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Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jun 28 07:36:24
"Encounter between orcas and a swimer in the wild."
http://imgur.com/gallery/ymo1VOF

Someone in the comments voices one of my previous concerns over orcas:
"He's safe because he's being recorded, orcas never kill humans when there are witnesses"
(i.e., maybe no orcas have been found guilty of murdering humans because they happen to be *that* intelligent) ;)
hood
Member
Sun Jun 28 11:14:14
"Hellblade, -70% (now $8.99); definitely getting this one, highest priority. Looks like a really solid story that doesn't get told anymore ('fighting for love' stories were popular in the '90s, but now it's considered passé)"

Ooh, I had forgotten about Hellblade.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jun 28 21:50:11
re: last thread cats, my cat also does the paw in the water (or milk) to drink thing... & also a black cat...

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dog -really- attracted to the sound of a hose:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=udhv_1593335651
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 29 02:13:55
preview of what's coming

http://twitter.com/xshularx/status/1277398234055483393
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 29 04:07:58
lulz. Now I'll have to re-watch The Purge ;D
Especially fitting because comments point out that protestors were walking down a private street for residents only (just like the closed community of The Purge).

Legally, the protestors were trespassing. I'm not sure that Castle Doctrine (Active law there in St. Louis) would allow residents to protect the private *street*/sidewalk from trespassers using lethal force, but if the residents give warnings (which they had been doing) and anyone enters their driveway or the grass area beyond the sidewalk.. that would be covered. And the woman does point her weapon at the crowd (finger on the trigger: yikes), but I think laws against brandishing *may* not apply on a private street like this, especially given the active trespassing.

Barefoot was an interesting choice. And it looks like the man was holding a proper AR-15.. the full-sized ones really can be nearly indistinguishable from an M16A2.. at least at distance. The couple appears to flag each other with their weapons a couple of times. They need to brush up on tactics and get Purge gear (masks and body armor) for the extra intimidation factor. ;)

I like the comments pretending that it's just a peaceful protest "just walking by"... like these protests haven't been shown to intimidate people, provoke confrontations, and turn violent at the drop of a hat. That's such a lame comment to make; they're "peaceful" until the second that they have an excuse not to be.
..and lots of talk about gun control but in the frame of mind of dis-empowering people from protecting their own property.. yikes

And yeah, if people want to disband the police in Minnesota cities.. home owners will pick up weapons. Without police, you get frontier justice. Not ideal.

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Dolphins swimming
http://imgur.com/gallery/fry32SN
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 29 04:14:34
Nice little pep talk from Detroit-based martial arts instructor "Mr. Jason Wilson":
http://imgur.com/gallery/vJyvUNP
..probably something that poorly trained police need to hear too
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 29 06:06:19
This Imgurian has been doing digital art pictures of various cats (almost?) every day for about 16 days now:
http://imgur.com/user/emwheezie
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 29 19:12:22
i will guess 'the Couple' as they seem to be known :p must be avid Fox News watchers / Trump twitter readers who think protesters are burning & pillaging across the country

(i'm unaware of them targeting any residential areas, even during the worst days... in fact i have relatives that live only about a block from where some of the LA store looting occurred, they noted hearing lots of screeching tires as the looters ran into the residential side streets for getaways but that was it)


the Couple's male: Mark McCloskey told KMOV, “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives. “This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds, our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob.”

http://hea...ey-st-louis-couple-guns-video/

i sense embellishment & poorly informed mindset

the protesters were headed to the mayor's house so doubt they 'rushed' Mark & Pat's palace at all

(some more pix & videos at that link)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 29 21:59:08
"i'm unaware of them targeting any residential areas, even during the worst days..."

True; it looks like most of the damage has been to businesses and commercial areas (not that that's good, but residences may be safe comparatively). Star Tribune (Minnesota paper) put together a map of the damages in Minneapolis and St. Paul. 37 residential properties were damaged, mostly minor, some medium-level: http://i.imgur.com/uvcGlhJ.png (via http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-st-paul-buildings-are-damaged-looted-after-george-floyd-protests-riots/569930671/ )

So far in St. Louis no residences have been damaged (or none reported) — all businesses:
http://fox2now.com/news/missouri/st-louis-police-identify-businesses-damaged-broken-into/

Following the 2017 not guilty verdict of St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley, the mayor's residence was trespassed, damaged, and vandalized:
http://www.stlmag.com/news/central-west-end-protests-following-stockley-verdict/
.. but other residences seem not to have reported any damage from the protestors. Yesterday's protesters trespassed the mayor's home and vandalized it and the area around it (looks like spray paint and signs attached to her door and home; street painted, stop sign vandalized, etc.) but no reports of broken/damaged property (FB stream of the protest into the night http://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=266897514577857&ref=watch_permalink )

