Presidential Interview of the Day: John Stewart Welcomes Obama for His Last Appearance on The Daily Show

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President Barack Obama came back for the seventh time to The Daily Show July 21 before John Stewart takes his leave from the show after 16 years as host.

A candid Obama answered Stewart's ongoing questions about the last year's continuing Veterans Affairs controversy, the Iran nuclear deal and senioritis in his last 18 months in the oval office.

They also talked about Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and shared thoughts on how to introduce more civic interaction.

In one of the more striking uses of Obama's power, the president did threaten an executive order that would keep Stewart behind the desk of the The Daily Show, stopping Stewart's impending Aug. 6 departure. Stewart had to claim that it was more of a state's right issue and that he would still retire from the show.



Obama's seven visits to The Daily Show has spanned almost the whole of his political career. He first showed up in 2005 while he was still an Illinois senator and would continue to stop by on election cycles and off.

"You've been a great gift to the country," Obama said to Stewart at last night's appearance.



You can watch the whole episode here.

Facepalm of the Day: Sony Wants to Make an Emoji Movie

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Were you getting bored of all these movies based on 1980s board games and thinking 'I wish they'd make a film out of something less cinematic"? Well someone has heard your dumb prayer.

Deadline is reporting that an emoji movie is already moving forward and has a writer and director.

In a deal near seven figures, Sony Pictures Animation won a three-studio auction for an animated movie pitch centering on the Emoji, those lovable round headed figures that are as much a staple of social media correspondence as adverbs and adjectives. The project will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis, with the latter directing the feature.



This move came as a result of a three studio (yes, three studio) bidding war.

Apparently, Leondis shopped the project around because he had finally cracked the code on what would make the most compelling movie out of slightly more fully-formed emoticons.

They just have to be reactions to things right? Or will it animate those faces or that guy with his head down:



Wired had a pretty good explanation for why you don't make an emoji movie:

Selfie of the Day: NASA Releases the First Full Picture of Earth Since 1972

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Nasa releases a new picture of earth.
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One of NASA's newest photographic satellite, with the express mission to continually monitor Earth, has come online and given us the first complete photo of our home planet in over 40 years

It's called Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR, and NASA boasted about the new stunning picture it provided.



On February 11, 2015, DSCOVR was finally lofted into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. After journey of about 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) to the L1 Lagrange Point, the satellite and its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth. At L1—four times farther than the orbit of the Moon—the gravitational pull of the Sun and Earth cancel out, providing a stable orbit and a continuous view of Earth. The image above was made by combining information from EPIC's red, green, and blue bands. (Bands are narrow regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to which a remote sensing instrument responds. When EPIC collects data, it takes a series of 10 images at different bands—from ultraviolet to near infrared.)



Now surely, you're thinking, "But I've seen many pictures of Earth that have been taken since 1972." Well, that's rude of you to interrupt, but NASA explained away your thoughts:

While NASA has released other blue marble images over the years, these have mostly been mosaics stitched together with image processing software—not a single view of Earth taken at one moment in time.



Yep, that's us! Right there! If you live in North, Central or the northern part of South America, you can probably see your house from there.

Trump of the Day: Donald Trumps Troll Tour Continues as He Gives Out Lindsey Graham's Phone Number

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Trolling has never been much of a presidential campaign strategy. That is until Donald Trump entered the 2016 race.

After he got into some hot water over the weekend after saying that Senator John McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured, Trump decided to dive even further into that hot water July 21. There has been a growing beef between Trump and former Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, another 2016 presidential contender. Trump took things a step further according to NBC news.

Appearing in the home state of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who recently labeled Trump "a jackass," Trump claimed that Graham -- whom he called a "lightweight" and a "stiff" -- had once called him to ask for help secure appearances on FOX News.

Brandishing a piece of paper with a telephone number, Trump added: "So he gave me his number, and I found the card! I wrote the number down!"

"Let's give it a try," he suggested to the crowd, reading the number twice aloud to the audience.

Trump acknowledged that the number was several years old and might no longer be in service but added "I don't know, give it a shot."



Apparently, he got the number right.



You can watch the whole of the amazing speech right here:



What's even more, this tactic seems to be working for him. Trump has taken the lead in most national polls as the country prepares to ramp up for a very busy primary season starting next February.

Judging by those statistics, he's probably not going to change up his strategies any time soon.

As if Trump's Twitter account wasn't entertaining enough.

Impression of the Day: Judd Apatow Tears Down Cosby on the Tonight Show

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Promoting his new directorial effort Trainwreck on the Tonight Show July 20, Judd Apatow decided to pull out some new stand up material and pull no punches as well.

Apatow put Bill Cosby right in his crosshairs and fired off shot after shot at the 78-year-old comic.


So far, over 40 women have accused Cosby of a wide range of sexual coercion and assault and news keep coming out from a deposition obtained by The New York Times.

Mock Up of the Day: Drool Over this Imagined Nintendo Phone

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This Nintendo phone mock up is what you want.
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Now that Nintendo has said it will enter the mobile space, possibly letting you take Mario on the go, some have let their imagination take that possibility to the extreme.

Artist Pierre Cerveau has gone ahead and designed how a possible Nintendo phone might look and it's gorgeous.

Dubbed the 'Smart Boy,' Cerveau shows off a range of different looks for the imaginary device.



Here it is with a removable controller:



And with some removable storage, RAM or a camera:



What if it ran Android?



You could take Iwata's Mii along for the ride.



Essentially:

Speedcuber of the Day: Teen Keeps His Ruibk's Cube Title by Solving it in Under 6 Seconds

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During the Rubik Cube World Championship Finals, a teenager took the win for the second year running according to The Telegraph.

19-year-old Feliks Zemdegs, from Australia, defended his title by solving the puzzle in 5.695 seconds at the contest in São Paulo, Brazil.

There are a total of 17 different Rubik's Cube competitions at the biennial event and players are timed to see who can complete the puzzle the fastest.

Mr Zemdegs narrowly missed the world record of 5.25 seconds held by American Collin Burns.



For reference, here's Burns setting that world record in April of this year.



Zemdegs actually used to hold the world record and this better quality video shows that accomplishment. It really gives a great close up on how fast these fingers need to solve da cube (which is what I assume they call the Rubik's cube).