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When it comes to self-tanning and spray tans, even celebrities can’t avoid the occasional mishap. Most recently, Selena Gomez had her own bad spray tan experience. The star, who attended Monday night’s Met Gala with what some viewed as an overzealous spray tan, joked on Instagram about her buzzed-about bronze. But Selena’s in good company. Here, every time stars have talked about their spray tans gone wrong.

Selena Gomez 
After the internet criticized Gomez’s look at the 2018 Met gala, the star “clapped back” on Instagram with a video of herself running away from her “pictures from MET. ”

And as an insider tells PeopleStyle of Gomez, “In person, she honestly felt great but not everything looks the same as it does in person. She was just clapping back at people who were commenting on her tan and hair and wanted to make a joke about it.”

Kim Kardashian West

She’s no stranger to airbrush tans — but sometimes, they don’t go as planned. Kardashian once told Chrissy Teigen that her tan rubbed off on daughter North West’s mouth while she was breast feeding her. And in another incident, Kardashian tells Ellen DeGeneres that when she and husband Kanye West were living with Kris Jenner, her spray tanner’s tent wouldn’t fit in her bedroom, so they had to resort to the entryway of her house.

“I forgot that my little sisters obviously live there, they walk in with all their friends, and I’m butt naked in her entry. So embarrassing.”

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Chrissy Teigen

After a fairly messy spray tan situation a few years back, Teigen shared a photo on Snapchat, showing a bronze outline of her body on her white sheets.

And recently, Teigen shared a throwback photo of herself and John Legend at the Grammy Awards, in which she was very bronzed. The star wrote of her look, “Grammys 2008. 10 years ago. This tan!!! Lmao.”

But now that she’s a mom, she’s given up on them all together. “I’m a spray tan addict, but admittedly I haven’t been doing it for a long time because I just don’t f—ing care anymore with the baby,” she told PEOPLE.

Lea Michele

For Michele, it wasn’t a too-dark formula or a drop of water that ruined her glow. The star once said that after an at-home tanning session, she headed to the studio — and that’s where the unexpected happened.

“I put my feet up to take a nice lunch break and one of the managers had their dog,” she explained. “The dog jumped on my lap and I was like, ‘Oh, so cute!’ and he went to pick up the dog and the dog peed all over me!”

Maude Apatow

The 20-year-old daughter of Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow once experienced horribly timed splotchy situation, right before she headed to college. “Spray tanning nightmare pt. I lost count. I’m about to start college,” she captioned a shot of her not-so-perfect look.

Drew Scott

When the Property Brothers star appeared on Dancing With the Stars, he experienced his first — and probably his last — spray tan.

“I made a mistake, though that no one will see,” Scott told reporters. “You’re supposed to stand on these little foot thingies and I didn’t. The bottom of my feet are black.”

 


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Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)


The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. InWhy Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002.The Iran case is based on a recently declassified report Jervis was commissioned to undertake by CIA thirty years ago and includes memoranda written by CIA officials in response to Jervis’s findings. The Iraq case, also grounded in a review of the intelligence community’s performance, is based on close readings of both classified and declassified documents, though Jervis’s conclusions are entirely supported by evidence that has been declassified. In both cases, Jervis finds not only that intelligence was badly flawed but also that later explanations-analysts were bowing to political pressure and telling the White House what it wanted to hear or were willfully blind-were also incorrect. Proponents of these explanations claimed that initial errors were compounded by groupthink, lack of coordination within the government, and failure to share information. Policy prescriptions, including the recent establishment of a Director of National I
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Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons From The Iranian Revolution And The Iraq War

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons From The Iranian Revolution And The Iraq War


The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002.The Iran case is based on a recently declassified report Jervis was commissioned to undertake by CIA thirty years ago and includes memoranda written by CIA officials in response to Jervis''s findings. The Iraq case, also grounded in a review of the intelligence community''s performance, is based on close readings of both classified and declassified documents, though Jervis''s conclusions are entirely supported by evidence that has been declassified. In both cases, Jervis finds not only that intelligence was badly flawed but also that later explanations-analysts were bowing to political pressure and telling the White House what it wanted to hear or were willfully blind-were also incorrect. Proponents of these explanations claimed that initial errors were compounded by groupthink, lack of coordination within the government, and failure to share information. Policy prescriptions, including the recent establishment of a Director of National Intelligence, were supposed to remedy the situation.In Jervis''s estimation, neither the explanations nor the prescriptions are adequate. The inferences that intelligence drew were actually quite plausible given the information available. Errors arose, he concludes, from insufficient attention to the ways in which information should be gathered and interpreted, a lack of self-awareness about the factors that led to the judgments, and an organizational culture that failed to probe for weaknesses and explore alternatives. Evaluating the inherent tensions between the methods and aims of intelligence personnel and policymakers from a unique insider''s perspective, Jervis forcefully criticizes recent proposals for improving the performance of the intelligence community and discusses ways in which future analysis can be improved.
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Hilarious Hoverboard Fails: Watch These People Eat Dirt

The future is now. And the future hurts. 

