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Current Event Cat of the Day: Coca Cola Super Bowl Ad

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Coca Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Super Bowl ad has sparked outrage among trailer trash with Twitter accounts and right-wing pundits alike. It turns out America is NOT beautiful; it’s ugly – and a little racist.

The Coca Cola ad featured children and adults from different cultural backgrounds singing the ultra patriotic “America the Beautiful” in eight different languages. The ad also showed two dads roller-skating with their daughter – the first Super Bowl ad to feature a gay family.

A little boring and way too patriotic for my taste, but hardly controversial…

Enter the rednecks:

“Speak English or go home,” said one commenter on Coca Cola’s Facebook page.

“Screwed up a beautiful song. No Coke for my family,” another chimed in.

“Nice to see that coke likes to sing an AMERICAN song in the terrorist’s language. Way to go coke. You can leave America,” tweeted one disgruntled viewer.

Radio host and notorious patriotic crier Glenn Beck was particularly offended by the ad, telling his listeners that the commercial is selling a divided America.

“Why did you need that to divide us politically? Because that’s all this ad is. It’s in your face, and if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, you’re a racist. If you do like it, you’re for immigration. You’re for progress. That’s all this is: to divide people.”

Fox News’ Todd Starnes wasn’t exactly jumping up and down to buy some Coca Cola either:

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Former Republican Congressman Allen West also took issue with the ad, writing a blog post saying, “If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing ‘America the Beautiful’ in English, doggone we are on the road to perdition.”

I see the right’s minority outreach plan is going well….

But Coca Cola is standing by its ad and announced they will debut a 90-second version of the commercial during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 7.

“We hope the ad gets people talking and thinking about what it means to be proud to be American,” said Katie Bayne, president of Coca-Cola North America, in a company release.

Irrationally angry and ignorant? Sounds about right.

Via: Los Angeles Times 

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Florida Mom Arrested For Pimping Out Teenage Daughter For Super Bowl

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While some families celebrate the Super Bowl by gathering around the TV with a giant bowl of nachos, Yolanda Ostoloza decided to cash in on the football fun by bringing her 15-year-old daughter to New York to pimp her out to Super Bowl fans.

The 39-year-old mom of the year candidate was arrested on Jan. 29 after admitting to authorities she traveled over 1,300 miles from Hollywood, Florida to New York City to pimp her daughter out during Super Bowl week. But in Ostoloza’s defense, she had a great reason to peddle her own daughter’s flesh – rent money!

We came up here to work and make money with a pimp,” a criminal complaint says she told cops. “I knew it was for escorting and prostitution.”

“I thought my daughter was just going to do the fetish stuff,” she added in a cringeworthy attempt to defend herself to the cops.

The sneaky detectives caught the prostitution pair by pretending to be johns looking for sex online. The undercover cops then agreed to meet the girl at a Hilton in Midtown to pay $200 for an undisclosed sex act.

Just before they were about to slap the cuffs on her, the girl threw her mother under the bus and announced that she was just 15 and mother was waiting for her at another hotel. Someone’s going to get beaten later…

Officers found Yolanda Ostoloza at the Double Tree Metropolitan where she was promptly arrested and charged with two misdemeanors – promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a child.

Via: NY Daily News

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Current Event Cat of the Day: Super Bowl Blowout

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The Super Bowl ended with a humiliating defeat for Peyton Manning and his merry gang of Broncos. The Seattle Seahawks shredded Denver 43-8 in the second-most-lopsided Super Bowl ever.

Seattle’s first NFL championship was good news for Reagan, who won $50 betting on the Seattle Angry Birds (although it did help that the other person picked New England… ). But Denver’s defeat was bad news for Peyton Manning who was recently named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the fifth time.

“To finish this way is very disappointing,” Manning said. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow.”

Despite winning MVP this season, breaking the single-season passing records with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, and winning Offensive Player of the Year, Manning will have a hard time living this one down.

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In other Super Bowl news, rumours swirled that boxer Floyd Mayweather bet $10.4 million on the Broncos. Turns out, not even Floyd Mayweather is dumb enough to do that:

“Somebody lied to you all,” Mayweather tweeted. “If I was going to bet, I would have bet on the Seattle Seahawks. I’m the best defensive fighter, it’s only right to go with the best defensive team.”

“I did NOT bet $10 million on the Broncos. As a matter of fact, I didn’t bet at all. I can’t control what rumors that are put out there. … The only thing I would be $10 million on is myself.”

