YouTube Rewind 2018 is already the second-most disliked video ever

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Since 2010, YouTube has released a yearly wrap-up of its most popular videos and creators.

It did the same thing this year with YouTube Rewind 2018. It featured the likes of Will Smith, plus creators Molly Burke, Liza Koshy, and Simone Giertz in a predictably upbeat compilation released last Thursday.

There’s also an homage to K-pop, some late night show hosts doing Fortnite dances, and yes, more Fortnite references.

Fast forward a few days, and the video has the distinct honor of becoming the second-most disliked video on YouTube, racking up an impressive 7.7 million dislikes since its debut. …

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This entry was posted on December 10, 2018, in Mashable.

Disneyland’s new Marvel attractions look pretty legit in new concept art

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As if we didn’t have enough to look forward to with the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park expansion, Disney has released new concept art for its expanded Marvel-themed areas at select Disneyland parks.

Disney Parks first announced the attractions for Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Resort in California, and Hong Kong Disneyland in March 2018, and now we’ve got our first look at ’em.

Described by Disney as a global “Avengers Initiative,” the interconnected attractions and areas at parks around the world are themed around Marvel’s beloved heroes. …

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20 Elf On The Shelf tweets that every exasperated parent can relate to

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Parents are freaking done with Elf on the Shelf.

The innocent holiday tradition started out as a cutesy way to keep their kids’ behavior in check ahead of the holidays, but has been criticized for being a capitalist marketing scheme to indoctrinate children into accepting the surveillance state.

That, and parents are tired of coming up with creative ways to stage the impish — and unsettlingly creepy — stuffed doll. At this point, are you freezing your elf in a block of ice and artfully placing him in front of an Elsa doll for your kids, or for the Instagram clout? …

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We have a lot to learn from Megan Fox’s #MeToo comments

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There’s a lot to celebrate about the voices amplified by #MeToo. There’s also a lot to learn from the voices who still feel uninvited to speak or unheard when they do.

In a new interview with the New York Times, former Transformers star Megan Fox addressed why she hasn’t joined the numerous other women coming forward about their experiences of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood. And her answer is a wake up call to anyone who thinks we’ve progressed beyond victim-blaming after #MeToo.

Because despite having, “quite a few stories” of her own, Fox said: …

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Someone touched Parliament’s special mace, and British Twitter is losing it

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Forget surgery on a grape. After Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the parliamentary vote on her contentious Brexit deal, Labour representative Lloyd Russell-Moyle defiantly marched to the center of the room, picked up the mace — which looks like a large, fancy club — and attempted to leave with it.

Fellow members of Parliament were horrified by the statement. The mace is a “symbol of royal authority” and without it, the House can’t meet or pass laws.

Russell-Moyle was met with an angry uproar as fellow MPs shouted at him to “put it back.” He attempted to leave with the massive gold club, but was stopped at the door and asked to “withdraw from the chamber,” according to the …

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Julia Roberts headline typo makes things real awkward for local paper

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Spell check isn’t always your friend — more like a casual acquaintance.

Just look at what happened to the Post-Journal‘s stunning headline for an AP story they picked up this weekend about Julia Roberts.

It’s very possible the editor used spell check. Unfortunately for the paper, the function doesn’t always pick up on errors like this one:

“Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age” pic.twitter.com/uCJyGw6Uh4

— El gato con bolas (@elgat0c0nb0las) December 9, 2018

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Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age pic.twitter.com/85oU83ijgi

— raf taylor (@truthis24fps) …

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