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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 20 13:52:58
that tazerface / captain portland guy is on TV at the moment (CNN interview)

Chris David, balding guy w/ grey hair, navy vet
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 20 17:32:01
here's ^that interview (plus a shove shown at start not seen in prior video)
http://twitter.com/Tazerface16/status/1285319987100442624
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 20 22:08:51
recent tweets from 2020 candidate Kanye West:

"
[Michael Jackson - Black or White video}

Everybody knows the movie 'get out' is about me

I put my life on my God that Norths mom would never photograph her doing playboy and that’s on God I’m at the ranch ... come and get me

On God

If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why

West children will never do playboy west

Righteous indignation
[last one w/ image of the definition of righteous indignation... and his really bad spelling attempt at 'righteous'--- "crichoues"]

I love my wife My family must live next to me It’s not up to E or NBC anymore

NBC locked up Bill Cosby

Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday
"
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 20 23:40:44
"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"

Holy crap, tw, thank you!!!
That's the simple stuff that I could not find anywhere: just basic instructions about what clicking does. All of the comments on that instruction video seemed to already know that info, and Adobe help pages make the same assumption, whereas for a day-1 person it's pretty indecipherable. I immediately went back and beat the circle level with 2 nodes and the car level with 8 nodes \:D/
http://i.imgur.com/giu6sHh.png
I've read that beating it with fewer nodes gets you kudos at the end ;p
I saw a video where someone did the car level clockwise in 9 nodes, but I think the trick is to do it counterclockwise. Lots and lots of alt manipulations. I'll see how far in the game I can get in a bit..

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"i never needed anything to complex when i used it"

I've avoided it in the past specifically because of the pen tool, but I came back to it yesterday when I found out how easily it can adjust fonts and convert blurry images into crystal clear scalable-vectors. It really opens up a lot of possibilities, like a Sailor Mars / Bane meme that I want to make :D

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"there's also a selection tool that comes into play"

I *did* use that a lot yesterday for the font I was doing. I got used to switching between "a" (Selection tool) and "p" (pen tool) to delete and re-make nodes. Luckily it was a completely square font

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"i'm not a good teacher :p"

You lie!! ;D

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Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 20 23:50:11
Curse this keyboard!! I sometimes don't even know how I've hit tab+enter so quickly.

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"here's ^that interview (plus a shove shown at start not seen in prior video)"
"We're sorry, this clip has exceeded its playback count."

lol, wut? Bandwidth limitations in an age of Imgur? Is SnapStream.net managed by Tumblr?? ;D
(I like Tumblr, but wow do they need to increase their gif size limits)

That guy is so cool though. Good to see people using their revered status to make the brute squad second guess their moral authority. There was also pic/video of a woman in Portland going nude while approaching a line, which may have taken the brute squad aback a little.

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Kanye 2020!! ;D
That's a good way to confuse voters in a potentially positive way. If Kanye supporters have to choose between him and the DNC.. there could be an awakening of third party enabled people in the U.S. (curse my optimism) ;p

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I can't remember if I posted this..
(Road rage; man stuck behind lorry driver decides to drive on the sidewalk and get in a semi-violent argument with the driver and a bystander)
http://imgur.com/gallery/nshsnJM
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 20 23:54:19
..and someone posted part 2 of that deer god horror still story:
http://imgur.com/gallery/ppU498D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 21 01:10:00
here's the Captain Portland interview (@1:03) w/ more reliable link
http://youtu.be/bgTmGBCncI4?t=62

i'm glad my many words helped :p... & nice car work! ... i did the plane w/ 'ideal' nodes, but that was my best, never went under
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 21 02:47:13
Okay... after working more on the Bézier game..

All levels:
Level 1: Basic corner
Level 2: Basic house
Level 3: Circle
Level 4: Heart
Level 5: Car
Level 6: Airplane
Level 7: Paperclip
Level 8: Wrench
Level 9: Cloud
Level 10: Face
Level 11: Duck
Level 12: Hat
Level 13: Stylized "S"
Level 14; final level: Flag

Finally got there! :D
"58 nodes to spare"
http://i.imgur.com/r7kivIm.png

The last level definitely painted the need to be able to adjust the curve point after placing. It's difficult to re-adjust while working in open blank space. There should be a grid or something. I actually broke down and used post-its :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 21 03:05:58
"i'm glad my many words helped :p... & nice car work! ... i did the plane w/ 'ideal' nodes, but that was my best, never went under"

It seems like going under the node ideal is mostly about ignoring the points and just trying to game the open path, which isn't necessarily how it would work in Illustrator — but points are points! ;D

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lulz@interview

Always hilarious when people think they can engage in a "civil conversation" with people whose job it is to clear a street. I mean, it *should* be that way, but it would be better to say, "Tried to demonstrate that civil conversation with a brute squad does not [normally] happen" rather than "So weird that it didn't work!" ;p
That being said, it was a good way to demonstrate the violence inherent in the system! The brute squad has *not* been demonstrating deescalation tactics. One person standing in front of you is not the mob itself; one person can be spoken to. If there's an objective (e.g., Cuccinelli's claim that Federal building areas were being cleared), then a member of the brute squad can tell that to the one person standing in front of him. Going straight to baton strikes? Yeah, no.

