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Here is your ‘Donald Trump Hunger Games Veepstakes Fight-to-the-Death’ scorecard

Source: Raw Story

Name: Dr. Ben Carson
Nom de guerre: Hammertime
Background: An honest to God real brain surgeon and a very close personal friend of Jesus.
Strengths: This former surgeon is well-trained in the knowledge of where all the major organs are located and where to — as they say in the medical journals — “cut a bitch.” Carson would be deadly with a blade. In fact. he has a history of violence, once attempting to stab a friend and another time going after his mom with a hammer. Yup, a hammer. His mom. Don’t let his sleepy demeanor disarm you. Dude is as cold and passionless as a hospital bill collector.
Weaknesses: Seems drugged most of the time. Could suffer from narcolepsy making him easy prey if you just wait around long enough — maybe read him a Robert Samuelson column to speed up the process. Likely to die of starvation while vainly searching for a long lost pyramid filled to the rafters with quinoa.

Name: Ted Cruz
Nom de guerre: Lucifer in the Flesh or Creepface or The Mancanadian Candidate
Background: Texas senator and alleged serial killer.
Strengths: Cold-blooded indifference to anyone not named “Ted Cruz” — including the wife and mother of his children. Described as being preternaturally smart at a very young age, there are some who say that he went on a murder spree in Northern California before he was born — which his wife all but admitted, saying: “Well, I’ve been married to him for 15 years, and I know pretty well who he is, so it doesn’t bother me at all. There’s a lot of garbage out there.” Nice non-denial denial, lady.
Weaknesses: Under most circumstances, Cruz would be the odds on favorite to come out on top, but no matter how many times he claims to have a close personal relationship with Jesus, it would appear that Jesus is just not that into Ted. Likely scenario has Cruz a victim or two away from claiming victory before he is beat senseless and to the ground by a rain of frogs from the sky, struck by lighting and then consumed by a plague of locusts. The Earth will then open up and his bones with plummet to the bowels of hell. Satan will not be pleased.

Name: Sarah Palin
Nom de guerre: The Killa from Wasilla
Background: Half-term governor of Alaska, reality star, post-structuralist motivational speaker with an emphasis on Jesus and the freedoms of America and, y’know, Founding Fathers’ thingamabobbies and whosits.
Strengths: This notoriously scrappy hockey mom/pitbull knows how to gut a fish and gun down a wolf from a small plane. Just like she has done to the moose of Alaska, Palin will mercilessly slaughter her victim and use their flesh to make her world famous chili (kitchen hint: a pinch of meth to give it some “kick”). While a formidable opponent when going Sarah-a-mano, Palin family wildlings are also likely to come swarming from out of nowhere to assist her –depending upon who is pregnant at the moment.
Weaknesses: Who are we kidding? She’ll quit. She’ll see something shiny — like a spot on Celebrity Rehab or a 70 percent off sale on bangle bracelets at Chico’s — and go wobbling away like a sugared-up toddler.

More: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/here-is-your-donald-trump-hunger-games-veepstakes-fight-to-the-death-scorecard/

Misty Copeland is excited for girls to see a Barbie with ‘muscles and brown skin’

Source: Mashable

Barbie's latest doll is on point.

Ballerina Misty Copeland is the newest star to get her own Barbie, part of the company's "You Can Be Anything" campaign. Copeland's Mattel treatment comes almost a year after the dancer made history by becoming the first African American woman to be named a principal ballerina with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

The doll has been in the works for two years — a tough secret to keep but well worth the wait, Copeland tells Mashable.

"It's just so exciting for this generation of kids to be able to see a Barbie that has muscles and brown skin and a bust and thighs, and for her to be a ballerina," Copeland says.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/05/02/misty-copeland-barbie/#V3tem2CckuqI

The Daily Show Turned Trump’s Own Words Into A Hip Hop Song, And It’s Glorious (VIDEO)

Source: Addicting Info

The Daily Show may finally have found a format in which the boastful, bragadocious word soup of Donald Trump actually makes sense: a hip hop video.

One of the show’s finest correspondents, Roy Wood Jr., plays Black Trump, in a video which takes Trump’s own actual words, and forms them into a song called “They Love Me.”

