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Title: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 23, 2011, 06:22:40 AM
Welcome My Friends to the Show that Never Ends





The  ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread   


   Where I and the rst can post stuff about....stuff! Content more focused than funny,things I'd usually wind up putting in the Funny Video threads just because there was no other thread to put it in.So....here it is. And a few examples...

An article about Erotic Art by Ancient Man...
http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20110720-36433.html

A 50's Housewife discovers she can talk in Technicolor with the power of LSD25 !
http://videosift.com/video/1956-Footage-Of-Housewife-s-Acid-Trip

Terry Jones' Story of One
http://videosift.com/video/The-Story-Of-One-Terry-Jones-BBC-number-documentary-5904
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 01, 2011, 08:02:55 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Don-t-Hug-Me-I-m-Scared

http://videosift.com/video/Andromeda-Software-Development-ASD-The-Butterfly-Effect
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: Punk_FAS on August 01, 2011, 05:01:04 PM
Interesting topic  :ubershock:
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 06, 2011, 09:11:15 AM
http://british.videosift.com/video/Terry-Gilliam-teaches-animation-from-1974
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 24, 2011, 03:36:07 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Soundtrack-of-your-Nightmares
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 17, 2011, 08:22:06 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Stephen-Frys-Planet-Word-Episode-4
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: [BTF]Sigma on October 17, 2011, 11:06:10 AM
The World's Most Terrifying Penises: The Echidna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr_cn66sYc8


Yeah...NSFW and um quite odd/funny.
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: [BTF]Sigma on October 20, 2011, 12:24:10 PM
http://vimeo.com/couchmode/user508186/videos/sort:date/14191230
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 31, 2011, 08:03:34 AM
http://documentaries.videosift.com/video/Karakuri
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 15, 2011, 08:00:05 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Incredible-Ultimate-MvC3-Cinematic-Trailer
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 20, 2011, 06:00:34 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Japanese-sword-maker
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 22, 2011, 08:53:43 AM
http://www.fi.edu/learn/sci-tech/automaton/automaton.php?cts=instrumentation

An article of a very cool automaton  that draws and writes poetry from 1810,with video...
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 30, 2011, 10:26:11 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Lost-animation-70s-aniimation-The-Thief-and-the-Cobbler
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 15, 2012, 07:05:38 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/richard-garriott-space-movie_n_1206198.html
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 17, 2012, 06:44:06 AM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Great-Bell-Chant-The-End-of-Suffering
Title: Re: The ~={S-T-R-A-N-G-E}=~ and *I*N*T*E*R*E*S*T*I*N*G* Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on January 24, 2012, 05:28:04 AM
My 5 year old sat still for the entire thing,  wouldn't let me change it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 21, 2012, 05:36:03 AM
A collection of videos featuring a playthrough of Bad Day on the Midway....a VERY strange game ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UEDW1SIcB0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 23, 2012, 12:01:54 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Athenes-Theory-of-Everything
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 28, 2012, 07:11:06 PM
A few flashes from the distant past...

http://videosift.com/video/What-Happened-on-23rd-Street-New-York-City-1901

http://videosift.com/video/Funeral-of-Hiram-Cronk-1905
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 08, 2012, 12:31:47 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Deconstructing-Animated-GIFs
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 13, 2012, 07:00:06 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Roddy-McDowalls-home-movies-from-Planet-Of-The-Apes-1968
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: console on March 15, 2012, 04:09:41 PM

Hungarian Rhapsody on musical Tesla coils
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH3k0piTEtw


:beer:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 15, 2012, 07:18:35 PM
Japanese trailer for the Avengers!

http://special.movies.yahoo.co.jp/detail/20120315076798/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 19, 2012, 04:27:16 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Drawing-On-Acid-1950s-U-S-Gov-Experiment

I found this particularly interesting because my own experiments with drawing while under the influence taught me much in how I visualize and crosshatch. Instead of filling in dark areas to define a shape,I began darkening the Negative spaces to define the forms instead...here is two drawings I've done while tripping...

(http://i43.tinypic.com/np2e8i.jpg)
Nancy Reagan :your 15 minutes are up
(http://i42.tinypic.com/10ne0qw.jpg)

Insaniteria done over 5 hours sitting in Washington Square park in NYC
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: travolta on March 19, 2012, 05:01:43 AM
nice work!

Would like to see more of your art if you have it scanned.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2012, 02:09:07 PM
Not sure whether to post here, or religion, or science, or funny videos; but anyway...

Quote from: Sam_Harris
http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-pleasures-of-drowning

[...]
There may be no case more perplexing or egregious than that of Yanagi Ryuken, a purported master of aikido. Master Ryuken apparently believed himself capable of defeating multiple attackers without deigning to touch them. Rather, he could rely upon the magic power of chi. Video of him demonstrating his devastating abilities shows that his students were grotesquely complicit in what must have been a long and colorful process of self-deception. Did these young athletes actually think that they were being hurled to the ground against their will? It is hard to know. What seems certain, however, is that Master Ryuken came to believe that he was invincible; otherwise he wouldn’t have invited a martial artist from another school to come test his powers.

Here is the master in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUxPLIJVgI

And here is his belated encounter with physical reality:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jf3Gc2a0_8

Of course, it is sad to see a confused old man repeatedly punched in the face—but if you are a martial artist, or have even a passing concern with safeguarding basic human sanity, you will take some satisfaction in seeing a collective delusion so emphatically dispelled. (Just think of what must have been going through the minds of Master Ryuken’s students as they witnessed this performance.)


:oops:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2012, 07:45:16 PM
IST DISNEY! IST GUT, JA!

http://youtu.be/kzH1iaKVsBM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 28, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
http://videosift.com/video/New-Years-End-A-BioShock-Short-Film
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 30, 2012, 03:50:47 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/3/29/bacon_coffin_for_tho/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 09, 2012, 04:02:20 AM
Terry-Jones-Medieval-Lives-3-The-Damsel   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL5CviNAhnk

(I'll list the other videos for the series as I come across them here)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 12, 2012, 07:20:20 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Baroque-Androids-Automata-and-Watches
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 18, 2012, 04:17:36 AM
http://comedy.videosift.com/video/Billy-West-Interview-on-Red-Eye-Show
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 19, 2012, 04:16:03 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/04/19/Norway_killer_sharpened_aim_on_computer_games.html

Blame computers games  :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 25, 2012, 06:12:59 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Beneath-an-Abandoned-Hospital-Thoughts-from-Places
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 27, 2012, 09:30:31 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134408/Never-seen-photos-100-years-ago-tell-vivid-story-gritty-New-York-City.html?ICO=most_read_module

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 28, 2012, 07:04:36 PM
http://wheels.videosift.com/video/Big-Daddy-Roths-Orbitron-Rides-Again

I have to admit Big daddy Roth was another big influence in my artistic style...EXTREME and Weird!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 09, 2012, 12:03:21 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Diablo-III-Wrath
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 11, 2012, 10:25:56 AM
Some strange and interesting creature filmed by deep sea drilling camera...

http://rt.com/news/abyss-alien-creature-jellyfish-004/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: peewee_RotA on May 11, 2012, 10:35:23 AM
Some strange and interesting creature filmed by deep sea drilling camera...

http://rt.com/news/abyss-alien-creature-jellyfish-004/

Cool!

It seems to be moving on it's own, but are they sure it's a creature and not just a severed part of another creature that may have sunk to that depth?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 25, 2012, 08:09:43 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Neil-Gaiman-Speech-to-University-of-the-Arts-Class-of-2012
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 29, 2012, 07:09:14 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/29/australian-mom-says-kangaroo-stalked-her-for-2-days-then-attacked/?test=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 30, 2012, 04:18:10 PM
All I can say about this is  :WTF:

http://www.floridatoday.com/viewart/20120530/CRIME/120530013/Miami-face-chewing-victim-faces-surgery-long-recovery-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 30, 2012, 07:26:58 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Michio-Kaku-The-Future-of-Quantum-Computing
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 01, 2012, 09:20:43 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/189735833/cerebus-high-society-special-audio-visual-digital?ref=home_popular

Cerebus was a comic I grew up with,and a deeply influential epic work it was. 300 issues from start to finish and I have nearly every one since issue 11. The Phonebooks,reprint collections,are still available at your local comic shop...well worth exploring.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 01, 2012, 07:18:42 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Did-Gut-Instinct-Save-The-Life-Of-Cheryl-Bradshaw

One of the bachelors was a SERIAL KILLER.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 02, 2012, 08:36:06 AM
http://videosift.com/video/History-of-Animation-Blue-Man-Group
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 04, 2012, 08:29:08 AM
http://videosift.com/video/How-Siegfried-Slayed-The-Dragon
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 10, 2012, 07:24:16 AM
http://comics.videosift.com/video/The-Decemberists-The-Mariners-Revenge-Song-Animated-Comic
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 13, 2012, 04:22:17 AM
http://imgur.com/a/rAnZs

I've been playing the same game of Civ II for 10 years. Though long outdated, I grew fascinated with this particular game because by the time Civ III was released, I was already well into the distant future. I then thought that it might be interesting to see just how far into the future I could get and see what the ramifications would be. Naturally I play other games and have a life, but I often return to this game when I'm not doing anything and carry on. The results are as follows.

The world is a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation.

 •
There are 3 remaining super nations in the year 3991 A.D, each competing for the scant resources left on the planet after dozens of nuclear wars have rendered vast swaths of the world uninhabitable wastelands.


-The ice caps have melted over 20 times (somehow) due primarily to the many nuclear wars. As a result, every inch of land in the world that isn't a mountain is inundated swamp land, useless to farming. Most of which is irradiated anyway.

-As a result, big cities are a thing of the distant past. Roughly 90% of the worlds population (at it's peak 2000 years ago) has died either from nuclear annihilation or famine caused by the global warming that has left absolutely zero arable land to farm. Engineers (late game worker units) are always busy continuously building roads so that new armies can reach the front lines. Roads that are destroyed the very next turn when the enemy goes. So there isn't any time to clear swamps or clean up the nuclear fallout.

-Only 3 super massive nations are left. The Celts (me), The Vikings, And the Americans. Between the three of us, we have conquered all the other nations that have ever existed and assimilated them into our respective empires.

-You've heard of the 100 year war? Try the 1700 year war. The three remaining nations have been locked in an eternal death struggle for almost 2000 years. Peace seems to be impossible. Every time a cease fire is signed, the Vikings will surprise attack me or the Americans the very next turn, often with nuclear weapons. Even when the U.N forces a peace treaty. So I can only assume that peace will come only when they're wiped out. It is this that perpetuates the war ad infinitum. Have any of you old Civ II players out there ever had this problem in the post-late game?

-Because of SDI, ICBMS are usually only used against armies outside of cities. Instead, cities are constantly attacked by spies who plant nuclear devices which then detonate (something I greatly miss from later civ games). Usually the down side to this is that every nation in the world declares war on you. But this is already the case so its no longer a deterrent to anyone. My self included.

-The only governments left are two theocracies and myself, a communist state. I wanted to stay a democracy, but the Senate would always over-rule me when I wanted to declare war before the Vikings did. This would delay my attack and render my turn and often my plans useless. And of course the Vikings would then break the cease fire like clockwork the very next turn. Something I also miss in later civ games is a little internal politics. Anyway, I was forced to do away with democracy roughly a thousand years ago because it was endangering my empire. But of course the people hate me now and every few years since then, there are massive guerrilla (late game barbarians) uprisings in the heart of my empire that I have to deal with which saps resources from the war effort.

-The military stalemate is air tight. The post-late game in civ II is perfectly balanced because all remaining nations already have all the technologies so there is no advantage. And there are so many units at once on the map that you could lose 20 tank units and not have your lines dented because you have a constant stream moving to the front. This also means that cities are not only tiny towns full of starving people, but that you can never improve the city. "So you want a granary so you can eat? Sorry; I have to build another tank instead. Maybe next time."

-My goal for the next few years is to try and end the war and thus use the engineers to clear swamps and fallout so that farming may resume. I want to rebuild the world. But I'm not sure how. If any of you old Civ II players have any advice, I'm listening.

Edit: -Wow guys. Thanks for all your support. I had no idea this post would get this kind of response. -I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on my efforts. Whether here on Reddit, or a blog, or both. -Turns out a whole subreddit has been dedicated to ending this war. It's at /r/theeternalwar


(the original article is here:   http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uxpil/ive_been_playing_the_same_game_of_civilization_ii/  )
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 13, 2012, 09:35:29 AM
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood {Full Film} - Hunter S Thompson Documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrFsR_Ep5BM

Where The Buffalo Roam (Full Film)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmRHScTEHbY&feature=related
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 14, 2012, 12:14:16 AM
http://music.videosift.com/video/I-Love-Lucy-On-Stage-Color-Footage-1951

Very cool!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on June 14, 2012, 01:13:02 AM
Your videosift links are youtube. Why not just post the youtube original link. The video would load automatically then.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 14, 2012, 07:29:36 PM
Your videosift links are youtube. Why not just post the youtube original link. The video would load automatically then.

You have to be a subscriber and log in half the time...and videosift finds all these so they get the traffic
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 17, 2012, 07:47:12 AM
 :WTF: 

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/6/16/underwear_burglar_me.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: adz1La on June 19, 2012, 07:33:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=789he-8T_-E
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 20, 2012, 04:02:17 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Blade-Runner-Aquarelle-Edition-Part-1-Teaser-1
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 22, 2012, 08:12:05 PM
It was a drumstick I swear  :lolsign:

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/6/22/i_95_flasher_volusia.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 27, 2012, 04:13:05 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/27/man-allegedly-draws-gun-on-neighbor-for-passing-gas/?test=latestnews

That guy must of had some impressive gas.  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 27, 2012, 08:39:30 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/26/salman-rushdie-fatwa-iranian-video-game?newsfeed=true

http://videosift.com/video/Robot-and-Frank-Official-Trailer
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 30, 2012, 11:43:07 AM
http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-06-27/books/q-a-matt-taibbi-on-the-40th-anniversary-of-fear-and-loathing-on-the-campaign-trail-72-hunter-s-thompson-s-influence-and-why-barack-obama-isn-t-a-great-shark/

http://gawker.com/5922523/internet-rallies-to-send-pitbull-to-the-most-remote-walmart-in-america
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 24, 2012, 03:30:05 PM
http://videosift.com/video/R-I-P-JP
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 30, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
Want Want Want

http://videosift.com/video/japan-builds-its-first-mech
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 10, 2012, 07:21:02 PM
http://www.themorningnews.org/article/the-heretic?src=longreads

An article detailing an LSD experiment in the 60's...

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 19, 2012, 06:56:59 PM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Trippiest-Movies-Ever-Made
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 22, 2012, 04:19:32 AM
Poor old lady.

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/08/21/Pa_woman_72_robbed_twice_in_a_single_day.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 22, 2012, 04:22:01 AM
I'd be pissed  :grrrr:


http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/08/21/Would_be_NJ_Samaritans_restrain_victim_help_thief.html


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 23, 2012, 07:12:21 PM

Elderly parisioner's touch-up to 19th century church fresco turns Jesus into cartoon

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/jesus_what_happened_to_you_hxaywqTnwcAskuWs0UEiJO#ixzz24QSEYiLm
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 25, 2012, 10:10:07 PM
Robotics have come a LONG way...never thought one would have such SPEED. this one is almost alive in its movements...very impressive.

And a leeetle bit scarey too.

http://videosift.com/video/Robotic-Spider-it-has-only-6-legs-but-thats-plenty
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 27, 2012, 06:49:47 PM
http://espn.go.com/olympics/trackandfield/story/_/id/8306149/javelin-kills-official-youth-meet-germany-police-say

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 11, 2012, 09:41:25 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Hunter-S-Thompson-The-9-11-Tapes
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 17, 2012, 08:49:29 AM
A couple of Winsor McCay animations...and the first animated cartoon!

http://www.youtube.com/v/kcSp2ej2S00

http://www.youtube.com/v/06lndUFGzjY
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 18, 2012, 07:03:07 PM
Orson Wells wanted to do a Batman movie. This might be fake,but not sure. Entertaining nonetheless.
With Edward G Robinson as the Penguin,and Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman.
Trailer Part One
http://www.youtube.com/v/Lu5tJGfZsgc

Trailer Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/v/iU0Ivs55-Hw
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 02, 2012, 07:01:08 PM
With friends like this, who needs enemies.

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/10/2/man_kidnapped_robbed.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 14, 2012, 06:30:04 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Hemp-For-Victory-1943-US-Information-Film-1342

http://videosift.com/video/Henry-Fords-Hemp-Plastic-Car-1941

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 15, 2012, 04:41:23 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/10/14/another_attempt_toda.html

Baumgartner lands on Earth after supersonic skydive - Where else would he land  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 15, 2012, 06:57:32 PM
http://videosift.com/video/One-Thousand-and-One-Nights-1969

http://cute.videosift.com/video/The-Confessions-of-Robert-Crumb-1987
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 16, 2012, 06:02:40 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Bullied-Canadian-Teen-Leaves-Behind-A-Chilling-Video

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 16, 2012, 04:30:11 PM
I found a Spawn story  :purpleshock:
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/10/16/_911_bologna_sandwic.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 25, 2012, 05:56:15 AM
http://videosift.com/video/No-CG-Here-Amazing-Animatronics
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 07, 2012, 02:07:47 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/11/07/NY_man_who_lost_leg_in_crucifix_mishap_sues_church.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 09, 2012, 11:57:49 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Inflatable-Hobbits-Dream-Balloon-Bag-End
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 11, 2012, 07:46:30 AM
http://videosift.com/video/When-Should-You-Shoot-a-Cop

http://videosift.com/video/The-Real-Mayan-Apocalypse

http://videosift.com/video/Key-Peele-The-School-Bully
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 15, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
http://www.cerebusdownloads.com/index2.html

The Kickstarter worked apparently,and this is the result: the Creator reading the comic as a video available for downloading,and more...first one's free!

http://videosift.com/video/Chasing-Ice-Official-Trailer

http://videosift.com/video/Walmart-on-strike
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 16, 2012, 05:03:19 AM
hmmm, they have lesbians in the WNBA
http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/8637404/ex-wnba-player-chamique-holdsclaw-custody-assault

My wife and I went to a WNBA game ONCE, because we wanted to see the concert they were having after the game.  I thought I was going home alone that night, so many other women were eyeing up my wife, it was crazy. 
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 16, 2012, 05:04:36 AM
For some reason, I don't think this is going to be "Happily ever after"
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/11/15/hope-solo-jerramy-stevens-marry-following-assault-charges/?intcmp=features
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 16, 2012, 07:21:21 PM
http://asia.videosift.com/video/Average-Day-at-Northern-Shao-Lin-Monastery
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 17, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/11/17/determined_gator_tri.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 17, 2012, 07:42:13 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/11/17/Moonshine_makers_set_up_shop_in_Ga_city_hall.html

The next time I am in that area, I am going to get some.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 18, 2012, 08:53:00 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Jayme-Gutierrez-D-I-Y-Myspam
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 25, 2012, 07:16:38 PM
Bigfoot spotting in Vermont

http://www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com/story/20122807/big-foot-spotted-in-vermont?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7970456
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 28, 2012, 03:36:58 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/11/28/Germany_moves_to_ban_bestiality.html

From the story - Berlin tabloid BZ started the debate in October, featuring a front-page photo of a man holding his dog with the headline "we call it sodomy, he calls it love."  :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 01, 2012, 12:35:09 AM
This just in...

EXERCISE IS KILLING YOU!

I have faith that somewhere someone who works for some drug company will create a prescription drug to address this problem, and if we're really lucky, maybe... just maybe... the side effects won't be more debilitating that the original ailment it seeks to treat.

HAVE A NICE FUCKING DAY!  ;D

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/running-may-be-harmful-your-heart (http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/running-may-be-harmful-your-heart)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 01, 2012, 06:11:50 AM
I'm glad I have been playing if safe.  :beer:

Watching the Dawgs or Falcons lose could be harmful also, but so far this year that has not been much of a problem.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 04, 2012, 07:22:33 PM
Mass grave in NY  :ubershock:
http://www.aol.com/video/what-remains-fort-greene-park/517542084/?icid=maing-grid7|maing6|dl6|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D241107/&
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 05, 2012, 07:42:32 AM
This guy plays through various videogames and makes YouTube videos of them...interesting in itself,but here is a playthrough of one I was interested in:Discworld 2 Mortality Bytes

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL263144C7CAC2FF7D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 06, 2012, 07:11:30 PM
http://www.rehabs.com/explore/meth-before-and-after-drugs/infographic.html

 :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 09, 2012, 07:33:43 AM
http://videosift.com/music/video/Earths-Most-Beautiful-Locales-Put-Into-One-Stunning-Video

http://videosift.com/video/A-Light-That-Runs-On-Gravity-very-cool

http://videosift.com/video/Integrating-Psychedelics-into-Our-Culture
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 10, 2012, 05:35:31 AM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Biggest-Penis-Youve-Ever-Seen
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 19, 2012, 07:17:24 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Onboard-Unbelievable-road-rage-attack
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 28, 2012, 04:52:20 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2012/12/27/Man_gets_DUI_after_driving_on_AA_co_founder_s_lawn.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 28, 2012, 06:12:14 AM
As most of you know I stock shelves on a graveyard shift in the supermarket. Kneeling is unavoidable and small injuries are ignored unless they turn into BIG injuries. Water-On-The-Knee is nothing new,and when I fel a puffiness start in one,I favour the other and when both get puffy I sit on a milkcrate for a few weeks and it goes away. Well about a year and a half or so ago I had a squishy ball on my right knee that didn't go away,with a scab that never healed in years covering it.When I noticed it bleeding from that scab,I decided to expand the cut a bit and squish out the gunk myself.Black coagulated blood,a deal of it,but after I did that and bandaged it the knee felt fine and I carried on. Until last week when I slammed it with a worktable.

It balloned.I hurt when I knelt on it and hobbled about with it. Saturday night I spent with sever chills and resolved to see a doctor about it,and after a 4 hour wait I recieved 10 minutes of his Divine  Benevolence:sat in the chair across from me,looked at the knee,and said the knee needs draining he won't do it and the outfit upstairs that could aren't in Sundays.But my bloodpressure was 180 over 100 and that was dangerous enough to prescribe meds,which I'm on.Its stablizing,and I lay the blame on my foolishly eating like I was 20 at work("Oh boy!  Lean Cuisine is on sale! Lemme get 2 every lunch! 3200mgs of sodium? No problem").And I resolve to eat healthy even if it kills me Ba-Dum-Bum-*TISH!*
So I struggled through Sunday night at work,my Giving a Shit meter dropping as the night progressed. The infection progressed as well and I was woozy and creaky until I stumbled into a cab to get home and prepare for Christmas eve with my Girlfriend's Clan. This was my second appearence there(16 months of relationship and still going!),and It's actually something strange and new to me in the terms of family Get togethers:Merry. Its held at a huge housesomewhere in New Jersey,and the extended relations show up and be Clannish. I have been embraced by them which I admit to be humbled by and gratified for their acceptance of me,considering I think I'm like Guinness Stout,and aquired taste that has ones' face contorted by the incredulity of this stuff being called"beer",but after the culture shock the appreciation sparks sparkles and grows. Santa  even appears to the kiddies,and its wild to see them scamper about trying to find him,until finally he is cornered and cooporates with decanting of presents and photo ops. Its a Tradition going on for 4 generations and the last poor sap to get married was Commanded to "make babies" at the wedding reception,a point I held quiet misgivings... my girlfriend HASa daughter,one of the only 2 kiddie vinkies left,so this year a neighbor was imported to bring his collection of toddlers for the occasion,so much importance on that tradition is placed. These in clan kids are both 11 now and I find it downright surreal  for them to watch for Santa...but I really never believed myself as a kid.Modern children getting sparkly over seeing a great myth visit,then facebooking about it on their smartphones? Odd.

Anyway,this year I spent tottering about and either running outside to stand in the cold,or sweating profusely. I managed to be "entertaining" enough to not be disappointing as a guest,and my website was admired with small degrees of true wonder that I made that at all. WE were so merry we ignored dinner until 10ish and wound up heading out after midnight,where I spent 5 hours in my girlfriends bed listening to her kitten scratch at the closed door and her yelling at it.So for those playing at home,the No Sleep starting at 7pm Sunday night now clicks in Christmas day at an excited 7AM kiddie vinkie opening presents 36 hours straight.And breakfast with her Mom and Dinner at my sisters,AND WORK still ahead. But never made it to work.It was at breakfast I took that picture,and from there straight to Hackensack Hospital.

Happily the emergency room wasn't crowded,even more happily my lady stood fast at my side. Admission was efficent,and withing 20 minutes I actually saw a doctor,who brought in a second to consult,then drained the now golfball sized lump with a slice and a squish.In a word,messy. My lower leg from ankle to knee swelled to double size from the infection,and I began leaking some yellow brown stuf ffrom my pores.

At that point it was a 99% certainty I was staying overnight,and now its going to be a number of days here. The antibiotics were switched to something stronger which seems to be working. The second bed is occupied by some guy who is on a "pain reduction regieme",but was up all night blasting his TV until I begged a nurse for a sleeping pill for a 3 hour reprieve from 3-6 am or so 56 hours straight awake. Last night he tried pulling the same stuff but a nurse walked in and told hom to turn down the volume. And through the curtain I growled"its 2:30 in the morning,SIR. Two-thirty in the F-U-C-K-I-N-G morning!" It managed to reach him,and it was lowered,but I sense the war is on. When I'm in pain I don't inflict it on the innocent. Cocksucker is due for a jalepeneo IV drip.

So now its Thursday morning,and I managed to get some sleep because my wonderful woman drove through the fierce snowfall to grab essentials and feed my cat for a few days,and now I have earbuds to drown out the Rap party next to me when I need,and the leg is a lot less swollen. I'll update the story later...a real shower looms! Merry Christmas,and be thankful for small mercies and odd blessings!

Update one:

Yesterday had a few signifigant developments. And I have requested for a transfer out of this room with this demon bunkmate.But first the medical news....

Having identified the infection as Staph,and knowing some strains of that are highly antibiotic resistant,they again changed the IV drip for stuff that flows into me like molten metal. It seems to be working,and for that I'm mighty thankful:with infections running out of options is lethal.

The "wound closure nurse" visited me early in the day,and saw her speciality was of little worth to my case,as the wound needed more attending before closing it up could be feasable. And a surgeon was called in,and he did the neccessary at the bedside,chopping away dead flesh,exuding the last of the glop trapped within it,and packing the hole with gauze to absorb further gloop. He was back today as I write this,and the wound looks way better,so a light is seen at the end of the tunnel,yet the distance remains obscure.

Last night was the last straw in regards to the fucking worthless sack of shit next to me. Not only did he play some claymation Black series with a lead character like Eddie Murphy doing Donkey in Shrek(and every character SCREAMS their lines),his fucking GIRLFRIEND spent the entire night with him,and she seems like she won't leave anytime soon,as they are having breakfast as I type. My bloodpressure is erratic,and these fucks won't let me sleep. So its a sound war.This guy may squeek"I need my pain meds" one moment,but be on the phone with his homeboys all boisterous and normalish,only with an occasional cough the next. If it isn't screaming rap music,its Maury Povitch and Jerry Springer parading the train of human trash out for the audience to hoot at. Loud self absorbed motherfucker. My weapon of choice to combat this situation is YouTube.Deathmetal noisethrash aural suffering whatever I can find.I try to spend time sketching but my choice of mood music is hereby different.

All for now,b ut my girlfriend has got a flat tire coming out of work this morning too.we cant win,but we have each other,so we are great winners.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 28, 2012, 06:04:18 PM
I hope you continue to improve, keep us informed as you can.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 29, 2012, 05:47:55 AM
Thanks for the well wishes...I have a possible discharge day,New Years Eve,dependant on that staph infection. But I lucked out in having a starin Sensitive to a type of antibiotic,instead of resistant,so I'm hopeful. I managed to sleep with the help of first making my head the meat of an icepack sandwich for an hour,then a new age stream followed by an Ambien. Slept through an IV application,and managed to reach a REM state and dream! A cool dream too:vivid and DVD-like of me first breaking into someone's trap filled house of horrors,then seeing an alien invasion fly through the clouds...my mind must have been seriously backed up with data neding flushing,or whatever chemical concoction is the basis for dreaming.

But the BESt news I heard this morning,the very BESTnews in this whole sorry scene...is my Primary Doctor,who I thought little of since he did nothing but poke a stethescope at me for a few minutes before toddling off,too close to the Emergimed Zeus from the begining of this show too bothered to bother with patients...well,a couple of nurses told me he'll demand Complete Bedrest!I get to stay HOME and get PAID!!!! Otherwise these evil greedy soulless motherfucking corporate types would have me on "light duty",wasting my time with busywork just so they don't have to pay for my full pay for sitting on my ass. Fuck them. Fuck them with a rusty spiked dildo. And here is My story to explain why...

A long time ago,10+ years or so ago,I was putting up a case of Prego tomato sauce that was dropped too hard and some bottles had cracks to them. I leaned on it with my right hand to reach deep in a bottom shelf,and the case crumpled under my hand and a shar of glass impaled my hand. About the base of the thumb near the middle of the palm. It didn't go THROUGH the hand,luckily,and missed nearby places of serious bloodvessels,even luckier. I was driven to the emergency room and a crazy asian doctor treated me,searching for stray glass by shoving a forceps in the hole and swishing it around like he was mixing his tea. He didn't stich the wound closed,but stuck a rubber tube in it to drainage. Then it was time to go to a Real Doctor the next day for final evaluation. The choices were the Union Doctor,who would be on MY side(although possibly for his own pocket lining,not neccessarily altruism) and the Company Doctor,the one my store bosses DEMANDED I see,and cowed I went to that one. And the term Cocksucher was forever redefined in my mind.

He was a youngish chap,late 30s early 40s,with an arrogant air and treated me with the superiority some educated people have for non peers. I was a bumbling manual laborer,and I was just the next bumpkin needing bamboozling and skinning. He pulls out the drain,puts one stitch in the raw flesh with NO ANISTETIC,gentley chastising me for yelping with some Lets be a Big Boy about this comment. Then he sits back with a sigh,contented and says,"Well,YOU'RE ready for work now". I stared at him."Full duty?" "Of course." Full duty means I am responsible for delivering a full night's work:2-300 boxes emptied,shoved on the shelf,aisles blocked(straightened) and cleaned up. I still had a HOLE in my hand.And when he said this,the smile on his face was whimsicale and dreamy,and half to himself...a pleasure to command.realizing this...I smiled back.

