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Drunk Guy Sings ‘Kiss From A Rose’ To His Cat

Drunk Guy Sings ‘Kiss From A Rose’ To His Cat

Sometimes, you just gotta sing. Even when you’re home alone, drunk with your cat, you just gotta sing. And force kitty to be your audience. 

That’s what happened to . One night, feeling very lonely and tipsy, he started singing the 90′s classic Kiss From A Rose to his cat.

Now, his epic drunken performance has gone viral, amassing over 120,000 views, and is even covered by VideoGum, Gawker, CollegeHumor, and BuzzFeed

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/07/05/drunk-guy-sings-kiss-from-a-rose-to-his-cat/

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Liberals gleefully berate ‘whining losers’ forced to switch health plans

Liberals gleefully berate ‘whining losers’ forced to switch health plans

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/381414920622845952

As Twitchy reported earlier today, many people who buy insurance in the individual market are learning that they will soon be herded into Obamacare-compatible HMOs, giving lie to President Obama’s repeated promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

Of course, liberals were alarmed to learn that Obama lied to the American people on an issue of national importance, and they were deeply concerned for people whose plans are about to be canceled.

Just kidding! Actually, they were practically breaking out the champagne:

http://twitter.com/#!/shandlerr/status/381424632978345985
http://twitter.com/#!/jashsf/status/381407380178620418
http://twitter.com/#!/scotia626/status/381408512691040257
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealJohnSeal/status/381543728545943552
http://twitter.com/#!/ubudeco/status/381529161132552192
http://twitter.com/#!/DumbAnguish/status/381518249500082176

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/21/liberals-gleefully-berate-whining-losers-forced-to-switch-health-plans/

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Romney calls Obama’s handling of Chen Guangcheng situation ‘dark day for freedom’

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/198120974510587904

He also agreed with us here at Twitchy; it is shameful.

#Romney: "Day of shame for the #Obama administration." http://t.co/GMhBhQGI @cbslocal #CBS #China #Chen

— Matt Higgins (@MattHiggins80) May 3, 2012

Mitt Romney has criticized the Obama administration for allowing a blind Chinese dissident to leave the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Campaigning in Virginia, the Republican presidential candidate said reports that American officials allowed Chen Guangcheng to leave the embassy represented a “dark day for freedom.” And a “day of shame for the Obama administration.”

Romney suggests that State Dept. pushed Chen out to save China talks with Geitner and Hillary http://t.co/mVJACoMk

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 3, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/03/romney-calls-obamas-handling-of-chen-guangcheng-situation-dark-day-for-freedom/

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Huge Asteroid Expected To Pass Near Earth

Huge Asteroid Expected To Pass Near Earth

The asteroid will not be visible to the naked eye, but can be seen with a small telescope or strong binoculars.

A massive asteroid the size of five football fields is expected to pass safely near Earth.

According to NASA, the asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon, or 745,000 miles, on Monday at approximately 11:19 a.m. ET.

“Monday, January 26, will be the closest asteroid 2004 BL86 will get to Earth for at least the next 200 years,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “And while it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it’s a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more.”

The asteroid was first discovered in January 2004. It will not be visible to the naked eye but can be seen through a telescope or strong binoculars in the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

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“I may grab my favorite binoculars and give it a shot myself,” Yeomans said. “Asteroids are something special. Not only did asteroids provide Earth with the building blocks of life and much of its water, but in the future, they will become valuable resources for mineral ores and other vital natural resources.”

The next time an asteroid might be passing Earth will be in 2027.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/massive-asteroid-expected-to-pass-near-earth

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How The Right Wing Celebrated Eric Cantor’s Defeat

How The Right Wing Celebrated Eric Cantor’s Defeat

Inside the Northern Virginia dinner party where tea party honchos plotted their next moves. “This is the conservative movement on fire,” says Bozell.

