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Bicyclist Dismounts Her Bike With Assistance From a Car


Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Her parade just went by my street.

Anti-Anti-Abortion Protesters

A Tumblr of a pro-choice couple who protests the anti-choice demonstrators by joining them.

Blizzard of 2015 Backyard Timelapse

Not mine. It starts accumulating quickly around the 20 second mark. The blizzard wasn’t too bad for us. We did get a lot of snow and wind but the snow wasn’t heavy and there doesn’t look like too much damage for most of us. Will be busy cleaning up a bit but that’s situation normal here.

This one is even better.

Reactions to Tesla’s Insane Acceleration Mode

Jalopnik has more on the Tesla Model S P85D:

Elon Musk concedes that “the Internet is very good at figuring out secrets.” So yes, the D in the Tesla Model S P85D stands for “dual” motor. Yes, it’s the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X. But here’s what we didn’t expect: 687 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 MPH run of 3.2 seconds – a full second quicker than the standard P85.

Oh, and 1g of lateral acceleration. In other words, it’s obscenely fast.1

Before I get into what it’s like to be in one, here’s the breakdown on what’s been done and what’s on offer.

The top-spec Model S, the P85D, comes in at $120k (with both the performance and tech packs required). That gets you two motors: the same biggie-sized one out pack in the standard P85, and then a smaller motor fitted up front. That new motor packs an additional 221 hp into the S, with the rear motor dolling out 470 HP, for a combined 691 HP. Plus a quarter mile time of 11.8 seconds (down from 12.6).

Cop Caught Snoozing on Job Tells Man It’s ‘Now Illegal’ to Film Officers in Public

From Mediaite:

An Illinois police officer caught asleep by a passing student warned him that it was “now illegal to record a police officer in public” despite the fact that it’s perfectly legal to do so in that state.

Matt Fedora, a student at Southern Illinois University, was surprised when he saw a cop sleeping in an Illinois church parking lot for three hours, and, in his own words, “pissed.” His own house in the neighborhood had been burglarized, and two others had been robbed nearby, and he hoped that the unidentified officer would at least try to prevent such incidents.

But the conversation quickly went south, according to the blog Photograph Is Not a Crime:

“You’ve been here for the past three hours,” Fedora said. “Don’t lie to me, don’t lie to me.”
“I’m not lying to you,” the cop said.
“If you keep lying, I’m going to post this on Youtube,” Fedora said.
“Oh, so you’re recording?”
“I am.”
“Are you aware that it’s now illegal to record a police officer in public?”

Backstreet Boys Hit Sang as a 70’s Soul Song

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Entertaining read. For me at least. Maybe you won’t like it. But I don’t give a fuck.

Now, while not giving a fuck may seem simple on the surface, it’s a whole new bag of burritos under the hood. I don’t even know what that sentence means, but I don’t give a fuck. A bag of burritos sounds awesome, so let’s just go with it.

The point is, most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given. We give a fuck about the rude gas station attendant who gave us too many nickels. We give a fuck when a show we liked was canceled on TV. We give a fuck when our coworkers don’t bother asking us about our awesome weekend. We give a fuck when it’s raining and we were supposed to go jogging in the morning.

Fucks given everywhere. Strewn about like seeds in mother-fucking spring time. And for what purpose? For what reason? Convenience? Easy comforts? A pat on the fucking back maybe?

This is the problem, my friend.

(Thanks Art)

This Song Has a Good Message. But…

Here’s Why American Sniper Used That Creepy Fake Plastic Baby


Why would an otherwise-competently made film include a creative decision this bad? In a since-deleted tweet, Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall explained:

hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid.

It’s easy to empathize with Eastwood’s plight, but he should serve as a cautionary tale to future filmmakers: Never cast a plastic doll as a baby. Even if real babies are a pain to work with, don’t do it. Even if it’s getting late in the day, don’t do it. Just go the Twilight route and cast a CGI baby instead, or — even better — just write the baby out of the scene. How integral could it be? It’s a baby. Just don’t use a doll. Anything is better than dolls.

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