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Justin Franz


Justin Franz is a Montana-based reporter and photographer who wrote about web culture for the Daily Dot. His work has more recently appeared in Flathead Living Magazine, Trains Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.

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Vine’s Sione Maraschino has danced his way into mainstream hearts

Even a job at the magical world of Disney couldn't compare with the magic of newfound music video fame.

On Sep 27, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Extreme Facebook stalking lands Montana man with 34 felony charges

The man also talked about how he was watching her and that should would “make the news.”

On Sep 16, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Dude wears special T-shirt for his mug shot—with photo of his old mug shot

Slow clap for Robert Burt.

On Aug 19, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Chris Christie caught up in Twitter fight over train delays

Don't feed the trolls.

On Aug 15, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Montana really wants Jeff Bridges to run for U.S. Senate

The Dude does not abide.

On Aug 12, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Fighting bills, Montana family turns ranch into reality show

One family has turned its ranch into a reality TV show of sorts. 

On Jul 10, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Teen’s ‘Project X’ party shut down after cops find out on Twitter

He tweeted his mugshot the following day with the message “Ya win some, and ya lose some. Right?” 

On Apr 17, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Here’s what nearly 3 decades of selfies look like

This photographer photographed his face every day for 27 years. Just don't tell him the images are "selfies." 

On Feb 25, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Senate hopeful under fire for posting former patient X-rays online

Milton Wolf told the Topeka Capital-Journal that the photos were posted for educational purposes, but his comments suggest a different story.

On Feb 25, 2014 by Justin Franz

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Cereal-loving roommate wanted for a certain Washington, D.C., home

Meet the bizarre trio that inspired the Amazon.com series Alpha House.

On Jan 15, 2014 by Justin Franz

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All this teen wants for Christmas is your mail

14-year-old Lucas Hoelscher has spinal muscular atrophy, but one of his greatest joys is receiving mail.

On Dec 6, 2013 by Justin Franz

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Watch a Georgia Republican’s less-than-epic Epic Split parody

The trucks are a metaphor, or something.

On Dec 5, 2013 by Justin Franz

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Ken Burns is making people read the Gettysburg Address and it’s actually awesome

Everyone from Stephen Colbert to Taylor Swift is trying their hand at Lincoln's most famous speech.

On Nov 13, 2013 by Justin Franz

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This Election Day, there’s something fishy going on in Ann Arbor

The fish's prolific Twitter feed suggests he thinks he's a catch.

On Nov 5, 2013 by Justin Franz

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Cory Booker laughs off Twitter stripper scandal

“All right @BuzzFeedBen last time I ever appear in a film with you! Sorry @erinscafe (big smile).”

On Sep 26, 2013 by Justin Franz