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Sunday, 23 January 2022

Fentanyl Myth Wrongly Puts People In Jail

quote [ A widespread fentanyl myth is scaring cops and leading to arrests. ]

If you're handed an iron clad excuse to get out of perhaps one of the few things cops might get held accountable for, doing drugs, why waste it?

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Underrated]
[by the circus@11:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Did China get caught trying to prop up its economy with a duplicate set of currency?

quote [ China’s central bank denied a rumor that a detained senior official forged $314 billion worth of banknotes. ]

The rumor is the deputy general manager of the company in charge of printing Chinese bank notes printed duplicates of 2 trillion yuan worth of bills. So not really forgeries, but duplicates with duplicate serial numbers. The scale would be ridiculous for a crime, but not if it was being done secretly by China in a sort of Ponzi scheme of money, with one set issued for use outside of China and one for use inside of China.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by the circus@7:49amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 10 January 2022

Bob Saget is dead at 65.

quote [ A Clip of Bob Saget doing the Aristocrats joke. ]

Bob Saget is dead at 65. Died in his hotel room while on tour. Cause of death currently not clear. Link is NSFW.
[NSFW] [obituaries] [+5 Sad]
[by the circus@2:56amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 25 November 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy Part 2: The Ultra Efficient Bulbs You're Not Allowed To Have

quote [ You can’t buy them unless you live in Dubai. Apparently inspired by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who wanted more efficient and longer-lasting bulbs. ]

Yes, longer lasting, far more efficient LED lightbulbs exist, but you're not allowed to have them, at least not yet.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by the circus@8:17pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 16 October 2021

What really happened to McDonaldland?

quote [ Explore the history & ultimate downfall of McDonaldland and The Disney-McDonald's Happy Meal, McDonald’s magical world & ad campaign that brought fame and fortune to the iconic fast food franchise. From the origins of Ronald McDonald, the McDonald’s Merchandise craze, the McDonalds Disney partnership and Happy Meal Toys and how it ultimately came to an end. ]

Short answer: Johnny Copyright Law has a long arm.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by the circus@6:37amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 3 October 2021

US Army attacked by Ninja warrior

quote [ A sword wielding man in “full ninja garb” launched a surprise nighttime attack on an Army Special Operations unit in California — injuring two soldiers before he was finally arrested ]

You can never predict a ninja attack.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by the circus@1:24amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Sean Lock: Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats captain dies aged 58

quote [ "Sean was one of Britain's finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy." ]

On of my favorite comics. The really good ones are the ones who crack up other comics.

[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by the circus@4:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Bad Guy shoots Cop. Good Guy shoots Bad Guy. Cop shoots Good Guy.

quote [ The police in Arvada, Colo., said a good Samaritan who fatally shot a gunman who had just killed a police officer was himself shot by responding officers. ]

Something something "good guy with a gun."

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by the circus@7:22pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A Proclamation on the Death of Walter Mondale | The White House

quote [ Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants. Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996. ]

I know the deaths thing has sort of played out and there wasn't any stir when Prince Philip passed away, but I just stumbled on that Walter Mondale passed away. Maybe it was all over and I just didn't catch it, but for political interest here it is.
[SFW] [politics]
[by the circus@12:16amGMT] [1 comment]

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