Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped into a ‘Donkey Kong 64’ session on Twitch

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It’s not every day a member of Congress drops by a Twitch session.

Streamers of a session of Donkey Kong 64 on Sunday were treated to a cameo from newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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YouTube star Hbomberguy, a.k.a. Harry Brewis, is streaming a Twitch marathon of the classic 1999 Donkey Kong adventure platformer released by Rare for Nintendo 64, which he’d never finished as a kid (preach).

Brewis explained in a video announcement he intended to play the game start to finish, streaming from January 18 to raise money for Mermaids, a charity providing resources and support for transgender children and young people.  Read more…

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How do you draw an X? Twitter is divided over it.

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Draw an X. I’ll wait.

Now, how did you go about it? The left stroke first, downward, then the right, or the right stroke first, upward? Turns out there are multiple ways.

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The question of how folks instinctively draw an X has gone viral, thanks to a thread by Twitter user @SMASEY. It’s divided Twitter in a way we haven’t seen since the whole Yanny/Laurel debate of 2018. 

“Which way do you draw an X?” she asked, presenting eight possibilities, each showing a different colour for the first stroke and arrows indicating the direction of the strokes. Read more…

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Ja Rule claims he’s a Fyre Fest victim too in a tweetstorm about the new documentaries

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After the release of two documentaries about the ill-fated Fyre Festival, former company co-founder Ja Rule took to Twitter to shed light on who the real victim of the situation was: himself.

Over a period of hours on Sunday, Ja Rule defended himself with the claim that people shouldn’t think they know the truth after watching the Hulu and Netflix documentaries. But with little in the way of specifics being shared, things quickly got ugly from there.

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The rapper has claimed no wrongdoing for his part in the disastrous festival that left Fyre employees and local Bahamians in massive debt. At the time of the event in 2017, he apologized on Twitter but still asserted it was, “NOT MY FAULT…but I’m taking responsibility.”  Read more…

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Jon Bon Jovi’s restaurant will offer free meals to furloughed government workers

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As Donald Trump’s partial shutdown of the U.S. government approaches the end of its first (and hopefully last) month, every little bit helps. Jon Bon Jovi is doing his part.

The ’80s rocker — he’s had quite an accomplished career, but memories of Slippery When Wet will never fade — owns and operates New Jersey’s JBJ Soul Kitchen with his wife and business partner, Dorothea. The two have offered to treat any furloughed federal employees to a free lunch on Monday.

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“Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wanted to ensure that anyone struggling with food insecurity had a place to go,” the pair said in a statement, via NBC Philadelphia. “This Monday, we will be open for lunch as a way to create a place of support and resources for furloughed federal workers, many of whom are our friends and neighbors.” Read more…

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Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Crown’ Season 4

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The third season of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown isn’t even out yet, but one crucial role for the show’s fourth season has already been cast, and it’s a big one. 

Deadline reports that Gillian Anderson of The X-Files fame will play the UK’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. 

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Thatcher has been portrayed onscreen by nearly a dozen different actors in various productions, most memorably by Meryl Streep in 2011’s The Iron Lady. Anderson previously starred in Netflix’s original show Sex Education, which was considered a hit for the streaming giant.  Read more…

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Kim Kardashian’s daughter had the most extra first birthday party ever

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Kim Kardashian took her Hidden Hills, Calif. mansion down an Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole for her daughter Chicago’s first birthday.

Complete with elaborately dressed characters, an indoor maze, rose awnings, an arts and crafts section, and themed sweets like a Cheshire Cat cake, it was a party fit for a princess. And little baby Chi absolutely looked the part in her adorable white dress and ribbons. 

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Since it’s Kim, fans of course got to see the whole thing play out in her Instagram story. Saint can even be seen helping his baby sister birthday girl drink some water. Celebrity kids — they’re just like us! Read more…

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New ‘Shazam’ trailer shows the fun side of being a superhero

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Previous Shazam trailers have focused on the story of how Billy Batson gained the power to transform into a superhero, but new look at DC’s upcoming movie has a little more heroic flair. 

Some of Shazam’s powers look particularly awesome, like his super-fast flight and lightning beams, but at the heart of it he’s still a kid who wants to play around with being a big guy. Hence the beer. And the…real estate agent?

Shazam opens in theaters on April 5. Read more…

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There are three models of Samsung Galaxy S10 and a photo of all three apparently leaked

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Samsung is supposed to lift the veil off of its next-gen Galaxy S10 smartphone on Feb. 20 at an Unpacked event. Unfortunately, the internet got there first.

Details about the various models of S10 have been leaking out since last summer, but this newest development just straight-up shows us what they look like. There are three models in all, and they’re encased in see-through plastic cases in the allegedly leaked image.

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The leak comes by way of Evan Blass, who has a good track record of sharing stuff like this ahead of formal reveals. Read more…

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Want to be a DJ? This music-mixing education is on sale for under $20.

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Shaquille O’Neal made headlines this past summer when he embarked on a 15-date solo tour around the country — not to demonstrate his athletic prowess or hawk Icy Hot creams, but to DJAccording to a Forbes piece, Shaq taught himself how to spin years ago as a kid on $200 worth of equipment, which he bought himself after earning money via grass-cutting and car-washing gigs.

As Shaq can probably attest, DJing professionally is an exciting career move. Or at the least, it just makes you super fun at parties.

You can learn how to DJ for less than $20 when you enroll in DJ Courses Online, a collection of 12 custom-built courses that are designed to fast-track your music-mixing career.  Read more…

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Leslie Jones *really* isn’t a fan of the ‘insulting’ new ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel plan

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Jason Reitman’s announced Ghostbusters movie will be a continuation of the original two films and will likely not include the 2016 female-led reboot of the franchise in its canon. 

Leslie Jones, who played Ghostbuster Patty Tolan in the 2016 movie, tweeted her feelings about the situation in response to three separate people who publicly wished that the sequel would find a way to include the lady Ghostbusters. 

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So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!

— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 19, 2019 Read more…

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