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Here Are 24 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Animals. #11 Just Made My Week.

Animals are a wonderful part of life. Hanging out with them, caring for them and even watching them can lower our blood pressure and put us in better moods. But there are more to our animal friends than meets the eye. Take, for example, these 24 awesome facts about our furry friends. Not only are these things not well known, but they’re also pretty awesome.

1.) Cows can have best friends.

2.) A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”

3.) Millions of trees grow every year because grey squirrels bury their nuts.

4.) Here are two kittens (baby rabbits are “kits” or “kittens”).

5.) Butterflies taste with their feet.

6.) Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.

7.) The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish can regenerate its own cells, making it sort-of immortal.

8.) When rabbits jump and twist out of excitement, it’s called a “binky.”

9.) Humpback whales share mating songs throughout their population (they have their own popular music!).

10.) Gentoo penguins propose to their mates by using a carefully selected pebble.

11.) Seahorses are monogamous life mates and travel in pairs, holding each other’s tails.

12.) Male puppies will let their female counterparts “win” when they play fight to encourage affection.

13.) Monkeys want equal pay. When given a different reward for the same completed task, the shafted monkeys will get upset.

14.) Worms can communicate by snuggling.

15.) Elephants show incredible empathy for others, even different species.

16.) Fish can use tools.

17.) A cat’s nose imprint is unique like a human fingerprint.

18.) Dolphins have names for each other and can call out for each other specifically.

19.) Cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music.

20.) Aside from when nesting, a common swift will spend its entire life in the air (even eating insects up there).

21.) A group of porcupines is called a “prickle.”

22.) Chimp babies like playing with dolls.

23.) Rats can laugh.

24.) Quokkas may be the happiest animals on the planet.

(H/T BuzzFeed) The animal kingdom can be such a cool place. Share these unique, awesome facts with others by clicking on the button below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/awesome-animal-facts/

PSY apologizes for anti-American lyrics, but do Americans accept?

South Korean rapper PSY and the massive YouTube hit “Gangnam Style” seemingly came out of nowhere, but no one can say they didn’t see this coming. After a huge backlash following news that he had performed at an anti-American protest in 2004, PSY has issued an apology this afternoon.

“I’m deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted,” reads the statement. Huh?

Help me out, Psy. What’s the proper interpretation for “Kill those f**king Yankees…Kill their daughters… slowly+painfully”? (etc)

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 7, 2012

@jaketapper It’s an allusion to the changing of the seasons, the falling off of leaves, the arrival of snow

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 7, 2012

@jaketapper The interpretation is I want the success and fame and money that those Yankees now give me.

— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 7, 2012

@jaketapper I think it’s a Korean phrase, loosely translated to “don’t buy my albums.”

— Neal D. (@Neal_Dewing) December 7, 2012

@jaketapper I believe it is: “I never expected to have a song that becomes a hit in America and makes me a lot of money”.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) December 7, 2012

@jaketapper Maybe you didn’t read the whole thing, but it was calling against SPECIFIC soldiers who were killing INNOCENT CIVILIANS.

— Rachel Kang (@marlenasmusings) December 7, 2012

@marlenasmusings killing their daughters, mothers slowly and painfully

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 7, 2012

PSY also said that he and other artists performing were caught up in the “overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time.” Is America in a forgiving mood, or is the ugliness of the lyrics enough to shake the nation out of its mania for “Gangnam Style” at last? Some find the statement genuine, and for others, sadly, no apology is necessary.

This apology from PSY seems genuine: bit.ly/TKdcr0

— Dustin Hurst (@DustinHurst) December 7, 2012

Very sincere apology by PSY in wake of anti-American comments unearthed from 2004: mediaite.com/a/ibytk

— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 7, 2012

Much respect for @psy_oppa‘s response to today’s witch hunt: rol.st/Ussheb via @rollingstone

— Stephanie Barto (@balinesecat) December 7, 2012

Why? RT @jazgar: ‘Gangnam Style’ Rapper Psy Apologizes for ‘Kill Those Fucking Yankees’ Rap feedly.com/k/129cO7n#oopsie

— Lauren G (@geeoharee) December 7, 2012

What, Psy wrote songs about American soldiers killing civilians back in 2002? My god, he’s a terrible human being. fb.me/1MMy4mTG9

— Josh Tree Park (@iworkinfilms) December 7, 2012

Seasons change, people change…Psy Apologizes for Anti-American Performances | Music News | Rolling Stone rollingstone.com/music/news/psy…

— Curley (@cadadj) December 7, 2012

Aww Psy bit.ly/VCQUto. But you should still do a Piers Morgan confessional and a USO tour in Afghanistan.

