5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 12, 2015

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 12, 2015
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1. Boyhood Wins Golden Globe For Best Picture Despite Being Actually Very Good

Richard Linklater's twelve-years-in-the-making coming-of-age story Boyhood received Golden Globe awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress last night, leading many critics to consider it a frontrunner for the Oscars, despite featuring no characters who are bravely dying from an incurable disease, solemnly fighting social injustice or played by Meryl Streep.



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2. Jeffrey Tambor Wins Best Actor For Transparent, Becomes Icon For Non-Transgender Actors Playing Transgender People Worldwide

Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor made history last night by becoming the first actor to win a Golden Globe for portraying a transgender person onscreen. Tambor joins Jared Leto—who won an Academy Award last year for playing a transgender woman in the film Dallas Buyers Club—on an extremely exclusive list of winners that will probably be a little bit embarrassing in a decade or so.

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3. New Jersey Governor Mourns Playoff Loss Of Texas Football Team

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie—who made headlines last week after openly hugging the owner of the Dallas Cowboys after their wildcard win that advanced them into the playoffs—had his joy turned to sadness yesterday after the Texas football team, for which no self-respecting, Springsteen-loving Jersey boy has any business rooting, was knocked from playoff competition by the Green Bay Packers.

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4. Discovery Channel To Give Innovative Non-Pseudoscientific-Garbage Programming Format A Try

New Discovery Channel president Rich Ross has promised viewers that they will no longer have to endure shows about giant alien snake ghosts that eat humans whole while traveling through time on the supposedly-science-based channel. "I don't think it's actually right for Discovery Channel," he explained. "And it's [a type of programming] that I think in some ways has run its course. I don't think you'll be sitting with me here next year asking me a question about something I put on—whether a series or a special—where that's the dilemma." Great news! From now on, it's just shows about naked crab fisherman fighting for their lives at rural antique shows 24/7.

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5. Study: Dudes Who Take Tons Of Pictures Of Themselves Might Be Narcissists

Men who take a whole lot of selfies may show slightly higher levels of narcissism than men who are not constantly obsessing about themselves, according to a new study from Ohio State University. It's kind of shocking that this story isn't garnering bigger headlines, don't you think?

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