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Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 09 21:30:11
This seems familiar, but probably because "Cats slowly falling off of things" probably has its own subReddit ;)
http://imgur.com/gallery/VxOFsXd
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 09 22:33:19
(probably) (probably) :p

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Cool lightning strike destruction:
http://imgur.com/gallery/R8naPQ3
And a cat runs towards the danger, because that's what heroes do.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 10 00:59:37
Hmm... this is borderline conspiracy theory, but it feels truthi-, so I'll share ;D

Someone suggested that Ellen might be getting cast under a poor light so aggressively because the network simply cannot afford her anymore; it's cheaper to get a new host. E! did the same with Joel McHale. They had to keep giving him pay increases every contract, and at some point that means that the cost of producing the show bloats, so they cut him. The difference is that E! didn't have to deal with public backlash because "The Soup" wasn't that popular, whereas Ellen has a much bigger following on NBC.

The counterpoint would be the (apparent?) grassroots nature of her being targeted for cancellation. "Cancel Ellen" articles tend to point back to a Tweet by comedian Kevin Porter: http://twi...us/1241049881688412160?lang=en
"Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank"

..but even looking at that Tweet.. we basically have someone who *paid* to weaponize the social media lynch mob to find dirt on Ellen, which makes you wonder about the source of his motives. It's probably unlikely that NBC approached some rando comedian and had him weaponize his followers, but anyone who mobilizes the mob in this way loses points in my book ... I have to wonder if social media sites will add protections against mobilizing the mob like this in the future.

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cute kitten:
http://imgur.com/gallery/krmXZhF
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 10 01:08:18
New bartering system: exchange your cell phone for a motorcycle helmet
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=k8RlU_1596228981
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 10 12:11:06
i saw someone talking about that Ellen smear theory on Twitter, they noted the various allegations out there weren't specifically about Ellen herself (not sure what all is out there, i saw the one thing about some disgruntled ex-employees over treatment)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 10 12:13:25
...general treatment not by Ellen specifically
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 10 13:22:06
Liveleak text: "Ryan Whitaker, 40, had been playing video games with his girlfriend, Brandee Nees, into the night when he went to answer the door with a gun in his hand. Whitaker immediately began lowering his weapon and raised a hand in the air before he was shot in the back three times from point blank range. "

"Youtube text": Phoenix police had portrayed Whitaker's shooting as an emergency domestic violence call. A 30-minute police body camera video released this week indicates the incident started over a noise complaint from a neighbor upstairs who called police twice.

[incident roughly 1:20]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=R49P9TuFLOQ

somewhat obscured & blurred... (by brief elbow glimpse relative to torso @ ~1:24) seems like initially he moved gun behind his back (but probably to indicate -not- threatening them rather than being sneaky)... the rest of his difficult to see motion seems to be lowering to place on ground

my impression anyway...

maybe back to no-knocks? :P

or just never answer your door (my policy for years)
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 10 21:13:45
Yikes.. yeah, they murdered that man.

"but probably to indicate -not- threatening them rather than being sneaky)"
That was my impression. He came out thinking he'd be in a fight with neighborhood hooligans, saw it was police, tried to put the weapon away. Then the less experienced officer shot him. Poorly trained police in this case.
..and then they're standing there with him bleeding out, not rendering aid. Fucking hell..
Without the blur it's difficult to say, but from the rest of the video it looks like the non-firing officer figured that the shots would be fatal, which is why he didn't render aid. In general, that's not a call officers should make (i.e., *always* render aid), but maybe the shots were just *that* obviously placed? He transitioned way too quickly to treating it like a crime scene — Whitaker was still alive. Is this fucking Minority Report? "Oh, he'll be dead soon, seal off the crime scene."

Pretty fucking insensitive to stand there explaining why it was fine that they killed her boyfriend. He was acting like he was explaining it to his union rep.

And it sounds like her talk about the door viewer was related to a previous issue, which she may have been about to explain was why Whitaker (her BF) came out semi-aggressively. Maybe she was saying that if he had done like last time, he would have looked out through the viewer, seen it was the police, and this wouldn't have happened — poorly trained police or not?

