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  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians ‘America’s First Family,’ But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as “America’s First Family” on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next month’s issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloe‘s exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family — it’s a brand. Whether or...
  • NASA Planetary Protection Officer Profiled (EPA for the planets)

    10/06/2015 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 18 replies
    NYT via AIAA Newsletter ^ | 10/05/2015 | KENNETH CHANG
    The New York Times (10/6, Chang, Subscription Publication) posts a feature on NASA Planetary Protection Officer Catharine Conley, whose job “is not so much protecting Earth from aliens as protecting other planets from Earth.” Conley is responsible for making sure than NASA missions to Mars and elsewhere do not pollute or contaminate alien worlds.
  • Feminists Fall For #PissForEquality Hoax

    10/05/2015 9:04:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/05/2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    This is gross. And also sad. Progressivism continues its inevitable descent into complete parody. According to Right Wing News, a few n’er do wellers on 4chan had a brilliant idea: see if they could convince feminists to, “publicly piss/sh*t their pants in the name of ‘Equality?'” For these types of things to work, pranksters start a hashtag usually by attaching it to other well trafficked ones, then the intended marks take it from there. #PissForEquality is not first outlandish hashtag used to successfully troll self-described feminists. Last year, 4chan started the #EndFathersDay hashtag, but with even better trollistic success. Professor...
  • "The R'lyeh Connection" (Filk parody of "The Rainbow Connection") - VANITY

    10/05/2015 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/5/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, I parodied a beloved musical classic as a hymn to everyone's favorite eldritch abomination. No, I have no soul. I write and record my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. (Make your own Ruth Bader Ginsburg joke if you absolutely must.) For a free MP3 download of "The R'lyeh Connection," click either here or here.
  • Weird animal with 'body of buffalo and head of crocodile' baffles everyone [Thailand?]

    10/05/2015 8:01:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Updated 15:25, 5 Oct 2015 | By Kirstie McCrum
    Confusing genetic creations happen all the time, but this is one of the most unusual animals seen in a long time Images have been shared of a most unusual creature spotted in a remote village - and it's the stuff of sci-fi movies. The strange animal appears to have the scaly, rough head and skin of a reptile such as a crocodile. However, on closer inspection, it's also got the body, limbs and hooves of a mammal such as a calf.
  • World's Longest Fingernails at 30 Feet Destined for Museum

    10/05/2015 4:01:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 5, 2015
    A man in India who set a world record for growing the longest fingernails on one hand – 30 feet – wants to preserve them for a museum. Shridhar Chillal said he is ready to cut off the nails that he has been growing on his left hand since 1952 after being officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the person with the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever," according to the Daily Mail.
  • ‘Hump Day’ event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

    10/04/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies
    campusReform ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures. The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Claims She No Longer Feels Like A Woman And Asks Everyone To Call Her Bruce Again

    10/04/2015 3:06:55 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 232 replies
    ShockWire ^ | 10/02/2015 | Staff
    Talk about flip-flopping! Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines again. Sources close to Jenner have disclosed that she's now having doubts whether she's really a woman and is in the process of asking everyone to call her Bruce again. Jenner claims that after lots of soul searching, she is certain about this decision. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner made national headlines when he revealed on a 20/20 interview that he was going through a gender transition. Jenner's announcement was a huge victory for the LGBT community that was lacking a high profile celebrity. Jenner, is a retired professional...
  • Dunkin Donuts employee tells officer “We don’t serve cops here”

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An employee at a West Hartford Dunkin Donuts is in hot water after she told a police officer “We don’t serve cops here.” The officer walked into the busy store at 1234 Farmington Avenue to wait in line to order. As he waited, an employee looked over at the officer and shouted “He didn’t get the message, we don’t serve cops here.” The officer then left the store followed quickly by the employee herself and the store manager. Both offered apologies to the officer with the employee who shouted the statement saying that she was...
  • Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

