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Donald Trump Demands To Know 'What Is Going On?'

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 11:42 AM

Unlike elitist President Barack Obama -- who “refuses to use the term even of ‘what’s going on?’” -- Donald Trump is not afraid to admit that when it comes to a broad range of geopolitical issues, from immigration to ISIS, he does NOT know what is going on. But he’d really like someone to help him figure it out!

Watch the above supercut of Trump's brash obliviousness, and if you feel equipped to explain “what is going on,” please get in touch with The Donald immediately. He seems very scared and...

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'Why The Bodies I Paint Must Be Absolutely Naked' (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 2:13 PM

(Video by Oliver Noble and Sam Wilkes)

If you're stark naked, a few blocks from the Empire State Building, and an agitated NYPD officer says, "You need to put underwear on right now, bro," the man you want by your side is Andy Golub.

Golub, a body painting artist, has...

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48 Things Men Hear In A Lifetime (That Are Bad For Everyone)

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 4:53 PM

We recently published a video titled, 48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't), in order to show how subtly sexist messaging begins at a very young age and then never, ever ends.

Little girls are told not to be bossy; teens and young women are told that no matter their sexual decisions, they're damned if they do, damned if they don't; moms face frustrating expectations that just aren't put upon dads. And at every age, women are reminded that our appearance is of utmost importance. 

Many commenters responded, "men are told things, too!" To which we'd say: Of course! Sexism doesn't exist in a vacuum. Our society has a dangerously narrow view of masculinity, which limits what a man is allowed to "be."

But if you consider the messages men hear -- "be a man!" "boys don't cry!" "don't be such a pussy!" -- you'll find that almost all of them translate to "don't be a woman." Because women are the seen as weaker sex; to be "feminine" is to be less than. So when we tell men they're not "real men" unless they're tough, financially successful (specifically more successful than their female partners), strong, authoritative... yes, we're hurting men who don't fit those parameters. But we're also hurting women. 

The same attitude informs a culture where young men are taught to feel a sense of ownership over women's bodies and decisions. Phrases like "tap that" and "hit it and quit it" enter our vernacular. It becomes "manly" to treat women as objects, it becomes "funny" to call women sluts. 

If little boys are taught to see traditionally "feminine" qualities as "bad," the cycle of sexism never ends. As Gloria Steinem recently wrote, "I'm glad we've begun to raise our daughters more like our sons -- but it will never work until we raise our sons more like our daughters."

Watch the video above to hear what men are taught throughout their lifetimes that is harmful to everyone.

Credits:

Scripted, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Jessica Samakow and Oliver Noble

Below, watch 48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't):

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A Brief History Of Hollywood's Complicated Relationship With Cocaine

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 4:44 PM

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug," Rick James once said on an episode of "Chappelle’s Show." It was hilarious, and people laughed. But a few months later, James was dead at the age of 56 -- a mixture of drugs, including cocaine, found in his body. 

Cocaine abuse remains an ongoing problem in U.S. culture. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of deaths by cocaine overdose has increased over 40 percent in a the past decade. 

But the TV and movie industry has always had more of a complicated relationship with cocaine. At one moment, the drug is glorified on the big screen; the next, it is the representation of depravity. To explore Hollywood’s double-edged depiction of the drug, The Huffington Post asked audio and video auteur Swede Mason to craft the above video tapestry. We combed through over 100 hours of movie footage and then handed our findings over to Mason, who edited together the visuals and incorporated the source material in creating the audio track.

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline. 

 

Full list of movies used in mashup:

"Flight" (2012)
"Requiem for a Dream" (2000)
"Bad Lieutenant" (1992)
"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009)
"Pulp Fiction" (1994)
"Wolf of Wall Street" (2013)
"True Romance" (1993)
"Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007)
"Traffic" (2000)
"Crocodile Dundee" (1986)
"Tango and Cash" (1989)
"Showgirls" (1995)
"Superbad" (2007)
"American Psycho" (2000)
"Airplane!" (1980)
"Magnolia" (1999)
"The Big Chill" (1983)
"Very Bad Things" (1998)
"Casino" (1995)
"Boogie Nights" (1997)
"Goodfellas" (1990)
"Blow" (2001)
"Scarface" (1983)
"The Crow" (1994)
"The Hangover Part II" (2011)
"The Hangover Part III" (2013)
"Up In Smoke" (1978)
"Greenberg" (2010)
"Lord of War" (2005)
"Modern Problems" (1981)
"Pain and Gain" (2013)
"Basic Instinct" (1992)
"The Departed" (2006)
"Robocop" (1987)
"Any Given Sunday" (1999)
"Wall Street" (1987)
"Bad Boys" (1995)
"Code of Silence" (1985)
"Léon: The Professional" (1994)
"Starsky and Hutch" (2004)
"Donnie Brasco" (1997)
"King of New York" (1990)
"Bright Lights, Big City" (1988)
"Crank" (2006)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"This is the End" (2013)

Video scored and edited by Swede Mason

 

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48 coisas que mulheres escutam ao longo da vida (e homens não)

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 9:07 PM

"Não seja uma puta, mas definitivamente não seja muito puritana".

