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06 Nov 07:11

Bear Hug

by Team Awkward

babies make a great substitute for underwear

“Me and my Dad. It looks like I was raised by Ron Jeremy.”

(submitted by IG @mackadacious)

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06 Nov 07:09

Once Bitten

by Team Awkward

I know let's take a photo of a raccoon being forced to sit beside a toddler!

“My little sister, brother and teenage neighbor playing with a baby raccoon. Begs the question- how did we survive the 70s???”

(submitted by Cat)

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02 Nov 04:14

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City of Nanaimo is now hiring.
Posting expires: Monday, November 18, 2019.

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15 Sep 04:10

This Map Lets You Plug in Your Address to See How It’s Changed Over the Past 750 Million Years

by Sabrina I. Pacifici

Smithsonian Magazine – The interactive tool enables users to home in on a specific location and visualize how it has evolved between the Cryogenian Period and the present

Ancient Earth, the tool behind this millennia-spanning visualization, is the brainchild of Ian Webster, curator of the world’s largest digital dinosaur database. As Michael D’estries reports for Mother Nature Network, Webster drew on data from the PALEOMAP Project—spearheaded by paleogeographer Christopher Scotese, the initiative tracks the evolving “distribution of land and sea” over the past 1,100 million years—to build the map. Users can input a specific address or more generalized region, such as a state or country, and then choose a date ranging from zero to 750 million years ago. Currently, the map offers 26 timeline options, traveling back from the present to the Cryogenian Period at intervals of 15 to 150 million years…”

12 Sep 05:42

The Replacement Plan

by Team Awkward

when grandparents photoshop...

“My grandpa replaced my ex-boyfriend’s face with his own. Nothing like revenge of the grandpa.”

(submitted by Rachel) 

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02 Sep 03:48

Wet Things

by Brian

What is that slime on the doorknobs anyway?

Bonus Panel

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20 Aug 05:54


by Sarah Andersen

if erik starts doing art again...

31 Jul 15:24

Who wants to live forever

by Scandinavia and the World

I know how much you love influencers!

Who wants to live forever

Who wants to live forever

View Comic!

12 Jun 21:02

Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

by Sabrina I. Pacifici

thought this was sort of interesting as we were just talking about chalking tires and more high tech ways to monitor parking!

Wow – via NPR – “The next time parking enforcement officers use chalk to mark your tires, they might be acting unconstitutionally. A federal appeals court ruled Monday that “chalking” is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The case was brought by Alison Taylor, a Michigan woman whom the court describes as a “frequent recipient of parking tickets.” The city of Saginaw, Mich., like countless other cities around the country, uses chalk to mark the tires of cars to enforce time limits on parking…

Trespassing upon a privately-owned vehicle parked on a public street to place a chalk mark to begin gathering information to ultimately impose a government sanction is unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment,” Taylor’s lawyer, Philip Ellison, wrote in a court filing. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit unanimously agreed. Chalking tires is a kind of trespass, Judge Bernice Donald wrote for the panel, and it requires a warrant. The decision affects the 6th Circuit, which includes Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee…”

08 Jun 00:32

Swing Shift

by Team Awkward

Joylessly swinging on the adult swings...sorry little girl from Humans of New York!

“The photographer caught me and my dad trying to hide from having to take more pictures for my sister’s wedding.”

(via source)

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20 May 07:44

Moment of Silence

by Brian


Bonus Panel

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09 May 18:58


by Lunarbaboon


18 Apr 02:35

The Golden Arches

by Jim Rowley

maybe your dad should take an art class!

“So this is what my Grandpa made in art class.”

(via source)

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11 Apr 14:08


by Team Awkward

I want one of these pics of our family :)

“Taken on our 2004 family road trip. Obligatory angsty teens against picturesque backdrop.”

(via source)

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09 Mar 02:18

Monster Mash-Up

by Kailee

her photoshopping was ahead of its time!

“Mom’s photoshop skills on an ex-husband.”

(submitted by Heather)

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11 Feb 06:42

The Headed Horseman

by Team Awkward

This made me actually LOL

“My family dubbed me ‘fivehead.'”

(via source)

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11 Feb 06:38

Tooth Swap

by Team Awkward

astonished where's the vomit emoji?

“I received this photo from my Dad was while he was babysitting my daughter. When she found out Grandpa could take out his teeth, he let her wear them.”

(submitted by Natalie) 

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01 Feb 23:06

Why paper maps still matter in the digital age

by Sabrina I. Pacifici

The Conversation: “With the proliferation of smartphones, it’s easy to assume that the era of the paper map is over. That attitude, that digital is better than print, is what I call “technochauvinism.” In my book, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World,” I look at how technochauvinism has been used to create an unnecessary, occasionally harmful bias for digital over print or any other kind of interface. A glance at the research reveals that the paper map still thrives in the digital era, and there are distinct advantages to using print maps.  With the proliferation of smartphones, it’s easy to assume that the era of the paper map is over…[h/t Pete Weiss]

With the proliferation of smartphones, it’s easy to assume that the era of the paper map is over. That attitude, that digital is better than print, is what I call “technochauvinism.” In my book, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World,” I look at how technochauvinism has been used to create an unnecessary, occasionally harmful bias for digital over print or any other kind of interface. A glance at the research reveals that the paper map still thrives in the digital era, and there are distinct advantages to using print maps…”

26 Sep 05:47


by Lunarbaboon

13 Sep 16:32

Laundry-loving cat has purr-loined dozens of clothing items in Delta neighbourhood

by CBC News

Owner Shawn Bell said his cat Bella first started bringing home garments last summer, but that the behaviour has since escalated at an alarming rate.

