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Monkey unboxes a new water bottle, consults user manual

Curious George unboxing a water bottle. from r/funny

George the monkey is curious about his new water bottle.  In this video you can see George remove a large metal water bottle from a cardboard box, unsuccessfully attempt to unscrew the lid, refer to the user manual (upside down), successfully unscrew the lid, peer into ...

This shady Police news website uses openly fascist logos and is run by a cop from a town of 86 billionaires

This is a bit of a wormhole, so bear with me. But I think it illuminates some deeply concerning stuff about the right-wing Boomer propaganda machine.

I saw a link on Twitter with the headline, "Colorado to ***** its police force of qualified immunity: Countless officers discussing resigning." Naturally, I was intrigued at the suggestion of ...

The reviews are in for artist Mitch O’Connell’s Trump “They Live” billboards

For the last few years, artist Mitch O'Connell (not Mitch McConnell) has been erecting billboards depicting Trump as one of the aliens in the classic science fiction movie They Live. Whenever he post an announcement to Facebook, angry people weigh in with their opinion, which Mitch happily uses to promote his projects. I laugh ...

Ohio governor Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus

Ohio governor Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus today, the latest high-profile politician to catch the bug. He has no symptoms, reports NBC News. DeWine ordered a statewide mask mandate two days ago, including in schools, as Covid surged in the state.

"As part of the standard protocol to greet President Trump on the ...

QAnon as a collaborative, investigative alternate reality game

QAnon is like an alternate reality game (ARG), says ARG designer Adrian Hon. Charlie Warzel of The New York Times interviewed Hon about the parallels between a conspiracy theory and alternate reality games. Hon had a number of interesting insights about QAnon:

"It’s a collaborative fiction built on wild speculation that hardens into ...

Read John Hersey’s incredible 1946 New Yorker story about the bombing of Hiroshima

Seventy five years ago today, the United States detonated an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 people. A year later, John Hersey, a pioneer of "new journalism," visited the city to report an incredible feature for the New Yorker about the experiences of six people who survived the blast. The US had ...

Halloween candy sales likely to dip and festivities are being cancelled

When it comes to holiday consumer spending, Halloween ranks second, after Christmas. But it looks like Halloween 2020 it's going to be nightmarish for candy makers and venues that produce Halloween horror nights. Tom Arnold, a professor of finance at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, told Yahoo News, "I don't ...

A gentle reminder from the CDC and FDA: drinking hand sanitizer can blind or **** you

After four people died and three lost some or all of their vision from drinking hand sanitizer containing methanol, the CDC issued a warning. Despite the ruminations of the President of the United States of America, disinfectants are not for internal use: "While hand sanitizers with possible methanol contamination are more life-threatening ...

New York sues to dissolve NRA over “brazen” corruption

At an online press conference this morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced legal action to dissolve the National Rifle Association, which she said has defrauded tens of millions of dollars from its donors, corruptly enriched leaders including longtime president Wayne LaPierre, and is riven by fraud and "brazen illegality."

"The four defendants failed ...