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Johnny Depp as Donald Trump

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Funny or Die presents a full-length “1988 TV movie” starring Johnny Depp as Donald Trump. See The Art of the Deal or get just a taste from the trailer.
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Television’s All-Time Greatest Will They, Won’t Theys. Sexual tension can drive a series for years.  
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Tracking Down a Beautiful Woman. She just walked by a photo shoot and ended up with a modeling contract.
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The art collective Kreativiteket put up a street sign in Ørje, Norway, referencing Monty Python’s “silly walks” sketch. Pedestrians using the crosswalk have a lot of fun obeying the sign.
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Are you Prom ‘Propriate? A North Carolina high school produced a video to explain to students what is acceptable in prom attire -for girls.  
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Listen to the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the world’s largest natural musical instrument. It makes tones by striking 37 different stalactites in the underground Luray Caverns.
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The Justice Department is suing the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. A 56-page report details the unconstitutional practices the feds want changed.   
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The Real History of Hail Caesar! and Eddie Mannix. The Coen Brothers movie is fiction, but Eddie Mannix was real and a really interesting part of Hollywood.  

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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