And a St. Louis lawyer confirms that the couple was protected against brandishing charges:
""At any point that you enter the property, they can then, in Missouri, use deadly force to get you off the lawn," Walker said, calling the state's Castle Doctrine a "force field" that "indemnifies you, and you can even pull the trigger in Missouri." [/] Luckily, Walker said, no one got shot. [/] "There's no right to protest on those streets," Walker said. "The protesters thought they had a right to protest, but as a technical matter, they were not allowed to be there. ... It’s essentially a private estate. If anyone was violating the law, it was the protesters. In fact, if (the McCloskeys) have photos of the protesters, they could go after them for trespassing." ( http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/hundreds-of-protesters-march-to-st-louis-mayors-home-sunday-night/article_9edc57ed-c307-583f-9226-a44ba6ac9c03.html )

..So the couple was legally fine to protect their property, though it looks like they probably could have just managed security through obscurity (just watch and monitor the trespassing without confronting); protesters seem to avoid outright attacking residential areas, preferring to damage businesses or specifically target the homes of politicians. Now the couple has been doxxed, though the couple appears self-employed so they haven't been fired.

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"i sense embellishment"

Could be some lawyerly embellishment to protect themselves legally ("fear for our lives" — true or not — has legal protections; self defense on top of Castle Doctrine).

That heavy.com link seems to point out the other things I'd say: that the protesters were videoed going through a pedestrian gate that was labeled with "Private Street". In the interview, Mr. McCloskey (the man) mentions that the protestors did in fact rip the gate off at some point (maybe in retaliation for them brandishing?). He also points out the irony of the protestors showing up at the mayor's house because she had doxxed protestors.. and then protestors turn around and dox him... though who knows if the same protestors were the ones who doxxed him.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jun 29 22:20:32
Someone posted a picture of damage to the gate:
http://zh-.../inline-images/iron%20gate.jpg
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jun 29 23:44:31
this appears to be their home (1 Portland Place)... i haven't seen any indication protesters ever got closer to the house than the sidewalk
http://goo.gl/maps/ztZJAxpNf9xzYRwM9

i mean maybe they're still allowed to execute them all per Missouri law but seems odd

certainly seems unlikely the people rushed that house in any way, just happens to be first house along the path
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 30 00:51:01
amazing 3-point turn
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ale1k_1593293438

so crazy hard to believe real :p (but i see no definite signs of fakeness... & some details that prob wouldn't be there if fake)
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jun 30 02:10:27
D:
That driver really knows how to use the suspension ;D

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"i mean maybe they're still allowed to execute them all per Missouri law but seems odd"

Yeah, I'm still not 100% convinced that the couple could use deadly force for entering the gate. It's a private street, so the protestors weren't even allowed on the side walk and can be charged for trespassing, but I get the feeling that shooting people on the side walk would have some grey areas attached. Castle Doctrine usually begins after the sidewalk (which the above lawyer may have meant when he said, "use deadly force to get you off the lawn"), but for a private street shared by multiple home owners, there may be a question of which residents — if any — can use deadly force to enforce personally the trespassing law. Brandishing and trying to get people to leave would still be covered, but deadly force may still be limited to the individual home owner's property... Then again, maybe if every single home owner were present and verbally consented to use deadly force? ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jun 30 08:43:45
"CEO Likes To Think Of Company As One Big Manson Family"
[Onion, News in Brief; June 30, 2020]
http://www...e-big-manson-family-1844216435
"“I know it’s something of a cliché, but I honestly consider my employees to be close, tightly knit, utterly devoted cadre of loyal followers who take my every word as absolute authority,” said the executive, claiming the bonds he shared with his workers weren’t unlike those of a fanatical commune of brainwashed zealots. “We’ve got all the typical Manson Family dynamics. I’m the paternal figure who keeps his subordinates in a stupor of exhaustion and confusion in order to make them particularly malleable to his twisted whims. Alice Fendelman is our parallel to Squeaky Fromme, who uses the pretense of taking care of the family members to ensure no one acts against the family interests—naturally, she’s our HR director. As for the rest, I have no doubt they’d kill for me if asked, seeing as I stripped them of their individual humanity long ago.” Vanders added that he originally started his company to punish his underlings and the world at large for his lack of artistic success."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 30 17:34:23
"Vanders added that he originally started his company to punish his underlings and the world at large for his lack of artistic success"

maybe that's why some restaurants put a pickle slice in w/ the potato chips... (just happened to me :P)

mmm soggy chips
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 01 02:38:06
back when crime shows were more realistic:
http://twitter.com/Jerkwheatery/status/1278112190621536257

apparently it was established earlier in the show that Higgins' falcon bird call scared the parrot, thus it all makes sense
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 01 06:09:45
That's an exceptional finale moment! ;D
The immediate fake blood was a nice touch. And the shooting at a bird. And the fact that she doesn't shoot when he's distracted. And all the other stuff ;)

