Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen’s mom

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Never, ever switch phone numbers with your mom.

A 15-year-old named Christian recently got himself in a sticky icky situation after swapping phone numbers with his mother. Someone didn’t get the memo, and unfortunately, that someone was his weed dealer.

Christian’s sister Anna tweeted out a photo of the exchange, which as an older, wiser sister, she found pretty hilarious.

my mom and my little brother switched phones and my mom received this text and I am crying lmaooo pic.twitter.com/eO1PdsvXUw

— a nna (@anna5skin) December 2, 2016

“Need bud?” the text said.

Christian’s mom replied explaining the mishap, but needed some clarification.  Read more…

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Newt Gingrich commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor in the worst way possible

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Many, including politicians, took a few moments on Wednesday to commemorate the lives that were lost 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed thousands of Americans and essentially thrust the U.S. into World War II. 

But Newt Gingrich’s attempt was so awful, Twitter users were left with their jaws on the floor. 

It all started innocently enough.

But then things took a turn.

While the attack certainly came as a surprise to the world, saying the “Japanese displayed professional brilliance” is a confusing and offensive statement. Dec. 7 is the “date which will live in infamy,” as Franklin D. Roosevelt, famously declared. Read more…

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The internet is really pumped about this teen’s quinceañera

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There’s one event this year you just can’t miss.

Thanks to a viral video invitation, a teenage girl in rural Mexico is going to have the quinceañera of a lifetime. With a guest list of more than 1 million people for the 15th birthday party, BBC reports, Mexican police are expected to deploy to the bash for security reasons.

Such a huge turnout would easily dwarf the extravagance of any ridiculously expensive Super Sweet 16 party on MTV. In the video invite, 14-year-old Rubi Ibarra Garcia stands smiling in a cheetah-print dress and tiara, as her father opens the December party to everyone who can come. Read more…

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Amazon Go is coming, so it’s time to learn how to bag your own damn groceries

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Amazon Go is coming, and that means you’re finally going to have to bag your own groceries.

*gasp*

On Monday, Amazon released its new app that aims to revolutionize in-store shopping by allowing users to swipe their phones upon entering a store, scan items along the way and then, well, to put it simply… leave.

Sounds convenient, right? Well, not if you’re a stranger to the self-checkout line and have relied on cashiers to bag your groceries all these years.

With the new Amazon Go app, shopping (like so many other things in life) is about to become totally centered around your smartphone. With Amazon Go’s new “Just Walk Out” technology, customers won’t have to wait in those pesky checkout lines, which means there will no longer be a need for cashiers. Read more…

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Genius builds robot that communicates in GIFs

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Sometimes it may feel like only GIFs truly understand you. Well now you can make a bot that will always catch your drift.

A user on Imgur by the name of Shekit, created a custom robot that can respond to your voice with GIFs.

Peeqo, the name of this GIF-tastic bot, is truly a marvelous hybrid of design and code — and while its inventor writes that creating him was a “complex build,” all of Peeqo’s materials are easily available online.  

In Shekit’s words, “Peeqo is a personal desktop robotic assistant who expresses himself through GIFs. Think of him as the love child of Amazon Echo and a Disney character. He has a conversational UI, so he responds to voice commands but answers only through GIFs.”  Read more…

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This is why you don’t pose with guns for the mannequin challenge

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A mannequin challenge filmed in Huntsville, Alabama, has attracted plenty of attention — much of it from law enforcement. 

In November, a group of 22 men gathered together to partake in the viral challenge, but rather than striking a silly pose with a friend or pretending to chug from a bottle of wine, they decided to film themselves frozen with firearms in hand.

After the controversial video was submitted to the Madison County Sheriff’s office website, police launched an investigation that ended in two arrests, along with the seizure of several firearms and marijuana.

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Someone figured out the death totals on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Walking Dead’

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If you don’t watch Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, you probably at least know that the ubiquitous shows feature unusually high death tolls.

Artist Nantes Ryka wasn’t satisfied not knowing which of the two gory series has actually been the most deathly. So he created a detailed infographic that shows a clear winner (if killing more characters makes something a winner, that is).

Ryka declares The Walking Dead to have caused 1,216 casualties, while Game of Thrones caused a mere 704.

The infographic catalogues the first five seasons of each show. If it weren’t for the casual murderers of more than 1,000 zombies on The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones would have been crowned most deathly. Read more…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls the pop culture moments that defined him

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For a lot of people, the musical Hamilton will be a moment in pop culture history they will never forget.  That’s not so much the case for Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

Instead, the Tony-winning actor and playwright spent a good amount of time on Twitter today telling the world of the various events that he is still processing and will never forget.

POP CULTURE EVENTS FROM WHICH I HAVE STILL NOT RECOVERED, MANY YEARS LATER: A thread by Lin-Manuel Miranda

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 7, 2016

Obviously, King of Pop Michael Jackson was up first.  Read more…

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Oh hell yeah, look how big this turtle is

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Damn, you guys gotta get a look at this turtle.

Two people from New Zealand were on a boat and they filmed the shelled creature and, wow, this thing is big, you won’t believe it.

I mean, hell yeah at the size of this thing. Throw some wheels on this guy and you’ve got a Toyota Camry, you know what I mean? You could eat a Thanksgiving dinner with your whole family on the back of this guy.

Pippa Partington and her husband Craig spotted the turtle (a leatherback sea turtle, to be exact) off the coast of Mangawhai on December 6.

Dang.  Read more…

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People are mercilessly ridiculing Montreal’s scrawny Christmas tree

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This year, Montreal wanted to have the tallest, most magnificent Christmas tree in all of North America. It did not do that.

But the city did achieve part of its goal. Its new fir is not the tallest in North America (it’s about six feet shorter than the Rockefeller Plaza tree), nor does anyone seem to find it magnificent in any way. But it sure is a tree! Good job on that.

And as it is a funny-looking thing displayed in public, people have lots of jokes about it. Hey, we shouldn’t be so harsh — Charlie Brown would probably be very impressed. Read more…

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