Imagine losing a loved one like that. Reminds me of that Onion article from 2017 (substitute "Amazon" for "Police"):
"Popular New Amazon Service Just Comes To Your House And Kills You"
http://www...s-to-your-house-and-1819917496

The police seem to have released the videos with the censors in place. This one has less blur and shows the firing officer's body cam:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=675vUIszwtw
Jeff Cooke, who fired, had a perfect view and shot Whitaker in the back, so he panic-fired. At the very least he should lose his job, but I think they should also charge him with manslaughter. For manslaughter charges: He definitely did not act as an officer should (part of why he should lose his job), and even a reasonable person would not shoot at someone's back as he crouches and puts his weapon down with the other hand raised. Whitaker was surrendering and was executed by an idiot. It's sad that this had to make the news for the department to take action (they still have not fired Cooke, but maybe now they will).

I say it every time: police need better training.
That officer who fired should not have even been allowed a firearm if that's how he handles a stress moment. And police need to be willing to take the risk on themselves to avoid a bad shooting, not react based on personal fear.

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"they noted the various allegations out there weren't specifically about Ellen herself"

Yeah, and things I've read about Ellen herself haven't been very interesting at all. Like, she (supposedly) had employees chew mint gum before having in-person meetings with her, she didn't show up to Dakota Johnson's birthday party (because we're all in kindergarten and that's a big deal), and her on-show pranks can have a little bit of a cruel bend to them (I'll give them that, but it's always a thin line between pranks so lame that no one cares and pranks with just a little bit of comical cruelty). And a story not about Ellen herself: another thing was that she had a black employee who was made fun of by the other employees (supposedly called her the "PC police"), which anti-Ellen peeps use as evidence of a bad work culture. Kind of a stretch.

Kind of sounds like these people have never had a bad boss before, or they think that bosses have to be 100% friends all the time, which just isn't realistic when you have a show to run.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 10 21:13:50
"Severely Injured Woman Heroically Fights Off Paramedics Trying To Force Her Into Medical Debt"
[Onion, Public Radio; August 10th, 2020]
http://www...ghts-off-paramedics-1844671492
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 10 21:19:22
Millennial despair video:
"CRIBZ: Millennial Edition"
[CurryFriedSquid; August 10th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkcdgH4SA5g
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 10 22:37:33
can cop training ever really simulate a real scenario though? can the sense of danger be achieved

maybe once a week or so they should have their weapons secretly disabled & have faked dangerous encounters in the course of their jobs

make it so they never know what's real... see how that works >.>
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 10 23:41:41
news:"Swarm of quakes sparks worries about larger quake on San Andreas fault"

this would be an appropriate year for that big one that's overdue
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 11 00:54:29
We could finally get our Arizona Bay real estate! \:D/

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"maybe once a week or so they should have their weapons secretly disabled & have faked dangerous encounters in the course of their jobs"

lol, that'd be good :D
They need their own personal Pink Panther Cato following them around, that way they're always prepared ;)

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Fish learns about the great breadth of the world in its final moments:
http://imgur.com/gallery/iIvdGlL
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 11 05:26:17
More cheetah snuggles:
http://imgur.com/gallery/64RikyW
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 11 05:27:19
"WE NEED MORE KAZOO!!!"
http://imgur.com/gallery/mk5sD8j
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 11 05:46:24
I decided to assemble more cheetah stuff that I've collected in my favorites. A lot seems to be from the Wild Cat Conservation:

kissing cheetah:
http://imgur.com/gallery/lMXHPgw

hanging out on ledge:
http://imgur.com/gallery/iFi7MPR

cheetah talking at tour group:
http://imgur.com/gallery/kry2oQI

cheetah ear massage:
http://imgur.com/gallery/d6xyUke

chin scritches:
http://imgur.com/gallery/HPEsyus

moar scritches:
http://imgur.com/gallery/2osVua6

little cheetah attacks mom cheetah:
http://imgur.com/gallery/gdv9pV4

purring cheetah staring:
http://imgur.com/gallery/YsvsS0y
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 12 05:25:09
Cattle bathing is the best thing since cat juggling!
http://imgur.com/gallery/WOLES5h
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 12 05:28:33
Another one of those videos that reminds me of why the Internet must live on:
"Winslow Plays the Piano When He Wants Yums"
http://imgur.com/gallery/H8Trn4z
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 12 05:31:17
"Bowling Ball Soccer!"
http://imgur.com/gallery/WPEBLR2
There may not be a second season given the injury rate ;)
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 12 05:32:37
Someone spent a *lot* of time redoing Harry Potter with guns instead of magic:
http://imgur.com/gallery/cmQEbXx
(links to the full version and downloads in the comments)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 12 10:32:46
i kicked a bowling ball once... not pleasant :p

