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Elon Musk's Boring Company gets permission to dig a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

The hyperloop is moving ahead.  Elon Musk got permission from Maryland officials for his Boring Company to build a 10-mile tunnel in the state, the Baltimore Sun reported. The tunnel would be the first part of Musk's envisioned hyperloop to transport people underground between New York and Washington, D.C.  “This thing is real. It’s exciting to see,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn told the Sun. “The word ‘transformational’ may be overused, but this is a technology that leapfrogs any technology that is out there today. And it’s...

Brent Briscoe of 'Parks and Recreation' fame is dead at 56

Actor Brent Briscoe – known best for his role as JJ of JJ's Diner fame on Parks and Recreation – died at 56 on Wednesday. Per Variety, the cause of death is internal bleeding and heart complications sustained after "a serious fall" that put him in the hospital.  SEE ALSO: Ben Wyatt and Jean-Ralphio respond to 'Parks and Rec' fan theories Mashable has reached out to a represenative for confirmation. On Friday, Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur shared a sweet statement on Twitter, thanking Briscoe for "serving Leslie all those waffles" in his role as the owner of...

5 super spooky Halloween sex toys

What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by getting freaky? There’s already a glut of sexy halloween costumes —  have you seen Sexy Jon Snow and Sexy Fake News? But if that's not kinky enough for you, here are a few seasonally appropriate sex toys that will help you bring the spooky times between the sheets.  Dracula Fleshlight Image: fleshlightHave you always wanted to plunge your most delicate body part into the darkness? Then the Fleshlight Freaks series is for you. There’s the Drac — but why stop there? Try the Zombie or even the...

The woman who took down Uber gives her first interview since speaking up

Eight months ago, engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post describing a culture of sexism and sexual harassment throughout Uber.  Her words set off a firestorm at Uber that led to the ouster of founder Travis Kalanick as CEO, predated widespread allegations of sexual harassment against venture capitalists in Silicon Valley this summer, and even seems to draw a trail through this month's Harvey Weinstein news.  SEE ALSO: Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo Throughout it all, Fowler has remained quiet in public, save for some light commentary on Twitter. The former...

'Stranger Things' star fires agent accused of sexual assault after he Facebook 'poked' his victim

Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent after allegations of sexual assault surfaced, Entertainment Weekly reported.  Tyler Grasham, who was also fired from his job as a talent agent at APA, was accused of sexual assault by a former teen actor.  SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon speak out about sexual harassment in Hollywood Blaise Godbe Lipman, who appeared on the shows Weeds and Hawaii Five-O, wrote a Facebook post describing "a prominent talent agent from the firm APA" who assaulted him a decade ago, when he was 17.  That original post seems to...

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