The smile of a Hungry Wolf.

"Oh really? Full duty? To pack out 300 cases with a hole in my hand?Are you REALLY SURE you want to do this?" His dream faded abruptly,and he caught the gleam in my eye."Because if something goes wrong,I reinjure it or the wound gets infected...well,guess what? I'll own you." I gestured to the examination room around us."I'll take All of this from you. Practice,lisence,every last cotton swab in this whole office.Are you willing to bet your professional reputation on that? I am! I just might do it anyway so you never get a chance to put others in danger like this ever again." And he could see that I meant it.

And I did mean it.And,flustered,he threw me a bone and gave me Light Duty. So for 2 weeks I came in mornings and changed faded labels with my left hand while the injured right one remained in a sling,but upright so it wouldn't drain. Walking around a chaotic dangerous place with one arm incapacitated,just to save some fatcat fuck money? Not THIS time...I hope.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 31, 2012, 08:26:38 AM
Well,I'm NOT heading home today. The wound,as ugly as it looks,is healing and from the surgeon's opinion I am fit for discharging. What's keeping me here for the next few days is more antibiotics,followed by a final evaluation by the infection specialists.Theoretically I could be out by Wednesday.Equally theoretically,I can be fighting this for weeks. But the leg is only slightly redder than the other,so I'll remain guardedly hopeful. And I am managing to sleep more too. The asshole next to me was having an arguement with some woman on the phone when I was settling down to ctach a nap between Ivs,11pm or so,and the fuck puts it on SPEAKER mode and holds it toward the curtains seperating us,so I can be burdened by the Jerry Springer worthy tirade. Weeks of THAT? Arg.


I get to go home sometime today!!!!The infection doctor cleared me and now its negotiations with the caseworker about...Workmans Comp! That last hurdle...
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 14, 2013, 08:37:44 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Behind-the-Magic-The-Visual-Effects-of-The-Avengers

http://videosift.com/video/Electric-Stimulation-of-the-Face-to-Music

http://videosift.com/science/video/Science-is-Pretty-Freaking-Awesome
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 25, 2013, 07:04:10 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Shugo-Tokumaru-Katachi
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 06, 2013, 08:44:33 AM
That is one big pussy - http://uk.news.yahoo.com/stewie-worlds-longest-cat-dies-cancer-003655395.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 20, 2013, 03:44:20 AM
This is what I had to deal with on my way home yesterday  :grrrr:
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/2/19/cows_break_free_from.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 21, 2013, 03:40:19 AM
They did this to boost tourism.  I would like to know how well this worked down the road.
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/02/20/Oregon_lawmakers_make_Dull_and_Boring_tourism_move.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 21, 2013, 03:42:40 AM
I read this story and went  :WTF: but I know there is more that they are not telling us.
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130220/CRIME/130220028/Titusville-police-seek-man-acting-suspicious-Titusville-banks
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 22, 2013, 03:41:23 AM
This cheerleader can really put it in the hole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZi9DaHkmk0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 24, 2013, 07:10:55 AM
http://marvel.com/videos/watch/601/spider-man_1967_episode_1
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 09, 2013, 03:38:23 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/03/08/Fla_company_rewards_workers_with_Beer_Cart_Friday.html

 :righteous: :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 09, 2013, 03:38:56 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/03/09/okla-crowd-stunned-by-wrong-basket-buzzer-beater/?test=latestnews
 :raincloud: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 10, 2013, 11:52:15 AM
http://videosift.com/video/amaca
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 12, 2013, 09:18:33 AM
No Par For You - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/fairway-sinkhole-swallows-golfer-at-waterloo-course/article_1e0035d1-6ac2-59b4-ad5f-66a28c631e36.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 15, 2013, 03:45:40 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/3/14/alleged_private_atto.html

"Laws don't apply to me", "I'm a Private Attorney General"  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 18, 2013, 07:20:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P2jn_lxrrPg
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 23, 2013, 06:46:45 AM
What a loser  :lolsign:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/23/arkansas-man-reportedly-admits-to-fake-knife-attack-so-could-impress-woman-1526928119/?test=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 27, 2013, 07:36:51 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/03/27/Ballpark_to_debut_urinal_gaming_system_in_Pa_.html
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 28, 2013, 06:53:35 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/03/28/Man_accused_of_using_fake_penis_for_drug_test.html

 :busted: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 29, 2013, 09:21:15 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Conversation-from-My-dinner-with-Andre
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 31, 2013, 04:36:11 AM
http://videosift.com/money/video/The-Hidden-Costs-of-Hamburgers

http://videosift.com/video/Mirrors-Fade

http://videosift.com/art/video/Heads-I-like-heads

http://videosift.com/actionpack/video/Behind-the-magic-The-Avengers-anatomy-of-a-shot

http://videosift.com/animation/video/Unreal-Engine-4-Infiltrator-Demo
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 01, 2013, 04:04:32 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/3/31/north_carolina_man_u.html

Jesse  :?:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 01, 2013, 04:05:30 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/03/31/Freezing_weather_wipes_out_German_flea_circus.html

 :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on April 01, 2013, 10:38:58 PM
Thanks for introducing me to failblog,  I have been thru over 6,500 pages of it since you put up the link.
The ultimate time waster. 

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 03, 2013, 04:09:28 AM
Purse snatcher get owned by glass door  :lolsign:

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/4/2/video_purse_snatcher.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 03, 2013, 04:11:35 AM
Mothers scrap over Easter Eggs for their children  :dohdohdoh:

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/04/01/Easter_egg_hunt_at_Seattle_zoo_turns_violent.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 08, 2013, 11:55:21 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Jon-Stewart-interviews-George-Carlin

http://videosift.com/video/DMT-Experience-Visualized

http://videosift.com/video/the-world-according-to-monsanto-full-documentary

http://videosift.com/video/Project-Censored-The-Movie-Trailer

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 14, 2013, 06:29:27 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/04/13/Swallowed_ring_recovered_by_NH_police.html

To the person who had to recover the ring  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 15, 2013, 07:22:43 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Global-Wealth-Inequality-What-you-never-knew
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 18, 2013, 07:18:20 PM
http://videosift.com/video/All-Time-10s-Strongest-Strains-Of-Weed

 :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 02, 2013, 12:06:56 AM
http://videosift.com/art/video/How-Disneys-Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-ride-came-to-be

http://videosift.com/video/A-Boy-And-His-Atom-The-Worlds-Smallest-Movie

http://videosift.com/video/Futurama-1939-New-York-Worlds-Fair-To-New-Horizons

100 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers
http://mastersinenglish.org/voracious-readers/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 04, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
Saw THIS:  http://www.failking.com/45244-bored.html

Found THIS :   http://weavesilk.com/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Happy Friar on May 04, 2013, 07:45:31 PM
Found THIS :   http://weavesilk.com/

A VAGINA DRAWING APP!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF]Sigma on May 05, 2013, 10:38:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WfGMYdalClU#!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 09, 2013, 02:43:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/PGzghUQRVk8

http://www.youtube.com/v/YJi8zw2YvWg
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 14, 2013, 03:24:35 AM
They had a big prostitution sting in Polk County, FL and busted 92 people.
The LOL part is one of the guys busted was visiting Orlando on his honeymoon  :lolsign:
His wife called the police to report him missing, only to find out he had been arrested.
I don't give that marriage a good chance of surviving.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF]Sigma on May 14, 2013, 12:37:00 PM
https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco

Check out the total meltdown these owners are having after they were walked out on by Chef Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on May 14, 2013, 05:33:16 PM
https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco

Check out the total meltdown these owners are having after they were walked out on by Chef Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares.

lol. obviouisly these guys have a lot of colorful pasts..

Hahaha, nice find. That FB page is really full of giggles, specially the replies.

Quote
Obviously our Facebook, YELP, Twitter and Website have been hacked. We are working with the local authorities as well as the FBI computer crimes unit to ensure this does not happen again. We did not post those horrible things. Thank You Amy &Samy


Peter A Connors I guess the hackers also stole Samy's identity, when he took the waitresses tips. You need help lady. You have anger problems and control issues. I feel bad for Samy, as you are draining him of his money. He would be better off just leaving you. Look how inconsiderate you are, you didn't even have the thoughtfulness to include samy in the name and he's the one who bought the restaurant...

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 15, 2013, 02:24:05 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/5/15/wealthy_using_disabl.html

 :ohlord: :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 16, 2013, 03:40:39 AM
http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1084185_florida-shortens-yellow-lights-red-light-camera-tickets-surge
 :WTF: :grrrr:

It is not about safety, it is all about the money  :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 30, 2013, 06:49:41 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Hallucinogens-as-Medicine

http://videosift.com/video/JAWS-the-inside-story-30-years-later-full-documentary

http://videosift.com/video/Call-For-Global-Moratorium-On-Killer-Robots
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 31, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/05/31/_Bucket_list_item_leads_to_women_s_arrest_in_Fla_.html  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: BIG DICK RICK on May 31, 2013, 06:28:11 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/05/31/_Bucket_list_item_leads_to_women_s_arrest_in_Fla_.html  :dohdohdoh:

Dumb.  Obviously they're blondes, fucking idiotic whores. 
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 03, 2013, 08:15:53 AM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Thief-and-The-Cobbler-1993-Full-Film

http://videosift.com/video/1939-New-York-in-HD-Color

http://videosift.com/video/Spectacular-Mars-images

http://videosift.com/video/Oxyron-Coma-Light-13-2012-A-Commodore-64-C64-Demo
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 07, 2013, 07:54:15 AM
http://videosift.com/video/the-peril-that-lurks-among-the-ruins-ashton-clark-smith

http://videosift.com/video/thunderbirds-the-making-of-the-secrets
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 08, 2013, 04:39:14 AM
http://videosift.com/engineering/video/Chilling-view-of-massive-Japanese-industrial-area

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 11, 2013, 07:17:01 PM
Who knew?
http://videosift.com/science/video/Study-Says-Rich-People-Are-Generally-Ass-Holes
Here comes the Terminators!
http://videosift.com/video/Meet-ATLAS
Who knew Part 2
http://videosift.com/video/Bankers-Joking-About-Bailout-How-Theyd-Never-Pay-it-Back
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 20, 2013, 07:00:43 PM
This would really suck, except they will probably get a nice new house out of it.
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/07/18/Texas_contractor_razes_house_but_the_wrong_one.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 24, 2013, 04:18:28 PM
Just floating down the river relaxing and http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/07/24/Mont_man_injured_when_bridge_jumper_lands_on_him.html
 :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 24, 2013, 04:23:26 PM
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130724/NEWS01/130724019/Deputy-hits-disabled-car-bridge

I know this bridge, The eastbound bridge is 2 lane but it is wide enough for 4.  Their was plenty of room to get out of the road and she was on the downhill side of the bridge but did not let the car roll down the bridge.  :raincloud: 
Women drivers  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 25, 2013, 10:43:41 AM
http://videosift.com/documentaries/video/97-year-old-Grandpa-Creates-Art-with-MS-Paint

Amazing...and to think I am half his age now,and the fire to create burns within him still.

 :headbang: :rockon: :headbang:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 26, 2013, 04:46:12 PM
Some ugly mofo's on this list.

http://www.thefumble.com/galleries/25-ugliest-athletes-all-time/2003686
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 03, 2013, 06:59:07 AM
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/02/Woman_gives_birth_in_Subway_restroom_in_Nevada.html

They probably wrapped that thing up like my foot long buffalo chicken.

I hope the did not grill it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 05, 2013, 04:16:02 AM
I thought this would be a southern event, not in Maine  :dohdohdoh:
But I guess if this sort of stuff happens everyday, it is not an event.

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/04/Former_Redneck_Olympics_under_way_in_Maine.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 06, 2013, 04:19:10 AM
They found Tubby - http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/06/Water_company_finds_huge_fat_blob_in_London_sewer.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 06, 2013, 03:24:37 PM
Damn the bad luck - http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/06/NJ_cop_makes_unexpected_bust_in_store_bathroom.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 12, 2013, 04:13:37 PM
If you go to Sweden or Denmark you better wear a cup when you go swimming.

Of course, with water that cold, the boys are gonna be hiding anyway.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/08/12/testicle-biting-fish-may-be-invading-denmark/?test=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on August 13, 2013, 05:02:55 PM
at least they aren't testicle biting turtles or something.

ouch.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on August 13, 2013, 06:18:30 PM
http://videosift.com/documentaries/video/97-year-old-Grandpa-Creates-Art-with-MS-Paint

Amazing...and to think I am half his age now,and the fire to create burns within him still.

 :headbang: :rockon: :headbang:

Neato,  close to me too. I was just a few blocks away from his senior center last week.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 14, 2013, 01:08:12 PM
Come off the water Foc, or I will sue.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130814/NEWS01/130814010/Gov-Rick-Scott-says-he-ll-sue-Georgia-water
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 17, 2013, 08:06:31 AM
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/trump-hotel-not-apologizing-for-booting-duck-dynasty-star.html

And if you read the story, this is not the first time something like this has happened to them.  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 19, 2013, 04:16:52 AM
TV is serious stuff.  :lolsign: 
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/18/Conn_police_Cable_outage_not_911_worthy.html

Maybe the National Championship Game is worthy of a call  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 19, 2013, 08:28:05 AM
BUT I'M MISSING BREAKING BAD! THIS IS A FUCKING EMERGENCY!!!! :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on August 19, 2013, 11:53:58 AM
Breaking bad is an excellent show,  I started it on Netflix with the mrs and only made it to the bathtub falling thru the ceiling before she couldn't watch anymore.  I caught an episode last night with a self storage spot filled with millions in cash. Have to find time to watch everything inbetween. Heard nothing but great things and that each season gets better and better.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on August 19, 2013, 12:17:35 PM
I'm a couple eps in past his change of hairdo in the first season. Decided to give it a go on netflix as well and catch up.

Pretty good so far, fairly realistic depictions of most aspects of the southwestern US meth trade, and I like a few of the characters so far and find them all pretty well written.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 19, 2013, 02:46:06 PM
I'm a couple eps in past his change of hairdo in the first season. Decided to give it a go on netflix as well and catch up.

Pretty good so far, fairly realistic depictions of most aspects of the southwestern US meth trade, and I like a few of the characters so far and find them all pretty well written.

I dunno about "realistic", hehe. I've never met that many tweaked out junkies that could afford what that blue stuff is supposedly going for. It's not like meth heads are renowned for having lots of cash. They don't really give a shit about the purity level of it either. It can look as dark and reddish brown as a chunk of Georgia red clay someone picked out of a truck tires treads and they'll still smoke the shit out of it.

The show doesn't make it seem glamorous really, but I don't think it makes it look quite as UNglamorous as it really is. As far as I know, the only way you're ever gonna make big time money with it is if you do it just like that with a big professional lab and you produce lots of it at once. And like in the show, you're obviously gonna need someone to sell it to in bulk. But most people don't do it that way. They have their customers and friends going around buying up pills at every drug store and grocery store all over the state, then they whip up an ounce or two, the cooker ends up using a few grams of it themselves (never get high on your own supply?), and in a week or two they run out and people beg the shit out of them to make more. That's usually how it works, with the guy making it being the same one selling it to individual users. Definitely not a job that you want. It happens ALL THE TIME, these tweaker motherfuckers robbing their dealers and killing them. And if they DON'T fucking stab you when you ain't looking, they sure as hell aren't known for being able to shut the hell up. The first time they got arrested and find out what kinda serious sentence meth possession carries with it, they'll be on their knees begging to make some kind of deal if they can inform on someone manufacturing it. I don't think I'll ever need money bad enough to subject myself to having to deal with people like that on a daily basis. I'd sooner clean piss off the toilets at McDonalds for 5 bucks an hour.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on August 19, 2013, 03:19:02 PM
I had a couple laughs about the shock people had at the "quality" of the dope and watchin them smoke and not blow enough fog to obscure the room, but I think the scene out this way is a little different than most.

There was insane clear glass/ice like they tout in the show, in southern california/los angeles more than 10 years ago, and it's still around in decent supply now.
The price difference between that and the not so good shit was never very large from personal experience, and the biggest difference other than quality, was really how fast it sold and availability compared to the yellowy/milky stuff.

It's almost harder to find the crappy meth here and most of the crowd I ran with got too spoiled to buy it if they did.
On the super high end, we'd all run into the blue around '01 and by early 02 I knew someone who'd moved down from oregon who was making it in small batches every week.

I bowed out of that 'social group' the next year after losing a good 30 lbs and most of my worldy posessions.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 19, 2013, 04:09:29 PM
Yeah, you've got some of them that still have enough of their souls left that they still consider themselves to be the "weekender/party-person" types of users. They aren't out sucking dick for money or breaking into their parents houses to steal shit to get dope money. Maybe they manage to hold down a job somewhere. But eventually they get took by the shit. Then their boss somehow finds out and they get cut loose or they get arrested for something stupid and lose their job. And they can't stay clean long enough to get another job. So they end up scraping together what they can to buy whatever they can get their dirt poor sore covered hands on and before long they're smoking some shit off a sheet of tin foil that was dehydrated out of some other tweakers stinky piss.

Yeah. PISS. Sometimes meth comes from piss. People that smoke a lot of it have trace amounts of it in their urine. You can actually re-extract the shit from a tweakers piss.

I'm pretty sure the guys making Bud Light heard of that trick. I'd swear on a stack of bibles that Bud Light was just pissed out re-bottled Budweiser.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 20, 2013, 04:20:08 AM
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/9583091/baseball-player-killed-kids-were-bored

I know these kids are 15, 16, and 17 but  :WTF:
I hope they treat this kids as adults because they got some serious issues.

In the next day or two some asshole will claim this happened because of violence video games  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 20, 2013, 02:19:24 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/ontario-police-aware-hateful-letter-telling-family-euthanize-171036930.html (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/ontario-police-aware-hateful-letter-telling-family-euthanize-171036930.html)

My mother called me up and mentioned something about this story. She was saying shit about the police could possibly get involved and track down whoever sent this letter and they could get in big trouble. Honestly, I don't see what laws they've broken with such a letter. I think at the most, maybe this person could get a restraining order against them for harassment but that's about it it. Mom's a little dramatic about shit like this.

I guess maybe it's pretty fucked up that someone would talk about someone elses KID in such terms, but on the other hand... Maybe "One Pissed Off Mom" has a point. I've got neighbors with 4 kids and they're always outside making a loud racket. They don't build houses like they used to. You can fucking hear every little thing going on outside from inside your house with these thin flimsy windows and composite siding. Maybe that kids out there every day screaming like a fucking police siren for hours at a time. That shit would get on my nerves too. Dunno that I'd go so far as to send them a harassing anonymous letter about it. I'd probably just go over and talk to them about it. Some people just don't give a fuck about courtesy though. I got one neighbor that refuses to keep his damn cat outta my yard after asking him 2 or 3 times to keep the little fucker inside at night. So now I'm just gonna shoot the little shit and make him disappear if I see him on my property again. Can't exactly do that with a loud obnoxious child though. A cat goes missing and people stop looking for it after a few days. But a kid goes missing? They tend to look a little longer and harder for those. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 22, 2013, 04:02:46 AM
I think I would have got out of there quickly.

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/video.html?clip=http://static.cfnews13.com/newsvideo/cfn/sinkhole-swallows-trees-in-louisiana-082213.f4v&vtitle=Sinkhole%20swallows%20trees
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 25, 2013, 06:57:36 AM
Ex-convict sentenced for sneaking into NYC jails.  :shifteyes:
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/08/22/Ex_convict_sentenced_for_sneaking_into_NYC_jails.html

Matagrano's rap sheet includes a conviction for sodomy and sexual abuse. Police statements released in court report Matagrano said he repeatedly sneaked into jails because the people inside were "nice" and made him "feel important."
 :lolsign:

I think he was visiting some of his "girl friends" after all he does have a history of sodomy  :eek:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 27, 2013, 04:16:18 AM
A story with a happy ending.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130825/NEWS01/308250029/Domino-s-pizza-driver-shoots-kills-robber-West-Melbourne

Moral of the story - don't bring a knife to a gun fight.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on August 29, 2013, 11:08:50 PM
http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/2013/08/20/eva-23-exploring-the-frontier/  <- pretty intense recounting of the experience of an ISS astronaut whose helmet started to fill with coolant liquid leaking inside his spacesuit during a maintenance EVA last month

Quote from: astronaut Luca Parmitano
At that moment, as I turn ‘upside-down’, two things happen: the Sun sets, and my ability to see – already compromised by the water – completely vanishes, making my eyes useless; but worse than that, the water covers my nose – a really awful sensation that I make worse by my vain attempts to move the water by shaking my head. By now, the upper part of the helmet is full of water and I can’t even be sure that the next time I breathe I will fill my lungs with air and not liquid. To make matters worse, I realise that I can’t even understand which direction I should head in to get back to the airlock... (full story) (http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/2013/08/20/eva-23-exploring-the-frontier/)


:shifteyes:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 30, 2013, 01:31:34 AM
HA! The last thing you ever expect to do in outer-fuckin'-space is drown. He'll never be the first man in space. But at least he can go down in history as the first man to ever be waterboarded in space. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 31, 2013, 06:35:55 AM
This is one creepy dude.  I wanted to claim it was someone here, but I thought this was even too screwed up for that.

http://www.floridatoday.com/usatoday/article/2750473
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 31, 2013, 06:39:05 AM
Maybe he got busted for Viagra, it does make your muscle stronger  ;)

http://espn.go.com/olympics/weightlifting/story/_/id/9617275/80-year-old-weightlifter-busted-doping
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 02, 2013, 06:56:49 AM
Driver fights always crack me up, but this one has a new twist.
http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/truck/story/_/id/9625834/max-papis-says-suffered-dislocated-jaw-post-race-slap-drivers-girlfriend
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on September 05, 2013, 02:41:50 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-hospitalized-hiding-5-000-rectum-article-1.1442950
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 05, 2013, 04:16:10 AM
Christie Black, 43, was ‘bleeding severely’ following her attempt to remove the wad of stolen money with a toilet brush and tongs.  :lolsign:

She should have hired 2dum to hide the cash, that would be a dream job for him.


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 09, 2013, 07:27:14 PM
http://videosift.com/engineering/video/Blacksmith-at-Work-Rams-Head-Poker
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 17, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/17/mystery-surrounds-miss-uzbekistan-at-world-beauty-pageant-after-officials/?intcmp=latestnews

But Uzbekistan officials say Ganieva has left out a few things from her Miss World 2013 profile: the country has never held a ‘Miss Uzbekistan’ contest, and they have no idea who she is.

 :lolsign:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 19, 2013, 05:50:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Si-jQeWSDKc

quality introspective trip  :heart:




Note: video content ends at 8:03... the "What happened next..." part tacked onto the end is a commercial.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 19, 2013, 07:50:02 PM
She finally took the ultimate trip into the spirit realm and discovered the secret meaning of life that lies hidden underneath it all... ummm...  that we're all consumers who need to buy books titled "The Harvard Psychadelics Club".

 :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 19, 2013, 11:39:39 PM
that we're all consumers who need to buy books titled "The Harvard Psychadelics Club".

 :lolsign: :ugly_08: ... I'd paused the video at about 6:15 to make the post here. Resumed it later and saw the commercial tacked onto the end. Weasels!


:dohdohdoh:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 22, 2013, 02:03:17 PM

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/09/14/216482747/musical-robots-take-the-stage-for-harmony-not-domination

"The robot band Compressorhead is a trio of hulking metallic machines designed to play real instruments. Stickboy, the four-armed, mohawked, headbanging drummer, even has a mini-me holding up the hi-hat. The guitarist, Fingers, has 78 hydraulic fingers — wires stream out from the arms to trigger notes along the entire fretboard. Bones is on the bass."

http://www.youtube.com/v/3RBSkq-_St8


:beer:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 22, 2013, 02:36:42 PM
They ought to name the band Metallica - nah they would get sued for that  :evilgrin:

This may be what music looks like in 20 years.  The robots will be human looking and made to look flawless.

Imagine what this can be in 20 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27qJIcvpQsk

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 24, 2013, 03:56:47 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/09/24/Welsh_village_s_proposed_name_change_raises_stink.html

It could be worse - http://voices.yahoo.com/top-50-cities-funny-names-all-around-the-2931257.html

2Dum could run for mayor of #26 or #31  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: R. Hayabusa on September 25, 2013, 07:27:10 AM
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/cookie-monster-of-the-sea-photographed-off-curacao/

(http://cdn.grindtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MH_NGIC0610_0183-Web.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 25, 2013, 03:28:16 PM
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 26, 2013, 07:36:20 PM
http://videosift.com/video/27-Coffee-Drinks

 :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 30, 2013, 03:22:33 PM
I wonder if they found peanut butter in the car.  :lolsign:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/9/30/woman_driving_naked_.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 03, 2013, 02:53:52 PM
Sometimes it looks like this on the server.

http://on.aol.com/video/vermont-cow-delivers-calf-with-2-heads-517955490?hp=1&playlist=127164&icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl4|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D385745?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 03, 2013, 10:27:23 PM
"The days of PT Barnum are over, thankfully."

Yeah. "IT'S SO WRONG AND MEAN TO PUT PHYSICALLY DEFORMED CREATURES ON DISPLAY FOR PEOPLE'S AMUSEMENT!... Meanwhile... HERE! Look at the freakshow of a 2-headed calf that we got some video of!" Self righteous fuckin' pussies. OWN YOUR SHIT. PT Barnum wasn't so bad either. Those freaks made more money and lived better working with him than they ever would've on their own.

Also...

Something about David Charns makes me want to cut his face off and wear it. But methinks it would be considered a HATE CRIME. Can you say pickle kisser?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 06, 2013, 02:58:45 PM
Google Maps don't have street view in Somalia  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 06, 2013, 05:42:36 PM
Yeah. That's a no brainer. Does it matter where you're going in Somalia? You'll be dead before you get there anyway.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 09, 2013, 07:30:43 AM
Funny video from coffee shop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOxlSOr3_M
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 10, 2013, 02:21:45 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/10/10/Ohio_judge_tells_man_he_s_still_legally_dead.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 14, 2013, 08:38:34 AM
http://www.cracked.com/article_20600_5-mysterious-structures-with-creepy-unknown-origins.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 14, 2013, 03:46:35 PM
Sucker wanted to be a star.  :lolsign:

http://www.floridatoday.com/usatoday/article/2982673
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 14, 2013, 03:47:36 PM
This is screwed up, I hope they fix it.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/14/student-claims-was-suspended-for-acting-as-designated-driver/?intcmp=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Krlll Mule on October 14, 2013, 05:19:59 PM


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/14/student-claims-was-suspended-for-acting-as-designated-driver/?intcmp=latestnews


This is screwed up, I hope they fix it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-collects-millions-of-e-mail-address-books-globally/2013/10/14/8e58b5be-34f9-11e3-80c6-7e6dd8d22d8f_print.html

I guess we get the same expectation of privacy here.  O, forgot; it is for the children.  :uhoh:

I'm sorry Sgt.. I'm was warned not to post.....post procedure.   :-[
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 16, 2013, 07:26:45 PM
I witnessed one of those "you can't fix stupid" moments today.  I am pulling up to an intersection and I am going to make a right turn.  I see a car on the right shoulder of the road.  As I approach the intersection I see two guys and a girl coming up to the car with a gas can.  The girl is carrying the gas can (I don't why the guys were not carrying anything).  I see the girl start to open the gas cap, but before she can open the gas cap she has to take cigarette out of her hand and put it in her mouth.  With the cigarette in her mouth, I see her lean over and start pouring the gas.  Her head looks to be within a foot of where she is pouring.  :dohdohdoh:
I made my turn, I looked back to see if I was going to see a cloud of smoke but nothing.  This lady has survived to be stupid another day.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Krlll Mule on October 16, 2013, 09:10:23 PM
I witnessed one of those "you can't fix stupid" moments today.  I am pulling up to an intersection and I am going to make a right turn.  I see a car on the right shoulder of the road.  As I approach the intersection I see two guys and a girl coming up to the car with a gas can.  The girl is carrying the gas can (I don't why the guys were not carrying anything).  I see the girl start to open the gas cap, but before she can open the gas cap she has to take cigarette out of her hand and put it in her mouth.  With the cigarette in her mouth, I see her lean over and start pouring the gas.  Her head looks to be within a foot of where she is pouring.  :dohdohdoh:
I made my turn, I looked back to see if I was going to see a cloud of smoke but nothing.  This lady has survived to be stupid another day.

