Yes, There Is Actually A Cecil the Lion Halloween Costume Available!

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(PCM) If you were offended by the idea of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume then you are really going to love the fact that someone has actually created a Cecil the Lion costume and it’s as crude as you would imagine.

The costume is being sold as the “Lion Killer Dentist” which pokes fun at William Palmer, the dentist from Minnesota who was accused of claiming Cecil the Lion’s life at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park back in July. Palmer allegedly paid a park guide the sum of $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, who was protected as part of an Oxford University research project, and then skin and take the lions head.

The “Lion Killer Dentist” costume is currently available on Costumeish.com and features a severed lion’s head mask, bloody gloves and a bloody dentist smock to complete the entire outfit. It’s description reads “All Doctor Palmer wanted was to hang dead animals in his house, but what started as an obscure (if legally-dubious) hunting trip has since erupted into a brouhaha of trans-Atlantic proportions. 2015’s most controversial killing has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation, pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation.”

So far, the costume has been met with disgust and outrage online, however Costumeish claims that 15% off all proceeds made off the “Lion Killer Dentist” costume will go to a “Wildlife Foundation”, although they do not reveal which foundation in particular.

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Oxford Dictionaries Updates With Some Surprising New Words

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(PCM) Oxford Dictionaries have been updated once again with some incredibly surprising new words that include “awesomesauce” a word used to describe something great or amazing and “beer-o-clock” which signifies the correct time to start drink.  Those words are just two of the many surprising words that were just added OxfordDictionaries.com, which is where Oxford Dictionaries holds many of their modern language words. It is not known if these words will actually be added to the print version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Other added words include “butt-dial”used to describing call someone by accident when your phone is in your pocket and the abbreviation “NBD” which is text speak for no big deal. USA Today shared a list of nine additional words that were added which you can see, along with their definitions below:

• Mic drop (noun): An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive.

• Manspreading (noun): The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

• Hangry (adjective): Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

• Cat cafe (noun): A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises:she was one of many waiting in line this morning for the opening of North America’s first pop-up cat cafe.

• Redditor (noun): A registered user of the website Reddit.

• Rage-quit (verb): Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.

• Grexit (noun): A term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency.

• Rando (noun): A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging insocially inappropriate behaviour.

• Brain fart (noun): A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

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McDonald’s Harshly Rejects Burger King’s Offer To Create The McWhopper

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(PCM) In an effort to join forces and celebrate International Peace Day coming up on September 21, Burger King made the decision to reach out to McDonald’s by taking out two full page ads in both the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune to propose that the two companies bring a cease fire to the “burger wars” and combine their two most famous sandwiches, The Whopper and The Big Mac, to create The McWhopper to celebrate Peace Day.

The ad says “Good morning McDonald’s. We come in peace. In fact, we come in honor of peace. We know we’ve had our petty differences, but how about we call a ceasefire on these so-called ‘burger wars’?”. The ad goes on to explain why Burger King decided to extend the olive branch as they feel the creation of something as spectacular as The McWhopper would be an excellent way to get the world talking about subjects such as peace, harmony and non-violence.

Burger King ends the letter by saying “All of the tastiest bits of your Big Mac and our Whopper united in one delicious, peace-loving burger, developed together, cooked together, and available in one location for one day only. Let’s end the beef with beef. Talk soon”.

The company even went as far as to create a YouTube video and website to go along with their outreach to create The McWhopper, however the amazing idea was quickly squashed by McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, who posted a somewhat snarky response on the companies Facebook page which read:

Dear Burger King,

Inspiration for a good cause… great idea.

We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.

We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort?

And every day, let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.

We’ll be in touch. – Steve, McDonald’s CEO P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.

Many are already calling the response from McDonald’s a bad business move, as it has been no secret that the fast-food chain has been on a downward slope for the last several years. This move could have done wonders to boot their business and reputation. So sad the two companies could not come together as it would have been awesome.  Many are still holding out to hope that McDonald’s will eventually see the err of their ways and come together with Burger King on the epic project to celebrate a great cause.

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12-Year Old Boy Trips And His Fist Goes Through A Painting Worth $1.5 Million

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(PCM) Can we say oopps!!  While visiting an art exhibition in Taiwan and 12-year old boy stumbles and trips and while trying to catch his balance accidentally puts his fist through a 350-year old painting worth $1.5 million dollars.

The organizers of the art exhibition ,which was titled “Face Of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, have released a video of the incident which left a fist sized hole in the bottom of a painting titled “Flowers” by Italian artist Paolo Porpora who is a leading still life artist who created baroque-style works that often featured fruit and flowers. The exhibition features 55 rare and precious paintings that were collected from some of the finest art collectors around the globe.

It is quite apparent that the young man was incredibly nervous after the incident occurred, however it was completely apparent to the event organizers that what happened was indeed an unfortunate accident. The painting has since been restored without a problem and is now back on display as part of the exhibition.

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Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Sparks Up Controversy

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(PCM) Each year it seems that there is one Halloween costume in particular that will stir up some kind of controversy, so it is no different this year with a costume that was recently discovered on the Spirit Halloween website that mocks Caitlyn Jenner’s famous Vanity Fair photo shoot.

The costume is meant to be humorous, poking fun at Jenner’s celebrity, however many feel that the costume has been created in poor taste. The costume sells for $74.99 and features a wig, bodice, and sash printed with the words “Call Me Caitlyn”. The outfit is almost identical to the one that Jenner wore for her famous Vanity Fair magazine cover shoot with famed photographer Annie Lebovitz.

Members of the transgender community are outraged and are calling the promotion of the costume transphobia, however others feel that the costume is nothing more than a joke and should be treated as such, as many other celebrities have had Halloween costumes designed in their likeness. In response to the controversy Spirit Halloween has removed the costume from their website, however they did release a statement which says “At Spirit Halloween, we create a wide range of costumes that are often based upon celebrities, public figures, heroes and superheroes. We feel that Caitlyn Jenner is all of the above and that she should be celebrated. The Caitlyn Jenner costume reflects just that.”

However, a spokesperson for the National Center for Transgender Equality feels differently saying “There’s no tasteful way to ‘celebrate’ Caitlyn Jenner or respect transgender people this way on the one night of the year when people use their most twisted imaginations to pretend to be villains and monsters.”  There has since been a Change.org petition started which request that the retailer discontinue the costume.

It is still currently available at several additional online retailers at this time!

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Passenger Hilariously Live Tweets A Couples Break-up (And Make-up) During Delayed Flight

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(PCM) It is amazing just how quickly someone’s personal business can turn into a viral trend via social media in seconds. Such is the case that happened recently, when another passenger on a delayed North Carolina flight hilariously began live tweeting a couples incredibly awkward break-up that was occurring on the plane.

A passenger by the name of Kelly Keegs was seated across the aisle from the couple and tweeted a play-by-play of the couples break-up to her several thousand Twitter followers. Her live-tweets were so funny that soon enough #PlaneBreakup began trending!

You can see a few of Keegs tweets below and read the entire ordeal here!

The entire ordeal ended with the couple making out with each other between drinks and awkward silence, so are they together or broken-up?  Either way, we can imagine it was certainly one way to get some in-flight entertainment for free.

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