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August 25, 2014
kohenari:

On the left is a paragraph from the New York Times about Mike Brown’s “troubled” teenage years; on the right is a paragraph from Rolling Stone about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
What could possibly account for the difference in presentation of these two teenagers?
And let’s remember that one was unarmed when he was shot to death by a police officer who stopped him for walking in the street after allegedly stealing some cigars and pushing a store clerk, while the other was taken alive after allegedly setting off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer, engaging in a shootout with a host of other police officers, and then hiding from a full-scale manhunt.

There’s some line editor up in the Times building right now, pondering whether they did enough editing on this piece.

kohenari:

On the left is a paragraph from the New York Times about Mike Brown’s “troubled” teenage years; on the right is a paragraph from Rolling Stone about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

What could possibly account for the difference in presentation of these two teenagers?

And let’s remember that one was unarmed when he was shot to death by a police officer who stopped him for walking in the street after allegedly stealing some cigars and pushing a store clerk, while the other was taken alive after allegedly setting off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer, engaging in a shootout with a host of other police officers, and then hiding from a full-scale manhunt.

There’s some line editor up in the Times building right now, pondering whether they did enough editing on this piece.

12:12 // 3 weeks ago

Darren Wilson’s first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities 

This morning, The New York Times published a piece declaring Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown to be “no angel.”

Keep that in mind when you’re reading this Washington Post piece, which points out that Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, had been on a police force so tarnished by racism allegations—not unlike the ones already facing Ferguson’s police force—that it had to disband.

The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.

That was three years ago. One of the officers who worked in that department, and lost his job along with everyone else, was a young man named Darren Wilson.

12:05 // 3 weeks ago
August 24, 2014
That lump right here is high-grade rubber. You’re probably like, “Whatever man, who cares?” But what’s cool about it is not the rubber itself but the weed from which it came.

That lump right here is high-grade rubber. You’re probably like, “Whatever man, who cares?” But what’s cool about it is not the rubber itself but the weed from which it came.

19:36 // 3 weeks ago
August 22, 2014
She got a free drink from the previous customer. She was happy about that. But she didn’t want to pay for the next patron.
A Florida Starbucks manager, on the woman who decided to break a 10-hour-long string of paying it forward, by choosing not to pay for the drink of the person behind her. Enjoy your free coffee, lady.
13:30 // 3 weeks ago
We investigate arson differently now: Nearly 25 years ago, New York businessman Han Tak Lee was sent to jail, convicted of an arson that led to the death of his mentally-ill daughter. This week, with the arson-science evidence used against him now discredited, Lee will now leave prison at the age of 79. He’s not out of the woods yet, though: Prosecutors have 120 days to decide whether or not they want to retry him. His supporters, however, see that as unlikely.

We investigate arson differently now: Nearly 25 years ago, New York businessman Han Tak Lee was sent to jail, convicted of an arson that led to the death of his mentally-ill daughter. This week, with the arson-science evidence used against him now discredited, Lee will now leave prison at the age of 79. He’s not out of the woods yet, though: Prosecutors have 120 days to decide whether or not they want to retry him. His supporters, however, see that as unlikely.

11:51 // 3 weeks ago

yeahiwasintheshit:

gravyholocaustsucks:

tastefullyoffensive:

'Back to the Future' Makeup Aging vs. Reality [tiwuno]

geekvariety

ha

One out of four ain’t bad.

(via bookoisseur)

11:40 // 3 weeks ago
August 21, 2014
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August 20, 2014
The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could watch two fish playing Street Fighter II, using controls defined by where they’re at in the bowl.

The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could watch two fish playing Street Fighter II, using controls defined by where they’re at in the bowl.

20:52 // 4 weeks ago
couchgags:

Season 3 - Episode 12
8F10 : I Married MargeDir: Jeffrey LynchWriter: Jeff MartinAirdate: December 26, 1991

So here’s a fun fact: Starting tomorrow, FXX will air every episode of The Simpsons, in order. Pretty cool, right? Well, even moreso, because the episodes they air will be completely uncut, meaning scenes that haven’t aired in decades due to syndication cuts will be on the air. 
Oh yeah, to the people who created “The Simpsons: Tapped Out”: Thanks for getting me addicted to a funny Farmville, ya jerks.

couchgags:

Season 3 - Episode 12

8F10 : I Married Marge
Dir: Jeffrey Lynch
Writer: Jeff Martin
Airdate: December 26, 1991

So here’s a fun fact: Starting tomorrow, FXX will air every episode of The Simpsons, in order. Pretty cool, right? Well, even moreso, because the episodes they air will be completely uncut, meaning scenes that haven’t aired in decades due to syndication cuts will be on the air. 

Oh yeah, to the people who created “The Simpsons: Tapped Out”: Thanks for getting me addicted to a funny Farmville, ya jerks.

20:33 // 4 weeks ago