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[VIDEO] Matthew McConaughey’s Reaction To ‘Star Wars’ Trailer: A Weepy Hot Mess

Matthew is really emotional about the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer. This epic mash-up of ‘Interstellar’ and the epic trailer encompasses all of our feelings about the new movie

 writes: Matthew McConaughey, 45, is literally bawling over the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Taking that powerful scene featuring Matthew in Interstellar and playing it against the new trailer, a clever YouTube user has created the best new meme of 2015. Dry your tears, Matthew! The new Star Wars movie is only 8 months away!

Matthew McConaughey’s Reaction To ‘Star Wars’ Trailer

Matthew’s Interstellar reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is best thing we’ve seen in a long time. Watching him cry and end up completely sobbing pretty much describes how every Star Wars fans felt when the new trailer was released on April 16….(read more)

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Just when you thought the failed LA schools iPad program couldn’t get any messier, it did …

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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We learned yesterday that the Los Angeles Unified School District may sue Apple for “millions of dollars” following the collapse of its plans to provide every student with an iPad. The mess eventually led to an FBI investigation and a federal review.

The latest development, as ever reported by the LA Times, says that the program is now the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into whether funds were misused in the $1.3B project … 

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[PHOTO] Sam Cristoforetti: ‘Buona Notte Dallo Spazio’, ‘Good Night from Space’

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‘Lots of trigger warnings’ inspired by Christina Hoff Sommers’ Georgetown speech [photos]

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported yesterday, Christina Hoff Sommers, author of “Who Stole Feminism?” and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, was scheduled to appear at Georgetown University Thursday night as a guest of the College Republicans, inspiring at least one student to ask if her appearance would be accompanied by a “trigger warning” because of her “potential to re-traumatize survivors” by her presence on campus.

Sommers’ appearance went on as planned, and as suggested, students offered designated “safe spaces.”

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[VIDEO] First Self-Powered Camera Developed

Researchers at Columbia University have created a new type of smart camera that operates without any external power supply. Photo: Computer Vision Laboratory, Columbia Engineering


[VIDEO] Superman Declared a ‘False God’ in Official Batman v Superman Trailer

After a rough cut leaked earlier in the day, Warner Bros. released the first official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Friday. In it, Superman is declared a “false God” by pundits. [TIME]

"I"m a pundit, and I would never say that, that's itresponsible."

“I”m a pundit, and I would never say that, that’s itresponsible.”

The movie, based on the DC Comics, hits theaters March 25, 2016.


[VIDEO] ‘Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle Order’

Hillary Clinton & her campaign team strategize her Chipotle order.

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[VIDEO] Daniel’s Prom Proposal Does Not Go as Planned, Ends with Date in Tears

From Daniel’s YouTube description: Actual Promposal doesn’t start till 1:58
The order of the signs went “Alex. Will. You. Marry. LOL Jk. Go To. Prom. With Me.” And I had the question mark.


‘C-’ for effort! Gwyneth Paltrow ‘consciously uncouples’ from SNAP challenge after only 4 days

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Who didn’t see this coming? Gwyneth Paltrow writes in her magazine, Goop, that she only lasted four days on her much publicized SNAP challenge:

As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice). My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days—a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year. A few takeaways from the week were that vegetarian staples liked dried beans and rice go a long way—and we were able to come up with a few recipes on a super tight budget.

And she had a team helping her come up with recipes, and still failed.

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Why It Took So Long for the World to See How Phnom Penh Fell

Originally posted on TIME:

When the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian Communist forces, seized the nation’s capital of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, it was no surprise. In the years since the nation had been drawn into fighting in the region, the insurgents had continued to gain power. With the end of the U.S.’s involvement on the horizon—that would come before the month was up—it seemed clear that Phnom Penh would fall sooner or later.

In fact, as TIME reported in the days after April 17, the very leaders who had pledged never to stop fighting seemed to know that there was no point in a last stand. The surrender of the Khmer Republic to the Khmer Rouge was, the magazine noted, the first time a capital city had fallen to Communist forces since Seoul in the early 1950s.