I think you can throw a lit cig into a bucket of gas and it will just go out. I've never tested it, but I think you can suck real hard on the cig and expose it to gas vapor and still not get a flash fire. Strike a bic, match, or get a static spark and poof - there she goes if the air/fuel mixture is ripe. Gas vapor is a very dangerous substance. 
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 21, 2013, 05:33:51 PM
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/10/21/video_thousands_run_.html

 :WTF:  I read somewhere that people paid 75 dollars each to do this  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 21, 2013, 05:37:39 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/10/man-pays-100000-to-look-like-justin-bieber/

 :dohdohdoh: :ban:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 22, 2013, 07:46:12 PM
One armed basketball player will be one FLA Gator roster.  No matter how good he may be, I was surprised he will be on the roster of a strong team in a strong conference.  :righteous:

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/10/22/one-armed-teen-commits-to-university-florida-basketball-team/?intcmp=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 22, 2013, 07:47:28 PM
I go from feel good story to dumbass story.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/10/22/Groom_who_halted_own_wedding_with_bomb_hoax_jailed.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 28, 2013, 09:50:56 AM
 :purpleshock:         http://videosift.com/video/VICE-The-Japanese-Love-Industry

http://videosift.com/video/The-process-of-building-steam-locomotives-in-1935

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 29, 2013, 03:42:45 PM
I think its crazy to be out there with 70 ft. waves.

http://xgames.espn.go.com/surfing/article/9898406/carlos-burle-possibly-breaks-garrett-mcnamara-big-wave-record-praia-do-norte-nazaré-portugal
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 29, 2013, 03:43:46 PM
The world is definitely coming to an end.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/10/29/The_Jonas_Brothers_announce_breakup.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 02, 2013, 09:11:23 PM
With a title of " Love Canal still oozing 35 years later" I had to click on it.  :WTF:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/02/suits-claim-love-canal-still-oozing-35-years-later/?intcmp=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 04, 2013, 04:24:51 PM
http://on.aol.com/video/high-school-crowns-same-sex-couple-homecoming-queens-517998955?hp=1&playlist=127155&icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl17|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D400788?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 04, 2013, 07:23:01 PM
http://knowyourmeme.com/videos/76373-photoshop
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 05, 2013, 05:09:30 PM
Even if you don't like Basketball, this is still impressive. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NREJAtsyBM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 06, 2013, 09:04:51 AM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Writer-A-240-Year-Old-6-000-Part-Automaton

http://videosift.com/video/Man-at-Arms-Mjolnir-Thors-Hammer

http://videosift.com/vintage/video/This-is-what-vintage-toys-look-like
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 07, 2013, 07:18:12 PM
http://videosift.com/ftw/video/Inexpensive-way-to-heat-your-room

http://videosift.com/video/How-Animals-See-The-World-1

http://videosift.com/video/Fresh-vs-Frozen-Food

http://videosift.com/video/New-Dinosaur-Lythronax-argestes-Unveiled-as-King-of-Gore

http://videosift.com/geek/video/The-Writer-A-240-Year-Old-6-000-Part-Automaton
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 10, 2013, 08:59:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdGfKw4SOiw

I  :lolsign: at the guy who jumps overboard.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 11, 2013, 05:21:34 PM
From bad to worse - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLas5CHwFWM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 11, 2013, 07:29:48 PM
"Your move,chief."

http://videosift.com/video/Your-Move-Chief

http://barakasamsara.com/

 :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 14, 2013, 04:09:25 PM
This is screwed up - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/11/14/Teacher_to_plead_no_contest_in_lewd_tasting_game_.html

No Golgo, I don't know how you can get some of these cookies.  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 15, 2013, 11:19:13 AM
Some people need to be killed. Others require a bit more. This guy needs to be strapped into a chair, his head secured in a harness attached to a cam shaft extension attached to a truck engine suspended over his head. Start that shit up, and twist his head clean off in less than 2 seconds.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 19, 2013, 08:39:29 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Some-Girls-Would-Rather-Build-Things-Then-Play-With-Dolls

http://videosift.com/video/the-large-pixel-collider-PC-gamer

http://videosift.com/wtf/video/Incredible-Sex-Horrible-Death
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 01, 2013, 08:56:43 AM
http://videosift.com/video/The-Elephants-Garden-amazingly-trippy-animation

http://videosift.com/video/George-Carlin-Interview

http://videosift.com/video/Instagram-movie-made-from-852-different-users-photos
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 09, 2013, 04:20:00 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/09/Report_NSA_spying_on_virtual_worlds_online_games.html

I think if the NSA was spying on TS, they would think  :WTF:
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 10, 2013, 04:42:01 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/09/Attorney_confirms_Wis_snuggle_business_has_closed.html

Its cold, everyone needs someone to snuggle with  :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 10, 2013, 09:55:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/WHZTC1ljA84

http://www.youtube.com/v/bik7aNqOleM

http://www.youtube.com/v/Tp9_eqZkdJ8
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 12, 2013, 04:36:41 PM
Skeptics attend a no-touch "martial arts" event:

https://www.youtube.com/v/t6XldR7pCFI

:ugly_08:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 14, 2013, 10:29:51 AM
A place from my childhood wanderings and walked the pipe many a time...and now I work across the street from the Edgewater end!

http://weirdnj.com/stories/edgewater-fairview-train-tunnel/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 15, 2013, 07:54:57 AM
Skeptics attend a no-touch "martial arts" event:

https://www.youtube.com/v/t6XldR7pCFI

:ugly_08:


In the first part of the video, the guy is obviously hacking (using dodgebots).
Somewhere around mid point, he must of had anticheat forced and his hacks no longer worked.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 15, 2013, 07:57:06 AM
Golf can be dangerous, especially for someone like me who usually hits it everywhere except the fairway.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/14/Reno_man_gets_probation_for_golf_course_shooting.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 18, 2013, 05:30:21 PM
Foc,

Maybe you can work out a sweet deal like these ducks and retire to the Jack Daniels distillery.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/18/Peabody_ducks_retire_to_Jack_Daniel_s_distillery.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 18, 2013, 05:31:34 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/18/Idaho_wildlife_advocate_pleads_guilty_to_poaching.html  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 18, 2013, 06:07:05 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/18/Idaho_wildlife_advocate_pleads_guilty_to_poaching.html  :lolsign:

What an asshole. Up the northeast coast, they've finally started doing lottery drawings for elk tags. These are places where elk have been hunted to the point of endangerment.  People do the same shit up there though. They draw a tag and think they can get away with hunting more than their share, and unfortunately, usually they do get away with it. Even in the mid-west, elk populations aren't what you could call "staggering." If you ask me, the penalties for poaching certain animals are not nearly stiff enough. 2 (or 4) grand fine? Are you fucking serious? A lot of the guys that hunt elk are some serious fucking hunters with money to burn. 2 grand for the life of such a large magnificent animal taken with no regard for responsible conservation is nothing more than a slap on the wrist. 4 years intense probation, 72 hrs in jail MANDATORY, 100 hrs community service, and a 10,000 fine PER ELK seems much more reasonable to me. It's not like the DNR couldn't use the extra revenue. They've all been operating on little more than twigs, duct tape, hopes, and dreams for the better part of 8 years now.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 24, 2013, 03:50:44 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/24/Ga_Christmas_display_prompts_emergency_response.html

He got the reaction he had hoped for  :righteous:

 :lolsign: at the people who fell for it.  This happens every year somewhere.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 25, 2013, 08:02:47 AM
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

http://www.youtube.com/v/BaOHaBaKq-8

http://www.youtube.com/v/xYToKNkXh0A

http://www.youtube.com/v/MZamL8FXKOE

http://www.youtube.com/v/zYztu3oa2oA
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 26, 2013, 03:34:20 PM
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20131226/CRIME/131226013/Massive-fight-erupts-outside-Jacksonville-movie-theater-Christmas-day

It looks like a bunch of people tried to rush the theater to get in for free.

The incident started around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, according to a release from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, when an officer working off duty in the 13100 block of City Station Drive at the Regal River City Marketplace Stadium 14 was rushed by a group of juveniles and young adults allegedly trying to force their way into a movie.

I wonder what movie they were trying to see. 
Here are the movies that were playing - http://www.fandango.com/regalrivercitymarketplacestadium14_aaudf/theaterpage

I'm guessing that they were not going to see "The secret life of Walter Mitty".  If I were to guess I know which one I would pick.  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 26, 2013, 04:40:49 PM
I know which one I would pick.  :evilgrin:

Tyler Perry?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 26, 2013, 05:24:20 PM
Yep.

I almost picked the Mandela movie, but I think Tyler Perry was a better guess.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 27, 2013, 04:50:15 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/27/hundreds-teens-trash-new-york-mall-in-wild-flash-mob/?intcmp=latestnews

I wish there was a good non lethal way to take these punks down without hurting innocent bystanders.
Like a cluster bomb of tasers  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 29, 2013, 05:36:51 PM
The creator wanted a reaction.  It worked, he got national news over it.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2013/12/29/Nativity_features_Trayvon_Martin_instead_of_Jesus.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 29, 2013, 08:07:26 PM
.../Nativity_features_Trayvon_Martin...


You hear that? It's the world's tiniest violin playing "My Heart Bleeds For You."

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/my-heart-bleeds-for-you_zpsb919a7c6.gif)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 03, 2014, 07:45:56 PM
One sick bastard - http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140103/NEWS01/140103008/Police-Man-had-sex-family-dog
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 03, 2014, 11:00:05 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That is the funniest shit ever! Woman noticed the dog was limping. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 04, 2014, 06:53:36 AM
The story says that it was caught on camera too  :eyecrazy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 12, 2014, 01:56:55 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Terence-Mckenna-Imaginatrix
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 15, 2014, 04:48:16 AM
The moral of the story - If you are doing something illegal, don't post it on youtube  :dohdohdoh:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/01/14/Cops_Video_of_pot_plants_leads_to_Conn_arrest.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 15, 2014, 08:21:33 AM
The moral of the story - If you are doing something illegal, don't post it on youtube  :dohdohdoh:

Some people got more balls than brains. I'd say he has neither... but after lucking up by catching a measly 2 years of probation for 10 pounds of product, and then turning around and posting videos of his grow operation on youtube,... that takes a little bit of balls.

There's people who do it for years and years and never get caught. And those people are lucky that people like this guy exist to give cops something to do. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 22, 2014, 05:24:05 AM
Here is another story similar to the one I posted a couple of post up.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/01/21/Police_like_wanted_Pa_suspect_s_Facebook_post.html
 :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 22, 2014, 05:24:52 AM
 :WTF: :lolsign:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/01/21/Cyclist_Driver_didn_t_see_me_stuck_in_windshield.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on January 28, 2014, 11:03:20 AM
 :ubershock:

(http://i60.tinypic.com/24dhi7n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: adz1La on January 28, 2014, 01:24:14 PM
nice find alpha, lol
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 03, 2014, 10:51:36 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Hollywoods-History-of-Faking-It-Greenscreen-Evolution

http://videosift.com/video/Extreme-Soil-Liquefaction

http://videosift.com/video/Jacob-Appelbaum-NSA-weaponized-everyday-devices

http://videosift.com/video/1906-Movie-of-San-Francisco-4-Days-Before-the-Earthquake
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 04, 2014, 04:24:13 AM
Maine police investigating screams find happy pig.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/02/04/Maine_police_investigating_screams_find_happy_pig.html

"the screaming was coming from an overjoyed male pig that had been placed in a pen with five sows in heat."  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 04, 2014, 04:26:23 AM
Maine girl's cellphone catches fire in her pocket.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/02/03/Maine_girl_s_cellphone_catches_fire_in_her_pocket.html

"Had to shed her flaming pants"  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 05, 2014, 05:25:50 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/05/mass-college-man-in-underwear-sculpture-causes-stir/?intcmp=latestnews

Since it is a women's college, I think they wanted to see a sculpture with more manhood.
Since he is in his underwear out in the snow, lack of manhood should be expected  :badgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 06, 2014, 07:33:40 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/fire-festival-lights-shingu-japan-gallery-1.1604905

http://www.youtube.com/v/h-8DtWiWiV0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 07, 2014, 03:31:53 PM
I have a feeling someone crapped their pants.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/2/7/south_fla_water_dist.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 09, 2014, 07:21:50 PM
http://videosift.com/video/ALIEN-1979-behind-the-scenes

http://videosift.com/video/The-Imaginary-Friend-Machine
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 09, 2014, 11:28:00 PM
I have a feeling someone crapped their pants.

When someone craps their pants, you feel it? You are the weirdest X-Men character I've ever met. :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 10, 2014, 04:43:27 AM
It's a sick sense I have  :badgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 12, 2014, 04:14:16 PM
Lady changes her first name to Sexy.  I would imagine if you have to change your name to be called sexy, you probably are not.  I checked out the story and she is not what I would consider sexy.   
I did :lolsign: that she lives in Licking county.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/02/11/Ohio_mom_who_loathed_name_can_change_it_to_Sexy.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on February 12, 2014, 05:41:07 PM
Lady changes her first name to Sexy.  I would imagine if you have to change your name to be called sexy, you probably are not.  I checked out the story and she is not what I would consider sexy.   
I did :lolsign: that she lives in Licking county.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/02/11/Ohio_mom_who_loathed_name_can_change_it_to_Sexy.html

yeah , its amazing. Crabtree !!! rofl

did some google search coz I got curious on how ms. crabs look like..

http://www.komonews.com/news/offbeat/Mom-who-hated-name-can-change-it-to-Sexy-judge-rules-245220871.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 12, 2014, 06:24:50 PM
Get me drunk enough, I'd hit it. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 13, 2014, 04:20:14 AM
I could see that if you were snowed in for weeks.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 18, 2014, 05:04:13 PM
http://www.floridatoday.com/usatoday/article/5581419
 :WTF: :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 18, 2014, 05:54:05 PM
He kills 77 people... and gets to play video games in prison? :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on February 18, 2014, 07:10:07 PM
He kills 77 people... and gets to play video games in prison? :lolsign:

He killed eight. Wounded 69. Have some compassion. He's only doing 21 years for the crimes. He only wants his PS2 replaced by something newer. I'd give him my Pong game console if I still had it. Maybe he'd go insane listening to it for 21 years.

As warden, I'd deny every "demand" he made and take away every luxury he has now, give him a Bible and allow no phone calls except to his lawyer. Visitors only one per week.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 18, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
He kills 77 people... and gets to play video games in prison? :lolsign:

He killed eight. Wounded 69.

I didn't see anything about the 69 being wounded. The wording led me to believe he killed 8 with a single bomb and then killed 69 more with bullets at a different location.

Quote from: news article
Breivik, a far-right fanatic, is serving a 21-year prison sentence for killing eight people in a bombing at the government headquarters and 69 more in a shooting spree at the left-wing Labor party's youth camp in 2011.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 18, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
He only wants his PS2 replaced by something newer. I'd give him my Pong game console if I still had it.

Or replace his PS2 with a BIOS-passworded PC that only boots into Big Rigs Over the Road Racing:

https://www.youtube.com/v/rikTiT2OwqQ


:D

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on February 19, 2014, 08:39:16 AM
that game is amazing.  :D





Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on February 19, 2014, 03:43:11 PM
He kills 77 people... and gets to play video games in prison? :lolsign:

He killed eight. Wounded 69.

I didn't see anything about the 69 being wounded. The wording led me to believe he killed 8 with a single bomb and then killed 69 more with bullets at a different location.

Ah, I somehow interpreted it to mean wounded. I looked it up and yes, he killed those 69. It's amazing he only got 21 years. He should have gotten 50 years for each of the 77. He should never be released and he should be put in a deep dark hole for the rest of his life.

Quote from: news article
Breivik, a far-right fanatic, is serving a 21-year prison sentence for killing eight people in a bombing at the government headquarters and 69 more in a shooting spree at the left-wing Labor party's youth camp in 2011.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 19, 2014, 04:30:25 PM
Ah, I somehow interpreted it to mean wounded. I looked it up and yes, he killed those 69. It's amazing he only got 21 years. He should have gotten 50 years for each of the 77.

Did some quick math. 21 years divided by 77 murders...That works out to a tad more than 3 months per murder. So I guess I know where to take people if I ever wanna kill them. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 19, 2014, 04:58:20 PM
Don't forget the gym and the video games.

Here is another story about this POS
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20270325




Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 19, 2014, 05:50:12 PM
Ha! It gets even better! Apparently in Norway they have your standard 12ftx7ft cell, only he gets 3 different 12x7 sections, and all to himself. In a lot of American prisons, they'd fit 3 to 6 people in that amount of space. Granted he's probably a high profile prisoner in a supermax prison and they keep those people 1 to a cell to prevent violence and manage them easier, and that's pretty much ANY country. The isolation sucks and it'll drive you literally insane after so long, but taking everything in account, he's actually got it pretty good. At least for 23 hours of the day, he's where no other inmates can get to him. Doubt he's got a shower in his cell, so maybe they let him out for that. But in that kind of prison, they don't let too many out at once in one area, and they always physically keep a set of eyeballs on everyone at all times to keep things safe. So unless someone gets REALLY creative or just kamikaze's his ass in broad daylight with a sharpened petrified human turd, he's probably gonna live a long and uneventful life in the system. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 19, 2014, 09:41:33 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Northlandz-MASSIVE-Miniature-World

http://videosift.com/learn/video/How-Modern-Light-Bulbs-Work

http://videosift.com/dark/video/Diablo-Tristram-Theme
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on February 20, 2014, 05:54:04 PM
The Tristram theme was the last thing I did this morning before I crashed.

Pressed play and it gently sent me off to sleep :)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 22, 2014, 06:02:04 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/benedict-cumberbatch-performs-mocap-smaug-682351

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 22, 2014, 06:35:14 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/02/21/Bag_of_pot_found_in_pants_donated_to_Pa_charity.html
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 22, 2014, 08:58:29 AM
Thomas strikes again.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 26, 2014, 04:50:57 PM
Man operating meth lab wears 'Breaking Bad' shirt  :evilgrin:

http://www.floridatoday.com/usatoday/article/5847945

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 27, 2014, 05:08:35 AM
Wave buh-bye. Nobody's gonna see him for another 15 to 20 years. They've gotten super serious with the sentencing for meth manufacture. It's gotten to where you're almost better off getting caught with 20 lbs of weed in your trunk while in a school zone than getting caught with a residued cook set and precursors in your house or vehicle. First offense? No priors? They don't give one single flimsy good god damn. They've got so much pressure to make a dent in the problem, and they're fighting a losing battle the whole way. So if you're caught, they slam you with the maximum they can possibly give you and take you out of the equation. Even people doing homemade shake-n-bake cooks for personal use. They don't treat them any differently than proper pro setups for pseudo cooks. It's all the same to them. They've had so many kids getting burned by acid fireballs because these tweaky fucks aren't careful when gassing their shit. And then when they do it right, they chuck the fucking waste chemicals out in the backyard and it poisons water supplies, animals, people, etc.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 28, 2014, 02:03:56 PM
I have seen this chick in adds, now I know who she is  :lolsign:

Not to bad looking by mugshot standards  :evilgrin:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/28/florida-woman-dubbed-hot-convict-sues-website-over-mug-shot-photo/?intcmp=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 28, 2014, 02:47:15 PM
I have seen this chick in adds, now I know who she is  :lolsign:

Not to bad looking by mugshot standards  :evilgrin:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/28/florida-woman-dubbed-hot-convict-sues-website-over-mug-shot-photo/?intcmp=latestnews

That's an actual mugshot? Jesus, man. I just figured it was some kinda stock photo thing. Yeah, she takes a decent mugshot. They obviously use much different cameras in Florida jails than they do in Georgia jails. Because I haven't seen one single fucking mugshot from Georgia where the person in it didn't look like total stepped-on dogshit. It almost seems like they went to great lengths and did scientific studies to find cameras and lighting that would make ANYONE look horrible. It's almost a problem in my opinion. Because I've seen mugshots of people I know and the pictures make them look so fucking pasty and clammy and horrible that you almost can't recognize them. If something happens and an inmate escapes and then they have to pass out photos to help catch the person, they'll look totally different on the street.

I don't give a fuck what she did, nobody deserves to have one of the worst moments of their lives plastered all over the internet by people who aren't even cops. I hope that chick gets DUMPTRUCKS of money in a settlement against those fucking pricks. I know if I saw my mugshot plastered on a billion ads all over the entirety of the internet, I'd be pissed off beyond all consolation and I'd be looking to fucking kill somebody deader than hell.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 28, 2014, 03:00:37 PM
I'm almost positive that I've seen old episodes of Tales From The Crypt that happened just like this. :lolsign:

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/miss-man-declared-dead-wakes-body-bag-funeral-153326365--abc-news-health.html?vp=1 (http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/miss-man-declared-dead-wakes-body-bag-funeral-153326365--abc-news-health.html?vp=1)

Imagine how pissed off you'd be to learn that your loved one who recently died... actually wasn't dead after all... not until they started pumping formalin into them while they were still alive. Because if you weren't quite dead YET... you'd be pretty well fucked at that point. Mainlining half a liquid ounce of the shit would probably more than sufficient to kill a 70+ year old man in the most horrible and painful fashion imaginable.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 28, 2014, 05:54:59 PM
"Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag" 
I bet those people shit a brick  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 01, 2014, 04:40:24 AM
its kinda bit creepy and gives you goose bumps.
Lucky for him that he woke up early rather than later. Imagine you were in his shoes and wake up while you are already being embalmed as in like your being injected with embalming fluid while your intestines were taken out.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 01, 2014, 05:05:32 AM
They typically have machines that pump the formalin in, and they pump at a pretty good pace. So if they don't do any cutting on the body and just start sucking out blood and pumping formalin in, then by the time the formalin would cause the person so much pain that it would cause them to wake up and move around,... it'd already be too damn late to do anything about it. They'd just have to stand there and watch you die and hope nobody else saw. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 01, 2014, 07:41:51 AM
now that would even be worse :(
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 02, 2014, 05:18:18 AM
http://www.failking.com/59630-ups-and-downs-of-life.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 04, 2014, 04:21:45 AM
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140304/NEWS01/303040015/Man-s-body-found-2-days-after-fiery-beachside-crash

What a way to die  :raincloud:

It has got to suck to be walking down the street and have a high speed car crash knock you deep into the bushes nobody finds you for a couple of days.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 04, 2014, 05:55:23 PM
http://gma.yahoo.com/10m-gold-coin-hoard-found-yard-may-stolen-141317823--abc-news-personal-finance.html?vp=1

I knew they should have kept their mouth shut and used the coins little by little  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 05, 2014, 04:20:52 AM
This story made me think of 2dum  :dohdohdoh:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/03/04/City_to_strike_ban_on_being_willfully_annoying.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 05, 2014, 04:24:24 AM
This woman has been watching to many of those Fiat 500 commercials  :dohdohdoh: :dohdohdoh:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/3/5/mother_3_kids_rescue.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 06, 2014, 04:04:30 PM
I hate to see the FLA Gator emblem at the top of this story but it is.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140306/NEWS01/140306013/Police-seek-man-reportedly-urinating-people-near-UF
 :WTF: :???:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 06, 2014, 05:29:44 PM
I hate to see the FLA Gator emblem at the top of this story but it is.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140306/NEWS01/140306013/Police-seek-man-reportedly-urinating-people-near-UF
 :WTF: :???:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Syqo3L-WbCo
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on March 07, 2014, 09:37:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/VRSjLkj0VMw
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 10, 2014, 05:26:22 PM
Noticed this in the "Trending Now" box on Yahoo a few minutes ago...

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/chuckquake_zpse71e341a.png)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 10, 2014, 06:56:48 PM
Noticed this in the "Trending Now" box on Yahoo a few minutes ago...

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/chuckquake_zpse71e341a.png)

Somehow cant help but think what if:
1. The Quake was really a secret weapon test by some rogue country.
2. The same weapon caused the crash of flight 370
3. Sounds like some scifi flick which stars Chuck Norris
4. Thinking about it makes you hungry and yearning for a pizza.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 10, 2014, 08:18:17 PM
The secret weapon was used on the plane for testing purposes.
I can't tell you what the weapon does because it is a secret.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 11, 2014, 06:10:32 PM
The Malaysia Jet story takes another strange twist - http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140311006/Malaysia-Airlines-jet-altered-course-by-hundreds-miles

Here is where the Malaysian military said they saw it last - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pulau+Perak/@6.7588352,102.7438061,7z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x304976135f4045a1:0xd79cd6ef07d5bb96

This was a neat idea to try and help find the plane - http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/11/malaysian-plane-virtual-search-party-too-much-for-website/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 11, 2014, 06:19:39 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/11/oregon-cat-that-trapped-family-to-get-therapy/?intcmp=latestnews
Therapy  :lolsign:, boot in the ass  :yessign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 11, 2014, 07:41:49 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Five-alarm-fire-in-Mission-Bay-5308589.php

What's that you say? San Fransisco you say? Something is flaming you say?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 13, 2014, 10:15:17 PM
The Malaysia Jet story takes another strange twist - http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140311006/Malaysia-Airlines-jet-altered-course-by-hundreds-miles

Here is where the Malaysian military said they saw it last - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pulau+Perak/@6.7588352,102.7438061,7z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x304976135f4045a1:0xd79cd6ef07d5bb96

This was a neat idea to try and help find the plane - http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/11/malaysian-plane-virtual-search-party-too-much-for-website/

Now why didn't I thought of this?

http://www.smh.com.au/world/controversy-as-shaman-performs-ritual-to-help-find-missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-20140314-hviri.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 14, 2014, 02:09:10 AM
http://www.failking.com/60110-take-a-moment-to-read-this.html

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2zdpo9u.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 14, 2014, 08:55:46 PM
Illinois man protests highway rest stop closure, claims he was conceived in building.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/14/illinois-man-protests-highway-rest-stop-closure-claims-was-conceived-in-building/?intcmp=latestnews
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 17, 2014, 07:38:16 AM
http://videosift.com/video/Yosemite-HD-II
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 17, 2014, 08:56:48 AM
http://www.failking.com/60110-take-a-moment-to-read-this.html

I don't refer to it as kidnapping, rape, and murder though. I prefer the term "involuntary severe terminal dating". :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 20, 2014, 06:07:06 PM
This dude has issues  :dohdohdoh:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/03/20/NC_police_seek_man_who_sucked_toes_at_Wal_Mart.html

Only at Wal-Mart  :shifteyes:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 24, 2014, 07:23:37 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/creepy-staten-island-clown-spotted-borough-spooks-residents-article-1.1732454
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 26, 2014, 06:10:24 PM
http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/03/26/steve-grossman-kidney-stone-massachusetts-governor/
 :mad2:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 26, 2014, 06:32:47 PM
Crazy video - http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/construction-worker-rescued-houston-fire-felt-skin-burning-203248210--abc-news-topstories.html?vp=1
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2014, 01:57:05 AM
That is why I would NEVER EVER EVER want to live in a multistory apartment complex. Depends on the construction of the place though I guess. Since that fire was spreading so much like that, I assume all the framing and floors were made of wood. I've worked on a few that were concrete floors with sheet steel framing for all the walls. That's a much safer way of building apartments, and should be the required standard in my opinion. If I had no other option but to live in an apartment, that's the only way I'd agree to do it. In concrete multistory buildings, once they get all the concrete poured for the floors, they go in and spray this fire-proof insulation stuff all over the steel support beams and the ceilings that prevents any fires from weakening the steel and compromising the structure. It's basically impossible for fires to pass from floor to floor. And when you live in an apartment complex with that many other people, you always run the risk of ONE of the other people there being a dumbass and somehow causing a fire. I ain't gonna leave the fate of my entire life and everything I've ever worked for at the mercy of some jackass who'd leave a few scented candles burning on their wooden coffee table while they take a nap or something stupid like that.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on March 27, 2014, 08:24:57 AM
I had neighbors across the hall at my last place that set off their fire alarm about 5 times weekly in their attempts to cook what smelled like heavily burned dog in curry. I didn't sleep well till they moved.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 27, 2014, 04:10:56 PM
it could be possible that they were trying to make meth or something.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2014, 06:26:52 PM
Nah, meth cook stench is a horrible odor hard to mistake for anything else. The trash vapors are pretty toxic. That's why people often cook in mobile labs like the RV on Breaking Bad, so they can release the stank-assed gases without anyone noticing it. Or if they live in a pretty remote area, they just set up in their house and release it from ducts out a window or chimney. The real idiots that end up blowing up their houses along with half of the neighborhood will snake hoses down a sink drain or the toilet to where the gas will evacuate into the sewer or the septic tank.

More likely they were just Vietnamese or Indian. :21210-7:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 13, 2014, 04:28:48 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/7-babies-found-dead-utah-home-woman-arrested-220756454--abc-news-topstories.html (http://news.yahoo.com/7-babies-found-dead-utah-home-woman-arrested-220756454--abc-news-topstories.html)

Please hold the dead baby jokes until the end.

Seven dead babies. Count 'em. One, two, three, four, seven. Seven? Yeah, seven. I mean, come on. I can see two or three. Shit happens, babies die. :D But seven?

And take note of the booking photo on that page. That's the BEFORE picture. And as hard as it is to look at (cuz she fell outta the ugly tree and hit every branch), the AFTER photo is gonna look much much worse. Yeah, they're gonna beat the ever-loving dogshit outta her in gen pop, and that's if they extend her that courtesy before stabbing her 60 times in 5 seconds. SUCKS TO BE YOU, LADY! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 14, 2014, 05:25:53 PM
 :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud:

I hope the beating is slow and relentless.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on April 15, 2014, 04:42:37 AM
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/second-pakistani-arrested-for-cannibalism-508823
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 15, 2014, 07:36:52 AM
Wow. Only 2 years in prison for killing AND EATING a baby? I guess if Jeff Dahmer could've held off on the fruity man-fucking part of it, Pakistan would've been an ideal hunting ground for him.

And just to put it into perspective, I'm pretty sure you'd get about the same sentence for stealing and slaughtering your neighbors goat in Pakistan. A truly fucked up set of priorities those people apparently have. :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on April 15, 2014, 08:37:10 AM
And just to put it into perspective, I'm pretty sure you'd get about the same sentence for stealing and slaughtering your neighbors goat in Pakistan. A truly fucked up set of priorities those people apparently have. :ohlord:

Apparently, goat stealing carries a much worse consequence than being a cannibal in Pakistan.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/659188/mob-justice-man-beaten-to-death-for-stealing-a-goat/

Remember, when in Pakistan,  if your dying of hunger its much wiser to be a cannibal and live rather than steal a goat and be beaten to death.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 15, 2014, 03:49:39 PM
 :lolsign: and  :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 19, 2014, 08:12:08 AM
Crazy way to die.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/4/19/sleeping_sarasota_wo.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 24, 2014, 04:06:18 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/4/24/former_polk_teacher_.html

She don't look to bad.  I don't think the 17 year old guys are complaining.

The best quote from the article comes from a mother of a student who was not directly involved.
“Looking back and knowing if it had gotten taken care of at that moment it would have saved the kids, the parents, the drama and the tragedy of it all,” Roche said.

I really don't think these boys wanted to be saved  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 25, 2014, 09:07:05 AM
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/loaded-gun-hidden-in-vagina-576432

 :eyecrazy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 27, 2014, 03:59:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/hlGdbziSwEY
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 27, 2014, 05:15:09 PM
Uhh. What the hell is that??
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 28, 2014, 05:06:21 AM
Uhh. What the hell is that??

It's a playthrough of something called Dear Esther. It was marketed as a game,but it' has little to do in the way of interaction for the player,so I will call it more of an interactive narrative. An enviorment for the protagonist to wander through,its mood seeping into the rocks of the emotions as the ambiance carries one along with weary treads,and the narrator unfolding the reasons for his being there,the things he sees,and the strange history of the place he now seems destined to be immersed into. It was originally a Half Life 2 mod,but was given the permissions and resources to turn it into a stand alone product. Like a novel,it is a story telling construction the hero physically plods through,and unlike a novel,replaying gives subtle variations of the narrations and other small details in the overall experience of solitude,melancholy and desolation. I played through it over the weekend,a well spent hour,and for those not inclined to give the experience a try I found the video to share.

