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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Devin Nunes Is Suing His Imaginary Mom, His Imaginary Cow, and Twitter

quote [ No really. ]

Before the lawsuit, Devin Nunes' Cow had 1204 followers. It now has over 100,000. Do these dumbfucks understand how social media works? "They do now," says the cow.

[NSFW] [humor] [+7 Funny]
[by hellboy@8:02pmGMT] [4 comments]

A Russian "troll slayer" went undercover at a troll factory

quote [ ...and found that hundreds of Russians were working as paid trolls in rotating shifts. The operation was run by a local restauranteur who was placed under US sanctions for attempting to interfere with US elections. ]

Business Insider sucks, but they know a growth industry when they see one. Seems pretty clear this is only going to get worse until someone starts taking drastic measures (I'd like to be able to blacklist anything from Russia or China, for a start, but one of my favorite bands is from Rostov-on-Don, so...).
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hipster Pissed Over His Photo in Article on Hipsters Looking the Same... But It's a Different Hipster

quote [ The MIT Technology Review recently published a story titled "The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same." ]

I knew irony wasn't dead before anyone knew what irony was.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+10 Funny]
[by hellboy@7:08pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

quote [ In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut. ]

I'm pretty sure I know what the Great Filter is and that we're running smack into it.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Sad]
[by hellboy@5:41amGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Are we breeding depraved billionaires? Economic inequality and sex trafficking

quote [ Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Kraft: Wealth inequality is turning super-rich into comic-book villains ]

I've thought for years that there's an Accountability Ceiling - if you're above it, you can sexually assault children, keep slaves, and commit murder and get a slap on the wrist at worst, because convicting you would be too "disruptive". If you're below it, one too many parking tickets can fuck your life for good.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by hellboy@9:20pmGMT] [15 comments]



Sunday, 10 February 2019

Depression's Evolutionary Roots

quote [ Two scientists suggest that depression is not a malfunction, but a mental adaptation that brings certain cognitive advantages ]

Article's not new, but I thought it was interesting. Could also be filed under "health".

[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:04pmGMT] [17 comments]

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Captain Marvel | Trailer & Official Movie Site

quote [ Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. ]

Now that's a site I haven't seen in a long time.

It has multimedia! Animated GIFs! Fonts! And a Flash game!

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+8 Original]
[by hellboy@4:02amGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Roger Stone’s attorney has written a novel. It’s a political thriller.

quote [ "Daniel Carlson awoke from a dream- a few seconds later, he registered it as a nightmare. He exhaled hard confirming he was awake. The same dream. The dream was an emotion, not a scene. It was real. The dream did not forsake the laws of science." ]

Roger's totally getting off scot-free. He's in the best hands, the best. Mueller overreached and now he's met his match.

(I started to tag this as "literature" but I just couldn't. How did we end up in this parallel universe instead of one of the sane ones?)

[NSFW] [humor] [+1 Informative]
[by hellboy@8:38amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 21 January 2019

This filmmaker spent months interviewing neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned.

quote [ I tried to understand the core psychological draw of these movements. I found that a sense of belonging or purpose was a major factor. These people join these groups and suddenly they have a sense of meaning in life, a belief that they matter, that their voice matters. It’s as though they were once invisible and now they’re seen. ]

Deeyah Khan is a liberal Muslim woman, so both groups see her as the enemy. I found her story fascinating.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by hellboy@3:24pmGMT] [16 comments]

Monday, 7 January 2019

What Happened When A Trump Supporter Challenged Me About the Wall

quote [ A conservative challenged liberal Facebook friends to “make a case, not based on emotion” against Trump’s wall. ]

You'll never guess how this ends. Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

The short version of the argument I like: Have you ever seen a map of Texas? Do you know why the border with Mexico looks the way it does?
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Funny]
[by hellboy@11:39amGMT] [57 comments]



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