— Frances Martel (@francesmartel) December 7, 2012

It seems likely that PSY will go ahead with his scheduled appearance at “Christmas in Washington” despite a petition to have his invitation to perform rescinded. Plenty, though, are perfectly happy imagining a PSY-free future.

Shorter:”Please don’t stop buying my stupid record!” mediaite.com/online/psy-apo…

— Brian (@sportsmatters) December 7, 2012

Too late. RT @debweinstein: Ewww! ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper Psy apologizes for ‘Kill those f**king Yankees’ rap > gaw.kr/gTgNGyn @gawker

— Right Impression (@rightonusa) December 7, 2012

Not accepted go away now “@mediaite: ‘Gangnam Style’ PSY’s Vitriolic Anti-American Past Revealed mediaite.com/a/xdfbn UPDATE: PSY APOLOGIZES

— Mike Francis (@mike1894) December 7, 2012

Now that he stands to rake in beaucoup American $$$, @thr @psy_oppa … “˜Apologizes for Anti-U.S. Statement.”

— Greg Ammons (@GregAmmons) December 7, 2012

Psy issues apology for his anti-American performances a decade ago: “I will forever be sorry.” rol.st/TPBooz Then dances away #tcot

— digitalPimple (@digitalPimple) December 7, 2012

Of course he apologizes AFTER. RT @rollingstone: Psy has issued an apology for his anti-American performances. rol.st/TPBooz

— Dave Kim (@davekim83) December 7, 2012

Psy apologizes for his Anti-American rap because money.

— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) December 7, 2012

Asshole. RT @mediaite: PSY Apologizes For Anti-American Military Lyrics mediaite.com/a/ibytk

— Wes (@FTWes) December 7, 2012

Someone saw their gravy train speeding out of the station: gawker.com/5966713/gangna…

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) December 7, 2012

Psy can take his “Oh, I’m making money off of you now, so here’s an insincere apology” and go straight to hell @psy_oppa

— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) December 7, 2012

If you’ve soured on PSY and are looking for a replacement to fill the need for rap in your life, this tweeter has an audition verse.

Here’s a rap – Bye PSY RT @gawker: ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper Psy apologizes for ‘kill those fucking Yankees’ rap gaw.kr/gTgNGyn

— Kelly Cutrone (@peoplesrev) December 7, 2012

No surprise here; the concert in D.C. will go on as planned.

Psy to perform at Christmas in Washington concert “as planned”: tpm.ly/129jfaB

— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) December 7, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/07/psy-apologizes-for-anti-american-lyrics-but-do-americans-accept/

32 Times “Arrested Development” Was The Cleverest Program On Television

Nothing will ever effectively hide Arrested Development’s thunder.

1. “Arrested Development” was sued by the rap group “Arrested Development” for copyright infringement. They then made several pointed references to this throughout the show.

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Such as here, when Buster and Lucille competed in the Motherboy Competition and the narrator quipped about copyright infringement. (You’ll also notice that “Motherboy” is comprised of several cast members from the show.)

Also, in season 1, episode 11, a newspaper that flashes up on screen includes an article titled “Musician sues restaurant over use of name”.

2. When they included the most meta product placement ever.

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Carl and Tobias meet to discuss Tobias’ upcoming role in Scandalmakers in a Burger King, they then have this conversation:

Carl Weathers: Thanks for meeting me down here at Burger King. I’m trying to get them to underwrite a new TV project I’m working on. Get some money in exchange for setting a scene here at Burger King.

Tobias: Well, as long as you don’t draw attention to it.

The producers of the show actually received money for this product placement from Burger King, although the show undermined the restaurant chain by partially concealing the G in Angus Burger every time a poster for it was in shot.

3. References are made throughout to previous roles actors in the show have had.

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This depicts Henry Winkler jumping over a shark. The phrase “jumping the shark” comes from when Winkler, as Fonzie in Happy Days, literally waterskis over a shark and refers to when a show is about to decline substantially in quality, as signposted by one ridiculous scene.

