John Overholt from Harvard's Houghton Library spotted a paper towel dispenser whose prominent EULA prohibits refilling it with non-Tork brands of towels, with Tork vowing to "enforce its rights under applicable laws and agreements." (more…)
A 12-pack of chicken flavor Maruchan Instant Lunch ramen noodles is just $3.84 on Amazon. Not a bad price for nearly 3,000 calories of salty goodness.
On a nice afternoon in Lakewood, Colorado, parents attending their seven-year-old children's baseball game decided that the best way to deal with a controversial call made by the 13-year-old umpire was to storm the field, scream, and hit one another.
Lakewood (Colo.) Police handed out issued four citations for disorderly conduct, and are still seeking suspects for potentially more serious charges, after 15–20 grown-ups got into a big ol’ brawl in the middle of a 7-year-olds’ baseball game this weekend.
The cause of the fight? According to police, one parent was upset with calls made by the game’s 13-year-old umpire. Things devolved quickly, and in a really depressing moment at around four seconds of the video, you can see the children in the field fleeing for safety.
In the background, you can hear a woman making a personal request to Jesus Christ to stop the brawl. The video ends before we can see whether or not the son of God arrived and intervened.
Millennial dad nailed it.
“hey, I would like to buy a candy bar with my membership card.”
“sure thing. that will be $345.”
“well, without the card it’s $5,450 dollars.”
“oh...that’s not bad I guess.”
^that’s the American healthcare system
— millennial dad (@partofaplan) June 18, 2019
Hold a bulb of garlic in one hand, a paring knife in the other. Jab the knife into a clove and lever it out of the husk.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!
— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
RESIST! … the temptation to not JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and much more.
KPMG is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms: that means that whenever a plan for a business or a public project has a box that says, "Make sure no one is cheating," it means that you hire KPMG or one of its rivals to come in and check the books and make sure that everything is on the level. If you can't trust the accounting firm, the whole thing falls apart. (more…)
To help the news business, subject Big Tech to antitrust -- but don't forget Big News's antitrust problem
The University of Chicago Business School's Promarket blog has run a transcript of former antitrust enforcer Sally Hubbard's June 11 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2019, where Hubbard discusses the ways that the monopolized and concentrated tech sector have eroded the margins of the news business, creating a "decline of American journalism." (more…)
The Elago Mac Mini Silicone Case [Amazon] is a remarkable entry in the annals of "advertising vs. reality". Above, the product shot. Below, the Elago IRL.
The Library of Congress today appointed Joy Harjo as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate.
Harjo becomes the first Native American to serve in the position.
Ajit Pai promised that killing Net Neutrality would spur investment and improve service: a year later, service and investment have declined
A year ago, Trump FCC Chairman (and former Verizon exec) Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality, leveraging illegal, fraudulent industry dirty tricks to ram his rule through the process; all along, he claimed that Net Neutrality was a drag on investment, competition and service improvements, and that Americans would see immediate benefits once he was done killing Net Neutrality. (more…)
“A myth of the anti-vaccine movement is that it emerged organically through the rise of social media,” says Washington Post investigative reporter Amy Brittain. “We looked into the $$$ behind the movement and found a well-funded operation, driven largely by one Manhattan couple who gave millions to the cause.” (more…)
Asked on Wednesday about moves toward the impeachment of Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she does not support censure as a way of condemning the president, short of impeachment.
Tom and Jerry's cartoon cat, Tom, has seen his share of bad luck in his many attempts to capture Jerry the mouse. But, besides the original animators, no one has captured what the contortions his body went through in those moments quite like this!
By sculpting Tom's physical mishaps and misfortunes in those vain efforts to catch Jerry, Japanese artist Taku Inoue makes us look at the cartoon in a whole new, and hilarious, way. They're so good that I've included every single one I could find on Inoue's Twitter page:
screenshot via Taku Inoue
CONTENT WARNING: This blog post, and the story it links to, include descriptions of violent abuse of humans and animals.
Italian chef Pasquale Sciarappa has a go.
BONUS: "I will return before you can say... Antidisestablishmentarianism"
Jimmy Smith (0-1-0) is listed on YouTube as the "worst" boxer of all time, but he is clearly the "best" by any standard worth applying.
If you've experienced Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, no doubt you opened its refrigerator and stepped through its "vortex" to another dimension. Now, Santa Fe artist Claire Sanders has fashioned this really cool (pun intended) Fridge Portal Backpack in its likeness. Open its door and a sparkly spiral vortex is revealed, along with handpainted "otherworldly Omega Mart foods and drinks." These bags are pricey ($150), yes, but they're also handmade and completely awesome. She even included a magnet feature inside the backpack's door so you can attach your magnets to it, just like a real fridge.
Here, take a closer look:
If you want one, don't wait. These are super-limited-edition pieces and are sure to sell out quickly.
images via Claire Sanders and Meow Wolf