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Extra, Extra: Uber And Lyft May Be The New Waitressing For Actors

Dia de los Muertos Joker (Photo by Rinzi Ruiz via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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  • Working for Uber and Lyft may pretty much be the new waitressing for actors and artists.
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  • Vinyl is still alive and kicking. Toronto's public library is opening their 15,000 record collection for a sweet vinyl workshop, teaching everyone everything about records and letting people play them, too.
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  • Because it's hard work changing racist mascots, Adidas is offering to help communities and high schools convert their racist nods to less offensive ones.
  • There's a very freaky video of a cruise ship passenger clinging on for dear life before plunging into the ocean.
  • California Rep. Tony Cardenas used the renaming of the Van Nuys post office for Marilyn Monroe as the perfect chance to troll Donald Trump.
  • A California congressman is planning on introducing a bill that would ban keeping killer whales in captivity.
  • Bill Nye takes a serious picture, becomes a seriously funny meme.
  • And finally, here's a dog dancing to Toto's "Africa":