WTF of the Day: Polish Town Debates Winnie the Pooh’s ‘Dubious Sexuality’

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WTF of the Day: Polish Town Debates Winnie the Pooh’s ‘Dubious Sexuality’
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A small town in Poland is upset about Winnie the Pooh's genitalia - or lack thereof - and they do not want him exposing himself to their kids.

Council members in Tuszyn were recently discussing potential mascots for their playground when one of them suggested the pants-less cartoon bear. Things just went downhill from there.

Here are some actual quotes from the conversation, according to "Croation Times:"

"It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children."

"It doesn't wear underpants because it doesn't have a sex. It's a hermaphrodite."

"This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut his [Pooh's] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity."

Pooh be like:

Antidepressant of the Day: China Covers Up Dead Plants With Pictures of Plants to Cheer People Up

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Antidepressant of the Day: China Covers Up Dead Plants With Pictures of Plants to Cheer People Up
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China is fighting the good fight against nature - doing everything it can to keep Winter at bay.

To help battle the blues, the city of Changchun in China is installing plastic sheeting with pictures of lush, green shrubbery around the edge of the street, hiding all of the real plants which are now brown and bare.

"Many people feel depressed in the winter, and the site of the denuded trees only contributes to that feeling," said a local official. "We want to try and cheer people up a bit by putting some greenery around to make them feel better."

Thousands of meters of the plastic sheeting were rolled out this week, and if they're lucky, plastic flowers may be on the way as well. Seriously.

Just don't bother stopping to smell these roses.

WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry

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WTF of the Day: ‘Time’ Transforms Bizarre Willow & Jaden Smith Interview Into Poetry
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Willow and Jaden Smith, otherworldy offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett, have conducted their first interview together for the "New York Times," and based on Jaden's past tweets, it's exactly what you might expect. A whole lot of WTF.

Or maybe they are on a whole other plane of existence beyond our current understanding, and we just don't "get it."

Some examples:

Q: What are some of the themes that recur in your work?

JADEN: The P.C.H. being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else.

Q: What have you been reading?

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

Q: So what's next?

JADEN: I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.

And so "Time," using actual quotes from the interview, has naturally built a "Jaden and Willow Smith Poetry Generator":

And it's magical. I mean… so melancholy.

WTF Video of the Day: Crazy Chinese Chicken Music Video is Crazy

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Well, here's your new "What Does the Fox Say."

Singer Wang Rong Rollin's video for "Chick, Chick" involves chickens and women dressed up like chickens. And most of the lyrics are just animal sounds.

What more could you ask for in an insane video from China?

Biopic Fail of the Day: The Internet Did Not Like Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie

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"Did not like" is putting it delicately.

Despite initial protests of disapproval from both her family and fans, Lifetime aired its controversial Aaliyah biopic on Saturday night, and it did not sit very well with viewers.

"'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' barely scratches the surface of how she changed the course for pop, hip-hop and R&B in the Nineties and why her death at age 22 on August 25, 2001 was such a huge loss for music fans," writes The Rolling Stone.

Aaliyah's family denied the producers rights to use her music in the film, so that alone did not bode well for the film, and Zendaya Coleman, who was initially cast to play Aaliyah dropped out delaying production.

After it aired, the film was instantly the target of ridicule on Twitter, mainly with the hashtag #LifetimeBeLike making fun of the poor casting choices. And the way film portrayed her relationship with R. Kelly was equally upsetting for people to watch.

Aaliyah's former producer, Timbaland, also went full meme on his Instagram account in response to the film. Here are a few examples:







Executive producer Wendy Williams responded to the criticism on her show Monday:

I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend! Errbody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second-highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far.

Pixel Protest of the Day: PETA is Opening an HQ in Minecraft

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PETA is launching a new headquarters in Minecraft on Saturday, as a safe haven where players are not allowed to harm animals… or at least their pixelated counterparts.

So for all you creative sickos out there - that means no compact chicken cookers, barbaric egg farms, cow torture chambers or pig slaughterhouses.

From PETA's website:

Visitors to PETA's custom-made digital island will explore vast expanses of landscapes where the animals of Minecraft roam free. They can also visit extensive vegetable and flower gardens, walk through a fantastic re-creation of PETA's HQ, and discover an abandoned and decaying slaughterhouse.

PETA has gone to the aid of video game animals before, including Pokemon, World of Warcraft seals, the Tanooki suit in Mario Bros., and dogs in Call of Duty.

What a world we live in...