the Harry Potter thing sounds interesting, will check it out later
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 12 16:50:32
it might require hunting to find the full thing (if it exists)

this trailer was in comments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3bayNGdrQ0

there's a site talking about it existing in full length, but reads like copyright issues hampering posting it
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 12 17:29:03
good beirut video (better than initial ones around)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=ka2Tr_1597144875
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 12 17:32:19
another beirut video during bridal shoot
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=kdvli_1597180890

she shows some definite fear/concern... but he doesn't... he must be responsible, using his wedding as an alibi
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 13 00:40:13
A Florida sheriff is making national headlines for not just criticizing face masks, but banning them for his deputies and staff — as well as visitors to the sheriff’s offices — on the same day that Covid-19 deaths in his county hit an all-time high.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods, the top cop in the north central Florida county, issued his prohibition in response to a local ordinance mandating masks that was passed by the Ocala City Council last week.

Woods noted that the new regulation allowed an exemption for government entities, and so he decided to exercise his legal authority to not just neglect to require masks, but to actively oppose them.

“Now, that ordinance exempts government entities and leaves the decision to the figure heads,” Woods explained in an email to his staff. “So, as for us, my order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office — masks will not be worn.”

He also added that any visitors to their offices would be asked to remove their masks, or they would be asked to leave.
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http://www...s-local-covid-19-deaths-spike/
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 13 07:26:17
"another beirut video during bridal shoot"

Oh neat. Before clicking I was expecting it to be that other one that was filmed in a courtyard.

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"good beirut video (better than initial ones around)"

So cool! (Not to be insensitive to the people affected :p ..) but really shows how well James Cameron did the nuke scene in Terminator 2 ;D

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"it might require hunting to find the full thing (if it exists)"

Shit! I should have figured that it would get pulled quickly. There were working links in the comments that had the entire movie in streaming format, but they now lead to copyright infringement pages, yeah. This Mega page still seems to work for a full download:
http://meg...IdzARr7FSynraDUgT0bE_SiIaOTfqA
FYI: Mega downloads can be weird if you haven't used them before. They do a background download that doesn't register in the browser's download history until it completes on the web page..

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"Biden Campaign Gets Kamala Harris Quickly Up To Speed On Candidate’s Plans For Presidential Funeral Service"
[Onion, News in Brief; August 12th, 2020]
http://politics.theonion.com/nib-biden-campaign-gets-kamala-harris-quickly-up-to-sp-1844701660
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 13 07:40:47
"He also added that any visitors to their offices would be asked to remove their masks, or they would be asked to leave."

"Florida" already explains this, but.. wow.

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Someone teaching the Steven Seagal method:
http://imgur.com/gallery/HEg5PEl
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 13 13:37:40
the Harry Potter trailer probably has the best parts (as w/ many movies :p) so i will probably just stick w/ that (i don't want to download :p)

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(allegedly) Indian man installs life-sized wax model of deceased wife into new bungalow for housewarming party

http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=spUND_1597219209

i tried to catch her moving but was not successful... a damn fine wax figure if it's real (& quite creepy)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 14 00:59:21
satisfying sound... + don't miss the end
http://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1294123387808342018
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 14 01:37:45
cat performance art
http://twitter.com/OregonProgress/status/1294144870051790848
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 14 05:41:45
"What is it to be a cat?" — Cat Sartre ;)

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"Indian man installs life-sized wax model of deceased wife"

D:
Count Carl von Cosel comes to mind...

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"satisfying sound... + don't miss the end"

Very kewl. I wonder about the margin of error on placement for that :)

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I've heard of this event before, but this was the first time I saw the video:
Australian man Bill Morgan wins the lottery twice:
http://imgur.com/gallery/6FZgEXz
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 14 15:58:45
i was assuming ^his coma was years long... it was 15 days... he deserves nothing!

