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NEWS: A Local Radio Station Played ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ For Two Hours Straight To Support The Controversial Song

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Over in Kentucky, local radio station WAKY played the 1940’s holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for two hours straight on Sunday morning. From 8am to 10am the station alternated between 5 different versions of the holiday classic and played nothing else. Recently, the song has raised concerns about the importance of consent as some feel the lyrics depict a scenario where a woman is trying to get away from advances made by her date. Others feel the song was written in a different time and that the lyrics are meant to be much more playful than they may sound to a modern ear. Director of Programming for WAKY, Joe Fredele, thinks that song’s ending is evidence that both the man and woman are happy about what is transpiring.

“We’re not afraid to play it. I’m not sure why it’s controversial. We’ve played the song for years, you know, this song is older than WAKY is. It’s almost 70 years old. The song is not about that. All it is…is a dialogue between a man and a woman, and at the end of the song, you hear them harmonize together, so they’re basically agreeing.”

The Christmas classic made headlines earlier this year when a California radio station briefly pulled the song from their rotation before ultimately returning it due to an “overwhelming” amount of listeners asking for the song to be played again. Fredele has mentioned that fans have reached out on social media thanking him for playing the song.

“It’s just a fun way of saying, ‘Hey, this is our vote for that song. It’s a fun song. It’s a romantic song, don’t pick on it.”

Listen below to the original “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” sung by Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett and Red Skelton from the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter to see what you think!

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AWWW: A Rescue Team Of 9 Was Needed To Rescue 1 Adorably Chubby Rat

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Over in Bensheim, Germany a rotund rodent got herself into a jam when she tried to squeeze through a hole of a manhole cover only to get stuck…and honestly, I can relate. When I was 8 years old I tried to squeeze my thunder-thighs-in-training into a children’s swing and it took my dad and three other grown men to get me out. I am the German fat-rat!

Volunteer firefighters were called when a young girl noticed the fat rat was stuck and no time was wasted to help the poor critter. Eight firefighters and at least one animal rescuer appeared on the scene to safely extract the chubby critter. Animal rescuer Michael Sehr told BBC “She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip. There was no going forward or back.” When asked why anyone would even want to save something so many are repulsed by Sehr said “Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.”

Alls well that ends well! Hopefully no authorites will be needed to help me shimmy out of these skinny jeans I thought looked cute this morning…in the meantime, check out the entire rescue below!

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Elton John And Taron Egerton Performed A Fantastic Duet Of ‘Tiny Dancer’

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The dancer may be tiny but the talent on stage was massive! Taron Egerton and Elton John gave a fantastic performance of “Tiny Dancer” last night at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to toss on your bedazzled cape and brightly colored sunglasses then boy do I have good news for you. An “epic musical fantasy” about Elton John’s life, entitled Rocketman, is expected to hit theaters in May 2019. Taron Egerton, from Robin Hood fame, plays the musical legend and judging by his performance last night, we are all in for a treat. The audience of the charity event felt like a candle in the wind when Taron suggested an off-the-cuff performance of “Tiny Dancer.” There isn’t even a pun creative enough to embody what the audience must have felt when Elton John himself volunteered to accompany Taron on the piano!

In addition to a truly moving performance, the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raised more than $6.3 million for an effort to end AIDS.

Click below to take a look at the magical performance from last night!

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VIRAL: There Is No Room For Love When This Dog Protects His Barney

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I think this dog missed the whole “I love you, you love me” message Barney was trying to teach all those years ago…

In this viral video posted to Twitter, an adorable pup channels his inner Cujo anytime his owner gets close to the Barney the Dinosaur stuffed animal. While the frenzied attacks are comical in themselves, this video should definitely be played with the sound up. While we never see more than the dog owner’s hand, we hear his high pitched screams of terror every time the dog take a lunge.

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