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Elf on the Shelf has become a rhyming, ridiculous meme

Most memes are simple and easy to understand. Some other memes demand a bit more. The newest meme just wants you to rhyme stuff. SEE ALSO: Adorable grandma gently caresses George Clooney‘s face at TIFF Elf on the Shelf started as a Christmas tradition where people placed an elf on a shelf and promote paranoia in their kids by saying the doll could see everything they did. I‘m assuming everyone was aware of how bland of an idea this wa

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Snapchat‘s newest feature is the best thing it has ever done and here‘s proof

For many, Bitmoji is a hard sell. Scarred by annoying BitStrips years ago, the concept of creating an emoji of yourself seemed juvenile, and kind of cheesy. Even after Snap bought the company last year, it still didn‘t bring much to the table. Then, Snapchat rolled out an update last week, where users could make their own 3D Bitmoji, and animate them in their snaps. While 3D animated Bitmoji sounds like yet another mediocre feature tech com

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‘Cuphead‘ behind-the-scenes clip speaks to my inner jazz geek

Cuphead draws much of its inspiration from early "Silly Symphony" shorts from Disney, and other musically-inclined cartoons from the medium‘s youngest days (looking at you, Looney Tunes). And, as we see in this new behind the scenes clip, that extends to the music. This was a Thing with classic cartoon shorts: Music was central to the experience. Big band jazz ensembles didn‘t just set the mood; in many ways the sound they created

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How one charity is using skateboarding to changing lives across the world

SkatePal is a non-profit in Palestine that provides support to young people through skateboarding. Cultural, educational, and sporting opportunities are limited for many children in the region. Volunteers gather from all over the world to teach classes and help build skate parks for the organization. Read more...More about Sports, Uk, Kids, Charity, and Children

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Love is blind, or something like that, in Blake Lively trailer for ‘All I See Is You‘

What movies in 2017 needed was more Blake Lively, and apparently also more creepy children‘s choir covers of Beach Boys‘ songs (fact-check: we didn‘t need that last one!) In All I See Is You, directed by Marc Forster, Lively plays a blind woman, Gina, whose sight is restored via cornea surgery. It‘s supposed to be the last piece of her perfect life with husband James (Jason Clarke), but the marriage is unexpectedly cha

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This adorable girl discovered the famous ‘Excalibur‘ sword

Malinda Jones was swimming in Dozymary Pool in Cornwall when she spotted a sword through the water. The lake is the same place in which one myth says King Arthur‘s famous "Excalibur" blade was lost. The family believes the sword may just be an old movie prop, but at least Malinda had her fun wielding it. Read more...More about Entertainment, Movies, History, Viral, and Kids

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This camera could keep you safe at your next protest

The ‘Shonin Streamcam‘ wants to help you document your next march, social activation or eventIt acts as a watchdog camera, streaming straight to social media or to an SD card. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Social Good, Protection, and Activism

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You‘ve never seen anything quite as extra as these high school students and their ID photos

Never underestimate the capacity of teenagers to go all out when the opportunity arises. North Farmington High School in Michigan has a longstanding tradition of recreating iconic characters for senior photo IDs. Nearly every year students turn themselves into some of their favorite characters, memes, or just whatever they‘re feeling to craft the ultimate in school identification. And this year was no different. SEE ALSO: This kid dressed a

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It looks like Jewish identity is a big piece of the ‘Call of Duty: WWII‘ story

Red Daniels, the soldier you control in Call of Duty: WWII, isn‘t Jewish. But his best friend is. The latest Call of Duty brings the series back to 1940s Europe, and as we learned in April it doesn‘t sidestep Nazi persecution of Jews the way past games have. In fact, the WWII story mode appears to directly address the notion of what Jewish identity meant during the Holocaust. SEE ALSO: Make your childhood dreams come true and be

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The internet is convinced Kevin Durant is arguing with trolls on secret social media accounts

Only in a news climate so ludicrous as 2017‘s could a storyline this farfetched seem so incredible: The internet thinks Kevin Durant is arguing with trolls on a secret Twitter account. Yes, you heard it right the first time. The cyber sleuths of the internet are whole-heartedly convinced the NBA champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant is wading into the annals of Twitter and Instagram to clap back at those who insult him, armed with the invisi

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When video games do Lara Croft better than Hollywood can

Video games get a lot of flack particularly from "higher" forms of media, like film for their treatment of women. These criticisms aren‘t unfounded. As an industry, games have a long way to go and a unique set of challenges before it fixes all the deep-rooted issues with portraying women as tantalizing slabs of meat for men to gawk at. But it might be time for Hollywood to get off its high horse and reckon with its own pretty abysmal obje

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The internet is convinced Kevin Durant is arguing with trolls on his secret social media accounts

Only in a news climate so ludicrous as 2017‘s could a storyline this farfetched seem so incredible: The internet thinks Kevin Durant is arguing with trolls on a secret Twitter account. Yes, you heard it right the first time. The cyber sleuths of the internet are whole-heartedly convinced the NBA champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant is wading into the annals of Twitter and Instagram to clap back at those who insult him, armed with the invisi

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Microsoft sends invites to mysterious ‘mixed reality‘ event

Microsoft is ready to reveal its next big move in mixed reality. The company invited a handful of journalists to a intimate and rather mysterious San Francisco event on Oct. 3. On the agenda: A reveal of Microsoft‘s full mixed-reality strategy and, perhaps, the next big steps. SEE ALSO: Microsoft Paint is getting evicted from Windows The announcement comes as something of a surprise, since experts and pundits have spent weeks speculatin

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Okay, but what does director Darren Aronofsky think ‘mother!‘ is really about?

