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Viral Thanksgiving grandma and guest celebrate together for seventh year

2023-03-19 06:14:24

Viral Thanksgiving grandma and guest celebrate together for seventh year

It's Thanksgiving this week, which means it's time to gather with family, eat a ridiculously large bird, and enjoy another update from unlikely viral friends Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench.

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This is the seventh Thanksgiving the pair have spent together, after first meeting in 2016 thanks to a mistaken text message that went viral. Dench, a then 59-year-old grandmother, had intended to text her grandson to invite him over for Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending upon your point of view — said grandson had recently changed his number. The invitation was instead delivered to then 17-year-old Hinton, who quickly figured out the mixup.

Hinton jokingly asked for a plate anyway, Dench earnestly invited him along, and the exchange was subsequently posted online. The rest is Thanksgiving history.

SEE ALSO: Thanksgiving grandma and accidental dinner invitee spend sixth holiday together

The unlikely duo have become sincere friends, starting an annual tradition of spending Thanksgiving together. This year they also took the opportunity to announce a new joint venture, having started a business selling alkaline water together.

While Hinton teased their reunion a few days ago, the two don't just hang out during the holidays. Earlier this year Hinton accompanied Dench when she went to get her first tattoo(Opens in a new tab) — three stars(Opens in a new tab) in remembrance of her husband Lonnie Dench, her mother, and her father. Dench also tweeted congratulations to Hinton(Opens in a new tab) for starting his own car detailing business. And it seems as though both of them are fans of the Los Angeles Rams(Opens in a new tab).

Though already well-chronicled, Hinton and Dench's friendship will soon be further immortalised in film. Last year Netflix announced it will be making a movie based on their story(Opens in a new tab), to be written by The Bobby Brown Story's Abdul Williams.

"We are excited to share our story with the world," the duo said in a joint statement to Variety at the time. "We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make."

Getting an update on Hinton and Dench has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for many, almost as important as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's heartwarming to see they're both doing well, and that their friendship is going strong.

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  • A guide to getting off to your own sexual fantasies and imagination

    A guide to getting off to your own sexual fantasies and imagination

    They say the mind is the biggest, most powerful sex organ in the body. But, uh, don't try visualizing that mental image too vividly or literally, unless you're into that sorta thing?


    Instead, imagine your favorite fictional crush pressing you up against a wall, or think back to the hottest sex you ever had in your life. Now stop imagining, because this magical place where all your desires are possible and acceptable exists. And literally anyone can tap into it.

    While sexual fantasies are by definition not "real," their effects on your sex life (especially when explored during masturbation) are — shall we say — palpably physical.

    "Engaging your imagination rather than relying on visual porn for example helps to build, enhance and strengthen your erotic mind," said Dr. Britney Blair, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of the sexual wellness Lover(Opens in a new tab) app. "You can bring that imagination to life when you want to prime the pump on your desire or push yourself over the edge to climax while solo or with a partner."

    "It's incredibly liberating, recognizing our own power to design the scenes and situations that turn us on."

    To be clear, there's nothing wrong with porn or other forms of erotica. But there's something especially powerful in orgasming to smut that couldn't be more personally tailored to what you like.

    "In our minds we're not confined to our studio apartments or our current sexual partners. There are no rules or judgments. Not even the laws of physics apply," said Gina Gutierrez, co-founder of the popular audio erotica app Dipsea(Opens in a new tab). "It’s incredibly liberating, recognizing our own power to design the scenes and situations that turn us on and to scrap the ones that don’t work for us."

    Don't take our word for it, though. There's science to show exactly how real the effects of a healthy erotic imagination are.

    In a landmark 2016 study(Opens in a new tab), Dr. Nan Wise — neuroscientist, sex therapist, and author of Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life(Opens in a new tab) — mapped the brain's response when subjects merely imagined pleasurable stimulation on their genitals. Just by thinking about it, the pleasure centers in their brains "lit up like a Christmas tree," Wise said.

    "The mind is really the recipient of all the body's sensations. So there's this empirical evidence of a huge connection between the mind and pleasure," she said.

    While everyone can benefit from using their imagination as a sexual aid, it's an especially potent practice for women and others who society has conditioned to feel ashamed about their sexuality.

    "We have to do more work to lay down the connections, the neural pathways, between the genitals and the brain's sensory reward regions," said Wise. "Using your imagination to masturbate not only gives us the information about what stimulation we need, but also actually strengthens the connections between our genitals and the brain."

    SEE ALSO: Why some people masturbate about people they hate

    Beyond that, getting off to our own sexual fantasies tackles another negative effect that patriarchy can have on women's sexuality.

    "We're socialized to think of ourselves as the objects of other people's desires, like we need to borrow someone else's idea of pleasure" said Wise. That's why learning how to be the subject of our own desires, to embody the pleasure we conjure up in our own mind, can be so empowering.

    Everyone with a brain, genitals, and desire is already equipped to masturbate to their own sexual fantasies. And while the practice does come more naturally to some, it only takes little guidance and patience to unlock the endless possibilities tucked inside your erotic mind.

    Set the right environment

    Set that phone to night mode, but make it sexy. Credit: bob al-greene / mashable

    A major key in setting your mind up for erotic success is to ensure your environment allows your brain to feel fully relaxed, safe, and free from distraction.

    Pick a time and place where you'll have full privacy without needing to worry about any interruption, whether from roommates or notifications. For most people, that place will naturally be the bedroom. But put some effort into also making it a true fortress of sensual solitude, like by locking the door, setting your phone to airplane mode, putting on an eye mask, or maybe even using some essential oils and putting on your favorite sexy playlist.

    Blair even recommends purposefully scheduling these more exploratory kind of session and making them habitual. So maybe it can be something you add to your nightly ritual before bed: Brush your teeth, do the skincare routine, put on some pajamas, then let your mind wander as you touch yourself.

    Create a safe space in your mind

    Of course, priming yourself with the right mindset is vital to unlocking your brain's full fantasy potential.

    One of the biggest hurdles to exploring our erotic imaginations is actually the engrained social shame many of us have picked up (even subconsciously) through sexism, homophobia, social stigmas, religion, etc.

    "It’s important to know if that is coming up for you, you’re not alone. But there is no such thing as a wrong or right fantasy." said Blair.

    SEE ALSO: Am I the only one who's horny for podcasts?

    Treat your imagination as a judgement-free zone. To be fair, clearing or redirecting your mind away from feelings of shame is easier said than done. But certain exercises can help (which we'll get into more in the mind-body connection section below).

    Blair suggests that, while exploring sexual fantasies in your mind, try to distinguish between when you're having a reaction versus a judgment to a certain scenario. Judgments often come from values imposed on you by something or someone else, while visceral reactions can be an indication that your mind wants to explore it further — especially if it's something your never thought you'd be into.

    It's easy to get scared off by an intense response to a fantasy, and write that off as being too weird or outside the norm for your taste. But if you give yourself a second to assess where that response is coming from, you might actually find that the intensity comes from a part of you that you've never tried tapping into before.

    "Everything is okay in the world of fantasy. No fantasy is a crime."

    Or maybe not, and that's fine too. The point is, if you feel safe doing it, just try leaning into parts of your erotic mind that feel challenging and see where it goes.

    "Everything is okay in the world of fantasy. No fantasy is a crime," said Blair. "Whatever turns you on in your mind is totally healthy. Your fantasy doesn’t say anything about you except that you are lucky to have a rich imagination that you can use to have an exciting and enduring erotic life."

    That's another major benefit of sexual fantasies versus traditional porn, too. You don't have to worry about any ethical concerns, because your imagination can't hurt you or anyone else. You're in total control.

    "You imagination is a completely safe space," said Dipsea's Gutierrez. "We can play out fantasies that are risky or illicit that we would never actually want to happen in real life. In our minds we’re free to experiment without consequences."

    Familiarize yourself with (but don't feel limited by) common sexual fantasies

    While the whole point is to tap into the unique potential of your own mind, a good jumping off point is to explore whether the most common sexual fantasies(Opens in a new tab) spark your interest. Researchers have labeled them into different categories, though there's a world of possibilities within those labels as well.

    Dr. Blair described these categories as multi-partner sex like group sex or threesomes; power, control, or rough sex; novelty, adventure, and variety; taboo and forbidden sex; partner sharing and non-monogamous relationships; passion and romance; and erotic flexibility like homoeroticism or gender-bending.

    Jess O'Reilly is a sex educator, author of The New Sex Bible(Opens in a new tab), and Astroglide's resident sexologist. She explained that through each of these fantasy categories you can help identify the specific core erotic feelings that get you into a heightened state of arousal.

    "Oftentimes, they relate to fantasy, escapism or subverting otherwise 'negative' emotions. You might find that sex is really hot when you feel powerful, submissive, challenged, mindful, or playful," she said. "You may also find yourself aroused by feelings that you don’t naturally associate with pleasure, like jealousy, inadequacy, fear, and even humiliation can be exciting."

    What our brains often gravitate to most is pure novelty. What gets you off in a fantasy can actually be the total opposite of your real-life sexual orientation or even completely removed from you, as an abstract scenario happening to someone else entirely.

    Let your spank bank be a place where your freak flag flies. Credit: vicky leta / mashable

    So don't be weirded out if you learn that you're as horny for that fish-god monster from The Shape of Water as the Academy Awards were in 2018. Or maybe you're one of the many women who enjoys a rape fantasy — which, as Dr. Wise points out, in a fantasy context is the opposite of a real-life rape since, "you're choosing to have the fantasy and who's overpowering you. You're in complete control."

