• Watch how to shut down Marjorie Taylor Greene while she's speaking to a crowd

    Conspiracist Marjorie Taylor Greene was speaking at a press conference with Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert, and Paul Gosar in tow, but it didn't last long. Like last week, when Greene and Gaetz were turned away from three venues during their "Put America First" tour, forcing them to perform on the beach, they were again shut down, this time outside the Justice Department.

    The topic was about how the rioters at the Jan 6 Capitol attack were now being treated, and the crowd let her know just what they thought with words and shrill whistles. Her handlers didn't appreciate it.

    "We gotta go. We need to break. The left is interrupting the press conference. We need to end it," they said before escorting Greene away from the podium.

    The reporter from RSBN (Right Side Broadcasting Network) then had some parting words: "Ladies and gentleman, what you just saw here today was the intolerant left."

  • Boris Johnson hilariously admits his dog has "romantic urges" in video

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson eyed an Alsatian during a police dog inspection on Tuesday and wondered how that well-trained canine compared to his own frisky pooch. "Do you have to worry about his romantic urges?" he asked (:30) the dog handler. If he was hoping for a bonding-over-dog-woes moment, he wasn't getting it with this chap.

    "Not so much, no," the officer responded.

    A deflated Johnson then confided to the officer. "No? Well, our, my dog is, endlessly, at people's legs." The interior minister Priti Patel standing by his side couldn't help but laugh.

    He and his wife Carrie Symonds adopted Dilyn, their adorable and perhaps overly affectionate Jack Russell-cross, in 2019.

    Via Reuters

  • A California restaurant's odd sign requires proof of being UNvaccinated, then shames these folks

    If you've been vaccinated, a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California doesn't want you. But their messaging is confusing, to say the least.

    Basilico's has a sign on their door that says, "NOTICE: Proof of being UNvaccinated REQUIRED." That's clear enough. But then it goes on to say, "We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity," which contradicts the first line. Go figure.

  • Oops! Media boat botches the Men's Triathlon, forcing a do-over at the Olympics

    The Men's Triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics had a do-over after a chaotic false start on Monday. The 56 athletes got into starting position, but only half were able to dive into the water after the start buzzer went off. The other half were stuck on the dock, forced to wait after a media boat suddenly barreled in front of them, blocking their way.

    "Goodness me, the rib is reversing out of the way just as the athletes dive in," a live news commentator said (in video below). "It is a false start. This is a shambles."

    From AP:

    It took about 13 seconds before the buzzer sounded again signaling a false start, but not everyone heard it and some kept swimming, sending Olympic support staffers to chase them down with personal watercraft. Some of the initial leaders were 200 meters out before they eventually stopped swimming and came back.

    And from 7News.com.au:

    Many of the swimmers didn't realise what had happened as their fellow triathletes were left behind.

    "This is an absolute disaster. This is not what you want to happen, to waste a lot of your energy off that start and then to have to go back and do it all over again," former ironwoman and commentator Candice Warner added.

    "I just can't believe something like that could happen at an Olympic Games."

    The race safely got underway about 10 minutes later. …

    Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt won gold in 1:45.04, just 11 seconds ahead of Great Britain's Alex Yee while New Zealand's Hayden Wilde finished nine seconds further back to win bronze.

  • A broken leg made extra fun with pogo stick crutches

    If the joy in breaking your leg – getting your cast signed, sidestepping chores, lolloping around in pair of crutches – is wearing thin, why not hop up the fun with a pair of Pogo Stick Crutches?

    Unnecessary Inventions designer Matty Benedetto shows us how he made his latest project, which guarantees to "put a little pep in your broken step." And broken leg or not, these recreational Crutches should actually be a necessary fixture in everybody's rumpus room. Always hilarious, Benedetto's YouTube "infomercial" channel shows off 2–4 of his useless DIY gadgets every week.

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene now calling vax requirements "segregation"

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) has moved on from comparing Covid protection requirements to the Holocaust. Now she is comparing it to segregation.

    In a Sunday night tweet, the conspiracy enthusiast and super-spreader of Covid misinformation shared a screenshot of Atlanta restaurant Argosy's Instagram post with an image of their door sign that read: "For the safety of our staff, guests, and community… NO VAX NO SERVICE."

    Which inspired Greene to yet again wave her racist flag via an ignorant, offensive tweet. "This is called segregation," she said above the image. "Will you be testing everyone at the door for the flu, strep throat, stomach bugs, colds, meningitis, aids, venereal diseases, Hep A, Hep C, staff [sic] infections, athletes foot, pink eye, croup, bronchitis, ringworm, scabies, or any other contagions?"