    10/03/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies ^ | October 01, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    While the concept of men battling 16–foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of a 50’s sci-fi flick, a new discovery in Australia has revealed that such encounters may have occurred. According to a study appearing in Quaternary Science Reviews, researchers from the University of Queensland have found a tiny fossil that belonged to a giant lizard bone 50,000 years ago, indicating that gigantic reptiles and humans once co–existed.
  • Lawsuit Claims Man’s Flatulence Prompted Firing

    10/02/2015 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 2, 2015 | Staff
    OCTOBER 2--A Pennsylvania man was fired from his job at a pork roll producer due to extreme flatulence brought on by gastric bypass surgery, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed by the man’s wife. In a federal complaint, Louann Clem, 59, charges that the Case Pork Roll Company terminated her husband Richard, 70, last year after the Trenton, New Jersey firm’s president frequently complained about her spouse’s condition. Louann Clem, who also worked for the company, said that her husband--who weighed 420 pounds--underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010. “As a result of the surgery, Mr. Clem suffered side effects such...
  • Mom? Dad? I'm Dead ... Here Are My Tattoos: This takes "leaving your mark" to a whole new level.

    10/02/2015 2:51:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jenna Amatulli
    When you think "family heirloom," it's natural to think of Grandpa's pocket watch or Grandma's engagement ring, but what about Uncle Jim's Bugs Bunny tattoo? Sure, it was once on ole-Jim's calf, but now it can be framed, mounted and proudly displayed above your fireplace, for when you remember him on Christmas Eve. NAPSA -- the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art -- launched earlier this month with the aim of helping you pass down your tattoos to your kids, grandkids, and loved ones. It's no longer a morbid dream. You can have your tattoos removed, preserved and...
  • Thinking the unthinkable: A case for orchestration

    10/02/2015 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 267 replies
    10/2/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I am increasingly suspicious -- almost convinced -- that these spree-shootings are orchestrated. Let us consider: Only days after Boehner resigns (but stays around through October, able to defy his base) TWO mass shooting events occur within hours of one another: The college in Oregon, and a lesser-publicized Inglis, Florida mass-shooting. If Obama seemed angry, I suspect it was because the second shooting was so small. Note how the two shootings make a perfect diagonal across the country, symbolically book-ending us with violence.It's really hard to be the point-man in this controversial subject -- that the mentally-ill and medicated can...
  • Fort Myers Woman Calls 911, Says She Was Shorted in Weed Deal: Police

    10/01/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A southwest Florida woman landed herself behind bars after calling 911 to complain about being shortchanged in a drug deal. According to a Fort Myers Police Department report, 36-year-old Erin Klich called police to complain that she'd attempted to buy $75 worth of marijuana, but never got the goods from the dealer. Officers arrived outside a home to find Klich outside the reported dealer's home, still on the phone with police. Klich told the responding officers that the dealer inside took her money. Klich was arrested for misuse of 911.= Upon searching Klich, police found a clear plastic baggy, later...
  • Woman Says She Is Happier Than Ever After Fulfilling Lifelong Wish of Becoming Blind

    10/01/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after she fulfilled her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, according to Barcroft TV. BIID is a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. She told Barcroft TV that her fascination with blindness started when she was a child. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she said. Shuping says that when she was a teenager, she started wearing thick black sunglasses, and even got her first cane...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Short' Husband

    10/01/2015 10:34:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | hursday, October 01, 2015
    Lady embarrassed to go out with him A Saudi woman in her 20s has filed for a divorce from her new husband on the grounds he is very short and embarrasses her in public places. The woman, who married nearly seven months ago, told the Department of Islamic Affairs in the Eastern Saudi province of Al Qateef that her friends and other people “look with sarcasm” at her when she goes out with her husband. “She wants to be divorced on the grounds she feels embarrassed when she goes out with her short husband…this is one of the strangest...
  • Advanced aliens could 'conquer and colonise' our planet, warns Stephen Hawking

    10/01/2015 7:22:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 130 replies ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 | Jeff Parsons
    The world famous physicist has admitted that if aliens came to visit Earth, the outcome might not be a positive oneStephen Hawking has tackled the mysteries of the universe his entire life. Now the world-renowned scientist has some new things to say about a potential alien invasion . "If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans," Professor Hawking told El País . "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," he said.
  • Seriously - Where's the apology?

