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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 18 12:14:08
Tarantula Hawk sting --- aiiighh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnExgQ81fhU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 18 12:16:45
that one's listed as only 5 mins pain duration on the chart

Bullet Ant is 300 mins... can't wait! :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 18 12:29:53
see what happens with women in the military?!
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvEQn6EWYAA1J2H.jpg


(for the record: its for breast cancer awareness month & was no longer in service)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 18 12:55:52
Chicago police have arrested a man who attacked a bus driver and a passenger with a bag of frozen chicken.

Police say Caleb Russell, 27, wasn't happy the woman didn't respond when he tried to talk to her.
So he allegedly started hitting her with the bag of chicken.

When the bus driver stopped the bus to help the woman. Russell swung the bag at the driver, hitting him in the face, police said.

The bus driver suffered a broken nose and jaw. He also lost a tooth.

The woman, who didn't want to be identified, told CNN she was not seriously injured.
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Oct 19 02:50:47
Wows.. even without engaging you can still get hit by a frozen chicken. The trick may be to walk around in a polar bear costume ;)

..
"Tarantula Hawk sting --- aiiighh!"
I love the fear in his eyes leading up to the sting.. like, "ugh.. can't believe I'm doing this" :p
!! :D .. love the dread in these videos! :D weirdly addicting. Bullet ant should be hilarious

Gif compilation/highlights of cyst/zit/blackhead poppings:
http://imgur.com/gallery/SE3qz

Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Oct 19 03:10:40
kitty gets tucked into bed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_qiCiHfx4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 19 10:16:17
i think it was drugged to get a viral video :p

...or possibly animatronic
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 19 12:19:03
Authorities in the United Kingdom have released several photos of a man they are seeking in connection with the theft of a venetian blind. And while we can’t say for certain what happened here, it does seem like this guy is hiding something.

http://img.../580775381a000067145ba6b7.jpeg

The item was stolen from the Dunelm Mill store in Northampton sometime between 2:00 pm and 2:25 pm on Sunday, Oct. 16, according to authorities. Police say “a man entered the store and allegedly concealed a venetian blind down one trouser leg and up the back of his jacket.”
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 19 14:31:57
large bear eats mans head... possibly...
http://www.instagram.com/p/BLlo-OVDW8s/
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Oct 19 18:30:55
Might have to add the cut part of the frame in as an animation :)
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 02:06:47
Moderately interesting development in the vlog-o-sphere. "Social Experiment" poster "Joey Salads" was apparently caught staging a race-bait video:
http://imgur.com/gallery/gQmJ1LV
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 02:09:15
He apologized:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wD7euwFJ0Y
..but he didn't really expose his motives.. he mentions how he plans to give money to charities, but that wasn't really connected to the reason for staging the videos (generating money from race-bait isn't really a good way to fund charitable donations..)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 10:43:12
those types do seem to be nothing but negative to society...
some fake news sites are problematic for same reason, like the one that mixes true & fake stories (don't recall name)

sure some stuff is funny :p but there will be people who never realize it was fake
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 11:08:12
kitty / block tower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4WHVQpCKF0

getting inside was pretty impressive
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 14:05:33
lol! That outcome would be worth all the time spent building :D

..
"those types do seem to be nothing but negative to society..."
Does seem to be a strange way to make money: make "social experiments" playing to peoples' confirmation biases, then collect ad/PageView revenue... Have to wonder if it started with actual experiments, and he didn't find results after a while or if he was paying people from the beginning of his post history. Seems unnecessary given all the post-shooting riots ;p .. probably just easier for keeping up the video output.

"some fake news sites are problematic for same reason"
The Onion? They provide the 100% truthiness! :D

..
Old video (2012), but it just made its rounds again:
(man knows he's in a bait car)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5g4xLr1pgI
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 14:12:47
few people are fooled by the Onion... their humor value overrides their misinformation taint probably :p

bait car:
he already knew so it doesn't count, right?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 14:23:52
another internet challenge tragedy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB_JsdnYZdA
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 14:31:23
lol! She was died though very sad :(

@bait car
I think so! It's all about meta-consciousness. Like if you rob a bank in front of an officer while explaining to the officer that you "know it's illegal but it's also kind of funny isn't it?" then it's fine :D
..not sure how much the police can criminalize that brand of entrapment, though. Maybe a night in jail and a fine?
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 15:33:56
Spider-Man recovers from pizza delivery accident:
http://imgur.com/gallery/80PXB
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 16:36:19
I need an APC pickup!
http://imgur.com/gallery/hVf1hk0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 17:41:29
maybe those aren't babies... maybe its a hunting pack trying to wear out and bring the big duck down
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 17:45:23
It's like Starship Troopers except the little ducks behave like the troopers and the big ducks play the role of arachnids from Klendathu D:
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 18:32:13
A woman videotaped a US Postal Service worker earlier this week dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods behind her subdivision in Decatur, Georgia.

