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85 Year Old Prankster Writes Two Word Obituary

Well played.

A North Dakota man crafted his extraordinary obituary with just two words: “Doug died.”

Douglas Legler, an 85-year-old prankster known for his goofy sense of humor, died Saturday in Fargo. He left behind a loving family — and very specific instructions for his obituary.

“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say, ‘Doug Died,’” Janet Stoll, Legler's daughter, told WDAY. “(Other people's obituaries) would say, ‘He was the president of this, a director of this,’ and Dad would say, ‘What, couldn't they hold down a job?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/doug-died-north-dakota-man-pens-two-word-obituary-article-1.2279309


Well played.

Movie Theater Accidentally Shows Insidious 3 Instead of Inside Out

In what was apparently an egregious mistake in the projection booth, a recent showing of Pixar’s Inside Out at an Ohio theater ended up showing a different film that was well outside the safe, colorful boundaries of kid-friendly fare: Insidious: Chapter 3. It was an involuntary film swap that quite clearly wasn’t well-received by the parents of young children.

Local Ohio paper, Journal-News, caught wind of the incident after an infuriated mother named Jazmyn Moore took to the paper’s Facebook page to vent her frustration about the potentially long-lasting damage done to her horror film-exposed children. According to the woman's post:

I got our money back but the damage is already done … my children are terrified and keep asking questions.


The theater manager quickly provided reparation for the monumental mistake with not only an apology, but refunds and an upgrade to see Inside Out in the costlier 3D format. The measure seems to have mollified the majority of the moviegoers, with the exception of Moore, who continued to cite the impact of her children’s brief exposure to the PG-13-rated Insidious prequel.

http://www.cinemablend.com/m/new/Whoops-Ohio-Theater-Accidentally-Shows-Insidious-3-Instead-Inside-Out-72244.html


Dumb Criminals: Guy Steals Car, Gets Lost, Runs Out Of Gas, Cops Find Him Immediately

And no it's not *THAT* state.

A New York City man in a car reported stolen was caught Saturday after he got lost and ran out of gas on Route 33 in Northampton County, authorities said.

Cristian Osorio, 26, of Queens, N.Y., entered the vehicle that was parked in his New York City borough early Friday morning and began driving it to Syracuse, state police at Belfast said.

Osorio apparently got mixed up at some point and ended up driving into Pennsylvania, coming near mile marker 10.4 in Plainfield Township when he ran out of gas. A state trooper arrived to help the driver of the disabled vehicle around 4 p.m. Saturday and found out the vehicle was registered as stolen from New York.

Osorio was charged with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was in Northampton County Prison under $15,000 bail.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-plainfield-lost-car-thief-20150628-story.html


Post Decision, John Oliver Tackles The Subject Of Trans Rights



Univision To Donald Trump: You're Fired!

Univision is canceling its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump's offensive remarks about Mexicans.

Univision is the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, so its decision is a blow to the Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture of Trump and Comcast's NBCUniversal division.

Last week, in his speech announcing a run for president, Trump deplored immigrants from Mexico who "have lots of problems" and are "bringing those problems to us."

http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/25/media/univision-donald-trump-mexicans/


Good for Univision!

Utah Minor League Team Forced To Cancel "Caucasian Heritage Night".

Orem, Utah — SALT LAKE CITY — (KUTV) On Friday, a man named Andy Larsen Right warned the Orem Owlz on Twitter, to cancel “Caucasian Heritage Night” because it was a mistake that could create a national news story.

By then, it was too late. News organizations across the country were talking about it. Most people wondered why the minor league baseball team would hold such an event, with such a title.

“I thought it was a joke,” said Jeanetta Williams, Executive Director of the NAACP in Salt Lake City.

She, like other people who posted online comments around the country, wondered why the Owlz would create such an event given the spike in racial tensions nationally after the shooting deaths of nine Black people in Charleston and other deadly shootings of Black Americans by police in various states.

http://q13fox.com/2015/06/22/utah-minor-league-baseball-team-draws-national-criticism-for-caucasian-heritage-night/


Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea to begin with?

John Oliver Trolls Internet Trolls And Revenge Porn In One Fell Swoop



Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage In Sweden, Breaks Leg, Still Finishes Show

The saga of “What can’t Dave Grohl do?” has hit a new high. During a Foo Fighters performance tonight (June 12) in Gothenburg, Sweden, Grohl fell off the stage and apparently broke his leg. Despite this serious injury, Grohl was able to finish the show anyway.

Dave Grohl is a Renaissance man. He’s a prolific musician, documentary film maker Record Store Day ambassador, and now, certified badass. Fan-shot footage posted to YouTube doesn’t show the actual fall, which happened during a performance of “Monkey Wrench,” which was only the second song in Foo Fighters’ set. However, it does capture Dave Grohl addressing the crowd right after the accident.

“Ladies and gentleman… I love you too motherf—ers,” Grohl began. “Now look, I think I just broke my leg. I think I REALLY broke my leg. So look, you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters; we’re gonna come back and finish the show. Right now, I’m gonna go to the hospital. I’m gonna fix my leg, but then I’m gonna come back and we’re gonna play for you again. I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. We’re gonna do it, but right now, Taylor Hawkins, you’ve gotta do it. You’ve gotta do it.”

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-leg-injury-falling-offstage-foo-fighters-show/


Dave Grohl is a bad ass, what else is there to say?

Washington Post Poll: Voldemort and Darth Vader More Popular Than Republican Candidates

Think about all the things you look for in a presidential candidate: a solid economic plan. Maybe some foreign policy experience. And how about insatiable bloodlust and multiple rows of serrated teeth?

As it turns out, the shark from the Jaws movies has better favorability numbers than any politician included in the latest Washington Post-ABC News survey. Ditto for The Terminator. Same for Darth Vader.

You can see it all this chart, which tracks the net favorability of presidential candidates (the favorable ratings minus the unfavorable ratings). It plots favorability ratings from the latest Post-ABC News and Quinnipiac polls against a survey we did of Internet users about their feelings toward four of Hollywood's favorite villains.

http://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/09/the-shark-from-jaws-is-polling-better-than-all-of-the-2016-candidates/


Best poll ever!

Pat Robertson Tells Mother Of Deceased 3 Year Old Her Kid Could Have Been Hitler

When Pat Robertson can still surprise you with insanely horrible things that come out of his mouth, at least that’s some evidence that you’re not totally jaded yet. There is still a little scintilla of innocence left inside of your dark, cavernous soul that still finds the energy to say, “Wait, what?” I’ll let the latest video of Pat Robertson mumbling and drooling some nonsense out of his mouth be that piece of evidence.

A friend of a woman mourning the loss of her three-year-old wrote in to The 700 Club asking what to tell her friend when asked how a good God would let some ill children live but let her child die. In his infinite wisdom, Robertson said that God can see the big picture of life and probably killed her child before he or she could become Adolf Hitler.

Don’t believe me? Don’t think Robertson himself would have the gall to say such a thing to a woman grieving her three-year-old? Here’s the full quote:

As far as God’s concerned, He knows the end from the beginning and He sees a little baby and that little baby could grow up to be Adolf Hitler, he could grow up to be Joseph Stalin, he could grow up to be some serial killer, or he could grow up to die of a hideous disease. God sees all of that, and for that life to be terminated while he’s a baby, he’s going to be with God forever in Heaven so it isn’t a bad thing.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/pat-robertson-tells-grieving-mother-her-dead-baby-couldve-grown-up-to-be-hitler/


Only Pat Robertson could take a grieving mother's question about life and death and turn it into a Nazi reference.
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