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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 01 18:44:51
re:last thread

ah, ok... i didn't look at photo close enough, only read the article :p

Jif peanut butter no longer dead to me... but probably still not going to buy if it's not cheapest one on the shelf :p (w/ a chunky style option... chunky > creamy)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 01 19:04:42
"ah, ok... i didn't look at photo close enough, only read the article :p"

lulz, that's probably the better way to do it. I went to CNN's Twitter page for the article, and not many people (Two?) had actually read the article. One of them also posted this video:
(it's 8 minutes, but 6:30 is where he brings up the classic point: the creator may have tried to pronounce gif [jif], but English linguistics do not function by the inarticulate wishes of randos)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoi39oIKJU8

I prefer the creamy style :p ( #NoInnuendoIntended )
..but commentary on Twitter makes me wonder if I should be getting classier with my peanut butter choice ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 01 19:05:09
Kangaroo-picking season:
http://imgur.com/gallery/dcBOMLZ
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 01 19:23:25
sweet UK car accident caused by not checking blind spot:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d58cr
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 01 19:28:25
SNL Mother's Day short from 2019:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrEkNj8NKco
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 01 23:40:51
speaking of kangaroos, Coyote Peterson was on Colbert on Friday w/ a kangaroo, wallaby & sugar glider... he doesn't quite have the talk show animal expert charisma nailed down yet but not terrible

i'll put some blame on the grey car for trying to pass so many vehicles in one shot (but definitely a quality accident in managing to take out the 3rd vehicle)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 02 00:08:07
"i'll put some blame on the grey car for trying to pass so many vehicles in one shot"

True. Some comments on the related Imgur post pointed out that it's considered dangerous driving (legally speaking) to overtake multiple vehicles at once.

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Someone made a depressingly expansive list of how to make celebrity characters in.. I'm guessing, the Witcher?
http://imgur.com/gallery/lnFGpj8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 02 02:14:53
"Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen" is a game title, which i literally just finished playing (like won the game) moments ago before coming to the thread... thus proving something :o
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 02 02:27:04
...which is the game in that imgur, if unclear :p

i just restarted the game & went thru character design <5 mins before seeing that post...
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 02 07:19:30
Nice coincidence! :D Apollo wills it!
Was it a good game? I've never heard of it until now

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"...which is the game in that imgur, if unclear :p"

That does help, yeah :D
I thought the thread title was just gibberish. I see now that "Sliders" refers to the slide function/bar of a character's physical attributes... I thought the OP was just throwing different cultural references together, including a reference to the '90s "Sliders" show :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 02 12:34:03
i never heard of it either, i assumed it was a fairly obscure game (& maybe is, i dunno)... so even bigger coincidence :p

it was on sale in Steam not long ago (~$10), & they either recommended it to me or was just the one they were specifically advertising as on sale that weekend or however Steam works...

it's good as a $10 game :p (i'd wait for another sale, probably a big Spring one coming soon)

it has a semi-interesting pawn system (pawns are your party members, if you want them)... one you make yourself & control advancement of it, then up to 2 others you add & remove as wanted (they don't advance, so you just replace them periodically as you out-level them, or want different classes... it costs nothing if they aren't higher level than you... also apparently you can get other people's pawns, and your created pawn can potentially be used by other people if you play online... i didn't mess w/ that & just played offline) and pawns all have different knowledge about quests & enemy weaknesses & offer advice... they chatter a lot (especially in combat) so kinda gives the feel of playing w/ other people w/o them being real people (as is ideal :p)

also nice is you can change your class at will more-or-less (& that of your one created pawn) and each class has different 'augments' which are permanent buffs that you can carry over to other classes when you switch

some downsides (to me):
- not a great inventory system... & a ton of little resource items you pick up that you can combine into mostly one-use items that i didn't really mess w/ much (not a good combine system either)
- seems a fairly small bestiary overall, w/ them reusing models to get extra creatures (like wolves, direwolves, hellhounds... just all basically different color/scale :p)
- only 1 save slot (save often, as death is just reload)


as always, i recommend watching gameplay videos on Youtube if interested (i want no blame :p )
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 02 13:08:59
if anyone has Skyrim & liked it, Steam noted to me a 'total conversion mod' called "Enderal: Forgotten Stories" which has good reviews & seems like it would feel like a whole new game & is free

(i haven't tried it yet)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 02 17:28:14
George Zimmerman made some earring that goes boom & alerts police
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=smWCk_1583154005
the boom part seems a bit impractical
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Mar 03 01:36:01
lol... he literally just glued a single shot pistol to a large earring. :D It's like Jemaine's camera phone in Flight of the Conchords ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj3aBi2ihDI ). I wonder if he even had the sense to put a blank in it or if he was just taking a chance with a live round. :D

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"if anyone has Skyrim & liked it, Steam noted to me a 'total conversion mod' called "Enderal: Forgotten Stories" which has good reviews & seems like it would feel like a whole new game & is free"

