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Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jun 19 06:52:18
"Let's Game It Out" may need a faster computer to conduct further experiments ;D

"I Set Off So Many Nukes It Ended Reality in Hydroneer"
[June 4th, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Se-InNjUTQ&t=23s
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 19 14:54:40
he sure does love a good bug... & spending really long times on things :p


the latest Australian weirdness:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LJKdCq6a8
nhill
Member
Sat Jun 19 15:01:42
you two are so cute together (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 19 20:10:53
chicken Olympic trials
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=hnsqkb
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 19 22:46:44
"A Shanghai gallery has apologized for exhibiting a seven-hour video in which an artist filmed passing women before giving them a score and ordering them "from the prettiest to the ugliest."

...

In the controversial video, titled "Uglier and Uglier," artist Song Ta filmed and ranked college students at his alma mater based on their appearance. Originally produced in 2012, the work's Chinese title literally translates as "school flower," a term used to describe beautiful female university students.

...

In an exhibition program, the artist recommended that visitors arrive early at the gallery, due to the fact his video begins with those he deemed most attractive.

"Within this (seven-hour-plus) video you will see them show up accordingly from the prettiest to the ugliest," Song is quoted as saying. "So if you want to see the campus queen, you have to go to the museum as early as possible. Otherwise, when the dusk comes, it will become a living hell in this place."

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http://edi...uglier-art-intl-hnk/index.html

art! & it went into several thousands (the sample photos are ranked in the 4,000s)... that's some real effort
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 20 17:44:16
Trap of Crystal
http://pbs...WQAAveWk?format=jpg&name=large

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 20 21:53:28
Startled bystander at the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, 1994:
(photo)
http://twi...cts/status/1406795388271562755

^ good account to 'follow'
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 21 14:28:02
An Iowa man convicted of assaulting a man who told him to pull his mask up last year was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, according to a court representative.

Shane Michael, 42, was convicted last month to willful injury causing serious injury — a Class C forcible felony, according to court records — which has a mandatory 10-year prison term.


Michael was arrested on Nov. 11 following the altercation at an eyeglass store in Des Moines, according to a police report.

The victim, Mark Dinning, told Des Moines police that he told Michael as he was in the store that his mask was low on his face, the report said. Dinning, 60, said Michael got angry, and the two had a verbal argument.

When Dinning left the store, Michael followed him, cornered him outside and started to assault him, Dinning told police. Michael gouged Dinning's eye, kneed him in the genitals where he had recently had surgery and spit and coughed on him, saying, "If I have it, you have it."

http://www...ht-sentenced-10-years-n1270721
nhill
Member
Mon Jun 21 15:01:01
Apparently they don't have cameras yet in Iowa gas stations.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 21 15:39:26
i guess if there was no witnesses either side could've shot & killed the other & claimed self defense & got away w/ it... Durst style
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 21 16:34:14
elephant working a water pump
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=64tgom
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 21 21:03:22
the horror of women
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=lf97mx
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jun 22 03:42:47
lulz. He may have had a sheltered life to be that aghast ;p

"you two are so cute together"
Stop shipping people, Emma!! ;D

"chicken Olympic trials"
With chicken techno and that flock being available, that easily could have been a longer video :D

"art! & it went into several thousands (the sample photos are ranked in the 4,000s)... that's some real effort"
Yikes. Reminds me of "The Clock" by Christian Marclay — a 24-hour long movie that shows 12,000 individual clips from movies for every minute of the day (and many subdivisions therein). So, if a pre-2010 movie shows a clock in a scene, Marclay potentially sampled that scene for the movie. Years of editing D:

"he told Michael as he was in the store that his mask was low on his face"
I'm impressed by people's willingness to call others out for petty things in public. It's a real testament to the Foucault-Panopticism that has infected the Zeitgeist that citizens once again police each other in this way (Foucault talks specifically about Panopticism during the Black Plague). I mean, most people could be psychos, so randomly telling them how to behave seems like dangerous confrontation, but media inducement ensured that there was no shortage of such confrontations throughout the pandemic.

