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01 August 2011 @ 11:03 pm
Internet Scrapings, late late late edition thanks to lack of internets  

Cracked.com: 6 Insane Holidays You'll Wish You Celebrated.

Cracked.com: 6 Technologies Conspicuously Absent from Sci-Fi Movies.

Cracked.com: 7 Creepy Video Game Easter Eggs You'll Wish Were Never Found.

TheOatmeal: The State of the Internet.

Presenting the world's first functioning 3-D printed airplane.

He's well dressed, well spoken, apparently well educated, and not homeless or crazy, but mystery man has spent three weeks in a UT jail on a minor trespassing charge because he refuses to identify himself to authorities.

Artist Training Fungi to Slowly Devour Her.

"Artist Jae Rhim Lee wants people to rethink the way they approach death... Like most people who contemplate such issues, Lee inevitably arrived at the conclusion that she should train mushrooms to consume her body. And wear a specially-designed suit (pictured above) for that purpose."

Like-for-like photos of life in Mumbai and NYC.

Man hurls toilet at house when beer run takes too long.

what is this i dont even

For sale: town in South Dakota for $0.8M.

PayPal boycott chops $1 billion off eBay stock value in mere hours.

The toughest plane ever.

Don't know if want: Hustler offers Casey Anthony $500K to pose nude.

If you just gave birth five days ago, it might not be the best time to audition at a strip club... and leave the kid in the car

Headline by Fark.

Man gets stuck head-first in storm drain.

Couple Sells Their Kids For Online Gaming Money.

A teenager in the US has survived being speared through the neck with a large bamboo spike while he was pretending to be a ninja.

Apple now has more money than the United States Treasury.

How not to perform self-surgery: by stabbing yourself with a butter knife and sticking a lit cigarette into the wound to treat a hernia.

Chinese teenagers fool around with huge, sharp sword when somehow-- somehow-- it all goes horribly wrong and ends with one of them stabbed in the forehead.

"The mother was pushing her infant son in his stroller when, by surprise, Hubbard unbelted the child and grabbed him by the leg. Witnesses said Hubbard then swung the baby over her head and slammed him into a metal rail of a nearby truck... She later said she was trying to break the baby's arm off "so she could eat it."

Amy Winehouse may have died from a LACK of alcohol. No, seriously.
"Amy Winehouse's family reportedly believe the singer died due to her body not being able to handle withdrawal symptoms from alcohol... They believe she died from a seizure due to her tiny body not being able to handle the shock of a drastically reduced intake of liquor."

Nice to know that Amy Winehouse's record company not letting a minor setback like her death get in the way of releasing new music from her. Profit!

And now, a glow in the dark dog.

Serial ass slasher on the loose in Virginia.

Man shot in head while helping the homeless in Oakland.

The Wu-Tang clan seeks intern.

A South Carolina jury will decide if truck nuts are obscene or not.Former inmate to become future inmate for his consulting work while an inmate
Headline by Fark.

Taiwan city offers to turn dog poo into gold.

Lesbian Couple Took Break From Destroying Society’s Morals to Help Save Norway Masscare Victims.

But remember, kids: Global Warming is a Liberal conspiracy created by Al Gore.

Not news: your ride gets repossessed. News: you're the crown prince of Thailand. Fark: your ride is a Boeing 737 [Amusing]

A former vocational school teacher and the former school principal are facing misdemeanor charges and are accused of buying cold medicine to cook meth on school property... Turley told state police during an investigation that they used meth in the school's main office.

School shut after teacher, Principal caught smoking METH in the Principal's office.

Black Hole Holds Universe's Biggest Water Supply.

Some people try to incorporate the teachings of the Bible into their everyday lives, like this man, who attacked a military helicopter with an axe

Indian kid goes for polydactylty highscore at 34 fingers and toes.

Police secretly kept organs of 100 murder victims for decades and didn't tell the families.

California woman goes for crazy cat lady high score at 70 feral and abandoned cats.

Fun fact: 150 human-animal hybrids have been grown in UK labs.

Ousted EMI boss: pirates are our best customers, suing is bad for business.

Man released from morgue after condition upgraded to "not dead."

We all love to hate on cops, but sometimes...

