Hey property bros, quit telling millennials to stop eating smashed avocado on toast


Millennials like avocado on toast and soy lattes and expensive rents and ASOS clothes by the bucketload. They pay for it all with their outrageous, disposable incomes. And when they reach adulthood, they only want to buy a three-bedroom house with ocean views on the best street in town. 

In other words, they want to have the smashed avo and eat it too — and they’ll eat all the avocado they please, goddamnit. 

SEE ALSO: No, baby boomers, millennials aren’t poor because they eat smashed avocado

In recent months, it seems every smarmy rich dude and responsible adult in Australia — the place with the highest per capita consumption rate of ridiculous organic food types — has been preachin’ high and low about the pure disrespect for money that Gen Y has shown in their young lives. Read more…

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Foreigners barred from Singapore’s largest pride event


The organisers of Singapore’s only pride event have banned foreigners from attending this year, following a rule change in the city’s laws on demonstrations and political gatherings.

Before the rule change, foreigners could attend Pink Dot as observers, but only locals were allowed to actively “demonstrate” by joining in the human formation of the event’s trademark pink dot or holding up placards.

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The event’s organisers said in a statement that changes to the city’s Public Order Act — laws limiting demonstrations in the country — would mean that the law “no longer distinguishes between participants and observers, and regards anyone who turns up … in support of an event to be part of an assembly.” Read more…

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Chinese internet users troll Putin’s piano performance


Here’s one skill Putin might not want to add to his repertoire.

The Russian president launched into a piano performance ahead of his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Sunday. 

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Putin, who was in Beijing for a summit, played two Russian songs — Moscow Windows and Evening Song — dubbed the unofficial anthems of Moscow and St Petersburg.

But Chinese social media users were far from impressed.

“This is such an amateur performance,” said one user on social media platform Weibo.

“I suggest that he learns from our country’s four-year-old pianists,” another added. Read more…

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The hotdog identifying app in Silicon Valley is real — and it’s pure gold


*** Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched season 4 of Silicon Valley ***

How great is it when life imitates art?

Much of season four of Silicon Valley so far has circled around the boorish charm of entrepreneur Erlich Bachman and his attempt to make something of the young developer Jian-Yang’s octopus recipes app. 

Bachman hastily invested in the app, thinking it had to do with Oculus — not octopus.  

SEE ALSO: Everyone is pretty grossed out by a Twitter executive desperately wooing Trump

With venture capitalists confused as to why anyone would want an app with eight octopus recipes in it, Bachman seized on Jian-Yang’s lack of English by explaining its not a seafood app, but rather you can “see food,” pivoting the app to become the “Shazam of food” to secure funding. Read more…

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Prankster who streaked on Eurovision could face 5 years in jail


The dude who crashed the Eurovision stage — who everyone thought was Australian because he was wearing the country’s flag as a cape, but isn’t — appears to be in a lot of trouble.

Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk mooned the crowd and millions of television viewers on stage during the performance of reigning winner Jamala at the final in Kiev on Saturday night.

SEE ALSO: Some dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

Here’s the moment again, if you missed it.  

Sediuk was removed from the stage, and no references were made to the incident by the show’s presenters. Australian fans were reportedly furious following the incident, with concerns that the country would not be invited to compete in Eurovision again. Read more…

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Dude almost flips directly into oncoming traffic and Twitter is shook


This video is giving us some serious “Do it for the Vine” flashbacks.

Twitter user @TommyFrmBroward uploaded a video of his friend doing an extremely risky stunt for a video and… let’s just say it almost ended very, very badly.

The reckless dude climbed onto the back of a car parked on an obvious slope to show off his video-worthy backflip next to an active road. We’re no physicists, but the flip’s momentum in combination with the slope were clearly too much for the guy, who narrowly avoided falling directly into oncoming traffic.

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Watch him unwittingly test his luck right next to fast-moving cars here: Read more…

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NBCUniversal is buying an arts and crafts tutorial site


NBCUniversal is getting into arts and crafts.

The media conglomerate said this week that it’s buying Craftsy, a DIY tutorial and art supply site, in what Recode reported to be a $230 million deal.

The Denver-based startup merges media and e-commerce with paywalled courses on everything from watercolor painting to “mastering the art of the pizza,” as well as a catalog of crafting kits.

SEE ALSO: How Video Platform Craftsy Is Acquiring 1,600 Paying Students Per Day

NBC plans to tap Craftsy’s contributing instructors to appear on various shows across the company’s cable and broadcast channels like Bravo’s Top Chef and SyFy’s Face Off. The startup will also use its own production studio to create content for the network. Read more…

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Jennifer Lawrence tears her heart out for you in the poster for ‘Mother!’


Ah, Mother’s Day. It’s a time when our feeds are clogged with people pouring their hearts out for their loved ones, but director Darren Aronofsky couldn’t resist a grotesque tie-in for his upcoming film Mother!

The first cinematic poster for the film, posted on Twitter by Aronofsky on Sunday, features a sullen-looking Jennifer Lawrence with her hands drenched in blood. 

SEE ALSO: Two weeks in, we’re already asking if ‘Guardians 2’ can manage a $1 billion box office

Lawrence also happens to be holding her heart in her hands, seemingly freshly taken out of a gap in her chest. We know Mother! is meant to be a psychological horror film, but just, wow. Read more…

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Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars


The ride-hailing app wars just took another dramatic turn with the announcement that Google’s Waymo self-driving car team will be teaming up with Lyft, Uber’s chief rival. 

This could change everything. 

SEE ALSO: Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

In a deal that was confirmed by both Waymo and Lyft in a report from The New York Times, the two companies will work together on autonomous vehicle “pilot projects and product development efforts.”

“Waymo holds today’s best self-driving technology, and collaborating with them will accelerate our shared vision of improving lives with the world’s best transportation,” a Lyft spokeswoman told the Times in a statement on Sunday.   Read more…

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Experts poke holes in claims that fidget spinners can treat ADHD


Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy?

Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there’s no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

“I know there’s lots of similar toys … and there’s basically no scientific evidence that those things work across the board,” Scott Kollins, a clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University, told NPR on Sunday.

SEE ALSO: We, your child’s school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next Read more…

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