And in Greek/Roman and medieval times, there were flag bearers with messages (sometimes) for the opposing forces.. you'd think that with phalanx tactics being used in modern brute squads that there would be an accompanying attempt to have visible messages ready, like, "Street being cleared with force, please vacate the area," on a big sign. So many ways to fix their tactics. I *am* curious which areas they clear and how close to federal buildings the patrols get, too... like, only directly in front of buildings? One street over? Etc...

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Good Zuckerberg meme:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Giqxo2l
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 21 03:09:57
Sweet semi-truck crash:
http://imgur.com/gallery/zzFt1OA
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 21 03:24:22
"Toddler Feels Somewhat Torn About Pretending To Be Policeman In Current Climate"
[Onion, News in Brief; July 20th, 2020]
http://loc...etending-to-be-poli-1844443818
"SOUTH BEND, IN—Expressing misgivings over perpetuating a system of oppression, local toddler Aaron Merchant reportedly felt somewhat torn Monday about pretending to be a policeman in the current cultural climate. “I have a lot of fun yelling at kids and putting them into jail, but I certainly don’t want to contribute to a police state,” said Merchant, reflecting on why he derived joy from repeatedly crashing his tricycle into his siblings while making siren noises with his mouth. “I want to play, don’t get me wrong. I love pretending. But then again, I could probably better use my playtime to de-escalate situations instead of just arresting people. The last thing that I want is to normalize violence, so maybe it’s time to put away my squirt gun for good?” At press time, Merchant decided to continue playing a policeman after the rush of adrenaline he received from locking his sister in a closet."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 21 12:28:55
that flag level does look annoying w/o being able to adjust :p

in illustrator, as you may have noticed already, after selecting a vertex (w/ selection tool?) you can grab the antenna balls of the handlebars to adjust them

also i think you can maybe drag-click on a vertex to basically restart the handlebar drawing (maybe w/ pen tool... although a single click w/ no drag would probably be a 'remove vertex' command so be careful :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 21 14:12:26
interpretive dance
http://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1285461703946190849
many appear poorly dressed for brawling
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 21 22:03:17
another Captain Portland interview... includes a bullshit statement from the current regime about him being a threat to the goon squad

http://twitter.com/CuomoPrimeTime/status/1285753317977710592
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 22 03:05:39
more disturbing Portland video... especially 0:50 where someone starts to lag
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=umuLF_1595348039

good music choice though
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 22 03:13:47
(or claims to be Portland anyway... i can't verify that it's current or Portland :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 22 03:21:26
the streetlights match Portland so probably current & Portland :p

is it determinable if those are those local, state or federal?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 22 22:43:54
enjoyable physics
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uFqWp_1595373255
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 22 23:20:42
i don't know if this is real or a fake dashboard in front of a video screen thrill ride :p
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9onnu_1595385912
claims China, so probably real
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 23 07:36:21
lol, impressive driving :D

Someone points out that the audio was taken from a 2020 video where a Hong Kong bus driver was far less competent:
http://www...ong-minibus-driver-after-video

And another points out the real video was of a Japanese driver in 2011 and much slower:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq7IopVw8r8
(It starts matching up with the edited LL video at about 2:15)

Source videos confirm some positive and negative stereotypes XD

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"although a single click w/ no drag would probably be a 'remove vertex' command so be careful :p)"

I had been running into some weird behavior like that so it makes sense now. One picture I was editing already had a lot of vectors since it was an Image Trace product (computer-generated vectors already in place in weird ways and all on one layer), so that also made it difficult to see behavior. I wasn't sure if I was making new points or clicking ones that were hidden.. But! When I make new paths in open areas it has become very easy and natural :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 23 07:36:28
"interpretive dance"

Yikes... lots of disturbing related videos in the comments. One shows one of my past dislikes: people kicking and punching someone who already lays clearly unconscious on the ground (not too unlike Chauvin's treatment of Floyd, actually). Full version of that:

"Dallas Man Viciously Beaten, Kicked For Defending Business"
[TMZ; May 31st, 2020]
http://www...fending-storefront-with-sword/
..you can see someone kick him in the head after he's bleeding and unconscious. Looks like he was knocked out by a skateboard to the head — wielded by the same person that was waiting for an attack angle at the beginning of the video and whom he chases at first (holding skateboard; white Eagle-ish shape on a black sweatshirt).

I'd give a little bit of leeway to the looters for attacking him after he ran at them with a short sword.. only because in defense of his store, justification may be limited to his property lines; running after people potentially gives them a justification for self defense. The looters were guilty of assault prior to him giving chase — they were throwing rocks and holding skateboards as weapons — but he may only be protected near his property.. things get murky very quickly when property owners chase people off their property, even if those people initiated attacks... but once he was on the ground blocking attacks and protecting his head in desperation.... yeah.... stop.

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"another Captain Portland interview... includes a bullshit statement from the current regime about him being a threat to the goon squad"

The brute squad statement was correct to point out that he was disobeying lawful commands to disperse, and this adds context that they were directly outside of a federal courthouse (so not just out on a random street), but Captain Portland was also correct about them displaying awful tactics which appeared focused on escalation and brawling. That was a situation where they should simply hold the baton in both hands and push (not strike or shove) by walking forward with steady body weight. Striking someone who was simply standing there (standing = *passive* resistance) — even if disobeying orders — is an escalation. Strikes have a greater probability of injuring, so they should be reserved for someone *actively* aggressing.. like if Captain Portland had been trying to injure officers. These people have no training, no leadership, and/or no self control.

