Just when I thought I was okay with how the world was turning out, comedian Adam Newman just had to tweet this question and make me lose faith in humanity.
Just to let you know, if you’re ever asked what do you hate more: cauliflower or racism, cauliflower is not the answer. Those guys who replied were probably just joking (ha ha ha) but in real life, and I repeat, cauliflower is not the answer.
Get it? Got it? Good.
Redditor Glorious_Bacon_Ninja came to a shocking revelation the other day after learning that his mother apparently had an affair with Charlie Sheen years and years ago.
Leading him to upload the photo on Reddit, the Norwegian’s post is now making its rounds on Facebook looking to get a million likes just so Sheen can take a DNA-test.
I can’t even lie and say that they don’t look alike. I mean, the resemblance here is kind of uncanny…
This sounds like a reality show waiting to happen and I know just the perfect show these two men can be on: Maury!
But right now, this man needs your help! You can follow him on Twitter at @SverreSheen to track his findings.
The teens of Japan and South Korea have undeniably found the best way to party.
Groups of youths have descended onto their local McDonald’s where they order an overwhelming number of fries, dump them on the table and well, start digging in. Called “potato parties” (let’s workshop that name), they take pictures of themselves at their frie-laden tables before gorging all the deep fried deliciousness.
The fad began after a group of teens decided to buy unhealthy amounts of fries when the prices dropped to approximately $1.51 (USD) for all sizes during a promotion, according to The Daily Mail. One group in Okayama managed to eat sixty portions of fries — that’s roughly 30,000 calories.
Nutritionists may be quaking in their boots right about now but the forever hungry part of my brain is drooling. Thankfully, I know I’m not stupid enough to ever take part in this in the off chance the fad comes over to North America because:
a) I don’t want to die and
b) I feel like I’m dying after just trying to eat one of McDonald’s meals.
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… asides from ours, obviously.
Toilet paper company Charmin has been killing it lately on Twitter. They may have an advantage considering they totally have a monopoly on toilet humor, but it’s been fun nonetheless.
Basically, if you have the urge to shake up your Twitter feed today, you know where to go (and follow us @andpop if you we’re not on your feed already)!
Check out Charmin’s best tweets here:
Charmin…we’re all poops and giggles until someone runs out. #tweetfromtheseat
— Charmin(@Charmin) March 5, 2013
— Charmin(@Charmin) March 3, 2013
Anderson Cooper can do anything. No, seriously. On top of being a news superstar on CNN, he saved a kid’s life, is a charming talk show host, and has a wicked sense of humour. The Tumblr Sassy Anderson Cooper is dedicated to documenting his most LOL-worthy moments. Check out just some of our favourites!
His mind is in the gutter
He disses haters
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If you’re not familiar with Comedian Rob Delany, well after this hilarious video you may want to check out his Twitter page. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, our favourite late night host introduces us to the genius that is Delany by heading down to a local deli to get a group of old people to read out some of Delany’s tweets. There’s nothing funnier than having grampie and gramie read out liners like, “Children give terrible gifts because they’re poor,” or “you’ve really got to hand it to short people because they can’t often reach it.” Yes these tweets are totally absurd and slightly offensive but don’t tell me you didn’t share a good laugh or two.
But we got to ask: would we rather have old people reading Urban Dictionary? What do you think?
Though the above headline seems like awesome joke in the making, it happens to be the question on everyone’s mind after this photo of the two began circulating the Internet:
As “Rumour Has It” (too easy), the Brit singer yelled at a bitter Chris Brown for not standing up while Frank Ocean was accepting the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year at the Grammys Awards Sunday night.
While we would love to have listened on an Adele vocal beatdown, Adele cleared up that rumor as she tweeted, “Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!”
Which totally makes sense because if Adele had yelled at Chris Brown, then we wouldn’t have gotten this head-scratcher of a photo:
So there you have it, Team Breezy. No need to send Adele any hate.