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bear joining the picnic... relaxing w/ elbow on table:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJgoplPBptA
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 14 16:00:31
long drop
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a5SP0_1597372233
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 14 16:05:22
bison attacks biker
(who will it be... why is it vertical...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFtb_uIQOKQ

spoiler:
can safely skip 1st minute w/o losing context, 2:15 actual attack

using my untrained animal psychology, i will guess crouching down seemed like a threatening posture
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 15 09:03:56
..thought for sure that red bike was going down :D

"using my untrained animal psychology, i will guess crouching down seemed like a threatening posture"
I was thinking the same! When she was in the grass, that looked like a wild cat maneuver.

But I can't tell what she was doing in the video right before the attack :( .. it seems to start right as she's being lifted/thrown or something... Someone needs to get the recording person a better phone and teach her about landscape mode! ;p

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"bear joining the picnic... relaxing w/ elbow on table"

He'll be frustrated when he fully integrates in human culture, working his way up, getting a normal job, maybe even becoming manager. But when he gets passed up for promotion, he'll wonder if he should have stayed in the woods.. If there was something out there that spoke to his true purpose ;)

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"long drop"

So cool :D
Comments link to a free-fall calculator that estimates a 2.79s free-fall to be about 120 feet.. so.. wow. D:
I thought it was best to cross your ankles for big jumps so that you didn't break them when hitting the water? I was taught that, but I tried Googling references and didn't find anything. So maybe not :p

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Fox making squeak noises:
http://imgur.com/gallery/zN7b9AS
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 16 01:40:19
I mentioned in the last thread ( #UGTwit118 #CptPortland ) that someone was suspicious that the CDC's turnover of COVID-19 data to HHS had resulted in data manipulation to make it look like GOP states had reducing numbers while DNC states had remained the same... Checking back in on him, he's sort of issued a retraction. He deleted the other video ( watch?v=wsSwzVomWhU ) and posted this:

"Stepping back a claim about COVID-19 data"
[Jeff Hester YouTube; July 20th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2O5ZG7g77s
"In part my decision stemmed from the fact that when I removed Texas and Florida from the data the size of the effect decreased significantly. In part my decision stemmed from the fact that I could not identify a clear mechanism whereby the HHS could influence case data in a way that would not become apparent in data independently reported to states. I remain uneasy about the data, but want to be careful not to overstate a claim."

Far less sensational. The short version is that individual states would have to manipulate their data before sending it to the HHS. That could be the case for why Florida numbers went down. It traces back to Rebekah Jones and her claims that Florida was cooking the books. Florida also failed to report some cases and had a backlog. Not sure about Texas.

He also removed the video because of idiots in the comments. Like, he doesn't want people to throw out the baby with the bath water, thinking that *if* the HHS was manipulating data, then no government health entity could be trusted at all on anything, thus, "[Why bother wearing masks or social distancing? Hoax!]" ;p

Kind of silly to fold just because people misinterpreted his interpretation of the data. But, at least he posted a retraction.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 16 02:43:04
so maybe HHS contacted all R states and told them to start fudging the #s as they have control now and won't expose them :p

Trump has swapped in a herd immunity doc and sent away Birx for noting the virus is spreading, so pretty sure there will be continued very limited helpful efforts from this administration, it's up to governors to handle it how they see fit
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 16 05:32:24
"so maybe HHS contacted all R states and told them to start fudging the #s as they have control now and won't expose them :p"

Could be! :D
That could account for the varying levels of participation. Like, maybe a couple of HHS calls to Texas and Florida, who were like, "[Hell yes! Let's cook the books and get back to $$$business$$$!]" After that, they wouldn't need *that* much book-cooking participation to account for the rest of the slope drop. The HHS' new reporting standards may account for that too, though I'll avoid speculating.

"continued very limited helpful efforts from this administration, it's up to governors to handle it how they see fit"

Which is so sad. This is one of the few times that federal leadership actually matters and could make an impact. States making poor choices pull every other state down with them.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rejected early mask mandates, which was stupid for a tourism state. Then he let the April stay-at-home order expire, then continued dragging his feet about the mask order (still none; it's city-specific, if at all). Now their numbers *look* like they're going down, but they have a back log of untested materials. Even Texas adopted a mask order (July 3rd), which sort of keeps to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's promise of getting back to work "safely". That mask mandate may be why they've seen decline since July 16th. TX Governor Abbott has also been pushing for people to get tested and stay vigilant about health guidelines, which seems against Trump's wishes? Vermont, Delaware, Missouri, California, and Hawai'i seem to be the current problem children (spiking right now). Each its own story.

