Foot-in-Mouth of Day: ESPN Student Reporter Tweets ‘Joke’ During FSU Shooting

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Foot-in-Mouth of Day: ESPN Student Reporter Tweets ‘Joke’ During FSU Shooting
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There was another school shooting Wednesday night - this time at FSU in the library, where 3 people were injured, and the shooter was killed by police.

None of this warrants making any type of joke, but Marisa Martin, a student reporter associated with ESPNU's Campus Connection at the University of Alabama, thought otherwise in a Tweet posted last night.

"Reported gunman on the FSU campus. Maybe he is heading for Jameis."

Jameis Winston is the FSU quarterback who has been at the center of a number of scandals and legal issues over the past year or so.

After the Twitter backlash calling for ESPN to "#FireMarisaMartin", she fought back, adding that - while she hopes everyone is safe - she is entitled to her own opinions.

Her Twitter account was soon deleted, and she then apparently tweeted using the official Alabama Campus Connection account that she had been hacked. Riiiiiiight.

ESPN seems distancing itself from her, clarifying that while part of the program which lets students contribute stories to ESPN, she is neither an employee nor paid.

LOL of the Day: Comedian Impersonates Female Celebrities Stuck in Traffic

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LA-based comedian Lauren O'Brien does some pretty spot-on impressions of famous women and how they would react in a traffic jam.

Here's a look at 14 of them from her Instagram series "Celebrities Stuck In Traffic," including Lois Griffin, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.




Remix of the Day: This Lenny Kravitz Lyric Video is Wonderfully Weird

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This is the only Lenny Kravitz video you ever need to see.

Thanks to Neil Cicierega, the guy behind the '90s mixtape "Mouth Sounds," the hit single from 1998 "Fly Away" has been transformed into a new work of art with dragonflies and Milky Ways.

Watch all the way to the end to get to the nutty stuff inside this unexpected treat.

WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry

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WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry
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Willow and Jaden Smith, otherworldy offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett, have conducted their first interview together for the "New York Times," and based on Jaden's past tweets, it's exactly what you might expect. A whole lot of WTF.

Or maybe they are on a whole other plane of existence beyond our current understanding, and we just don't "get it."

Some examples:

Q: What are some of the themes that recur in your work?

JADEN: The P.C.H. being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.

Q: What have you been reading?

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

Q: So what's next?

JADEN: I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.

And so "Time," using actual quotes from the interview, has naturally built a "Jaden and Willow Smith Poetry Generator":

And it's magical. I mean… so melancholy.

This Giant Panda is Having a Romp in the Snow and the Internet Loves It

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Giant panda Da Mao has just introduced you to your favorite new sport: "bear-bogganing."

The 6-year old panda, on loan from China, was caught on camera Tuesday making the best of the recent snow at the Toronto Zoo.

Rewrite of the Day: The Internet Reboots Sexist Book That Says Engineer Barbie Can't Code

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Rewrite of the Day: The Internet Reboots Sexist Book That Says Engineer Barbie Can't Code
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The book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" sounds promising from the title, but as many have discovered, the plot turns out to be a misogynistic disaster.

In the story (which was released in 2013), Barbie is designing a video game (yay!), but instead of doing the coding herself, she requires the help of two men (boo!). Because try as she might, it takes more than a silly girl with a heart-shaped flash drive necklace to do the heavy lifting, according to the children's story.

After infecting everyone's computers with a virus, and begging for help from her friends Steven and Brian, Barbie ends up taking all the credit for her completed game.

As a result of this discovery, the Internet has decided to re-write the book.

On the site "Feminist Hacker Barbie," users can submit their own take on the story, to "help Barbie be the competent, independent, bad-ass engineer that she wants to be."



Casey Fiesler, a PhD student at Georgia Tech, has also remixed her own version of the story.



Her main issue with the book:

The problem isn't even that Barbie isn't a 'real' computer scientist because she isn't coding. (I am one of those mostly-non-coding computer scientists myself, though now I'm tempted to make a game about robot puppies shooting lasers anyway.) The problem is the assumption that she is a designer, not a coder, and the coders are boys.

Maybe the new "normal Barbie" Lammily will be more successful at an engineering career.