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Brewery Sends Pro-Gay 'Protest Beer' to Vladimir Putin: PHOTOS


The Scottish BrewDog brewery has sent a case of 'protest beer' which mocks Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda' to President Vladimir Putin, the BBC reports:

Hello My Name is Vladimir has been made by Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog. The company said half the profits from the sales of the beer would be donated to charities that "represent oppressed minorities around the world".

BrewDog co-founder James Watt said: "As Hello My Name is Vladimir is clearly marked 'not for gays' we should bypass the legislation outlawing supposed 'homosexual propaganda'."

The company has sent a case of the beer to President Putin, who is depicted wearing make-up on the bottles.

BrewdogbeerWrites the company in a post on its blog:

Hello, my name is Vladimir. I am a beer for uber hetero men who ride horses while topless and carrying knives. I am a beer to mark the 2014 Winter Olympics. But I am not for gays. Love wrestling burly men on the Judo mat or fishing in your Speedos? Then this is the beer for you!

The sick, twisted legislation brought about in Russia that prevents people from living their true lives is something we didn't want to just sit back and not have an opinion on. Our core beliefs are freedom of expression, freedom of speech and a dogged (no pun intended) passion for doing what we love. Thus, we are donating 50% of the profits from this beer to charitable organisations that support like minded individuals wishing to express themselves freely without prejudice.

This beer is a double IPA brewed with Limonnik berries. We heard they're great for improving sexual performance, so we've sent a case to the Kremlin as we suspect there is someone there who would appreciate a little helping hand.

You can pick up some beer HERE.


Behold The Future Of Jell-O Shots: VIDEO


A clever person named Jeroen Domburg used a 3D printer to create uniquely beautiful Jell-O shots for his friend's 25th birthday. The printer inserted a needle into each shot and released a combination of corn starch, food coloring and banana liquor to make awesome 3D shapes like spirals and cubes.

Suddenly, the mango-flavored Jell-O shots served at your local gay bar seem kinda tame, don't they?

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Can Nuts Help You Lose Weight? — VIDEO


Should you be pounding the almonds, pistachios, cashews, and walnuts over the holidays?

Well, not exactly. But new research suggests they could have something to do with controlling appetite:

Research has found that people can snack on modest amounts of them without gaining pounds, and that nuts can even help in slimming down.

This dieting power is particularly hard to fathom when you consider that nuts pack 160 to 200 calories in each tiny ounce, not even a handful. And most of those calories come from fat. Ounce for ounce, cashews and pecans and walnuts are loaded with more calories than many of the processed foods being blamed for the surge in obesity. In the conventional wisdom, a dieter’s best friends are watery foods like celery and carrot sticks.

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Day-After-Thanksgiving Recipe from Wylie Dufresne: Turkey Hash — VIDEO


Looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicious day-after brunch dish? Wylie Dusfresne, the owner of NYC restaurant WD-50, veers from the molecular gastronomy he usually pushes to offer up a basic recipe for turkey hash.

Check it out and enjoy your leftovers, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Your Breakfast Mancakes are Ready: VIDEO


Your breakfast mancakes are ready, AT LAST. Don't get too sticky now.



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38 Sweet Facts About Candy: VIDEO


Be better informed for your trick-or-treaters this Halloween.


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