TIME Internet

Michigan Man Says He’ll Trade Kanye West Sneakers for a ‘Working Kidney’

Kanye West Yeezy Shoes
Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images Kanye West's Yeezy Adidas shoes at the 2015 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

He says he's been flooded with responses to the offer

Kanye West’s Yeezy shoe model may cost an arm and a leg on eBay, but no one said the footwear would be worth a kidney.

Matt Neal, a 26-year-old Michigan resident, is promising a pair of Yeezy shoes to anyone who donates a kidney with his matching blood type, according t0 a Facebook offer. A pair of ultra-rare Adidas Yeezy Boost normally sells for $1,000 or more on the Web.

“People are always joking that they would give a kidney for a pair of yeezy’s!!” Neal says in a Facebook post. “Well here’s your chance, I’m 26 with 2 failing kidneys.”

Waiting for a kidney transplant can take years in most states in the country, a luxury of time many do not have. Neal said in a Facebook post that he has been flooded with responses to his shoe offer. Neal’s shoe-kidney trade may not actually be possible, however, as federal law bans the exchange of merchandise for organs on an open market. He didn’t immediately respond to an interview request.

“With all the people getting in touch with me about getting tested it is going to be really hard to message everyone individually,” Neal said on Facebook. “I’m going to find time over the coming days to get back to you all individually. Thank you for all of your love and interest!”

TIME Google Doodle

Google Doodle Has Two Letters Playing Tennis to Celebrate This Year’s U.S. Open

Google

It's a tense battle between the o and the g

As tennis stars Marin Cilic and Serena Williams prepare to defend their U.S. Open titles on Monday (with Williams on track to complete a “calendar-year Grand Slam” by winning all four major tournaments within 12 months), Google’s logo is already engaged in a tense tennis battle with its g doing battle with one of the o twins on Monday’s Doodle.

The iconic tournament at New York City’s Flushing Meadows is the season’s final Grand Slam after the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, and Google is celebrating “the possibility of a historic moment at Arthur Ashe stadium” should Williams become the first woman to win all four consecutively since Steffi Graf in 1988.

Fortunately, as the company says, “Serena can’t hit a through-body lob like today’s ‘o.’”

TIME Music

The Weeknd’s VMAs Performance Got Kanye West Dancing and the Internet Loves It

Kanye West really loves "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd didn’t bring out ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik during his MTV Video Music Awards performance as some speculated might happen, but he might have given us one better: he got Kanye West up and dancing during a fiery performance of his No. 1 single “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift may have kicked off the show by burying their bad blood (and Minaj may have started some with host Miley Cyrus over her recent interview), but many viewers have already declared Kanye’s moves the real highlight of the night.

Read next: The Rise of the Weeknd: ‘I Want to Make Pop Cool Again’

TIME celebrities

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Almost Joined Taylor Swift During ‘1989’ Tour

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Mike Marsland—WireImage/Getty Images Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attend the UK Premiere of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at Odeon Leicester Square in London on May 12, 2014.

The pair nearly joined Taylor Swift onstage

Taylor Swift has already featured a number of A-list talent on stage during her “1989” tour, but her performances could’ve been made even brighter by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

During an interview with Gay Star News, McKellen said, “[Taylor] did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in L.A., but I had something else to do that night.”

Swift took over the Staples Center with a number of celebrity guests last week. Joining her on stage were Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Uzo Aduba, Lisa Kudrow, Kobe Bryant, and more.

Earlier this month, Stewart told PEOPLE he was hoping to connect with Swift when she hit up the City of Angels. “I mean, Ian [McKellen] and I are in the squad now, so right on!”

The dynamic duo were inducted into Swift’s squad after they were film reciting the lyrics to her hits “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” After tweeting to the singer and asking to join, she responded, “You’ve made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals.”

Even before their new friendship, McKellen had a brief connection with Swift. The Lord of the Rings star told Gay Star News that the singer purchased director Peter Jackson’s apartment while he was staying there for free, forcing him to vacate. Fortunately, it seems the actor was able to “Shake It Off.”