Joe Namath’s ridiculous fur coat also got peole talking at the big game.  The Hall of Fame Quarterback made an appearance for the coin toss wearing an oversized fur coat reminiscent of his younger days. Namath f*cked up the coin toss by throwing the coin in the air before Seattle had a chance to call heads or tails, BUT his coat did prompt an interesting of edition of who wore it better: IKEA Monkey vs. Joe Namath

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Enough about the Super Bowl – it’s time to get to the most important sporting event of the season. No, not the Olympics – the Kitten Bowl!!!

The first ever Kitten Bowl aired on Sunday afternoon to a crowd of screaming crazy cat ladies. The North Shore Bengals ended up taking home the first ever Kitten Bowl championship with a down-to-the-wire 24-20 victory over the Cedar Cove Cougars. Viewers were allowed to vote for the MVK (Most Valuable Kitten) and it ended in a tie between Snowball and Ferrell Owens. Congrats on your first Su-purrrrr Bowl guys!

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Forget The Super Bowl, Forget The Puppy Bowl, This Year It’s All About The Kitten Bowl

KITTEN BOWL YEAH

Are you ready for some football kittenball??? On February 2 the Hallmark Channel will launch the first ever Kitten Bowl – the cat lovers’ answer to the Puppy Bowl.

For years, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl has dominated the “cute animals playing football” market, but not anymore. This year the Hallmark Channel, with the help of host Beth Stern, will blow those dogs out of the water.

According to the official Kitten Bowl website, Kitten Bowl sounds fantastic:

“Kitten Bowl” is the greatest feline showdown in cable television history.  The competition will consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match. Along with basic obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, “Kitten Bowl” will feature clever locker room strategies, player profiles and “interviews,” and camera work and audio recordings from the athletes as they play the game!”

Sold! You had me at kitten.

But not everyone is down with the most adorable football line-up ever. Animal Planet, which has been airing Puppy Bowl since 2005, isn’t so pleased about their new competition.

“They’re copycats,” says Brian Eley, vice president for communications at Animal Planet. “And yes, we like our puns.”

If you prefer fuzzy felines over football, nachos, and men in tight pants, tune into the Kitten Bowl on February 2. The inaugural three-hour special event begins at 12pm EST. Who needs Peyton Manning anyway when you have a room full of the most adorable kitten athletes in the world?

And if you’re still not convinced, here is a cluster of football cuteness:

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Kitten Bowl 2014

And if that didn’t convince you to tune in, then you should probably get off this site… we’re kind of all about kittens.

Via: Bleacher Report

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Putin Doesn’t Steal Super Bowl Rings… And Other News

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Putin: I did not steal that Super Bowl ring!

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of stealing his Super Bowl ring. Kraft says that during a 2005 visit to St. Petersburg, he showed the ring to Putin and never got it back.

“I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin). And he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,'” Kraft said, “I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

Kraft also said the White House called him and told him it would be in the country’s best interest to say the Super Bowl ring was a gift. But accrding to Putin’s spokesperson, “”What Mr. Kraft is saying now is weird.” Well said Putin spokesperson, well said. CNN

Turkey StrikeI guess Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Edrogan’s final warning didn’t work out that well. Now, Turkey’s two major unions, which represent nearly a million workers, are on stike! The unions went on a one-day strike to show solidarity with the protesters who were evicted from Gezi Park on Saturday night. The Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the strike was “illegal” and warned of police action. What doesn’t garner warnings of police action in Turkey these days? Al Jazeera

Arizona ImmigrationArizona’s Voter ID law just got DENIED. The Supreme Court voted to strike down the Arizona law requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship. Apparently the National Voter Registration Act trumps Arizona’s proof of citizenship rule. But that’s not going to stop Republican Senator Ted Cruz from making those illegals show their IDs! Cruz announced he would add a voter ID requirement to the comprehensive immigration reform bill currently being debated in the Senate. New York Times

British FallYou’re a dumbass for locking yourself out of the house, but you’re really a dumbass when you attempt to climb down the outside of the building from a 15th floor apartment to try to get back in. A British man survived a fall from the 15th floor of a building in New Zealand. Locked out, he was trying to lower himself onto his balcony, which was directly below his neighbour’s, when he fell. The 20-year-old who was apparently “tipsy but polite” at the time of the incident, suffered bone fractures and internal injuries but is expected to recover. BBC News

Anti Social AppA social media app for the anti-social: a new anti-social media app has been developed that let’s you avoid your friends. The app looks at your Foursquare friends’ recent check-ins, calculates “optimal locations for avoiding them,” and slaps everything onto a nice Google Maps interface. Then you can walk around looking like sh*t and not have to worry about seeing anyone you know! Provided all your friends have Foursquare and check-in places. In which case, they’re probably not your friends to begin with. NBC News

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