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Friday Superlatives: The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week


The Best Interpretation of the Charleston Shootings: Jon Stewart's. He gave a scathing overview on last night's Daily Show of the media and our government's handling of the shootings, and its hesitancy to describe what happened as an act of domestic terrorism, born from our excruciating national inability to recognize our still-rampant racism. Though we spend billions fighting terrorism overseas, Stewart says, "we still won't do jack shit" following this shooting at home. It was powerful and perfect. Don't go, Jon Stewart! --Elizabeth Thompson

Most Beautiful John Lennon Cover of the Week (Ever?): Lady Gaga's cover of "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the European Games in Baku. She not only looked like an angel, but she also sounded like one, too. She remains pretty faithful to the original song, but adds her own little thing at the end and it was almost too beautiful. Get ready to feel some serious chills. -- Juliette Kang

Most Incendiary Yogurt Commercial: After Chobani released an ad featuring women sensually feeding each other yogurt, One Million Moms wrote in to inform them that they're violating "Biblical truth," which "is very clear in Romans 1:26-27 about this particular type of sexual perversion." But where in the bible does it mention lesbian yogurt-play?-- Suzannah Weiss

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 6.38.45 PM.pngConcert of the Week: Antony and the Johnson's two shows this week with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in which funds were donated to the Conservation Council of West Australia, a decision that, according to a press release, was inspired by Antony's "concerns for the future and wellbeing of the Aboriginal Martu community in Parnngurr, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia." You go, Antony! -- Abby Schreiber

Most Dedicated Music Video: Ratatat's "Abrasive." It's a black and white animation of people dancing, but every single frame was hand drawn by band member Evan Mast (E.VAX). That's 4000+ drawings!! -- J.K.

Cutest Reaction to a Camera:
I dare you to watch these corgis chase down a camera and attempt to eat it without cracking a smile. -- S.W.  

Weirdest Instagram Trend: In honor of Jurassic World, the Internet is being the Internet. Zookeepers everywhere are posting photos where they have recreated this scene from the movie. Feast your eyes on this weirdness! -- J.K.

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Most Embarrassing Picture of a Deity: Doctors' analysis of a painting from the first century A.D. reveals that Greek fertility god Priapus exhibits signs of the penis disorder phimosis. Well, this is awkward. -- S.W. 

MostTragic 90's Nostalgia News - In early June, the cast photo for Lifetime's unauthorized Full House biopic was released. But this week, it was announced that Lifetime also plans to make an unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 movie...as if anyone can come remotely close to Jason Priestley circa 1991. -- T.S.

90s suck.jpgOther Most '90s Tragic Nostalgic News:
A '90s fest is coming to Williamsburg. Your Choices Have Come Back to Haunt You. --Elizabeth Thompson

kanye sleepingBest Kandid Kanye of the Week - The Wests celebrated North's 2nd birthday at Disneyland, and 'Ye even managed to take a cat nap during a live performance of Frozen. What would Jeromey Romey Romey Rome think? -- T.S.


Worst Twitter Game: Back in April, Donald Trump posted a tweet condemning the outsourcing of jobs. In the wake of his Presidential bid announcement this week, this hilarious tweet calling out The Donald's B.S. went viral.-- T.S.

laverne and hariBest Selfie of the Week:
Laverne Cox and Hari Nef (who are both included in our 2014 and 2015 Beautiful People list, respectively) snapped one fierce pic at this year's Inspiration Gala to benefit AIDS research. Anyone else down for a sitcom called Laverne & Hari? -- T.S.

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