This story originally appeared on EW.com

TIME animals

Watch This Adorable Wiener Dog Run Wild at a Baseball Game

His handlers couldn't catch him

One adorable Dachshund — better known as a wiener dog — won the hearts of minor league baseball fans on Saturday night when the canine escaped from its handlers and ran wild around the field.

The wiener dog, whom owners eventually got ahold of, was just one of several wiener dogs on the field for a dog race hosted by the El Paso Chihuahuas (that’s the name of the baseball team) in partnership with hot dog chain Weinerschnitzel.

Several players and ballpark staff tried to catch the pup, who managed to evade capture for about two minutes before rolling onto his back for some well-deserved belly rubs.

TIME viral

Watch a Cover of The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Using Dental Tools

"I can't feel my face when I'm with you"

YouTube musician Andrew Huang‘s new cover The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” imagines the summer hit taking place in the dentist’s office — one of the few places where you might really find yourself unable to feel your face.

In the video Huang serenades an array of dental equipment, from gloves to drills, prompting viewers to wonder how exactly he convinced a dentist’s office to let him film his cover.

This isn’t the first time Huang has used strange instruments to play popular songs. He once covered the Breaking Bad theme using equipment you would find in a meth lab.

 

TIME viral

Watch This Reporter Totally Lose It When a Bug Interrupts His Live Shot

"Was that live? Are we live? Oh brother"

Fox 5 reporter Brad Wills had a close encounter with a large flying insect on Friday while reporting live from a San Diego beach.

In the video, the bug flies close to Wills’ head as he discusses the weather, prompting screams and swats. It’s not long before he realizes what just happened: “Was that live? Are we live? Oh brother,” he says.

Luckily, the weather reporter seems to have taken the laugh-it-off approach to his his on-air freak out, retweeting a GIF and screenshot of the viral moment:

TIME Television

Here’s the Trailer for the 6th and Final Season of Downton Abbey

The drama will air in the U.K. on Sep. 20 at 9 p.m

ITV has released a trailer for the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey. The network has also confirmed that the drama will air in the U.K. on Sep. 20 at 9 p.m., Deadline reports.

The trailer, which you can watch above, offers a brief glimpse into the farewell season. There aren’t too many details yet, but we do know the show will pick up in 1925, about six months after it left off.

Read next: A Downton Abbey Musical Could Be in the Works

 

TIME viral

This Couple Just Made the Wedding Entrance to End All Wedding Entrances

How? By riding in on unicorn jet skis, obviously

Most couples want to arrive at their wedding reception in style, but few make as big a splash as newlyweds Michael Buchanan and Jason Gilbert did at their recent wedding along Michigan’s Lake Allegan.

Buchanan, a Broadway actor, and his partner, Gilbert, greeted their 8o guests by arriving on a set of unicorn jet skis, Logo TV reports. Behold, their grand entrance:

“The entrance was actually the brainchild of my friend,” Buchanan told BuzzFeed. “He thought, ‘big gay wedding?’ We should decorate the jet skis as unicorns. We found inflatable unicorn busts online and voilà.”

Here’s a closer look at the end result:

“Once we all realized that they were riding in on unicorn jet skis, I am pretty sure there was a collective jaw drop,” executive director of Marriage Equality USA Brian Silva, who was in attendance, told LOGO TV. “Followed by laughter, applause and a chorus of folks screaming, ‘YAAAAAS!'”

Read next: Watch How Many Pop Songs This Couple Packed Into Their Epic Wedding Music Video

TIME animals

Treat Yourself to This Video of Kittens Fighting in a Tiny Boxing Ring

Happy Caturday!

The only thing cuter than a kitten is two kittens, and the only thing cuter than two kittens is two kittens duking it out in a tiny boxing ring. Thus, we recommend taking one minute to view the above video, which features just that. Trust us.

The video was uploaded to the America’s Funniest Home Videos YouTube channel Saturday, but it’s already been on Facebook for a few days, where it has racked up nearly 3 million views.

Now, we just have to wait until cat wrestling becomes an officially recognized sport.

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