Affichage des articles du janvier, 2019

26 Things Basically Everyone Has Experienced But Never, Ever Talks About

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It’s So Cold In Chicago They’re Setting Fires To Keep The Trains Working

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To The One Insane Guy Wearing Shorts Today: You Don't Have To Do This

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It’s So Incredibly Cold In The Midwest That Cities Are Basically Shutting Down

Forecasters said temperatures in the region were expected to be colder than the North Pole and potentially break all-time records. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

A Woman Who Blinded Her Ex-Husband With Exit Mould And Killed Him Was Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

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Ariana Grande’s New Tattoo Fail Says “BBQ Grill” In Japanese Instead Of “7 Rings”

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I Tried to Become One of Alex Jones's InfoWarriors

After Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube banned Alex Jones and InfoWars from their platforms, the survival of the conspiracy theorist’s site now depends almost entirely on donations from his fans, along with sales of his bizarre-and-unproven wellness products. Without its superfans—or “InfoWarriors,” as Jones calls them—there would be no InfoWars. But why the hell would anybody want to devote themselves to the site—and what’s it like to try to live by Jones’s worldview, from his politics to his devotion to weird, non-FDA approved supplements? Looking to find out, VICE’s Will Tilghman spent a week trying to become an “InfoWarrior” himself, getting his news exclusively from InfoWars and surviving solely on the supplements and food Jones hawks—from “Ultimate Bone Broth” protein powder to a vial full of “Super Male Vitality.” Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily. This article originally appeared on VICE US. from VICE

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

The pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma began selling OxyContin in 1996. By 2001, it was already clear that addiction and overdoses related to the painkiller were on the rise. Despite the data, however, the company—and its CEO, Richard Sackler—continued to aggressively push the drug. Now, a barrage of lawsuits have been filed against the company for its role in the opioid crisis. As reporter and author Maia Szalavitz explained in a recent piece for TONIC , newly released documents shine a light on Purdue's history of recklessly marketing OxyContin—and the effects of that marketing are real and dangerous. On this episode of The VICE Guide To Right Now Podcast , we sat down with Szalavitz to learn more. You can catch The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast on Acast , Google Play , Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , or wherever you get your podcasts. And sign up for our newsletter to get the best of VICE delivered to your inbox daily. This article originally appeared on VICE US. from

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The NFL Doesn't Want Maroon 5 to Talk About the NFL

Maroon 5 may have made the risky decision to headline the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, taking place in Atlanta, after artists like Cardi B and Rihanna publicly declined to perform in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. But they’re definitely not trying to answer questions about it. The NFL announced Tuesday that their annual headliner press conference was canceled and to be replaced with pre-recorded footage of the band preparing for the performance. In the NFL’s statement announcing the switch up, they seemed to skate around the protests, stating, “as it is about music, artists will let their show do the talking.” While the press conference has been a longstanding tradition, it hasn't been without its awkward hiccups. Last year, when asked by a reporter if he'd let his son, Silas, play in the NFL, halftime performer Justin Timberlake said he would “never let [his son] play football." He then murmured and backtracked on some of the statement adding, “My main objectiv

Vancouver Cannabis Event Drops Marc Emery Over Misconduct Allegations

Marc Emery is being shunned from cannabis events in North and South America in the wake of media reports, including a VICE News investigation , that allege he engaged in sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour, according to former employees and supporters. On Wednesday, a social media representative for the Legalized Summit in Vancouver tweeted that Emery and his wife Jodie had been “removed” from the event scheduled for May, “due to serious allegations of inappropriate sexual advances & sharing class A narcotics with minors.” In a phone interview with VICE on Wednesday, Harman Kang, Legalized Events’ chief operating officer and founder, says that Marc was up for a lifetime achievement award at the event, and Jodie was scheduled as a keynote speaker. He said the decision to remove them from the roster was due to various media reports and posts on Twitter. “We can’t be associating our brand with those kind of allegations,” says Kang. “No way I would want to have him be

This Guy Keeps Leaving Bags of Pee-Soaked Bologna on Neighbours' Doorsteps

Bologna is a barely edible meat product that parents feed to children mostly to subconsciously punish them for stealing the best years of their lives. It's bland, fatty, and somehow always moist, like the meat itself is sweating. It goes without saying, but it needs to be said: Fuck bologna. No one in their right minds should buy the stuff at all, but one Albuquerque woman keeps winding up with more and more of the weird meat, whether she likes it or not—because some strange man keeps sneaking over at night and leaving it on her doorstep, NBC affiliate KOB 4 reports . Sharisha Morrison says she's been finding mysterious plastic shopping bags at her door for the past month, each one filled with the same thing: Bologna and white bread. She told KOB 4 that she originally assumed it must've been some kind of nice gift, but she quickly realized that something was very, very off when, for some inexplicable reason, she smelled the plastic bag, and caught a whiff of piss. "

Horny Venom Fans and Horny Ted Bundy Fans Are Going to War

Every year, at least a few weird-ass movie monsters come along and inadvertently stir up deep sexual longing in a few horny folks online. There were the people who wanted to fuck the clown from IT , the ones who lusted over Venom's tongue , and the small but vibrant online community that all dreamed of eating the Grinch's green ass . Recently, some internet horndogs began lusting over Ted Bundy, thanks to a new Netflix doc and Zac Efron's disturbingly hot portrayal of the serial killer in an upcoming biopic—and now the Bundy fuckers are in a massive flame war with the Venom fuckers online, AV Club reports . Apparently, the whole thing started when some horny Bundy fans tried to argue that their love for the real-life rapist and murderer was just the same thing as wanting to fuck Venom. Venom fans swiftly piled on to say, hey, no—actually, it's not. The horny Venom fans just kept piling on. Even Netflix jumped in to try to tame the Bundy love:

