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Cherub Cow
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Mon Nov 30 23:51:18
#BuyGames #NeverPlayThem #OkayPlaySomeOfThem #Repeat #SaleEndsDecember1stAt10amPacificTime

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Deep Rock Galactic looks nice. Space dwarves making it to the future only to continue mining is a nice touch :D
Aragami reminds me a lot of Thief, which I liked. Just sneaking everywhere. And –80% is nice :D

Steam recommends Destiny 2, but I don't really like that game feel.. even if it's "free" ;p

Also getting Dead Space 2&3 ($5 and $6).. so maybe I should actually *play* the first one :)

Btw, some of these games come up under "TheRadBrad"'s YouTube channel when I search for gameplay footage. That guy is a little too annoying for gameplay demos.. He sounds like that Will Ferrell voice immodulation character ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDgez8QDAKo ) ;)

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"Heisenberg?"
could actually be inspired by him anyway :p"

Oo! That and/or "The Jackal" (1997), which has an a55a&&in@t1on attempt at the end which uses a remote-controlled weapon. I'm kind of surprised that that never caught on in a big way.. Or just combining the 1835 1nf3rnal machin3 with modern RC technology. I guess there just haven't been that many intelligent/capable people willing to do something that crazy ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 03 07:04:29
Cat that looks kind of worn out purrs while getting skritches:
http://imgur.com/gallery/M0H0L2N
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 03 07:09:15
This is old but just recirculated.
(Getting a child to do the "Ike" voice from South Park)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR5EpnsvV58
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 03 17:32:55
that kid's going to be trouble
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 04 13:56:51
autonomous mobile toilets in China
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GVL9Na1_9Q&feature=emb_logo

seems a good place for trials... lots of extra hazards to stress-test them + if you hit someone you can just keep going like a real driver would
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 04 14:15:57
Mother Of Teen Killed By Florida Police Is Accidentally Shot At Son’s Burial

A Florida woman mourning the fatal shooting of her 18-year-old son by a sheriff’s deputy was accidentally shot at her son’s burial, authorities said.

Quasheda Pierce, 39, was burying her son Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa when a 16-year-old attending the service accidentally discharged a concealed gun, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.

The bullet went through the 16-year-old’s leg and struck the mother of the deceased, leaving her and the teen with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 05 05:10:33
Florida seriously has issues. That's too much for one story.

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"seems a good place for trials... lots of extra hazards to stress-test them + if you hit someone you can just keep going like a real driver would"

That's probably the exact reasoning used by their executives :D
And since China has a lower price on human life, it's cheaper to get permission too (fewer regulations).

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Extra dank Jurassic Park meme:
http://imgur.com/gallery/6dNu7DL
A comment explains that those were "Some kind of badger, but the video is reversed so their tails look like their heads."
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 05 05:14:37
Another trash panda in its trash can:
http://imgur.com/gallery/jf6V9fb
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 05 05:20:25
Speaking of Florida Man.. this guy has 14 confirmed IMDB actor credits — all/most for playing various dead bodies — and he claims over 2-dozen movie/TV appearances (the difference between 14 and 2-dozen would make sense for uncredited bodies with no lines):
"Chuck Lamb Professional Dead Body"
[60 Second Docs; December 4th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkRQEbfB118
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 05 18:08:49
similar to the Jurassic Park thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5SSnQBtaq4
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 06 05:02:36
lol
Repel
Member
Sun Dec 06 05:15:51
Nin ~ hurt
http://youtu.be/Ty-bLdf8Bsw
Repel
Member
Sun Dec 06 08:17:18
Ah crap I just noticed I posted that in the wrong thread...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 08 00:26:24
Rent-A-Wreck
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9Qh8p_1607279200
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 08 00:36:46
Meanwhile, in DayZ, if you hit an object at 10 mph and make no visible dents, it won't run and cannot be fixed ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 08 14:06:56
can you shoot out tires? i always liked shooting out tires in the GTA games


decent prank
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ajcBD_1607428038
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 09 06:02:43
lulz :D

Yes! I had to look it up, but shooting tires does make them explode. Vehicles can still survive on three, though, and I don't think it triggers the car to flip or anything. But car physics tend to be awful and unpredictable. Whatever engine they used to make Arma/DayZ doesn't handle mass and fast objects very well, though they've gotten a lot better with each update (most really bad glitches seem to be in older videos).


