Posted on: May 1, 2016 Posted by: Louise Mensch Comments: 0

This brilliant twitter translates British-isms for America Have a fag and check this out.

"Could do" – Translation: Nope — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) April 30, 2016 There are plenty of things America loves about the Brits – Kate Middleton, Downton Abbey, Damian Lewis – and plenty it still doesn’t understand. ‘Having a fag’, for example, means to smoke a cigarette. But followers of every Brit’s favorite Twitter account @SoVeryBritish will no longer have this problem. The brilliant account is called ‘Very British Problems’ and it does…

Posted on: April 19, 2016 Posted by: William Hicks Comments: 0

Social Autopsy’s Candace Owens accuses Zoe Quinn of cyber terrorism in new shitshow If the world were fueled by internet drama, Social Autopsy would be like the Marcellus Shale.

The startup that aims to create an online database of cyberbullies tied to their personal information has ignited an internet fight of epic proportions. The latest is on unlikely grounds. Social Autopsy’s founder, Candace Owen, has accused self-proclaimed anti-harassment advocates, Zoe Quinn and Randi Lee Harper, of cyber terrorism. Meanwhile, Gamergaters, who loathe both women, are just sitting back and gleefully watching the fireworks. Watching ZQ & Randi get rekt…I need more…

Posted on: April 14, 2016 Posted by: William Hicks Comments: 1

Media falsely blames Gamergate for Alison Rapp prostitution rumors It was Kiwi Farms researchers.

When allegations surfaced online recently that fired Nintendo employee Alison Rapp had been moonlighting as a call girl, the mainstream media instinctively blamed Gamergate. For those not in the loop, Gamergate is an online movement fighting for better ethics in gaming journalism and against gaming censorship that is dogged by criticism that its worst members harass women game developers. For many big media companies tracking the Rapp case, Gamergate became the obvious…

Posted on: March 30, 2016 Posted by: Mark Pygas Comments: 1

Those VHS tapes in your basement could be worth thousands of dollars You were right to keep them. Here's a list of the most valuable VHS tapes, and some tips for identifying antech treasures generally.

VHS tapes can burn in hell. While they were the technological marvel of their time, they’re pretty atrocious in a world that now has Netflix. Surprisingly though, you’d be a fool to throw them away, since some can be worth close to $2,100. Love Antiques has compiled a list of the most valuable VHS tapes that might be stashed away in your basement. Most of them were quickly banned after…

Posted on: February 22, 2016 Posted by: Janet Bloomfield Comments: 16

The art of the deal, according to Kesha I can’t think of a better strategy to limit economic and social opportunities for women than what this dumbo is trying to pull off with Dr Luke and the courts.

Imagine being 18 years old. You’re reasonably slender, you have the blonde good looks popular culture loves, you have sufficient vocal chops to pass for a singer (thanks, autotune!) and a quirky, edgy, but not threatening persona to go along with those things. And then you meet one of the most astonishingly successful producers on the planet. And he signs you to a multimillion dollar album deal with Sony. He’s…

Posted on: February 12, 2016 Posted by: Michael Koh Comments: 0

This is why some people have that disgusting cheesy feet smell The answer, surprisingly, comes via malaria research.

How many of you have been to a friend’s house and kicked off your shoes only for them to ask you to put your shoes back on again? It’s not because they don’t shower — I mean, some people don’t shower as often as they should. Even so, people that don’t shower often might not have stinky feet. Someone actually spent time to find out why. But first, a little…

Posted on: January 11, 2016 Posted by: Ryan Park Comments: 1

I’m a Lyft driver and asked riders to tell me their deepest confessions You'd be surprised what people told me over the course of my 60 day experiment.

One hungover Saturday morning, somewhere between a Netflix binge and consuming a leftover slice of pizza, I began to wonder what it’d be like to drive for Lyft or Uber. ‘Imagine all of the crazy stories that my drivers have heard! Are people as awkward as me? Oh god, what would it be like to be on the other side of my drunken ride home? Woof. What a mess.’ I…

Posted on: October 7, 2015 Posted by: Oleh Zaiats Comments: 0

The future belongs to blockchain Here's why.

I am not the first (and even not the tenth) person giving blockchain an unreserved vote of confidence, but let me explain my reasoning. Global banks join the party More than 20 world’s leading banks started collaborating with distributed ledger startup R3 CEV in 2015. The aim of their project is to design and apply distributed ledger technologies for global financial markets. According to R3’s press release, a number of…

Posted on: May 19, 2015 Posted by: Janet Bloomfield Comments: 0

Mad Max and feminist fury How much does the media hate people who don’t want to see films they have decided are woke?

The hashtag #MediaGate is gleefully tracking the sheer number of media outlets who got sucked into the “men’s rights activists are boycotting Mad Max” hoax, which originated in a post at Return of Kings by economist Aaron Clarey. If you click on the “about” tag of Return of Kings, which many, many reporters did, since they quote a sentence directly from the tab, you will observe something rather curious. The…

Posted on: March 27, 2015 Posted by: Nicholas Pell Comments: 0

Here’s why pro wrestling is better than your “real sports” What goes on on-screen is only part of the fun.

I’d seen wrestling before, but it never really made an impact on me until WrestleMania IV. I can’t imagine what my life would be like had I not decided to head over to Tommy O’Malley’s place that fateful day when “Macho Man” Randy Savage went over “The Natural” Butch Reed, One Man Gang, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase to win his first WWE (then…

Posted on: January 7, 2015 Posted by: Jake Heppner Comments: 0

30 surprising facts about how we spend our time over a lifetime These are the statistically likely ways you'll end up having spent your days.

Every second adds up, especially over the course of a human lifetime. The life expectancy in America is currently 78.6 years. Divide that up, and this is how the average person spends their lifetime. You spend 25 years sleeping. You work for 10.3 years. The average American works 40 hours a week from ages 20-65. You spend 48 days having sex. A recent survey found that during the average sex…

Posted on: November 6, 2014 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

How I survived a year of SHTF in 90s Bosnia No electricity, no food, no running water, no law. In a now legendary forum thread, a user named Selco tells preppers about his experiences and what he and his family did to stay alive.

Back in September of 2011, a user named selco joined the forums at SurvivalistBoards.com and posted “my shtf expirience-wartime,” a thread that would since become legendary in survivalist communities and beyond (you frequently see people reference it to this day on sites such as 4chan and reddit). In it, selco details his experience of living in a besieged Bosnian town of 50 to 60k people during the Bosnian War (1992-1995).…