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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Netflix Releases 'Binge Scale,' Basically Plans This Weekend For You

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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I know I have wondered, as I remove my glasses and slowly stumble into bed, if perhaps I've been over zealous on my Netflix binging. Well, if I am, it turns out I'm not alone.

Today Netflix released a "binge scale," offering a little insight into the streaming habits of the Netflix community at large.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Let's Watch Samantha Bee (and Caped Magician Patton Oswalt) Look Into Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Feelin' pregnant? Monday's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee broadcast a report on "crisis pregnancy centers"—antiabortion clinics that often masquerade as abortion clinics and legitimate pregnancy centers.

“A crisis pregnancy center is a fake abortion clinic,” Vicki Saporta of the National Abortion Federation says in the segment. “They want women to believe there are long-term negative consequences, like they won't be able to have children, like they will suffer from 'post abortion stress syndrome,' or that they would have an increased risk of breast cancer.”

Saporta says there are about twice as many of these "fake clinics" in the U.S. than there are actual abortion clinics. 

Watch the segment here:


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Samantha Bee Explains Superdelegates

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM


If you've been paying attention to democratic primary results, you may have heard someone say Hillary Clinton's 220 delegate lead on Bernie Sanders is actually bigger than it looks because of superdelegates. 

Samantha Bee used last night's episode of Full Frontal to explain the existence of superdelegates, and question the idea they ensure Clinton's nomination. Or, as she put it, "If Bernie gets more votes than Hillary, her superdelegates will drop her faster than she drops her fake southern accent the second she leaves South Carolina."
 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Here, Let John Oliver Make You Feel Even More Anxious About Your Credit Score

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM

As a person relatively new to the world of car loans and credit reports, I've recently experienced a lot of credit score related anxiety. 

Looking into my credit and income history, I found some weird errors (apparently I was working in the construction industry five years after I was born), and apparently that's pretty common.

In this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and his team dive into the challenges these mistakes cause and launch a counter attack to remind credit agencies why reputation is important:


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Friday, April 8, 2016

A Look at Transphobia, Courtesy of the Daily Show

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM


Jessica Williams, national treasure and feminist superhero, had a segment on Wednesday's Daily Show highlighting the struggles trans people face on a daily basis.

In the segment, Williams interviews trans woman Meagan Taylor, who was once reported to the police for being "a bit unusual," and a panel of other trans people about the bigotry they experience on a daily basis. 

Williams also talks to Colorado chaplain and lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt, who decided to let this combination of words come out of his mouth while on camera:
“They [the transgender community] not only want to be confused with their own identity, they want the rest of us to be confused with them. Now they want the government to join them in that pretense. They’re making us into liars.” 
Nooooope.

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Tucson, if this gorgeous rain-adjacent weather keeps up, you're going to need to promise me you'll spend some time outside this weekend.

When you've done that for a few hours, you can go pick up some movies. Here's your list of the Top 10 most rented DVDs at Casa Video last week.  

1. The Hateful Eight

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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While I bet it's safe to assume you're planning your weekend around a food tour of Tucson, you're still going to need something to watch when you and your happy belly make it home.

Here's your weekly list of the movies (and one TV show!) you and the rest of the Old Pueblo want to rent this weekend:

1. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Samantha Bee Reminds States They're Not Auditioning for 'Hoarders: Rape Kit Edition'

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:38 PM


You've probably heard before about the nation's rape kit problem: Rape kits often go untested or are destroyed before the case has been closed.

That's right. We put sexual assault survivors through a long and invasive exam to gather evidence before putting that evidence in a box, never to be opened again. Luckily, we're seeing some progress.

My new favorite late night TV host, Samantha Bee, dives into the issue in the video above.


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