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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
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    @greasemonkey the whole service industry is like that. I was a bartender in London for years, earning 6.50 an hour (maximum) with very few tips (english people are mostly tight) but paying 40pw travel, 100pw rent, 120pm bills leaving me somewhere around 10 quid a day spending money for food. My hours were never guaranteed and you'd have to work 15 hour days without a break and without complaining or you'd suddenly find yourself on 30 hours a week.
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
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    Satanic Temple performs gay weddings on the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader's mother

    This past Sunday, July 14, top officials from the New York-based Satanic Temple traveled to the grave site of the mother of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps in order to stage a formal ceremony celebrating same-sex unions. Photos of the ceremony are publicly available on the new Satanic Temple-operated website, www.westboro-baptists.com, where The Satanic Temple encourages other same-sex couples to submit their own photos from similar pilgrimages to the Mississippi cemetery.


    Way to troll, Satanists, way to troll...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
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    They're Satanists. By definition if they're going to be good at anything, it will be trolling.
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    @Scrymgeour: Yeah, it is (former pub chef here). What's laughable is the figures McD's has come up with, like $600 per month for rent.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
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    HAHAHA!!! Who needs Ed Snowden when you have this!!

    WWE embarrassed as wrestling match outcomes leaked online

    A fan has provoked a furore in the world of professional wrestling after leaking the outcomes of 38 WWE matches ahead of the pay-per-view bouts.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2013
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
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    @dorkmuffin: Ugh. Heartbreaking.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    @dorkmuffin wasn't there an artistic movement whose manifesto was something like "burn down all museums"
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    Also it pisses me off that the cash value of the pieces seems to be the focal point of the article.
    although the owners are pretty cool "The only statement we as a family want to give is that it's a shame that, in all probability, these works of art no longer exist and will no longer be viewable by us as a family or by the public." - fair play
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    @Bob's link is broken, but this is the article I think: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10187246/WWE-embarrassed-as-wrestling-match-outcomes-leaked-online.html



    I for one am shocked and saddened by the revelation that the outcomes of wrestling matches are known in advance. It has completely spoiled the sport for me.

    /kayfabe
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    The prankster in me suggest the romanian woman blamed for doing it should hire an agent and see if she couldn't market the ashes themselves as an artistic statement. She might get someone to offer her ten grand or so for them.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Faulkner line in 'Midnight in Paris'

    Sony Pictures has won out in a legal battle over whether Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had the right to use a nine-word quote from William Faulkner's novel "Requiem for a Nun."

    A federal Mississippi judge on Thursday dismissed Faulkner Literary Rights LLC's lawsuit against Sony, saying the 2011 film was not in violation of copyright when it used the line.

    In the film, Owen Wilson's character says, "The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner, and he was right. I met him too. I ran into him at a dinner party.”


    Why was this even brought to court ?

    Proving not even district court judges are immune to trending social media topics, Mills wrote the following: "The court has viewed Woody Allen’s movie, 'Midnight in Paris,' read the book, 'Requiem for a Nun,' and is thankful that the parties did not ask the court to compare 'The Sound and the Fury' with 'Sharknado.'"
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013
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    Coroner: Asiana Airline passenger was alive until killed by rescue vehicle
    Asiana Airlines Flight 214 passenger Ye Mengyuan was alive when flung from the plane during this month's crash landing but was killed moments later when run over by a rescue vehicle, a California coroner said Friday.

    Ye died as result of "multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle," said San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault. "Those injuries she received, she was alive at the time."

    Officials previously had said that was what they feared had happened after the crash on July 6 at San Francisco's airport.

    Ye, 16, of China was one of three people who died in the crash and its aftermath.
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    I'd say this is more informative than funny.

    The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart "THEY" Don't Want You To See

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    You can follow the logic to its conclusion: Conservatives are more likely to embrace climate science if it comes to them via a business or religious leader, who can set the issue in the context of different values than those from which environmentalists or scientists often argue. Doing so is, effectively, to signal a détente in what Kahan has called a "culture war of fact." In other words, paradoxically, you don't lead with the facts in order to convince. You lead with the values—so as to give the facts a fighting chance.


    The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science