Cat-friendly Christmas tree in Lucera, Italy:
http://imgur.com/gallery/bJgR5fq
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 10 06:55:07
"Jared Fogle Says Prison Has Made Him Realize How Wrong He Was To Endorse Subway"
[Onion, News in Brief; December 10th, 2020]
http://www...m-realize-how-wrong-1845842028
"LITTLETON, CO—Expressing profound remorse for his past actions, Jared Fogle admitted to reporters Wednesday that prison has made him realize how wrong he was to endorse Subway. “When I look back on the unimaginable harm I caused people by telling them that Subway was a healthy way to lose weight, I can’t believe I could have done something so unforgivable,” said Fogle, who is currently serving a 13-to-15-year federal prison sentence, adding that he’d been beaten up several times by other inmates for his history of hawking Subway products on television and in print. “Fortunately, in prison I’ve had time to really reflect on what I’ve done, and hopefully learn from it. I mean, it shakes me to the core thinking about what I did to all those children—endorsing the Subway Kids’ Pak as a nutritious alternative to a real meal is an atrocity that no one should ever be subjected to. It was completely fucked up. When I finally get out of here, I swear I’ll never do something as obscene as shill for Subway ever again.” A teary-eyed Fogle also told reporters that he just hoped his own sordid criminal past would inspire others to avoid turning to a life of selling Subway products."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 11 02:11:56
Jared's never going to live that Subway stuff down


first-time escalator users (after first 30 secs)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sAy3O_1607516616
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 11 05:12:57
Inexperience coupled with incompetence ;D
Like, a competent but inexperienced person would observe and then pull it off just fine, but... :p

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This cat's meow was pretty heart-warming:
"Kitty Begs for Head Boops"
[ViralHog; December 7th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzJ5Y0CBtRE
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 13 08:42:43
This Imgur artist has done some neat paint-paintings:
http://imgur.com/gallery/rAMEShM
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 13 13:05:14
so i vaguely recall ~12 years ago when bitcoin getting started someone posting a website & you could get some free (like a drug dealer giving out free samples to get hooked)... not sure if i did it, but i do like free stuff

anyway, i found an old username & password that seems bitcoin related, but no idea what site it's for or even if it was related to that

so who here remembers that website from ~12 years ago?

(10% finders fee if this results in recovery of any bitcoins)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 13 13:13:53
groundhog taunting dog
http://twitter.com/DannyDeraney/status/1337820130231820289
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 13 18:22:28
must go faster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0r_GZIH66g
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 14 12:21:26
I was expecting some giraffe head swinging attacks there at the end D:

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One of those hilarious Imgur posts that I laugh at too much because of the weird incongruity between the content and the description :D
(Trash panda!)
http://imgur.com/gallery/Fe09auU
(Also! This Imgurian's son choked himself to death for pleasure!)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 14 13:42:16
unless it was on his first time then perhaps his son experienced more pleasure than most of us ever will... he should be happy for his son
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 14 16:05:45
monkey rescuing another monkey from a well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKn7IiURilg&feature=emb_logo
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 15 00:34:32
Aww... the toughest part must have been throwing the monkey in the well before the video started. And it took a couple of drowned monkeys before a problem-solving monkey came by ;p
(I see someone else made a similar comment)
(Seriously, though.. even if the cameraperson was worried about disease from the monkeys, that's an easy moment to step in)

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"unless it was on his first time then perhaps his son experienced more pleasure than most of us ever will... he should be happy for his son"

Totes! His son went out partying in epic Carradine fashion! ;)

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Sweet cliff jump:
http://imgur.com/gallery/svwbsVN
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 15 02:49:24
TC posted a Reddit thread about this in UP*, but now this YouTuber uploaded some drone and GoPro footage with commentary of the collapse of Puerto Rico's Arecibo Telescope (The telescope from GoldenEye, Contact, and a lot of other media):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59WQIRvezzI
It's a 13-minute video, but it plays fine at 2x speed :p
Highlight: at 7:57 you can see just how heavy the cables are, based on how they tear the satellite when they land.

* http://www.utopiaforums.com/boardthread?id=politics&thread=87180&time=1606855853110
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 15 15:19:39
probably sabotaged by the same aliens who are placing the monoliths
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 15 15:23:12
cat/human duet
http://twitter.com/thegallowboob/status/1338903030369046533
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 15 17:58:15
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A former Houston Police Department Captain was arrested and charged for running a man off the road and pointing a gun at his head in an attempt to prove claims of a massive voter fraud scheme in Harris County, according to a news release from the Harris County's DA's office.

Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was arrested by Houston police Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

"He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime, and we are lucky no one was killed," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. "His alleged investigation was backward from the start - first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened."

According to court documents, Aguirre told police that he was part of a group of private citizens called the "Liberty Center," who were conducting a civilian investigation into the alleged ballot scheme.

According to Aguirre, he had been conducting surveillance for four days on a man who was allegedly the mastermind of a giant voter fraud scheme. Aguirre told authorities the man was hiding 750,000 fraudulent ballots in a truck he was driving.

Instead, the victim turned out to be an innocent air conditioner repairman, court documents said.

<cont'd>
http://abc...ssault-liberty-center/8802235/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Dec 15 18:48:50
they're going to learn about loss...
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sjOfl_1608018428
looks like the hero was still trying to run em down at the end
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 16 01:50:31
the most wonderful time of the year
http://twitter.com/NoraWD/status/1339061296776445952
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Dec 16 06:08:48
The plow spraying salt while sliding around was a strong choice for an ending :D

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"they're going to learn about loss..."

Love that line :D
And that guy went all in! Went from a little scuff on the car maybe to a full commitment to destruction. YOLO! ;p

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"cat/human duet"

Video of the year, 2020!!! :D

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Comments point out that this seems like Amazon propaganda, but it's funny if you pay attention to the critique of the other delivery services:
http://imgur.com/gallery/nBnmZie
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 19 06:51:25
YES! :D

"Glitterbomb 3.0 vs. Porch Pirates"
[Mark Rober; December 16th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4T_LlK1VE4
Spoilers/Highlights:
- Really bad parent who justifies theft to her kid
- He discovers San Fran package thieves who drive around the city for hours looking for cars from which to steal. Weird end could be that they threw the package from a window or, as claimed, that they shot it.

He also added a mechanism that prevents people from covering the smell sprayers, which seemed to work pretty well.. though it looks like he should have installed it on all four sides, since having it on only 2 sides allowed some people to cover it partially/completely again.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 19 18:15:37
i wish he'd be more nasty :p staining dyes or white powder w/ bio-hazard symbols on inner framework

seems odd he was able to intercept mail :p, that scammer spin-off might be interesting
hood
Member
Sat Dec 19 22:57:00
"seems odd he was able to intercept mail"

Not if he was working with the fuzz.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 20 13:25:09
hopefully the cops do more than allow glitter bombs sent, we'll see next video i guess


Ambitious River Crossing
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ucEbz_1608418970
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 20 22:20:20
The driver angled the bus for less water contact and everything. Pro gamer move ;)

Looking at the comments for the glitter bomb video, it seems like he could get in legal trouble if the bomb became too cruel :( .. Like, biohazard labels could get him investigated for bio-terrorism. Paint could cause property damage, which could result in thieves suing him. Kind of a bummer. Maybe it'll turn out in a few years that he had been doing versions of the glitter bomb that were killing and maiming people, but he was just keeping them secret for his 8mm snuff film collection ;)

"This Zoo Is 100% Pure Havoc"
[Let's Game It Out; December 20th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_kWL-YhZE
He really makes a dark turn around 4:40 :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 21 01:35:39
"Bully Maguire Saves the X-Men"
[Matan Animation Studios;
November 19th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OxHRXauX8o
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 21 02:07:29
i must've let my 'Lets Game It Out' viewing slip as not sure i've seen any of his Planet Zoo ones

i especially liked the googly eyes lion greeter w/ 'i know what you did!' for some reason :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 21 15:15:08
McDonald’s Selling ‘Spam Burger’ Topped With Oreo Cookie Crumbs In China

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The sandwich is made of two slices of Spam, and Oreo cookies, topped with mayonnaise.


photo:
http://www...PJ3OEYBN75DVPIAZCQNECJUPWQ.jpg

2020 still kicking
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 21 21:54:12
D:

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"i must've let my 'Lets Game It Out' viewing slip as not sure i've seen any of his Planet Zoo ones"

I'd seen one where he makes a long train ride, but in this latest one he referenced some other one(s?) that I hadn't seen. Yeah, "I know what you did" was great :D