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"is it determinable if those are those local, state or federal?"

Would be easier to tell in 4k ;D .. but it looks a lot like local riot police. They look badged/labeled and were all wearing riot face-shield helmets (more for taking blunt force impacts than soaking up firearm rounds) and other uniform riot equipment (padded gear, and I see a lot of zip tie bundles for arrests, they also have gas mask carriers dangling on their left legs — very standardized), and they're very concerned with keeping a line... whereas federal riot responders tend to have green and/or brown woodland/desert equipment, high cut helmets (for audio gear), Kevlar/ballistic helmets, no or discrete organization labels, a lot of non-standard items, and they tend to be concerned with greater spacing due to squad-based training (rather than line training).

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"enjoyable physics"
lulz, that's like that 1995 "Heavyweights" movie :D

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This was fun, and probably recent, given the mask:
(When pouring guzzolene in someone's vehicle goes wrong)
http://imgur.com/gallery/CbJ20EO
..next time she commits arson, she'll remember to light it via the fumes from farther away ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Jul 23 07:46:35
Pup standing on a [hen?] to get food:
http://imgur.com/gallery/PwJJnRn
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 23 12:45:35
so the china bus video not real... darn :p

i was actually leaning toward the thrill ride thing as that's what it instantly reminded me of (i rode one in Texas, where like 2 dozen people sit on chairs on a platform & it can tilt in all directions, plus one video was a roller coaster type ride that seemed of similar pace)

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thanks for police analysis, i would hope that shove was improper, if not more of what was occurring :p (looks like that person's property (orange bag) left on the street too, unless they were just arrested, hard to say if the person rejoined the cattle drive)

i imagine whomever added the music isn't the one who put the LiveLeak title as the video for Disturbed's version of Land of Confusion would make the cops the bad guys i would think :p

(their music video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV4oYkIeGJc

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nice arson video... looks like an apartment building parking lot, so plenty of potential motives i guess (neighbors be terrible)... plus the standard romantic relationship trouble option
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 23 22:57:14
more creepy stuff going on:
http://twitter.com/FOXSportsPR/status/1286281819386765318

"
Fans can perform up to 500 actions, according to Silver Spoon, including doing the wave. The company can also adjust a stadium to reduce the size of the virtual crowd if the game is a blowout in the late innings. The technology can also adapt to cooler temperatures in the fall, adding jackets and hats on fans if needed.
"


...nothing is real
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 24 02:35:01
"A hostage stand-off in Ukraine has ended peacefully after the country's president agreed to the hostage-taker's demand to publicly endorse a Joaquin Phoenix movie."

^a bit of a click-baity tweet... the film was an animal rights documentary called 'Earthlings' (hostage taker an animal rights activist)
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 24 06:26:17
Oh sure! Cave to an insane environmentalist, then cave to the demands of Russia! That's how they get you!! ;p
I wonder if the environmentalist was like, "Wait what? He actually *agreed*?"

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"i was actually leaning toward the thrill ride thing as that's what it instantly reminded me of

That sounds cool :D
A lesser example: reminds me of a bus tour I took where the driver had to race us back on a beach around sunset because if the tide washes away the sand shelf, then you get stranded for the night on an island with no food, utilities, or camping permit. Making it extra dangerous was that the beach-side sand was starting to fall apart from the water, so there was a very real concern that the bus would tip over.. it was already leaning quite a bit. (A smaller 4WD bus; maybe 15 people).

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"more creepy stuff going on"

It'd be less creepy if they just went SNES NBA Jams with it by using a 16-bit crowd ;D

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"plus the standard romantic relationship trouble option"

That turned out to be the case! :D
"Wisconsin Woman Arrested For Setting Ex-Boyfriend’s Car On Fire"
[Hollywood Unlocked; July 23, 2020]
http://hol...ing-ex-boyfriends-car-on-fire/

Pictures of the ruined car:
http://imgur.com/gallery/EBn4xpm
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 24 06:32:19
A short but important looping gif ;p
(chariot dog)
http://imgur.com/gallery/EHChac6
Repel
Member
Fri Jul 24 08:01:13
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

Here a game you all probably will like
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 24 12:57:18
being the monster is nice... when i went to Steam it either featured or recommended "Destroy All Humans" which is a good-sounding title for me :p... looks potentially entertaining too

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for the baseball thing if they just made the players fake too they could spice it up w/ the occasional beating to death of an umpire, and tiger or t-rex attacks
hood
Member
Fri Jul 24 13:16:47
@ CC and her car fire perp:

http://i.imgur.com/blBJx7V.mp4

10 seconds in. 10/10. Turn on sound.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 25 06:47:40
A real contender for best video of the year :D

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"Here a game you all probably will like"

Very cool. Added to wish list :D

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"Destroy All Humans"

I remember that one! They were demoing it some time ago. Cool to see it released finally :D

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"tiger or t-rex attacks"

I would suddenly become a sports fan if that happened ;)

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The Raccoon Whisperer had some kits in his most recent video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODsheKgzrJE
First minute was best minute. After that he goes with the regular camera angle, which is fine, but KITS!!! ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 25 07:06:35
Wrote too soon! More kits at 1:46 and a good portrait of them at 3:47 lasts the rest of the video :D

They seem especially polite. Maybe they just haven't met any mean humans yet ;p

Then again.. at 8:45 there was a rabies booster (bite) moment.