To add further insult to injury, this happens as Barry Zuckerkorn is on his way to Burger King.

4. It also gave birth to this glorious moment.

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5. Similarly, when George Bluth mistook Saddam Hussein for the “Soup Nazi” he wasn’t entirely wrong.

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The Saddam Hussein impersonator in the blue shirt is actually Larry Thomas, the man who played the “Soup Nazi” in Seinfeld.

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6. When George Michael Bluth’s shirt exactly matched the candies he was eating.

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7. When Maeby is maybe George Michael’s cousin.

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8. Whenever Gob approaches someone on his Segway, he always segues the conversation to what he wants to talk about.

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9. In season 1, Buster pulls out folders of all the studies he’s participated in.

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One says “HEMISPHERECTOMY SURGERY” which is surgery that removes half of your brain. Common side effects of this include “arrested development” and loss of extremities such as feet and hands.

10. Lindsay is unable to finish Michael’s sentences..

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…but Nellie can.

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This is a reference to the fact that Lindsay might not be Michael’s biological sister. Nellie is able to finish Michael’s sentence because she is acted by Jason Bateman’s real life sister, Justine Bateman.

(Bonus: The scene between Lindsay and Michael even makes it into a song from Frozen.)

11. The vehicles with which the authorities spy on the Bluths all have the inconspicuous brand of “Blendin”.

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12. When they foreshadow Buster getting his hand bitten off by a seal to an almost ridiculous extent.

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In season one, Gob marries a seal trainer (acted by Amy Poehler).

Buster skips out on Army to play a claw game where he wins a stuffed seal.

In the episode Buster loses his hand, George Bluth says about him, “What if I never get a chance to reach out and touch that hand of his again?”

Buster refers to his hand-shaped chair which had been given to Lupe and says, “I never thought I’d miss a hand so much.”

Later, as Gob releases the infamous seal into the sea, he says “You’re not going to be hand-fed anymore.”

Shortly before his hand is bitten off, a pedestrian warns Buster of a “loose seal” – creating a parallel between the seal that bites off his hand, and Lucille, his overbearing mother.

13. When they foreshadow Buster getting his hand bitten off to an almost ridiculous extent.

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Buster skips out on Army to play a claw game where he wins a stuffed seal.

Buster refers to his hand-shaped chair which had been given to Lupe:

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In the episode Buster loses his hand, George Bluth says about him, “What if I never get a chance to reach out and touch that hand of his again?”

Even the seal has a backstory: Gob married a seal trainer, when she leaves for army, he begins to use a seal in one of his acts. However, the seal gets a taste for mammal blood when a cat is trapped in one of the boxes with it. Afraid, Gob then releases the seal into the sea, saying: “You’re not going to be hand-fed anymore.””

He also sits on this bench creating the message “Arm Off”.

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14. The episode after Buster loses his hand, there’s a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man who is also missing a hand.

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15. When the banana stand is pulled from the water in S02 E11, you can see it says “Get u Bluth – Hello.”

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This foreshadows the revelation at the end of season 3 when Annyong reveals his real name is “Hel-loh” and that he has been trying to bring down the Bluth company after they stole the idea for the banana stand from his grandfather.

“Hel-loh” also translates to “One Day” so the words on the banana stand can be read as saying, “I’ll get you Bluth – One day.”

16. Dan Castellanata acts Dr. Stein.

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He is most famous for being the voice of Homer Simpson, and he repeats his famous line here. His first name is also Frank, making him Dr. Frank Stein – which is a nod towards his fondness of reattaching body parts in different places, as he does with Gob’s middle and index finger.

17. In “The Ocean Walker” Buster dances inside his car to “Mr. Roboto” – a reference to a commercial the actor did in 1999.

18. Tobias calls Hollywood shows incredibly detailed, while opening a cupboard in their own set which only has a Starbucks cup inside.

19. When Bob Loblaw warns against listening devices, and the boom mic creeps into shot.

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20. When Gob apparently starts calling George Michael Sr. “Bear” in reference to his Bee business, it turns out he’s been called Bear before.

21. There’s a running joke where Lupe wears jumpers that are two holidays behind.

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She wears a Halloween jumper during a Christmas party, and a Thanksgiving jumper on Valentines day. This joke is continued when Tobias becomes Mrs. Featherbottom, and he wears an old Bush/Cheney jumper.