Common tactics for getting celebrities to retweet, respond, or follow you are a) spam by numbering your tweets at them (which I’m sure won’t end well for you), b) Send them harsh tweets or c) tweet them a couple of times and hope for the best. This guy seemed to go for the option B – harassment. Some people just won’t take silence as an answer.
Poor Jennifer Lawrence. Give her a break buddy. This guy is getting heated. Don’t get Katniss mad. The odds will NOT work in your favour. Sorry – did you really expect no Hunger Game references?
Twitter is a great way to follow your favourite celebs and athletes, but some of the things they tweet are a little bit careless.
Filled with misspellings, grammatical errors and often times, gibberish that nobody can understand, sometimes I wish there was an autocorrect tool I could use to immediately brush up those mistakes (Don’t blame me! I had to take a grammar exam in first year university!).
But upon seeing some photos of a group of second graders practicing their skills by correcting a bunch of embarrassing tweets by NFL players, I now know that I have faith in the future generation.
Thank God, for the world’s educators. Teaching, you’re doing it right.
If you haven’t heard, Twitter just released Vine, a new video sharing app with .gif like playback tendencies. It’s basically the video version of Instagram (before they decided to stop being frenemies with Twitter), but without the filters with more seizure inducing playback.
Vine has been pretty boring, even on the crazy celebrity end. Here are just some of the highlights so far:
Tyra Banks looking kind of crazy:
Vine Azz Boyz vine.co/v/bJ6XwBuAY7h
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) January 28, 2013
Enrique Iglesias caught Pit Bull throwing around one big ass bra:
— Enrique Iglesias (@enrique305) January 25, 2013
Dick Van Dyke’s Cat likes to play with fake hair:
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) January 28, 2013
… and that’s pretty much it. Vine so far is just really, really boring and I’m starting to suspect that social media platform is paying celebs to use it. If they are indeed paying celebs to tweet crappy videos of them twiddling their thumbs in an airport (ahem, Tommy Lee), I think their money would be better off in Tyra Banks’ pockets. You have to admit that Banks knows how to werk it, a.k.a. gurl knows how to look .gif-ably crazy.
There’s never a dull moment with Kanye West. A reason why I follow him on Twitter is because I want to witness every single Twitter rampage he goes on. From tweeting information about his entrepreneurial business DONDA to his philosophical questions about the word “bitch“, the rapper is certainly not short of providing his fans with some well-needed entertainment. (It’s just too bad he deletes his tweets after)
But heading on the social networking site yesterday, the rapper didn’t have to do much to confuse/inspire his fans. Tweeting a series of obscure tweets featuring words like: “Awesomeness”, ”minimalism” and “soul,” one can’t seem to figure out what sparked this sudden urge. Was it impending fatherhood? Is it a new song featuring one-word sentences? THIS IS A MYSTERY THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED!
I don’t quite know what any of this means. But I sure miss the tweets Kanye used to have about marble conference tables and fur pillows. They are actually so inspiring, that even Josh Groban felt compelled to make an album about it!
Those charitable blokes of One Direction flew into Ghana and performed for kids living in poverty, in honour of UK’s famous Red Nose Day. The day encourages people to be silly and have fun to raise money and awareness for people living in poverty all over the world. Film footage from the performance is also going to be used for their official Red Nose Day Single, a cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another.”
While fans here in the Western world will be quick to sigh and giggle and fall in love with 1D even more — like OMG, they are like, SUCH good people — some Ghanians weren’t very happy about One Direction’s depiction of the country. After the performance, Niall Horan tweeted “I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real!” (Really? I thought it was fake.)
According to Ghanian newspaper My Joy Online, Ghanian celebrities like actress Ama K Abebrese tweeted “@NiallOfficial n @onedirection … I understand its for charity, but this highly negative image of sub Saharan African countries like Ghana….. that you choose to focus on without balance for the so many positive aspects to your millions of ff”
With tabloids like Perez Hilton making fun of Niall Horan’s epiphany, I think the boys may think twice about how they tweet about impoverished countries. In any case, even if it is strictly for publicity, it’s good to know that 1D’s efforts are still funding Comic Relief projects which help children in poverty.
