Lily and Rufus Humphrey ended up together after all – suck on that Josh Schwartz. Their actual names are Kelly Rutherford and Mathew Settle but that's irrelevant because this is truly life imitating art. BuzzFeed (god bless) did some hard hitting Instagram research to find that they've perfected the couple selfie and are both super into their celebrity nickname “SettleFord”.  This means that there could be a Gossip Girl reunion at a Kelly-Matthew wedding that would basically be a reenactment of the Season 3 Lily-Rufus wedding, except Carter mother fucking Baizen won't be there and Lily won't wear the world's most unflattering dress.



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Grumpy Cat’s title of “most pissed off-looking kitty in the world” might be in jeopardy.

Who, you may ask, is challenging Grumpy’s throne?

Matt the Cat. (Matt is a stupid name for a cat, by the way.)

The kitty was found abandoned on the side of a road in London, and he was in really, really rough shape.

In addition to having a fractured jaw and rotted teeth, the poor pussy’s fur was so overgrown and matted he couldn’t even move.

Veterinarians at the Well Animal Clinic had to remove the kitty’s fur, which filled up an impressive two carrier bags.

The grooming session left poor Matt naked, so the mother of one of the receptionists knit a little sweater for the cat to keep him warm.

Photos taken at the clinic show Matt in his new sweater (which you can see below), and he doesn’t seem to be too enthralled with it. In fact, he looks pretty pissed in all of the pictures.

However, according to his new owner, Christian Le Van, a veterinarian who lives above the clinic, the rescue kitty is happy in his new home and opening up to his new owners.

He may have been rescued from neglect, but Matt will, unfortunately, forever remain a victim (of bitchy resting face, that is).

Mid-shave, Matt is passed out:


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Matt hates everything:


F*ck your camera, human:


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It appears there is even more affirmative action, equal opportunity mocking to be done regarding Elizabeth Warren and the Lefties who enable her. Politico reports that a Fordham piece called her “Harvard’s first woman of color.” No, for reals. Diversity! Or something.

Elizabeth Warren has pushed back hard on questions about a Harvard Crimson piece in 1996 that described her as Native American, saying she had no idea the school where she taught law was billing her that way and saying it never came up during her hiring a year earlier, which others have backed up.

But a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described her as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color,” based, according to the notes at the bottom of the story, on a “telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law (Aug. 6, 1996).”

Rut-roh! The internet never forgets, Sacaja-whiner! And Twitter never passes up an opportunity for well-deserved mocking.

From the Pretendian tribe. RT @jimgeraghty: Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School's "First Woman of Color." Really.

— Rick Moore (@RickMoore) May 15, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, woman of color (blush is a color, right?)

— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) May 15, 2012

Only in ProgWorld am I considered white while pasty Elizabeth Warren is heralded as a "woman of color."

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 15, 2012

RT @MelissaTweets Clinton: First black. Obama: First gay. Elizabeth Warren is Harvard Law's "first woman of color." Bwahahaha! So stupid.

— Justin McCarthy (@jmac82) May 15, 2012

@weeklystandard warren A woman of color? Pea green with envy maybe?

— Honky Tonk Jew (@HonkyTonkJew) May 15, 2012

"Pasty White" is a color! MTRT: @philipaklein: "Harvard Law hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995."

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) May 15, 2012

"Lighter shade of Pale"? Fordham Law Article Referred to Warren as 'Woman of Color'

— Terri (@River_City) May 15, 2012

A virtual kaleidoscope RT @jimgeraghty: Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School's "First Woman of Color." Really.

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) May 15, 2012

@JonahNRO Elizabeth Warren is a "woman of color," but the color is ecru.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 15, 2012

And when two counts of idiocy collide … #ObamaInHistory plus Fauxcahontas:

Put her in the history pix with O RT @jimgeraghty:Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School's "First Woman of Color."Really.

— Anne Leary (@backyardconserv) May 15, 2012

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has some good news today as polling in Maryland has him a strong second at 31% to Donald Trump’s 41%:

Too bad it’s meaningless as Kasich hasn’t even bothered to field a full slate of delegates in his “best remaining state”:

It’s even worse for Kasich in Pennsylvania:

Game over.