Restaurants do need to be careful where they arrange pickles and chips :D

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"This is what a baby red squirrel eating lunch sounds like"
[BBC Earth Instagram; June 30th, 2020]
http://www.instagram.com/p/CCETMGFl41c/
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 01 16:22:08
"Come On: Someone Just Spray-Painted ‘Gamers Rule’ On The Taj Mahal And, While We Generally Agree, It’s Pretty Messed Up To Deface A Cultural Landmark"
[Onion News; July 1st, 2020]
http://ogn...d-gamers-rule-on-th-1844231128
"With that said, we obviously condemn the Indian government for employing a team of restorers and antiquity experts to wash away the message—a blatant erasure of gaming history in an era when more people than ever before need to see the phrase, “GAMERS RULE.” In this sense, we stand in solidarity with this graffiti’s anonymous author and aim to file a petition for the UN to make the words “GAMERS RULE” a permanent part of the Taj Mahal."
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Wed Jul 01 17:07:01
http://twitter.com/heckyessica/status/1278432194722246665

please,please i have nothing
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 02 12:15:01
^yay for comeuppance

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cops raid a covid speakeasy
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9Ga6P_1593607428
Pillz
Member
Thu Jul 02 22:05:25
Tumbleweed has already signed the change.org petition to send them to gitmo
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 03 08:59:49
I guess that's against liquor license rules, but otherwise it seems like a nice reprieve for alcoholics. ;)

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"please,please i have nothing"

That's a 2017 classic :D
Also a good lesson in why people need to scope out a place's security before just walking in and robbing it ;p
..prison bunk mates may teach him that lesson. He'll do better next time.

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Prairie dog receiving pets while imprisoned:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ylgawSX
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 03 09:01:59
"What it's like owning a cat"
http://imgur.com/gallery/3LLKet2
OP posted a link to the live-action source, but I think the cartoon is better.
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 03 09:05:26
This puppeteer looks only slightly better at petting a cat than a raccoon:
http://imgur.com/gallery/3z2P3MG
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 03 09:08:27
Raccoon grabbing at human fingers for reference:
http://imgur.com/gallery/UgUSHAQ
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 04 07:33:35
A fresh Cooking Simulator video from " Let's Game It Out":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMSzWcfh9tc
The first couple minutes (his talk about hash tags) and last three minutes were the best, if you want to save time ;)
Repel
Member
Sat Jul 04 07:46:47
cooking simulator looks fun, but still hesitating at buying it
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sat Jul 04 14:58:41
wasting food1

http://twitter.com/Aliciawitdaart/status/1279075320566616066
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sat Jul 04 14:59:35
!
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 04 22:49:22
D:

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"cooking simulator looks fun, but still hesitating at buying it"

I'm on board, though I'm sure I'll neglect it for months before trying ;p

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Loving goth bird:
http://i.imgur.com/3jaRG7z.jpg
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 04 22:56:08
doggo plays half of a flute:
http://i.imgur.com/MM1G8hB.mp4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 05 02:05:18
a decent Lets Game It Out... i also liked all the eggs everywhere :p


some videos of protesters hit by car:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=GllX_1593856927
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 05 02:05:59
...and first person view sorta:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9gXWz_1593855261
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 05 02:13:04
interesting fireworks video from Los Angeles:
http://twi...nko/status/1279646593386307585
kinda reminds me of Missile Command
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 03:50:51
Very cool. Need it in 4k though ;)
There were only a few fireworks near me. All shows cancelled, so it was just a few random people — too much of a fire hazard for much mayhem. I made up for it by watching Independence Day ;D

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"i also liked all the eggs everywhere :p"

The devs really enabled his Jackson Pollock artworks ;D

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Yikes@protesters hit by car D:

Awful thing to happen to anyone..
Someone posted a news link that says that one person died:
"Protester dies, another fights for life after car drives into crowd on I-5"
[KIRO7 (CBS) News, Seattle; July 4, 2020]
http://www...-5/UQCNROPHTRB2DPPEEYJY5YQZAA/
Sounds like the driver got lost or confused after protest road closure areas; he was sober; there may not have been malicious intent.

