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Hilarious Pet Owner Revenge Signs

Poser Puppies

The photobomb. It is a phenomenon that has shaken the world of social media to its very foundations. Everyone these days wants to have a selfie taken of them or a group photo. Then you get those annoying individuals, often strangers, who like to jump in at the last second before the flash goes off.

This phenomenon is also apparent in the animal kingdom. Take this group of dogs, for example. It seems like the one at the top felt left out.

Couldn’t Bear The Thought

As a result of this owner’s dog’s decision to chew the face of this stuffed panda, the owner decided to give his pet what it wanted and made it wear the panda suit so others would learn from this. I wonder if this pet owner bought a new panda just to test his dog. Would you?.

It’s funny as it’s cute, read more:

Poser Puppies
The photobomb. It is a phenomenon that has shaken the world of social media to its very foundations. Everyone these days wants to have a selfie taken of them or a group photo. Then you get those annoying individuals, often strangers, who like to...

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Scarlett Johansson Responds to Trans Backlash [Updated]

!!Update!!

Scarlett Johansson announced today that she decided to leave the part. Here is her official statement:

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. According to GLAAD, LGBTQ+ characters dropped 40% in 2017 from the previous year, with no representation of trans characters in any major studio release. While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film. I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly. My production company, These Pictures, actively pursues projects that both entertain and push boundaries. We look forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide”

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis issued a separate statement, in response to Johansson’s decision to step down from Rub & Tug (per Variety):

“Scarlett Johansson’s announcement, together with the transgender voices who spoke out about this film, are game changers for the future of transgender images in Hollywood. Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives, and TV is starting to do the same for transgender people with authentic transgender portrayals being major hits with critics and audiences. The film industry has a real opportunity to do the same.

The original article follows:

As one of the most popular and easily recognized actresses on the planet, Scarlett Johansson is no doubt full of interesting offers. Someone of her talents attracts a certain style of movie, and that has been the case for the longest time. However, part of the criticism that often comes her way is just that: she has taken on so many different kinds of roles.

That might seem an odd critique of an actress. However, it’s the fact that Johansson has taken on so many roles in recent times that would be far more suitable for someone else. Take Ghost in the Shell, for example, much critique was sent her way due to being a poor representation of the character she played.

Part of the new problem, though, is her take on Dante Gill in Rub & Tug. This interesting mob drama is one that should be worth your time looking into, but the fact that Johansson will play a trans male in the movie. Given that she ‘whitewashed’ her character in Ghost in the Shell, this repeat of the same controversy has many people asking: just what roles are left for people who are actually suited to it?

According to April Reign, one of the people behind the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, the problem is this: “Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell, when she played a whitewashed Asian character. The movie tanked. Undeterred, she has teamed up WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR to play a trans male character in Rub & Tug.”

Sadly, given the opportunity to speak about why she felt she was the right choice for the role, Johansson done nothing of the sort. Instead, she responded by saying about complaints: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

Two strikes and out?

After playing Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, this latest controversy merely adds another layer to the argument. After being seen to ‘whitewash’ a role made for an Asian, she’s now seen as someone who is going to ‘transface’ another key role. It’s all a very challenging act to balance out: directors want actors and actresses that the whole work knows.

This means often putting stars into roles they should probably have avoided. Appropriation is a very big topic at present, and this is only sure to help fuel the fire even further. Some people, though, hope that the backlash here will help them to further explain to others why they feel so strongly about this particular train of thought: and why they want to do more to help avoid appropriation in such stark terms.

What do you think? Should she have got the role? Could the role have been used to launch the career of a trans artist, instead?

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!!Update!!
Scarlett Johansson announced today that she decided to leave the part. Here is her official statement:
“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my...

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Inspiring: Woman Is Unrecognizable After Drastic Life Change

Since the age of five, Amber Rachdi had been no stranger to emotional issues and crippling anxiety.  By the age of twenty-four, things became so overwhelming for Amber that, at a time when most young adults were enjoying life, she found herself unemployed and forced to leave college.

During a routine doctor visit, Amber received frightening news.  She knew that she had to take action and turn her life around.  By the time she was finished with her journey, Amber would be completely unrecognizable to friends, family, and everyone else who knew her.

An Early Struggle

Amber Rachdi had been experiencing problems with her weight and her unhealthy eating habits ever since childhood.  In fact, the native of Troutdale, Oregon weighed a staggering 160 pounds, or 72.5kg, by the age of five.  She was nearly four times the average weight for kids of her age, which is around 39.5 pounds or 17.9 kg.

Young Amber Rachdi

Her weight, centered mostly around her lower body and her legs, made it very hard for her to maintain the healthy and active habits of most other kids her age.  Amber says that she never felt fully satisfied and was always hungry.  She turned to food to satisfy her emotional cravings, starting a vicious cycle of eating disorders.

You have to keep on reading, this story is more than just weight.

Since the age of five, Amber Rachdi had been no stranger to emotional issues and crippling anxiety.  By the age of twenty-four, things became so overwhelming for Amber that, at a time when most young adults were enjoying life, she found herself unemployed...