These hover board users learned that the hard way. Watch them hilariously fall while trying to stay upright on the mystical device that is the self-balancing scooter.

Seriously, what are these things? As if we needed something even more daunting than the Segway.

Regardless, they do look pretty fun — if you can last more than two seconds. But it’s unlikely that any of these people will be joining the ranks of this hip hover board dance crew anytime soon.

You kids and your newfangled technology.

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‘Pan’ Fails To Take Flight At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Pan” produced no Neverland magic at the box office.

The fantasy, which cost an estimated $ 150 million to produce, earned $ 15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday making it one of the worst bombs of the year. Early tracking did not look promising for the Joe Wright-directed film but still predicted that “Pan” would open at least in the $ 20 million range.

The PG-rated epic, sold as a Peter Pan origin story and a lavish visual feast, has had a bumpy ride from the beginning, starting when actress Rooney Mara, who is white, was cast as Tiger Lily, who is historically Native American. The film, starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, also had been pushed from July to October. It has not been well-received by critics, either.

 ”Pan” now ranks among 2015’s biggest flops, including “Fantastic Four” and “Tomorrowland.” International earnings don’t look promising either. The film brought in a weak $ 20.5 million. For comparison, “The Martian” earned $ 58.1 million.

“This had a lot going against it,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for Rentrak.

He also believes competition in the family market from the Halloween-themed animated feature “Hotel Transylvania 2” hurt “Pan.”

“Family films always have an audience, but that audience is extremely fickle and hard to please, just like the kids who go to these movies,” Dergarabedian said. “You just never know what’s going to resonate.”

Sony’s high-wire spectacle “The Walk” also stumbled in its first weekend in wide release, after debuting on IMAX screens last week. The tale of Philippe Petit’s tight-rope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center earned $ 3.7 million this weekend, bringing its total to $ 6.4 million. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Not all was bleak at the box office, though. Ridley Scott’s space adventure “The Martian” earned a solid $ 37 million in its second week in theaters, nabbing the top spot once more. Its domestic total now stands at $ 108.7 million.

“Hotel Transylvania 2” took second place in its third weekend with $ 20.3 million, bumping its total to $ 116.8 million. “Pan” came in at No. 3.

Nancy Meyers’ workplace comedy “The Intern” earned $ 8.7 million, and the border thriller “Sicario” brought in $ 7.4 million, rounding out the top five.

Outside the top 10, “Steve Jobs,” the biopic of the late Apple CEO directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles to a powerful $ 520,942. Its $ 130,000 per-theater average ranks as the best of the year and should bode well for the film’s expansion across the next two weeks.

“This is a movie everyone’s talking about, and now they’re going to be talking about it even more,” Dergarabedian said.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “The Martian,” $ 37 million ($ 58.1 million international).

2. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $ 20.3 million ($ 22.7 million international).

3. “Pan,” $ 15.5 million ($ 20.5 million international).

4. “The Intern,” $ 8.7 million (14.8 million international).

5. “Sicario,” $ 7.4 million ($ 6.4 million international).

6. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $ 5.3 million ($ 16 million international).

7. “The Walk,” $ 3.7 million ($ 5.2 million international).

8. “Black Mass,” $ 3.1 million ($ 2.6 million international).

9. “Everest,” $ 3 million ($ 8.1 million international).

10. “The Visit,” $ 2.4 million ($ 2.6 million international).

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

1. “The Martian,” $ 58.1 million.

2. “Goodbye Mr. Lover,” $ 32 million.

3. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $ 22.7 million.

4. “Inside Out,” $ 21.6 million.

5. “Pan,” $ 20.5 million.

6. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $ 16 million.

7. “The Intern,” $ 14.8 million.

8. “Everest,” $ 8.1 million.

9. “Fack ju Gohte 2” and “Er ist wieder da,” $ 7.3 million.

