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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.


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 Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 6:10pm, December 8
Popular logos get the superhero treatment in this hysterical “Billy on the Street” with Andy Samberg Rare Humor Popular logos get the superhero treatment in this hysterical “Billy on the Street” with Andy Samberg Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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” Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:48pm, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, 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 Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 3:00pm, December 1
She was so loopy after wisdom teeth surgery that she sent her professor a humdinger of an email, which quickly went viral Rare Humor She was so loopy after wisdom teeth surgery that she sent her professor a humdinger of an email, which quickly went viral Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:06pm, December 1
Finish the rest of the week off right and watch Donald Trump sing one of the hottest jams of 2016 Rare Humor Finish the rest of the week off right and watch Donald Trump sing one of the hottest jams of 2016 Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:03pm, December 1
This 14-year-old girl has every reason to smile after the elk she nabbed back in September broke a Nebraska record Rare News This 14-year-old girl has every reason to smile after the elk she nabbed back in September broke a Nebraska record Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:20pm, November 30
Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro reunite after 12 years for a tot-filled Burger King commercial Rare Humor Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro reunite after 12 years for a tot-filled Burger King commercial Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:12pm, November 30
It’s soccer meets rodeo, so of course this foulmouthed Aussie had to rip it to shreds Rare Humor It’s soccer meets rodeo, so of course this foulmouthed Aussie had to rip it to shreds Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 7:08pm, November 29
A Christmas light show set to this hilarious “South Park” rendition of “O Holy Night” is good for the soul Rare Humor A Christmas light show set to this hilarious “South Park” rendition of “O Holy Night” is good for the soul Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 3:14pm, November 29
In case you missed it, here’s Rachael Ray testing out hot sauces like a crazy person Rare Humor In case you missed it, here’s Rachael Ray testing out hot sauces like a crazy person Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:32pm, November 29
See the Kenny G tweet that set the internet off on a meme-splosion of epic proportions Rare Humor See the Kenny G tweet that set the internet off on a meme-splosion of epic proportions Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:09pm, November 29
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o tries her hand at raunchy comedy with interesting results on “Billy on the Street” Rare Humor Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o tries her hand at raunchy comedy with interesting results on “Billy on the Street” Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:25pm, November 29
Helicopter pilot with ice water in his veins pulls off an unbelievable landing in treacherous conditions Caught on video Helicopter pilot with ice water in his veins pulls off an unbelievable landing in treacherous conditions Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:07pm, November 28
Wes Anderson brings his wonderfully quirky style to this heartwarming H&M Christmas commercial starring Adrien Brody Rare Humor Wes Anderson brings his wonderfully quirky style to this heartwarming H&M Christmas commercial starring Adrien Brody Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:35pm, November 28
This outrageous ad from one of the most intense attorneys in America has an important holiday message Rare Humor This outrageous ad from one of the most intense attorneys in America has an important holiday message Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:51pm, November 28
All this toddler wants is a little taste of ice cream, but dad has other plans Rare Humor All this toddler wants is a little taste of ice cream, but dad has other plans Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:08pm, November 28
Yoda sings about the danger of seagulls and gets Luke to sing along in this hysterical Bad Lip Reading Rare Humor Yoda sings about the danger of seagulls and gets Luke to sing along in this hysterical Bad Lip Reading Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:30pm, November 28