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How to Block Auto-Play Videos in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

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Kirk McElhearn:

Auto-play videos suck. They use bandwidth, and their annoying sounds get in the way when you’re listening to music and open a web page. I happen to write for a website that uses them, and it annoys me to no end. (My editors have no control over those auto-play videos, alas.)

But you can stop auto-play videos from playing on a Mac. If you use Chrome or Firefox, it’s pretty simple, and the plugins below work both on macOS and Windows; if you use Safari, it’s a bit more complex, but it’s not that hard.

Auto-play videos are so user-hostile that there ought to be a way to turn them off without needing an extension or hidden developer preference.

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Linked-to Chrome extension doesn't work on http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/323775-trump-official-slams-cbo-score-its-just-not-believable

Angry ram battles tetherball left in forest

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLzDRge6P0U&feature=youtu.be

The best part is the other sheep patiently waiting further up the path.

"Come on, Nigel."

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Dodge[ball] tested. Ram approved.
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Patrick Stewart Tells Hugh Jackman About the Time He Found Out He Wasn't Circumcised

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Getting excited for Logan, which hits theaters this weekend? Have you already plowed through all 600 X-Men movies and crave more?

Well, you're in luck because Wolverine and Professor X were on The Graham Norton Show last weekend, and it was as exciting as any X-Man can be. They were talking about — what else — Patrick Stewart's penis. 

Watch Hugh Jackman lose it to this story about Patrick Stewart's penis and, more specifically, the time when Patrick Stewart discovered that he wasn't circumcised. 

Submitted by: (via The Graham Norton Show)

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Jon Stewart Emerged from Beneath Stephen Colbert's Desk to Give Some Advice to the Media

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It's been a rough, I don't know, eternity since that reality-TV gameshow host became president. And in that time, we've seen an uptick in hatecrimes, a bunch of unanswered questions about Russia, and a president who thinks "fake news" means "I disagree." 

That's why, last night, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jon Stewart emerged from his home beneath Colbert's desk to deliver a message to the media on how to deal with all this: Do your jobs. 

It's good to have the old boy back. 

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Watch Gordon Ramsay Answer Questions on Twitter and Roast Things Other Than Chickens

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If there's one thing Gordon Ramsay doesn't have time for, it's your bullshit. 

The star of shows like Kitchen Nightmare, MasterChef, and the undisputed best show on TV MasterChef Jr, Gordon is known for his temper. That's what makes this video — which bounces between his two talents, cooking and casually telling amateur cooks that they're stupid — such a winner. We get cooking, supportive Gordon, and piss off Gordon.

 

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Mom of the Year Trolls the Shit Out of Her Son By Sending Him a Care Package Filled with Trash

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Moms. Some say, they don't understand. Some say, they're the reason you're alive. Others say, they know to troll. 

This mom falls into that last category. 

When Westminster College freshman Connor Cox thought that he was getting a carepackage from his mom, it turns out what he was getting a reminder to take the trash out.

Well played, mom. Then he went on the news to talk about how sick his mom is and what a nerd he is. Way to go, mom. 




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Tagged: trash , garbage , moms , college
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