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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Apr 29 13:34:42
not new, but new to me... i think

David Blaine w/ Harrison Ford
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB0wzy-xbwM

i know little about Blaine, but don't -think- he just does scam tricks where mark is in on it so seems pretty good (& good reaction)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Apr 29 16:46:26
advanced porch pirating
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aY1Ub_1619630462
just change your hat & follow van to the next stop
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Apr 30 02:17:21
endless oxygen supply!
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9rpVl_1619709685
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Apr 30 05:52:45
I saw a piece of art with a similar theme... can't find it in image searches. This comes up instead:
http://i.p...2d2dfaf34ed4d5121bc7f483c7.gif
But the version I saw was like a DeviantArt — lots of detail.

"not new, but new to me... i think"
lulz, I remember that one :D
I think I read something about how that's done.. something about subtly suggesting a particular card to someone without them realizing it, so you sort of steer them to picking the card that was already prepared. There must be simpler methods, though.

"advanced porch pirating"
Wow.... no shortage of terrible people in the world. I hope Mark Rober gets popular and crafty enough that these people will feel insecure ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Apr 30 05:52:48
New keyboard increases maximum scritches per minute:
http://imgur.com/gallery/IFTtr5o
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Apr 30 13:49:31
the cat doesn't seem to appreciate the humor
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Apr 30 14:14:02
how to shorten a rifle
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aO1t4_1619750346
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 01 14:29:35
*SPOILER WARNING* if haven't watched Mandalorian season 2 & plan to, do NOT click below

a series of reaction videos (kinda long, i watched in 1.5x speed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTSsul8tPvU
facial hair seems popular... or could be some covid influence
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 02 00:33:51
Armored Car Attempted Robbery
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9aOf9_1619804277
...kind of a cliff-hanger :/

that driver seems like he's been through some shit
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 02 00:57:40
Definitely showed a high level of control! He even knew when he was presenting himself as a target before that second volley. Comments follow up by saying he was a former member of South African police's "Special Task Force" (SAPS), and he had entered a secured area and crashed into a bollard at the end, which may be why the chase stopped there. Very cool.

Rick and Morty returns June 20th, so that's nice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks_1uCO5kA
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 02 02:09:03
i figured it may have been a safe area since he opened the door before he was ready


a great ?Brazil? vid:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=s5Zpr_1619827710
even gets a bunch in the open door, what a stench it must've been... only thing missing was a flame
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 02 17:39:35
"These cable companies are getting to big like goggle so they can ignore their customers FNC has taken their ticker off. For those of us tired of hearing the same story ten times we can mute and read. So now just turn to another channel NOT HISTORY CH"
~ Chuck Grassley (senator) tweet

i thought maybe part of the problem was running out of characters, but there seems to be plenty of room still

my interpretation is he's upset Fox News removed the news ticker as he liked to read that i guess & threatening to watch something else... but definitely not the History Channel
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 03 00:39:52
remember that digging holes scene in Breaking Bad?
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kCiq8_1619922145
McKobb
Member
Mon May 03 00:48:55
loved that one
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 03 14:04:39
a new 'Lets Game It Out' w/ his typical exploit locating:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC-ce8Fz4aE
that's the 2nd hobo simulator i've come across recently... new genre!
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 03 22:53:17
2:56 "Back to ruin my life some more?"
"Oh, Maisner. You speak for all the NPCs in every game I've ever played."
lol

10:34 "18 loans later..."
lol

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"even gets a bunch in the open door, what a stench it must've been... only thing missing was a flame"

Definitely the total power move would have been to hold a cigarette lighter above his head and say, "I will burn us all down to see you lose" — in the spirit of Mr. Robot's Price character ;D

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"remember that digging holes scene in Breaking Bad?"

lol. I'd forgotten about that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf3e1F1a0Hg
Such amazing gaslighting :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 04 17:55:47
woman attacks 2 other women w/ a hammer for wearing masks
http://twitter.com/NYPDHateCrimes/status/1389367802700648453
#teamThanos
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 06 06:53:48
Looks like the Matrix' program for crackheads still runs properly ;)
..I'm a big fan of those fun places in cities where you just know some homeless person will decide to attack you because you accidentally made eye contact ;D

