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September 13, 2012
11:46 // 2 years ago
July 26, 2012
I didn’t have anything on me and and no-one asked me for anything. I did what I asked and just carried on walking.
11-year-old Liam Corcoran-Fort • Discussing the security process he went through when he boarded a flight from Manchester to Rome — despite the fact he didn’t have any sort of identification or a boarding pass and was really just trying to use the bathroom. ”I just wanted to go to the toilet. I wasn’t trying to go anywhere I wasn’t allowed,” Corcoran-Fort, who has learning difficulties, said. ”But it was easier than my homework, even easier than computer games.” For what it’s worth, he did go through a metal detector and body scanner, the airport says.
8:21 // 2 years ago
July 25, 2012
It’s not technically a breach of security. The boy posed no threat to the aircraft. He went through a security process.
Manchester airport spokesperson Russell Craig • Discussing an 11-year-old boy’s trip from England to Italy, where the boy took a Jet2.com plane from Manchester to Rome despite not having a boarding pass or passport. His trip may not have technically been a breach of security, but a ton of people got suspended from their jobs over it. Oops.
11:00 // 2 years ago
July 9, 2012
Uber-lame? DC City Council amendment could limit taxi-disrupting startup
For some people, cabs can simply suck. In big cities, trying to tag down a cab can be annoying or (if you live in a bad or far-away neighborhood) an exercise in futility. One startup, Uber (which, via an app, sends a private sedan right to wherever you’re standing), cuts through the annoyingness of cabs — you pay a little more, sure, but it’s much less frustrating. However, it’s also disruptive, which is why Washington DC’s City Council is considering a new taxi modernization bill that would effectively limit Uber’s future ability to expand — by preventing the company from offering a low-cost service. The company actually rolled out one recently, but because of the proposed new law (which also, to be fair, does such things as force DC cabs to have GPS devices and take credit cards), couldn’t launch it in the District. Understandably, the company is kind of upset about this. Though, on the other hand, DCist points out that the amendment effectively legalizes the more-expensive service in the District, too. source
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For some people, cabs can simply suck. In big cities, trying to tag down a cab can be annoying or (if you live in a bad or far-away neighborhood) an exercise in futility. One startup, Uber (which, via an app, sends a private sedan right to wherever you’re standing), cuts through the annoyingness of cabs — you pay a little more, sure, but it’s much less frustrating. However, it’s also disruptive, which is why Washington DC’s City Council is considering a new taxi modernization bill that would effectively limit Uber’s future ability to expand — by preventing the company from offering a low-cost service. The company actually rolled out one recently, but because of the proposed new law (which also, to be fair, does such things as force DC cabs to have GPS devices and take credit cards), couldn’t launch it in the District. Understandably, the company is kind of upset about this. Though, on the other hand, DCist points out that the amendment effectively legalizes the more-expensive service in the District, too. source

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19:04 // 2 years ago
June 1, 2012
integrity won’t pay the mortgages I will ask all of u how many of u would do your job for no pay?
R&B singer Brian McKnight • Discussing on Twitter why he chose to make a theme song for an adult Web site, roughly a month after another sexually-explicit song of his gave the singer some late-career notoriety. The Washington Post’s Sarah Anne Hughes smartly gets past the weirdness of a guy known for wedding songs shilling for a porn site, and instead focuses on what this means for R&B in general: “It’s hard to fault McKnight for writing explicit songs if they pay the bills and allow him to keep creating R&B,” she says, noting that McKnight’s style of R&B rarely shows up on the radio these days. 
23:00 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2012
Uhm. Yikes. This seems like a story with the words “bad idea” written all over it.

Uhm. Yikes. This seems like a story with the words “bad idea” written all over it.

16:51 // 2 years ago
March 19, 2012

Video of the day: In which the terrorists win by convincing the U.S. government to terrorize a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, all in the name of counterterrorism.

21:01 // 2 years ago
February 22, 2012
The National Enquirer isn’t above running photos of famous celebrities in their coffin at a private funeral. (Go find it yourself if you wanna see it.) Should they have run a photo of Whitney Houston from her funeral?

The National Enquirer isn’t above running photos of famous celebrities in their coffin at a private funeral. (Go find it yourself if you wanna see it.) Should they have run a photo of Whitney Houston from her funeral?

22:39 // 2 years ago
February 10, 2012
thenoobyorker:

zainyk:

Mississippi Bill Changes Name of ‘Gulf of Mexico’ to ‘Gulf of America’

I want out of this life, how did I do?

While we’re at it, let’s change the name of New Mexico to New America. And Mexican food to Southwestern American food. (On the plus side, the proposed name change it would only change the name of the portion of the Gulf of Mexico that touches Mississippi, which is extremely small.)
EDIT: Great news, everyone! Fox News presented this satirical bill as a straight news story.

thenoobyorker:

zainyk:

Mississippi Bill Changes Name of ‘Gulf of Mexico’ to ‘Gulf of America’

I want out of this life, how did I do?

While we’re at it, let’s change the name of New Mexico to New America. And Mexican food to Southwestern American food. (On the plus side, the proposed name change it would only change the name of the portion of the Gulf of Mexico that touches Mississippi, which is extremely small.)

EDIT: Great news, everyone! Fox News presented this satirical bill as a straight news story.

(via genericlatino)

12:30 // 2 years ago
April 12, 2011
I think the Republicans are very concerned that I [may] run as an independent. I could also possibly win as an independent, otherwise I wouldn’t do it. I’m not doing it for any other reason. I like winning.
Donald Trump • Suggesting he would pull a Ross Perot and run for president independently if he doesn’t win the GOP nomination. With a little Charlie Sheen at the end. Oh God. Will ol’ Sideshow Don quit it? source (viafollow)
11:05 // 3 years ago