Every Member Of Police Department Excitedly Volunteers To Go Undercover In White Supremacist Group

(hey, it’s The Onion!)

Japan's Disney store sells merchandise of Winnie the Pooh supporting China's protests


The online store offers shirts, mugs and other products that can be customized with an image of Pooh holding up a blank white sheet of paper, the symbol of China's lockdown protests.

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#RobReiner #trolls #trollaccounts

Attn: @Susan ✶✶✶✶ --it's just come down the Mastodon pike that all those Rob Reiner accounts are trolls; Rob Reiner is NOT on Mastodon after all.

Caveat Emptor
Welll...he's not on Mastodon YET, anyway. Twitter deserves those $8 accounts anyway; they should STAY on Twitter.

Repeat after me

  • Good, better, best.
  • Bad, worse, worst.
  • The best of all possible worlds.
  • In the worst case.
  • His own worst enemy.
  • For better or for worse.
“Worse” and “worst” ARE NOT SYNONYMS. You are using “worse” when you mean “worst”. You know who you are.

For fuck’s sake, we’ve already been saddled with the ludicrous situation where “literally” has become its own antonym. (Merriam-Webster, for one, officially gave up the fight on that one.) Now, when you use the word "literally", nobody knows any more whether you actually MEAN "literally" or "figuratively" or "ironically" or "absolutely not at all". The endgame of using just whatever word comes to hand to mean whatever the fuck you want it to mean right then, is that nobody knows what the fuck you’re talking about because the words coming out of your mouth make no sense except to yourself.

Languages WORK because we agree on what words mean what things. When we just spew arbitrary word-salad, communication breaks down.

#PetPeeves #GetItRIGHT #EngrishAsSheIsSpoke #grammarfascist

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Very creative and funny at times.
I'd say oft-times. 😁

In 1973, Sacheen Littlefeather took the stage to reject an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando. She was given 60 seconds on stage to provide the following speech:

“Hello. My name is Sacheen Littlefeather. I'm Apache and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee. I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening and he has asked me to tell you in a very long speech, which I cannot share with you presently because of time but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry – excuse me – and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee. I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening and that we will in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity. Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando"

She kept her full composure despite the boos and jeers coming from the audience. John Wayne had to be restrained by security because he wanted to physically assault her as she left the stage. Clint Eastwood mocked her by saying that he was presenting the award on behalf of “all the cowboys shot in all the John Ford Westerns.” Subsequently, Littlefeather was blacklisted by Hollywood and never worked again.

Nearly half a century later, Littlefeather will return to the Academy as a guest of honor on September 17, 2022.

Boy, did that create an explosion. Holy sjit.
As well it should have. She did well, IMHO.

BTW, she aged amazingly.


Yeah, this is definitely a plus-and-minus situation. If I didn't own the house I would not have shelled out $2500 in an emergency on monday because there was water backing up in the downstairs shower every time the clothes washer drains. I wouldn't've dropped $8500 on a furnace last year because the CO monitor in beside the furnace had begun to chirp about it being 30 years old. I wouldn't be looking at $1400 to get the front steps repaired where they've cracked away from the house and are beginning to sink into the ground.
Both this house and the last one have had a five digit emergency roughly every three years. And I'm absolutely going to make money at some point because the value of the house is rising more than that per year. But it sucks having to pay the price of a really good used car with only a day or two of warning because something's happened that makes the house unlivable until it's fixed. You don't get to just ignore a blocked sewer or a dead furnace, or the time the foundation cracked and the front wall began to tear away from the house and crack the front windows, or the time the windstorm trashed the roof and there was water leaking down the walls, or the multiple times the upstairs shower drain pipe has failed so water dumps out of the wall and floods two rooms downstairs.
You certainly said it better than I did.
I don't own the house I'm in but I earn my keep via my equipment maintenance background. I keep stuff running, like the refrigerator that quit auto-defrosting over a decade ago. Having lived in the era prior to auto-defrost fridges, I got manual defrosting down to a science. And I can handle backed up sewer lines as well as gas and electrical appliances.

Not to brag--but I do earn my keep to offset rent with.

Chuck Berry With Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Johnny B. Goode


3:18 min live music video

The original from 1958:

#music #rock #ChuckBerry #BruceSpringsteen

U.S. men's success in the World Cup brings a windfall to the women's team


The success of the men's squad in Qatar will bring players on the women's team more money than they were rewarded for winning the 2019 tournament.

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posted by pod_feeder_v2

jrsy diaspora
About time.

This ATM at Art Basel has a twist: It posts a picture of you with your bank balance


The ATM created by art collective MSCHF puts the cash balance of those who use it on display at the Art Basel in Miami Beach and ranks people by wealth.

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posted by pod_feeder_v2

In case you have wondered about the message on the stone...

Gingrich is exactly the person who put the GOP on the Dixiecrat insanity of Soviet-like one-party permanent rule. He wrote the book on it.
One of the reasons I've referred to him in the past as Knute Gutwrench.

#fridakahlo #artist #painter #surrealism

„Was ich sehr deutlich und intensiv zum Ausdruck bringen wollte, war, dass der Grund, warum diese Menschen Helden und Götter erfinden oder sich einbilden mussten, pure Angst ist. Angst vor dem Leben und Angst vor dem Tod.“
« Ce que je voulais exprimer très clairement et intensément, c'est que la raison pour laquelle ces gens ont dû inventer des héros et des dieux ou s'imaginer est la pure peur. Peur de la vie et peur de la mort. »
„What I wanted to express very clearly and intensively was that the reason why these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death.”

Frida Kahlo

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