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YO, FUCKING MORONS!! This video is a killer contribution by a long-time lackey of mine, siletrea. She decided to voice-act some of my posts here. Kekeke, talk about a blast from the past!

((thank you, siletrea for this video!))

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El remake low-cost de Indiana Jones.

Eric Zala y Chris Strompolos son dos amigos que, de adolescentes, decidieron hacer su adaptación de En busca del arca perdida, recreando cada escena de la película toma por toma. 

Ahora que son adultos, los dos han logrado recaudar suficiente dinero para grabar la parte final (la escena del avión), que les quedó pendiente en aquel entonces. Conoce la estrecha amistad de Eric y Chris y no te pierdas las imágenes de los ensayos de la escena que faltaba y del estreno de la película completa, el proyecto de toda una vida. 

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Big Cats of the Gulf

Buying illegal wild animals in Kuwait is, as one local puts it, “as easy as acquiring a cupcake.” Pets have long been used as status symbols the world over, but citizens of the Gulf take the prize when it comes to keeping the most exotic, controversial species—most commonly, “big cat” cubs.

International law governing Kuwait and other Gulf states forbids the import and sale of wild animals, yet the sight of supercars being driven around with a cheetah in the front seat is starting to become commonplace on Arab Instagram feeds.

Although there are legal ways to bring an animal into Kuwait, paying people off along the way is easier. Lion, cheetah, and tiger cubs are in the highest demand, fetching up to $15,000 each through black market agents. More often than not, the owners have little idea how to care for these creatures, which have no history of domestication and quickly become unmanageable—even lethal—once they’re fully grown.

In Big Cats of the Gulf, VICE investigates the area’s flourishing trade in animal trafficking and how it impacts the depleting wildcat populations of Central and East Africa. We gain exclusive access to Kuwait’s biggest Instagram star of the big cat phenomenon and hear first-hand of the deadly consequences of the business—both for the animals and their owners.

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Obama’s real talk: Pot ‘shouldn’t be young people’s biggest priority’

(Cannabist) In a new interview with Vice (above at the 14:20 mark), Obama talked extensively on marijuana law reform — and the president had a strong reaction to the fact that the pot topic was the “number one question from everyone on the Internet,” as Vice founder Shane Smith said in the interview.

“For young people,” Smith said, “I’m sorry, but if you legalize marijuana it would be the biggest part of your legacy.”

Obama spoke directly to the issue — and to youths.

“It shouldn’t be young people’s biggest priority,” Obama said. “Let’s put it in perspective. Young people, I understand this is important to you. But you should be thinking about climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace.

“Maybe way at the bottom you should be thinking about marijuana.

Obama then pointed out a couple possible options for moving forward.

“I’d separate out the issue of decriminalization of marijuana from encouraging its use,” Obama said. “There is no doubt that our criminal justice system generally is so heavily skewed toward cracking down on nonviolent drug offenders that it has not just had a terrible effect on many communities, particularly communities of color, rendering a lot of folks unemployable because they got felony records, disproportionate prison sentences. It costs a huge amount of money to states. And a lot of states are starting to figure that out.”

There appears to be hope on the horizon of the complicated issue, Obama said.

“What I’m encouraged by is, you’re starting to see not just liberal democrats but also some very conservative republicans recognize this doesn’t make sense, including the libertarian wing of the republican party. They see the money and how costly it is to incarcerate. So we may actually be able to make some progress on the decriminalization side.

“At a certain point if enough states end up decriminalizing then Congress may then reschedule marijuana, but i always say to folks, legalization or decriminalization is not a panacea. Do you feel the same way about meth? Do we feel the same way about coke? How about crack? How about heroin? There is a legitimate, I think, concern about the overall affects this has on society, and particularly vulnerable parts of our society. Substance abuse, generally legal and illegal substances, is a problem. Locking somebody up for 20 years is probably not the best strategy. And that’s something we need to rethink as a society as a whole.”

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“Mr Happy”-Short Film Starring Chance the Rapper

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Mr. Happy [Short Film]

“Almost everyone has found themselves depressed at a point or two. Maybe in the midst of the depression you thought about doing something drastic—something life-changing—something that might make you happy. That could be nice, but it’s scary to actually take the leap and do it. Well, what if there was a service that took care of all the hard stuff for you?”

Direction by Colin Tilley | Story by Steve McClean | Cinematography by Rob Witt | Edited by Vinnie Hobbs

- NickTheFiasco