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Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 06 05:55:48
"Look how proud she is !"
http://imgur.com/gallery/xmI627R
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 11:58:52
the cat is probably a Fortnite player
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 13:02:44
George Zimmerman wrote an article titled
"We Are All George Zimmerman Now"

not the best choice of title imo :p kinda makes you go in angry

http://www..._all_george_zimmerman_now.html

i skimmed, the most interesting part to me was

"
Then, out of the blue, [lawyer] Crump produced a recorded interview of a “phone witness,” whom, he said, was Trayvon Martin’s 16-year-old girlfriend, “Diamond Eugene.”

In the recorded interview with Diamond Eugene, Crump openly led the witness. She mostly just echoed everything Crump said. Two weeks later, prosecutors went to Miami to interview 16-year-old Diamond Eugene under oath. That’s when, as I recently learned, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel appeared, claiming she was Diamond Eugene. Despite the discrepancy in name and age, prosecutors interviewed Rachel Jeantel anyway and used her obviously false statements to issue an affidavit of probable cause for my arrest. The rest is history.
"

could be something... but i don't know the other side of the story

quick googling has this bit in Zim's lawsuit:

According to the lawsuit, Brittany Diamond Eugene didn’t want to testify that she had been talking to Martin before he was killed. So her half-sister, Rachel Jeantel, pretended that she was talking to the teen before he was fatally shot. Jeantel ended up testifying at Zimmerman’s 2013 trial in Sanford, Florida.


again still just Zimmerman's claims, stay tuned for developments!

...and Shia better do something if he wants to keep up
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 13:45:33
An armed robbery at a Florida jewelry store Thursday led to the hijacking of a UPS truck and a massive police chase that ended in a fatal shootout in Broward County.

Four people were killed -- the two robbery suspects who stole the truck, the UPS driver and a bystander at the end of the chase, FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro said.

...

It was unclear whether the first shots came from inside the truck or from police. When asked whether the UPS driver or bystander was hit by police fire, the FBI's Piro said that is part of the investigation.

full article w/ some video:
http://www...-truck-police-chase/index.html

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 13:49:35
this guy claims the cops killed the UPS driver & bystander (not sure if that's confirmed but would've been my guess too :p)

plus he has strong feelings about the cop behavior

(a multi post thread)
http://twitter.com/BFriedmanDC/status/1202961963137093632

i think i'd be a little miffed if the cops used my car as their shield :p (when it's still being driven by me)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 19:44:26
some good reverse angle on UPS incident

http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aeMls_1575596344
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 06 22:19:26
"
Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did. My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain. I don’t know who the fuck thought of this stupid shit but fuck you nonetheless. Seriously. #blackholefriday #blackholesun #severeperineumburns #santamonicafiredepartment #assholecare
"
~ Josh Brolin
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 07 02:11:16
that Peloton dust-up was bigger than i realized :p

"Peloton's stock plunged 15% in three days this week, wiping more than $1.5 billion from its market capitalization."
(although the stock looks like it's been fairly volatile, so not necessarily all the ad)


Ryan Reynolds has put the actress in an ad for his gin (where her character has apparently escaped her mean husband)
http://twi...lds/status/1203118775815622664
Pillz
Member
Sat Dec 07 20:55:19
Josh brolin will die of perineum cancer.
Pillz
Member
Sat Dec 07 20:56:54
Internet challenges and health fads are all going to be traced back from weird outbreaks /discoveries in a few years.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 02:38:09
@Zimmerman story
"could be something... but i don't know the other side of the story"

If true, it's pretty messed up. If a fake took the stand, that's perjury, and in Florida that's a Third Degree Felony. I read one source that makes it sound like it was Jeantel's phone that was connected to Martin's around that time (An "Essence" article http://www...n-sues-trayvon-martins-family/ ). If true, Zimmerman would have trouble showing that Jeantel had given her phone to Diamond Eugene. And.. Zimmerman's time in isolation may not have made him a lawyer capable of mounting a defense so much as made him a conspiracy theory loon ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 02:38:28
..
"plus he has strong feelings about the cop behavior"
[link]: "This absolutely appalling highway shootout yesterday encapsulates the under-trained, military-cosplaying, Punisher-wannabe cops who permeate America's police departments."

Good to see that he agree with me about police being poorly trained :D
And good to see memes making fun of cop "fuck the public, I thought of my Little Debbie-fed family at home" language: "ThEy JuSt WaNt TO gEt HoMe EnD oF ShIfT" http://imgur.com/gallery/67zQ0YB
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 02:38:49
That was an awful shooting. Lots of people pointing out things that should have been obvious to police: clear violations of the 5th safety rule: "Be sure of your target and what is beyond it"... their willingness to shoot without regard for direct consequences reminds me of that scene from "Ronin" where Sean Bean's character doesn't see the problem with putting two shooters across from each other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZB5n0tNAI
(I.e., out of his element — shouldn't even be there, like these police)
Also pointed out:
• Police proceeded as though there was no hostage
• Police were pursuing an obvious vehicle (a UPS truck) and engaged instead of just waiting for it to go somewhere with fewer people (i.e., easy target to just watch and make their moment when safe)
• Using civilians as cover.... yeah....
• Lots of pictures of all the impacts on surrounding vehicles... good aim :|
• "Speed" (1994) and "Shoot the hostage" seems to be in full swing...