Accused Rapist Bryan Singer Could Make Over $40M for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that despite being fired from Bohemian Rhapsody , director Bryan Singer could earn more than $40 million from the film. That's even though Singer was fired from the film for not showing up to set with just two weeks of shooting left, and even though he's in the middle of a serious scandal due to allegations of rape and sexual misconduct . On December 7, Deadline reported that Singer was being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager at a yacht party in 2003. On January 24, The Atlantic published an in-depth investigative piece detailing the accusations against Singer, which brought forward several new accusations from alleged victims. The same day, the GLAAD Awards announced it was pulling Bohemian Rhapsody from consideration in solidarity with sexual assault survivors. Time’s Up also released a statement urging Hollywood to take the accusations against Singer seriously. Nevertheless, the Queen biopic, which recei

Woman or Girl Killed Every Other Day in Canada, Young Women at Greater Risk

When women are murdered in Canada, the circumstances under which they’re killed are markedly different than for men. Women are more likely to be killed by someone they know very well––more than half died at the hands of a partner, while 13 percent are murdered by a family member according to a report published today by the University of Guelph. Statistically, the most common place for them to be murdered is in their own home. Their deaths are more likely to involve sexual violence. And women between the ages of 25 and 34 are at increased risk. Men, on the other hand, are most likely to be killed at the hands of a stranger or an acquaintance. The differences are so stark that the report argues the need for a specific category for women who are killed because they are female: femicide. The lead author of the first annual report by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, entitled “#CallItFemicide,” says looking at the prevalence and causes of these types of

Richard E. Grant Is the Ideal Celebrity Dinner Party Guest

This article originally appeared on VICE UK . If you’re ever stuck for names in a game of Who Would You Invite to Your Celebrity Dinner Party, I have good news for you. The answer is Richard E. Grant. If you can, find a way to fill all six seats with Richard E. Grants, and if you can't, plan every subsequent guest around who you would like to see Richard E. Grant interact with. Richard E. Grant has the social grace of a Venetian courtesan. You want to pass him a fan to giggle behind and just watch him work. Even the circumstances in which I'm meeting him—the London hotel press junket for Can You Ever Forgive Me? , typically a charisma black-hole where lukewarm anecdotes are ground down and turned into cold copy—he infuses with a cocktail party air. He asks questions. He calls me "Miss Cork Dot Com;" he suggests titles for this piece; he is exactly like you want Richard E. Grant to be. The 61-year-old actor (and very recent Academy Award nominee) is all long limbs,

Priyanka Chopra Will Star In A ‘Wild, Wild Country’ Movie

PARAMOUNT Priyanka Chopra appeared on The Ellen Show Wednesday and revealed that she would be working with Barry Levinson on a movie based on the Netflix documentary, Wild, Wild Country . If you’re reading this you will probably be more enthused than Ellen’s audience. “We’re developing it as the character of Sheela, who was this guru who originated from India, his right-hand woman. And she was just devious and created a whole cult in America, brought people here.”  Chopra will presumably play Ma Anand Sheela, since she said she’s got the lead role and the movie will be based on that character. Even for someone like Chopra who has done some truly groundbreaking things in her career, portraying Sheela is a tall order. The actual Ma Anand Sheela was immortalized as a larger than life character in the documentary. Then there was Nasim Pedrad dead-on portrayal of Sheela on Saturday Night Live . And she’ll also have to compete with whoever shows up in a similar role on Docu

The ‘Suicide Squad’ Followup Is A ‘Relaunch’ With An Odd Title And Probably James Gunn Directing

Warner Bros. Back in October, former Marvel Studios director James Gunn was hired to pen a script for a Suicide Squad followup after being fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 over his resurfaced controversial tweets. This move from Marvel Studios rivals DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures arrived as a surprise, although perhaps not completely, given that there was nearly as much backlash against Disney and Marvel Studios over the firing as there initially was against Gunn. At the time of the script news, there was speculation that Gunn might also be hired to helm this installment, although it was understood that this probably wouldn’t be a direct sequel. Indeed, Hollywood Reporter now reveals that this film is being characterized as a “relaunch” with a substantially new assortment of characters, and James Gunn is in negotiations to direct. To quote Heath Ledger’s Joker, “And…here…we…go…” with more details : The pic has the title of The Suicide Squad and is not being labe

Ben Affleck Is Reportedly Done With Bruce Wayne As ‘The Batman’ Moves Forward Without Him

Warner In news that comes as little surprise, Ben Affleck appears to be done as Batman, reports Deadline . This comes a mere handful of hours after a Hollywood Reporter interview with Matt Reeves , the Planet of the Apes director who’s helming The Batman , the long-in-the-works next solo installment about the Caped Crusader. Reeves refused to say whether Affleck was jumping ship or not. Now Deadline is saying they “hear” the Oscar-winning writer and director will no longer be involved. Affleck appeared to confirm the Deadline story by tweeting it out, writing, “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.” Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life. — Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019 Affleck had originally planned, back in 2015, to make The Batman an all-Affleck product, with him co-writing (with Geoff Johns) an original story and directing himself in t