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[VIDEO] Fellini’s 8 1/2 Gets a New Trailer

Considered by lily-livered wags, art-film know-alls and self-describing cinephiles as one of the greatest movies ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ is getting another run-out on the UK’s big screens, an opportunity which has been afforded by those kind folks over at BFI. It’s now a matter of course that repertory films which get re-released are given the brand new trailer treatment, and this one is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »


Darrell Issa confirms Hillary Clinton blew off 2012 letter regarding private email account

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed via tweet Thursday what was reported in the New York Times on Wednesday — that Hillary Clinton blew off a December 2012 letter from Congressional investigators asking whether she had used a private email account as secretary of state.

As for the 2015 follow-up question on whether she’d ignore Congress and the American people:

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WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive of Hacked Sony Documents

Originally posted on TIME:

(NEW YORK) — Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet.

Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. It’s the latest blow for the entertainment and technology company struggling to get past the attack, which the company estimates caused millions in damage.

The website founded by Julian Assange said that its database includes more than 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures and a subsidiary, plus more than 30,000 other documents.

Sony Pictures blasted WikiLeaks for creating the archive, saying the website was helping the hackers disseminate stolen information.

“We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’ assertion that this material belongs in the public domain,” the company said in a statement.

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But Assange said the documents should be available to the public. Although they had been online, it was in a compressed format that…

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‘That was really intense': Protesters violently storm University of Michigan regents meeting; Eight arrested

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Mere minutes into Thursday afternoon’s board of regents meeting at the University of Michigan, a group of protesters affiliated with the group BAMN (“By Any Means Necessary”) stormed past barricades, upended tables and rushed the regents themselves. Eight were reported arrested, only one of whom was a University of Michigan student.

BAMN describes itself on its website as a movement “fighting to defend public education, to defeat budget cuts for education, to defend public jobs and public services, to win college financial aid and citizenship for undocumented immigrant students, and to make every school, college, city, municipality and state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants,” among other goals.

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Islamic Terrorism: Why There Is None in Japan

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

Cherson and Molschky, by Y.K. Cherson, April 13, 2015:

With all this Muslim terrorism plaguing the world, perhaps it is time to take a look at a country not suffering the same fate and analyze exactly why that is…

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In 2011, Sunni Muslims accounted for the greatest number of terrorist attacks and fatalities for the third year in a row. Over 5,700 incidents were committed by Sunni Muslims, responsible for nearly 56 percent of all attacks and about 70 percent of 12,533 fatalities.*

Another 24 percent of the fatalities are on Shi´a Muslims. So in 2011, Muslims were responsible for 94 percent of the fatalities in terrorist attacks. Since 2011, with ISIS on the scene, the number of the fatalities –victims of the Muslim terrorist attacks- sharply grew, together with Muslims´ share in the world terrorism that is steadily closing in on 100%.

In 2013, according to the US Department…

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Apple is constructing two new solar sites in China w/ partner SunPower

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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After announcing a new partnership earlier today with The Conservation Fund to protect 36,000 acres of forest, news of another environmental effort by the company comes as SunPower announces plans to build a new solar power project in China.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2015– Continuing its growth in the world’s largest solar photovoltaic market, SunPower Corporation today announced that it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). When complete, the two projects will be co-owned by Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co., Ltd., SunPower’s project development joint venture, and Apple. 

The two new solar sites, Apple’s first in the region, are already under construction and expected to be complete by the end of the year. Apple previously worked with SunPower on its solar projects in…

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L.A. Unified School District may sue Apple for “millions of dollars” over failed iPad project

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is exploring the possibility of litigation against Apple over the failed project intended to provide every student with an iPad, reports the LA Times.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.

The project ran into early problems when students figured out how to bypass the restrictions designed to ensure the devices could be used only for school work, shortly before the district was accused of having miscalculated the cost of the program. The program was suspended last year, and later abandoned after deciding iPads were the wrong device. This was far from the end of the story, however … 

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Netflix Membership Soars Past 60 Million

Originally posted on TIME:

Netflix posted a 24% sales gain in the most recent quarter as the video streaming company’s subscriber base topped 60 million worldwide. However, an unfavorable exchange rate caused profits to dip. Here are the key points from Wednesday’s first-quarter earnings report.