Should we take bets on how likely it is that the robbers hit no one and the police killed those bystanders? Would anyone even bet against it? :|

I really hope someone gets fired.. but, like I think I mentioned last time there was a bad shooting: that Empire State Building shooting where police fired into a crowd resulted in zero disciplinary action, so this probably won't either. Police have an undue amount of protection in negligent shootings. Incompetent people should not be protected to this degree...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 02:38:55
"that Peloton dust-up was bigger than i realized :p"

Lulz...
I thought the only angle (besides Peloton marketing to rich people) was that she was super creepy for showing him a social media-inspired video of her using an exer-bike — on their large TV, like it's a big emotional viewing moment.
For the Reynolds video to make sense, I had to rewatch the Peloton video a couple times to understand why a SJW lynch mob would take offense to it. You'd *really* have to dig, but if you were an idiot who can't see the context of her clearly liking the bike and having previously wanted it because she's a fitness junky (that gift was clearly a familiar idea to her; she knew what a Peloton bike was), there was a potential narrative of that man-scum buying a blessed-woman a fitness item — a subtle man-hint that she needs to stay in shape to please His Royal Man-ness. Lol... You'd almost have to go out of your way to not notice context for that to work :D

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"10 Mistakes New Parents Always Make"
[Onion: Slideshow]
http://www...ways-make-1840270559/slides/10
"Quite often new mothers and fathers will screw up by looking for parenting advice from a fucking slideshow."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 08 14:30:25
i don't see any obvious new info on shootout... the bystander was sitting in a car (not really new info)... but even if not shot by police, was he in a car they were using to protect themselves? :p

supposedly 19 officers, all put on leave at the moment

judging by all the holes all over the truck, i'll definitely go w/ cops shooting car guy (& hostage)

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 08 18:09:45
city guy witnessing nature
http://twitter.com/GxldSociety/status/1203635324850716672
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 20:17:44
Ma! The meat LOAF! MA!! THE MEAT LOAF!! ;D

And it could be "a moose.. or a buffalo or some shit"? lol... Oh no.. he might need to re-learn his animals if he wasn't sure ;p

..
"was he in a car they were using to protect themselves? :p"

I'm just going to guess that the bystander was in the area to the front of the UPS truck, where all the police bullets were raining ;)

Looking at this WaPo article, it looks like the bystander was the driver of a dark sedan:
http://www...ice-chase-that-ended-shootout/
..I don't see that car in the helo footage.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 08 20:17:47
Someone made a little PaintShop edit of the firing lines:
http://imgur.com/gallery/jB46TkU
(Note that the blue SUV marked "Family with Kids" didn't actually have a family inside it like the picture claims. That particular misinformation came from a story that noted that that SUV was owned by someone who has a family that was not actually present during the shooting)

And in the comments, looks like someone got close video of the UPS truck being hauled away after the shooting (showing lots of bullet holes and some blood on the truck entry stairs).
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 08 23:20:51
here's a photo of i guess alleged bystander car
http://img...1270996-11-20191206060820.jpeg

could it be the car in the upper right at second 0.0 of twitter video in (Fri Dec 06 13:49:35) post?

there's a cop behind it, maybe he fired through it :p

that's my best guess anyway, otherwise doesn't seem caught on any video i've seen
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 09 01:34:29
Seems like the bystander car was a little older in style than the one in the 13:49:35 video. :/
Bystander car has one of those old trunks where the rear window goes down steeply, and the trunk door has a long flat shelf.

Maybe more videos of the scene will be uploaded and one will catch a glimpse of the car during the shooting. That WaPo article has a civilian upload from the left side of the road — no car but kind of interesting. And they were at an intersection, so traffic cams may have something.

Also found this article that maps out the chase and shows that the final shootout occurred at the corner of South Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway:
http://www...ghjcs5dfnxe7cbcjvhi-story.html
It also has video of the UPS driver held hostage while still alive... so if you go back to the other video where two people fall out being shot.. he was definitely one of them.. and was being shot to hell by police. :/
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 09 01:34:38
Knowing the location, with Google maps I figured out where the car was positioned, which helps figure out which officers had a fire line in that direction:
http://i.imgur.com/9KxtLiN.jpg
Pic explanation:
Top images - tree and hedge work in background only exists on one neutral ground of the intersection, which places the car on the NE corner of S Flamingo and Miramar
Bottom and left images - those embedded road reflectors place the car more exactly
Bottom right images - Bystander car in relation to the UPS truck. Three policemen who have rough fire lines circled in blue
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 09 01:34:46
Doggy brigade traveling on scooter:
http://imgur.com/gallery/hmrbdRj
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 09 02:06:43
that's some good detective work!
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 09 02:36:27
Thx! :D
Hopefully they have a better diagram on scene ;)

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raccoon and dragonfly:
http://imgur.com/gallery/WjtYcI8
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 09 06:56:04
This Imgurian needs to learn how to kick people out of his house:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Rr9mAXu
TLDR: He owns the house. His roommate's GF is in the middle of a divorce, moved in with them "temporarily", and now she's bringing a 2-year-old into the home.

