Micah sez, "Like a lot of people on Sunday afternoon, Baltimore-based software developer Chris Ashworth was frustrated with the way Congress had handled the important but often routine business of raising the nation's borrowing limit. 'When the debt deal goes through,' he mused on Twitter to what he describes as a fairly modest following, 'can we start a meme where we all make videos of ourselves slowly & sarcastically applauding our politicians?' That was the beginning of Slow Clap for Congress, what is at present a very basic website hosting Ashworth and a handful of other folks doing — well, you get the idea.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still claiming that there was no Christmas party at Downing Street last year, despite video emerging of his staff workshopping how to spin it if anyone found out about it, which they have. Given that such parties were illegal due to the Covid pandemic, it isn't going well for… READ THE REST
It's been a while since I visited Exit Mundi, Maarten Keulemans' collection of darkly amusing apocalypses that might befall humankind, from nuclear war to meteorite impacts. The site is turning 20 years old this year, and many of its scenarios center on millennial-era concerns: peak oil, terrorism, The Greenhouse Effect, the Borg. But one stood… READ THE REST
Mask mandates saved lives, according to a study conducted by Missouri's health department. This was not the outcome that governor Mike Parson wanted, so the study was buried. The Missouri Independent forced them to reveal it with a Freedom of Information Act filing. The study compared infection and death rates in St. Louis, St. Louis… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Collectively, we spend 6 billion hours per month watching Netflix. True, the streaming giant has some hits, but there's somewhere else to turn when you're in the mood for a stellar… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With people feeling stranded inside their own homes during much of last year, one of the easiest ways to take things off their minds was by picking up a new hobby.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anybody who's owned a phone charger, or any other charger with a small cord for headphones or a similar device, knows how quickly they can wear down. Not only that, but… READ THE REST