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U.S. soccer coach writes excuse note to miss work
Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men's National Team have a very important #WorldCup match Thursday versus Germany. If the U.S. wins, they'll not only secure a spot in the next round, but also avoid the arguably stronger team that will emerge from Group H as the winner.
A draw will ensure the U.S. advances as the group's runner-up, no matter what Ghana and Portugal end up doing. Read the rest of Thursday's possible scenarios here.
The big dilemma, however, is that the game starts at noon and many Americans will be at work!
Lucky for us, the head coach has you covered with a get out of work excuse note.
To whom it may concern:
Please excuse (insert name) from work on Thursday, June 26th.
I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause. The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.
By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!"
You heard it, folks. Country > Career.
Kim Jong Un swears 'merciless' retaliation over Seth Rogen film
A North Korean spokesperson previously condemned actors James Franco and Seth Rogen for the film which sees their on-screen characters attempt an assassination of Kim Jong Un.
The film follows the story of two late night talk show hosts that are given the opportunity to interview Kim Jong Un, but before traveling to the country, they are enlisted by the U.S. government's secret service to kill him.
The North Korea spokesman was quoted by the state KCNA news agency as saying: "Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated."
"If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken," the spokesman was quoted as saying.
The film is due out in October.
Rogen, who is also one of the directors of the movie, has since responded on Twitter saying: "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it."
Photoshopped "beauty" around the world
A woman had her face photoshopped in more than 25 countries to find out if a global beauty standard actually exists.
It was part of a project, titled Before & After. Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered headshot of herself to more than 40 Photoshop experts around the world.
All she said was "make me beautiful."
"What I've learned from the project is this: Photoshop [may] allow us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more illusive," Honig said.
"Beautiful" doesn't mean the same thing across the world.
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