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John Oliver on Ferguson and police militarization - must-watch video

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"[A curfew] is profoundly patronizing. 'Look, let's see if you can all remain quiet for twenty minutes, and then we'll see if you can all go and play outside.' If even the governor can't distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the community, and has decided to punish everyone equally, then that should go both ways.

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Cat in a shark suit on a Roomba, with duckling and human baby

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ISIS beheads American journalist

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ISIS militants today released a video depicting the beheading of journalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012. Describing it as a message to America, which has provided air support to Kurds and Iraqi forces battling the insurgent group, ISIS also threatened to kill Steven Sotloff, another captive American.

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New video from Haim and celeb friends

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For Haim's track "My Song 5" from the perfect Days Are Gone LP, the badass sisters take to a faux tabloid talk show with A$AP Ferg, Kesha, SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Grimes, Big Sean, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), and the girls' proud parents.

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Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

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"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann.

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Billy Lee Riley's Flying Saucer Rock and Roll

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Well the little green men, they were real hep-cats Rockin' and a-rollin' to the crazy flats

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Twin Peaks as a 1980s video game

- A nice intro from Filthy Frackers, though the lettering is much higher-res than the backg... OK, I'll stop. Someone make the game! Play video

Charity:Water's powerful video on water in Mali and Niger

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Rael Dornfest from Charity:Water says, "Today is a huge day at charity: water as we launch our annual September Campaign.

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Features

The Devil's Hoofmarks - the great Devon mystery of 1855

On Feb. 9, 1855, the residents of Devon in southern England awoke to find a bewildering set of footprints in the newfallen snow. “These are to be found in fields, gardens, roads, house-tops, & other likely and unlikely places, deeply embedded in snow,” ran one contemporary account. “The shape was a hoof.” Read the rest

The time Disney duped Robin Williams

"You realize now when you work for Disney why the mouse has only four fingers -- because he can’t pick up a check." -- Robin Williams. Dan Lewis writes about how Disney went back on its word to Williams on Aladdin. Read the rest

Bang your eyes: the 13 hardest rocking heavy metal movie posters

The poster is to Heavy Metal movies what the album cover is to heavy metal music. One glance, and you know where it stands: proudly part of the genre, but boldly rippling with the promise of a one-of-a-kind experience, while also embodying metal aesthetics and expanding hard rock’s most visceral visual vocabulary. Mike "McBeardo" McPadden presents the 13 eyebangingest posters ever. Read the rest