I'm kind of hoping for an update where he actually puts a stop to things ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 10 14:01:40
does he definitely own house? sounded like rental roommates to me... i'd say he's destined to be the one leaving :p

=========

kitten loves toy
http://twitter.com/AwwwwCats/status/1204399100432658432

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 10 14:10:38
bad day:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9ORyr_1575966102

i hope they clean it up properly... which seems unlikely given country...

Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 10 15:41:36
Somehow not thinking he could survive that D:

..
“does he definitely own house?”

From his initial description it doesn’t sound like it, but in the comments he says, “I love the house and everything’s in my name. The landlord is a family friend, I can screw them if I want, hope it doesn’t get that far.”

But when I went to recheck his comments, he later says, “Mine and Jack’s name are on the lease.”

So he doesn’t own the house.. and for sure it sounds like he’s co-leasing, yeah. So he’s screwed ;D ... he’ll either just put up with it or move out.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 10 16:58:29
he could probably win if he battled it out (most likely his roommate is in violation of the lease), just i suspect he gets pressured out :p

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some shootout in Jersey City
(only audio of note)
http://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1204480058980806656
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 11 07:10:27
"just i suspect he gets pressured out :p"

Yeah :D
I'm not expecting success from this one ;p

..
"some shootout in Jersey City
(only audio of note)"

Lots of gunfire D:

This article updates:
"Jersey City shootout: Gunmen targeted kosher market, mayor says"
[ABC7 New York]
http://abc...her-market-mayor-says/5746390/
"[Jersey City Mayor Steven] Fulop clarified to Eyewitness News that store was in fact targeted because of anti-Semitism. There had been some confusion about that previously ... A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects all died ... possibly related to a drug or gun deal gone bad."
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 11 07:10:29
UP thread also:
http://www...hread=85046&time=1576050611499

A little strange that it was a "deal gone bad" but also "anti-Semitism"... Sounds like details needed. If both turn out to be true, then the criminals were caught during their deal, figured they were screwed, and targeted a Kosher deli to take some hated people with them...
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 11 07:14:01
This is a good one :D

"National Association Of Corpses Express Outrage At Still-Living Actors Getting Cadaver Roles On ‘CSI,’ ‘Law & Order’"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://ent...ess-outrage-at-stil-1840325664
"NEW YORK—Calling the hiring practice “inexcusable” during a presentation at the organization’s annual retreat, the National Association of Corpses—a non-profit aimed at the promotion of cadavers and cadaver-related causes—expressed their outrage Tuesday at still-living actors being cast in the roles of dead bodies on series such as CSI and Law & Order. “Nearly every day, we see deceased Americans losing out on parts in police procedurals to living, breathing actors who have no firsthand experience with what it’s like to lie immobile on a cold slab while a mortician embalms your abdominal cavity,” said NAC President Vincent Harrison, one of dozens of the organization’s visibly rotting leaders who lay immobile behind a podium or sprawled out on the stage with protest signs reading “Unliving Doesn’t Mean Unimportant” and “Represent Lifeless Bodies On Screen.” “Time and again, I’ve seen our members get passed over for acting gigs set in autopsy rooms and crime scenes just because they supposedly lack a Hollywood actor’s ability to speak or experience the world around them in any way. These living actors require hours of pallor makeup just to look like us. Frankly, it’s unfair, it’s an outrage, and it needs to end.” Harrison also stressed that he was fighting to ensure the struggles he faced as a insentient corpse would never be problems for his dead children."

..A nice jab at trans and queer peeps who complain that Hollywood casts straight and/or "cis" actors to play those roles ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 11 16:38:43
on shooting, i put a video in the UP thread, doesn't seem like a drug deal gone bad (unless they just wanted some drugs before goin a killin)
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 12 05:13:20
Weird stuff. Hopefully more details to come, because parts seem missing at the moment.