Another good Daily Dose:
(December 21st, 2020)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVx0kBlrls
- Comments point out that the piano thing was faked; the piano was set to play the next note regardless of where it was struck
- The Thailand thing seems like a terrible non-solution to smog :p
- I can't locate the Jupiter's moons video (he linked to the account, not the video), so it may or may not be astronomically accurate (some of those videos that show trailing satellites are exaggerated — not sure if this is one of them)
- Hopefully the cat heater person doesn't set her house on fire ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 24 01:58:05
I took a risk explaining this on Imgur ( https://imgur.com/gallery/RgPGAgr ), but I'm expecting downvotes simply for clarifying the misrepresentation that this guy was stopped for rolling up his window :p
(Dillon Puente arrest BodyCam)
[My comment]: "Slightly more BodyCam context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGyX-u2S4OY ; (Warning; do not confuse this explanation for an excuse of the officer’s behavior). Dillon Puente was stopped for an illegal “wide right turn”. After being stopped, he rolled up his window to ¾ closed (FYI, this obstructs an officer’s view and can increase suspicion of a weapon; windows typically remain down during traffic stops). I.e., the stop was not due to the window being raised (that occurred afterwards), it was due to the wide right turn."

On Imgur, even a small explanation like this can result in being called a "bootlicker", so lurkers usually just let the low level discourse continue there without interacting..

(And for the record, this officer messed up. Another case of low communication ability and making decisions based on ego. If he had explained why he was nervous about the window, then he would likely have gotten different results altogether.)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 24 13:49:38
the arrest of the father in the last half of video seems more troubling

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elephant toll road
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=u38Vy_1608748758
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 24 21:48:00
"the arrest of the father in the last half of video seems more troubling"

Definitely. That was all ego by the officer. The father just standing there recording should have had zero bearing on the officer's decisions, but it looked like the officer was angry and was looking for a way to make an arrest just because someone was questioning his actions.

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This YouTuber has been making direct comparison videos between CyberPunk and other open world games... and it looks like CyberPunk took a lot of shortcuts:
"Cyberpunk 2077 Physics vs. Red Dead Redemption 2 Physics"
[Bear Gaming Asia; December 22nd, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWwqcqxWaDM
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Dec 25 02:15:38
speaking of gaming, Steam Winter Sale on now


also, i checked out one of those prior Lets Game It Out Zoo videos

can skip to 13:00 without missing much (mostly his crazy path stuff & the giraffe hydra stuff noted in the other video)
13:00 - 15:00 best part imo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19JYOVPmwDM
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Dec 26 15:47:37
Paragliding Santa hits power lines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUR-M4QxoSA
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 27 01:21:13
has anyone ever had a satisfying experience trying to change a monitor's settings w/ those buttons along the underside?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 27 02:26:12
fast talker (possibly) jumping into barbed wire
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kAWGO_1609006519
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 27 03:18:58
Not me, no :/
I got a new monitor last year, but aside from changing the brightness, I haven't done much. Whenever I push those buttons it makes the screen crooked, so I have to re-level it. It also has menus that don't have labels, just icons.. which I hate. It's like you need an Ovaltine decoder just to navigate ;D

Speaking of monitors! I've recently been looking at the LG CX 48" OLED for a monitor. It has HDMI 2.1, so it can handle 4K at high frame rates. But.. I'm trying to put off any consumer decisions until after CES 2021 (January 11–14).. it's been kind of tough to do that since a lot of sales have come and gone for good stuff :p

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"can skip to 13:00 without missing much"

Oh, I remember his creepy underground giraffe dungeon :D

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"Paragliding Santa"

D:
Suddenly finding himself 40 feet above the ground tangled in high voltage seems extra festive :D

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Forgot I saved this from a few days ago:
(Strange physics in Red Dead Redemption II)
http://imgur.com/gallery/bh5uh6N
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 27 03:20:24
"fast talker (possibly) jumping into barbed wire"
lol
I know it's a bad idea, but I appreciate his sacrifice ;D

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"Feeding my rabbits hahah"
http://imgur.com/gallery/EcqKN9T
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Dec 27 17:39:58
48"? wow, that's some serious computering

i guess the unlabeled monitor buttons make logical sense to someone :p
always a puzzle to figure out for me
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 27 23:06:57
My current one is 55" D:
You just have to use it from far away ;D
Although, weirdly enough, when I'm playing games, I'll still find myself leaning forward if I'm scanning for movement in the distance :D