"Não seja tão emocional, mas não seja uma 'cadela de coração frio'."

"Priorize a sua família ao longo de sua carreira; mas você está certa, mesmo de que quer ser dona de casa?"

Ao longo de nossas vidas,...

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48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 9:21 AM

Don't be a slut, but definitely don't be too prude. Don't be so emotional, but don't be a cold-hearted bitch. Prioritize your family over your career, but are you sure you want to be a stay-at-home mom? 

Throughout our lives, women hear insidious, often-conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman, about how we should act, talk and look.

In the video above, watch as girls and women deliver messages you'd never say to a boy or a man, one after another. Each individual remark may seem inconsequential, but listening to them in totality shows just how never-ending (and exhausting) subtle sexism really is. 

Commentary on women's bodies, minds and decisions -- from "Stop being an attention whore!" to "Are you planning on working after the baby is born? -- knows no bounds.

Credits:

Scripted and directed by Jessica Samakow
Produced by Jessica Samakow and Oliver Noble
Filmed and edited by Oliver Noble
 
 

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Instead Of Being On The Menu, These Turkeys Get Their Own Feast

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:17 AM

As you can see in this video, turkeys gobble gobble gobbled down baked acorn squash, kale salad and...

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Unsuspecting Cats Get Completely Startled By ... Cucumbers? Yep.

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 4:15 PM

“Making cat videos for the Internet is a cutthroat profession," she said. "You’ll never make it! You’re too...

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Who Is Justin Bieber Really Singing About? 'Star Wars' Fans May Be Surprised

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 5:19 PM

A lot of drama has circulated about Justin Bieber's single, "What Do You Mean?" What hasn't been addressed nearly enough is who Biebs is talking to in the video? Some smokeshow model? Selena Gomez? His dad after his nude photos came out?

What if we told...

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Watch Dogs Take On Their Own Shadows In Mighty Battles

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 5:53 PM

Dogs are naturally vigilant protectors. They will defend their household from any threat, be it a robber, the...

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We Tested 'Flavor Tripping' To See If Miracle Berries Really Work

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 2:37 PM

“Flavor tripping." It might sound like a dangerous new teen trend from a local news story, but the...

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Bernie Sanders Plays The Bongos To Ben Harper's ‘Burn One Down’

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 1:34 PM

Bernie Sanders has become a household name as the liberal firebrand shaking up the Democratic primaries. A lesser-known...

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Animals Receive Blessing During Feast Of Saint Francis Service In New York Church

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Hurricane Joaquin may have spared New York City from flooding, but there was still a Noah’s Ark worth...

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Gatos se enfrascan en épicas batallas con sus propias sombras

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 5:58 PM

"¡Ajá, mi gemelo malvado! Sabía que regresarías. Pensabas que ibas a sorprenderme pero ya no te tengo miedo. ¡Vamos, siente mis garras de la venganza! ¡Oye! ¿A dónde te fuiste? ¿Quién encendió las luces? ¡Justo cuando estaba a punto de destruirte de una vez por todas! Oh, bueno, supongo que...

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Cats Engage In Epic Battles With Their Own Shadows

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 4:40 PM

“Aha, my evil twin! I knew you’d return. You thought I’d be startled but I no longer fear...

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Donald Trump's 6 Worst Predictions

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Donald Trump is well-known for making unsubstantiated claims, but just how much of what the outspoken mogul says...

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Gatos rechazan cortésmente a sus humanos que quieren acariciarlos

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 12:48 PM

A veces, cuando hay que lidiar con un amigo o un colega que no respeta tu espacio personal, se necesita mano dura. O, en el caso de los gatos del video de arriba, pata dura.

No es que los humanos de estos gatos hayan tenido malas intenciones, pero, en...

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猫たちは、礼儀正しく"ナデナデ"を断るのです(動画)

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 7:48 AM

悪く思わないでください。このジェスチャーはとても愛らしいものなのですから。

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인간의 손길을 정중하게 거부하는 고양이들(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 1:48 AM

사람이라면 누구나 자기만의 영역과 시간이 있다. 그래서 당신만의 영역과 감정을 존중하지 않는 이들과 함께 할때는 확실한 거부가 필수적이다. 지금 내가 이럴 기분이 아니야. 그냥 좀 놔둘래? 이런 뜻을 전하는 건, 사람만이 아니다. 위의 영상의 고양이도 마찬가지다. “내가 고양이라고 해서 그냥 만져주면 다 좋아할 거 같아?”

물론 이 고양이들에게 손을 뻗힌...

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Cats Politely Reject Petting From Humans

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Sometimes when dealing with a friend or colleague who doesn’t respect your personal space a firm hand is...

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