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cute kitten meow:
http://imgur.com/gallery/OD0ldCz
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 25 13:26:47
Portland combat video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIeui9rVZJo
not sure how effective the leaf blower is, but amusing... also like the umbrellas

creativity!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Jul 25 13:28:22
& this video that popped up at the end good

sugar glider taming cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0hdWJpLpVM

if ever facing a lion or tiger, maybe try that method
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 25 22:11:47
Too bad that makes the cat malfunction ;)
Like the Cat + tape experiment found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gl7xr5rftc

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Yeah, a leaf blower seems too ineffective. Maybe with a bunch of them.. but those Hong Kong videos where people were putting CS canisters into water jugs seemed much more practical; no more smoke, not just *moving* smoke. That forces police to use more supplies too.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Jul 25 22:12:36
A little joey giving itself a good chest scratch:
http://imgur.com/gallery/xeHnXOo
hood
Member
Sat Jul 25 23:05:38
Youtube eventually led me here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZFjoX2cGg
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 26 06:12:23
I was worried about the length on that one until I saw that it was the engineer guy who made the glitter bomb packages :D

Wow@Rick's precision jump (9:50)

Fun video :)

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Fresh video from "Let's Game It Out" (July 24th, 2020)
"I Set Off So Much Dynamite It Ended Reality in Astroneer"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjiZrDrGCcc
Some very impressive time wastes in this one.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 26 08:48:31
Kitten in fish bowl:
http://www...s_having_the_time_of_his_life/
hood
Member
Sun Jul 26 12:10:39
I find your lack of faith disturbing. :(
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 26 18:31:00
"Some very impressive time wastes in this one"

indeed :p... i thought maybe he'd take his extension cords across space

nice ending

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a possible early model terminator in Canada
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uGPNq_1595647058
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 26 21:35:07
He's running away at a speed that seems to say, "I'm escaping on borrowed time." ;)

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"I find your lack of faith disturbing. :("

lulz. I will never doubt again! ;p

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"i thought maybe he'd take his extension cords across space"

I wonder if that would be possible. Maybe with the planets moving it wouldn't have worked?

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Mario Brothers / Contra crossover game:
http://imgur.com/gallery/abNETkG
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Jul 26 22:14:33
the cords probably couldn't work :p but he probably tried different ways...
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decent brawl (found on the President's twitter feed)
http://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1287498243526418432
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Jul 26 23:00:10
Umm... I know Trump retweets some weird stuff.. but.. wut? lol. Remember all those presidential movies in the '90s where presidents were super poised and dignified? ;p

To the video itself:
Yikes@when the one guy picked up a guidance stanchion (had to look that term up) and used it as a weapon.. another good way to end up in jail ;p
And why did the video end?? :'( :'( ... We had good conflict but no resolution. Is the rest on Amazon Prime Video?

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"Karen" arguing with police is somehow delightful when in an Australian accent:
http://imgur.com/gallery/lWA61xk
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 27 02:19:43
i don't know if she's Cliff Clavining or knows what she's talking about :p

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"This couple wore Nazi flags around their faces inside a Walmart in Marshall, MN to protest the statewide mask mandate that took effect today."
http://twitter.com/maxnesterak/status/1287166965807710209

doesn't seem to go as planned... them needing to explain it a lot

one of her comments: “If you vote for Biden, you’re going to be in Nazi Germany. That’s what it’s going to be like”... weird how both candidates lead us to Nazi Germany
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 27 06:28:20
Yeaahh..... wear Nazi attire while saying that Nazis will take over.. that'll show 'em that you're not insane! ;p

Funny that the guy filming quoted a meme format instead of presenting a real argument: "We literally had a war about this." I look at a lot of memes, but I don't quote them in real life — I quote *movies*! ;D

And Godwin's Law has gotten to be a little too routine nowadays. Not everything is "literally Nazi Germany" .. like, Biden might not be a great choice, but Nazis? Wut? :|
(I do understand that their point is that [being forced to wear a mask is fascism, so they "might as well" wear the flag of their oppressor], but that's an argument from ignorance since masks during a pandemic maintain freedom from fear/infection, so whatever)

Concerning to see people in the comments saying that it should be illegal. It's messed up, but I'm all for unfettered free speech to the extreme. People can freely wear Nazi masks, and others can freely argue with them and call them idiots :p

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"i don't know if she's Cliff Clavining or knows what she's talking about :p"

I had to go watch his Jeopardy! performance after your comment :D
She apparently thinks that no individual law (like the mask mandate there) can pass without the direct consent and vote of the people, whereas Australia, like the States, is representative democracy, so.. actually :D

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Sailor Moon stunt doubles:
http://imgur.com/gallery/69vBTpj
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 27 16:45:36
^rock bottom :p
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confessed war criminal got some comeuppance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JcIXRdFSjs

