Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why You Must Know Who Rita Ora Is

Fifty Shades of Who?

1. Rita Sahatçiu Ora, British pop star and actress, had major career milestones in 2015 when she appeared in Fifty Shades of Grey and performed at the 2015 Academy Awards, singing “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights.

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2. And she KILLED IT.

6. But some people still have no idea who she is.

“I don’t know who this person is.””It’s Rita Ora.””I thought that was the reporter in Harry Potter.””That’s Rita Skeeter.”

— lolacoaster (@Kristin Chirico)

Who is Rita Ora? A singer? Actress? What does she do

— JAYYCAM (@J/SE)

I have no idea who rita ora is

— batoulelbialy (@Batoul)

10. They must not know her hit single “I Will Never Let You Down.”

Honestly I don’t know who Rita Ora is but she is gorgeous!!

— TheFabRae (@Rachel)

12. Or her collabo with Iggy Azalea, “Black Widow.”

I’m not entirely sure who Rita Ora is

— _CallMeLola (@Carrie Bradshaw)

“Who’s that?”- @LauraBenanti RE: Rita Ora

— andymientus (@Andy Mientus)

15. Know who DOES know Rita Ora? Jason Statham and John Legend.

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I have no idea who Rita Ora is, but DAMN!!!!! #girlufine

— THEREELMARQUIS (@Marquis Belton)

I still don’t know who Rita Ora is

— thelittlestoliv (@Olive)

18. Know who else knows Rita Ora? Jennifer Lopez. AND OPRAH.

Charley Gallay / Getty Images

Serious question, who is Rita Ora?

— lovetwentyfour (@kb)

Who is Rita Ora? Didn’t she date Rob Kardashian? #ERedCarpet

— NC_Supermom (@This Mom’s Life)

21. You should educate on this diva who is poised to drop her debut U.S. album this spring and star in Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Escape Artists

22. Get ready for your new fave!

This Smart Jack Russell Terrier’s Trick May Be Forced, But I Still Love It.

Some dogs know how to fetch. Other dogs know how to roll over. This smarty-pants Jack Russell Terrier knows how to say yes and no (sort of). The dog’s owner is obviously coaching him along with this whole charade. However, you still have to give the pup props for putting up with all of the coaxing.

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He deserves a treat, even if it’s just for being patient.

She Dropped Toothbrushes Into A Boiling Pot — What She Did With Them Is Brilliant.

If you’re like me, every time you get a free toothbrush from the dentist, instead of actually using them, you just hoard them.

I have my electric brush that I’ll use until it dies on me. So what do I do with those colorful plastic brushes? Well, up until today, I just kept them for traveling. But I know that I’m going to definitely use a few of them for this cool craft.

Grab a pot, fill it with some water, remove your brushes bristles with some pliers, and throw them into the boiling bath…

That’s so simple! Plus, these are an adorable way to add a dash of color to just about any outfit. No one will ever guess they’re made out of toothbrushes!

For other awesome DIY ideas, check out Katrinaosity’s YouTube channel.

Stick a fork in him: Booker busted for lying about imaginary thug friend T-Bone

http://twitter.com/#!/SHannitysHair/status/373108280325062656

An imaginary friend, that is.

Booker’s gone and gotten himself busted on a longtime lie, thanks to some intrepid reporting by NRO’s Eliana Johnson:

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/373099811613843456

Rut-roh:

Booker’s tales of his trials and travails on the streets of Newark, the city that twice elected him mayor, are familiar, and they have helped to breed an almost mythological aura around the Stanford, Oxford, and Yale graduate. He did, after all, rescue a woman from a burning building last year, sustaining burns in the process. But sources tell National Review Online that the central character in one of Booker’s oft-repeated stories — T-Bone, the drug pusher who the mayor has said threatened his life at one turn and sobbed on his shoulder the next — is a figment of his imagination, even though Booker has talked about him in highly emotional terms and in great detail.

http://twitter.com/#!/CoryBooker/status/373099004633948162

So in order to make stuff change, you have to make stuff up.

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/373113659506974721
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/373112957406019584

Well done, Cory Booker! (See what we did there?)

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/373111166857273346

It’s a perfect plan!

http://twitter.com/#!/Cameron_Gray/status/373111605694717952

Hot stuff.

http://twitter.com/#!/CodyLee_IL/status/373114491950481408

Teehee!

http://twitter.com/#!/IMAO_/status/373104316111790080

Uh, yes please.

http://twitter.com/#!/Will_Antonin/status/373114614172876800

http://twitter.com/#!/LisaDeP/status/373114067399213056

Snort.

http://twitter.com/#!/JayCaruso/status/373114689343209472
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/373109629200642048

Good question. Here’s another one:

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/373110889425420288

What are Gregory and the media gonna do now?

