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  • Beck says the presidency has changed in an ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ way in recent years
    Posted August 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Glenn Beck warned Thursday that the American presidency has changed in an “extraordinarily dangerous” way in recent years.

    Speaking with a studio audience on his television program, Beck remarked: “The presidency has changed since Bill Clinton, and it’s about to change even more. When we were growing up, the presidency was your last deal. You were the president and then you retired. You went away and you died. Not anymore.”

    Beck said the presidency has become a “stepping stone” to greater wealth and power, which is “extraordinarily dangerous.”

    “Every president from Bill Clinton on will be a billionaire, as long as the United States remains a republic. A billionaire, guaranteed,” Beck continued. “Who has the character to be able to look at the presidency not as a stepping stone for — ‘Yeah I have to do this for four years or eight years, and I want to do a good job on it, but afterwards I’m going to be able to get whatever the hell I want done’?”

    “Who has that character?” Beck asked. “Because every single one of them are going to face that if they win, and every single one of them [is] hearing that call: ‘Global initiative.’”

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  • Candidates break out in song at GOP debate in one of the most brilliant ‘Bad Lip Reading’ videos yet
    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm by Jason Howerton

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    The Bad Lip Reading team clearly spent a lot of time and effort on its latest video focusing on the first GOP debate — it even includes songs from many of the candidates.

    Watch the video below:

  • Do you suffer from ‘Al Sharpton Syndrome’?
    Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm by Mike Opelka

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    It’s not much of a secret that MSNBC’s Al Sharpton tends to have some…trouble…pronouncing other people’s names.

    It doesn’t matter if they’re presidential candidates, co-workers or even biblical figures — Sharpton can butcher them all. In fact, he does it so often, there’s a “syndrome” named after him. Learn about Al Sharpton Syndrome below:

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  • Video: Josh Groban sings Donald Trump tweets, and it’s pretty great
    Posted August 18, 2015 at 8:39 am by Jason Howerton

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    Singer Josh Groban joined forces with late night host Jimmy Kimmel to sing some of Donald Trump’s best tweets.


  • Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s son makes genius, adorable argument to get his dad to let him sleep in longer
    Posted August 17, 2015 at 11:04 am by Jason Howerton

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    As the proud father of two, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is learning that “they grow up so fast.”

    On Monday morning, Luttrell had an interesting “debate” with his son, Axe, as he woke him up for school. He said his son’s response proved he is “wise far beyond his years.”

    “Axe and I had a debate this morning it went something like this. ‘dad if I could sleep a little longer I will be able to learn a lot more’. Wise far beyond his years why couldn’t I have come up w/ that line back in grade school,” Luttrell wrote in a Facebook post.

    The Facebook post also included a humorous video showing Axe unenthusiastically heading to his first day of school.

    Back to school..! You guys were right, they grow up so fast. Axe and I had a debate this morning it went something like…

    Posted by Marcus Luttrell on Monday, August 17, 2015

  • ‘MythBusters’ co-host ‘nearly rendered speechless’ by incredible footage of pistol firing round at 73,000 frames per second
    Posted August 17, 2015 at 8:03 am by Jason Howerton

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    “MythBusters” co-host Adam Savage was “nearly rendered speechless” by amazing video footage that captured a pistol firing off a round at 73,000 frames per second.

    “Adam Savage is nearly rendered speechless by incredible slomo footage that captures a bullet being fired at 73,000 frames per second. Shot at these speeds, the video reveals a dance of pressure and fire that would otherwise be missed by the unaided eye,” the video’s description reads on Discovery’s official YouTube channel.

    Watch the incredible video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times, below:

  • First trailer released for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm by Jason Howerton

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    The first trailer for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film “The Hateful Eight” was released on Wednesday, months after he sued Gawker for leaking an early draft of the movie’s script.

    Tarantino apparently got so mad about the leak that he reportedly threatened to not make the movie at all. Looks like he changed his mind.

    Watch below:

  • ‘For the Record’: Israel’s nuclear reality
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 10:54 am by Tom Orr

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    The Iran nuclear agreement is a hotly contested topic in the United States, but in Israel it is considered a matter of life or death.

    The Iranian regime has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and while President Barack Obama has dismissed the seriousness of the “death to Israel” chants as rhetoric, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the P5+1 — comprised of the U.S., U.K., China, France, Russia and Germany — has created a dangerous situation that will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

    The producers of TheBlaze TV’s For the Record have been following these negotiations closely for more than a year. In this FTR short, a number of current and former congressional leaders describe the real dangers a nuclear Iran would pose. You can learn more about the deal’s impact on Israel and the entire region in the For the Record episode “Iranian Revelation” on demand at

  • ‘NOW That’s What I Call Presidential!’ A 2016 parody
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 9:01 am by Mike Opelka

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    The 2016 presidential candidates like to sing — and now you can have all of their “performances” in one place!

