Rare Staff

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.

This German Shepherd Dancing to Flo Rida is Viral Gold Rare Animals This German Shepherd Dancing to Flo Rida is Viral Gold , Rare Staff 8:12am, November 15
This Kid Decided to Bully a Girl on Facebook and Got a Serious MMA Beatdown In Return Caught on video This Kid Decided to Bully a Girl on Facebook and Got a Serious MMA Beatdown In Return , Rare Staff 11:50am, January 25
Girl Was So High After Her Wisdom Teeth Surgery That She Sent Her Professor an Insane, Hilariously Embarrassing Email Rare Humor Girl Was So High After Her Wisdom Teeth Surgery That She Sent Her Professor an Insane, Hilariously Embarrassing Email , Rare Staff 11:43am, January 21
Check out Bill Burr’s crazy funny commentary of the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing conspirator Rare Humor Check out Bill Burr’s crazy funny commentary of the time Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing conspirator , Rare Staff 12:00pm, January 20
This WWI-themed ad about the true meaning of Christmas is blowing up the Internet Rare Military This WWI-themed ad about the true meaning of Christmas is blowing up the Internet , Rare Staff 11:50am, December 23
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
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
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
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 , Rare Staff 1:12pm, November 30
“Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine reveals all his rejected book titles in a hysterical Funny or Die video Rare Humor “Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine reveals all his rejected book titles in a hysterical Funny or Die video , Rare Staff 5:46pm, November 2
All it took was a little bit of green screen magic for a weather man to pull off these killer Halloween costumes Rare Humor All it took was a little bit of green screen magic for a weather man to pull off these killer Halloween costumes , Rare Staff 2:57pm, October 31
Driver brandishes a handgun at a loudmouthed motorist to teach people a lesson about road rage Caught on video Driver brandishes a handgun at a loudmouthed motorist to teach people a lesson about road rage , Rare Staff 3:16pm, October 28
She tried to snap a sexy selfie for her boyfriend, but then a parked car really ruined the moment Rare News She tried to snap a sexy selfie for her boyfriend, but then a parked car really ruined the moment , Rare Staff 6:54pm, October 27
This nightmarish video is the most disturbing thing you’ll see all week Caught on video This nightmarish video is the most disturbing thing you’ll see all week , Rare Staff 10:51am, October 21
Here’s the question that caused Nancy Grace to walk out of an interview Rare News Here’s the question that caused Nancy Grace to walk out of an interview , Rare Staff 6:01pm, October 12
Check out the David Spade joke that kept Eddie Murphy away from “SNL” for 20 years Rare Humor Check out the David Spade joke that kept Eddie Murphy away from “SNL” for 20 years , Rare Staff 4:51pm, September 16
Gene Wilder and Teri Garr couldn’t stop cracking each other up in these bloopers from “Young Frankenstein” Rare Humor Gene Wilder and Teri Garr couldn’t stop cracking each other up in these bloopers from “Young Frankenstein” , Rare Staff 12:40pm, August 30
This local news anchor from India definitely should’ve checked her T-shirt before going on air Rare Humor This local news anchor from India definitely should’ve checked her T-shirt before going on air , Rare Staff 12:09pm, August 26
Seasoned jokester Ed Bassmaster pulls one over on cops, passersby with “Pokémon GO” prank Rare Humor Seasoned jokester Ed Bassmaster pulls one over on cops, passersby with “Pokémon GO” prank , Rare Staff 1:54pm, August 17
John Belushi’s Olympics commercial on “SNL” deserves all the gold medals Rare Humor John Belushi’s Olympics commercial on “SNL” deserves all the gold medals , Rare Staff 1:38pm, August 16
Ozzy Man’s take on the worst divers of all time is side-splittingly funny Rare Humor Ozzy Man’s take on the worst divers of all time is side-splittingly funny , Rare Staff 1:12pm, August 11
Grandson and his grandma have the most adorable and hilarious relationship ever Rare Humor Grandson and his grandma have the most adorable and hilarious relationship ever , Rare Staff 12:14pm, August 11
This guy managed to turn his two weeks notice into a hilarious Hallmark moment Rare Humor This guy managed to turn his two weeks notice into a hilarious Hallmark moment , Rare Staff 5:28pm, August 10
Couple builds furniture while on acid, and it goes exactly how you’d expect Rare Humor Couple builds furniture while on acid, and it goes exactly how you’d expect , Rare Staff 12:08pm, August 9
Conor McGregor fans get interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel only to be blindsided by this UFC fighter Rare Humor Conor McGregor fans get interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel only to be blindsided by this UFC fighter , Rare Staff 3:10pm, August 3
Aisha Tyler yelled “Get out!” after Ryan Stiles made this Tarzan joke on “Whose Line” Rare Humor Aisha Tyler yelled “Get out!” after Ryan Stiles made this Tarzan joke on “Whose Line” , Rare Staff 3:14pm, July 28
Ted Cruz’s RNC speech gets the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment and it’ll have you in stitches Rare Humor Ted Cruz’s RNC speech gets the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment and it’ll have you in stitches , Rare Staff 2:22pm, July 25
He shot his wife with a nerf gun every day for a week and the frustration is real Rare Humor He shot his wife with a nerf gun every day for a week and the frustration is real , Rare Staff 1:27pm, July 19
Tupac meets “Looney Tunes” in the mashup you never knew you needed Rare Humor Tupac meets “Looney Tunes” in the mashup you never knew you needed , Rare Staff 2:38pm, July 13
He tried robbing a kebab shop, but this suspect wasn’t expecting the owner to respond like this Rare News He tried robbing a kebab shop, but this suspect wasn’t expecting the owner to respond like this , Rare Staff 11:12am, July 11