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A small contingent of right-wing elites was gathered for an intimate dinner party at the Great Falls, Va., home of ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell when returns first started trickling in from Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary race. They weren’t there to watch election coverage, but Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin couldn’t help but check her phone for the early numbers. With the first two precincts reporting, she told the group, Cantor was trailing his obscure opponent, an economics professor named David Brat.

“Cantor should give his concession speech now!” Bozell joked.

Everyone laughed, but it wasn’t long before their phones started buzzing with the startling news: The House majority leader was about to lose his primary to a grassroots insurgent — upending the common wisdom in Washington that the tea party was dead, and serving notice to the old guard that the grassroots wasn’t done with the Republican civil war.

The dinner guests — who included Andy Roth of the Club for Growth, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Mike Needham of Heritage Action, David Bossie of Citizens United, and prominent conservative fundraiser Richard Norman — began hurriedly making calls to activists on the ground, and scanning their phones for updates. Somebody turned on Fox News and then, when The O’Reilly Factor wasn’t providing live coverage, they changed the channel to CNN.

“Can you think of a greater political upset in your life? I can’t think of one,” Bozell said over the phone, as his guests chattered excitedly in the background. “This is stunning. This is the conservative movement on fire.”

Bozell described the group’s mood as “ebullient,” and it’s easy to see why. For months, conservative activists have watched as their attempts to oust establishment Republicans with a 2010-style insurrection fall flat. The dominant media narrative throughout the midterms has centered on the taming of the tea party, with the donor class and party leaders in Washington declaring victory over the grassroots and the activist organizations that support them.

But with Cantor’s defeat, the leaders at Bozell’s dinner table had proof that the movement was still very much alive — a fact that warranted some gloating.

“Is the establishment going to get questions for the next week and a half asking whether they’re dead?” Martin asked sarcastically. “The fact of the matter is freedom is alive.”

As they dined on vegetable lasagna, the guests plotted their next moves — from beating Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Senate runoff, to marshaling an army of activists that would make sure the GOP nominated a true conservative for president in 2016.

“This is good for anyone who has a connection with the grassroots,” Bozell said. “It’s good for [Ted] Cruz, it’s good for Rand Paul.”

Bozell added, though, that Paul would do well to heed the lessons of the night and resist the temptation to drift to the left on immigration policy, a key issue in Cantor’s race. Paul is scheduled to take part in a teleconference Wednesday with Grover Norquist, a conservative activist who supports immigration reform.

“The sound you just heard was the death knell of the immigration reform within the establishment of the Republican Party. It’s kryptonite,” Bozell said, by way of warning to Paul. “Look, there’s a constructive way to have a discussion about immigration, but when you send signals that you’re willing to go along with amnesty, the public is adamant in their response and they will throw you out of office.”

He added, “It’s time for Grover Norquist and the Chamber of Commerce to think of Plan B, because their agenda is dead.”

(Reached for his response, Norquist called it a stretch to cast Cantor’s loss as a national referendum on immigration reform, and cited the conservative coalition that supports the policy: “If the modern Reagan Republican Party is not men and women who create businesses, and run farms, and are in communities of faith, what is it?”)

As the evening wore on, the tone of the dinner conversation shifted from jubilant to vindicated.

“Once the shock wore off, it was, ‘Damn right we won. Damn right the movement is still alive,’” Bozell said.

As his guests basked in victory, the host briefly retreated from the celebration with his public relations consultant, Greg Mueller, to craft a statement that they would soon blast out to reporters. The result was thoroughly triumphant: “Eric Cantor’s loss tonight is an apocalyptic moment for the GOP establishment. The grassroots is in revolt and marching.”

When he returned to the dinner, Bozell was struck by the weight of the moment.

“If you looked around that table and you looked at the organizations represented, it was virtually every major conservative group in America,” he said. “There was real muscle in that room, and a real sense that something historic happened tonight.”

