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  • New York Times Admits Giant Banner Honoring Mao May Have Been Inappropriate

    09/13/2019 1:24:58 AM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 10, 2019 | staff
    NEW YORK, NY—In honor of the anniversary of Chairman Mao Zedong's death, The New York Times unfurled a giant, 50-foot-wide banner honoring the "brave revolutionary" outside its New York offices Monday. After public outcry, they admitted this might have been "slightly inappropriate." "While we stand by our decision to honor one of history's great men, we admit the banner lacked important historical context," said one Times editor. "While his ideas were morally right, they factually killed a bunch of people, and that's not something we wanted to promote. Unless you're killing yourself to combat climate change." Paper executives considered adding...
  • Everest ultra-marathon, runners compete at lung-bursting altitudes of 17,000 feet.

    06/28/2019 8:56:42 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 28 June 2019 | Aylin Woodward
    In the Everest ultra-marathon, runners compete at lung-bursting altitudes of 17,000 feet. This year, one runner spent a night outside, alone and without shelter. The annual Mount Everest ultra-marathon starts at Base Camp and ends at Namche Village, a popular stop for mountaineers. Runners pay up to $2,700 for an all-inclusive trip and the right to compete in the 37-mile (60-kilometer) event. This year, a few runners faced challenges during the ultra-marathon: The lodge where they were supposed to stay overnight was closed, which forced one runner to sleep alone outside. In the Everest ultra, runners climb over ice and...
  • Old school politicians could cause Democrats to lose the 2020 election

    06/22/2019 6:43:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 June 2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Here is a sentence one does not often get the opportunity to write: Bill de Blasio is right. Sen. Cory Booker demands an apology, because apologies under duress are an important part of the political ritual of 2019, and to be able to command an apology signals that a politician is a real player. But Booker isn’t... The Al Gores and John Kerrys of the world enjoy rubbing elbows with Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t find Davos on a labeled map, doesn’t want to and doesn’t need to. Democrats may not be ready to comfort...
  • Old Town Road - the movie ft. Lil Nas X + Billy Ray Cyrus

    06/01/2019 10:36:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 2019
    A short homage to Westerns. Country legend Billy Ray Cyrus makes his comeback...with a 19 year old rapper.
  • What Visiting a Park in China is like

    05/01/2019 4:29:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1MAY19 | Editorial Staff
    Here we spend some time exploring China. In particular some of those outstanding mountains that are just about everywhere. Please kindly note that this post has multiple embedded videos. It is important to view them. If they fail to load, all you need to do is to reload your browser. China is a land of some amazing nature and spectacular views. You look at the brochures, and the commercials, and the videos and say “Man oh man, I just have to go there and visit that place!“. Well, this is what it’s like… It’s all about the climb.
  • See Cultural Differences Between US And China In These Cute Comics By Siya

    04/24/2019 5:50:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    the awesome daily ^ | 16jan18 | By Ksenia
    See Cultural Differences Between US And China In These Cute Comics By SiyaBy Ksenia on January 16, 2018Share Tweet Pin Email Stumble Advertisement Meet Siye. And by meeting her I mean to get introduced to a comic series that she’s been drawing regularly for about a year from which you can learn a lot about Chinese culture or, to put it more precise, about cultural differences between western and this eastern country.Siye is born and raised in Beijing, China, but during her education, she was studying and living in many western countries such as USA, France, and Great Britain. She met many people who were...
  • Food truck owner mocks meaning of LGBTQ acronym: G for guns, B for Bible, T for Trump

    04/23/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Daily News ^ | 22 April 2019 | MURI ASSUNÇÃO
    Jamie Smith, the owner of Belle’s Smoking BBQ, decided to make fun of the acronym commonly used to refer to people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. “I support LGBTQ: Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ," his garish garments declare The shirt sold out quickly, and he’s currently on back order. But not everybody is laughing with him... The controversy did cost cost him some business. Trinity Episcopal Church said Belle’s Smoking BBQ was no longer welcome as one of the vendors at next month’s Sprouts and Stouts Festival. But it also gave him four new jobs, Smith...
  • The Chinese Love of Off-Road Vehicle Adventures

    04/22/2019 4:55:20 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 23APR19 | Editorial Staff
    In America we have RV's, donut-wheeled motorized trikes, and dirt-bikes. We have jeeps and all sorts of pickups. Well, you know what? So does China. The Chinese love the sport of going "off road" and exploring China. Here we are doing to have a brief review of this most awesome pastime. Just make sure that your trunk is filled with ice and a fine beverage of your choice. Myself, I prefer a nice icy-cold beer, but wine, VSOP, XO and whiskey are fine alternatives. The Chinese love to travel in groups The Chinese love to travel in groups. They really...
  • Comedian Lil Duval's 92-year-old grandmother is left stunned as her grandson's Telsa parks itself

    03/24/2019 6:58:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 Mar 201( | Andrew Court
    Autopark is a feature of the Tesla 3, which retails from $42,900 Lil Duval's mother is also featured in the video, remarking excitedly from the backseat: 'Baby, you gotta buy me one of these!' Back in 2017, Lil Duval came under fire for making offensive comments about transgender women. During an appearance on radio show The Breakfast Club Friday, the star said he would would kill a transgender woman if they were in a relationship and she waited to reveal she was transgender.
  • Physicists explain fireballs erupting from grapes in microwave oven

