Post a news story, entertain me!

Jayhawker wrote:
Grenn wrote:

What was the problem with Stonehenge?

It had nothing to do with the metric system, but when they drew up their idea for a Stonehenge to be made and lowered during the concert they used double in stress of single apostrophes. So, instead of 10 feet tall, it was 10 inches tall.

Of course, with metric, they would have used “m,” so it less likely to get converted to “cm.”

I was going for a line from the movie.

Grenn wrote:

What was the problem with Stonehenge?

You're kind of making a big deal out of it...

Thousands petition netflix to cancel Good Omens

I'd be laughing even harder if it weren't for "God, they complain, is 'voiced by a woman'" because of course they have a problem with that.

"God, they complain" sums it up pretty well, I think.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

"God, they complain" sums it up pretty well, I think.

Truer words may never have been spoken (or posted on a forum).

My problem with the voice of god is that she didn't do it as Marge Gunderson.

Ha! They sent it to Netflix!

I think the Flaming Lips showed that all you need is a good riff for a good time. That may be, simultaneously, the worst and best cover of Whole Lotta Love of all time. It depends on how much LSD you dropped.

This Is How You're Being Manipulated

At a preliminary Senate hearing today on the subject of potentially putting legislative limits on the persuasiveness of technology—a diplomatic way of saying the addiction model the internet uses to keep people engaged and clicking—Tristan Harris, the executive director of the Center for Humane Technology, told lawmakers that while rules are important, what needs to come first is public awareness. Not an easy task. Algorithms and machine learning are terrifying, confusing, and somehow also boring to think about. However, “one thing I have learned is that if you tell people ‘this is bad for you’, they won’t listen,” Harris stated, “if you tell people ‘this is how you’re being manipulated,’ no one wants to feel manipulated.”
It starts with techniques like ‘pull to refresh’, so you pull to refresh your newsfeed. That operates like a slot machine. It has the same kind of addictive qualities that keep people in Las Vegas hooked. Other examples are removing stopping cues. So if I take the bottom out of this glass and I keep refilling the water or the wine, you won’t know when to stop drinking. That’s what happens with infinitely scrolling feeds.

Of course, the addictive qualities of platforms are also a result of their so-called network effects, where they grow in power exponentially based on how many people are already on them:

[With the introduction of likes and followers] it was much cheaper—instead of getting your attention—to get you addicted to getting attention from other people.

Hahaha, joke's on them, I'm not interesting enough to get any attention!

NSMike wrote:

Hahaha, joke's on them, I'm not interesting enough to get any attention!

Oooohhh, tell me more....

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
NSMike wrote:

Hahaha, joke's on them, I'm not interesting enough to get any attention!

Oooohhh, tell me more.... ;)


I worked with a woman who refused to get her 16 y/o daughter the vaccine because she thought it would be seen as "giving permission to have sex". I just couldn't process the line of thinking. I even told her to just lie about what the shot was.

Monroe landscaper charged in maple syrup sex case opts for trial

Robert Somley, the Monroe landscaper who received notoriety for enticing a married woman to have sex with him with maple syrup and blueberry jam and then allegedly secretly video recorded her, turned down a plea bargain on Friday and told a Superior Court judge he wants a trial.

Well, they know what sells since the relavent portions of that are "man accused of secretly recording sexual encounter opts for jury trial" but they spend multiple paragraphs describing the act instead.

What, they couldn't find a photo of half a cake? Lazy reporting.

Mets sorry for having 2 living alums in memorial
Really sums up the team's existence, doesn't it.

Jason Statham And John Mayer Totally Nail Viral Bottle Cap Challenge

Stupid Instagram stuff so I can embed the video.

Woman doesn't realize that she's wearing her bathing suit upside down, accidentally exposes herself

She then took to social media attacking company and showing a picture. The company's response:

“Hi Lyndsey. I’m really sorry you were embarrassed by your swimsuit,” they said. “I have had a look at the picture you sent and believe you are wearing the swimsuit upside down. The swimsuit you have ordered is this one and should look like this. There should be a gold pear label on the swimsuit which should sit at the back at the top of your back. The thinnest part of the swimsuit will be the strap which sits across your shoulder. I hope this helps.”

And today in How Not To Do Public Relations...

Be careful juicing limes and then heading out into the sun:

Beware of the Margarita Burn

Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods. It's the first study to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby greenspace is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving.

Seen on FB from nearby police:

Braintree PD wrote:

Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday. It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.

Stay home, blast the AC, binge Stranger Things season 3, play with the face app, practice karate in your basement We will all meet again on Monday when it's cooler.


The PoPo

PS: please no spoiler alerts. We're just finishing season 2