What you need to know: Improving quarterly revenue by nearly 24% year-over-year rarely qualifies as a disappointment, but, in Netflix’s case, the company merely met Wall Street’s lofty expectations. Netflix reported $1.57 billion in quarterly revenue, in-line with analyst predictions, according to Thomson Reuters. The company’s revenue growth failed to reach the level achieved in the previous quarter, when Netflix posted a 26% gain.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s profits fell by more than half to $23.7 million, or 39 cents per share. The company reported profits of $53.1 million, or 89 cents per share, during the same period last year. Netflix blamed the lower profits on “currency-related transaction losses,” becoming…

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KGI estimates over 2.3M Apple Watch pre-orders, 85% Sport, <1% Edition. Run rate pegged at 2-3M/month

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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In a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the very analyst with an impressive track record estimates that global pre-orders for the Apple Watch will top 2.3 million units through May. A report earlier this week claimed that Apple Watch first day pre-orders were at almost 1 million units…

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THE PANTSUIT REPORT: Watch Hillary Clinton Nod and Sip Water While Maintaining Eye Contact with an Everyday Iowa Voter

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 writes: Journeyman presidential candidate Hillary Clinton interacted with some everyday Iowa students in a garage on Tuesday, and taught all of us a lesson in the art of relatable politicking.

[Stay tuned for regular updates to THE PANTSUIT REPORT]

On several occasions during the roundtable event, Clinton revealed herself as a true “triple threat” by demonstrating an array of crucial skills that, when deployed correctly, can make even the most out-of-touch politicians appear somewhat human.

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  1. Eye Contact — One of the easiest ways to make an everyday person feel that you really care about what they are saying, even if you are secretly counting the seconds until you can return to the plush leather “safe space” in your luxury van. This iPANTSUIT-REPORTs particularly useful for a extremely wealthy person who is forced to interact with a commoner on the commoner’s home turf.
  1. Head Nod — A critical tool of everyday human interaction, especially when paired with meaningful eye contact. It makes the commoner feel as though you agree with them, and can empathize with their everyday concerns even if you can’t. Keep in mind that most people who have never met a sultan, much less shared a Gulfstream jet with one, usually don’t have anything interesting to say, and certainly won’t be able to write a six-figure check to your Super PAC. Alas, they are still allowed to vote.
  1. Hydration — The human body needs water, but simply taking a sip every now and then won’t increase your favorability rating. Everybody drinks; that’s boring. Some may argue that hydrating while engaged in nodding eye contact is just showing off. Read the rest of this entry »

REWIND: Louis C.K. Tells Howard Stern He Apologized to Sarah Palin at SNL40

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Matt Wilstein  reports: It’s been close to five years since Louis C.K. got drunk on an airplane and tweeted the foulest things he could think of about Sarah Palin. Since then, he has moved on and deleted his Twitter account, but as the comedian told Howard Stern on CKWednesday, it was just two months ago that he finally decided to apologize.

As Louis C.K. told it, Palin actually approached him at the afterparty for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special to tell him she thought he was “terrific” and “really funny,” though it was unclear if she really knew who he was.

In response, Louis C.K. just said, “I owe you an apology,” telling Stern that he’s never before apologized for anything he’s said and “fuck anybody else who’s offended.” But now that he was face-to-face with Palin, he felt he needed to address the situation.

When he explained to her what he had done, Palin told him, “Well, you’re a vile person,” which made him laugh. Then she invited him to go fishing with her next time he’s in Alaska, which he said he would do in a heartbeat.

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Kelly reading a tweet from punditfromanotherplanet right before she goes on the air.

Stern and Louis C.K. agreed that Palin is attractive and they both kind of want to “fuck” her. “It would be fun to fuck a conservative politician,” the comedian said, noting that opposites attract for a reason. This conversation led Stern to admit that he also fantasizes about sleeping with Megyn Kelly and Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News. Read the rest of this entry »


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