    10/01/2015 6:54:34 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 77 replies
    How many months did we all hear warnings about September 2015 being the end of the world as we know it? Well, here it is October, and the world as we know it hasn't changed much. I would think that all you adherents to the vain imaginations of those modern day snake oil salesmen (Harbinger, Shemitah, four blood moons, Jade Helm, etc who only cared about selling you their books or getting you to click on their youtube videos) would want to do the decent now, and apologize to everyone, since what you promoted for all these months turned out...
  • Close Call: The Secret Service Just Caught Him Trying To Pull His Own Head Off?

    10/01/2015 12:43:02 AM PDT · by wannabegeek · 18 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 |
     Looks like we narrowly avoided tragedy this morning. According to a White House press release, the Secret Service just discovered President Barack Obama trying to pull his own head off, but they managed to stop him before he succeeded. Wow. This could have been really bad.According to the White House, several Secret Service agents walked into the Lincoln Bedroom at approximately 6:45 a.m. and discovered President Obama standing alone in the middle of the room with his hands wrapped around his head and trying with considerable effort to remove it from his body.The agents who witnessed the scene said that...
  • Ravishing (Fascinating Essay-Review on the Castrati)

    09/30/2015 4:53:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 10/8/2015 | Colm Tóibín
    Balzac’s Sarrasine tells the story of a young woman’s wonder at the strange appearance of an old man at a party in Paris. Balzac has tremendous fun describing the man. First his clothes: he is wearing ‘a white waistcoat embroidered with gold’ and ‘a shirt-frill of English lace, yellow with age, the magnificence of which a queen might have envied’. Then the face: ‘That dark face was full of angles and furrowed deep in every direction; the chin was furrowed; there were great hollows at the temples; the eyes were sunken in yellow orbits. The maxillary bones, which his indescribable...
  • Report: Man Uses Raccoon To Start Breathalyzer Equipped Car; Raccoon Then Attacks Driver

    A man who needed to blow into a Breathalyzer to start his car was too drunk to do so, according to a report. According to what appears to be a police report posted on Imgur, this guy somehow found a raccoon going through the garbage, captured it and then used the raccoon to blow into the Breathalyzer. the raccoon became unconscious so the man left the raccoon in the car and drove off. A short time after, the raccoon woke up and started to attack the driver.
  • Took drive-by media 7 hours to report Russia bombing story appypappy posted at 8:30 am today

    09/30/2015 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 8 replies
    Three cheers for FreeRepublic! That's some fast, firsthand reporting this morning. The Internet has completely changed their grip on how we access the news. Way to go appypappy for link and Trumpinator for the thread!
  • Woman to remove screen built to block view of neighbor

    09/30/2015 10:33:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    <p>THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont gubernatorial candidate is taking down a 60-foot by 24-foot screen she built to block her view of her neighbor's home.</p> <p>The Valley News reports Ruth Dwyer has agreed to remove the structure by Nov. 1 as part of a settlement filed earlier this month. Dwyer will face a $200 fine for each day the screen remains up if she doesn't remove it by that date.</p>
  • Weird blobfish-looking sofa shark discovered in Scottish waters for first time

    09/30/2015 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 12:44 BST | By Hannah Osborne
    The sofa shark had never been found in Scottish waters before - Scottish Shark Tagging Programme ====================================================================================================================== A species of shark that looks like a massive blobfish has been discovered off the coast of Scotland for the first time. The false catfish (also known as a sofa shark) was found by scientists conducting a deep sea survey with Marine Scotland. Pseudotrakias microdon live at depths of between 500m and 1,400m. For this reason, they are rarely encountered but have been caught in locations around the world, including the western Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. They normally swim close to the...
  • Poor Mitch McConnell.