And to indulge in comical stereotyping while insensitively speaking ill of the dead.. it sounds like a person one would expect to hear to be protesting on a freeway at night: "24-year-old Summer Taylor ... [a] non-binary veterinary assistant, was devoted to fighting injustice."

But yeah... not exactly unexpected. Night road crews completely cover themselves in reflective material but still get hit sometimes.. so people wearing regular clothes at 1:30 AM? Hopefully she knew the risks... High-speed-road protests are not safe. Then again, neither is protesting during a pandemic. That's just a choice that people have to make; the cause may feel more important than personal safety. Not that every risk needs to be taken for a cause — a freeway isn't exactly better at changing hearts and minds than a town square.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 04:09:23
The "Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC)", an armed black militia group, marching on Stone Mountain, Georgia:
[Jul 4, 2020]
http://imgur.com/gallery/uwZmKoQ
News source:
http://meaww.com/nfac-stone-mountain-park-armed-black-lives-matter-militia-protest-reactions

A comment on the Imgur link shows that at least one NFAC protester tries to distance himself from BLM ( http://files.catbox.moe/amglmu.mp4 ). Seems like a more confrontational stance. A little bit of overt racism there:
"We're black militia, bro... What are you is the question? Everywhere you go you invade, steal, rape, rob, and pillage, then you steal people's cultures, then you dare to have an attitude about it. Where's our reparations? ... It's not what you did, it's what your ancestors did."

Another comment points out that the NFAC leader posts some wild misinformation on his website:
http://twitter.com/TheOfficialGra3/status/1276982105726160897?fbclid=IwAR3WHJG5CcRAYUfw7iWovPPGETJDBTBGiR98LlH4Ribl8B8xGBIljrwQW9c

People in the comments make the point that people will complain that (alleged) armed white supremacists and NRA members shouldn't have a problem with this, but even if the armed anti-mask protesters were all 100% white supremacists, I'm not sure those commenters notice the problem with this just being *another* racist group preparing for a race war...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 04:10:59
Imgurian sneaks a baby kitten in with a new cat mom for her to take care of:
http://imgur.com/gallery/baJAG5C
Geez, like it's a day care or something? ;)
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sun Jul 05 10:27:12
http://twitter.com/klara_sjo/status/1279793242465337345
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sun Jul 05 11:34:59
http://twitter.com/The_Real_Fly/status/1279583191616159744
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 20:58:23
As comments pointed out, that's how you get felony animal abuse. Imagine being that crazy... not just fun at parties crazy, but orange jumpsuit crazy D:

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Mr. Bubz powering up video:
http://imgur.com/gallery/MXBBDIE
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 21:00:23
Extra Russian:
"Girls was in wrong pasture. I went to fix hole in fence and got some followers, is that making me influencer?"
http://imgur.com/gallery/aoh6Y72
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 21:15:05
(btw, that OP says she's from Finland, it just looks Russian)

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Cute cat that's probably only a few generations into domesticated ;D
http://imgur.com/gallery/iiiGwHF
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 05 22:00:37
"Pukkelpop Boiler Laser opening (320 Lasers World Record)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Bhwmfdkxk
McKobb
Member
Sun Jul 05 22:43:09
"interesting fireworks video from Los Angeles"

Tell me about it. That shit was loud. Kinda wish they kept the official fire works cuz these mofos cut loose.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 06 08:14:20
Murrica! ;p

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This Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo from late June looks really nice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt1BtM0MJrA
Lots of people critiquing things in the comments, but I think the purpose of the demo was just to show how pretty it all looks and how they've been working on mechanics.
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 07 01:33:28
For this Steam sale I went ahead with Hellblade, Doom (2016), and Doom Eternal. Decided not to get the other games because the discounts weren't too big. Something feels wrong about paying near full price for a game that I'm not going to play for months ;p

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I don't know much about motorcycles, but this one looks fast:
http://i.imgur.com/4ftrfKT.jpg
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 07 08:28:46
Some comments guess that this duck may not be attacking this dog but just attempting an aggressive grooming response (apparently ducks get aggressive with their feathers while molting):
http://imgur.com/gallery/rzadL3c
Repel
Member
Tue Jul 07 08:46:56
yeah I think this is the way of grooming for ducks
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 07 12:04:05
that flappy lip probably seemed out of place & should be removed... i agree doesn't look like attacking behavior


