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People are so excited about “The Young Pope” that they have to sing.


Jude Law as “The Young Pope” (HBO)

https://twitter.com/tessastrain/status/817029285781401600

@tessastrain spoofs Hall & Oates’ song “Rich Girl,” tying it to the upcoming HBO series “The  Young Pope.” The series, which features Jude Law as the fictional Pope Pius XIII, doesn’t premiere until Jan. 15, but it has already become a meme. Twitter users have been rewriting lyrics to popular songs with the phrase “young pope.”

Tomi Lahren misses the point of Wale’s diss track.


Wale (The Washington Post)

@DaAnsahonSports explains on Twitter to controversial conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren why rapper Wale called her out in his new song “Smile.” After Wale mispronounced her name as “Tammy Lahren,” her attempts to save face fell flat.

Mark Zuckerberg’s new year’s resolution is to travel is to meet more people like you.


Mark Zuckerberg (Getty)

“I wish and sincerely hope we will have more people follow your lead and try and connect with the country around us.”

Om Malik, the founder of Gigaom, commenting on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s post about his resolution to have visited and met with people in every state by the end of 2017. Zuckerberg said he will need to visit about 30 states to complete the challenge.

Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside of my work. In recent years, I've run 365...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Grayson Allen’s suspension lasted all of one game.


Grayson Allen (Getty)

@jjones9 reacts to the news that the indefinite suspension Duke gave guard Grayson Allen, who has a habit of tripping his opponents, lasted only one game. After Allen made his return with 15 points in a 110-57 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday, coach Mike Krzyzewski said he felt the  suspension was “appropriate.”

The dragging of St. Ives facial scrub continues.

@AshleighRedmond reacts to an article in The Atlantic that makes a connection between the abrasiveness of St. Ives Apricot Scrub and the shame many feel about acne. St. Ives has come under scrutiny because two women are suing parent company Unilever, claiming the scrub causes skin damage and is “completely worthless.”