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Watch The Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments on Jimmy Kimmel

Who knew the comment section could provide musical inspiration?

The Decemberists released a new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, this week and to mark the occasion, they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Instead of performing one of the songs off of their new album, though, the band took a page out of Kimmel’s playbook and turned to the Internet for inspiration, composing original songs based on YouTube comments. The result was something like Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets series, but set to a catchy tune.

Topics for the songs ranged from deep thoughts on the 2015 State of the Union address to deeper thoughts on Justin Bieber. Comments from “Kim Kardashian’s Plastic Surgery Transformation,” cute pandas wrestling, some hungry kittens waiting for dinner and a 2005 MIT commencement address providing additional musical inspiration.


TIME celebrity

These Incredibly Realistic Celebrity Portraits Were Made Entirely With Emoji

See Kim Kardashian made of pigs and hamburgers and Miley Cyrus made of basketballs and cookies

Most Emoji enthusiasts would agree that selecting the right one is an art form — and rapper Yung Jake is truly taking that idea to the next level.

Using a new site called emoji.ink, he’s been creating impressively lifelike portraits of celebrities ranging from comedy icons like Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld to rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Cam’ron. It may sound like a silly gimmick — but these portraits actually incorporate a striking attention to detail and a clear sense of creativity.

Naturally, when we reached out to Yung Jake for more information about his artistic process, his response was riddled with Emoji:


See some of the best portraits above and check out the rest on Yung Jake’s Instagram.

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Watch Blake Shelton Squirm as Jimmy Fallon Serenades Him With Country Songs

Fallon attempts to sing some of Shelton's biggest hits

Upcoming Saturday Night Live host and The Voice coach Blake Shelton stopped by The Tonight Show Thursday — and his visit turned into a bit of a concert. But the person singing was not, in fact, Blake Shelton, but instead Jimmy Fallon, who attempted to sing some of Shelton’s hits.

Watch as Fallon totally butchers “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here,” with accompaniment from house band The Roots.

After Fallon attempted to impress Shelton by essentially ruining his songs, Shelton looks into Fallon’s eyes, smiles his charming Blake Shelton smile, and drawls, “I seriously can’t stand you.”

TIME Food & Drink

Yelp Has Spoken: These Are the 100 Best-Reviewed Places to Eat in America

Yelp IPO Puts Consumer-Review Site up for Review
The Yelp Inc. logo is displayed in the window of a restaurant in New York, U.S. Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images

Yelp's list of top-rated spots across the U.S. might surprise you

Yelp released its 2015 edition of the top 100 places to eat in the United States Thursday — and the list may surprise you.

Rather than displaying an array of Michelin-starred establishments, the list is made up of food carts, delis and feel good BBQ spots that rarely exceed the “$$” price range. This could be because rankings were determined based on consumer reviews. (And who doesn’t like getting more bang for your buck?)

Here’s a sampling of the top 10:

1. Copper Top BBQ – Big Pine, CA
2. Art of Flavors – Las Vegas, NV
3. Soho Japanese Restaurant – Las Vegas, NV
4. TKB Bakery and Deli – Indio, CA
5. Ono Seafood – Honolulu, HI
6. Shark Pit Maui – Lahaina, HI
7. Gaucho Parilla Argentina – Pittsburgh, PA
8. Bobboi Natural Gelato – La Jolla, CA
9. Golden Bear Trading Company – San Francisco, CA
10. Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix, AZ

Check out the rest of the list at Yelp.

TIME Television

Jeopardy! Contestant Can’t Stop Apologizing for Mixing Up Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks

He joined Twitter solely for this purpose

“This Australian hip-hopper used the pet name/street name system to come up with her rap name,” host Alex Trebek said on a recent episode of Jeopardy!

Contestant Nicholas Berube quickly buzzed in, offering the response, “Who is Azealia Banks?” He was, of course, wrong. What he meant to say was, “Who is Iggy Azalea?” It was an innocent mistake, as they are both “hip-hoppers” with similar names, but it’s kinda funny because the two rappers openly hate each other.

Berube clearly felt pretty bad about the mixup because he joined Twitter solely to apologize. First to Azealia Banks:

And then just more generally to the whole Internet:

After making the mistake while taping the show, Berube said he “immediately knew the internet would explode,” but couldn’t defend himself until the episode aired months later.

