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This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Mic, the well-funded website for woke millennials, has produced a corny video about voting called “69 the vote.” Now, we issue a tearful goodbye to 69, the only pure thing that was left in this hateful world. This is why we can’t have nice things. Gawker

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Gawker Media's Biggest Mistakes

I’ve had lots of ideas in my time here at Gawker Media, all of them good. I’ve also had countless constructive and fruitful conversations with various editors about my ideas, and I know I’m better for it. However, these same editors have also made mistakes—egregious ones. Fortunately, the advent of the messaging app Slack has allowed for some of these ...

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The New Meme Is Plabe

Everybody’s always asking me: What’s the new meme? I’m here to tell you: The new meme is plabe. A meme happens when someone does something funny on a website somewhere, and other people on the internet start doing the same funny thing, but they put their own spin on it. Maybe you find out about the meme when it pops ...

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What To Pack For A Nuclear Attack You Won't Survive Anyway

Image via Getty. I spend most of my time thinking about one of two frightening things: how I could have had more fun in college, and what will happen when there’s a nuclear attack against the United States. (And I do believe it will happen in my lifetime.) Nuclear war and nuclear terrorism are just about the scariest things in ...

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Today's Best Deals: Instant Pot, 4K IPS Display, Pokémon Go Gear

A 4K IPS display, a highly rated pressure cooker, and a $ 1 Hateful Eight rental lead off Wednesday’s best deals. http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li… Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Outfitters, LOFT, The North Face, and More Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Outfitters, LOFT, The North Face, and More Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Benefit Cosmetics,… LOFT’s 40% off everything ...

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Listen to an Unemployed Person Today

In 2013, we published a 40-week series of true stories of unemployment. When it concluded, I still had dozens of unpublished stories. Here are a few. More than three years after the final installment of that series, I still occasionally receive new stories. Mostly, people just want to be heard. Here is one that I received just this week, from ...

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Kotaku Two No Man’s Sky Players Wound Up On The Same Planet (But Couldn’t See Each Other) | Sploid W

Kotaku Two No Man’s Sky Players Wound Up On The Same Planet (But Couldn’t See Each Other) | Sploid Watch a Sewage Truck Explode Even Though You Probably Don’t Want To | Jalopnik BMW’s Tesla Model 3 Attack Ads Are Hilariously Ironic | Lifehacker My Favorite Pencil | Gawker

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Trump Denies That He Was Alluding to Possibility of Clinton's Assassination: “There Can Be No Other Interpretation”

On Tuesday, Donald Trump made an oblique reference to the possibility of Hillary Clinton, were she to be elected president, being assassinated by “Second Amendment people” hoping to stop her from taking away their guns. Trump denied that this is what he was saying in a later interview with Sean Hannity. http://gawker.com/donald-trump-t… “Obviously you’re saying that there’s a strong political ...

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89 Days and a Wake Up

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Florida. Photo: AP Gawker

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A Woman Was Fatally Shot By Police During a Live Gun Demonstration in Florida

Image via screenshot/CBS A woman is dead after being fatally shot during a live gun demonstration in Punta Gorda, Florida. Local CBS affiliate WINK reports that Mary Knowlton was one of two participants randomly selected during a “Citizen’s Police Academy” session in order to demonstrate what to do during a “shoot/don’t shoot” situation. Advertisement According to Police Chief Thomas Lewis, ...

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