    From Politico:

    The first-term Republican has repeatedly compared vaccination requirements and mask mandates to the Holocaust and other callbacks to Nazism. In June she apologized for making such comparisons following a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., after her comments drew outrage from fellow Republicans, though she has done little to tamp down her rhetoric since then.

    More recently Taylor Green compared the Biden administrations door-to-door vaccine push to the Nazi paramilitary wing Sturmabteilung, colloquially referred to as "brownshirts."

    "People have a choice, they don't need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations," Greene wrote in early July. "You can't force people to be part of the human experiment."

    Twitter also locked her out of her account for 12 hours earlier this month for posting messages the social media company said violated its policy against coronavirus-related misinformation. In turn, she accused Twitter of censoring her and other controversial conservatives.

    Top image by DonkeyHotey / Flicker

  • Florida man washes ashore in a human-size hamster wheel

    Beachgoers in Florida were treated to an unusual sight that washed ashore on Saturday – a large barrel-shaped contraption with a man inside. The floating devise is like a human-sized hamster wheel, allowing its captain, Reza Baluchi, to "walk" on water. His goal was to raise money for various charities while traveling from Flagler County, Florida to New York, but ended up just 30 miles south of where he started.

    From The Guardian:

    "The occupant advised he left the St Augustine area yesterday to head to New York," the sheriff's office said, "but came across some complications that brought him back to shore". …

    "The US coast guard was contacted and arrived on scene to take over the case and ensure the vessel/occupant are USCG compliant for their safety moving forward." …

    The Sun-Sentinel reported that Baluchi was forced to turn back after he discovered that some of his safety and navigation equipment had been stolen. The equipment has been recovered, and Baluchi plans to resume his journey once the weather improves, the newspaper said.

    Baluchi planned to survive "on protein bars, tuna, sea water purified through a filter, Gatorade and chewing gum for sea sickness", his website said.

    This wasn't Reza's first attempt at walking across the open seas. In 2014, he was rescued off the coast of Florida while traveling in his "Hydro-Pod." He was again rescued in 2016 while attempting an ocean-run to Bermuda.

  • One year ago today, Ted Cruz idiotically made a Covid prediction that was so very wrong

    One year ago today, a clairvoyant Senator Ted Cruz looked into his crystal ball and predicted, no, I mean "guaranteed," that if [when] Joe Biden won the election, Covid-19 would magically disappear. Poof!

    In other words, Democrats were engaged in a mass conspiracy to oust Trump from office with false concern about a virus that has so far killed more than 600,000 Americans and more than 4 million people worldwide.

    "If it ends up that Biden wins in November … I don't think he will … but if he does, I guarantee you, the week after the election, suddenly all those Democratic governors, all those Democratic mayors, will say, 'Everything is magically better. Go back to work, go back to school,' " he spouted, as shown on video below.

    "You won't even have to wait for Biden to be sworn in. All they'll need is election day and suddenly their willingness to just destroy people's lives and livelihood – they will have accomplished their task," said the pot to the kettle.

    Poor Texas. So much for a Ted Cruz guarantee.

  • Man with Covid-19 flew across Indonesia disguised as his wife

    A gentleman in Indonesia, who was infected with Covid-19, disguised himself as his wife so that he could board a plane. To do this, he simply borrowed his wife's niqab to cover his face, and used her ID and negative Covid test result to get past security. But his plan fell apart while on the domestic Citilink flight.

    From AP:

    Police say a flight attendant aboard a Citilink plane traveling from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province on Sunday noticed the man change the clothes in the lavatory.

    "He bought the plane ticket with his wife's name and brought the identity card, the PCR test result and the vaccination card with his wife's name. All documents are under his wife's name," Ternate police chief Aditya Laksimada said after arresting the man upon landing. He was only identified by his initials.

    Police took him for a COVID-19 test, which came back positive.

    The man is currently self-isolating at home and police said the investigation will continue.

    Image by PK-REN from Jakarta, Indonesia – Citilink Indonesia Airbus A320-233; @CGK 2014, CC BY-SA 2.0

  • Watch: A seagull lands on a teen's face during a thrill ride at an amusement park

    A seagull thought it could hitch a ride for free on a thrill ride at Morey's Piers amusement park in New Jersey. Just after the SpringShot took off with two screaming teenagers aboard, celebrating a 14th birthday, the nervy bird flew right on the face of the birthday girl's friend. Trapped underneath the seagull as well as the huge blue safety straps of the ride, which reaches 75 mph, what else could the girl do but grab the freeloader by her hand and fling it away. Get your own ticket, bub.

