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  • Dr. Martens, plaid shirts tied around the waist, a "Boy Meets World" reboot ... it's official: The '90s are back, and so is the popular Rock the Vote campaign, which left a lasting impact on pop culture and the way youth participates in electoral politics.
    This time, the get-out-the-vote campaign is using an updated anthem to call a new generation of young voters to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections. Everything about the campaign mirrors the way this new generation operates.
    Rapper Lil Jon (the name on his ballot is Jonathan Smith) has repurposed his 2013 summer anthem "Turn Down for What" into a celebrity-filled parody music video, "#TURNOUTFORWHAT," appropriately employing a hashtag to encourage millennials to post, tweet, and share the video with their peers.
    The video begins with Lil Jon on the phone with his "aunt" Whoopi Goldberg, whom millennials may know only as one of the voices from "The Lion King."
    Lil John tells Aunt Whoopi that no, he is not watching "Dancing

    Read More »from 'Turn Out for What' Video Aims to Get Millennials to the Voting Booths
  • A Michigan public safety officer has made good on his promise to protect and serve the people in his community. On Oct. 4, Officer Ben Hall of Emmett Township, Mich., received a call to investigate a car in which, reportedly, an unsecured child was observed. Alexis DeLorenzo and her daughter were riding in this car with a friend. When Hall pulled them over, things didn't go as expected. When Hall walked over to the car, he saw that DeLorenzo's 5-year-old daughter was wearing a seat belt but was not secured in a booster seat. In Michigan, child safety restraints are required for children under the age of 7. "When I spoke to [DeLorenzo], she was very forthcoming and knew that the child should be in a booster seat," Hall said. He added, "She admitted that she was wrong and that she had recently fallen on hard times."

    Hall said DeLorenzo told him that her car had been repossessed that day with her daughter's booster seat in it, and she simply couldn't afford a replacement booster seat.

    Read More »from Cop Buys Mom Booster Seat Instead of Issuing a Ticket
  • Looks like somebody has watched a few too many Mortal Kombat movies down under. In a video uploaded to Reddit, two male kangaroos have taken to duking it out in the streets of a suburban Australian neighborhood. We have a few questions. First, is a kangaroo boxing match an acceptable excuse for being late to work in Australia?  Second, what could have caused such a showdown? Were they fighting for the honor of a lady kangaroo? Was this a turf war? What legitimate kangaroo's turf is a suburban neighborhood?

    Well it seems that this display is just part of being a male 'roo during mating season. Known as "boomers," the males are prone to violence when other males show interest in the females they have been tracking.

    The strength of male kangaroos is extraordinarily impressive. The weapon of choice is their feet. They are able to crush the bone of their competitor with one swift kick. A favorite tactic is to use their paws to grab an opponent and then kick with their huge clawed hind feet.

    Read More »from Video of Kangaroos Boxing in the Street is the Most Australian Thing You Will See Today
  • The recent Ebola diagnosis of a man in Dallas has turned up the paranoia across the U.S. And now photos from a concert in Africa have scaremongers working overtime. Here they are, pictures of R&B star Akon performing at the International Day of Peace celebrations in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is seen crowd-surfing over the hands of the 60,000 concertgoers in a giant bubble. Seems harmless enough, but some people are assuming that he chose this method of transportation as a way to avoid coming in contact with the deadly virus.

    Ah, Internet rumors.Ah, Internet rumors.

    It all started when the website the Source posted an article that read in part, "The Ebola virus is no joke, and to avoid contracting it from anybody, when Akon left the stage to crowd surf with the people that were attending his concert, he did so in a huge plastic protective bubble." Twitter took care of the rest of the assumptions about the man in the bubble. But let's take a step back and look at Akon's history with the giant

    Read More »from Akon Crowd-Surfs in Giant Bubble at Concert in Africa, Spurring Rumors That He Was Avoiding Contracting Ebola
  • It seems that parental humiliation of kids is a common theme on social media these days. Remember Tommy Jordan, who released a video in which he shot holes in his daughter's laptop after she posted a few status updates about how unfair her life was? That video has had more than 39 million views on YouTube. The latest parent to inflict social media punishment is Jeannie Crutchfield, from Casper, Wyo. When she found out that her 14-year-old daughter, Ricki Durant, had been skipping class, she decided to take matters into her own hands, and those hands were carrying a video camera. Crutchfield followed her daughter to school, through the hallways, making sure that she went to class, all while the camera was rolling. She posted the video to Facebook, where it has been viewed more than 100,000 times. In the video, Ricki is seen trying to walk away from her mom while Crutchfield asks her, "Why am I here, Ricki?" and a stream of other questions.

    There's probably nothing more embarrassing to a

    Read More »from Mom Follows Daughter Around School with Video Camera to Prove a Point


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