I see it as an experiment that worked,and very happy that an Occulous Rift version was made for this virtual reality. Life isn't normally buzzcuts and bullets,nor legendary loot pried from the corpses of polygonal stuntmen. Sometimes its realizing one tormented soul finding relief in release,lost to an uncaring world Like Tears in Rain. And worth experiencing,if only to give context to your own life.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 29, 2014, 10:03:48 PM
https://music.yahoo.com/news/master-willie-nelson-gets-5th-degree-black-belt-023544096.html (https://music.yahoo.com/news/master-willie-nelson-gets-5th-degree-black-belt-023544096.html)

Yeah. Took him 20 years to get a black belt. He was probably sitting there for half of it seeing everyone else sitting in a line around the edge mat thinking, "God damn, when's that joint gonna get to me? This is slowest dope circle I ever sat in"
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 29, 2014, 11:16:55 PM
Yeah. Took him 20 years to get a black belt. He was probably sitting there for half of it seeing everyone else sitting in a line around the edge mat thinking, "God damn, when's that joint gonna get to me? This is slowest dope circle I ever sat in"

And "Al Bundy", too. (16 years) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSt5OQ4zHc  :)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Muerte on April 30, 2014, 08:51:47 PM

Yeah. Took him 20 years to get a black belt.

I guess u didn't notice. He got 5th-degree black belt
An honorary black belt is the karate world's way of honoring non-karate achievement

More about Karate Black Belt Ranks and Titles http://www.minrec.org/wilson/pdfs/Belts%20and%20Ranks%20-%20Black%20Belt%20Ranks%20and%20Titles.pdf (http://www.minrec.org/wilson/pdfs/Belts%20and%20Ranks%20-%20Black%20Belt%20Ranks%20and%20Titles.pdf)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on May 11, 2014, 04:31:24 AM
2014 Eurovision Winner

WTF.
And I thought my neighbor was weird.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ToqNa0rqUtY


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Muerte on May 12, 2014, 08:37:57 AM

Tom Neuwirth stage name Conchita Wurst   wurst = sausage

I guess he wouldn't won without "beard"...

http://youtu.be/-ZIr49Hp2LM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on May 12, 2014, 04:37:05 PM

Tom Neuwirth stage name Conchita Wurst   wurst = sausage

I guess he wouldn't won without "beard"...

http://youtu.be/-ZIr49Hp2LM
:lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 12, 2014, 06:27:52 PM
I prefer for my women to have less facial hair than me.  :eek: :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 14, 2014, 04:02:53 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/05/14/Pentagon_OKs_Manning_transfer_for_gender_treatment.html
 :WTF: :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 25, 2014, 06:27:30 AM
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/05/24/Naked_man_playing_violin_at_courthouse_jailed.html

The best quote from the story - "The brand of the violin was unknown on Saturday morning."
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 26, 2014, 09:43:07 AM
http://www.gog.com/game/bad_mojo_redux
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 29, 2014, 03:12:23 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/29/chicago-skydeck-on-103rd-floor-begins-to-crack-under-family/

Make sure to scroll the picture to see the view through the clear glass.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 31, 2014, 07:28:32 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/05/31/Robbery_suspect_friends_victim_on_Facebook.html

 :dohdohdoh: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on June 02, 2014, 03:48:28 PM
This article made me  :lolsign:

http://news.kron4.com/news/tennessee-woman-defiant-in-face-of-baby-in-the-wedding-dress-outrage/

(http://news.kron4.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/babyindress.jpg)

what the fuck kind of brain do you have to have to drag your baby on the floor during your wedding? If you read her twitter postings at the bottom, this lady is fucking loony. the whole article is out of the twilight zone
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 02, 2014, 10:00:20 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/pre-teen-girls-stab-girl-12-planned-murder-plot-cops-article-1.1814357

Wow.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 03, 2014, 06:05:43 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/06/02/sons-doodle-on-dad-chens-passport-leaves-chinese-man-stranded-in-south-korea/?intcmp=obnetwork

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 03, 2014, 06:13:22 PM
This is how we handle things in FLA.   :lolsign:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_DQIJ938YE
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 03, 2014, 07:07:29 PM
On one hand, the judge should be removed from the bench PERMANENTLY for instigating a physical altercation like that, cuz that's just fucking retarded and entirely unprofessional. On the other hand, the attorney was fucking CRAZY for walking out like that. An awful lot of judges are packing a piece under their robe these days, especially after that Brian Nichols dude murdered Judge Barnes in the Atlanta Courthouse back in 2005 I think.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 07, 2014, 05:25:17 PM
A Jam Jar DayZ "social experiment" with Kiwion -- will anyone aid the damsel in distress?

https://www.youtube.com/v/i8mau3A7sug

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 12, 2014, 04:25:29 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/06/11/Police_in_Alabama_say_man_tried_to_arrest_mayor.html

Guy impersonates a officer and tried to arrest the mayor  :lolsign: :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 13, 2014, 03:14:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UO7Ez9eB0o

The gators look very tame, but still  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 20, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
College offering scholarships for gaming - https://games.yahoo.com/news/ka-ching-scholarships-slaying-video-game-foes-182231213.html  :rockon:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 23, 2014, 02:17:59 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/06/23/Thoughts_Freud_Vagina_sculpture_traps_US_student.html

Guy gets stuck in a giant vagina sculpture.   :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 23, 2014, 02:19:21 PM
Note to self - don't bring weed to your court appearance  :dohdohdoh:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/06/23/Officer_Man_came_to_court_hiding_pot_in_left_sock.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 24, 2014, 10:32:03 PM
http://m.videosift.com/video/Last-Week-Tonight-with-John-Oliver-Dr-Oz
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 27, 2014, 04:59:15 PM
Holy shit, they have a "funeral" department on walmart.com! :D

http://www.walmart.com/cp/Funeral/1058564 (http://www.walmart.com/cp/Funeral/1058564)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 28, 2014, 05:09:30 AM
They should have this stuff in-store, that way I could find urns on the shelf in the grocery dept.  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 28, 2014, 11:48:30 AM
No, some dumb fat trailer whore with stretch marks on her belly that's hanging over the front of her short shorts that say "juicy" across the ass will pick it up thinking it's one of those countertop sugar canisters and then start complaining about the outrageous price of it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 01, 2014, 06:28:00 PM
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/01/burger-king-gay-pride-burger-parade-fast-food-gay-rights/11903861/

 :lolsign:

I thought they already liked some hot beef between the buns, but maybe they like this version better.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 08, 2014, 04:27:57 AM
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/7/7/deputies_man_steals_.html

Man steals phone then post a pic on the person's facebook  :lolsign: and  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 13, 2014, 06:00:03 AM
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/communities/hamptons/county-malfunction-caused-body-to-slip-out-of-coroner-s/article_5653f520-2956-5c69-803d-e3920fb7d5f5.html

Dead body falls out of van in the middle of a busy street.  :purpleshock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 13, 2014, 06:16:11 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/07/10/Whoops_Police_say_tow_truck_tried_to_snag_cop_car.html

He picked the wrong car to tow  :lolsign:

Years ago when I worked at a gas station, I worked with one of these guys who seem to be infatuated with being or looking like a cop.
You have probably seen people who have cars that look like cop cars.  This guy was one of those guys and on top of it he had already served time when I worked with him.  One night when he was on call as the tow driver, he stole/towed a police car and took it to a remote area and stripped it.  The next day another guy was driving the tow truck and got pulled over and roughed up/arrested for it.  The cops matched the tire thread and a scuffed up paint on the wrecker where it had brushed against the stolen cop car (Red paint).  The innocent guy was cleared after the police called the owner and then went to the other guys house and found the stolen police gear.   :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 17, 2014, 04:24:04 AM
All I can say about this is  :dohdohdoh:  and it was a rental  :raincloud:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/07/16/Man_using_blowtorch_to_kill_spider_started_fire.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 18, 2014, 08:15:18 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/7/18/daytona_beach_police.html

The dad issued a little payback, but not nearly what was really needed.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 18, 2014, 08:46:53 PM
Maybe the boys at the Daytona lockup can help him make BOTH sides of his face match. :fight:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Muerte on July 21, 2014, 09:44:00 AM
'My entire house has been stolen': Romanian arrived at his holiday home to find it had disappeared and a field of corn had been planted in its place

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698902/My-entire-house-stolen-Romanian-arrived-holiday-home-disappeared-field-corn-planted-place.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698902/My-entire-house-stolen-Romanian-arrived-holiday-home-disappeared-field-corn-planted-place.html)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on July 22, 2014, 06:05:02 AM
That's fucked up. I'm guessing "nobody" saw what happened because his neighbors were in on the operation.

 :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: RyU on July 24, 2014, 11:10:42 AM
My Gosh!  :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: RyU on July 24, 2014, 11:18:33 AM
hahaha what a retard using a fire to kill a spider hahah fucken retard lol lol lol
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: RyU on July 24, 2014, 11:22:58 AM
yeah I agree how can the next door neighbor not have seen what happend an other retard in my book lol 
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 10, 2014, 01:53:58 AM
http://m.videosift.com/video/A-Gourmet-Weed-Dinner-At-Hunter-S-Thompsons-House :headbang:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on August 10, 2014, 07:31:21 AM
Picking Up Girls In A Lamborghini Without Talking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbYNAZxcWh4

This prank is excellent.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 13, 2014, 02:06:26 PM
On a scale of 1 to HOLY SHIT, how ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffucked up is this?

https://www.yahoo.com/health/transgender-parents-speak-out-about-what-makes-a-family-94649793492.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on August 13, 2014, 11:50:01 PM
On a scale of 1 to HOLY SHIT, how ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffucked up is this?

As for the parents, if their happiness is as authentic as it appears in the photos, then I suppose I'd congratulate them on having been able to surmount some rather unusual hurdles to find that happiness.

As for the kids, I suppose it's not a huge leap from other kids who are being raised by openly bisexual or homosexual parents. One would hope they won't be exposed to an inordinate degree of bigotry from within whichever community they're raised in.

Overall I think I'm with Bob in the comment section: "The most shocking thing about this article is learning that Ricki Lake still has a talk show."


:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 14, 2014, 06:18:29 AM
Yeah yeah yeah, let's all be all lovey-dovey and live and let live and all that shit. I'm all for personal liberty when an individuals personal liberty does not intersect with mine in a negative way. None of that was really the fucked up part.

It's just... weird as shit. I mean how did that conversation go? "Okay. Now. Let's chop my dick off, and then we'll sew it on you. Then we'll cut your tits off, and glue 'em on me. I'll get a buzz cut, you'll grow your hair out. Then we'll trade closets, sides of the bed, nightstands, etc. We won't even have to move anything. It'll be fucking great!"

I mean... at that point, why even get a damn sex change? Save the money on the operations and hormone therapy and everything else and just buy yourselves some fancy new cars or something.

And how do you even make fun of these kids in school? It's just too damn confusing! "Yo momma so ugly that I wouldn't fuck her with yo other momma's daddy's momma's momma's dick... right? Is that right? Shit, somebody get some paper and a pencil so I can diagram this shit out, hold on."

Even a couple morally bankrupt Godless atheists like ourselves can probably agree... it makes shit even more awkward for these kids, when being a kid is already awkward and hard enough.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 16, 2014, 08:42:24 PM
I do believe that this fits the bill for "strange" in more ways than one.

N-S-F-W

http://player.vimeo.com/video/50406079 (http://player.vimeo.com/video/50406079)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on August 16, 2014, 08:48:50 PM
Duuuuuuude,   usually you post a NSFW its happy time.

 :omg1:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 20, 2014, 07:15:52 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2014/08/19/Man_shows_up_for_jail_in_T_shirt_with_mug_shot.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 24, 2014, 09:33:58 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Double-Barreled-Shotguns-in-FPS-Games
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 24, 2014, 10:06:16 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Double-Barreled-Shotguns-in-FPS-Games

Man I miss those old build engine games. They looked like pure shit compared to shooter games today, but they always included a liberal dose of comedy. Remember playing Blood back in my teens. Always loved the way the hooded bad guys would scream in agony when you'd blast the shit out of them with a shotgun. Blood, Redneck Rampage, Shadow Warrior, Duke Nukem 3D... good shit.

Finally got around to installing DOSbox on this thing a while back and played all the way through Redneck Rampage 1 and the expansion pack, Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66. This time WITH a copy of the optional "cuss pack" loaded up. The "cuss pack" was just a tiny add-on the makers offered as a $1 download that had F-words and such in it, stuff that was deemed a little too colorful for the stock retail version. Never did get around to playing through the Redneck Rampage sequel, Redneck Rampage Rides Again. Installed it, made DOSbox icons to quick start it, but never got around to playing it. Might have to do that pretty soon.

Wish I could find a full copy of Blood though. I dunno that I have a full version of it on CD, might have just been the shareware version that I had. (remember "shareware"? God, those were the good ole days) I'll have to dig through my old shit and see if I can find it. God only knows where the hell it'd be.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 25, 2014, 07:14:44 AM
You can get all of them dirt cheap and automatically functional with a pre configured DOSBox setup here:

http://www.gog.com/frontpage

I got all of the Redneck Rampage series,Duke Nukem,Shadow Warrior and Blood,along with their add-on packs. And they have others too,like Rise of the Triad. And sales happen all the time too.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 25, 2014, 10:24:43 AM
Yeah, just as I thought, I had the shareware version. Was thinking it was the full version cuz I remembered it had a copy of that Type O Negative music video hidden away in a folder on it. Never figured out why that was there. Maybe if you beat the game, it'd play that video or something, but I don't know that I ever beat it.

Ya know... I could pay the 10 bucks and download Blood 1 and 2 with all the expansion packs...

Hell no, I can't! 5.99? Pfft, they can kiss my irish ass. That's retarded for a 17 year old game nobody can run on machines anymore without special shit like DOSbox. If I'm gonna pay that much, I want a hard copy of a CD that I can HOLD IN MY HAND, complete with printed case inserts and manuals.

Piratebay it is.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 07, 2014, 01:43:42 PM
Identiy of Jack the Ripper discovered!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746321/Jack-Ripper-unmasked-How-amateur-sleuth-used-DNA-breakthrough-identify-Britains-notorious-criminal-126-years-string-terrible-murders.html?ito=social-facebook
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 11, 2014, 09:42:08 AM
Hidden complex of structures discovered beneath Stonehenge!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29138355
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on September 12, 2014, 08:20:34 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-kills-ex-girlfriends-dog-feeds-it-her-cops-n202591

^ something focalor could easily be visualized doing
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 12, 2014, 11:05:08 PM
You collect child pornography, eat your boogers, and smell like curry farts. Go fuck your mother, Osama.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 13, 2014, 06:40:44 AM
Foc,

You forgot to add that he shits "Lee Press-On Nails" also.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on September 13, 2014, 08:07:06 AM
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 13, 2014, 02:16:37 PM
All he says is lol because he's only got one free hand. When the rest of us talk about having to clean shit off our mouse, nobody questions what we mean by that. But when he says it...

I'll stop typing now, 2dum, so you can quit reading and get back to looking at child porn again. Sorry for making you take this much time outta your JO session.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on September 27, 2014, 08:11:18 AM
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/09/25/caught-tape-south-carolina-cop-shoots-unarmed-man-gets-arrested
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on September 29, 2014, 10:04:20 PM
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/wearable-selfie-cam-hovers-points-and-shoots-140929.htm

^ made my jaw drop
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 01, 2014, 06:26:56 PM
I posted about this guy when he got caught having sex with a female dog, now he is in the news again  :dohdohdoh:
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/01/brevard-man-accused-sex-with-dog-back-in-jail-on-sex-assault-charge/16530083/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on October 01, 2014, 08:21:12 PM
how the fuck do you fuck a dog? This guy must be really rejected by human females.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 02, 2014, 06:08:01 AM
how the fuck do you fuck a dog?

You hang out at the bar past last call. :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 02, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
 :lolsign: :righteous:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on October 28, 2014, 05:29:36 PM
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=572843989509863

[17:26] <[1]|iR|Focalor> the older the berry the sweeter the juice
[17:31] <|iR|Dervish> thats right foc
[17:31] <|iR|Dervish> all up in the old bitties with our boners
[17:31] <|iR|Dervish> shabam


 :shifteyes:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 28, 2014, 06:24:14 PM
Varicose vagina.

Prehistoric pussy.

Senile snatch.

Primordial poon.

Old pussy is still pussy.

Besides... I say no to more pussy in one year month day than you'll ever see in your entire life. :oops:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 29, 2014, 01:43:00 PM
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/19751/

Apparently political correctness is now eating itself: a transgender female->male student at Wellesley was shunned for running for the position of "multicultural affairs coordinator" because students felt it would be inappropriate to have a "white man" in a leadership position.

:ugly_08:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on October 29, 2014, 02:46:27 PM
So apparently white men all have the same culture, regardless of nationality, creed, sexual orientation and even if they were born with a vagina.

Seems to me that's just blind stupid prejudice masquerading as political-correctness.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 29, 2014, 04:49:35 PM
All types of races, religions, sexual orientations can form groups to promote their cause and it is looked upon as a good thing.
If you are a white male and you try to form a group of white males and promote it, you are seen as a racist group.  :raincloud:
I'm not saying groups like this don't exist, I am saying promotion of a group like this is frowned upon.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 01, 2014, 01:29:32 PM
The painting stuff is really up my alley!

http://www.cracked.com/article_21780_6-homemade-costumes-that-look-like-awesome-movie-special-fx_p2.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on November 13, 2014, 09:15:47 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/patriots-tweet-n-word-social-media-fail-article-1.2010665

ROFL?  :o

probably focalor or ex
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 17, 2014, 01:55:55 PM
Arizona woman has up to 90 orgasms in an hour, says condition is ruining her life.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2014/11/17/arizona-woman-has-up-to-0-orgasms-in-hour-says-condition-is-ruining-her-life/

The best quote from the story is - Anaya-Carlisi first developed the symptoms three years ago, during a trip to the grocery store. (I wonder if cucumbers were involved)

Walking through the supermarket, she found herself aroused by everything – the smell of the food and anything she touched.

She continued to get aroused until she dropped to the ground and had multiple orgasms before she pulled herself together and ran out to the car.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 20, 2014, 02:52:56 PM
This guy is luckier than 2dum winning a map.

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/11/20/fsu_shooting_books.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 21, 2014, 11:14:29 AM
 
:jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy:


https://www.youtube.com/v/IRBAZJ4lF0U


:jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy::jumpy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 21, 2014, 03:04:22 PM
"Oh, I love ironing. I could iron for days."

 :lolsign:

Awesome.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 21, 2014, 05:25:18 PM
The munchies were definitely kicking in at the end  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 11, 2014, 04:28:17 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/moms-toilet-paper-pregnancy-craving-explained-by-104941792307.html

Bitches eating toilet paper. :ohlord: That shit's expensive! Knock it the fuck off!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 13, 2014, 01:33:04 AM
https://gma.yahoo.com/toy-vending-machine-gives-tulsa-boy-nazi-themed-192907416--abc-news-topstories.html

Nothing says fun like some Nazi accessories. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 14, 2014, 07:11:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/vX8Z2MDYX3g
"DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed."

:eyecrazy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 14, 2014, 08:26:13 PM
We've invented bullets that can hang U-turns around trees... but we can't keep a few Habib's on camels armed with cold war AK's the fuck out of Iraq. Hooray America!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 18, 2014, 10:57:29 AM
Bananas are radioactive, so using a banana for scale, what are the most radioactive places on Earth?

(Surprising info at end re: cigarette smoke.)

http://www.youtube.com/v/TRL7o2kPqw0


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: fdrjk on December 18, 2014, 09:28:23 PM
awesome vid, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 26, 2014, 09:59:47 PM
http://m.videosift.com/video/A-Little-Help-From-My-Friends-Joe-Cocker
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 29, 2014, 05:39:13 AM
Holy crap.

https://www.youtube.com/v/2gMjJNGg9Z8

http://www.claridryl.com
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 29, 2014, 11:38:51 AM
http://www.claridryl.com

Haha  :dohdohdoh:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 29, 2014, 11:42:22 AM
Someone has created a program which, instead of rendering the geometry of Quake to video, renders the geometry to a 96 kHz audio signal, to be displayed on an oscilloscope:

http://www.youtube.com/v/aMli33ornEU

Detailed explanation:
http://www.lofibucket.com/articles/oscilloscope_quake.html


:beer:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 29, 2014, 01:27:16 PM
http://www.claridryl.com

Haha  :dohdohdoh:

Dunno if you noticed, but you can click the little house in the back of the main image and it'll slowly increase in size with every click until it finally let's you roam around the house doing various strange shit such as shooting the plastic deck chairs in the backyard. :D

I don't know what drugs these Adult Swim people are on, but it has to be some reeeally good stuff. :dohdohdoh:

Oh yeah, another thing I noticed. If you click the mom and kids repeatedly, their faces change and the little clock starts winding faster and faster, meanwhile theres ASCI art that appears at the bottom. I couldn't really make it out at first, but I copied and pasted it to a text file to see it better and it turns out to be a picture of the mom's other self standing in the middle of the road with her arms cocked out.

It's like John Malkovich did a handful of acid and made a commercial. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on December 29, 2014, 03:53:04 PM
theres some guy at the basement too with only his bald head and fingers sticking out

(http://www.adultswim.com/promotions/claridryl/img/house/17_basementroom3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 30, 2014, 03:52:58 AM
Yeah, I saw that. You can also draw with a blue marker on the framed family photos on the wall upstairs. :D

That shit is just so weird that it's funny. Which is why I don't like any of the horror movies they make these days. It's basically the same thing. They show a bunch of really weird shit that looks kinda-sorta creepy and awkward, and that passes for "horror". Not to me, it doesn't. It's just stupid and laughable, just like this parody commercial. :-\
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 01, 2015, 04:26:01 AM
http://m.videosift.com/video/Rod-Serling-How-Censorship-Led-to-The-Twilight-Zone-1959
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 02, 2015, 08:18:59 AM
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-54a43ba0/turbine/os-florida-closet-couple-20141231/750/750x422)

Mmm hmmm. My kinda woman. Get's chased into a closet by imaginary monsters, pulls on the door handle without ever attempting to PUSH it, then smokes up some crystal and takes a shit in the corner. Hell yeah, baby. :D

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-couple-closet-daytona-state-college-20141231-story.html (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-couple-closet-daytona-state-college-20141231-story.html)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 02, 2015, 12:05:13 PM
She definitely has the meth look going on.  :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 10, 2015, 06:17:55 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/01/08/911_call_Family_in_minivan_stuck_under_semi_towed_16_miles.html

Having you vehicle pulled 16 miles wedged under the back of a semi had to be a wild ride  :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 10, 2015, 01:07:29 PM
For the first 2 or 3 miles I'd probably be shitting in my pants. Then towards the middle I'd probably get over it and realize I'm okay and then start laughing at how insane the situation is. Then towards the end, I'd inevitably get over the humorous aspect of it, stop laughing, and then turn the radio on out of boredom and wait for the dumbass trucker to finally realize he's pulling more weight than when he started driving that day.

Seriously, that trucker is a fucking moron. Any competent experienced trucker is gonna know what it feels like when he gets an extra 1000+ pounds added to the load he's pulling, even in a fucking whiteout blizzard with high winds.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 10, 2015, 01:36:13 PM
I really don't know where is the best place to post this, but this guy needs to die a slow horrible death.  :grrrr:
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/09/police-say-girl-was-alive-when-father-tossed-her-over-bridge/21127582/?cps=gravity_1967_8775176997995445439&ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 10, 2015, 02:03:37 PM
Quote
Detectives said they had "preliminary evidence" indicating Phoebe was alive, but they wouldn't say specifically what it was.

Probably a camera somewhere on the bridge. I think most bridges have cameras installed on them now as part of the post-9/11 security bullshit the federal government passed. Bridges would make likely targets for terrorists. On larger bridges like the ones in New York City and San Fransisco, they actually have people watching the cameras at all times to make sure people aren't pulling over to hide explosives or leaving cars/trucks parked on them that may be rigged with explosives. It wouldn't stop a suicide bomber from detonating a U-Haul van packed to the roof with assloads of ammonium nitrate while he was in motion somewhere on the middle of the bridge. But at the very least, if you have car trouble while going over the Brooklyn Bridge, you can be assured someone will be along very shortly to assist you.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Th0m@s29 on January 11, 2015, 09:17:20 PM
LOL at the Picture of the Man HAHAHAHA! LOL!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 12, 2015, 02:54:02 PM
Thomas,

Share your mugshot, I know you have one.  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 15, 2015, 10:31:26 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/amazon-japan-sells-1-million-comic-book-like-mech-suits-article-1.2079319

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 15, 2015, 04:26:37 PM
Robbing banks is hard work, you can build up quite an appetite.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/01/15/Cops_Suspect_stopped_for_chicken_and_biscuits_after_heist.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 15, 2015, 04:28:05 PM
A woman driving a car is dangerous enough, but a woman driving while in handcuffs  :eek:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/01/15/Police_Handcuffed_woman_stole_cruiser_near_Pittsburgh.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 16, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
Video of SpaceX's attempt to land the first stage on a barge of the coast of Jacksonville.

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/1/16/video_falcon_9_rocke.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 19, 2015, 09:55:59 PM
http://videosift.com/video/ME-ME-ME-feat-daoko-TeddyLoid
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 20, 2015, 07:19:21 PM
 :WTF: is going on in GA, a guy can't even eat a burger without getting a ticket.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/01/20/Eating_while_driving_Man_s_burger_gets_him_a_traffic_ticket.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 20, 2015, 07:59:04 PM
Sorry bout that. I was hawngry. :D

Fuck, write MORE for this shit, I say. A car's a deadly fucking weapon. You wouldn't shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun in one hand and a cheeseburger in the other. You wouldn't believe how many accidents were due to people not paying full attention to where they're going. Happens all the damn time up where I live. I'm not too far from the interstate and it's a mere 2 lanes up here. In the mornings, everybody's running 80-85 mph, both lanes packed in like sardines, everybody with about 1/4th of a car length between the bumpers, almost like they're racing NASCAR and trying to fucking draft. When shit happens and someone slams on breaks, people skid off the interstate into the emergency lane and median to keep from skidding into the ass of the person in front of them. And sometimes... they don't miss the person in front of them. And then traffic gets ALL fucked up and everyone's late as shit to work. And 9 times out of 10, such chain reaction sandwich pile-ups happen because someone was distracted.

And that bullshit is precisely why if I ever have to head towards Atlanta at that time of the morning when I know I'm gonna get caught in the middle of that shit, I always take the backroads. It's a helluva lot better for my health to get pissed off about having to sit through a bunch of red lights on surface streets rather than getting me and my Harley sandwiched into a pancake between a Ford F-150 and a minivan. This white boy ain't got health insurance. If I survive some shit like that, I'm liable to seriously wish I HADN'T once I get the medical bills.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on January 28, 2015, 05:55:19 PM
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/skull-discovery-in-israeli-cave-suggests-location-where-humans-first-started-having-sex-with-neanderthals/story-fnjwl1aw-1227200555887

I was kinda bit interested to reading this as to know how the fuck do they know bout the interracial sex thru a skull.
Did they pound a cock stuck in a skull. wtf.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 28, 2015, 08:43:58 PM
I was kinda bit interested to reading this as to know how the fuck do they know bout the interracial sex thru a skull.
Did they pound a cock stuck in a skull. wtf.

Scientifically speaking, yes, they pound a cock stuck in a skull.






In other words: The interbreeding was discovered earlier when Neanderthal DNA was sequenced. The skull merely corroborates sapiens and neanderthalensis having lived in close proximity during a narrow time window.



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 30, 2015, 04:48:01 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/14-old-montana-boy-charged-attacking-teacher-181628144.html

Holy shit, dude! :ubershock: I've heard of "hot for teacher", but Jesus fucking Christ, man! Little 14 year old rapist! Seriously, they need to just go ahead lock this little bastard away for life. If he's attempting that kinda shit at 14, ain't no telling what kinda shit this little Ted Bundy's gonna be doing 10 years down the road.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on January 30, 2015, 03:58:57 PM
too bad that there was no pic of the teacher so we can see is shes a "hot educator"
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 30, 2015, 04:35:51 PM
too bad that there was no pic of the teacher so we can see is shes a "hot educator"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyMQLrnbBgE
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 30, 2015, 04:40:23 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/01/30/Crash_on_interstate_caused_by_trucker_pulling_his_tooth.html

I think I would have waited until I was stopped.  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 31, 2015, 07:13:03 AM
Sigh. Only in the fucking south. ::)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 03, 2015, 06:26:02 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/02/02/Groundhog_bites_Wisconsin_mayor_s_ear_during_ceremony.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 05, 2015, 02:29:18 AM

The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/trip-treatment)

"Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience."

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 08, 2015, 06:47:10 AM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/02/07/Rosie_O_Donnell_exiting_The_View_after_2nd_brief_stay.html

 :raincloud: :raincloud: My life is over  :raincloud: :raincloud:

I was going to put this under "Hot Bitches" but i thought I would be banned for that  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 13, 2015, 08:53:36 AM
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/marines-are-building-robotic-war-balls/105258/

 :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 17, 2015, 04:19:02 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/tanzanian-albino-toddler-seized-feared-witchcraft-attack-081624542.html (http://news.yahoo.com/tanzanian-albino-toddler-seized-feared-witchcraft-attack-081624542.html)

As someone who has practiced "witchcraft", let me tell you... I personally wouldn't pay 75,000 for an albino kid. I would, however, be tempted to dig up Johnny Winter and shop him around. But that has nothing to do with witchcraft, that's just pure capitalism. ;D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 19, 2015, 06:25:48 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/19/wedding-ends-in-brawl-after-bride-reportedly-marries-guest-instead-groom-who/?intcmp=latestnews

 :lolsign:

This sounds like a good Jerry Springer show topic, but it happened in India so it is probably not as unusual.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on February 22, 2015, 06:14:21 PM
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/mexican-woman-arrested-for-masturbating-watching-fifty-shades-of-grey/story-e6frfmvr-1227235389645
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 22, 2015, 07:27:50 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! :roll1:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 24, 2015, 08:38:51 PM
 :smiley_acac:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 27, 2015, 03:23:56 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2015/02/26/24092729/  :WTF:

I could understand if it was fried chicken, but a hamburger  :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 27, 2015, 05:36:19 PM
Yeaugh, nigga. That's how we do it in the ATL, son. Don't you be sittin' on no hamburger up in THIS motherfucker. Get yo ass clapped, fo' real.

