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Star-Spangled Banner played by gun sounds like freedom

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He'll need an automatic to get the syncopation right, but this gun enthusiast didn't miss a note when playing the US national anthem on Musical Targets.

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Bunnies vs. Kittens

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Sometimes rabbits are friends with cats. Sometimes, they are not.

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Incredible footage of gunfire in Canadian Parliament

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At least one gunman and a soldier are dead today after exchanges of fire in and around Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada.

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Music: "You Were Cool," The Mountain Goats (2015)

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I liked this a lot.

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Challenger for Michele Bachmann's seat offers "money back guarantee" if he ever lobbies or takes special-interest money

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WATCH: Teddy the porcupine grunts and squeaks over Halloween treats

- I had no idea porcupines made these weird sounds of pleasure. They sound like erotic pugs.

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WATCH: Dispense ice-cold candies from your refrigerator's ice dispenser

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Black Dynamite, the instrumental versions

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Black Dynamite is Scott Sanders' 2009 action comedy that parodies 1970s blaxploitation films. Adrian Younge composed the psychedelic soul score that's as good as almost anything from the era it attempts to mimic, and now he's released a vinyl LP containing the instrumental versions of those killer cuts. Above, a documentary about the making of the score.

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Rick Rubin looks back at the birth of hip hop

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In this Rolling Stone interview, Def Jam founder and legendary producer Rick Rubin returns to the New York University dorm room where his career began in the early 1980s and reminisces about the birth of hip hop. For more on this history, might I suggest...

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Features

Mein Führer, I can walk!

I finally hit on the idea of going as Dr. Strangelove for Halloween. I already had the 50s slim-cut suit, the glasses, the cigarette, the black leather glove. All I really needed was a blonde wig. By Gareth Branwyn's Read the rest

Taste test: roadkill raccoon

Last weekend, Janica and Joel picked up six roadkill raccoons and a feral cat on a round-trip to Courtenay. It was Thanksgiving weekend. They made raccoon burgers, served the cat up stuffed, and tucked the rest away in the freezer. By Reanna Alder Read the rest

Vultures circle GamerGate

The mainstream media finally discovered the Internet's latest subculture of hostile, cynical, easily-led youngsters. Matt Binder on the narcissists, grifters and creeps arriving in its wake. Read the rest