22. When Tobias dresses as The Thing (sorry, “Rock Monster”), it too is a Never Nude.

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23. When Tobias pulled a George-Michael.

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24. When two different actresses played Bland because she’s just that forgettable.

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25. When the episode “Immaculate Election” was created to mirror the 2004 Presidential race.

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George Michael represented John Kerry, Steve Holt was George W. Bush, and Rav Nadir was Ralph Nader.

26. When it turns out Michael really took his father’s lessons to heart.

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27. When the Bluth’s boat is called the Seaward, but Lucille mishears.

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28. Every grammatically incorrect banner throughout the series.

No one really knows why, but you have to admire the consistency.

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29. When both Gob and George Michael lose the “P” from their possessions.

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Gob’s “President” becomes “Resident”, George Michael’s top becomes “U.S.S. Enter rise”.

30. When they themed an entire episode “Good Grief” around Charlie Brown.

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31. When they refused to go down without a fight.

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Arrested Development was constantly under threat of being cancelled and numerous references are made to this throughout the show.

In the premiere for season 2, Michael mentions that the Bluth’s model home contract had been reduced from 22 to 18 homes – a direct reference to how the season’s length had been reduced similarly.

The most obvious come during the episode S.O.B.s, s3e09: Michael says “The HBO’s (Home Builder’s Organisation) not going to want us” referencing that the network HBO doesn’t pick up shows that have been cancelled by another network.

George Bluth then quips, “Well I think it’s Showtime” – a reference to another network that was rumoured to be willing to take Arrested Development on.

32. And when Tobias was an albino black man.

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This was a joke that had to be cut due to ever-shortening seasons. However, hints towards it are seen when he draws parallels between himself and private detective-cum-party-caterer Ice.

It’s overtly linked to in this scene from “Afternoon Delight”.

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And Tobias’ book cover works on even more levels once you recognise that.

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Arrested Development FOREVER!

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For more amazing easter eggs like this, check out the Arrested Development wiki and the Reddit page.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/31-times-arrested-development-was-the-cleverest-program-on-t

What This Man Did With A Child’s Heart Before He Passed Away Is Truly Unforgettable.

No parent should ever have to experience the loss of a child. Tragically, families have to go through just that all over the world.

When a parent is grieving over the loss of a child, their heart is broken. But one man named Brian Schreck found a way to help ease their pain.

The Bennett family lost their 14 year-old son Dylan in February at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Brian, a music therapist at the hospital, tried something to help them cope with the tragedy.

He wasn’t sure if it would work, but he needed to try.

Before Dylan passed away, Brian used a microphone attached to a stethoscope to record his heartbeat. Then, he took the recording of the heartbeat and incorporated the sound into Dylan’s favorite music.

Now, Dylan’s parents listen to that music to help cope with this loss of their little boy.

Since helping the Bennett family, Brian has recorded the heartbeats of over 20 children and incorporated their life into their favorite music. Nothing could make a parent’s pain go away, but being able to listen to their children’s heartbeats at any point in the day is an amazing gift.

To learn more about Brian’s work, watch this video about his heartbeat music therapy:

Brian was inspired by what some doctors were doing with their pregnant patients. “I had heard of other music therapists in the medical field adding recordings of in utero heartbeats to lullabies created with high-risk pregnant mothers to increase bonding between the mother and baby.”

Source: Cincinnati Children’s Blog

He gives these parents a chance to feel love, to feel at ease, during a tumultuous time. It’s an amazing gift to give.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/heartbeat-music-therapy/

Deadmau5 has revelation, allows Twitter to revel in his awesomeness

I don’t know what you’ve accomplished so far on your Monday, but Deadmau5 is busy having a revelation and sharing it with Twitter. Beat that.

He’s been performing in front of massive crowds in Europe, so it took a while for the famous DJ, aka Joel Zimmerman, to process his moment of clarity. Once he did, he was quick to share some of the details. Behold the Instagram greatness:

A little snippet of my revelation… http://t.co/DJQw0Z1y

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) July 2, 2012

Of course! It’s all so simple. Just let the fans explain.

@deadmau5 I think we see. It's basically a new way for the performer to interface w/the decks thru wi-fi and t/s. Very cool.

