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What If T. Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ Were a Horror Movie? : Links You Need to See

The second trailer for 50 Shades of Grey dropped this morning, but that’s not the scary, relationship-themed trailer worth watching. No, that title belongs to this rework of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video. Posted over at Slate, the trailer makes clear that T. Swift is actually a murderous lover. Surprise, surprise. No wonder she’s “Never, Ever Getting Back Together” with her ex: he’s dead! And was “I Knew You Were Trouble” actually a song about herself, wherein “trouble” meant “crazed serial killer?” Is Taylor Swift’s whole discography a thinly veiled allusion to her own murderous life? … Read More

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The NFL is Crumbling: Links You Should See

So, a lot of terrible things are happening in the NFL right now. As this helpful piece from CNN breaks down, there are currently six players who have been punished for very recently doing awful things to their loved ones. … Read More

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CBS Sports’ James Brown Gives Real Talk On Treating Women Like Human Beings

Last night, on CBS’ Thursday Night Football, the pre-game coverage was all about Ray Rice. The incident has thrown… Read More

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Ray Rice and the Toxic Culture of the NFL, as Detailed in Steve Almond’s ‘Against Football’

In Steve Almond’s Against Football, a book filled with “obnoxious opinions” by the writer’s own admittance — and they’re not that bad — Almond makes a case for the fact that football, and the NFL specifically, is at the root of a toxic, pernicious, deadly and deadening culture in America. … Read More

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M.I.A.’s Response to the NFL Reminds Us Of Why We Love M.I.A.

With the interminable Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction saga finally drawing to a close last year, the world was bereft of a ridiculous Super Bowl scandal for the first time in a decade. But, happily for the moral “majority,” this wasn’t the case for long — as you’ll no doubt remember from the insane amount of publicity that surrounded it, M.I.A. naughtily flipped the bird to the camera at last year’s halftime show. Now, a year and a half later, the NFL is demanding that she pay them $1.5 million for damage to its squeaky-clean reputation. Thankfully, M.I.A. is having none of this nonsense, and this morning issued a statement on the whole silly affair that is a) 100% correct and b) a welcome reminder of the whole reason we loved her in the first place. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out what silicone rugs look like. We indulged in a few animals acting like sharks. We met the first Russian pig in space. We discovered a four-hour video memoir of Mr. Rogers. We noticed the Gathering of The Juggalos attendees… Read More

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Are You Ready For Some Football Books?

It is that time of year again. Power rankings are being rolled out, fantasy players are drafted, trash is talked, and stockpiles of microwavable snacks are being stuffed in the fridge of your friend with the big screen TV. The start of the NFL season. When all other sports are forgotten and your co-workers won’t stop bugging you about joining the office pool. But if Sunday and Monday night games aren’t enough gridiron for you—or if you need something to do during the incessant commercial breaks—check out the following list of some of the best books about football. … Read More

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