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Why Sean Spicer is actually a genius

By Tyler Schmall

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When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a “smart guy.” He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me.

I’m going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he’s doing is actually going really well.

1. He handles the questions like a boss.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30:  White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media in the briefing room at the White House, on May 30, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 30: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media in the briefing room at the White House, on May 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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LaVar Ball is already making NBA life hard for Lonzo Ball

By Sam Laird

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Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball was selected by his hometown Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Lonzo’s father, LaVar Ball, has been a media figure of Trumpian omnipresence since he started making bombastic comments right around March Madness.

LaVar is ostensibly being such a blowhard to promote his family’s Big Baller Brand, hoping to facilitate sales of sneakers and apparel. But LaVar’s constant thirst for attention has made some wonder if it will make NBA life harder for Lonzo as he enters the world’s top basketball league.

Now we have an answer. Within minutes of Lonzo becoming a pro, we learned unequivocally that, yes, NBA players will target the Lakers rookie out of resentment for his father. …

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There’s rosé deodorant now, because we’ve reached peak millennial

By Margaret Sullivan

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If you’ve ever wanted to get that “just drank too many glasses of rosé with my avocado toast at brunch” scent without spending all your money on overpriced booze, you’re in luck.

Native Cosmetics, an indie cosmetics brand that prides itself on being a “deodorant company that isn’t a chemistry experiment,” recently launched a limited-edition box set of three “brunch scented” deodorants, featuring sangria, mimosa, and, yes, rosé.

The brunch box deodorant set

The brunch box deodorant set

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The best part? It’s alcohol- and paraben-free, so you won’t have to mess around with irritating chemicals to fully indulge in rosé season. …

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Solange Knowles makes one of her youngest fan’s dreams come true

By Andrea McNeil

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Tweet at a celebrity and you never know what the response response.

Photographer Shawn Theodore uploaded an adorable video to Twitter of his daughter pretending to FaceTime R&B singer Solange Knowles. The young fan thought she was talking to the real Solange, and so her father thought he would try to make that the case.

lol my daughter is officially obsessed with @solangeknowles, she’s pretending to FaceTime her here 😂 #funnybaby pic.twitter.com/70yCHVwFRm

— Shawn Theodore (@_xst) June 23, 2017

What started out as a little girl’s fantasy might become reality. The “Cranes in the Sky” singer was just as struck by the cuteness as everyone else and reached out to Theodore on Twitter. …

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Very normal cat video ends with an unexpected twist

By Brian Koerber

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Quality cat videos are essential to the stability of the internet. It’s hard to think what this place would be like without videos of weird felines constantly gracing our screens.

But given the influx of cat videos out there, something good better happen to make it one of the greats.

Twitter user sarahjorden_ was creating some fresh cat content of her kitties playing, when suddenly, one of her cats busted a move so good that she audibly gasped.

Please, watch this six-second clip in its entirety.

Yes, Sarah’s cat briefly turned into a ninja, and pulled out an impressive spin move to avoid the other feline’s swat. …

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