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Leon Bridges sang some of Donald Trump’s tweets and even he couldn’t make them sound good

Leon Bridges might have one of the most mellifluous singing voices around. But sometimes even the most honeyed of voices can’t distract from truly terrible lyrics. 

On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Grammy-nominated singer belted out some of Donald Trump’s tweets, which — let’s be honest — aren’t exactly known for their lyricism. 

Sorry, but “Congratulations to Rex Tillerson on being sworn in” just doesn’t have ear worm potential.  Read more…

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This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral

Police are appealing for information after footage of a digger destroying the front of a building branded with the Travelodge logo went viral on Monday afternoon.

The video below, which was shared by Joe Fearon on Twitter, shows a man in an orange digger rolling up the steps towards the reception area of a new Travelodge in Liverpool, UK.

“That’s what happens when people don’t pay their wages, mate,” a man can be heard saying as the digger smashes its way into the building.

I was on that job an was supposed to get paid the Friday before Xmas, could have been skint for all they knew, never got my money until the 2nd week of January, only a matter of time before something like this happened 🤷🏻‍♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/WvQ91aRRgL

— Joe fearon (@joefblue) January 21, 2019 Read more…

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White House tweet tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. aren’t going over well

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is not going over well. 

In a tweet, the White House press secretary wrote that King “gave his life” for the civil rights movement, and that “our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice.” 

Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wWYdNWtGuy

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2019

Here’s the thing: King didn’t give his life. He was assassinated four years after he was blackmailed by the FBI; his family still believes his death was a government-orchestrated conspiracy to silence the civil rights movement.  Read more…

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‘His Dark Materials’ author tweets a genuinely useful piece of writing advice

As anyone who writes – for work, fun, or both – will know, writing can be a long and lonely process made even more difficult by self-doubt and distractions from the outside world. Sometimes it feels like you’re just sitting around waiting for inspiration. 

While writing advice seems to be in abundance, not all of it is that helpful or even realistic. But of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman just shared a really good, tangible piece of advice on Twitter. 

He was responding to a question by another author, Kate Foster, who tweeted a request for some advice on how to motivate yourself and get your writing done. Read more…

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