This guy seems to absolutely love it on a deep level:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y588uy05JM
Comments make it out to be pretty emotional — sounds like a win :)

Dragon's Dogma looks pretty neat via this gameplay video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWDfltu6_w
hmm.. so many games
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 03 16:17:39
i dunno if i'll be able to appreciate Enderal as much as that guy, but i did start playing it... too soon to give an opinion (i liked the chickens... might be same as Skyrim chickens though)


w/ 'Zimmerman's earring, seems like you have to take earring off then attach barrel, then aim at bad guy, and struggle to make it go off (seemed like it was hard to trigger from watching him) i dunno what typical India assault is like but seems like that might be too much effort

here's another inventor who didn't consult his target audience (on 2nd part):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEIzNrdRZYQ
(i also like his answer about where the pants go :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 03 16:26:52
car drives off bridge (China)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aiGql_1583250135

seems like you're allowed to drive on it... but no safety measures at all :p

i guess guardrails would use up the limited space pedestrians need to avoid being hit or something
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 03 16:31:19
if you can do an animated rolcat, pretty easy to make horrible storylines out of this debauchery:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aDlKt_1583175729
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 04 07:13:58
lol.. oh my gods that's awful-great. Maybe something like, "Nina earned three Olympic gold medals for figure skating. Now retired, her lasting fame gives her a long client list." .. Not so great; I'll work on it ;p

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"seems like you're allowed to drive on it... but no safety measures at all :p"

Sounds like China! :D
I like that the driver's reaction to the pedestrians was to swerve out of the way.. like, protect the pedestrians, yes, but insurance statistics say that swerving (instead of braking carefully) makes things worse — case in point ;p
And I love that they just stare at him without even sending a signal through their nervous systems to help.. casual nihilism.. I guess that's their famous collectivist morality ;D

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"here's another inventor who didn't consult his target audience (on 2nd part): [/] (i also like his answer about where the pants go :p)"

"Did you consult women on this?"
"Nah."

lol!!
..Okay, I need to finally watch that show :D

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"but i did start playing it... too soon to give an opinion"

Def give updates! I've been craving a plot-base game to pull me away from recent wasted time in L4D2 and Tribes servers :p

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Tornado damage:
This person pans around too quickly, but if you pause at the beginning you can see a newly renovated kitchen that was weather-renovated ;)
http://imgur.com/gallery/pHl0HNP
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 04 07:28:16
Random meme meme that made me lol:
http://i.imgur.com/Ah4reqv.jpg
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 04 16:25:48
i don't tend to pay much attention to storylines so won't be too helpful :p random reviewers are a better bet


in support of my argument that humans should be killed:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sfrVy_1583284196
shame on Sally Struthers
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 05 05:24:35
That video just.. keeps.. going D:
I'm always impressed that populations with horrible sanitation can somehow manage to survive.

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From 2017 but just posted to r/idiotsincars:
"Driver Sought After Video Captures Violent Crash That Left BMW Stuck Under Semi on 10 Fwy in I.E."
http://ktl...k-under-semi-on-10-fwy-in-i-e/
The person who hit her possibly stole the car. It was found abandoned, and the story doesn't have updates saying that the suspect was found/charged.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 05 05:24:39
Weirder, Reddit comments point out that a year later (2018), Madis Tolentino, the driver who was lodged under the 18-wheeler, was likely the same Madis Tolentino who was murdered by her boyfriend:
http://www...2c-5f9a-9ced-a8a9fda754b9.html
The accident happened in Colton, CA, which is 20 miles away from Ontario, CA, where the murder happened. Final Destination has been mentioned .. sad ending :(
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 05 07:19:48
Two crazies having at it in their autos:
"Sedan Spews Smoke While Pushing Pickup Truck In North Hollywood Road Rage Incident"
(happened Monday night: March 2nd, 2020)
http://los...deo-road-rage-north-hollywood/
TLDR: A witness said that the truck hit the BMW, but then the truck tried to flee the scene.. so the BMW kept hitting the truck to keep them there. Sounds familiar.. (same sort of situation at the end of #UGTwit109).
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 05 12:30:28
maybe it was a different person in 2017 trying to kill her & she was just an awful person


don't eat at this wagon (if you crash-land in India or otherwise end up there)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kK9Tj_1583377330
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 05 12:45:32
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for posting on social media a video last August of himself removing an ice cream container from a Texas market freezer, licking the contents and returning the container to the freezer.

D’Adrien Anderson, 24, also was sentenced to an additional six-month jail term probated for two years and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,565 in restitution to Blue Bell Creameries, which had to replace all of its products in the freezer.

Anderson began serving his jail term immediately after sentencing.

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some justice
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 05 16:17:23
some Robert Durst audio clips played in court:


“I decided I’d wait until night. And then, I’d pick it up and carry it out. And, and then I realized I wasn’t picking up that body and carrying it anywhere. I wasn’t strong enough to do that,” Durst said in the clip played in court.