..
I think this is a baby marmot:
(cute squeak alert)
http://i.imgur.com/bFgeIja.mp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 12 05:30:38
From 2017, car smashed by big rig:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Mun8BlG
There's a link to an ad-cancer article where the only useful piece of information is that the van-driver survived.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 12 16:16:12
You'll need this Benny Hill theme for the link in my next comment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 12 16:16:24
*Another* video of criminals ripping a TV off a wall, ruining it in the process:
http://imgur.com/gallery/JUiJTvI
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 12 18:30:25
on the criminal theme, another of these...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aFrO3_1576101890

( pretty sure that's different than prior ones anyway :p )

some stuff saved by blue shirt/white hair guy
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 13 05:53:06
Looks different! :D
Blue shirt was good there for sure. I love when peeps step up to do what stores can't do :p

Comments disabled... never a good sign ;)
Hopefully arrests to follow..

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A poster places this traffic altercation at the corner of S Vernon Avenue 200 block and W Jefferson Boulevard 800 block in Dallas, Texas:
http://imgur.com/gallery/TQLjzvK
There's a version with sound floating around, but I had no success finding it on Imgur or Googling :/
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 13 06:23:45
Artful project making use of time lapses around Seattle fog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFSdOiWLYBY
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 13 07:25:28
Jack Black makes an impressive entrance on unworthy hack's show (December 12, 2019):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKjaSPBHuQ
;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 13 13:07:54
in that red/black texas town video (even the cars mostly those colors :p)... i assume they meant to reverse into the enemy car probably? & just not too good at reverse attacking :p


that fog thing reminded me of the recent smoke issue in Sydney from all the fires:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pum5sBSpFXI
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 13 22:59:07
the eagle/octopus video that's making the rounds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn3UacbnvYo

they should've given it a fish, or small child
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 14 13:45:26
weird monkey business
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=618U_1576328410

laying out a 1-day giant feast for them then scaring w/ fireworks...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 14 19:29:18
Lulz, their plan is generous and cruel at the same time ;D
And so many of them D:

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"recent smoke issue in Sydney from all the fires"

Oh wows.. hadn't heard about that. Time for peeps to start walking around Sydney wearing Jude Law's "Contagion" suit? ;)


"i assume they meant to reverse into the enemy car probably?"

Looks like it! The person who posted the video with sound earlier has now posted the link to the sound version in the comments. The mangled car driver says, "Come on, get in the car. Get in the car. They not goin' nowhere," before she crashes into the parked car:
http://imgur.com/gallery/yty6b5R?s=sms
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 15 00:55:04
Hallmark Channel made the mistake of airing ads w/ lesbian wedding couples... thus the loving compassionate christian folk beat the shit out of them, so they pulled the ad... so now the women w/ home woodworking projects & related folk beating the shit out of them

a dangerous time for advertising
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 15 03:00:24
The trick is to avoid pandering to demographics and just say, "Give us your money" ;)

..
Onion did a review piece on their Taylor Swift articles:

"The Onion Looks Back On 60 Years Of Taylor Swift"
[Onion: Slideshow]
http://ent...ars-of-taylor-swift-1840422241
Slide 3: "Taylor Swift Now Dating James Holmes"
Slide 4: "Taylor Swift Mourns Death Of Boyfriend Christopher Dorner"
Slide 9: "Taylor Swift Now In Long-Distance Relationship With Curiosity Rover"
Slide 10: "Taylor Swift Unveils Even Darker Persona With New Single ‘Skullfucking Maggot Shit Boyfriend’"
Slide 11: "Taylor Swift Grateful Kanye West Controversy Taking Heat Off New Swastika Tattoo"
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 15 03:04:43
I just abused my mod powers by removing this from the music thread ;D
(I accidentally posted it there)
Please don't fire me D:

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"Hungover Coworker A Little Too Functional Morning After Holiday Party Not To Be Alcoholic"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://loc...ional-morning-after-1840418267
KANSAS CITY, MO—Prancing into the office like he didn’t just drink eight beers and something called the “Santa’s special” the very night before, sources confirmed Friday that their hungover coworker Justin Davis was a little too functional the morning after their company’s holiday party not to be an alcoholic. “Just eight hours ago, I saw Justin slam a couple shots of tequila, and now, he’s showing up to work almost an hour early with donuts for everyone,” said officemate Alyssa Woolas, adding that Justin, who had visibly bloodshot eyes, a low, raspy voice, and no memory of how he got home last night, was somehow just as productive now as he was on a normal workday. “Look. I love Justin, and I had a really fun time drinking with him, but I woke up with a pounding headache, still wearing my clothes from the night before. For him to go to bed at 3 a.m., wake up at 7 a.m., and then take the stairs up to our sixth-floor office must mean this is a little too much of a regular thing.” At press time, office sources told reporters that after nearly 12 straight hours of partying, the reason Justin was so chipper was because he was still drunk.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 15 19:07:02
Practice your kickflip because Tony Hawk might be driving around to give you free swag ;p
"Watch Legend Tony Hawk Yelling "Do A Kickflip!" At Skateboarders From His Car"
[March, 2019 video]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob0dI05Xz8s
Pillz
Member
Mon Dec 16 15:34:37
Shouldn't the onion be satire? That's precisely what you should do if you go out drinking with coworkers and have work the next day.