I really wish the makers would just put the text word for their meaning. It's not like the words don't fit. And the button for brightness looks like a little sun, whereas the button for contrast looks.. also like a little sun, but it's a half-filled sun..... :|
I have the same issue with GMail sometimes. Everything has a little symbol, so you have to hover over stuff to find out if it's the correct thing. They expect that you'll learn their particular UI language just so you can achieve simple tasks :/

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Very helpful DIY fix-it solutions:
http://i.imgur.com/J0rLAZX.mp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 28 08:14:01
Nice map visualization of the final Allied offensive against Germany:
"From DDay to VEDay - 20 Second time lapse of 1944-1945 Europe"
[ Canadian Research and Mapping Association; November 5th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcywkwv23NQ
Comments point out that the major holdup in the center of the map from 6–15 seconds was along the Siegfried Line, which was the German border's defensive barrier.
Colors correspond to different countries/divisions:
- Grey for Germany
- Red for Canada
- Blue for United States
- Light blue for France
- Yellow/Orange for Great Britain

The YouTube description links to their webpage which lets you see individual units involved from day-to-day and splices them with location-tagged pictures when available:
http://map.project44.ca/
Impressive consolidation of data. I think they chose high-visibility red for Canada because this was done by a Canadian group that wanted to really push Canada's involvement in the Allied effort ;p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 28 12:22:31
so USA did everything while Canada checked out the beaches
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Dec 28 12:28:19
Basically, yeah :D
They just hunkered up with the Brits and made sure that no Germans escaped to.... Norway..? ;D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Dec 28 18:00:52
Luke finally got his power converter
http://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1343669303103479809
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Dec 29 02:54:38
If we can say that the Disney Star Wars were not canon, then this bodes well for a new trilogy. It's good backstory for where Luke has been the last 37 years ;)

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Currently making the social media rounds..:
Ohio gas station altercation results in strike to the face with iced tea can:
(WARNING: audio is NSFW)
http://twitter.com/i/status/1342002633679097858

This seems to be an example of the *intended* difference between "nigga" and "nigger". White hood rats, crack addicts, the homeless, and/or wiggers adopt "nigga" in the same speech that many black Americans do: as a substitute for "my brother", "friend", "dude", "bro", etc. The iced tea attacker, on the other hand, took a white person saying, "nigga," as *calling* him a "nigger" (an intentionally racial epithet), which preempted a violent response.

This is one of those inflexible, cultural semantic oddities of the States. It's a case of protected speech existing only within socially regimented identity groups. So, not only is it just accepted by the U.S. Zeitgeist that only black Americans can say, "Nigga" ("bro"), without it meaning, "Nigger" (racial epithet), but the programing runs so deep that honor culture then demands a violent response just from hearing the word used by an out-group member. Simply saying one word can provoke a seriously asymmetric response. That's like the mythical power given to the gods of religion where a word creates a reality ("And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light.").

So, anyways, nothing but losers here. The intoxicated man for instigating and the attacker for choosing to respond to words with violence. Each of them at best the king of a convenience store for one brief moment in time. ;)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 30 13:08:19
he did ask to be smacked however

& it was a very satisfying smack indeed :p

in sound & appearance... a perfect 10 i dare say
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 30 13:09:48
sluts celebrating
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=96VE0_1609321325
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 31 13:44:07
Yeah D:
..I saw that.. and.. I get that it's an important step and necessary and helps, but I somehow can't get behind jump-up-and-down-celebrating over abortion rights. That's one of those non-celebration successes.. like, stealing your stolen bike back from someone who posted it on Craigslist. It's good, and you should be glad you got your bike back.. but.. do you act like you've never had a bike before? That was probably a bad metaphor, sorry ;p

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"it was a very satisfying smack indeed :p"

Definitely :D
I found out about it only because someone made this sound mashup of the smack:
http://imgur.com/gallery/wuzSjP7
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 00:54:25
Happy New Year!!!
2021 is supposed to be even worse!! The only good year was *last* year!! ;D

But actually,
"The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."

