Ben Dreyfuss

Engagement Editor

Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones.

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This Was Jon Stewart's Best Moment

| Tue Feb. 10, 2015 7:13 PM EST

Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show later this year. Here is the time he went on Crossfire and destroyed, well, Crossfire.

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Jon Stewart Is Leaving "The Daily Show"

| Tue Feb. 10, 2015 6:55 PM EST

Update: Here is Jon Stewart's announcement:

Original post below

Jon Stewart reportedly surprised Daily Show audience members tonight by announcing his retirement from the comedy show he has hosted for more than 15 years. The announcement hasn't been made official but many of those in attendance have taken to social media to share the news.

Tonight's episode airs at 11pm ET on Comedy Central.

Update: Comedy Central just amde it official with the following statement. "Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year."

This is a developing story. We'll update when more news becomes available.

President Obama Urges Grammys Viewers to Stand Up Against Sexual Violence

| Sun Feb. 8, 2015 9:55 PM EST

“It’s on us—all of us—to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them." —President Obama.


How to Turn Off Tynt, the Most Annoying Thing on the Internet

| Sun Feb. 8, 2015 8:31 PM EST


You know how when you copy text from certain websites, it pastes with a bunch of junk you didn't mean to copy? Like promotional crap for the website?

Business Insider adds "Read more:" and the URL:

Daily Mail adds that and Twitter and Facebook links:

This is a super annoying service, designed to boost SEO, provided by a company called Tynt.


Places pay for this service. A place I used to work (briefly) paid for this service. It was super annoying! One day a colleague showed me a little known secret to turn it off and made my life immeasurably better.
I now share this little nugget with you:


Step 1) Open a browser.

Step 2) Type in the URL of an offending site.

Step 3) add ?disableTracer=on to the end of the URL. (example:

Step 4) Press Enter.

Step 5) You're done!

You'll have to do this for every browser you use and every site, but trust me, if you visit one of these sites often, it's worth it.

UPDATE: An even easier way to turn this off for all websites is to go here, and just click "opt out." You'll still have to do it in each browser but you won't have to do it for every site. (Thanks to indispensable friend Stefan Becket for the tip.)

I Can't Stop Laughing About This Stupid Tweet

| Wed Feb. 4, 2015 9:00 AM EST

This is a real tweet that exists:

Black Sunday is a movie. It is not reality.

If you enjoy laughter—as I know some of you do—head on over to LEMMETWEETTHATFORYOU, a site that allows you to make fake tweets that don't exist. You can then do your own versions!

Here are some of mine:

Leave you contributions in the comments or tweet them to me and I'll add this post with the best of them.

Update: This one made me LOL.

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