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5 Ways The War On Drugs Has Always Been Racist As Hell

Sometimes drugs can ruin lives, and sometimes they’re simply a fun Friday night. It’s a complicated subject, and we’re not going to take a side. We will, however, point out that a lot of so-called anti-drug efforts which authorities have put together over the years have mostly been excuses to harass minorities. We’re talking about how … 4 Banning Alcohol From Native American Reservations Has Its Roots In A Myth That They’re Genetically Unable To Handle Booze Yeah, there’s a running trend of white people thinking other people react differently…

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20 Ways The World Is Pressuring Us To Harass Each Other

It’s horrifying, learning how ubiquitous harassment and inappropriate behavior are in our society. But the thing is, that stuff doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We’re constantly being nudged to be terrible people. For example … by PookieJones by Chan Teik Onn by JarOCats by The_MoHan by Timon DJ Spaji by AmyB8484 14 Entry by Markos Hasiotis 13 Entry by chunkylemonmilk by Andrea Meno by Ka-ga-mi 10 Entry by Chan Teik Onn 9 Entry by Timon DJ Spaji by AmyB8484 by AsherNitin 6 Entry by Chan Teik Onn 5 Entry by…

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The 5 Most WTF Casting Decisions For Teenage Roles

Hollywood hates casting teenagers to play teenagers. This is partly because they can only work a limited number of hours in a day, and partly because ew, teenagers. Because of that, most of the “teenagers” I grew up idolizing were actors and actresses in their 20s or even 30s. Some movies and shows have been able to make it work, but a lot of the time, a “teen” character looks closer to a senior citizen than a senior in high school. For instance … Heaton says he won the Duffers’…

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Three Reasons You Should Watch These 18 Underrated Shows

We’re making memes smarter. So can you. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get started. There are so many shows and movies out that it’s impossible to know which ones to watch. So we asked our readers to come up with three good reasons to watch their favorite underrated shows. by CaptainMaly by TedStixon by The_MoHan by okojemiako by TaiGin by chunkylemonmilk 12 Entry by The_MoHan 11 Entry by PookieJones by ashtn by gicusudoru 8 Entry by ShortUsername01 7 Entry by PollyDarton by Kalli by chunkylemonmilk 4 Entry by…

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Why The New ‘Star Trek’ Series Is The Best One Ever Made

What would you say was the point of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek? I would argue that the show was meant to hold a mirror up to humanity and show how we as a species could triumph over our own failings. We have the potential to rise above our baser instincts and truly be good. And it was wrapped up in a space Western full of adventure, excitement, and sexy green ladies. Roddenberry used his platform to address racism, sexism, drug use, labor, aging, war, technology, terrorism, and the trouble with…

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The Best Face Wash For Your Skin Type

Like most people in this world, I really care about my skin. Despite my horrible attempts at clean dieting and exerting energy into anything that doesn’t involve walking to the closest liquor store Starbucks, I try really hard to treat my skin like silk (@KrisJenner) by using only the best makeup removers, micellar waters, masks—you name it. Only the best for my prized feature. However, one of the hardest products to find that doesn’t make my face have a mid-life crisis is a face wash. It’s something we use everyday,…

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We Only Complain About Whitewashing When The Movie Sucks

Whitewashing in movies remains an ongoing problem, but at least we seem to be getting better at calling it out. Remember what happened with the live-action Ghost In The Shell, which cast Scarlett Johansson as an Asian character? Pop culture sites like Collider and IndieWire called it racist, reviews ripped into it for its erasure of an iconic (among anime nerds) Asian heroine, and it was widely trolled on Twitter by everyone who was even vaguely aware of the controversy. And the constant criticism worked! The movie bombed, and the…

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‘Reputation’ Is Taylor Swift At Her Best

Buckle up betches, because I’m about to offer a hot take on that you likely won’t find anywhere else on this site: It’s good. Feel free to light me up in the comments. Full disclosure: I’m a Taylor Swift fan. Have been since . It’s a dangerous stance to take these days and one that I don’t generally discuss, unless I’m drunk and yelling at someone in a bar about ’s tragic Grammy snub, something that happens far more often than I’d care to admit. That being said, I was…

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A Ranking Of Leo DiCaprio’s Ex-Girlfriends By Thirst

Happy early birthday to the original fuckboy of Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s contributed a lot in his 42 years of life, like with his role as Jack Dawson, who taught us that even if you’re humble poor and lie your way through life, you still get the girl. And you get to die when said girl won’t share her life raft AND NO I’M STILL NOT OVER THIS. Leo has also made it his personal mission in life to fight for climate change and also to bang every young, blonde…

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Why Loki Sucks As A Villain (And Keeps Getting Worse)

Be honest: How many of you spend 90 percent of your time quietly certain that you’re smarter than the average citizen, and the other 10 percent getting hopelessly confused by, say, parking garages? Congratulations, you now know what it’s like to be an “evil genius” movie character. These poor bastards have to spend most of their movies smirking as they easily stay one step ahead of the heroes (who themselves are often supposed geniuses), only to repeatedly step on their own dicks in the third act. Their evil plots have…

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WTF Is Donna Brazile Saying About Hillary Clinton And Why Won’t The 2016 Election Die?

The year is 2017. Donald Trump is the leader of the free world, Nazis are roaming amongst us, mass shootings are the new norm, and people are still talking about Hillary Clinton as if she had actually become president. This woman has suffered more in the public eye than all the Spacey’s and Weinstein’s combined, and yet we still can’t let her rest. Hillary and the 2016 Presidential Election are back in the news thanks to Donna Brazile, former interim DNC chair, and her new book . In it, Brazile…

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6 Utterly Terrifying Unsolved Mysteries No One Can Explain

Can you imagine living in a slasher movie universe? You’ve got some flamboyant monster out there eating people’s faces and then effortlessly avoiding capture, ready to pop up in the next sequel? Of course you can imagine that, because we’re all living in precisely such a universe. As we’ve shown you many times before, the world is full of bizarre, gruesome crimes so baffling and creepy that the only one-liner the investigators would muster up is “I’ve got nothing. Please hold me.” 5 A Man Disappears One Night, And Leaves…

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4 Reasons Sexual Assault Victims Don’t Step Forward

If you’re anything like me, a person who rarely pays attention to the ins and outs of Hollywood (beyond the Air Bud franchise), the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein barely registered in your brain. He is only one of the many, many, many high-powered men who have been accused of sexual harassment and/or assault in the last year. It’s almost impossible for a girl to keep all of those names straight in her head — HW is just a blip on the rapey radar. To my discredit, it wasn’t…

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Taco Bell’s Website Is Absolutely Insane (No, Seriously)

Based on the absurdities of some of their menu items, Taco Bell seems like a pretty ridiculous place to work. It’s like a Wonka factory with cannons firing miscellaneous foods at simultaneously launched tortillas. Whatever absurd configuration lands on the floor first becomes their next best-selling food mutant. But as wild and unpredictable as their Lovecraftian menu can be, their marketing is pretty generic. They’re always presenting their crazy experiments with a relatively straight face. You’d think their overall corporate persona would be more aligned with the surrealist ad campaigns…

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