Cyberpunk looks decent to me... maybe when 50% off or something
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 07 12:08:27
"i feel threatened"
http://twitter.com/BillyCorben/status/1280332929613398017
he must be an experienced murderer
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 07 12:15:30
woman + bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqrd25TcPwA
looks like she was about to offer her hand for sniffing, the bear should've held out a bit longer
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 08 06:45:47
A *brown* bear too D:
... they definitely eat people. Has she not see Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins in 1997's "The Edge"? ;D

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"i feel threatened"

He has been appropriately mocked for his sandals in the comments ;D

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One of those cute Dodo stories, this one about a pregnant cat that was let into a family home to have her kittens:
http://www.facebook.com/thedodosite/videos/880143345804976/
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 09 21:51:24
^d'aww

here's another human aiding a cat
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=u84LS_1594315761
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 10 05:26:27
lol.. kitty was in frame just enough to show its success :D

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Road rage lulz:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ImF258D
No good information on this. Comments have placed this to California, but I couldn't find it with California/L.A. search terms. Chevron/Mobil didn't help either. Fun altercation, though :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 10 05:35:17
Raccoon eating cereal from hand:
http://imgur.com/gallery/4zA3ebN
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Fri Jul 10 09:07:46
http://twitter.com/klara_sjo/status/1281397950300729344
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 10 12:39:47
^looks like Huell Babineaux lost some weight

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surely that guy can do better than Froot Loops... raccoons aren't animals!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 11 12:06:19
chinese potholes
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=utyAk_1594441396
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 11 22:33:47
Seems like a cone should have been placed after the first car ;p

I hope that guy doesn't get in trouble for enjoying violence on customers :D

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Raccoons definitely not animals! They will inherit the Earth D:
(raccoon solves squirrel puzzle)
http://imgur.com/gallery/Ryizpk6
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 11 23:06:18
Cool line of birbs doing birb stuff:
http://imgur.com/gallery/D7CSz2K
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 12 00:28:00
This is like a variation on Onion's own "Under the Deer" social media joke :D

"Teens Flock To New App Where They Just Enter Own Personal Data Into Form"
[Onions, News in Brief; July 10th, 2020]
http://www...st-enter-own-person-1844339166
"NEW YORK—Revealing that the new software had seen skyrocketing growth among Gen-Z users over the past six months, consumer trends researchers confirmed Friday that teens are flocking to a new app where they just enter their own personal data into a form. “With over 650 million active users worldwide, Spress has proven immensely popular with teens who like the simplicity of just entering their name, address, and Social Security number into the appropriate data fields,” said Deloitte trend researcher Melanie Brandt, adding that the Spress app set itself apart from the pack among apps targeting to 13- to 18-year-olds by enabling users to hand over their sensitive personal information via text, pictures, and even video without any other function or product whatsoever. “Teen users also love the social aspect, which allows you to tag your friends so they have to enter their personal information. The success of this app, which dispenses with the normal features and functions of apps like TikTok, Vine, and Instagram in favor of just sending your personal information to the app’s investors, will likely make Spress the gold standard for new app development.” At press time, the app had nearly doubled in popularity among teens following the new company-generated Spress Yourself Challenge, where users competed to see who could enter the most personal data into the app."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 12 11:50:59
that raccoon's dismount was... perfect

http://thu...ndamselfly-size_restricted.gif
Pillz
Member
Sun Jul 12 12:01:05
You laugh but there is a market for that app.

It can get complicated to gather personal info from bums and addicts. Something that tells them 'your social security number must not exceed #' or 'must be at least #' for insistence would cut down on a lot of the delays in minor financial crime.


Maybe
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 12 12:07:30
Disney World reopening ad
http://twitter.com/madrid_mike/status/1282351918619086848
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 12 12:25:50
unsafe
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9nOBG_1594536060
but maybe not their kid
McKobb
Member
Sun Jul 12 13:03:02
never do a line of birbs. Not worth
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 12 21:38:39
Much unsafe. Many Hitchcock. ;)

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"You laugh but there is a market for that app."

That's also how the CIA's Facebook program operated ;)

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"unsafe"
Kids tend to be more disposable there ;p

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"Disney World reopening ad"

lol!!! :D
That was a definite lol thread video. So good :D

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I was watching a fresh video (April, 2020) where a skater goes to Bam Margera's house to see how he's doing. This three second spot with a cat was the highlight :D
http://youtu.be/OADfAg0RLvE?t=707
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 13 01:30:52
Bros doing some fun cart stuff:
http://imgur.com/gallery/0YdnCna
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 13 22:42:40
I haven't even watched the whole video yet, but the first 30 seconds were amazing — just the concept and the setup XD

