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In case the Patriots’ 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last night wasn’t embarrassing enough, this video of a Chiefs fan air-humping the face of a contrite Patriots supporter really hammers home the utter destruction Patriot Nation suffered at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: The Good, The Bad, and the Embarassing
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We’re in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, one of the most annoying times of the year for many Latinos. Starting September 15 and ending October 15, the month originally started off as a single week back under Lyndon Johnson in 1968, but Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month in 1988. The timeframe seems based on the fact that many Latin America countries celebrate their independence on days between September 15 and 18. More

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What The Fluff Fest Doesn’t Quite Live Up to The Fluff
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For an average street fair, Fluff Fest was fine. There were food vendors, carnival games, moonbounces, and an excited crowd of people: an all around recipe for a good time. But let’s be real: for all the hype surrounding the event, it was a disappointment. The occasional fluff flag and single fluffer-nutter stand does not a proper whipped marshmallow celebration make. Where was the fluff keg? The fluff dunk tank? The fluff bazookas to spray the crowd? The “What the fluff?” slogan was fun and all, but it would have been better written out in actual fluff on a giant graham cracker in the middle of the street. I can’t pretend that this festival was fluffy enough. More

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#DownloadBoston: A Weekend Guide to the Snazziest Boston-Based Apps
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Toward the end of last year, Tom O’Keefe, otherwise known as the man behind @BostonTweet, launched a new project called #DownloadBoston. Now up and running, this project serves as a platform for some of the most innovative (not to mention unique) consumer startup apps throughout the city. More

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Prince, Thom Yorke, More New Albums out This Week
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In an interesting week for releases, an R&B king releases two full-length with a new band called, an oft-lauded indie rock pioneer releases a solo album because he just kind of felt like it, and the former lead singer of My Chemical Romance has a new record that sounds a lot like My Chemical Romance. Take that as you will. More

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Netflix’s First Original Movie is a ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel
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With its 31 Emmy nominations and seven wins earlier this year, Netflix proved it was a major player in the television industry. After yesterday’s announcement that the company is creating its first original movie, a sequel to 2000′s Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon,” it appears Netflix is aiming to show the world that, like Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix,” it knows Kung fu.

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Boston Named #1 Seed in ‘America’s Ugliest Accent’ Contest
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Notorious Boston-hating gossip rag Gawker published another craven pageview grab thinly disguised as a March Madness-style bracket to determine America’s ugliest accent, and lo and behold, Boston is the number one overall seed. The Manhattan provocateurs have made a living talking smack about our fair city, and the round-by-round tournament updates should provide plenty of additional opportunities for their trademark snark.

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Kids Break iPhones in Apple Store to Test ‘Bendgate’ Theory
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Within days of the release of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, scores of complaints and numerous videos began popping up claiming the iPhone 6 Plus was a bendable piece of aluminum garbage. Apple refuted the Bendgate rumors, but a pair of troublemaking UK teens decided they needed to test the phones in person, posting a YouTube video of themselves destroying several iPhones in their local Apple Store.

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This Week’s Boston Events: Cooking, Cocktails, and Concert Films
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Before we get to this week’s event picks, a modest proposal: Let’s make September 31 the new leap year day, instead of taking pity on February. Wouldn’t you rather have one more day of leaf peeping and apple picking in perfect Indian Summer weather every four years? February’s never going to grow out of the calendar welfare state if we keep giving it handouts instead of making it earn another day. Stop with the redistribution of dates.

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Potato Salad Kickstarter Leads to $50,000 Party
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We were pretty skeptical this summer when Zach “Danger” Brown’s tubular Kickstarter proposal to make potato salad (Description: “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.”) raised over $55,000, far outstripping his original goal of $10. With quite literally an infinite number of worthier causes, the zeitgeist-chasing Internet chose to throw its hard-earned cash not to a clean water initiative or a hospital for sick puppies, but to a guy in Ohio who needed some yellow tubers and mayonnaise. More

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Krill Switching Things Up, Giving ‘More to Unpack’ on Upcoming Album
Local Music

For the past few years one of the most prevalent bands in Boston has been Chicago transplants, Krill. The three-piece has quickly become one of the most beloved acts in town. They will soon be coming out with a new, as of yet untitled, album and begin a tour this week that will take them up and down the east coast, to the midwest, and up to Canada. You can catch them tonight, September 29, at Great Scott before they head out, and you probably should. More

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Show Scenes: Christopher Owens at The Sinclair
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Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens brought a mix of his back catalog favorites and new songs from his forthcoming sophomore solo album to The Sinclair on Sunday night, with an opening set from Chicago singer/songwriter Liam Hayes.

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Giving Our Own Awards Out to Hard Rock’s ‘The Last Band Standing’
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The New England Music Awards gives 24 local Boston bands the opportunity to be crowned “The Last Band Standing.” The 24 bands are split into groups of four, so several bands play one set over the course of four nights. Their goal is to be the high-scoring band of that night, based on the judge’s score sheets, so they can go on to compete in the finals on October 18. In addition to these four semi-finalists, two Wild Card bands are also selected by the New England Awards to compete in the final competition. More

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