This Polish Dude Pranks Millions with Fake Ellen Interview For Some Reason

Most all of America loves Ellen; she’s pretty much on her way to officially becoming an official national treasure. It would seem that that adoration doesn’t stop that the U.S. borders. Meet Lukasz Jakobiak, a Polish vlogger and Elle stan. Recently Jakobiak took took his obsession with the talk show host to the next level: He created his own version of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, complete with doppelgänger host, in an elaborate Instagram prank. In early March, Jakobiak took to IG with the following post:
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Berkeley Murder Suspect Demands to be Called ‘They,’ Not ‘He’

2017-01-11-YouTube-Gomez Online news media has spotlighted a controversy surrounding Pablo Gomez, Jr., a student LGBT activist at University of California, Berkeley, in recent weeks, after he was arrested in January 2017 for the murder of a local elementary teacher. The Associated Press devoted a Sunday article to “the crime that police described as ‘very brutal and unusual’ in a city that reported just two homicides last year,” and how the homicide was “sucked up into the debate over gender identity when it was reported that Gomez preferred to be called ‘they’ rather than ‘he.'” Gomez is also accused of assaulting another woman hours before the murder. The press agency pointed out that “on the university campus, where the debate over nontraditional pronouns has simmered, some students said Gomez’s case is different.” They cited a member of College Republicans at Berkeley, Jonothan Chow, who contended that “you give Continue reading "Berkeley Murder Suspect Demands to be Called ‘They,’ Not ‘He’"

Devin Nunes: I Wasn’t ‘Sneaking’ Onto White House Grounds

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes spoke out on CNN earlier tonight about being on White House grounds a day before his disclosure to the public about incidental collection communications from Trump transition team members. He told Wolf Blitzer that the information he received was not given to Congress, which is why he was on White House grounds last week. CNN’s earlier reporting specifically said that Nunes “was seen Tuesday night at the National Security Council offices of the Eisenhower building,” but Nunes disputed that:
“Number one, I wasn’t sneaking on, it’s wasn’t at night… The sun was out and I actually stopped and talked to several people along the way…so nobody was sneaking around. All it was was a place where I had to go to be able to review this information.”
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Delta Throws Shade at United Airlines by Encouraging ‘Comfort’ on its Flights

shutterstock_603437945 United Airlines is going to need some ice, because they just got burned. By now you’ve definitely heard that over the weekend, the airline found itself in the middle of a PR nightmare when they would not allow a ten-year-old girl onto a flight because she was wearing leggings. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that. The girl was flying for free as the daughter of an employee for United, and apparently there’s a dress code if you have a “United Pass.” Still, the airline has suffered in the last 24 hours. Lots of people are angry and have vowed to fly other airlines from now on. Delta decided to take advantage of the moment by throwing some shade at United and reminding customers that “Flying Delta means comfort,” and that they’re free to wear leggings on their flights:

General Mills’ Bee-Boosting Battle Badly Backfires

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It seems things aren’t going so well for General Mills and their campaign to #BringBackTheBees. It was announced last week that the breakfast food giant would be removing the Honey Nut Cheerios mascot, Buzz the Bee, from boxes in order to raise awareness of the declining global bee population. In addition to the change in packaging, General Mills partnered with Veseys Seeds to send out packets of wildflower seeds in an effort to help reconstitute the bee population. As of this past Friday the partnership had sent out 1.5 billion packets (you read that right), which was more than ten times the original goal (and which completely depleted their supply of seeds). While that may seem promising news, things aren’t buzzing along as planned. It would seem that the wildflower seeds, containing a mix of forget-me-nots, lavender, daises, poppies, hyssop, and other flowers, can be dangerous for certain Continue reading "General Mills’ Bee-Boosting Battle Badly Backfires"

All-Pro Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas: Colin Kaepernick Would Be a Distraction For New Team

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 4.08.03 PM As free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains on the market while statistically inferior players sign new contracts, one of the league’s best offensive lineman took to Twitter to explain why he feels Kaepernick is having trouble finding a new home. Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, who has been a first-team All-Pro selection seven times in his career, stated his belief that NFL executives are staying away from Kaepernick due to a combination of loss of talent and a belief that Kaepernick would be a distraction to his new team. Thomas wrote that teams don’t agree with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman — who, on Friday, said that Kaepernick was good enough to start for more than two-thirds of all NFL teams. According to Thomas, the league believes that Kaepernick is only good enough to be a back-up at this point. “[A]nd NFL teams accept ZERO distractions from their Continue reading "All-Pro Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas: Colin Kaepernick Would Be a Distraction For New Team"

Wikileaks Denies Roger Stone’s Claim That They Had ‘Backchannel’ Communication

roger-stone-mediaiteedited-650x392 This is a bit strange. It’s been several months since eccentric Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone claimed that he had “a back-channel communication with [Wikileaks founder Julian] Assange” via “a good mutual friend.” But it wasn’t until Monday that the organization actually made a point of denying that this was the case in an email to CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski “No communications, no channel,” wrote the Wikileaks representative, who refused to give CNN his or her name. “Stone is playing slovenly Democrat-aligned journalists like a fiddle, brilliantly inserting himself, as is his habit to raise his profile and market his books.” Later, the rep added that ”He is entirely delighted with inviting scrutiny because of course, he is no-one who knows nothing about anything and was pushed out of the Trump team a long time ago for just this type of opportunism.” In response, Stone sent CNN the following email, Continue reading "Wikileaks Denies Roger Stone’s Claim That They Had ‘Backchannel’ Communication"