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Dick Van Dyke, 92, puts Piers Morgan in his place on Twitter

The world spins, the sun rises, and Piers Morgan makes stupid jokes on Twitter. This time, though, it was actually a little fun for the rest of us — thanks to 92-year-old film and TV icon Dick Van Dyke.

On Saturday, Morgan — who is on the wrong side of history 90 percent of the time — thought it would be a good idea to crack a joke about Van Dyke's name. "Imagine being called Dick Van Dyke in the PC-crazed era?" Morgan tweeted. "Poor guy. He'll have to change his name to Richard Van Non-Binary-Gender-Fluid."

Imagine being called Dick Van Dyke in this PC-crazed era?
Poor guy
He'll have to change his name to Richard Van Non-Binary-Gender-Fluidpic.twitter.com/rStgEhQl1I

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 1, 2018 Read more...

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Experience the secondhand horror of watching an engagement ring fall into a grate

Police in New York City are searching for a couple whose engagement went slightly awry this weekend.

Security footage from the New York Police Department shows a man getting down on one knee to propose then promptly dropping the engagement ring down a subway grate in Times Square. 

It is unclear why he chose to propose atop a subway grate, but love makes you do wild things.

WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC!
She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? 💍 call 800-577-TIPS @NYPDTIPS @NYPDMTN pic.twitter.com/tPWg8OE0MQ

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018 Read more...

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Laura Loomer’s IRL Twitter protest has become … a Twitter meme

Far-right personality Laura Loomer, who was banned from Twitter last week for an Islamophobic tweet about Minnesota representative-elect Ilhan Omar, has handcuffed herself to a door at Twitter's NYC headquarters in protest.

This incredible Mad Lib came to pass Thursday afternoon, when Loomer, armed with flyers and a sign with her own tweet printed on it, staged a protest outside the office. (She only handcuffed herself to one door, ostensibly to avoid a fire hazard. Thoughtful!)

Since Loomer's protest began, she has lost her sign, gotten her sign back, lost her megaphone, yelled a lot, and claimed that she no longer has the key to her handcuffs. Read more...

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Absolute moo-nit: Look at this really big cow

Friends, gather round. We'd like you to look at this really big cow (OK, steer) named Knickers, who is six feet, three inches tall and currently dwarfing his peers on a farm in Western Australia.

Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, who was originally purchased to lead other cattle around, currently holds the unofficial title of Australia's biggest bovine representative. He weighs 1.4 tonnes, which is about 3,086 pounds. A lot! 

See if you can spot him in this video from 7 News in Brisbane. It's OK; take your time.

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This gorgeous photoshoot will make you crave 100 McDonald’s hash browns

Still deciding what you'll bring to Friendsgiving this year? Consider an extremely large number of McDonald's hash browns.

Despite it being prime Thanksgiving anticipation season, we currently have potato ovals on the brain thanks to a truly stunning viral photo shoot. On Saturday, @FLJBieber, whose real name is Faustino Limon, Jr. and who has a bright future as a food photographer, tweeted out a series of images he took of his McDonald's hash browns after a late night out.

And thank god, because they are so beautiful. Particularly the eleventh photo, which surpasses most McDonald's ads we have seen. (And we have seen a lot of McDonald's ads.) Read more...

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This girl realizing we don’t ‘live inside the earth’ is better than most reality TV

Before we begin, we'd like to clarify that we do not live "inside the earth." We live on the surface of the earth. Should we have to spell this out? Probably not, but better safe than sorry.

On Wednesday, Twitter user @LoveMahalHappy tweeted a video of her sister realizing that, in fact, we do not live inside the earth. She is very surprised to learn this information.

"I thought we were living inside! I thought this whole time we were living inside the earth. They [science teachers] never told me we were living on top," she says. Turns out, she thought we were in the bottom half of the Earth (like... the Southern Hemisphere?) and the sky was in the top half. Read more...

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Throw some cheese on your dog because the internet said so

Most internet challenges are bad, but Dog Cheese is good.

Dog Cheese, since you asked, is a fun game where you throw a piece onto your dog and see what happens. There are very few rules: the cheese must land on the dog, certainly, but we understand that what occurs next is outside your control.

Dog Cheese appears to have begun with the following tweet from Matthew Elias, which reads: "Fuck beer pong, we playin dog cheese." Agreed!

Now, lots of people — and dogs, and the occasional cat — are playing Dog Cheese. Soon it will be more popular than beer pong. Just kidding, but what if it was? Would be cool. Read more...

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Tide’s new ‘Eco-Box’ looks a whole lot like boxed wine

The great Tide Pod panic was nearly a year ago, but Tide is still at it. This week, they announced yet another forbidden treat: Tide Pod boxed wine.

Obviously, don't drink it. It is laundry detergent. And its real name is the Eco-Box, which Procter & Gamble unveiled last Friday in an attempt to make its product cheaper and easier to ship — and thus more e-commerce-friendly. It's also made up of 60 percent less plastic than Tide's standard bottle of the same size.

But it's hard to get past that Franzia look, especially considering Tide's leadership in the "things that look delicious but will poison you" product category.  Read more...

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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s old tweets are really something

On Wednesday, Donald Trump ended the midterms news cycle by effectively firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The acting Attorney General is now Matt Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff and a man who used to mooch WiFi from a taco restaurant.

We know the latter thanks to his old tweets, which he has not deleted.

My new law firm just got our high speed internet hooked up!!!! Don't need to hijack Taco John's free wi fi any more.

— Matt Whitaker 🇺🇸 (@MattWhitaker46) December 30, 2009

There are many reasons to feel uneasy about Whitaker's new role: his use of the phrase "Mueller lynch mob," his disturbing fixation on Hillary Clinton, and the fact that he (unlike Sessions) probably won't be recused from the Russia investigation.  Read more...

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Lurking John King is the best part of CNN’s election coverage

John King wowed CNN viewers on election night with his deft map skills and his constant references to America's suburbs. But he also caught the internet's attention for something else: lurking.

In desk shots of Wolf Blitzer and Jake "Not A Blue Wave" Tapper, King was hanging out in the background like a cable news ghost. Sometimes he was poking around on his map; sometimes he was on his phone.

Was he on Twitter? Perhaps he was looking at memes of himself, lurking in the corner on CNN. Or perhaps he was texting. He did mention all the election-related texts he'd been receiving throughout the night. Read more...

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