Social News Daily Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:52:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Journalist Orders Xbox One Accidentally While Doing An Apple Watch Demo [Watch] Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:44:08 +0000

Tiny watch, big fingers, one-click purchasing. Not good ingredients for a ‘informational video on some Apple Watch apps.’

But it makes for one hilarious video that quickly went viral!

CNET’s Scott Stein did the very embarrassing/accidental button press when he wasn’t trying to purchase a brand-new Xbox One off his Apple Watch but did it happened anyway. Yay technology!

While on Periscope, Stein was demoing the apps on his Apple Watch that he purchased over the weekend with some of his colleagues. A very simple information video, that turned very real very fast.

Of those apps was the newly updated Amazon app specific to Apple Watch. Stein uses Siri to search for items, searching for the Xbox One, hit the first result – $350 Xbox One Assassin’s Creed: Unity bundle – scrolled down, and [unfortunately] with ‘one-click’ enabled, Stein tried very hard NOT to hit the button but did it anyway.

His reaction? Priceless.

[Photo credit: Apple]

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Look At This Dildo You Can Fill With Your Dead Lover’s Ashes, Called “21 Grams” Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:39:28 +0000

The 5 stages of loss and grief quickly became 6 stages with the introduction of “21 Grams”, a new dildo that stores your deceased lover’s ashes in a tiny urn resting inside the sex toy. Just when you thought one would never be able to use the words ‘dildo’ and ‘ashes’ in the same sentence, 2015 came in full speed ahead.

21 grams

By the way, this is 100% real.

If you ever thought, “the only thing that would make this lonely and personal masturbation better, is bringing a dead soul into the mix!” then a guy named Mark Sturkenboom answered your prayers. Mark’s online explanation of the ashy dildo is simple.

“21 Grams is a memory-box that allows a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one.”

21 grams lover

The dildo is called ’21 grams’ because “The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the diseased and displays an immortal desire.” Also, it has been said that the weight of the human soul equals to 21 grams.

Weirded out yet? Maybe more of his item description will [not] help with the weirdness, “She is able to have an intimate night with her sweetheart again.” Not only are you given the opportunity to masturbate with ashes inside a dildo, the “cabinet” that comes with this dildo is pretty high-tech.

There is room for an iPhone in the back to play whatever music you desire and the sound comes through the ‘forget me not’ flowers. The key to unlock the dildo cabinet is a golden collier. So whoever owns this is the only one that can open it (DARN! No neighborly access allowed). Also, there is a perfume spritzer in case things start to get stanky.



Mark continues on his website:

“21 Grams is not only a way to tempt a person to revive an
intimate night with her love again
but also displays an accusation against
the unavoidable passing of life.”

So, there’s that.

[Photo credit: Mark Sturkenboom]

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Artist Draws Penises Around Potholes To Get Them Fixed Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:54:44 +0000

Well, that’s one way to get their attention.

One mystery street artist has had enough of troublesome potholes in his neighborhood, so he came up with a clever way to get the city’s attention. Known only as “Wanksy”, the street artist says the potholes weren’t getting fixed until the road became unusable. Wanksy began spraypainting penises around the potholes in Bury, northwest England and noticed they began to get fixed pretty quickly. Wanksy says that his drawings are meant to make people smile, while bringing attention to a big problem.

“I wanted to attract attention to the potholes and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem. It seems to be working, judging from the Facebook fan page,” explained to the Metro.

It seems his mission has been successful. The street artist’s Facebook page has almost 2,000 likes.

Obviously the city isn’t too happy with Wanksy’s actions. A spokesman for the city shared his thoughts on the cheeky drawings.

“Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes.”

But, cleaning the graffiti equals repairing the pothole…

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DeLorean Pulled Over For ‘Leaky Flux Capacitor’ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:27:07 +0000

Calling all Back To The Future fans! The DeLorean has been spotted and some say it might even have a “leaky flux capacitor.”