— Rokhead Music (@RoknSpock) July 2, 2012

So you know how most DJs mix between two decks? @deadmau5 just decided he's going to mix between two production studios. Live.

— Kaptain (@IAmKaptain) July 2, 2012

@deadmau5 congrats on whatever it is.

— Jesse Preston (@JessePrestonX) July 2, 2012

We’re with Jesse on this one.

Still not sure what his brilliant idea is?

@HaoNow_BrownCow thats the plan.

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) July 2, 2012

Oh! Now we get it. He’s going to perform his songs live. On a stage. In front of an audience. If other musicians catch on to this, it’ll be huge. HUGE.

Don’t worry, D, we’ll keep it to ourselves.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/02/deadmau5-has-revelation-allows-twitter-to-revel-in-his-awesomeness/

You Use These Web Sites Every Day. But I Bet You Didn’t Know These Mind-Blowing Facts.

If you are anything like me, you are on Facebook constantly, always refreshing to see what’s new from your friends or celebrities you follow. But have you ever wondered just how much new content is being posted every minute to Facebook? Or how many Google searches are performed every minute? This list here below gives you a really cool insight into just how huge some social networking websites are, and how much data they pump out every minute.

Email users send 204,000,000 messages every minute.

Facebook users share 2,460,000 pieces of content every minute.

Twitter users tweet 277,000 times every minute.

Google receives over 4,000,000 search queries every minute.

Pinterest users pin 3,472 images every minute.

YouTube users upload 72 hours of new video every minute.

Amazon makes $83,000 in online sales every minute.

Pandora users listen to 61,141 hours worth of music every minute.

Tinder users swipe 416,667 times every minute.

WhatsApp users share 347,222 photos every minute.

Vine users share 8,333 videos every minute.

Instagram users posts 216,000 new photos every minute.

Yelp users post 26,380 reviews every minute.

Apple users download 48,000 apps every minute.

About 408,000,000 emails were sent out while you read through that list, 17 of which are actual emails and not spam (don’t quote us on that totally made up fact). H/T: Elite Daily and Time Share these really interesting facts with your friends below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/website-data/

Dean Cain: Ted Nugent is ‘dead-on’; Still ‘heartbroken’ over Kyle’s death

http://twitter.com/#!/RealDeanCain/status/299780840697786368

Actor Dean Cain is making excellent use of his newly-verified Twitter status, speaking  truth to power as a conservative in Hollywood. The actor recently proudly proclaimed that he is “keeping his guns.” He also took to Twitter to mourn the loss of his friend, American hero Chris Kyle.

Now, he is praising musician and outspoken gun rights advocate Ted Nugent as being “dead-on.” He could be dead-on for a variety of reasons; The Nuge has been particularly outspoken of late. He took on the repugnant Piers Morgan recently.

Ted Nugent: It Doesn’t Get More Anti-American Than Obamanation.foxnews.com/ted-nugent/201…

— Fox Nation (@foxnation) February 9, 2013

Piers loses another gun debate as his ratings falter RT @caintv: Ted Nugent to Piers Morgan: ‘leave us the hell alone’ bit.ly/VBydS7

— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) February 5, 2013

Ted nugent OWNED piers morgan in that gun debate everybody watch it on youtube

— Frankie Homen (@frankiehomen) February 10, 2013

Ted Nugent, author of “Guns, God, and Rock’n’Roll” serves it to Piers Morgan in this awesome video: bit.ly/WWRq3H

— Regnery Publishing (@Regnery) February 7, 2013

Watch the video; it’s awesome.

BOOM! Ted Nugent Attacks Piers Morgan On ‘Obsession’ With Guns: ‘Will You Leave Us The Hell Alone!: youtu.be/AB8D6mg8XYs?a via

— Wayne Dupree (@NewsNinja2012) February 5, 2013

And, as Twitchy reported, he then thanked God for Piers, while offering up some other thoughts on gun-grabbers and their idiocy.

Thank U Lord for giving us Piers Morgan to perfectly represent the soulless braindead subhuman left

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 6, 2013

No need for anymore guncontrol I already have 100%

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 6, 2013

Chicago is the slaughter capitol of America thanx to 100% liberal democrat numbnut control. Thanx for nuthin assholes

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 6, 2013

The guaranteed recipe for maximum slaughter of innocents already xists-gunfreezones-nice goin liberal idiots

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 6, 2013

Ted Nugent, like Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, recently also responded to Ron Paul’s despicable (and grossly ignorant) remarks on Chris Kyle’s death.

