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Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s catchy salute to The West Wing

For The West Wing Weekly podcast, co-host Hrishikesh Hirway created an extended remix of the podcast’s theme song then had West Wing superfan Lin-Manuel Miranda write and record an ode to the Aaron Sorkin series. I'll be listening to this on a non-stop loop for the next four years. You can download both a clean or explicit version of the song right here.

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Trump's budget eliminates Arts and Humanities Endowments, privatizes public broadcasting

Conservatives often threaten to cut funding for public arts, humanities, and broadcasting, but will Trump actually do it? White House staffers who have seen Trump's proposal say he doesn't like the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so he plans to eliminate all three as federal programs. (more…)

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This ASMR of vegetables defrosting may make you shudder with delight

Break out the headphones for this tingly and satisfying sound design of macro timelapse thawing of fruits and vegetables. The visuals are quote appetizing and lovely, but the sounds are what really make it amazing. (more…)

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This sign just about sums it up

This is a Photoshop edit rather than an actual church sign, but either way, it hits the nail on the head.

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Enchanting and whimsical papercraft buildings

Zim & Zou make these delightful hand-cut paper buildings for their Forest Folks display in Dubai. (more…)

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Activists threw a queer dance party outside Mike Pence’s house on Wednesday

Equal parts defiant and celebratory, activists chose to protest incoming Vice President Mike Pence by throwing a queer dance party outside his rented D.C. house. The protest was organized by Werk For Peace, a grassroots organization created in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Founder Firas Nasr told Mic: “The work that we do is about taking our bodies out of the private into the public, using the street as our dance floor to claim space, occupy space to assert we are here and we will dance.” Pence is infamous for his anti-LGBTQ agenda but rather than merely attack him for his bigotry, the protest joyfully celebrated the queer community instead. https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/821915961083232257 https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/821917284247728128 https://twitter.com/VStMartin/status/821889311884931073 https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/821884019101073408 https://twitter.com/riotwomennn/status/821893289364377601 https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/821920487467089922 https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1367924126563707/ When Pence first rented a home in D.C., his neighbors protested his arrival by hanging up rainbow flags. Pence will now move into the Vice President's Residence. [via Mic]

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Here’s your soundtrack for Inauguration Day

Courtesy of YG & Nipsey Hussle.

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