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/373102204028088320
http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/373106345425125377

Guess it’s just a “local story”.

http://twitter.com/#!/Cameron_Gray/status/373118414543278080

Funny, that.

http://twitter.com/#!/EEElverhoy/status/373111013056327680

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Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/373123734397145089

Oh. Yeah. And it’s — as T-Bone himself might say — the shizz:

http://twitter.com/#!/TBoneBooker/status/373129095925620736
http://twitter.com/#!/TBoneBooker/status/373130953209561088
http://twitter.com/#!/TBoneBooker/status/373131548515504128
http://twitter.com/#!/TBoneBooker/status/373133746808954881

Check out the rest of T-Bone’s tweets, playas.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Cory Booker

What This Man Saw His Little Boy Doing Is Amazing. But What Happened Next? Even Better.

It’s not every day that you come across a story that is this inspiring. A few months ago, we posted an article about a little boy in the Philippines named Ken who began taking walks every day. His father followed him out of curiosity and discovered that his loving son was looking after three very sick puppies that were living on the streets. After that, Ken and his dad Kay began looking out for them. Not long after discovering the puppies, Ken and his dad decided to rescue them. First, they were taken off of the streets and put into a temporary home inside of a garage. Given the nature of their mange, they had to be isolated and handled carefully. That decision to rescue them turned into so much more: The Happy Animals Club.

Ken had wanted to start an animal shelter since he was 8 years old.

So it makes sense that he was so dedicated to the three little pups he found.

Donations and dog food from all over the world helped Ken keep these dogs healthy.

First, they needed to be put on an anti-mange regimen that involved shots and lots of bathing.

The donations helped them buy imported dog food for the malnourished animals, which is costly in the Philippines.

Soon, the three began to put on weight, regrow their fur and learned to trust humans.

Blackie, who was fearful before, turned out to be an extremely affectionate, loving dog who would rather hug than eat dinner.

She is one happy animal!

Brownie surprised everyone with a gorgeous coat.

And the little white puppy is now an affectionate bundle of joy.

She loves running and playing in the park.

They leased a small lot so that they could begin rescuing dogs from the pound.

So far, not a single animal welfare organization has stepped forward. The 9 year-old boy’s Happy Animals Club will be the first non-profit to start rescuing dogs from certain death, and the first no-kill animal shelter on the island of Mindanao.

Before they got to work, they got their rabies shots…

Ken is happy to dedicate time to the animals, even when the city is experiencing “brownouts” due to lack of available power.

Source: Happy Animals Club (you can also donate there!) This all started as a boy who was kind hearted and generous enough to begin watching over three sick puppies on the streets. It turned into something absolutely incredible. Not only are those dogs happy and healthy, but because of Happy Animal Club and kind strangers all over the world, more dogs in the Philippines are going to be rescued. We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to Ken and Kay for all of their hard work. We also want to thank the wonderful people everywhere that sent in donations to help these dogs heal and find a home. Heroes don’t have capes. They have big hearts. Share this story with others, the work that these people did for helpless animals is amazing.

‘Land of the free’: Michigan Gov signs ‘anti-Tesla’ bill

http://twitter.com/#!/michaellebowitz/status/524685865805955072

Sure, there are a lot of reasons to be dubious about whether electric cars are a technology that needs to be fast tracked to save the planet. That doesn’t mean the companies who make them shouldn’t have a chance to compete. Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder just signed a bill preventing Tesla Motors from using a different retail model for selling cars in Michigan. Seems like a pretty transparent political payoff to Detroit’s big automakers.

The Detroit Free Press reports: Gov. Snyder signs bill banning direct Tesla sales

Dealers have tolerated and learned to cooperate with online car shopping services such as Edmunds.com and TrueCar.com. But a manufacturer who bypasses the traditional franchise system to sell directly, either in physical stores or online, is a threat, even a low-volume automaker like Tesla.

So if someone out-innovates your business, rather than adapting to compete, just get your government cronies to make the innovation illegal.

Earlier this week Tesla CEO Elon Musk called it “anti-consumer” legislation.

Crony “capitalism.”

