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NBC thought ‘Friends’ was too racy when it first aired



Could this show be any racier?

Lisa Kudrow stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday and admitted that when Friends first aired 20 years ago (yup, you’re ancient), NBC was very anxious that the show would be too racy for its audience. (Mainly, the network was concerned about Monica sleeping with a guy on the first date.)

Luckily, a quick survey set the producers straight. Oh, how times have changed.

Everywhere the NYC Ebola Patient Went During His ‘Self-Isolation’



Between Oct. 17, when he arrived back in New York City from West Africa, and Oct. 23, when he tested positive for Ebola, Dr. Craig Spencer “did attempt to self-isolate,” officials said at a press conference Thursday.

“He was being mindful about contact with people,” said Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city’s health commissioner. “Our impression is that he spent most of his time inside his apartment.”

But not all of it

Over that week, Spencer also rode three subway lines, took an Uber car,…

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Simple Home Design Ideas to Impress the Neighbors



If we walked into your house right now, what would we find? Would you sprint ahead to tidy up? Is there an uncomfortable lack of personal effects in your home?

Like it or not, we are all judged by the homes we live in. So it’s important to know how best to utilize your space to create a pleasant experience for all. Focus on building a home — big or small s— that works for you. You’ll be amazed at the difference an organized home can…

This Harry Potter Rap Is For Muggles Wishing Quidditch Was a Real Sport



“Just because you’re flying on the ground doesn’t mean it isn’t fun at all, doesn’t mean it isn’t fun at all. No, and foreheads ain’t the only place you can get scars that make you special,” Sebastian Milla raps at the end of his Harry Potter-themed song

His “Snitches and Seekers” rap, featured in the just-released Mudbloods documentary, is about the fictional international sporting event called Quidditch, which students on campuses everywhere have turned into a real-life club sport with…

15 Questions We Still Have About ‘Friends’ 20 Years Later



Thanks to the generous folks at Netflix, we’ll soon be able to enjoy every single episode of Friends wherever and whenever we please. (For as long as it’s available.)

That means it will be a whole lot easier to add more “Smelly Cat”, Ugly Naked Guy and “Seven!” into your daily life.

Friends on Netflix also means we have a chance to look back at the questions we’re still pondering 20 years after the show premiered on NBC. Seriously, how did these…

8 of the Most First-World Startups on the Planet



Startup culture really embraces its first world problems.

There are all kinds of specialized apps and startups that already service your each and every whim. Now, an influx of apps caters to the 1%.

One company is Uber for private jets (seriously); another matches up exclusively wealthy people. Basically, these tools exist to make the lives of the rich even easier.

So what’s with the rise of startups aimed at wealthy people? For one, there’s always someone looking for an easy way to cash in….

Zach Galifianakis Has Every Excuse to Not Hang Out With You



Oh sorry, you can’t hang out tonight because you have to wash your hair? That’s a rookie excuse, man

Zach Galifianakis joins Jimmy Fallon in a Tonight Show skit that will help you get out of all those annoying plans you’ve been trapped into. Dinner with your college roomie? Just tell him you’re busy cloning dinosaurs. In-laws in town? Just say you’re off to the moon!

You’ll have plenty of free time now to Facebook stalk all your friends.

10 ‘Game of Thrones’ Cosplayers Killing It at Comic Con



The weekend is long and full of cosplay

The Game of Thrones’ fandom flocked to New York City for an action-packed weekend full of Comic Con and cosplay: Sansas and Daenerys and Jon Snows (oh my!). Fortunately, no reports of marriage or murder have been reported

Instead, Lannisters and Starks roaming the convention center are getting along like old friends — if only Westeros could always be this peaceful

Some cosplayers are so…

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How George Lucas Gave Robot Chicken His Blessing



Seth Green, Matt Senreich and John Harvatine IV are essentially three friends who made the kind of sketch comedy they wanted to –- stop motion animation parodies with action figures and toys –- and turned it into an Emmy Award winning series, while remarkably still staying friends and, perhaps more impressively, not pissing off George Lucas.

The creative team was in New York this week for a New York Comic Con panel where they, along with Vimeo, launched their first-ever online character…

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