So maketh and/or posteth the dankest of meme-sies, and ye shall knoweth grace in this year!
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 01:04:35
This YouTuber — who is not the usual "Matan Animation Studios" who does this — took the Bully Maguire meme to new heights:

"Bully Maguire kills the Winter Soldier"
[Mork; December 31st, in the olden days of 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67Wn6ZT3tDM
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Fri Jan 01 09:13:16
'the BEST squirrel is the dead squirrel'

In April of 1918, while the world was at war, the children of California set about systematically slaughtering over 100,000 squirrels

http://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1344301684131061761
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 09:48:06
Nowadays you have to plant an AK-47 next to the squirrel so that no one questions if it was a clean kill. We shouldn't be tying the hands of our troops! #LegaliseAllWarCrimes #SlapASquirrel #BetterFightTheSquirrelsInTheirTreesThanInYourHome
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 10:15:40
I'd like to use the last cat clip of this Daily Dose from yesterday to make a Satanic cat thing ;p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekS5fXFK55M
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jan 01 13:05:39
on the squirrel theme:

Aggressive squirrels attack people in NYC neighborhood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIdvXZUMDPM&feature=emb_logo
0:25 showing bloody scene
0:50 a pounce

#teamsquirrel
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 23:17:14
That's a lot of blood from a squirrel attack D:

A quick Google says that there have been about 5 reported attacks, mostly in the same area of Queens, but maybe there have been some unreported aggressive squirrels. Or maybe the squirrels only attack people like Morty when he finds an animal/squirrel translator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpZZQ2ov4lc
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jan 01 23:20:19
Workers plan their walk-out ;)
http://i.imgur.com/WvfHNM9.mp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 03 00:38:39
Borat 2077
[Video Junkiee; December 30th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVHXqIdAf64
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 03 01:17:23
Hamster in a Fanta maze:
[Homura Ham; March 20th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRvs_tijqGk
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 03 01:37:53
I can't find the origin of this cat video.. it was submitted to this aggregator by someone who owns a dog.. so that person found it somewhere and thus history is lost ;)
http://www.instagram.com/p/CJg-MhlJvUd/?igshid=157vd9o7qhphb
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 03 02:49:23
This person does weird edits of celebrity videos to make things..... awkward :D

"Whitney Cummings Falls In Love With Lex Fridman"
[PINGTR1P; January 1st, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQCBy0mIpFA
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 03 04:47:12
Steam Winter Sale ends January 5th at noon CST, so there's still time for purchases! :p

Someone made a recommendation video for 2015's "Mad Max" game (–75%; now $4.99), so I may get that.

Payday 2 is 90% off (now $0.99), so that's an easy purchase.

Dark Souls III (–75%; now $14.99).. hmm.. I think I've considered getting those before but changed my mind :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jan 04 11:58:13
This 2011 Onion video would have been appropriate during the McCloskey issues (the bourgeois couple who stood in front of their home with weapons).

"New Law Legalizes Brandishing Guns At Head Level"
[Onion; September 30th, 2011]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxlunxSZ-Yc
It also includes some stuff on appointing Supreme Court judges (taking bets on how they'll die), which was also topical recently :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 04 12:54:15
that gun footage great :p


woman tries to blame dog
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sts30_1609586462
but i think she thought a railing was behind her, seems a voluntary lean
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 04 13:37:58
seems like she'd be hard to miss...
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kBoUK_1609699311
although i catch myself turning left w/o looking for peds a lot myself...
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jan 04 13:58:07
lulz, yeah. Def seemed like she was expecting the railing to be there.. Solid fall :D

.,.
The phishing scams that I get have really been persistent lately. I wonder if it's because COVID has hurt the economies in Africa so they're getting more desperate, or maybe it's been lucrative lately because old people have been at home reading all of their e-mail? ;D

A couple samples:

• Google Photos Hosting <dma@hrvatskamail.com>
G O O G L E P H O T O S
We add new photos to your account.
1 albums, 3 photos
Need more space?
[View Details]

hrvatskamail.com appears to be a Croatian mail provider, so that's interesting.

• A‎ ‍m‍ a‍‍ z‍ ‍o͏ ‍n <sloakiamak-.yoygjlbw@promail-versjals.online>
Dear Customer,
Wе havе placеd a hοld οn yοur Amazon accοunt and all pеnding οrdеrs.
Wе havе takеn this stеp bеcausе thе billing infοrmatiοn yοu prοvidеd dοеs nοt match thе infοrmatiοn rеcοrdеd with thе card issuеr.
Tο rеstοrе yοur accοunt, plеasе vеrify nοw with thе billing namе, addrеss, and phοnе numbеr stοrеd οn yοur crеdit card. if yοu'vе rеcеntly mοvеd, yοu may nееd tο updatе thеsе іnfοrmatіοns with thе card issuеr.
[Verify Account]
If wе arе unablе tο cοmplеtе thе vеrificatiοn prοcеss within 3 days, all pеnding οrdеrs will bе cancеlеd. Yοu wοn`t bе ablе tο accеss yοur accοunt until this prοcеss is cοmplеtе. wе ask yοu tο nοt οpеn a nеw accοunt as a nеw οrdеr may bе dеlayеd.
Wе apprеciatе yοur patiеncе with οur sеcurity mеasurеs. Thank yοu fοr yοur attеntiοn.
Sincеrеly,
Amazon Suppοrt."