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Going around the Zeitgeist:
Avril Lavigne decided to jump on China's data-mining tool, TikTok, yesterday (June 21st, 2021) with a neat cameo:
(WARNING! TikTok may auto-play the video with sound on, so turn volume down and adjust if needed)
http://www...s_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jun 22 03:44:54
cat knows that its hooman does not have thick and beautiful fur but still tries to groom him:
http://imgur.com/gallery/hp8oTdu
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jun 22 03:47:18
Another TikTok trend..
Apparently, TikTok really pushes for meme saturation, so a week or two ago there were big pushes for this meme of doing a weird handshake, looking the wrong way, and pulling away in a vehicle:
http://imgur.com/gallery/DtTTnSv
(a clip in the comments does a better job)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 22 10:09:56
that cat may have just been washing its own face :p, need a few more seconds to be sure
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 22 20:52:53
I don’t think this bird made it
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=pv5bvd
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jun 23 13:55:37
Marvel Catholicism crossover event
http://clo...PSBXQI7AQVO5PJK6TB5ATDCXWY.jpg
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jun 23 16:49:00
"Chair Simulator

Buy chairs. Sit down. Accumulate Sit Points through the all-new Sit Point System. Spend your Sit Points on new chairs! The possibilities are endless."

has a sample video of gameplay:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/1610870/Chair_Simulator/

i'm gonna have to pass even though free... could be all chinese spyware or something :p
nhill
Member
Wed Jun 23 16:58:46
That's like every game in Roblox.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jun 24 12:31:03
i'm not familiar w/ Roblox... but Steam summer sale has begun... time to review wishlists
nhill
Member
Thu Jun 24 12:36:03
Roblox is a game creation platform, and about 90% of the games are along those lines.

Forget the wishlists, just browse here: http://steamdb.info/sales/

Most steam sales aren't really much of a sale, this filters out the noise.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jun 24 14:22:46
well i meant your own wishlist (if you have one)... i toss lots of stuff on mine to investigate once on sale... i even have VR games on it just in case i ever get a VR headset


dog easily picks off kid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwCfrT59xw0
nhill
Member
Thu Jun 24 14:31:09
I know what you meant but most of the sales of your wishlist games are not really much of a sale, and you could get them cheaper through key resellers that bought the actual sale.

Steamdb will show you what's really on sale.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jun 25 12:32:03
DENVER (AP) — The older brother of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared in Colorado in 2012 confronted his father about photos of him eating feces from a diaper months before his younger sibling went missing, the boy’s brother testified Thursday.

The father, Mark Redwine, is being tried in the killing of his son, Dylan Redwine. The boy disappeared in the Vallecito area near Durango during a court-ordered visit during his Thanksgiving break, authorities said. Mark Redwine told investigators he left his son alone at home to run errands and returned to find him missing.

Prosecutors argued this week that Mark Redwine killed his son over photographs that triggered a fatal outrage. The photos, accidentally discovered by the two boys on their father’s computer during a road trip in 2011, depict Mark Redwine wearing women’s underwear and a diaper, and eating feces from a diaper.
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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jun 26 11:57:34
cat monitoring turnstile
http://twitter.com/LibyaLiberty/status/1408772726198882310
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jun 27 04:43:31
That cat found the best way to get scratches :D

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"Steamdb will show you what's really on sale."

That's cool stuff. Looks like that could keep the Steam sellers honest.. like, no raising the price only to have a "sale" where the price drop percentage becomes inflated.

• Death Stranding going for a good discount (was $60, now $24)
• Dying Light was $40, now $14

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order on sale.. but I miss when you could hack off limbs (like with Jedi Outcast). I get why they did it, but it makes the light saber seem like just any other weapon and makes the game physics seem sloppy.

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Two major crashes on June 26th during Stage 1 of the Tour de France (set to the moment):
http://youtu.be/zeXkSdgNKN4?t=1093
(in the first crash, you can see that the bystander had her arm across the sign that she was holding, so the rider put pull force into her outstretched arm and shoulder)
Repel
Member
Sun Jun 27 05:23:10
Yep its on again, saw it both happening live on TV. you dont wanna see the reactions on the news articles over here, they are already running after this person with pitchforks and everything.

also yay steamsale! yay for more games I'll buy and never touch.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 27 13:47:00
"they are already running after this person with pitchforks and everything"

seems warranted

i put the sign into google translate & it said Arabic for "raisins!" (or i typed it wrong)... but articles seem to suggest it's "Go Grandpa!" which perhaps is more more likely
Repel
Member
Mon Jun 28 06:01:46
Alez opi omi. GO grandpa and grandma. she was northern frence or nothern belgium
Repel
Member
Mon Jun 28 06:03:49
ah crap I meant southern Belgium and its allez.