Super Dave / Evel Knievel action figure makes sweet jump series:
http://imgur.com/gallery/9BDEEi1
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 06 06:59:22
Comments suggest that this is Napoléon Dynamite's mythical "liger" (offspring of a male lion and female tiger). They have a genetic defect which leaves growth hormones unchecked, causing them to get absurdly large until their bodies give out:
http://imgur.com/gallery/hbce1b0

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 06 22:55:34
"State Sen. Andrew Brenner was wearing a seatbelt and appeared to be driving during today's Ohio Controlling Board virtual meeting. That's a first for me! "
(while using a backdrop of his home)
http://twitter.com/AndrewJTobias/status/1389283132705316877
still images at tweet, video is out there too if you want more

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LiveLeak being gone is really going to hurt my spamming!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 07 22:08:56
some politician has a "The Girl in my Bathtub" section to his bio explaining the dead girl found in his tub:

kinda long so just click if you want to read (after the "About Me" section):
http://www.perutoforda.com/meet_a_charles

w/ some slightly unsettling bitter revenge stuff at the end :p (& a misunderstanding of BAC)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 09 05:55:10
Being a public figure is weird ;D

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Normally not a particularly interesting video, but the loop of this gif was done very well:
"Bad place to put a pole"
http://imgur.com/gallery/bliixAE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 10 00:24:29
agreed, very nicely done


a 1918 family portrait:
http://twi...cts/status/1388228078288076801
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 10 21:36:47
That kitty cat looks ready to rob a bank in an old Model T. ;)

Just heard that not only was Ol' Musky on SNL but Grimes too!! Just for one sketch, I think. She plays Princess Peach.
"Wario"
[Saturday Night Live; May 9th, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrTXBFcvoMQ
It wasn't funny at all. Not even a little.. but.. Grimes! :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 11 11:51:33
The olden days of Walking Dead.. possible when the cast was saying bye to Glenn ;)
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZsXXrat
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 11 11:52:23
I spent too much time on these memes:
"Who else? (Variations)"
http://imgur.com/gallery/F1EXqMo
-2 points right out of the gate. Yay! ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 11 22:20:36
That maxed at 24 up-doots. Not even worth the time of *one* of those edits :p
I'm wondering if people just saw the first image, thought it was a re-post (that pic made the front page a few times), and didn't even look further. To my credit, I even cleaned up that first image by making it a vector image with no jpg artifacts. These people don't know quality ;p

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This cat got 3000+ points. I need to post more cats:
http://imgur.com/gallery/7J5mvVF
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 11 22:55:53
This made the Reddit front page, so you may have seen it, but.. pretty neat:
"Palestinian rockets (right to left) intercepted over Tel Aviv"
http://www...ets_right_to_left_intercepted/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 12 02:50:10
this comment sounds likely:

"The Palestinian rockets are not coming from the right (or the left) - that's a second Iron Dome launch site. The launch sites are geographically dispersed and moved on a regular basis. Read more here

You cannot see the projectiles they are shooting at."

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a mortician cheerfully answering some questions about what terrible things they do to you :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ktLen9cVM
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 12 03:52:40
I was expecting more of the tool details — that's usually the creepy stuff :p
A friend from high school went in that direction. She got an associate's degree instead of a 4-year degree, though that mostly just affects the initial income since it's a practical skill where time in the field matters more. It definitely fits her personality and more importantly: gives good street cred ;D

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This video has been going around today. On first watch, it's pretty close to those images that were designed to keep you from identifying any literal objects — just textures:
http://imgur.com/gallery/SYHLmha
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 12 10:37:44
Today, YouTube randomly recommended this Eric Andre video from 2017 to a lot of people:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R__C33LwdxI
The algorithm is the new Zeitgeist.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 12 12:47:10
YouTube recommended to me the "Monty Python Olympics" sketch recently, not sure why (i hadn't been watching Monty Python sketches)

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A gunman who killed six people at a Colorado birthday party held by his girlfriend’s family over the weekend opened fire because he had not been invited and then killed himself, police said Tuesday.

The shooter had been in a relationship with one of the victims for about a year and had history of controlling and jealous behavior, Colorado Springs police Lt. Joe Frabelle said at a news conference.



[once in elementary school they ran out of cupcakes at a birthday party & i didn't get one & i was pretty upset... so i can relate]
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 12 13:55:07
hirsute child accepting treats from a stranger
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=s8ytla

(ugh, itemfix... thx for the 'dark reader' add-on idea, makes it much more tolerable, as long as it's not stealing my passwords :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 12 15:44:57
A 28-year-old woman who wanted to promote her Instagram page attempted to blend in with students at a Miami-area high school, police said.

