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    Last week, Jon Stewart stepped up with an emotional speech to call for the full funding of the 9/11 first responders compensation fund, something which he slammed Congress for their inaction towards.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who Stewart regarded as an "impediment" in the process, appeared on Fox News to wonder why the comedian "is all bent out of shape" over the debacle. In a surprise appearance on The Late Show, Stewart hit back.

    "I'm not bent out of shape, I'm fine," he said. "I'm bent out of shape for them. These are the first heroes and veterans and victims, of the great trillions of dollars War on Terror... you think that would be enough to get Congress' attention. But apparently it's not." Read more...

    More about Entertainment, Politics, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Mitch Mcconnell
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    Despite the images, Pakistani politician Shaukat Yousafzai is not wearing cat ears during a government meeting.

    Yousafzai was on the end of an unfortunate social media error when the cat filter in Facebook Live accidentally became active last Friday, plonking kitty ears and whiskers on him.

    "I wasn't the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter," Yousafzai later told Agence France-Presse.

    The broadcast on the Facebook page of political party Tehreek-e-Insaf has since been deleted. Fortunately, people took screenshots, complete with comments of viewers who had clearly noticed the filter. Read more...

    More about Culture, Pakistan, Culture, and Web Culture
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    Oh happy day, indeed.

    Singer and rapper Lizzo channelled the classic '90s Whoopi Goldberg sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, for her performance of "Juice" at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday.

    To begin with, Lizzo took the stage in the same kind of choir robes as Lauryn Hill's character, Rita Watson, during the film's final performance of "The Hymn of Joy" at the All-State Choir Championship.

    She then included an iconic offstage moment straight from the film. "Your teacher says take off your robes," a stage manager tells the students waiting in the wings in the movie, as did one to Lizzo's backup singers at the MTV Awards. Then, it was time to party, with dance moves and scales straight out of the film. Read more...

    More about Mtv, Nostalgia, 90s, Lizzo, and Entertainment
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    Many YouTubers aspire to buy mansions. Elijah Daniel raised the bar and runs Hell. 

    Kind of. 

    The vlogger and comedian known for his crude humor and music tweeted about buying the town of Hell, Michigan on Monday. Although he doesn't technically own it outright, he does have the proverbial keys to the town and can do what he wants for now. He noted that renaming the town to Gay Hell was a tongue-in-cheek response to the Trump administration's ban on U.S. embassies flying rainbow flags in honor of Pride month. 

    "Fuck the Calabasas mansions, I just bought a town," Daniel said during a phone interview. Read more...

    More about Youtube, Pride, Culture, and Web Culture
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    After a two-year run, the shopping social network will be shut down. The company to appeal to consumers with its #FoundItOnAmazon feature. Read more...

    More about Tech, Amazon, Mashable Video, Shopping, and Amazon Spark