People who are into computers and the internet and such often say that we are approaching a 'singularity', whereby machine 'intelligence' surpasses our own and inaugurates an inevitable yet unknowably glorious paradigm shift in human existence. I, however, anticipate an 'annihilation', whereby machine 'intelligence' flattens and dissolves all the structures we have built and our facile interactions generate a formless, explosive hatred that will ultimately destroy civilisation.
In weighing which outcome is more likely, consider the case of childrens' entertainer and YouTube star Blippi, hailed as the Mister Rogers of the 21st century, who "Shat On His Nude Friend For A Meme Video".
In a hard R–rated twist, in a 2013 video that BuzzFeed News has viewed, Stevin "Blippi" John takes an explosive diarrhea shit on his nude friend’s ass in a truly shocking rendition of the “Harlem Shake” meme.
“Yes, I did make a gross-out comedy video when I was in my early twenties, long before I started Blippi,” John said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
Everyone has a past — Blippi’s just happens to involve a widely viewed, comedic video of him taking a deuce on another man. It seems that even in his former incarnation, Stevin John was destined for viral fame, but no one could have foreseen the dancing poop guy’s pivot to mainstream children’s entertainment.
Air Canada flight 759’s captain and co-pilot had been awake all day and were coming into San Francisco in the early hours of the morning, at the lowest point of their circadian cycle. A runway was closed for resurfacing, but they forgot or missed the note, and as a result almost landed on a taxiway […]
The Daily Beast reports that a water polo team from a California high school sang Nazi songs during an awards ceremony.
Truck Torrence is an indie artist, creator of the kawaii Dumpster Fire, a classic internet meme image offered as limited-edition pins and toys. Daily Wire is a website founded by right-wing provocateur Ben Shapiro, at whose Amazon store may be found a crude copy of Torrence’s design. Here’s Torrence’s original animation: And here’s a close-up […]
Are we done with capsule coffee makers yet? Sure, they’re easy. But they are not so easy on the environment, and it’s debatable whether they actually make a better cup. Luckily, there’s never been a better time to switch back to the good old reliable drip method – especially when drip coffeemakers have quietly been […]
If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]
Accidents happen. And when they do, you’re going to want a dash cam for a second pair of eyes. At the minimum, a decent dash cam can save you vast sums of time and money in case of an accident. But a really good dash cam can do a whole lot more. Here are six […]