Monday’s stunt at American Senior High School landed Audrey Francisquini in jail, where she’s facing charges of burglary, interfering with a school function and resisting arrest without violence, records show.

Francisquini started handing out pamphlets printed with her Instagram account after sneaking onto the campus around 8:30 a.m. Monday, police said. She had a black backpack and carried a skateboard as she walked through the hallways, recording herself.

...

Authorities tracked her down through her Instagram page and arrested her later Monday at her home in North North Miami Beach.

http://cdn...2017_07_13_at_1.09.20_PM.0.png

hoisted with her own petard
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 12 17:04:37
this could be why there was a warning not to fill plastic bags w/ gas
http://twi...urs/status/1391990487222001666
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 12 22:00:52
lulz. That particular video is years old, but so comical. The amount of remove from the practical way to do that... like, not only did she not get a $5 gas container, but she thought that *grocery* bags would work (not even a Zip-Lock bag or something robust). Then, she only double and triple bags *after* the first bag fails. Then, even though it's still leaking with two, she tries to put it in her trunk, where it will simply contaminate everything.. with fumes leaking into the cabin.. and no gloves, of course ;p
Compounding mistakes can be beautiful ;)

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"hoisted with her own petard"
lol. That's exactly the meme I was thinking of.

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"(ugh, itemfix... thx for the 'dark reader' add-on idea, makes it much more tolerable, as long as it's not stealing my passwords :p)"

I'm definitely suspicious of ad-blockers and Dark-Mode browsers for that reason (their warning that the extension can see everything you're doing). It seems like an end-run around VPNs, and the details kind of fit. Like, there is *no* way that Google/Firefox cannot afford to build a dark mode into their browser when so many third parties have done so successfully. I think Google knows that if they do that, VPNs would be totally anonymous. So, to identify the person behind the VPN, they get their browser to auto-log you into Google services (more tracking; e.g., YouTube, GMail), they flood services with ads so that people get ad-blockers, and they continue mining the data. If you search people's concerns about this, it's usually the same refrain: it's open source, so "you" can check your suspicions.. but most people do not know how to check the code and even people who *do* would spend weeks looking at it before the software updates anyways — at which points the content creators could pretend that back doors were just accidental security vulnerabilities that have since been patched.

But... without ad-blockers / dark-readers, you can be tracked too.. perhaps more easily. So basically, you have to have a burner computer specifically for your VPN activity ;D

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I don't usually link plain-text memes, but this person's preferred meme-type includes a lot of goodies:
http://imgur.com/gallery/M1U3gxQ
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 13 06:21:00
I used a 4k copy of Event Horizon to add text effects to this scene (distortion, lighting, color). I also learned a little more about how to increase the video quality when uploading to Imgur...
http://imgur.com/gallery/oaJNDsW
..but it still gives a super lossy copy. The original was 3836x1632 and very nice even at a 5MB H.264 encoding, but Imgur crops it to 960x408 at 438Kb. There's a user who knows how to get past this somehow ( http://imgur.com/user/BabyFarkMcGeeZax ), but I don't think he's done a "how to" or anything. The most he's revealed is that he gets the files barely under the 200MB limit. I kept doing things to increase the size, ending up with an 80MB file, but it didn't matter once Imgur's encoders got to it.
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 13 06:23:28
Incidentally, an Imgur moderator also marked that as "mature" (along with the people who post nudity), so no one will see it.

"Baby trash panda!"
http://imgur.com/gallery/qJcerrn
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 13 15:51:25
i would think being suspected nudity would increase views :p


"Chicago has released more than 1,000 feral cats onto the streets — hoping to end its long-running ranking as the rat capital of the US."

http://nyp...end-reputation-as-rat-capital/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 13 19:05:41
"New rock paper scissors just dropped"
http://twitter.com/sticky_ssb/status/1392857442711752705

the details:

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A sheriff’s deputy had to deploy a Taser on his own K-9 officer after it bit a cow while on a burglary call, but the agitated cow ended up kicking the deputy.

Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Drivers Lane in the Pleasant Hill community around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The first deputy on scene secured the location with his K-9 and waited on additional officers to assist with entering the residence.