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/how-the-right-wing-celebrated-eric-cantors-defeat

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16 Things Celebrities Did This Week

16 Things Celebrities Did This Week

1. Victoria Beckham showed the world that Brooklyn is all grown up.

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She took him to the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards, gave him a big smacker in front of the cameras and made the whole world coo.

2. Rob and Kristen are secretly hooking up again.

“[His friends] thought he had put that chapter behind him, but he can’t seem to get over her,” sources told Star. Oh, Rob.

3. Zayn and Perrie are spending £1.2 million on their wedding.

Getty / Keith Tsuji

Getty / Tim P. Whitby

 

“It’s going to be like the movie 27 Dresses where the bride has, like, a billion bridesmaids,” Perrie told Star. OMG CAN’T WAIT.

4. Kate and Wills got the bus with Barbara Windsor.

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And it was all in aid of Poppy Day. The trio surprised Poppy Appeal volunteers raising money for the Royal British Legion. Awh.

5. Pro Green was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

He was questioned and released on bail. Tut, tut.

6. More I’m A Celebrity stars have been confirmed.

Getty / Jan Kruger

Getty / Ian Gavan

Getty / Ian Gavan

 

They include: Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, EastEnders’ Laila Morse, Westlife’s Kian Egan, TOWIE’s Joey Essex, Emmerdale’s Lucy Pargeter, Miss Great Britain Amy Wilerton, snooker legend Steve Davis, TV presenter Matthew Wright and Strictly dancer Vincent Simone. ARGH SO EXCITED ARGH.

7. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are sleeping in separate beds.

Getty / Jason Merritt

But don’t worry, it’s only in order to stay in character for their Broadway show Betrayal. PHEW.

8. James Arthur’s braces are coming off in December.

And he couldn’t be happier. “They’ve… affected kissing,” he told Reveal. “Sometimes you get cuts. I was kissing a girl and had a cut on my mouth that kept getting caught. It wasn’t comfortable. So I had to stop kissing her.” EW EW EW.

9. X Factor’s Luke Friend and Ella Henderson have been flirting on Twitter.

Getty / Tim Whitby

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And he’s even invited her to this week’s live show. Awh.

10. Harry Styles is after Jennifer Lawrence.

 

And he’s planning to take her out when he heads to L.A. next month. “Jennifer dresses cool,” he recently told a friend. “I like her at those big award things.” Best. Couple. Ever.

11. TOWIE’s Lucy is trying to get Mario back.

So she posted a picture of her bum on Instagram with the caption, “Squats challenge finally paid off 😉 x”. Wow.

12. Russell Brand and Jemima Khan are back on.

Getty / Frazer Harrison

Getty / Oli Scarff

 

They were spotted at a documentary premiere last week, and Russell admitted, “I’m in a relationship.”

13. But he used to date TOWIE’s Ferne.

 

Amazing.

14. TOWIE’s Charlie King has spoken out about his battle with depression.

“I started calling the Samaritans,” he told Now. “They let me talk about how I was feeling.” But thankfully he’s feeling happier now: “As time went on, the cloud lifted and I started to feel very human again.”

15. Simon Cowell wants to call his baby Simon.

“My number one choice is Simon,” he revealed. “I like the name!” Ohhhh Kayyyy.

16. Strictly’s Karen and Ola are fighting.

Getty / Gareth Cattermole

Getty / Tim P. Whitby

 

Karen told Ola she was a “rubbish dancer”. Ola cried. Karen apologised. BUT IT’S NOT OK. “Ola was upset by the incident,” a Strictly spokesperson told Reveal. “[She] has struggled emotionally this week.” Bless.

Sources: Star, Now and Reveal.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/things-celebrities-did-this-week44

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The Console War Isn’t About Gamers Anymore

The Console War Isn't About Gamers Anymore

The release of a new generation of video game consoles has traditionally meant the promise of new, previously impossible kinds of video games. The jump from 16- to 32- and 64-bit consoles made possible three-dimensional game worlds. The next generation made possible the expansion of these worlds to impressive scale and the furnishing of these worlds with outrageous amounts of detail (think about the difference between Mario 64 and Grand Theft Auto 3). And though the last jump, to the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, took some time, it ultimately enabled the painting of these worlds with staggeringly lifelike texture and cinematic quality (think about the difference between GTA 3 and GTA 4, or the Mass Effect series).

