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  1. Tech

    Zach Galifianakis Currently Number One Traffic Driver to Healthcare.gov

    Say what you want about whether or not Obama's appearance on Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns web series was undignified and unbecoming of such a high-ranking political official, but you've gotta admit: it appears to have paid off.

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  2. Tech

    Twitter Users Call Out President Obama Because “Madder” Isn’t a Word, Except That it Is

    In a speech about the problems with the Affordable Care Act registration site, President Obama said, "Nobody is madder than me." The Internet, ever the haven of grammar trolls, has erupted with people on Twitter calling the President out for using "madder" claiming that it's not a word. Bad news, pedants -- "Madder" is absolutely a word.

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  3. Entertainment

    Orson Scott Card Compares Obama to Hitler, Napoleon, Ceasar, Worried He’ll Use Urban Youths as Secret Police

    You know that feeling when you read something so ridiculous you think it's a really funny parody, followed by that sinking sensation when it turns out its writer was serious? Orson Scott Card's "Unlikely Events" on why Obama is already a dictator, controlling literally all the things and all the people is like that.

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  4. Tech

    Barack Obama Follows a Porn Company on Twitter

    To be fair, Barack Obama's Twitter account isn't run by Barack Obama himself. It says right in the description "This account is run by Organizing for Action staff." The account follows over 660,000 people, so it's obviously not being that well curated. Still. Maybe the Organizing for Action staff should have more sense than to follow porn companies like Wicked Pictures which produces titles like Bikini Outlaws. This isn't the first time the President's account has been caught following porn either.

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  5. Weird

    Here’s a Thing That Exists: White House Petition for Obama to Recreate Scene From The Incredibles

    As you can probably guess just by having basic knowledge of how humans on the internet behave, the White House's We The People website, which allows anyone to round up signatures and potentially secure a response from the U.S. government, is full of stupid joke petitions. The latest of these is a petition to have Barack and Michele Obama reenact the now-classic scene from The Incredibles in which Frozone begs his wife to find his super suit for him. Guys, come on. The man clearly has other stuff he should be worrying about.

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  6. Tech

    White House Takes on Patent Trolls, Promises Reform of Patent System

    The United States patent system is broken. Instead of its intended purpose of protecting inventors from having their ideas stolen, it's been turned into something used to stifle innovation. Today the White House announced a plan to reform the patent system, and to stop so-called Patent Trolls.

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  7. Tech

    Good News, Everyone! The House Passed CISPA!

    They say every cloud has a silver lining. If that's true, then there has to be something good about the fact that 288 members of Congress just voted to pass CISPA, right? The bill essentially strips citizens of any right to online privacy, which is obviously terrible, but there has to be something positive about this.

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  8. Science

    Everything You Need to Know About President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

    President Obama in his most recent State of the Union speech referenced commitments to science and technology, and shortly after the speech some details of a 10-year study of the human brain came out. The White House today announced the full official plan, calling it the BRAIN Initiative, which sounds like S.H.I.E.L.D's research division, but is now a real $110 million dollar project.

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  9. Entertainment

    Here’s Barack Obama Singing the Pokémon Theme Song, Because Why Not [Video]

    There's literally nothing I can say here to add to the glory that is the President of the United States, Barack Obama, singing the Pokémon theme song. Yes, it's technically just an amalgamation of different speeches and the like in order to approximate the theme song, but this is about as close as I'll ever get to this really happening. Either way, much praise to baracksdubs for creating this beautiful monstrosity.

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  10. Space

    The Curiosity Rover is [Sort Of] Marching in the Inauguration Parade

    The real Curiosity rover may be millions of miles away on the surface of Mars, but that won't stop NASA from sending in a look-alike to march in today's Inauguration Parade to ring in President Barack Obama's second term. Curiosity just tweeted this picture of its twin getting ready to join the festivities.

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  11. Gaming

    President Obama Tells CDC to Investigate Link Between Video Games and Violence

    In an address this morning, President Obama outlined his plan to curb gun violence in America. That plan laid out 23 points, and included reinstating the ban on assault weapons, limiting magazines to 10 rounds, and ordering the Center for Disease Control to study a possible link between violence in video games and violence in the real world. We're interested in seeing what they come up with.

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  12. Weird

    The Otter GIF That Helped Ensure President Obama’s Victory

    There are two ways to ensure that workplace mistakes are kept to a minimum. The first is breathing down the necks of your employees and berating them for every little flub they make, which in the long run can become counterproductive and incites office mutiny. The second, and the least damaging to their fragile self-esteem, is the use of a dancing otter GIF set to Kenny Loggin's "This Is It" to let them know they done goofed. The security engineer for the tech operation of Barack Obama's recent campaign, Ben Hagen, pioneered this method, and obviously helped ensure the President's victory.

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  13. Gaming

    We Can Still Send Master Chief to The White House… As a Statue

    The 2012 presidential election is over, and despite a valiant campaign, Halo series hero Master Chief will not be bringing his personal brand of interstellar diplomacy to the White House any time soon... Or will he? There's still a chance that fans could get the government to bring everybody's favorite nondescript space marine to the nation's capital, at least as a lawn ornament. You see, someone filed an official petition this week suggesting that president Obama commission a statue of Master Chief petty officer spartan John-117 and put it outside the White House.

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  14. Entertainment

    Will Ferrell Will Do Anything to Get You to Vote, Including Making This Video

    It's no secret that Will Ferrell is a Democrat, so the fact that he's starring in a political ad that's supportive of President Barack Obama isn't that surprising. What is genuinely surprising, however, is the fact that the majority of the video is actually focused on getting folks to vote in general. Mr. Ron Burgundy himself promises to do anything to get you to vote, like giving you a tattoo or dancing for your pleasure. Granted, he probably actually won't do these things, but a little comedy never hurt.

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  15. Weird

    KitchenAid Accidentally Tweets Joke About Obama’s Dead Grandma, Clearly Understands Politics

    It was honestly inevitable that someone, somewhere, would accidentally tweet something horrible about the presidential debate from their company's official Twitter account. KitchenAid, however, was so far down that list that their sudden faux pas was most unexpected. Obviously thinking that they were on their personal Twitter handle, a member of KitchenAid's Twitter team joked that Obama's grandma, Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, died just before he took office because she knew how terrible it'd be. Stay classy, people.

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