Category: Humor

Humor

Most Facebook users don’t know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted […]

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Gates tells Mueller of Trump campaign deal with Israel’s Psy-Group for 2016 “social media manipulation”

[PHOTO: Psy Group’s headquarters in Israel, via] Former Donald Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and has provided info on a firm in the Middle East that is reported to have worked with the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. This isn’t the first time […]

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Karen Pence teaches at school that bans LGBTQ kids and staff: Report

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, just started a new job this week. She’s an art teacher at a Christian school that makes job candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity. Gay kids, you’re not welcome either. The Pences are nothing if not consistent. Consistently horrible. Huffington Post’s Rebecca Klein […]

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This wine bottle hides an umbrella

From the WTF why? files comes this hidden umbrella! Seriously disappoint your friends, who would probably rather have wine! I am wondering what occasion this prank is right for? Playmaker Toys Brella Vineyards Cabernet Wine Bottle Hidden Umbrella, Burgundy via Amazon <!– Jason Weisberger Jason Weisberger is Boing Boing’s publisher. Nemo is Jason’s Great Pyrenees. […]

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LEGO Bowie contemplates post-Ziggy Stardust character ideas: Cobbler Bob? A Mad Deus? Viscount Jizzmark?

Yesterday, we paid tribute to the 42nd anniversary of David Bowie’s iconic album Low by featuring The Brothers McLeod animation of comedian Adam Buxton’s hysterical radio tribute to Bowie from 2013. We follow it up with another animation done from Buxton’s radio show, this time with Chris Salt of Oblong Pictures using LEGO stop-motion to […]

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CNN Analyst Accuses Black SiriusXM Host David Webb of ‘White Privilege’

CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accused SiriusXM Patriot 125 host David Webb of “white privilege” during a debate on his radio program on Monday morning. Webb informed Martin that he is, in fact, black. It’s always emotional but necessary to speak up on this thing called justice. Put in some work @CNN tonight pic.twitter.com/QJGAfTzL1I — […]

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Visual Disturbances: what eye-tracking and 187 unlicensed clips reveal about change blindness and our perception of films

My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies. […]

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Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers for Clemson national championship football team 🍔 (VIDEO)

Clemson’s national championship football team went to the White House on Monday where President Donald Trump hosted them for winning the title. Trump had a bunch of burgers ready for them: Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King. “Here’s a video I shot of President Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers.” Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent, Yahoo […]

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Women’s March leader won’t condemn anti-semitic comments by Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam

On The View‘s Monday episode, Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory refused to condemn anti-semitic comments made by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Controversy about the March’s leadership has been swirling for months, including a deep dive by Tablet Magazine on alleged anti-semitic comments made during the early meetings that led to 2017’s historic march. […]

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Walmart bans woman after she rode around on mobility scooter drinking wine from Pringles can

She was living her best life. A Texas Walmart has banned a woman from their store for doing something we’ve all done at one time or another – riding around the parking lot in a mobility scooter while drinking wine from a Pringles can. Employees at the Wichita Falls Walmart said the woman had been […]

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My dog’s medical insurance is paying off big time

My dog had some pretty massive surgery. Pet insurance did what it was supposed to do. I will start with the absolute shame I feel: the first thing I said to my veterinarian, as she told me my 125 lb Great Pyrenees rescue, Nemo, likely needed double CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) surgery, was “Fuck, what […]

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Swedes! Poles! Germans! Luxembourgers! The world is depending on you to save the internet from the EU!

The European Parliament is meeting this week, and the committee that will decide the future of the controversial new Copyright Directive will meet next, and depending on what they do, it might be the end of the road for the internet as we know it. The new Copyright Directive contains two deal-breaking clauses: […]

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Billionaire Beach Villain Vinod Khosla has a thought concerning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Vinod Khosla is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who chose to define his legacy through a spectacular legal battle to block access to the public part of a beach are he owns in California. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, whose openly progressive positions (especially a […]

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Pioneering punk print ‘zine Maximum Rocknroll is ceasing publication after nearly 40 years

Maximum Rocknroll, the seminal punk print ‘zine launched in 1982, is ceasing publication of its paper edition. This truly marks the end of an era in punk culture and underground media. According to today’s announcement, MRR will continue its weekly radio show, post record reviews online, continue its archiving effort, and launch other new […]

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Hannu Rajaniemi’s Summerland: a midcentury spy thriller, with the afterlife

Hannu Rajaniemi is the Finnish-Scottish mathematician and science fiction writer whose debut, 2012’s Quantum Thief was widely celebrated; now, in Summerland, Rajaniemi delivers new kind of supernatural historical spy procedural, set in a 1938 where the afterlife has been discovered, colonized and militarized. Rachel White is a spy who is trying to help […]

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China has a very Orwellian reason for banning typing “1984” on social media, while allowing people to read Nineteen Eighty-Four

Chinese internet users can’t type the numbers “1984” into social media, but Chinese bookstores freely sell copies of Orwell’s novels, including Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as other books whose titles are banned on social media. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the inner Party members are allowed to read the literature that is banned for […]

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Teen Vogue counsels taping over your webcam to resist FBI (and other) surveillance

As EFF’s Eva Galperin notes, Nicole Kobie’s story about resisting surveillance by taping over your webcam “proves that once more, the best and most straightforward tech reporting is being done by Teen Vogue.” However, there are others who could be watching through your webcam, and the stories of compromised cameras are genuinely […]

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Did the ‘National Enquirer’ finally get one right with its sensational exposé of Bezos’s affair?

“The World’s Richest Man Caught Cheating!” screams a National Enquirer special edition devoting 11 lurid pages to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and his alleged marriage-wrecking affair. You can loathe the tabloids for their flagrant disregard of facts, their rampant dishonesty, flights of fantasy and mean-spirited personal attacks, but one thing they undeniably do well is […]

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