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  • Meet two women willing to defend Donald Trump
    Posted August 9, 2015 at 7:18 am by Mike Opelka

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    Following Donald Trump’s graphic comments about Megyn Kelly, many of the 2016 GOP candidates have distanced themselves from Trump.

    Jeb Bush speculated Trump’s words may be driving women away from the GOP.

    However, we found at least two women who appear to be supporting Mr. Trump and calling out Megyn Kelly.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    The two women in the video posted below call themselves, “The Viewer’s View.” Their YouTube channel has 17 videos, five of which are pro-Trump, including the one titled, “Megyn Kelly Starts A War With Donald Trump.”

    Are they serious?

    Watch the video and decide for yourself. (Content warning: Strong language)


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  • How many 2016 presidential candidates have a tattoo?
    Posted August 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm by Mike Opelka

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    How likely is it that any of the 21 announced presidential candidates has a tattoo?

    According to a 2014 NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll, 40 percent of households in America reported at least one person with a tattoo. Looking back to 1999, 21 percent of households had a person with a tattoo. The number doubled in just five years.

    Image source: NBC News

    Image source: NBC News

    Perhaps that 40 percent figure is part of the reason Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently started talking about the Republican party needing to be the party of “people with tattoos and without tattoos.”

    Paul’s declaration had us wondering — could any of the announced 2016 candidates be sporting a tattoo?


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    After sending emails to all of the campaign offices, speculation as to which of the candidates might have a tat started swirling in TheBlaze newsroom. Could it be that Rick Perry or Lindsey Graham — two men who served their country in the military had “ink” from their days in the service?

    And, if Rand Paul was talking about tattoos so often, might he be trying to tell us something without actually saying it?

    A majority of the campaigns replied to our question. However, not one said their candidate had a tattoo. The  Trump campaign did not confirm or deny, answering the question with one word, “Pass.”(Some of us speculate that “pass” means, “Yes, I have a tattoo, but I don’t want to admit it.”)

    Image source: Mike Opelka / TheBlaze

    Image source: Mike Opelka / TheBlaze

    Since none of the GOP candidates have any body art, and Rand Paul believes the GOP should be the party  ”people with tattoos and without tattoos,” we decided to get some suggestions for them.

    We visited a few tattoo shops in the Philadelphia area and asked the artists, “What tattoos would you suggest for the Presidential candidates?”

    (For the record, an unscientific survey conducted in TheBlaze NYC offices this week discovered just over 35% of our staff admitted to having at least one tattoo.)

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  • ‘Dear kitten: Regarding friendship’: It’s clear why this video has taken the Internet by storm
    Posted August 8, 2015 at 2:16 am by Oliver Darcy

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    BuzzFeed released the third video this week in its “Dear Kitten” series and it has amassed nearly half-a-million views in the 24 hours since it was published.

    Watch and see why:

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  • How to get a free taco every time Trump says ‘Mexico’ in tonight’s debate
    Posted August 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm by Liz Klimas

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    Don’t want to make dinner tonight? No problem, you don’t have to courtesy of Donald Trump, in a way.

    You can get a free (sorta) taco every time the GOP presidential candidate says “Mexico” during the debate tonight.

    Here’s how.

    Eat24, the online food delivery service, said it will issue a coupon every time the country’s name comes out of Trump’s mouth during the first Republican primary debate.

    One taco? Coming right up. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    One taco? Coming right up. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    “The first Republican presidential debate is taking place this Thursday, August 6th…which can only mean one thing: Time to sit back and watch the best entertainment on TV this summer, Donald Trump,” Eat24 wrote on its blog.

    Eat24 quipped that, “after reading a few articles on TMZ,” it noticed Trump’s affinity toward talking about Mexico.

    “All you need to do is watch the first GOP primary debate (Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Fox News) and wait for Mr. You’re Fired to say ‘Mexico.’ Yup, every time (every. single. time.) Donald Trump says ‘Mexico,’ Eat24 will post a coupon code on Twitter @Eat24 for $5 off* your order of $10 or more on or the Eat24 app,” Eat24 wrote of it’s engaging marketing ploy. 

    For those of you in the Eastern time zone banking on this as dinner, it means you’ll need to hold off on eating until well into the evening hours or you’ll have to consider it your midnight snack.

