it's not gay if he looks like a chick
Sunday, 22 April 2018

Made in Taiwan? How a Frenchman Fooled 18th-Century London

quote [ Benjamin Breen on the remarkable story of George Psalmanazar, the mysterious Frenchman who successfully posed as a native of Formosa (now modern Taiwan) and gave birth to a meticulously fabricated culture with bizarre customs, exotic fashions, and its own invented language. ]

We can get you the best one that's made in Taiwan
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:13amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Michigan town?s feud over military gear gets ugly

quote [ The two-man police department in this Thetford Township has amassed a massive amount of surplus military equipment over the last decade. While much of the gear worth $1 million has never been used by the township, some has been given to residents, township officials said. The township supervisor and a trustee said the police have stymied their attempts to find out what equipment they have, where it?s located and why some of it has been given away. ]

Fighting just crime had become such a bore
[SFW] [people] [+6 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:16amGMT] [14 comments]

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Mountain Wizard of Woodstock

quote [ What happens when you put Rip Van Winkle, Robin Hood and Paul Bunyan in a blender? You get Clarence Schmidt, the iconic outsider artist who spent a lifetime building an eccentric folk art kingdom on a mountaintop in Woodstock? ]

Misty morning, clouds in the sky
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:23amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 12 April 2018

L.A. County wants to help build guest houses in backyards ? for homeless people

quote [ Do you want to put a tiny house for homeless people in your backyard? L.A. will pay you to do it. ]

Not sure what I think about this, yet. Reminded me of this post.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by JWWargo@11:20pmGMT] [14 comments]

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Your Pretty Face is Going to Sell

quote [ YouTube Face is clickbait, attaining human form. ]

[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@4:45pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Finding Dmitry: The Magical Story Of A Russian Boy's Photos

quote [ I found an undeveloped film in an old Soviet camera, got the images developed and found 19 black & white photos of a boy and his first day at school. I decided to find him almost 30 years later... ]

I take pictures, photographic pictures.
[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:55amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Inside the World of Virginia?s Roadside Attraction King

quote [ For more than 30 years, Mark Cline has been keeping the state weird. ]

Ain't that beautiful
[SFW] [people] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:07amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A Betrayal

quote [ The teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death. ]

No mercy, no mercy wie die MS13
[SFW] [people] [+7 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:22amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 2 April 2018

We Have Rights

quote [ An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). ]

Nearly 2,000 people stopped in 9 days under Donald Trump's travel ban - and almost all of them were legal US residents

Week of Hell: Dozens of African Detainees Allege Serial Abuse and Hate Crimes at Notorious Private Immigration Jail
[SFW] [people] [+4 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:06pmGMT] [42 comments]

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Joking Aside, Rube Goldberg Got Tech Right

quote [ Every day, exciting new technologies and inventions designed to make our lives better make us crazy instead?if we?re lucky. A document you?ve been working on all day disappears from your computer, having been saved to an obscure folder you didn?t know existed; a social-media app secretly shares your personal information with Russian hackers, spawning a Constitutional crisis; a self-driving car kills a pedestrian, giving us yet another reason to fear the future. ]

By a universe that doesn't care who it hurts
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

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