It feels like everyone comes out of mother! with a different takeaway, and that‘s one of the most intriguing things about it. This is a film that sparks discussion by opening itself up to all sorts of interpretations. SEE ALSO: So ... what is Jennifer Lawrence‘s ‘mother!‘ really about? But if you‘re curious what its own creator, writer-director Darren Aronofsky, thinks it‘s about, you‘ve come to the right

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What to do if you downloaded the malware-infected CCleaner app

All you wanted was a faster computer. You thought that by downloading CCleaner, a popular and free app for optimizing PC performance, you‘d sweep out those digital cobwebs and be zipping around your trusty Windows machine at lightening speeds in no time. But then CCleaner was compromised by hackers, and you learned that by installing it, you may have actually loaded malware onto your computer. Thankfully for you, it‘s easy to find out

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Hulu‘s big win proves the Emmys are more important than ever

This is exactly the sentiment that Hulu wants to see after its big win at the Emmys: Ok I REALLY need to get Hulu so I can watch Handmaid‘s Tale. Mark Buchanan (@therealmarkb) September 18, 2017 The morning after Hulu‘s The Handmaid‘s Tale won the Emmy for best dramaa first for a streaming showit‘s easy to find people having a very understandable reaction. They‘ll have to give Hulu a shot. This is the payoff for s

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J.K. Rowling has a fear of utterly gigantic spiders and honestly, who doesn‘t?

Now we know where the inspiration for Ron Weasley‘s fear of spiders came from. J.K. Rowling tweeted a picture of an enormous spider Monday morning. She reiterated that she is a strong woman before thanking her husband for trapping the beast so she could walk through a door. It‘ll send shivers down your spine. Where did this long-legged creature come from?! SEE ALSO: Never, ever ask J.K. Rowling this one ‘Harry Potter‘ ques

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Donald Glover is getting bullied into finishing his mixtape with Chance the Rappers

Blessings to all the 14 year olds of the world. Thanks to them, we might finally get our hands on a whole mixtape from Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper after years of teases from the two artists. During the 2017 Emmy awards, big winner Donald Glover addressed his work as Childish Gambino and whether or not music made under that moniker would continue. "I don‘t ever want to do anything because I‘m forced too. Once you do that thi

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Add this video to the list of why you should never propose over a body of water

When Seth Dixon went to propose to the love of his life, it took an unexpected turn. Instead of putting a ring on her finger, they went swimming. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Engagement, Proposal, Fail, and Marriage

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Bose‘s Google Assistant headphones reportedly appear in the wild (but you can‘t buy them yet)

Google is expected to bring its voice assistant directly to headphones and the first pair of cans with the AI helper might have accidentally hit store shelves before an official announcement could even be made. Multiple pairs of Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones have been spotted at Best Buy stores, according to 9to5Google. The headphones aren‘t even listed on Bose‘s website yet and the story didn‘t allow anyone to b

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Dude crashes his parachute in a packed stadium of football fans

Yep, everyone saw that. A display of human skill and courage went awry on Saturday during a college football match when a Navy parachuter missed the field and crashed right into the side of the stands. Wisconsin was facing off against BYU in Provo, Utah, but a little pregame entertainment stole the show. Multiple Navy SEALs with gold and blue parachutes landed in the field before the game, but one overshot his landing, almost hitting the crow

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‘The Powerpuff Girls‘ now have a big sister named Bliss

After a little bit of teasing, it‘s official: the rebooted Powerpuff Girls now number four thanks to the introduction of older teenage sister, Bliss. SEE ALSO: The original cast of ‘Powerpuff Girls‘ is powerfully PO‘d Bliss was introduced on Sunday night during the special Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four event on the Cartoon Network. Welcome to the family Bliss! #PowerpuffGirls #Bliss pic.twitter.com/ZhDmI99LRG Cartoon N

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Paramount is #sorrynotsorry about Jennifer Lawrence‘s ‘mother!‘

Reactions to Jennifer Lawrence‘s mother! have been ... mixed, to put it nicely. While critics generally liked it, audiences mostly revolted, making mother! the rare movie to earn an F Cinemascore. SEE ALSO: So ... what is Jennifer Lawrence‘s ‘mother!‘ really about? Paramount Pictures, though, would like you to know that it‘s very much standing by its oddball release. Megan Colligan, the studio‘s worldwide presi

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Andy Murray continues to speak up about women‘s equality in tennis

Andy Murray made headlines this year for his remarks about women tennis players off court. Now he‘s taking things one step further in an essay written for BBC News, published Monday, where he discusses the future of tennis and the barriers to gender equality that the sport must overcome to get there. "People often underestimate the amount of work that it takes to become a top tennis player. And that work ethic is the same whether you are a

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