Blerg. #MoreDoom ;p

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Tiny raccoon:
http://imgur.com/gallery/DBZctGp
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 16 05:37:30
squirrel in a shark costume tries to eat an avocado but is denied glory:
http://imgur.com/gallery/aeDwu0r
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 16 07:20:31
Yoshi Tanenbaum does an amazing gazelle flip onto a steep transition
(Skateboarding)
[The Berrics; January 12th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL0jnAxDlDY
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 16 12:48:33
his mother would not approve of ^that video


& how could they take away that avocado!! the right thing to do would be draw a face on it then more feeding

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brawl between antifa & confederates
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=6UNt_1597563728

an interesting jaw punch from behind at 20 sec (black guy vs blondie in grey)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 16 14:01:26
new sport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiK6ui_i-g
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 16 21:48:31
She doesn't sound like she wants to play ;)

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"brawl between antifa & confederates"

Someone needs to edit it with little icons above each team's heads so you can tell who's who ;p

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"you need genius stupid people"
(using two truck lifts to lift a car)
http://imgur.com/gallery/nijTzM1
(the commentary is by two stupid people, so no need to unmute; they're just talking about the recording that someone else took)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 16 22:10:42
but how did it get into that starting position...
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 17 01:13:27
Maybe some trick with the front vs. rear brakes? Like,
- car backs onto the rear truck's ramp,
- puts car in neutral,
- puts on the parking brake (rear wheels only), then
- front truck backs up with the ramp all the way down, so the front wheels roll onto the front ramp but the car stays on the rear ramp
?

I would just call a tow truck, so this may be a few too many steps removed for me ;D

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Apparently this is *not* *Vin Diesel* playing with a cat, but it's still cute :)
http://imgur.com/gallery/filIfLt
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 17 19:39:01
This Daily Dose just popped up. The frozen hampster, makeover, and frightened typewriter kitty were probably the best — that starts at 1:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX_lmt6FLzw
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 17 19:42:57
*[hamster]

lizard drinking fresh mango juice:
http://imgur.com/gallery/CoaAMqn
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 17 22:42:15
YouTube has been suggesting old ClickHole videos to me:

"Heartbreakingly Adorable: Watch This Mother Explain Death To Her Child"
[Clickhole; May 21st, 2015]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKoa9cm0-U
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 18 01:11:20
the makeover guy should go on a crime spree, he never would be ID'd

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i finally watched the Solo movie... wasn't too good

-spoiler-
so he saved Chewie, met Lando, did the Kessel run & won the Falcon all in the same adventure... how eventful, all of his backstory at once

worst part... (probably not adding anything new to internet commentary here :p) but they tried to make the Kessel Run parsec thing makes sense... it will NEVER make sense... he was bragging about the speed of the Falcon, finding a way to make it distance will never save the comment... hopefully the special edition director's cut will just edit that nonsense out

sort of notable: they worked in a way for Han to shoot first... seemed a little shoe-horned, but glad the writers are on the right side of that one :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 18 08:15:59
"but they tried to make the Kessel Run parsec thing makes sense..."

Yikes. They should have just gone with it. They tried to correct that in Episode VII also.

I haven't seen Solo, and I didn't really intend to either — sounds like there's no rush :/

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High winds in Iowa:
http://www...ve/iowa_derecho_100_mph_winds/
hood
Member
Tue Aug 18 09:20:07
They tried to make Han some sort of good guy, a non-scoundrel as it were. It was incredibly stupid. Kinda the whole movie was stupid.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 18 12:14:06
"i'm a scoundrel"
"no, you're a good guy"

quality exposition


& i left out he also got his signature blaster on that same adventure

but how did he get his black vest??? they forgot that part i think
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 18 13:21:40
unusual fishing technique
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aWy70_1597687291

but where do you find the bulimic cormorants...
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 19 05:43:46
I understand the idea of catching birds once he sees that they have fish in their throats.. but I'm confused that the birds seem willing to hang out with him during this process. ;p

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"They tried to make Han some sort of good guy, a non-scoundrel as it were."