The grammar has really improved over the years. The spelling errors and weird punctuation require slightly more attention than zero ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jan 04 14:01:12
"seems like she'd be hard to miss..."

Weird. The officer must have been drunk and on PCP. Which reminds me! Apparently it's become a weird trend to approach police officers and talk to them the way that they talk to suspects :D

"Asking Cops The Same Silly Questions They Ask Us - Arizona Cop Gets Flustered short versio"
[James Freeman; February 11th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r55BFO9ZVaM
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jan 05 05:53:48
Cat pet by tiny hands:
http://imgur.com/gallery/aCsyuil
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jan 06 13:29:04
another cat:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uU0qk_1609949274
...could be an old video, recall seeing something like that before
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jan 07 05:45:53
I remember that! I wasn't totally sure, but the dog running around was particularly familiar.

..
I've been muted by two Imgurians this week, so, I suppose you could say things have been going swimmingly there ;)
The reason this time was that someone made a post with a description saying, "This will get lost in user sub but..." which is an auto-downvote (one of those informal rules of Imgur that most people observe), so I posted, "“This will get lost in user sub” = -1", and someone got mad at me and started flaming, then called me a troll and muted me :p

Anyways, despite all the D.C. posts on Imgur, this kneading cat made it through:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Bq0p81t
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jan 08 22:54:17
"
John Dillermand has an extraordinary penis. So extraordinary, in fact, that it can perform rescue operations, etch murals, hoist a flag and even steal ice-cream from children.

The Danish equivalent of the BBC, DR, has a new animated series aimed at four- to eight-year-olds about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis who overcomes hardships and challenges with his record-breaking genitals.

Unsurprisingly, the series has provoked debate about what good children’s television should – and should not – contain.

Since premiering on Saturday, opponents have condemned the idea of a man who cannot control his penis. “Is this really the message we want to send to children while we are in the middle of a huge #MeToo wave?” wrote the Danish author Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen.

The show comes just months after the TV presenter Sofie Linde kickstarted Denmark’s #MeToo movement.

Christian Groes, an associate professor and gender researcher at Roskilde University, said he believed the programme’s celebration of the power of male genitalia could only set equality back. “It’s perpetuating the standard idea of a patriarchal society and normalising ‘locker room culture’ … that’s been used to excuse a lot of bad behaviour from men. It’s meant to be funny – so it’s seen as harmless. But it’s not. And we’re teaching this to our kids.”

Erla Heinesen Højsted, a clinical psychologist who works with families and children, said she believed the show’s opponents may be overthinking things. “John Dillermand talks to children and shares their way of thinking – and kids do find genitals funny,” she said.

“The show depicts a man who is impulsive and not always in control, who makes mistakes – like kids do, but crucially, Dillermand always makes it right. He takes responsibility for his actions. When a woman in the show tells him that he should keep his penis in his pants, for instance, he listens. Which is nice. He is accountable.”

Højsted conceded the timing was poor and that a show about bodies might have considered depicting “difference and diversity” beyond an oversized diller (Danish slang for penis; dillermand literally means “penis-man”). “But this is categorically not a show about sex,” she said. “To pretend it is projects adult ideas on it.”

DR, the Danish public service broadcaster, has a reputation for pushing boundaries – especially for children. Another stalwart of children’s scheduling is Onkel Reje, a popular figure who curses, smokes a pipe and eschews baths – think Mr Tumble meets Father Jack. A character in Gepetto News made conservatives bristle in 2012 when he revealed a love of cross-dressing. And Ultra Smider Tøjet (Ultra Strips Down) caused outrage in 2020 for presenting children aged 11-13 with a panel of nude adults, but, argues Højsted, such criticism was unjustified.

“What kind of culture are we creating for our children if it’s OK for them to see ‘perfect’ bodies on Instagram – enhanced, digitally or cosmetically – but not ‘real bodies’?” she said.

