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  • Harambe-Costumed Teen Re-Enacts Tragedy At High School Football Game

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:22:17 by: Deleted Member

    The Cincinnati Zoo’s recent gripes about all the Harambe memes, petitions and signs don’t seem to be having much of an effect. Case in point: Two teens performed a re-enactment of the tragedy at a high school football game in Illinois Friday night. During a game between East Oswego High School and West Joliet, a person in a gorilla costume “entertained” the crowd by grabbing someone dressed as a small child and dragging him down the field, according to the Independent. At another point, the “gorilla” chased down a person in a banana costume who was holding a sign that read “R.I.P. Harambe” to a rapturous crowd, as this video tweet shows.  PSA- Football is back and Harambe is NOT dead?? pic.twitter.com/2iHLXGwgRb— Kaitlin (@KaitlinSoriano) August 27, 2016 The Huffington Post reached out to West Joliet High School, where the incident happened, to see if the Harambe act was sanctioned by the school or just a prank, but has not heard back. It’s just the latest satirical commentary on Harambe that has popped up since May, when the gorilla was killed by zoo officials after a boy fell into his pen and he began to drag the child around by the ankle. The range of memes includes things ranging from “Saving Private Ryan” to Michael Phelps to Pokémon Go. Sadly, some Harambe memes have been highly offensive, including one version used as a racist attack against black celebrities. - This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...

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  • Hunky 'Heartthrobs And Hound Dogs' Calendar Raises Money For Dog Rescues

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:19:21 by: Deleted Member

    2017 is lookin’ mighty fine.  Hunky police officers, firefighters and military veterans from across Texas recently posed with precious rescue pups for a new calendar that’s raising money for local rescue centers. The issue is part of photographer Ricki Beason’s annual “Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs” series ― and we got our hands on some promo pics so you know exactly what to get pumped about.  Copies of the “Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs 2017” calendar are $20 each and will begin shipping on Sept. 10. Proceeds will go to six Texas dog rescues. All the dogs featured in the issue were available for adoption at the time of the photoshoot, and some have already been placed in new homes. Beason told The Huffington Post that she hopes the popular project can carry out an important mission.  “The main [goal] is to put a spotlight on rescue dogs and to show they are just as amazing as any other dog and they’re just as beautiful and just as loving,” she said. “It’s also to put a spotlight on our police officers and our veterans and our firefighters who are serving our country and our cities. And they take the little time that they have to support a cause like this.” All the men involved are huge dog lovers, Beason added, and some even have rescue pups of their own. This made the photoshoot process a blast, even if there were some challenges.  “There was one dog that had so much energy, my veteran had to literally run him around in between shoots,” she said, laughing. “He was literally jogging him around for 30 minutes.” To learn more or to pre-order the calendar, visit the website here.    - This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...

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  • Chelsea Handler Doesn't Care If Men Are Intimidated By Her

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:09:19 by: Deleted Member

    Yes, Chelsea Handler is still happy that she’s not married and sans children. It’s this theme of singlehood and independence that Handler continues to stress on her new Netflix show, “Chelsea.” And she drove the point home during a Facebook livestream with HuffPost’s Alyona Minkovski last week, when one viewer commented, “You’re the reason that I’m not getting married or reproducing. Kids really aren’t that great. You’re right.” Handler said, “Good for you.” “Being fiercely independent is something that is very admirable,” the comedian said. “I think that people tell us we have to get married and again, it’s like talking about the format of a TV show. People say you have to get [married]. Why? Who decided that? Why do we have to do that? I live a full life. I can’t imagine my life being any better than it is and that’s because I didn’t listen to people telling me that I needed to get married.” Despite the chorus of petulant naysayers who’ve told her she intimidates men or that “men don’t understand girls like you,” it’s not something she’s willing to change.  “Men are intimidated by me, but what am I supposed to do? I’m not going to pretend I’m somebody else,” Handler said. “I think by being intimidating, you’re weeding out the people that were never going to be good matches for you anyway.” Watch the full interview with the comedian below: - This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...

