This Weekend's #twitterpurge is More Proof That We Can't Have Nice Things. Ever.

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This Weekend's #twitterpurge is More Proof That We Can't Have Nice Things. Ever.
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Picture above via Urban Dictionary.

This weekend saw a disturbing hashtag trend made in promotion of the newest movie in "The Purge" franchise (you know, the movie that sets its premise on the idea that people would turn into violent Freudian monsters if crime was legal for a day rather than just like... deal with their problems like adults). The idea was to promote users to go wild and free on the social media network for a day, which inevitably led to jerks exposing graphically violent content - or even worse, nude photos of (often underage) ex-girlfriends.

This led some to parody the whole event outright:





Meanwhile, others got right to the heart of the matter:



Maybe instead we should have just purged social media from our system entirely?

Fad of the Day: Brooklyn Hipsters Are Feeding a New Facial Hair Transplant Craze

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Fad of the Day: Brooklyn Hipsters Are Feeding a New Facial Hair Transplant Craze
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It's impossible to type while shaking your head as hard as I am right now. Take it away, Serena Solomon of DNAinfo:

Whether they're filling in a few gaps or doing a complete beard construction, New York City doctors who specialize in the procedure said they're seeing a growing number of men paying as much as $7,000 to pump up their beards...

Epstein said he started out doing just a handful of beard transplants each year a decade ago — but is now averaging about three beard implants a week through his offices in Midtown East and Miami.

Dr. Yael Halaas, another plastic surgeon who specializes in facial hair transplants, said an increasing number of "hip" and "fashionable" young professionals in their 20s and 30s are seeking the procedure.

Preschool Political War of the Day

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Watch as playtime turns into a vicious Romney vs. Obama faceoff.

"I had no idea they had ever heard of Romney or Obama!" says mom Sara. "Didn't know they were learning about politics in preschool!"

[thanks, peter!]

Kids These Days of the Day

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This kindergartner in fairy wings goes by Murp.

Her YouTube channel features all manner of rager tracks, backed by her big brother on drums.

Lest we forget, children are the future.

[death+taxes]

Kids These Days of the Day

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With each monkey bar, Riley alternately crushes Dad's soul or reminds him why he had her.

[vvv]

Kids These Days of the Day

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Kids These Days of the Day
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We knew it! A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that infants living in households with dogs are healthier and have fewer infections.

Though cats also appear to offer some immune protections, the link isn't as strong.

The study, based on 397 children who live in Finland, found that "the children having dogs at home were healthier, they had less ear infections and they needed less antibiotics," reports pediatrician Eija Bergroth, the study's lead author.

Parents shouldn't feel guilty about having or not having a pet when their child is young. If you want a pet, get a pet.

[wsj]

Kids These Days of the Day

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News of Steve Nash's trade to the Los Angeles Lakers didn't sit well with this 4-year-old Suns fan. She was reduced to tears upon hearing the news of him leaving the desert. But Nash, one of the NBA's most fan-friendly and revered ambassadors, re-tweeted the video on Saturday in an attempt to rectify the situation as best he can.

[cosbysweaters]