    (Fortunately, although the girl was left with the "tiniest scratch," neither the bird nor the girl was truly injured.)

  • Turns out the Greene-Gaetz "Put America First" tour is costing them a fortune (as in 4 times more than donations)

    Perhaps the pairing of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, in the midst of a sex trafficking (with a minor) scandal, with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who believes in Jewish space lasers, isn't an ideal match for a political fundraising tour. At least not when it comes to their pocketbooks.

    Not only did three California venues cancel on them at the last second, leaving them to perform their "Put America First" routine on the streets and the beach, but, according to the Daily Beast, it looks like they've spent four times more on their traveling duet than they've earned in fundraising dollars. Or, in dollar speak, they've bled a combined $342,000 working together, while donors have only contributed $59,345 and 54 cents.

    From the Daily Beast:

    At the height of the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and the revelations that he's under investigation for sex trafficking, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) bet big on a nationwide joint fundraising tour with her embattled colleague. But new campaign filings show that not only did the gamble not pay off, but that the much-maligned Republicans actually spent four times as much as they raised. …

    Since Gaetz and Greene kicked off their joint fundraising committee with a May 7 event at The Villages in central Florida, their campaigns and joint fundraising committee have posted a combined loss of $342,000. And according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, that joint fundraising effort, "Put America First," reported only $59,345.54 in contributions.

    Both Gaetz and Greene contributed $150,000 apiece from their own campaigns to the joint fundraising committee. And they've raised money almost entirely from small-dollar donors. Only four people gave $500 or more to the shared committee. But their campaign tour of some of the most Trump-friendly areas in the nation has been inordinately expensive.

  • Serial liar Madison Cawthorn says Joe Biden is "having some form of degradation of his mind"

    Before we get started, a quick refresher on Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC):

    • In August 2020, during Cawthorn's campaign for Congress, several women came forward accusing him of sexually aggressive behavior, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault." [Wikipedia]
    • Cawthorn claimed he was accepted to attend the United States Naval Academy in 2014 but his plans were "derailed by an automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed. However, the Naval Academy rejected him before the accident, something Cawthorn only admitted in a lawsuit deposition.[Wikipedia]
    • He claimed to have worked as a full-time staffer for Rep. Mark Meadows, which was a lie. His position was part-time. [Wikipedia]
    • Cawthorn told the Christian inspirational podcast The Heal, "I had an opportunity for the Paralympics for track and field." But The Nation says Cawthorn did not have that opportunity, nor does it appear he took any meaningful steps that would have led him there."
    • Cawthorn "helped incite the U.S. Capitol invasion with a Jan. 6 speech that lied about election fraud and stoked anger, then less than 24 hours later said the president's election falsehoods played a role in the riot while claiming his own, similar election lies weren't a factor. Cawthorn wasn't alone in that kind of whiplash-inducing pivot, but he was the only lawmaker calling for unity after Jan. 6 who also sold "Cry more, lib" T-shirts on his website. (He later removed the listing.)" [Charlotte Observer]
    • "Cawthorn's account of the 2014 wreck — which he presented publicly in the chapel of his Christian college in Virginia three years later — was that a close friend had crashed the car in which he was a passenger, leaving him to die 'in a fiery tomb,' The Washington Post reported over the weekend.  But the friend, Bradley Ledford, told the newspaper in his first public comments about the crash that he pulled Cawthorn from the wreckage.  'It hurt very badly that he would say something as false as that,' Ledford told the paper. 'That is not at all what happened. I pulled him out of the car the second that I was able to get out of the car.'" [HuffPost]

    I could go on, but you get the picture. So what is this Trumpian liar, who dropped out of college after just one semester because he was getting too many D's, spouting about now? Cawthorn wants Jill Biden to be "indicted" for "being so cruel to her husband," allowing him to continue to serve as president despite "having some form of degradation of his mind."

    Cawthorn told Newsmax:

    You know, I would love to have a congressional inquiry to understand exactly what Joe Biden's reasoning is, but unfortunately I don't think he could find his way to Congress. I'm talking from a very objective standpoint here. I think we should indict Jill Biden – I'm not saying indict in terms of criminal – but I'm saying that we should call her out for being so cruel to her husband. The man is clearly mentally unstable. He's having some form of degradation of his mind.

    Right now, his mind simply cannot handle it."

    You know as much as I'd love to question Joe Biden. I really want to question whoever is really calling the shots right now, because I don't think Congress or the American people truly know who's behind the scenes pulling the strings of Joe Biden."