DR responded to the latest criticism by saying it could just as easily have made a programme “about a woman with no control over her vagina” and that the most important thing was that children enjoyed John Dillermand.
"
http://www...ldrens-tv-show-man-giant-penis

photo of guy at link... i find his mustache most disturbing


"could just as easily have made a programme about a woman with no control over her vagina"

i doubt that... what wacky things happen then?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 10 15:26:30
baby bear w/ golf flag
http://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1348341466758852612
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 10 17:54:19
i've figured something out maybe... those videos people make talking to the phone while driving always seemed weird to me, but perhaps during driving is the only time in the day their minds aren't distracted w/ other things (as the smart phone lets them surf shit no matter where they are)

maybe this is already known

#teamflipphone
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jan 11 01:15:40
That kind of makes sense: Adorno's culture industry. It's like the old TV programming issue for the Internet Age.. like.. you get home from a 9–5 job, then there's Friends, Fraser, Simpson's, or whatever is prime time for that day. Then you have to consume the late shows, then it's bed time.. so most of the time goes to consuming media and not a lot goes to digesting or responding to it. The commute may be the only time some people have :p

..
We need to begin discussing the crack epidemic facing our inner city kitties:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Nly83Ve
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 11 13:05:24
i just came here to post that :p (just saw on twitter)
proof:
http://twitter.com/theautismdad/status/1348703415254315011

& yeah, i was thinking how people used to walk around w/ heads up w/ nothing else to do but think... now they just walk around looking at phones & i wondered when they actually reflect on life... must only be while driving :p

maybe videos of people talking while in bed trying to go to sleep will be the next wave
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 11 17:02:53
given how much cats like sunny spots i was looking around if any heat lamps designed for cats... but seems Big Heat Lamp caters mostly to reptiles

although did come across this good video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLzgQHW2k6g
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 14 00:24:10
car wash brush sees its opportunity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNRmrNcVcf8&feature=emb_logo
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 14 02:03:26
Sound of Silence on harp w/ bonus background activity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xd8xq06FCw
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jan 14 14:38:46
people assisting a raccoon... but not very well imo
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uV9eR_1610647202
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jan 15 16:40:18
dog:
http://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1350204961007742983
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 17 06:41:21
I wonder if the raccoon was just hiding there for the next heist, and the people who "saved" it were just ruining his sleep spot ;D

..
"Sound of Silence on harp w/ bonus background activity"

I found that one too! :D
I didn't actually watch the video, though, so I missed the deer.
..oh, wait.. I must have played this non-blooper version, since that blooper's abrupt ending was new to me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MsXDPqcrvM

It seems like a lot of animals have enough emotional intelligence to feel something when music is played.. just like those videos where cows gather. Or the one where a man plays part of « Claire de lune » on piano for an elephant. Or the guy who plays piano with his cats trying to nuzzle him :D

..
kitty endures being woken for a moment:
http://imgur.com/gallery/i2bPS3u
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 17 07:09:55
This latest "Let's Game It Out" starts out pretty slow, but he gets very devious very quickly :D

"I Built a Theme Park With a 99.9% Death Rate - Parkitect"
[January 13th, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafnUWedZws
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 17 08:57:49
Short-film maker Joel Haver made a 3-part animated series that satires RPG gameplay in a nice narrative (each episode about 2 minutes; this link goes to the auto playlist):
[November 20th, 2020 to January 12th, 2021]
http://www...B29YkQlSKhxwsab4JlysSj&index=1
Pretty neat animation style. It looks like it used 3D models that they were able to do 2D painting on top of.. kind of like a simplified "Scanner Darkly". I'm guessing Blender was involved..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jan 17 12:35:21
on Game It Out, i found it odd he didn't comment on the name Grace on that person (or he renamed the person Grace, but didn't think enough viewers would know the reference & didn't talk about it... i don't really know the source either :p)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jan 17 23:33:43
Yeah! I wondered if maybe he had changed it before the edit of that scene and was just leaving the Easter Egg for subscribers or if that was just a crazy coincidence. It *has* to be an edit, right? :D

..
You've gotta check out this video. Shh. Shh:

"When someone shows you a video on their phone"
[Joel Haver; December 6th, 2019]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9EWf-wXQ3o
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 18 01:10:18
it's a possible genuine Grace random roll :p who knows


good thread of animals & photographers:

http://twitter.com/JoaquimCampa/status/1350843546471952387

i wonder if in #9, the photographer taking the photo threw a fish on the guy or something
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