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On May 24, 2017, an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas, announced it would host a special screening of the new "Wonder Woman" movie — for women only.

Image via Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the theater wrote in a statement on its website.


The theater noted that the screening was open to all women — and would be helmed by an all-female staff.

"When we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female."

But of course, it's 2017. And we can't have nice things anymore.

A Facebook post promoting the event was swiftly descended upon by Men on the Internet, who were furious that one thing in the world wasn't for them.

All post screenshots via Facebook.

Thankfully, like the legendary Amazon warrior herself, the Drafthouse and its crack social media staff came ready to fight.

The Drafthouse team spent the 24 hours following the announcement engaging in a glorious bit of jujitsu with its trolls, doing things like these:

Answering their ridiculous rhetorical questions!

Calling transphobes' bluffs!

And fending off charges of reverse sexism ... with jokes!

Needless to say, the decision to hold the screening also won a lot of praise from the theater's fans on social media.

There was also praise for how the Drafthouse responded to the haters.

Guys, men, dudes, bros: It's really not so hard not to make everything all about us.

We've already got major professional sports, the vast majority of speaking characters on film, and 100% of our presidents to date. We can give women a day to celebrate an iconic, boundary-breaking character and role model for several generations of women.

Thankfully, lots of men are already totally cool with this, as evidenced by the dozens who jumped into the comments to defend the screening.

In the meantime, props to the Alamo Drafthouse for holding the line.

From the looks of it, the trolls aren't spoiling the ladyparty.

Quite the opposite, in fact:

And kudos to the chain for doubling down nationwide.

"Providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we're doing something right," says Morgan Hendrix, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager.

"As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters."

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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The marital bed is a symbol of the intimacy shared between people who’ve decided to be together 'til death they do part. When couples sleep together it’s an expression of their closeness and how they care for one another when they are most vulnerable.

However, for some couples, the marital bed can be a warzone. Throughout the night couples can endure snoring, sleep apnea, the ongoing battle for sheets or circadian rhythms that never seem to sync. If one person likes to fall asleep with the TV on while the other reads a book, it can be impossible to come to an agreement on a good-night routine.

Last week on TODAY, host Carson Daly reminded viewers that he and his wife Siri, a TODAY Food contributor, had a sleep divorce while she was pregnant with their fourth child.

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