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February 27 2014

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February 13 2014

8 Profound Snowboarder Quotes for the Gnarliest Bros

Of all the Olympic athletes competing in Sochi this week, none have managed to get us stoked quite like the snowboarders

Medalists like Iouri Podladtchikov, Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson speak a gnarly language that's all their own.

We're paying tribute to our Olympic snowboarding favorites with 8 weirdly profound quotes about shreddin' the gnar. Never change, Kotsenburg.

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People Generally Just Really Hate Their Cable Companies

A cable television Death Star formed with the announcement that Comcast had acquired Time Warner Cable.

The two titans of terrible customer service haven't won many fans with tricky pricing, amateur tech support and the annihilation of Alderaan. (Wait — metaphor confusion.) Either way, Twitter users decided to laugh instead of shed tears over their cable bills.

Maybe Luke Roku-walker and Han "Apple TV" Solo can save the day. Sorry.

Wow, a Comcast/Time Warner merger would create a combined customer service department of well over ten employees.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 13, 2014

More about Twitter, List, Comcast, Time Warner, and Humor

February 12 2014

11 'House of Cards' Valentines to Lobby Your Lover's Heart

Love is backstabbing, revenge and sweet, sweet BBQ sauce. Just ask Frank Underwood.

The House of Cards protagonist won't bring you chocolates and a teddy bear on Valentine's Day, but he will kill a man with his bare hands. He'll also sleep around with ambitious reporters, but let's not get picky.

Say "I love you...but you should understand I'm only in this relationship for appearances and mutual gain" with House of Cards valentines. It's love, only more vicious.

House of Cards Season 2 debuts Feb. 14 on Netflix. Read more...

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8 Celebrities Hiding in Historical Paintings

From billboards to magazines, to television and your favorite movies, celebrities can be seen everywhere. But here's somewhere you never expected to see them: historical paintings from two centuries ago.

We found striking resemblances between eight popular celebrities and portraits from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Though the hairstyles and fashions may be markedly different, there is undoubtedly a strong resemblance between the subjects of the paintings and our modern-day icons

How did this happen? Are they related? Is it coincidence? Are there time travelers? We're not sure. All we know is that the cross-generational resemblance is undeniable Read more...

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12 Ways to Make Your Cat Your Valentine

If you're already bummed to be single on Valentine's Day, other people's chocolate-scented romance shoved under your nose is just the icing on your irritated cake.

But don't skip out on all the good V-Day has to offer just because you're flying solo this holiday

Instead, improvise with what you already have. If your cat is number one in your heart 364 days out of the year, Feb. 14 shouldn't be the exception.

This Valentine's Day, snuggle up to your fuzzy furball instead of an actual human being. Because cats > people, every time.

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'My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas' Celebrates Thrifty Geeks

In the whimsical world of cosplay, some truly devoted geeks spend their time and money on creating costumes that rival that of the original's. Others, like artist Patrick Dean, dream up costumes using a keen sense for extreme thriftiness.

That's the idea behind Dean's illustrated Tumblr, My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas, which imagines ways to piece together costumes using the cheapest materials available. Think: Batman wearing a cape made from a bed sheet and bat ears crafted from blue duct tape

Dean told Mashable that the inspiration for My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas came to him in a dream. Read more...

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12 Pairs Figure Skaters Millimeters From Disaster

Metal blades inches from a pretty face in a cold setting. And sequins — many sequins.

This is not the plot of a B-horror movie — this is pairs figure skating at the Olympics. Spins, jumps and twirls all perfectly synchronized down to a millisecond and always a millimeter from disaster

Photographers in Sochi captured the moments that might give you icy nightmares.

Don't try this on your local frozen pond, aspiring skaters.

BONUS: Fans Celebrating at the Winter Olympics

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February 08 2014

20 Glistening Photos of Icicles

Ice storms may be a slushy nightmare to brave on your own, but they do come with one glistening silver lining: icicles

Sure, they're a little dangerous, but they are also the gorgeous result of an otherwise disgusting storm plaguing your town. Take a walk down your icy street and you'll see them dangling from trees, benches and building ledges

Check out these Instagram photos of icicles that will temporarily lessen your winter weather fatigue.

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February 07 2014

9 Eerie Similarities Between Disney Movies and the Opening Ceremony

Bippity boppity boo-yah, the opening ceremony looked familiar

The kickoff to the Winter Olympics on Friday included the type of artistry and magic that would make Walt Disney proud. Fireworks cascaded over Sochi and a Prince Charming lookalike danced to Swan Lake. The whole thing looked eerily similar to a few of our favorite Disney movies

Although Mickey Mouse would never put on a show without checking the lights first

BONUS: Sochi Opening Ceremony Highlights

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A History of the Beatles in 50 Photographs

Half a century ago this month, four lads from Liverpool introduced themselves on a U.S. television show and played a few songs. That was all it took for millions of music fans across the States to fall in love with the Beatles.

On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived at newly named John F. Kennedy airport in Queens, N.Y. to a surprisingly shocking mob of screaming fans and reporters. With their mop-top hair, British humor and catchy music — John, Paul, George and Ringo were something new and fresh that Americans hadn't seen or heard before.

When the Beatles took to the stage at The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, it was a turning point in pop culture and music history. More than 73 million people tuned in to the broadcast, confirming that 'Beatlemania' had arrived Read more...

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10 Signs Your Robot Is Planning to Kill You

If artificial intelligence is the way of the future, then we should probably prepare for the worst.

Because who really knows what these little guys are capable of?

To protect ourselves from the possibility of a robot revolution, here are a few helpful guidelines for sensing when you're in danger.

Keep these scenarios in mind the next time your Roomba seems to be acting up

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February 05 2014

8 Ways Valentine's Day Changes for Adults

When you were a small child, Valentine's Day meant boxes of candy, piles of classroom valentines and stomach-fluttering crushes.

Now, as an adult, you've traded homemade valentines for watching Netflix, and instead of pursuing crushes, you stalk them on Facebook. You've kept the boxes of candy, though.

Don't worry, it's not just you. Here are some of the ways that Feb. 14 has changed for us all. Take this list as a token of V-Day solidarity.

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