Now that the announcement of Microsoft’s new system, the Xbox One, has come and gone, we know the contours of the next generation, the first in eight years. The new machines from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are wildly different, but they are all ostensibly game systems, and this may very well be the last time these three companies release new systems within a year of one another. In other words, this may be the last console generation, as such. And for the first time in their thirty-year history, game consoles are no longer about presenting new kinds of games to consumers.

That was most obvious on Tuesday, when Microsoft revealed its new consumer electronics device, and I hesitate to call the thing a game console, any more than I’d call a tricked-out PC a game console. It is an impressive device that does a lot of interesting things, and it looks like it belongs on a sideboard, and it is certainly a much more versatile and ambitious device than Sony’s PlayStation 4. But, the very first thing that Microsoft decided to show about the Xbox One, their lead, the thing they were most proud of about their “game console”, was the fact that you can verbally order it to watch television. The second thing, I believe, was that you can use your hands to make the display smaller. The third had to do with Skype.

Microsoft announced at the event that they had eight exclusive games in development for their new black rectangle, and that these would be announced in three weeks at E3, the gaming trade show in Los Angeles. Todd Holmdahl, a corporate vice president of hardware at Microsoft, told me on Tuesday that it was important to take the two events in aggregate, that there was simply so much information about the Xbox One to disseminate that it would have muddied the message to announce both the system and the games. That’s a fair point, but also: what?. If you take the hundreds of journalists on hand for a game console announcement on an hour-long tour of the anechoic chambers and test labs in which the gesture-control sensor in your new device was honed, you’re sending a message. If the most interactive game-thing that you demonstrate to the press is the new rumble strip in the triggers of your controller, you’re sending a message. If the biggest news about actual games in your introductory press conference relates to the number of servers that can offload graphics processing to the cloud, you’re sending a message.

The message is: The most important thing, the first thing, the defining thing about the Xbox One is the platform, not the games. Console manufacturers have always bragged about their new hardware, but always in the context of what it meant for games. This is new.

I want to be clear: this is not by definition good or bad, as some have written. But it is a change, and it does have obvious implications for the culture of console gaming. Of the half-dozen games Microsoft teased, three were FIFA (the best selling game in the world), Call of Duty (the best selling game in America) and Madden (the second best selling game in America). Millions of people play these games, and for Microsoft they represent a real, compelling route into the homes of the people who play them and the people who live with the people who play them. Indie games, prestige games, creative games, frankly, don’t. In ten years, the percentage of games today for mainstream game consoles that were weird, or idiosyncratic, or not “IP” may seem well and truly strange. We may very well expect to control our televisions with gesture and have cable-cum-game boxes that can suggest programs or games to us based on our mood, deduced through our facial expressions and heart rate. But the place for novel kinds of games on a piece of technology that takes as its aim the American mainstream seems small indeed.

In the near term, gamers will look to Sony’s new PlayStation as a beacon for traditional gaming. Sony certainly whistled the right notes to get this crowd’s tail wagging at their February PS4 launch: ample support from the legacy Japanese houses, ample support for indie games, partnerships with Bungie and Blizzard. People are talking about PS4 as if it represents some kind of moral commitment to gamers by Sony. That’s ridiculous. Gamers have been good to Sony in the past and Sony has made a short-term bet that they can still buoy an expensive consumer device. But let’s be honest: almost no third party publisher in its right mind, short of an Olympus Mons of cash, would release a major title as an exclusive in 2013. The big third-party games that come out for PS4 are going to come out for or find their way to the Xbox One, and the indie games that come out for PS4 are going to come out on computer. And if it’s a choice between two similarly priced devices, one of which offers more enticing features for the rest of the household, well. Also, let’s not pretend that Sony showed off some kind of system-seller or revolutionary game in February. The most exciting thing they announced, to my mind (since we still don’t know what the fucking thing looks like, a fact that grows more absurd by the day), was the potential of a streaming game Netflix through their acquisition of the cloud gaming service Gaikai. That’s a compelling feature, but it certainly isn’t a new kind of gaming.

