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Step aside Hugh Glass cause there's a new fearless bear-crazed dude in town. Granted this guy lacks the epic new-years-resolution-never-shave-again-sugar-frosted-beard, and that rustic Abercrombie & Fitch-esque coat throw thing.




But hot dang, Jim Kowalzcik has a set of stones and/or all the screws loose. Kowalczik is picture below straight up cuddling a 1,500-pound Kodiak bear. I mean, Kowalzcik must've been really cold.

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By Grabthar's Hammer what a devastating loss. Esteemed British Actor Alan Rickman has passed away at 69 after a battle with cancer.


Rickman was known by many for his exceptional portrayal of the complex and conflicted villain Severus Snape in the films adapted from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.


But real-talk the strapping lad could make most anything epic.


From his acclaimed role as criminal mastermind Hans Gruber in Die Hard:


To that time when director, Kevin Smith, recognized he'd happened upon a British stud who had a voice deeper and richer than a Ghirardelli 98% Dark Chocolate bar. Yeah the voice of a god. Literally:


To what was one of his arguably best roles as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 'Sense and Sensibility':


Throughout his career Rickman continually demonstrated an awe-inspiring range, while at the same time establishing himself as something of a legendary 'bad guy.' Let's get real though, his bit in Galaxy Quest — the epic sci-fi romp — kind of takes the cake.


RIP Alan Rickman, you'll be fiercely missed.

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This news came straight outta' nowhere. In his first claim to literary fame, 'The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory,' journalist John Seabrook lays down the emboldened claim that Mr. Champagne Papi lent some of his words to Dr. Dre when he was just getting started out.


In fact the book contains a quote from Drake that claims Dre put him in something remotely similar to a sweatshop. "It was some of the most strenuous militant sh*t I've ever done," says Drake. "But no useable songs came out of it. When I think of how he worked us, it's no wonder he didn't get anything out of it. It was just writers in a room churning out product all day long."


To be fair though, don't we think such tough and trying conditions might've played a hand in molding the Drake we love and enjoy today though?

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My god. Rifat Asghar got more than she asked for when she sat down to grub on a carrot and sweetcorn meal from the supermarket. Her colleague spotted a 'furry lump,' and went on to discover a two inch-long furball; and as if the two weren't already disgusted, they found a leg and tail - and possibly an eye.


This impossibly inappropriate salad hails from Bradford, West Yorkshire. A thorough investigation concluded that the 'foreign object' was in fact a baby weasel.


Ms Asghar said: "It has caused me a lot of trauma. I initially thought it was a mouse, and for about a week afterwards I had weird dreams about mice coming out my mouth. They say it was in there from when it was harvested. What happened to all the checks done after that happened? If something like that can go through all their processes and checks it worries me. It has completely changed the way I shop now and I can't buy any prepared food any more. I'm having to make it all myself. It was so traumatizing."

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All in all, the last person David Bowie followed on Twitter isn't crucial in the grand scheme of things; but hey an interesting tidbit that smells vaguely like some sort of clue, nonetheless.


In the meantime if you hopped back on board the Bowie nostalgia train check out this next level ethereal track, 'Starman' from the legend himself. The vocals will strike a soul-pleasing chord and send chills down the back your spine:

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Adelaide local, Steven Wilshire is a gosh darn Australian hero. This dude set up a personal sprinkler system for a lil koala that quite frankly, undeniably, was having a tough go of it with the heat. Bro move.

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The indisputably dominant music streaming titan Spotify, is combining forces with high and widely regarded annotation and lyric site Genius, for a new playlist feature called "Behind the Lyrics (Hip Hop)."


The playlist, which debuts today, will provide fans on Spotify the tools to click, then learn more about a particular song's lyrics, writers, and meaning for the full-fledged historical rundown. The playlist features artists such as but not limited to, Pusha T, Diplo, and Tinashe.


"I've partnered with Genius and Spotify to take you 'Behind The Lyrics' of my greatest songs because every word that I write means something to me," Pusha T says in a statement. "Together we've found a way to bring my fans a deeper listening experience and raise the bar for songwriters."


"Spotify and Genius are creating a really cool connection between me and my fans on another level than I normally can connect with them," Tinashe says.


"I have always been a person that dissects music and studies it," Diplo says. "I was a sample spotter and I learned how to make music by listening to it. Genius on Spotify breaks down the music to the bare bones and gets deeper into it's true core."


Take it from these three artists; the whole Genius weds Spotify business is something to get very amped about. The next playlist is slated to arrive in coming weeks, and will focus on hit songs from a wealth of differing genres.

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