A cow nearby distracted the dog, and he subsequently bit the cow, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

In an attempt to protect the cow from injuries, the deputy tased the K-9, according to the report. The dog was taken into leash control and returned to the deputy’s vehicle.

Reacting to the dog, the cow kicked the deputy and property owner. Their injuries were determined to be minor.

The original burglary call proved to be unfounded.

Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 13 22:17:42
lulz

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""Chicago has released more than 1,000 feral cats onto the streets — hoping to end its long-running ranking as the rat capital of the US.""
"“While feral cats do kill rats, often their pheromones are enough to scare rats away,” it said."

Maybe the surrounding cities will get a nice surge in rats soon ;D

Imgur's mob can be very sensitive about outdoor cats because they immediately start talking about cats killing rare birds. They probably won't hear about that story ;p

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"i would think being suspected nudity would increase views :p"

Ideally! ;D
The problem is that it automatically removes it from public visibility; only people logged in can even see it, and those people have to have manually opted-in to "mature" content. They don't even get a warning saying, "This is mature, proceed?" The content just doesn't appear at all. I left mature content enabled specifically for this reason. I'm not a fan of the random nudity/undress, but I don't want Imgur moderators being the ones deciding where the "mature" line is on other content. The umbrella has gotten *really* big for that one tag.

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Sweet jump:
(F1 car versus Porsche taking jump and trying to get control before a turn)
http://imgur.com/gallery/youAjGp
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 13 23:27:40
lol. Wow. I didn't look closely enough at that video. It's from a video game. You can tell in particular by looking at the lack of distortion on trees and how the "medics" to the left don't move.

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"How D&D classes use a bow w/ sound"
http://imgur.com/gallery/qA7k0Dt
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 14 13:08:26
yeah, some good graphics... & good pole-dancing :p


fun weather report
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykz_dbpYRPU
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat May 15 15:39:55
That was contagious :D

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I finally beat Doom 3!! \:D/
This has been one of the indefinite items on my to-do list, and I finally cleared it. I first installed it when I got an okay laptop in 2004, completed half of it, abandoned it, then reinstalled it again in 2010, same situation (half-way through and abandoned), and now I finally went from start to finish :D

It gets a little repetitive in the second half, but the final boss level was a lot of fun, so I played that level a few times in a row. It still jump-scares me a lot in the beginning, but compared to Alien:Isolation.. no contest. Alien:Isolation can be *really* scary. Doom 3 actually lets you fight back, whereas in Alien you mostly have to survive and hide.. unless you're one of those cheater speed-runners who glitch through the game ;)

Anyways.. I also need to finish reviewing the last 6 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. I left off at S7E18. That was a big thing on my to-do list that I abandoned. I can't find the thread, though (no luck on Google or DuckDuckGo), so I'll probably just post them in the regular TV thread.

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Cat wants freedom, and YOU can grant it! ;)
http://imgur.com/gallery/Zswh0Bn
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 15 18:32:34
congrats on completion... when i revisit a game determined to finally complete, i usually give up before even getting as far as the prior time :p
(& don't like just picking up on an old save)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 16 02:21:18
not a 'Lets Game It Out', but i found this hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1qsMSB82BQ
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 16 06:36:20
5:10 — "Who's paying me to do this?" lulz

Definitely a weird game. The cleaning elements appeal to me, but I wouldn't want to actually play it ;D

derpy black cat:
http://imgur.com/gallery/rNYpX3g
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 16 06:51:12
Rough crash:
(Comments point out that the cyclist trying to re-cage his water bottle clips the rear wheel of the camera-person (another cyclist with a rear camera))
http://imgur.com/gallery/MTKj8x0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 16 12:38:26
i say he was trying to dodge that dark grey circle in road (wouldn't there be at least minor shaking by camera if contact?)


i tried the garage sim demo (free on steam)... it's totally different now: no Rudy/sand piles, no uncle trying to kill you, no tagging kid you're trying to kill, & much less garbage to throw away... added was fixing cars... so you sweep floor, fill gas, run register & fix cars, wasn't nearly as entertaining as the video :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 16 12:42:28
...and there was no painting, no shack you wake up in & no lock-pick segment (although wasn't sure how they planned to work that into the game anyway)...

maybe some of that will be in full game... but strange reversal of features for the demo though
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 16 13:58:35
"(wouldn't there be at least minor shaking by camera if contact?)"

