Melania Trump s plagiarism scandal descended quickly into a farce Monday night.The FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes hashtag trended worldwide on Twitter minutes after it emerged that she had apparently plagiarized parts of her Republican National Convention speech from an earlier address that first lady Michelle Obama had given.Legions of people mocked the wife of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and imagined other hilarious phrases that the former model could also try to pass off as her own.The trend had racked up more than 300,000 tweets by early Tuesday ― ranging from Adele song lyrics to excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr. speeches and celebrated movie quotes.Here are some of the best: This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Melania Trump walks on stage during the Republican National Convention, July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.Tasos Katopodis/WireImageAnd it all seemed to be going so well for the GOP, at least by 2016 s Trump-ian standards.CORRECTION: Melania stole a whole graph from Michelle's speech.The video side-by-sides showed up, and they seem awfully incontrovertible:You must download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to view this content.And of course, as with any Twitter tempest, anticipation of the blame-the-media backlash has already begun.2. it's similar but the media is being cruel
We re all currently living in a horrible parody movie written by the Wayans brothers.It s the only plausible explanation for the road to the 2016 election, which will take place this coming November unless the Earth opens up before then and swallows us all.Monday night s kickoff of the Republican National Convention was a spectacle that didn t just meet our expectations, it exceeded them.Every twist and turn on Trump s campaign trail led up to this, so it was only right that the RNC had its fair share of drama.And as it turned out, not even the Wayans brothers could have dreamt up the ridiculousness that unfolded in Cleveland, OH last night.DON T MISS: Leaked photo shows the iPhone 7 we all want but aren t going to get
On Monday afternoon, the Republican National Convention kicked off in Cleveland, Ohio.As expected, there were plenty of fireworks, from a group of delegates attempting to stage a coup of sorts against Donald Trump to Melania Trump lifting a portion of her speech wholesale from Michelle Obama s 2008 DNC speech.But perhaps the biggest news of all was that Stephen Colbert, hosting a live RNC special on CBS, brought his character Stephen Colbert back from the dead.SEE ALSO: How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right nowConfused and distraught over the fact that Donald Trump was finally, officially going to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States, Colbert trekked out into the woods to find a man that might be able to make sense of everything: Jon Stewart.Unfortunately, all Jon had for Stephen was a spit take or two, but he did have another friend he thought might be able to help Colbert:
Last night, Melania Trump, wife of The Donald, delivered a speech during the first night of the Republican National Convention.But soon after, some people began questioning whether Melania or her speechwriters had in fact copied part of Michelle Obama s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.CNN reported on the controversy this morning, and the Justice Department had some thoughts:The tweet—which likely came from a Justice Department staffer who forgot to check which account they were using—was promptly deleted:But the internet never forgets.Thanks for tuning in for today s episode of Never Tweet: RNC Edition.
In any political scandal, you can always rely on Twitter to come through with a little bit of analysis, and a lot of well-aimed snark.Today s reaction to Melania Trump s plagiarism is no different, as Twitter users have been sharing some of Ms Trump s most famous quotations that aren t actually hers .We ve braved the depths of Twitter to bring you some of the best.DON T MISS: Video: The 15 best new features in iOS 10 beta 3It s probably not the hashtag the Republicans were hoping to wake up to, but it s undeniably funny.Donald Trump once claimed that he could commit murder in the streets and his fans would still support him, but does that go for his wife too?
Top Of The Order:  Home, At Last: Back in my somewhat younger days, I lived in Japan for three years.The trains really are never, ever late.People love to non-ironically throw up the two-fingered peace sign in nearly every photo they take.You haven t lived until you ve watched one of these boxes deliver a quart-sized bottle of Kirin Lager into your waiting hands.Well, the beer vending machine may have to take a back seat to a new technological wonder that that is set to arrive in Japan on Wednesday: Pokémon Go.Yes, the game that is being given credit for doubling Nintendo s value in less than two weeks is finally going to be available in its home country.On Wednesday, millions of Pokémonmaniacs will get their chance to put their smartphones up to their faces and begin wandering around Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and every other part of Japan in search of all the Pokémon they can find.One place that will get a lot of Pokémon action will be Japan s approximately 3,000 McDonald s restaurants.McDonald s is said to have partnered up with Nintendo and Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go that is part-owned by Nintendo, to turn its Japanese restaurants into gyms for the game where Pokémon Go players can work out and clean up on collecting Pokémon.Can t wait to see the first videos of Pokémonners my new name for Pokémon players hovering over someone at a McDonald s because they found a Pokémon standing on top of that person s Big Mac.
There was no shortage of spectacle at the Republican National Convention s opening night, from Melania Trump s apparently plagiarized speech to Rudy Giuliani s compelling demonstration of his outside voice.Let us not allow these to distract us, though, from the real star of the show: Donald Trump s smoke machine.And in some ways, how perfect: A moment of unearned grandiosity that quickly fades, but probably leaves a stink.But Trump is hardly the first person to use a smoke machine to juice an entrance.How does he compare with the previous greats?The Undertaker But Also Every Other WWE Star
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According to Margevicius, the department had the idea for the hydrant rigs following the success of its water buggy —a mobile water station with eight spigots—during the Cavaliers Championship Parade in June.Milo Yiannopoulos speaks in Cleveland on July 18, 2016.Republican Convention Diary: Riot Gear and Hugs in ClevelandOur Transporter Drives Uber at the Republican ConventionHow Cleveland s New Park Will Define Resistance at the RNCHe went on to illustrate the point by saying that transgender people have a brain disease; that it s perfectly rational to be terrified of Islamic people; and that the left is a cancer that you need to eradicate.
