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Good God, the Trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’ Is Just Unbelievably Depressing

I can watch the sizzle reel of Big Sad Moments from Pixar movies in my head like I’m seeing them in real time: The beginning sequence in Up, Bing Bong sacrificing himself in Inside Out, the few seconds when Wall-E doesn’t recognize Eva after she rebuilds him, literally the entirety of Coco. I mean, just […]

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Let This Man Build a Huge Wood Bong for the Town of Woodenbong, You Monsters

Paul Pearson is a simple man with a simple dream. It is a humble dream; an achievable dream; a dream he shares, by his estimation, with “hundreds and thousands” of other noble dreamers. It is the dream of a humongous bong. Pearson lives in the small town of Woodenbong, Australia, a town that, inexplicably, does […]

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You Can Choose How Bear Grylls Almost Dies in Netflix’s New Interactive Show

Last week, Netflix announced plans to make a whole slate of new interactive films and series after the massive success of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. In a recent speech, Netflix’s Vice President of Product, Todd Yellin, teased that the upcoming choose-your-own-adventure projects wouldn’t all be bleak-as-fuck dystopian dramas like Bandersnatch. “It could be a wacky comedy,” […]

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Thousands of ‘Super Bloom’ Tourists Have Made Life in This Town Absolute Hell

Over the past few weeks, record levels of rainfall in Southern California have caused a so-called “super bloom” of wildflowers, carpeting hillsides with patches of colorful buds. They’re rare, they’re beautiful, and unfortunately—thanks to humanity’s insatiable desire to see them—they’re turning us all into a bunch of terrible monsters, apparently. On Sunday, city officials in […]

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These Terrifying New Clips from Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Will Fully Freak You Out

Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, completely destroyed SXSW last week. The movie pulled in a slew of rave reviews and even nabbed the rare distinction of having a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Hollywood Reporter called it “fiercely scary,” IndieWire praised it as “relentless” and “anxiety-inducing,” and Variety went on and on about […]

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Holy Hell, James Gunn Is Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Again

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney has re-hired James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, according to Deadline. The change came after Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn reportedly met with Gunn to discuss his initial firing. Gunn’s subsequent apology and the “handling of the situation […]

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Students Are Suing the Hell out of Schools Tied to the College Bribery Scam

Photo of Olivia Jade by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Oh Polly; Loughlin photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection College students across the country are rightfully pissed about the revelations contained in a 204-page indictment released by the Justice Department on Tuesday—and now the schools implicated in the massive scandal, known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” […]

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This Guy Broke Out of Jail, Got Caught, Then Stole a Cop Car and Escaped Again

Police in Missouri have launched a massive, statewide manhunt for a dangerous inmate who somehow managed to escape their grasp twice in one week—including while he was handcuffed in the back of a goddamn cop car, the Washington Post reports. According to a probable cause statement from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Travis Lee […]

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Fans Got Marvel to Bump Danai Gurira’s Credit Up on the ‘Endgame’ Poster

Thursday blessed us with two new Marvel drops—the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and an official poster in form of giving Danai Gurira a top-line name credit. The initial poster, released this morning, was standard Marvel fare: a bunch of superheroes/famous actors looking off into different directions in space or something. But what caught many fans’ eyes […]

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This Vape Store Robbery Footage Is 2019’s Best Comedy Film

This security camera footage of two bumbling fools attempting to rob a vape shop is, by far, the best comedy film of 2019 so far. Let me explain: The setting of our film is Flamingo Vape Shop in Winnipeg, Canada, early on the morning of March 11. Cam Rochon, the owner of the vape shop, […]

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The ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie Has a Release Date and a Dumb New Title

On Thursday, HBO revealed when we’ll finally see David Chase’s extremely stacked Sopranos prequel film—but it’s, uh, going to be a little while. The movie, which was originally titled The Many Saints of Newark but is now apparently just called Newark for some reason, is set to drop in September 2020, Deadline reports. Details on […]

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A Definitive Ranking of the Most Emo Heroes in the New ‘Avengers’ Trailer

Marvel dropped a brand-new trailer for Avengers: Endgame on Thursday, and it is, unsurprisingly, as debilitatingly sad as the last one. The first half the trailer is just black-and-white flashbacks with a mournful voiceover; if that doesn’t scream “dark night of the soul,” nothing does. The back half centers around our intrepid, mopey heroes trying […]

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This Video of Dave Chappelle Teaching Will Smith Stand-Up Is Extremely Will Smith

For some reason, Will Smith lives to conquer his extravagant list of fears and share them with us for #content. On his Facebook show Will Smith’s Bucket List, he’s bungee jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, gone scuba diving with sharks, and now, for Wednesday’s episode, we’ve apparently gotten to his lifelong […]

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Trump’s Big Problem with Airplanes: ‘Too Complex’

Rejoice, everyone! President Trump has finally figured out what’s wrong with airplanes! In the wake of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crash over the weekend, Trump decided he’d take to Twitter on Tuesday and offer up his own opinion about why, exactly, planes are such a menace: They’re just, you know, way too complicated these […]

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These Memes Beautifully Capture How Bad Baby Boomers Are at the Internet

This seems bananas to me, personally, but one thing that many media bubble types still don’t seem to understand is that Facebook is primarily built for making bullshit go viral. That’s just what works on the platform. Share all the #nuanced takes you want, but you know what really thrives on the Zucc Machine? This […]

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Vegans May Have Killed Piglets While Protesting ‘Death Factory’ Pig Farm

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A UK farmer is claiming that a large group of vegans stormed her pig farm and, in their attempt to bring attention to the plight of the animals, accidentally caused the death of two piglets. The group of vegans were taking part in a campaign called “Meat the […]

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

On Wednesday, the beloved, witty, sometimes hilariously caustic host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer in a short YouTube announcement posted to the show’s official account. “Just like 50,000 people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer,” […]

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Watch the New ‘GoT’ Trailer, Now with Gleeful Commentary from Jaime Lannister

The long, long, long-awaited trailer for Game of Thrones season eight finally dropped on Tuesday, and the thing is two minutes of basically every character ever gearing up for all-out war. The whole trailer is very dark and stoic, since everyone is acutely aware that they’re about to do battle against an army of goddamn […]

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Stop What You’re Doing, the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Eight Trailer Is Finally Here

It’s here. It’s here. It’s finally here. After months and months of frustratingly short clips and weird promo pictures that tell us literally nothing, HBO has released the official trailer for Game of Thrones season eight and—well, it doesn’t really tell us anything either, but who cares! The trailer is here and we can all […]

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Luke Perry of ‘90210’ Is Dead at 52

Actor and teen drama icon Luke Perry died Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week. He was 52. As USA Today reported, Perry’s rep Arnold Robinson said he passed away Monday, “surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, […]

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