Never was good in French ^^
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 28 21:54:22
Yeah, les Belges mix languages a bit :D
«Allez» would be "go!" in French, whereas «Opi-Omi» is German for "grandma-grandpa". Weird way to give a shout-out to your grandparents, but whatever ;p

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Stage 3 saw more crashes, though smaller in scale.
(NBC Highlights)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV-xN1vSzrg
Lots of scattered showers on the course, so roads were slick. Turns were also tight, and the peloton was mostly together for the race (no big breakaways), so lots of people trying to get through small sections.
• In an early crash (around 3:00 in the highlights), Geraint Thomas went down (possibly due to a speed bump), dislocated his shoulder, had it popped back in, and then continued. Not sure if he'll be okay for Stage 4.
• 22:00 — Valentin Madouas of Team Groupama maybe touched wheels or got squeezed to the shoulder
• 24:00 — Primož Roglič (a race favorite) and teammates wipe out at about 9km from the finish, breaking their standing for the day
• 26:00 — Wipeout on sharp descent turn (clipped rear wheel, then taking out 6 other cyclists). This split the field at 3km remaining. Tadej Pogačar, winner of the 2020 Tour, managed to get out of that crash without too much time lost (about 20 seconds).
• 29:55 — Caleb Ewan clips Merlier's rear-wheel, loses balances, and takes out Sagan. Ewan fractured his collarbone, so that ends his Tour. Sagan looked okay physically, and his points will be protected since the crash happened at the end.

The first week always seems to have a *little* chaos, but this opening has been crash wild. The survivors have started appearing, though :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 29 12:21:09
ANKENY, Iowa – An Ankeny man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened to blow up a McDonald’s because the restaurant didn’t include dipping sauce for his chicken McNuggets.

Sgt. Corey Schneden with the Ankeny Police Department tells WHO 13 that 42-year-old Robert Golwitzer Jr. called the McDonald’s at 2526 SW State St. in Ankeny around 5:20 p.m. Saturday after discovering his order was incorrect. In the call, Golwitzer allegedly threatened to blow up the restaurant and punch an employee.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 29 16:27:42
they wait to see what happens to the first guy... sitting all nonchalant:
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=rxe19e
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jun 30 05:55:35
It's like a Black Friday sale ;p

"In the call, Golwitzer allegedly threatened to blow up the restaurant and punch an employee."
You used to be able to get away with this sort of thing, but all the pay phones have gone away now ;D

Tour de France, Stage 4:
(I'll try to limit Tour spam going forward, but..)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-4xamI8TEI
3:00 — The peloton held a short protest to show their displeasure with the crashes in stages 1–3; all riders came to a stop for one minute, and they moved very slowly for a time afterwards. It seemed like a mostly minor protest, though, because I'm sure a lot of the veterans figure that crashes represent the name of the game and a way to split the field. But, it's good to pause for a minute to take things more safely.
12:40 — Very cool breakaway by Brent Van Moer. It gets progressively more exciting, with an amazing finish around 21:40 ( spoiler ahead! ). That finish really shows the final push power of the peloton; Van Moer got there struggling with nothing left, but the peloton had gotten there with fresh legs for their sprinters. Moer ended up 49th, but, like was suggested in the commentary, he ended up with the most combative rider prize for the day. Super emotional finish too :')
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jun 30 12:06:33
he was robbed! they lengthened the track on him


hide yo kids, hide yo wife... Cosby freed
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 02 12:10:27
some good legal advice
http://twitter.com/Iamwhoismoses/status/1410703700193075206
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 03 12:00:00
another terror attack by man against nature
http://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1411075158006284290
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 03 19:02:13
An Arkansas man is set to be set free after decades in prison for robbing a taco shop with a water pistol.

Governor Asa Hutchinson said he will commute Rolf Kaestel’s sentence, making him immediately eligible for parole.

Kaestel, 70, was arrested following a 1981 robbery, for which he was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to life in prison. He stole $264 and was armed with only a water pistol.


