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There's an official $#@&ing terminology for censoring swears like $#@&: Grawlix

Artist Mitch Gerads is perhaps best known for his award-winning collaborations with writer Tom King which deconstructed the mental health struggles of less popular DC superheroes such as Adam Strange and Mister Miracle (though they also did some great work together on Batman). — Read the rest
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How dumb Social Media rules punished me for a Lovecraftian parody of Billy Joel

Back in the winter of 2018, a sort-of meme went around pointing out that the cadence of the HP Lovecraft poem "Nemesis" fit perfectly with the melody of Billy Joel's "Piano Man." Thro' the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber,Past the wan-moon'd abysses of night,I have liv'd o'er my lives without number,I have sounded all things with my sight;And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. — Read the rest
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Insider Inc. NFT License 2021

1. Definitions. "Post" means any text, photographs, charts, and drawings that may be associated with an NFT that you Own."NFT" means any blockchain-tracked, non-fungible token, such as those conforming to the ERC-721 standard."Own" means, with respect to an NFT, an NFT that you have purchased or otherwise rightfully acquired from a legitimate source, where proof of such purchase is recorded on the relevant blockchain."Purchased NFT" means an NFT that you Own."Third Party IP" means any third part...
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The Biden administration reinstated fast-track deportation flights for families amid renewed pressure to address the southern border surge

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration resumed fast-track deportation flights to Central America on Friday. The move comes after more than 188,000 migrants arrived at the southern border in June. Biden is facing increasing pressure to address the migrants as COVID-19 surges along the border as well. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, Politico, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Delta, Deportation, Honduras, Customs, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump

Watch a reporter's surprise when he sees a truck behind him has rolled into a lake

While an Illinois reporter for WICS Channel 20 stood in front of Lake Springfield, talking about drought conditions, a white pickup truck was rolling toward the water. The driver had apparently stepped out of the truck to help launch a boat into the lake and neglected to engage the emergency brake. — Read the rest
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Get a complete picture of your cat's oral health with a $68 Basepaws test

Cats…well, they just don't care what you think. Sure, they love you in their own way. But they've got their own agenda. And what you want … is usually pretty far down their priority list, even if it's in their own best interests. — Read the rest
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Extend your vision for dark movie nights with this $8.50 LED backlight for smart TVs

You've got a big ole TV. It's 55"…or 65"…or 75". It's glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to consider. Like how staring at a bright TV against an otherwise dark wall at night actually disrupts how our eyes measure light. — Read the rest
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A gorgeous wooden ergonomic keyboard you can actually buy

The Keyboardio Model 100 is a handsome wooden ergonomic keyboard, all but alone in a world of ugly "medical devices" to which typists with tricky hands must subject themselves. Just a few hours remains on its Kickstarter campaign if you want one by January 2022. — Read the rest
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This 1970 documentary shows dirty old New York at its meanest and most decrepit

Narrated by the incredible Jack Gilford, "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters" is a 28-minute documentary about Jewish philanthropical foundation addressing poverty in New York City in 1970. The streets are filthy, everything looks grimy, and it's heartbreaking to watch homeless teenagers talking about how they barely scrape by. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, New York City, Poverty, 1970s, Jack Gilford

Large non-skid cutting mats

This four-pack of colorful, Bellemain 15" x 11" cutting mats was a great purchase. The bottom is textured so the mat doesn't slip when you use it. I've run them through the bottom rack of the dishwasher several times with no noticeable effect. 
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The full story of the Dybbuk Box hoax

The Dybbuk Box—a cursed wine box that supposedly came to America laden with its owner's grim experience of the Holocaust—was one of the few straight-up paranormal "hits" in an era when the subject became laced with irony and meta. Books and a movie followed. — Read the rest
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Florida man injured after entering a jaguar enclosure

A Florida man apparently didn't realize it was dangerous to bully a live jaguar until he tried to do just that. The 20-year-old gentleman was at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens when he decided to climb over a barrier to get closer to the jaguar enclosure. — Read the rest
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Two men in the middle of kidnapping a Louisiana woman drown on the job

Two gentlemen drowned during a kidnapping attempt in Louisiana. Millionaire Lawrence Michael Handley had hired the men, both 27 years old, to kidnap his ex-wife, Schanda Handley. She was at home with her 14-year-old daughter when the duo came to her house, posing as carpet cleaners, and forced themselves in. — Read the rest
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GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid vaccine is "struggling to breathe"

Nashville radio talk show host Phil Valentine (61) is still in critical condition after being hospitalized for COVID-19 over two weeks ago, reports WBUR. On his show, Valentine was well-known for his distrust of COVID-19 vaccines.  He refuses to take the vaccine because he believed the odds were in his favor. — Read the rest
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GOP talk show host who expressed skepticism of Covid risk is "struggling to breathe"

Nashville radio talk show host Phil Valentine (61) is still in critical condition after being hospitalized for COVID-19 over two weeks ago, reports WBUR. On his show, Valentine was well-known for his distrust of COVID-19 vaccines.  He refuses to take the vaccine because he believed the odds were in his favor. — Read the rest
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Fourth death at "The Vessel" sculpture in New York City's Hudson Yards