"I sat there and recorded for about 5 minutes. And he continued to just grab more mail and continued to just toss it over the fence," Kellie Campbell told CNN affiliate WSB. Campbell said the man even took a short break to rest before finishing and driving off.
---

Newman!
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 20 19:45:30
Must be tired of delivering nothing but junk mail ;p

This video was ultra-bro-ish, but the Battleship concept was nice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdfC6XwXTW0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 20 21:23:15
^odd...

also odd:
Ken Bone in an inspirational 'get out to vote' / clothing ad...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB0P12j7grw
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Oct 21 10:24:47
another bull stomping... the rescuers aren't too effective
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fc5_1477006587
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Oct 21 14:43:14
critic fail:

In an amusing correction, The New York Times noted that its television writer had criticized a show for being confusing, when in reality he had actually just watched episodes in the wrong order.

In his review of Amazon’s Goliath, The Times‘ Mike Hale critiqued the “needlessly complicated structure of the initial episodes,” especially Billy Bob Thornton‘s character’s investigation of a suspicious suicide.

“The nature of the case McBride has taken on… is revealed slowly and cryptically, a bit of writerly delayed gratification that keeps your attention but isn’t particularly rewarding,” he wrote. “Then, presumably because the first episode leaves so much unanswered, the next jumps back in time to fill in the history of the case — and when the second episode ends, the story hasn’t even caught up to where it started.”

Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Oct 21 19:11:54
That really makes me wonder how much I could get paid to write reviews :|

@bull fight
Yeah even the helpers were getting hit! They must be third tier rodeo clowns ;p

And did Ken *really* become popular just because of a noticable sweater? I thought maybe he'd asked a bazaar question or something... never bothered to look into this since I planned to watch the downloaded debates..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Oct 21 19:30:48
he was kinda a fat middle-aged white Urkel
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 22 01:49:20
So he had a sweet, heavenly voice? And he appears every Friday night? ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 22 23:57:51
baby chick with kitty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FylCjL69fjc
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 22 23:58:40
..then flash forward to present day (chick grown):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOqeslwBGJU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Oct 23 00:07:22
thats a weird-looking chicken... and a tolerant cat
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Oct 23 10:49:37
possible clown attack - if fake, a lot better than other fakes out there :p
[time skipped past them driving around]
http://youtu.be/Mo8CSeZIng4?t=1m55s
uploader name is only suspicious part
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Oct 23 12:53:25
Yeah! Probably faked given how the YouTube uploader has been responding, but good effects! Not sure how they made it look like they hit him with the car.. could have been an actual stunt instead of a post effect :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Oct 23 21:20:58
Cat uses Ultraviolet's gravity deactivation device to escape capture:
http://imgur.com/gallery/WwQ5B
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Oct 23 21:46:40
looked like how Yoda fought

and that cat catcher seems like crap...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Oct 24 16:25:07
Walking Dead episode was last night, watch before hit w/ spoilers!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Oct 24 20:29:48
a 350-pound Florida man ran from a Walmart with two stolen TVs, but his getaway was compromised when his pants--containing his ID--“fell off as he ran away,” according to cops who yesterday apprehended the suspect, who had a crack pipe stuffed with Brillo buried in his anus at the time of his 3:43 AM arrest.
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Oct 25 05:13:37
"Walking Dead episode was last night, watch before hit w/ spoilers!"

I had to avoid Imgur and careless Google searches yesterday to make sure I'd be surprised! :D
Was worth it. Felt terrible the entire episode :)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 25 10:53:57
great! :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Oct 25 11:34:03
animal bloopers compilation (long)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2tNqWBgg6Q

lion eats toddler @ 5:00

Mr. Meowgi is in there too
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 26 00:43:48
some healthy new cereals coming

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvpLa5cUIAAPEww.jpg:large
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 26 11:57:10

a walking dead / raccoons combo
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=20b_1477492203

McKobb
Member
Wed Oct 26 12:02:31
You should splice that with the walking dead theme music :P
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 26 13:03:52
ok :p ... possibly is here w/ music... until 'the man' steps on me for using the music or something
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji_4-Ey3a0
McKobb
Member
Wed Oct 26 13:35:00
Awesome!!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 26 17:13:13
new optical illusion thingy
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvqY0FOVUAAsq4X.jpg

what do you see first?
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Oct 26 20:38:22
shiny legs? Am I missing it? :(

"a walking dead / raccoons combo" — !!:D
Nice edit too :D :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Oct 26 20:49:01
yeah, shiny legs is what it looks like... at first!

hint... it's still legs :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 00:50:56
hint 2...but not shiny

pretty good rap battle (Trump v. Clinton), lots of good references
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbryz0mxuMY