Why do I still live here? Why? Why god? Why? Fuck. :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 08, 2015, 12:42:28 PM
The windshield wipers try mightily, but can't keep up ;)

https://www.youtube.com/v/49rTRmTW2sc


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 08, 2015, 02:05:07 PM
Hahaha! What the hell! Right before he careens off the shoulder, you hear a very nonchalant "uh oh."  :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 08, 2015, 03:54:06 PM
Found a spectator-cam view of the above. In an interview, the driver said: "It was a downhill braking in the compression and something broke in the front right. The wheel was turning out and it dragged us to the edge of the road."

https://www.youtube.com/v/SPnjMhXNQ3Y
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 08, 2015, 05:49:37 PM
Yeah, I figured something linking the front axles popped. As he was coming down the hill, you see the camera jar like they hit a deep pothole (obviously when the front axle and steering broke). Right after the tremendous bump, you hear him say "Uh oh...", then I noticed he tried cutting the wheel hard to the left and it kept going straight for the shoulder.

There's lots of old one-lane dirt mountain roads hidden all over the place up in northern-most Georgia leading through the mountains. Used to go camping up there all the time. Those roads would wind and wind all over the place, most of them carved into the side of steep mountains. In the winter after all the leaves were gone, you could look out for miles and miles over the Appalachians as you were nervously driving along. And the higher up you got, the WORSE it got. Once you got to the summit of Blood Mountain (I think that's the name of it), there was a path leading down the other side of the mountain to the main WMA station, and another one that continued on north across the crests to the next mountain. Got up there one night at about 10pm in the pitch black looking for a place to camp. Hadn't been down that particular road before. The further I went, the worse the road got. It went from sparse gravel cover to bare dirt, to bare dirt with lots of holes, then two bare dirt tire tracks with tall grass and shrubs growing in the middle of the tracks, and then fallen trees laying across the road started appearing more frequently. And then when I thought it couldn't get any worse unless an army of 500 man-eating bears with Uzi's showed up... thick heavy fucking fog set in. The road was so narrow that there was literally NO place to pull over and let someone pass coming the other direction. And of course... someone came the other way. So I had to back my truck down this same dangerous as fuck road VERY SLOWLY trying not to back it off the shoulder and down the mountain to a certain death. Probably a good mile of that IN THE ZERO VISIBILITY FOG. My butthole was so puckered after that that I didn't DARE venture up that road a second time.

And unfortunately, there's a lot of weekend warrior retards that head up there from the city and suburbs in their 4WD Jeeps and Landrovers and jacked up pickups who do nothing but mudbog and off-road. They've completely destroyed the drivability of many of these roads for people in regular pickup trucks because they get stuck and spin the fuck out of their tires, digging the ruts deeper and deeper, making them even worse.

Assholes like this.

https://www.youtube.com/v/2L9Y8atE3QY

https://www.youtube.com/v/JGLpiht4PpE

And a courteous warning, might wanna consider muting the volume on these videos, especially the 2nd one. The 2nd one has shitty pop country retard music in it. 
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 11, 2015, 03:17:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_lbece7RqZU

:smiley_abau:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 11, 2015, 06:10:17 PM
 :WTF: and  :lolsign: at the same time.  That's entertainment.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 13, 2015, 10:47:23 AM
http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

I'm an Architect. Almost accurate !

 :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 13, 2015, 02:12:47 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/03/13/Officers_Inmate_hid_pills_in_rectum_sold_them_to_others.html

I'm sure they were in a zip-lock bag, but still  :yuck:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Th0m@s29 on March 13, 2015, 04:05:38 PM
MY GOD IT IS STRANGE And Shockingly INTERESTING in this Damn Thrread on this Mother Fuckin Website Imaginging that being Said Like Sam L. Jackson Says "I Am Sick Of These mother fuckin snakes on this motha fuckin plane!" LOL! AH SHIT!  When I Start Typing Damn Thread Okay Y'all Lol.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 15, 2015, 07:11:08 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/akron-ohio-police-seek-man-who-defecated-cars-19-times-n322246

Serial pooper   :WTF: :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 15, 2015, 12:33:20 PM
I had a thought after reading/watching that... I saw something in the news recently where a guy in Iran threw acid in someone's face and permanently blinded them, and since they practice the "eye for an eye" thing LITERALLY over there, they actually ended up plucking this dude's eyeballs out to blind him as well.

You see where I'm going with this yet? :lolsign: Being a serial shitter in Iran... bad idea.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 16, 2015, 12:45:47 AM
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/kfsn/images/cms/559263_630x354.jpg)

http://abc7news.com/news/suspect-spray-paints-face-to-hide-from-cops-in-madera/559479/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 16, 2015, 05:44:42 AM
He gets an A for effort. When the heat comes like that, you just gotta do whatever you gotta do to try and skirt it. And I guess that means sometimes spraying noxious shit like a can of Krylon in your face that ain't gonna come off for a month.

Poor guy, tsk tsk. He's gonna have a helluva time having to explain that it's NOT some kinda racist blackface thing to the other guys he gets locked up with in county. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 18, 2015, 02:56:40 PM
Hehhh. Someone's made a Chrome plugin for viewing extremist-feminist blog posts, which replaces words like Woman/Man with Aryan/Jew.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJRRxkWUAABDVC.png:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAGgpJJWEAAXMVz.png)


This one is amazing. Seeing this image out of context, and just skimming the text at first, I'd assumed I was reading actual Nazi propaganda, before realizing it was the plug-in:
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAZKTu6XIAAQLBN.png)


:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 20, 2015, 04:59:15 PM
Burger King to sell cologne  :lolsign:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/03/20/Smell_like_a_Whopper_Burger_King_will_sell_cologne_in_Japan.html

They will only sell it in Japan and only on April 1st  :raincloud:  I wanted to try that charbroiled smell  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 20, 2015, 05:00:36 PM
Robbers butt dial 911 during robbery  :dohdohdoh:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/03/19/Robbery_101_Don_t_pocket_dial_911_in_the_act.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 20, 2015, 05:03:47 PM
It is sad that this guy lost his life, but when you are dumb enough to pick up live power lines to move them out of the road  :dohdohdoh: :raincloud:

I think it is call the law of natural selection  :ohlord:

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2015/03/20/worker-electrocuted-struck-by-motorcycles-in-melbourne/25069781/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 24, 2015, 06:08:15 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/03/24/Cardboard_Most_Interesting_Man_fails_as_carpool_lane_ruse.html

It would have been even better if he had a couple of open Dos Equis.  :lolsign:

Maybe next time he should use a blow up doll.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on March 24, 2015, 10:11:52 PM
Fuuuuuck. I can't watch the NCAA anymore after watching this:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA (HBO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX8BXH3SJn0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 25, 2015, 07:06:52 PM
Bus gets sucked in and spit out of a sinkhole.  :ubershock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u16iq_Umxis
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 25, 2015, 09:15:04 PM
This loon delivered one hell of a speech, visit this link and listen to the audio midway down the article...

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/24/phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-hate-speech_n_6934164.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 26, 2015, 03:22:27 AM
This loon delivered one hell of a speech

Seems like the regurgitation of what is in its essence a traditionally-cherished dumb idea, simply taken to its logical (and self-evidently stupid) conclusion:

Quote from: Robertson
"I'll make a bet with you. Two guys break into an atheist's home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, 'Isn't it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn't it great that there's nothing wrong with this? There's no right or wrong, now is it dude?'

Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, 'Wouldn't it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We're sick in the head, have a nice day.'

If it happened to them, they probably would say, 'Something about this just ain't right.'"

Compare that to someone responding in the comment section:

Quote from: Some numpty
While I strongly disagree with [Robertson's] example, his point is that God is the foundation of morality. You can say all you want "I don't need God to have morals", but the fact is any sense of moral right you have has its roots in God's standard of morality. Without God, there is no morality. Why is murder wrong? Because GOD has placed value on human life and declared it to be wrong. Without God, murder cannot be wrong.

What numpty here has stated is in principle indistinguishable from Robertson's comments; numpty merely lacks the courage of his own convictions to take this popular dumb idea to its logical conclusion in the explicit manner provided by Robertson.

So, kudos to Robertson, I guess, for owning it.

Frankly I'm almost more annoyed by the numpty types who routinely spout this sort of nonsense without bothering to think it through.


::)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 26, 2015, 05:04:19 AM
On the other hand...

Not saying I agree with him. But it's not like he's going out and saying this shit publicly. He says this stuff in his church. People are willingly going into that place knowing that they're probably gonna hear this kind of thing. In fact, 98% of them WANT to hear this kind of thing, otherwise they wouldn't be members of that church. Somebody doesn't like what he has to say? Well it may be the dumbest most idiotic thing ever uttered, but he's not standing out on a street corner yelling it. Someone makes the choice to go into the church and hear him say it. Don't like it? Then don't go in. Some busybody shithead going in, recording it, then bringing it back outside to everyone just to stir shit... pardon me, but I don't give a single fuck if it offends anyone at that point. This is still America, and people are still free to have their own thoughts and opinions no matter how stupid and tunnel-visioned they are.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 26, 2015, 10:52:24 AM
In a way, I prefer the Robertson version to the more slippery way the idea is traditionally expressed.

Who knows, Robertson's version might shock a few people in the pews into questioning that familiar bit of dogma.



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on March 26, 2015, 11:27:29 AM
The core problem here is: when you decide ahead of time that morality can only exist because of belief in a God or more simply that this God created morality from nothing and no other thing could make morality exist, any further efforts to "prove" a point logically using this "fact" are wasted as you've already thrown logic right out the window and you'd be, as the Christians would put it, building a house on sand.

When you attempt to create a proof, you define the various assembled parts of this proof PRIOR to creating your logical conclusion based on them. It's as true with philosophy as it is with trigonometry.

In the case of philosophy though, defining something by saying "it just is" is not sufficient, so if that's the best you can start with, it's a waste of time to go any further. It will only end in a ludicrous conclusion that doesn't reflect real life situations.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 26, 2015, 12:36:43 PM
God did not create morality, Dervish did. That's why I'm Dervic. Irish-Dervic to be exact. ;D

I'm glad people are pissed off by what Phil Robertson says. He's some duck call slinging redneck from Louisiana who went to college on a football scholarship, meaning he probably didn't have to study that hard (assuming he even finished, I dunno). Who the fuck is he? A genius? No. He's some dork on the talky picture electric TV box that people sometimes watch. He said something stupid? Cuz I was under the impression that was 90% of the premise of the entirely scripted "reality" show - them saying dumb hick shit. If it hurts your feelings or you care at all, you need to get a grip on life. Cuz when you turn the TV off, people like him cease to exist to you. Meanwhile other people physically around you every day say and do dumb shit, and most people don't have the balls to say anything about it to them. Everybody wants to live in a perfect world and a perfect country, but few people are willing to kick an ass or muddy up their stupid clothes to make it happen. Instead... people'd rather bitch and moan about unimportant shit like THIS.

Sure, Christians can be moral. So can atheists. It's just these haji fuckers like 2d that are godless and devoid of moral character. It's not his fault he's not white though. It's his mothers. It just is. :)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 26, 2015, 12:46:52 PM
everyone is religious. Doesn't matter if you believe in a creator or are an atheist, you are still religious.

religion- a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

I would also like to add the big bang theory has never sounded right to me. Bill nye says the big bang was caused by an explosion that was caused by nothing that created atoms that came from nowhere. Humans evolved over millions of years from raining on a rock for millions of years.

That to me sounds very dumb yet is taught in school as being the truth. Evolution is not true, never was, has never been proven to be true, has not been observed in todays era.

Humans evolved over millions of years from a big explosion? really? Go stick your hands in an explosion and see if that evolves over millions of years. An explosion creates life? Look no further than 9/11, im sure the victims wish explosions caused life.

Life coming from non life? never in human history has this been observed...EVER. I have never seen life come from non life have you?

Everyone here would agree a piece of machinery like a computer is built for a purpose, and is highly sophisticated correct? So if i was to tell you your computer evolved over millions of years from an explosion, you would think i was crazy, because a computer demands someone created it. The human brain is a million times more advanced than any computer ever made, our bodies and DNA alone is very complex. One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data, yet we came from an explosion millions of years ago?

Just because the majority think it's right doesn't make it so. If everyone voted to suspend the law of gravity, it doesn't mean gravity will stop does it?

Just a few thoughts
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 26, 2015, 02:06:55 PM
Fucking hell, Alpha. Are you trolling? Or just home-schooled?

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 26, 2015, 02:40:08 PM
If everyone voted to suspend the law of gravity, it doesn't mean gravity will stop does it?

No, not in America. In America, voting is pointless. If you want to stop gravity in America, you have to be a member of the electoral college. In America, our government is hard at work dazzling us with confusing bullshit and finding new exciting ways to be totally ineffective. We like shit that way.

Anyway...

Life doesn't come from dead things? Well if you kill someone in a house that's free of roaches and flies and other common pests, then leave the dead body laying there, in about a month or two you're gonna have a whole shitload of maggots and flies in the room with that dead body. There won't be any holes in the floor where the maggots tunneled up to get to it, no windows will be open to have let flies in, etc. Hmmm, I guess God waved his magic wand and poofed all the dead-people-bugs in that room to show us his awesome power. PRAISE THE LORD, IT'S A MIRACLE!

There's really only one Creationist view that doesn't make me roll my eyes, and that would be the whole clockmaker analogy that people like Newton, Voltaire, and Descartes. Because it at least kinda-sorta tries to look at it from a standpoint of logic. They acknowledge that apparently there's nobody up there giving a single shit about what happens in daily life right now (which is one really fucking keen observation there, dude - cuz this place is pretty fucked), but it still postulates that all the shit that makes up this planet is just too complex to have begun by random chance. Dumb... but I'll give 'em credit for at least peeking outside the box just a tad.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on March 26, 2015, 04:08:52 PM
Alpha: All matter cannot be created or destroyed (law of conversation of mass), so all of the matter that exists in the universe must of be tightly packed at a single point (singularity) before the explosion occurred. After that explosion, matter was distributed throughout the universe. Once matter cooled down enough by inflation (rapid expansion of the universe), gasses were able to form in order to build stars, galaxies, planets, and other celestial bodies. That is at least my understanding of the Big Bang.

The idea how life was created in the universe comes from biogenesis. It is the theory that life evolved from non-living things. A classic experiment that is a step in the right direction to uncover how single celled organisms were created, is with the Miller and Urey experiment, it was proven that amino acids, sugars and bases could be formed in Earth's early atmospheric conditions. All of those are organic molecules that found in DNA.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on March 26, 2015, 04:21:56 PM
I can understand Alpha's point of view, however. There are definitely some issues that come up when you consider the Big Bang theory. Like how scientists at the moment cannot tell us what were the initial conditions before the explosion happened. They can only tell us in an infinitesimally small fraction of a second what happened after the explosion. This is troubling if you are looking for a complete answer of how the universe was created, from the Big Bang theory. That's where your question comes up, Alpha. Where did all of this matter come from? They don't have an answer yet. I think a few physicists are troubled enough by this question to believe in stupid things like the multiverse, the idea that our universe was created from the collusion of two other universes. I can agree with the idea of multiverse on philosophical level, but objectively you cannot believe in such a thing since it is impossible to observe anything that is outside of our own universe.



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on March 26, 2015, 04:42:24 PM
here's an example of what I was talking about:

[04:39] <uvula> (dm) YahshuaIsLord!: God exists!
[04:39] <uvula> (dm) YahshuaIsLord!: creation proves it



<snip> Sure, Christians can be moral. <snip>


I'm not sure that's even true. How moral can someone actually be when they've abdicated all responsibility for moral behavior by putting all of the hard choices off on God?

Truly moral behavior to me, would be behaving in a "good" or "productive" way because YOU chose to do so for the good of your peer group/family/society, not because of your fear of God or Hell or whatever other scare tactic that religions used to force you to do so.

It seems to me that only without God can a person truly live a moral lifestyle.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 26, 2015, 04:54:56 PM
it is impossible to observe anything that is outside of our own universe.

This must be what it is like to be 2dum.  In his world, he has delusions of greatness.  In reality, he is no more than a spec on the ass of the top players.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 26, 2015, 05:34:16 PM
A lot of talking on morals. I like to kill and rape babies. Everyone here thinks morals are relative so no one dare respond saying raping and killing babies is wrong because where i come from its perfectly fine. morals are relative right?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 26, 2015, 11:49:56 PM
everyone is religious. Doesn't matter if you believe in a creator or are an atheist, you are still religious.

religion- a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Atheism is a lack of belief.

Science follows where evidence leads.

Both of these point away from faith and religious dogma.

Alpha: Update your mental database with new information. Don't be a Tubby.


I would also like to add the big bang theory has never sounded right to me. Bill nye says the big bang was caused by an explosion that was caused by nothing that created atoms that came from nowhere.

The physics of the very large, the very small, and the very high energy, all run contrary to our primate intuition.

It's never going to "sound right" to a primate, if that primate takes zero interest in what we've learned over the past 100+ years.  (Recall that the behavior of particles at a quantum level doesn't "sound right" either.)


Humans evolved over millions of years from raining on a rock for millions of years.

That to me sounds very dumb yet is taught in school as being the truth.

Alpha, please file a complaint against your Junior High School biology teacher for gross negligence and dereliction of duty.


Evolution is not true, never was, has never been proven to be true, has not been observed in todays era.

Very funny, Tubby.

Evolution has been observed directly in the lab, as well as in several modern species.

Evolution underpins modern biology.

Fossil record evidence produces an evolutionary tree of life.

Genetic analysis also produces an evolutionary tree.

Both trees match up.

Further, we understand the chemical mechanisms by which evolution by natural selection functions.

Evolution is fact, to the strongest degree possible in science.

Alpha: Please update your mental database with new information. Whoever filled your brain with such a complete blanket of lies should probably be brought up on child abuse charges.


Life coming from non life? never in human history has this been observed...EVER. I have never seen life come from non life have you?

Abiogenesis is a fascinating frontier.


A lot of talking on morals. I like to kill and rape babies. Everyone here thinks morals are reletive so one dare respond saying raping and killing babies is wrong because whrre i come from its perfectlly fine. morals are reletive rigt?

Is slavery moral?

Keep in mind the God of the Bible condones slavery, both in the Old and New Testament.

The New Testament even states that Christians can be slave masters, and that slaves should show their Christian masters special devotion.

So is slavery moral, just because God condones it?

Or has your morality changed with the times, relative to what was considered moral in Biblical times?


:exqueezeme:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 12:13:56 AM
Quote from: quadz
Atheism is a lack of belief.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion

Atheism is a belief that there is no god. So that in itself is a belief system. Do Atheists believe in the big bang? some do, some don't, some believe in nothing, however if you try and tell me that there is no god, that is your belief system that you are trying to impose on someone who believes in a creator isn't it? So yes it is a belief. And just on that note I did not come up with the definition of what religion means, That is what the dictionary says it means.



Quote from: Alpha
Humans evolved over millions of years from raining on a rock for millions of years.

This is what scientist like bill nye "the science guy" actually believe


Quote from: quadz
Evolution has been observed directly in the lab, as well as in several modern species.


Kinds come from kinds. You wont get a dog from a pig. You can have many kinds that produce different kinds like dogs. there are many kinds of dog, but they all had a common ancestor....you guessed it a dog!

Quote from: quadz
Abiogenesis is a fascinating frontier.


Just another theory that has yet to produce any results. People are always trying to find new things to run from the possibility that there is an actual creator

Quote from: quadz
Is slavery moral?

your question assumes you actually know the meaning of the word it was translated from in the hebrew.

The term “slave” in Ephesians 6:5 is better translated “bondservant.”

This is often misconstrued as an endorsement of harsh slavery, which it is not. God listed slave traders among the worst of sinners in 1 Timothy 1:10 (“kidnappers/men stealers/slave traders”). This is no new teaching, as Moses was not fond of forced slavery either:

   He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:16)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 12:56:42 AM
Also just a side note on evolution. This is bill nye "the science guy". scientist pin up boy of the day teaching evolution. Inside the first 10 seconds "molecules just happen". really? very scientific indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRRXKek8G0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 02:42:59 AM
Also just a side note on evolution. This is bill nye "the science guy". scientist pin up boy of the day teaching evolution. Inside the first 10 seconds "molecules just happen". really? very scientific indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRRXKek8G0

Bill Nye is a mechanical engineer, not a biologist, chemist, or particle physicist.  Nevertheless, "molecules just happen" is a completely reasonable statement about chemistry.

Molecules are formed when atoms bond by sharing electrons in their outer shells.

Some atoms are better at forming bonds than others. Carbon is amazingly promiscuous.

Molecules indeed "just happen" because that is what atoms do naturally when they socialize at parties.


Atheism is a belief that there is no god. So that in itself is a belief system.

Wrong again.

I presume you yourself are an a-fairyist with regard to your neighbor's claim that invisible fairies live under the mushrooms in her garden. Your disinclination to accept her evidence-free claim about invisible fairies does not constitute a system of belief on your part.

Please update your mental database with new information.


Do Atheists believe in the big bang? some do, some don't, some believe in nothing, however if you try and tell me that there is no god, that is your belief system that you are trying to impose on someone who believes in a creator isn't it? So yes it is a belief.

Wrong again.

(1.) Scientists don't 'believe' in the big bang. Language can be sloppy and sometimes people employ the term 'believe' in situations where it isn't appropriate (similar to the way people can incorrectly mix the casual definition of theory vs. the scientific meaning.) The Scientific Method produces its results without requiring belief. Scientists accept that the Big Bang theory is likely to be true, because that's where multiple lines of evidence lead, and because the theory has been shown to have strong predictive power. Belief doesn't enter into it. Further, if a new theory were to be developed that could supersede the Big Bang theory, in the way that Newton was superseded by Einstein, then we will have learned something new, which is great. But what is needed for that to occur will be evidence, not belief.

(2.) It's not valid scientifically to "tell you there is no god." What is scientific, is to require you to provide evidence to support your god-hypothesis. No belief required on this end.

Please update your mental database with new information.


Quote from: Alpha
Humans evolved over millions of years from raining on a rock for millions of years.

This is what scientist like bill nye "the science guy" actually believe

Only in the sense that Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.

You've left out some important details there, sport.


Kinds come from kinds. You wont get a dog from a pig. You can have many kinds that produce different kinds like dogs. there are many kinds of dog, but they all had a common ancestor....you guessed it a dog!

That's not where the evidence leads.

(http://tastyspleen.net/~quadz/sillypx/scientific-method-vs-creationist-method.jpg)

Please learn the difference.

The chemical processes which govern the engine of biological reproduction and genetic inheritance and mutation, have no information about speciation. They merely produce gradual change.

Your "kinds" hypothesis is not only unsupported by evidence, it is contradicted by the chemical process of biology.

Please update your mental database with new information.


Moses was not fond of forced slavery either:

   He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:16)

That passage appears concerned with the punishment for kidnapping:

If you kidnap someone and it is found that (a) you sold the victim; or (b) you still have the victim on hand; then either way it states you get the same punishment. (Unless you're suggesting the kidnapping part was never a crime, so long as you didn't enslave the victim.)

In any case:
Quote
However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.  (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.  If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.  (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

"Slavery! It's legit." -- God.


::)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 03:48:02 AM
Quote from: quadz
Scientists don't 'believe' in the big bang

They don't huh? Then why do they spend millions of dollars keeping it in the public schools text books? If it's just a theory and these people don't "believe" in it then why go through so much trouble to force feed it to kids as what really happened?

Quote from: quadz
What is scientific, is to require you to provide evidence to support your god-hypothesis.

I have already provided you with ample evidence. Show me anywhere in the world where a scientist in any lab has produced life from non life. Show me experiments where something comes out of thin air from nothing. Show me anywhere, where an explosion makes things evolve. It;s never happened in any science room i know of.

Jesus was an historical figure, you have eye witnesses, you have the dead sea scrolls (historical documentation) as well as documentation from even the secular circles to say jesus was a real historical figure.

How do we know abraham lincoln is real? We have eye witnesses, we have hisotircal documentation the very same evidence jesus was real

Quote from: quadz
Only in the sense that Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.

What does that have to do with the price of fish? If that was meant as a personal insult to me, it shows me you have to resort to that because you can't so easily explain things away. Im trying to have a reasonable debate about this. However if you want to go down that path, you would have to be pretty daft not to see that their are criminals anywhere you go in the world. I hear the crime rate in the USA isn't so flash there either bucko.

Quote from: quadz
Your "kinds" hypothesis is not only unsupported by evidence, it is contradicted by the chemical process of biology.

Really? I actually studied biology in school. And I can tell you right now there is no way known that a cat will ever give birth to a new "species" just like every other animal on this planet. A kind will produce a like kind, but never a whole new species.


Quote from: quadz
That passage appears concerned with the punishment for kidnapping

If you have actually read the bible and fully understand it, which i doubt you have and do, You will come to find things that people try and use to say "oh look your god is a cruel god" is actually wrong, taken out of context twisted ect ect. If you want to read what the bible actually teaches about slavery, I recommend you read here https://answersingenesis.org/bible-questions/doesnt-the-bible-support-slavery/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 04:28:10 AM
A lot of talking on morals. I like to kill and rape babies. Everyone here thinks morals are relative so no one dare respond saying raping and killing babies is wrong because where i come from its perfectly fine. morals are relative right?

First of all... DUDE. Even if it's completely hypothetical for the purpose of having this argument, it's never a good idea to put words like "I" and "baby rape" together on the internet with your name on it.  :D

Uh, yeah, that was... what it was. :shifteyes:

Continuing now, switching topics.

Um. *cough* Morals kinda are relative.

Relative to a lot of humans, killing humans is "wrong". But relative to this planet as a being in and of itself, killing humans... nothing wrong with it. Volcanoes do it. Tornadoes do it. Wild animals do it. Microscopic diseases do it. If God created this world, and one of his 10 laws is that killing people is unholy and wrong, then he sure did a piss poor job of making sure everything that ISN'T a person knows about it.

Relative to guys outside of prison, assfucking other dudes makes you a flaming Liberace homo. Relative to guys inside of prison, assfucking other dudes... not really a problem anymore. Neither is killing someone for pissing on the toilet seat or talking without permission in the presence of certain inmates.

Relative to people in America, cutting a persons head off in broad daylight in front of lots of people is horrible and wrong. Relative to people living in Saudi Arabia, cutting a persons head off in the middle of the street for committing some "crime" (a crime which is relative to that part of the world) is totally common and not a big deal at all. People don't freak out and run around in circles screaming about it... they just shrug and keep walking.

Morals, relative to the universe as a whole, don't exist at all and have no meaning and no consideration are given to them. It's only here on this planet amongst the human animals that live on it that "morals" have any meaning. It's only because we give them meaning and purpose that they have any meaning and purpose. As a whole, these days humans tend to consider anything oppressive or forceful to be immoral. Murdering someone forces them to die and experience the pain of becoming mortally injured when they don't want to die or suffer pain. Raping someone forces them to get fucked by you when they don't want you fucking them. Most of us across all cultures that might have differing customs can tend to agree that the proposition of being murdered or raped is not a satisfying thought, which is precisely why most all cultures consider murder and rape to be "bad" and "criminal". Thus, morals are born.

And morals can be suspended and become relative to the situation. Murder and rape is "bad" and "criminal" all day everyday in Russia. But during war, murdering the other guy is no problem at all. It's your fucking duty during war. And the Russians did their duty like crazy in the latter half of World War 2 as they killed lots and lots of Germans and raped the shit out of tons of German women and girls as they moved closer and closer to Berlin. At home before the war, they didn't go around raping and killing people all over their neighborhoods. But relative to what was going on during that war... they had no problem with HELPING one another rape any damn woman they came across. In the microcosm of that small time period in which they suited up for war in Germany, holding down some woman while his buddy fucked the shit out of her lost it's criminality and wrongness. Relative to the rest of the world who wasn't standing right there in their shoes doing it, it was still wrong and criminal though.

Simple fact, your initial statement, as ridiculous as it is, is absolutely true. Morals are entirely relative because they don't really exist anyway. In a society where such things exist, murder might be okay. In a society where it doesn't, like both of ours, it's not okay. And the only reason it becomes wrong in that other society is because our societies exist to decry and oppose it. But if you wipe out both our societies which oppose murder with a viral epidemic and leave the one that doesn't oppose murder completely intact and unharmed by the epidemic, and POOF, suddenly murder becomes universally a-okay because those people are the only ones left to have an opinion about it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 05:18:21 AM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Relative to a lot of humans, killing humans is "wrong". But relative to this planet as a being in and of itself, killing humans... nothing wrong with it. Volcanoes do it. Tornadoes do it. Wild animals do it. Microscopic diseases do it. If God created this world, and one of his 10 laws is that killing people is unholy and wrong, then he sure did a piss poor job of making sure everything that ISN'T a person knows about it.

Firstly to correct you, At the end of GOD's creative acts on the sixth day, God “saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

To have been very good, God’s creation must have been without blemish, defect, disease, suffering, or death. There was no “survival of the fittest.” Animals did not prey on each other, and the first two humans, Adam and Eve, did not kill animals for food. The original creation was a beautiful place, full of life and joy in the presence of the Creator.

Both humans and animals were vegetarians at the time of creation. In Genesis 1:29–30 the Lord said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.”

This passage shows clearly that in God’s very good creation, animals did not eat each other (and thus, there was no animal death), as God gave Adam, Eve, and the animals only plants to eat. (It was was not until after the worldwide Flood of Noah’s Day—1,600 years later—that man was allowed to eat meat, according to Genesis 9:3.)

After adam and eve ate from the tree of knowledge, god cursed them for their disobedience...

Genesis 3 also reveals that the ground was cursed. Thorns and thistles were now part of the world. Animals were cursed, the serpent more than the rest. The world was no longer perfect but sin-cursed. Suffering and death now abounded in that once-perfect creation.


Now that that has been corrected, let's get back to morals. If your state was to pass a law tomorrow allowing you to kill and rape anyone you so wished, could you live it out? could you actually live out doing something like that? Or would you feel bad for even thinking about doing it? Better still lets say you went through with it, would you feel guilty afterwards? would you feel bad within yourself? Even better again, you were forced to watch your wife and child get raped right in front of your eyes powerless to stop it, you wouldn't get angry and mad right because morals are all relative and the law says its ok to do so. You see if morals are all relative, you possibly could rape and murder without feeling guilty, but something tells me that you wouldn't actually be able to live it out, and live it out without feeling guilty, or get extremely pissed of if you saw a loved one get raped or killed in front of your eyes.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 06:54:27 AM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Relative to a lot of humans, killing humans is "wrong". But relative to this planet as a being in and of itself, killing humans... nothing wrong with it. Volcanoes do it. Tornadoes do it. Wild animals do it. Microscopic diseases do it. If God created this world, and one of his 10 laws is that killing people is unholy and wrong, then he sure did a piss poor job of making sure everything that ISN'T a person knows about it.