Who risks going to bed? You may not wake up. You will probably be hung over.

No sleep, no worries
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 16 18:15:11
True, it's just a good strategy :D .. the only joke is realizing that a coworker has clearly been implementing the strategy for a while ;D

"You told human resources I was a 'functional alcoholic'!"
(Community)
http://get...ed-389c-4205-be4c-f490aacf130b
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 16 18:15:22
Package Thief Glitter Bomb v2.0 was released yesterday!! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TSR_v07m0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 16 18:59:01
the police chatter a nice touch, countdown also a good idea but didn't seem as effective

i'm glad less blurring (i think all blurred last time), should be none though

@9:30 & 14:00 "surprise motherfucker" yay

@10:15 revenge! on guy who lied to him
(w/ @12:29 good assortment of prank mail sent to the dick's neighbors - for those not wanting to pause: fake abs, overdue child support, mail order bride, flat earth society, gun control (as Texan), 50 gallon drum of petroleum jelly invoice, urgent STD results, plus noting there are more but doesn't want the guy to ever know how many or what is out there :p)

gotta appreciate the effort & determination
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 16 19:40:17
Yeah :D
I was especially happy that they sent units to different U.S. cities, making it kind of a nation-wide PSA/warning to these package thieves ;p
..though I'm curious about the logistics of retrieving packages after a successful glittering in different cities. Maybe the end-user had to retrieve in some/most cases, and in other cases he flew out to them? I guess the interviews were to find people who were willing to set time aside to track down the packages after a theft.

It was also kind of clear that a few of those thieves were dumb stoners :p

And I don't quite get why all these peeps have been willing to risk it... like, it's a *felony* to steal mail. His comments about police being slow to prosecute even with video evidence could be why (his first glitter bomb video goes more into that). Googling, looks like Michigan just passed legislation to help police ( http://www...e-power-go-after-porch-pirates ), so maybe other states will catch on too. This was also mentioned in the article: "State Senator Jim Runestad ... said mail theft was already a felony at the federal level but federal law enforcement just didn’t have the resources to go after stolen mail." With Amazon-type sellers pricing out physical stores and putting more packages outside, maybe the laws just needed to catch up.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 16 21:56:26
psychologically it probably seems minor as it's sitting outside

i once passed by a suitcase sitting in a driveway w/ no one around & was very tempted :p

(finding a package full of cash is my retirement plan)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 17 00:09:29
talk about a 'not worth it' crime:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kWpya_1576443106
decent audio work :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 17 02:23:41
"i once passed by a suitcase sitting in a driveway w/ no one around & was very tempted :p"

Nowadays you have to watch out for social experiments like this one ;)

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lulz... I actually appreciate the audio there. It's like piano playing in a silent movie ;)
That's also a good case for why some places have double entrances (i.e., a door leading to another door). They can mag-lock a person between the two sets of doors until police arrive, and no damage can be done to the internal store. Takes space, sadly, and the glass needs to be strong :'(

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big fat squirrel:
http://imgur.com/gallery/GOvxo1V
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 17 02:39:39
"Out-Of-Control Mega Yacht Rips Control Room Off Of Bridge In [Simpson Bay Lagoon on the island of St. Martin, Caribbean]"
http://digg.com/video/st-maarten-yacht-crash
Other articles say that the yacht owner was a Pakistani billionaire
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 18 12:18:13
sneaky
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aUsDy_1576490242
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 19 06:28:28
These monkeys have become a real problem! ;D

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"Woman sparks panic on a plane after posing as a terrorist, waving a Koran and threatening to blow up the jet before she is dragged away in Turkey"
(This is the Imgur gallery that has a better video that includes her smoking, but that headline is from a DailyMail headline in the comments)
http://imgur.com/gallery/6SCZ1Ws
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 19 19:49:43
looks like a prankster to me
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 19 20:52:38
Yeah. I doubt she's any kind of real terrorist. A cigarette lighter and a Koran just seem like modern trolling — exploiting travel fears. She had no attempt at real physical violence, just small-scale stuff like attempting to set tissue paper on fire. Slow news week in Turkey? ;D

I was hoping to put a dank meme below, but nothing's really happening right meow. :'(
..I might have to *make* a meme!! ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 20 01:04:49
"Truck crashes through a wall at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Florida."
http://imgur.com/gallery/41RxtCG
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 20 01:19:43
i choose to believe (s)he said "i'll be back" to that person at the counter just prior
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 20 01:24:40
Fire in Australia have gotten crazy... This map shows them pretty much everywhere that doesn't have desert..
http://myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au/
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 20 01:25:05
"i choose to believe (s)he said "i'll be back" to that person at the counter just prior"

That'd be so cool :D

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Here again (fires) but as an image, since the map will keep updating:
http://i.imgur.com/iPee4VI.png
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 20 13:38:47
the 'koalas are functionally extinct' thing that was floating around has been discredited for those concerned about it


And now for something completely different:

An Iowa woman has admitted to authorities that she intentionally hit a teenage girl with her car because she was “Mexican,” police said Friday.

