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‘Name the film, but wrong answers only’ meme is cinematic comedy gold

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Before your favorite films hit the big screens, they probably had a working title that, while technically accurate, could’ve made it a very different movie if usedThe Breakfast Club was The Lunch Bunch. Clueless was No Worries, I Was a Teenage Teenager. And American Pie was Untitled Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For Under $10 Million That Most Readers Will Probably Hate But I Think You Will Love. 

But what about describing a movie using the name of another movie? Twitter might be onto…

Jose Antonio Vargas on the LGBTQ movement, immigration, and the importance of storytelling

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Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now.


Jose Antonio Vargas knows the importance of strikingly powerful storytelling.

Since coming out of the closet at age 18 he’s made remarkable efforts to share his own personal narrative with the world — as a journalist, author, filmmaker, and producer. 

In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed that…

Bon Appétit proves there are technically 63 ways to cook a potato

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How many ways have you made potatoes? Five, six? It might be time to broaden your horizons, because there are apparently dozens of ways to cook everyone’s favorite starchy tuber. 

In a new video from Bon Appétit, editor at large Amiel Stanek cooks russet potatoes a whopping 63 ways. This includes the classic preparations — mashed, baked, tater totted — but also some truly weird shit. Electrocution, for example!

If you’ve ever wondered if potato juice would be good, this is a…

Bon Appétit proves there are technically 63 ways to cook a potato

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How many ways have you made potatoes? Five, six? It might be time to broaden your horizons, because there are apparently dozens of ways to cook everyone’s favorite starchy tuber. 

In a new video from Bon Appétit, editor at large Amiel Stanek cooks russet potatoes a whopping 63 ways. This includes the classic preparations — mashed, baked, tater totted — but also some truly weird shit. Electrocution, for example!

If you’ve ever wondered if potato juice would be good, this is a…

San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban Juuls

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San Francisco is cracking down on vaping.

A new blanket ban would outlaw the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-cigarettes in an effort to fight the trend of vaping teenagers. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday. Under the two proposed ordinances, e-cigarette sales would be banned both in physical and online stores, if the shipping addresses are in San Francisco. 

As Juuls gain popularity, cities across the country have tried to limit…

The very best Instagram posts of 2019 (so far)

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In 2020 Instagram will be a decade old. 

According to Hootsuite, over one billion people use the photo sharing app each month. Each day, 95 million posts are made. When it launched in 2010, Instagram was place to post an artsy picture of your coffee mug. Now, it’s become one of the most important social media platforms, used by entertainers, politicians, royalty, and everyone in between. 

Though the app has gone through many updates over the past 10 years, good content remains the…

Relive the epic ‘Avengers: Endgame’ final battle with this fantastic 16-bit recreation

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Just in time for Avengers: Endgame‘s return to theaters, you can now experience the film’s exciting final battle in wonderful 16-bit action. 

The recreation comes from Mr Sunday Movies and shows us how that epic final battle between just about every damn Marvel hero and Thanos would have played out on your Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis. 

The video also includes some terrific behind-the-scenes footage of how the characters and music were recreated in 16-bit to make the awesome clip…

San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban Juuls

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San Francisco is cracking down on vaping.

A new blanket ban would outlaw the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-cigarettes in an effort to fight the trend of vaping teenagers. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday. Under the two proposed ordinances, e-cigarette sales would be banned both in physical and online stores, if the shipping addresses are in San Francisco. 

As Juuls gain popularity, cities across the country have tried to limit…

‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix for good — but not until 2021

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It’s a sad day for the Netflix-subscribed people of Scranton.

In a move that surprises no one but enrages everyone, NBC has officially announced its plans to pull all nine seasons of The Office from Netflix streaming, starting in 2021. 

The series will then be re-homed to, you guessed it, NBCUniversal’s exclusive streaming service — which will be free with ads to paying TV customers, but will reportedly run roughly the same cost of other streaming services for cable cutters. (More details…

San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban Juuls

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San Francisco is cracking down on vaping.

A new blanket ban would outlaw the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-cigarettes in an effort to fight the trend of vaping teenagers. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday. Under the two proposed ordinances, e-cigarette sales would be banned both in physical and online stores, if the shipping addresses are in San Francisco. 

As Juuls gain popularity, cities across the country have tried to limit…