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Among the various forms of voter suppression, this has to be one of the strangest. Matt Novak, a writer for the tech blog Gizmodo, has tweeted a picture about a special rule his polling place has: Vote here and agree to be filmed for “Booty Queens.”

 

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Novak has followed up by stating that whatever "Booty Queens" is or whoever the titular Booty Queens are, it’s all perfectly legal, which is a relief. We don’t want the Booty Queens to be removed form power. He went on to write in a short post for Gizmodo:

“I spoke with a producer from the show who assured me that the crew has a permit to film there (at La Cienega Park) and that nothing they’re doing is illegal. She said that they weren’t really filming in the direction of the polling place, but instead were filming towards the playground. But it’s easy to see how one might be confused.” 

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What is “Booty Queens?” One can only assume it’s a reality show about the matriarch of Booty Land. Honestly, I could Google it, but it’s probably not smart to do from a work computer. Frankly, I’m just as happy to take this person’s advice:

via @DeitchCSN

But if you voted at this particular Los Angeles polling place, you now might find yourself in “Booty Queens,” which, depending on what that is, might be an added benefit to voting. Who knows? Maybe someone wrote your name on the ballot and you could be America’s next “Booty Queen.”

Queen Elizabeth is England's longest reigning monarch.
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In your face, Edward Longshanks.

England's Queen Elizabeth II became the longest ever reigning monarch in the country, Sept. 9, according to the BBC.

At about 17:30 BST the Queen will have reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes - 63 years and seven months.

[Prime Minister] David Cameron said the service she had given was "truly humbling".



We don't go much in for all the monarchy malarky over here in the States, in fact, we're pretty sure there was a war over it at some point or another. Still, 63 years is a very long time to hold any job, let alone the English throne.

The previous holder of the prestigious record was Queen Elizabeth II's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

Good job, queen.

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Artist Pablo Stanley's comic "Mr. Fahrenheit," starring legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, gets soundtracked by the song that inspired it: "Don't Stop Me Now."

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A man arrested for intoxication by the RCMP in Edson, Alberta, Canada took the opportunity to sing the entire 6-plus minutes of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" during his ride in the squad car, and the entire impromptu performance was captured by an onboard security camera.

Although the RCMP officers were polite enough not to interrupt his heartfelt rendition of the rock opera -- even when he changed the lyrics to "nothing really matters ... even the RCMP" -- they did not let him go (let him go!).

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In Memoriam of the Day: 20 years ago today, legendary British musician Freddie Mercury passed away of bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS, a mere 24 hours after he publicly acknowledged his illness for the first time.

MOCer Ian "Ochre Jelly" Heath remembers the Queen frontman with this lovely Lego tribute.

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Kickass Cover of the Day: Sandra Bae performs an instrumental version of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" -- complete with Freddie Mercury's vocals.

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