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Twitter Was Tasked With Captioning A Photo Of Daenerys’s Squint Smile, And It Turns Out It’s Incredibly Versatile

There’s a pivotal scene in “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the second episode of the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, in which Daenerys Targaryen, eager to figure out how to get on the good side of Sansa Stark, sits the Lady of the North down for a necessary one-on-one chat. The … Continued

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Trump Supporters Using The Great Wall Of China To Show How ‘Walls Work’ Get An Epic History Lesson From Twitter

One way to characterize the Trumpian years: an affront to students of history. Indeed, so many facts have been distorted, misrepresented or just not reported at all in favor of “alternative” ones. If you studied Chinese history at any point during your last Global History class—and you probably did, because teachers love to wax philosophical … Continued

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That Whole ‘Safest Place In Winterfell’ Bulls**t On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Has Everyone Thinking The Same Thing

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the second episode of the eighth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, ended with the fearsome Night King and his army of White Walkers arriving and standing rather ominously in the hills just outside Winterfell. Oh, and something’s about to go down in that crypt next week. In case you … Continued

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Sophie Turner’s NSFW Hot Take On Arya’s Sex Scene On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Way More Than We Bargained For

Sophie Turner’s got a raucous sense of humor, as evidenced by a video she posted to her Instagram account in which she comments on the much-talked-about sex scene between Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) on the second episode of the eighth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. For those of you who missed … Continued

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Gavin DeGraw Bit It HARD After Singing The National Anthem At A Hockey Game

Gavin DeGraw faceplanted on the ice after performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at an NHL game, and all we can say is ouch. Just kidding, we’re also chuckling a bit too hard. So is Nashville reporter Robby Stanley, so don’t feel too bad. I’ve had the giggles all morning thinking about Gavin DeGraw taking a tumble after … Continued

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So Apparently Everyone On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Just Wants To Bone Now, And Fans Are All About It

The second episode of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones (“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”) was broadcast last night and we got to enjoy some interesting new developments. For one, Lady Brienne of Tarth, aka the biggest badass you’ll ever meet, was officially knighted by Jamie Lannister, in a glorious break from … Continued

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British Woman Who Had A Watermelon-Sized Ovarian Cyst Removed Stresses The Importance Of Universal Healthcare On Twitter

Layla Cummins, a writer in the U.K. had an ovarian cyst the size of a watermelon removed from her body. Yes. Ouch. The cyst caused her to look pregnant, Cummins told SWNS, saying that she didn’t notice something was up until a few weeks before the cyst was removed: “It was really uncomfortable. I couldn’t … Continued

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Ancestry.com Takes Down Its Commercial Portraying An Interracial Slavery-Era Romance After Backlash

On today’s episode of “Who in the World Approved This?!” we give you Ancestry.com’s latest commercial. The genealogy company’s latest advertisement features a female African slave who seeks to escape to the Northern states with her white love interest. “We can escape to the North. There’s a place we can be together, across the border,” … Continued

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James Woods Is Getting Slammed For Retweeting A Bizarre False Claim About The First Slaves In America Being White

James Woods is a two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, two-time Emmy Award winner, and certified Trump acolyte. Woods’ devotion to the Trump camp is so extreme that he’s been known to post utterly bonkers diatribes about the so-called “Deep State,” Hillary Clinton’s strong-arming of the Department of Justice, Barack Obama’s “Muslim” heritage and a host of … Continued

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Nancy Pelosi Seemingly Threw Shade At AOC By Saying A ‘Glass Of Water’ Could’ve Won Her District—But That’s Not The Whole Story

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is facing criticism after she was quoted as saying that “a glass of water” could have won the district won by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during the midterm election. Pelosi made the remark during a speech at the London School of Economics: When we won this election, it wasn’t in … Continued

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The White House Has Reportedly Offered Assistance In Rebuilding Notre-Dame—And It Isn’t Going Over So Well

President Donald Trump’s initial response to the fire that destroyed sections of Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral could never be described as classy, and the scandal-ridden White House has already sought to rehabilitate its image, belatedly offering condolences and assistance to the French government as it works to repair the iconic structure. Yep, you read … Continued

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Conservative Commentator Claims Voters Will Flock To Trump In 2020 Because Pete Buttigieg Is Apparently ‘So Unusual And Frightening’

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has officially declared his intention to run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. He is the first openly gay man in American history to run for the nation’s highest office. But apparently, this—and more—will send voters running to vote for President Donald Trump in … Continued

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