On Saturday, Officers of the Central Motorway Police Group spotted the DeLorean being transported by a trailer. The officers just had to have some fun. The officers pulled the replica over on the grounds that it had a ‘leaky flux capacitor’ and said they needed to investigate the car. If you remember from the Back To The Future trilogy, the flux capacitor was the main component of the DeLorean that allowed it to travel in time. If you haven’t seen the films, shame on you. Let’s take a look back at that iconic scene where the DeLorean is introduced.

The authorities took to Twitter to share their discovery.

People immediately began to retweet the status and ask questions. One user asked what was the reason the DeLorean was pulled over.

Built in Belfast, the DeLorean replica is used at events, such as weddings and parties. It looks extremely similar to the real thing, so kudos to the builder.

The owner of the model, who ironically prefers to be called Doc Brown, also got into the Twitter fun.

After the police took pictures, the DeLorean was allowed to continue on with its’ journey.

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‘#VeryRealisticYA’ Tweets Keep it Real Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:24:30 +0000

Book lovers on Twitter have just met a new hashtag to love, and tweets are aplenty all around.

#VeryRealisticYA has been one trending hashtag that has readers and young adult literature fans poking fun at YA Lit conventions and stereotypes. Twitter users of all ages have pitched in with their two cents on many tropes and plot conventions in beloved books, and given them their own hearty dose of reality. See the results for yourself.

Let’s get started with John Hansen, the user who started it all:

Twitter picked up on the hashtag, and users ran with it.

— Nick Mamatas (@NMamatas) March 29, 2015

Some tweets rang true and kept current with fandoms:

A couple of them could even blend in well with Dystopian YA Novel:

Some averted what could have turned into a grisly horror film or a tragedy by using common sense:

photo credit: The Book Shelf via photopin (license)

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Obama and ‘Anger Translator Luther’ Dropped Burns at 2015 WHCD Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:16:22 +0000

So recently at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Barack Obama brought in an “anger translator” to dish out some real burns on certain issues that needed addressing.

ObamaLuther the Anger Translator is a character used in many of the comedy duo Key & Peele’s presidential address skits. These skits feature Jordan Peele impersonating Barack Obama and Kegan-Michael Key as his ever-trusty, ever-incensed, and ever-sassy translator Luther. Only this time, the real Obama called on Luther to give his audience the real score on certain issues while couching it in some riotous street-talk comedy. With all the President’s cool, detached, “never-get-angry” rhetoric, Luther was a refreshing complement to really get how Obama felt out there.

From start to finish, the POTUS and Luther delivered some burns that night:  Fox News, CNN’s week-long coverage of the Ebola epidemic, and climate change deniers, just to name a few.

The audience either loved the zingers, or hated them: a good number of politicians and their guests had a good belly laugh, and Laverne Cox was clearly seen having a good time at her table. On the other hand, half of the audience were having absolutely none of it, looking either rather discomfited or bored with the whole performance.

Obama made mention of an astouning $6-million-dollar donation from Ted Cruz and how the Supreme Court had ruled it as “just exercising free speech”, to which Luther explained, “Yeah, that’s the kind of speech like this, ‘I just wasted six million dollars.'” The president alo mentioned how Hillary Clinton would have to raise a similar sum, and Luther starts: “Oh, yes. She’s gonna get that money. She’s gonna get all the money. Khaleesi is coming to Westeros! So watch out!”, much to the cheering of the audience.

The tables were turned, however, when Obama began discussing climate change. He gradually worked up a fine simmer over the most recent scientific facts and its deniers, when even Luther had to calm him down: “with all due respect, sir, I don’t think you need an anger translator, I think you need counselling.”

Watch the clip here:

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Jason Alexander From ‘Seinfeld’ Records Personal George Costanza Answering Machine Message For Kat Dennings [Watch] Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:53:05 +0000

A very special nostalgic treat happened on the ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ this week. Fans of ‘Seinfeld’ will recognize this song immediately. The famous George Costanza’s famous answering machine message, which was sang along to the TV series Greatest American Hero’s theme song.