    09/30/2015 4:35:44 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 47 replies
    Original Material | 9/30/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
  • Has the EPA Lost their ever loving mind? ~ Vanity

    The EPA Twittered this: "Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always. Sunlight causes #ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees: …" Their link is broken because I think they embarassed themselves.
  • Burger King Unleashes Black Halloween Whopper—And It's Frighteningly Good

    09/29/2015 6:26:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 79 replies
    Today Food ^ | 09/28/2015 | Alexandra Bulow
    From September 28 through Halloween Day, the burger giant is offering its popular patty sandwich inside a pitch-black bun that's flavored with A.1. sauce and sprinkled with white sesame seeds. The burger comes loaded with the usual Whopper fixings (melted American cheese, pickles, white onion, tomato and mayonnaise) but this one also has a dash of A.1. sauce—something I don't think I've tried in over 20 years. The verdict: it's kinda, sorta...well...okay, really good. The black bun has the squishiness of a Martin potato roll and a tiny hint of black pepper that's a good complement to the smoky charcoal-broiled...
  • Police: Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Pickup Into Lake

    09/29/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear. The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. Lt. Harold Page told the Ellsworth American the dog "knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled down the parking lot into the lake." The Ellsworth Police Department said in a Facebook post the dog was rescued from the submerged pickup...
  • Banksy to Send Timbers From Dismaland to Refugees

    09/29/2015 11:38:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Sep 28, 2015
    Street artist Banksy has said he will send the material from his closed amusement park in England to France to help shelter refugees who are camped out there. Banksy said on his Dismaland website Monday that all of the timbers and fixtures from the park are being sent to a refugee camp outside the northwest French port of Calais for the construction of shelters. Thousands of refugees are in the Calais area seeking entry into Britain. "Coming soon ... Dismaland Calais," the artist said on his posting. The unusual amusement park that closed Sunday after five weeks poked fun at...
  • City Employee Gets in Trouble Again for Talking Like a Robot

    09/29/2015 11:04:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015 | Jen Kirby
    The saga of this city worker is a gift that keeps on giving: Despite receiving a 20-day suspension last year for mimicking a robot while answering IT calls to the Department of Health's help desk, employee Ronald Dillon is about to be disciplined once again for talking to customers like a droid. Dillon will likely be put on 30-day unpaid leave after he overrode supervisors' orders to stop impersonating a machine, which the judge who presided over Dillon's hearing described as "a slow, stilted and monotonous voice." Dillon was also censured for not responding to customer-service requests and purposefully misdirecting...
  • Thousands Stranded Overnight in Music Festival 'From Hell' with 'Overflowing Toilets', Claims ....

    09/29/2015 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 28, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
    Thousands of festival-goers were left stranded at TomorrowWorld and forced to sleep on top of cars and on wet and muddy grass. Organizers of the event offered refunds for Sunday’s ticketholders as the bad weather made the last day of the three-day electronic dance music festival inaccessible. But those who tried to leave after Saturday night’s closing set were left waiting in the rain for hours as poor planning led to traffic congestion around the festival site in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The festival was only accessible to visitors in the DreamVille on-site camping area after heavy rain hampered the event’s...
  • Pentagon-Protected Pedophiles

    09/29/2015 10:08:35 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies
    Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally "boy play," and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records. The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead...
  • More than just undies:The smallest details are the most important for parents of transgender kids

    09/29/2015 7:15:30 AM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies ^ | 09/29/2015 | GINGER GORMAN
    EVERY day, 11-year-old Jake* runs to the letterbox to check if the postman has been. For four weeks he’s been waiting for a parcel that seems as if it will never come. Of course these days you can order anything online, but this isn’t like any other purchase his mum, Ellie, has ever made. “It appears perhaps that our order has been held up in customs,” Ellie says. “That’s something else that just makes me aware of how weird and how covert this could seem to others.” Even though Ellie desperately wants to help her son, she is the first...
  • Saratoga Woman's Late Husband's Ashes, Death Certificate Stolen During Burglary

    09/27/2015 10:58:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
    Sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in connection with a burglary, after an 83-year-old Saratoga woman reported a box filled with her late husband's ashes missing Friday. Around 11:35 a.m., deputies responded to the 10000 block of Howen Drive for a report of an interrupted burglary, according to sheriff's officials. When deputies arrived, deputies learned the victim had arrived home and saw two young men running away from the residence and get into a cream-colored four-door sedan, containing a male driver, sheriff's officials said. The vehicle was last seen driving southeast from the residence, toward Saratoga High School. When the victim...
  • My Husband Is Now My Wife