The Global Economy: Speeding Toward a Fiery Crash.

When I hear a Christian say something like "praise God for answering my prayers, I now have a new car / promotion / [other stupid trivial shit]", I can't help but think about news articles like this one.

Jesus versus Batman.

Sorry about your mom's skydiving accident.

Idiot parents refuse to vaccinate child. Child gets exposed to measles while on vacation in Europe. Returns home to California, triggers measles outbreak.

F-22 pilots have anti-freeze in their blood and the USAF doesn’t know why.

Mexican cyclists, tired of their city's indifference, decide to build their own bike lane.

Bachmann Says Unexplained Blackouts From Which She Wakes Up Covered In Blood Won't Affect Ability To Lead.

21 Continental flights cancelled after too many pilots call in sick at the same time.

How to build a house out of two shipping containers [pics]

Is Ireland divorcing from the Catholic Church? "There are now calls to remove the Catholic Church from every element of Irish public life, and this is supported by a growing secularist movement."

14-year-old found guilty of beheading four people.

So about that Norwegian mass-murderer… will he go to Heaven when he dies?

Just as Jesus commanded in Matthew 18:8-9, man convinced he's a false prophet, so he slices off his own tongue and flushes it down the toilet so it would prevent him from sinning. Funny how well religious / spiritual ideas and mental illness mingle so easily.

Kid's Bracelet - $20

Cops get drunk at the bar with a bachelorette party and then runs over beach goers.

UK Bans Make-Up Advertisements for being Misleading.

Man takes up TWO handicapped spaces in his car (with no placard or plate), then assaults handicapped guy trying to film the car, breaking camera phone, flashed a badge too (NOT police). What did his attorney say? The other guy was out to frame him.

November 9, 2011.

The state of American education [infographic].

So I decided to join The KKK... [r/Atheism]

15 year old girl had a drivers license and social security number handed to her by the government saying she was 20. Starred in a porn movie and now the guy who fucked her might be going to jail for statutory rape even though the government fucked up big time.

This is why there's a hivemind: Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.

Bank ‘Activity’ Required For Wisconsin Voter ID.
"In the state of Wisconsin, you may be denied the ability to vote for lack of sufficient recent “bank activity”. A woman surreptitiously filmed the interactions as her 18-year-old son leaps through hurdle after hurdle in an attempt to get a constitutionally-guaranteed state ID so that he could vote. At the DMV, the pair is told that voter IDs were not issued when voters’ bank accounts did not show enough “activity.” The clerk had no answer when asked what would happen in the case of a resident who was homeless or unemployed, or too poor to maintain the minimum balance required for a checking account."

Heathrow To Install Facial Recognition Scanners.

Quote of the day.

The Internet Is Dying Dept:

House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs To Log Users Under the guise of fighting child pornography.

ISP ordered by British High Court to block a website that provides links to pirated content, setting a dangerous precedent.

A group of Senators are meeting in secret today [er, yesterday], while most people are focused on the 'debt ceiling' issue, in order to try to rush through a renewal of the FISA Amendments Act, which expressly allowed warrantless wiretapping in the U.S.

Estonia is planning to bolster monitoring of the Internet to track potential extremist plots in the wake of last week's massacre in Norway.

Rights group Amnesty International said on Monday that its website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia after the group criticised a draft Saudi anti-terrorism law.

HOW TO: Remove yourself from ALL background check websites.

Pakistan Tries To Ban Encryption.

iPad Hacker Gears Up For Prison, Foresees Revolution.
Current Location: at work
Current Mood: tired
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_53_53 on August 3rd, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I recall hearing that the Daily Mail is the Fox News of the UK... you're the second or third person to point it out lately. I shall treat it as such :)
fitfoolfitfool on August 3rd, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
That's fascinating that they've printed a plane that flies.
_53_53 on August 3rd, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
When you consider file sharing, bittorrent, the internet / broadband, crowdsourcing, and combine that with the idea of 3D printing, it boggles the mind where we may be headed with that technology. You know that lame-ass ad, "you wouldn't download a car?" Well, what if we really could? Or download and print out pretty much anything! It would be like having Makers as in Transmetropolitan, or one step away from those matter materializer thingies on Star Trek etc :)