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THE MORNING BANTER: Gay Bills, Pro-Russian Gunmen, Bill Hicks, and 8-Bit Game of Thrones

Happy Friday Jr.! Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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Happy Friday Jr.! Here's what's happening on the interweb:

1. Jan Brewer Announces Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill SB 1062

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced her decision to veto legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally refuse service to anyone on "religious freedom" grounds, effectively allowing them to discriminate against same-sex couples. Brewer said the bill had "the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve."

This is what we call understatement.

2. Pro-Russia Gunmen Seize Offices In Ukraine

Dozens of heavily armed gunmen seized control of local government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region early Thursday and raised the Russian flag, mirroring the three-month protest movement that drove Ukraine's pro-Russian president into hiding last week. I'm assuming it was just as dramatic as this scene from The Last Castle:

3. Remembering Bill Hicks, 20 Years Later

Yesterday marked 20 years since the death of comic Bill Hicks. Many people, like Patton Oswalt, took the opportunity to reflect on Hicks' legacy, but as our own Chez Pazienza simply stated: "Hicks was one of a kind."

4. “Game Of Thrones”’ 14 Most Brutal Deaths, As 8-Bit GIFs

For those that have always wished they could play Game of Thrones on their Game Boy Color. Warning: tons of spoilers.