“I could drag it out. But I just couldn’t see, and then, I thought about putting it in a sleeping bag or something and then, dragging the whole thing out. But, good God, that’s ridiculous,” Durst said in the recording.

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“I’ve been told, um, that a surgeon would cut up a body the same way you do a chicken. You go into the joint. And you, you cut around the joint. You get rid of all the ligaments. And then, the thing comes out,” Durst said in one chilling excerpt played for jurors.

“You’re not gonna try to cut through the God-damned bone,” he said.

http://www...fgndz5gpy5yweerwdmu-story.html

i recommend (again) "the Jinx" documentary about him on HBO (or other options)... plus see follow-up news about the ending quotes in it that are a bit misleading
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 05 16:20:26
he's an interesting fellow for someone who claims not to be murdering people
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 05 22:56:47
this is old but i don't recall seeing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtzG3wdF_IU

uncomfortable...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 06 00:33:50
this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has had 7 episodes so far, and in at least 3 he's cast a 20+ year younger blonde to be interested in him & iirc all instantly willing to have sex w/ him :p

i wonder if Larry trying to influence his personal life outside the show
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 06 00:52:05
"an incredible way of putting it"
http://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1235808311834021888
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Mar 06 05:10:17
Yikes... I saw that Tweet posted on Imgur in the context of things stupid people say... but to see its error accepted and run as an MSNBC headline... that's just not good :|

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"this is old but i don't recall seeing"

lol.. that was good :D
Someone pointed out that at 0:47 the elevator spokesperson (or landlord?) does a "gtfo" wave at the leaving tenant, then notices he's still on camera, and mouths, "Oops —" :D

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"don't eat at this wagon"

D:
Maybe the spice in Indian food just clears out all of the awful bacteria they consume every day? I'm trying to understand their survival situation ;D

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"some justice"
Woohoo!! \:D/

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"i recommend (again) "the Jinx" documentary about him on HBO (or other options)"

I'll make that my next priority — after season 14 of Sunny in Philly, of course! At episode 3/10 right now. New Nine-Nine episodes have also been airing. Vanessa Bayer has a guest role and does hilarious stuff :D

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Fun Vine from 2014:
("Read this")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aov8TXOMEI
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Mar 06 05:11:53
I've been better at not spamming these threads with cute cats.. but this one was just sparkling :D
http://imgur.com/gallery/dBF1Q4R
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 06 12:50:28
yay for more Nine-Nine! i didn't notice it was back

that cat may be drugged, pupils seem too big for the lighting (& for not being in pounce mode) :p


this guy brought a microwave to a taser fight
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CEcsk_1583431419
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 07 06:34:19
He should have opened the door to try to catch the taser ;D

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"that cat may be drugged, pupils seem too big for the lighting"
It *does* seem to be in a weird state... maybe just catnip?

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I was looking into sound software solutions like Dolby Atmos for Windows and saw this video recommended in comments:
"3D Sound - Matchbox (Use Ear-Phones & Close your eyes)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYdIidUIbAs
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 07 20:28:43
The person who posted this didn't give details about why the other driver was road raging, but comeuppance was had either way ;)
http://streamable.com/bfz92
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 07 20:28:47
via http://www...ff1j0p/the_laugh_had_me_dying/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 07 21:57:08
can anyone make out the middle word(s)? sounds like 'you fucking ____ bitch' that may give a clue to the dispute :p


i'll have to dig around for headphones for the matchbox one
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 08 00:56:25
I thought it was "You're fucking dead, you little bitch?", but now I'm leaning more towards, "What'd you fucking say, you little bitch?"

Def find headphones! The Matchbox thing was interesting. It shows how much surround sound is just a software/production-side thing.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 08 13:00:10
better than what i was hearing... 'fucking cellular bitch' was best i could come up w/ which makes no sense :p but perhaps a mix of answers to '<get off> your fucking cell, you little bitch' (w/ start unheard in video)

i found headphones but only one ear works so not ideal :/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 08 14:03:04
more people who should be killed:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CjRQy_1583607473
& doing it in the open so apparently not even frowned upon
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 08 16:57:13
there's a Snowpiercer TV series coming, maybe they'll slip in an oompa loompa
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 09 01:54:21
They could force it into canon with the Roald Dahl estate :D

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"more people who should be killed"

On the plus side, India has only recently (as of early March) started establishing Coronavirus testing sites across their country. That lone dot of 39 confirmed cases may be exploding pretty soon. Unconfirmed news reports from today (saw one on qz.com/india ) say that they may have had their first 2 deaths.
(Today's India zoom-in, for the record)
http://i.imgur.com/RtviMPB.png
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 09 01:56:07
Not to address the politics of any of the people in this video (They're British, so I don't know any of them anyways), but it was a solid troll move :D
http://imgur.com/gallery/lzKmP78
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 09 01:58:43
Someone mashed up those weed nuns, techno, and some kind of nun dance party:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Zzk9lnN
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 09 14:02:57
i want some LSD... i've been hearing good things