    And you don’t have to order a taco either — Eat24 was just keeping within the Mexican theme. It says you’re more than welcome to use your coupon on whatever type of cuisine you so desire.

    “We believe in freedom of the belly, so it’s totally up to you,” the blog post read.

    (H/T: Wired)

  • Waiting for his new baby to arrive, TheBlaze editor pens an emotional ‘first letter’ to his daughter
    Posted August 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm by Mike Opelka

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    This Wednesday, August 5, 2015 brings great joy to TheBlaze family as Faith editor Billy Hallowell and his wife, Andrea, welcomed Lilyana, their second child, into the world.

    Image source: Facebook

    Image source: Facebook

    Before the Hallowell’s new daughter arrived, Billy penned a note to the young lady as he waited (not so) patiently.

    “As I sit in delivery room awaiting arrival of my daughter, I’m jotting down life lessons I want her to cherish,” Hallowell posted on Facebook.

    The special “life lessons” and “sentiments” in Billy’s heart:

    1. You are made in God’s image. Never forget that.

    2. The Bible will and should always light your path.

    3. The world’s standards are so very rarely the same as God’s. Always abide by the latter.

    4. You matter. Even when life feels difficult and the task insurmountable, you have value and can do anything through the Lord.

    5. People’s opinions only matter as much as you want / allow them to.

    6. Embrace compassion. Locate others’ struggles and needs, recognize the blessing you’ve been given and lend a helping hand.

    7. Listen more than you speak. (daddy struggles with this one, actually)

    8.  Set standards for yourself. Base them on God and never fear standing by them.

    Love, Daddy

    Image source: Billy Hallowell / TheBlaze

    Image source: Billy Hallowell / TheBlaze

    As we publish this post, mother, baby, older sister and daddy are all doing just fine.



  • The reason Glenn Beck STILL isn’t back
    Posted August 3, 2015 at 11:30 am by Erica Ritz

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    Glenn Beck fans were likely disappointed when Beck didn’t return to his radio and television shows on Monday, after a month off resting his vocal cords at the instructions of his doctor.

    Beck’s radio co-host Stu Burguiere said Beck is now just “normal person sick,” after a month of recuperating from his more specialized ailment.

    “I mean, it’s a crazy thing,” Burguiere said. “Glenn has been promoting for weeks that he’ll be back today, and give you the big update and we’re going to push toward 8/28. … So he flies back, and then he just gets normal person sick.”

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    Though Beck posted about his return on Facebook Sunday, saying he would discuss Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood, the terror in Tennessee, Cecil the lion, radical Islam, hope and action the next day, Beck said he knew he needed at least another day when he woke up on Monday.

    “I got up just before 5 a.m. and actually left the house for work, but had to turn around,” he wrote. “It is killing me to miss today. I will be there tomorrow.”

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  • ‘I’m a conservative because poverty is what I care about the most.’ A conservative leader’s impassioned case for the morality and magic of capitalism.
    Posted July 31, 2015 at 11:02 am by Benjamin Weingarten

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    The president of one of the nation’s leading right-leaning think-tanks has a message for conservatives:

    If we want to pull the next two billion people out of poverty, we need to be warriors for free enterprise, and shout this from the rooftops. No more of the materialistic nonsense. Talk about saving the poor, and then let’s watch ourselves win.

    This is a central argument from American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur Brooks’ new book “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.”

    In one particularly compelling portion of our in-depth conversation with the optimistic and impassioned Mr. Brooks in connection with “The Conservative Heart,” we had the opportunity to discuss the inherent morality and miracle of capitalism — a miracle that to date Brooks feels many have failed to appreciate, to the detriment of not only conservatives but the world. When I asked Brooks to expound upon the morality of capitalism, here is what he said:

    Yea, this is actually the reason I’m a conservative. I’m a conservative because poverty is what I care about the most. This is very central to me with my Christian faith, but also … in my secular life as just an ethical individual. I care most about people who have been left behind.

    And when I started studying in my twenties — I didn’t go to college at the ordinary time, I dropped out of college when I was nineteen — I wound up finishing my college education when I was thirty, which was a great advantage because I was studying without being brainwashed. I was a grown up.


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    And when I was studying economics, I was shocked to learn that in my quest to figure out what could solve poverty, that poverty, starvation levels of poverty around the world have decreased by eighty percent since I was a child. And in looking for the reason — two billion people by the way have been pulled out of starvation level poverty since I was a kid. I didn’t know that. I thought things were worse. They’re better. Much, much better.

