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Hit the Mark, or Miss By a Mile?

Critics are saying this skit from last weekend's Saturday Night Live marks a return of the show's political comedy chops.

They resurrected the old ABC show, Schoolhouse Rock, and tossed in President Obama's recent executive order concerning immigration, and presented a tutorial on how things work on Capitol Hill.

What do you think: does it Hit the Mark, or Miss By a Mile. (I fall in the latter category, but I'm interested to see what other people think.)



Oh, and by the way - if you want to read how the skit is entirely wrong on the fact side anyway, check out this article by ThinkProgress.
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Poohphobia Plagues Poland

At first glance, this story reads like something the folks at The Onion would make up.

But as you read on and look at the source, it looks like it's a legitimate story.

There's a town in Poland called Tuszyn that's looking for a mascot for its new playground.

But the town officials categorically rejected Winnie the Pooh.Why?

They say the cartoon bear is "inappropriately dressed" and his sexuality is "dubious."

You have to read the story.

It's laugh out loud funny - and sad, all at the same time.

(And if it turns out this ISN'T real - nicely played, whoever pulled this off!)
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Forget the Hail Mary - This One's the Rosary!

Okay, sportscasters are given to hyperbole. That I'll grant you.

But they may be on to something with the touchdown catch Odell Beckham Jr made on Sunday for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys.

One sportcaster calls it, "Impossible!" And watching it in slow-mo, he and everyone else might just be right.

And the more amazing part, after the game, Odell told Bob Costas that he and some of his teammates practice catches like that all the time.

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Black Sea Devil Captured

Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced a fascinating find over the weekend - a video of the rare deep-sea anglerfish, also known as the Black Sea Devil.

The film was shot off the coast of Monterey, California, about 1900 feet below the surface.

The scientists were very excited, as they believe it's the first video of this species, "alive and at depth."

The narration is a little dry, and the fish is not pretty. Still, it is fascinating...



Want some chuckles, though? Check out this little video, called "True Facts About the Angler Fish," produced by the same institute.

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Did She Diss Em or Not?

Some writers are saying that Iggy Azalea dissed Eminem on Sunday at the American Music Awards.

She picked up the award both for best rap artist and for best rap/hip-hop album for The New Classic, her debut album.

In her acceptance speech, she said, "It means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this. It's amazing."

Watch and listen...


Some believe that was a shot at Eminem, who definitely took a shot at Iggy in his new song, Vegas, with a lyric that said, "Put that sh*t away, Iggy."

But she responded on Twitter after the song was released. And it really does sound like she's just letting sleeping dogs and Eminems lie...
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Cuddle Up to Me - Professionally, Of Course

Some would call Samantha Hess's business an overnight success - but you can't stay overnight.

Samantha runs a shop in Portland, Oregon called Cuddle Up to Me - and it's a professional cuddle shop.

Stay with me now. For $60, a customer can get sixty minutes of hugging, or as it's been described, "the level of human contact that we want or need in order to be our optimal selves."

Sure, it sounds like a front for something, but Samantha says it's a great idea, one that came to her when she really needed a hug. "I was at a place where I thought paying someone to hug me and not have ulterior motives sounded like a great idea," she told an interviewer from The Independent. "I decided why can't this be a thing that we can easily and safely reach for?"

It's all on the up-and-up. Everyone stays dressed, hugs and hand-holding are the only items on the menu, and the show is open Monday through Saturday.

By the way, Samantha's been at it for a year or so. But all of a sudden, the media are getting hold of the story, and it's gone viral.

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Celebrity Mean Tweets Are Back!

Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets series just keeps getting better and better.

Sure, it's sad that there are so many haters out there, and there's probably something sub-conscious here that encourages the haters to hate more, but...

The reactions of some of these celebrities to the nasty things tweeted about them is simply classic.

Case in point on this newest installment: John Stamos's reaction to a tweet about his "gross" belly button.

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Cutest Picture of the Year?

This might not be the cutest picture of the year, but it sure is a contender.

Gisele Bundchen posted this one all over social media yesterday afternoon, as her husband, Tom Brady, led the New England Patriots to a 34 - 9 victory over the Detroit Lions.

It's Tom and Gisele's daughter, Vivian, wearing one of daddy's jerseys, watching the game.

Mega Cute to the 12th power, easily.

Go daddy go!!! #gopats ❤️💙 Vai papai vai!

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The Newest Shirt Style - Graffiti!

Frankie J. Grande, the half-brother of Ariana Grande, showed up at last night's American Music Awards in a rather interesting outfit.

Skin-tight baby pink skinny jeans - check!

Black high tops - check!

Puff of pink in his hair - check!

And a stop at the local Sherwin Williams to have his shirt and bow tie painted on - check, check and check!

After the show, he jumped into a Maytag washing machine and was cleaned up in no time.
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Katy Razzes Paparazzi

Katy Perry's fed up with paparazzi, especially the guys who were hounding her every step this weekend in Australia.

She's in Sydney on her Prismatic World Tour, and all she wanted was a little quiet time on the beach.

Not too much to ask, right? Except for the "perverted and disgusting" paparazzi, salivating at the prospect of a shot of Katy in her bikini that could be sold to the highest tabloid bidder.

Katy took to Twitter to fire a cannon in their direction.
She even posted some pictures of the offenders.
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