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Richard Thompson

A 2013 graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan, Richard Thompson earned a degree in English with a specialization in journalism. He has written for Red Alert Politics, The Daily Caller, Accuracy in Media, Accuracy in Academia, Doublethink, the Collegiate Network Newslink and the Intercollegiate Studies Review. He is already making a name for himself as Rare’s resident wit for posts such as “Five cruise wrecks worse than Ted Cruz,” “8 things the NFL will probably get rid of next [after it banned profanity]” and a devastating deconstruction of Putin’s New York Times op-ed. He is an alumnus of the National Journalism Center.


Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon sing this version of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” that you never knew existed Rare Humor Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon sing this version of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” that you never knew existed , Rare Staff 4:40pm, October 2
The story behind one of Tom Petty’s most famous songs is actually a lot more funny than you’d think Rare Entertainment The story behind one of Tom Petty’s most famous songs is actually a lot more funny than you’d think , Rare Staff 4:30pm, October 2
Michigan firefighter gets fired after calling woman the N-word in racist Facebook post Rare News Michigan firefighter gets fired after calling woman the N-word in racist Facebook post , Rare Staff 2:12pm, December 14
Santa tells Stephen Colbert who got his vote in this “Charlie Brown Christmas” parody Rare Humor Santa tells Stephen Colbert who got his vote in this “Charlie Brown Christmas” parody , Rare Staff 1:28pm, December 14
As if you needed more reasons to hate Comcast, video has surfaced of cars sliding off the road to avoid Comcast truck Rare News As if you needed more reasons to hate Comcast, video has surfaced of cars sliding off the road to avoid Comcast truck , Rare Staff 1:00pm, December 14
After the news of Alan Thicke’s untimely passing, friends and fellow celebrities were heartbroken Rare People After the news of Alan Thicke’s untimely passing, friends and fellow celebrities were heartbroken , Rare Staff 10:04pm, December 13
Utah governor hopes to tackle the “public-health issue” of porn by proposing what hasn’t been done in more than a decade Rare News Utah governor hopes to tackle the “public-health issue” of porn by proposing what hasn’t been done in more than a decade , Rare Staff 3:39pm, December 13
A sex shop owner in Spain took a NSFW approach to his nativity scene, offending quite a few people in the process Rare News A sex shop owner in Spain took a NSFW approach to his nativity scene, offending quite a few people in the process , Rare Staff 1:43pm, December 13
After having a phone conversation with the president-elect, Bill Gates is now optimistic about a Trump presidency — here’s why Rare News After having a phone conversation with the president-elect, Bill Gates is now optimistic about a Trump presidency — here’s why , Rare Staff 1:06pm, December 13
Disgusting delivery man couldn’t hold it in, and elevator cam captured the whole thing Caught on video Disgusting delivery man couldn’t hold it in, and elevator cam captured the whole thing , Rare Staff 2:35pm, December 12
She went looking to fight a girl who was cheating with her boyfriend and ended up punching a police officer Rare News She went looking to fight a girl who was cheating with her boyfriend and ended up punching a police officer , Rare Staff 1:53pm, December 12
Cartoon characters turn up to 11 in this hip-hop parade of the century Rare Humor Cartoon characters turn up to 11 in this hip-hop parade of the century , Rare Staff 1:40pm, December 12
Two days after his arrest, T.J. Miller gave one of the goofiest opening monologues we’ve ever seen Rare Humor Two days after his arrest, T.J. Miller gave one of the goofiest opening monologues we’ve ever seen , Rare Staff 12:47pm, December 12
A miscommunication led to this runway fiasco, and this pilot is lucky he wasn’t more seriously hurt Caught on video A miscommunication led to this runway fiasco, and this pilot is lucky he wasn’t more seriously hurt , Rare Staff 6:10pm, December 8
"Billy on the Street" has had it with Hollywood reboots | Rare Rare Humor "Billy on the Street" has had it with Hollywood reboots | Rare , Rare Staff 12:46pm, December 8
According to Corey Lewandowski, we can now say “Merry Christmas” thanks to Donald Trump Rare News According to Corey Lewandowski, we can now say “Merry Christmas” thanks to Donald Trump , Rare Staff 1:45pm, December 7
Sheriff overseeing the Joe McKnight murder investigation goes over NSFW hate mail in heated press conference rant Rare News Sheriff overseeing the Joe McKnight murder investigation goes over NSFW hate mail in heated press conference rant , Rare Staff 2:43pm, December 6
Donald Trump handily won Texas, but one Texas elector says he won’t cast his vote for the president-elect Rare News Donald Trump handily won Texas, but one Texas elector says he won’t cast his vote for the president-elect , Rare Staff 1:49pm, December 6
Guy who got paid $670 to dab to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” is 2016 in a nutshell Rare Humor Guy who got paid $670 to dab to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” is 2016 in a nutshell , Rare Staff 3:33pm, December 5
Pooch and his groomer make for quite the dancing duo as they get down to The B-52s’ “Love Shack” Rare Humor Pooch and his groomer make for quite the dancing duo as they get down to The B-52s’ “Love Shack” , Rare Staff 1:50pm, December 5
You won’t see a happier guy than this dad watching kid after kid slipping on the same patch of ice Rare Humor You won’t see a happier guy than this dad watching kid after kid slipping on the same patch of ice , Rare Staff 1:06pm, December 5
This songified version of “Home Alone” is about to be your new Christmas jam Rare Humor This songified version of “Home Alone” is about to be your new Christmas jam , Rare Staff 12:40pm, December 5
Florida man evokes Pulse nightclub shooting in threats against LGBT-friendly church that fed and cared for him Rare News Florida man evokes Pulse nightclub shooting in threats against LGBT-friendly church that fed and cared for him , Rare Staff 2:56pm, December 4
When a kangaroo started messing with this man’s dog, he took matters into his own hands Caught on video When a kangaroo started messing with this man’s dog, he took matters into his own hands , Rare Staff 12:48pm, December 4
When a man in South Africa discovered a dead shark on the shore, no one expected this when he cut it open Rare Animals When a man in South Africa discovered a dead shark on the shore, no one expected this when he cut it open , Rare Staff 11:32am, December 4
She was happy she voted for Trump, until she found out who he picked as his Treasury secretary Rare News She was happy she voted for Trump, until she found out who he picked as his Treasury secretary , Rare Staff 5:42pm, December 2
Kids tell the story of Christmas alongside a hilarious reenactment in this must-see viral video Rare Humor Kids tell the story of Christmas alongside a hilarious reenactment in this must-see viral video , Rare Staff 2:46pm, December 2
“SNL” cast member Michael Che tackles race issues in America with razor sharp wit in Netflix comedy special Rare Humor “SNL” cast member Michael Che tackles race issues in America with razor sharp wit in Netflix comedy special , Rare Staff 1:42pm, December 2
Hilariously foul-mouthed Bostonite Bill Burr goes after millennials hard in this epic takedown of the Mannequin Challenge Rare Humor Hilariously foul-mouthed Bostonite Bill Burr goes after millennials hard in this epic takedown of the Mannequin Challenge , Rare Staff 12:59pm, December 2
Police officials believe that an extreme hatred for Christmas was the primary motive behind San Bernardino shooting Rare News Police officials believe that an extreme hatred for Christmas was the primary motive behind San Bernardino shooting , Rare Staff 3:00pm, December 1