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, was charged Thursday near Des Moines with attempted murder after allegedly running down a 14-year-old as she walked to Indian Hills Junior High School on Dec. 9 and then fleeing the scene, the Clive Police Department said. Franklin is being held at the Polk County Jail.

“Franklin told investigators that she ran the girl over because she was, in her words, ‘a Mexican,’” Clive Chief of Police Michael Venema said in a Friday press conference.“She went on to make a number of derogatory statements about Latinos to the investigators.”

Authorities said at 5 p.m., Franklin drove her 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee onto the sidewalk near the middle school, where the girl was walking “on the way to an activity.”

The girl, who has not been identified, suffered “numerous injuries” that were serious, authorities said. After spending several days at a hospital, she was able to return to school a week after the incident, a school representative said Friday.

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 20 19:00:37
Steam Winter Sale now... those bastards :p

Wolfenstein 2 is 70% off, i'll have to investigate it...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 21 03:29:30
*Another* sale? :D
• "GTFO" also looks to be on sale (only -10%, so $31.49). I don't think I've mentioned it before, but it seems neat.. like an updated L4D2 (horror co-op).. but all underground.
• Fallout 4 70% off (now $8.99)... never played any of those.. Eh.. probably won't either ;)
• Batman: Arkham Knight 75% off (now $4.99).. or the entire trilogy for -75% :D (I currently have Arkham City but not the others)
• Small discount on "Jedi: Fallen Order"... it looks like an updated "Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast".. so maybe good?
• Doom 2016 for $6 :D

Damn you, Gabe!! ;)

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"An Iowa woman has admitted to authorities that she intentionally hit a teenage girl with her car because she was “Mexican,” police said Friday."

In *Iowa*? I can understand some weird anti-Mexican racism in L.A., San Diego, or Austin even (border cities where illegal immigration results in local crime).. but Iowa? That just makes her sound like she spends too much time on Facebook, reading about Trump's wall ;)
Then again, I may just not know enough about a lame state like Iowa ;D

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"Trying to be good in Red Dead Redemption 2 - Reputation"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUlJDovG7g
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 21 03:38:34
Someone added RPG effects to that video of a duck in front of cows :D
http://imgur.com/gallery/6GIx9qp
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 21 11:51:35
nice concept & execution on both videos :p


i like the Fallout games, but personal preference obviously

they will probably beat 17% off on Jedi if you wanted to wait (i don't know anything about the game though)... says it just came out in Nov
... maybe Summer Sale 30-50% off? i dunno :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 21 14:00:15
Eddie Murphy on SNL tonight... it'll be great or terrible and/or embarrassing or somewhere in the middle...

or he could die or just not show up... or some emergency could occur where the show is cancelled
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 22 11:40:33
more Aussie fire video
http://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1208283137228165120
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 22 12:02:02
13 shot at Chicago house party honoring man killed earlier this year

A Chicago house party devolved into chaos when a dispute led to the shootings of 13 people -- possibly at random, police said.

The 13 victims range from 16 to about 48 years old, said Fred Waller, chief of the Chicago Police Bureau of Patrol.

Four of the victims -- including the 16-year-old -- are hospitalized in critical condition. The other victims are in stable condition, Waller said.

The melee broke out around 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of South May Street.

"This incident stemmed from a dispute within that party," Waller said. "This party was given in the memory of a subject that was slain in April. We're still developing details as far as that goes."
Police said shots were fired in three different locations.

"Shots were fired within the residence, which caused everyone to start to leave," Waller said.
As partygoers fled the home, police believe one of them opened fire outside, police said.

"Then a vehicle was driving down the street. One of the people also who left the residence fired upon this vehicle," Waller said. "So we had three different scenes, all within a close proximity."

Waller said POD cameras, or police observation devices, helped officers quickly see what happened once the melee spilled outside.

"We can't tell from inside who was firing. But from outside, definitely it was two different shooters," Waller said.

"It looks like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party."

No suspects have been identified, but police said they have two persons of interest. One of them was shot and may have had a role in the dispute or shootings, Waller said. The other, who was not shot, had a weapon and was arrested.

Police are still investigating what led to the dispute, but Waller said it does not appear to be gang-related.

