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Future generations may not know the joys of popping bubble wrap bubbles

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

Please say it isn’t so. Please tell me that I’m actually still asleep and this is just one horrible, horrible nightmare. Please tell me I’ve woken up on an alternate earth somehow.

New Bubble Wrap Will No Longer Pop When You Squeeze It.

The air bubbles in iBubble Wrap are filled in columns, and the bubbles in each column are connected. Press on one, and there’s no cathartic “POP!” as in traditional Bubble Wrap.

Instead, the air just shifts around in the column of bubbles.

If you need me, I’ll be in a fetal position in the corner wondering just what the point of life is now.

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According to tweeter, “Whiteness is an American invention”

U.S. Flag

A little over a week ago, I made a post about Travis Boys, a black man who was arrested after killing one of New Orleans finest. The point of the post was to counter all the people who were claiming white privilege as to the reason why Dylann Roof was arrested instead of gunned down after he killed nine people in a church. I wanted them to see that race had nothing to do with why they were arrested but, instead, it was the fact that neither one of them tried to fight off the police when they were confronted.

Naturally, there are people so fixated on race that they cannot see the obvious when it’s handed to them on a silver platter. Instead, they choose to say things like this:


Wait………………. “whiteness is an American invention?” You mean……….. my family wasn’t white when they first came over to the United States?

Mind blown.

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New York Times: No Mohammed drawing, but Pope made out of condoms is just fine

New York Times

Really, New York Times? Really?

Back in January, the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were attacked by terrorists who took issue with the newspaper publishing pictures of Mohammed. Charlie Hebdo responded by publishing another picture of Mohammed on its cover, which resulted in it becoming the biggest issue they had ever released. Newspapers around the world reported on the cover. According to the Huffington Post, the New York Times was the only Top United States newspaper to not publish a picture of the new cover. The paper told the Huffington Post, “Out of respect to our readers we have avoided those (Mohammed images) we felt were offensive.”

Yet the New York Times had no problems posting an image on Monday of Pope Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 condoms.

I guess the New York Times doesn’t find that offensive. Or they aren’t afraid of Roman Catholics showing up at their offices and gunning everyone down.

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Kanye West gets Kanye’d during performance

Kanye West

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for this to happen ever since Kanye West decided to up his prickness level by interrupting Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA acceptance speech.

West was performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England today when a comedian named Lee Nelson decided to storm the stage, apparently with a microphone in hand, and start rapping alongside the rapper. Needless to say, West did not find what Nelson did very funny and had him immediately removed from the stage by security.

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Psst: A convicted white murderer was shot……… dead!

Richard Matt and David Sweat

Richard Matt (left) and David Sweat escaped from a New York prison three weeks ago.

After Dylann Roof was arrested a couple of weeks ago for killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Twitter was flooded with people who had a specific axe to grind.


Ah, yes. White privilege. The only logical explanation as to why Dylann Roof was taken into custody alive. Because, as everyone knows, white people are always taken into custody alive.

Except, of course, when someone who is white is shot. Dead.

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Cooter is not going to hop aboard the Confederate Flag PC bandwagon

General Lee

The General Lee from the TV show “Dukes of Hazzard.”

Unless you have been holed up in a garage fixing a car somewhere for the last week, then you know that the Confederate Flag has come under attack following the horrific shooting that left nine dead in Charleston, South Carolina. Those who want the flag erased completely say it is a symbol of hate and that having it all proves you are a racist. There has also been a successful push to get many national chains to stop selling any and all items that have the Confederate Flag on them.

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PBS delays ‘Finding Your Roots’ season after Ben Affleck reveal

Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck asked PBS show “Finding Your Roots” not to reveal that his ancestor owned slaves.

Back in April, it was revealed, thanks to the Sony hack, that Ben Affleck had asked the PBS series Finding Your Roots not to include information they discovered that one of Ben Affleck’s ancestors had owned slaves. Show host Henry Louis Gates Jr. emailed Sony chief Lynton to ask his advice about what to do. In one of the email replies, Lynton said:

“I would take it out if no one knows, but if it gets out that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky. Again, all things being equal I would definitely take it out.”

Well, talk about irony.

Today the Associated Press has revealed that PBS has postponed the third season of Finding Your Roots while they sort out the mess that the show created by omitting the information about Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestor. PBS is making improvement to the show’s editorial guidelines, as well as requiring them to two additional staff members whose jobs will be to make sure the program that airs is factually accurate.

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Young Anakin Skywalker arrested following high speed chase

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd when he played Anakin Skywalker in “The Phantom Menace.”

Yes, the title of this post is misleading because young Anakin Skywalker isn’t all that young anymore. He’s actually 26 now.

Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, decided to recreate the pod racing scene from the movie last Wednesday. Instead of a pod, though, Jake used his car. Even more unfortunate, and scary, is that he decided to do this on the roads in Charleston, South Carolina.

As of right now, police don’t know why Lloyd was driving recklessly, which is what originally brought him to the attention of police, or why he chose to speed away and lead them on a 100 MPH chase. It all ended when Lloyd drove off-road and wrecked his car. Not exactly the win he managed to get in his famous 1999 pod race.

And in case you were wondering, like I was, this happened around 2 PM that day, a few hours before the city was plunged into agonizing grief.

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Psst: A black murder suspect was arrested……… alive!

Travis Boys

Travis Boys, who is accused of fatally shooting Officer Daryle Holloway.

After Dylann Roof was arrested last week for killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Twitter was flooded with people who had a specific axe to grind.


Ah, yes. White privilege. The only logical explanation as to why Dylann Roof was taken into custody alive. Because, as everyone knows, only white people are ever taken into custody alive.

Except, of course, when someone who isn’t white is arrested. Alive.

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And just like that, Transracial is born

Rachel Dozel

Rachel Dozel as an adult (left) and as a young woman (right).

I knew it was only a matter of time before Transracial became an issue. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. So what brought this on?

37-year-old Rachel Dolezal, Spokane’s NAACP Chapter President, was outed by her parents recently. As white. It seems that for almost a decade now, Dolezal has been telling people she was white, black, and American Indian. She even “identified herself as black in an application to serve on a local police ombudsman commission,” for which she now faces a city ethics probe over.

This was her reaction when confronted by KXLY regarding her parents claim that she is, indeed, white:


EDIT: According to KLKY, Dolezal has publicly posted pictures of a black man claiming he is her dad. The full interview video, from which the clip above was taken, can be found on KLKY’s site.

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