17 Aug 05:09

A Cautious Threat

17 Aug 05:01

Comic for August 17, 2019

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17 Aug 05:02

Comic for 2019.08.17

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
16 Aug 19:56

The Shirk Report – Volume 539

by twistedsifter

the-friday-shirk-report

 

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Now that’s a recovery!
Let me fix that for you
Noted
Here’s a hot take
Speaking of Chili’s
Ok wow
My ankle reflexively twisted just watching this
The ref’s reaction kills me
Literally every week!
I swear he just likes the attention
And there’s nothing you can do about it!
That’s my boy
That’s my boy, revisited
That just sucks, I’m sorry
Here’s a cute fox to make you feel better
You’re a good man Hopper
You’re the best grandpa, grandpa
And you already know you’re the goodest boye
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

The Eternal Lie of the Pools That Turn Blue If You Pee in Them
What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too
Does Your Microbiome Shape Your Friendships?
How a ‘NULL’ License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell
The Anthropocene Is a Joke
DeepMind’s Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Inside China’s Global Entertainment Ambitions – and What Might Get in the Way
A New Clue to How Life Originated
Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?
The Original Kindle Was Crazy

 

5 VIDEOS + Rock, Paper, Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO A SENSIBLE WEEKEND

 

cheaper chicken tweet The Shirk Report   Volume 539

 

19 Aug 04:35

Keysposition

If you have to pause your monolog to explain why the thing you're talking about is really cool, it might not actually be cool.
16 Aug 20:51

The Shirk Report – Volume 539

by twistedsifter

the-friday-shirk-report

 

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Now that’s a recovery!
Let me fix that for you
Noted
Here’s a hot take
Speaking of Chili’s
Ok wow
My ankle reflexively twisted just watching this
The ref’s reaction kills me
Literally every week!
I swear he just likes the attention
And there’s nothing you can do about it!
That’s my boy
That’s my boy, revisited
That just sucks, I’m sorry
Here’s a cute fox to make you feel better
You’re a good man Hopper
You’re the best grandpa, grandpa
And you already know you’re the goodest boye
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

The Eternal Lie of the Pools That Turn Blue If You Pee in Them
What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too
Does Your Microbiome Shape Your Friendships?
How a ‘NULL’ License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell
The Anthropocene Is a Joke
DeepMind’s Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Inside China’s Global Entertainment Ambitions – and What Might Get in the Way
A New Clue to How Life Originated
Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?
The Original Kindle Was Crazy

 

5 VIDEOS + Rock, Paper, Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO A SENSIBLE WEEKEND

 

cheaper chicken tweet The Shirk Report   Volume 539

 

16 Aug 20:25

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

by Joanna Goddard

Lena Corwin beach photo

What are you up to this weekend? We are heading to Northern California to visit my twin sister, and we’ll be sharing some photos on Instagram, if you’d like to see.… Read more

The post Have a Wonderful Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

17 Aug 04:59

One More Sunday

by David M Willis
18 Aug 13:52

Link round-up for 18 August 2019

by Infidel753
Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.

o o o o o

Have some messaging humor.

At least if you work here, you're close to the freeway.

We could use a few good Nazi-eating catfish today.

Hackers threaten to seize control of your buttplug.

Very cool-looking cabin -- don't throw stones, though.

For the sinner on the go, it's insta-communion!

Here are 22 things worth knowing about Sweden.

If you meet someone who supports Texas secession (or a separatist white-nationalist ethnostate), show them this.

He wasn't satisfied with merely wearing a tinfoil hat.

Well, it's better than "In God we trust".

See what really happened to Epstein (found via Juanita Jean's).

STEM people and arts people are not natural opponents.  Think what a hellhole the world would be without science/engineering or without the arts.  Here's the real problem.

Whales can jump.

Explore the world of dog photography.

Sometimes you just want to be alone.

I like this guy's spirit.

Everything in the past was too big.  Thank goodness for mass extinctions.

"Revel in some darkfic.  Annoy a puritan."

No one else can see the world within you.

It's the moment before an immortal photo.

I like these surreal comic-format "Dope Rider" vignettes by Paul Kirchner.

Interesting discussion here on what women find attractive in fictional characters.

The Wizard of Oz was a subversive film for its time -- and don't forget the obvious meaning of the ending.

RO reviews TV cooking, cheesecake, and one other thing too gross to describe.  More wholesome items here, plus a couple of giveaways.

Attention all Trump supporters!  Destroy the evil liberal spy cameras!

No, there were not live stegosauruses in Cambodia one thousand years ago.  Here's the carving they're talking about.

Never forget how incredibly stupid some people are.

Evangelicals' complaints about Trump's profanity highlight the depravity of their value system.

Incels contemplate unorthodox dating strategies.

It's not the video games.  It really isn't.  Compare different countries.

The proliferation of streaming services is screwing up internet TV.

This anti-union businessman may have made a big mistake.

The media keep on pushing both-siderist bullshit, but they can't obscure the reality.

Trump listens to the big bankers -- he just doesn't understand them.

Twisted sisters?

Sometimes you can't just stay neutral.

One bigot's rantings failed to ruin this prom.