Jason Alexander was a great sport after hearing the star of ‘2 Broke Girls’, Kat Dennings, had been using the Constanza message as her personal voicemail for the last 6 years.

Well, what happens when you have Jason Alexander, aka George Costanza, right in front of you on national television? With the little help of James Corden, you have him record it personally on your own phone rather than Kat recording it off of YouTube.

Bravo, Jason. He still got it! *snap snap*

[Photo credit: YouTube]

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David Blaine Freaks Out Harrison Ford with Magic Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:46:39 +0000

Harrison Ford. The man who played one of the most iconic space pirates and gunslingers of all time, had a Wookie for a best friend, and made us swoon with two simple words: “I know.” The man who had us holding our breath as he dodged rolling boulders, plunged the depth of wondrous and mysterious locales, and became the most dashing, Nazi-defying archaeologist we loved. The man who prowled the gritty streets of a dystopian concrete jungle, hunting down chilling body-snatcher robots. All these roles he played, and more, and embedded his adventures and escapades in our minds.

Now, watch Harrison Ford get the goosebumps over a not-entirely-simple card trick, courtesy of none other than David Blaine.


David Blaine is not one for flashy performances and on-stage magic in glitzy costumes and enormous felines. In fact, this illusionist is best known for taking his prestidigitation to the streets and prefers his audience encounters to be up-close and personal, dumbfounding crowds with anything from card tricks to sleight-of-hand. His endurance performances are astounding in their brutal simplicity: from being buried alive in a 3.5 ton tank of water in New York to being left on a 100-foot high, 22-inch wide pillar in Bryant Park, unfettered and unharnessed, as he withstood a full 35 hours of being battered by the biting cold and harsh winds of May.

Time magazine lauded Blaine with the statement, “his deceptively low-key, ultracool manner leaves spectators more amazed than if he’d razzle-dazzled.” Penn Jillette, the vocal half of the skeptic-illusionist duo Penn & Teller, says of him, “The biggest breakthrough done in our lifetime was David Blaine’s Street Magic, where his idea was to do really simple tricks but to concentrate… to turn the camera around on the people watching instead of the people doing. So to make the audience watch the audience, which that first special Street Magic, is the best TV magic special ever done and really, really does break new ground.”

So how does low-key illusionist David Blaine freak Harrison Ford in his own home?

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Kermit Doppleganger Discovered; Kermit Reacts Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:24:06 +0000

Kermit The Frog may just have met his long-lost twin.

A newly-discovered frog deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest is not only causing quite the stir in the Science world. It’s also creating a big buzz in Jim Henson’s fuzzy muppet world, too, and it’s pretty easy to see why.

Meet Hyalinobatrachium dianae, or Diane’s Bare-breasted Glassfrog, a googly-eyed amphibious resident of Costa Rica’s sprawling rainforest ecosystem, and the newest darling of the zoological field. Brian Kubicki, the frog’s discoverer, decided to name it after his own mother, Janet Diane Kubiki.

KermitThe science world is overjoyed to be able to say this frog is a truly distinct species from the other glass frogs previously discovered, many thanks to its unique physical traits. However, they also noticed that its call – a long, metallic whistle sound — sounds much closer to an insect’s than an actual frog’s, and experts postulate that this was one of the reasons it took so long to discover this new creature.

Diane’s Barebreasted Glassfrog looks resplendent in its vibrant lime-green coloring. Its horizontal pupils make it look exactly like our beloved Kermit — but it’s its translucent skin that gives it its name. All you need to do is flip the frog over, and be amazed.

Disney wasted no time in getting a one-on-interview with Kermit the Frog on his thoughts on this new frog on the block, as well as his thoughts on Costa Rica, and how this could affect his relationship with Miss Piggy.

Disney: Does this discovery make it any easier being green?
Kermit: Absolutely. Being green is easy compared to being transparent. I thought that I blended in with so many other ordinary things. And that people tended to pass me over ’cause I wasn’t standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky.