Firstly to correct you, At the end of GOD's creative acts on the sixth day, God “saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

To have been very good, God’s creation must have been without blemish, defect, disease, suffering, or death. There was no “survival of the fittest.” Animals did not prey on each other, and the first two humans, Adam and Eve, did not kill animals for food. The original creation was a beautiful place, full of life and joy in the presence of the Creator.

Both humans and animals were vegetarians at the time of creation. In Genesis 1:29–30 the Lord said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.”

This passage shows clearly that in God’s very good creation, animals did not eat each other (and thus, there was no animal death), as God gave Adam, Eve, and the animals only plants to eat. (It was was not until after the worldwide Flood of Noah’s Day—1,600 years later—that man was allowed to eat meat, according to Genesis 9:3.)

After adam and eve ate from the tree of knowledge, god cursed them for their disobedience...

Genesis 3 also reveals that the ground was cursed. Thorns and thistles were now part of the world. Animals were cursed, the serpent more than the rest. The world was no longer perfect but sin-cursed. Suffering and death now abounded in that once-perfect creation.

Cool. That's really informative. But unfortunately not a word of it is true. Not a word of it is proven. Every word of it is total fantasy make believe bullshit... relative to my belief that I want to see conclusive evidence before I say something is true. ;)

Don't you think it's a little crazy how your "logic" works here? You think the big bang is bullshit, you think that life cannot come from "nothing" and that evolution hasn't been proven... yet you still believe that some invisible old man in the sky can make life from nothing and the only proof you need is words on a page. Why don't you hold the idea of God to the same standard that you hold the big bang theory, evolution, etc? Why are the words in THAT book true and words in another book like the Quran not true? Have you seen some kind of evidence to prove one over the other? Since both of them are made up bullshit, I'm gonna say you haven't seen anything. It's just that your parents and grandparents and their parents all read from that particular book. It's just family tradition, and traditions are all relative too.

So you see, morals are as relative as a persons faith in a religion. You believe God created the world and Jesus was his son. Relative to your beliefs, Islam's belief that Allah created the world and Muhammed was his special little messenger is complete bullshit. Relative to Islam's set of beliefs, YOUR God is bullshit. Relative to most people, murder is bad and you shouldn't do it. Relative to a sociopath, murder is okay if they feel they have a good enough reason for it and it's just a thing they might do in the course of a day in a long list of things... cooking breakfast, taking the dog for a walk, smoking a cigarette, taking a shit, washing the car... bashing someones skull open with a pipe wrench because they had some money that I wanted.

Now that that has been corrected, let's get back to morals. If your state was to pass a law tomorrow allowing you to kill and rape anyone you so wished, could you live it out? could you actually live out doing something like that? Or would you feel bad for even thinking about doing it? Better still lets say you went through with it, would you feel guilty afterwards? would you feel bad within yourself? Even better again, you were forced to watch your wife and child get raped right in front of your eyes powerless to stop it, you wouldn't get angry and mad right because morals are all relative and the law says its ok to do so. You see if morals are all relative, you possibly could rape and murder without feeling guilty, but something tells me that you wouldn't actually be able to live it out, and live it out without feeling guilty, or get extremely pissed of if you saw a loved one get raped or killed in front of your eyes.

Just like the Bible, these hypothetical laws that are gonna be passed to make murder legal aren't real and don't matter and are complete bullshit. Never gonna happen. Nothing to debate there. Because relative to the society I live in, too many people consider murder to be an asshole thing to do, and they'd never stand for a law that would legalize it.

Could I rape someone? Could I kill someone? Fuck yes. I have the ability to do it. Could I do it for no reason at all? No. I need a good reason to do ANYTHING I do. Call me lazy, but I'm not about to put forth the tremendous effort it takes to kill someone without having a damn good reason first. But if I had good reason to do it, sure, I could and would kill the shit out of someone, no problemo. I wouldn't feel bad at all about it, I'd sleep like a baby, but only because I had a good reason. Then again, I'm a bit of a sociopath myself, so using me as an example of a "normal" person in relation to your argument is pretty pointless. :D

Furthermore, I think it's pretty ironic that you arrived at this "analogy" about my family getting raped and murdered in front of me right after we were all saying what a complete dumbass Phil Robertson was for saying what he said... which was pretty much the same thing. ::)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 07:23:39 AM
Now that that has been corrected, let's get back to morals. If your state was to pass a law tomorrow allowing you to kill and rape anyone you so wished, could you live it out? could you actually live out doing something like that? Or would you feel bad for even thinking about doing it? Better still lets say you went through with it, would you feel guilty afterwards? would you feel bad within yourself? Even better again, you were forced to watch your wife and child get raped right in front of your eyes powerless to stop it, you wouldn't get angry and mad right because morals are all relative and the law says its ok to do so. You see if morals are all relative, you possibly could rape and murder without feeling guilty, but something tells me that you wouldn't actually be able to live it out, and live it out without feeling guilty, or get extremely pissed of if you saw a loved one get raped or killed in front of your eyes.

Ugh! Wait a minute wait a minute. Let's get back to this one here. What the fuck was your point with this at all? That morals are relative to the law? No. See, YOU miss the point I was making. Morals are not relative to the law. Morals are relative to societies of people. Those societies with their collective values MAKE the laws. Just changing a law isn't going to necessarily change the morals of the people in that society.

The whole point of saying that Phil Robertson was a dumbass for what he said, and what you unwittingly parroted, is that morals can and DO exist apart from belief in a Judeo-Christian "god". PEOPLE make values and morals what they are, not any "god".

Way way back in the time of Fred Flintstone, humans lived in packs like any other animal. But there was one guy in the pack, we'll call him Frank. Frank would go nuts occasionally and bash someones head in with a rock and kill them. He did it about 2 or 3 times. Eventually the other people in that pack got sick and tired of Frank killing their friends with rocks. So they met one night by a tree and said, "This Frank guy... he keeps killing people. He killed Dave! Dave was my hunting buddy! We gotta do something about Frank." They all agreed. So the next morning, Frank woke up and found everyone else in the pack holding sharpened sticks in his face. So they marched him to the nearest cliff, shoved his ass over the edge, and from thence forth it was decreed amongst that pack and mini-society that people killing other people would no longer be tolerated because it was a total asshole jerk-off thing to do and people were tired of having their hunting buddies killed. Thus... murder was considered immoral. And because just the idea of "calling" it immoral wasn't enough to stop some people from doing it, then they eventually had to make it a law. Because LAWS in a society make morals a little more official. Morals by themselves are just opinions of what is right and wrong. But laws spell out the expectations of peoples behavior and says, "If you cross the line, we're gonna point sticks at you and march you off the cliff, because that's our official policy now, you assholes."
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 12:38:44 PM
Quote from: quadz
Only in the sense that Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.

What does that have to do with the price of fish? If that was meant as a personal insult to me, it shows me you have to resort to that because you can't so easily explain things away. Im trying to have a reasonable debate about this. However if you want to go down that path, you would have to be pretty daft not to see that their are criminals anywhere you go in the world. I hear the crime rate in the USA isn't so flash there either bucko.

Oh, dear.

It's a line from Princess Bride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL4c9gCRSKY  (2:40)  :)

When you state, "Humans evolved over millions of years from raining on a rock for millions of years" and claim that "this is what scientists actually believe", you are leaving out important details.

Much in the way the line, "Australia is entirely peopled with criminals" is an oversimplification about Australia's history.


Quote from: quadz
Scientists don't 'believe' in the big bang

They don't huh? Then why do they spend millions of dollars keeping it in the public schools text books? If it's just a theory and these people don't "believe" in it then why go through so much trouble to force feed it to kids as what really happened?

I suppose to some, quibbling over the term 'belief' as applied to scientific understanding might seem an exercise in semantics. But 'believing' in a theory would be a liability in science.

I've been trying to figure out how to communicate this distinction, and I think you're conflating belief with truth. Believing in something doesn't make it any more or less true (Tinkerbell aside.)

Science deals with uncertainty, and the likelihood a theory is true based on evidence. Since that's how science works, it shouldn't be taught as Belief in X, but rather Evidence in Support of X.


Quote from: quadz
What is scientific, is to require you to provide evidence to support your god-hypothesis.

I have already provided you with ample evidence. Show me anywhere in the world where a scientist in any lab has produced life from non life. Show me experiments where something comes out of thin air from nothing. Show me anywhere, where an explosion makes things evolve. It;s never happened in any science room i know of.

That's not how evidence works. What you've described is called an argument from ignorance, also known as the god of the gaps: "I don't understand X in nature, therefore GOD(X)"

Wrapping mystery X with GOD(X) does nothing to help illuminate mystery X.

For millennia, people observed the orbits of the planets in the night sky (Planet is from the Greek word for Wanderer) and documented their belief that some supernatural force must be responsible for their motion.

We don't understand P, therefore GOD(P).

Even Newton, who invented calculus, got stuck on the multi-body problem and couldn't figure it out, and gave up and went GOD(P).

Just like those before him, all the way back to the Greeks, Newton gave up and punted: "But it is not to be conceived that mere mechanical causes could give birth to so many regular motions. ... This most beautiful System of the Sun, Planets, and Comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being."

Then a couple centuries later, Laplace finally figured out motion of planetary orbits.

And after all those centuries of people saying GOD(P), once Laplace figured it out, nobody says GOD(P) anymore.

They just write the equation (http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/8/b/e/8be72f7796103ff4f878cc3ac37e407c.png).

Today we have mystery L, the question of abiogenesis, the chemical origin of the primordial self-replicating molecule, and you want to write GOD(L).

GOD(L) doesn't shed any light on L.


Jesus was an historical figure, you have eye witnesses, you have the dead sea scrolls (historical documentation) as well as documentation from even the secular circles to say jesus was a real historical figure.

Not even close.

This is a lengthy topic, but the historical evidence for Jesus as a person is miniscule, let alone historical evidence for anyone who was famous for performing miracles (nonexistent.)

What's especially interesting is the deafening silence of contemporaneous historians. We still have records from historians who lived during the time Jesus was supposed to be at his most active and famous, and there's just nothing.

This doesn't even scratch the surface of the many problems associated with later claims of Jesus' historicity -- but, perhaps a discussion for another time.


Quote from: quadz
Your "kinds" hypothesis is not only unsupported by evidence, it is contradicted by the chemical process of biology.

Really? I actually studied biology in school. And I can tell you right now there is no way known that a cat will ever give birth to a new "species" just like every other animal on this planet. A kind will produce a like kind, but never a whole new species.

That wasn't biology you studied, that was propaganda.

The biological reproductive process at the chemical level is intriguing and fascinating in its digital nature, and again, there's no knowledge of speciation or 'kinds' built into the processes governing genetic heredity and mutation.

It doesn't work that way, and Ken Ham is a dipshit who lies to children.


If you have actually read the bible and fully understand it, which i doubt you have and do, You will come to find things that people try and use to say "oh look your god is a cruel god" is actually wrong, taken out of context twisted ect ect.

We read the whole shoddy thing. Daily Bible study was mandatory.

The Biblical god is not only cruel, but capricious and malevolent.

"Ooh, you'd better love me and accept my salvation for these ancestral sins you didn't commit, or I'll see to it you're tortured for eternity."

Yeah that's some nice 'morality' there, big guy.


:exqueezeme:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 12:43:14 PM


Quote from: |iR|Focalor
hypothetical laws that are gonna be passed to make murder legal aren't real and don't matter and are complete bullshit. Never gonna happen. Nothing to debate there. Because relative to the society I live in, too many people consider murder to be an asshole thing to do, and they'd never stand for a law that would legalize it.

really? what about the death penalty? That's legalizing murder isnt it?

I'm sure citizens in the USA have no right to ask for clemency from another country if they are about to hang an innocent person because they have some obscure law you don't agree with right? because morals are all relative. They would have no right to be outraged would they if morals are relative?

You dont understand what relative morals are. It doesn't matter if what the majority think is right. If you are going to say morals are relative, what right do you have to say that murder is the asshole thing to do to anyone? To me murder could be totally fine and have no right to call me an asshole..that would be hypocritical. That's if morals are relative.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 01:12:28 PM
Quote from: quadz
Not even close.

This is a lengthy topic, but the historical evidence for Jesus as a person is miniscule, let alone historical evidence for anyone who was famous for performing miracles (nonexistent.)



Actually there is near unanimity among scholars that Jesus existed historically although i will concede biblical scholars differ about the beliefs and teachings of Jesus as well as the accuracy of the details of his life that have been described in the Gospels

However in saying that, the book of mathew mark luke and john are historical documents from the dead sea scrolls. Eye witness accounts not contradicting each other......

And yes im going to predict you jumping all over the contradicting part, I will explain the book of mathew mark luke and john all have variations of their encounter with jesus, but they never contradict each other for example....

If you saw a woman running down the road you hear a scream and a screech then a thud and saw her getting hit, that is your eye witness testimony, but lets say if i saw the same thing and the police asked me what happened and i said i didn't see the woman running down the road but i did hear the thud when she got hit, we are not contradicting each other, we just have different eye witness testimony, and neither of those statements are false.


Jesus when he was crucified and  resurrected had eye witness testimonies not just to 1 person, he actually appeared to over 500 people when he was resurrected.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 01:39:56 PM


Quote from: |iR|Focalor
hypothetical laws that are gonna be passed to make murder legal aren't real and don't matter and are complete bullshit. Never gonna happen. Nothing to debate there. Because relative to the society I live in, too many people consider murder to be an asshole thing to do, and they'd never stand for a law that would legalize it.

really? what about the death penalty? That's legalizing murder isnt it?

I'm sure citizens in the USA have no right to ask for clemency from another country if they are about to hang an innocent person because they have some obscure law you don't agree with right? because morals are all relative. They would have no right to be outraged would they if morals are relative?

You dont understand what relative morals are. It doesn't matter if what the majority think is right. If you are going to say morals are relative, what right do you have to say that murder is the asshole thing to do to anyone? To me murder could be totally fine and have no right to call me an asshole..that would be hypocritical. That's if morals are relative.

You still miss the point. In the jungle, is it immoral for one animal to kill another animal? No, that's just what animals do. And people are animals too. We kill each other all the fucking time. We killed each other by the millions in World War 2. Relative to war, killing the other guy isn't wrong at all, it's just what you do. Relative to civilian life in a civilized society, going around with a gun and killing lots of people is wrong. We define when it's right and wrong to kill people. We collectively decide what justifies it. Capital punishment? We decided that was okay. More and more people are deciding that it's NOT okay. And that's why more and more states in the US have abolished the death penalty. Morals and values are not absolute and eternal and defined by God. They're defined by the people who hold them.

Another example: It used to be entirely immoral for two men to smooch it out in public like queers. These days, morals have changed. More and more of the collective have said, "You know, it's kind of an asshole thing for us to tell these two queers they can't be queers when them being queers really doesn't effect anyone else." And so now it's actually becoming more immoral to oppose homosexuality than to call homosexuality immoral.

Like I said, our species tends to define things as being immoral when it oppresses someone else or harms them. Basically every law on the books is there to prosecute people for doing things that fit that description. And those laws became laws because the society they govern have collectively agreed upon a set of values pertaining to the modern definition of "justice" within that society, and so they made them laws to give them authority and to enforce them.

The 10 Commandments? Fuck that shit. That's too many. You really only need ONE.

The One Commandment, thus saith the Lord thy Focalor...

DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE!

Now, go! Go ye into the world and spread this message! If ye all do this one thing, the world will be a better place.

Because...
Murder? That's what assholes do. I don't wanna be killed, and someone making me die when I don't wanna - that person's an asshole.
Rape? That's what assholes do. I don't wanna be fucked (unless you're a woman with really big tits), and someone fucking me when I don't wanna fuck - that person's an asshole.
False witness (lying)? That's what assholes do. I don't wanna be deceived, I want an accurate representation of things. Someone telling me shit that ain't true - that person's an asshole.
Stealing (theft/fraud/etc)? That's what assholes do. I wanna keep what's mine. I worked for my shit, and I like my shit. If you want some shit, go work for you some shit too. Someone taking the shit that belongs to someone else - that person's an asshole.

etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc infinity.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 02:14:24 PM
Ok well I would love to hear your thoughts on this.... Currently there are 1.57 billion islamic muslims, making up over 23% of the world population.

Currently there are 318.9 million (2014) residence in the USA

These muslims are trying to impose their sharia law on every country in the world, that is their main goal. They clearly out number the population of the USA and if every single one was to converge on the USA right now, you would have to say you would have no choice but to concede power to them, and they would infact bring their sharia law to all the people of the USA.

So because morals are relative, you wouldn't have an issue with this right? your country wouldn't try and stop them right because they have the majority and majority is always right according to moral relativity
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 03:27:38 PM
What the fuck does it matter what the fuck I'd have or wouldn't have a problem with? If you have a fucking point, get to it. Otherwise, I'm to assume that your only point is that, much like brainiac Phil Robertson was saying, without God and being an atheist, things like murder and rape cease to be things that someone should consider to be "bad". Which would be... *sigh* REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY fucking stupid. I've already made my case that morals are subjective to the environment and any other number of mitigating factors. I've given examples of this. I've already made my case about how mankind has arrived at the conclusion that murder is a bad thing and something to be discouraged within a healthy functioning society with the whole caveman Frank thing. You see, I've made my point. Where's yours? Show it to me.

Your point is probably something in bible scripture though, right? And yeah, I've already said all of that is hogwash. So we disagree. Fuck this shit. I quit. ::)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 03:42:50 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
What the fuck does it matter what the fuck I'd have or wouldn't have a problem with?

 the last comment i made it was a simple yes or no answer. Would you fight and try and keep over 1 billion muslims from imposing their majority sharia law onto the USA? If so under moral relativism you sir would be a bigot and a hypocrite. So I would hope that you would answer no to be consistent and not intellectually  dishonest
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on March 27, 2015, 06:41:25 PM
bottom line

Religion makes people fuck up
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 07:00:49 PM
the last comment i made it was a simple yes or no answer. Would you fight and try and keep over 1 billion muslims from imposing their majority sharia law onto the USA? If so under moral relativism you sir would be a bigot and a hypocrite. So I would hope that you would answer no to be consistent and not intellectually  dishonest

So you've presented a textbook case of the problems with moral absolutism (Sharia.)

Then, apparently without irony, you've erected a straw-man of "moral relativism" which you intend to bludgeon.

None of which actually engages the positions of your interlocutors on this thread.

So after you're done dismembering your straw-man, what next?

Ready to take the step of recognizing moral philosophy isn't divided into two boxes?

:exqueezeme:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 07:02:50 PM
Huge difference between sharia law and what gods commandments teach
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 07:19:04 PM
Huge difference between sharia law and what gods commandments teach

Only if you make use of your own 21st century moral relativism to cherry-pick the least offensive parts of scripture.

(Moderate Muslims can cherry-pick Sharia just like you cherry-pick the bible, you know.)

But do let us know about the next non-virgin bride in your community you intend to stone to death on her father's doorstep.

::)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 07:25:39 PM
They are only offensive to you because you  like to live the lifestyle opposite to what good morals teach. The reason you don't like the idea of a god is for the same reason a criminal doesn't find a police officer. You will have to be held accountable for your actions, where as if you believe in moral relativism, you think you can drift through life making your own decision and what is right and wrong and never be held accountable for it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 07:34:10 PM
They are only offensive to you because you  like to live the lifestyle opposite to what good morals teach.

I do?  How so?  Do you have something specific in mind?


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 07:37:22 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
What the fuck does it matter what the fuck I'd have or wouldn't have a problem with?

 the last comment i made it was a simple yes or no answer. Would you fight and try and keep over 1 billion muslims from imposing their majority sharia law onto the USA? If so under moral relativism you sir would be a bigot and a hypocrite. So I would hope that you would answer no to be consistent and not intellectually  dishonest

Sigh.

It doesn't matter. It's a hypothetical question, postulating imaginary circumstances and events. Much like the Holy Bible talks about entirely imaginary things like boats that can hold 2 of every animal on the planet, dead people coming back to life, and talking snakes. It's ridiculous. If at some point in the future a bunch of Muslims take over America and impose Sharia Law, so fucking what? It could happen. Lots of shit COULD happen. I prefer to worry about the shit that DOES and WILL happen.

A bigot? Apparently you haven't been paying attention to my ten thousand plus posts around this dump. I'm white, I live in the deep south and, yes, I tend to have a bit of a prejudicial streak in me.

A hypocrite? Uh, no. There's nothing for me to be hypocritical about. What I've been describing all along isn't any particular special school of thought and philosophy. It's observations about how the world ACTUALLY works. There's no theory to it. (/me looks at Derv) It just IS.

you think you can drift through life making your own decision and what is right and wrong and never be held accountable for it.

Statistically speaking, last I heard, only 33% of murders are solved. 2/3 odds? Those are pretty good. Better than any odds you'd get on a single bet at any table in Vegas.

That said...
Who wants to have a sleepover at Uncle Focalor's house? Don't mind that plastic on the floor, it's not there for any particular reason. :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 07:40:36 PM
I have no idea how you live your life. , but the misconception is when people think they are a "good person". Who says you are a good person? define what a good person is through moral relativism?

When reading the bible it actually convicts you. Even god says there is not one good person

Romans 3:10-18

As it is written:

There is none righteous, no, not one
There is none who understands
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.
Their throat is an open tomb
With their tongues they have practiced deceit
The poison of asps is under their lips
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness (focolar for example)
Their feet are swift to shed blood
Destruction and misery are in their ways
And the way of peace they have not known.
There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 27, 2015, 07:43:10 PM
Well I say there's plenty of good people. And I'm actually real. So I win.

Fuck this God person. He's an asshole apparently. Mr. fuckin' Negative Nancy, he is. Who the fuck wants to hang out with someone like that. You follow this asshole... why, again?

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness (focolar for example)

I loves my fuck words. I loves my shit words too.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 08:03:37 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Well I say there's plenty of good people.

By who's standards are they good? yours?  :exqueezeme:

And i just wanted to clarify, When saying no one is good, that is different to saying someone is nice. I know a lot of nice people, quadz is a nice guy from what iv'e seen over the years, but it doesn't make someone morally good in gods eyes
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 08:15:29 PM
I have no idea how you live your life. , but the misconception is when people think they are a "good person". Who says you are a good person? define what a good person is through moral relativism?

Here's one example: A good person refuses to blindly follow scriptural laws, regardless of whether some iron age scribe wrote, "...for I am the LORD" next to them.

You realize all the nasty commandments in Leviticus and Deuteronomy are presented as God's Laws, right?

How do you deal with that?  They used to be God's Laws, but only until Jesus showed up?

:exqueezeme:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 08:26:01 PM
 Did rules ever change in the Bible? Of course they did. Let’s look at one example.

From the beginning man was vegetarian (Genesis 1:30).  When there was a new covenant with Noah, man was allowed to eat clean and unclean meat (Genesis 9:3). With Moses, meat eating was even more strict, limiting them to eat only meat that was clean (e.g., Leviticus 11:47). In the new covenant in Christ’s blood, this was further opened up (Romans 14:1–4).1 And in heaven, we will be vegetarian again to complete the cycle (there will be no death in heaven [Revelation 21:4], so no meat will be available).


GOD loves everyone and does not want to see anyone perish from sin. that's why he sent his only son jesus to die for your sins. To be saved all you have to do is believe in your heart that jesus died and rose from the dead and confess with your tongue that jesus is lord and you will be saved. You can't honestly look at your life and believe you have never done anything rotten to someone else, that would be deceiving yourself, so it's also good to repent.

Do I want to see quadz go to hell? NO. Do i want to see foc go to hell? NO, although someone like focolar is too far gone imo, but then again you never know.

At least quadz you have a brain in your head, and have intelligence. Read the bible back to front, give it a chance
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
And before you ask me why jesus had to be sacrificed, I will answer that question. Every human is a sinner. We live sin infested lives. So therefore a sinner cant sacrifice themselves to be free from sin. To defeat sin, you need a perfect sinless sacrifice, enter jesus. Jesus lived and taught a morally good life and overcame the world, he also defeated sin by rising from the grave. So if you put your faith in him, he has paid your debt in full.

Timothy 1:10
but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

Isaiah 25:8
He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.

Hosea 13:14
Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 27, 2015, 08:55:48 PM
Did rules ever change in the Bible? Of course they did.

Yes, but what does this imply?

It sounds like you're suggesting Deuteronomy 22:20-21, for the thousand or so years prior to Jesus' arrival, was during that time a true example of morality, because it was a LORD's commandment:

  [If a man take a wife], and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the
  men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die.

And so this was actually a moral law, up until Jesus arrived with a new covenant?

I mean, you've already admitted God is a moral relativist. We're on Covenant 3.0 now right?

But it sounds like your position must be that if Jesus 2.0 showed up, and said, "OK folks, I bring you Covenant 4.0, which re-introduces some fun stuff from Covenant 2.0 we feel you've all been missing out on. So the non-virgin bride murder thing is back on the table!" Then you would be like, OK, It's God's Law once again, so that means it's moral again!

Again, the Bible already proves God is a moral relativist. So I guess anything must become 'moral' the moment God says it is? And then become immoral again when God changes its mind?


:???:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 09:32:39 PM
Quote from: quadz
Deuteronomy 22:20-21,
 

if you are going to quote scripture, please quote the entire passage and not just one little snippet. And to also correct you, it was not a moral law as you suggested. It was a moral teaching.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 27, 2015, 10:51:40 PM
Life coming from non life? never in human history has this been observed...EVER. I have never seen life come from non life have you?


alpha, you answered your own question.

everything is alive, everything. you are not breathing oxygen, you are inhaling life. we are all surrounded by an infinite radiation of emotional love.

God is not a singular entity, but the totality of this radiation, including celestial bodies, and the rainbow of beings as we know it.  The "holy spirit" is within us and all around us.

When poor bill nye says that things just happen from nothing, he doesn't yet realize that the nothing is the everything. When we are awake, when we are asleep, we all have different hearth rhythms. if you wanna see what it is i am talking about, you have to shift your emotional state, you have to rise from what you perceive to be waking reality. Go back to the moment of your birth, free from delusion, free from society, free from thought, and just become raw emotion and love.

The messengers of the past tried to help people find the path, but the truth is, individuals are smart, but people are stupid, and thus these bibles and korans were formed to control people who would worship cow statues and perform sacrifices. Whether you look at jesus, mohammad, budha or others, there are many simliarities in how they reached their various forms of "enlightenment." Look for the simiiarities in religions, as that can be your newbie starting point.

 If you want to know the truth about existence, you must do it by yourself, whole heartedly, taking a hard and long look inward, reaching deep into one's self.

Just as Walt Whitman described so eloquently, (i will break up his poem and highlight key words as only one who truly understands his message can do)


"Under the luminousness of real vision,
it alone takes possession, takes value.

Like the shadowy dwarf in the fable,
once liberated and looked upon,
it expands over the whole earth and spreads to the roof of heaven

I should say, indeed, that only in the perfect un-contamination and
solitariness of individuality

may the spirituality of religion positively come forth at all.

Only here and on such terms,
the meditation,
the devout ecstasy,
the soaring flight.....

Only here, communion with the mysteries, the eternal problems......
whence? whither?

Alone and identity and the mood—and the soul emerges.......
and all statements, churches, sermons, melt away like vapors.

Alone, and silent thought, and awe, and aspiration— and then the interior consciousness,
like a hitherto unseen inscription,
in magic ink, beams out its wondrous lines to the sense.

Bibles may convey and priests expound, but it is exclusively for the noiseless operation of one's isolated Self to enter the pure ether of veneration,
reach the divine levels,
and commune with the unutterable"


-Walt Whitman

#eagle nebula
#transfiguration
#figured it all out
#way ahead of all of you
#still alive to help you noobs find the path

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Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 27, 2015, 10:56:50 PM
also,

http://abc7news.com/news/woman-convicted-in-bacon-burger-shooting/576493/

ROFL?!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 27, 2015, 11:20:46 PM
Quote from: dumdum
Whether you look at jesus, mohammad, budha or others, there are many similarities in how they reached their various forms of "enlightenment."

what have you been huffin dumdum? Please don't ever compare Jesus to Buddha, or Mohammed or Krishna. Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was a human man, so was Mohammed. Jesus claimed to be gods word made flesh so that is a major difference. The god of the bible is the only god that has declared the end from the beginning.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 28, 2015, 03:05:28 AM
Quote from: quadz
Deuteronomy 22:20-21,
 

if you are going to quote scripture, please quote the entire passage and not just one little snippet.

It was my belief that I had correctly summarized the essence of that verse. If you think it's important that the earlier verses talk about whether the husband lied or not, I don't understand: because the part I quoted was when the husband was judged to be telling the truth: An Iron Age non-jury trial judging for the plaintiff: kill the girl with the broken hymen!

Care to fill in any missing context?


And to also correct you, it was not a moral law as you suggested. It was a moral teaching.

Fantastic relief to all those stoned to death by the "moral teaching."

 :shifteyes:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:12:22 AM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Well I say there's plenty of good people.

By who's standards are they good? yours?  :exqueezeme:

Yes, by MY standards. No no, by someone elses standards who I've never met but I've still decided to speak for him because I'm sure this random person won't mind a bit. ::) You're so silly.

Please don't ever compare Jesus to Buddha, or Mohammed or Krishna. Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was a human man, so was Mohammed. Jesus claimed to be gods word made flesh so that is a major difference.


Wrong. Muhammad was the last and most important messenger of God. Jesus was also a messenger of God, but Jesus was not the son of god (equal to God), nor did he ever claim to be because there is only one God, Allah, and the notion that anyone or anything was/is equal to Allah is pure blasphemy. Nor was he ever crucified for anyone's sins, nor was he ever raised from the dead. Anyone who's ever read the Quran would know all this. Your Judeo-Christian holy bible is telling you fibs.

Seems to me we have a disparity when it comes to which words on a page are better and truthful. How can we logically and rationally remedy this situation? How can we judge which book is truthful without dipping any part of ourselves into the loathsome mire of moral relativism? :-\

I suppose WAR would get it done. I'm ready for Jihad, how bout you? Can you suspend your morals against murder long enough to settle this once and for all? Is there a verse in scripture that makes murder relatively moral in the context of war? I'm sure you can find one. Let's DO THIS!

