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Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Postby jewish_scientist » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:45 pm UTC

commodorejohn wrote:What a very strange thing to say. Is she wrong for being svelte and blond? Should she pack on a few pounds and dye her hair in deference to other people's issues with unrelated advertising/media-industry biases?

The woman brave enough to expose herself (pun so totally intentional) to thousands, possibly missions of strangers has little to fear in terms of body shaming. Even then she hides her face, undercutting her message considering the many of the sexualized parts of a person are on on the front of the body.

That being said, I will admit that the comment on bulimia was tangential at best.

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Postby Mutex » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:53 pm UTC

I don't think her bravery was the point of it.

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Postby Carlington » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:22 pm UTC

I think it's pretty weird to desexualise nudity by tagging your nudes with #sexy
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Postby Soupspoon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:34 am UTC

He was not there for long. Mr Obama was randomly selected for dismissal and was told his services were not required by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evan.

('Randomly'? I think there's a misuse of language there. Maybe "…selected for random dismissal…" works better, semantically, even without 'quotes' around 'random'.)

Anyway, it sounds like everyone had a good time!

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Postby pkcommando » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 pm UTC

Carlington wrote:I think it's pretty weird to desexualise nudity by tagging your nudes with #sexy

According to her latest on Instagram, the news story is not entirely accurate. Of course, that didn't stop her from using her Twitter feed to promote the story and encourage people to retweet it.
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Just above that the relevant bit, see where she mentions a Snapchat? And while she's saying "nothing sexual or pornographic" she's also offering a subscription to see her full nudity pics and videos as well.
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Postby Sableagle » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:26 pm UTC

https://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2017/1 ... morrisons/

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Postby ucim » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:49 am UTC

Got no friends? Hire some.

"In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance."... a charade that can last a lifetime.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ly/545060/

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Postby CorruptUser » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:04 am UTC

That's hardly unique to Japan. Escorts used to pretend to be girlfriends/wives of people all the time.

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Postby ucim » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:That's hardly unique to Japan. Escorts used to pretend to be girlfriends/wives of people all the time.

Yes, but those are usually one-offs. This seems to be a more permanent fictional life.

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Postby addams » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 am UTC

Oh, Dear....
A nice cup of herbal tea and the next thing ya' know.

Three Canadians charged in naked car crash in Alberta
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41937279

EDIT: I think it may have been Angel's Trumpet.
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Postby elasto » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 am UTC

A man's police interrogation in Kansas, Missouri was ended prematurely after he began answering questions by farting, according to local reports.

Sean Sykes Jnr is facing federal gun and drug charges after being pulled over twice by police in Kansas City. He was initially released in September, but taken back into custody this month.

Explosive new details have now emerged of Mr Sykes's original interview in September that was brought to an abrupt end.

According to the Kansas City Star newspaper, a detective's report said Mr Sykes "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart" when asked for his address by police while being interviewed in September.

"Mr Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview," the detective wrote after recovering.

No charges were filed at the time after Mr Sykes denied knowledge of the items, but the 24-year-old was pulled over again this month. He was charged with stolen firearm offences and possession with intent to sell cocaine.

The detective's report emerged during a court appearance on Monday.


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Postby KateGay » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:02 pm UTC

Hey everyone!
I'm reading now the book of Terry's non-fiction and just stuck with one phrase (the last one). Have no idea what he's talking about. Maybe you could help me?
It's from 'Advice to the Booksellers':

Some shops like to put the author near the doors. This is a problem on winter tours — I've frozen before now, so try to put the table out of the worst of the icy blast. Shops in malls sometimes get the author to sign out in the mall. This is probably fine for a 'media' author or an author who can definitely draw a big queue, but it's hell on wheels for the rest. Besides, it's always too noisy and you get a Greek chorus of Uzis - the little old ladies who stand around glaring at the luckless author and muttering 'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?’

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Postby K-R » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:45 pm UTC

Explosive new details
Nice.

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Postby Sableagle » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:04 pm UTC

KateGay wrote:'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?
Who's he? Who's he, then? Is he on the tele(vision)? Who's he?
Oh, Willie McBride, it was all done in vain.

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Postby Soupspoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:35 pm UTC

I've decided this is Humour rather than Dark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/41973119/w ... th-is-flat

(It's a video news item, if that affects your choice of whether to 'read' it on your current, possibly-metered, connection. And only the woman in it gave any actual 'reason' why, so don't expect too much of an insight.)

This post asseverated an augmented alteration and added adjustment to the rules and guidelines bit (point 4).

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Postby addams » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am UTC

umm...bbc news is more engaging that TV Tropes.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:12 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:I've decided this is Humour rather than Dark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/41973119/w ... th-is-flat

(It's a video news item, if that affects your choice of whether to 'read' it on your current, possibly-metered, connection. And only the woman in it gave any actual 'reason' why, so don't expect too much of an insight.)

Do you mind actually explaining what this is about?
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Postby Soupspoon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Do you mind actually explaining what this is about?

Hit by the automated URL trans-truncation, alas. I had thought that the "why-do-people-still-think-the-earth-is-flat" bit would cover the main explanatory bit sufficiently (though, as I noted in the appendment, it does slightly oversell itself) to not attract such a colourful response of moderatory misgivings.

Was also tempted to do the "…people came from all round the world…" joke, but then I hear that dedicated Round Earthers can also be found at all four corners of the Earth, so…

(Lest I further dissect the frog, needless to say that it tickled me, and hoped it'd tickle others.)

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Postby Soupspoon » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm UTC

To those who complain about their local train services, note that schedules can be missed even in Japan!

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Postby KateGay » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:39 am UTC

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KateGay wrote:'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?
Who's he? Who's he, then? Is he on the tele(vision)? Who's he?

Thank you so much. Now I see it)

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Postby elasto » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:40 pm UTC

On Thursday the US Department of Defense accidentally retweeted a tweet calling for Donald Trump to resign as US president.

The original tweet which also called for two other US politicians to step down following sexual harassment allegations was tweeted from an account belonging to @ProudResister, an anti-Trump activist.

It said: "The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress, Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It's a crime as is your hypocrisy."

The Pentagon's main account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers before quickly deleting it.


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Wonder how 'accidental' it really was :D

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Postby Mutex » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm UTC

Anyone remember when something like that would have been a big deal?

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Postby CorruptUser » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:15 pm UTC

Pepperidge farm remembers.

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Postby addams » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:04 pm UTC

Oh, Dear...elasto;
It's funny and tragic.

It's no wonder the U.S. has had it's Cyber Ass Kicked.
It holds nuclear missile codes, it's in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills.
Skills?
We seem like such a bunch of bumbling idiots.
We so easily turn on one another. sigh...
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Postby Angua » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:24 am UTC

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Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 pm UTC

It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...

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Postby Sizik » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:53 pm UTC

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...

It's an intersection over infinity.
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Postby Sableagle » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:38 pm UTC

addams wrote:We so easily turn on one another. sigh...
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An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.

The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.


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