Trump should use that 'his ass pressed against the glass ceiling' bit
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 00:52:32
quite the party game:
http://media.giphy.com/media/l0HlCtAH5JSz7x7Zm/source.gif
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 03:20:26
was that a sex? ;p

Oh! It's just white paint that made it look shiny? :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 10:38:19
yeah, white paint or something

there was also some kind of dispute over this middle photo being Bill Murray or Tom Hanks
http://ksa...nksBillMurray_Getty_261016.jpg

given the hat (and that the person who took it said it was Bill :p) ... i'm confident it's Bill :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 16:03:30
I was leaning towards Hanks D: ... just because holding a baby and making fun of its baby face seems like a Hanks thing D:

Hollywood Boulevard Spider-Man unmasked:
http://twi...tus/791458727740051456/video/1
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 16:28:05
"Relaxing music for cats"
http://imgur.com/gallery/VgB8Q16
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 16:30:06
I always downvote celebrity posts because they have an automatic point advantage for name recognition, but despite downvoting .. still pretty neat:
(Savage from Mythbusters makes Zorg's ZF1)
http://imgur.com/gallery/yhGfu
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 16:53:07
..have really been wondering about drawing via tablets to start animating cartoons that way.. this seems neat:
Microsoft Surface Studio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzMLA8YIgG0
(out this December at starting price of $3000)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 17:06:34
yay for bitey cat


kind of a terrible ad if trying to highlight the drawing, they cut away from the bird right when you'd want to see what's going on... only poor examples
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 17:28:00
Yeah :/ .. That makes me wonder if they were advertising the software ( someone said it was "Mental Canvas" http://mentalcanvas.com/ ) more so than the actual tablet. Right meow it seems like iPad has the best drawing feel because of their stylus' pressure sensitivities, but Microsoft seems to be focusing more on this tablet's size and processing power.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 17:32:45
This gif seems to have more of the drawing side:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZLEgGnH
McKobb
Member
Thu Oct 27 17:36:05
That's cool
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 18:08:27
raises more questions :p... how is depth being determined... trickery!


wingsuit crash:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp3YLdhraPw
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 18:11:07
Terry/Jerry/Larry/Gary from Parks & Rec flicks off bucketball player and gets removed from the stadium:
http://imgur.com/gallery/UsTTMj2
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 18:11:12
(actually it was a doctor who was a little drunk. Also apparently the player had just called him fat):
http://www...ed-and-called-out-on-ESPN.html
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 18:18:18
lol@wingsuit crash :D
I was really worried that the crash would be around the rocks, so when it was just a tree it wasn't so bad :D

"how is depth being determined"
Yeah it must have some kind of 2D-wall placement thing that lets you put each drawing region in a particular 3D environment, but I can't find a video that shows the placement of those walls/layers in this software :/
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Oct 27 18:29:18
..that "Mental Canvas" website has terrible web design. It only shows finished works but doesn't show how they were made.

Luckily someone made a demo!:
http://vimeo.com/154873094
(Around 27 seconds this person shows how to create depth from the 2D original)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Oct 27 20:02:27
weird sorcery!

but i guess each object gets its own little box/layer on the side, & is how the green leaves stayed with the tree trunk as one issue
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Oct 28 13:52:55
kind of entertaining if you like Steve Martin & Martin Short
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Vw61dFhj8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Oct 28 19:49:32
deer visits a cafe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVsECNAAKaw
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 29 01:17:21
lol :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Oct 31 16:35:59
Happy Halloween!... closest thing we have to the Purge really...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Oct 31 17:29:56
crocodile visits hotel pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0sG5GpbxP8
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 01 00:21:13
D: .. good thing it wasn't one of those big ones that eat herding animals
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 01 00:22:14
Happy bathtub fun! ;D
http://imgur.com/gallery/IU2M0S3
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Nov 01 00:28:33
spider making its web:
http://vid.me/w9kM
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 01 11:24:11
i was unaware of the pulling strategy

getting the initial structure in place still seems a mystery though...
McKobb
Member
Tue Nov 01 14:33:04
The whole hereditary memory is the real miracle. How is it stored? Can we use it or how much do we already use it? Should we use or is it a step backwards? Imagine incoding life lessons to the next generations. Would it kill our species or create a clutter of hominids? Also spiders!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Nov 01 20:11:54
maybe having totally useless babies is the key to our success
---

remember to stock up on supplies in case society collapses next week
Marlboro man
Member
Tue Nov 01 20:41:46
Who plans that far ahead?
McKobb
Member
Tue Nov 01 20:46:11
You would have to have a mechanism to have and flood resources into useless babies for that to work.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 02 11:43:08
Denny's fight
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd9_1478031867
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 02 19:32:34
classing it to the max! ;p

"Mascots vs Kids. Mercy is for the weak."
http://imgur.com/gallery/Sfm2j
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 02 20:33:13
ha! stupid kids...


