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David Bowie passed away from cancer at the age of 69 on Sunday. Mr. Bowie was a legend in the industry. He had a god-given talent for speaking to the outsiders of this world: the misfits, the sexual adventurers, the space explorers, the road-wearied vagabonds, etc; and all this was given life through the medium of what he fittingly termed—genuine soul.

His son, Duncan Jones, confirmed his death on Twitter with a saddening, yet deeply touching tweet:

As Bowie toured cross the world he not only transcended genres, but also eras with his continual commitment to changing up his wardrobe often as possible—from German Expressionism to comedy dell'arte to Japanese kimonos to badass space suits, Bowie wore it all, and stood tall and proud as a testament to challenging the norm.

If you were to settle on an anthem from all his work it was 'Changes' off his 1971 album 'Hunky Dory,' which iconically professed:

"Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Oh look out now you rock and rollers / Pretty soon now you're gonna get older."

Mr. Bowie's endlessly changing stage persona inspired later, more colorfully expressive artists like Madonna and Lady Gaga.

His last album 'Blackstar,' a collaboration with a jazz quartet, and exploratory in nature, as is often the case with Bowie, was up to be honored at Carnegie Hall on March 31st.

On a side note when paying your respects to the deceased, and on live television no less, you should probably make it a point to get the person's name right.

Yes, this is a shoutout to Fiona Winchester, a Heart FM newscaster, who stumbled, and fumbled when she was recorded saying, 'David Cameron has died…D-D-David Bowie.' I mean are you fu*king kidding me Winchester?

Anyways, Bowie was a hall of fame rock and roller (quite literally from 1996 onwards), who never quit with aiming higher, producing more music, and connecting with fans—both new and old--through his art. He was loved by many, and he'll be missed immensely.

Rest in peace.

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Please tell us this is some sort of sick and perverse joke; or at least that younger generations aren't this far lost in the throes of a technology-addled era?

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In a recent long-winded, tell-all blog post the creator of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin delivered some heavy felt news; we won't have our hands on the 'Winds of Winter' for some time now.

This means Martin's missed another crucial deadline, and perhaps almost worse, season six of the show will now air before it's original source material hits shelves.

Martin explains a bit on what's going on in the following excerpt from his 1800-word long blog post:

Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You're disappointed, and you're not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed... but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. For months now I have wanted nothing so much as to be able to say, "I have completed and delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER" on or before the last day of 2015. But the book's not done. Nor is it likely to be finished tomorrow, or next week. Yes, there's a lot written. Hundreds of pages. Dozens of chapters. (Those 'no pages done' reports were insane, the usual garbage internet journalism that I have learned to despise). But there's also a lot still left to write. I am months away still... and that's if the writing goes well. (Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn't.) Chapters still to write, of course... but also rewriting. I always do a lot of rewriting, sometimes just polishing, sometimes pretty major restructures.

Let's just keep our fingers crossed the unexpectedly long wait is worth it.

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With a heavy, saddened heart you might remember Diesel: the police dog who heroically sacrificed life and limb in the raid that amounted to the apprehension of seven terrorists suspected as responsible for the horrific Paris attacks.

The seven-year-old Diesel took heavy fire, and went down after taking several shots from a female suicide bomber, after scouting the apartment to ensure the quarters was secured.

The world hasn't forgotten Diesel's bravery. She's set to be posthumously awarded by the British veterinary charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals; and also to receive the Dickin Medal. This medal's the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross, which is Britain's 'highest military awarded for valor in the face of the enemy.'

We hope Diesel's resting in peace up above with an endless procession of doggy treats amidst unparalleled belly rubs in between highly enjoyable bouts of fetch. She was a hero, and she won't be forgotten.

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A Chicago police officer shot and killed 19-year-old black man Quintonio Legrier, and 55-year-old black woman Bettie Jones this morning, while responding to a domestic disturbance call, officials said.

As officers were called to the scene this morning at 4:25AM they were informed Legrier was seen brandishing a baseball bat, and in an evolving confrontation with his father. The officers described the young Legrier as a "combative subject."

Legrier's mother told the press his son was dealing with mental issues and was prone to loud, but never violent behavior.

"My son has seven bullet wounds in him," Cooksey told WLS-TV. "That's too much." Police disclosed the shooting is under current investigation, and has been referred to Chicago's main police oversight agency.

Sadtopographies is the sad tour of the world's most depressing places.
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It's a dismal world after all.

A new Instagram account called sadtopographies, shares the most depressing place names possible.

"Somewhere to go, when you're feeling low," the description reads.

Mostly though, they're just funny.































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It may just be a joke, but it's also a pretty accurate depiction of what you can expect this week in Walmarts across the country.

Nacho Punch, the comedy troupe that brought you "Daylight Saving" the movie, has released their latest trailer for a film about the day that brings out the worst in 'Murica: Black Friday.

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