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VIDEO: Thousands gathered in western France on Saturday to break the world record for the largest ever gathering of Smurfs. Around 3,500 people set aside fears of the coronavirus to dress up as the characters, which come from a Belgian comic franchise
http://twitter.com/AFP/status/1236962432444182529

those multiple papa smurfs are really full of themselves...
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Mar 09 23:35:57
Party looks *liiiiiiit!!* ;D
Yeah, I'm surprised they didn't have a rule against multiple Papa Smurfs .. Et c'est une chance qu'ils ne craignent pas la mort. Il faut embrasser l'inévitabilité. On pourrait mourir du Coronavirus après un moment libéré, ou, on pourrait mourir en s'étouffant avec un croissant — isolé et oublié par le monde ... ;D

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Not sure that this works for all cats, but further experimentation may be necessary before publishing:
http://imgur.com/gallery/e8xD1yj
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Mar 10 00:11:22
"This madafaka"
(Multiple parked cars hit; fun narration)
http://www...comments/ffb1sq/this_madafaka/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 10 01:31:19
that madafaka should be in radio (good voice)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 10 12:56:17
Indian cops dress up in bear suits to scare off menacing monkeys
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aYmOy_1583839265

not great bear acting
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 10 17:40:08
some cheery music on this road rage attack
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uEtao_1583766619

looks like guy in back irritated already from the start so hard to say what all slow guy did to warrant the bullet
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 10 18:11:12
close call on motorcycles
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=jakm_1583845469

apparently green guy unable to maintain control

Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 11 05:22:26
D: D: D:
That didn't look quite like the same guy crashed at the end. Green bike, but not quite the same pattern, and the green bike guy who flies past at the beginning had a white line on his jacket [left-most picture here] whereas the crashed green bike guy at the end has no lines on his jacket though possibly the same white label on his right upper arm [right three pictures].
http://i.imgur.com/T3hIMXV.png
..so the crazy man may still be out there with no ragrets D:

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"not great bear acting"

Seems to work! I guess monkeys tend to at least be smart enough that movement would be required (no stationary bear-suit scarecrow?).. but if these special bears don't prove themselves with ultraviolence, it may not last ;D

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"some cheery music on this road rage attack"

D:
I was *thinking*, "Don't stop next to someone, they could shoot," but I wasn't *expecting* that.. shit. Total psycho move. Perfect music :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 11 05:22:39
This Tweet made me chuckle a little :p
http://imgur.com/gallery/739gvJ0
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Wed Mar 11 13:36:14
http://twitter.com/PortezF/status/1237534304604848128
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 11 14:03:40
defendant speculates why judge may be denying his motions... his lawyer somewhat amused
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uuCyh_1583890421
"say less" :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 12 06:44:11
lulz... I like his attempt to dismiss the judge with street-level tough talk, like he somehow won by telling the judge not to speak so much.. after he himself just went on a baseless tirade.. that type of stuff only works when it can be backed up with violence, which leaves him powerless while on trial :D
Pretty much a maximum sentence situation XD

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@swordtail link:
Weird... that person links the original SkyNews video, which shows that SkyNews released it that way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELrn0mmZnGE
Clearly video-edited (not a hand-off like some crazies think; it's still red through the car windows), and most likely SkyNews was just trying to emphasize the subject of a "Green budget", which was mentioned in the same few second window that the color change happened. It's just weird that they'd attach that emphasis without a more overt note of having attached the emphasis (like, also edit on a circle around the binder to show that it was intentional).

Probably a video editor in post thought he was being clever but didn't realize that it's not a good idea to be *that* subtle in a time where people worry about "fake news" :p

Hilarious linked videos in the comments, though. Like this ultra-crazy loon "Russianvids" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ytmB_t9mIk ) talks about it, and he interprets green as "poison" — even though actual OSHA poison warnings come in yellow or red — pretty much entirely because he Google-image-searched and cherry-picked the green graphic of the '80s hair metal band "Poison". lol. And he mentions twice in the video that he's a flat-Earther, he mentions that he doesn't think Coronavirus or Ebola even exist, he uses numerology to extract and interpret meaning, and he thinks that Freemasons/Illuminati ("Ordo ab Chao"; "Order from Chaos") have sent him this message (And to taunt the public) as PSYOPs. lol... I miss River of Blood in UP :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 12 06:44:14
Random fact about LL that I just learned when I revisited that motorcycle video:
Unlike most sites, on LL it is *not* anonymous when you up-vote/down-vote (usually it's only up-votes shown (e.g., Twitter, cheezburger network) or no votes at all (e.g., Reddit)). So, you can actually see who up-voted/down-voted a particular comment. Worse, I found that out because someone ("cougar302b") blocked me from seeing any of their comments because I down-voted one of their comments. Pretty wacky stuff. It looks like four different people have blocked me for the same reason. lol. I've had people shadow-block me on Imgur after I was mean to them, but being blocked for down-voting? That's new to me :D