"Poisonous Frog Taste Test!"
[Brave Wilderness; July 11th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF8wfJKmj58
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 13 23:01:13
"‘Hey, I Think You’re Muted,’ Man Tells Coworker Screaming ‘Fuck You, Fuck All Of You’ On Zoom Call"
[Onion, News in Brief; July 13th, 2020]
http://loc...ls-coworker-screami-1844367076
"SAN DIEGO—Noticing the woman’s lips appeared to be moving during the afternoon Zoom meeting, local man David Keely said “Hey, I think you’re muted” Monday to coworker Cassie Boyd, who was screaming “Fuck you, fuck all of you.” “Wait, nobody can hear you,” said Keely, was quickly joined by the rest of his coworkers in offering Boyd troubleshooting solutions as the woman stabbed a finger toward the camera and threatened to rip out their throats with her teeth the first chance she got. “Uh oh, I don’t think your microphone is connected. Did you try unplugging your headphones and plugging them back in? Hmm. Have you hit ‘Join audio?’ Sorry, we still can’t hear you.” At press time, Boyd had successfully unmuted her microphone and announced “Never mind” to the group."
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 13 23:04:07
I think this was about me ;D

"Ornithologists Attribute Owls’ Nocturnal Lifestyle To Hard Cocaine Habit"
[Onion, News in Brief; July 13th, 2020]
http://www...rnal-lifestyle-to-h-1844363607

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And another good Onion headline from today:

"Report: Carrying Around Boombox On Shoulder Still Coolest Thing Most Americans Can Imagine"
hood
Member
Tue Jul 14 09:24:37
Wait, so are you the ornithologist or the owl? Because I could imagine you both as a coked up owl, AND as an ornithologist experimenting with giving owls cocaine.
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 14 10:12:56
lol. Probably the owl. Ornithologist hadn't even occurred to me as an option :D

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A good top comment on this cat video:
[EphraimTheRetardedRabbit]: "I don't know much about cats. But I know that the cat in the back has killed before, and will kill again."
http://imgur.com/gallery/kZ0pT8r
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 14 12:18:41
re: frogs
good concept :p... but he ruined it a bit by saying herpetologists do it

6:15 to 9:30 is the nutmeat

i would've offered the frogs a rinsing too :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Jul 15 05:17:13
Yeah, at *least* a little spritzer from a spray bottle :D .. saliva can't be great for froggies.

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Not much happening on Imgur today. Trump post, mask post, injustice post, repeat. But this Lovecraftian story-in-photos got through :D
http://imgur.com/gallery/VpvKaY7
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 15 12:00:52
hopefully they can get Coyote to suck on more dangerous animals :p

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this would be quite scary
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=J6w0_1594759204
just kayaking is scary :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 16 04:19:57
Looks like the alligator missed its chance for the kill shot! Once your prey is stunned, you've got to go for the follow-on spin move! ;D

That moment underwater must have been terrifying, though. That's a high vulnerability moment..

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I wish I could find the sound version of this, but "Kitten trying to escape open cage" on Google didn't help ;p
http://imgur.com/gallery/s0ICN5s
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 16 05:20:50
Conan having a studio show that looks impressively apocalyptic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5fFGz1I_FI
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 16 05:22:56
Good picture for this headline:

"Bank Heist Crew Beginning To Question Inclusion Of Entomology Expert"
[Onion, News in Brief; July 14th, 2020]
http://www...n-inclusion-of-ento-1844378078
"At press time, the heist crew’s piano tuner, ceramics teacher, and lyric poet also voiced their own concerns regarding Moerdenson’s inclusion."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 16 12:39:22
in Moerdenson's defense, i bet there are a lot of bugs that could intimidate various employees into cooperation

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Walgreens 'shopping'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLbvtRIo3i8

she can think to bring a suitcase but no mask when so helpful (& first guy has a mask but not pulled up :p)

i can't tell if middle suspicious guy is participating or just trying to comply w/ a mask policy w/ his shirt maneuver
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 17 06:37:37
Suspicious guy seemed like he was trying to hide his identity more so than mask policy, which is a funny grey area XD

..but wow..

The video-maker wrote this:
"The video ends as they knock the phone from my hand. I picked it up and they tried to take it from me. They were unsuccessful thanks to Stinger Tools."
— Looking into it, "Stinger Tools" makes discrete self-defense weapons.. lots of pens with fortified ends for jabbing.

