Less Trump, more weirdness: how Saturday Night Live can fix itself

This week has seen hosts announced for the start of the new season but after an underwhelming string of episodes, big changes are needed In anticipation of its new season, Saturday Night Live highs, but its undeniable that SNL has struggled in recent years. Still, thats no reason to write off season 45 just yet; the show can turn things around by following a couple of important leads from last year and making a few crucial changes. Fixing the cold opens As the 2020 primaries continue to ramp up, Saturday Night Live has its work cut out, especially when it comes to its cold opens. With only a couple of exceptions, these were routinely the worst part of last season, …

45 Times People Couldnt Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores (New Pics)

Be sure to check out Bored Panda‘s earlier posts about people lucking out in thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales here, here, here, here, here, and here. #1 Two Months Ago, My 20 Year Old Kitty Passed Away. After All Those Years, I’ve Been Heartbroken. Yesterday I Went Downtown To The Salvation Army Store And Found This Gem. I Pasted My Kitty’s Photo In The Image So You Can See How Amazing This Is. I Mean. It Is Her! According to research conducted by thredUp, the second-hand clothing market will grow to nearly 1.5x the size of fast fashion by 2028. “The last few years of growth in the resale market have been driven by the early adopters (the same …

Amazon tactic nudges shoppers to private-label brands just before they click ‘Buy’

Amazon is under fire for its promotion of private-label products. (Reuters) According to reseach firm eMarketer, Amazon is expected to account for more than 37 percent of all e-commerce sales in the U.S. this year. “It’s an ad at exactly the moment the customer is ready to buy,” James Thomson, a former senior manager in business development at Amazon and now a partner at brand consultancy Buy Box Experts, told The Washington Post. “I don’t see how that’s not unfair.” Amazon defended itself in a statement to The Post, likening the promotion to the way any store would push its own private-label goods. AMAZON SLAMMED OVER PRODUCT SAFETY ISSUES “Like any retailer we promote our own brands in our stores, which …

Interviews Over!: Cuomo Cuts Off Trump Spokesperson Over Wildest Claim Yet

Donald Trump has made Kayleigh McEnany won’t acknowledge that he has uttered a single lie. Chris Cuomo stunned.  Cuomo tried to get McEnany to admit Trump has lied, but she wouldn’t budge. She just repeatedly attacked the media. “I’m going to ask you this one more time,” Cuomo said. “Kayleigh McEnany, do you believe this president has ever lied to the American people?” “Wow!” Cuomo said, adjusting his earpiece. “That blew the IFB right out of my head.”  “Interview’s over, Kayleigh,” he said. “Please.”  If you can’t admit that this president has lied to the American people, you will not have credibility with the audience. You’ve got a long way to go, Kayleigh. “Although you may have hurt me tonight …

Someone In Colorado Is Putting Out The Funniest Signs Ever, And The Puns Are Priceless (New Pics)

As a writer, I can’t think of anything more satisfying than a well-timed, multi-faceted pun. Clever and creative word-play – dished up with the wink and a nod of someone that doesn’t take themselves too seriously – is just the kind of thing to tickle my funny bone. And if this story is anything to go by, there are millions of you out there that agree! Facebook page dedicated to the sign having over 90k followers worldwide! #2 #3 From then on, Vince decided to put bad puns and jokes up a couple of times a week. “I also try to create unique holiday puns/sayings, and current events that I feel are important. It is hard to keep coming up …

US justice department news briefing links to white nationalist website

Email sent to immigration judges links to virulently anti-immigrant site full of antisemitic references The US Department of Justice distributed a morning news briefing to immigration judges that contained a link to a white nationalist website riddled with antisemitic references. lugenpresse, a German term meaning lying press that was adopted by the Nazis to stigmatize Jews, communists, and critics of Adolf Hitler. In recent years the slur has regained popularity within the far-right and among white nationalists. The blogpost also uses the word kritarch to refer to judges, a reference to a system of governance involving rule by judges in ancient Israeli history and an apparent invocation of antisemitism. VDares use of the term in a pejorative manner casts Jewish …

