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Psst, Netflix is onto you: Introducing taste profiles


Revelation #1: Netflix knows you’ve been sharing your username.

Revelation #2: They’re not even mad!

Revelation #3: They also understand how irritated you get when your account keeps recommending Cerebral Seattle-Set Emmy-Winning Comedies with Largely Pun-Based Scripts because your dumb boyfriend won’t stop watching Frasier on your iPad — ahem — and they’ve finally come up with a solution.


'Blurred Lines' + the theme from 'Growing Pains' = perfection

Don’t waste another minute on your crying — it’d be better spent listening to this awesome mashup, which matches the cheese-tastic vocals of Growing Pains‘s theme song with the groovy beat of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The singer, of course, is the son of Alan Thicke, who starred in Growing Pains as all-knowing psychiatrist Dr. Jason Seaver. His photoshopped image also stars in the mashup’s video; who knew Dr. S got so nasty in his free time?


Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold's drawn-out Twitter spat: Here's how it went down

Ah, social media — how did we ever stalk our exes without it?

Of course, checking in on a former love carries big risks — as Roseanne Barr discovered a few days ago, when someone informed her that her ex-husband Tom Arnold had recently tweeted about getting rid of some old wedding videos.

Though Barr and Arnold divorced nearly 20 years ago — and both have been married at least once since — there still seem to be some raw feelings between them. So when Barr responded to Arnold’s message with a tart tweet of her own, he replied in kind, leading to a drawn-out sparring match filled with spiteful accusations (“You sold my grandmother’s sewing machine”), dismissive condescension (“Yes mother dear”), and outright hostile insults (“For christ sakes. I remember when you used to be a comedian”).

Don’t worry, though — it all ends on a positive note, with Roseanne congratulating Tom on the recent birth of his son Jax, and even doing the kid’s star charts, or something. Good; to paraphrase comedian Morgan Murphy, I hate it when Mom and Dad fight.


Royal baby begets a royal flood of tweets: Read our favorites so far

It’s a boy! More importantly — it’s a meme!

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy this afternoon — and naturally, Twitter hasn’t been able to shut up about it since. Don’t feel like wading through a sea of groaners to find the gems? Don’t worry — we’ve done all the work for you.

From the Department of General Jokes:


Schindler's List -- the actual document -- is being auctioned on eBay

Seriously. Seriously.

According to the New York Post, California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin are selling this priceless historical document on behalf of its current owner, who purchased it for an undisclosed price in 2011. The 14-page list is one of only four copies still in existence; two of the others are located in Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, while the third resides in Washington, D.C.’s Holocaust Museum.

Zimet and Gazin told the Post that they’re hoping to fetch as much as $5 million for the list. “We decided to sell the list on eBay because it has over 100 million worldwide members, and this is a global story,” Gazin explained. “There are billionaires using the site, wealthy celebrities. We like the platform.”

Bidding began last night at a measly $3 million; so far, there have been no takers, perhaps because the auction page warns that there will be “no returns or exchanges” on this lot. Bummer!


Google plays artist with Rembrandt-inspired Doodle


Break out your favorite floppy hat and pop that collar: Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn turns 407 years young today.

Google is feting the occasion with this dimly lit Doodle, which pays tribute both to Rembrandt’s etchings and one of his most famous proto-selfies, Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar. If you happen to be in our nation’s capital today, pay the canvas a visit — the painting has been displayed in the National Gallery of Art since 1937.


Rebecca Black does acoustic Miley Cyrus cover, actually sounds pretty great -- VIDEO

A song by viral video star Rebecca Black that won’t make your ears bleed? A song by viral video star Rebecca Black that is, in fact, supremely pleasant, well-sung, and catchy?

Well, now I’ve heard everything.

For real, though: Black has clearly come a long way from “Friday.” (Which makes sense, since it’s Tuesday.) Like her infamous first single, this gentle, acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” — a duet between Black and “Jon D.,” her shaggy-haired guitar player — is a serious earworm. But unlike “Friday,” it’s the type of tune you won’t mind having in your head all day long… or all week… or all of 2011. Theoretically.


Here's what Jay-Z's elderly subway pal thinks of 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' -- VIDEO

New York, New York — it’s a hell of a town! Mind your own business on the R train, and you might just find yourself seated next to a famous musician en route to his final concert at the brand-new Barclays Center — though there’s a chance you may not know that musician’s name.

But since their chance encounter last fall, Ellen Grossman — a “nice old lady” who’s also a fairly famous artist in her own right — has gotten a little more familiar with the work of that friendly young man she met on the subway, a.k.a. Jay-Z.

So naturally, MTV invited her to share her thoughts on her pal Hova’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail — and naturally, the resulting video is about as charming as could be. “It sounds like he’s really going deep into his heart and into fatherhood and even the meaning of fame,” Grossman said in her initial analysis. “The money’s nice, but there’s life beyond that, that he’s exploring. I picked that up from the papers but I felt it in the man too, when I met him. That he had a depth to him.”

For more of Grossman’s thoughts — as well as some truly GIF-worthy footage of her in enormous headphones — check out the full video below. You can come dancing with us anytime, Ellen.


'Sorkinisms II: The Sorkening' reminds us who Aaron Sorkin's favorite writer is -- VIDEO

Less than a week to go until we all get to yell about The Newsroom again!

In the meantime, whet your appetite for more quixotic antics, flighty women, and Internet hate with this masterful video — an expansion of Kevin Porter’s original Aaron Sorkinisms supercut, now revamped to prove that Sorkin’s latest series is also something of a Frankenstein’s monster.

Google celebrates a special birthday with harrowing, Kafkaesque Doodle


One morning, when Internet users awoke from troubled dreams, they found that the Google logo’s “O”s had transformed into a monstrous vermin.

The reason: Today is Franz Kafka’s 130th birthday –  or at least, it would have been, if he hadn’t died of starvation brought on by tuberculosis in 1924. All of us will die, someday. READ FULL STORY

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