TIME celebrity

A DJ Just Mixed Your Favorite Carrie Underwood Hits Into One Four-Minute Supersong

DJ Earworm's at it again

On Friday, Internet mashup artist DJ Earworm released a mashup he put together as a tribute to the music of Carrie Underwood, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter. Hit songs in the compilation include:

– “Something in the Water”
– “Little Toy Guns”
– “Blown Away”
– “Before He Cheats”
– “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
– “Two Black Cadillacs”
– “Good Girl”
– “Cowboy Casanova”
– “See You Again”
– “Wasted”
– “So Small”
– “All-American Girl”
– “Last Name”
– “Undo It”

DJ Earworm’s best-known mashups string together the hit pop songs of the year and come out every year in December.

Read Next: Carrie Underwood Writes About Time 100 Influencer Audra McDonald

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TIME society

See Lucasfilm’s Sweet Letter to a 7-Year-Old Boy Who Wants to Marry as a Jedi

Young Colin Gilpatric, who has autism, wrote the studio with a very specific question

For most Star Wars fans, the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highlight of their week. But one Star Wars fan is more excited about the letter he received from Lucasfilm.

Colin Gilpatric and his mother Peggy wrote a letter to the film company saying he wants to become a Jedi Knight, but “I want to get married without becoming a Sith. Please change the rule.”

Lucasfilm said yes, in the voice of a Jedi. Here’s the full response:

The letter was cited in a New York Times article to show how Lucasfilm takes the time to personalize letters as part of a larger story about how the studio engages with fans, from the biennial gathering “Star Wars Celebration” to promoting exclusive information on its social networks.

TIME Food & Drink

Oregon Regulators Approve Plans to Make Beer Out of Sewage Water

Not available in bars...yet

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission recently approved the use of recycled sewage water to brew beer, the Oregon Public Broadcasting’s environmental news organization EarthFix reports.

Brewed via a purification process developed by Oregon’s Clean Water Services, the beer would not be available for commercial or retail use, and the finished product would still need to undergo tests to make sure it is safe to drink. And it won’t be on tap at any bars. It would only be served at tasting events hosted by its manufacturers, the home brewing club Oregon Brew Crew, and other water professional society functions.

In 2014, Oregon’s Clean Water services hosted a brewing competition to challenge beer enthusiasts to make beer out of “30 percent purified wastewater,” according to EarthFix. Overall, the point of developing this beer is to encourage innovative uses of the wastewater and spark a nationwide conversation about conserving water in creative ways in the midst of news about severe water shortages along the West Coast, a spokesperson for Clean Water Services told the news outlet.

TIME viral

This Pokémon Tattoo Is So Bad It Has Become a Meme

He wanted his tattoo to be the very best, like no tattoo ever was

A tattoo of Pokémon character Charmander that fans say looks nothing like the character has been going viral on Reddit, inspiring memes and earning the nickname “S****y Charmander.”

Redditor Yllwsnow2 uploaded the image on April 14 with the caption “My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.” The picture racked up nearly 2.5 million views over the next two days, according to a timeline by KnowYourMeme, an online encyclopedia about memes and trending topics.

The illustration now has its own subreddit “/r/shartmander,” and the photo-sharing site Imgur has rounded up some of the best memes. The editor of Know Your Meme Brad Kim made a flow chart of merchandise inspired by the tattoo:


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It is the third time that something so random has captivated the Internet recently, between a debate about the color of #TheDress and a photo of a cat that looked like it was either going up or down a staircase.

TIME Food & Drink

Starbucks Introduces S’mores Frappuccino

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Jamie Grill—Getty Images/Tetra images RF Close up of smores

The limited-time drink will roll out starting April 28

Can’t wait for summer campfires?

Starbucks has introduced a new frappuccino flavor: s’mores. In a statement, the company says the drink is made up of “marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce” plus “a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk, and ice” topped “mashmallowy whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.” There will also be a bottled version available in stores.

The limited-time drink will roll out starting April 28, but if people like it enough, then maybe they’ll make s’more.

Read next: Howard Schultz Has a Radical Plan for Starbucks—And America

 

TIME viral

Watch Matthew McConaughey React to the New Star Wars Trailer

Looks like the force is with him alright alright alright alright...

Oskar Arneson, a filmmaker from Iceland, is dominating Reddit with a mashup of Matthew McConaughey’s character in Interstellar and the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you are a Star Wars fan, you probably had a similar reaction: mouth agape, a big grin, tears streaming down your face, one hand raised as if you are simultaneously waving to the people on screen and giving them a high-five, before promptly losing it at the end when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) says, “Chewie, we’re home” to the Wookiee.

Read next: This Is the Company Behind the Coolest New Star Wars Character

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TIME politics

That Moment When a Senator’s Phone Plays ‘Let It Go’ at a Hearing

Even members of Congress can't let it go!

While Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was testifying in front of the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, he was interrupted by Sen. Pat Roberts’s ringtone, which is “Let It Go” from Frozen.

Vilsack stopped talking and smiled while the 78-year-old Republican from Kansas tried to quickly turn off the device during this “Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy” hearing.

Looking at the cabinet member, Roberts said “just let it go,” prompting laughter from others in the room.

He tweeted that the ringtone is for his grandchildren, while also digging the current administration:

 

TIME animals

40-Pound Wolverine Chews Through Cage at Airport

Maybe he needed more leg room?

Being on a plane for hours can feel like being inside a cage. So it’s not too surprising that a 40-pound male wolverine named Kasper chewed through his metal cage at Newark International Airport Tuesday.

The New York Times reports that the animal flew in from Norway’s Kristiansand Zoo and was passing through Newark to go through U.S. customs and connect flights en route to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

While the animal did not actually escape (phew!), its growling did spook a representative from the wildlife conservation center, the Times reports.

But after all that fuss, when the Bronx Zoo provided a new cage, the wolverine did not want to make the switch, and had to be tranquilized for the transfer to happen.

TIME viral

See What Happens When 20 Pizzas Are Delivered to a NYC Subway Car

Pizza lovers will totally eat up this prank

Improv Everywhere, which specializes in staging practical jokes around New York City, delivered 20 pizzas to lucky passengers sitting inside an MTA subway car. In a video uploaded to YouTube video on Tuesday, you can see a fake news crew, delivery men, and people passing out chili flakes and parmesan cheese, not to mention the MTA official who said this car was being recognized for having the most courteous riders and the least amount of “man-spreading” violations. The pizza, however, seemed to be very real and looked very delicious.

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