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College Humor does this hilarious video series called “Prank News Network,” that is just getting better and better every week. In it, fake newsman “Mike Holland” (comedian Dan Hodapp) asks unsuspecting people on the street for their opinions about recent news items. The catch is that the stories he’s asking about are totally fake. The one above features a question about Jay-Z and Beyonce remaking the ‘Harry Potter’ series and more than one person compares it to ‘The Wiz,’ the Diana Ross-starring ‘Wizard of Oz’ remake. Oh wow.

In this one, he asks people their opinion on Taylor Swift already picking her next five ex-boyfriends.

It’s pretty shocking what people will believe just because you’re telling them while holding a microphone and wearing a suit. I mean, I’m sure they go through a tone of people who agree to comment and then realize the joke’s on them, but the amount…

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All of these statements about male celebrities, brought to you by no one.

Tommy Lee Jones

“Oh my god, Tommy Lee Jones is such a rude bitch. Why can’t he just smile? Is that so hard? When I see him, I just want to slap that smirk off of his face. And did you see his hair in Lincoln? Just atrocious. Who does Tommy Lee Jones think he is?”

Ashton Kutcher

“Did you hear that Ashton Kutcher cheated on his wife? What a slut. Why would he ever cheat on Demi Moore? He can never do better than her. Let’s make t-shirts that advertise what a whore he is. I wonder if he’ll ever get a job again or if this will hurt his career. Now that everyone knows he’s a tramp, who’s going to take him seriously?”

Jonah Hill

“Jonah Hill used to be a tractor-sized, obese humungous…

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I woke up this morning wanting to write a thoroughly informative article about the Voting Rights Act, a law put in place in 1965 to protect the voting rights of racial minorities, particularly African-Americans, in the South. This law doesn’t just single out the Bible Belt; California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and South Dakota, and some parts of Michigan and New Hampshire are also included. It essentially provides a safety net to ensure fair voting practices in places where racial discrimination tends to flourish. When a state or county wants to implement any in an evolving range of voter suppression tactics like, say, literacy tests, or failing to provide multi-lingual ballots, they have to run these — and any — changes past the Federal government, who will then tell them if it’s okay or if they’re being dicks to minorities again. In other words, it’s a no-brainer. It’s…

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