10 Sep 05:24

Curtain Swap

by Team Awkward


“I was trying to face swap with my cat. Somehow I swapped with my curtain instead.” 

(submitted by Karyn) 

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06 Sep 18:19

Hot back-to-school advice: Feed your kids bugs

by CBC News

Cricket bars for Annika :)

Coast Protein

Food columnist Gail Johnson says cricket protein is loaded with nutrients, including vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and amino acids — and, of course, lots of protein. She says cricket protein-based energy bars could be a hit for kids as school starts.

04 Sep 20:36

Backyard deer attack leaves woman with minor injuries

by CBC News

Nooooo will the wealthy elderly of Oak Bay go to war against the deer now?


An Oak Bay, B.C., woman was knocked over and stomped by herd of deer that likely perceived her as a threat to a fawn.

04 Sep 05:13


by Sarah Andersen

30 Aug 21:19

Vancouver's East 1st Avenue is now fully reopened to traffic

by Scott Brown


Commuters rejoice, East 1st Avenue was fully reopened to traffic on Thursday afternoon.

The busy thoroughfare, one of Vancouver’s key arterial routes, has been closed to vehicles from Nanaimo Street to Clark Drive since early July as Fortis B.C. replaced roughly 5 km of 20-inch gas line in favour of 30-inch line.

“We recognize that the full closure has been an inconvenience for residents and commuters – it’s work that Fortis B.C. had to get done,” says Jerry Dobrovolny, general manager of engineering services for the City of Vancouver. “We’re very appreciative to their team for an early opening, as well as to all residents, businesses, and commuters for their patience and understanding during this work.”


Fortis B.C. says periodic work from Rupert to Nanaimo Street  will continue until early September, with ongoing lane closures near the Highway #1 overpass that are expected to wrap up in early fall.

During construction, the city of Vancouver worked with Fortis B.C. to install several temporary traffic calming measures throughout the Hastings-Sunrise and Granville-Woodlands neighbourhoods to reduce short-cutting on local streets.

Some of these temporary measures will remain in place as traffic patterns stabilize following the Vancouver portion of the gas line upgrades, and as work continues near Highway 1 and into Burnaby.

“This will provide the opportunity to gather data and assess whether the closures could provide any ongoing benefit for residents. Once assessment is complete, the City will reach out to the community with more information and options,” the city said in a release.

27 Aug 13:32

Call Of The Wild

by Jim Rowley

a bear is walking towards your kids and you...take a picture?

“My brother and I on our first backpacking trip about 12 years ago in the Glen Aulin backpacker’s campground in Yosemite National Park. My dad took the pic while he was making breakfast, it was about 6:30 a.m. We were startled, and then more in awe, but not scared as black bears don’t bother people unless you’re messing with their kids. The bear walked right past us to our bear proof food canister, sniffed it, batted it around, then walked away.”

(via source)

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24 Aug 23:17

Why air pollution apps may be misleading

by CBC News
Air Pollution Quality Vancouver Looking over Cambie St

App that shows the equivalent number of cigarettes you “smoke” a day by simply breathing in polluted air in your local area may not be applicable to wildfire smoke.

21 Aug 05:39

Atta Boy

by Team Awkward

Xena's not the only one who enjoys a roll in the grass

Proof that the family pet should always be invited to the ceremony.

(via source

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21 Aug 03:21

Everybody’s Free

by nedroid_wp

Everybody’s Free

14 Aug 16:19

Bigfoot believer hopes to have his day in B.C. court

by Glenda Luymes

A sasquatch tracker plans to convince a B.C. Supreme Court judge to allow a lawsuit against the provincial government to proceed.

Todd Standing will be in court in New Westminster on Tuesday to argue the province has “breached its stewardship responsibility” by failing to recognize and protect the legendary creature sometimes referred to as Bigfoot.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Forests told Postmedia the province will move to dismiss the case.

“They’re trying to deny my evidence without even looking at it,” Standing said. “They’ve gone at this with a sledgehammer. My lawyer is arguing that they at least need to hear the evidence before deciding.”

The sasquatch tracker said he was “confident” the case would be allowed to proceed to trial if a judge took the time to consider his evidence.

B.C. sasquatch researcher Todd Standing is suing the provincial government in an effort to prove Bigfoot exists.

In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in October, Standing accused the provincial government of damaging his livelihood and credibility by “non-recognition of sasquatch.” He asked the court to require a government biologist to accompany him into “known sasquatch habitat” for three months to prove his claims.

The government’s response, filed Jan. 25 at the New Westminster registry, denies Standing’s version of the alleged facts and “denies that the plaintiff suffered or continues to suffer any loss, damage or expense as alleged in the notice of civil claim.”


Standing, who once took Les Stroud, TV’s Survivorman, into the backcountry to search for sasquatch, studied wildlife in university. He said he set out to prove that sasquatch couldn’t exist because there was no space in the ecosystem for them, but soon became convinced of the opposite.

But the sasquatch tracker has also attracted his fair share of controversy, with some in the Bigfoot community saying he faked video footage of a sasquatch. He makes money running weeklong sasquatch-seeking expeditions, charging US$4,800 for a “breathtaking adventure” in the Canadian wilderness.

Standing stands behind his video and is asking anyone else who has encountered a sasquatch to contact him through his website,

— With Postmedia files

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