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Celebrities At Their Grooviest Moments

With today’s social and political climate, people are craving hope, joy, and unity now more than ever. In the past, the public has looked to entertainers during hard times to be distracted, or as means of a release of the day’s tensions, and often even as someone to aspire to.

With so much tension and hate in the air (especially where politics are involved), it’s nice to look back on a simpler time in America. Beautiful starlets, comedic geniuses, and influential musicians…

Collected here are rare images of history’s pop culture icons who have contributed to American culture and to some of the most meaningful moments in American history in a way you have never seen them before.

Prince in 1975, at the age of 17.

Pictured here is the artist that went on to become the artist formerly known as Prince and then Prince once again. Here he is just a 17-year old with stars in his eyes. Have you ever seen him smile like that? Since then, Prince went on to become a musical innovator, integrating various styles like funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. His undeniable musical talents paired with his wide vocal range and his flamboyant stage presence made him a pop-culture phenomenon.

Prince is one of the best-selling artist of all time with over 100 million records worldwide. Over the course of his career he won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for his film Purple Rain. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


With today’s social and political climate, people are craving hope, joy, and unity now more than ever. In the past, the public has looked to entertainers during hard times to be distracted, or as means of a release of the day’s tensions, and often even as...

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Celebrities At Their Grooviest Moments

In a world where on most days there is more bad news than good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamor, and elegance.

From young, vulnerable up and coming musicians who had no idea they could ever be iconic stars to starlets who were still hoping for a big break, take a look at some photos that will touch your heart and your mind, and make you believe in magic again.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson meeting at the LA forum – 1980’s.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson formed a partnership in the 1980’s to work on three demos.  “There Must be More to Life than This” features vocals from both Freddie and Michael; Freddie released the song on the Queen album, Queen Forever.

While the song was written in the Hot Space sessions, it wasn’t finished.  Freddie Mercury would go on to release his own version as a solo work on his 1985 debut, Mr. Bad.  The other songs were “Victory,” which was later used as an album cover by the Jacksons, and “State of Shock,” which had Rolling Stones undertones.

Farrah Fawcett skateboarding in the 70’s.

Farrah Fawcett is another familiar figure to teen boys in the 70’s, with her pinup poster being one of the best-selling posters of all time.  She is known for her role in Charlie’s Angels, and she is pictured here in 1976 with a skateboard during the filming of an episode for the popular show.

Farrah Fawcett was known as America’s sex kitten and one of the most successful actresses of the time.  Her Charlie’s Angels role won her six Golden Globe Awards Nominations, six Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy’s.  Her hairstyle became the must-have for nearly every female at the time.

Let’s get back to the groovy era:


In a world where on most days there is more bad news than good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamor, and elegance.
From young...

Tech News

Woman Asked To Prove She’s Not a Robot – in Real Life

Whenever we are making an account online, purchasing something from a website or just signing in, we are often required to verify ourselves as humans. It’s called Captcha. In some cases, there are alphabets of upper and lower cases with a few numbers and we are required to type them down correct. While in other cases we are required to select pictures that relate to the given word above and then check the box “I’m not a robot”.

Well everyone is used to this practice because safety is key. So the site needs to make sure that you are human. But have you ever thought you will check the box in real life, on a piece of paper? Well, I guess not. But this happened to a woman who went to buy a new car. She had to sign some documents and then came to this page where she had to check the box “I’m not a robot”. This is quite surprising, isn’t it?

Marci Robin was as surprised as we are right now. She had never imagined in her life that she would have to prove someone by signing on the paper that she is a human. She wondered why the car dealer can’t see that she is a human, a girl and not a robot or something else. Well, Marci took and pen and checked the “I’m not a robot” box to prove that she is a real human being.

Marci questioned about this as if this might be an error. But she found out that this is the company’s corporate policy and it isn’t a onetime error. The policy requires the car dealership to replicate all documents that were on the online website to real paper. So all documents had this “I’m not a robot” checkbox included, because when purchasing online, people check this box.

Well, it is still strange because a human eye can certainly distinguish between a human and a robot. The technological world is progressing very fast, in the near future there might be robots that are difficult to distinguish from real humans so more documents will be needed to be signed. Let’s see what the future holds for us.

We want to be better…So if you found a mistake in this article, please let us know

Whenever we are making an account online, purchasing something from a website or just signing in, we are often required to verify ourselves as humans. It’s called Captcha. In some cases, there are alphabets of upper and lower cases with a few numbers...

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Celebrity Couples With Height Differences

Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle: 7’1” and 5’6”

As one of the best former basket player in the world, it’s no wonder Shaquille O’Neal nicknamed Shaq is one incredible tall man. In fact, he is one of the tallest the game has ever seen! Since retiring from playing he now serves as a sports analyst on a sports channel.