PSA: Stop Reading Pregnancy Blogs | Betches

As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, the questions, concerns, excitement, and complete overwhelming emotion sets in. “What the f*ck do I do? Where do I go? What do I need to buy? Who should I call? Am I ready for this sh*t? LOL I have NO idea what I’m doing.” Because being pregnant is a highly hormonal and emotional rollercoaster (and I can say that, because I’m pregnant and my life is an emotional fairground atm), expectant women can often fall into the trap of reading the work of mommy and pregnancy bloggers. If you live in a hole, bloggers are people who sit behind computers telling you which products you can’t live without, the birth route you MUST go, and how you should …

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Six convicted of child sex abuse

During the five-week trial, the jury heard how the girls were targeted due to their vulnerability and were given alcohol and drugs before some were raped by multiple men. Violence was sometimes used to ensure they complied, the court heard. Jurors also heard Saddiq raped a girl in an alleyway when she was aged 14 or 15, then taunted her mother. The father-of-four admitted having sex with some of the complainants, but claimed they were over age at the time and consented. More stories across Yorkshire The convictions are the latest to arise from a major National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation, Operation Stovewood. It looked into sexual abuse and exploitation in Rotherham covering the years 1997 to 2013. The agency …

Trump ‘crazy like a fox’ in suggesting Greenland purchase, says Republican

Arkansas senator Tom Cotton suggests sale would only be good for an economy less than one-tenth of Vermont in New York Times Donald Trump was crazy like a fox when he floated the idea of buying Greenland because the move would secure vital strategic interests for the US, a leading presidential ally in the Senate insisted on Monday. In derided him as crazy. But once again, the president is crazy like a fox. The acquisition of Greenland would secure vital strategic interests for the United States, economically benefit both us and Greenlanders, and would be in keeping with American and Danish diplomatic traditions. cancelling a visit planned for September. This weekend the issue dogged Trumps footsteps in Biarritz, where he …

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Release Date Revealed

“Black Panther” sequel is coming to theaters on May 6, 2022, Marvel Studios Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed the 2018 original, will return to direct the sequel. He made the announcement onstage at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Saturday,  first superhero film to earn a Best Picture nomination. The star-studded cast of the 2018 film included Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright.  highest-ever grossing superhero film in North America, according to the Associated Press.  Chadwick Boseman Tapped To Play Japan's First Black Samurai, Yasuke 50th NAACP Image Awards: Here Are The Winners REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices …

Here Are The Women We’re Honoring This Women’s Equality Day | Betches

In any case, “women’s equality” is often framed simply as equality between men and women. Cool, we’re down with that. But there’s always been plenty to do to improve equality among the large and diverse group of women and femme-identified people itself. What’s more, intersectional feminism demands we promote equality for people of all genders, races, socioeconomic or immigration status. And with an administration that has little regard for anyone who wasn’t born white and male, this crucial aspect of feminism is as vital as ever.  Admirers have shipped Abrams as a potential 2020 presidential contender, especially given how her personal story of going into debt to support her family resonated with people across the country. But for now, Abrams …

Jon Ossoff Leaning Toward Senate Run In Georgia

Jon Ossoff is leaning toward running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, which would give Democrats a candidate with significant fundraising power in 2020. reported by BuzzFeed on Wednesday as well. But the political landscape in Georgia was shaken up on Wednesday, when Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)  Ossoff, a 32-year-old former congressional staffer, attracted national attention when he ran in the 2017 special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which became shattered fundraising records at the time and could tap into his large network for his 2020 Senate bid. according to The New York Times. But Ossoff’s race was also widely watched for what went wrong. Democrats nationwide threw their support ― and money ― to Ossoff, which made it easier …

Breathalyzer Sniffs Out Weed In People’s Breath Using Nanotechnology

If a police officer suspects you’re drink-driving, they can simply use a breathalyzer to get an accurate picture of your blood alcohol level right there and then. However, if a cop spots you driving suspiciously slow with half-closed red eyes, there’s often no reliable and instantaneous method to see if you’re stoned and potentially impaired. But now, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh have developed a breathalyzer, just like a breathalyzer for alcohol, that can tell if a person is under the influence of marijuana with more accuracy than ever. As reported in the journal ACS Sensors, the prototype device uses nanotechnology and machine learning to detect levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, left lingering in the user’s breath.  A series …