5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 20, 2015

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 20, 2015
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5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 20, 2015

1. FDA Considers Holding Homeopathy Up To Rigorous Standards Of Reality

After a quarter-century, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering changing its stance on homeopathic remedies and requiring their approval to be based upon science and evidence instead of wishful thinking and good intentions.


2. Jon Stewart Was Annoyed That Jon Stewart Let Donald Rumsfeld Get Off Easy

Soon-to-be-departing Daily Show host Jon Stewart recently divulged that his single biggest regret during his sixteen years on the show was not pushing former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld harder on the war in Iraq during a 2011 interview. "That interview with Rumsfeld went shitty, but it's still just an interview," Stewart told the Guardian. "He's the one who has to live with the repercussions of what he really did, so there's nothing that could happen on my show that carries that same level of regret." True, and Rumsfeld is almost certainly a wreck over the whole ordeal.



3. Jeb Bush Flirts With Political Suicide By Nearly Admitting That Science Is Real

GOP primary frontrunner Jeb Bush seems about to throw all of his conservative credentials away by kind of stating in sort of plain-ish words that climate change could possibly be a real thing that we might maybe have to deal with eventually at some point down the line. "The climate is changing, and I'm concerned about that," Bush told a crowd of certainly stunned supporters at an event in New Hampshire. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could be heard immediately afterwards yelping victoriously from several states away.

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4. HBO Sending The Faceless Men After Any Small Folk Who Pirated Leaked Episodes

HBO is reportedly seeking legal action against Internet brigands who downloaded and shared the four leaked episodes from the first half of Game of Thrones's fifth season. It makes you wonder: where could fans of the show have come up with justifications for such amoral behavior?


5. 'Conan' Writer Causes Controversy By Tweeting The Obvious

The vast majority of discerning comedy fans do not need to be reminded of the somewhat humdrum state of late night comedy these days, but longtime Conan writer Andres du Bouchet did anyway. He entered into an unnecessary and unnecessarily vitriolic tirade on Twitter. "Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherf**ing shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars," he wrote, capping it off with a profound call for Americans to "shove your lip-syncing up your ass." Strong words. Strong, silly words.

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