10. “Lost in Hong Kong,” $ 7.2 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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A Man Tries to Wear High Heels for a Day, Fails Miserably

An intrepid reporter in Los Angeles attempted to prove that dudes can totally handle a full day in heels by signing up to wear a strappy pair for an average day of work, all in the name of journalism. He ended up wimping out before happy hour, but even that should be viewed as a victory when you realize the first thing he said after putting them on was, “Oh God, I’m already in so much pain it’s astounding.” Ladies: that was walking to his apartment building’s elevator on the way to work.

The brave soul, BroBible’s Brandon Cohen, walks as awkwardly as you’d imagine and gets a ton of confused glances from people he passes. The most thoughtful moment comes when he takes a moment to reflect that maybe it’s foot pain that’s at the root of a female’s occasional bad day.

“I feel like people love to talk about how girls are kinda, like, pissy sometimes and in bitchy moods, and I completely get it right now. Like, I want to kill everybody.”

Sometime after 4 P.M. he says he “literally” can’t stand any longer and that his legs are shaking. The heels are officially off at 7:15 P.M.

The last guy to get a whole lot of attention for pulling on a pair of heels? Chris Pratt, done to recognize the epic amount of running his Jurassic World costar Bryce Dallas Howard does in her pair.

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Pixar Fails At Body Positivity in ‘Inside, Out’

I have five kids. Like, for real. Five of them. We don’t go to the movies as much now that my bigger kids are so BIG (seriously, one of them is 6’1″), and the little ones have pretty much zero interest in movies. We have a TV (we aren’t that weird), but we don’t watch it much. That said, I’m sort of out of the loop when it comes to pop culture. I’ve only read about the new Pixar movie. I had no plans on seeing it, really, but now that I’ve read about it and a had a friend confirm my suspicions, I will for sure not ever be seeing it.

No.

Like any good feminist, I object to parts of Snow White (um, Prince rescuing her with a kiss? No). And The Little Mermaid (uh, have fins? Switch for legs? For a man? No). And like any good body-positivity activist, I question why I can’t even take my kids to a movie, for flip’s sake (not that I would, but we’re speaking hypothetically here) without a collective sigh and a real, genuine head shake/eye roll.

I can’t write with any real authority about Inside Out, because I haven’t see the movie, but I’m pretty much 100% positive that seeing the movie isn’t required to make this judgment. Because here’s the thing about movies: They are made of pictures. And visual memory is most reliable than auditory or tactile. That’s right, folks, we remember what we see.

Just take a minute to think about the implications of that.

And what are we seeing, exactly?

Well, the movie is a look inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. I’m not sure what we’d expect to see in there, aside from One Direction and the remnants of some forsaken Barbies that now find themselves stored under the bed. Pixar wants us to see in Riley’s mind, and that’s clever. Cute, even.

Except here’s the problem: What’s apparently in Riley’s mind is a tall, lithe, human-looking girl with a pixie cut named Joy, obviously. Her counterpoint is a short, chunky, sad-and-blue… person (I presume) with an emo haircut, named — you guessed it — Sad.

Sad (the feeling) is often associated with the color blue. Red is often associated with anger, etc. That I get. I don’t get how that happened, and I’m not going to go searching because it’s not that important to my point. Blue is also associated with boys. Which also makes no sense. At all.

Color aside… why is she short? Why does she have emo hair? Why is she wearing glasses? Why does she have to wear a turtleneck? Why is she fat, for frack’s sake?

In fact, why have any of these characteristics been assigned to her?

Well. Probably because someone at Pixar thinks fat people are sad. Because they are fat. And how could they be fat and smile? Fat people have some nerve. Also, their poor vision is apparently causing them some distress. Joy doesn’t wear glasses. She probably had Lasik. Because she is probably also rich. Rich, white (well, white-ish) people are also joyous. And she gets to wear a cute little dress, which she probably bought at Nordstrom, while Sad is shrouded in what is probably an itchy-ass thrifted wool sweater. Maybe that’s why she’s named Sad.

I don’t even like turtlenecks.

Don’t get all “Oh, she’s a grouchy fat lady,” on me. This is real.

All of this makes me sad. Just when I think we are starting to get it — there’s an African-American lead female protagonist in a Disney movie, Rapunzel takes care of herself, Elsa is a general badass — something like this happens. And it’s like Pixar didn’t even know.

People of Pixar, can we stop stereotyping? Now? Thanks.

