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"Oh, I WILL Take This on the Plane"

Some people are silly, I guess.

Like this woman who tried to get on board a flight at Beijing Capital International Airport with a $200 bottle of Remy Martin XO Excellence cognac.

When the airport security folks told her she'd have to leave it behind, she did what any logical human would do

She drank the entire bottle.

And got so drunk - fall-down drunk, in fact - that she wasn't allowed to board the fight.

I guess she showed them, huh?
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Space Oddity in Space

File this in your #TBT drawer: it's a video from a couple of years ago. I missed it, maybe you did too.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield pulled a tour aboard the International Space Station in 2013.

He was known as being media-savvy, steadily tweeting and doing other entertaining things.

Like this little gem: performing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in space.

He tweaked the lyrics a bit - since space travel has changed a bit since Bowie recorded the song in 1969.

The floating guitar and the floating singer really make this work.

And Chris has a pretty decent voice.

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Les Miserables = Less Miserable

You don't have to be a fan of Les Miserables - either the Broadway show or the movie - to appreciate this flash mob.

The West Des Moines School District (in Iowa, of course) was holding its district-wide welcome to school meeting for teachers.

And to put a little zest into the day, some teachers put together a teaching-oriented parody of one of the show's biggest ensemble pieces, "One Day More."

At first, no one knew what was happening. But as more and more teachers stood up to sing their parts and join the others on stage, the rest of the audience really got into it.

When it was done - and done quite well - the performers earned a standing ovation.

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"See a Bus, Don't Move"

Deva Dalparto runs a web and YouTube site called MyLifeSuckers.com, dedicated to the moms of the world.

But you don't have to be a mom, or even a parent, to enjoy the videos and blogs she posts.

Her latest - just in time for Back to School Season - is "Bus, Don't Move," a parody of the 80s hit, "Bust a Move."

It's pretty funny, and it also carries an important safety message to motorists: when you see a school bus, don't move.

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Ashley Madison, the TV Show?

One of the biggest data breaches going these days is the one involving AshleyMadison.com.

That's the site where you can sign up and arrange an extra-marital affair if you're so inclined.

Like they say, "Life is short. Have an affair."

Now, a team of Hollywood producers has revealed they're working on a fictionalized show based on the website, about a single mom who launches the site as a way to make ends meet.

Why now and why this, you wonder? "Anytime 30 million people are doing anything, it becomes worthy of a real discussion," one of the producers told US Weekly.

So, let's see if this ever makes it to air. The show is tentatively titled Thank You Ashley Madison.

Meanwhile, the folks at Entertainment Tonight talked about what the breached data shows about the least- and most-faithful states in the USA.

You might be surprised!
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The End of SuM&Mer

I'm not in any hurry to get to fall, but apparently, the M&M people are.

They just announced their newest flavor, and it has "fall" written all over it.

New Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms, featuring the brown M&M on the packages wearing a scarf and holding a cup of latte.

I'm sorry, it's too early.

Take them back, M&M people!

Just another month. That's all I ask. One. More. Month!

Meanwhile,watch this hilariously awkward amateur food-tasting review about the new M&Ms posted to YouTube at the beginning of the week...

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The $1.5 Million "Ooops!"

Before we go any further, let me just say, I feel bad for the kid, okay?

And now, the story.

A 12-year-old visiting a museum in Taipei, China tripped and fell.

No big deal, except he used a painting worth $1.5 million to break his fall.

And in the process, he managed to punch a hole in the painting.

Watch the video. And tell me this kid's face isn't on a warning poster at museums around the world by now.

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Kim's Biggest Problem

The newly crowned queen of Instagram might have trouble in her kingdom.

According to Star magazine - and you know they'd never lie! - Kim Kardashian has gained 65 pounds in her second pregnancy, and Kanye West is not at all happy about it.

Kanye believes, according to the tabloid - and you know they'd never lie! - that Kim is gaining weight because she's using her pregnancy to binge on donuts and ice cream.

And he wants her to lose the weight before she has the baby.

If any of this is true, sounds like Kim's biggest problem is not the weight, but the maroon her got her pregnant.

RP: @carladibello GOOD MUSIC, GOOD TIMES!

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

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"Go Back to Univision"

When it comes to freedom of speech, it sounds like Donald Trump believes it applies only to him.

Okay, so maybe that's a broad statement to be making based on one little incident, so you decide.

The Donald's holding a press conference in Dubuque. A reporter from Univision - a Spanish-language television network aimed at America's Hispanic population - tried to ask a question.

The Donald told him to sit down, as he hadn't been called.

The reporter persisted, and it turned into a bit of a verbal tennis match, which involved The Donald telling the reporter to "go back to Univision."

Then The Donald made a duck-lips face to his security team, and the reporter was removed.

What do you think? Freedom of Donald Speech?

Watch the video - decide for yourself.

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Looks Like the Devil Went Down to Congress Instead

County music legend Charlie Daniels posted an open letter to the Congress of the United States yesterday.

To say he's not a happy camper is a darned accurate statement. He writes about how the courage that our country's leaders have shown in the past, and bemoans what he sees as the loss of that courage...

"The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to be representing a constituency of citizens who have to live with the circumstances of their timid folly."

Not happy in any way. He thinks the members of Congress should just pack up and go home, as he doesn't hold them in high esteem.

"You're no longer men, you're puppets, you're caricatures, jokes, a gaggle of fading prostitutes for sale to anybody who can do you a political favor."

Charlie's got an awful lot to say. Check it out, if you like, on his Facebook page. You can even react to it, if you like.

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