‘Insensitive:’ CBS apologizes for ‘Amazing Race’ commie propaganda; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/TwinkleStarlet/status/316050789141446656

.@amazingrace_cbs RT“@helmdawge: @gopfashionista Here was one part of the apology. twitter.com/HelmdawgE/stat…

— GOP Fashionista™ (@GOPfashionista) March 25, 2013

Twitchy reported on the uproar over last week’s episode of the “Amazing Race” reality game show, in which contestants were told to memorize pro-commie lyrics while racing toward a downed American B-52 bomber in Hanoi, Vietnam. Veterans’ groups were rightly outraged. Folks on both sides of the political aisle brought the shame hammer down on CBS. Tonight, the network apologized for its “insensitive” decision. That’s an understatement.

VIDEO CBS’ Amazing Race Apology to Veterans – 3/24/13:bit.ly/11At4h8

— Unedited Politics (@UneditedPol) March 25, 2013

Good job on the apology The Amazing Race! Proud of you for doing the right thing! #Merica

— Richard A. Caster (@RichardCaster) March 25, 2013

Solid apology on CBS before Amazing Race, FWIW.

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) March 25, 2013

@amazingrace_cbsAs a Vietnam vet I find your apology a good thing unlike some of your audience idiots apology accepted

— Kenneth Williams (@KenWWilliams) March 25, 2013

https://twitter.com/kamando/status/316031446684950528

Thank you #AmazingRace for the apology. It was well said and necessary.

— Cindy Hopkins (@chopkins67) March 25, 2013

If anti-American, anti-military CBS was really sorry – they never would’ve filmed the episode bit.ly/Zm8s8P

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 25, 2013

Good advice:

Apology accepted, CBS. And next time, have that producer use their brain…. fb.me/FfnrrAXd

— Victoria Taft(@VictoriaTaft) March 25, 2013

And good question:

Good to hear CBS apologized. I wonder how many people saw the apology, however, and how many decided never to watch The Amazing Race again.

— Sally M (@proverbial_one) March 25, 2013

Will you watch?

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Update: The American Legion accepts the network’s apology.

Legion, Nat’l Cmdr Koutz accept @cbs apology for @amazingrace_cbs episode disrespectful to #VietnamWar #veterans. bit.ly/10c0PUA

— The American Legion(@AmericanLegion) March 25, 2013

Yes, It Really Is This Easy To Make Ice Cream At Home…WOW!

We all know that feeling…the one when an ice cream craving hits.

Usually, it can be satisfied simply by opening the freezer door and digging into a carton with a spoon. (If you’re more civil than I, you may delay gratification by scooping it into a bowl.)

But what if the worst thing happens? You have no more ice cream. It seems you overlooked the fact during your last trip to the store. Horror might set in…withdrawal…grief. But fear not!

Making your own icy treat at home is way easier than you ever knew.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • a bowl of ice
  • a Ziploc bag
  • 1/3 cup of half and half
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • whatever toppings your heart desires

‘Live Jan Schakowsky’s wage for a week’: Elitism inspires snark-fest

http://twitter.com/#!/SooperMexican/status/492394843659063296

Another day, another political stunt mocked and ridiculed. The #LiveTheWage posturing elicited some hilarity.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnBurtner/status/492397809715273728
http://twitter.com/#!/IanHanchett/status/492416055843631104
http://twitter.com/#!/goingdeeep/status/492424349358759936
http://twitter.com/#!/tweedylouwho/status/492404836239826944
http://twitter.com/#!/hale_razor/status/492391460776325120

And of course a left-wing political stunt wouldn’t be complete without Obama’s OFA flunkies posting something that completely undermines the point they are trying to make.

http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/492388613087563777
http://twitter.com/#!/JustEric/status/492390013372727296

Self awareness isn’t the left’s forte.

Editor’s note: A typo in the last sentence has been corrected.

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Related

‘You poor dear’: Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s ‘#LiveTheWage’ menu not particularly horrifying

‘It’s an adventure’! Michelle Malkin and friends coach Jan Schakowsky through her ramen crisis [photos]

Carly Fiorina can’t even buy airtime during tonight’s debate?

Absolutely no offense meant to Investor’s Business Daily’s Andrew Malcolm, but apparently we weren’t the only ones who read his tweet andhad our doubts. We knew that Mitt Romney’s effort to convinceABC to include CarlyFiorina on the debate stage Saturday night turned out to befruitless, but could it be true that ABC determined that it wouldn’t even sell ad time to her campaign?

So she really can’t even buy a commercial during the debate? At least there’s Twitter.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson isn’t likely to succeed where Romney failed, but he too is urging ABC to give her a microphone too.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.