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not gang-related? yikes, makes it worse


the best (only) clip i could find of the Chappelle sketch it sorta reminded me of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyr9YQeSUIE
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 23 00:05:17
That fits. :D
That's a community where everyone pitches in

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"they will probably beat 17% off on Jedi if you wanted to wait"

Waiting makes sense. No rush on playing that game considering I've just been leveling up a Diablo 1 character lately :)

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"more Aussie fire video"

Yikes... the garden hoses seem so futile. Definitely have to give it a shot, but wow... Walls of fire

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Karen tries to fly:
http://imgur.com/gallery/um67nfq
Looks like this started with her complaining about a crying baby near her seat (possibly asking to be re-seated), which is totally valid, but then *she* becomes the crying baby. A tough turn ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 23 00:05:21
Googled out of curiosity, and it looks like someone made a fake commercial about a soundproof baby helmet:
(WARNING!: Mute sound before clicking. Very loud start.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkeuLquyTKg
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 24 02:39:25
A pretty weird but fun SNL clip :D

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4vktLutpiY
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 24 19:06:35
a weird xmas video from Jed & Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon
(Jed is Joss Whedon's brother)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEnmTprmJ10

i think just 2 adults in that video
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 25 03:56:59
lol. That was good :D
Subtle Satanic camera angles building to the Shining vibe at the end. Nice >:D

Imgur is having its selfie day (Every December 25th, peeps spam their faces), so I found myself verbally abusing random people. But.. I recently ran into this YouTube channel where a sociopath, who would fail the Turing Test question about flipping over a tortoise, makes skskskskskss sounds at stray cats for a while and intimidates them before finally giving them food and breathing loudly while watching them... Kind of reminds me of the character that How-To-Basic plays ;D
..not really :p .. he just has a weird way of winning over stray cats.. before he probably murders them ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76TRoGOlGZA
4:55 is the best <3 :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 26 01:59:06
Merry Christmas, btw :)
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 26 03:46:47
"Eleven Raccoons Stuck Inside Porch"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqiof-3TfE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 26 12:19:47
yeah, yeah, Merry Christmas :p

i disagree w/ the title on this one:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9wvVj_1577347162
that pole saved a lot of property damage
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 26 16:40:52
beef jerky brawl
http://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1209842341995044864
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 27 06:14:40
I had to watch that like, 20 times, and I still don't think I've seen all the nuance :D
I like the guy in the red shirt (the owner, if some comments can be believed) saying, "Hey, hey, hey! Out of the store!"
And the safari comments seem to be walking the line between racism and general uninvolved spectating ;D

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"that pole saved a lot of property damage"

Yeah, that pole was a true hero :D
Was that a pacifier in his mouth? I'm not sure of a lower age limit that parents should set for letting their children ride motorized vehicles (Depends on speed or acceleration.. but at least 5?), but a maturity limit should probably not include anyone still using pacifiers... Also have to agree with this comment: "Dads a dick for teaching his son on the streets instead of a park or field".. but on the plus side, we got to see a sweet wreck :D
I wish it included another minute for the crying :'(

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Super cute kitty woken with skritches:
http://imgur.com/account/favorites/ZppoyVi
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 27 15:57:22
^ link broken

another weird fight
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CsndM_1577423270
one girl landed a kick to his balls early, their only real success moment
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 28 02:33:03
Yeah.. they need to wear combat boots instead of heels. That's a lesson that few learn ;p

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"link broken"

Oops! That's what happens when I open a gallery via my favorites. This link will work:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZppoyVi
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 28 02:58:33
The video for this isn't too interesting, but it paints a picture:
"Deputies arrest Amazon driver for delivering package, then stealing it"
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sYX6U_1577379182
TLDR: Driver drops off package, takes a delivery confirmation photo of it, then immediately takes (steals) the package.

Looking into it ( http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/amazon-flex-workers/563444/ ), Amazon basically has their own version of Uber/Lyft where they pay drivers on "gig" contracts (i.e., Amazon calls their delivery peeps "independent contractors" so that the drivers don't have to be paid working wages or have benefits).. so it's not real Amazon employees delivering packages [in some places] but just people who signed up for an "AmazonFlex" gig-job. That means they've opened their doors to situations like this.. workers taking their own "rights" back with illegal opportunism. Bezos will bring us all to a really bad place. D:
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 28 16:00:38
there was a different video not long ago of similar situation - delivery guy taking a package (video was from the front door's perspective)

so... epidemic!

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good employee:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kLQNm_1577401351
she should put that on her demo reel

Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 29 03:00:40
Nice :D
More retail places need bouncers like that :D

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"so... epidemic!"

