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An Incomplete List of Donald Trump’s Dumbest Moments

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Yesterday, Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States, a sentence that is either the funniest or most chilling thing I’ve ever typed. (Although, as Salon’s Jim Newell points out, he’s not actually running yet.) And when he made that announcement, he entered to the sounds of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” The notion of an oligarch like Trump reappropriating such a song is comical enough, but come to find out — and seriously, will they ever learn — Mr. Young wasn’t wild about Trump using it, and made his displeasure known. Such a stumble might slow down some candidates, but not Trump; why, if you made a list of the dumbest things Trump’s ever done, this wouldn’t even make the cut. And how do I know? Because I just made such a list.
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Is Pono Worth It? A Generational Struggle Over Perceived Quality

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A few weeks ago, when I was home for the holidays, my dad asked a question that shocked and confused me. It involved Coldplay.

He asked me if I could move Coldplay’s most recent album from his iPod Shuffle onto his iPod Mini. I was perplexed. I’d given him the Shuffle just eight months ago, after winning three of them at a Toyota event at SXSW — a twist of fate that in itself seemed to say something about big brand benefactors in music. The Mini was beat-up and slow. I asked why he’d want to move his music around.

“Well, the only thing I have on the Mini is that Coldplay album,” my dad explained, “so I’ve just been using it to listen to that… basically since you gave it to me. I don’t know how to change which music is loaded where.”
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Neil Young Is Dating Daryl Hannah: Links You Need To See

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Every day, aging rockstars do great things that help them maintain their status as icons and prolong their eventual, inevitable fading away. Today, one of those people was Neil Young, who is hooking up with Daryl Hannah. Really! It’s sad, sure, that his marriage of 36 years ended and he’s already shacking up with somebody else. But it’s also sort of undeniably great that he’s canoodling with a mermaid.
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