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Russell Brand's, um, brand of comedy isn't everyone's cup of tea, but, if anything, he's pretty good at being on his toes when it comes to making light of a dull situation. As such, when Brand was testifying about the UK's drug policy to Parliament, he made quite the show out of it, which also happened to be better than his stand-up.

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Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, taped this Mother's Day video, which calls for the appeal of the Stand Your Ground act, the self-defense law that is the basis of George Zimmerman's defense.

The law has come under scrutiny in the wake of Martin's death, and Fulton's plea gives a sense of urgency to its change.

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See 8-year-old Jalen, from the Philippine Basketball Association of Chicago, pull some slick moves on another kid to put him on his tail. Jalen could go on to four more minutes of Internet greatness, while the other kid is probably lucky that his face is obscured.

[cosbysweaters]

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Florida courts continue to show a bass-akward way of dispensing justice -- 31-year-old Marissa Alexander has been sentenced to a 20-year bid for firing "a warning shot" to her husband, who was attacking her during a 2010 incident. Rep. Corrine Brown said the failure of the Stand Your Ground act is based on race:

How many times have they accepted Stand Your Ground if the person that was asking for it was black? You tell me.

Alexander next will appeal the court's decision, with Brown's aid.

[floridatimesunion]

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It's difficult to tell whether this cat is dreaming about life beyond that pane of glass, or if he's creeping out the rest of the neighborhood on purpose. In any event, that vest is not helping his case -- the stripes give it a weird, Freddy Krueger vibe, making it a real nightMEOW on Elm Street.

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Wake up, sheeple! A sentient piece of toast and his raccoon caretaker are the ones really pulling the strings.

At least, the toast seems to think so in animator Laura Jane Favela's "Peak Condition."

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From YouTuber ziccup comes this compilation of famous movie characters uttering the immortal phrase "son of a bitch."

Not surprisingly, Robert DeNiro basically carries the thing on his own.

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Nottingham-based beatboxer THePETEBOX -- last seen covering The Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" -- turns out a phenomenal sort-of-cover of Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme, complete with mouth-trumpet.

The track is called "Panther Dance," and the magic starts at 1:10.

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Jessica Starr, meteorologist at Detroit's Fox 2, had a slight wardrobe malfunction earlier this week.

While her green dress would be appropriate in practically any situation, it turns out not to work very well while reading the weather in front of a green screen.

Don't they cover this on the first day of meteorology school?

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Know This:

Read This:

Watch This:

Look At This:

  • A guy proposes to his ad agency girlfriend via banner ads.
  • A lucky Virginia family counts six generations of living daughters. Here's the photo.
  • At least one agency has figured out how to motivate its staff to complete their timesheets.
  • We're more armed with nukes than we have any right to be.

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You needn't know anything about horses, nor horse racing, nor even the damn Kentucky Derby to get sucked into "Breakdown," a horrifying New York Times investigation into horse injuries and deaths at race tracks across America.

Award-winning reporters Joe Drape and Walt Bogdanich spent months analyzing three years of race reports -- 150,000 in all -- and their findings, laid bare in the ongoing, multi-story series, have prompted at least one state to take a closer look at its lack of law and order regarding horse doping.

Not to be missed.

[nyt]

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And the breast cancer awareness backlash continues, with film festival darling Pink Ribbons, Inc. making its stateside debut June 1. The Canadian documentary shows how the movement has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns, and frankly, the trailer alone is enough to change the way you think about the Susan G. Komen foundation: "If people actually knew what was happening, they would be really pissed off."

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Earlier this week, we were treated to a sneak peek for The Campaign, spliced together from two "political ads" for wannabe congressmen Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. This trailer's the real deal.

[entv]

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A public transit-style guide to the evolving Obama and Romney positions on gay marriage. (Embiggen.)

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Today on The Daily What Geek: Freddie Wong and Co. release the first trailer for Video Game High School

Elsewhere on the Internets:

  • True: All our fave politicans used to be hipsters
  • Investigated: Obama's bully past, by conservatives
  • Renewed: Community, but no word yet on Parks and Recreation
  • Debated: Whether Romney gets tougher treatment from the media than Obama
  • Killed: An elderly couple in Germany who survived the Nazis, by AT&T's dropped calls
  • Sold Out: The Trayvon Martin gun range target
  • Premiered: Everclear's new song, "Be Careful What You Wish For"

Lunchtime Leisure: Pretentious Game Lunchtime List: 10 Terrible Movie Moms And The Rotten Things They Said

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