    One other general rule of thumb Wise found is that while men tend toward more visually-oriented fantasies centered around preferred body parts, women tend to focus on overall scenarios. However, it's impossible to distill the endless possibilities of human sexuality into neat categories. Which is why you also shouldn't get discouraged or ashamed if none of these common fantasies do it for you.

    "Our capacity for imagination is limitless," said Wise. Don't feel pressure to confine yours to a specific label.

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    Start building your erotic imagination through fiction, porn, memories... anything!

    The truth is that, while other obstacles might make it hard initially to give yourself permission to explore sexual fantasies, using your imagination is a very natural and innate part of being human. Who doesn't fantasizing about getting up from their desk in the middle of a hard work day and quitting, or spend time daydreaming about how they'd furnish their dream apartment?

    "We make Pinterest boards and save Instagram photos, collect and catalog all these things that we like. I recommend starting to do that for your sex life," said Gutierrez. "Become more mindful observing what attracts you to someone. The moments where you feel sexiest. What you want to say out loud during sex but hesitate to. Then the next time you want to use your fantasy for pleasure, you know exactly where to draw from."

    Everything in your life can become part of your horny mood board.

    Everything in your life can become part of your horny mood board.

    We all have that one fictional character or public figure — whether from books, tv, movies, video games, or even politics and the internet — that just does it for us. Begin there, expanding into a specific sexy scene that got you going or whatever comes to mind when you think of that person. Heck, maybe you're like me and realize that a silky, authoritative voice is actually your kink, leading a bunch of non-erotic popular podcasts to become your go-to spank bank material.

    Audio erotica can be a great place to start if you don't want to take the training wheels off yet to explore sexual fantasies of your own making. Unlike visual porn, audio erotica still exercises the muscles of your erotic imagination, asking you to fill in the details and paint the full picture. While we always recommend Dipsea, there's also plenty of free ways to try audio erotica like r/gonewildaudio(Opens in a new tab) and Girl on the Net(Opens in a new tab).

    Once you're ready to bring yourself more to the forefront of the fantasy, begin with a memory of the hottest, most visceral sex you've ever had. Really ground yourself back in that moment by recalling your senses: What position were you in? What did the person's lust feel like? Were you sweating? How exactly did they touch you?

    Touch yourself while pulling from all the erotic mental material you've curated, and don't be afraid to really get your whole body involved in mimicking the sensations you're creating through your mind. Maybe that means masturbating while you're on all fours, or matching the tempo of the fantasy, or even dry-humping a pillow. Don't put any pressure on yourself to orgasm throughout any of this, though, and instead just zero in on embodying the experience of your imagination.

    "It's about giving yourself full permission to explore all our internal pleasure places, and how we experience them in both our minds and bodies at the same time," said Wise.

    It's like writing fanfiction, but in real-time Credit: vicky leta / mashable

    Try these exercises to strengthen your mind-body connection

    Through her research and other studies in the field, Wise has ultimately found that, "This distinction we make between the mind and body is really a very arbitrary one."

    One of the best ways to embrace this in a way that engages your erotic fantasy life in is through something called mindful sex.

    This increasingly popular branch of sex therapy describes a bunch of different practices and exercises that add a layer of sexuality to mindfulness, to help you stay present in your body while experiencing pleasure, train your mind to focus on whatever arouses you, and engage in a non-judgmental curious sexual mindset. Try out basic exercises like pleasure mapping (which Dipsea has a guide for), mindful masturbation (which you can read about here), and sensate focus (which you can read about here).

    Wise also suggests a very simple exercise for getting your imagination more connected with your genitals on a neurological level: Just start by tapping or pleasurably touching your genitals, then stop, then think back on the sensations you felt while touching them. Try to recall and summon them back in your body: What did it feel like in your body when the stimulation was building, then dissipating?

    At first, it might not feel like much at all and the pleasure may be pretty mild compared to what you're used to while using more immediate erotic visual aids like porn.

    “But you’ll slowly start to develop a better connection to that pleasure sensation channel in your brain,” she said.

    Use your imagination during partnered sex

    While sexual fantasies are a great way to enhance self-love, learning how to engage with them during partnered sex can also do wonders to get people over the edge and into orgasm.

    At this point though, you might be wondering: Is it even OK to fantasize about other situations — or maybe even other people — while having sex with a partner?

    “It doesn't matter where you get your appetite, as long as you'd come home to eat.”

    “Yes, it’s an unequivocal yes! Because thinking about stuff is not the same as doing it,” said Wise. As the famous saying goes, “It doesn't matter where you get your appetite, as long as you'd come home to eat.”

    It’s totally normal for your mind to desire novelty, especially if you're not in a new relationship anymore. In fact, Wise found that one of the best ways to ensure a couples’ longevity is precisely this kind of openness and understanding that people need to fuel their erotic imagination with new stuff.

    “If we can get over these kind of hang ups, get past this fear of our partners having a fantasy about somebody else while they’re with us, and instead use it as an opportunity talk about: What would you like? What haven't we tried? What are you afraid to tell me? Because that's hot. That's really hot,” said Wise.

    Or maybe instead of thinking about someone else, you'd simply rather use your imagination during partnered sex to transport you both to a setting or scenario that heightens your arousal even more.

    In the end, what you do with your erotic imagination is up to you. You can share it if you'd like — or keep it all to yourself. That’s what’s so great about sexual fantasies you cut from your own cloth: They’re all yours, and no one else's.

  • Social media is the new bodycam

    Social media is the new bodycam

    Childish Gambino warned us in 2018. This is America, right?


    It's been a brutal week for anyone who doesn't live with their eyes closed. The proof is right there on Twitter and other social platforms. It used to be that we relied on police bodycams to hold officers accountable for their actions. But in this difficult moment, citizen journalism is carrying that bucket instead.

    Something snapped in the United States as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck until he died on May 25. Floyd was black and Chauvin is white. It was a sadly familiar scene of what looks to rational observers like a clear case of police brutality.

    But this time, we hit a breaking point. The gruesome reality of Chauvin's actions as captured on camera is certainly part of it. He held his position on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, until after the restrained man died. The camera captures it all in vivid, horrifying detail. Add to that the ongoing pandemic, and historic levels of unemployment. People's nerves are frayed and the callous inhumanity of Floyd's death was a last straw.

    So cities exploded over the weekend with widespread protests and grim scenes of violence. Even as much of the country outside of major cities continues to hunker down behind stay-at-home orders, social media has brought all of us to the front lines through citizen journalism and shared news reports.

    These ongoing protests are about stopping racial violence and police brutality, and they're hundreds of years in the making. I think the images and videos, and the actions of the people portrayed therein, tell the whole story. Thank you to all of the protesters and members of the press who are out there doing your part to make sure the realities of this moment won't soon be forgotten.

    It hasn't all been as completely terrible as the above visuals suggest. Protesters are out in force and many of them are skipping the violence in favor of working to send a message, lift up the people in their community, and generally just keep the peace. Many others are just doing the best they can to peacefully work through the days, weeks, months, decades of pent-up anger they've been carrying.

    They've even been joined in a few cases by police officers and departments that have managed to maintain a level of trust with their local communities.

    SEE ALSO: How to demand justice for George Floyd and support Minneapolis protesters

    I don't know what else to say. Take care of yourselves, folks. And please, keep on documenting this moment in any way that you can.

  • Police scanner app catapults to the top of the App Store

    Police scanner app catapults to the top of the App Store

    Protesters just made a police scanner the most popular paid iOS app in the country.


    On Monday, 5-0 Radio Police Scanner(Opens in a new tab), which costs $5, was the number one paid app in the App Store. A pared-down version with ads was the number two paid app, surpassing TikTok and second only to the suddenly popular Zynn app. Vice first reported(Opens in a new tab) on the app's rise.

    Protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis, Louisville, Los Angeles, Philadelphia(Opens in a new tab), and other U.S. cities over the weekend. They are demanding an end to police brutality after George Floyd was killed by a police officer.

    A look at the top paid apps. Credit: screenshot / mashable
    Also popular as a free app. Credit: Screenshot / mashable

    Scanner apps let protesters listen to live police radio feeds. App analytics firm Apptopia found the top five police scanner apps, such as 5-0 Police Scanner(Opens in a new tab) and Police Scanner(Opens in a new tab), were downloaded 213,000 times over the weekend. That's a 125 percent increase from the weekend before — a record for police scanner apps. 5-0 Police Scanner was downloaded 40,000 times between Friday and Sunday in the United States.

    Other related apps saw download surges as well, like the encrypted messaging app Signal. It was downloaded 37,000 times this weekend, a record for the app. Same for community alert app Citizen, which was downloaded 49,000 times during the same period, according to Apptopia(Opens in a new tab).

  • Elizabeth Warren and her very good dog Bailey joined the Washington D.C. protests

    Elizabeth Warren and her very good dog Bailey joined the Washington D.C. protests

    Less than half an hour before the official curfew started in Washington D.C., thousands of protesters were still walking peacefully in the streets of the capital. Among them were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, her husband Bruce Mann, and their dog Bailey.


