For those of you who don’t know, every weekend we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. The last week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from Bob Woodward’s new book to exclusive new images of the Captain Marvel movie. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (311) – Every Job Is Worthwhile Edition.
One Word Has People Convinced Mike Pence Wrote Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed
The New York Times’ scathing anti-Donald Trump op-ed, which the paper attributed to “a senior official in the Trump administration,” has inspired a parlor game among people trying to figure out the author’s name. Some online commentators are leaning toward Vice President Mike Pence based on just one word in the piece. The unidentified author singles out the late Arizona Sen. John McCain as “a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue.” (Click image to continue article)
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'Every Job is Worthwhile.' Former Cosby Show Actor Speaks Out After Job-Shaming Photo Goes Viral
A former Cosby Show actor is speaking out after a photograph surfaced showing him working at a grocery store in what many perceived as an attempt to shame him for his job.
Actor Geoffrey Owens spoke with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts Tuesday after images of him working at a local Trader Joe’s were shared widely online, drawing job-shaming comments and widespread pickup from media outlets. But not long after the photos went viral, other commentators and fellow actors started flooding Owens with support, empathy and stories from their own careers. (Click image to continue article)
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Burt Reynolds, "Smokey and the Bandit" star, dead at 82
Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed megastar who first strutted on screen more than half a century ago, died Thursday, according to his agent, Todd Eisner. He was 82. The Michigan native, whose easy-going charms and handsome looks drew prominent roles in films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Boogie Nights,” suffered a cardiac arrest, Eisner said. A call for an ambulance came from his estate in Martin County, Florida, 911 records show. (Click image to continue article)
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See 10 exclusive images from Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue, and we’ve got the first look at Brie Larson’s part-Kree, part-human hero. Audiences briefly saw Carol’s symbol in the end-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, but come March 2019, the Air Force pilot with alien powers will be getting her own origin story. (Click image to continue article)
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In ‘Fear,’ Bob Woodward Pulls Back the Curtain on President Trump’s ‘Crazytown’
Nothing in Bob Woodward’s sober and grainy new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is especially surprising. This is a White House that has leaked from Day 1. We knew things were bad. Woodward is here, like a state trooper knocking on the door at 3 a.m., to update the sorry details.
Some of these details, at first glance, are amusing. Trump lamented when Twitter, the social media platform on which he dispenses Pez-sized pellets of discourtesy, raised the maximum size of an individual tweet from 140 to 280 characters because, he is quoted as saying, “I was the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters.” Somewhere in heaven, Papa is wondering if he can’t self-destruct all over again. (Click image to continue article)
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Japan earthquake: death toll rises in Hokkaido
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Hokkaido has doubled to at least 16, according to Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, with more than half the island’s 5.3 million residents still without power.
Another 26 people were missing, disaster management authorities said. (Click image to continue article)
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Store Caught Sticking Googly Eyes On Fish To Make Them Look Fresh
There’s something fishy going on here.
A store in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down after it was discovered that its owners were sticking googly eyes on fish in an attempt to make them appear fresher.
Images of one of the fish, which were uploaded to Twitter by Al Bayan newspaper on Saturday, left users in hilarious disbelief at the creativeness of the store’s owners. (Click image to continue article)
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There’s A Charity Store With Photos Of Jeff Goldblum In All Its Picture Frames
In what can only be described as a blessing from above, a charity store has been discovered that has filled all its picture frames with Jeff Goldblum.
Not since a 25-foot-tall half-naked statue of the “Jurassic Park” actor appeared in London has the world been given such a beautiful gift.
Twitter user Simon Reah posted pictures of the discovery on Sunday, brightening the day of users worldwide. (Click image to continue article)