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17 Jun 2017
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Someone Trolled A GOP Senator By Signing Him Up To Nickelback Emails

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is not diggin’ this at all.

On Friday, he tweeted that someone had signed several of his email accounts up to Nickelback promotional newsletters. “It’s. Not. Funny,” he wrote:

While signing people up to spam email is never to be condoned, Sasse does have major form in trolling the Canadian rock band himself.

Over the past 16 months, he’s repeatedly used Twitter to poke fun at the group:

It’s also not the first time someone has added Sasse to the band’s mailing list:

Sasse said the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was behind the latest prank:

Hatch’s office hasn’t confirmed its role in the joke, but did use the opportunity to indulge in some more trolling:

Sasse saw the funny side, as did many of his Twitter followers:

Some Twitter users, however, used the exchange to quiz both Sasse and Hatch over the GOP’s health care reform:

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17 Jun 2017
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Mark Hamill Expertly Mocks The Fake News Of His Own Death

Mark Hamill got the chance to write his own amusing obituary after fake news of his death spread online Friday.

The “Star Wars” actor mourned himself after a fake account falsely purporting to be from HuffPost claimed that he’d died:

“MUCH OF NATION MOURNS-RIP,” wrote Hamill in response to the lie.

He also dubbed himself a “wonderful-underrated” and “beloved icon” who was “truly a legend in his own mind.” He ended the post with the hashtags #SoGladIGotToMeetHim and #KindaSad.

Twitter has since suspended the fake @HuffPoGlobalPol account, but Hamill later shared this screenshot of the post to give context to his eulogy:

It’s not the first time this year that Hamill has been prematurely declared dead by people on the internet. He responded in similar hilarious style in February:

Hamill’s wry response to the latest bogus news of his demise appeared to delight many of his fans:

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16 Jun 2017
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You Probably Didn’t Hear The White House Announced Games At E3, Too

On Thursday, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) ― where the video game industry announces their future plans ― wrapped up and now the gaming world has a bunch of new titles to look forward to.

But you probably didn’t know that the White House, perhaps as a way to distract from the Trump presidency, also announced some new games at E3. We’re excited to try them!

 

Angry Tweets

Fire a barrage of offensive tweets at people who stand in your way. Take them down with non-sensical bullying and made-up facts all while trying to gain the favorites and retweets of your dedicated army of Twitter sheep and bots!

 

Character Assassin’s Creed

Slander the good names of your enemies from the shadows of your social media accounts, spokespeople and children! Use your relationships with seedy characters for personal gains, all while delivering intentionally false information to your minions.

 

Fallout 4 VR

This fully immersive 360-adventure takes you inside the Trump White House as it implodes on a daily basis. From the president’s unseen tantrums to Mike Pence’s secret side hugs with women who aren’t his wife, you’ll experience the circus first-hand!  

 

Maddening 18

You live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle, each news item more infuriating than the last. Tackle an unyielding social media landscape and administration whose stance changes every day! While navigating a field of trolls and pundits, can you preserve your sanity and maintain a healthy personal life with family and friends?

 

Spicer-Man

You’ve been given great power and with that comes great responsibility. Dodge and weave through news reporters’ tough questions and keep up the charade for as long as you can! How long can you defend utter lunacy while hanging by a thread?

 

Debtroid 6: Bankruptcies

We’re under attack by creditors and bankruptcy lawyers! Your experience with failing businesses makes you uniquely qualified and the galaxy’s last remaining hope to defend Earth from the forces of debt!

 

Midwest Earth: Shadow Of Supporters

The world of men who still support your leadership is failing fast. With a record low approval rating, your only solution is to resign, then deliver your fourth wedding ring of power to the fires of Mount Ivanka.

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15 Jun 2017
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Look At How Uber’s Top Leadership Has Crumbled

Once the darling of the sharing economy, Uber is knee-deep in a PR crisis pileup with few executives left to guide it back into Silicon Valley’s good graces.

In the last six months, the ride-hailing app has hemorrhaged high-ranking leaders as allegations of sexual harassment, a toxic workplace culture, corporate subterfuge and profiteering came to light and played out in viral social media campaigns ― and those are apparently just the tip of the iceberg. 

The intense public scrutiny was enough for CEO Travis Kalanick, who was caught on video chewing out an Uber driver who questioned the company’s compensation policies in February, to admit he needed “leadership help.” If the vacancies at the top of Uber’s ranks indicate anything, the whole company needs it.

Take a look for yourself:

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14 Jun 2017
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KFC Launches Chicken Sandwich Into Space Next Week

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It’s one small step for a chicken sandwich, and one giant leap for fast food.

On June 21, KFC plans to launch its Zinger chicken sandwich into a space via a high-altitude solar-powered balloon known as a “stratollite,” a word combining “stratosphere” and “satellite.”

The chicken sandwich will zip up to about 28.5 miles above Earth ― not quite the 62-mile threshold to be considered to be the edge of space, but, as the New York Times notes, it’s cheaper than shooting off an orbiting rocket.

Assuming the launch goes off without a hitch, the balloon and the sandwich will float above Earth for at least four days, while the stratollite records telemetry data to help future launches by World View, the balloon’s manufacturer, according to the Associated Press.

Whether anyone wants to eat the sandwich after that remains a mystery.

KFC is funding the flight of the Zinger, which will mark the balloon’s first multi-day mission, according to Space.com.

World View co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Taber MacCallum told the website that the project will benefit both companies.

“This mission offers edge-of-space access to KFC, allowing them to embark upon a one-of-a-kind marketing experiment, while we get to pursue our maiden multiday Stratollite shakedown cruise and open unprecedented access to the stratosphere,” MacCallum said. “It’s a double win.”

The stratollite launch will be streamed at kfcin.space, a web address that expands to yesweareactuallysendingachickensandwichto.space, according to the Times.

KFC has hatched lots of plans to promote the four-day trip, including dropping a single coupon on the ground.

The information gathered during the trip will help World View perfect future balloons, which are designed to travel long distances or hover over one spot on Earth for long periods like a drone.

The stratollites may soon be used to monitor natural disasters, provide Wi-Fi service in remote areas or other services, World View representatives told Space.com.

MacCallum and his wife and business partner Jane Poynter explain the project in the video below.

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Poynter told reporters on Tuesday she was amused when KFC approached their company.

“We had a good chuckle,” she said, according to Space.com. “We thought it was quite funny. But after we thought about it for a minute, we all decided it was incredibly cool.”

KFC sneak-previewed the voyage last month in a commercial featuring Rob Lowe as Colonel Sanders.

“The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons to push KFC’s spicy, crispy chicken sandwich to new heights,” he said in the ad. “Sure, there’ll be questions. Like, ‘why?’” 

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