He seems like a really nice guy, doesn’t he? But sorry, ladies, he’s made sure to let everybody know he’s off the market:


TIME viral

Watch a Little Boy Totally Freak Out Over His First Kiss

Just a reminder that love is real

In a YouTube video uploaded by America’s Funniest Home Videos, a boy named Griffin is sitting in the backseat of a car, describing the “mind-blowing” and “amazing” first kiss he just received: “It just goes to my brain so much it just goes KABLOOEY!” The child is almost at a loss for words, which is probably why he barely has 40 seconds worth of things to say. You’ll get a good laugh when he describes how she “kicks” him instead of kisses him.

WATCH: “First Kiss” Director’s Latest Video Shows “Strangers” Undressing in Front of Each Other

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BBQ Pit the Size of a Bus Could Be Yours for Just $350,000

The 'Undisputable Cuz' Courtesy of Terry Folsom

Perfect for cooking four tons of meat at a time

A BBQ pit about the size of a whale — and almost large enough to cook one — is on sale for the equally hefty price of $350,000.

Terry Folsom, a man in Brenham, Tex. who says he acquired the 40-ton behemoth in a business transaction, is now looking to sell it, the Houston news source KHOU-TV reports. The pit is listed on Ebay with a sell price of $350,000.

“It’s the world’s largest barbecue pit,” Folsom’s wife Kim told KHOU-TV.

The ‘Undisputable Cuz’ Courtesy of Terry Folsom

The pit, dubbed the “Undisputable Cuz,” stretches 75 feet and is large enough to cook four tons of meat at a time. Seven smokestacks extend from the top and 24 doors open into it. Of course, the pit is also equipped with a walk-in cooler with room for beer kegs.



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Watch This Year’s NFL-Themed Edition of Bad Lip Reading

The third in a series imagines what we certainly hope players were saying on the sidelines

“I once got a rake, and I killed a snowman.”

While Dallas Cowboys defensive end George Selvie probably didn’t say that on the sidelines to teammate Anthony Spencer, the above video sure makes it look like he did.

For the third year in a row, the folks at Bad Lip Reading have compiled clips of what NFL players could have said during this year’s season.

Check out the 2014 edition here.

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TIME Business

This Man Is Launching a $3 Million Startup to Catch Bigfoot

Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi holds a photo of what he claims to be the mouth and teeth of a deceased bigfoot or sasquatch creature during a news conference Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in Palo Alto, Calif.
Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi holds a photo of what he claims to be the mouth and teeth of a deceased bigfoot or sasquatch creature during a news conference Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in Palo Alto, Calif. Ben Margot—AP

The renowned Sasquatch hunter is looking to raise $3 million by selling stock in his company

We all have a dream. Carmine “Tom” Biscardi’s is to catch Bigfoot — and he’s hoping you’ll fund it.

Together with his partners, the renowned Sasquatch hunter is looking to raise $3 million by selling stock in his company, Bigfoot Project Investments, the Wall Street Journal reports.

His mission? To “capture the creature known as Bigfoot” according to the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

But investors beware! This startup is not for the faint of heart.

“This would be the kind of thing where if you believed in Bigfoot, or you thought there really was a Bigfoot and you actually had some money to burn and wanted to play with this, then go for it,” investment guru Kathy Boyle told the Journal.

And Bigfoot purists themselves aren’t exactly thrilled with this venture, which they see “as the crass commercialization of a serious pursuit.”

Still, Biscardi isn’t worried. He maintains a “haters gonna hate” attitude: “When you’re king of the mountain, everybody’s trying to knock you down,” he told the Journal.

Strong words from a man who held a news conference in 2008 claiming he’d found the legendary beast — but it turned out to be a rubber gorilla costume.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME Television

Watch Bill Gates and Jimmy Fallon Hang Out and Drink Poop Water Together

NBC host took a taste test

Bill Gates stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday evening to talk about the Omniprocessor, a machine that aims to help sanitation issues in third world countries by turning human waste into drinking water — as well as electricity and clean ash.

Gates recently promoted the machine, which his foundation has helped fund, and shared a video of himself testing the water on his blog.

So naturally, the billionaire philanthropist decided to trick Fallon into tasting some of this “poop water” too. He sets up a taste test with two seemingly identical glasses of water and then invites Fallon to choose whichever one he wants. And then things get interesting.

MORE: Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Had Been Poop Just Moments Before

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