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  • Blue Ivy Doesn't Seem To Be A Fan Of The VMAs, Or Any Other Award Show For That Matter

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:00:32 by: Deleted Member

    ICYMI, Blue Ivy ruled the white carpet at the MTV VMAs with her mom Beyoncé on Sunday. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:39pm PDT The 4-year-old rocked a $10,950 Mischka Aoki princess gown and kept her footwear casual by wearing $565 Giuseppe Zanotti high-top sneakers. Bey was equally as glamorous in a mystical sheer seafoam gown and $12,580,000 worth of diamonds, according to People.  A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:52pm PDT But all the glitter and sparkles in the world weren’t enough to please little Blue, who looked like she’d rather be, well, absolutely anywhere else than on the VMAs white carpet.  Can you blame the girl? This looks like absolute madness!   Beyoncé & Blue Ivy take the #VMA red carpet. pic.twitter.com/NnO0fwr6MC— BEYONCÉCAPITAL (@BeyonceCapital) August 28, 2016 But this isn’t the first time Blue Ivy has shown us how she really feels about the VMAs. Here she is at the show in 2014 with her daddy, Jay Z: She either amused us peasants with a low-effort dance or told that cameraman to get out of her face. And never forget the closed fist that launched a thousand memes at the CFDA Fashion Awards in June: if he touches me one more time pic.twitter.com/i2jbKmZgkd— blue ivy reactions (@blueivyreaction) June 8, 2016 Don’t worry, Blue. We know why you were upset Sunday night ...   Don't even ask me...says no parent ever ✅ #parentsbelike #vmas #blueivy #beyonce #savage A photo posted by Danielle W. (@cocoskin86) on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:10am PDT  “Mom, you. owe. me.” #VMAs #BeyMAs A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beylite) on Aug 28, 2016 at 4:16pm PDT Enthusiasm or not, Blue still stole the white carpet. Because never forget ... Rp @50shadesofglamor #blueivy#blue#vmas#mtv#beyonce#thecarters#slay#beyhive ❤️ ...

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  • South Carolina Neighborhood Reports Clowns Are Trying To Lure Kids Into The Woods

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:40:04 by: Deleted Member

    Clown sightings in a South Carolina community have residents on high alert following reports that the masked figures are approaching children and even trying to lure them into nearby woods. The creepy sightings at Greenville’s Fleetwood Manor Apartment Complex allegedly began on Aug. 19, when a resident relayed that her son said he saw clowns “whispering and making strange noises” in the nearby woods, according to an incident report obtained by The Huffington Post. The resident, who was not identified, said she went to investigate and saw “several clowns in the woods flashing green laser lights.” The figures then ran away into the woods. Adding to the family’s unease, the following night, at the same time of 10:30 p.m., the woman noted that her oldest son said he heard “chains and banging” on their front door. In the early hours of Aug. 20, around 2:30 a.m., another resident said she was walking home when she saw “a large-figured clown with a blinking nose, standing under a post light near the garbage dumpster area.” The woman said the clown waved at her so she waved back while safely making her way home. The suspect did not approach her or harm her in any way, the incident report states. Several children said the clowns have appeared in woods behind one apartment building and that they “try to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money.” The kids said they believe that the clowns live in a house located near a pond at the end of a trail in the woods. The responding Greenville Sheriff’s deputy reported that they indeed found such a house, but no clowns or any signs of suspicious activity. They noted in their report that there is no video surveillance in the community. The apartment complex’s building management sent out a warning to residents on Wednesday: In the letter, which was posted to social media Friday, the property manager reminded ...

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  • We're Sorry, But Bob Ross' Curly Hair Is A Lie

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:35:32 by: Deleted Member

    Bob Ross, patron saint of happy little trees, harbored a deep, dark secret. He loved clouds. He loved streams. He loved squirrels. But he did not love his hairdo. Nope. That spherical helmet of coiled locks, the one that rested atop his head each and every episode of “The Joy of Painting”? He hated it. He hated every twist and turn his tresses took. But what’s even more shameful (but, let’s be real, very obvious) about his hair hatred? Those curls he loathed aren’t even real. He ― gasp! ― had a perm. Cue origin story: As NPR tells it, Ross ― freshly retired from the Air Force ― was in the midst of a career transition when he settled on his very specific hairstyle. He’d yet to break into the hard and fast industry of televised painting instruction and was a little tight on cash. So, acting according to some mighty questionable logic, he got a perm in order to avoid ever having to pay for a haircut again. “He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again,” Ross’ former business partner Annette Kowalski explained to NPR. Like most hair-related decisions, Ross came to regret his chemically-treated ‘do. Alas, before he could change it, that murky brown globe became his signature look. So much so that his company decided to use it in its logo. As a result, “he could never, ever, ever change his hair, and he was so mad about that,” Kowalski said.  Let us take a moment of silence to remember the perm that might never have been. Because a show starring this guy ― reciting the words, “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.” ― just wouldn’t have been the same: View post on imgur.com Wow.  Bob Ross before his trademark fro. circa 1970 You can read the entire ...