Possibly not, partly because rear wheels don't get affected like front wheels do in wheel-to-wheel contact (most of the weight and stability rests in the rear wheel) but mostly if the camera-person was using one of the last few versions of GoPro. GoPro added an almost annoying level of camera stabilization. They film in something like 5k specifically so that their software can automatically crop to a stabilized 4k. I had to turn the feature off on my GoPro 8 because of that — it looked way too smooth, even when making movements that I didn't want to look smooth (like, I might look to the side of the road specifically to get a view of something, but in the video, it would waste several seconds with a slow pan to the view that I didn't want).. better to just do that editing in post so it doesn't look so unnatural. That's my theory, anyways ;p

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"no tagging kid you're trying to kill"
lol. That kid almost seemed to have the annoying persistence of the shark in that raft game :D

"so you sweep floor, fill gas, run register & fix cars, wasn't nearly as entertaining as the video :p"
The commentary really saved that one. It also seems like one of those games where it's just work.. like.. doing a mundane job but *not* being paid real money for it ;D

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Someone over-engineered a way to beat some kind of dinosaur/grass slalom:
http://imgur.com/gallery/kcmBmIO
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 17 12:16:31
Comment jump right into relationship advice and criticism, but taken for a simple example of family looking out for one another :D ..
"Calling my husbands twin brother to see if he would lie for him"
http://imgur.com/gallery/autXxI7
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 17 12:23:28
"It's Always Sunny in the Pride Lands"
http://imgur.com/gallery/Xaqicjz
nhill
Member
Mon May 17 14:09:07
http://img...f6b137e0d432987ecfc5f638_1.jpg

Play Stupid Games, Get Stupid Prizes
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon May 17 17:58:03
That's how my pet hamster died :'(

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"Rich Guy Asks Around To Find Out Who The New Jeffrey Epstein Is"
[Onion, News in Brief; May 17th, 2021]
http://www...-the-new-jeffrey-ep-1846888032
"“It’s been a while, so I figure by now someone else must have taken over Jeff’s role in terms of sourcing and grooming high-end underage prostitutes to offer to friends,” said Templeton, explaining that he had not attended an opulent orgy with 15-year-olds since 2019, when an unattended Epstein died by hanging in his jail cell. “It just made sense to drop a few lines and see if anyone else has been hosting parties at which young teenage girls are available for sex, whether that’s here on the Upper East Side, on a private island in the Caribbean, or wherever. Obviously, Jeff can never truly be replaced, but if you get word of an unapologetic pedophile who ferries powerless young girls to influential men, let me know, would you? I asked around the board room, but it turns out everyone there was hoping I knew someone.” Templeton went on to state that if no one else had taken advantage of the vacancy, he would be both honored and humbled to accept the job and pick up right where Epstein left off."
nhill
Member
Mon May 17 18:15:20
Your pet hamster tried to rob a 73 year old man?
nhill
Member
Tue May 18 18:36:43
Also what does UGTwit mean. Is this our equivalent of Twitter
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 18 21:27:08
#yes
nhill
Member
Tue May 18 21:34:31
#ok
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 19 00:45:32
pretty crazy game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf17MRYDKgs
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 19 06:25:50
lol. That looks like fun. It would be nice if they left all of your dead bodies in the area, though :D
..It was a surprise when he got into the city. I thought it would just be a short joke with a bunch of cheesy deaths inside those few rooms, but they really made a whole game. Reminds me of "Untitled Goose Game". It's not too much on Steam (about $12), and it releases tomorrow.. hmm

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"Your pet hamster tried to rob a 73 year old man?"

Hamster McHamster-Face believed he was immune to punches.
Reenactment here:
http://imgur.com/gallery/u5AkAUY
;D
(have never had a hamster, actually) :D

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"Also what does UGTwit mean. Is this our equivalent of Twitter"
"#yes"

Exactly! :D
We started these threads around [2013?] when Twitter was becoming big and was mostly just jokes and random content. I think there were small attempts to keep the character limit down like Twitter's, but it became random stuff from the Internet :D
"I know you won't break the rules, because there aren't any." ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 19 06:26:01
Mark Rober (the former engineer who makes the glitter bombs) made a new squirrel terroriser:
(start at 7:50 if you want to skip to the squirrels attempting the maze)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTvS9lvRxZ8
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed May 19 23:49:11
i thought the laser maze would stump them


weird torture device:
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=f52551
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 20 05:25:06
Lulz. It’s a shame that being fearful of death is not necessarily related to one’s sense of realistic self worth ;D

