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Guy in Charge of All the US Nukes: Relax, I’m Not Gonna Let Trump Nuke Just Anything

The U.S. military’s stockpile of nuclear weapons is one of the most existentially terrifying arsenals ever assembled, and a conflict involving the detonation of even small percentage of those weapons could potentially destabilise the entire world. With a commander-in-chief who has shown a fairly incredible misunderstanding of how nuclear strategy works as well as a hair-trigger temper, it’s not surprising that some people are slightly concerned about a possible catastrophe. Read More >>

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Spitting Image Could Come Back as an American Remake

Politics is always good for comedy, because the politicians offer so much ammunition for others to take the piss out of them. Especially that Twitter-loving git in the White House. One of the best examples was Spitting Image, though it hasn't appeared on TV screens since 1996. That might change, however, because of the Americans. Read More >>

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Cards Against Humanity Sells Out Promotion to Screw Up Donald Trump’s Border Wall in First Day

Cards Against Humanity, the nerd-beloved party game which asks players to respond to a variety of Mad Lib-style prompts with extremely offensive words and phrases, is famous for promotions like selling unsuspecting fans boxes of literal shit. This year, it’s upping the ante (and paying for goodwill with well-meaning liberals who might otherwise feel bad about playing it) with a six-part, $15 holiday promotion claiming to earn participants a role in the #Resistance. Read More >>

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That Viral Photo of President Trump Dumping Fish Food is Very Misleading

Did you see that photo from yesterday of President Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the koi pond? It purportedly shows Trump crudely dumping fish food into the pond as Abe looks on in horror. The photo went viral last night as people ridiculed Trump for being such a buffoon. But the photo is actually misleading. Read More >>

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Trump Is Going to Declare the Opioid Crisis a ‘Public Health Emergency’

On Thursday, President Trump will announce a major move in the battle against America’s opioid crisis: He will direct that the Department of Health and Human Services declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Read More >>

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Microsoft Confirms Investigation Into Whether Russians Bought Pre-Election Ads Through Bing

The sprawling inquiry into the extent of Russian attempts to purchase ads on the US internet before the 2016 federal elections has expanded to yet another digital giant, with Microsoft confirming that it has launched an internal investigation into whether it sold such advertisements via its Bing search engine. Read More >>

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North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video

Guys, I’ve got some good news. North Korea looks like it may have abandoned its plans to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles and is instead challenging the US to a dance off. At least that’s my reading of their latest propaganda video. Read More >>

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US Justice Department Drops Request for IP Addresses of 1.3 Million Visitors to Anti-Trump Site

The US Department of Justice is rescinding its request for IP logs that would have revealed visitors to a website used to plan a protest during Donald Trump’s inauguration. Read More >>

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American Arrested for Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it’s really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That’s precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico using a hobby drone. Read More >>

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DOJ Demands Troves of Data About Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

A web hosting provider has revealed the US Justice Department’s efforts to obtain records about an activist website established to coordinate “mass protests to shut down the inauguration of Donald Trump.” Read More >>

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Trump Really, Really Wanted to Play the President in Sharknado 3

If only we lived in the reality where the phrase “President Trump” referred to a clever bit of stunt casting in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, instead of the actual White House occupant. Alas, we do not. But at least we have an amusing anecdote, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that allows us to dare to dream. Read More >>

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British Troll Fools Trump Administration Officials With His Email Prank

The Trump administration is not exactly known for its critical thinking skills. Read More >>

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US Bans Travel to North Korea Starting Next Month According to News Leaked on Twitter

The US will reportedly ban Americans from travelling to North Korea starting in late August. The formal announcement of the ban isn’t scheduled for next week, but news of the decision just leaked on Twitter. Welcome to the 21st century, I guess. Read More >>

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Andy Serkis Reading President Trump’s Tweets as Gollum is a Bit Too Perfect

Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings series, was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. And Colbert, a huge LOTR nerd, had Serkis read President Trump’s tweets on air. It’s honestly just too perfect. Read More >>

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This Photo of the Trump Sons is Totally Fake

Have you seen this photo of Donald Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric? It made me do a double-take recently. But it’s not real. The photo has been altered to make the Trump brothers look like cartoon characters. Or something like that. Read More >>