Someone brings up the California Proposition 27 issue again. We saw a similar video from before the pandemic; SF police were dis-empowered from dealing with petty thefts, so people can just grab a bunch of stuff and not worry too much about prosecution. I'm kind of reminded of the Judge Dredd situation where too much permissiveness results in a system re-compensating through ultra-violence ;D

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Raccoon Whisperer posted a video last night with some cell phone footage that brings home the pleading eyes of his brethren ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x6-HxSRNiU
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 17 06:49:27
An especially good Daily Dose from yesterday:
[July 16th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eatitnERko
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 17 18:18:14
good problem-solving skills by ^that horse... & interesting that he respects the life of the chickens :p

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this is America (don't catch you slippin' now)
http://twitter.com/BradMossEsq/status/1284076816504885250

surrender to any camo men in unmarked vehicles

some comments claim extraction of undercover guy

but a news program covered it & got a response from the gov't & that wasn't their excuse (said guy suspected of some criminal activity... i can't find an article)

i think maybe it's Portland from brief searching (or at least similar seems happening there)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 17 18:30:50
some info from some CBP guy:
"
@CBP will continue to arrest the violent criminals that are destroying federal property & injuring our agents/officers in Portland. CBP will restore and maintain law & order.

Our personnel are clearly marked as federal LEOs & have unique identifiers. You will not see names on their uniforms b/c these same violent criminals use this information to target them & their families, putting both at risk. As Acting Commissioner, I will not let that happen!
"
~ CBP Mark Morgan


plus he posted this tweet:

"
@CBP respects the right to peacefully protest, but violence and civil unrest will not be tolerated. Our agents are in Portland to stop criminals from continuing to destroy federal property and injure federal officers and agents. Statement:
"
[has an image w/ text that seems to be regarding that particular video, have to click to see]

http://twitter.com/CBPMarkMorgan/status/1284256882467766272

CBP apparently deployed to Portland as a result of Trump's executive order & the establishment of a Protecting American Communities Task Force [imperial march music]
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 17 18:32:47
seems UP has threads on this... haven't been paying much attention lately :p

get here faster, November
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 18 01:04:08
chicken head thing
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=5uC8_1594917983
we've seen this ability before but always impressive to me :p
hood
Member
Sat Jul 18 02:27:36
"Our agents are in Portland to stop criminals"

I feel like the justification for border patrol arresting protesters is similar to how Dr. Who describes time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2nNzNo_Xps

What authority is BP arresting people? Wish-y washy, bordery schmordery... stuff.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 18 08:56:19
I went ahead and posted in the Portland UP thread ( http://www...hread=86140&time=1595079853859 ) about the secret-police-style arrest. Pretty disturbing stuff. I can feel the private citizen gun sales skyrocketing. ;)

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Dog standing in shallow lake bed seems to be diving into existentialism:
http://imgur.com/gallery/WxzghwB
("Am I *really* a good boy? And what does it *mean* to be a good boy in the eyes of my human? Has my intellect been wasted in this body?")
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 18 20:26:36
Bear breaks into home:
http://imgur.com/gallery/CYKY7ow
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 19 01:50:43
Oso negro con nihilistas:
(bear («oso») investigates whether these peeps have food in their pockets before lightly attempting to determine if *they* could be food) ;D
http://imgur.com/gallery/jB5KCyS
Comments point out that being still like this applies more to brown bears than black bears. Black bears should be scared away with noise, brown bears you back away slowly.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 19 01:52:40
Bear-heavy content!
Bear opening door:
http://imgur.com/gallery/FK9ezl2
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 19 04:34:38
This Onion article went exactly the way that it should have :D

"Most Anticipated Games Of The Summer"
[Onion Gaming Network, Slideshow; June 26th, 2020]
http://ogn...games-of-the-summer-1844177274

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( Spoilers )
The shift from a one-off slide to a full write-up was funny; the author travels into Sartre's Heraclitus-inspired account of humans as non-essential, Protean entities. :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 19 12:26:17
good bear vids

an excellent door breach

looks like those other 2 girls were willing to sacrifice the first girl :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 19 18:42:21
Zuckerberg on an electric surfboard w/ a whole lotta sunscreen
http://nyp.../2/2020/07/Mark_Zuckerberg.jpg
is he a redhead or synthetic?
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 19 21:24:03
Synthetic sounds likely — very Pris-looking white mime makeup ;)

If I were super Zuckerberg-rich I'd probably have a huge disguise collection, so even if paparazzi used some fancy telephoto lens and stabilizer to grab a picture like that from a mile away on a boat, they'd just see various LOTR characters from day to day ;D

Really, though. Ancient Romans had hair and make-up crews living in the house.. I think they were called "slaves".. so why not Zuckerberg? For the NDAs they'd have to sign, they'd probably make more than neurosurgeons ;p

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The "everything is cake" meme has gotten pretty serious:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAiMfry52FM
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 19 23:11:19
Portland TaserFace:
(Large man soaks up hits by Federal brute squad)
http://imgur.com/gallery/PAq5DIg
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 20 03:59:01
I was trying to do a very simple vector-drawing in Adobe:Illustrator before importing to Photoshop, but it turns out to be super unintuitive...

