‘Fight for $15′ protesters in #StrikeFastFood offered reality checks [photos]

Across the country, #StrikeFastFood has brought out protesters demanding a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers:

How many of the people involved are actually fast food workers and not union activists is anybody’s guess.

Meanwhile, back in the land of common sense…





How true.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/04/meet-your-replacement-strikefastfood-protesters-offered-reality-checks-photos/

Ridiculous rumor: Unlimited Thanksgiving food stamps to make up for O-care

No, doll. You’re not really getting unlimited food stamps for Thanksgiving.


A fake TMZ account tweeted out the pitiful rumor, which turned out to be … wait for it … a satire piece.

“It’s kind of my way of saying ‘my bad’ for the whole Obamacare-government shutdown fiasco” Said President Barack Obama to a CBS correspondent in an interview set to aire just in time for Thanksgiving day shopping on Monday, November 25.

If that doesn’t strike you as fishy enough, this is from the site’s “about” page:

This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only.


Sigh. Your friend wasn’t the only one.



Don’t spend that windfall all in one place, guys.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/23/silly-rumor-of-the-week-thanksgiving-food-stamps-will-be-unlimited-to-make-up-for-obamacare-fiasco/

What Does Your Favorite Disney Princess Say About You?

Are you the fairest of them all?

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What Does Your Favorite Disney Princess Say About You?

  1. You got: You’re sincere.

    You’re incredibly sincere, just like Snow White. You effortlessly shine in all that you do, and because of that some people don’t like you. But you learned a long time ago that people won’t always like you… and you will never let that stop you. You got big plans for life, and because of your sincerity, you have about a million friends to see you through to the end. Here’s to you — never let the world harden you.

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  2. You got: You’re a dreamer!

    Dreamin’ aint easy — but it’s so worth it. You and your girl Cinderella understand that sentiment all too well. Ever since you can remember, you’ve envisioned the future. You have always wanted the most out of life, and you have never let anyone or anything get in the way of your dreams. You’re an inspiration to everyone you come in contact with. And you’re bound to accomplish 1,000 dreams in your lifetime. Dream on.

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  3. You got: You’re charming!

    Just like Aurora, you could be asleep for YEARS and people would never be able to forget you — you’re just that charming. Being around you is like a breath of fresh air. You’re like a light bulb on a summer night, and people are flies. They are drawn to you. And honestly, who can blame them? Shine on.

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  4. You got: You’re brave!

    You and your girl Ariel are the type of people that fall seven times, and stand up eight. You laugh in the face of obstacles. You most definitely would have been in Gryffindor. You’re the first of your friends to go into the haunted houses in October, and the last person to ever let anything get in the way of you getting where you need to be. We all admire you, and tbh we’re maybe even a little scared of you.

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  5. You got: You always see the best in people!

    What a quality. Just like Belle, you look for the best in people, and generally have no problem finding it, even when others might not see it. You’re a rare form of beauty — the kind that is truly inside and out. We could all take some lessons from you.

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  6. You got: You stand up for what you believe in!

    Deep down, most of us wish we could be a little more like you and Jasmine. Both of you have strong beliefs and opinions — and you never back down. You stand up for what is right, and never stop fighting for what you believe in. You believe that, in life, if you don’t stand for something, you can fall for anything. You’re the kind of person that could change the world. Be the change!

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  7. You got: You’re adventurous!

    Your life is the very definition of wanderlust, and Pocahontas is basically your spirit animal. You’re always searching for an adventure everywhere you go. You know that the beauty in life is all around us, if only we learn to look for it. You’re difficult to keep up with, and can’t be tamed, but you enjoy finding people to run right alongside you onto the next adventure.

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  8. You got: You’re fearless!

    People like you and Mulan don’t come around every dynasty, if you know what we’re saying. You are a rare gem. You know that doing what is right is sometimes the hardest thing, but you never let that stop you. You’re a fighter, and you have never once let fear determine the outcome of the fight. You do whatever it takes to protect those you love. You’re a legend, and even if you don’t always feel like it, you’re absolutely going to leave your mark.

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  9. You got: You’re a go-getter!

    Repeat after me: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T. You and Tiana are serious go-getters, and damn, we all could take a lesson or two from you. You don’t need anyone, you rely on yourself, but you have some amazing people in your life to which you are fiercely loyal. You know that life isn’t always easy, in fact sometimes it’s just downright hard, but you have goals and you’ll be damned if anyone or anything gets in your way. You’re going to run the world someday.

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  10. You got: You’re loyal!

    You and Rapunzel are basically the best type of people to be around, and your friends and family know it. You are loyal to the core, and treat those you love with the upmost respect at all times. You are selfless. The one thing that you could never handle is seeing anyone you care about upset. You do whatever it takes to see those you love happy. And that is a beautiful quality to have. We all want a friend like you.

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  11. You got: You’re powerful!

    You and Merida are forces to be reckoned with. And we aren’t just talking about your physical strength. You’re just a strong person. And you give strength to others. You are the backbone of your family and friend groups. And you are unapologetically yourself, which is something we should all strive for. Keep killing the game.

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  12. You got: You’re passionate!

    You and Anna have a unique passion for life that most only strive for. You truly do live each day to the fullest, and see beauty in the littlest things. You are unknowingly an inspiration to basically everyone you come across. And being around you gives everyone a little bit more appreciation for each day. You make life a little more beautiful by just being you.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/what-does-your-favorite-disney-princess-say-about-you

NFL legend Joe Namath shows off bracelet tribute to Chris Kyle [photo]

On this Super Bowl Sunday, one of the most legendary figures to play in the NFL is taking time to honor Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who died a year ago today.


Glenn Beck asks for prayer for American hero Chris Kyle’s family

‘Still miss Chris Kyle’: Actor Dean Cain honors his heroic friend [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/02/real-heroes-nfl-legend-joe-namath-shows-off-bracelet-tribute-to-chris-kyle-photo/

Scientists Have Made A Transparent Eggshell So You Can See The Embryo Inside

Because science. Fair warning: If you’re squeamish, proceed with caution.

1. Scientists have developed an artificial eggshell that’s completely see-through to monitor embryo development, the Washington Post reports.

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Made of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a silicon-based organic polymer, the new material mimics the shape of a real eggshell. Chicken embryos are often used as models for development.

If you’re unfamiliar with lab-on-a-chip technology, it scales down natural biological processes into tiny worlds with the massive benefit of reduced research costs. And that, in turn, can provide loads of vital genetic information.

To see inside eggs, researchers typically “window” them, a less polished process that entails cutting a small opening in a shell and removing it from time to time to monitor the insides. Sometimes they even place clear tape over the hole to keep the insides hydrated.

For this egg-on-a-chip research, the scientists were able to maintain development in this environment for 17 days, which is a few days short of a full gestation period, according to a release.

2. Watch the brief chicken embryo action below.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kasiagalazka/transparent-eggshell