...don't rob shops in Arkansas
Repel
Member
Sun Jul 04 06:33:57
The Stray Cats ~ Rock This Town
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-a6ct8aalg
Repel
Member
Sun Jul 04 06:34:29
hmz yeah lets put that on to the correct place...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 04 15:55:41
man has struck again, this time in the Caspian Sea:
http://twitter.com/A_Yuzhakov/status/1411752070147973120
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 06 04:10:49
Apparently that was a "mud volcano" at Dashly Island in the Caspian Sea. Geological activity below the surface triggered an explosion from rock slurry and oil.
http://www...s-lighting-up-the-caspian-sea/

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A 2014 compilation of Nathan Barnatt's physical comedy (a gymnast and comedian)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTeUQ9I06MU
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 06 07:49:53
Quick Tour updates:
Stage 5: Time trials; not too much happening. Some good switches in rankings while people waited to see the times of competitors, but nothing amazing to me.
Stage 6: Another win for Cavendish. I don't really like his style too much (A sprinter; he sticks with the pack, doesn't break away, and just waits for the stage steal; I prefer climbers), so I'm not super excited for him :p
Stage 7: Longest stage of this tour at 249.1 km (154.8 mi). Big breakaway by the leaders, with an emotional solo finish by young rider Matej Mohorič of Slovenia.
Stage 8: The climbs begin! The peloton gets dropped, with big time-differences between the leaders. Time for the real leaders to emerge :p .. this put 2020 Tour winner Tadej Pogačar in 1st overall. He's looking good to hold the rest of the Tour.
Stage 9: Primož Roglič drops out of the Tour at the start. Sounds like his injuries from the stage 3 crash were an issue. He finished second in 2020, so that's a big bummer — strong climber.
Around 20:00 in this recap, there's a visual repeat of last year's stage 17 climb (the narrow road climbs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP2E3B2LW9g
Last year, stage 17:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r86VAAkK_Hk&t=659s
This makes sense because 2020's stage 17 ended in Méribel, which is close to 2021's stage 9 finish in Tignes. Not the exact same roads, but very close together in the Rhône-Alpes. Miguel Angel Lopez finished first in stage 17 last year, but he was 45th, on this year's stage 9.
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 06 08:28:12
Pretty fun "Let's Game It Out" from July 1st:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_P7a-1s56s
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 06 12:14:08
i don't think he ever used the real gun... how could he resist shooting those litterbugs
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 07 17:55:04
Back to the Future 2 is here (shark thing)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPC8EYjmvOw
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 11 03:15:27
"how could he resist shooting those litterbugs"

It seems like they reset you every time you mess up a lot, so maybe he got tired of the insta-finish of shooting someone ;)

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This week's Tour re-caps pls ignore ;D
Stage 10: watch?v=q4p79_Rivyo — The Tour has begun leaving the Alps. 24:00ish flat for Colbrelli, who was a contender for the stage win. Cavendish's team has been set on pushing Cavendish through to get Cavendish past Eddy Merckx' record for 34 Tour stage wins. It's an artificial win, but they'll put something on the books.
Stage 11: watch?v=dh29da9bmgI — Very cool category 4 climb at the start; Alaphilippe uses it to create a fracture in the peloton and take King of the Mountain points; he later falls back to 23rd place on the stage. 35:00 — Pogačar cracks in the mountains after a big attack. Wout Van Aert takes the stage win.
Stage 12: watch?v=0ZInbbaxJEA — Sagan drops from the Tour before the start of stage 12, citing knee injuries related to the stage 3 crash. 34:30, big attack by Nils Politt, who wins his first Tour stage.
Stage 13: watch?v=9EJgZ0WqKaE 26:30 — Tim DeClercq, who has been holding Cavendish's hand to get Cavendish into a winning spot, crashes on a gravel-covered segment. Cavendish later gets a flat, but he gets back with his remaining team and they hold his hand into his 34th Tour stage win. This puts Cavendish next to Merckx for most Tour stage wins. Time for doping allegations ;p Cavendish may not be relevant again until after the mountain stages (around stage 19).
Stage 14: watch?v=CMwfKZv8cg0 Woods makes big moves to secure King of the Mountains points, but Woods slides out during a tight turn at 19:20. Mollema pulls ahead, getting a minute lead ahead of the chase group when he summits the final climb; Mollema stays solo for 45km. This put Mollema in 5th overall in King of the Mountains. Pogačar and the peloton arrive 7 minutes later. They have arrived in the Pyrénées, so more mountain stages to follow.