    Dressed in sensible beige shorts, sneakers, and a basic blue face mask, the last female candidate to suspend her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination was quickly spotted by her fellow protesters as she joined the throng in Lafayette Square. Many were clearly thrilled to see her, cheering as she told reporters President Donald Trump had been "wrong" to deploy the National Guard in the city.

    "He is imposing violence on our people," she told one reporter(Opens in a new tab). "People are here to protest peacefully.

    Warren also called for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign after reports that he had ordered the violent removal of protesters near the White House, and tweeted her support for her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to criminalise the use of chokeholds by police. Gillibrand was also in the presidential race until last August.

    Widespread protests have emerged in cities across the U.S. in a furious response to the death of George Floyd — who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes — as well as other recent police killings, including Louisville woman Breonna Taylor and Florida man Tony McDade. These names are only the latest to be added to a shamefully long list of black Americans killed by police.f

    Trump's response to the protests, in particular the order to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House using tear gas and rubber bullets for a Trump photo op, has drawn criticism from members of both parties(Opens in a new tab).

    Other politicians who have appeared at protests include Reps. Ayanna Pressley(Opens in a new tab), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(Opens in a new tab), and Joyce Beatty, who was pepper sprayed by police at the Columbus, Ohio event(Opens in a new tab), as well as Sen. Kamala Harris (Opens in a new tab)

  • Every police department should have to hear our rage via Zoom call

    Every police department should have to hear our rage via Zoom call

    Yesterday, the Los Angeles Police Commission held a Zoom call with citizens — of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, as well as some former residents — and watched with blank faces as citizens berated them mercilessly for eight hours.


    The call came not only after several nights of protests in Los Angeles, but also after LAPD chief Michael Moore blamed the death of George Floyd(Opens in a new tab) on the city's protestors and looters. (Moore walked back on the comments(Opens in a new tab) after backlash.)

    But that's just the tip of the iceberg: LAPD has a long history of violence against black people — next year will be 30 years since LA officers beat Rodney King(Opens in a new tab).

    After many people were initially left out of the call(Opens in a new tab) because it capped at 500 people — and after the boomers on the commission figured out how to work Zoom — the commission said their statements.

    Then, the real show started. The public unleashed their fury on the LAPD for hours on end. They demanded Moore's resignation or firing, as well as to defund the LAPD and support the people's budget(Opens in a new tab). Some spewed incredible insults(Opens in a new tab), while others broke down in tears. Several impassioned callers, like this one, went viral:

    After watching this call, I'm convinced that every police department needs to have a Zoom call like this one.

    While the LAPD is notorious for its racism, so are many other departments across the country — including the Minneapolis police(Opens in a new tab), who are responsible for the killing of George Floyd. He died after three police officers pinned him down, one kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

    Police departments across the nation should be subjected to people's rage. In many cities, they're beating up peaceful protestors who they are sworn to protect, all while we — the taxpayers — pay their salaries. Police commissions are supposed to be working for us, the civilians, and we should be able to scream and cry and drag our cops just like the residents of LA did yesterday. (And then I think we should defund the police(Opens in a new tab), but that's a different story.)

    Public meetings with police departments aren't new. As some activists mentioned on the call, they've been raising the same concerns about the police for years. But now thanks to technology not afforded previous generations, these meetings can be online (and the current pandemic pretty much mandates that, anyway). Virtual meetings can not only be more accessible to people who can't make them in-person, but allows these meetings to go viral and be seen by thousands, both in the department's jurisdiction and beyond.

    The total impact of the LAPD call has yet to be seen. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't make any promises about changing the budget(Opens in a new tab), and as of publication the LAPD chief has not resigned.

    But that doesn't mean this call didn't have an impact. Hundreds of people were able to express anger that has possibly been pent up for years. People around the country — like me, in New York — stayed tuned for hours and are now inspired to tell our police departments our similar demands (and probably insults). Like protesting, donating money, and calling our reps, being able to rip into our respective police departments can be just another action to elicit change, and it's a cathartic one at that.

    Police commissions and departments have a duty to their citizens to let their voices be heard. We are all owed a more modern-day public forum. Americans everywhere should be able to call out their police chief's racist eyebrows.

    Mashable has reached out to LAPD for comment and will update if received.

  • Even Piers Morgan thinks Rudy Giuliani sounds completely barking mad

    Even Piers Morgan thinks Rudy Giuliani sounds completely barking mad

    Listen, let's not give Piers Morgan — a British TV presenter who's dabbled in racist tropes(Opens in a new tab) and transphobia(Opens in a new tab) — a gold star. But even he has realized Rudy Giuliani seems a little off.


    Giuliani, the former NYC mayor and current personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, appeared on Thursday on ITV's Good Morning Britain, which Morgan co-hosts. The appearance, which took place in the middle of the night in the U.S., turned into a shouting match between two old white guys about who was more discredited.

    The fight began when Morgan criticized Trump's tweet about "when the looting starts the shooting starts" in regards to the protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. But the argument soon devolved into a barrage of personal attacks.

    "You sound completely barking mad, do you know that?" Morgan said.

    Giuliani fired back, "No, I don't. You sound like a big liar."

    But Morgan kept going after the former mayor, firing off wonderfully British insults.

    "You've lost the plot. And it's sad to see," the host said.

    Taking a page from his boss's playbook, Giuliani stumbled through a few insults about Morgan's failed CNN show and its poor ratings. At some point, Giuliani either tells Morgan he "sucked up" or "fucked up" — it's tough to tell because Giuliani's words are a bit slurred — but either way Morgan apologizes for the language before twisting the knife further into his guest.

    "When I used to interview you, you were an intelligent, reasonable man and you've gone completely mad," he said. "And you sound deranged. You're abusive. And it's really sad to see what's happened to you."

    A viral clip from the interview goes on in a similar fashion for a few more minutes. It does represent a shift from Morgan — a former winner on Celebrity Apprentice who had a largely friendly (if bonkers)(Opens in a new tab) interview with Trump this time last year.

    But definitely watch the entire clip from Thursday, if only to see co-host Susanna Reid deliver an absolutely perfect, "OK," to end the wild segment.

  • Fox News host says John Lennon — who was killed in New York — wouldnt be safe in the city right now

    Fox News host says John Lennon — who was killed in New York — wouldnt be safe in the city right now

    Days after an NYPD car floored it into a group of protesters(Opens in a new tab) — just one of many instances of police violence in the city(Opens in a new tab) — New York City mayor Bill de Blasio responded with...John Lennon lyrics.


    "I don't mean to make light of this but I'm reminded of the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon," said de Blasio, according to journalist Jack Mirkinson. He went on to say that defunding the police, a rallying cry of the George Floyd protests, was "not the way forward."

    De Blasio was subsequently roasted by social media(Opens in a new tab) and traditional(Opens in a new tab) media(Opens in a new tab) outlets(Opens in a new tab), and then Fox News got ahold of the quote. On Fox & Friends Thursday morning, Brian Kilmeade thought he was delivering a brilliant zinger about the mayor:

    "John Lennon wouldn't be safe in this city right now," said Kilmeade. "He'd be hiding in his apartment."

    For those who are unaware (like Kilmeade, apparently), John Lennon was murdered in New York(Opens in a new tab) in 1980. His killer, Mark David Chapman, shot him four times outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. He's still in prison and his eleventh parole hearing is scheduled for this August(Opens in a new tab).

    Maybe Kilmeade should do some fact-checking. Imagine that?

  • Singer performs Bunker Boy, a catchy tune about Trumps time in the bunker

    Singer performs Bunker Boy, a catchy tune about Trumps time in the bunker

    There's a new song inspired by Donald Trump's recent and somewhat confusing trip to the White House bunker, and honestly? It's catchy as hell.


    On Monday, days after it was reported that Secret Service rushed the president to the White House bunker(Opens in a new tab) amidst D.C. protests, singer Courtney Jaye (@TropicalJaye(Opens in a new tab)) penned and performed the tune, titled, "Bunker Boy."

    Jaye shared a video of herself performing the song to social media, and on top of her gorgeous guitar playing and sweet-sounding vocals, the lyrics are truly something.

    "Bunker Boy, don't lie. You got scared and hid in the basement in the middle of the night," Jaye sings. "You're not so tough, no. It's a sorry sight. So take your bible, shove it up your ass, and turn on the fucking lights."

    Jaye ends the song with the lyrics, "Bunker Boy, Bunker Boy, November's coming and we hope you're terrified, Bunker boy," before taking a big exhale and letting out an exhausted eye roll. A real mood.

    SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert slams Trump's hypocritical Bible photo op

    For those who haven't been closely following Trump's bunker saga, let's recap.

    On Friday night, hundreds of people gathered outside the White House gates to protest racism, police brutality, and the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25, after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

    Reports stated that when protests escalated Friday night, Secret Service ushered Trump — along with Melania and their son Barron — to the underground presidential bunker, where they allegedly remained for nearly an hour(Opens in a new tab).

    After Trump received some backlash for retreating to the bunker amidst a national state of unrest, he said that he didn't go to the bunker to get away from the protests, rather he was merely inspecting the bunker.

    "I was there for a tiny, short little period of time," Trump told Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio. He then stated his bunker visit was "more for an inspection," and that he'd been been to the bunker previously. He said he's gone "two and a half times," whatever that means.

    Trump's bunker comments sounded a bit absurd to many people, including Jaye, which is why she decided to use the gift of song to hilariously call the president out on his suspicious story.

