My name is Dan Covfefe and unfortunately the meme died before I could capitalize financially on it

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My name is Dan Covfefe and I should be the person everyone is talking about right now. I should be the hit of the country—nay, the world– right now. But I’m not. And I blame you. 

It all started with a tweet from Donald Trump.

I saw the tweet almost instantly after it was posted and my heart started racing. The president called me by name. What serendipity. I had always known I was destined to do something great, something magnificent, and this was it. After a few seconds of careful thought I fired back the reply that, I thought, would propel me into the global spotlight.

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Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz?

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Late night TV is full of overachieving hosts: Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon are locked in a battle for ratings dominance (while Colbert is simultaneously locked in a snark battle with President Trump); Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 2018 Oscars (despite this year’s controversial telecast); and James Corden is apparently trying to become the third-busiest man in showbiz behind Ryan Seacrest and Chris Hardwick.  

In addition to hosting this year’s Grammys — and next year’s, for that matter — Corden has a number of high profile TV shows (one for Snapchat, no less!) and movies in the works, all with varying degrees of buzz. But while Seacrest and Hardwick have crossed from ubiquity into full-blown overexposure, Corden has managed to avoid that air of omnipresence that makes his rivals seem like they’d show up to a door opening.  Read more…

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Adorable new ‘Game of Thrones’ Funkos will make you forget the tiresome bloodshed

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Game of Thrones gets pretty grim more often than not, so it’s nice to have pint-sized figurines of the characters to give us a little break. Funko’s newest line of Game of Thrones figures introduce new characters while making the old ones as sinister adorable as ever. 

The new figures will be available in July, just in time for you to make Brienne and Tormund kiss before Season 7.

SEE ALSO: Dany in Westeros makes ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘a new show,’ says producer

First you have your classics, like a brooding, scarred Jon Snow who has risen from the dead.

'I know more nothings than you've ever imagined.'

‘I know more nothings than you’ve ever imagined.’

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From politicians to celebrities, few are happy to see Trump pull out of Paris Agreement

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Forget “covfefe” — it’s time to focus on  the Paris Climate Agreement.

On Wednesday morning, while the world was busy mocking President Trump for his late-night Twitter typo, a far more pressing matter came to light.

President Trump confirmed on social media that in a matter of days he will be announcing his decision on whether or not the United States will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement  — a major climate treaty that commits developing and industrialized nations to tackling global warming.

I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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It wouldn’t be graduation season without a couple of failed back flips

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You’ve got your diploma, you’ve shaken all the hands that need to be shook, you’ve graduated …now what?

It’s become tradition among some teens, after receiving their high school diploma, to do a front or back flip in front of friends, family, classmates, and teachers. Sure, why not.

SEE ALSO: Extremely normal shirt gets an honor roll student banned from graduation

But what happens if that flip is a total fail? Well, that’s the risk you’ll have to take, trying to look super cool during your first minute as a graduate. And when that flip turns out to be a disaster, your friends will be there to film it and we’ll be here to make fun of it. Read more…

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The work behind the T-Rex chase in ‘Jurassic Park’ is mind-boggling

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The T-Rex’s escape from its paddock and the ensuing attack in Jurassic Park is one of the best moments of the entire film, and one of the most iconic sequences of all time. 

But, it required a lot of work and ingenuity to make it come to life. Today, Art of the Scene returns to explore the T-Rex’s paddock attack, and how it has had a lasting effect on filmmaking to this day.

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T-Rex’s iconic escape scene in ‘Jurassic Park’ was more than just CGI

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“Must go faster!” The T-Rex’s escape from its paddock and the ensuing attack in Jurassic Park is one of the best moments in the entire film, and it’s also one of the most iconic movie sequences of all time. But, it required a lot of work and ingenuity to make it come to life. Today, Art of the Scene returns to explore the T-Rex’s paddock attack, and how it has had a lasting effect on filmmaking to this day. 

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For second time, U.S. to withdraw from major climate treaty, this time the Paris Agreement

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For the second time since 2000, the U.S. is poised to pull out of a major climate treaty that the country itself fought hard for. 

Unlike the last time this happened with the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, however, the Paris Climate Agreement, which President Donald Trump is preparing to pull the U.S. out of, is widely viewed as the last, best chance the world has to avoid potentially catastrophic global warming. Also unlike Kyoto, the new agreement is entirely voluntary, making a withdrawal even more extreme.

Scientists think that global climate change, if left unchecked, could bring withering droughts, more intense storms, devastating sea level rise, and more frequent and severe heat waves to many parts of the globe. Read more…

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