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Cue Monty Python’s Upper-Class Twit of the Year sketch…. We Just Passed Prince Charles’s 96-Month Deadline to Save The World From ‘Ecosystem Collapse’  

Too many corporations, even internet companies, haven’t internalized the realities of this new world. The same technology that enables them to garner millions of eyeballs for their content also empowers smaller fry, who can turn those eyeballs against them if they put a foot wrong. How Zillow Became an Internet Villain: Targeting McMansion Hell – Bloomberg

College writing center: Proper grammar perpetuates ‘racist,’ ‘unjust language structure’ –    The University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center now instructs students that expecting proper grammar from others perpetuates racism and “unjust language structures.”

An excerpt from the song “Au clair de la lune”, originally recorded as a phonautogram on paper. As of May 2009, this is believed to be the oldest recognizable recording of a human voice in existence. According to the remasterers, the lyrics sung are the first lines of the second stanza “Au clair de la lune, Pierrot répondit” (Under the moonlight, Pierrot replied).

Don’t expect Dark side of the Moon production here – remember, we’re talking first recordings ever made.The interesting thing is that the recording was never intended to be played back – or at least the technology to play it back was never imagined at the time.It was recorded by a “phonautograph”, which etches waveforms onto paper. French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville built the device, which uses a diaphragm that responds to sound to etch the lines onto paper via the soot from an oil lamp. First and earliest Recording ever made – the phonautograph

Effles –    “A hat is not food. A man has a dog. Is this my finger or your finger?”

Apple Cider Vinegar Dish Soap Fly Trap | Cool Tools

What ever you do, don’t order the fish and chips: Breast Implant Found In Utensil Holder At Texas Strip Club

Sadly, no. No, Scientists Did Not Just Prove That Smelling Food Makes You Fat

Amazon AI Made To Design Phone Cases Hilariously Malfunctions, Fills Store With 31,000 Products Like These 

My Handy Design had created thousands of phone cases displaying everything from marinated herring rolls to cocaine, and customers were having a field day in the reviews.

Amtrak Could Make Taking The Train As Uncomfortable As Flying – Consumerist

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 unique Japanese toilet functions These features will make you flush with excitement.

Meet the Doctor Who Refuses to Stop Prescribing Opioids to Pain Patients –   [Tennant was] the first doctor to say, ‘our goal is to relieve your pain.'”

The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation

Gutfeld: Scarborough Leaving GOP ‘An Enema’ – ‘Trump’s Victory Owes a Lot to Joe’ Indulging Him –    “Joe calls it an exit, but for Republicans, it’s really an enema. Talk about draining the swamp. This guy was so inside, he sneezes pollywogs. He played both sides like a teenager with his favorite record, but thankfully, not Joe’s.”

Tucker Carlson And Mark Steyn Laugh At CNN On Their Trump Jr. Russia Hysteria – YouTube

Don’t get your hopes up: No, a Huge Asteroid Probably Won’t Wipe out Humanity

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  • Bfwebster July 13, 2017, 2:31 PM

    Sweet Mother of Zarquon. I almost herniated myself trying to howl out loud with laughter in a very public place at those phone. Covers.

  • Bfwebster July 13, 2017, 2:34 PM

    Let me try this again (damn iPad): I almost herniated myself trying not to howl out loud with laughter in a very public place over those phone covers.

  • ghostsniper July 13, 2017, 2:52 PM

    That whole *McMansion* thing is based entirely on childish envy.
    I know, because I delved into it about 20 years ago when I first heard it.

    The person that I heard use that word the first time was relating a joke he had heard from someone else, about a big custom designed house. They both used the word McMansion scoffingly and laughed about it, they even stated innocuous things about the place that they really had no knowledge of. At the time both of them were renters in poorly designed domiciles and 20 years hence both are still loser renters, having never bridged the self discipline chasm between that of the adolescent renters mindset and that of the mature homeowner.

    Look, almost nobody, save Bill Gates and company, can afford the costs of a building that is designed in accordance with the many, many rules set forth by Vitruvius so concessions must be made.

    The owner of that website smuggly points out over and over how any particular *McMansion* violates all the rules set forth in traditional architecture. Nevermind that the retarded ditz picks and chooses those rules as she sees fit, and has very little direct knowledge of said rules in the first place, nor the reasons for them.

    If a homeowner has made his McMansion committment and is making his payments on time and is happy with his decision then how is that the business of anyone else?

    So, you don’t like how his crib looks. “Waaaaa….my pussy hurts!” Go get, and hold, a fucking job, loser, then maybe some day when you grow the fuck up you’ll be able to afford your very own McMansion and be one of the people you now envy.

  • Casey Klahn July 13, 2017, 8:06 PM

    Dear Prince Charles. I guess we’re farked. Thanks for that, because I blame you. No reason. I just blame you.

    Damn climate, anyway.