    09/27/2015 10:11:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 22, 2015 | ALEX MORRIS
    The spouses of transgender people face their own dramatic transformations—only no one celebrates them.Elizabeth Miller sat in her living room with her wedding album in her lap. It had been a long while since she’d brought it up from the basement, and the brown leather cover was worn, the pages slightly yellowed. From under their plastic covering, the pictures show pink linen tablecloths and taffeta gowns and Elizabeth in a dainty white Laura Ashley dress and a flower crown, peering up at the camera with that expectant newlywed’s look — heaps of bliss, a dash of terror. Next to her...
  • Man Avenges Brother's Murder After 6 Years: Abu Dhabi Police

    09/27/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015
    Suspect admits repeatedly running car over victim before dousing him and his vehicle in gasoline and lighting the fire The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have arrested a Pakistani truck driver who is suspected of killing an investor of the same nationality in an act of revenge. The suspect, whose brother was killed six years ago in Pakistan, alleged that the victim had hired someone to kill his brother following a dispute over a plot of land. The details of the incident as narrated by Brigadier Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu...
  • Freerepublic link errors???

    09/27/2015 7:16:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    A Grunt ^ | 27 sept 2015
    First link upper left; malware notice! Link at end of excerpt; OK.
  • Facebook Fail. Anyone else getting the White Screen of Death?

    09/27/2015 6:07:08 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    9/27/2015 | Laz A. Mataz
    I logged in to Facebook this morning and got the White Screen of Death. It shows nothing. Just a blank screen. All other sites work fine. I tried it from home, and remoted into work, and it failed in both places. Anyone else getting this?
  • Unusual College Classes 2015: Beyoncé, Zombies And Harry Potter Among Course Topics

    09/26/2015 8:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/2015 | By Julia Glum
    Here's a tip for incoming college freshmen: Class doesn't have to be boring. If you plan your schedule carefully, you will have time for some fun. Course offerings change every semester, and many schools peg seminars and pop culture classes to current events. Chances are you'll have to take ancient history or molecular chemistry courses at some point, but you'll also have opportunities to explore topics you genuinely think are interesting, like zombie survival tactics or Harry Potter. Check out a few of the offerings at various institutions for the upcoming school year: * Lucid Dreaming, Oberlin Experimental College Oberlin's...
  • Swedish Man Sues in ‘Elk Murder Mystery’

    09/26/2015 6:07:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A man from southern Sweden, who was accused of murdering his wife, is suing for damages after it was established that his wife was killed by an elk.The man, a resident of Loftahammer in southern Sweden, is now demanding 621,000 kronor compensation for being falsely accused of murder. His lawyers are critical of the way in which prosecutors and the police handled the investigation after the 63-year-old woman was found seriously injured near the shore of a lake outside of Loftahammar in northeast Småland in September 2008. According to the man, investigators were too quick to assume that he had...
  • "Short Man" Robs Bank in Supermarket (Fallbrook, CA)

    09/26/2015 2:29:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 25, 2015 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Short man robs bank in supermarket FALLBROOK, Calif. — A diminutive man in sunglasses robbed a North County supermarket banking desk Friday, authorities reported. The thief, who appeared to be in his early 30s, handed a demand note to a teller at the U.S. Bank office at the Albertsons store in the 1100 block of South Mission Road in Fallbrook shortly after 10 a.m., according to the FBI. The bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses described him as a roughly 5-foot-4-inch, 110-pound white man with short brown hair, freckles and protruding ears. The same man is believed...
  • North Korea claims it has miniaturized nuclear BBs

    09/26/2015 9:33:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    UN NEWS ^ | 20 May 2015 | Mother Ship of amateur comedy writing
    Pyongyang says it has developed miniaturized nuclear BBs making it possible to fit them into standard BB and Air-soft projectors. The report comes just days after North Korea claimed a joint venture with Lucas Films to build a golf-ball-sized Death Star. “It has been a long time since we began miniaturizing and diversifying our means of nuclear strike,”North Korea’s National Autocratic Defense Commission said in a statement, as cited by the official Korean Nuclear Agency (KNA). "We have also reached the stage where the highest accuracy rate is guaranteed not only for short- and medium-range BBs such as 10 yards...
  • Bohner is Bawling right now...~Vanity

