‘Diet Racism’ Is the Soda for the Closet Bigot in Your Life


Diet Racism: The soda for that special person in your life who keeps on saying borderline-racist stuff but swears they "don't see skin color."

CollegeHumor nails it with this YouTube video that comes in the form of a fictitious beverage ad

The funny spot is timely, too. The since-simmered protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on August 9 forced America to again examine its painful legacy of racism and discrimination

The best humor always gets at bigger truths — many of them uncomfortable to confront head-on — and this video's no exception. Read more...

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Flying Fail: Skydiver Misses Stadium Before College Football Game


Penn State and the University of Central Florida played a college football game in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday. Before the game, skydivers representing each school parachuted into the stadium to get the party started

The guy representing Penn State executed his stunt perfectly. The guy representing UCF? Not so much, missing the stadium entirely and landing on a nearby set of railroad tracks. Oops

Luckily, the incident, spotted by SB Nation, was captured on Instagram by a user called Cian, who was there to document the fail


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Will Tiny GoPro Cameras Replace Your Obnoxious Phone at Concerts?


PHILADELPHIA — It's rare to find someone at a concert who will keep their smartphone buried in their pockets or purses for the entirety of the show, seeing as we're essentially Generation Hold Your Camera Phone Up At Concerts Instead of Paying Full Attention.

It's rather obtrusive for fellow concert-goers — no one wants to watch the stage show from the viewpoint of your smartphone screen

To avoid pissing off people, some tech-savvy patrons at the Made in America festival are using tiny GoPro cameras, which have grown in popularity over the past few years.

Though not entirely unobtrusive, Delaware natives Lily Dubroff, 17, and James Magnani, 18, put their stick-mounted GoPro to the test during DJ Cassidy's midday show at the Liberty Stage at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Read more...

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Unnecessary Roughness: College Football Coaches Read Rude Tweets


Autumn in America means college football season. College football season means irrational fans. And irrational fans invariably mean derogatory Twitter posts about coaches and players

ESPN's College GameDay show on Saturday got some of the biggest names in college football coaching to read and respond to mean tweets about themselves. Included in the amusing video, above, are Alabama's Nick Saban, Michigan's Brady Hoke, Florida's Will Muschamp and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen.

Hot dog water for cologne?! Fans can get weird with their hate — but these coaches take it all in good fun Read more...

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Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship

8332215554_9a9f0d3474_o1 Some of the sensible issues about tech leaders and pundits in Silicon Valley is their real ardour for entrepreneurship and their perception within the energy of the human spirit and mind. Surrounded by means of the sight of so many influenced and proficient founders within the Valley itself, they suppose that this positive sensibility can override just about any main issue for a devoted entrepreneur. Read More

Hundreds Rally in Ferguson to Demand Justice for Michael Brown’s Death


FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.

Led by Brown's parents and other relatives, Saturday's throng peacefully made their way down Canfield Drive in the St. Louis suburb to a makeshift memorial that marked the spot where Brown was shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

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For Early Made in America Acts, Cover Songs Get the Rowdiest Responses


PHILADELPHIA — The sun will set before Kanye West serves as the headlining nightcap for day one of Made in America, but the artists who are entertaining the ever-growing crowds hours in advance of his set are finding success with cover songs

Cherub cured what the electro-pop duo called "the 2 p.m. blues" with their intense cover of Calvin Harris' hit "Feel So Close," infusing their version with a screamer section

With a cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," Mayer Hawthorne got the midday audience dancing in the closed-off streets and on the lawns at Benjamin Franklin Parkway Read more...

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What’s Up With This Bizarre Major League Baseball Play?


In a Major League Baseball game on Friday night, the Dodgers pulled one of the most bizarre-looking strategic moves you'll see. Just look at the screenshot, aboveWhat is going on there?

Basically, it's a baseball strategy called the infield shift — but taken to an extreme that looks odd to even the most seasoned baseball observer

The infield shift typically moves a defensive player over to the right side of the field between first and second base to protect against left-handed hitters who tend to pull the ball in that direction. While it's an uncommon move, it's not unheard of to see three guys playing defense between first and second base in certain situations — but four? That's plain weird. Read more...

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Michael Sam Cut by Rams, But His Story’s Not Over


Michael Sam became the first openly gay player picked in the National Football League Draft this May. In August, he became the first openly gay player to play in a pre-season game, performing well. But the St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday just before the start of the NFL regular season, so making more history will have to wait

The Rams announced the move on Saturday afternoon, the deadline for teams to finalize their 53-man rosters before the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4

Sam was the mighty Southeastern Conference's defensive player of the year last season at Missouri, but doubts about what position his speed and size would let him play in the NFL clouded his pro future, possible questions surrounding his sexual orientation aside Read more...

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