    02/19/2019 11:51:32 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 73 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Bob Yirka
    A trio of researchers with McMaster, Concordia and Trent Universities has solved the mystery of why pairs of grapes ignite into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave oven ...The tests consisted mostly of using thermal imaging cameras to capture the action as the grapes were heated and running simulations. They also tested other similarly sized fruit and plastic balls filled with water.
  • The "Piattuino" (Piattuino technical presentation)

    01/16/2019 1:14:45 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Hans
    This presentation shows the technical concept of Hans' musical instrument robot, the Piattuino. The name is a synthesis of the Italian word “Piatto” (means plate) and “Arduino”, the famous open source hardware (micro controller) platform. Hans shows you how he started this project and explains the principal schematics of the Piattuino controller. Finally, you can hear some song examples.
  • If you remember this playground your childhood was awesome

    01/09/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies
    hopes and fears ^ | undated | Sophie Weiner Author
    The words, written in big, white, Impact letters, caught my attention as I scrolled idly through Facebook a few months ago: “IF YOU REMEMBER THIS, THEN YOUR CHILDHOOD WAS AWESOME.” They were superimposed on an image that did instantly remind me of something: the SuperPlayground, a wooden play structure in a small park in my hometown, which was torn down and replaced several years ago. In the small, lefty community of Sebastopol where I grew up, in the wine country north of San Francisco, there were many playgrounds, but the SuperPlayground was everyone’s favorite. Whimsical details like a dragon slide,...
  • Vanity, Sweet Adelines webcast, next three days

    10/18/2018 2:16:43 PM PDT · by Bethaneidh · 34 replies
    Barbershop music webcast. Free but please donate if you wish. (I get no ads because I have Adblock) Bookmark because it continues through Saturday. Friday is chorus finals and Saturday is quartet finals. Enjoy.
  • NO PHONEY Melania Trump reveals she confiscates Donald’s PHONE – and doesn’t agree with his Tweets

    10/06/2018 10:43:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/6/18 | Abe Hawken
    US First Lady Melania Trump has revealed she confiscates the President’s phone because she doesn’t agree with his Tweets. The former fashion model, 48, opened up about her husband’s behaviour on Twitter and said she tells him if she dislikes one of his posts. She...added she wants the public to focus on what she does, and not just what she wears. ...revealed that Melania even takes his phone away when she takes an exception to a particular post.
  • UFC Fighters Show Just How Stretchy (Yet Professional) This Menswear Line Is in This Epic Ad

    07/31/2018 3:25:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Ad Week ^ | 31 July 2018 | Katie Richards
    In the spot, the two are working side by side in an office environment when suddenly a fighting cage drops down around them and a fight breaks out. As things get heated, consumers can see the clothing, in all its stretchiness, in action.
  • Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

    07/29/2018 5:32:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 25JUL18 | Andrew Liszewski
    Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve again. They’ve created the self-filling Spyra One that fires quick bursts of water instead of a steady stream, which promises to improve accuracy and distance. The Super Soaker was a staple of my childhood, as it was for millions of other kids, but most of my summer afternoons were either spent refilling the blaster, or endlessly pumping air...
  • Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

    07/25/2018 5:59:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 68 replies
    National Post ^ | 13 July 2018 | Joe O'Connor
    ..., and realize you have no recollection as to where you actually parked the car in the first place. Upon exiting the store, she climbed in a black Nissan — the vehicle was open and the keys were in the ignition — and drove home. Soon after, a local man exited the store and began wandering about the parking lot in an increasing state of agitation, before concluding that his black Infiniti had been stolen, and calling police to report the theft. ...She informed the manager that she wasn’t entirely happy with the car. For one, it was messy when...
  • Country Time Lemonade to help pay fines, permit fees for kids' lemonade stands

    06/09/2018 7:45:11 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 34 replies
    https://www.thedenverchannel.com ^ | 9:02 AM, Jun 7, 2018 | Kurt Sevits
    DENVER – Country Time Lemonade is launching a new initiative to help kids’ lemonade stands that land in hot water over permitting issues. Just last week in Denver, someone called the police on a lemonade stand run by boys who were trying to raise money for charity. Police shut the stand down, saying the boys didn’t have the necessary permit. The city later said the boys didn’t need a permit, but not before the story captured the attention of people nationwide, including Country Time. In response, the company is launching “Legal-Ade,” a team of people who will help lemonade stands...
  • MUSLIMS FORCED TO EAT PORK AND DRINK ALCOHOL AT CHINESE CAMPS, INMATES CLAIM

    05/19/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    newsweak ^ | 5/17/18 | staff
    Found the story on Independent UK, but it's banned from FR. It's a more meaty story than newsweak. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-re-education-muslims-ramadan-xinjiang-eat-pork-alcohol-communist-xi-jinping-a8357966.html Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have said they were forced to drink alcohol and eat pork as part of Beijing's efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post just how...
  • Crazy Guys at Hubbard Creek

    05/06/2018 4:16:31 PM PDT · by DWar · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 4, 2018 | Papa & The Bandit RV Life
    Starts slow. Hyjinx prevails. Keep looking