If I were president, on Day One I would sign an executive order banning movie remakes. But I’m not, and they keep happening. So Buzzfeed asked their readers what movies SHOULD be remade, and why.
Here are some highlights:
- “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. . . to fix some of the changes they made from the original book, and to have a REAL Asian actor play Mr. Yunioshi, rather than MICKEY ROONEY in “yellowface”.
- “The People Under the Stairs”. . . Because it deals with issues that are still relevant: Race, class, and “how greed brings out the worst in people.”
- “Little Shop of Horrors”. . . Just so NEIL PATRICK HARRIS could play Seymour.
- “The Outsiders”. . . Because kids are still reading the book, but probably don’t even know who the actors in the movie are anymore.
- “The Breakfast Club”. . . So they could add discussions on race, gender, and LGBT issues.
(Are there any movies YOU think should be remade? Why? Or are you against remakes altogether? Discuss. And check out more possibilities at Buzzfeed.com.)
Dr. Wayne Aldredge, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, demonstrates how dental floss should be used in Holmdel, N.J. It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. When the federal government issued its 2016 dietary guidelines, the flossing recommendation had been removed, without notice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Well you can finally stop lying to your dentist about flossing.
The Associated Press just looked at the research on the benefits of flossing, and they got the Department of Health and Human Services to admit, quote, “The effectiveness of flossing has never been researched, as required.”
There have been plenty of studies on flossing, but none of them have definitively found that it helps you get rid of plaque or prevents gum disease. The AP looked into 25 of the biggest studies and found all of them were unreliable.
So why has the government been recommending that we all floss every day for almost four decades?
A dentist from the National Institutes of Health summed it up. Quote, “It’s low risk, low cost. We know there’s a possibility that it works, so we feel comfortable telling people to go ahead and do it.”
That’s probably true, except for one thing: Floss is a $2 BILLION market around the world, and half of that comes from the United States.
DONALD TRUMP solidified his lead in the Republican primary on Super Tuesday. And that caused MILEY CYRUS to have a meltdown on social media.
She posted a screenshot of his delegate lead on Instagram, and said, quote, “Gonna vomit, and move out of the country. Ain’t a party in the U.S.A. anymore.”
That’s kinda funny, but then she posted another shot where she’s CRYING, next to a photo of a female Trump supporter who’s holding up a mountain lion she killed.
Quote, “That’s a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose. This makes me so unbelievably scared and sad. Not only for our country but for animals that I love . . . my heart is broken into 100,000 pieces.”
Then she went after Trump, quote, “You are not God no matter how much you THINK you are! . . . He thinks he’s the [effing] Chosen One or some [crap]! We’re all just [effing] jam between his rich-a** toes!”
“I’m moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
From Miley’s other posts, it seems like she’s a BERNIE SANDERS supporter.
The Top 10 Naughty Things We Did This Year
Regardless of whether you were “naughty” or “nice” this year, you’re going to get Christmas presents.
It’s like how you basically HAVE to tip a server even if they’re terrible.
Or how we HAVE to elect one of these idiots president.
A new survey found the top 10 NAUGHTY things we did this year. Check ’em out . . .
- 57% faked being sick to get out of doing something.
- 52% used their kids as an excuse to get out of doing something.
- 33% threw trash in a recycling bin.
- 33% lied to their significant other about where they were going or what they were doing.
- 29% had sexual thoughts about their significant other’s friends.
- 27% gossiped. Which seems WAY too low.
- 19% of people in relationships cheated. Which seems kinda high, right?
- 17% cheated on their taxes.
- 8% bullied someone.
- And 7% of the people who found a purse or wallet KEPT it.