5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - August 14, 2014
1. Ferguson Police Enact Brilliant Plan To Build Public Support By Harassing Media
The media learned a valuable lesson in how to cover instances of possible police abuse and corruption yesterday when Missouri police roughed up and detained reporters from two different news organizations inside a McDonalds, and targeting another news organization with tear gas while they were attempting to cover a protest outside. Since then, all the news concerning their response to the mysterious death of Michael Brown has been incredibly positive. Great PR work!
I can't believe how reporters and innocent civilians are treated in these crazy countries and--what? oh, that's the latest from #Ferguson— Anthony DeVito (@AnthonyDeVito) August 14, 2014
2. Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Get Head Start On Ruining Their Daughter — One-Year-Old North Poses In First Fashion Shoot
Despite clearly needing to lose a few pounds of baby fat, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 13-month-old daughter North was photographed for her very first fashion shoot with a Chanel brooch and purse.
North West is a year old! It seems like only yesterday she was a glimmer of a human publicity stunt in her mother's eye.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) June 16, 2014
What if North West becomes a professor of English literature? That would be awesome.— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) July 24, 2014
3. Oxford Dictionary Adds 'YOLO,' 'Cray' and 'Amazeballs' In Effort To Appeal To People Who Do Not Like Words
The new edition of the Oxford Dictionaries will feature a slew of new millennial-friendly word-like things. "YOLO," "amazeballs," "cray," "clickbait" and "adorbs" are among the many slang terms which will be receiving undue validity going forward.
New additions to the Oxford online dictionary include cray, adorbs and YOLO in case you need more reasons to be embarrassed to be alive.— Jane (@jane_bot) August 14, 2014
4. 'Entourage' Predicted Fake-Seeming 'Aquaman' Movie Eight Years Ago
The popular maxim "As Entourage goes, so goes the world" has never been more true than today. Warner Bros. currently has two competing screenplays in development for what will ultimately be a stand-alone Aquaman feature film. It will fit within the same franchise as last year's Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will star that guy who play Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. As you may remember, this film was predicted on the HBO series back in 2006:
I see WB has comissioned two screenplays for AQUAMAN. Good to know they have a clear vision. http://t.co/Ws4U32S6K3— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) August 13, 2014
5. Dolphins And Whales 'Squeal With Delight' With Same Intensity As Dudes In Batman Masks At Comic-Con
New research finds that cetaceans such as dolphins and whales will 'squeal with delight' after completing a task given to them by a trainer or in anticipation of receiving a food treat. Very similar behaviors have been observed in fedora-wearing neck-beards when they get an oblique reference to a comic book or are offered a piece of bacon.
I used to really like dolphins but then I wasn't 10 years old anymore.— albertina rizzo (@albz) April 11, 2014
(by Dennis DiClaudio)