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Sweet explosion at a gas station in Russia, from June 15th, 2021:
http://imgur.com/gallery/UOvuLro
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 11 14:08:04
did they locate & behead the spectator w/ the sign?


drugged out cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tZmwE4x57o
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 12 01:21:20
"did they locate & behead the spectator w/ the sign?"

She was arrested! She'll be fined about 1,500 Euros for willfully breaching an obligation of public safety, may face jail time, will be sued by the Tour, and the injured riders will all have standing for a civil case against her (which could get costly since many of the riders can claim that they lost prize money). A steep cost for just wanting to get on TV ;p
(via RTL France, http://www...acee-en-garde-a-vue-7900050886 )
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 12 01:21:30
Big moment in Tour stage 15 (NBC highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ufPXSGqkc ): Sepp Kuss of Durango, Colorado won the stage. That made him only the tenth American to win a Tour stage, and he was the first American to win a Tour stage since Tyler Farrar in 2011. Incidentally, Kuss currently lives in Andorra (a small country between France and Spain), where this stage concluded, so he maybe had the advantage of knowing the roads there :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 12 01:21:32
Kitten and mom cat with fun voice dubbing:
http://imgur.com/gallery/9FVI6p6
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 12 12:48:20
hooray for Kuss, suck it Euros! ...even though he sounds european


lots of physics going on here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em-TtHodZjE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 13 17:36:36
the thing that killed Tasha Yar may be here
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=o0crpt
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 14 05:13:09
Great. Now we'll have to bear an overly long funeral hologram by the crab even though crab was only a minor season 1 character ;p

slow Internet day. Here is cat and bunny :p
http://imgur.com/gallery/TKFMzEH
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 14 16:03:44
new Lets Game It Out
(ad is 1:00-2:25 if you want to skip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CYB2vyFpVQ
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 17 23:03:16
pure nightmare
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=7zr1i9
(assuming those are indeed piranhas)

i'm guessing kid hoping cameraman not a prankster
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 18 04:21:18
It's a bummer that "Going Medieval" counts it as a loss if your kingdom is so well fortified that no one can get in ;D

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Car goes off sweet jump:
http://imgur.com/gallery/UESpM7L
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 18 12:04:21
"The woman behind the wheel was taken to a nearby hospital, and thankfully survived - walking out with only minor injuries. "

Unbreakable!

maybe she'll now be addicted to the rush & try again
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 19 04:20:19
Probably so! She was flying through the air with total freedom for what probably seemed like an eternity. Some people go their entire lives without feeling so exhilarated ;D

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This Imgurian posts pretty amazing composite images of the moon:
http://imgur.com/gallery/YnMmOK5
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 20 04:26:36
Beautiful cat with an interesting song choice in the background :D
http://imgur.com/gallery/tHxS5y7
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 21 05:20:41
Someone did the light editing necessary to put Bezos' rocket in that Austin Powers scene:
http://imgur.com/gallery/MYSfYXf
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 21 05:49:40
Alternate ending edit for Independence Day:
http://imgur.com/gallery/2xbN6Bd
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 21 12:14:50
Bezos' looked more like a dick than the Austin Powers' one (just no balls)


"The U.S. women’s soccer team had its 44-game winning streak snapped in its first match of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, losing to Sweden 3-0"

rigged!
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 22 00:39:12
So, I haven't paid much attention to how Twitter works, but I posted a reply to a public figure and just realized that it's not visible to anyone else. Do you know how that works? Searching for it, I just find the same copy/paste Twitter help portal, which doesn't help.
Like, is it correct that a Twitter user can prevent other person's replies from being visible? Do only approved followers of that person get public comments?

