Gender Activism of the Day: It's the Second Annual #UnfollowAMan Day

Katie Notopoulos' #UnfollowAMan Day sets out plenty of scraps for the trolls.
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Ah, there's nothing like a flame war in the morning.

Today, July 28, marks the second annual #UnfollowAMan Day, begun last year by BuzzFeed News Senior Editor Katie Notopoulos. She wrote an entire article in 2014 why she decided to begin the non-Federal holiday and what it all means.

This year, she summed it up in a tweet.

Everyone on Twitter will surely take this very maturely. Or, as those sweet slackers Wayne and Garth might say: "Not."

As you can imagine, this has been quite a divisive issue.

When asked (by herself) whether this whole thing was a troll, Notopoulos responded:

However, it has raised a decent amount of thoughtful discourse in even large media outlets.

No matter what your feelings are on this day of days, we can all agree that there are too many people on the Internet that are terrible at communication.

Apology of the Day: Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are BFFs Again

Taylor Swift apologized to Nicki Minaj and now everything is totally ok with the world.
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Hallelujah, there is peace on Earth.

Surely you know about the immense brouhaha that stole the Internet's breath July 22 when Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and a bunch of ancillary celebrities (we're looking at you, Chrissy Teigen) had a good ol' fashioned Twitter spat.

Well, the clouds have parted.

Taylor Swizzle, in a pretty classy move, apologized for the whole mess.

Then, Nicki Minaj, in an equally classy move, accepted the apology.

They didn't even need Aaron Paul to mediate the fight for them.

Finally we can focus on something more worthwhile, like the Trump/Graham fight.

Burn of the Day: EA's Madden Gives Some Advice to the Seahawks Over Twitter

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Peacemaker of the Day: Aaron Paul Tries to End the Twitter Feud Between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Aaron Paul wants to help nicki minaj and taylor swift.
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Surely, by now, you are already familiar with the pop music Twitter feud that is slowly destroying the world.

If not then you probably just have some personal problems like 'things to do' or 'a social life'.

But for the rest of us, we're stuck wringing our hands over whether Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift will ever get along again, why Meek Mills dragged Drake into this and when Chrissy Teigen will finally leave her computer?

But in walks Aaron Paul with a solution to create peace and bring the world the order it deserves.

You can tell it's been keeping him up all night. And you can't deny that coffee and pancakes with Aaron Paul would solve many, many problems in the world.

I say send him to finally settle that whole Israel/Palestine thing.

Blaze of the Day: Susan Sarandon Thanks A$AP Rocky for a Confusing Shoutout, Wants to Get High With Him

Susan Sarandon doesn't understand A$AP Rocky, still wants to get high with him.
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A$AP Rocky flattered the heck out of Susan Sarandon and she'd like to celebrate it with some weed.

Sarandon reached out to rapper A$AP Rocky over Twitter July 14 to thank him for mentioning her in the 2013 song 1Train of his album LONG.LIVE.A$AP.

Then she went a bit farther and invited him to smoke up with her.

Sarandon has long been an advocate for using marijuana, saying that she smokes it before most award shows.

What's even more interesting about this piece of pop culture purée is that she's not alone in being confused over what her name means in slang.

Here are the lyrics that reference Sarandon:

I fixed the game between Georgia Southern and Gramblin'
You see us scrambling, selling Susan Sarandon

The plot thickens ever so slightly, when visiting to try and suss out the meaning of those words. Genius' whole mission is about annotating song lyrics and many other things to uncover the context behind situations exactly like this.

Strangely, the site seems to have trouble nailing down the slang.

The other half of the lyric is either a reference to c0caine, as in "selling that white girl," or weed if it's a reference to the 1998 movie Stepmom in which Sarandon's character smoked medical marijuana.

A while later, Susan Sarandon heard the line and was honored for the shoutout while not fully understanding it's meaning.

Unfortunately, Urban Dictionary is no help either.

If you want to help Susan Sarandon and figure out the mysterious reference, you can listen to the song here:

Music Video of the Day: Belgium’s Stromae Warns About Twitter, Consumerism

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Popular Belgian musician Stromae (aka Paul Van Haver) has a released a new video for his song “Carmen” which turns Twitter into a terrifying monster.

“Those fake smiles cut like a #. Watch yourself out there,” he says in the song. “Network friends and followers? No, no you’re just popular.”

It’s a reworking of “Habanera” from the opera Carmen, in which love is compared to a bird. He took that idea and made a version about Twitter.

The song is a commentary on how social media dominates our lives, and ironically he is promoting the new video on an Instagram account which he started a few weeks ago. It was directed by Sylvain Chomet, who worked on both “Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist.”

“I’m not so radical about Twitter, but I think it’s sometimes dangerous if you think that Twitter is real life,” he told Time Out in an interview last year.

Stromae has a huge following in Europe and he is also popular with some world leaders, as both Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama apparently own copies of one of his albums.

Here’s another of his hits called “Formidable,” which you may be familiar with. In the video, he walks around the streets of Brussels pretending to be drunk.

Tweet of the Day: J.K. Rowling’s Perfect Response to a Question About Dumbledore’s Sexuality

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“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling revealed that Albus Dumbledore was gay back in 2007 at Carnegie Hall, but apparently some fans still can’t seem to wrap their heads around it.

On Twitter Tuesday, a girl named Ana Kocovic reached out to Rowling and asked about the decision to make the Hogwarts headmaster a homosexual.

“Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter,” Kocovic wrote. “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way.”

And just like magic, Rowling responded with the most perfect tweet ever.

The girl ended up thanking her and apparently deleting all of her tweets. Her profile now says her name is Gellert Grindelwald, whom Rowling previously said was Dumbledore’s love interest.

“Amazing answer,” she replied. “Yes you are absolutely right. Such an inspiration!”