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Important: Stephen King Has a Corgi and You Need to Drop Everything and Look at Her

Her name is Molly but he refers to her as the Thing of Evil

The other day, international literary icon Stephen King shared a photo with his 4.3 million Facebook fans. It was a photo that would change absolutely everything. Absolutely everything. Behold:

Yes, that is Stephen King, reigning master of horror, holding his adorable pet corgi. Her real name is Molly, but he likes to refer to her as the “Thing of Evil.”

Here is the story of Molly. King first introduced her in December, when he showed her as a tiny pup chewing on a Santa hat. So festive!

A few months later, in February, King shared a picture of a then four-month-old Molly showing that she seriously knows how to chill.

No seriously, she is so good at chilling.

In April, we learned that Molly spends her days dreaming up wicked schemes.

Then, in May, the author revealed Molly’s true nature as both a Thing of Evil and also a ferocious hunter.

We also got a glimpse of Molly’s fitness regimen.

In June, we found out that Molly is also a really skilled destroyer of inanimate objects.

Oh, and for the record, King did not decide to get a corgi simply because they are the stubby-legged, fluffy-butted darlings of the Internet. He revealed in a Throwback Thursday photo that he had a corgi named Marlowe back in 1995:

A few of King’s literary characters have even been corgis: Horace in Under the Dome and Daisy in The Regulators.

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Watch Hannibal Buress’s Ridiculously Terrible Shark Week Promo

"I don't want to have a fancy shark costume because I want people to be able to relate to me"

The hilarious beacon of human perfection known as Hannibal Buress stopped by Conan Wednesday night, where he revealed that he’ll be using Discover Channel’s Shark Week to promote his new show, Why? With Hannibal Buress.

Buress explains to Conan that he’s really trying to “get the shark audience. They’re very passionate.” He then was kind enough to share one of his pre-recorded advertisements, which is probably the worst advertisement of all time, featuring the worst shark costume of all time.

“It was deliberate, Conan, to have a horrible shark costume,” Buress explains, “because I don’t want to have a fancy shark costume because I want people to be able to relate to me.”

He further clarifies this concept: “It’s like millionaires that drive Priuses. Because that’s a garbage car.”

Read next: The People and Animals With the Best Shark Costumes for Shark Week

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Here’s What Real Male Strippers Think of Magic Mike XXL

"Been there, done that... Done that six times"

If you haven’t yet seen Magic Mike XXL — in theaters now, finally — we suggest hearing the opinions of a few real-life strippers. Because they live and breathe the true Magic Mike experience.

The Daily Share rounded up a group of strippers who regularly perform at major New York City strip clubs. In the above video, they share their opinions about how realistic the movie is and judge Channing Tatum’s moves (and his physique.)

“The moves are excellent,” one admits, while another says, “My moves are better.”

Perhaps the least-impressed of the bunch (who appears to call Chan “Channum Tatum), says, “Been there, done that, done that, done that, done that six times. Magic Mike’s got nothing on Awesome Antonio.”

You’ll also notice a guy in a suit. That’s Armand Peri, who basically runs the entire NYC male strip club scene. His take on Chan? “I would definitely hire him, but I would say, listen, you gotta hit the gym.”

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Watch Channing Tatum Show Off 7 Classic Dance Moves in 30 Seconds

The Magic Mike XXL star busts out some particularly excellent voguing

The highly-anticipated Magic Mike sequel is finally in theaters nationwide, which means you should probably stop reading the Internet and get yourself to the nearest cinema. In the meantime, though, we invite you to watch this video from Vanity Fair that features the movie’s star, Channing Tatum, showing off seven classic dance moves in just 30 seconds.

It’s set to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” a song fans will remember from the first movie and that they’ll enjoy again in Magic Mike XXL. The ever-talented and devastatingly handsome Chan starts off with the Running Man, and then shows off a decent Twist, Funky Chicken, Hula, Pony and Robot. He ends with some incredible voguing, which really takes the delicious, handsome cake.

Vanity Fair was kind enough to make a GIF of Chan voguing, so feel free to bookmark that now.

Read next: This Honest Trailer for Magic Mike Reminds You That There Was Actually a Plot

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Watch This Pregnant Mom and Her Daughter’s Adorable Dance Party

"My mom is gonna rock! But don't laugh at her!"

Nikki Taylor, who is eight months pregnant with her second child, decided to spend some quality time with her daughter, Jaylyn, by having an epic dance party in their living room.

Taylor and 6-year-old Jaylyn break it down to Silento’s “Watch Me” — and both of them totally crush it, clearly.

“My mom is going to rock,” Jaylyn says before they begin their choreography. “But don’t laugh at her.”

Taylor told BuzzFeed that they originally recorded the video for her fiance while he was at work, but after she posted it on Facebook to show her friends, it blew up. In just a few days, it has racked up more than 22 million views.

“She kills me, I’m winded,” Taylor wrote on Facebook, “but this is as good as it gets.”

Read next: This Dad Break Dances with His Daughter When He Gets Home from Work

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This Honest Trailer for Magic Mike Reminds You That There Was Actually a Plot

And that the whole thing was a lot less sexy than we thought it would be

“If you love strippers but wish you could see all the mundane details of their daily lives,” the voice-over for this Magic Mike spoof trailer says, “prepare to watch a lot of that, you weirdo.”