    09/25/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by GraceG · 80 replies
    He is bawling at his press conference concerning his resignation.
  • Video: “It’s a baby f***ing whale, man!” (NSFW due to Language)

    09/25/2015 8:54:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Daily Beast, I give you the most Boston thing that ever has happened or ever will happen. I made the mistake of watching it while having lunch and laughed so hard that I had to stop so that I wouldn’t choke. This guy’s basically a cross between Joe Pesci and Peter Griffin.
  • Trump lashes out at AP photographer who snapped empty chairs

    09/24/2015 10:30:04 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/15 | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump is not happy with the Associated Press photographer who took a picture showing a significant number of empty chairs at a South Carolina event on Wednesday — so unhappy he called him a “f***ing thief,” according to the Daily Mail. Trump’s remarks about wire photographer Mic Smith follow a rough couple of days for his relationship with the press. On Wednesday, he said he would no longer appear on Fox News, which responded that Trump "doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.” Later, he agreed...
  • Police chase with combine ends in gunfire (Kansas)

    09/23/2015 10:57:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    KSN ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | KSN
    The combine was reported weaving from ditch to ditch on U.S. 56 highway. It struck a guy wire and caused damage to power poles near the intersection of Southeast 10 Road and U.S. 56 Highway. It then continued West and entered the city of Ellinwood around 10:47 p.m. The driver drove through a residential neighborhood, striking several power poles and a 2005 Cheverolet pickup truck parked on the road. The pickup truck sustained extensive damage and the 8-row combine header was torn from the combine. An Ellinwood police officer attempted to contact the driver around 10:52 p.m. While doing so,...
  • 'We're going to be the majority soon!

    09/23/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by petercooper · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/22/2015 | Daily Mail
    Full title: 'We're going to be the majority soon! Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure. Muslim families wanted Jersey City schools to close down September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday. After initially approving closure, school board ultimately voted to keep schools open so as not to disrupt lives of non-Muslim families. Students who choose to stay home Thursday to celebrate the holiday will not be penalized. By Snejana Farberov For
  • RC Broom Flyer Wizard Witch (Halloween)

    09/24/2015 3:14:34 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies ^ | Sep 25, 2013 | Otto Dieffenbach
    RC Broom Flyer Witch for Halloween by Otto Dieffenbach ( 0:30 )Published on Sep 25, 2013 ... This video is of the Witch variation of [ Otto Dieffenbach's ] Broom Flyer. This was the first day of flying and it was quite windy, 20 mph plus. ... A build log is posted in rcgroups titled RC Broom Flyer Wizard Witch at RC Witch Broom Flyer Part 2 by Otto Dieffenbach ( 0:54 )Published on Oct 10, 2013 ... This video is a better cut of the Witch Broom Flyer. This was the first day of flying and it...
  • Man Punches Elderly Man Over Nutella Waffle Samples

    09/24/2015 10:57:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jason Kandel
    A man allegedly hit another man at a tasting table at Costco in Burbank on SundayA 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with punching a 78-year-old shopper in the face after the victim protested about how many samples the man had taken at a Nutella waffle tasting station at a Costco in Burbank, police said. Derrick Gharabighi, of Burbank, has been charged with felony elder abuse and personal infliction of great bodily injury against a person over 70 years of age, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The suspect is accused of striking a man...
  • Finally, a horror prankster gets his comeuppance! Latest joker to film himself terrifying [tr]

    09/24/2015 9:03:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    A serial prankster's luck has ended in a moment of poetic justice when he was punched to the ground and shot after attempting to film himself scaring a pedestrian. Vladimir Tzapaev runs a YouTube channel which showcases videos of himself dressing up in costume and jumping out at young women walking the streets at night. But his latest prank - all of which was caught on film - backfired spectacularly when a young man refused to be cowed and fought back.