    Jaye tweeted her video and made sure to tag Trump's Twitter handle — and the song has been quite a hit since. At the time of writing this piece, Jaye's tweet had more than 60,000 likes, and celebrities like Sophia Bush have even praised the blunt and catchy tune.

    Jaye is no stranger to writing songs about President Trump. On June 1, she also shared another potential hit, called "fuck this fucking president," which has been viewed 174,000 times.

    In it, Jaye shares her true feelings about the president, and urges people to get out and vote for the November election.

    I only wish Jaye had been cranking out these political hits back in 2018, when former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was hiding in (or among) bushes. I bet "Bushes Boy" would have been a real banger.

  • Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, resigns to make room for a black board member

    Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, resigns to make room for a black board member

    The co-founder of Reddit just put the rest of the tech world on notice.


    Alexis Ohanian announced Friday(Opens in a new tab) that he was resigning his Reddit board seat, and "urged" the rest of the board to fill his spot with a new black board member. He will also be donating all future gains on his Reddit stock to "serve the black community," and is immediately giving $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's racial justice charity.

    Yes, take that in. Ohanian just set the bar for using power and privilege for racial equity by transferring not only resources, but also power to people of color.

    The tech world has been looking for ways to support racial equality amid Black Lives Matter protests across the world. The leaders in efforts to promote diversity in tech say that one of the best ways tech leaders in particular can help is by investing in black businesses and venture funds, hiring black employees, and putting black people in positions of power within the tech world.

    "Tech companies should be hiring [people of color] at all levels, from the board room to the boiler room," Rodney Sampson, a leader in tech diversity and founder of the accelerator OHUB(Opens in a new tab), said. "If you’re a venture-backed tech company, you should be looking to put someone black on your board of advisors."

    Ohanian called his move "long overdue." He explained that he had made his decision so that he could answer his black daughter (Ohanian's wife is Serena Williams) when she asked: "What did you do?"

    Williams expressed support for her husband in a tweet that may have made this reporter choke up.

    In the background of Ohanian's actions are the stark realities of Reddit, which Ohanian said he founded "to help people find community and a sense of belonging." Anyone who has spent even a passing moment on Reddit knows that it can be a quagmire of divisive vitriol. Amid the protests, some Reddit communities protested what they see as Reddit's failure to take stronger action against hate speech on the platform by making their communities private. Ellen Pao, a former VC, and one-time interim CEO of Reddit who now runs a tech diversity organization, called out Reddit's hypocrisy on Twitter:

    There is, of course, no guarantee that Reddit leadership will take Ohanian up on his request to fill his seat with a black board member. But this is an opportunity to set an example for the rest of the tech and business world. Currently, around 11 percent of Fortune 100 board members are African American, according to a recent study(Opens in a new tab) by the Alliance for Board Diversity.

    Mashable has reached out to Reddit to learn whether it intends to follow through with Ohanian's call to action, and Reddit said it would be responding "later today."

  • Trump lies about elderly protester injured by police, hits another new Twitter low

    Trump lies about elderly protester injured by police, hits another new Twitter low

    Every time you think Donald Trump has hit a new moral low, he manages to outdo himself.


    On Tuesday morning, Twitter users saw yet another exceptionally distressing and unpresidential display from Trump. The president tweeted outlandish lies about Martin Gugino, the injured protester who was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police officers last week. Even for someone prone to spreading false conspiracy theories, this was a shocking thing to say.

    After video of the Buffalo police officers pushing the 75-year-old man to the ground went viral, public outrage led to the suspension of two officers directly involved and the resignation of the 57 other officers(Opens in a new tab) from Buffalo New York's emergency response team. Those officers who resigned from the team remain on the force.

    As Gugino — whose head could be seen smacking the pavement in the video and then was bleeding from his ears — remains in serious but stable condition, Trump suggested to nearly 82 million Twitter followers that the 75-year-old man was "an ANTIFA provocateur" who was trying to tamper with police equipment and exaggerated the severity of his fall.

    "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?" Trump tweeted.

    SEE ALSO: Protesters turned Donald Trump's #BabyGate fence into something beautiful

    The tweet not only publicly targets a citizen, but also attempts to destroy his reputation as a peaceful activist(Opens in a new tab). And though Trump continually flings insults and spreads misinformation on Twitter, many people were genuinely taken aback by the harmful nature of this conspiracy theory.

    Trump seems to have gotten this conspiracy theory in his head from One America News, the conservative, far-right news network that previously claimed Dr. Fauci had ties to the Deep State, George Soros, Bill Gates, and the Clintons(Opens in a new tab).

    Trump has proven time and again that he's not above lying to rile up his base and change the conversation. So it's imperative now more than ever that you research whatever he says before you even consider believing it.

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  • 7 TikTok hashtags to check out if you cant look away from other peoples drama

    7 TikTok hashtags to check out if you cant look away from other peoples drama

    Drama is just too entertaining to avoid watching.


    From spats on the Bachelorette, to tea videos documenting creator feuds, to getting totally engrossed in Reddit threads about strangers and their messy relationships, observing someone else's drama is a universal guilty pleasure.

    Humans are naturally inclined to gossip — a 2014 study in Psychological Science(Opens in a new tab) concluded that gossip actually promotes group cooperation and makes group members less selfish. And according to a 2019 study published in (Opens in a new tab)Social Psychological and Personality Science(Opens in a new tab), those who were more extroverted tended to gossip more than those who were introverted. Megan Robbins, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and the study's lead author, told NBC, "We learn a lot about the social world around us when we gossip." Gossiping, some evolutionary sociologists theorize(Opens in a new tab), came about as a survival instinct to strengthen social networks.

    There are, of course, limits to the social benefits of gossip — which is why engaging with a stranger's drama is so intoxicating. It's as low-stakes as it comes; you don't know these people personally, but you can still wrap yourself up in their interpersonal disasters.

    Here are seven tags to keep up with on TikTok to keep up with other people's drama.

    1. #messytiktok

    If you're bringing your real-life feuds online for strangers on the internet(Opens in a new tab) to see, you probably belong on messytok. The tags #messytiktok has a staggering 2.2 billion views, and the tag is laden with users exposing exes with screenshots, posting long-winded storytimes about overbearing in-laws, and feuding in the comments(Opens in a new tab). The corresponding tag #messytok is similarly, well, messy.

    2. #aita

    Like the subreddit with which the entire internet has a love-hate relationship, TikTok users posting under the tag #aita ask online strangers, "Am I the asshole?" The 60.6 million views on the tag may not determine whether it as an asshole move to invite your happily married ex to your engagement party, but it does confirm everyone's love for drama.

    3. #storytime

    Artists on TikTok keep users engaged by pairing their videos with drama stories. Credit: tiktok / kaylieleass

    TikTok's artists attract a following not only with their stunning creativity, but also with their intoxicating stories. The tag #storytime is populated with makeup artists, slime accounts, and resin crafters who use wild stories to keep viewers engaged. It has 94.1 billion views.

    Artists usually pair their application process not with a narration, but with an over-the-top story that could rival any CW show plot(Opens in a new tab). The anonymously submitted stories, curated and read by the artist as they film their process, regale tales of boyfriends cheating with the storyteller's siblings, adoring crushes who become stalkers, and tragic catfishing experiences. It's addicting.

    4. #dramatok

    If you like reality TV, you'll enjoy #dramatok. Credit: tiktok / aliyah.abader
    The videos under #dramatok are frivolous at best, but so entertaining. Credit: tiktok / aliyah.abader

    Drama is unavoidable, especially on an app that allows users to directly reply to others via duets and stitches. The tag #dramatok has 29.2 million views by other users who are similarly entertained and horrified by other users' questionable choices. The tag is a healthy mix of feuds between popular public figures and spats between regular people (Opens in a new tab)bringing their disagreements public. Many videos tagged with #dramatok are of users asking TikTok if they recognize their significant others' cars or bedrooms in hopes of exposing cheating.

    5. #confrontation

    There are three types of people in the world: those who avoid confrontation at all costs, those who aren't afraid to have one, and those who record the whole spectacle to post online. With 120.8 million views, the tag #confrontation consists of clips from reality TV shows, videos of people discussing confrontations with friends and significant others, and juiciest of all, footage of arguments. These confrontations are entirely out of context — the viewer has no idea who the two main characters are, or why they're fighting — but it's still difficult to look away.

    6. #spillthetea

    The tag #spillthetea has 338.2 million views, and the similar tag #spillingthetea has 53.8. Most videos under the two tags revolve around influencer drama, so if you're behind on who's feuding with who, or who's dating whose ex, you'll want to keep an eye on the two tags.

    7. #toxictiktok

    Get all your bad life advice from #toxictiktok. Credit: tiktok / chloeeleanorr
    The tag is filled with people recommending toxic behaviors. Credit: tiktok / chloeeleanorr

    The most polarizing tag in the world of messy TikTok is #toxictiktok, which has 103.4 million views. You'll find plenty of videos of people recounting their worst habits, but even more of people recommending(Opens in a new tab) toxic behaviors(Opens in a new tab). Is it good for humanity as a whole to list the best ways to catch your man cheating? That's debatable. Is it enthralling to watch someone else discuss their own toxicity? Absolutely.

    The next time you finish your Love Island binge, let messy TikTok fill the void.

