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Rude Customers at McDonald's

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Community blogs in China have reported a few accounts of customers at Mini-McDonald's who continue to exhibit "overly familiar behavior" at the service counter. 

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In 2011, Christopher "CJ" Woodring applied for a post-production assistant gig at Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks. They didn't respond to his application, so he made a video. Now, according to his friend, CJ is banned from working at the film company for eternity. 

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R.I.P., Jiroemon Kimura, the world's oldest man who died this week at the age of 116.

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All these controversial stories coming out about government surveillance have sent George Orwell's classic 1984 skyrocketing on the Amazon charts. (I just wish the same would happen for Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation.)

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A Ph.D. student at the University of Bristol laughs off previous medical claims that marijuana usage factors into mental psychosis.

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M. Night wrote She's All That. Q.T. is responsible for the It's Pat script. Check out four more ghostwriters for blockbuster movies that you would have never imagined. 

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Podcaster Marc Maron is approaching his 400th episode of WTF, but he spent the wealth of a recent interview talking about his prideful (and baneful) cat mastery

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A French girl tours Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and pays a visit to a Columbia University professor to unearth the true meaning of the word "hipster."

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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