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You've probably heard about or seen Americans raiding toilet paper due to Corona fears (like that makes any practical sense at all), but here's video from some Costco to drive home the insanity of it all:
http://imgur.com/gallery/yQs6AfW
Another random fact, probably related: The U.S. leads the world in per capita toilet paper consumption. That's something I've never understood. Some people absolutely stuff toilets, and it's like.. "Why so much?" It reminds me of that Chris Pratt Parks&Rec moment where he jokes about wiping and wiping and never getting totally clean... For the record, the solution is simply to wet/dampen the TP :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 12 16:29:54
i think Australia started the toilet paper madness, there's several videos of them fighting each other after having created a shortage by assuming a shortage
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 12 18:17:32
i was just at the supermarket, toilet paper aisle cleared out completely, & the hand sanitizer/wipes shelves, and half the bleach section

so... panic! buy whenever you can... and blackjack people in the parking lots who have rolls in their carts
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Mar 13 06:14:10
"i think Australia started the toilet paper madness, there's several videos of them fighting each other after having created a shortage by assuming a shortage"

I've seen articles confirming that; BBC, BusinessInsider, and CNN have all blamed Australian sensationalism. Their full version was that a bad Australian news source ("The Northern Territory News (NT News)" — in good company with DailyMail and National Enquirer), stated (possibly sarcastically) that China was running out of toilet paper and therefore — because China produces everything — the rest of the world would experience a shortage too. Australians started hoarding, and madness spread. Of course, in reality, China was *not* running out of TP, and China is *not* the world's producer of TP (They only make up 1 of Australia's 15 TP sources, apparently). U.S. brands including Charmin (Procter & Gamble), Quilted Northern (Georgia-Pacific), and Kleenex/Cottonelle (Kimberly-Clark) all have factories and paper mills in the U.S., sourcing from Canadian and U.S. trees...

So, just short-term demand-induced scarcity, yeah. Local stores just need to order more to account for their idiots. Manufacturers and distributors have plenty to $$$burn$$$ :p

For Corona, I did get some 70% IPA wipes for sanitizing shared surfaces, but if things go full Mad Max, I'll hunt people for food and use their clothes for TP ;D

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In other news:

"Top U.S. Health Experts: ‘Hold On To Your Fucking Seats Because This Bitch Hasn’t Even Thought About Starting Yet’"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://www...-your-fucking-seats-1842297607
"STANFORD, CA—In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, top U.S. health experts warned the nation Thursday to hold onto their fucking seats, because this bitch hasn’t even thought about starting yet. “We’ve been getting a lot of questions surrounding Covid-19, and, well, you all better buckle the fuck up, because this shit is about to kick into high gear,” said Stanford professor of health research and policy Richard Mason, throwing all his papers in the air and warning the nation that they better strap in tight, because this motherfucker will knock you on your goddamn ass. “If you think it’s bad now, just fucking wait, because this son of a bitch is gonna go into full-fledged annihilation mode. Seriously, wash your hands, cut off your hands—it doesn’t fucking matter. You poor bastards are going to get absolutely fucking destroyed.” At press time, Mason knocked over his podium, curled up in a ball on the floor, and started screaming, “Steel yourselves!”"
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 13 16:15:09
oral thermometers seem sold out too... so if running a black market price gouging operation: toilet paper, hand sanitizer/wipes, oral thermometers

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some bulls fighting & messing up a messy market stall
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ufUR0_1584033673

i'd recommend keeping bovines in fenced areas

and better use of that shop space... need a proper storage system for the large center area
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 13 18:45:00
the last new package of toilet paper on Earth being shipped:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=asAx_1584098059
that's it... no more coming...

(...not 100% sure that's toilet paper)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 07:32:50
Must be fun to use a giant truck for personal trips :D

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"oral thermometers seem sold out too..."

Hmm... seems like a waste. Like, "Yup, my temperature is high. Better see a doctor".. and then pay for the doctor anyways. Or! Don't buy the thermometer, and just see the doctor about health concerns — skip the middle. :p
In fairness, maybe it makes sense for taking the temperature of children who can't communicate their symptoms.

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"some bulls fighting & messing up a messy market stall"

It's funny that they recognized the fight and immediately started clearing expensive items (scooters) out of the area (though, why not close the metal door when they had all that extra time at the start?).. kind of shows how typical this can be for them :D
..and answers a random question I've thought about: I knew that India lets cows roam around, but I'd wondered about bulls. Good to know..

