Controversy of the Day: ‘Ugly’ Christmas Tree Gets Dissed and Discarded by PA Town

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A 50-foot Norwood spruce in Reading, PA is the focus of ridicule this holiday season, with locals calling it "sad," "nasty," "pathetic," "ugly" and even comparing it to Charlie Brown's disaster of a tree.

"If there was a squirrel right now looking for a place to live in the Winter," said one resident. "It won't even go into this tree."

"I've never seen a tree look so horrible in all my life," said another person. "That tree is atrocious."

Don't hold anything back Reading...

As a result of all the outrage, city officials decided the thing needed to be put out of its misery, and after raising money from local businesses, it is scheduled to be replaced this week.

Squee of the Day: Kitten Loves Super Smash Bros.

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Meet Mappy the kitten.

She is the biggest gamer ever, and her favorite system is the Wii U.

Game Over, other cats. Mappy wins Monday.

Escape Fail of the Day: Perp Crashes Getaway Car, Demolishes Building

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I guess you could call this Car-ma?

A woman in Kansas City drove a stolen SUV into a building last week while being chased by police.

Not only did she crash, but she also took most of the building down with her.

She survived the incident, and the building was vacant so no one else was hurt.

Animal of the Day: Terrifying Black Seadevil Caught on Video for First Time Ever

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You've probably heard of anglerfish before, otherwise known as "nightmare fuel of the sea."

The females, which have fangs and long rods attached to their heads with light orbs, were featured in this scene from "Finding Nemo."

It's very rare for anglerfish to be seen in their natural habitat, and one species in particular, the black seadevil (also called Melanocetus) has been even more elusive… until now.

Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have captured what they are claiming is the first ever video footage of a black seadevil 2000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

For an example of how disgusting these things are, this is how they mate:

He bites her gelatinous flesh, living as a parasite and never letting go. Their tissues and blood systems fuse with the females'. Her body feeds him food and oxygen and provides the necessary hormones to survive.

Awwww… cute!

Gif of the Day: Riker Chases an Ensign

Gif of the Day: Riker Chases an Ensign View Fullscreen
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A new Riker meme? Make it so.

To mark the Blu-ray release of the seventh season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the Internet has been treated to a new gag reel, thanks to Uproxx.

While watching Captain Picard curse about getting his foot stepped on by Doctor Beverly Crusher is pretty great, this outtake with Jonathan Frakes, as Commander William Riker, is the real winner here.

The real loser here: Tracy.

You can watch the whole thing below:

Links of the Day: What You Missed This Weekend

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Katy Perry is Performing at the 2015 Super Bowl - So Now the FCC Has to Worry About chest cannons. [Bilboard]

Sony Made a Masturbatory PS Vita Ad Then Yanked It [The Verge]

JLo and Iggy Azalea Tried To Break the American Music Awards with their Butts [Rolling Stone]

An Artist Broke Auction Records with a $44.4 Million Painting Sold at Sotheby's. Spoiler Alert: Not George W. Bush. [Bloomberg]

SNL Channeled "Schoolhouse Rocks" to Explain Obama's Executive Action on Immigration, But They Got a Lot Wrong [ThinkProgress]

Teaser Trailer of the Day: ‘Jurassic World’ is Coming

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When you get excited about a trailer for a trailer… you know it's a big deal.

The first teaser for "Jurassic World" was released this weekend, and while extremely brief, it gives us a few things: a herd of dinos, some weird bubble cars and Chris Pratt.

The story is set 22 years after the disasterous events in the original film, but now it's a "fully functioning dinosaur theme park." With, of course, no problems whatsoever.

The full trailer is scheduled to premiere on Thanksgiving during NBC football, and the film hits theaters June 2015.