Following Melania s now-infamous speech from the Republican Convention, a Canadian physicist has calculated the odds of those words and phrases appearing in the same order as Michelle Obama s speech eight years ago.Looking at his answer, let s just say it would be a coincidence of cosmic proportions.According to Canadian physicist and McGill University professor Robert Rutledge, the odds are 1 in 87 billion.To put that into perspective, that s about 7,000 times less likely than winning the lottery the 6/49 to be exact , and about 9,000 times less likely than being struck by lightning — twice, in a lifetime.Rutledge decided to do the calculation after listening to several Republicans defend Melania, the wife of Republican nominee Donald Trump, arguing there are only so many words in the English language, and that she was bound to use some of the words and phrases used by Michelle Obama.Paul Manafort of the Trump campaign rushed to Melania s defence, saying it wasn t a big deal and that there are only so many words in the English language.
Following Melania s now-infamous speech from the Republican Convention, a Canadian physicist has calculated the odds of those words and phrases appearing in the same order as Michelle Obama s speech eight years ago.Looking at his answer, let s just say it would be a coincidence of cosmic proportions.According to Canadian physicist and McGill University professor Robert Rutledge, the odds are 1 in 87 billion.To put that into perspective, that s about 7,000 times less likely than winning the lottery the 6/49 to be exact , and about 9,000 times less likely than being struck by lightning — twice, in a lifetime.Rutledge decided to do the calculation after listening to several Republicans defend Melania, the wife of Republican nominee Donald Trump, arguing there are only so many words in the English language, and that she was bound to use some of the words and phrases used by Michelle Obama.Paul Manafort of the Trump campaign rushed to Melania s defence, saying it wasn t a big deal and that there are only so many words in the English language.
"We decided to run the moment through a face-coding emotion recognition software to see if we could pick up on how the American public is interpreting the event.Using a US General Population panel of 100 people, we discovered the following..."If you've been following this at all, you can probably guess the results:But they do make an interesting point: "The question on the viewer s mind must have been, how can the two hopeful first ladies, whose husbands have so dramatically opposing visions, have similar messages?And why are the crowds in both convention halls similarly riveted?"I wonder if this tech would be useful for video ads?
But even if you think Paul Simon singing Bridge Over Troubled Water will turn out to be the defining moment of Campaign 2016, it didn t exactly have visual flair.And at the top: to the tune of Queen s We Are The Champions, Donald Trump emerged not as a waving, smiling, politician, but like a WWE fighter: a solitary, ominous silhouette, emerging from the fog of a smoke machine.The sets are the results of months of planning and millions of dollars spent on build-outs, engineering, and lighting to communicate the messages of the parties.And so far, the messages are: the Republican party wants to rally voters around one mightier-than-thou leader, while the Democrats are presenting themselves as a collective.The RNC stage was also framed by two tall metal blades embedded with color-adjustable LEDs and spray painted with a refractive coating to diffuse the changing hues of the stage lights.It features a navy blue carpet and the big screens.
Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on Internet pornography via corporate partnerships and possibly establishing a federal commission on the harmful effects of pornography, a nonprofit said Monday.While it appears to be coincidental, Trump s pledge comes a day after the New York Post s Sunday edition included a full-page nude photo of Melania Trump, his wife, on its cover.Trump s opponent Hillary Clinton refused to sign the pledge, Enough is Enough said, though her campaign told EiE that she supported its goals.Preventing the sexual exploitation of youth online requires a multi-faceted holistic strategy with a shared responsibility between the public, industry, and government, Donna Rice Hughes, the chief executive of Enough is Enough, said in a statement.The need for aggressive enforcement of existing laws and adequate funding for Law Enforcement to do the job is long overdue.For nearly two decades, bi-partisan government commissions, task forces, Internet safety groups, and researchers, who have recognized the significant risks associated with unfettered Internet access by youth, and have called upon the government and law enforcement to take aggressive action.
A rocket SpaceX was testing exploded on a launch pad in Florida, taking Facebook's satellite with it.Around a million people joined in a rally on Thursday demanding a referendum on removing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fromIt was the country's largest rally inMelania Trump is suing the Daily Mail for $150 million in damages
Anderson Cooper just teased his forthcoming interview with Melania Trump on CNN.In it, Anderson says, Melania Trump talked about how she would work to combat online bullying as First Lady.Do I even need to explain the irony here?Melania has mentioned before that she would take on online bullying, but it s unclear if her plan would include taking away her husband s phone.
Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks to supporters in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.As US Election Day closes in, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump made a rare campaign speech in Pennsylvania.At the speech's end, Melania Trump told the crowd what will be her cause should she win the privilege to be First Lady: cyberbullying."Technology has changed our universe," said Melania Trump on Thursday.Children and teenagers can be fragile.They are hurt when they are made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence.
Thanks to Periscope, Facebook Live and, as of last week, Instagram, we now all hold a tiny, live TV crew in our hands.From being the exclusive preserve of massive TV trucks, live video broadcasting to audiences as opposed to video calling has become mandatory for all social network apps.But what s the difference between them all, any why do you need to broadcast live video anyway?That s why we ve rounded up the best, starting with the newest member of the livestreaming crew...These ephemeral videos, which can last up to 60 minutes and can t be replayed by viewers, are an intriguing blend of Snapchat and Periscope.Once you ve got the update which is still being rolled out , swipe right Instagram to open the camera.
If future first lady Melania Trump is looking for somewhere to begin her campaign to end online bullying, she needn t look far.Her husband, President-elect Donald Trump, posts an enormous amount of insults on Twitter.According to a New York Times analysis, a whopping 1 in 9 of his tweets is derisive.Times reporters took one for the team, studying 14,000 of Trump s most recent posts.Some of his favorite targets include Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, his fellow Republican presidential hopefuls and the media.He often refers to people as sad or biased.
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