But when you’re transparent, folks really look right through you. It’s almost like you’re invisible …. which might come in handy around Miss Piggy. I take it back. I want to be transparent.

Disney: Have you ever been to Costa Rica? Do you plan to visit based on this news?
Kermit: I have been to Costa Rica. I love it! And I have a virtual plague of cousins down there. In addition to the glass frogs, there are red-eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs, and the smoky jungle frogs.

Disney: Most importantly, how did Piggy react to the news?
Kermit: She’s jealous. Not about me being involved with another frog, she’s just jealous that this new frog is getting more publicity than her. And as for being transparent, that’s nothing new for us. Piggy and I have a very transparent relationship. Every time I make an excuse about a date or marriage, she sees right through me.

We feel you, Kermit.

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“Half-Drunk” Chris Pratt Answers Fan’s Questions, So Many Coincidences Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:27:12 +0000

Actor and heartthrob, Chris Pratt spent some time with the Internet today during a Reddit AMA. Pratt is a leading Hollywood actor with roles in both television and films. Best known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt hasn’t always been a leading man. Working various jobs from salesman to stripper, he ended up homeless in Malibu. In fact, he waited tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company before he was discovered by actor-director Rae Dawn Chong at the age of 19. He was casted in her directorial debut, Cursed 3. His career began to take off with television roles in Everwood and Parks and Recreation. After many failed auditions for films, such as Avatar and Star Trek, he was finally cast in a supporting role in Moneyball. This role lead to bigger roles, such as Guardians Of The Galaxy. He is now known as one of the biggest actors in Hollywood.

Chris Pratt

Pratt kicked off his Reddit AMA with the disclaimer that he was still half-drunk from the night before. This fact will come back into play after one user’s question. Things immediately got interesting. Reddit user rubberboy sked Pratt to clear up the rumor that the actor used to live in his house. Amazingly, the answer was yes.

Chris Pratt

Of course, there where funny moments, but the coincidences just kept coming. Like when YaketyMax asked Pratt what he thought about this video featuring clips of Pratt dubbed to Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre.”

Pratt didn’t say anything about the video, instead he shared the fact that he had met Dr. Dre the night before, which led one user to believe that is why he was still half-drunk and probably under the influence of substances other than alcohol.

Pratt AMA

The mention of marijuana doesn’t seem to faze Pratt. He says he used to smoke a lot of weed in his past, which leads us to believe he probably still does. At one point he was asked what his characters, Andy Dwyer, Johnny Karate and Bert Macklin would be doing. Pratt replies, “Here’s something you might not have known about those characters. They smoked a lot of weed. they’d probably be doing that right now.”

One of the biggest topics of the AMA (and probably the reason Pratt participated in the first place) was his upcoming film, Jurassic World. Reddit user, rocker2014 brought up yet another ironic topic.

Pratt AMA

The AMA quickly filled with questions. Within the first three minutes of the thread, there were already 400 questions. Pratt managed to answer 20 of them, which were all posted in those first 3 minutes of the AMA session. This led to many users complaining that they didn’t have a chance to participate and saw questions far after they had been closed. #firstworldproblems.

After answering questions for a brief time, Pratt had to rush off to a guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon. He signed off by explaining how much he loves his fans. He also plugged his upcoming movie, Jurassic World.

“Thank you guys for the questions. I have to go. I am doing Jimmy Fallon in a minute. I am so thankful for all the support, it truly means a lot. You guys have been really nice and cool. And I mean that. I have very few haters (not to brag) and that is nice because I am a people pleaser and I will do anything to make you like me. Absolutely anything. I mean it. I’ll tell you to hit me up with all your strange sexual and non-sexual requests… wait, no… I’m hearing this is over now. Oh well. I love you. Go see Jurassic World if you please and here’s a link to a clip. Take care. God bless. See you at the movies!”

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