Category: Humor

Humor

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, RIP

Paul Allen, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, science fiction fan, and founder of Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Museum Project), has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. “From technology to science to music to art, I’m inspired by those who’ve blurred the boundaries, who’ve looked at […]

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A dating website for Trump supporters leaked its customers’ data ON DAY ONE

Donalddaters.com is an app for people who want to have sex with white supremacists; it launched today and promptly leaked all 1600 of its users’ data: “users’ names, profile pictures, device type, their private messages — and access tokens, which can be used to take over accounts.” The data was accessible from […]

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Georgia Senator, asked about voter suppression, mugs constituent for his phone

US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia’s Secretary of State, in charge of overseeing the election in which he is […]

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Disney heiress condemns Trump for lowering her taxes: vote out the Republicans on Nov 6!

Abigail Disney is Walt Disney’s grand-niece; she is an activist and documentarian and being the grand-daughter of Roy Disney, she is rich as hell. Despite her personal stake in Trump’s tax cuts, she made this amazing call to action to vote the Republicans out and end the raging movement of money to the […]

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Maryland voter registration and online voting vendor financed by Russian oligarch

The State of Maryland got a bit of a surprise when the FBI informed state officials the contractor responsible for much of Maryland’s voting infrastructure was, unbeknownst to Maryland, purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2015. Via CBS News: “We were briefed late yesterday, along with Governor Hogan, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that […]

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Against all evidence, city of Savannah claims googly eyes glued to Revolutionary War statue are “not funny”

An extremely funny prankster glued googly eyes to the statue of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene; the City of Savannah took to its Facebook page to insist that this was “not funny” but rather “vandalism” and saying that the police had been involved. Savannah Police are not impressed by the city’s wrath. Noting […]

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Jared Kushner took home millions, paid little or no tax for years

Jared Kushner borrowed money to put down tiny down-payments on properties, paid himself millions from the rents generated by those properties, then used aggressive depreciation markdowns to declare an operating loss every year, meaning that he paid no tax at all from at least 2012 to 2016, and very little tax in the three […]

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Artist hand writes entire ‘Jurassic Park’ script, creates line-art of a scene from the movie

Now that’s dedication. IMGURian Mike Matola is a wonderful weird genius. He hand-copied the entire Jurassic Park script, line by line, to create this line art of a scene from the Steven Spielberg dinosaur movie. You can buy his art! Find him at linebylineposters.com. [via] <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist […]

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Enjoy this strange new audiovisual illusion from Caltech scientists

Caltech researchers developed the illusion above to illustrate postdiction, a sensory phenomenon “in which a stimulus that occurs later can retroactively affect our perceptions of an earlier event.” From Caltech Matters: “Illusions are a really interesting window into the brain,” says first author Noelle Stiles (PhD ’15), a visitor in […]

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Voting rights groups sue Georgia & Brian Kemp to reinstate 53,000 blocked registrations, 70% are Black

Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act and The National Voter Registration Act. The Lawyer’s Committee For Human Rights tweeted this afternoon, “We have just filed a lawsuit […]

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