It’s the latest “honest trailer” from the YouTube channel Screen Junkies, which recently brought us teasers for Toy Story and Cinderella. Just in time for the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, we are invited to take a look back at the film that started it all.

The trailer points out that it’s really just “two un-sexy hours full of thong purchasing, crumpled bill straightening, loan applying, furniture evaluating, bookkeeping and talking about the stock market.” Then, it invites us to “get swept away by the film’s fantasy romance that would have you believe Mike would ditch a life of casual threesomes with Olivia Munn to pursue a sourpuss who can’t laugh like a human being.”

This is all pretty spot-on — but obviously not going to stop us from seeing Magic Mike XXL.

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Chris Pratt Just Found the Cutest Jurassic World Fan of All

Chris Pratt as Owen in "Jurassic World."
Universal Pictures Chris Pratt as Owen in "Jurassic World."

This kid totally nailed the raptor meme

People around the world have been recreating a key scene from Jurassic World in which Chris Pratt asserts his authority over a pack of raptors.

This has turned into a meme so popular that even the Smithsonian has gotten in on it. Oh, and Pratt himself recreated the scene at a children’s hospital, because he’s a perfect human.

But now, the Parks and Recreation star has found the best version of all, featuring a baby and some toy dinosaurs. “Thank you to the parents of this little one,” Pratt wrote. “You’ve made my day. Oh man! I’m crying laughing.”

Read next: Chris Pratt Recreated the Jurassic World Raptor Scene at a Children’s Hospital and It Was Adorable

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Here Are 21 Ways You Could Spend Your Precious Leap Second

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We get an extra second added to our clocks on June 30. Let's make the most of it

Tuesday, June 30th, will be one second longer than a regular day. The so-called “leap second” is periodically added to our clocks to account for the gradual slowing of the Earth’s rotation, according to NASA. From 1972 to 1999, leap seconds were added about once a year, but they’ve become less frequent since then.

One second may seem like a pretty negligible addition to your Tuesday, but we disagree. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of this precious extra moment, which will be added just before 8 p.m. Eastern time. (The leap second could potentially cause some major headaches for the Internet — so that’s all the more reason to make sure you enjoy it while you can.)

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what to do with your precious extra second, but here are our suggestions:

  1. Pat a dog on the head (or three times if you have a quick hand).
  2. Burn a calorie.
  3. Put down the toilet seat. (But you should be doing this all the time, guys.)
  4. “Like” something new on Facebook. (We suggest TIME or Channing Tatum or Doug the Pug.)
  5. Watch one second of the show you’ve been meaning to watch (we’re looking at you, The Wire) so you can say you finally started.
  6. Watch one sixth of your favorite Vine. (Allow us to recommend this.)
  7. Take a sip of water. Hydration is important!
  8. Go for an extra swipe on Tinder. Make it a right swipe. Give him a chance! He’s probably really well-read.
  9. Take a shot.
  10. Take a break. You deserve it.
  11. Make a weird noise. Whatever you feel in your heart. Just let it out. It will be cathartic.
  12. Turn off the lights, you energy hog.
  13. Click something. Anything. Just click. Please?
  14. Think about Channing Tatum real quick.
  15. Pick “attending” or “not attending” on that last Facebook event you were invited to and stop being such a noncommittal flake of a Millennial.
  16. Look at this picture of a chubby corgi/Pomeranian mix for one second. LOOK AT IT.
  17. Sing your favorite word of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
  18. Bother a cat.
  19. Think about giving to charity. You’re a saint!
  20. High-five a stranger.
  21. Smile! You live in the same world as Beyoncé.

 

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Watch Chris Pratt’s Perfect Jason Statham Impression in This Cut SNL Sketch

He's here to try and sell us "Jason Steakums"

When Chris Pratt hosted Saturday Night Live back in September, he recorded a sketch in which he played action movie start Jason Statham. Sadly, that sketch was cut for time but SNL decided to release it now for some reason. We’re not complaining.

The Jurassic World star shows off his pitch-perfect impression of Statham by selling a product called “Jason Statham’s Jason Steakums.” (Kind of like “Jon Hamm’s Jon Ham — but obviously not as good.)

The best part of the sketch is Pratt’s husky British accent and how he keeps stumbling over the words “Jason Statham’s Jason Steakums,” but otherwise, the sketch doesn’t really go anywhere. Totally worth a watch, though, just to see Pratt, who’s clearly enjoying this very much.

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Watch This Super Lucky Dog Play in a Surprise Ball Pit

He has pretty much the best owners ever

Maymo the beagle just got the treat of a lifetime: a DIY ball pit right in his living room. His owners simply pushed some couches and tables together and then dumped dozens of brightly colored plastic balls onto a rug. Then they hung back and let Maymo have at it.

Note: Maymo’s people call this the “best dog birthday surprise.” However: they uploaded this video on June 28, but on their YouTube page, they list his birthday as Jan. 15. Something feels off about that, right? Maybe they made this ball pit for Maymo just because and now they’re suggesting other people do it specifically for their dog’s birthday.

Either way, Maymo does not love his ball pit nearly as much as Grover the pug loved his.

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