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Join @MichelleObama and wish the President a happy birthday:

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 27, 2012

@BarackObama wants us to wish President Barack Obama a happy birthday.  Check out the Normal Rockwellesque-style photo featuring First Lady Michelle Obama holding a giant birthday cake that obviously does not meet federal nutrition standards. How cute and sweet and lovable!

But the intent of this “birthday card” is not what it seems.

Anyone who fills out the card thinking he or she is simply wishing President Obama a happy 51st birthday is immediately whisked away to a page asking for a campaign donation:

Well, you don’t have to donate. But, alas, you’ve already given the campaign your email address. Under its “privacy policy,” the Obama campaign reveals how it plans to use it:

  • to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
  • to help manage the campaign and to connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for OFA and for candidates, issues and organizations that we support;
  • to remind you to send in your voter registration form and to vote;
  • to assist you in finding your registration information, polling location, and campaign events near you[.]

Michelle Obama’s name is being used to further the deceptive ploy:

Michelle Obama just sent me an email asking me to sign Barack's birthday card. Aw, we're all BFF now! Wait, you want MONEY TOO?

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) July 27, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama: Sign the president's birthday card! Buried lede: Oh, and a little money wouldn't hurt while you're at it.

— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) July 27, 2012

The Obama campaign has used this gambit before. In one case, it used a Mother’s Day greeting card to tout Obamacare.  It’s standard operating procedure.

If a candidate for public office wants to openly request contributions and e-mail addresses for its campaign database, that is perfectly unobjectionable. But using cute greeting cards as a ruse to harvest email addresses and solicit campaign donations strikes us as a bit underhanded.

Some Twitter users (presumably Obama supporters) seem to agree:

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Obama. I go to sign your birthday card and you ASK for MONEY. That's not how it works.

— Brittany Schray (@brittanyschray) July 28, 2012

I can sign Barrack Obama's Birthday Card… so long as I donate to his campaign. ….

— Christopher Kusek (@cxi) July 28, 2012

Yes, I did sign a birthday card 4 President Obama b/c a campaign ad convinced me to do so. Yes, I do know it is just a ploy to get my email.

— Kathleen Farah (@kathleenfarah) July 23, 2012

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Can a regular person alter human history with the click of a button?

Overnight, or even sooner, one statement, video, audio clip, picture or document can dramatically shift the national dialogue. In the past, main stream media led the way. A picture of Dukakis looking puny in a tank marked his campaign’s derailment in 1988. One mistaken pool report of George H.W. Bush at the supermarket reportedly looking surprised while viewing a scanner swiping groceries spelled doom for his second term, falsely becoming fodder for those calling him ‘out of touch’. In every occasion, however, normal voters could not drive any narrative or use any advanced medium to significantly reach prominent national attention.

No one denies this coming Presidential election will change the trajectory of world events, impacting generations to come. Before the internet demolished once impenetrable media barriers, people wanting to influence history so quickly had to do so with the barrel of a gun.

But now, that power is in each person’s hands (literally). Here’s a list of 10 ways one person, a collection of people, or a campaign used the web’s full potential to change the 2008 election.

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Adam Brickley registered a blog in February of 2007 with a simple vision; draft Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President. When asked what inspired him, he says, “She’s somebody who can really connect with the conservative base.” The 21 year old college student relentlessly supported her, posting frequently with his thoughts on the choice. When McCain finally picked Palin, she and her husband, Todd, put in a call to Brickley to thank him personally.

George Allen was a rising star in the GOP, slated for a promising presidential run when he campaigned in what was considered an easy reelection bid during the 2006 Virginia senatorial race. His competitor, Jim Webb, sent a ‘tracker’ of Indian descent to capture video of the opposing side’s rally. Allen pointed out the Democratic activist and proceeded to call him a slur, ‘Macaca’. The Youtube video posted by the Webb campaign ignited a media storm, even attracting national attention, and Allen lost the race by a few thousand votes, effectively ending any hope for a 2008 run for the White House.