    So in trying to figure out how you save the next two billion people, and how you can bring all that progress more to the United States where, the poor — it’s better to be poor in America than in the Third World — but we’ve stagnated. And the poor are being left behind. So the progress isn’t as good. I started looking at the reasons. Why is it that these people have been pulled out of poverty? And the answer is basically: Globalization, free trade, property rights, the rule of law, and American style free enterprise. And by the way, in places like the Pacific Ocean, the American military, that’s kept sea lanes safe for world trade.

    For the very first time in human history, it was American conservative ideas of free enterprise and American leadership that pulled billions of people out of poverty. That is the most impressive important humanitarian achievement. It is a great moral good. And it’s been done by American ideas and we didn’t even know it. That was working while we were sleeping.

    If we want to pull the next two billion people out of poverty, we need to be warriors for free enterprise, and shout this from the rooftops. No more of the materialistic nonsense. Talk about saving the poor, and then let’s watch ourselves win.

    During the interview, which you can listen to in full below, we also had a chance to discuss several other critical topics including:


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  • A baby elephant chasing birds is just about the cutest thing you’ll see today
    Posted July 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm by Liz Klimas

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    Need a pick me up today or for this week? Heck, even if you’re having a good week, how about making it even better?

    Because baby animals frolicking can brighten even the darkest of days.

    Take a gander at the full video of this baby elephant trying to chase down some birds in Kruger National Park in South Africa:

    “With this week being so sad after the loss of a great animal, Cecil the lion, we thought we would cheer everyone up with a video that will make you cry of happiness, rather than sadness,” the description accompanying the video stated.

  • Watch: Hillary Clinton dodges questions over…and over…and over again
    Posted July 30, 2015 at 8:56 am by Mike Opelka

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    Getting a politician to answer a question can be a challenge — many successful candidates are skilled at taking a question and either dodging it or twisting it to meet their agenda.

    Former secretary of state and leading Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s habit of avoiding answering questions from reporters or voters caught the ear of the Washington Free Beacon, which is out with a new supercut of her playing “dodgeball”:

    Listen to the topic discussed on TheBlaze Radio.

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  • A Blaze Books exclusive excerpt from the new political thriller just in time for 2016, ‘What Makes it Worthy’
    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:40 am by Benjamin Weingarten

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    Here at TheBlaze Books we enjoy a good political thriller as much as anyone, and frequently more than the political theater created by our real-life representatives.

    Along those lines, one of our colleagues tipped us off to a new book we are currently digging through that may be of interest titled “What Makes It Worthy,” a new novel from political journalist David Paul Kuhn.

    What Makes It Worthy

    Kuhn, a seasoned political veteran who has written for practically every major media institution from The Wall Street Journal to, covering four presidential campaigns and countless other beats, has written a novel that has both a human interest angle as well as House of Cards-like intrigue.

    Check out a Blaze exclusive excerpt from the book below: (more…)

  • Are these some of the ‘dumbest political comments’ in recent memory?
    Posted July 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Before leaving for a week of vacation, TheBlaze Radio’s Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere went through the archives of what they believe to be the “dumbest political comments” in recent memory.

    Some of them have been played “over and over again,” Burguiere said, and some are “just little brief flashes that may have escaped your memory.” All of them, he said, are entertaining.

    Gray and Burguiere counted down the gaffes on The Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, beginning with Vice President Joe Biden saying: “Now is the time to heed the timeless advice from Teddy Roosevelt, ‘speak softly and carry a big stick.’ … I promise you, the president has a big stick.”

    “Joe Biden is on here, like, five or six times,” Burguiere said with a laugh.

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  • AUDIO: Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle shares life lessons from her time behind the deli counter to the bar
    Posted July 23, 2015 at 11:15 am by Benjamin Weingarten

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    Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle’s rise did not start out in front of the camera. In fact, it all began behind a deli counter.

    Indeed the success of the co-host of The Five, panelist on Outnumbered and frequent guest on shows like The O’Reilly Factor was forged in jobs as diverse as delicatessen manager to assistant district attorney. Guilfoyle shares how she was able to pursue her passions and achieve such success — and how we can apply her lessons to our own lives both professional and personal — in her new book, “Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate.”

    We had the chance to sit down with Guilfoyle in her midtown Manhattan office and talk about the lessons of a career that took her from the deli counter, to the bar and now the top of the world of political media. Below is a particularly poignant portion of our in-depth interview:

    With the whole idea of being able to make the case and be an advocate, my father said … “Pursue those goals. Pursue those dreams.” So whether it was me applying for a job working in a delicatessen with Mr. Kim where I had to make the case that I would be the best choice for a manager of a deli that was brand new that opened — it was in a really nice supermarket that had opened in a great area — even though I had had no prior experience working in a deli … But I had been making sandwiches all kinds of places, especially raising and taking care of my little brother after my Mom died.

