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July 3, 2014

John Boehner could take pointers from this crying Japanese politician.

19:52 // 3 weeks ago
It’s why we launched in Dollar Tree recently. My dad needs to be able to buy this mayo and not even think about whether it is healthy or affordable. Food should be healthier and more affordable for regular people or it won’t even mean anything.
Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick • Discussing why his company chose to introduce its plant-based mayonnaise Just Mayo—which relies on food science to match its egg-based equivalent as closely as possible—to Dollar Tree, a store that sells most of its items for just $1 each. Tetrick’s approach here, inspired by his dad’s own choice to shop at Dollar Tree, is unlike most veggie food companies; he says that’s important, because his goal is ultimately to bring his vegan food substitutes to the mass market.
19:46 // 3 weeks ago
You don’t want people to remember that 2007 blog post some BBC dude wrote about you, former Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O’Neal—to the point that you’ll ask Google to remove search results? That’s OK. Media outlets from around the world will totally Streisand Effect you.

You don’t want people to remember that 2007 blog post some BBC dude wrote about you, former Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O’Neal—to the point that you’ll ask Google to remove search results? That’s OK. Media outlets from around the world will totally Streisand Effect you.

19:26 // 3 weeks ago
July 1, 2014
The FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of the total amount charged to consumers for subscriptions for content such as flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip that typically cost $9.99 per month. According to the FTC’s complaint, T-Mobile in some cases continued to bill its customers for these services offered by scammers years after becoming aware of signs that the charges were fraudulent.
FTC Alleges T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges onto Customers’ Phone Bills
14:19 // 4 weeks ago
June 30, 2014

Dinesh D’Souza’s D’Blockbuster D’Blues

rawstory:

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Future explainer of colonialism in cell block C, Dinesh D’Souza, had a movie come out this weekend.

So how did it do?

$38,608

Not bad. Not bad.

How did Transformers: Robots and Stuff Blowing Up do?

$100,038,390

Dinesh only missed the top spot  by…[gets out calculator] … slightly less than $100 million dollars.

So, more like this:

Sorry Raw Story, this silliness has to be called out. Now granted, there are a lot of reasons to mock this movie—IndieWire has a great list—but let’s be fair here. D’Souza’s flick played in three theaters. Transformers opened up in 4,200. The jailbound political commentator’s film doesn’t go into wide release until July 2, and in those three theaters it played in, it had a per-screen average of $12,869. (It also had a higher opening weekend than his last film, though that opened in just one theater.)

I’ll be the first to admit that D’Souza’s flick will probably have more logical fallacies in the first 30 seconds than this post has. And Michael Bay’s Transformers is still probably the better film, even though it’s total dreck. But this is still a logical fallacy.

Now can we get back to making fun of Rex Reed?

16:35 // 4 weeks ago
15:38 // 4 weeks ago
laughingsquid:

‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Documentary About Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Now Available in Theaters and Online

It’s on the Internet Archive, thanks to a Creative Commons license—a license that, by the way, Aaron Swartz helped build. You have no excuse to not watch this film. It’s an important story that deserves your attention.

laughingsquid:

‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Documentary About Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Now Available in Theaters and Online

It’s on the Internet Archive, thanks to a Creative Commons license—a license that, by the way, Aaron Swartz helped build. You have no excuse to not watch this film. It’s an important story that deserves your attention.

11:56 // 4 weeks ago
Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

11:15 // 4 weeks ago
11:08 // 4 weeks ago
June 27, 2014
It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike. Rep. Lucas’ look alike was depicted as sentenced on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011.
Failed Oklahoma congressional candidate Tim Murray • Accusing his rival, Frank D. Lucas, of being a plant, and saying that, for that reason, he plans to contest the primary results. In other words, he’s batshit insane.
16:31 // 1 month ago