...or more goon squadding
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 27 20:46:00
I'm not sure what his point was there XD
He probably didn't prepare that speech in advance, given all the repetitions and the nowhere point. He *may* have been trying to say that the brute squad *too* was following the same mistaken logic that he (allegedly?) did in Vietnam (committing atrocities despite having taken an oath to defend the Constitution), but how long would it have taken him to find those words? ;p

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Yay! The U.S. has begun flattening the curve!
(Not really; this YouTuber claims that the handover of data sets from CDC to HHS corresponds with a flattening curve, possibly indicating that data is being manipulated, making it appear that red states suddenly have fewer cases while blue states remain unchanged; nothing of substance past about 5 or 6 minutes, he just looks more closely at the scatter of data in red states)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSwzVomWhU
So far this is not at all peer-reviewed (I can't find anything else about it anywhere), and he admits that he didn't bother going into data state-by-state to see where (if anywhere) the manipulation occurred (e.g., hospitals manipulating or the HHS itself?). It also may be too early for the trend to be significant, since it may just be a temporary low before another big rise, mask mandates may have started to take effect, and any number of hidden variables may be in play ... so don't exactly share it as fact ;p .. I'm posting it so I can check back in a week or two to see if he was wrong/right :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Jul 27 20:47:40
Cat bested by room divider.. for now:
http://imgur.com/gallery/dzdCfjL
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jul 27 22:03:26
yeah, i think he was going w/ the dangers of just blindly following orders from the gov't... i think he was getting close to his point when the pepper spray interrupted his train of thought :p

the spraying seemed to serve no purpose as they didn't care he went back into the street (didn't even look back to see what he was doing)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 28 01:29:59
bike thief comeuppance
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=UkgB_1595798571
...he looks so sad going to retrieve his shoe at end
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Jul 28 06:28:15
"bike thief comeuppance
...he looks so sad going to retrieve his shoe at end"

lol, yeah. He must be new to stealing if he still has a conscience about it ;)
Next time he'll know to out-crazy the person he steals from!

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Nightmares and Catscapes:
http://imgur.com/gallery/Cg1d3kW
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 28 14:07:29
more Shin Lim!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGCDGNw-yMA
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 28 16:00:32
i had a dream i was buying an orange & the lady charged me a lot claiming i also had taken a box of tapeworms (is that a thing? :p)... it was false, in dream i checked my pockets looking to see if i had accidentally pocketed it after browsing or something & nothing...


anyway, i haven't heard or thought about tapeworms in years if not decades, so now wondering if my brain trying to tell me i have a tapeworm :p

one site noted often times there's no symptoms... so... fantastic... :p


googling 'orange in a dream' & 'tapeworms in a dream' actually gives results...
"
In dreams, oranges symbolize renewal, refreshment, clearing, and similar things. If you dream of oranges, that dream could possibly indicate the fulfillment of your desires. Oranges in dreams often symbolize good health. They are a sign that the difficulties are over and a good period is coming.
"
"
Tapeworms dream of a tapeworm symbolizes an aspect of your personality that continually takes what's rightfully yours. A person or situation that keeps robbing you of things you deserve or that you've earned.
"

hmm... not sure that's helpful... time to sift thru my stools... (jk, not doing that :p)

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i tried googling other things 'in a dream' seems things are well-covered, the internet knows all...

"If you dream about a 'hippopotamus' it can reflect your hidden strength and aggressive nature when you are cornered. These dreams may indicate that you or someone you know is being territorial about an issue or person. Dreaming about a hippo may also suggest feelings of inferiority to the people around you."

"To see a 'tandem bike' represents your love life. It could signify the rejection of certain aspects of yourself. Or aspects of your love partner. This dream can mean you are ready to accept your partner's personality flaws and ride through life together."

"Dream about 'one legged man' points to a value within yourself or within others in which you admire and cherish..."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jul 28 16:35:27
another reason not to walk around outside in Brazil
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ChE0Q_1595867655
(presumably that woman was robbed before & after that video taken)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 29 00:11:04
person stuffed into unmarked minivan by unmarked guys:
http://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1288290384771256321

possibly cops? :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 29 00:11:59
good comment:

"Who has ever seen a NYC police officer move that fast? New Yorkers? Seriously? NYPD, no disrespect to them, tend to be plump and sedentary from cars and donuts. Those look like contractors. Trained soldiers."
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Jul 29 15:16:51
one of those more sinister types of porch pirates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkVIrYFpOWQ
hood
Member
Wed Jul 29 15:59:26
Another glitterbomb guy video worth watching:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMKXbLBgkEc
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Jul 30 01:56:59
now he needs to design it so a watermelon will survive... & a baby
hood
Member
Thu Jul 30 09:03:07
That would just be about increasing flexibility (and height) so as to increase the time of the interaction. But that wouldn't help with some of the other objects...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 31 02:40:57
if Surgeon Simulator was way too easy...

Let's Game It Out: Hand Simulator
(an older video when he had a partner... it's either painful or funny to watch :p... i skipped a few minutes on the bullet part but watched almost all)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvtCq-1miqo

the Steam page suggests it's had some updates with new options... like a multiplayer w/ people sitting around table trying to shoot each other which is amusing :p (in sample videos)
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 31 05:44:33
"person stuffed into unmarked minivan by unmarked guys:
possibly cops? :p"

Looks like it! The haircuts, vests, side arms, and duty belts give it away, even with the civilian clothes — I'd be surprised if no one noticed them as undercover cops before this ;D .. and it definitely helps clear up on-the-spot confusion that actual uniformed police showed up to back them up. That showed that the uniformed police knew the plain clothes officers and/or recognized the unmarked vehicle.