If you want to know a true, QWOP-like nightmare, try to play this Bézier-line-making tutorial for Adobe:Illustrator:
http://bezier.method.ac/
There's a semi-helpful guide here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6X6_unFEE
..but the video author doesn't actually tell you what he's clicking, whether he's clicking and holding, clicking and releasing, clicking the same point twice, or anything like that. The game itself gives pointers, but it also omits those details. Knowing those omitted things, it suddenly makes sense and is fine.. but the nightmare to get there... D:

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If you decide to play..
Answers I've worked out so far:
Level 1: no tricks, just click&releases
Level 2 (basic house): No tricks, but you can hold shift to make sure the angles go in 45° and 90° increments, if you want.
Level 3 (circle): {Shift again optional — no need to even let go of shift at all through the entire thing} Click&hold on the circle's first point (left-most point), move straight upwards onto the first point's vertical guideline endpoint, then release click; click&hold on the circle's second point (top-most point), move to the second point's right-most guideline endpoint, then release click; click&hold on the circle's third point (right-most point), move to the third point's bottom-most guideline endpoint, then release click; click&hold on the circle's fourth point (bottom-most point), move to the fourth point's left-most guideline endpoint, then release click; finally, just click&release on the first point.
Level 4 (heart): Click&hold on the first point (top middle of heart), moving down and right such that the opposing user-generated guideline endpoint matches the computer-given endpoint on the top left, then hold alt (this breaks the user-generated guidelines at their midpoint), move to the top right computer-given endpoint, and release alt and release click; click and hold on the second point (bottom of heart), drag down and left until the opposing user-generated guideline endpoint matches the computer-given endpoint on the far right, then hold alt, move to the computer-given endpoint on the far left, and release alt and release click; next simply click&release on the first point.

After this it's nightmare part 2! — no computer-given helping guidelines, and the shapes get complex \:D/
/wrists
I might come back to it, but I made the simple line shape that I needed, so I'm moving on ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 20 12:01:22
This Imgurian has a pretty awesome portfolio of paintings:
(mostly pop culture portraits)
http://imgur.com/user/coat
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 20 12:47:30
i got decent w/ the line tool when i worked w/ it some years ago :p

probably not adding anything: but clicking is to add a vertex w/ no curve needed, click+drag creates those handlebar guides that determine sharpness of curve (& you can adjust the end points of handlebars if not happy - in AI, not that minigame)

holding shift locks your direction to flat or vertical... then it's Alt i guess that let's you break the guides so independent of each other (seen in heart)... & there's also a way to make one side's guide shorter than other w/o breaking it i think

so for car: the 90 degree angles on straight horiz & vertical would be holding shift to ensure straight & basic clicks w/ no dragging... then a click+drag at bottom of first tire w/ horizontal handlebars (or there'd be a way to do it w/ vertices at both spots where car meets tire & handles going straight down to create tire without ever having a vertex on tire)... going up back curve of car you could just use however many click/drag vertices you wanted in reality :p but mini-game limits your vertices so have to do it efficiently

after car is airplane, paperclip, then stopped at wrench

you basically put vertices right where curves start, let the guide from where you are coming from line up w/ your current line (& don't break the guides), if you want it to be a smooth transition... if it's not a smooth transition, then you break the handlebars (if curved shapes), if not entering/exiting any curves, can just click w/ no dragging/handlebars

in illustrator you can adjust the vertices (& add/remove them) & adjust the handlebar guides which makes it all easier :p

i never needed anything to complex when i used it
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 20 12:54:43
ok, it's a cloud after wrench, but stopping there as particularly annoying not to be able to edit your prior vertices/handlebars :p

also of note in Illustrator is the little symbol it shows on pen tip... when hovering over a line '+' means it will add a vertex (click & drag if you want it to have handlebars)... a '-' when hovering on a vertex is how to remove it

there's also a shape 'circle'? that shows you're closing a shape (ending at start vertex)... and there's some icon to show you're going to continue a shape that you previously finished (shows when hovering on a vertex that's at one end of a line you've previously made) rather than starting a new line in that area

there's also a selection tool that comes into play, maybe when you want to alter handlebars of a vertex... have to select the vertex first or something

i'm not a good teacher :p
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