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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.

It’s off to the races when Jimmy Fallon takes on these NASCAR greats in a game of “Mario Kart 8” Rare Humor It’s off to the races when Jimmy Fallon takes on these NASCAR greats in a game of “Mario Kart 8” , Rare Staff 1:22pm, November 21
These “grandmas” are one bong rip away from full-on stoner bros in hilarious parody video Rare Humor These “grandmas” are one bong rip away from full-on stoner bros in hilarious parody video , Rare Staff 1:02pm, November 21
A confused Vince Neil just received news that his Inauguration Day plans would be cut short Rare News A confused Vince Neil just received news that his Inauguration Day plans would be cut short , Rare Staff 9:45pm, November 18
Shannen Doherty recounts going from full panic attack to calm determination in emotional Instagram post People Shannen Doherty recounts going from full panic attack to calm determination in emotional Instagram post , Rare Staff 6:43pm, November 18
Kevin Hart gets a lazy fan off his butt and whips him into shape with the help of an Olympic runner Rare Humor Kevin Hart gets a lazy fan off his butt and whips him into shape with the help of an Olympic runner , Rare Staff 3:05pm, November 18
The “Anchorman” team reliving the Chicago Cubs’ rollercoaster ride of a World Series win is a must-watch mashup Rare Humor The “Anchorman” team reliving the Chicago Cubs’ rollercoaster ride of a World Series win is a must-watch mashup , Rare Staff 2:13pm, November 18
A news anchor’s attempt at a drawing game almost got NSFW and had the studio in tears Rare Humor A news anchor’s attempt at a drawing game almost got NSFW and had the studio in tears , Rare Staff 1:28pm, November 18
“Wedding Crashers 2” is in the works! Check out these hilarious moments from the original Rare Humor “Wedding Crashers 2” is in the works! Check out these hilarious moments from the original , Rare Staff 12:36pm, November 18
“South Park” creator Trey Parker brings his daughter to work for a hilariously adorable line recording Rare Humor “South Park” creator Trey Parker brings his daughter to work for a hilariously adorable line recording , Rare Staff 11:41am, November 16
Dave Chappelle and Drake freaked out when they saw what came out of David Blaine’s mouth Rare Humor Dave Chappelle and Drake freaked out when they saw what came out of David Blaine’s mouth , Rare Staff 10:44am, November 16
“Simpsons” star Harry Shearer hilariously reimagines the awkwardness of the meeting between Trump and Obama in this animated bit Rare Humor “Simpsons” star Harry Shearer hilariously reimagines the awkwardness of the meeting between Trump and Obama in this animated bit , Rare Staff 6:39pm, November 14
According to reports from the Kremlin and Trump transition team, Vladmir Putin just called the president-elect to chat about U.S.-Russia relations Rare News According to reports from the Kremlin and Trump transition team, Vladmir Putin just called the president-elect to chat about U.S.-Russia relations , Rare Staff 5:46pm, November 14
A woman was so bummed out over Trump’s victory that she got .33 BAC-level hammered and caused an accident Rare News A woman was so bummed out over Trump’s victory that she got .33 BAC-level hammered and caused an accident , Rare Staff 2:34pm, November 14
Fists started flying during this Ukrainian parliament meeting after one politician accused his rival of secretly working with Vladmir Putin Caught on video Fists started flying during this Ukrainian parliament meeting after one politician accused his rival of secretly working with Vladmir Putin , Rare Staff 1:28pm, November 14
This pollster didn’t think Trump would get more than 240 electoral votes — then he ate a bug on live TV Rare News This pollster didn’t think Trump would get more than 240 electoral votes — then he ate a bug on live TV , Rare Staff 12:29pm, November 14
In typical fashion, Ann Coulter takes the low road and blames anti-Trump protests on “fat girls” Rare News In typical fashion, Ann Coulter takes the low road and blames anti-Trump protests on “fat girls” , Rare Staff 6:29pm, November 11
Dash cam footage shows officers joking and laughing after letting police chief off the hook for driving 107 mph Rare News Dash cam footage shows officers joking and laughing after letting police chief off the hook for driving 107 mph , Rare Staff 3:39pm, November 11
A Tennessee hunter may have just broken a world record with this 47-point buck Rare News A Tennessee hunter may have just broken a world record with this 47-point buck , Rare Staff 1:38pm, November 11
“F*** Selfies”: Monty Python’s Eric Idle and John Cleese tell us how they really feel in this hilarious ditty Rare Humor “F*** Selfies”: Monty Python’s Eric Idle and John Cleese tell us how they really feel in this hilarious ditty , Rare Staff 1:31pm, November 11
Ecstatic over Donald Trump’s win, a North Carolina chapter of the KKK plans a pro-Trump victory parade Rare News Ecstatic over Donald Trump’s win, a North Carolina chapter of the KKK plans a pro-Trump victory parade , Rare Staff 12:52pm, November 11
Canada’s version of “The Daily Show” gives hilarious obituary of America following election of Donald Trump Rare Humor Canada’s version of “The Daily Show” gives hilarious obituary of America following election of Donald Trump , Rare Staff 6:59pm, November 10
Death wasn’t enough to stop this man from winning city treasurer reelection Rare News Death wasn’t enough to stop this man from winning city treasurer reelection , Rare Staff 2:40pm, November 10
A former college football player became an alleged victim of racist vandalism the morning after the election Rare News A former college football player became an alleged victim of racist vandalism the morning after the election , Rare Staff 1:27pm, November 10
Election results got you down? Here’s a tortoise with a killer Owen Wilson impression Rare Humor Election results got you down? Here’s a tortoise with a killer Owen Wilson impression , Rare Staff 12:36pm, November 9
An ecstatic Vladmir Putin had this to say to Donald Trump after his big win Rare News An ecstatic Vladmir Putin had this to say to Donald Trump after his big win , Rare Staff 9:32am, November 9
Donald Trump victory spawns massive protests throughout California Rare News Donald Trump victory spawns massive protests throughout California , Rare Staff 8:24am, November 9
North Carolina, considered by many to be the key battleground state of the election, has gone to Donald Trump Rare News North Carolina, considered by many to be the key battleground state of the election, has gone to Donald Trump , Rare Staff 11:08pm, November 8
It looks like Eric Trump did something kind of illegal on Election Day Election 2016 It looks like Eric Trump did something kind of illegal on Election Day , Rare Staff 11:33am, November 8
Topless protestors crash the New York polling place where Donald Trump will cast his ballot Election 2016 Topless protestors crash the New York polling place where Donald Trump will cast his ballot , Rare Staff 10:44am, November 8
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart come together for one more musical number before tonight’s big election Rare Humor Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart come together for one more musical number before tonight’s big election , Rare Staff 9:46am, November 8