I wish it were that simple. The fact that someone who works for a major production company — in fact, probably many people that work for that company — cannot even see how this is problematic, is just… I don’t even know. Upsetting. Marginalizing. Saddening. Disturbing. And the fact that most of us will see the movie and think, Aw, what a cute little movie, well, it says something about us, our culture, and what we’ve been conditioned to think for so long that it isn’t even something we’d question.

Children are tiny, impressionable sponges. And small children, presumably the movie’s target audience, are the most impressionable. Ours don’t watch commercial TV for this reason. Have you ever really paid attention to commercials? Carl’s Jr. is using sex to sell hamburgers, for crap’s sake.

Children simply cannot discern things that are nuanced. They don’t have the capacity in their tiny brains to say, “Hey Pixar. You are being a bunch of jerks.” They see the character Sad — blue, fat, glasses on her chunky emo face — and guess what? That’s sad. You just literally defined sad for my 4-year-old. THANKS A LOT.

Meanwhile her mother (me) is writing and talking and practically screaming about body image and fat acceptance. Pixar, you are undermining me. I expect more.

We can watch a movie and just watch it, or we can watch a movie and really think about what it’s saying. And then we can ask — ourselves, and the movie maker and each other — what is going on here? And then hopefully we can talk about how we need to do better, for ourselves, and for our babies who are watching.

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‘Tomorrowland’ Dreams Big, But Fails To Rake In Big Bucks At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future doesn’t look so bright for “Tomorrowland.”

Disney’s expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $ 41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates on Monday.

It’s a disappointing debut for a film that cost a reported $ 180 million to produce. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird-directed film with an ambitious George Clooney-led promotional campaign.

“It’s not ever ideal to be below your estimate before the weekend starts, but it feels like it’s too early to judge the run,” said Disney’s Distribution EVP Dave Hollis.

Going into the weekend, tracking put the film in the $ 40 to $ 50 million range. And yet, he said, this is the gamble that studios must take when trying to introduce an original film to the marketplace.

Hollis noted that “Tomorrowland” will be one of the only PG-rated family films in theaters until Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out” opens on June 19, which could be promising for its longevity — especially considering that many schools have yet to close for the summer.

“We are optimistic that originality and the vision that Brad Bird put on the screen is something that people will find and evangelize and hopefully get other folks to show up,” said Hollis.

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said that the mystery behind “Tomorrowland’s” plot might have hurt the film.

“When audiences are spending their hard earned cash on a blockbuster or tent-pole movie, they kind of want to know what they’re getting going in, for better or worse,” he said.

Last weekend’s well-received holdovers “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” helped prop up the holiday weekend totals. Both films experienced modest drops and earned $ 38.5 million and $ 32.1 million respectively.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” placed fourth with $ 27.8 million.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “Poltergeist” remake debuted in fifth place, with an estimated $ 26.5 million.

Director Gil Kenan’s update of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic cost $ 35 million to produce. The studio expected an opening in the low $ 20 million range.

“I think for our filmmakers, who had set out not to just remake a classic but to introduce a new generation of fans to the genre, it was very successful,” said Fox’s domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson.

Audiences for the PG-13 rated film were 59 percent under the age of 25.

Overall, though, there wasn’t much to celebrate over this holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekends are usually reserved for high-earning franchise fare.

The past two years saw the over $ 100 million debuts of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Fast & Furious 6.” When box office totals are finalized on Tuesday, this could prove to be one of the worst performing in recent years.

“The industry went into this weekend knowing we weren’t going to break any records,” said Dergarabedian. “This is more of a case of audiences, somewhat, turning their back on original content when it comes to big blockbusters.”

But, hope is certainly not lost for a banner 2015 at the box office, with more surefire blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” yet to open.

“Summer is not going to be a bummer this year. This is a bump in the box office road,” said Dergarabedian.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

1. “Tomorrowland,” $ 41.7 million.

2. “Pitch Perfect 2,” $ 38.5 million.

3. “Mad Max: Fury Road,”$ 32.1 million.

4. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” $ 27.8 million.

5. “Poltergeist,” $ 26.5 million.

6. “Hot Pursuit,” $ 4.6 million.

7. “Far From the Madding Crowd,” $ 3 million.

8. “Furious 7,”$ 2.8 million.

9. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” $ 2.5 million.

10. “Home,” $ 2.4 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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Real Madrid trounced Granada CF on Sunday with a final score of 9-1.

But as this Vine painfully illustrates, it wasn’t for a lack of effort, as one Granada defender left it all on the field — and then some — while failing to block the first goal of the game, scored by Gareth Bale:

Following Bale’s game-opening score, Cristiano Ronaldo proceeded to score five goals of his own, three of which he scored in a period of just eight minutes.