  • Watch: Cheers erupt at a Tampa Bays Rays game when a "Trump Won" sign is ripped down

    The cheering at a Tampa Bay Rays – Baltimore Orioles baseball game was so explosive Monday night, you'd think someone had hit a home run. But the boisterous crowd was actually applauding the no-nonsense yank that swiftly ripped down a "Trump Won" banner that had tarnished the stadium's seating area. Once the eyesore was removed, jubilance was had by all.

  • A freaked-out man shoos a bear out of his car in this hilarious TikTok video

    "Fuck!" a barefoot guy in a tie-dye T-shirt blurts out before opening up his car to let out a bear. That's right, a big bear somehow ended up in his car, which was parked on top of a mountain in touristy Gatlinburg, Tennessee while he and his friends slept in a cabin. And it's made for a hilarious 10-day (so far) TikTok series.

    In this video, his friends can be heard screaming "Rawr!!" in the background while the guy screams, "Go! Go!" to the bear. The startled bear does what he's told, looking from one person to the other with an "I'm outta here" expression, before running the hell away from these crazy humans.

    Since his bear encounter 10 days ago, @bear_inna-car has dedicated his TikTok (which only had one other video before this one) to this bear story. In subsequent videos he answers questions like, "How the heck did a bear get into the car?" (Bears are clever.) "How did the guys discover the bear?" (Uh, the bear started honking the horn at 7am, waking up the hungover men who had partied until 4am.) "Where is this?" (Tennessee.) "Was there damage to the car?" (Oh yeah, thousands of dollars worth!)

    In today's video, still not over his harrowing experience, he resorts to telling a wild bird about his bear story. Pretty funny stuff.

  • Take a look at fake rain in Dubai created by cloud-seeding technology

    July and August are the hottest months in Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates, with temperatures in the Gulf country regularly reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit with very little rain. But the UAE is trying to change that with cloud-seeding technology (to which they invested $15 million in 2017) that uses drones to "plant" rain "seeds" into cumulous clouds (see how the tech works in bottom video). Footage released on Sunday (shown below) by the UAE's National Center of Meteorology shows recent downpours in the country, "enhanced by cloud-seeding operations," according to MSN, which was so heavy it created hazardous driving conditions.

    From MSN:

    On Sunday, the UAE's national weather service released video footage of the heavy downpours.

    Its cloud seeding operations are part of an ongoing mission to generate precipitation in the Middle East country, which has an average rainfall of just four inches.

    The enhanced rain is created using drone technology that unleashes electrical charges into clouds in order for them to clump together and form precipitation.

    The National reported the heavy rainfall caused waterfalls to appear in the city of Ail Ain and made driving conditions hazardous.

    Here's video from 2018 showing the UAE's commitment to cloud-seeding technology, and explaining how it works:

  • Vaccines don't microchip – the government already has everything they need to spy on you (says new Daily Show PSA)

    This Daily Show PSA on vaccine hesitancy assures us that the US government is not microchipping you via the Covid-19 vaccine. Not because they don't want to, but because they don't need to. "Trust me, we already know everything we need to know about you," government spokeslady Desi Lydic confirms.

    From your email to everything on your smartphone to your electric toothbrush, which "sends us a detailed map of your teeth," to even your DNA (stored in the love-licks of your dog's mouth), the government – with the support of big tech and megacorporations – has already got you covered.

    "So please, get the vaccine. It's safe, it's effective, and besides, we've already microchipped you through your vape pens," Lydic concludes. "That was us."

  • Dr. Fauci blasts Sen. Rand Paul in a sassy exchange

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) insinuated that Dr. Anthony Fauci was a liar today during a senate hearing. And Dr. Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and every other American president since Ronald Regan, hit right back.

    "Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement on May 11th where you claimed that the NIH never funded gain-of-function research Wuhan?" Rand said, without anything substantial to back his passive-aggressive accusation. If the Senator meant to knock the doctor over with this gotcha question, he completely misfired. Dr. Fauci not only shot back, he did so "officially."

    "Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement," a crisp Fauci told Paul, the first US Senator to catch Covid-19 in 2020. (After positive test results, Paul – either ignorantly, selfishly, or both – continued to work at the Capitol for six days, even though he was putting others at risk.)

    Fauci then tries to correct Paul, but is rudely interrupted. Finally, Fauci had had enough and put Paul in his place. "Senator Paul, you do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you're talking about." But it's not the words as much as his sassy head movements that make this so highly worth the watch.