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'The Simpsons' Just Slammed President Trump Yet Again in Their Latest Cartoon

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President Trump's relationship with comedians is one of love and hate. While they seem to hate each other as people and public figures, they love the material they seem to mine out of each other. Comedians are given endless punchlines by Trump's unconventional behaviors, social faux pas, and shifting political stances while President Trump is never more in his element than when he's on Twitter slamming the liberal media and calling comedians losers. The next chapter in the Trump vs. comedy era arrived on Friday, March 23, when The Simpsons portrayed the President in the midst of a personal crisis, trying to come to terms with the truth of who he is:


In a rare moment of clarity, 'The Simpson's' Trump admits:

You've been acting like a narcissistic sociopath and 64 percent to 67 percent of the people hate you.

The clip is from an upcoming episode entitled "A Tale of Two Trumps," so viewers can expect even more where this came from.

The Simpsons and Trump already have something of a storied past, with the show even going so far as to predict his Presidency all the way back in 2000. In the episode "Bart to the Future," where the show jumped forward in time, Lisa Simpson has become President and makes a brief allusion to the mess left behind by President Trump. Since Trump has publicly thought about running for President as far back as 1999, however, the prediction isn't quite as uncanny as one might think.

After Trump was elected, the below photo with another Simpson's prediction also went viral:

In truth, however, this photoset was a hoax. While people spreading the photo claimed President Trump appeared in a 2000 Simpson's episode announcing his candidacy in an eerily similar situation to reality (riding down a golden escalator as onlookers cheer), the footage actually came from a short that appeared on the "Animation Domination" YouTube channel long after the event in question.

Another photo circulated which seemed to show Mr. Burns correctly predicting the 2016 electoral map.

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This was also a hoax. Though the video this screenshot came from was directly related to the 2016 elections, it had far more to do with Mitt Romney than with Donald Trump. In the video, Mr. Burns endorses Mitt Romney for President and shows the audience the classic red and blue electoral map. But when compared to the actual map from 2016 (which resulted in a Trump victory), it's clear Burns was off on several fronts. Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania all fell in the opposite direction!

To see what The Simpson's next shot at Donald Trump is, tune in Sundays at 8pm on Fox!

H/T - Huffpost, Snopes

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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