Then again, I guess war wouldn't fit the bill as logical or rational. So we'll have to find another way. AGH! THIS IS SO HARD! Because relative to MY culture, the Quran is the authority on what makes things moral and just. Relative to YOUR culture and traditions, the Holy Bible is the authority on morality.

SHIT! MORAL RELATIVISM! WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU COME FROM!?! GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE MORAL RELATIVISM! YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!!!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 28, 2015, 07:32:30 AM
everything is alive, everything. you are not breathing oxygen, you are inhaling life. we are all surrounded by an infinite radiation of emotional love.

I am so glad 2dum has came in to solve this moral discussion with his wisdom.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 01:18:18 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Wrong. Muhammad was the last and most important messenger of God. Jesus was also a messenger of God, but Jesus was not the son of god (equal to God), nor did he ever claim to be because there is only one God, Allah, and the notion that anyone or anything was/is equal to Allah is pure blasphemy.

This one is easy. the scriptures are a lot older than the qaran for starters. If Mohammed was a prophet of god or any one of importance don't you think he would have been mentioned somewhere in the scriptures? Also if you actually take time to do your research which i doubt you have, you would quickly find Mohammed was no prophet, just a normal human, but muslims try and use this passage out of the bible and try and say "oh look thats Mohammed....

John 14:26 - But the Comforter,, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Muslims try and say that this one line proves that the comfortor is mohammed, which is clearly false if you have read the bible for yourself because you would know that...

John 16:13 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Notice how it says SPIRIT and not prophet, man ect. It's clearly talking about the holy spirit (spirit of truth) not Mohammed.


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 03:17:25 PM
Soooooooo... because one book is a little older, it's true?

Ever heard of the Epic of Gilgamesh? Cuz it predates the Torah. And if the authors of both were still alive, the guy who wrote the book of genesis would be getting sued for plagiarism.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 03:36:17 PM
Firstly you have to know the difference in writing styles. The epic of Gilgamesh is viewed as mythological and in poem form almost unanimously by liberal scholars.

The Book of Genesis is viewed for the most part as an historical work, even by many liberal scholars

Yes their are similarities i will give you that, some argue they are striking similarities, some argue they are miles apart, but you have to remember the writing style, and many scholars agree that the epic of Gilgamesh version of the flood is mythological. There are actually many cultures around the world that speak of a world wide flood, but how do we know which one is true?


Noahs flood occured approximately 4,359 years ago using historical evidence from the bible, where is gilgamesh flood the latest it could have happened was 3000 years ago.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 03:59:41 PM
Yep. That did it. You're a fucking idiot. Cuckoo! Cuckoo!! Go talk to some snakes and bushes, you dork. Lemme know if they talk back.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:01:33 PM
Yep. That did it. You're a fucking idiot. Cuckoo! Cuckoo!! Go talk to some snakes and bushes, you dork. Lemme know if they talk back.

so you being the resident expert refute what scholars have studied for years and have found to be correct? it is you my friend who is cookoo
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:08:01 PM
Liberal scholars calling the book of Genesis... "historical"? Are you smoking crack?

using historical evidence from the bible,

And that's the biggest fucking oxymoron I've ever heard.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:11:09 PM
Liberal scholars calling the book of Genesis... "historical"? Are you smoking crack?

Yes there are some that actually do say that.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:14:22 PM
Lemme guess... they also happen to be the same idiots that author books explaining their views on the subject, and the only place where you can ever find these damned book are in - gasp - Christian bookstores. Go figure.

Because you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere close to 2% of reputable history experts who would have the GIGANTIC BRASS BALLS to call the book of Genesis anything other than a work of fiction.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:17:02 PM
Actually there are many scientist who started out believing the big bang theory, but after years of their own study and research have converted to believing the creation account of the bible. So go figure
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:19:37 PM
Snakes can fucking talk? No? Okay.

So you believe that at one point in time, snakes talked? Yeah. Take some crazy pills, fucker.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:24:21 PM
You are forgetting the snake was satan, an angel. And an angel can take many forms


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:28:06 PM
I do a decent job at trolling folks. But I don't hold a fucking candle to this Holy Bible. This shit's been punking people for centuries. There's actually a bunch of women who dress up like fucking penguins and voluntarily give up taking any cock because they've been punked into believing that it's a really good idea. FUCK! I wish I had that kinda moxie! Putting a gun to someone's head is a great power trip. But making the person put the gun to their OWN head... holy shit. That's just everlasting orgasmia.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:30:57 PM
LOL it's becoming clear you haven't actually read the bible, which unfortunately is the case for even a lot of so called christians, catholics (especially catholics), mormons ect.

The bible doesn't say its not ok to have sex, There are teachings about lusting ect but it never says not to have sex.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 04:49:51 PM
BUUUUUUUUUUUZZ. Wrong. Went to a Baptist church as a wee little bastard. Graduated from an Independent Fundamental Baptist Christian high school (cuz public school told me to fuck off after my disciplinary folder started overflowing the file cabinet). Even had to memorize most of the book of John my senior year. Fuckin' NAZI schooling, I had. Hated every damn minute of it, didn't believe a word of it, but it taught me good work ethic and how to persevere in uncomfortable circumstances. At the time I graduated, I was actually a card carrying member of the Church of Satan unbeknownst to them. In those days, reading about religion and philosophy of all kinds was my favorite thing to do. The Holy Bible? Yeah. Read it. You ain't telling me shit I ain't heard a hundred times before.

(as a side note: yeah, Church of Satan. Not a member anymore. I was young, dumb, and idealistic in those days. The core philosophy of it is still fine with me, but I want nothing to do with those yo-yo's anymore. It's a pyramid scheme for the most part. It's a decent way to network I guess if you're truly cut out to be among the upper echelon of it, but for anyone else, it's just a way to sit around talking about how you're intrinsically superior to everyone... which is the same shit EVERY religion does. All in all, it's bullshit and it's a good way to freak people out when you show them the card. Then if you're actually serious about it like I was, you end up having to spend too much time explaining that the whole "Satan" thing is actually completely harmless and all in good fun. Who needs that shit? Not me. These days I prefer to be religion-less. I just AM. What am I? I'm fuckin' ME, and that's all I need to be. Anyone who says differently can suck my dick.)

The whole vegan thing though... that's new. Must be something your schism of Xtianity is into though. They all got their own hangups. Catholics, protestants, baptists, lutherans, methodists, etc etc etc. Just like Islam. Sunnis and shiites and tons of others all read the same book 100 different ways too. Xtianity ain't unique. Neither is the fact that because you were born in Australia, you weren't exposed to a Muslim upbringing which is why you aren't Muslim. You think you believe in Jesus and a modern english translation of the Holy Bible because it just so happens to be the one and only book out of THOUSANDS of similarly styled books that's actually true. But since I live in reality and am able to SEE people living in one part of the world and how their geographical locations correspond to their religious faith... I know better. HOT DAMN, I must be some kinda super smart scientist to be able to connect those dots, huh?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 04:57:53 PM
I knew it. I had a feeling you had at some point been a part of a church. you despise the bible so much. And i suspect the reason you are so angry at the bible is because your life style choice does not agree with the teachings and you feel convicted by it refuse to change as a person. Either that or you know full well a god exists and you are bitter and angry at god for some reason which is clearly evident from your pages of venom and ramblings in this entire disgusion. Doesn't surprise me in the slightest you are so venomous about the whole thing. Most people are after they have been in those schools from a young age. I find it more so with catholics, because they aren't taught proper doctrine

You were a member of the church of satan? How can satan exist without GOD?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 05:04:57 PM
You were a member of the church of satan? How can satan exist without GOD?

Yeah, saw that one coming. ::) Revised the post before I even saw that.

Then if you're actually serious about it like I was, you end up having to spend too much time explaining that the whole "Satan" thing is actually completely harmless and all in good fun. Who needs that shit? Not me.

Yeah, not gonna walk you through Satanism 101. The info about it is out there. Church of Satan website is probably the best place to start. Although coming from your position, one where I doubt you have the ability to perceive the world from any other standpoint besides one where a white bearded man exists in the clouds, I highly doubt you'll be able to "get" what the basic tenets of it are actually saying. And that's kinda why they were written that way. It's their way of yanking your chain while imparting wisdom at the same time. ;)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 05:10:15 PM
I know all about the church of satan. Who told you jesus was a white bearded man? Jesus was of jew. So he wouldn't have been white skinned at least. white beard? maybe or it could have been grey. All those images you see especially in Catholicism comes under idolatry. And if you are referring to god having a beard, GOD is a spirit
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 28, 2015, 05:16:50 PM
Actually there are many scientist who started out believing the big bang theory, but after years of their own study and research have converted to believing the creation account of the bible.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 05:34:43 PM
To be more specific

Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge"[2]) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of TESTABLE explanations and predictions about the universe.


Can you test the big bang theory? NO

Everything that has a beginning has cause. What caused the big bang? Let's hear it.

If you can't answer the question, why should my tax payer dollars be used to fund the notion of an untestable, un causable beginning to the creation of the universe.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 06:49:38 PM
I know all about the church of satan.

Uh. No, you don't. You know exactly JACK and SHIT about it if you ask questions like "How there can be Satan without God?"

Hint: Answer this question using your previous question as a kinda-sorta reference point - If God isn't actually real (what I've been saying all along), then what would that make Satan?

This is precisely why I have no fucking use for that "religion" anymore. The taboo nature of the imagery and symbolism keeps the closed-minded dummies out, but it also becomes a liability when you wear it on your sleeve like I always did. You end up having to explain to people that "No, I don't kill babies and drink blood.", which gets old as FUCK after you have to have the same conversation 500 times. And a lot of people still don't get it after you do. They lack the ability to see it from any other perspective than their retarded Christian viewpoint. In their completely bonkers opinion based on ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that I just explained to them and based on ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that they already made up their minds about before I ever started talking because they're narrow minded pinheads, I really AM worshiping the devil himself and apparently... I'm somehow being deceived into thinking that I'm really not? :D How the fuck does that work? And that point you just gotta realize that the person talking to you is convinced that you're totally fucking stupid, which is pretty damned insulting when you get right down to it. And at that point your two best options are to either punch them in the fucking face as hard as you can, or just fucking walk away mid-sentence, forget the whole thing ever happened, and make every plan to NEVER talk to that asshole ever again.

For this reason, the religion becomes a liability. I don't mind having to rub elbows with narrow minded feebs now and again. But I prefer to control things a little more and not have them automatically thinking I'm an idiot or crazy or both so that they'll be more cooperative and receptive to me when I want might something from them.

There's other reasons I won't specifically get into regarding the asshole fags running that shit shop at the top, as well as other members in the lower ranks, and that comprised close to the other 50% of the reason why I resigned my membership in that retard circus.

Hmm, on the other hand. MAYBE I'M LYING! Maybe I really DO worship the devil himself and I'm just trying to get you to fall from grace like Lucifer did!

Meh. Yeah, that would be pretty fucking stupid. On the other hand, that's precisely what you think about this whole episode anyway. OOoooooooo, talking snakes! You people are so cute!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 06:58:21 PM
what you don't realize is that you are religious because it is your belief there is no god
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 07:25:07 PM
Oh my god, I'm religious, oh woe is me, what the hell am I gonna do now!?! ::)

That was a great point there. Really.  :smiley_abfr:

Would that be a monotheistic religion? Just wanna know where I fit in on this chart you have. Thanks for shoving me on it without my permission, that was mighty white of you. Nyagh. Hummada hummada. Sorry, was speaking in tongues for a second there, I guess that's what people in my religion do... apparently. Actually, I prefer the term moneytheistic. I'm all about some money.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 28, 2015, 07:29:27 PM
religion noun
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Your church of satan is a religion. Your atheism is a religion. you are all over the place there foc
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 28, 2015, 08:33:29 PM
Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeah. Cuz I also, too, in addition to you, remember the point at which I said I wasn't religious. Right?

Me: (noun) The person who apparently said I wasn't religious.

Good lord, man. What kindsa other shit am I apparently telling you that I have no recollection at all of telling you? I didn't tell you about the dead guy, did I? Shit, I hope not. Nobody's supposed to know about that one.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 28, 2015, 11:07:59 PM
alpha,

wake up you stupid son of a bitch,

you are a human being with a BRAIN

turn the fucking brain on




(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThBApz1YuEyhv7PW-_axZwVSdM0ASA2qq4-zBrW_KgaDgmwJix)


the religious texts have corrupted you like a magnet to a tv

its just a goddam book,

you are an alcoholic of the bible

open your heart and let go of the hate


(https://sevenintentions.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/heart-open.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 28, 2015, 11:55:54 PM
what you don't realize is that you are religious because it is your belief there is no god

Again, belief is distinct from lack of belief.

Does your lack of belief in invisible garden faeries make you religious?


Your atheism is a religion.

So we've covered this in detail. You're wrong on the facts.

Here's what you don't get to do, Tubby.

You don't get to behave as though you're engaging people in a reasoned debate, get shown in detail why one of your positions is blatantly factually incorrect, then just press the reset button and go back to parroting the same untruth as though the debate never happened.

I'll give you an example, from my side:

When you replied to one of my posts, challenging me with new information that the New Testament term 'slave' was mistranslated from the Hebrew, and should more correctly be akin to 'bondservant', what did I do?

First, I researched your claim. And when my research turned up enough support for your assertion to make it seem plausible that you could be correct on that point, I took in that new information. And I stopped making arguments hinging on the term 'slave' in the New Testament. Because that's what rational people do.

What I did NOT do, is pretend your correction never happened, press rewind, and go right back to repeating my original claim that the New Testament allows Christians to be slave owners. To do so would have been intellectually dishonest on my part.

Time for you to uphold similar standards on your end.

Starting here:

Do you or do you not understand how lack of belief is different from belief? If you disagree, then be specific.


:???:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 29, 2015, 03:24:12 AM
Quote from: quadz
I suppose to some, quibbling over the term 'belief' as applied to scientific understanding might seem an exercise in semantics. But 'believing' in a theory would be a liability in science.

I simply disagree with that statement and here is my reason why....

If You don't believe there is no god then why have you sat here for days putting up the argument against there being a god? Simple fact is you wouldn't have wasted so much time doing so. Just like if scientist believe in their big bang beginning of the universe.

Point is If you invest so much time into trying to prove something that you don't believe in then you are a fool and shouldn't expect anyone else to follow it, like the big bang, and you should also not force it in schools as being truthful that's even worse


I will give you another example of where i'm coming from. For arguments sake, say you went to university to study. You picked the university you believed was best to gain the skills you needed later on in life. You spend money, you spend a lot of time on it. Would you have gone through all that if you didn't believe you wouldn't gain higher learning and gain the skills that you needed?

Anyone who spends so much time and money on something they don't truly believe in is a fool, no one else should be foolish enough to believe in it either
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 29, 2015, 04:29:16 AM
The big bang theory, because it claims that something came from nothing, is completely foolish. (Which is a gross oversimplification and omission of certain facts concerning the theory, but fuck it, let's go with that.)

And yet... the theory that an invisible spirit you've never SEEN just waved it's arms and made everything from nothing (which is not an oversimplification or misunderstanding of facts about the theory at all), that's not even on the same planet as foolish.

Oh yeah. Sure. Brilliant! I'm sold. Where do I sign and who do I give my money to?

 :Duhard:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 29, 2015, 04:56:06 AM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
because it claims that something came from nothing, is completely foolish. (Which is a gross oversimplification

Its not an over simplification at all. Scientist BELIEVE that something exploded from nothing, they also BELIEVE order and design comes from an explosion. Everything that has a beginning has a cause. tell me what caused the big bang? scientist have been scratching their heads on this one since they started believing in it, and still can't answer the question, and i am guessing you can't either  :beer:


 
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
an invisible spirit you've never SEEN

Have you ever seen abraham lincoln?   :dohdohdoh:

No you haven't but there is enough historical documents and eye witness testimonies to say he did exist.





 :Duhard:
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I also want to throw something else out there.....

Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Oh my god,

you hear this often. I do at work all day "OMG really? she really said that" I know who your god is foc, but don't you find it very interesting that when people want to curse they always blaspheme the name of jesus or god?

Why doesn't one say "oh my buddha" or when you drop something on your foot and be like "oh mohammed"

Just an interesting thought
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 29, 2015, 06:49:02 AM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
because it claims that something came from nothing, is completely foolish. (Which is a gross oversimplification

Its not an over simplification at all. Scientist BELIEVE that something exploded from nothing, they also BELIEVE order and design comes from an explosion. Everything that has a beginning has a cause. tell me what caused the big bang? scientist have been scratching their heads on this one since they started believing in it, and still can't answer the question, and i am guessing you can't either  :beer:

Uh, yeah, it IS an oversimplification. The theory doesn't state that the "stuff" which exploded was not there, because if they postulated that NOTHING just up and exploded one day, that would defeat the whole purpose of science entirely. The theory states there was SOMETHING there. What happened to cause that SOMETHING to be there in the first place, they don't really have a theory about that presently that I know of.

Furthermore, no one reputable in the realm of science would dare call the universe "orderly". They pretty unanimously agree that the universe is downright fucking chaotic. There are certain laws of physics that govern how things act, but shit in the great beyond of outer space is far from "order". Planets get consumed by their parent stars, black holes consume everything around them including light, asteroids and meteors pummel into one another to sometimes destroy planets and sometimes coalesce to form planets. It's a god damn free-for-all in this universe. And the word "design"? Well that kinda lends itself to assume that there is a designer. And since there isn't one, isn't impossible to prove or disprove a designers existence scientifically. There is no variable to test. See Quadz's garden fairy theory for more on that.

Quote from: |iR|Focalor
an invisible spirit you've never SEEN

Have you ever seen abraham lincoln?   :dohdohdoh:

No you haven't but there is enough historical documents and eye witness testimonies to say he did exist.





 :Duhard:

Nope. Never seen Abraham Lincoln.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/abe-lincoln_zps0jwdwv6j.jpg)

 :Duhard:

Also found this webpage that you might find interesting: http://www.reasonsforgod.org/2013/03/artists-for-alincolnism/

Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Oh my god,

you hear this often. I do at work all day "OMG really? she really said that" I know who your god is foc, but don't you find it very interesting that when people want to curse they always blaspheme the name of jesus or god?

Why doesn't one say "oh my buddha" or when you drop something on your foot and be like "oh mohammed"

Just an interesting thought

It's called culture. You see, there's several different races within the human species. We're not all just one color, we don't all look the same, and we don't all live in the same geographical location. Fascinating stuff, I know. But what seems to happen... is that when people live in a certain area, over time they develop their own traditions, customs, and languages. Fast forwarding a bit... thus people coming from cultures where the predominate religion is of the Judeo-Christian variety adopting figures of speech like "God dammit!", "Jesus fucking Christ!", and "Where's the beef?", just like people in certain cultures where the predominate religion is NOT of the Judeo-Christian variety consider it an insult if you wave hello or goodbye at them with your left hand because it's traditionally the hand they wipe their shitty asses with. Cultures! Differences! What a kookie world we live in!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 29, 2015, 12:06:23 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Uh, yeah, it IS an oversimplification. The theory doesn't state that the "stuff" which exploded was not there,

Oh really? What you don't seem to grasp is where did the stuff that caused the big bang come from? Even if they figured out what caused the big bang (which they never will) then you have to figure out what caused the cause, then what caused the cause that caused the big bang. You see there is a major problem here and that is why I have been saying all this time that they believe something comes from nothing, because ultimately nothing would have had to have caused the big bang, unless of course they turn around and say the universe was always there, which they can't because they believe it exploded itself into existance, and there goes nearly all their theories like billions of years and evolution ect

So in the beginning nothing existed that caused an explosion is what scientist ultimately believe.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 29, 2015, 12:38:38 PM
Alpha, I feel you haven't addressed my question, so I'll try again:

When someone says, "I don't believe in astrology. Why? Well, there's no evidence that stellar objects, nor the position of our planet in orbit, have any determining effect on personality traits of a newborn exiting the womb."

You need to explain how this lack of belief makes someone "religious."

And remember to put on your intellectual honesty hat when answering, please.

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 29, 2015, 12:44:21 PM
I have addressed it and you are squirming to get out of it. So what am i to say? that you think god doesn't exist? So if i was to put it like that, would i be correct in saying somewhere in your mind you are open to the possibility that there is a creator? If the answer is no, then it is of your belief there was no creator and you believe what scientist say about the big bang. It's still a religion
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 29, 2015, 01:39:35 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Uh, yeah, it IS an oversimplification. The theory doesn't state that the "stuff" which exploded was not there,

Oh really? What you don't seem to grasp is where did the stuff that caused the big bang come from? ...

 :uhoh:
Haha! Oh my peanut riddled shit logs, are you for real!? No, you fucking idiot, I DO "grasp" it, that's why I said...

The theory states there was SOMETHING there (before the big bang). What happened to cause that SOMETHING to be there in the first place, they don't really have a theory about that presently that I know of.

Try READING the shit that I say rather than inferring whatever the hell you want to.

Even if they figured out what caused the big bang (which they never will) then you have to figure out what caused the cause, then what caused the cause that caused the big bang. You see there is a major problem here...

Yes, I do indeed see a major problem. I see a grossly negligent method of reasoning at work. You have the ability to reason that because no one has videotaped evidence of the big bang happening and no one can reproduce the big bang in a laboratory (it'd have to be one BIIIIIIIIIG ass lab), that all of the other evidence they have to support the theory as being the best explanation at present time... is just not enough in your (selectively) skeptical mind to allow you to call it in good conscience anything other than total bullshit. On the other hand...  ;D .... You can pick up a copy of the King James Holy Bible, turn to the first chapter of the book of Genesis, and go, "Hell yeah, dude. Makes PERFECT sense. All the evidence to support this chapter is contained right here in this chapter :shifteyes:, and I'm not even gonna fucking BOTHER myself to question it any further. It would be a complete waste of time to do so. Because while these big bang kooks have mathematical equations which have accurately plotted the paths of things floating in outer space over the course of eras and eons, I just don't understand math enough, so I'm just gonna completely ignore anything that's too complex for my uncultivated mind to understand. Women made from ribs, it is! Weeeeeee!"

Are you proof-reading any of the crap that's being hammered out through your keyboard, or do you just have a disgruntled trained dictation monkey doing it all and slipping this shit in just to spite you for not feeding him enough bananas? How is it that a person can be such a hoity-toity uber-skeptic when it comes to the most reasonable, logical theory available presently with bookoos of evidentiary support that you'd sequester and segregate it from any and all scholastic educational discussions until such time as there's irrefutable photographic evidence of it... MEANWHILE... You don't find ANYTHING AT ALL to be questionable about a story claiming that women were created from ribs, trees have fruit that bestow magical powers, and snakes can sometimes talk.

They have a word for this kind of thing. They sometimes use it in math, so here's a chance to learn something:

INCONGRUOUS - adj. - 
1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming
2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts
3. inconsistent

They also have another word for it.

HYPOCRITICAL - adj. -
2. possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy : "Isn't a politician hypocritical for talking about human dignity while voting against reasonable social programs?"

I'm sure you're familiar with that term. They talk about it a lot in your good book, and never with much fondness for it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 29, 2015, 02:19:25 PM
Oh really? What you don't seem to grasp is where did the stuff that caused the big bang come from? Even if they figured out what caused the big bang (which they never will) then you have to figure out what caused the cause, then what caused the cause that caused the big bang.

First things first: Mysteries are OK in science. It means we have more to learn. Indeed, that's where science does all of its work: at the perimeter of our collective ignorance, attempting to solve the next mysteries big and small, gradually expanding the sphere of our knowledge.

Second: There are probably some facets of nature our best science will never be able to probe. Do we cry about that? Well no, we keep following where evidence leads, and learning what we can.

Third: The infinite regress problem R is not solved by writing GOD(R). A small child could see this clearly, "Mommy, but then what caused God?" At which point Mommy replies: "Shhhhh. No critical thinking allowed beyond this point."


You see there is a major problem here and that is why I have been saying all this time that they believe something comes from nothing, because ultimately nothing would have had to have caused the big bang, unless of course they turn around and say the universe was always there, which they can't because they believe it exploded itself into existance, and there goes nearly all their theories like billions of years and evolution ect

So in the beginning nothing existed that caused an explosion is what scientist ultimately believe.

Cosmology, particle physics, and molecular biology are probably my favorite science-y topics. I'm a rank amateur and don't understand the maths, but I find the subjects fascinating.

Quantum mechanics -- the most precisely tested theory in all of science -- indicates that it is plausible that a universe resembling ours could spontaneously appear: that is, with a big bang being in essence a large version of the "mini bangs" that are happening all the time at the quantum level. (A Nobel prize in physics was recently awarded for work in measuring the predicted "mini bangs", aka quantum virtual particles.)

The larger the bang, the more rare, but if one begins with "nothing" (except quantum mechanics) and waits long enough, quantum theory suggests an event on the scale of the big bang should eventually occur.

Of course, a popular response at this point has been, "But you didn't really start with nothing, because you still need quantum mechanics!"

Sure, but so what? If true, it peels off one more layer of the onion: the mystery shifts from, "what triggered the big bang", to "why do the laws of quantum mechanics exist" -- which would be a remarkable step.


:beer:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 29, 2015, 03:31:50 PM
I have addressed it and you are squirming to get out of it.

Not a bit of it.

I have been providing examples to highlight the fallacious nature of your claim that lack of belief constitutes religiosity.


As always, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

"This book says Hogwarts is real, you muggles! And if you don't believe me, YOU'RE religious!"

That's not how skepticism works.


So what am i to say? that you think god doesn't exist? So if i was to put it like that, would i be correct in saying somewhere in your mind you are open to the possibility that there is a creator? If the answer is no, then it is of your belief there was no creator and you believe what scientist say about the big bang. It's still a religion

Perhaps now we're getting somewhere?

Yes: The scientific position is indeed to be open to the possibility of a creator.

But any such god-hypothesis doesn't get special treatment.

Personally I'm open to the possibility of a creator in much the same way that I'm open to the possibility that what we perceive as the universe is actually running as a simulation on an alien supercomputer.

It could be true. But I don't know how to test those hypotheses, nor do I know how to falsify them.

However, as soon as someone starts proposing hypotheses that are testable, like, "The Earth was created 6000 years ago", or, "The human species began suddenly with a single male, female pair--Adam & Eve--and then proceeded through various forms of incest in order to increase its population" -- well these sorts of hypotheses are actually falsifiable, and are fully within the realm of scientific inquiry.

But nowhere along the way is a religious mindset required in order to test such hypotheses.

Make sense?

:???:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 29, 2015, 05:42:22 PM
Quote from: quadz
Personally I'm open to the possibility of a creator in much the same way that I'm open to the possibility that what we perceive as the universe is actually running as a simulation on an alien supercomputer.

It could be true. But I don't know how to test those hypotheses, nor do I know how to falsify them.

Make sense?

:???:

I can accept your point of view only if you are really are open to the possibility of there being a creator however you have been arguing so doggedly to disprove it i have my doubts. In any event if that's what u truly think then we will just have go agree to disagree about the beginning of the universe.

Just on a side note, there are actually scientist who do  "believe" in the big bang and have stated it publicly.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 29, 2015, 08:02:17 PM
ding fries are done
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 29, 2015, 10:29:35 PM
Somewhere on the spectrum between Strange and Interesting, and... dishearteningly pathetic?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html

Quote from: Judith Shulevitz
(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/03/22/sunday-review/22shulevitz/22shulevitz-blog427.jpg)

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

KATHERINE BYRON, a senior at Brown University and a member of its Sexual Assault Task Force, considers it her duty to make Brown a safe place for rape victims, free from anything that might prompt memories of trauma.

So when she heard last fall that a student group had organized a debate about campus sexual assault between Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com, and Wendy McElroy, a libertarian, and that Ms. McElroy was likely to criticize the term “rape culture,” Ms. Byron was alarmed. “Bringing in a speaker like that could serve to invalidate people’s experiences,” she told me. It could be “damaging.”

Ms. Byron and some fellow task force members secured a meeting with administrators. Not long after, Brown’s president, Christina H. Paxson, announced that the university would hold a simultaneous, competing talk to provide “research and facts” about “the role of culture in sexual assault.” Meanwhile, student volunteers put up posters advertising that a “safe space” would be available for anyone who found the debate too upsetting.

The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. Emma Hall, a junior, rape survivor and “sexual assault peer educator” who helped set up the room and worked in it during the debate, estimates that a couple of dozen people used it. At one point she went to the lecture hall — it was packed — but after a while, she had to return to the safe space. “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” Ms. Hall said.

Safe spaces are an expression of the conviction, increasingly prevalent among college students, that their schools should keep them from being “bombarded” by discomfiting or distressing viewpoints. Think of the safe space as the live-action version of the better-known trigger warning, a notice put on top of a syllabus or an assigned reading to alert students to the presence of potentially disturbing material.

(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/03/22/sunday-review/22SHULEVITZjp/22SHULEVITZjp-articleLarge.jpg)
(graphics by Eleanor Taylor)

 --> continue article on nytimes.com, for even more inanity (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html)


I'd been hearing for awhile that Political Correctness was running amok on a number of university campuses, but, damn. "What the actual fuck?", as they say in the vernacular.



...On a related note, this happened:

(http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com/assets/mc/2015_03/nus.JPG)


:ugly_08:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on March 29, 2015, 10:54:47 PM
Quote from: |iR|Focalor
Uh, yeah, it IS an oversimplification. The theory doesn't state that the "stuff" which exploded was not there,

Oh really? What you don't seem to grasp is where did the stuff that caused the big bang come from? ...

 :uhoh:
Haha! Oh my peanut riddled shit logs, are you for real!? No, you fucking idiot, I DO "grasp" it, that's why I said...

The theory states there was SOMETHING there (before the big bang). What happened to cause that SOMETHING to be there in the first place, they don't really have a theory about that presently that I know of.

Try READING the shit that I say rather than inferring whatever the hell you want to.

Even if they figured out what caused the big bang (which they never will) then you have to figure out what caused the cause, then what caused the cause that caused the big bang. You see there is a major problem here...

