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The Daily- August 17

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  1. ARE YOUTUBERS REALLY GETTING RICH?

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    Maybe you missed it. Howard Stern, the self-titled king of all media, recently got into a pissing match with digital pundit Jeff Jarvis about the value of the $7 million man—well, $7.4 million, actually—PewDiePie, née Felix Kjellberg, the Swedish YouTuber with an audience of 38 million. Stern and Jarvis were sparring about the worth of podcasters, YouTube and VidCon, the online video conference.

  2. WHAT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO SAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FANDOM

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    This year, for the first time since Marvel Studios has been a thing — 2008, when they sprung Iron Man onto the world — the home of The Avengers skipped the San Diego Comic Con, the acknowledged focal point of the pop culture buzz-o-sphere. The reasoning was that with Avengers: Age of Ultron behind them, and Ant-Man mere weeks from release — and production just under way on Captain America: Civil War — Marvel had nothing to show.

  3. THE INSANE VEGAN DIET OF A 300-POUND NFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

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    Just a year ago, NFL defensive lineman David Carter weighed 285 pounds and was trying to get back to 300 by augmenting his diet with ice cream shakes and entire gallons of milk. After discovering that dairy might be contributing to his worsening tendonitis, Carter became a vegan and hasn’t looked back.

  4. 25 BEST SONGS ABOUT BUTTS (RANKED OF COURSE)

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    Singing about butts is nothing new. I’m sure the people of medieval times wrote many a tune about butts and played them on their lutes for the king’s court to rousing applause.

  5. WHY WORD GAMES ARE FUNNIER WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

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    As anyone who’s played a modern video game can attest, better graphics don’t necessarily make for a better game. What happens when you remove the graphics entirely? Word Games is Playboy.com’s column on text adventures both classic and contemporary.


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