Shaq towers above his long-time girlfriend, entrepreneur Laticia Rolle. The two have been dating since 2014 and recently announced their engagement! While they may have a difference in height with Rolle standing at five-foot-two, they also have something in common. Rolle was also a basketball player in her senior year! Guess they bonded over their love of the game.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel: 5’2” and 6’3”

Fergie was one a musical goddess. The rapper and songwriter made it big with the group Black Eyed Peas and also through her solo album The Duchess which was released in 2006. She also scored herself one of the most gorgeous Hollywood actors around, Josh Duhamel who she wed in 2009.

These two met in 2004 where they were both appearing in a show on Lad Vegas. Two beautiful and talented people like this obviously hit it off in no time. they have a son together Axl Jack Duhamel. However, despite many years of happiness, they called it quits in 2017 and have remained good friends’ since.

Don’t get off the ladder yet, there’s more:


Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle: 7’1” and 5’6”
As one of the best former basket player in the world, it’s no wonder Shaquille O’Neal nicknamed Shaq is one incredible tall man. In fact, he is one of the tallest the game has ever seen! Since...

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Celebrity Couples With Height Differences

We all know it – a height difference is not a factor when love is in the air. We know it, but many do not act upon it. It’s really sad that there are many celebrities who think too much about their image in the press or on TMZ instead of their own feelings.

They could let a simple thing as height difference interfere with their life. Let’s take a look at these famous people who won’t let it ruin their love life.

Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle: 7’1” and 5’6”

As one of the best former basket player in the world, it’s no wonder Shaquille O’Neal nicknamed Shaq is one incredible tall man. In fact, he is one of the tallest the game has ever seen! Since retiring from playing he now serves as a sports analyst on a sports channel.

Shaq towers above his long-time girlfriend, entrepreneur Laticia Rolle. The two have been dating since 2014 and recently announced their engagement! While they may have a difference in height with Rolle standing at five-foot-two, they also have something in common. Rolle was also a basketball player in her senior year! Guess they bonded over their love of the game.

Don’t get off the ladder yet, there’s more:

We all know it – a height difference is not a factor when love is in the air. We know it, but many do not act upon it. It’s really sad that there are many celebrities who think too much about their image in the press or on TMZ instead of their own...

editorial

Woman Saves Baby Squirrel And It Changes Her Life

That’s nuts! Yes, but not in the way you might think. Simone Serfontein never expected her life to change when she was visiting her friend. In fact, she didn’t even know what she would do at the time. Would she freeze in a moment of confusion, or would she do something to save the life of a living creature?

The choice she made impacted not only herself but also her entire family. Dingetjie, as it came to be known ended up being more than she bargained for. The tiny thing would grow into something much more than the critter she thought it was. It would come to be a gesture which had consequences beyond Simone’s wildest imagination. Keep reading to find out how Simone’s choice affected her.

Read on to find out how it all began.

That’s nuts! Yes, but not in the way you might think. Simone Serfontein never expected her life to change when she was visiting her friend. In fact, she didn’t even know what she would do at the time. Would she freeze in a moment of confusion, or...

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Flight Attendant’s Quick Action Saves Passenger

When Shelia Fedrick began her shift as a flight attendant, little did she realize her presence on the flight from Seattle to San Francisco would dramatically alter the life of a fellow passenger. Her swift thinking and courageous actions bore startling repercussions for the ones affected.

An Unspeakable Discovery

Shelia Fedrick, just like many flight attendants, took part in the usual tasks on a plane. Her standard role involved ensuring customers enjoy a safe flight, as well as providing refreshments. One day, however, it seemed to her something was amiss. Trusting her instincts, Fedrick decided she had to act immediately. In doing so, she discovered what ended up being a shocking scenario too crazy to believe.


When Shelia Fedrick began her shift as a flight attendant, little did she realize her presence on the flight from Seattle to San Francisco would dramatically alter the life of a fellow passenger. Her swift thinking and courageous actions bore startling...

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Funniest Fishing Photos Ever Caught On Camera

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with nature, but you also experience fun while doing so.

Often fishing gets really crazy and so does the fishermen. Good thing for you is that we have managed to gather unexpectedly amusing events that prove fishing can be downright humorous and entertaining.

Read on and let yourself have a good old laugh on this comical fishing gallery.

The Power Of Nature

Fishing can be very intimidating too. Be cautious, if it’s your first time out on the water. The last thing you would want is to have a clash with nature. The way this pic looks, it can be assumed that this hotshot guy has caught himself quite a big deal! Or, some may guess it as – who’s fishing who? It seems quite hard to win this fight. We wonder whose hard work actually paid off.

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with...

interesting

Funniest Fishing Photos Ever Caught On Camera

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with nature, but you also experience fun while doing so.

Often fishing gets really crazy and so does the fishermen. Good thing for you is that we have managed to gather unexpectedly amusing events that prove fishing can be downright humorous and entertaining.

Read on and let yourself have a good old laugh on this comical fishing gallery.

The Power Of Nature

Fishing can be very intimidating too. Be cautious, if it’s your first time out on the water. The last thing you would want is to have a clash with nature. The way this pic looks, it can be assumed that this hotshot guy has caught himself quite a big deal! Or, some may guess it as – who’s fishing who? It seems quite hard to win this fight. We wonder whose hard work actually paid off.

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with...