Here's my favorite bit from the latest edition of Harper's Weekly:
Arkansas state Senator Kim Hendren [left] apologized
for calling New York Senator Chuck Schumer "that Jew" at a
county Republican meeting. "I was attempting to explain
that, unlike Senator Schumer, I believe in traditional
values, like we used to see on The Andy Griffith Show,"
explained Hendron. "I made the mistake of referring to
Senator Schumer as 'that Jew' and I should not have put it
that way, as this took away from what I was trying to say."
Venetia Phair, nee Burney, who as an 11-year-old girl in
1930 named the newly discovered planet Pluto, died at age
90. "In the year 4,000 A.D., when Pluto is hollowed out and
millions of people are living inside," said an amateur
astronomer, "the name of Venetia Burney may be the only
thing that Great Britain is remembered for."
Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
A leaked Comcast memo discloses that the company’s consumer data caps have nothing to do with network congestion, contrary to its public claims. The internet service provider has often complained (such as when lobbying against net neutrality) that it must impose limits on service to prevent network congestion. The argument suggests that these measures are […]
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