As Trump's crowds shrink, he sinks deeper into denial.  The remaining Trumpanzees are the hard-core cultists.

Some people don't understand car safety.

Gil Christner, the blogger behind Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, has died.

A new book has four disturbing questions about Christianity.

The Trump regime is trying to remove legal protections for gay and transgender people against discrimination in healthcare.  No matter what you think of those groups, such discrimination is unacceptable.  The post includes a link to send a message opposing the change.

Big Bad Bald Bastard warns my city not to be complacent in the wake of yesterday's failed attempt to start an alt-right riot.

A pastor contemplates the misery of Christmas.

Facebook is spying on you.

Cheer for Trump or get your pay docked.

This family's wealth grows by $100 million every day.

Understand the horror of Calvinism.

The authoritarian mentality is rooted in fear.

Fitness company Equinox struggles to deal with the fallout after news of its owner's fundraiser for Trump.

Darwinfish 2 looks at the Epstein suicide, regulation of social media, and spamments.

Gosh, who would have thought that supporting a bullying bigot makes you unpopular?

Ayn Rand was worse than you think.  A lot worse.

This is perhaps the iconic photo of Trump's toxic reign.

This 1945 "Guide to Command of Negro Naval Personnel" tells us a lot about that time (found via Notes to Ponder).

After the El Paso massacre, more and more Hispanics prepare to fight back.

Heather Heyer's mother has to keep her burial place secret to prevent desecration by alt-rightists.

22 states and 7 cities are suing to block Trump's fake energy plan.

I get comments like this too, and I also permaban the commenters.

There's probably not much we can do to reduce mass shootings.  Nan's Notebook and commenters consider some options.  Here's one thing that definitely won't help.

Boston police are destroying homeless people's wheelchairs.

Trump's Agriculture Secretary insults farmers whose business has been ruined by his trade wars.

72% of Americans support giving legal status to at least some illegal aliens.  57% support letting in Central American refugees, up substantially from last year.

Too many people did sleep through history class.

A lot of things are blowing up in Russia these days.

Japanese police do things differently.

South Korea approves the importation of realistic sex dolls, sending local bluenoses into a predictable scowling snit.

Far-right Catholic news website Church Militant bizarrely posted this flagrant pro-regime propaganda piece about the Hong Kong protests.  On my own post on the topic I got a spamment (rejected in moderation, of course) linking to an even more pathetic screed along the same lines.  Be aware -- clearly the Beijing regime's internet trolls are out in force trying to spin this.

Reminder:  the US is not the only country with frequent mass killings in public places.  Over there they use bombs instead of guns, but that's a trivial distinction.

The Saudi regime is trying to force a political prisoner to deny she was tortured in exchange for release.

India's Hindu-nationalist government is playing with fire in Kashmir, for political gain.

Western and East-Asian-owned denim factories in Africa are awash in sexual abuse.

Trump continues to insult fellow democracies while cozying up to dictators.

We need to fight not just to keep our House majority, but to expand it.

Yes, yes, every election people talk about Texas going blue and it hasn't happened -- yet.  But the state has been getting steadily more purple, and Republicans are starting to realize they have a problem.  Its political future hinges on one county.

Trump is following the trajectory of an earlier President (who also served only one term).

Warren can broaden her appeal by following the example of past winners.

A list of companies that support Trump is circulating (scroll down) -- I haven't checked this for accuracy.

Democrats can win big next year if we stay unified.

Here's an easy-to-search compedium of the candidates' positions on a wide range of issues (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Donation maps show where each candidate has the strongest support.

A former Republican explains why he'll vote for almost any Democrat next year.

Our chances in the Senate are looking better and better.  Harry Reid supports abolishing the filibuster (I explained here why this will be essential if we win there).

In spite of everything, there's one factor that could get Trump re-elected.

Business owners are open to Sanders's message when it's reported accurately.

Shower Cap reviews the Epstein suicide, Trump's Greenland fantasy, and the rest of the week's madness.

[941 days down, 521 to go until the inauguration of a real President.]
18 Aug 05:29

The Best View

17 Aug 05:01

Comic for August 17, 2019

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17 Aug 15:41

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Google

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Later, Amazon conquered Heaven and we got The Cloud.


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17 Aug 19:29

Not a metaphor

by David M Willis

18 Aug 17:18

Legend of the Sitter

https://www.oglaf.com/thesitter/

17 Aug 14:37

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Google

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Hovertext:
Later, Amazon conquered Heaven and we got The Cloud.


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18 Aug 17:51

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bat

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Hovertext:
Do you think it's ever possible to truly know what it's like to be Thomas Nagel?


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18 Aug 05:53

Blank slate

by David M Willis
18 Aug 05:03

Comic for August 18, 2019

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18 Aug 19:32

Comic for 2019.08.18

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
19 Aug 05:01

Resort

by David M Willis
18 Aug 19:31

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bat

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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19 Aug 06:35

Conference Question

I also have an utterance. Less of an utterance and more of an incantation. Less of an incantation and more of a malediction. Less of a malediction and more of a Word of Power. Less of a Word of Power and more of an Unforgivable Curse.
19 Aug 05:08

Comic for August 19, 2019

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19 Aug 09:12

Comic: #sponsored

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