Facebook used to be THE place to connect with friends, share photos and invite people to events, however, with the hella-crazy rise of other mediums like Instagram (which, technically Facebook now owns), Twitter and Pinterest, a lot of people are all “Facebook pages are sooo old school.”
New technology dies out faster than Taylor Swift’s latest relationship — think back to when MySpace, MSN or ICQ was the sh*t (stumped you with the last one didn’t I?). Now we’re starting to wonder if Facebook is next…
Of course, Facebook is trying to keep up to date, announcing today that they’ll offer a new social search feature. Now you’ll be able to internally search for things like “friends from Japan” or “photos I took in NYC” in a graph search bar.
Buzzfeed found a bunch of teens who claim they don’t use Facebook anymore and while I’m skeptical, you gotta wonder if Facebook is going to stick around forever or if another site will conquer it in the next couple years.
Do you still use Facebook or do you think it’s dying out?
10 teens who aren’t using Facebook anymore:
We all knew they were never, ever, ever going to stay together. Yes, it’s now being reported that Haylor is finally over. Harry Style fans can return to pining for him, and Taylor Swift fans can anticipate a new song (much like the Haylor breakup song). #Haylorbreakupsongs was trending while the two were still an item, so I’m sure there are plenty more witty song titles to go around. My favourite? “He called me Louis,” and “You Talked Too Slowly.” Credits to Tyler Oakley for the latter.
Here are the top 15 fangirl reactions to this breakup that, lets be real, we all saw coming.
1) Blame it on Taylor
2) Song puns
3) More song puns
4) Haylor are aliens. Not people.
5) Sinking ship puns
6) More song puns (SURPRISE)
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The world didn’t end yesterday as predicted by the Mayans, but Rebecca Black had one mind-blowing confession to make. One would think that her favourite day of the week is Friday, but yesterday she tweeted something that had literally everyone stopping in their tracks.
I feel betrayed. How could you Rebecca?
A stylish monkey wearing a shearling coat was spotted in the parking lot of a Toronto Ikea store yesterday and quickly became a social media sensation on Twitter and Tumblr. The monkey was found around 2 pm around Leslie Street and Highway 401, though no one knew where he came from.
Animal control arrived by 3 pm and the owners were finally located inside the store. Although the case was closed, these memes will last forever.
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If you haven’t heard the news, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were (GASP) photographed together in NYC’s Central Park on Sunday, leading a lot of fans to conclude the One Direction member is dating the Red singer. Some more context: This wasn’t the first time they were photographed together, in fact, rumours about them dating have been swirling for months.
Fans decide to nickname the hypothetical couple “Haylor” and quickly shared their feelings about their probably non-existant relationship status on Twitter and Tumblr. To be fair, many of the fan reactions were positive or as positive as a fangirl can be (“I don’t like them together but I still won’t ship Haylor”). Still, for every forgiving fangirl there are a few Directioners that just weren’t happy.
Here are the top fan reactions to Haylor:
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Microsoft dedicated a brand new ad to all the Internet Explorer haters out there who think it’s a slow, good for nothing, rotten excuse for a browser. Their new campaign called “The Browser You Love To Hate” acknowledges the slew of online criticism they’ve received from IE users, but throws it back in their face all “haha, actually we ROCK.”
A new ad features an Internet Explorer troll who quickly becomes the trolled. He tweets and Facebooks his hatred to the company and they quickly defend themselves with little known facts about themselves, my favourite being:
Something a little more musical is what eventually wins old Eugene Finlon, Karaoke Master, over.
Are you an Internet Explorer hater? Do you think their new campaign is working?
Watch it here
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Cory and Topanga will join Girl Meets World and Chris Brown fans get a little out of hand on Twitter.