I thought the same of the red “lasers”! It seemed like one of the more complicated puzzles. Most of them were about agility, but that one required that they see a connection between touching the lasers and triggering the door. It also occurred to me afterwards that that would be scary for them not just because of the door slamming but because they were in a sealed chamber where the pressure change would mess with their ear drums..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 21 14:57:20
how soon til he has them robbing bank vaults in exchange for nuts
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat May 22 12:10:45
whoops
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=kt4rvv
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 23 04:12:22
Yikes D:
Nice dive by the guy to the right.

Turn down your volume before going to this; Imgur puts it up all the way for the direct link, and it's one of those recorder spoofs:
http://i.imgur.com/PKjI9AG.mp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 23 04:18:26
Making cat high and then giving it activities:
http://i.imgur.com/GImNH0p.mp4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 23 12:30:01
this could be one of those non-hair-washers (referenced in celeb death thread)
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=26k118
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 23 12:30:22
this could be one of those non-hair-washers (referenced in celeb death thread)
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=26k118
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 23 14:47:00
apparently these chicks are hard to impress given evolution has taken it to this level:
http://twi...en_/status/1396383112993677312
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 23 21:18:13
He's creating a Gesamtkunstwerk! Like a Pink Floyd laser show but with feathers ;)

"this could be one of those non-hair-washers"
Such a beautiful voice but such a waste of a beautiful mane ;D

"Let's Get Healthy. Let's Eat Lettuce... Let-tuce get healthy"
Tom Green eating lettuce and talking to people for 25 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZcgwuFHqO8
He prefers 12 feet of social distancing rather than just 6 .. unless the wind changes directions, in which case he'd like a few more feet :D
"Back to you in the studio."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 23 22:03:28
that seems more like the Tom Green i remember than that last video posted... although maybe i didn't watch enough of the last one


another SNL weekend update joke swap last night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7drK5-sMns
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 24 02:01:28
the Robert Durst trial has resumed... they better hurry before he dies
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon May 24 23:07:10
a decent video here on Australia's plague of mice
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-57225103
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue May 25 03:37:14
My imagined solution was airlocks where farm equipment is subject to nitrogen storage conditions to displace the oxygen away from any mice.. but.. that's probably too expensive for outback farmers. An M2 flamethrower, on the other hand.. ;D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue May 25 16:43:23
just need to re-outfit the anti-emu soldiers


2 bees opening a soda:
http://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1397270263088271362
but not really enough rotation to be sure they knew what they were doing
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed May 26 05:19:59
I had to find my Worf gif for that. I made it 7 years ago when I was still using that CS2 freeware due to Adobe's weird loophole for unsupported software ;D
http://i.imgur.com/PRwFowi.gif
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu May 27 06:41:45
An especially dank meme:
"SK4TE"
["EUGENED"; April 24th, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk8iIr9J5wg
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri May 28 01:17:30
I’m rewatching Game of Thrones... it’s even rougher the 2nd time, seeing all the awful things each episode plus added knowledge of all the awful things to come :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun May 30 01:41:34
bears in a pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxO5bnIX0Do
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 30 02:26:50
lulz.. and those thick drawls from the observers :p

..
"I’m rewatching Game of Thrones... it’s even rougher the 2nd time, seeing all the awful things each episode plus added knowledge of all the awful things to come :p"

It's great for catching the little details too! I've gone through it three times now (the last was leading up to the series finale). Every conversation becomes more important when you already know all of the characters. The first time through, I kept forgetting names of people because it wasn't clear which characters would be spoken of again (e.g., Lyanna Stark — spoken of, hugely significant, but not shown until season 6)

..
Floofy cat relaxing:
http://imgur.com/gallery/QqyAjKy
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun May 30 02:30:09
This user has been uploading original artworks (partly to feed their Etsy, but not a bad thing to self-promote).
"Butterfly visit"
http://imgur.com/gallery/FDbdEbi
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 01 01:25:58
less butterfly-ish:

"Jaime Osuna, 31, is accused of using a makeshift knife to decapitate and dissect his cellmate."

