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A Man’s Love of Squirrel Meat Might Have Given Him a Horrifying, Fatal Brain Disease

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A Rochester, New York, resident might have caught one of the most frightening brain diseases around in one of the strangest ways possible—eating squirrel meat contaminated with zombie-like proteins.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/a-mans-love-of-squirrel-meat-might-have-given-him-a-hor-1829796797

Why the latest season of ‘South Park’ feels like a total game-changer

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South Park Season 22 has undeniably undergone a radical change. Yet, hilariously, no one can agree on what that change means, or what it even is.

Nothing exemplified that more than the latest episode, “The Problem with a Poo.” A definitive turning point for a show that’s been through the TV equivalent of a quarter-life crisis in recent years, the contentious episode will surely go down in history. 

But what, exactly, it will be remembered for remains to be seen.

SEE ALSO: ‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening once again fails to address Apu criticisms

On the surface, it looked like business as usual when Mr. Hankey (yes, the Christmas Poo) showed up with a classic, “Hidey ho!” But the episode title and ensuing character arc, which ended with a call to #CancelTheSimpsons, revealed that it was tackling much more than fart humor.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/south-park-season-22-problem-with-poo-explained/

Kanye West said that Apple should build Trump an iPlane

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Immediately after Kanye West revealed his terrible iPhone passcode to the world, he said that Apple should build Trump the iPlane1. 

“I brought a GIF with me right here,” West said in the Oval Office on Thursday during a meeting as he turned his phone over to the president. “This right here is the iPlane 1. It’s a hydrogen-powered airplane, and this is what our president should be flying in. We’re going to have Apple, an American company, work on this plane.”

“This is what our president should be flying in.”

Kanye West reaches over the Oval Office desk to show realDonaldTrump a picture of a hydrogen plane.

The rapper says if Trump “don’t look good, we don’t look good”.

Here’s what else they talked about: https://t.co/GmCPDibntm pic.twitter.com/rHmRXQBTtx

— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 11, 2018 Read more…

More about Apple, Politics, Kanye West, Donald Trump, and Culture

Source: https://mashable.com/article/trump-kanye-apple-iplane1/

What does the Music Modernization Act mean for your streaming subscriptions?

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The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is officially law. And, as evidenced by the musician-packed Oval Office from earlier this afternoon, that means a lot of things for a lot of different people. 

The former bill turned law ensures artists receive the compensation they are owed, encourages fair industry competition, and protects the intellectual property rights of studios nationwide—among other benefits

While the journey to get MMA in place was a long, hard-fought battle between the tech and music industries, MMA’s final form will be implemented beginning January 1, 2020. 

So, how will this sweeping copyright reform affect you and your daily music lineup?  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/music-modernization-act-your-money/

Eric Trump took Rock The Vote’s graphic, and they are pissed

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Rock The Vote, the progressive nonprofit which has been working to get young people voting, is not happy with Eric Trump. 

Trump was accused of taking and cropping an image originally posted by RTV, an edit which removed any references to the organization.

SEE ALSO: Let’s bring back the super weird 1990 Rock the Vote campaign

The post tells people in each state the last date they can register to vote for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. President Donald Trump also retweeted his son’s post.

Friends, today is the LAST day to register to vote in in the following states!

AZ, AR, FL, GA, IN, HI, KY, LA, MI, MS, NM, NV, OH, PA, TN & TX

It is VERY easy to register. Simply go to https://t.co/27k5n882TU #MakeAmericaGreatAgain 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/HNdZ6NuwoB

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 9, 2018 Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/rock-the-vote-eric-trump/

Who knew ‘The Office’ would be so damn relevant in 2018?

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Fact: It’s been more than five years since the series finale of The Office aired. But references to the beloved show, memes, and screenshots are still shared on the regular.

National Pretzel Day is celebrated annually on April 26 with Stanley Hudson GIFs galore. When big news drops, the show’s iconic fire drill reaction scene isn’t far behind. And every baffling moment in today’s news cycle gives people the urge to look for a nearby camera and pull a Jim Halpert.

Over the past three years especially — as former cast members like John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Steve Carell have taken on new roles, and American politics has grown increasingly chaotic — The Office‘s presence online and in pop culture has only grown. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/the-office-trump-relevant-2018-politics-culture/

Intel’s 9th-generation Core processors reach up to 5GHz

eng-intel-ed-2JT.jpgThe rumors were (mostly) true: Intel has unveiled its first 9th-generation Core processors, aiming them at desktop-based enthusiasts. The updated CPUs ultimately represent a refinement of Intel’s existing 14-nanometer chips, but promise both more hea…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/intel-9th-generation-core/

Star Trek Is Getting a Major Comic Book Crossover, All Thanks to Q

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Q, you rascal.

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Source: https://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-is-getting-a-major-comic-book-crossover-all-1829583756

Moby is selling his vintage drum machine collection for charity

Screen+Shot+2018-10-05+at+3.54.53+PM+2.pMoby has put together an impressive collection of drum machines over the years, and now he’s selling the whole thing for charity. On October 11th, nearly 200 vintage drum machines will go up for sale on Moby’s Reverb store, including a pair of Wurlit…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/moby-selling-vintage-drum-machine-charity/

A Twitter convo about self-appreciation was the best thing on the internet this week

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This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

This week, a bunch of people had a really nice conversation about change, self-acceptance, and personal growth. On Twitter. (Yes, that is possible.) 

It all started when writer and 112BK host Ashley Ford posed a question to her followers on Sunday. “What’s something you hated about yourself as a kid or teenager that you now consider a strength?” she asked.

What’s something you hated about yourself as a kid or teenager that you now consider a strength?

— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) September 30, 2018 Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/one-good-thing-twitter-moment-self-appreciation/

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