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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/26/15

3 Up

1. President Obama's White House Dinner Speech - It's been pretty funny to watch President Obama take the approach of not caring about media backlash on the home stretch of is Presidential term. This was proven in an absolutely hilarious speech during the White House correspondents dinner. Really funny stuff.

2. LeBron James' Full Court Shot - A one handed full court shot. Um, yeah, he threw a basketball like a quarterback...with ease! This dude is supreme. MUST WATCH!

3. Alex Gordon - This catch is worth it. Wow.

3 Down

1. Nepal Earthquake - After an earthquake rocked Nepal, the nation is now dealing with as many as 2,100 people feared dead. 

2. Baltimore Riots - Gosh, another death of a black man, this time dying in custody. And it seems the city of Baltimore has turned ugly with riots on the basis of #BlackLivesMatter. Again, the rioting is idiotic and does nothing for the true problem at hand. 

3. Bruce Jenner Interview - I'm probably going to get flack for this, but who cares? Seriously, why is our culture so enamored with this story and the Kardashians?

1 Moronic

1. Baby Tattoo Guy - When stupidity goes to a whole new level. 

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