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VENOM IS A BAD MOVIE WITH GREAT CULT-MOVIE POTENTIAL
THIS IS A list of things that happen in the new movie Venom: Riz Ahmed, personifying every rich supervillain trope at once, utters the words “God has abandoned us … I will not”; Tom Hardy hops in a restaurant’s lobster tank and eats a crustacean raw; the movie’s titular character says “on my planet, I was kind of a loser”; and an alien turns into Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams. These are the kinds of moments that turn a movie into a cult favorite, or into a total disaster. Venom could be either—if it had any idea what it was at all. (Click image to continue article).
Auroras Dance Below Space Station in New Time-Lapse Video
Toys R Us Launches Plan to Take Back the $20B Toy Market From Amazon, Others
The lenders group that gave up on the reorganization plan for Toys R Us in favor of bankruptcy now says it will revive the businesses of the Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands. A new reorganization plan includes “a new, operating Toys R Us and Babies R Us branding company that maintains existing global license agreements and can invest in and create new, domestic, retail operating businesses,” according to court papers. This reversal will take time to put into action but gives fans of the brands hope that the company will live on despite big competition. (Click image to continue article).
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HOW TO ‘TURN OFF’ THE PRESIDENTIAL TEXT ALERT TEST
AT 2:18 PM ET today, millions of people in America will get a text message that reads, “Presidential Alert.” The text is a test of FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alerts System. If you click on the text, you’ll see the words: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” As we reported, this test is the evolution of long-standing national effort to create the perfect doomsday alert system. Some people, however, want to opt out. (Click image to continue article).
Seal bitch-slaps kayaker across the face with an octopus
We Tried Stick-On Foot Pads To See If They Could Replace Shoes
Satan Ruled Out As Experts Puzzle Over Mysterious Flaming Pit In Arkansas
Could it be… Satan?
Experts are trying to determine the cause of flames of up to 12 feet high spontaneously erupting from a pit in Midway, Arkansas, last month.
So far, they’ve come up empty. But they know what didn’t cause it. (Click image to continue article).
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Trump Had Toilet Paper Or Something Stuck To His Shoe As He Boarded Air Force One
TP or not TP? That is the question after President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One with something stuck to his shoe.
And to many, it looked like a trail of toilet paper following him from his limo up the stairs and to the door of the aircraft as he left Minneapolis on Thursday:(Click image to continue article).
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Minnesota Birds Are Getting ‘Drunk’ On Fermented Berries, Police Say
Some birds in Minnesota are getting really flocked up on fermented berries, according to police in the city of Gilbert.
On Tuesday, the department posted a notice on Facebook warning citizens that it has received several reports of birds that appear to be ”‘under the influence’ flying into windows, cars and acting confused.”
Apparently, the birds are getting boozed up from berries that fermented earlier than usual due to an early frost.(Click image to continue article).
Kavanaugh Hearing Cold Open - SNL
NASA's Cassini reveals 'ring rain' on Saturn
Cassini might have plunged to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere last year, but NASA’s mission to the sixth planet from the sun is still serving up fascinating findings.
Now, more than a year after scientists lost contact with the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have published new research from its final orbits, dubbed by NASA as Cassini’s “Grand Finale.” The key takeaway? Just like a rock star with a wad of cash, Saturn’s rings are making it rain. (Click image to continue article).