A 14-year-old boy fell Thursday from the so-called "Vessel" sculpture at New York City's Hudson Yards, the fourth death there since it opened in 2019. Rising 150 feet, the ostentatiously pointless building quickly became a symbol of gentrification, the city's unwillingness to invest in affordable housing, and suicide. — Read the rest
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This is the best "detachable finger" magic I've ever seen

When my children were young, they loved when I did the ol' finger magic trick of detaching my thumb. My skills went no further than what you see in the still frame above. What happens next in the video below is astonishing. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Magic, Illusions, Sleight Of Hand

The sweetest tomatoes are underripe

A new study from the scientific journal Metabolites analyzed the pigment molecules in 157 different kinds of tomatoes in order to figure out the role that colors play in flavor (emphasis added). Chemical and Engineering News summarized the findings well: The team measured amounts of chlorophyll, responsible for green color, and prolycopene, a type of carotenoid that makes tomatoes orange. — Read the rest
Tags: Food, Post, News, Tomatoes, Food Science, Food Chemistry, Tomato tomatoh

Games Workshop declares war on fan videos

Games Workshop's latest terms of service expressly forbid animated fan-art and other films. The new policy shuts down a thriving subculture devoted to just this, and has left creative fans of the company's fantastical worlds (i.e. Warhammer) angry and deflated. — Read the rest
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Mysterious jetpack man has returned to airspace above LAX

Remember last year when pilots reported seeing someone flying with a jetpack above the Los Angeles International Airport and Torrance Municipal Airport? Apparently the mysterious jetpack man has returned to the area. On Wednesday evening, a Boeing 747 pilot radioed air traffic control of "a possible jetpack man in sight" 15 miles from LAX at 5,000 feet altitude. — Read the rest
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Goblincore in The Guardian

Goblincore [r/goblincore] refers to fashion that features natural things supposedly considered ugly: molds, slimy gastropods, muddy ponds, and so forth, with a strong flavor of fairyland's wilder mutations. Mainstream attention brings the usual paradoxical forces of capitalism: the cool thing becomes successful [The Guardian], but popularity subverts it and you end up with blatantly cute mushrooms and butterflies and gnarled trees and hot cosplayers. — Read the rest
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In defense of the mushroom: here's why all your fungi fears are actually wrong

Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to mysticism and folklore from centuries past. Yet another reason is much more firmly grounded in today, as some mushrooms can be poisonous, while others have pharmacological and hallucinogenic properties that could freak a lot of people out. — Read the rest
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10 Things in Politics: Biden plans big spending as economy slows

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America's economic recovery is already stalling, but Biden is trying to buy a 2nd wind3 Republican lawmakers face ethics complaints over their stock tradesNearly 230 GOP lawmakers want to overturn RoeWhat we're...
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Need to learn CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud? This training can help.

When you're training in the fine arts of IT disciplines, there are many different masters to serve. You could load up on CompTIA certifications. As the world leader in IT preparedness testing, an armload of their credentials is impressive on any resume. — Read the rest
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Report: CDC says Delta spreads as easily as chickenpox

By Paul LeBlanc | CNN The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obtained by The Washington Post. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people, according to the Post. A federal health official told the n...
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The US was doomed in Afghanistan and will repeat mistakes if it doesn't learn from them, top watchdog warns

President Joe Biden has said the US would complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images The US is withdrawaing its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting there. The US reconstruction effort during that period was flawed and its failings were obscured by US officials. "Don't believe what you're told by the generals ... saying we're never going to do this again," the watchdog warned. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Iraq, Russia, Defense, US, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Norway, US Army, The Washington Post

Watch: Even jail won't let Matt Gaetz and Marj into their building, caught on video

Just after getting canceled by three tour venues and booed out of a press conference, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to walk into the DC Department of Corrections today, but even the jail doesn't want them. Prison officials double checked to make sure the building was secure as they looked at Gaetz and Greene through the glass door, even after Gaetz played nice and put on a mask for them. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Greene, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Marj, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Bad Actors, Failed Acts, Pariahs, DC Department of Corrections

Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures

It's generally agreed that just about everyone today is a photographer to the extent that just about everyone carries a smartphone. Less understood, though, is how essential failures and mistakes have been to the evolution of what we think of as good photography. — Read the rest
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Watch this badass cable access host from 1999 make short work of troll callers

This video of prank callers relentlessly hassling the phone line for Raw Time (1999), an Austin public access show fills me with joy and wonder. One of the hosts, Tiffy, handles these calls like an absolute pro. As people call in with weird, rude, and misogynistic comments, she deals with these trolls in the most awesome way.  — Read the rest
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These charming night owls have a porch party when they think no one is watching

Once the humans are tucked away, these owls in Yuma, Arizona know where to play. Arriving at a large playground, er, porch at 10:30 pm, they spent their time munching on bugs, preening, exploring, and exuding great charm as they posed for the camera. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Owls, Delightful Creatures, Yuma Arizona