i'm watching a baseball game for the first time in years... mostly for Bill Murray's sake

it's Bill Murray vs Charlie Sheen
(aka World Series game 7)
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Nov 02 20:51:08
Do those actors like those teams or something? I thought Sheen was a Cleveland Indian? :D

"Foam plane roulette"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPpHRMNbUt4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 02 20:55:36
yeah fans, Cubs vs Indians

Sheen there dressed as Ricky Vaughn
http://twitter.com/BenReiff/status/793955677018476544
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 02 21:33:43
Bonnie Hunt & Eddie Vedder hanging out... an odd pair :p
http://twitter.com/bgonshor/status/794003256166977536
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Nov 02 21:36:35
watching this game really reminds me why i don't watch baseball
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 03 00:15:29
An Oklahoma man is facing a litany of charges after authorities say he stole a police cruiser and then live-streamed himself taking the vehicle on a high-speed joyride.

“I can’t believe I’m doing this, for real. I’m driving with my knees right now trying to show you this,” the suspect says in one of four Facebook videos posted Monday night. Police identified him as 25-year-old John Pinney.

facebook video:
http://www...ney.39/videos/186454468475609/

As for why he did it, the suspect suggested that it was a random decision. He noted in one video that he recently got of jail and was having family problems.

Tulsa Police Sergeant Steve Stoltz said Pinney used the officers’ iPad to record the videos to Facebook, which he didn’t exactly criticize.

“I would encourage every criminal out there to Facebook Live their crimes so that we can catch you a lot easier and use that Facebook Live at your trial to get a better conviction,” he said, according to News On 6.

Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 03 01:42:06
:D ... "it is what it is" seems to be the rallying cry of ineffectual people (or just determinists) .. but he still made a big choice so he shouldn't have to say that! ;D

Oh wow! Didn't realize that it was the Cubs vs. the *Indians*! I knew about the Cubs because it might finally end that curse or whatever, but I thought the Indians were only successful in fiction — cool! :D

D:
(construction excavator magic)
http://imgur.com/gallery/lEVVf
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 03 18:20:31
that could be the textbook way to do that for all i know :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Nov 03 23:29:57
How to Pour Milk (according to small child)
http://imgur.com/gallery/97RAPfF
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 03 23:39:30
I blame the cup


DELTONA, Fla. - At least three people were attacked by a squirrel at a Deltona senior center Thursday afternoon, according to a 911 call obtained by News 6.

The caller told dispatch at least three people were attacked by a squirrel around 2 p.m. after it got into the activity room.

“It’s jumping on people and biting them and scratching them,” the caller said. “It’s still in there and people are bleeding.”

People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right.

“I feel light-headed. I don’t feel good,” a woman said in the background.

During the more than three-minute 911 call, the squirrel was eventually tossed out of the building, but the caller said people required medical assistance.
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Nov 04 00:44:18
That squirrel sounds like someone to know! ;D

Robot cat [prank?]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR4ONFx3Y6c
McKobb
Member
Fri Nov 04 04:33:00
Amadeus! I had a pet squirrel as a kid in the 80's that would jump onto your shoulder. But didn't everyone?

http://youtu.be/bMuDtfxAIKk
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 05 13:08:35
emus taking up both lanes... although its still the humans being dicks following so close, mother emu seems nervous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENncQMImyE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 05 13:14:57
more appropriate armored unit for a cat than that mech above :p
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9a4_1478353767
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 05 19:55:27
everyone enjoys a tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmfTxDQwBKU
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Nov 05 20:39:06
A Michigan man has been charged with seven felonies after he allegedly held six kids at gunpoint, believing they’d damaged a Donald Trump campaign sign in his yard, the Southgate News Herald reported.

Michael Robert Kubek, 56, reportedly called the police on Oct. 29 to report that a group of teens had hit his “Trump for President” lawn sign.

When officers arrived, Kubek wasn’t home, but they heard a lot of yelling on the corner and went to see what was causing the commotion, the Herald reported. They found Kubek yelling and cursing at a group of adolescents ages 12 to 14, who were sitting on some grass in front of a house, police said.

Kubek accused the youths of damaging his Trump sign, but admitted that he hadn’t seen any of them actually do it and didn’t have security cameras that could prove who destroyed the sign, according to officers.

Police said there is no evidence that proves the kids were involved in vandalizing the sign.

Kubek told police he “felt threatened by the juveniles because he was outnumbered” and “stated that his intention was to scare the juveniles,” a news release issued by the department stated.

He also said that his house had been egged and political signs in front of it had been destroyed a week earlier.

Kubek was arraigned on Tuesday. He was charged with six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony firearm possession.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Nov 06 12:50:26
i'm almost certain i bought a package of lunch meat but it's not in the fridge... somewhere there could be a ticking time bomb of disgustingness
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