Panic in the streets! — If we're lucky. ;p

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Nice photoshop of Trent here:
"Trent Reznor Ruins 31st Consecutive Holiday Season By Talking About How Christianity A Bunch Of Bullshit"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://ent...holiday-season-by-t-1840541088
"MERCER, PA—Retreating to his room after yet another screaming argument, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor reportedly spoiled his family’s Christmas gathering for the 31st year in a row Wednesday by continually interrupting relatives to tell them their religion was total bullshit.. “It’s the same thing every year: We’ll be saying grace, Trent will refuse to bow his head, and then the rest of the meal is him going on and on about how Christianity was developed as a system of mind control and we’re all brainwashed,” said Reznor’s uncle, Clyde Reznor, who joked that it was almost a family tradition watching the 54-year-old Oscar-winning songwriter and composer slouch in the pews at Christmas Eve mass and cough the word “liar” into his fist during the priest’s homily. “I can’t even say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes without that kid rolling his eyes at me. At first we all thought it was just a phase, but nope, Trent still colors his fingernails with permanent marker and calls his cousins ‘sheep’ when they want to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. I’ll tell you, though, he sure was happy to open up his presents this morning. Funny how that works, huh?” At press time, the platinum-selling artist was reportedly out in the driveway sitting behind the wheel of his ’91 Ford Taurus and blasting “Head Like A Hole” at full volume."
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 29 05:50:29
E! is bringing back "The Soup"! Joel McHale's version was cancelled a few years ago, then he had a short-lived Soup substitute, "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale"...
Sadly, the new one won't be hosted by Joel McHale, but the new host, Jade Catta-Preta, has some pretty funny stand-up. This one got funny when she brings up Elton John:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF27V5Qix9o
Being a Soup host mostly just means delivering the writer jokes in a good way, so I think she'll be fine. Hopefully it'll still be low-budget with awful jokes ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 31 05:34:14
"San Francisco Dogs Begin Bagging People Poop"
[The Babylon Bee: Life Section]
http://bab...dogs-begin-bagging-people-poop
"The dogs have begun putting signs up around the city reading things like, "Please Pick Up After Your Owner" and "If Your Human Poops, You Scoop.""

I think posting the signs might actually shame SF homeless peeps into not pooping everywhere ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 31 06:00:43
More Australia fire pics:
http://imgur.com/gallery/K9MMOLr
Incidentally, flights to Australia look super cheap right now. It would at least be an exciting time to go, even if the amenities may be melted. ;)

Related video from BBC today:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50952253
Thinks looking dire serious. Escaping to the sea can't be sustainable beyond a few days...
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 31 12:58:58
"Escaping to the sea can't be sustainable beyond a few days..."
Oops, logic update: It's not like they'd just go into endless open ocean in short-range vessels... I forgot that the coast has islands all over.. so they'd just setup on various islands (already, peeps have been camping on mainland-side beaches). I'd say they could get food and supplies from the Australian Navy, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been denying emergency aid requests because he thinks the firefighters have it under control (so who knows how sustainable beach-camping will be; maybe peeps in the East will make their way down to Melbourne?). This article says that the fire chief hasn't asked for federal aid, but, between the lines, the fire chief may be getting political pressure to make it seem that way..
http://www...-prime-minister-denies-request
UP finally has a thread about this! :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 31 14:36:16
they should invade their arch-enemy New Zealand now that NZ did all those gun buybacks

also they should be suspicious of why NZ not burning...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 02 13:06:08
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A surreal scene unfolded Tuesday night near Richland when several drivers became trapped in a mountain of tumbleweed.

In an event troopers could only describe as "Tumblegeddon", hundreds (thousands?) of the balls of weed blew across SR 240 around 6:30 p.m., startling some drivers and leaving others buried under mounds that reached 20-30 feet high in spots, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers and WSDOT crews even used snow plows to try to clear the roads in a 10-hour effort that stretched well into the new year.

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http://kom...-richland-trapped-bytumbleweed
^has some video

Viva la revolución!
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 03 06:25:07
"Let my people gooooo!" ;D
In this video they almost look like herding Critters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1g0MyO5m1s
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 03 06:25:12
"also they should be suspicious of why NZ not burning..."

Too much green? Even Tasmania has been burning, so New Zealand must be up to something :D

Updated fire map, btw:
(Screenshot from today from Landgate)
http://i.imgur.com/wpjEYcf.png
Compared to the screenshot from December 20th...
http://i.imgur.com/iPee4VI.png
...it's still looking pretty bad. Better in some areas, much worse in others.
If the Wiki page can be believed, this tracks to be the most acres burned out of any recorded Australian bush fire:
• 2019–2020 bush fires: 15million acres lost
• 1974/75 New South Wales bushfires: 11million acres
• 1851: 12 million acres
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 03 06:26:56
derpy dog likes his postman:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Q7l03mO
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 03 06:28:23
Pretty neat GT racing pile-up from 2017:
http://youtu.be/Y1n8F4uClUU?t=102
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jan 04 01:22:55
Bacon!

Also, fun 2017 hit&run that shows a police officer quickly sorting out unreliable witness statements:
(Read the text at the beginning so that you know that some of the "witnesses" should be quiet because they were wrong)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSrL7hbp36M
The aftermath shows one of those Matrix Oracle vase questions ("Would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything?").. like.. if the silver truck had successfully stopped the white SUV, that may have been the end of it.. but did attempting to stop the SUV panic the SUV-driver into the following crash? ;D
(Driver of the white SUV was wrong either way, of course)
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