas, there were no clues to the show but like, wow. Good for Sansa. So what can this trailer …

A salesman tried to dupe Twain. His response? A turn-of-the-century burn of the century.

via The Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons Prostitution may be the “world’s oldest profession,” but quackery can’t be too far behind. In the 19th century, American medical doctors began to take a scientific approach to practicing medicine, but it didn’t stop the growing number of con artists pushing fake medical cures, elixirs, tonics, and serums across the countryside. These traveling sales people would set up tents and make fire-and-brimstone speeches touting the unbelievable benefits of their products that were said to cure everything from tuberculosis to baldness. These displays were often accompanied by confidence tricks and fake testimonials. via Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia commons By the time the people who bought the medicine realized it was fake, the con artists were off …

‘This Is A Cave, Not A Wall’: Internet Explodes Over Trump’s Shutdown Cave

In doing so, he agreed to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ― which immediately sent ripples around the media, celebrity and political worlds. Trump claimed his backtrack was “in no way a concession.” However, most people online described it as a “cave” by the commander in chief. Trump’s hometown newspaper, The New York Daily News, called him a “cave man” on its Saturday cover: The news Conservative commentators, however, had a different take: Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Puma Rescued From A Contact-Type Zoo Cant Be Released Into The Wild, Lives As A Spoiled House Cat

l_am_puma Messi was one of three cubs born at the zoo. The other two, Suarez and Neymar, were also named after famous players to celebrate the Russian city hosting four matches of the World Cup. The cub was sold to the Saransk Zoo when he was three months old and suffered from health problems. Enamored with the sickly animal the Dmitriev’s appealed to the zoo and asked if they could buy him. l_am_puma l_am_puma According to his wife Mariya, Aleksandr, 38, had always dreamed of owning a big cat, “He always thought about having a lynx – never a puma. It’s hard to explain but we believe that having this puma is part of our destiny.” l_am_puma “We had three …

American Anchor For Iranian State TV Arrested On Visit To U.S.

Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network’s English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area. She was then taken to Washington, according to her elder son, Hossein Hashemi. Hossein Hashemi said his mother lives in Tehran and comes back to this country about once a year to see her family, usually scheduling documentary work somewhere in the U.S. as well. The incident comes as Iran faces increasing criticism of its own arrests of dual citizens and other people with Western ties. Those cases have previously been used as bargaining chips in negotiations with world powers. ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images Journalists photograph and film a poster …

Raquel Leviss Is Shading Her VPR Costars Betches

Dear, sweet Raquel Leviss. When James Kennedy’s pageant girlfriend officially joined the Vanderpump Rules cast this year, no one was sure what to expect. We knew her as soft-spoken, college-aged, and possibly delusional about James’ alleged cheating. This season, as the rest of the cast turns against James, Raquel has decided to show her personality. This is happening both on-camera and off, as Raquel has decided to talk sh*t online about James’ former friends. This is the kind of drama I live for. Exhibit A: Today, Raquel posted this tweet sharing an article discussing the feud between Lala and Billie Lee. Her caption? “Lala Kent Joins The Mean Girls Club And Never Looks Back.” Lala Kent Joins the Mean Girls …

Data privacy drama can’t stop Google. Ad business soars 20%

New York (CNN Business)Google’s ad sales machine is still going strong even as regulators and consumers scrutinize the tech industry’s data-privacy practices. Alphabet’s operating margin fell to 21% for the quarter — a noteworthy dip from 24% a year ago. On a conference call with analysts Monday after the report, Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat noted that the company is investing “aggressively” in technical infrastructure and engineering talent to drive future growth in areas like cloud computing. The company added nearly 19,000 employees throughout 2018, ending the year with 98,771 employees total. Alphabet stock fell about 3% in after-hours trading Monday following the earnings report. The earnings report caps off what was a challenging end to 2018 for the company. In …