That doesn't make much sense... his arc in the original trilogy was that he was a hardened scoundrel but found purpose through virtuous friends like Leia and Luke... If he was already nice, then where was the change? Okay, now I'm curious. Do they make him nice and then show him degrade? I'm lost. Do I just need to watch it to see how bad it is? ;D

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"Back to the future 2020"
(car speeds, then crashes, possibly knocking down a telephone pole)
http://imgur.com/gallery/ntNr5HL
Cherub Cow
Member
Wed Aug 19 05:56:53
"If You Don’t Think You Have Any Racial Prejudices, You Better Watch This Video"
[Onion/ClickHole; February 27th, 2015]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93_PDoSJESs
#BringHimBack
hood
Member
Wed Aug 19 09:40:56
"If he was already nice, then where was the change? Okay, now I'm curious. Do they make him nice and then show him degrade? I'm lost. Do I just need to watch it to see how bad it is? ;D "

Han starts out as a nice, virtuous schmuck stuck as little more than a slave on some shithole planet. He even takes on a virtuous quest to do good for some group of people (it's been a while and I half-heartedly watched it once). He gets betrayed, is forced to make difficult decisions. And just like that, he's apparently the scoundrel we all know and love.

Or something. It's really very stupid. Basically, Han is a wishy-washy dreamer with nothing but good intentions in his heart until a few people betrayed him.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 19 12:26:29
it has the feel of some teenage fans made the movie for fun (& who really wanted to explain the Kessel Run thing), then special effects & real actors were swapped in

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is that racial prejudice video parodying another video or just pure strangeness? :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 19 12:29:26
the chewie rescue seemed disappointing & unconvincing & you could picture 2 random people acting that out in a basement

and the gambling scenes seemed disappointing & unconvincing & you could picture 2 random people acting that out in a basement

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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 19 15:43:05
another bear video... seems an uptick in them lately
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkF9s-SXMTE
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 19 16:49:22
fire driving
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uXyD0_1597831306
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 20 08:26:20
lit af!

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"is that racial prejudice video parodying another video or just pure strangeness? :p"

I think the title was their usual clickbait parody, but the rest of it... yeah, pure strangeness XD

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"Han is a wishy-washy dreamer with nothing but good intentions in his heart until a few people betrayed him."

Arg :/
That doesn't really fit for his character... in the original, he seemed like someone who had never known *anyone* good ;)

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How to make people squint their eyes deciding if you're shoplifting ;p
(mesh grocery bag shirt)
http://imgur.com/gallery/LEFpTkl
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Aug 20 08:30:38
The great howl of the beast:
(tiny puppy)
http://imgur.com/gallery/VuW3Rjo
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 21 07:04:11
To bring up the Ellen thing again, here's another fun point about that from a Joe Rogan clip that popped up after I followed a UP link :p

"The Ellen Degeneres Backlash"
[JRE Clips; Aug 14, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDb7Qwwzgyg
[1:34] "There's only a few jobs in entertainment, right? So I think a lot of the cancel culture shit is probably these motherfuckers want those jobs."
..he also goes into a CIA conspiracy theory thing where he suspects that Ellen covers CIA narratives, but Joe Rogan doesn't exactly follow up with that point very well. It could have been a funny distraction ;D
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Aug 21 07:04:47
"Make Nightmare Men in Blender - Lazy Tutorials"
[IanHubert; Jun 22, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgfJIZEDY44
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 21 12:09:31
i was assuming dropping toy figures in a blender... i'll figure it out next time maybe :p

Blender seems really powerful for a free tool... i used Autodesk's 3DS Max at work for some things, never got particularly good w/ it
hood
Member
Fri Aug 21 15:03:59
That Ellen clip was hilarious.

Joe: "she's holding on to him, it's odd."
dude: "yeah"
Joe: "she's allowed to do that because she's a woman, but if she was a man holding onto a woman's arm that long..."
dude: "that'd be rape."

Like.... yeah. Probably.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 00:28:57
something about Joe Rogan is unsettling


women love shopping:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9pGz6_1598025608
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 01:24:20
a good Penn & Teller Fool Us routine
(11 mins, if you don't enjoy magic don't watch :p)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjURsDCIJws

"...there will always be an Asian who takes it to the next level" seems true :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 22 11:50:00
lol, I love his weird narration :D
He's paraphrasing like, a dozen movies :D
The big coins were pure blasphemy.