Without the power of organizing without organizations, Obama might have become an interesting footnote to the Iowa primary season. He built an impressive ground campaign reliant on new social tools that allowed supporters to exponentially increase their outreach. One of the four founders of Facebook, Chris Hughes, left the radically expanding company to join the Obama team, developing an advanced social network for supporters to organize, share and donate, which ultimately led to a shocking first place finish in Iowa. New media not only allowed his candidacy’s realization, but continues to sustain his efforts through a massive fund raising machine online that has, so far, attracted over 2 million individual donors.

Dragging slightly in the polls, McCain’s campaign, under the new direction of Steve Schmidt, learned how to exploit the viral nature of Youtube. They uploaded three videos attacking Obama; one called ‘Celeb’, then ‘The One’, and finally ‘Troops’. The exploit was successful; everyone buzzed and the media picked them up. McCain did not have to put any precious money in to placing these ads on the air, but gained copious amounts of national free time by virtue of the video’s news-worthiness. All the networks played the ads repeatedly, holding discussions on the content and nature of the attacks; but to no avail for the Obama camp, as their lead started to dwindle.

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Amendments to the 1978 FISA legislation included wording intended to protect large phone companies from lawsuit for past compliance with warrantless Bush administration surveillance activities. Nearly all members of congress, save a few, agreed to the necessity of continued surveillance of physical or electronic communications possibly connected to terrorism. However, the whole packaged bill containing the retroactive telecom immunity was not met so universally. Wanting to seem tough on defense, Senator Obama, who once pledged to filibuster telephone company protection, released statements supporting the legislation despite its shortcomings. He reiterated his opposition to parts of the bill but said he nonetheless would vote for it when on the floor.

This outraged the netroots, some of Obama’s most rabid supporters. They passionately voiced their distaste with Obama, initiating a movement they called, “You can tap my wallet or my phone, but not both”. Angered fans organized a group on Obama’s own social network against him. Never before in Presidential politics had advanced social tools made way for protestations against the source that supplied them. Obama finally wrote a blog explaining his reasoning behind compromising on the legislation, still to no avail among the netroot activists. He experienced a small lag of donations from the virtual stand off.

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Senator Obama claimed primary victory in the Xcel Energy Center on June 3rd. After the speech, his wife joined him on stage and in a congratulatory fashion, gave him a little fist pound. The media attempted to define the gesture in several, awkward ways. On a conservative columnist’s online article, a disgruntled commenter, “Larry” in Alpine, TX, named it a ‘Hezbollah-style fist jab’. Writing humorously of the different ways the media tried to call the dap, Slate author Christopher Beam accidentally failed to delineate the comment from Cal Thomas’ piece. Human Events removed the defamatory comment, making it appear that Cal intentionally scrubbed the incendiary portion only after criticism since the original phrase no longer remained in the comment section.

Despite realizing what confusion ensued over the article and posting a correction, it was too late, as multiple news sources quoted the piece and also mistakenly referenced Thomas’ column. Just a short while later, E.D. Hill of FOXnews listed a few different ways the greeting had been called, saying, “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab?”

Everyone criticized the show for lending credence to people’s fears of Senator Obama. E.D. Hill apologized but lost her job as host that week anyway. The misconception eventually landed on the front page of the controversial New Yorker cover.


Senator McCain called Rod Parsley a spiritual adviser. John Hagee emphatically endorsed him. Parsley says America was founded to defeat Islam. Hagee says the Catholic Church is the ‘Great Whore’ and an ‘Apostate Church’, and claims God purposely sent Adolf Hitler to get the Jewish people back to Israel. A big stink was made at liberal blogging sites, like the HuffingtonPost and OpenLeft, over statements made by both. The internet lit up with opinions on the subject matter, some upset that there existed a sort of double standard over one’s pastoral associations.

Reporters asked McCain about specific statements delivered by both pastors, forcing McCain to ultimately reject their endorsements. The trouble ignited by bloggers hurt McCain’s already flimsy relationship with the religious conservatives, partly reminding everyone of his statement during the 2000 election concerning Reverend Falwell being an ‘agent of intolerance’.