So a slightly more ideal scenario than the federal agents from before. Still dystopian, though. I understand why they do it: it's safer for police to embed with protesters, mobs protect criminals/criminality in the ranks, and it lets officers directly identify law-breakers (yikes; that kind of sounds like that Rage Against the Machine "COINTELPRO" quotation).

But I don't see a lot of good counter-arguments in the comments. It's people talking about how she didn't have her rights read to her (which means that they don't even know basic non-riot arrest/detainment procedure), and some idiot (WeMustObeyGodRatherThanMen @PeacefulATCK) apparently thinks that police need a warrant to make an arrest (fucking wow — actually several other people make the same argument, including the idiot who rammed that Jeep in Colorado).

One good point that people seem to be vaguely aware of without being able to put it into words: most people do not know how to spot legitimate police . So this tactic may be effective at making good arrests (legit criminals can be caught red-handed), but it has bad optics, which do not work on Twitter.

I think a better option would be to get ahead of the Twitter narratives, which would involve releasing video evidence of particular protesters committing crimes along with the arrest video (so definitely body cams too). That way people can see the immediate cause and effect. Though, to their credit, they did release a statement saying why they arrested this particular woman. They also need to be showing their badges when making arrests, which can be as simple as clipping it on their belts right before surprising the suspect.
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Jul 31 06:46:33
I did that thing — yet again — where I managed to press tab+enter on this keyboard before I was ready to post. I think I need to adjust the height or something..

But I was just going to say that police need to stop with the unmarked vehicle arrests. They need to be identifiable to normal people on the streets. I've noticed in the better quality videos that the federal agents *do* have markings (letter+number designations on their upper left arm), they're just discrete. That's not good. White on a black background, just like in memes, can be read easily.

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"so now wondering if my brain trying to tell me i have a tapeworm :p"

Definitely the case! ;D

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"i tried googling other things 'in a dream' seems things are well-covered, the internet knows all..."

I think all of those things, even the tandem bike, really just mean that someone has a tape worm ;D

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"one of those more sinister types of porch pirates"

It's amazing that law-breakers have an excuse to conceal their identities now (Wearing a mask) but still don't...

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"Another glitterbomb guy video worth watching"

lol@watermelon exploding in the first drop :D
..very cool to see the water balloons hover while the 60kg weight hits..
Car! Car! Car! Car! Car! \:D/
Can't believe none of the springs broke :D

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"Let's Game It Out: Hand Simulator"

That looks really good :D
I love his swearing in this. He needs to bring that back :D
And I *also* love games where you have to really work to get the dexterity to happen :D
@7:14 "some first date shit" lol...
@13:15 lol@ "20 minutes later"
@16ish .. surprising that the legs don't also have impossible controls ;p

Okay, it will soon become my mission to become amazing at that game ;D

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This person posted a large amount of varied good stuff:
http://imgur.com/gallery/No3oTCY

One highlight:
(Aussie becomes addicted to electric shocks)
http://i.imgur.com/KzipTbM.mp4

Highlight 2:
(Gordon Ramsay with How2Basic-looking hands edited in)
http://i.imgur.com/8QTknuX.mp4
(had to post this in lol thread too)

Highlight 3:
("Do you want to build a snowman?")
http://i.imgur.com/JYHRVFk.mp4

Highlight 4:
NeverEnding Story / GoT mashup:
http://i.imgur.com/cDhacQS.mp4
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 31 12:11:17
took me way too long to spot fishy things going on in Gordon Ramsay :p

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if you do get Hand Simulator, let us know if it's as hard as it looks or if they made it easier (Surgeon would let you pick up objects no matter how awkwardly you pinched them iirc, this doesn't seem so friendly)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 31 16:44:16
this guy really earns his shooting
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9Nj0i_1596158045

'i'll kill you, you bitch... i'll slice your fuckin throat'

he's expected to survive according to article
can search: Jon David Brouseau, phoenix shooting (if want more info)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Jul 31 20:37:55
A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord with a sword after being told he had to move out because of overdue rent, Hartford police say.

http://www...sword-homicide-trnd/index.html
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 01 00:30:07
weird horror story
http://nyp...-has-new-one-built-on-his-arm/
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 01 04:51:41
lol
Before I realized it was a legit article, I thought it was just a funny Onion-type site ;D
Ugh, I couldn't find any pictures of the penis. This is unconscionable!

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"A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord"

lulz. I'm sure people will be saying that "[this is just what happens when people get squeezed for rent in the time of COVID-19]" ;p
Though, for a separate issue: I can't believe that there still hasn't been a second stimulus.

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"this guy really earns his shooting"

Wow yeah.
She handled that well. Gave him a *lot* of chances to comply. One shot. Then identified the weapon on the ground and kicked it away. That's good control.