To give you you an example of some of the lyrics, pulled straight from Trump speeches and tweets, here are some sample lyrics:

I was down there at 7/11
Spent almost nothing on my run for president
All the women flirted with me on The Apprentice
If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, then perhaps I’d be dating her

More: http://addictinginfo.org/2016/04/29/the-daily-show-turned-trumps-own-words-into-a-hip-hop-song-and-its-glorious-video/

Red Wings name new downtown rink: It's Little Caesars Arena

Source: Freep

Arena authorities confirmed the name this morning of the new stadium, which is currently under construction in the north end of Detroit's downtown district.

Little Caesars CEO Dave Scrivano says that the world's largest Little Caesars image will be depicted on roof of new arena.

The new arena and entertainment complex is scheduled to open for the 2017-18 season.

The arena will be full of upgrades: five restaurants, seven clubs, a concourse area three times the size of Joe Louis Arena’s and several stories of glass enclosing a “vibrant, urban experience.”

More: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2016/04/28/red-wings-name-new-arena-little-caesars-arena/83640322/

Who didn't see that one coming! The arena looks cool, though!

Lol... Barbara Boxer is trolling Cruz/Fiorina on Twitter:

@TedCruz talks tough on Iran, but his “running mate” was soft on Iran when she skirted the law to sell them computer parts.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Slogan idea for the Cruz/Fiorina “ticket”: “Mean & Meaner”

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Cruz/Fiorina= a perfect match. He wants to ship immigrants out and she’s a champion at shipping jobs out.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Cruz thinks Fiorina will help in California. Maybe he doesn’t know Carly left after she lost by a million votes?

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

I predict that the latest @CarlyFiorina merger will be as successful as her last one.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Via: http://addictinginfo.org/2016/04/28/barbara-boxer-destroys-carly-fiorina-after-shes-announced-as-ted-cruzs-v-p-tweets/

Rescue Dogs Adopt Potato

Source: Bored Panda

Pikelet and Patty Cakes are two rescue dogs that haven’t forgotten what it means to be orphaned. That’s why they take such good care of other orphaned puppies (and sometimes even ducks!) that their humans foster on behalf of Wollongong Animal Rescue Network Inc.

Their newest “foster bro” is a puppy called Potato. He was one of seven 5-week-old puppies taken from their mum to be sold at a pet store. He and his siblings had wounds, worms, mange and fleas. They were also weak and dehydrated. But as you can see from these adorable pictures, Pikelet and Patty Cakes are determined to help him recover with some good old-fashioned fraternal love. Anybody who thinks that man is a dog’s best friend only needs to look at this wonderful trio to understand that a dog’s best friends are actually Pikelet and Patty Cakes!

More: http://www.boredpanda.com/rescue-dogs-new-puppy-best-friends-potato-life-of-pikelet/

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie | Official HD Trailer #1 | 2016

A ’70s Board Game Designed to Teach Players About Race, Housing, and Privilege

Source: Slate


This 1970 board game, Blacks & Whites, created by the magazine Psychology Today, anticipated Scalzi's argument, designing game play to teach adult players about racial privilege and housing. (This particular copy of Blacks & Whites sold at auction in New York yesterday.)

The game, a sideways adaptation of Monopoly, allows players to choose white or black identities."Black" players start the game with $10,000; "white" players with $1,000,000. Rules for each of the game's four housing zones—in "Estate Zone," players playing as black could buy "only when they have one million dollars in assets"—are calibrated to make it hard for the "black" players to climb out of their initial cash deficits. "The goal of the game is to achieve economic equality," writes Swann Auction Galleries' Wyatt H. Day, "yet the game is strategically designed to make a black win impossible."

Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2016/04/01/the_game_blacks_and_whites_from_1970_taught_about_race_housing_and_privilege.html

Prince’s Hair Styles From 1978 To 2013 (plus Broadway honors Prince)

Prince was as much a master of reinvention as he was a master of his craft. He changed his name at least seven times and spanned several genres with his music. He played various instruments and he was a producer, an actor, and a director as well as a legendary singer and song writer. Oh, and he also changed his hairstyle 36 times between 1978 and 2013.

As you can see from the below illustrations by artist and set designer Gary Card, Prince was never out of style. Prince WAS style, and unlike most popular musicians today, he didn’t just follow the trends. He SET the trends, and while he may no longer be with us, he’ll still be inspiring generations of musicians and artists for many decades to come.

RIP Prince.


Whatever happened to Hillary's Thx Box?

I see at least one person received it:

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