Jun 052013
 

Canada and America share the longest, straightest border in the world, so it’s a good thing the sister countries get along so well. But still, both great countries like to pound their chest at the other to make it clear whose side of the continent is whose.

Popular online history educator CGPGrey explains that most people don’t know, but the Canada and the US even cut a twenty foot barrier at their borders. For all 5,500 miles of it. 

 


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May 192013
 

American web users have little sympathy for singers who screw up the National Anthem.

It’s not like these singers are plucked out of the crowd last minute. They all have plenty of time to brush up on the lyrics, and if they are doubtful, just bring a piece of a paper along with you just in case. 

That would look a whole lot better than what Canadian singer Alexis Normand did at the Portland Winterhawks-Halifax Mooseheads game. 

There are few ways of describing her performance other than ‘butchered,’ and now she is quickly going viral for her epic failure.

Last night she tweeted, “I’m embarrassed and deeply sorry. I wish I’d had more time to learn the American anthem.”

Already, the video is featured on Canada, HuffPost, and Metro

 


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May 152013
 

Abercrombie & Fitch has been battered with negative press ever since the CEO of the fashion clothing brand publicly announced that he only wanted ‘the cool kids’ to wear his clothing. That’s why he only hires attractive people and doesn’t make plus sizes of his clothes.

(Apparently no other clothing company hires attractive people…)

The web exploded in anger to this revelation.

As a way to stick it to the man, Gkarber set out to change the brand. He bought out all the A&F clothing he could find at the thrift shop, and headed to Skid Row in Los Angeles, one of America’s largest populations of homeless people, where he handed out the high fashion clothes to the needy.

Now, in just two days, the video has garnered over 1.9 million views, and a grueling debate over the content creator’s tactics.

Many feel involving the homeless was taking advantage of them. BeauxSelector asks, “Er…but what if the homeless don’t want to be ‘Fitched’?! I’m sure people living on the street might welcome new or warmer clothing, but to use them as pawns for this sort of agenda seems a bit misguided to be honest.”

The story is further covered on Time, Mashable, and NYDailyNews.

 


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Apr 292013
 

Of course, the most prominent and viral speech at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner was by President Barack Obama.

It goes without saying the close second was host and online favorite Conan O’Brien. In his half hour speech, Coco touched on current events, politics, and, of course, the media, which he compared to a high school cafeteria.

“Fox is the jocks, MSNBC is the nerds, bloggers are the Goths, NPR is the table for kids with peanut allergies, Al Jazeera is the weird foreign exchange student nobody talks to, and print media, you’re the poor kid that died sophomore year. Cheer up, we dedicate the yearbook to you.”

 


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Apr 222013
 

Celeste and Sydney Corcoran have become famous as the mother and daughter who were both brutally injured by the explosions at the Boston Marathon last week. Now, the two are recovering together in the same hospital room. 

To raise their spirits, marines who sustained similar leg injuries visited Celeste and Sydney in the hospital. 

“I’m so glad you’re here,” Celeste told the first marine. “I can’t believe it’s the same,” referring to his identical leg amputation. 

“This is basically the start, this is the new beginning for the both of you,” the marine told the two standing on his titanium legs. 

Alyssa Carter just posted this video of the touching scene and already it is going viral. Send your love to their Facebook page and donate to their recovery fund

 


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