  • The 13 horniest TV moments of 2020

    The 13 horniest TV moments of 2020

    You don't need us to tell you that 2020 was horny as heck. We spent months inside without human contact. Even when we ventured out, sex required immense caution and kissing might as well have been illegal. And because humanity has always been depraved, all these things just made us hornier.


    TV did not help.

    Without our usual outlets of dating, hookups, or even handshakes, every minor instance of physical touch on TV became unimaginably erotic. Obviously none of these shows were created with awareness of the world they'd be dropped into, but it really dialed up the stakes as we watched breathlessly from our couches.

    Was TV exceptionally horny this year, or were we? Instead of an answer, let's make a list. Here are the 13 horniest TV moments of 2020.

    1. The gaze, Normal People

    Connell (Paul Mescal) and Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) nearly killed us on "Normal People." Credit: enda bowe / Hulu

    Spring TV's most egregious personal attack had to be Hulu's Normal People, based on the novel by Sally Rooney about two people who circle each other sexually and romantically for the better part of a decade. Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) start hooking up in their school days, and from the very first episode the actors exhibit remarkable chemistry. Where other shows thrive at hot and heavy, Normal People's sex scenes were truly intimate, using soft cinematography and spare sound to drive us entirely crazy.

    The best part of this was that they actually explored different kinds of physical intimacy, and dealt with the awkwardness of miscommunicating both in bed and outside of it. In one episode, Connell slides his hand beneath the covers to pleasure Marianne, and then watches in quiet awe as she responds to his touch. In a scene where only one person is sexually stimulated, the other still clearly experiences a rush of adrenaline and emotion as he sees their connection laid bare on her face. -Proma Khosla, Entertainment Reporter

    Where to watch: Hulu(Opens in a new tab)

    2. Barista training, Love, Victor

    Love, Victor’s underrated teen romance had plenty of age appropriate steaminess between any number of its characters and it reached peak horny in a scene so indicative of the show’s understanding of hormonal imaginations they used it as the sneak peek for what to expect in Season 1. This scene, of course, is the Barista Tutorial. In it, Victor’s love interest Benji teaches him how to make a cappuccino, a lesson Victor’s closeted brain transforms into a slow-mo, R&B scored sequence of pure desire. “’See how tight that is?” Benji asks as he presses ground coffee into the espresso maker. Victor can barely respond. He’s so focused on Benji’s damp lips and flexing biceps that it takes hot steamed milk exploding over them both (eyyy) to break the spell. -Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter

    Where to watch: Hulu(Opens in a new tab)

    3. Cake, Insecure

    We know exactly what you two are giggling about. Credit: hbo

    Insecure Season 4 is primarily about Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly's (Yvonne Orji) deteriorating friendship, but Molly and Andrew's (Alexander Hodge) relationship is still at the forefront. They struggle with miscommunication, time management, and some truly cringey racial ignorance from his brother — but before all that, in a flashback episode, these two are flying high.

    Episode 2 catches up with Molly and Andrew before their unraveling, when they still made time for date night and couldn't stop undressing each other with their eyes. As they get ready to leave a restaurant, Andrew turns the flirt on and brings up "that cake I'm gonna have later." Cut to Molly biting her bedsheets (not that it keeps her quiet) and an ass slap I still can hear echoing through space and time. -P.K.

    Where to watch: HBO(Opens in a new tab)

    4. Absolutely all of the kinky shit in Too Hot To Handle 

    Francesca and Harry of 'Too Hot To Handle' doing a uh... "bonding" exercise. Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

    I’ll admit, most of Netflix’s dating reality show Too Hot To Handle — which tasked a whole bunch of sexy bimbos with not doing the nasty, lest they have some of the group’s shared prize money docked — was more cringe-worthy than horny. (Turns out, a televised experiment in celibacy feels very 2000s reality, and not in a fun Survivor way.)  

    That said, I must also admit: the kinky stuff with the light-up watches, revenge shower makeouts, and always watching AI assistant Lana? P hot. The true height of trashy TV in 2020, Too Hot To Handle dares to ask its audience to withstand a truly exhausting melodrama in the hopes of seeing its contrived premise end in a boink. And end in a boink it does, reader. End in a boink it does. -Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter

    Where to watch: Netflix(Opens in a new tab)

    5. A peach, The Great

    According to Peter (Nicholas Hoult), Leo (Sebastian D'Souza, above) is well-endowed and sterile, an ideal lover. Credit: screenshot / hulu

    Everyone on The Great was doing the nasty when not killing, getting drunk, or plotting a coup, but that wasn't initially true for our Empress Catherine (Elle Fanning) until the arrival of Leo (Sebastian De Souza), a gift from her husband ("It is thoughtful of me, I agree"). Catherine hates the idea initially, but finds herself charmed by Leo's kindness and intellect — qualities Peter (Nicholas Hoult) praised highly, along with certain other...assets.

    Leo becomes Catherine's lover, friend, confidante, and eventually the actual recipient of her love — but it all started with a peach. In an overt attempt to win her over, he offers up this peach. "When you eat it, you should put it into your mouth, bite it once, tip your head back, and let the juice run into your throat," he says. It's a completely benign exchange, especially when you consider all they'll go on to do, but that's what captures Catherine's interest. Leo seduces her with sweetness both literal and figurative and their love begins at that very moment. -P.K.

    Where to watch: Hulu(Opens in a new tab)

    6. The possibility of Camille, Emily in Paris

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    Emily in Paris is a very silly show about very silly people, none sillier than the small army of French men who trip over themselves for our unfathomably mediocre protagonist (Lily Collins). Yet no matter how many times Mindy (Ashley Park) emphasizes to Emily that French men only want sex (kind of stereotypical, Min, don't you think?), all of these men want to literally date and love her. The one time someone just wants to fuck, she's wildly insulted even though she enjoyed the sex.

    No, Emily in Paris makes this list because there is nothing more sexually charged in the show that Emily's initial meeting with Camille (Camille Razat), a current pulsing throughout the show's entirety right up until Camille nervously builds up to asking Emily "a question" one day. The question? Not whether they want to run away to Versailles together or have that inevitable threesome with Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), so it doesn't matter what it was. What matters is that this could still happen — but knowing Emily's basic ass, we won't hold our breath. -P.K.

    Where to watch: Netflix(Opens in a new tab)

    7. Oscar dreams, Hollywood

    And the award for Horniest Scene in "Hollywood" goes to... Credit: screenshot / netflix

    Oh, Hollywood. With all the golden age boning going on in this show it’s hard to pick just one moment to encapsulate its dedication to the art of horndoggery. Nearly every character spends their days dreaming about having power of the star variety or otherwise, while their nights are spent crawling all over each other like a pack of meticulously-coiffed alley cats. Perhaps the scene that best captures both of these desires is the moment when Jack (David Corenswet) continues his sex work side gig with client Avis (Patti Lupone) after learning her husband is a titan of the film industry and gives her the business while staring longingly at the array of Academy Awards displayed over her head. Their dual desires for sex and acclaim are clear as day, and the show refuses to judge either of them for it. -A.N.

    Where to watch: Netflix(Opens in a new tab)

    8. Ruby breaks free, Lovecraft Country

    Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku) finds herself in a truly unique sexual situation. Credit: hbo

    Preface this with the disclaimer that not all things horny are necessarily good, smart, or beneficial to the culture. Lovecraft Country had a lot of weird stuff going on in its inaugural season, including sex stuff, but the outright horniest (and most disturbing) moment was the metaphor-and-blood–drenched coupling of William/Christina (Chriswilliam?) and Ruby in Episode 8. Ruby’s unfortunate allegiance to Christina is couched in her desire for access to the privilege her body-swap potion bestows, and that desire emerges in the fury and anguish present when Ruby intentionally transforms from her white alter ego to her own self mid-orgasm. Ruby literally explodes from her false form, drenching William in the viscera of the potion’s violent aftereffects and can hardly catch her breath beneath him as they bind themselves together in lust and misguided... everything. -A.N.

    Where to watch: HBO Max(Opens in a new tab)

    9. Cabin makeout, The Flight Attendant

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    Before she wakes up next to his corpse, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) has an exhilarating night with Alex (Michael Huisman), better known to her fellow flight attendants as 3C. But before the stunning gold dress, the infinity pool, and the hotel suite, and all that blood... there was the first class cabin where it all started — where a little eye-fucking in the aisle led them to make out in a bathroom at 30,000 feet. Damn, R.I.P. Alex. -P.K.

    Where to watch: HBO Max(Opens in a new tab)

    10. The master bedroom, Bly Manor

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    Dani (Victoria Pedretti) and Jamie (Amelia Eve) may have been the grand, sweeping love story of Bly Manor, but they were not its horniest residents, dead or alive. That honor goes to Rebecca Jessup (Tahirah Sharif) and Peter Quint (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), the governess and driver who were drawn to each other before Dani arrived at Bly and whose affair led to tragedy. Mrs. Grose (T'Nia Miller) hints at the relationship's toxic elements, but the show mostly depicts a sexy fantasy cut short by the lady in the lake, like everything else.

    At the peak of their passion, Rebecca and Peter have amazing physical chemistry. They kiss with the urgency of two people who know they're about to be hunted by a murderous ghost who doesn't know her own name, and they steal away to make out and make love at every opportunity. The best by far is in the otherwise very creepy master bedroom in the forbidden wing, where they are undoubtedly being watched by generations of racist ghosts. Beneath its coverings, the room boasts the kind of obvious wealth that both Rebecca and Peter deeply desire. She takes off her blouse and dons an extravagant fur, and things are just heating up when Mrs. Grose arrives to shut it down. -P.K.