Mother Finds Strange Creatures Wiggling On Her Kitchen Floor In Now Viral Video

Update: This story has been updated with new information that has come to light. A man from Auckland, New Zealand, has baffled the Internet with a now-viral video of some strange little creatures wiggling ever so slightly in his mother’s hand. The video now has over 30,000 views. Tim Clerke posted the video to Facebook to receive help in identifying the mysterious critters. He wrote: “My mother found these on the kitchen floor this morning. One is still alive. Anyone know what they are? Nikki is horrified and will have nightmares for weeks!” – An entomology team from Biosecurity New Zealand suggested they are the legs of a moth, with perhaps the rest of the body eaten by a cat. “They suggest …

People in the Philippines spend the most time online, global report finds

(CNN)A new report has revealed the world’s heaviest internet users: the Philippines, where people spent an average of 10 hours and two minutes a day online in 2018. Of the countries surveyed, people in Japan spent the least amount of time online, averaging just three hours and 45 minutes a day. Unsurprisingly, social media accounted for a significant amount of time spent on the internet. In the Philippines, people spent an average of four hours and 12 minutes on social media platforms every day, while the global average was two hours and 16 minutes. Again, the lowest social media use was in Japan, where people devoted an average of just 36 minutes to scrolling. Not mass internet addiction While a …

Diana Ross gives inspirational performance at the Grammys to celebrate her 75th birthday

SURPRISED DIANA ROSS DOESN’T WANT RESPONSIBILITY OF JACKO’S KIDS? She sang “The Best Years of My Life” followed by “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and strode out into an audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that included her fellow Motown star Smokey Robinson and Motown founder Berry Gordy. In what was perhaps one of the most inspirational and jovial performances of the night, Ross celebrated music and urged the crowd to hold their arms up in the air to help shift around the energy in the room for her. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Vanderpump Rules Season 7 Episode 6 Recap Betches

As a reminder, last week James’s mom begged Lisa for his job back, Lala and Brittany got their butts all pretty, and Stassi and Ariana had a joint cold themed birthday party which ended in a Stassi meltdown. Will she be forced to use her shattered iPhone for a year and a half like the rest of us peasants? Let’s find out! The girls are recounting what happened last night. Apparently after Stassi smashed her phone, she came out screaming at Beau, and he proceeded to cry and say he wasn’t her punching bag. Ruh roh. Beau: You dick-punched my heart Me: Beau is very forgiving and sweet and I’m wondering if Stassi can please lead me to the factory …

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

Why did child screen advice not go further? UK could ban social media over suicide images How to limit excessive screen time Parents ‘struggle to get children off devices’ What did the new research find? Mums were surveyed (between 2011 and 2016) about screen use, and filled out questionnaires about their child’s skills and development at ages two, three and five. Screen time included watching TV programmes, films or videos, gaming, and using a computer, tablet, phone or any other screen-based device. At the age of two, the children were clocking up around 17 hours of screen time per week. This increased to around 25 hours a week by the age of three but dropped to around 11 hours a …

21 questions about 21 Savage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardi B, Drake, Post Malone (l-r) are along the people 21 Savage has worked with If you’re not one of the 8.8 million people (at time of writing) who watched the video for A Lot, his latest single which is a collaboration with J Cole, in the first 48 hours of it being online, you might know 21 Savage better for his verse on Post Malone’s number one single Rockstar. Image copyright Google Maps Image caption 21 Savage: Atlanta via Newham? To lots of people 21 Savage is Atlanta through and through. He regularly refers to Atlanta in his music and has been a key part of the city’s rap scene for years. But …

The UK Is “Banning” Porn. What Does That Actually Mean For You?

Edited 11/02/2019: This article has been updated in light of comments received by AgeID, the age verification product owned by MindGeek Hoping to regain their title as the world leaders of prudishness, the UK will shortly be imposing some world-first restrictions on online porn. So, what’s this all about? How will it affect over-18s? Why is no one talking about this? And what can you do about it? First of all, what is it? The changes to the law were snuck in under the Digital Economy Act 2017. Along with some hazy changes to government access to public data, the legislation states commercial websites must ask users to verify their age before they can view pornographic content. The government hoped this law …