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Gaston at Disney with a good roast:
http://imgur.com/gallery/9tEqd3k
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 22 01:08:06
i'm not sure on Twitter question... i generally just use it to yell at public figures & hope they may see it (& got blocked by a few who possibly don't have assistants doing it, so success!)... i don't really know the rules

i -have- had issues where my posts seem detached from the original post i was yelling at but not sure explanation (and not block related & original post not deleted)


this sounds like it -may- answer your hiding question:
http://tec...eature-to-all-users-worldwide/
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 22 14:05:25
Yikes. Sounds like Twitter is making itself even more propaganda friendly. It reminds me of old videos on YouTube where all of the comments were super positive.. not because the content was good, but because the Channel Owner was only allowing good comments through. All the culled positivity ends up looking like a North Korean village.

Not sure that's afoot in this case, though. Clicking on the three dots on the Tweet allows me to show hidden replies, and there weren't any. I'm wondering if they have it set so that only followers can reply... I just followed to see if it'll work, but maybe it doesn't make it visible retroactively. Whatever :p

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Trying to cross plank bridge while drunk:
(audio a bit loud, careful)
http://imgur.com/gallery/nPNnqOb
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 22 15:26:28
pretty sure that would happen to me even if not drunk... the pit would be a gravitational pull
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 22 15:48:59
Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ1hRenIxGk
some particular trouble @ 1:58
what looked like some trouble @ 2:08
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 23 04:33:51
Falling into that hole was dicey D: .. like trying to pull someone from a crevasse.
I wonder how much of that was due to poor city planning. I know lots of well-planned places flood simply because those events might be rare or overwhelming, but to see rushing waters like that.. it seems like water-diversion issues. Some articles mention that a dam was blasted to relieve flooding, and Zhengzhou city looks like it's spent a lot on water diversion (e.g., this diversion bridge, http://new...al-China-WXCeITupcQ/index.html ). Zhengzhou was also supposed to be a beneficiary of the "South–North Water Transfer Project" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South%E2%80%93North_Water_Transfer_Project ), but maybe all of China's moving of water from place to place created new instabilities. Lucky they get to blame it on climate change instead of their ambitious billion-dollar water relocation projects ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 23 04:34:04
Piggy coaxed into a jump in the pool:
http://imgur.com/gallery/jzRGKO5
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 24 12:07:40
"Lil Uzi Vert (a person) is reportedly in the process of buying his own planet. Uzi’s friend, singer Grimes, took to Twitter to reveal that Uzi has filed paperwork to own WASP-127b, a gas giant exoplanet that is 1.4x larger than Jupiter. According to Grimes, Uzi’s purchase is nearly complete and would make him the first human to legally own a planet."


using 'legally' loosely here... not clear who is running the obvious scam :p (or if just made-up)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 24 12:11:21
"US women's soccer climbs back after 6-1 win over New Zealand in Olympic group stages"

yay... thx for letting us fix up that goal differential, Kiwis
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 25 02:53:14
Aww. That's a bummer. I thought they were going to continue to lose for the cause ;)

"Inspiring: US Women's Soccer Team To Boycott Scoring Goals Until Racism Is Defeated"
[Babylon Bee; July 21st, 2021]
http://bab...goals-until-racism-is-defeated

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I got my Tweet to work, btw. It looks like that person has it set so that only followers can reply. I'm guessing that now that I've replied, I can un-follow ;D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 25 12:44:34
that seems unlikely to me... i think i've come across 'only people -they- follow can reply', but an 'only followers' can reply doesn't seem useful as you can follow/unfollow at will (but i'm content not to know any features/rules so not looking into it :p)

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'Angelo Caro Narvaez's first Olympics run ends with brutal groin shot' (not really that brutal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySCOi6yyG2g&t=7s
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 25 14:17:23
i've been blocked by Rudy Giuliani... my most famous yet
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 25 14:44:19
rock fall... the hazard more noticeable over time
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=tf3889
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 26 00:20:35
'Dexter: New Blood' premieres November 7 on Showtime

how is Showtime still alive... be on something else :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 26 08:54:13
"rock fall... the hazard more noticeable over time"
Holy shit D:
So much power! ;D

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"i think i've come across 'only people -they- follow can reply', but an 'only followers' can reply doesn't seem useful as you can follow/unfollow at will"

The first Tweet didn't work (while not following), and the second did work (After following). Twitter seems to do this for "protected" Tweets, where the Tweets have global visibility but protected replies:
"If your Tweets are protected, it means only people who follow you will continue to be able to reply."
http://hel...-twitter/twitter-conversations
But yeah, I un-followed, and the second Tweet is still there. Seems like a very easy loophole to navigate, though maybe they expect that people won't open another browser to see if their Tweets were visible to others. Sadly, I got into the habit of checking that years ago with other shadow-ban websites ;D

"i've been blocked by Rudy Giuliani... my most famous yet"
Nice! It's hilarious to me that famous people have plugged into this mess and actually read replies, but I guess the narcissism just fits.