    Where to watch: Netflix(Opens in a new tab)

    11. The fantasy of Paxton, Never Have I Ever

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    Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher's Never Have I Ever wore its horniness on its sleeve from the very first trailer(Opens in a new tab). There's nothing revolutionary about sexually frustrated teenagers, but Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) made waves as the first openly horny South Asian teen on mainstream television — not to mention that she was foulmouthed, grieving, and a bit of a dick.

    Devi views her crush Paxton (Darren Barnet) through what we might call a porno lens; he first appears on the show while exiting a pool in slow-motion,(Opens in a new tab) and later in the pilot Devi asks him to have sex with her, no strings attached. The next episode opens with Devi vividly dreaming of Paxton showing up at her house and declaring "I'm here to have sex with you." He rips off his t-shirt in one criminally smooth motion, then proceeds to whisper sweet nothings to her like "Your body looks so good in that oversize t-shirt" and "Is that dandruff shampoo?" as he longingly sniffs her scrunchy. He calls her as beautiful as Priyanka Chopra with the incisive intellect of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

    Sorry, I retract that "porno lens" thing. This is porn. -P.K.

    Where to watch: Netflix(Opens in a new tab)

    12. The constant sexual tension on Run

    Excuse me? Put this look away, there are children on the train! Credit: hbo

    Even if the show fizzled out by season's end, Run made an absolute meal of the sexual tension between Ruby (Merritt Weaver) and Billy (Domhnall Gleeson). We have no idea what their deal is in episode 1 (and their deal ends up being fairly straightforward), but we know that they will simply not survive if they can't bang soon, and neither will we. When they first meet up, Ruby is so overcome by a minor interaction, by the light roleplay of pretending not to know each other, that she quickly excuses herself to masturbate in a train bathroom. Message received! -P.K.

    Where to watch: HBO(Opens in a new tab)

    13. John's first party, Brave New World

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    Peacock's supremely horny original was canceled after one season, but you can still watch it online. Characters in the show's futuristic society don't believe in emotions or monogamy; they have sex at random and are actually admonished for forming attachment to any one partner.

    In episode 5, Bernard (Harry Lloyd) takes John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich) to a lavish party, where he is at once summoned by the host Helm (Hannah John-Kamen), who by her own proclamation wants to fuck. But since the "savages" require more emotional connection ("It's a deficiency," Bernard says sympathetically), John tells Helm a story so they can flirt for a while. As he piques her interest and desire, the party downstairs transitions — as they all do — into an orgy, with great circles of guests pulsating and sighing together in various states of undress while Helm and John climax. This might be the scene that inspired this whole list — a mighty legacy indeed. -P.K.

    Where to watch: Peacock(Opens in a new tab)

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  • Robot vacuum meets its worst nightmare: A spring door stop

    Robot vacuum meets its worst nightmare: A spring door stop

    If you're worried about a dystopian future where robots take over the earth, perhaps this will calm your nerves.


    Twitter user Nathan Lawrence, a self-described "connoisseur of weird robot vacuum issues," recently shared a hilarious example on the platform in a tweet that has gone viral.

    As you can see, his robot vacuum shut off after it turned into a spring door stopper, which pressed up against the device's imperfectly placed on/off switch.

    BOING. (Don't tell me you didn't also hear that spring door stopper noise when you saw that photo.)

    SEE ALSO: Best cheap robot vacuums

    Lawrence tells Mashable that the model number of this particular vacuum is the Shark RV100AE. He says that this issue would occur almost every morning.

    A quick Google Search pulled up at least one other instance, shared(Opens in a new tab) by a user on Reddit, of this exact same issue happening with the Shark vacuum.

    "​​I used to buy a bunch of vacuums from eBay or Craigslist and repair them, so I experienced a bunch of different types [of weird robot vacuum issues] over time," Lawrence told Mashable. However, this one is his favorite.

    On Twitter, he noted that "there’s a 'unit tests vs. production environment' metaphor in here somewhere. The robot vacuum's manufacturer didn't seem to come across any spring door stoppers when testing out the Shark RV100AE for any possible flaws.

    There are some truly dystopian examples out there nowadays concerning AI and robots.

    But, being that the vast majority of robots out there are more like the Shark RV100AE than, say, Boston Dynamics, we're thinking you don't have to worry about Skynet quite yet.

  • ON1 PortrAIt AI 2023 for Mac (super AI intelligent portrait processing software) v17.1.1.13620 activ

    ON1 Portrait AI is a photo editing software application designed for portrait retouching and enhancement. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to automatically detect and enhance facial features such as eyes, skin, lips and hair. The software allows users to easily adjust and fine-tune all aspects of their portraits, including skin smoothing, blemish removal, tooth whitening, color correction and so on, with just a few clicks. ON1 Portrait AI can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in for other photo editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom). It is suitable for Windows and Mac operating systems. Generally speaking, ON1 Portrait AI is a powerful tool for photographers and anyone who wants to use advanced AI technology to enhance portrait photos quickly and easily.

    ON1 Portrait AI 2023 for Mac (Super AI Intelligent Portrait Processing Software) id=Mjk0ODE5

    Workflow plug-in ON1 Portrait AI is suitable for almost any workflow. Using ON1 Portrait AI as a plug-in can achieve amazing decoration effect in a few seconds:


    • Adobe Photoshop

    • Adobe Lightroom Classic

    • Adobe Photoshop Elements

    • Affinity Photo

    • Capture One (coming soon)

    • Apple Photos

    • Corel Paintshop Pro

    ON1 Photo RAW with fully integrated portrait AI can be perfectly decorated with just one click. It uses machine learning to find every face in a photo and automatically make them look great. It analyzes every face, and adds some modifications to the skin, eyes and mouth, providing you with professional effects immediately.

    Decorative tools and the controls you need

    • The cosmetic options are simply amazing, including smoothing skin, reducing shine, removing blemishes, facial carving and whitening eyes and teeth.

    • Automatically find each face in the photo, analyze it, and add appropriate embellishments according to your preferences.

    No longer need lengthy editing sessions.

    • Let AI work for you by batch processing the entire photo folder. For each photo, portrait AI will find each face and automatically add the right amount of modification. It is very suitable for proofreading photos before delivery.

    Adjust everyone individually.

    • Each face in the photo has independent control and adjustment. For example, you can use different settings for the bride and groom in wedding photos.

    Your editing is nondestructive.

    • All your adjustments and edits are non-destructive. You can edit them again later, and the original photos will not be changed.

    How to edit

    • Everything is automatic, but you can also control it completely manually. You can manually adjust the position of your eyes and mouth, draw to refine the skin mask, and use a brush to remove stubborn flaws.

    Improve facial shape and lighting

    • By adding fill light to illuminate the face or reshape the face to narrow the chin line or balance the eye size, the common mistakes in lens selection and lighting can be corrected.

    Using the power of frequency separation

    • Skin modification uses frequency separation to maintain natural skin texture, while reducing the color and tone changes of the whole skin. It creates flawless but natural-looking skin.

    Easily remove flaws

    • Small flaws can be automatically reduced, while larger flaws can be removed by using the built-in content-aware eraser and clone stamp.

    Presets that suit your style

    • Easily create your own preset to define your decoration style.

  • We spoke to the guy who turned Trumps cognitive test into a catchy tango

    We spoke to the guy who turned Trumps cognitive test into a catchy tango

    The words, "person, woman, man, camera, TV," have haunted Americans for a week, and now, thanks to a man named Jason Kravits, they will live on forever in song.


    For those who somehow missed this news cycle, "person, woman, man, camera, TV" are the five words that President Donald Trump repeated in an interview with Fox News while bragging that he passed a cognitive test that wasn't designed to be particularly challenging.

    Trump's blabbering of random words inspired many jokes and memes on Twitter, but they reminded Kravits of the "Cell Block Tango" song from Chicago, so he spliced together clips from Trump's interview and the 2001 movie and created a hilarious "Brain-cell Block Tango" remix(Opens in a new tab).

    "It's not a hard connection to put the two together, once you hear it. I'm sure I wasn't the first person to think of it," Kravits, a middle-aged actor currently sheltering-in-place in New York, said in an email.

    He explained that he was struck with inspiration at around midnight on Friday, so instead of going to sleep he spent three hours making the parody music video.

    "When I woke up it had already started to take off," Kravits said. "Singer Frenchie Davis reposted it on Facebook and that's when people really started to see it."

    "[Trump] doesn't need my help to look dumb, I think he's got that covered."

    "I decided early on I wanted to do things that made people smile and laugh to help us all get through [isolation,]" Kravits explained. So he taught himself video editing in quarantine. Kravits has dabbled in creating videos over the past few months and made a Styx parody(Opens in a new tab) of the celebrity "Imagine" video from March, along with a "Sing-A-Lone" series(Opens in a new tab), which features videos of his friends singing a song of his choosing.

    If you're not familiar with Kravits' online comedy, however, you'll likely recognize him from his roles on TV shows such as The Practice, Gilmore Girls, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Big Bang Theory, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and even the finale of Friends.

    Kravits said that politics have been at the forefront of his mind ever since he was a kid growing up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., "where politics was part of the fabric of life." He even played both Michael Bloomberg and Alan Dershowitz in a recent episode of Showtime's Our Cartoon President.

