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Army intelligence officer recreates bin Laden compound in gingerbread

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It’s called Gingerbottabad, and it’s a scale replica of Osama bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

The Army Times reports:

An Army military intelligence officer stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., revealed on Twitter a series of pictures of “Gingerbottabad” this afternoon, his gingerbread version of Osama bin Laden’s hideout.

Steve — who asked that his full name not be used, “so I don’t limit my career options” — turned four pounds of dough into a scale model of the compound that sheltered bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, until SEAL Team 6 came for him on May 2, 2011.

It took Steve several days to convert his tasty vision into a rudimentary rendering in cookies and icing. He used 63 pieces of gingerbread, two sandwich bags of icing, two candy canes and a few Legos, he said.

He added toy Army men and a model UH-60 for the SEAL team’s crashed Blackhawk, made dirt from crumbled graham crackers and created a courtyard from dyed-green coconut shreds.!/RedactedMedic/status/418130643445620736

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The 21 Cringiest Moments Of The 2015 BRITs

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More or less everything Taylor Swift did, basically.

1. So first up, Kayne went to Nando’s.

And he clearly enjoyed getting his photo taken.

2. The most awkward moment on the red carpet was probably when someone got in the way of Ellie Goulding’s selfies.

3. And it only got worse for her when she tried to make this joke.

4. But at least she got to congratulate her friend Taylor Swift, even if she did end up with a face covered in lipstick.


5. As Taylor Swift got her award, she excitedly thanked Ed Sheeran…


To a very, very cold response from his girlfriend.


6. And when she was heading up to the stage, Taylor also decided to stroke someone’s face.


Which was nice, and not at all uncomfortable.

7. Ella Henderson lost the award for best British Solo Award to Paloma Faith, and she did not have a particularly convincing loser face.


8. Charli XCX didn’t quite pull off a convincing laugh either.

9. Then Kanye performed “All Day,” but unfortunately, most of the performance was muted by the producers.

Which made the whole thing slightly redundant.

And unsurprisingly, reaction was not very positive.

What’s the point in Kanye even performing when half of it’s blanked out? #BRITs2015

— Osbo_1 (@Louise Osborne)

10. Lionel Richie had no idea how to react.

11. Then Taylor danced with Kim, and frankly neither of them looked like they knew what was going on.


12. Kim Kardashian attemped to take a selfie with Ant and Dec, but, tragically, the phone was locked.

13. Jimmy Carr made a very awkward joke about Madonna.


14. So Karlie Kloss dropped some serious eyeroll.


TWICE. She’s clearly practiced it to get it this consistent.


15. This was probably the most awkward selfie of the night.

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16. Then Ant and Dec tried to interview Ed Sheeran, but someone nearby was not being subtle about taking a photo.

Your flash is on mate. #BRITs2015

— imbadatlife (@Luke Bailey)

17. Meanwhile, this bloke kept bouncing up and down in the background, for some reason.

18. And then Taylor Swift photobombed, and it wasn’t so much awkward as amazing.

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19. She found time to squeeze in some classic awkward dancing as well.

20. But MAINLY, it was all about Madonna falling off the stage.

Capes are hard.

21. She looked just a bit flustered getting up as well.

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Hillary: ‘It doesn’t even take words’ to communicate with BFF Obama

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Stop, our aching tummies! And this time, not from giggling. Yet another hurl-inducing tidbit came out of the lovefest known as the “60 Minutes” interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. Hillary announced that sometimes she doesn’t even need words to communicate with President Obama, her best friend forevah!

Hillary on her relationship with Obama: “Very warm, close…a sense of understanding that sometimes doesn’t even take words…”

— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) January 28, 2013

Ugh. Some on the Left, however, swoon madly over the hurl-inducing words (or lack thereof).

Giving me chills watching Obama and Clinton demonstrate-beyond just saying the words but through their chemistry-such incredible partnership

— Canyonrat (@canyonrat) January 28, 2013

“There’s a sense of understanding that doesn’t even take words.” -Hillary Clinton on her relationship with Barack Obama #adorable

— Anu Joshi (@anu22) January 28, 2013

so just watching BO and HRC on #60minutes and they are damn cute together.She’s rocking the pink jacket like nobodys business.

— Anu Joshi (@anu22) January 28, 2013

The always inane Joan Walsh enters the drooling mix.

@joanwalsh Was more surprised by the physical non-verbal cues than the words. Strangely engaging. Don’t think Hillary is going away.

— bmaz (@bmaz) January 28, 2013

@bmaz I totally agree. A genuine comfort in one another’s presence.

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) January 28, 2013

@joanwalsh @bmaz Peeps forget Obama’s grandmother died when he was 1st inaugurated.Clinton was helpful,strong older woman in his life after.

— Lucy Burton (@swirlOsquirrel) January 28, 2013

@joanwalsh And I don’t think you can fake that either; it was not just editing, looked quite real.

— bmaz (@bmaz) January 28, 2013

Oh, good grief! How did they tear themselves away from their tear-stained diaries long enough to tweet?

For others, it was an emetic.

“Sometimes, it doesn’t even take words.” Hillary Clinton provides emetic to cynics everywhere.…

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 28, 2013

@jpodhoretz Kim il sun just emailed, Why can’t I get press like that?

— Paul Kinkel (@PaulKinkel) January 28, 2013


Hey, Hillary, you know what words you shouldn’t have said? “What difference does it make?”

You’re welcome. Now, go back to braiding each other’s hair while arguing over Team Edward or Team Jacob.

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