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Jon Jones fails drug test, enters treatment

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine prior to his eighth title defense last weekend in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
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Kim, Cosby and Kim: 2014’s Greatest Fails

MY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Column (12/31/2014)

2014. Wow. What a fantabulous year for humanity. Getting killed seemed to be more a crime than the act of killing. Comedy lost Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and Bill Cosby. The only one getting hit harder than a defenseless NFL quarterback was a defenseless NFL fiancé. The deadly Ebola epidemic was set to wipe out most of the U.S. population until it was miraculously thwarted away from our shores when scientists came up with the cure: November 4 mid-term election. Same-sex marriage bans were deemed illegal in 35 states tearing apart most every respectable straight marriage in those states. North Korea took over the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system and worst of all, marijuana became legal in…hey look, a cow.

Even if you do not believe good can come from bad, negative news may just be the balance in life we need to survive. As Martin Seligman Ph.D., Director of Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania said, “If we just wanted positive emotions, our species would have died out a long time ago.”

What we can learn from our missteps and adversity will many times offset the failures. While the prospect of patching up the road ahead may be bumpy, especially when you trudge through the potholes of 2014, some past wisdom may help us along the way.

I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you’re afraid to the point where you censor yourself. – Tim Robbins

Sony Pictures pulled the film, The Interview, which fictionalizes the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, due to threats from North Korean hackers threatening 9-11 type attacks if the film is distributed and yet not a peep about A Haunted House 2. Would it be that the hackers knew how much more civilization is being damaged by Kevin Hart and Adam Sandler films. Now Transylvania is promising a blood bath if Vampire Academy is not pulled from Netflix.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. -Alexander Graham Bell

Like the past few years, the Phillies continued to say they’ve got what it takes to give fans a great time. What they mean is that they’re giving fans plenty of opportunities to go to Great Adventures on game days.

For many it had a certain attraction. I think they call it gravity. -Ronnie Shakes

Kim Kardashian exposed most of her substantial naked derriere to our naked eyes for the first issue of Paper Magazine.

Torture fails to make us safe, but it certainly makes us less free. -Jerrold Nadler

The recently released Torture Report has been criticized in many corners but National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said it’s a good step in straightening out the league. The only real opposition came from Former Vice President Dick Cheney who felt that rectal feeding of opposing quarterbacks should be allowed during the last two minutes of the game.

Racism hurts everyone, including racists themselves. -DaShanne Stokes

National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life in response to a leaked recording in which Sterling made racist remarks. On the other hand, 2014 marked the biggest outbreak of unarmed black men mysteriously being murdered…by no one.

There are a few people who truly, truly walk the talk. -Olympia Dukakis

Bill Cosby, Jello and an alleged rapist: Which one doesn’t belong? The second comma.

Momma, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. -Patsy and Ed Bruce

New Jersey governor sat with Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones during the Cowboy-Philadelphia Eagles game, a game played at the Linc, about a Walt Whitman Bridge throw from New Jersey.

By showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it’s just an endless string of disasters – when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good. -Gregg Easterbrook

A Malaysia airliner disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. We know this because cable news told us 23 hours a day for more than a month.

It’s gotten to the point that the only good reason for reading a newspaper is because it can be extremely helpful in a tedious trivia game.” -Unknown

On January 1 Latvia officially adopted the Euro as its currency becoming the 18th member of the Eurozone.

Steve Young is the author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful…Mistakes, Adversity, Failure and Other Steppingstones to Success. (www.greatfailure.com)

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Cat Jumping Fails

It’s well documented that cats are bullies. They knock all your stuff off the counter, steal dog beds and attack our most precious — the children.

Therefore, it’s hard not to feel a touch of schadenfreude in seeing them finally get their comeuppance in the above video compilation of cats failing at the most basic of cat skills — jumping.

If you consider yourself a cat person, you may want to sit this one out.

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Christmas Pageant Fails: When The Nativity Doesn’t Go As Planned

Sometimes, the annual Christmas pageant doesn’t go as planned.

Like when this camel fell onto the pews.

Or when little Mary took a tumble from her donkey.

When this angel knew that she had to sing VERY loudly in order to be heard.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas is kind of a complicated song, you guys…

The time when 2 Black Friday shoppers interrupted the Nativity.

When Mr. Bean got involved.

When DOGS got involved.


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