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Helping a cat get those difficult-to-lick spots:
http://imgur.com/gallery/oWJ0xCF

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I've started watching "The Jinx"!
Super creepy start. I didn't realize that he was on trial again right now. For some reason I thought he'd died in prison already.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 07:55:30
Looks like lots of people have been getting spammed by companies that feel the need to tell everyone how they handle Coronavirus:
"Oh sweet, I was wondering how every corporation I've ever given my email to was handling COVID-19"
(Tweet via http://imgur.com/gallery/AMpFUK5 )
So far I've received 8 such e-mails at my main e-mail. I'm surprised Lyft hasn't sent anything out.. or maybe I'm not? How could Lyft and Uber control their stray cats? ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 08:12:06
drone gets a good kick:
http://imgur.com/gallery/zkDRgou
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 11:33:37
"The Onion['s Peter Rosenthal] Reviews ‘Onward’"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJhdaGxsl48
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 14 13:12:58
"Helping a cat..."
my cat will grab my hand and lick it all over before allowing me to continue rubbing her head

hooray for The Jinx... hopefully you'll like it since i hyped it in 3 of these forums now (UGT,Movies,UP) :p

so now we know goats have excellent peripheral vision... very nice kick

another excellent Peter Rosenthal... i agree on wisely disposing of the half corpse in the woods... it looks like a Weekend at Bernies if he was severed in half
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 14 14:46:46
"any recipe recommendations for 25 bottles of thousand island? asking for this man at kroger who will haunt my dreams forever"

http://twitter.com/mkhamisha1/status/1238301237436710913

^has photo of some guy's shopping cart full of corn flakes, salad dressing & nutella...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 22:59:01
lulz.. Maybe he was going to get *one* but then decided he needed enough for the rest of his life (Expecting to live longer than he will, eating that dressing)?

One thing I've been thinking about for Coronavirus that I haven't seen expressed in memes: that scene in "The Dark Knight" that always bothered me, where the civilians on the boat *don't* blow up the prisoners.. I think peoples' handling of resource hoarding pretty much shows how unlikely that is. :p

I went to the grocery today to get some vegetables for a black bean recipe, and I noticed that a lot of the toilet paper hoarders looked like the "Karen" meme... so.. the stereotypes about anti-vax Karens getting their life advice from Facebook must be measurable.

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"hopefully you'll like it since i hyped it in 3 of these forums now (UGT,Movies,UP) :p"

I believe the hype! :D
Watching more tonight

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Someone posted topical WWII propaganda posters that covered similar issues:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ufMYUEA
The most relevant were..
http://i.imgur.com/cU85Le9.jpg (Hoarding vs. getting normal amounts)
and..
http://i.imgur.com/QkQ5HK9.jpg ("Stamp out black markets")
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 23:12:18
This may be the worst display of human stupidity en masse that I've seen so far:
(Hundreds of shoppers lined up down a sidewalk for Costco)
http://imgur.com/gallery/RfLkvY7
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 14 23:18:41
Watering a toad to make sure its roots take:
http://imgur.com/gallery/QLDbwAR
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 15 00:47:35
"One thing I've been thinking about for Coronavirus that I haven't seen expressed in memes"

Nevermind. I haven't seen anyone post the implausibility of the boat scene, but this meme was only a half-step from my meaning:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ragsWL9
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 15 02:21:03
this one is swastika-ish
http://i.imgur.com/Q4WcWSA.jpg

i was guessing Los Angeles for the Costco & was right! (there's a school sign in it that confirms it) thank god i don't live there anymore :p

speaking of living there, i also lived in Galveston... 2 of Robert Dursts locations
(a guy in the show said something like 'people go to Galveston to get lost' :p ... for the record, i was not on the run from the law >.>)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 15 12:19:52
on my page 1 of LiveLeak at moment:


- First toilet paper, now bacon
Fine Australians in western Sydney fighting over the last packet of bacon.

- Coronavirus: UK panic buying continues despite government call to stop

- Coronavirus outrage! Fighting over tortillas in California

- The Toilet Paper Saga Continues In Australia

- Airplane passengers fight over coughing amid coronavirus crisis

- Dealer. Toilet roll and hand sanitizer

- A man thinks the fire extinguisher is a hand sanitizer

- Longest Checkout Line Ever

- Silent apocalypse. Shopping spree in Italy.

(plus 3 videos that aren't virus-related)


i'll assume the fire extinguisher is most desired, here's link to that:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=seDuH_1584228549
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 15 12:27:00
the 'silent apocalypse' & 'longest checkout ever' are similar to the Costco video

i like the latter for the fog... but they don't have the start of line so that's unfortunate:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ky9XV_1584227690

people need to storyboard their videos... don't be lazy & careless
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Mar 15 20:26:57
lol, yeah. That one could use a sense of scale :D
This one had a lot of good b-roll:
"NYC Costco sees lines, gas masks and chaos as panic buying intensifies from coronavirus fears"
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=s3w9H_1584135735
..people buying bottled water also makes no sense. It's like they think that it's a hurricane where the water service may be threatened.

