Why Did Oil Prices Suddenly Tank? An Explainer.

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Oil is cheap and thus gas is cheap. But how did we get to $2.13 a gallon from $4 in the summer?

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Your First Look At Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut, ‘Rosewater,’ Coming In November

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This November, we'll find out if Jon Stewart is as good at directing movies as he is at making fun of CNN.


There’s A Shot-For-Shot Iranian Remake Of ‘Modern Family’ (Minus The Gay Characters)

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The Iranian remake of "Modern Family" is exactly the same as the ABC series...minus the gay characters.


An Iranian Judge Has Ordered Mark Zuckerberg To Testify In Court

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Won't somebody call Ben Affleck to get Zuck out of this jam!?


Iran Is Banning WhatsApp Because Mark Zuckerberg Is A ‘Zionist’

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Iran is banning WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg used to be Jewish. Of course, there is also a real reason.


Watch Jon Stewart Explain How ‘Incredibly Smooth-Chested Boy Man’ Justin Bieber Is Just Like Congress


Last night The Daily Show broke protocol and led with two top stories of equal importance.


Iran Reconnects With The World Through Facebook And Twitter


Iran has lifted the ban on Facebook and Twitter... but why?


Conan O’Brien Made The Iranian President’s Twitter A Whole Lot Funnier


Conan O'Brien made Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's Twitter a whole lot funnier by writing some of his tweets for him. See what he came up for him the leader of the Middle Eastern country.

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Was This Female Iranian Politician’s Election Overturned Because She’s Too Pretty?


After an Iranian woman was elected to her city's council, she was inexplicably denied the job and some people believe it's because she's too pretty.

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You Should Watch This Iranian Breakdancing Video From 1991

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Here is a nine-minute YouTube video titled "Breakdancing in Iran." You must watch it.


Shocker: Anti-Gay Countries Secretly Love Gay Porn

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Our intrepid porn-search correspondent Josh Kurp touched on this phenomenon a few weeks ago when discussing the most popular (or poopular, in the case of South Africa) porn searches in certain US states and countries.


New Zealand Is Mad At Ben Affleck About ‘Argo’ Now, Too

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Now that Iran’s leaders have aired their grievances with the way their people were portrayed in the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Argo, it is time for more countries that have been slighted to step forward and shame director Ben Affleck for his typical American ways.


Ben Affleck Should Be Hanged For War Crimes, Says Iranian News Agency

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You have no idea how happy I am to break Film's Drunk "war crimes tag" cherry.


Jon Stewart taking an 12-week hiatus to direct a movie. Whaa?

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That's right, Jon Stewart is going to be a film director.


Shockingly, the Iranian govt ain’t so hot on Argo

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So it turns out the Iranian government, the logical, notoriously level-headed Iranian government, who recently pulled all Iranian films out of the Oscars because of the not-at-all-connected-to-the-Oscars-or-the-US-government film Innocence of Muslims, isn't too thrilled about Ben Affleck's Argo, which depicts a group of Americans on the run from that same Iranian government.


It’s Official: Iran is Boycotting The Oscars

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Last summer, a con man and former PCP chef calling himself "Sam Bacile" convinced some struggling actors to join his ultra low-budget production of "Desert Warrior," which he filmed on soundstages and later redubbed with anti-Muslim content, re-titling it Innocence of Muslims and putting out a 14-minute trailer to a complete movie that may not even exist.


Iran threatens Oscar boycott over ‘Innocence of Muslims’

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An Iranian official has publicly called for a boycott of this year's Oscars, saying Iran shouldn't offer a candidate for best foreign language film unless the Academy denounces Nakoula B.

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