Of course, there was one next-generation system that promised to change the way gamers play. And that system, the Wii U, is in the process of failing catastrophically. Its selling point, dual screens, is as unappealing to mainstream audiences as it is to core gamers, and its enhanced-TV functionality, in the absence of a consumer base, is irrelevant. That’s why we saw Call of Duty and FIFA on Tuesday, and not whatever gamer-bait exclusives Microsoft may have up its sleeve. They represent a consumer base. By this logic, it’s not “what can the Xbox One do for games”, its “what can games do for the Xbox One”. That’s also why the outrage over backwards compatibility and required connectivity is basically a tempest in a teapot. The proportion of game-playing consumers who would make a buying decision based on these factors alone is a tiny fraction of the group of people Microsoft wants to reach.

And that’s also why Holmdahl, the corporate VP, seemed unconcerned when I asked him on Tuesday if non-gamers would be willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for the Xbox One, if Microsoft had limited themselves by making the Xbox One a Blu-Ray game-disc based system at all.

“A lot of people play games,” he told me. And he’s right. But there are only a few games a lot of people play, and they are the ones that console gamers should get used to playing.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/the-console-war-isnt-about-gamers-anymore

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Obama doesn’t denounce Cutter; Hits debate spin room, continues being vile

Obama doesn’t denounce Cutter; Hits debate spin room, continues being vile

http://twitter.com/#!/RyanGOP/status/256587579363835905

As predicted, Stephanie Cutter’s repugnant remarks about Benghazi yesterday met with no disapproval from the rest of Team Obama. In fact, she was sent out as a spokesperson in the debate spin room!

https://twitter.com/jimgeraghty/status/256472721481940992

https://twitter.com/grantbosse/status/256586749927645184

She also took her lies to Twitter. Again.

Here is a sampling of her debate tweets last night.

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256565588787331073

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256566663770669056

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256575191344377857

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256571150027595776

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256572331466555393

Oh, our aching sides! Facts matter, Stephanocchio? Then why do you always spin away pesky things like, you know, facts? Oh, yeah. Because you are a liar.

Then she entered the spin room after the debate.

https://twitter.com/mollyesque/status/256596782010732544

https://twitter.com/cerenomri/status/256587314850041856

And, of course, further exposed herself as a soulless ghoul. Remember, she said that Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan. Now her revolting remarks themselves? Totally the fault of … Romney and Ryan.

https://twitter.com/MelissaTweets/status/256587633289990145

https://twitter.com/MelissaTweets/status/256587765205045249

That she is. What she does can’t even be called mere spinning. It is outright lies and reprehensible beliefs. Twitter users, as always, call it out for what it is.

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/256588415536074753

https://twitter.com/robertcurlin/status/256588371235835904

https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/256602570750042112

https://twitter.com/LesGovMorFre/status/256739998034980864

https://twitter.com/CitizenEgg/status/256737723380019201

https://twitter.com/KBGunner1/status/256735604845457410

https://twitter.com/freddoso/status/256587711945781249

https://twitter.com/mdustmanmagic/status/256588401757782016

And some lady parts nonsense, as usual.

https://twitter.com/BethanyBowra/status/256585037728870400

https://twitter.com/wonderfulboodad/status/256587500129239040

No, she’s just a liar.

And this Twitter user sums it up.

https://twitter.com/BulletsAndBBQ/status/256731450144067584

Unlike Ms. Cutter, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the loved ones of our fallen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/12/obama-doesnt-denounce-stephanie-cutter-she-hits-debate-spin-room-continues-being-revolting/