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  • We're Sorry, But Bob Ross' Curly Hair Is A Lie

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:35:32 by: Deleted Member

    Bob Ross, patron saint of happy little trees, harbored a deep, dark secret. He loved clouds. He loved streams. He loved squirrels. But he did not love his hairdo. Nope. That spherical helmet of coiled locks, the one that rested atop his head each and every episode of “The Joy of Painting”? He hated it. He hated every twist and turn his tresses took. But what’s even more shameful (but, let’s be real, very obvious) about his hair hatred? Those curls he loathed aren’t even real. He ― gasp! ― had a perm. Cue origin story: As NPR tells it, Ross ― freshly retired from the Air Force ― was in the midst of a career transition when he settled on his very specific hairstyle. He’d yet to break into the hard and fast industry of televised painting instruction and was a little tight on cash. So, acting according to some mighty questionable logic, he got a perm in order to avoid ever having to pay for a haircut again. “He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again,” Ross’ former business partner Annette Kowalski explained to NPR. Like most hair-related decisions, Ross came to regret his chemically-treated ‘do. Alas, before he could change it, that murky brown globe became his signature look. So much so that his company decided to use it in its logo. As a result, “he could never, ever, ever change his hair, and he was so mad about that,” Kowalski said.  Let us take a moment of silence to remember the perm that might never have been. Because a show starring this guy ― reciting the words, “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.” ― just wouldn’t have been the same: View post on imgur.com Wow.  Bob Ross before his trademark fro. circa 1970 You can read the entire ...

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  • You're Going To Flip Out When You See This Soccer Goal

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:29:03 by: Deleted Member

    Get a kick out of this. Dylan Prichett-Ettner of the Columbine boys soccer team in Colorado had nowhere to go but up, over, upside down, and around when he found himself on a collision course with the opposing goal-keeper. Prichett-Ettner landed the flip with a half-twist and sent the ball into the net, video from 9 News shows. Unfortunately, this will go down as one of the greatest goals that didn’t count, because Prichett-Ettner was called offside. Enjoy, on ...

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  • Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:15:08 by: Deleted Member

    This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In 2011, an archaeologist in the United Kingdom picked out one of the many human skulls sitting on his shelf. The 17th-century European male was missing most of his teeth and mandible, but the skull was clean and generally in decent condition. The archaeologist photographed it, described it, and listed it on eBay. At the time, the popular online auction site allowed anyone to trade in human bones as long as the remains were clean, articulated, and for medical purposes. The 17th-century skull was neither articulated nor did it go to a doctor, but it did fetch the archaeologist $750, minus the usual fees from eBay and PayPal. This was the skull that started Zane Wylie’s obsession. Wylie was studying facial expressions, and he wanted an authentic skull to study how muscles attached to the bone. “I looked online to see if I could get a real skull, and to my surprise, there were several dozen available,” says Wylie, who asked to go by the pseudonym he now uses for business purposes. He named his acquisition “Yorick,” the first of many skulls he’d eventually purchase online. By late 2011, he had started carving designs into them and selling them on websites and at conferences, eventually making a living primarily through his boney art. Wylie was hardly alone: Communities of people who collect oddities and bones were well aware of how easy it was to list something on eBay when no one had to prove provenance or medical affiliation. But now, academic and legal professionals are starting to take notice. On July 4, an analysis published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences described how, over the course of just seven months, sellers listed 454 human skulls on eBay, with an average opening bid of around $650. The authors, Christine Halling and Ryan Seidemann with the Louisiana Department of Justice, also noted the trade of human skulls on other websites like Yahoo! ...

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  • Slow-Mo Mirror Smashing Is All It’s Cracked Up To Be

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:12:00 by: Deleted Member

    This may shatter your expectations. In a moment of reflection, the Slow Mo Guys decide to throw a hammer through a mirror and film it in super slow motion. First the guys give a not-too-revealing view of the predictable shattering at 2,500 frames per second. But then we get to the very cool reason we’re wasting our time on the internet for this one: a detailed look at 120,000 frames per second that shows what the lads describe as a “shockwave.”  Daniel Gruchy ponders the years of bad luck he’ll have for the mirror breakage, but if the goal was to entertain us, it was worth it. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related...More Slow Mo Guys + articlesList=56ba042ce4b08069c7a8c5a4,57056923e4b0b90ac27113bf   h/t Tastefully Offensive - This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...

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