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I may never win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or Tony. But damn it, I will touch all the awards.

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Hand warmers are items of care, meant to be shared among friends and lovers

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Trump has brought pranksterism to the Republican Party. That used to be liberals’ specialty.

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A lot of people don’t know this, but there are exactly 38 kinds

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  1. Abusive parents
  2. Plastic surgeons who get three stars or less on Yelp
  3. Men livestreaming from the driver’s seat
  4. Evangelicals no longer interested in pretending
  5. Boaters operating their boats without any official license or instruction
  6. “Khaki dads”
  7. Tiger Kings
  8. Washed-up comedians
  9. Toppled statues
  10. Cops who learned all their best practices from watching Bad Lieutenant
  11. Fifteen-year-olds who kill stray dogs for fun
  12. Palm Beach but not West Palm Beach
  13. The law-abiding citizens of Rock Ridge
  14. Nielsen households
  15. Rural coke fiends
  16. “Let me get this straight” Twitter
  17. Formerly prominent actors who can no longer find work
  18. Suburbanites who think The Truman Show had…


In this week‘s digest of stories from the Medium Universe, we present delightful lists that nobody asked for

  • This is possibly one of the world's most comprehensive lists of the best video games. (Well, as of 2017, when the story was originally published.) Medium estimates that it would take a person just over six hours to read this 95,214-word listicle from start to finish. Good luck!


Warning: This post contains dad jokes. Because it’s almost Father’s Day, kids.

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Room Rater is the latest and maybe best piece of flamethrowing from an anti-Trump Twitter provocateur

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We have always lived loud, and we’re not going to change that

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A menu for the latest chapter of the Trump era

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