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20 of the Internet’s Best April Fools’ Day Pranks

Thanks to the limitless possibilities the Internet has given us, today’s April Fool’s jokes are a lot more sophisticated than the ones American Girl Magazine used to suggest (“Put a dime and a safety pin in a box, give it to your friend, and say you got them a diamond pin!”). Tech startups (and, of course, established companies) have become especially big players, as they have the platforms, budgets, and creative minds to make really wacky ideas come to life. Some companies go all-out, like Google, which has at least five different pranks (just in America) on its multitude of channelsOthers, like Uber and TOMS, realize they’re a match made in heaven and combine forces into something beautiful. For your entertainment — and to help you avoid falling for an embarrassing prank — here’s a roundup of the best April Fools’ jokes the Internet has to offer today. … Read More

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Lil B Hosted a Twitter Open Forum on Rape Culture

Lil B is no stranger to the weird, debatably “toxic” world of online feminism. The prolific Bay Area rapper — creator, most recently, of 101-song mixtape 05 Fuck Em, dropped on Christmas Eve — regularly dispenses pearls of wisdom to his nearly 900,000 Twitter followers, from the relentlessly positive (“Try and get good grades in school for Lil B, i love you and thank you for trying”) to the endearingly weird (“i wanna send respect to all the animals that die everyday like walrus and others who people tend not to talk about and forget about”). The Based God has sounded off on behalf of his female fans before, most notably in response to Wendy Davis’ pink-sneaker clad filibuster this past June. … Read More

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Is Trigger Warning Mania the Terrifying Future of Activism?

Do you remember what your high-school English teacher said to your class before assigning The Great Gatsby? Did she call it the Great American Novel? Did he urge you to pay attention to the green light? However your teacher introduced the book, I’m guessing it wasn’t like this: “Trigger warning: suicide, domestic abuse, graphic violence.” … Read More

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Drake Jealous of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover

Drake reached new heights of tweeted immaturity and egotism; already incensed by Rolling Stone’‘s inclusion of his critiques of Yeezus, Drizzy… Read More

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