I definitely thought about making a project out of this person, but my Twitter has been 99% UtopiaForums down-time updates, so it would be a weird turn. A fun thing might be to make a satire account that pretends to be a self-aware version of the original ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 26 08:54:17
Tom Green in Canada, finding his soul :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPAnq4P5s6k
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 26 08:54:37
"Bezos in Space"
[Joel Haver;July 22nd, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8YyKD_FXGo
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 26 12:20:39
Rémi Gaillard did another Olympics spoof for this year :D
[July 23rd, 2021]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBkyth_KT3E
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 26 14:39:39
that's a lot of crimes :p


a follow-up to rock fall:
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=onwoxk
that bridge was quite substantial
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 26 21:33:10
That makes the inertia so much cooler :D

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"that's a lot of crimes :p"
Yeah :D
People suggest that anything where he seems to assault someone was scripted. That seems likely.. especially the dressage one. It seems like doing that in real life would just make the person fall over.

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A jumper cat! (jumps into hooman's arms)
http://imgur.com/gallery/qIfFisB
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 27 06:02:51
Sweet car flip in China:
http://imgur.com/gallery/xoYWsgo
It looks like maybe the car accelerated too quickly and lost traction in the rear wheels, then went into the divider for the flip?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 27 18:35:53
perhaps a salute to olympic high jumpers (a sorta similar look :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 27 18:48:35
hooray, an 'Orcs Must Die 3' is out (a tower defense-type game but you also control a hero, 3rd-person view)

perhaps it will be in the winter sale if not sooner... i require a claimed sale price
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 28 05:26:40
It looks like a cleaner version of "Night of the Dead" (similar trap mechanics but a kind of WoW look).

The Steam Summer Sale came and went, and I resisted the urge to expand my library with games I wouldn't play ;D
I still haven't finished Doom 2016.. too much Tarkov lately. Maybe I'll try to finish it next weekend..

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Hilarious story about someone on Imgur getting catfished and conned:
http://imgur.com/gallery/l8Y1KG0
It's super long. I mostly just skimmed it because it sounds like "Notes from Underground". The TLDR:
• This idiot gave someone money ($750) after only a week chatting online through Imgur. Yeah. Money request after one week. Red flag ignored right at the start.
• They actually believed that a picture of a model that they were sent was the real person (they even admit to not knowing about reverse image search)
• The con then convinced the OP to send $6000
• He still believed the con after months of the con ducking him on re-payment and after making up an absurd story about having to change names due to a "mafia hit" (lol)
• The OP finally starts investigating, and finds out that he's an idiot
• But because he couldn't "prove" it, he sent the con *more* money (lol)
• He finally does more due diligence and realizes that the scammer had messaged many people on Imgur

The story is so stupid that I was expecting a fake ending, like, "Then, she asked for about tree fiddy", but the OP seems to be sticking with the story. The only other explanation is that the OP mentioned having Asperger's and mental health issues, which would mean vulnerability. It's kind of like the old people who get conned by those package scams. It sort of treads the line between "stupid" or "troll", where I want to believe the OP was trolling, but people *can* be this stupid, so.. D:
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 28 12:04:19
the scams definitely work or there wouldn't be so many around, the old & the lonely seem prime targets

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on "Night of the Dead" compare... it's not too similar a feel, "Orcs Must Die" isn't open world survival, no scavenging/crafting (at least in the 1st two games, haven't looked at new one)... it's just a series of maps where waves of Orcs move from entrance(s) to exit(s) & you must stop them (& you get points for kills that you spend on traps to help, & you get new trap options as you progress)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 29 11:58:17
Boris Johnson being how you'd expect based on his appearance
http://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1420752750606905349
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 30 05:23:49
In Harry Potterland, is someone like Boris Johnson the stylish equivalent of an American long-haired ponytail 60-something former hippy turned new-age bookstore researcher? ;D