Even prior to Obama’s candidacy appearing more and more viable, untraceable e-mails sent between concerned friends unequivocally declared he secretly held to the Islamic faith. Different variations of the e-mails concerned his elementary school, swearing in on the Koran, Mohamed as his middle name, quoting his books improperly, what the Bible says of the anti-Christ, refusing to say the pledge, connections to political events in Kenya and more. Despite fighting the Smear-type campaigns on cable networks and fact-check sites, unsure Democratic voters neglected to support Obama in the primaries, leading to some very close races with Senator Clinton. The rumors continue to find support through low information voters refusing to not believe in their close friend or family’s e-mails.


In the middle of March, Youtube clips of Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, looped endlessly on personal computer monitors around the country. They contained offensive remarks about God’s judgment on America and the government’s involvement in allegedly spreading AIDs.

News stations around the country played them repeatedly, leading to discussions regarding Obama’s chances of winning the election dwindling and voters being permanently turned off. It all culminated in a speech on race called “A More Perfect Union”, now watched millions and millions of times on Youtube alone. Pundits continued to discuss the Wright controversy ad nauseum, but their attention was directed elsewhere just a short while later when newly released video caught Hillary Clinton in a lie about sniper fire.

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Senator McCain’s unexpected choice for Vice President took everyone, perhaps even his own staff, by complete surprise. Barely anyone knew anything about her, causing bloggers to engage in a frenzy of research and rumors. Most notably, they passed around information suggesting Governor Palin’s youngest son, Trig, actually belongs to her eldest daughter, Bristol. Such a commotion came of the rumors that it gained traction on legitimate news sources such as Drudge and the Atlantic.

Just three days after her nod, the campaign released a statement verifying that Bristol Palin was five months pregnant. This stopped the endless rumors online, but gave way to a national frenzy over the scandalous behavior of the potential VP’s family. Botching the Governor’s important first impression to the nation, the McCain campaign feverishly developed a prime time speech for Wednesday night of the convention. The discussions on cable networks, newspapers and blogs generated over 40 million viewers for the Palin speech which the media widely praised. Conservatives already excited by the pick were even more energized by their conceived enemies in the media and on the ‘angry left’.

However, the speech proved to be a double-edged sword for Palin, adding up to a record $10 million worth of contributions by enraged Obama supporters online during the 24 hours between her and McCain’s acceptance speeches. Bill Burton, Obama’s spokesperson, commented, “I hope she gives a speech every day.”

Final Thoughts

In a majority of these cases, the web encouraged the dissemination of media not particularly flattering for the candidate in question. A lot of them involved the mainstream media picking up a story with sufficient online buzz. 24/7 Cable news will likely remain an American staple for a long time, yet 2008 showed us regular people won’t be powerless forever in what stories capture America’s living rooms. If 2004 was our collective infancy learning the web’s capabilities, 2008 marks the toddler years of using those modern tools. We’re only catching the beginning of this user-defined generation, leading to what some call the ‘Youtube-ification of Politics’.

Contributor: DanielS

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Favourite movies, books, animals, musicals and so much more… Inspiration is all around me, and I choose my favourite themes, give it my own unique interpretation, and turn it into colourful eye-artistry designs.

I use my own eye as the canvas, and paint it using makeup products, super tiny brushes and lots of patience. I don’t just paint on the eye, but try to use the natural curves of the eyelid and the eyebrow as part of the illustration in a creative way.

Doing this art for years now, I give my heart into each and every design. One piece takes about 3 hours in average, sometimes much more. I love to take my time, and pay attention to every little detail and line. I believe that “God is in the details”.

This is my second post on Bored Panda, so you can see my previous works here.

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♬ I’ll tell you one thing: it’s always better when we’re together. ♬

1. Obviously, the first joy is planning and anticipating the reunion.


2. That insanely exciting moment when you first see each other.


3. Seeing how much they’ve changed, both physically and otherwise.

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4. And being made aware of the ways you’ve changed, too.

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5. But regressing to your old selves within five minutes of being together.