    As for the online response to his "Brain-cell Block Tango" song, Kravits says it's been almost entirely positive. But he does have a message for the few people who said the video makes the president look "dumb."

    "Look, he doesn't need MY help to look dumb, I think he's got that covered," Kravits said of Trump. "Really, he's a buffoon. A dangerous, narcissistic, sad, mentally-unwell buffoon."

    "It frustrates me that, among other things, his actions (or inactions) on COVID have not only cost thousands of Americans their lives and loved ones, they are making the pain of this situation last so much longer than it could have, or should have," Kravits continued. "Many of my friends in the arts are looking at the possibility of a year or more of not being employed."

    If you're interested in seeing more of Kravits' comedy, he has an improvised cabaret act called "Off The Top"(Opens in a new tab) that was touring around the world until the coronavirus hit.

    Related Video: We made a social distancing slow jam with puppets

  • Joe Biden flexes shiny new .gov address, Twitter very much approves

    Joe Biden flexes shiny new .gov address, Twitter very much approves

    Everything's getting more and more official by the day.


    Late on Monday, just a few short hours after Donald Trump accepted(Opens in a new tab) a formal U.S. presidency transition(Opens in a new tab), "recommending his team do what needs to be done" while continuing to pledge his quest to contest the election result(Opens in a new tab), President-elect Joe Biden took to Twitter to unveil a shiny new web address that contains a subtle flex.

    The site in question is the Biden-Harris team's transition site, which was launched(Opens in a new tab) shortly after the election in order to outline the incoming administration's priorities while providing news and details of the presidential transition process. It's a pretty crucial resource, in other words, and yet another part of the transition that's been hampered(Opens in a new tab) by Trump's stubborn refusal to allow the transfer process to move forwards.

    Not anymore, though.

    That's right: dot gov. If you visit the URL's old .com address it now redirects to the new, government-approved version (.gov is described as(Opens in a new tab) "the top-level domain for U.S.-based government organizations" on the official DotGov website).

    SEE ALSO: The internet loves Joe Biden's very good dogs, Major and Champ

    Although the change may seem small, it's a significant moment for the incoming Biden-Harris administration, as part of a process formally (and finally) greenlit on Monday by Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration(Opens in a new tab), the federal agency that allocates funds and resources for the incoming administration's transition. And with the President-elect set to announce his cabinet picks(Opens in a new tab) Tuesday, a significant moment ahead of his inauguration set for Jan. 20, 2021, the timing is even more important.

    Needless to say, people noticed. It wasn't long before Biden's tweet had over 20,000 retweets, and "dot gov" was trending on Twitter.

    Sometimes you don't need a sequence of rambling tweets to make your point.

    Sometimes all you need are three simple letters.

  • The stark divide between Straight TikTok and Alt TikTok

    The stark divide between Straight TikTok and Alt TikTok

    Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off.


    If you've been on TikTok long enough, you're probably familiar with Alt TikTok. If you haven't heard of that term before, it's probably because you're on Straight TikTok.

    TikTok is notorious for its viral dances, lip synced "acting," and uncomfortably horny POV videos in which the user pretends to take the audience out on dates.

    But on another side of the platform, which algorithmically recommends content based on each user’s preferences, is “Alt TikTok.” Also known as “Gay TikTok,” “Beans TikTok,” or “Elite TikTok,” the subsect rejects mainstream trends in favor of surreal humor and alternative aesthetics. Shaped by the dredges of emo culture and the heavy Dadaist influence of its millennial predecessors, Alt TikTok embodies all that is queer.

    And it’s no wonder that many LGBTQ users find themselves on Alt TikTok; queer culture has been intertwined with alternative aesthetics for decades. Finding community with others rejected by the mainstream is deeply rooted in LGBTQ history.

    On Alt TikTok, a stuffed Kermit bathed in red light swings from a ceiling fan as ominous music bellows below it. In another video, a person in stunning green hair clad in leather lip syncs, “Lemme get this straight,” before the TikTok transitions to them wearing a basic tank top and jeans with no makeup. They gag at the sight of their own “normie” appearance as the opening bars of Tame Impala’s “The Less I Know The Better” begins. In a video(Opens in a new tab) with 475,000 likes, another user writes, “What straights alt tiktok is” as she mouths altered lyrics to Doja Cat’s “Cyber Sex.” Then the music changes to a cover of “Ameno,” a song generated by virtual Vocaloid(Opens in a new tab) artist Hatsune Miku, and kicks off a slideshow of Elmo burning and former president Barack Obama superimposed on a banana.

    Alt TikTok is ... weird. Credit: TikTok / nicole.esposito
    The sound 'Lemme get this straight' is viral now. Credit: tiktok / phonyghost

    “Ameno” is now a wildly popular sound on the app, and is often associated with Alt Tiktok’s more surreal videos, including ones poking fun at Elon Musk and Grimes for naming their baby X Æ A-XII.

    Una Smoole, a 19-year-old student in San Diego, went viral on the platform for her video imagining what she would look like if she was straight. Her video was viewed more than 2.8 million times, and the sound from her video is used in thousands of videos from LGBTQ users similarly imagining what they would look like if they were heterosexual. The reimagined versions of themselves are nearly all depicted in a negative light: boring, mainstream, and basic.

    @uperson(Opens in a new tab)

    This is a repost with the sound set as my own audio if you wanna use it :)

    ♬ If I were a straight - uperson(Opens in a new tab)

    “We are already alternative,” Smoole said in a Facetime interview with Mashable. “Of course you can be fucking straight and like golf or whatever, no one’s saying you can’t do that. But I think there’s something that goes hand in hand with already not fitting the mainstream in some aspect, so you cling to the non-mainstream.”

    She noted that as an adolescent, she often rejected what was popular in her Catholic middle school: brand-name clothing, looking preppy, and listening to Top 40s. Smoole is not the only young person who felt her identity manifest in external expression — that feeling is virtually universal.

    In his book Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, queer theorist José Muñoz reminisces about growing up in the outskirts of Miami as a queer person of color, and how punk music helped him come to terms with his identity.

    “Punk made my own suburban quotidian existence radical and experimental — so experimental that I could imagine and eventually act on queer desires,” Muñoz wrote. “Punk rock style may look apocalyptic, yet its temporality is nonetheless futuristic, letting young punks imagine a time and a place where their desires are not toxic.”

    “Queer belongings,” as Muñoz phrases it, have long been rooted in punk music. The 1980s not only birthed ballroom culture, but also Queercore, a punk rock movement formed by members of the LGBTQ community as a rejection of society’s expectations of “normal.”

    Beyond the music itself, members of the Queercore movement established communities that encouraged anything but the mainstream. The documentary Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution dives into how the movement’s prominent members established the offshoot of punk music. One of the resounding mantras of the movement was, “Heterosexuality is the opiate of the masses.”

    “[We were] refusing to be part of the status quo, refusing to accept the mantle of so-called normalcy,” Genesis P-Orridge said in the documentary.

    P-Orridge was the lead vocalist of the band Throbbing Gristle who used the pronouns s/he and h/er. H/er presence in the avant-garde scene gained(Opens in a new tab) the name "Godparent of Industrial Music."

    So it’s natural that after decades of rejecting and being rejected by the status quo, as P-Orrdige put it, young queer people would reflect that sentiment on whatever platform their generation uses most.

    Immersing myself in the alternative...made coming to terms with my queerness feel more natural.

    I, a cusper who teeters on the divide between Gen Z and millennials, had Tumblr as a teenager. My dashboard was an eclectic mix of fanfiction, indie music, and reblogs of people sporting gorgeous neon hair and a multitude of piercings. Rejecting the mainstream was subconscious, but I found myself gravitating away from traditional clothing choices and popular music long before I figured out my sexuality. Immersing myself in the alternative, like Muñoz writes, made coming to terms with my queerness feel more natural.

    And like the divide between the two sides of TikTok, Tumblr faced its own division between two types of users. In 2013, at the height of Tumblr’s popularity, users were torn(Opens in a new tab) between “hipster Tumblr,” dominated by aesthetic edits and music suggestions, and “fandom Tumblr,” which thrived on fanfiction, alternate universe pairings of characters from Firefly and Doctor Who, and artwork depicting scenes from their favorite series. Those on hipster Tumblr detested those on fandom Tumblr, and vice versa. Twitter sees a divide between the “online” and the “locals,” the latter of whom are considered “normie” and bland. Sexuality may not be the dividing factor for these other platforms, but there was still a distinct elitism among those who didn't align with mainstream ideals. On TikTok, falling on the LGBTQ spectrum and presenting alternative aesthetics swim in the same pool of content.

    Much like “local Twitter” or “fandom Tumblr,” Straight TikTok is often oblivious of the fact that it’s ridiculed by its alternative peers. A sound made by a member of Alt TikTok was used for a dance routine by more mainstream TikTokers Ondrea and Tony Lopez. The sound is a mashup of several sounds, including a Spongebob quote and an iPhone ringtone. As TikTok user riotgrrll(Opens in a new tab) pointed out in a duet with the Lopez brothers, the sound was made to make fun of Straight Tiktok’s affinity for dancing to “literally anything” and its creator was proven right.

    There's a sense of reclaiming what made them weird from those who were ostracized. The elitism comes from years of not being included.