    So then I went in there and I put forward this whole thing — my Dad loved it. He goes, “Do your research. Do your homework. Look at the other delis.” So I wrote down all the prices. I lowered my prices by five cents, by a nickel, which at the time seemed to be good so that “Hey, come to me. Our sandwiches taste better and they’re more affordable.”


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    … And then when I went to go apply for the [San Francisco] DA’s office. Same thing. How could I distinguish myself? There was an internship program that was the narcotics prosecution. Then that program became full. But I was able to connect, and penetrate, and make a connection with one of the men that was top DA in the office, Michael Hartmann, who went on to be a UN War Crimes prosecutor. And I just went everywhere with him. I mean he knew how passionate I was about being a prosecutor. So I didn’t give up. “Oh this program’s full? Let me try another way.” You’ve gotta be able to pivot. You’ve gotta be able to try. You can’t sit there and be worried about “Oh I’m embarrassed I didn’t get this.” Or, “I don’t want to fail.” “Oh, what will people think or say.” No, what will you think and say about yourself if you didn’t even try?

    And you can have those impactful moments in life where you connect with someone and they can tell. They can feel your passion and your desire about how much you want that position. How much you want to be there to learn, to grow, from them, and have that mentoring position.

    So I started working in district attorneys’ offices when I was in college at UC-Davis. I volunteered at the Yolo County District Attorney’s office. I was a consumer fraud intern. And I went in there and I took that job very seriously. I also had a full load — full load of academic units, plus I was working at the local Clothestime store to make money so that I could also do the internship that I like.

    That’s the kind of thing I was doing. My father encouraged me to do that. He wasn’t like “Well maybe you’re taking on too much.” He knew that I would be able to make a value judgment about how far I was extending myself, and also about passing up opportunity. Some of these things they pass in front of you: Don’t assume that ship is gonna pass right in front of you again and you can get on. You’ve got to max it out. And you’ve gotta always be like my military friends always talk about … on target … I always think about moving, getting to the “X,” what it is that I want to achieve, and what are the steps specifically that I need to take to be able to make that happen. It’s that type of thing that I think about every day.

    During our conservation, we also had a chance to discuss a number of other topics including: (more…)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Be ‘Googling’ Someone You Find Suspicious
    Posted July 23, 2015 at 11:04 am by Sponsored Post

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  • Here’s your step-by-step analysis of the Greek debt crisis
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Though the Greek debt crisis has been dominating the headlines in recent weeks, it can be difficult to remain up to speed on every development. Some may even not know how the crisis began, but TheBlaze’s Dan Andros and Jason Buttrill on Wednesday broke down the situation from its origins.

    You can watch their complete analysis, below.

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  • Must see moment when this six-foot water balloon with a grown man shoved inside pops
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm by Liz Klimas

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    Like an ode to the water balloons of summer, the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube have a new viral video.

    “There’s no instructions to this, no? I’ve got my leg in and it just seems painful,” a six-foot tall man said as he began shoving himself into a large, red, rubber balloon.

    Painful? Maybe. Totally worth it? Definitely.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    The Slow Mo Guys put one of their own — Daniel Grunchy — inside a six-foot balloon, filled it with water and then waited for it to pop. Fellow Slow Mo Guy Gavin Free called it “one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen,” later saying he looked like Jabba the Hutt from “Star Wars,” a slug and a “human-sized womb.”

    Just as the pair were joking around, waiting for the balloon to fill to max capacity, it broke, surprising them both and flooding the yard.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    If you want to skip the filling and go straight to the slow-motion footage, fast forward to 3:30 (Note: Grunchy does strip down to his underwear to get inside the balloon):

    Their video of the feat posted Tuesday has already amassed over 1 million views.

    Here’s the original six-foot water balloon video by the Slow Mo Guys filmed back in 2011, which inspired them to put a human inside for the second go around:

    (H/T: Reddit)

  • Fore! Golfer’s horrible drive earns him a ‘birdie’ (literally)
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm by Mike Opelka

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    You’re about to see a very rare golf shot. The man standing on the tee box, with a driver in his hands, is about to score a “birdie” with just one swing.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    It’s not really fair to say he “scored” a birdie. It would be more accurate to say, he nailed a birdie, actually a seagull — with his drive.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    With more than 1.2 million views in a day, this ten-second clip might be the shortest viral video we have seen.


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