article w/ grisly details:

http://www...ort_n_60b25cd4e4b0ead27968fc38
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jun 02 14:55:18
FDA: Don't eat cicadas if you're allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jun 04 02:11:07
lava vs homes
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=t7i0zm
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jun 04 09:01:50
A slow way to lose everything ;)
I’m in a flash flood area, though.. so.. knock on wood :D

I’ve been playing Escape from Tarkov a bit more (not sure I mentioned getting it). It’s a lot more fun now that I have a good field of view setting. I also ran a video-capture software (OBS) at 30fps 4k without issue. I’ll see if 60fps works, though I had issues at 60fps in DayZ.. it would just record screenshots every few seconds but still made a huge file..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jun 04 12:19:08
doesn't sound like my kind of game... i don't like losing my stuff :p...... or other people

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apparently it's Whacking Day again
http://twitter.com/therecount/status/1400466903135555587
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jun 04 12:20:41
...and DeSantis doesn't look unlike Mayor Quimby
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 05 16:03:05
a Kim Jong Un entrance
http://twitter.com/ColinZwirko/status/1401208827568001027
i'd say guy in the white jacket on the left has the most safe family
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 05 16:14:15
naked chick smashing stuff then tasered
http://twi...ULK/status/1401228825141317636
taser didn't really seem necessary to me... she appeared to be out of bottles
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 05 19:05:15
"lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye"
http://twitter.com/DannyDeraney/status/1401275212356669442
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 05 22:40:13
apparently the naked chick is 53... & was not on drugs?
http://www...outback-mojo-grill-in-rampage/
just being Floridian i guess
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jun 06 09:27:40
"a Kim Jong Un entrance"
Seems like people get better at clapping *really* fast when their lives are on the line ;D
..also reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life" with the omnipotent child. Like, if Un looks at someone's face and sees something behind the eyes that he doesn't like, that might be enough:
"But when those eyes look at you, you'd better start thinking happy thoughts, because the mind behind them is absolutely in charge."

..
"naked chick smashing stuff then tasered"

Hopefully those bottles were mostly decorative/empty ;p

A comment suggests that she was tasered "onto a floor covered in broken glass", but that seems unlikely given the trajectory of her throws. The glass looked like it was hitting behind and beyond the bar, not in the walkway there.

Also, the taser may have been the better idea there. She was clearly on drugs (article mentions THC) or out of control, and that compounds with nakedness coming with a risk of infection. E.g., someone in that condition will likely scratch, bite, spit, smear, or use bodily fluids as weapons. England's Charles Bronson comes to mind: he would use nakedness to his advantage in a fight against armed guards (slippery, difficult to grab, with no cloth buffer). It's best practice to get the person to comply before cuffing/touching so that they cannot attack, otherwise officers end up spending a few weeks not sure if their HPV, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS tests will come back negative.

As for comments thinking that social workers could deescalate a situation like that.. No. Often there is no reasoning with someone in the middle of a mental health episode.

Still, I wonder if they could have done the feral animal method of using a big wool blanket and just covering her and doing a bear hug until another officer could use cuffs ;)

..

A funny event in Tarkov that illustrates how unforgiving it can be:
(my gameplay/perspective)
http://i.imgur.com/wLuMYYB.mp4
Imgur's encoder sort of ruins dark video, but you can see that I shoot this scavenger (an NPC) in the back of the head, but he survives and kills me. lulz..
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 06 12:55:32
looks rough :p, i've been into mostly casual forgiving games lately
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 12 21:55:29
2 types of dogs
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=3qibn8

or maybe Leeroy didn't know the door was down
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 13 12:04:33
cat defending mail slot (could be old)
http://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1403811586255601664
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 14 11:08:28
Some good cat memes in the comments :D

If I know my cat language, this cat was doing the cute roll so that he could get scratches, but the hooman was busy filming so the maneuver had to be done multiple times:
http://imgur.com/gallery/NmzRg7I
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jun 18 14:15:03
cat demanding squirts from the tap
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=ae2s8w
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jun 19 06:40:15
Lulz :D

..
I randomly remembered this 1983 cartoon that gave me nightmares when I was little: "Unico In The Island of Magic" (Full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i5JxOpYnc4 ). In particular, a sequence at about 30 minutes shows people being turned into soulless puppets/automatons. The idea of the main character losing her parents and the parents losing sentience really inspired a deep dread in me ;D
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