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"Like.... yeah. Probably."

Not *rape*, but I see the point, yeah :/
A lot of those issues go away with social intelligence, like, just being able to read the room.. but that doesn't mean it's easy.

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"Blender seems really powerful for a free tool... i used Autodesk's 3DS Max at work for some things, never got particularly good w/ it"

Try Blender! It's awesome :D
I usually use the Adobe suite, but I've been watching a lot of Blender tutorials so I can do 3D work there and import to After Effects (Adobe doesn't have a good built-in 3D creation program). Nothing usable has materialized from it yet (just an emu and a person's head), but I have plans >:D

This Blender guy, Grant Abbitt, gets called the Bob Ross of Blender sculpting. He explains things but also gives some background talk-static while you work alongside him. A pretty nice way to spend 20 minutes if you want a great intro. I was pretty excited just being able to see a rewarding result so quickly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKY2FIy60nc
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 22 11:50:07
"Absolutely Adorable! This Company Let This Man’s Son Tell Him He’s Fired"
[Clickhole/Onion; June 8th, 2015]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwMMQoEtS4M
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 22 12:24:01
That store opening was frightening, btw. The closeness of those situations should already be avoided, but toss a pandemic in? These people have bad priorities. Even in the best case scenario (deals on hand sanitizer and soap), that's just not a good risk... :p

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kittens at the door
http://imgur.com/gallery/KzJD9mT
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 12:36:29
using Blender would make me feel like i was at work :p

also, i don't have anything i want to model at the moment (but will 'favorite' that video in case i ever do)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 12:38:18
this shoe has a remarkable trajectory
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=u4RbB_1598107977
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 16:29:28
ALF sighting:
http://twitter.com/BistuaNuova/status/1297086370733793282
hood
Member
Sat Aug 22 18:19:25
"Not *rape*, but I see the point, yeah :/
A lot of those issues go away with social intelligence, like, just being able to read the room.. but that doesn't mean it's easy."

Well I was being about 20% serious. Clearly holding an arm is not rape. But I can tell you if Ellen was holding my arm, I'd be wigged the fuck out and I probably wouldn't say anything. If I was holding Ellen's arm, I may be escorted off stage.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Aug 22 23:22:54
You could get away with it if you acted like the Onion's O'Brady Shaw (their Anderson Cooper parody):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVScr30e2I
Just be like, way too overly sincere and emotionally invested ;D

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"this shoe has a remarkable trajectory"

Perfect camera placement :D
Their attempted crossing looks like the classic "one direction stopped, but I forgot about the other direction" ;)

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Beekeeper with no sting suit relocates a hive:
http://imgur.com/gallery/nbFaVKK
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sat Aug 22 23:37:00
"and then i hucked it over the fence into the neighbor's yard where they were having a picnic"
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 23 01:35:19
That's the only way they'll pay for their crimes!
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 23 12:34:16
bat nightclub
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=0cLn_1598104839
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 23 15:42:35
unfriendly behavior
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=eDPl_1598149481

looks like a possible weapon (dark color extends into his palm)... like a wrist mounted blackjack... is that a thing? :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 23 22:35:04
original (or at least closer to original) bat video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEKdV3-NxCk
loses a lot w/o the music & saturation change but at least the rabies-looking ones are less rabies-looking :p just eating
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 23 23:04:41
lulz. Saw that in Renzo's Portland thread after going down a Twitter comment wormhole. :D

"like a wrist mounted blackjack... is that a thing? :p"

It might just be a protective arm sleeve or forearm/wrist brace? I wasn't able to find anything weapon-related

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"bat nightclub"

Now I want to go to a goth night club :'(

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YouTuber "Shamook" does DeepFake improvements of bad CGI in movies. This was his improvement of Princess Leia in Rogue One:
[May 16th, 2020]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byKy9kGnyvo
Comments point out that he could have softened the contrast (her eyes look too dark for the scene), but overall it looks more human, whereas Disney's CGI looked glassy-eyed and disproportionate.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 24 23:03:03
Fun mashup video:
(that Wayne's World belly rolling thing)
http://imgur.com/gallery/mE69rlS
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Aug 24 23:21:21
that does seem stupid to do :p not natural behavior so wouldn't have evolutionary protections
(i'd probably drive a pregnant woman nuts :p)


maybe the wrist whacker/palm puncher could be a million dollar idea :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 01:53:49
can't go wrong w/ cellos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYf595EJAc4
she also has Airwolf & other stuff


"2Cellos" has a number of things i hadn't seen too
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 25 03:01:31
Awesome! :D
I posted a couple of her videos in the music thread. Very cool to basically form her own orchestra with layered recordings.

