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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby JackSlack » 22 Jan 2013, 18:14

empath wrote:Just when you thought it'd be one of those 'flash in the pan' stories that would fade away quickly...

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FWIW, Anders has said his initial tweet was not about the Coulton situation, and JoCo has apologised. I'm prepared to offer Anders the benefit of the doubt here.
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Postby Mowinckel » 25 Jan 2013, 16:26

a church here is looking for a new priest to replace the one they have... since it have turned out that he does not belive in god.
This was only just found out after he have been a priest for 2 years at that church

How does that no come up somehow when they hire?
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Postby Keab42 » 25 Jan 2013, 16:38

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21141244
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Postby Geoff_B » 26 Jan 2013, 07:32

Mowinckel wrote:a church here is looking for a new priest to replace the one they have... since it have turned out that he does not belive in god.
This was only just found out after he have been a priest for 2 years at that church

How does that no come up somehow when they hire?


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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby DancingFox » 26 Jan 2013, 13:27

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/crocodiles-escape-south-african-farm_n_2541938.html

"There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo River," Zane Langman, the son-in-law of Johan Boshoff, the owner of Rakwena Crocodile Farm, told the local Beeld newspaper. "Now there are a lot."
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Postby empath » 27 Jan 2013, 09:43

...and just in case you foolishly thought it would die down, FAUX Network went ahead with their douchebaggery (as SOME OF YOU were quite aware of at the time:

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(Props to y'all on Twitter; I'd have joined in if I could be bothered remembering my password ;) )

And, also Jonny C's getting (hopefully) the last laugh.


Oh, and since this is a thread about NEWS STORIES:

Wired

BuzzFeed

even FORBES, fer cryin' out loud.
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Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 27 Jan 2013, 10:47

Excuse my ignorance, but who is Jonathan Coulton?
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Postby Dutch guy » 27 Jan 2013, 11:05

Gentleman, ready your pitchforks and torches.
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby empath » 27 Jan 2013, 11:10

- the mind of GlaDOS ;) (writer of Portal's end-credits song "Still Alive"),

- also "Code Monkey" (which later got uses as theme music for a TV show),

- and an artist who 'covered' Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" yet morphed it into the style of a melodic, 70's Soft Rock tune (with only the lyrics pretty much the same as the original).

- big man in the world of 'geek/indie music' - one of the first to be putting his music out EXCLUSIVELY online,

- he holds an annual cruise/concert (JoCo Cruise Crazy), etc.

I was gonna say he's collaborated with Paul & Storm a fair bit, except you are likely gonna express ignorance there too. ;)

Hope this helps!
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Postby empath » 27 Jan 2013, 11:12

Dutch guy wrote:Gentleman, ready your pitchforks and torches.


Wait - I thought we weren't gonna do that crap to FAUX?


(and as for Valk-Lemon, I prefer to take this stance)
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 27 Jan 2013, 12:09

You know, one day he's going to leave office and Newark is just going fall apart without it's superhero.

http://newsone.com/2167508/cory-booker-rescues-dog/?omcamp=sf_N1FB
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Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 27 Jan 2013, 16:03

Oh all right, I really have have no idea about most names of musicians and that kind of stuff. I mean, I know of the stuff you've said he's done, just no idea of the name.

It's the same with actors, I've probably seen the film but I have no idea who the actors are. The exception being Morgan Freeman, since he's Morgan Freeman.
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby empath » 28 Jan 2013, 14:37

Well, that's cool - I'm not good with names either. The important thing is, we've increased your pool of knowledge by a tiny fraction...

...at least temporarily. :)
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Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 28 Jan 2013, 16:55

I will try and remeber it! : )

And since this is a news story thread, I'll put in [this] gem from Mr Berlusconi. Seriously, how on earth this guy even got ELECTED is amazing, let alone to be PM of Italy.

And this is the guy who once said something along the lines of:

"Everyone has a homosexual side, luckily for me that side is a lesbian."
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 28 Jan 2013, 18:23

The very same man who tried to pass off getting the charges dropped against an underage prostitute by claiming he thought she was related to Hosni Mubarak and was trying to avoid an international incident.
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby plummeting_sloth » 28 Jan 2013, 19:39

Man, this is just filled with too many good lines

There are no fewer than three prepper dating sites—Survivalist Singles ("Don't Face the Future Alone") boasts 4,000 members, mostly male.


"I just want you to know," she says, pointing out the Doom and Bloom logo, "that that tree is the tree of life." (Technically, it's a tree of life overlaid on a mushroom cloud.)


"I've seen two or three black people and that's about it. They never show up to these places. They don't get it. Culturally. It's not brainpower, it's not color, it's cultural. They've never lived this lifestyle. More important is the car with thin tires and the beautiful finish and nice clothes and rings. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is!"


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/preppers-survivalist-doomsday-obama
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby empath » 29 Jan 2013, 03:42

No no; it IS brainpower-related...they've got more than you do, Mr. Stevens - sometimes not MUCH, but...
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 29 Jan 2013, 14:48

People you have to check this out. This is what the pamphlet writers of 1901 thought the 2001 inaugural would look like. Aerotrains, an American Empire that appears to cover most the Western Hemisphere, war machines and weather control. Neo-Victorian brilliance. I want series of novels set in this world

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Postby plummeting_sloth » 30 Jan 2013, 16:04

Damn, I was just about to post that. If this doesn't show up on a Feed Dump I will very depressed.
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We put the brick on the accelerator.

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Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 30 Jan 2013, 17:41

Have you ever looked at your bank account and thought "Gosh, I have no money! : (" well, you might be happy to know that there was a chance that you actually had [more money than Zimbabwe] had last week.
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby empath » 31 Jan 2013, 13:08

...

I think the first comment on Gawker said it best:
CommonVices wrote:Stealing is wrong, and extortion is bad, and implicating a beloved children's icon in a crime is questionable at best, but.... this is just plain awesome.
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Re: Brilliant news stories

Postby the amativeness » 02 Feb 2013, 18:18

In response to the whole JoCo/Glee thing,

iTunes is currently showing the following ratings for the Glee version of Baby Got Back:

***** 184
**** 9
*** 9
** 6
* 2,250

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