The One and Only Thing People Need to Stop Doing on Facebook

The Indisputable Dirt

I have a challenge for you.

Go ask Google if there is anything that people should stop posting on social media sites. Just type in “things people need to stop posting on facebook,” or something to that effect.

Google does not come up short. In fact, the results are pretty overwhelming. You might not know it, but you’re probably breaking many unwritten rules of social media.

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According to this list we’re not supposed to post:

– pregnancy updates

-milestones our children make

-medical conditions we or our children are experiencing

Pretty much anything about parenting is not kosher. In fact, if you’re a parent, you should probably just leave facebook altogether, according to this guy.

This one rules out:

-lengthy complaints about life

-complaining about your boss

-“selfies”

-the frequent use of ellipses for some reason…

This one prohibits:

-emotions, specifically loving emotions directed at a significant other.

-Also, no…

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They forgot about Dre!

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Dr. Dre is super rich by any measure. And the co-founder of Beats, the headphones and music-streaming service, is about to get even richer if Apple buys the company, as reported, for more than $3 billion.

But the question of whether he’s a billionaire requires a lot of guesswork. And some of the math being tossed around on the web doesn’t seem to add up.

Forbes said in its May issue that Dr. Dre was worth around $550 million. Pundits are saying that all he needs is another $450 million to become a billionaire. So as long as his stake in Beats is more than 15 percent, he’s a billionaire.

But that math is double counting. Forbes doesn’t offer any details on its estimate for Dr. Dre’s worth, but they do say that it’s based on his stake in Beats. They estimate that stake—based on Carlyle’s minority investment in the company—at close to $2 billion.

Forbes’ Zack O’Malley said Dr. Dre has a 20 percent to 25 percent stake in Beats. (Other sources say it’s closer to 20 percent.)

If that’s the case, his pretax take from a $3.2 billion sale would be between $640 million and $800 million. Since he’s a resident of California, which treats a capital gain as ordinary income, he would likely pay up to a third of his windfall in taxes.So that would bring his take-home from the deal to between $430 million and $670 million. That’s unless he somehow shielded his stake with trusts or offshore entities, which is possible.

But if it’s a straight sale with typical tax treatment, Dr. Dre would need additional assets of between $330 million and $570 million in order for the Apple deal to make him a billionaire.

That said, Dre is the greatest wealth creator in the history of hip-hop. And is there really any difference between having a net worth of $700 million or $1 billion? Either way, it’s enough to buy most of what anyone could ever want.

And if he says he’s a billionaire, he would certainly know. But contrary to his video statement, Forbes will not be updating its billionaire list. O’Malley is saying Dr. Dre is worth closer to $800 million.

And indeed, my own math suggests that Dr. Dre would need to have significant non-Beats wealth (at least $300 million) to get him to the 10-figure club.

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The Weight Of The New Godzilla Is Scrutinized By Japanese Fans

 

With a lack of anything serious to complain about in regards to the upcoming Godzilla reboot byGareth Edwards, Japanese fans are knocking the new version of the beast for being a little on the chunky side for their taste in radioactive lizard king.

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As a lifelong fan of the lizard king, the one that didn’t front the Doors, I have been waiting with baited breath for the upcoming Godzilla reboot for what feels like an eternity. Godzilla has always been my favorite Japanese import, edging out both Gundam Wing and Asahi Super Dry, and ever since I became one of the millions of ten year olds to be extremely disappointed by Sony’s underwhelming stain on the franchise I have been hoping that Hollywood would redeem itself by giving the legendary monster the epic re-imagining he deserves.

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As the quality of CGI creatures developed over the years I thought a big budget remake was inevitable and, following the success of films like Cloverfield and Monsters, I knew it couldn’t be far off. Incidentally, if you have not seen Edwards’ Monsters yet I highly recommend getting on that train because it is a artfully-crafted love letter to fans of the genre. Plus it will make a brilliant appetizer before seeing Godzilla.

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by Shawn Perry