This has been a great season! We usually have to wait until Black Friday shoppers to see good video of people going crazy for merch ;D

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"A man thinks the fire extinguisher is a hand sanitizer"

Imagine being that stupid... D:

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"(a guy in the show said something like 'people go to Galveston to get lost' :p ... for the record, i was not on the run from the law >.>)"

Lulz. Galveston was a popular spot for people to vacation from New Orleans, weirdly enough. The closer spot was Grand Isle (south of N.O.), but Galveston was supposed to be less sad and still not quite so far as Florida beaches ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Mar 15 22:56:57
i think i picked it as i wanted to live along the coast & it had cheaper apartments than the entire east coast Maine to Florida
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Mar 16 00:07:38
some penguins were allowed to explore an aquarium as it was closed to visitors, video of one:
http://twitter.com/shedd_aquarium/status/1239248971006185478
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Mar 17 09:52:03
Quarantine day 6.

http://twitter.com/gnuman1979/status/1239523796542992387
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Mar 17 17:42:05
penguins going down stairs
http://twitter.com/SortaBad/status/1240010579432968192
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 18 00:34:59
2 cats 1 fish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzP7mXBYi2g
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 18 06:08:44
lol.. that was a good music edit. TikTok videos usually have bad music edits.. but that one was okay :D

Penguins really happenin' right now!

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I wasn't able to find the source for this video, so it's grainy.. but kind of neat:
(hyenas attack lioness)
http://imgur.com/gallery/xLaKPrn

This video kept coming up when I was trying to find the above one:
"Lion Attacked by Clan of Hyenas ... BBC Earth"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5V6gdu5ih8
You can see the lion has to keep sitting down because the hyenas keep attacking his genitals. That seems to be a hyena M.O. in taking down animals... no cheap shots in nature ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Mar 18 06:09:12
Oops, meant to make the 2nd link clickable with a new comment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5V6gdu5ih8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 18 12:28:04
hard to ever route for hyenas

similar situation:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sNf20_1584493915

you can see first shot hitting driveway, not sure about others
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 18 13:10:41
*root ...i hate that word :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Mar 18 14:56:13
leopard gonna leopard
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=925Tj_1584534069
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 19 06:05:25
I mean, it probably didn't help that they were all standing around without giving it a clear path of escape ;D

A similar video emerged recently, btw... a leopard in a well in India, but they used an upside-down table on ropes, and when the leopard exited it was swaying from fatigue. I tried to find it without luck.. apparently lots of leopard-in-well videos out there :/

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Brazil seems so great D:

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I feel like the Onion just steal my ideas sometimes ;D

"Conservative Worries Relief Checks Would Discourage Americans From Providing For Selves By Killing Him And Taking His Property"
[Onion: News in Brief]
http://pol...ould-discourage-ame-1842396398
"NEW HAVEN, CT—Speaking out against proposals to provide federal assistance to Americans hardest hit by the pandemic-fueled economic downturn, local conservative Mark Garrett expressed worry Wednesday that relief checks would discourage citizens from learning to provide for themselves by killing him and taking his property. “People in this country should have enough self-reliance to stand on their own two feet, bust down my door, cut my throat, and seize all of my possessions,” said Garrett, adding that in America, there are plenty of profits to be had by anyone motivated enough to just go out there and forcibly take them. “There’s a real moral hazard here: When you pay people for doing nothing, it rewards them for being too irresponsible to look at all the wealth I’ve accumulated and realize that if they simply kidnapped my family and held them for ransom, I would eagerly pay it. A resourceful person wouldn’t even need a gun, not if they were enterprising enough to come at me with a knife, an ax, or a tire iron. At the end of the day, if you’re not willing to murder me while I’m asleep in bed and pocket all my valuables, you’re not willing to work.” Garrett went on to ask why federal funds couldn’t instead be given to the national guard, which would need to be sent in to impose martial law when the peasants began to riot."
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Mar 19 07:27:11
Rear-ending at crosswalk:
http://imgur.com/gallery/EIoQ7kf
A comment points out that a large van changed lanes abruptly to avoid the stopped cars in the left lane.. so the car behind the van didn't see what was ahead until the lane change. That doesn't mean they get off the hook for rear-ending someone.. just a reminder that smaller vehicles should give more following space to vehicles that block views of the road ahead..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Mar 19 12:44:07
lots of good advice in that Onion piece :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Mar 20 02:03:08
I didn't know they were the new HowToBasic ;)