2Cellos seems to have put out a new album. I hadn't checked in on them much since their old "Welcome to the Jungle" video (2011). Checking their history.. looks like they went on location in 2017 for a Game of Thrones theme song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcFpvolRN3w
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 25 03:02:15
When emus attack:
(Running [In abject fear?] from emu)
http://imgur.com/gallery/2FkRseF
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Aug 25 08:16:44
Surprise!
(Strange disagreement)
http://imgur.com/gallery/OrAsUns
I have a feeling that this will be taken down from Imgur, so I saved it :p
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 12:30:50
i guess he didn't like that guy...

he fused nicely into the bush, instant evolution into some car ramming defense
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 12:46:29
started looking at other emu videos :p

this one decent in showing intimidation tactics... i guess it's making the hissing & growling noises (hard to tell what's from cameraman & potential microphone contacts)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrsrjYywY6Y
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Aug 25 15:54:28
non-hasselhoffs:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=azeTe_1598300725
a shame the video ends (but probably pushed back on shore & had success the next time... one would hope)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Aug 26 00:23:43
another impressive magic act
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iVWOyfg6p8

watching at 1/4 speed can reveal a substantial element of it (if you want to ruin it :p)
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Aug 27 13:05:34
some guy flying around
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHaOxUoGXCM
hood
Member
Thu Aug 27 14:04:57
tw's link led me here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1wEO-pHizQ
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Aug 28 15:45:11
new Lets Game It Out
(revisit of Sims 4, w/ pet expansion, probably others... the initial 1:20 is re-cap of last time)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Axt48Gngu4
some similar behavior as first one :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 30 08:28:00
He showed some *real* restraint not killing all those pets :D
I wonder if he was thinking about how that would just *hemorrhage* his subscribers. ;D
Also funny that he's making orphans now XD

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"this one decent in showing intimidation tactics..."

I would not be in there :D
Birds go for the eyes, and that one has some crazy reach D:
Some additional emu research may be necessary for that project..

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"(if you want to ruin it :p)"

That green dress at 4:05 was impressive :D
I went back to see if I knew how that one was done.. I suspected her left hand, but maybe that wasn't it. Maybe some kind of hook system in the curtain or on her back?
So that was crazy. Probably witchcraft ;p

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"tw's link led me here"

So what was cool. I'd seen videos of him flying in the suit but had no idea how much engineering went into the suit itself (suit, not the jet pack). Mark III will have to clean up some of the visibility issues ;D

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A fun start to this Daily Dose (August 27, 2020):
(specifically the Coca-Cola bottle)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8jJrWEfhlk
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 30 13:21:01
^massive manta ray!

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the spoiler on some of the quick change magic i spotted:

[backwards]
.tnatsissa tsuj ro yllacinahcem os ...niatruc urht kcab deknay gnitteg stiftuo eht ees nac ,niatruc yb si ehs nehw seno nO :om-ols ni deweiV

so like you said maybe :p

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another anti-masker:

http://twitter.com/kenolin1/status/1299889937953763328

"
get back on your highway to hell & get out of a godly man's face
...
return to your service of satan
"
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Aug 30 13:52:45
water cooler cat
http://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aFqlM_1598722465
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Aug 30 23:24:52
"another anti-masker"

He's like a tent preacher.. but for masks.

"I got you on video, so" — the Panoptic refrain of our times ;)

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Puddle turns out to be kind of deep:
http://imgur.com/gallery/0I2qtx7
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Aug 31 04:31:12
"Don’t Understand Bitcoin? This Man Will Mumble An Explanation At You"
[Onion/Clickhole; July 7, 2015]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4APcgsRdW6w
TLDR: "Digital currency ... teleport money ... bitcoin ... public ledger. Block chain ... bitcoin ... bitcoins ... provides ... old days ... bandits ride off with it ... bitcoin ... block chain... private key .. Winklevoss Twins ... bitcoin."
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