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This Week in Culture: August 15, 2014

Facebook founder and hooded sweatshirt enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge
A Place to Crash Business Insider reported that Rory McIlroy’s former house in Northern Ireland is up for rent. If you’ve got 20 grand to kill in a week, why not give it a go? And if living in his digs doesn’t make you jealous, remember: he gets paid millions for hitting a tiny damn ball.
Turn It Off Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has gotten less educational by the year. They’re actually feeding viewers lies now. Vox slaps them on the wrist with this story.
He Probably Rooted for the Monstars A Grantland NBA writer never saw Space Jam…until now. This is what happens when you don’t watch a children’s epic until the age of 36.
Thumbs Up or Down An adaption of Lois Lowry’s The Giver hit theaters this week. A well-known story with an A-list cast, but is it any good? The NY Daily News gives its verdict.
Funniest Man in the World Comedian Norm MacDonald hit to twitter to remember his friend. The Boston Globe consolidated his tweets.
We’re All Pirates People are illegally watching movies, shows and playing video games at all-time highs. Wonder which states are the worst offenders? Movoto has the answers.
Hideaway She was a ballerina. Then a military “sharpshooter”. Now she’s a pop star. Read about Kiesza’s transformation in T: The New York Times Style Magazine‘s story.
Anything Else In this clip from Last Week With John Oliver, the host targets Payday Loans and a “celebrity” makes a cameo.
Cold Water Justin Timberlake, Mark Zuckerberg, Alex Ovechkin and Jimmy Fallon have all dumped iced water on their heads. The Verge outlines how the ALS campaign got so big.
Post Prohibition See what soccer moms and homeless people in Boulder think about weed legalization in The Atlantic.
Red Ponies Gear Patrol opened up the week with everything Ferrari. Check out The Ferrari Issue.
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