    "Every school has that little community, not that everybody's gay, but everybody's a little different," Smoole continued. "I feel like I've observed that for so long, that there was a time of not being able to understand why I couldn't be a part of [the normal kids.]"

    SEE ALSO: Viral TikTok comments showcase zoomers expertly dunking on millennials

    And one doesn’t have to be part of the LGBTQ community to find themselves on Alt TikTok, as one self-identified straight woman in a long-term relationship with a man pointed out in a video(Opens in a new tab) from late May realized. TikTok's shadowy algorithm is something of a Sorting Hat, in determining which side of TikTok users belong to. She likely continued to engage with videos on Alt Tiktok, until her For You Page was only made up of LGBTQ content. In the video, which now has 152,600 views, user squidward_tortellini, playing her TikTok algorithm, asks herself, “Why are you gay?”

    “Who says I’m gay?” she responds.

    “You are gay,” the algorithm affirms, as she dances under the words, “TikTok continuing to give me that elite shit.”

    Nia Stanford, an 18-year-old student and communications intern in New Jersey, had the opposite experience. In an Instagram DM, she explained that while she came out in the eighth grade, she didn’t begin experimenting with her style until her junior year of high school. At the time she wanted to emulate e-girl aesthetics(Opens in a new tab). She attributes that desire to the new content she was consuming online — before using TikTok, she was surrounded by mainstream trends.

    "There is a sense of pride in claiming stake in otherness.”

    A TikTok(Opens in a new tab) she posted describing roller skating sensation Ana Coto as the “intersection” between straight TikTok and Alt TikTok went viral with 72,000 likes because she appeals to both heterosexual and LGBTQ users. There's a sense of elitism on Alt TikTok, like being in on a secret joke that those who wear Brandy Melville and dance to Doja Cat don't understand. Those who can laugh at weird humor, like on department store TikTok(Opens in a new tab) or beans TikTok, were in on the joke. Like Queercore, Alt TikTok is rooted in a firm rejection of the mainstream.

    “Alt culture usually comes with strife — feelings of rejection from mainstream culture, interpersonal struggles, identity issues...This also results in resentment towards the mainstream culture,” Stanford said. “So to be associated with that can feel like erasure or like assimilating into a culture you resent and that has rejected you. There is a sense of pride in claiming stake in otherness.”

    No matter where you fall on the sexuality spectrum, there's probably a place for you on Alt TikTok — at least, if the algorithm decides you're worthy of it.

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  • Air fryer peanut butter and jelly roll-up recipe from viral TikTok is a tasty snack for kids

    Air fryer peanut butter and jelly roll-up recipe from viral TikTok is a tasty snack for kids


    The air fryer, in my humble — but well-informed — opinion, is best-used as tool to reach two distinct ends: perfectly roasting foods and providing convenience. That in mind, I feel a viral recipe for an air-fried PB&J roll-ups is neither convenient nor perfectly roasted. But it is fun and could be a great activity and snack for kids, especially picky eaters.

    The PB&J roll-up recipe — which is exactly what it sounds like — provides nothing beyond novelty. You can just make a normal sandwich. However, the recipe from @arimonika on TikTok(Opens in a new tab) racked up some 6 million views, which is nothing to sneeze at. People must like it, or at least be intrigued.

    Here's what you need to know about making air fryer PB&J rollups.


    • 1 slice of bread

    • Peanut butter

    • Jelly

    • Melted butter or spray oil

    SEE ALSO: The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven


    1. Cut off the crusts of the bread

    2. Roll the bread flat

    3. On one end of the flattened bread — the shorter side — spread a thick line of peanut butter

    4. Plop some jelly on top of the peanut butter

    5. Starting with the PB&J side, roll the bread into a tube shape

    6. Once rolled, pinch the open end of the roll-up to seal it

    7. Cover the roll-up with melted butter or spray

    8. Air fry at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes or until golden brown

    The details

    OK, first things first: @arimonika didn't exactly give the most detailed instructions, so I had to fill in the blanks to remake their creation. There was no cooking time or temp. There was a mystery ingredient that I eventually surmised was butter. Thankfully it's not a difficult recipe. Here's what their final result looked like.

    Not difficult. Pretty tasty. But not worth it. Credit: Screenshots: TikTok / @arimonika

    Cutting off crusts is simple. (Remember how I said this is a recipe for a picky child.) Rolling the bread is easy. Plopping down PB&J is a breeze. The rolling up? Well the rolling up takes some doing, but it's not difficult, really.

    If you're the sort of person who has...recreational interests...rolling up a PB&J might feel familiar. As you roll the bread, you want to make sure you tuck edges inward to keep the sandwich components in place. My closing pinches were awful, likely because I overstuffed the roll-ups but frankly it didn't matter much. Once you butter (or spray) and air fry, the roll-ups harden and became simple to eat.

    Flat bread but not flatbread. It's the bread that I rolled out. Credit: Mashable

    Once in the air fryer, a few minutes later I had a decent looking roll-up. Granted, @arimonika's result had a more golden brown hue than mine, which I attribute to the use of real butter instead of spray. Still, my end product was a toasty, hot PB&J roll-up. It was relatively tasty — had that whole salty, sweet thing going — not earth-shatteringly good. After all, the upper bounds of a PB&J can only reach limited heights.

    Not exactly golden brown, but not having real butter on-hand will do that. Credit: Mashable

    But that doesn't mean the roll-ups were worthwhile. Think about it. There is nothing — nothing — different about this than a regular old sandwich. You could just spread some PB&J on bread, toss it in the air fryer, and achieve the same result while skipping four of the eight steps listed above. In fact, that will likely result in a better product because more of the bread will be exposed to the heat and, thus, become crispier.

    I'd argue it's hard for a PB&J to be bad. I'd also argue it's difficult for a PB&J to be amazing . A PB&J is the ultimate in convenience. It's sweet, salty, and filling in zero time. I think heating it up with crispy bread and melty peanut butter is worth the effort.

    I also think rolling it up is a waste of time. Unless you've got a little kid you need to keep quiet and it's all they want. In that instance, roll away.

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  • Sorry, haters: Dominic Fike releases his Euphoria finale song

    Sorry, haters: Dominic Fike releases his Euphoria finale song

    The much-maligned song from Dominic Fike, as featured prominently in the Season 2 finale of Euphoria, is out now. Fike teamed up with co-writer Zendaya to release a shortened version of "Elliot's Song" after Euphoria fans criticized (and meme'd) its excessive length.


    The track was written by Zendaya and Labrinth, the musician responsible for the hypnotic Euphoria soundtrack, and performed by Fike's character Elliot in the season finale. In the episode, Elliot serenades Rue (played by Zendaya) for an entire 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

    SEE ALSO: Crying? Laughing? These 'Euphoria' Season 2 memes will make you feel it all.

    As far as song lengths go, that's pretty standard. However, amid a finale episode with way too many unanswered questions and plot holes at stake, the song felt a little too long.

    Fans flocked to Twitter and TikTok to let out their frustrations, channelling their annoyance into memes and making "Elliot's Song" the most viral moment of the finale. Users complained that Fike got to perform a whole "Tiny Desk" concert while other characters got zero closure.

    Fike took the trolling in stride and posted his favorite reactions to "Elliot's Song" on his Instagram Story alongside a selfie captioned, "The internet remains undefeated I am humbled." When he announced the release of the song on his Instagram yesterday (March 3), he wrote, "We made the song shorter..." And he wasn't lying: The studio track is an entire minute shorter, and it features Zendaya on backing vocals.

    Though, it's a shame that the official track is shorter since, in retrospect, it's a good song. Fans were simply annoyed that the song itself played such a significant role in the episode. The frustration was never about the song! It seems like the more logical decision would have been to feature a shorter version in the episode and release the longer version, but Euphoria is nothing if not illogical.

    SEE ALSO: 'Euphoria' has a flashback problem

    In an interview with Insider(Opens in a new tab), Fike shared that his character was originally supposed to play the trumpet before he requested to play the guitar instead. So "Elliot's Song" could have been much worse, folks!

  • Larry Davids Super Bowl ad is really dividing people

    Larry Davids Super Bowl ad is really dividing people

    As well as the epic half time shows and the actual football itself, the other thing the Super Bowl is best known for is probably the ads.


    Every year, some of the biggest stars get paid presumably ridiculous amounts to pop up in exclusive commercials during the event, which regularly attracts over 100 million viewers(Opens in a new tab).

    This year, we had Jamie-Lynn Sigler recreating the opening credits of The Sopranos, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen in a Lay's commercial(Opens in a new tab) — and Larry David in an ad for cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

    Yep, that's right — Larry David, America's grumpiest comedian, was in an ad related to cryptocurrency.

    You can watch the commercial in full above, but the basic premise is David popping up in different forms throughout the ages, turning his nose up at various inventions from the wheel to the lightbulb. In the final scene an FTX employee shows him the app, describing it as "a safe and easy way to get into crypto", and David responds: "Eh, I don't think so. And I'm never wrong about this stuff."

    As you can probably image, given how wildly divided people are about cryptocurrency and NFTs in general (some because it's confusing, some for environmental reasons), the ad caused quite a stir on social media.

    Admittedly, quite a few people did enjoy it.

    For what seemed like the majority, though — at least on Twitter — the combination of Larry David and cryptocurrency was something they just couldn't get their heads around.

    Ultimately, love it or loathe it, David's name was trending on Twitter well into Monday.

    FTX got exactly what they wanted.