Hey @ronpaul hero warriors like Chris Kyle weild the sword for your security & freedom. Just say thankU

— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 5, 2013

Boom! Dead-on, indeed.

Dean Cain continues to mourn the loss of his friend.

I am heartbroken over the death of a true #AmericanHero #ChrisKyle.He was an inspiration. #BestOfTheBestUltimate respect.#bow

— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) February 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you in your time of grief. We continue to keep all of Chris Kyle’s loved ones in our hearts.

Related:

Dean Cain retweets Dakota Meyer’s reminder to ghoul Ron Paul: ‘Chris Kyle is an American hero’

Happy warrior Hollywood: Actor Dean Cain supports Netanyahu and proclaims ‘I’m keeping my guns’

Actors Dean Cain, Nick Lachey mourn the loss of hero Chris Kyle, ‘the real Superman’

Ted Nugent thanks God for Piers Morgan

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/10/dean-cain-ted-nugent-is-dead-on-still-heartbroken-over-chris-kyles-death/

Fans thank Ke$ha for showing them how to spell ‘dinosaur’

at the 40th American Music Awards Arrivals, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 11-18-12

We just wonder why she didn’t spell it “dino$aur.”


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In case you felt compelled to subject your ears to Miss Ke$ha’s masterpiece/spelling lesson:

Cla$$y as ever:

http://twitter.com/#!/jeff_poor/status/336214609071599616

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/19/fans-thank-keha-for-showing-them-how-to-spell-dinosaur/

Lady Gaga and McKayla Maroney have a little love-fest

Following the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s stunning performance yesterday, Lady Gaga couldn’t even attempt to contain her excitement at the Fab Five’s gold medal victory:

Those girls are tearing the floor up for the USA! #Olympics

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012

Woohoo! Gold for the ladies! just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem all holding hands? There's no "I" in team.

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012

Her tweets of praise caught the attention of new gymnastics gold medalist and Gaga superfan McKayla Maroney:

Thanks for watching @ladygaga!! <3 This team loves you & your music!! I also heard you were a gymnast?? 😉

— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 1, 2012

The admiration was mutual:

@mckaylamaroney tweeted at me! Why didnt anybody tell me!!! DEAD. You were brilliant give all the girls a kiss for me!

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012

@mckaylamaroney and no I did gymnastics for like a weeks and then dropped out for ballet!

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012

@ladygaga Aww I will<3 Oh very cool!! Your so amazing I bet you still have a shot at gymnastics! 2016 maybe!! 😉

— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 1, 2012

Awww…

We’re not sure if we agree that Gaga has a shot at making the gymnastics team. After all, latex bodysuits aren’t terribly conducive to flexibility and agility. But her and Maroney’s respect for each other’s talents and giddy back-and-forth have left us feeling quite charmed.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/01/lady-gaga-and-mckayla-maroney-have-a-little-love-fest/

Why Everyone In Music Should Want To Work With Kelly Clarkson

Um, hello???? She’s Kelly Clarkson, a true hit maker!

1. In what I believe to be a truly shocking statement, Kelly Clarkson told Us Weekly that nobody wants to work with her.

2. She also said: “I feel like I’m a very nice person that you might want to sing with me.”

3. Forgetting that she ever did From Justin To Kelly, it truly saddens me that she would say this. Everyone should want to work with Kelly. Why? Because of the following reasons:

4. Because “Catch My Breath” is great:

5. Because “Stronger” is seriously great:

6. Because “Low” is REALLY GREAT.

7. Because “Since You’ve Been Gone” is SO GOOD:

8. Because “Already Gone” is a masterpiece:

9. Because “Breakaway” is actually genius:

10. Because “Dark Side” is amazing:

11. Because what would the world be without “Because Of You”??!?

12. OR “MR. KNOW IT ALL”?!

13. Because “Heartbeat Song” is the hottest jam right now:

14. I mean, have they ever even heard “My Life Would Suck Without You”???!?!?!

15. In conclusion: Kelly Clarkson is great. Everyone should be begging to work with her.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/why-everyone-should-want-to-work-with-kelly-clarkso