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Imgur tries to be weird on July 29th every year, and while this year was far less weird (there has been a massive brain drain due to the persistent politics), some fun stuff made it through. Like this:
http://imgur.com/gallery/tzJBaa9
I'd probably be fine with it if it weren't for the knowledge that a few probably ran up the arms too ;p
Daemon
Member
Sat Jul 31 08:02:56
Video:

http://twitter.com/LONE81/status/1420491401981308932


Automatic translation:

http://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/110973/4980765
Property damage amounting to around half a million euros is the result of destruction to a multi-family residential building caused by an excavator driver on Wednesday evening at around 7:30 p.m. in Vogtgasse in Blumberg. With the help of a chain-driven excavator, a 47-year-old contractor destroyed large parts of a new building complex comprising about 30 residential units by tearing down balconies and massively working the building facade all around with the work machine. In the process, the man also damaged associated garages on which several gas cylinders were located. The police therefore cordoned off the area over a wide area, as damage to the gas containers could not be ruled out. Although there were no people in the building, the action had attracted around 50 onlookers. After his destructive action, the man got into his car and drove away, but turned himself in to the police shortly afterwards. As the reason for the massive destruction, the entrepreneur claimed outstanding payments, which in his opinion had been wrongfully withheld from him.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 31 14:06:31
i don't think that strategy will work out for him

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Novak Djokovic smashes racket and throws another into stands | Olympics | Tennis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVQHSz3oIp4
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 01 04:15:36
Chasing perfection must be frustrating ;)

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"As the reason for the massive destruction, the entrepreneur claimed outstanding payments, which in his opinion had been wrongfully withheld from him."

Sounds like a Howard Roark situation — destroying his own art to make a point :D

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Momma cat trying to make it work:
(two cats wait for mom cat to get kitten)
http://imgur.com/gallery/dhp3c7m
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 01 15:50:28
I'm trying to decide on my new Twitter project... basically, I'd be responding to people while pretending to be their unconscious thoughts. I'm wondering, though: Would it be better to just make an account that satires *one* person's thoughts (in which case, I'd use wordplay of their name as the account name; allows specificity and would be more effective on that one person), or would it be better to have a general name that can respond to any random public figure (an umbrella account name; allows more contexts but may be less effective against a single person since people would have to understand the satire account more)? Hmm.. choices.. Ideally, I'd make multiple satire accounts for each person being satirized, but that could become more difficult to maintain.

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Neat graphic or composite of a black hole:
(no sourcing attached, so just take it for a nice visual)
http://imgur.com/gallery/gEeku8S
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 01 18:07:45
you can change your display name (what shows in bold) in Edit Profile (click own portrait to get to that)

(& you can even surprisingly change your @ name in [Settings&Privacy->Account Info]... seems odd you can do that... but just tried & works)

a generic @ username might make most sense, then targeted display name when focused on someone

changing the display name will change all your past tweets to showing the new name though (so if you switch targets & change names, all past tweets will make less sense :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 01 18:50:06
national lampoon's Chinese vacation
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=6anqhz
(she could be fine... who knows)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 01 23:12:29
A Louisiana man was arrested on his wedding night after allegedly opening fire on a highway while still wearing his tuxedo.

The incident unfolded Saturday evening on the Bonnet Carré Spillway as Devin Jose Jones, his new wife, and a male friend were stuck in traffic caused by a car crash on their way back to Alexandria, St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre told WVUE.

Jones accused his new bride of having an affair with the male friend, according to Tregre. He then exited the car, allegedly shot at the friend and also fired at another car in traffic.

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Jones's wife ran from the car, according to police, and took refuge in the ambulance assisting people involved with the car crash. St. John Parish deputies found Jones banging on the vehicle trying to get to her.

Alcohol was reportedly a factor in the incident.

Two shooting victims were transported to a nearby hospital, according to local media reports.

Jones was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated battery, and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property, according to jail records.

http://www...e-gun-highway-wedding-arrested
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 02 01:58:10
The honeymoon phase was pretty short on that one ;)

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Nice night at the Waffle House:
http://imgur.com/gallery/R7KJaJE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 02 15:54:17
when will the aliens come & save Earth from humans...
http://www.itemfix.com/v?t=r20sjl
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