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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Who’s More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

quote [ If you claim the earned income tax credit, whose average recipient makes less than $20,000 a year, you’re more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making twenty times as much. How a benefit for the working poor was turned against them. ]

The I.R.S. is on my case
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Dog Who Took the Witness Stand

quote [ Tracing the origins of the animal rights movement to one truly bizarre 1922 court case. ]

Bad business my dog as my witness
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Internet, Through A Filter

quote [ As content filters re-enter the digital conversation, a look back at the internet filters of the ‘90s, and the librarian who sold the Supreme Court on them. ]

The filter that surrounds your thoughts
[SFW] [history] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 10 December 2018

Like a Fine Tobacco, the Pipe Smoking Revival Has Been a Slow Burn

quote [ I rarely saw my grandfather with a pipe. My mother didn’t like him smoking around us kids, and he respected that. When he passed away, my family donated his pipes, thinking no one wanted them—which at the time was true. It would be three more years before a chance meeting with a friend at his favorite tobacco shop turned me, a few weeks after my 35th birthday, into a pipe smoker. ]

Smoking his pipe and he's scratching his head
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 9 December 2018

James Nasmyth’s Fake Lunar Photographs From 1874

quote [ In 1874, an astronomer and an inventor together published one of the most influential books of the time on lunar geology, titled The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite. In 276 pages, James Nasmyth and James Carpenter summed up three decades of research encompassing all that astronomers knew about the moon, and even attempted to answer some of the still-unanswered questions of the time, such as: Could the moon support life? Did it have an atmosphere? How did its craters form? ]

When your moon is fake
[SFW] [history] [+5 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:18amGMT] [4 comments]



Saturday, 8 December 2018

19th Century Illustrations for the Surgical Removal of Unwanted Parts of the Human Body

quote [ "I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time" - Henri Matisse ]

He started retreatin' and readin' every treatise on the shelf
[NSFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:07pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 7 December 2018

Driver who plowed into crowd at Charlottesville rally guilty of first-degree murder

quote [ Fields faces 20 years to life for the first-degree murder charge, and will be sentenced at a later date. ]

Neo-nazis your all the same
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+9 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:33pmGMT] [8 comments]

Doctors Aren’t Sure How This Even Came Out of a Patient

quote [ Somehow, a man coughed up an intact blood clot shaped like a lung passage. ]

Building blood clots
[SFW] [health] [+9]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:39pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Pete Shelley, lead singer of Buzzcocks, dies at 63

quote [ Co-founder of seminal punk band suffered suspected heart attack ]

I was playing classics by the Buzzcocks
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:05pmGMT] [2 comments]

There’s an Alternate Universe of Pre-MTV Music Videos You’ve Never Seen

quote [ The birth of the music video is often credited to MTV. It was 1981 when the first 24-hour music channel launched on our screens with “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Oh the irony, right? Wrong. Video and the radio star actually go way back. Get comfortable, because we’re about to have some fun getting to know the precursor to MTV– Le Scopitone! ]

All day, all night, all music video
[SFW] [music] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:13pmGMT] [3 comments]



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