Get pumped up! It’s Saturday and with the weekend at your fingertips, we’re here to help put you in the right mindset of who-cares-about-work-I’ll-do-it-on-Monday. We know, we’re bad influences, but you love us anyway, right? Over the course of the last seven days, we’ve collected 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. With everything from the McDonalds Monopoly Scam article you keep hearing about to a guy who changed his gender to get cheaper car insurance, this is Link25 (306) – The Apple’s Worth a Trillion Dollars Edition.
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The 10 Best Burns From the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis
It’s hard to tell exactly why Comedy Central chose Bruce Willis for its latest roast. Glass — the third installment of the Unbreakable series — won’t be released until early 2019, his roles of late have been generally lackluster, and he’s not known as the type of guy who really needs to be taken down a peg. Despite all that, Willis’s Looper co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt served as Roast Master for the event with Nikki Glaser, Jeff Ross, Edward Norton, Lil Rel Howery, Dennis Rodman, Martha Stewart, Cybill Shepherd, Dom Irrera, and Kevin Pollak filling out the dais. In the crowd were Willis’s family and a few familiar faces like Seth Green and David Hasselhoff. Perhaps the most devastating running gag of the night was the lack of higher-profile cohorts like M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino. Nonetheless, the awkward ensemble took turns roasting each other and paying harsh tribute to the man of the hour (Click the image for the full article).
LeBron James Debuted his I Promise School
Canadian Man Legally Changes Gender For Cheaper Car Insurance
A Canadian man, only identified as David, legally changed his gender to female to take advantage of cheaper car insurance. David, who lives in Alberta, Canada, told news outlets that he was given a quote of $4,500 CAD to insure the Chevrolet Cruze he wanted to purchase. The insurers also told him that the quote would have been $1,100 CAD lower if he was female (Click the image for the full article).
The moment you realize goats are strange aliens from another world.
WHY ARE BIBLES PRINTED WITH THE TEXT IN TWO COLUMNS INSTEAD OF ONE?
The practice of using two columns with compact texts dates back to at least the fifteenth century, which in turn was just a continuation of an older tradition of narrow columns in horizontally opened scrolls. Both the Gutenberg Bible and the original King James Version (see: How the King James Bible Came About) used two columns, and many Bibles are still printed this way today. But why? (Click the image for the full article).
When you realize you need to step up your relationship game
Evangeline Lilly Cried After Being 'Cornered' into Filming Partially Nude Scene for Lost
Evangeline Lilly has been open in the past about the “pretty dark time” she experienced while filming Lost, the fantastical ABC series that brought the British Columbia native to fame. Now, in a new interview, the actress claims she was pushed into filming partially nude scenes for the show (Click on the image for the full article).
Nathan Fillion Made An Uncharted Fan-Film, And It's Excellent
The official Uncharted movie may be stuck in development hell forever, but actor Nathan Fillion and his crew have made their own 15-minute cinematic tribute to the iconic action-adventure franchise. It is wonderful (Click the image for the full article).
MoviePass Subscribers Are Finding That This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time
What started out as a boon for fans — the chance to see a big Hollywood hit in theaters every day for $10 a month — has turned into a struggle for survival at a company that hoped to shake up moviegoing.
As MoviePass runs low on cash, its subscribers have been subjected to ever-changing rules designed to curb demand and preserve the company’s dwindling resources (Click the image for the full article).
Scrub that air clean
Apple reaches $1,000,000,000,000 value
Apple just became the first American public company to cross $1 trillion in value. The iPhone maker achieved that big number on Thursday when the stock passed $207.04 a share. Its new all-time high is $208.38. Apple is now up more than 20% this year. Shares surged after Apple reported earnings that topped forecasts and a healthy outlook on Wednesday (Click the image for the full article).
‘JEOPARDY’ HOST ALEX TREBEK TO RETIRE IN 2020
Alex Trebek can’t host Jeopardy! forever. The longtime host said that there’s a possibility he’ll resign from the show soon and he’s already thinking of a replacement. Trebek conversed with Harvey on the most recent episode of OBJECTified Sunday night about his astonishing, long career. He says chances are more than 50/50 he’ll leave Jeopardy! when his deal is up in 2020. Trebek wants the LA Kings hockey broadcaster to take his position. Who is Alex Faust? (Click image for the full article).
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How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
On Aug. 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant cashier’s check to a row of townhouses, and knocked on the door of Michael Hoover. The 56-year-old bachelor had called a McDonald’s hotline to say he’d won their Monopoly competition. Since 1987, McDonald’s customers had feverishly collected Monopoly game pieces attached to drink cups, french fry packets, and advertising inserts in magazines. By completing groups of properties like Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues, players won cash or a Sega Game Gear, while “Instant Win” game pieces scored a free Filet-O-Fish or a Jamaican vacation. But Hoover, a casino pit boss who had recently filed for bankruptcy, claimed he’d won the grand prize–$1 million (Click the image for the full article).
James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy stars call on Disney to re-hire director in moving open letter
The lead cast of Guardians of the Galaxy has called for the reinstatement of its director James Gunn, after he was sacked earlier this month over old tweets. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel all signed an open letter supporting Gunn, and said they had been shocked by his removal. Disney fired Gunn from the third installment of the hit sci-fi franchise after tweets posted between 2008-2011 resurfaced, where he joked about rape and pedophilia (Click the image for the full article).