HIT: Cory and Topanga Officially Join Boy Meets World Spinoff
Ben Savage (a.k.a. Cory Matthews) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) have officially confirmed that they will be involved in Girl Meets World. As a long time fan (my family has most of Boy Meets World on DVD), there are a couple things I would like to see: Mr. Feeny, the crazy version of Cory’s older brother Eric (circa the college years), and Mr. Feeny. Unfortunately for Shawn Hunter fans, Rider Strong confirmed on his website that he will not be part of the new series. (As of now, anyways. There’s still time!)
MISS: Twitter Death Threats Post-Chris Brown Twitter Account Deletion
Since I’ve already discussed my feelings towards Chris Brown here, I’d like to point out another thing that bothered me about the whole Chris Brown debacle: the resulting death threats from Team Breezy to comedian Jenny Johnson. While it’s not something that only plagues the Chris Brown fanbase, it is the most recent flurry of despicable internet behavior. Just because one’s favourite figure has done something (in this case, Brown quitting Twitter) doesn’t give anyone the right to be sending messages to whomever is being accused of causing that action (Johnson). We also must remember the difference between criticism and pure, unadulterated hatred. The internet can be wonderful with its cats but can turn very dark and vitriolic as we’ve seen countless of times in the case of online bully. So, dear internet readers, let’s try to think before we tweet death threats even if they’re supposedly “meaningless” because, let’s face it, they never are.
HIT: Liz and Dick Twitter Jokes
While one half of the Twitter population was going nuts over Chris Brown, the other half tried to stoically the Lifetime movie Liz and Dick starring Lindsay Lohan. Again, I did say try but it didn’t take long for a flurry of tweets to reach my phone alerting me to how bad Liz and Dick was. Between the tweets and this montage of the movie’s worst lines, it may just be 2012’s answer to The Room. Considering The Room’s cult success (there’s a movie theatre in Ottawa that plays it at least once a month), being bad isn’t a terrible thing. While Lohan may be further away from an Oscar than ever before, she is one step closer to being a phenomenon (if we don’t count her reoccurring tabloid roles, that is).
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence gets in a fender bender because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo and One Direction calls Piers Morgan stinky.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence car accident caused by wishful Honey Boo Boo thinking
With each and every uninhabited Jennifer Lawrence interview, the actress continues to give us more and more reasons to love her. This week, The Hunger Games starlet had to explain how she rear-ended a family in Georgia because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo. On the 0.00001 per cent chance Lawrence reads this, we can totally be BFFs, nerd out on Harry Potter and watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo together. Call me!
MISS: CNN’s Piers Morgan vs. One Direction
On the heels of the news that David Beckham was leaving the L.A. Galaxy, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted, “No serious top flight team would sign Beckham for football reasons any more- he should retire gracefully.” 1D’s Liam Payne and Harry Styles harmlessly replied to Morgan saying that Beckham is their hero. Apparently, that was enough for Morgan to throw in a couple of unwarranted 1D quips of his own, including a suggestion that Beckham should join the group and Harry should grow a pair. Was it a feeble attempt on Morgan’s part to finally get some publicity in America since joining CNN? Maybe, maybe not. But we do know the boys got the last laugh as #PiersMorganisSmelly trended on Twitter.
HIT: Journalists go crazy on 777 tour
Hands down some of the best stories of the week had to be the ones filtering out of the 777 Boeing airplane Rihanna and her crew hired to take her, 150 or so journalists and fans to seven cities in seven days for her 777 tour (see where she’s going with the 7s?). While the singer stayed up till 6 a.m. slinging out shots from behind the bar, some music journalists were going crazy due to lack of sleep and access to the singer. During one airplane ride, a radio DJ from Australia went streaking down the airplane aisles to the delight of his tired and frustrated peers. Another reporter, this time from GQ, somehow managed to keep typing a story out on his laptop even though he was falling asleep. At the end of the tour on Tuesday, Rihanna apologized for her absence and mentioned that she would do it all again (I can hear the invitations being ripped apart now).
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