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"the fellas and I [1941]"
http://imgur.com/gallery/WL5h9HR

Reminds me of that joke from "Blast from the Past"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ohj5HyxWN0
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 01 07:36:14
This game also looks cool:

"Short Life - Charles Manson Meets Happy Wheels - Let's Game It Out (quick look)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c036YBpK9H0
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 01 09:16:38
The game is free, so I tried all the free levels. Pretty fun! The trick to level 4's long jump was just that you have to tap up really quickly; holding up for jump makes you jump more vertically than length-ways.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 01 09:56:57
IanHubert does hilarious Blender tutorials that last usually less than 2 minutes. This one had a fun ending:
Animate Moths in Blender - Lazy Tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imkSdlbXB_U
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 01 10:09:21
Fun TNG outtake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jR7QsGNCU0
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 01 13:20:53
i was worried that 'animate moths in blender' was going to be actual moths & a blender

it does seem a helpful tutorial, although i'd recommend an even simpler base moth model... keep # of polygons to a minimum to not unnecessarily slow rendering

also, i -do- think they add realism to the space station somehow :p
hood
Member
Sat Aug 01 13:24:53
"Ugh, I couldn't find any pictures of the penis. This is unconscionable!"

There's some sick size-related burn in here.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 02 05:25:43
lol.. took me a minute :D

..
"although i'd recommend an even simpler base moth model... keep # of polygons to a minimum to not unnecessarily slow rendering"

True. He already didn't use many, but for some of those far away shots that he used, he could probably have used even fewer. :D

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Super Florida Man (good video):
"WATCH: Man jumps on hood of moving semi on FL Turnpike, beats on windshield for miles, FHP says"
http://www...-windshield-for-several-miles/

Pretty weird for the driver to give the crazy man the Terminator 2 treatment (attempting to shake him off the truck), but.. umm.. kind of a strange scenario :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 02 12:26:12
he has some object in his hand that's helping him bust up windshield (seen early at 3-5 secs in, against the blue sky above side mirror)

shaking him seems reasonable :p

tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 02 12:46:39
a loophole in the system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_rKjmTV9L8
no more evictions
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 02 19:33:13
Oh cool! lol :D
I hope he doesn't return with his razor-spike suit and a chainsaw. Most landlords can be persistent about that sort of thing ;)

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"I love cocaine!"
http://imgur.com/gallery/IiU5B0n
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 02 22:34:16
roughly 10 people in his shot so his story checks out
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 03 14:36:16
When a cigar shop clerk told Adam Zaborowski on Friday that he had to wear a mask in the shop, the 35-year-old angrily refused. Instead, he grabbed two stogies, stormed outside — and then pulled a handgun and shot at the clerk, Bethlehem Township, Pa., police said.

The next day, cornered near his home, Zaborowski allegedly fired at police with an AK-47, sparking a wild shootout with at least seven officers that ended with him shot multiple times and under arrest.

...

He’s now charged with 22 counts including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and robbery, police said, and is being held on $1 million bail.

http://www...sing-to-wear-a-mask-police-say
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 03 22:40:06
In a case like that, probably 10 days probation and an expunged record for compliance should do the trick ;)

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"roughly 10 people in his shot so his story checks out"

lol :D

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Imgur has a "Pet Show Day", so there have been a lot of good pictures today:
(kitten mewing)
http://imgur.com/gallery/tnXrieL
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 05 06:20:52
Random note: it is surprisingly difficult to find a Japanese dub version of the Dark Knight Rises — specifically to get a Japanese dub of the stadium Bane speech. I was hoping to do a short video of the Japanese Bane voice actor so I could do a video version of my Sailor Mars Bane mask edit... Maybe I'll search again tomorrow ;)

Here's my Sailor Mars meme!
http://imgur.com/gallery/NGizuw9
It took a lot of time to Photoshop. I submitted it to Imgur twice yesterday, but it only had a few people voting on it and ended at -2 votes the first time and only +1 the second time. I forgot to put a mask on the henchman, so I figured I'd delete the other version and try once more. This submission has already been downvoted, so I'm on track for repeat mediocrity ;D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 05 15:12:19
most of my tweets get no obvious notice, but doesn't deter me from complaining into the abyss :p

=====

political joke aside, what is this guy actually doing:

http://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1291076605549391872
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 05 16:27:46
good red pandas photo
http://twitter.com/akkitwts/status/1290648623009730567
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 06 06:23:58
so cute :D

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"what is this guy actually doing"

Trying to get fired? ;)
Phoning it in for sure. Or maybe he's like Bruce Willis' Unbreakable character where he only needs to lightly touch someone to know whether or not they'll do something terrible?

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"most of my tweets get no obvious notice, but doesn't deter me from complaining into the abyss :p"

Same :D
I mean, I've been posting movie reviews for years knowing that *maybe* one or two people will skim them, so I definitely embrace this sort of activity as fun in itself or personal development. Still! only *9* people voted and it ended up with no point change, meanwhile, the injustice of seeing zero effort content all over the front page every day. Lulz. #NoJusticeNoMemes

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Kitty aggressively adopts human:
http://imgur.com/gallery/DyT8Nay
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 06 06:25:40
Sweet cycling crash during final sprint:
http://imgur.com/gallery/WGcelx2
There's a short description, but I haven't looked into details of the event yet.
Repel
Member
Thu Aug 06 07:10:53
that happened yesterday in Poland at the tour of poland cycling event. The one that flipped over it a dutch cyclist who's now in IC in a stable position, but he had to fight for it the last nigt. the one in the yellow shirt how caused all this is funny enough also a dutch cyclist.