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I recommend *not* watching this hour long video with two man children talking about why Picard has been a bad show (I didn't!), but they made this funny edit of "[Humanity is inspiring and hopeful!]" music set to video of Corona TP-stockers freaking out:
http://youtu.be/GyGGW3tqNPY?t=3988
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Mar 20 07:17:37
I think I'm in love with this "Mike Pierson" comment that was posted under this Brainlet video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOSbLj8JZqQ
[Imran A. Khan] = pro-Biden defeatist
[Imran A. Khan]: "Mike Pierson sour grapes. Of course. People like you are the reason why Trump is in the office. With this juvenile mentality, you are essentially one of the deplorables."
[Mike Pierson]: "Your party's unwillingness to listen to us is why you lose.
Let's make something clear.
Going by Gallup polling conducted twice a month all the way back to 2004, about 30% of the country are Republican, 30% are Democrats, and 40% are Independents. We Indies are the largest group in the country. Yet both you main parties ignore us or fight with us, rather than listen to us. A lot of Sander's support comes from us.
Instead, you make it clear that you have no respect for us or our needs or desires. You don't care what we have to say nor what we believe. Instead, you bathe your brains in the head-patting drivel of mainstream media, telling you how "smart" you are for agreeing with them.
I'll tell you what we want and are about. We're sick of "vote for me because I'm better than the other guy" campaigns. We're sick of the abuse of power of the main parties. We're sick of being ignored.
Your party's predetermined support for Biden and the backstage games designed to get him elected showed that, once again, you are not interested in us. So we'll abandon you again.
And yes, Trump will win if Biden secures the nomination. And you'll cry, and your ilk will blame everyone else. Because you are incapable of accepting responsibility for your own short-sightedness or inability to read the actual zeitgeist in this country."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 20 13:30:06
for the record, i saw when Yang endorsed & was purely on math as Biden had the 99% lock on nomination & removing Trump is paramount
(so i'm arguing w/ woman in video rather than those comments... & i only watched a minute so maybe she addressed that i dunno :p)

we definitely could use a change in how nominees get selected... 2016 proved it's broken
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 21 06:54:07
It was definitely disappointing to see the nomination process move away from the goodies. :/

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"(so i'm arguing w/ woman in video rather than those comments... & i only watched a minute so maybe she addressed that i dunno :p)"

She only sort of did. She mentions how Yang basically endorsed Bernie with compliments but then "officially" endorsed Biden. She was disappointed in him but didn't condemn him since he's a good candidate for future elections.. It *would* be nice to see him again.

And the libertarian/independent field does not look good this year.. No Gary Johnson, no Evan McMullin (I), and Vermin Supreme actually looks better than Jacob Hornberger (Hornberger being the only valid, non-crazy libertarian). Jill Stein won't be running either, and I've never heard of Howie Hawkins (Green Party). Strange year..

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Some candid-type pictures of Las Vegas' shut down, plus a cat video at the end:
http://imgur.com/gallery/36IGX7n
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 21 06:56:04
I thought this would be another vanity cosplay, but it's kind of funny:
(WARNING! Fake nudity!)
http://imgur.com/gallery/Tya81A3
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 21 11:54:02
that reminds me, i meant to post this... (real nudity :p)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sG6xl_1584668107

that'll be all of us soon... or maybe not

(clothing stores closed, potential food shortages)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 21 16:25:22
my guess is he's trying to race the elevator:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9qsc4_1584789189
... & he won
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 21 18:43:09
can this be real?
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uzqg5_1584718670
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 21 18:51:33
A Florida man is facing battery charges after he allegedly beat a pregnant woman he accused of having been infected by the coronavirus.

Joseph Newell, 24, was arrested on Monday after a Cape Coral police officer responding to a call allegedly saw him “straddling” the victim with his hands around her neck, according to a police report obtained by People.com.

The responding officer ordered Newell to stop, but he allegedly continued his attack.

Newell was taken into custody after officers applied a “pain compliance” technique to his neck. Officers said he appeared intoxicated, according to local NBC affiliate WBBH.

Officers also said Newell bashed his head into concrete while handcuffs were placed on him and also ranted about the coronavirus, which he accused his victim of having.

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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Mar 21 18:53:47
i like the "Officers also said Newell bashed his head into concrete while handcuffs were placed on him"

maybe so... maybe no...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Mar 21 22:05:29
Yeah, lol.. it adds to the idea that he was a crazy person while also sounding like a classic police brutality excuse. Gotta hope for video :D

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"my guess is he's trying to race the elevator"

Must be. D: Maybe someone was being extra cautious about social distancing, got rude, and told him to wait for the next one. Someone in the comments posted a FoxNews link: "A man who launched himself off a second-floor walkway at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is said to have sustained serious injuries during the harrowing fall."
Looked pretty fatal, so, that's surprising.

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"that reminds me, i meant to post this... (real nudity :p)"
lol, that *has* to be drugs :D

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"can this be real?"

D:
New winner of the longest line awards? That's crazy. I wouldn't even bother. I'd just eat rice for 6 months ;p

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"San Francisco CVS thieves"
http://imgur.com/gallery/4s8RmNN

It's difficult to say if this was Coronavirus-related medicine stocking or just regular SF thieving. Comments point out that the 2014 California Proposition 47 made it so that petty theft (<$950) doesn't get pursued by police, which has increased petty theft at retailers. I think a cool move would have been for the CVS employee (vest-wearer) to cut the straps of the bags with a box cutter — it observes the non-violence of retail while also making things difficult for the thieves ;p
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