Post a news story, entertain me!

Some of them aren't currently running. I'm having a legit snow day and it isn't snowing. A cold day. Chicago is having a collective cold day. Currently -16 F right now.

edit* No work tomorrow, either. Just found out. Good thing I made so much stew today.

What does god need with a paternity suit?

Tanglebones wrote:

What does god need with a paternity suit?

I want my name! I neeeeeed my name!

“I... am... Kirok!”

It’s really in poor taste to be mocking a veteran of the TekWars like that. He fought for your plas-rights.

Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion With Bare Hands After it Attacks Him

That guy needs to change his name to "Badass."

BadKen wrote:

Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion With Bear Hands After it Attacks Him

That guy needs to change his name to "Badass."

fixed a typo in the headline

Not entertaining, but news nonetheless. Oreo the Raccoon, aka Rocket Raccoon passed this morning.

How messed up is this:

Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

I think it's like the new teen rebelliousness. Kids, lining up in hallways, waiting for the injection that will make them forget their worries (of dying from preventable diseases).

Chairman_Mao wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion With Bear Hands After it Attacks Him

That guy needs to change his name to "Badass."

fixed a typo in the headline

That's his right.

One of the chimps is named "Caesar", right?

tanstaafl wrote:

One of the chimps is named "Caesar", right?

Movie Torrents Shown To Actually Boost Box Office Sales For Post-Release Movies

That is, piracy which occurs after a film has premiered at the box office. In this case, there’s a positive effect on box office revenue through an increase in word-of-mouth promotion (WOM).

We find that the volume of online WOM mediates the impact of piracy on the box office. Based on counterfactual simulations, the WOM-effect from post-release piracy on the box office increases revenue by about 3.0%

World's biggest bee found alive

Well, thank goodness for that.

Spoilered picture for the bee-phobic. It is... large.

Spoiler:

IMAGE(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/11F65/production/_105737537_giant_bee_v2_640-nc.png)

Gaming monitor stops a bullet, still works great

Gan’s home, where he lives with roommates, had been punctured five times in the night, PC Gamer first reported after Gan posted about the incident on Twitter. Bullet holes marred the south wall. He didn’t know why, and chalks it up to some kids partying too hard nearby.

Welcome to 2019 USA, where your home can get shot five times and you mark it down to "some kids partying too hard nearby".

tanstaafl wrote:

Gaming monitor stops a bullet, still works great

Gan’s home, where he lives with roommates, had been punctured five times in the night, PC Gamer first reported after Gan posted about the incident on Twitter. Bullet holes marred the south wall. He didn’t know why, and chalks it up to some kids partying too hard nearby.

Welcome to 2019 USA, where your home can get shot five times and you mark it down to "some kids partying too hard nearby".

Drunk people shooting signs and stuff like that has been pretty standard for decades. Stupid reckless assholeish behavior but nothing new.

Rykin wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Gaming monitor stops a bullet, still works great

Gan’s home, where he lives with roommates, had been punctured five times in the night, PC Gamer first reported after Gan posted about the incident on Twitter. Bullet holes marred the south wall. He didn’t know why, and chalks it up to some kids partying too hard nearby.

Welcome to 2019 USA, where your home can get shot five times and you mark it down to "some kids partying too hard nearby".

Drunk people shooting signs and stuff like that has been pretty standard for decades. Stupid reckless assholeish behavior but nothing new.

Uhhhh... Not where I live.

BadKen wrote:
Rykin wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Gaming monitor stops a bullet, still works great

Gan’s home, where he lives with roommates, had been punctured five times in the night, PC Gamer first reported after Gan posted about the incident on Twitter. Bullet holes marred the south wall. He didn’t know why, and chalks it up to some kids partying too hard nearby.

Welcome to 2019 USA, where your home can get shot five times and you mark it down to "some kids partying too hard nearby".

Drunk people shooting signs and stuff like that has been pretty standard for decades. Stupid reckless assholeish behavior but nothing new.

Uhhhh... Not where I live.

Fair enough. Oklahoma isn't exactly high up on the social graces scale.

Rykin wrote:
BadKen wrote:
Rykin wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Gaming monitor stops a bullet, still works great

Gan’s home, where he lives with roommates, had been punctured five times in the night, PC Gamer first reported after Gan posted about the incident on Twitter. Bullet holes marred the south wall. He didn’t know why, and chalks it up to some kids partying too hard nearby.

Welcome to 2019 USA, where your home can get shot five times and you mark it down to "some kids partying too hard nearby".

Drunk people shooting signs and stuff like that has been pretty standard for decades. Stupid reckless assholeish behavior but nothing new.

Uhhhh... Not where I live.

Fair enough. Oklahoma isn't exactly high up on the social graces scale.

Shooting street signs is not uncommon here either. Shooting houses absolutely is.

"Over the past 16 years, we've learned that many travelers buy travel insurance and just assume they're covered if anything goes wrong, without actually reading the details of their policy," Squaremouth wrote. "However, this often leads to claims for losses that are not covered. This lack of understanding is one of the biggest reasons travel insurance claims are denied."

"One of the biggest reasons travel insurance claims are denied is because we don't cover things a significant number of people who payed us think should be covered under travel insurance."