In the comments on the dutch new site people are are already out with pitchforks demanding his skin for causing all this, because he didn't sprinted in a straight line and defended himself with his elbows causing the other guy crash into the metal barriers. The thing is, if you are a follower of cycling you know this, it can happen. Sprinters tent to defend their position that way mind you its not good in any ways. the unfortunate thing in this situation was the metal barriers where not connected causing them to fly all over the place and it was a down hill sprint into a narrow street.
Repel
Member
Thu Aug 06 07:14:07
He has been banned from the event the causer and the ICC, the cycling organisation, is looking into it to see if they have to ban in from events for a couple of months.

What they also should do and what's not mentioned at all is look into the organisation of this event and sue those people for making such a terrible finish line. It seems it has been like this for years at the same place and nothing has changed. Hopefully now they will change this.

Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 06 08:32:49
"The thing is, if you are a follower of cycling you know this, it can happen. Sprinters tent to defend their position that way mind you its not good in any ways."

I was planning to make the same assertion! I wanted to read a little to make sure I wasn't missing something. Imgurians were already assuming a lot, but no way do many of those people cycle.. *so* many anti-cyclist posts on that site..

I've seen some very chaotic-looking final sprints where riders keep going back and forth making big power pushes just to cut off the riders behind them or force them into a bad line.. Most of the time it's not an issue, it's just sprint strategy. I didn't really see anything *egregious* here, so a short ban seems sufficient from my perspective (unless words were exchanged, apologies denied, or things like that).

"the metal barriers where not connected"
And it looks like those barriers weren't even in a straight line. And it's not new that races have used those barriers where the legs stick out (very old tradition and very common), but it always makes me nervous. The final sprint zone should at least have leg-free barriers that open up like a river mouth towards the finish (nothing to catch on and no resistance in the forward path if something snags). Those already exist, and it's basically just plywood, so the cost aversion may just be because they take more room to store?

"Hopefully now they will change this."
Yeah. This could be the driving force for a big rethink of those barriers, at least at finish lines. Someone going to the hospital like that... that was a big part of why the UCI started mandating helmets — some serious crashes that cost lives and careers.

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Baby monkey gets the spa treatment:
http://imgur.com/gallery/41fquCr
Repel
Member
Thu Aug 06 08:39:29
I still remember that crash that mandated the wearing of helmets today, that was Casartelli in the tour de france of 1995. He hit a small stone pillar with his head when he slipped while going downhill from a mountain.

I saw it live happening that day...
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 06 12:54:01
on the one hand "rubbing is racing" (according to a movie character about a different sport)... on the other hand looks like he ran the guy into the wall

...i don't know anything about cycling :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 06 18:59:41
raising screamapillar awareness:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnawe_y4Vnc
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 06 22:01:45
(my joke reference in case anyone unfamiliar w/ the 21st episode of the 13th season of the Simpsons)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uWTDbfZHQo
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 07 06:14:12
lol, don't think I've seen that one before :D .. season 13 explains why ;p

@[protesters?]
I don't drink Monster, but I'd probably take a minute to slowly examine different Monster drink options while pretending to be oblivious to their antics ;)
Maybe they were just out for a laugh? No signs or anything.

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"I saw it live happening that day..."

D:
I only heard about it afterwards..
Nowadays it's almost crazy seeing old footage from high speed races where no helmets were worn.

..
Random fact that's making the rounds:
The alien invasion in Crysis began August 7th, 2020.. so.. I guess, reinstall Crysis? ;)

..
Someone made a nice Toby Spider-Man / MarvelCU cross-over video:
http://imgur.com/gallery/e2cXI0U
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 07 16:31:24
Yaaaaaay!! Fresh video!!
♫ Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! ♫

"I Built a Raft That's a Mile Long and Defies All Physics - Raft"
[Let's Game It Out; August 7th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9kzxE3PfE8
I haven't watched it yet, but I don't want to forget about it either :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 07 17:38:58
Grace is back :p & w/ a vengeance

seems like he spent more time describing the game properly than usual, but could be my imagination

i considered complaining about the ad, but it actually seems like an interesting service
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 07 17:50:53
Butt-naked man caught chasing wild boar that stole his laptop [not Florida]
(includes photos...)
http://nyp...ng-boar-that-stole-his-laptop/
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 08 06:36:08
"i considered complaining about the ad, but it actually seems like an interesting service"

I'm wondering if he can break the frame rate of the NVIDIA service using his usual antics :D

14:00, lol@"hours later"
So easy to love his time commitment moments :D

18:10, "Okay, we made it" *gazes down upon raft far below*
Wow. I wonder if that was at all how the designers intended for people to scale the island. I'm guessing there was a beach somewhere :)

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Cat attacks human when she sings:
http://imgur.com/gallery/gS3siDQ
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 08 12:14:34
great cat video :p

yeah, i was thinking that island probably had a beach too

i put that game on my wishlist (til a sale)... i hope the shark doesn't really eat as often as it seemed :p... or some way to discourage it beyond poking

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here's another angle of that cyclist thing... seems like some unnecessary right elbow twitching/blocking to me (if that means anything :p) plus the obvious drift toward wall
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ukdbS_1596850838
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