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6. Reminiscing about the good times you’ve had together. Telling stories you’d forgotten existed.

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7. And filling each other in on stories from your life since you were last together.

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8. Reviving old nicknames that you don’t even remember the origins of.

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9. And old inside jokes that will never stop being hilarious.

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10. Going through old pictures together and laughing at how goofy you used to look.

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11. Then recreating the funniest ones.


12. Calculating how long you’ve known each other and having your minds collectively blown.

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13. Talking about your mutual friends, whom you haven’t even thought about in ages…



14. And trying to figure out where/how/what/who everyone is now.

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15. Giggling as you fill each other in on your romantic developments. (Thank god Facebook exists as a visual tool.)

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16. The mind-melting joy and terror of introducing old friends to new friends.

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17. Deep talks about how you expected life to play out, versus how it did.

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18. Being comfortable enough to laugh at the awful decisions you’ve both made in life.

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19. But being incredibly proud of the good ones.

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20. The thrill of realizing that underneath how much they’ve changed, they’re still the same wonderful person you befriended way back when.


21. And no matter how far you go, or how long it’s been, you’ll always love and care for each other deeply…

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22. And you’ll always be able pick up right where you left off…

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23. Forever 🙂

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1. So, if you didn’t already know, this is our girl McKayla. McKayla’s flawless vault (the judges were egregiously wrong by not giving her a perfect score) stole the show at the women’s gymnastics team final.

2. Take a moment to relive her legendary vault one more time:

4. McKayla lit’rally made the judges jaws drop.


7. Anyways, McKayla has basically become THE face of the women’s team gymnastics gold medal.

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(Ignore Bob Costas’ hair)

8. The President even knows her.

9. But more importantly, Lady Gaga tweeted at her!

11. But let’s rewind a bit. Here’s her elementary school yearbook quote. She’s always wanted it.

12. More than a Christmas puppy!

14. It’s also cool how she got to go to the games with Kyla, her childhood best friend.

15. I mean, come on, how cute are they?!?!?!

18. “Ice buds 4 life” awwwww.

20. But when the time comes, she doesn’t mess around.


21. She’s focused.

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22. Has the fiercest walk.

23. Seriously, no one on Team USA can walk like McKayla Maroney can walk.

25. She’s also really tough. A month ago she had a concussion and a fractured nose!

26. And McKayla’s just like, “yeah whatever, and your point is??”

27. The point is, you’re a badass.

28. She knows it.


29. Yeah, even this happens to McKayla.

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30. But whatever, she can balance on the knees of an English guard.

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31. And basically float.

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32. She’s the Regina George of gymnastics.

33. She came up with Team USA’s name.

34. Keeps the other girls in check.

35. But still has mad love for her team.

36. Have I mentioned she’s the best vaulter in the world?

39. In conclusion, “who’s the best, McKayla?”

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As Twitchy reported, tensions escalated in Ferguson, Mo., as people took to the streets in anti-police protests over the shooting of a black teenager named Mike Brown. The protests turned violent with riots and looting.

Where is President Obama?!/KatMcKinley/status/498680116038631425!/StLouisAmerican/status/498497783088046081

Be careful what you wish for. Twitter users have some predictions about what oh-so-brilliant statement Obama will offer up.!/redsteeze/status/498727275563864064!/exjon/status/498713765421252608

Laugh or cry? We say both.


Bogus rumor: Column of tanks headed to Ferguson, Mo.

Hapless rioters attempt to shatter bus stop shelter with a trash can [Vine video]

‘And the riots have started’: Protest escalates in Ferguson Mo. [pics, Vine, video]; Updated: Looting, vandalism, violence

New Black Panthers reportedly at protest, riots in Ferguson, Mo. [pics, Vine video]

Now someone is shooting at Ferguson, Mo., police

‘Breaking Bad style’: Ferguson, Mo., looters load ATM onto truck

Tensions rise in Ferguson, Mo., as angry anti-police protests intensify [Vine video]

‘F*ck the police’: ‘Disturbed’ online protesters want #JusticeForMikeBrown

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