Yes, I do indeed see a major problem. I see a grossly negligent method of reasoning at work. You have the ability to reason that because no one has videotaped evidence of the big bang happening and no one can reproduce the big bang in a laboratory (it'd have to be one BIIIIIIIIIG ass lab), that all of the other evidence they have to support the theory as being the best explanation at present time... is just not enough in your (selectively) skeptical mind to allow you to call it in good conscience anything other than total bullshit. On the other hand...  ;D .... You can pick up a copy of the King James Holy Bible, turn to the first chapter of the book of Genesis, and go, "Hell yeah, dude. Makes PERFECT sense. All the evidence to support this chapter is contained right here in this chapter :shifteyes:, and I'm not even gonna fucking BOTHER myself to question it any further. It would be a complete waste of time to do so. Because while these big bang kooks have mathematical equations which have accurately plotted the paths of things floating in outer space over the course of eras and eons, I just don't understand math enough, so I'm just gonna completely ignore anything that's too complex for my uncultivated mind to understand. Women made from ribs, it is! Weeeeeee!"

Are you proof-reading any of the crap that's being hammered out through your keyboard, or do you just have a disgruntled trained dictation monkey doing it all and slipping this shit in just to spite you for not feeding him enough bananas? How is it that a person can be such a hoity-toity uber-skeptic when it comes to the most reasonable, logical theory available presently with bookoos of evidentiary support that you'd sequester and segregate it from any and all scholastic educational discussions until such time as there's irrefutable photographic evidence of it... MEANWHILE... You don't find ANYTHING AT ALL to be questionable about a story claiming that women were created from ribs, trees have fruit that bestow magical powers, and snakes can sometimes talk.

They have a word for this kind of thing. They sometimes use it in math, so here's a chance to learn something:

INCONGRUOUS - adj. - 
1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming
2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts
3. inconsistent

They also have another word for it.

HYPOCRITICAL - adj. -
2. possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy : "Isn't a politician hypocritical for talking about human dignity while voting against reasonable social programs?"

I'm sure you're familiar with that term. They talk about it a lot in your good book, and never with much fondness for it.







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Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 30, 2015, 02:26:17 AM
You obviously havent read this then

http://forum.tastyspleen.net/quake/index.php?topic=5649.0  :shifteyes:

or this http://forum.tastyspleen.net/quake/index.php?topic=21276.0  :evilgrin: :dohdohdoh: :badgrin: :WTF: :bravo: :lolsign: :lolsign: :lolsign: :lolsign: :lolsign: :busted: :busted: :busted: :busted: :bump:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 30, 2015, 02:32:05 AM
we will just have go agree to disagree about the beginning of the universe.

Nah. Can't do it. Ever since I learned that I'm "religious", no thanks to you, I feel that it's my duty to spread the glorious gospel of atheism and convert you to the truth. I refuse to allow us to disagree. I refuse to accept that people might have differences of opinion or perspective, because I am right and I know it, and therefore everyone else should be forced to accept this mindset as the normative. Furthermore, I refuse to utilize the ability to view anything at all from someone elses perspective, especially when exercising my right to vote for legislation that might adversely effect someone else or grant them a personal liberty that I don't want them to have even though someone possibly having the right to that personal liberty wouldn't truly effect me or anyone else in a negative way.

Everything I needed to know about how to be "religious", I learned from watching Christians. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 30, 2015, 04:15:42 AM
scientists force their mindset on school kids, and teach them a non testable assumption in the big bang and evolution  :eyecrazy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 30, 2015, 05:34:57 AM
Actually, no they don't. By law (because of YOU PEOPLE), they make sure to vehemently stress the point that it's merely a "THEORY", and at the same time, they make mention of Creationism too. And because they have to mention Creationism and they don't want to step on anyone's toes by being perceived to teach/force any particular religion upon anyone, they really spend almost no time at all discussing the beginnings of the universe.

On a similar note... if Christianity were to start recruiting people aggressively like the military, but do it in a completely up front way, I wonder what the ads would look like. You'd probably see big posters and billboards along the highway saying something like...

Are you incapable of critical thinking? Are you capable of critical thinking, but just too damned lazy to be bothered with it? Do you despise everything that you're too dumb too understand? Do you have delusions that the entire world is actively engaged in a nefarious conspiracy to destroy itself and implode unbeknownst to itself? Do you sit awake at night thinking how horrible and wrong and detrimental it is to society as a whole that two men or two women might be having sex somewhere or getting married and that you have no choice but to do something to prevent such abominable acts? Do you also see nothing wrong at all with physically abusing and beating small children when they do something you don't like? Are you looking for a way to conveniently dispose of 10% of your annual income while collecting a tax break for it? Does it further sweeten the deal to know that that 10% will go to fund the promotion of an alien culture and unrealistic ideals in another country where they may not want such a thing? Do you like to constantly judge the character of others while claiming that you don't?

THEN I WANT YOU!
JOIN CHRISTIANITY TODAY, AND TOGETHER WE'LL MAKE THE WORLD A SAFER BETTER PLACE!

And then there'd be a picture of Jesus at the bottom, pointing at you like Uncle Sam or something. And maybe he's wearing a camouflage helmet cocked ever-so-slightly down towards his nose and he's chewing on a cigar. And he's got those black under-eye stripes painted on like NFL football players have. And then maybe he's also holding some big huge broad sword like from Highlander or some shit.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 30, 2015, 09:15:33 AM
scientists force their mindset on school kids, and teach them a non testable assumption in the big bang and evolution  :eyecrazy:

Does it bother you even the tiniest bit that you're completely full of shit?

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 30, 2015, 12:26:47 PM
Sigh, no i'm not. show me one test ever performed to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the big bang made the universe, evolved everything over millions and billions of years, raining on a rock for millions of years, made life randomly spring up on 1 planet out of billions, made a planet habitable for life, then made trees so we have oxygen to breathe, then evolved pond scum into humans  :thumbsup:

the big bang and evolution must have it's own intelligence to do all that aye  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on March 30, 2015, 12:45:02 PM
Also a side note, if the big bang theory is true, why does venus spin backwards?

Scientist can't explain it http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-venus-spins-the-wrong/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 30, 2015, 01:30:03 PM
why does venus spin backwards?

A person who honestly believes in talking snakes, women made from ribs, the living dead, ghosts, precipitation consisting of amphibians rather than water, the antichrist, burning shrubbery that speaks, and messiahs with extremely buoyant feet is asking for a "logical" explanation of why one particular planet spins in a different direction from the one he lives on... Yeah, okay. :D

Since you think all the aforementioned stuff is entirely possible, then I guess you'll no have problem believing it happened something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/v/CCsHTNP2MaU
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 30, 2015, 01:47:47 PM
Sigh, no i'm not. show me one test ever performed to prove beyond all reasonable doubt

Don't try to move the goalposts, you disingenuous charlatan. :ugly_08:

You stated, and I quote, that the big bang and evolution rest on "non testable assumptions."

This is an objectively false statement about reality, and you are WRONG.

Fix your shit, Tubby.

:LAME:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 01, 2015, 01:36:32 AM
only if you are really are open to the possibility of there being a creator however you have been arguing so doggedly to disprove it i have my doubts.

Ran across this handy visual aid:

(http://tastyspleen.net/~quadz/sillypx/Agnosticism-Atheism.png)
^
(I'm southeast quadrant.) 

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 01, 2015, 12:54:28 PM
For so long, I've been trying to convince myself that there was no God. Last night the preacher from the church I went to growing up came over for a visit. Long story short, I GOT SAVED LAST NIGHT! PRAISE JESUS! If he can save a poor lost sinner like me, he can save you too! You're gonna be seeing a new improved kinder gentler Focalor from now on. HALLELUJAH, I'M BOUND FOR HEAVEN!
 :yessign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 02, 2015, 03:28:16 AM
Yeah, about that last post... check the date.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/lol-jk-the-bible-was-a-april-fools-joke_zpshvyz0j5v.jpg)

 :oops:

And this is one of the many many reasons why if there actually is a Hell, me and Hitler gonna be neighbors.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: -=[AZ]=- on April 02, 2015, 10:29:12 AM
Also a side note, if the big bang theory is true, why does venus spin backwards?

Scientist can't explain it http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-venus-spins-the-wrong/

I don't usually just but into conversations like this but,

Scientists basically explained why Venus spins opposite in that article you posted...

What the hell does that have to do with the big bang theory? Makes zero sense my friend.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 02, 2015, 11:41:21 AM
Nevermind the fact that one planet out of a dozen in any solar system spinning the other direction does NOTHING to disprove or prove the big bang theory. It's like saying, "If it's true that the Boston Red Sox are a baseball team, then why do I have a box of condoms in my dresser drawer?" Baseball players might use condoms, and I might bring a condom to a baseball game, but if frogs have turbans then I'm gonna slice up a banana and bury the pieces in the garden for Thanksgiving. What? Exactly. :D

No matter what the actual reason is for one particular planet being such a rebellious asshole that it refuses to spin the same direction as everyone else, you can be assured that the answer is not going to be, "Because God liked it that way." Furthermore, the fact that one planet doesn't rotate conventionally goes to exemplify what I said earlier:

Furthermore, no one reputable in the realm of science would dare call the universe "orderly". They pretty unanimously agree that the universe is downright fucking chaotic. There are certain laws of physics that govern how things act, but shit in the great beyond of outer space is far from "order". Planets get consumed by their parent stars, black holes consume everything around them including light, asteroids and meteors pummel into one another to sometimes destroy planets and sometimes coalesce to form planets. It's a god damn free-for-all in this universe.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 02, 2015, 11:57:09 AM
On a related note:

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZzkRHFl2ppw

;)



And the rebuttal:

https://www.youtube.com/v/a5dSyT50Cs8

"If you don't understand something, and the community of physicists don't understand it, that means god did it? [...] If that's how you want to invoke your evidence for god, then god is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance -- that's getting smaller and smaller as time moves on. So, just be ready for that to happen if that's how you want to come at the problem: That's just simply the God of the Gaps argument. It's been around forever. [...] I don't even care if someone wants to say, 'you don't understand that, God did it' -- that doesn't even bother me. What would bother me is if you were so content in that answer, that you no longer had curiosity to learn how it happened. The day you stop looking because you're content 'God did it', I don't need you in the lab. You're useless on the frontier of understanding the nature of the world."


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on April 02, 2015, 02:40:55 PM
Just as a gyroscope topples on Earth as it loses its angular momentum, so to do planets under the influence of the Sun's gravity. Mercury is gravitationally locked to the sun and Venus is nearly locked as both have spun down due to asymmetrical gravitational forces. They are, after all, very lumpy rocks.  Earth is taking a bit longer due to the Moon but it will spin down and wobble eventually. Earths axis precesses just like a gyro, the North Pole pointing at Polaris currently but it will point at Vega in 13000 years. As Earth's rotation slows and the moon moves further away in its orbit the stability of the axis of rotation will decrease and the potential to flip will increase. All of this is explained by Newtonian Gravity and Einstein's General Theory. Nothing unexplained here, move along.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 02, 2015, 06:31:29 PM
Earths axis precesses just like a gyro

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff10/groundmeat2/homer-space-gyro_zpseivswcff.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on April 02, 2015, 11:11:36 PM
 :yessign:

 :bravo:

LMFAO
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 03, 2015, 06:27:55 AM
Switching gears...

http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/nudie-patooties-klg-hoda-bare-it-all-2D80580870

Kathie Lee Gifford: "Now we're without clothes! Imagine that!"

Me: "Imagine you? Naked? Just how much of a sick fuck do you think I am? Now my monitor has to be boiled in Clorox and turpentine. Thanks, bitch."
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 04, 2015, 06:49:21 PM
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/4/4/orlando_hit_and_run_.html

 :dohdohdoh: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 08, 2015, 05:39:04 PM
Bobcat goes into the surf and grabs a shark  :WTF:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/4/8/caught_on_camera_bob.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 08, 2015, 07:05:12 PM
I don't recall whether a clip of this might have been posted already?

But, the latest from Boston Dynamics:

https://www.youtube.com/v/M8YjvHYbZ9w

"Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs."


Its balance recovery at 0:28 seems so lifelike.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 08, 2015, 08:53:19 PM
Swami Focalor predicts a future where hajis in the Arabian Peninsula ride solar powered mechanical camels, shoot people with electromagnet railguns, finally come around and eat bologna, but still cut people's heads off with dull butterknives for no good reason.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 11, 2015, 05:49:07 AM
Police: $70K in bull semen stolen from Minnesota farm
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/04/09/police-70k-in-bull-semen-stolen-from-minnesota-farm/

The police should ask 2Dum  about his whereabouts during this time  :shifteyes:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 11, 2015, 05:53:32 AM
Argentine judge orders arrest warrant for Justin Bieber
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/04/10/Argentine_judge_orders_arrest_warrant_for_Justin_Bieber.html

Extradite this guy  :please:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 11, 2015, 12:03:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/sUtS52lqL5w

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 11, 2015, 06:17:22 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I don't know why I find this so god damned hilarious. Never laughed so hard at basically "nothing".

I can't help but think that if Eli Whitney were here to see what people have done with his concept of interchangeable parts... like crazy shit like THIS... his head would explode. :D

SIX HUNDRED HOURS, said the video. MY GOD. :eyecrazy:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 15, 2015, 04:44:45 PM
New drug called "flakka" - that must be some crazy shit - read this story.
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2015/04/15/police-assault-officer-linked-bath-salts/25809517/

The best part of the story - "The 41-year-old suspect in the case was spotted by witnesses running naked through a Melbourne neighborhood, yelling that he was a god before committing a sexual act on a nearby tree"  Sex act on a tree  :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 16, 2015, 04:26:12 AM
He love dem birches and hoes.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 25, 2015, 02:52:54 AM
"What if Ozzy fronted A Flock of Seagulls?"

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZHRzRcT24sI

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 25, 2015, 12:57:56 PM
This should be under the Strange & Un-interesting Topic

I have no interest in hearing about Bruce Jenner wanting to become a woman. 
He is having interviews with people like Diane Sawyer and it shows up on just about every news website you go to, even ESPN.  :dohdohdoh: :grrrr:
Why is this a story at all.  Bruce/Brenda can do whatever he/she wants, but it seems like that would be something you wouldn't want to be a public circus about.  He/she may really want to change, but I think it is also about the publicity & money.

I will be glad when this shit goes away.  I hope it is soon.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 28, 2015, 02:42:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4jyZZ97P7FQ

What the...?



Apparently what they're taking part in is described here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policy_debate


Seems there's been a missed opportunity, over time, to tweak the scoring to favor quality over quantity.

Instead, it would appear the present scoring system favors hyperventilation.




:exqueezeme:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on April 28, 2015, 03:45:43 AM
In my college days I could read at 20000 to 25000 wpm for speed and slowed to 5000 or 6000 wpm for technically difficult topics. I guess my speed listening skills are inadequate since I found this totally incomprehensible and a little bit offensive since they're talking over each other. I fail to see how this can be considered productive or conducive to a clear, well-considered and correct conclusion. Are these our future legislators? I hope not.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 06, 2015, 10:07:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/7R2ERDANb8E

Wasn't expecting vocals!

:dohdohdoh:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 09, 2015, 06:09:10 AM
Robber pepper sprays himself  :dohdohdoh:

http://www.register-herald.com/news/man-accidentally-pepper-sprays-self-foiling-robbery-attempt/article_4381d050-c65f-5cc6-b2f3-339d1e7beb76.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 14, 2015, 12:41:19 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/13/us-northkorea-purge-idUSKBN0NY01J20150513

Quote
North Korea executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, which would be the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge.

Hyon Yong Chol, who headed the isolated nuclear-capable country's military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea's young leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door meeting with the spy agency on Wednesday.

His execution was watched by hundreds of people, according to NIS intelligence shared with lawmakers.
[...]
The lawmakers said Hyon, 66, was executed at a firing range at the Kanggon Military Training Area, 14 miles north of Pyongyang, according to the NIS.

The U.S.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea said last month that, according to satellite images, the range was likely used for an execution by ZPU-4 anti-aircraft guns in October. The target was just 100 feet away from the weapons, which have a range of 8,000 meters, it said.

Here's a ZPU-4.  Talk about "overkill"  :sarcastic:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Soviet-built_ZPU-4_anti-aircraft_machine_gun.JPEG)


:shifteyes:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 15, 2015, 02:42:36 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/nyregion/witness-accounts-in-midtown-hammer-attack-show-the-power-of-false-memory.html

Brief article on the unreliability of eyewitness testimony, in this case regarding a police shooting incident that took place a couple days ago. (Includes video of what actually transpired, contrary to multiple witness accounts.)


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: R. Hayabusa on May 15, 2015, 06:30:32 PM
it's not a false belief, they're idiots. probably part of the liberal mental disorder.  handcuffed? geez :razzberry:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 15, 2015, 07:12:40 PM
it's not a false belief, they're idiots.

No, there's decades of research indicating our memories are frequently faulty in just these sorts of ways.

http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Gorilla-How-Intuitions-Deceive/dp/0307459667/

This includes so-called 'flashbulb' memories of important/traumatic/emotional events, such as, "Where were you when you learned about the 9/11/2001 attacks?"

One's memory of such an event may still feel as acutely seared into consciousness as it ever did, yet chances are that memory has been rewritten over the years so that it no longer corresponds with your original experience.

Researchers have been studying this for a long time. The day after an event like 9/11 or the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986, etc., they collect statements from people about their recollections as soon as possible -- usually the day after.

Then they check back and get their statements again months later, a year later, five years, ten years later...

These so-called flashbulb memories still feel accurate yet they commonly degrade over time. (Sometimes to the extent of being in a completely different location, surrounded by different people, etc.)

Eyewitness testimony is also notoriously unreliable, even though people are being asked what happened shortly after the event. So there may be different processes at work than what takes more time with the flashbulb memories. (Personal biases no doubt play some role in shaping how the incident 'seemed' when it was witnessed, thereby coloring the internal narrative that becomes the memory...)

The book linked above digests scientific research into both kinds of memories (eyewitness and flashbulb) as well as several other cognitive illusions to which our brains are subject.


:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 16, 2015, 09:09:48 AM
I think body cameras are needed for all cops.  This will not only catch if they are doing something wrong, but it can also show when they are doing things right.  Body cameras are expensive and they may not always get the view you need, but I think it is worth the investment.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 16, 2015, 06:08:29 PM
I think body cameras are needed for all cops.  This will not only catch if they are doing something wrong, but it can also show when they are doing things right.  Body cameras are expensive and they may not always get the view you need, but I think it is worth the investment.

Body cameras are still problematic. San Diego California just had a fatal shooting of a man, reported to have threatened a store clerk with a knife, by a police officer who failed to turn on his body camera. NO VIDEO of the shooting from a body cam, NO KNIFE found on the dead man or on the scene, just a scabbard.

The camera in this case was a waste of money, time and effort.

There is also nothing preventing an officer from NOT turning on his camera, beating the snot out of you to the point of death.

Four Fullerton California police officers were acquitted of murder by a jury even after the primary perpetrator was heard ON AUDIO RECORDER to have threatened the victim with great bodily harm while putting on his gloves and the four officers were ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO seen to beat and stomp and kick the victim while the victim was heard to plead for his life. The victim died in the hospital of his injuries with severe head trauma.

Albuquerque PD officers shot a retreating homeless man IN THE BACK six times at close range with an assault rifle and fired beanbag rounds at him after he was dead. ALL OF THE ACTION RECORDED on police body and helmet cameras. The officers were given paid administrative leave.

Technology isn't the remedy. The cure is to hold police accountable for criminal acts committed against people they encounter in the line of duty. Technology might help with evidence but when there is no conviction even when the evidence shows blatant criminality there is a serious problem in our society.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 17, 2015, 11:56:47 AM
I kinda see it as a problem with money first and foremost. State and federal govt is spending such a huge chunk of the tax pie on other shit and not nearly enough on police (and education too, but not the point of this post). So it means that police get paid jack shit. And when they don't get paid shit for such a pain in the ass dangerous job, then nobody wants to do it. And when nobody wants to do it, then they'll take just about anyone they can get to wear a uniform. They really don't have the luxury of being too picky and digging too deep into the backgrounds, personal ethics, and psychological state of the potential candidates. And too many of the cops they're employing are probably not intelligent enough to have such an important job. Not saying all cops are crayon-eating drooly-smiling retards, but I've definitely met my fair share of cops who I'd swear on a stack of bibles couldn't pass a high school GED test. And too many of them do NOT have the right temperament for the job. You don't make a person a kindergarten teacher when they are prone to fits of violent anger. You don't make a person a city bus driver or an airline pilot when they have multiple DUI's. And you don't let someone walk around with a gun that kills people deader than hell and the authority to use it at their discretion when they aren't smart enough to beat a 9th grader at a math test. The smarter you are, the smarter your decisions will likely be. Otherwise... might as well make these fucking 9th graders cops. Have you SEEN these fucking kids today? The LAST motherfuckers you want running around with guns and an implied sense of authority over everyone. But it's basically what we already have in some places.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 20, 2015, 04:39:53 AM
I agree with you Qwazy, but I think it is an improvement in many cases.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on May 31, 2015, 07:14:23 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/world/americas/ex-fifa-official-jack-warner-cites-onion-article-in-defense.html


ROFLMAO!!!!!
for those of you unaware, the onion news is not real news, just a satirical paper that makes shit up.... ROFL and this fifa noob referenced it in his defense ROFLMQOSMOMAOMAOMAO
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 01, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
You are the onion of Q2  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 03, 2015, 01:47:03 PM
I give this story a MASSIVE  :WTF:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/06/03/anger-over-caitlyn-jenner-being-chosen-over-lauren-hill-for-espy-courage-award/

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on June 03, 2015, 02:08:46 PM
I have this to add and transition from Sgt Dicklick's post...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/02/politics/mike-huckabee-transgender-caitlyn-jenner/

Huckabee: I wish I could've identified as female in high school gym

ROFLMDOM#@EO@#MO@#M

I understand huckabee's attempt at humor, but hes a dumbass... rofl!!!

We should just make bathrooms integrated already, it looks like the only path to satisfy everyone's concerns. It will be strange at first, but people will get used to it.

Dicklick's article is interesting, i just wonder if this new caitlyn personality will stay a woman for the rest of its life.

For me the whole trans gender transexual blah blah stuff is all a mind fuck. No human is just 1 identity, we all are multi. I am 2d when it comes to quake, but that doesnt mean 2d becomes dominant and takes over my whole life.

But i guess for some people, personality dominance shifts and you get this circus. crazy world.  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Barton on June 03, 2015, 02:13:49 PM
Speaking of Bruce Jenner, I heard this song and couldn't help but to laugh even though it's very crude.

NSFW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goiBeMI1lgE

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on June 03, 2015, 03:30:30 PM
rofl barton
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 03, 2015, 04:18:57 PM
While I think Bruce is one fucked up dude, he can do whatever he wants.
What I don't see is why he is front page news and people are throwing big money at him for interviews, articles, and mag covers.

The biggest  :WTF: is him winning awards for this shit.

PS - 2d used to be a man.  :ubershock:  Maybe not a man, but male gender.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 09, 2015, 06:17:45 PM
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/06/06/Las_Vegas_strip_club_recruits_recent_high_school_graduates.html

"Now auditioning the class of 2015" and "Pay your way through college."  This looks like a Win/Win for all involved  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 10, 2015, 12:22:45 AM

https://vimeo.com/128373915  <- rather interesting data-driven visualization of World War II deaths, as well as a comparison to other wars, past and present
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on June 13, 2015, 10:06:19 PM
creep linked me to this video,

best summarized as retarded clerk brings knife to gun fight

rofl?

the clerk is probably one of the biggest dum asses to ever live.

enjoy

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/stray-bullet-hits-security-guard-robbery-police-article-1.2256972?ref=Outbrain&ADLocation=footer&ADPosition=2
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 14, 2015, 04:43:46 AM
A black guy robs a store at gun point. A guy from ecuador picks up a machete as a weapon.

No part of that qualifies as "strange" or "interesting".
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on June 14, 2015, 08:09:50 AM
you dont see it as strange that the clerk decided to challenge a gunman with a knife, daring him to shoot, hiding behind a glass door like hes the one with the better fire power? ROFL

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on June 26, 2015, 05:10:00 AM
Now this one is interesting
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11672996/Russian-man-to-undergo-worlds-first-full-head-transplant.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 28, 2015, 10:16:46 AM
Not sure if this is the appropriate thread, but I found it somewhat fascinating how rapidly the tide of legislation swept in either direction:

(http://i.imgur.com/0jpgH3d.gif)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 04, 2015, 12:53:05 AM
A rather fascinating interview with Megan Phelps, granddaughter of Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church, including the events that helped break her out of her state of indoctrination, and her realization of ways Westboro are similar to ISIS (fundamentalist literal interpretation of scripture), etc.

https://soundcloud.com/samharrisorg/leaving-the-church-a-conversation-with-megan-phelps-roper



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 05, 2015, 07:41:15 PM
You can't fix stupid - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/05/man-dies-fireworks-head/29734471/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 09, 2015, 08:14:02 AM
http://gizmodo.com/oh-god-someone-ran-fear-and-loathing-through-googles-n-1716036990

 :headbang:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on July 09, 2015, 08:58:59 AM
 :yessign:

that's awesome
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on July 17, 2015, 05:47:33 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Alleged-quack-accused-of-giving-desperate-cancer-6390738.php


A 69-year-old El Cerrito man was accused of practicing medicine without a license after he changed a Southern California cancer patient’s prescriptions, giving her an array of powders and expired drugs and a “baggie of dirt,” authorities said.


A Baggie of DIRT

R O F L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Alpha on July 18, 2015, 10:16:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdw5Eykf1Rg
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 19, 2015, 06:56:28 AM
 :WTF: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 19, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
Shark Week continues  :evilgrin:

http://www.grindtv.com/surf/pro-surfer-mick-fanning-fends-off-attacking-shark-during-j-bay-open/#drASxoY3Apw2ox6x.97

I think the water would have looked like a crude oil spill if that were me out there.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 22, 2015, 10:35:50 AM

"Woman Lets God Drive Car, God Immediately Runs Down Guy On Motorcycle"

http://www.inquisitr.com/1365065/woman-lets-god-drive-car-anthony-oliveri/


:ugly_08:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on August 14, 2015, 06:46:19 AM
Some new video of the recent massive warehouse explosion in China:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e5_1439474009


:eyecrazy:


According to Reuters, that was shot from 1km away, and the guy taking the video got a "sunburn"

"Let's gooo!" indeed.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 14, 2015, 07:29:23 PM
I am surprised that you did not see or hear their windows being blown in from the force of the explosions.  I agree, it was time to get out.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 14, 2015, 08:28:21 PM
Ain't been reading or watching much news lately. What the hell was that anyway? Some kind of chemical factory accident? I remember years ago, there was a sugar plant here in the US that blew up in a pretty similar way. Because not many people are aware of it, but sugar can actually explode. Something I learned on a camping trip as a youngster when I got ahold of a bag of powdered sugar and started chucking handfuls of it in the campfire one night, hehe.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 27, 2015, 02:32:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGH9NGBNYk

People Swallowed By Massive Sinkhole, China
 :WTF: :eek:

I guess it is more than their economy that is dropping.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: beanz on August 28, 2015, 03:40:54 AM
That sinkhole - wow!   :WTF:   Supposed to be funny, right?  Ha!   :nana:  In this country, they'd be suing like crazy - even the people watching (trauma) as well as the staff.  We're big here, in England, on suing, and libel etc.  Want to sue somebody for slander / libel etc. here is the place to come   :eyecrazy:

bean$   :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 05, 2015, 12:25:05 PM
Bizarre:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/why-many-drivers-in-china-intentionally-kill-the-pedestrians-they-hit
Quote
It seems like a crazy urban legend: In China, drivers who have injured pedestrians will sometimes then try to kill them. And yet not only is it true, it’s fairly common; security cameras have regularly captured drivers driving back and forth on top of victims to make sure that they are dead. The Chinese language even has an adage for the phenomenon: “It is better to hit to kill than to hit and injure.”

:WTF:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 06, 2015, 04:18:00 PM
Agreed  :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 13, 2015, 06:27:04 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/world/refugee-mario-depicts-europe-migrant-crisisis-game-article-1.2358898

They forgot the part where Mario imposes Sharia law, forces Princess Peach into a burka, and blows up the castle...

 :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 15, 2015, 12:32:25 AM
Nice visual aid illustrating how the incremental nature of gradual speciation makes the question, "when did the first human appear" not answerable.

Quote
https://twitter.com/ChessPiano/status/643384897281871872

"My 7 year old wanted to know who was the first person. So I made this and she now gets it."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CO3DJUJW8AAdAS1.jpg)

It's fairly impossible to point definitively to the 'first human' in the chart, and that's already compressing something like 40,000 generations down to 30.

Imagine about 1300 more pictures between each picture on that chart, all just as gradual.



:beer:
 :monkeyicon:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 15, 2015, 03:14:02 AM
Ricky Gervais isn't a human at all. The chart is flawed.

David Bowie isn't human either. Pretty sure those pics in the middle are David Bowie.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 15, 2015, 03:55:33 PM
The chart is flawed.

Yes it is - Michael Jackson could have showed up in practically every position on the chart and he only lived 50 years.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: beanz on September 16, 2015, 10:32:03 AM
Well, MJ did say 'I'm not like other guys' in the Thriller vid.  He's wasn't kidding either :)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 20, 2015, 08:25:28 PM
Calling for a ban on....Sex Robots!

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34118482

 :smiley_aapv: :hyper: :smiley_aasj:

A girlfriend....with a Volume Control....

*FAINTS*
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 21, 2015, 09:45:06 AM
"Inventing" a clock in 20 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/v/kHk_6Vh4Qeo


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 21, 2015, 10:09:59 AM
Close shave!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c50_1442760532

:eyecrazy:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 21, 2015, 07:02:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/CCDIuZUfETc

:ubershock:

John Carmack's comment on this, via twitter:

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/646094338922037248

"It makes my rocket flight control work look like kindergarten scribbling."

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 28, 2015, 03:26:39 PM
George Zimmerman - the world would be a better place without idiots like him.

http://news.yahoo.com/professional-imbecile-george-zimmerman-retweets-163810394.html

I think he does this crap for the attention, kinda like someone around here  :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 12, 2015, 09:46:26 PM
Playboy magazine to stop publishing pictures of naked women (http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/13/playboy-magazine-to-stop-publishing-pictures-of-naked-women)

"The US issue of Playboy is no longer profitable, but exists as a marketing tool for the international editions and the Playboy licensing business, which is profitable. The magazine’s circulation has dropped from 5.6m in 1975 to about 800,000 now..."


:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 13, 2015, 02:25:15 AM
I find this a little hard to believe. Is it possible this story is just bullshit? Here lately, Playboy has finally gotten with the times and gotten off their high-horses about not showing semi-gratuitous pussy shots, at least with their "cybergirls", I dunno about their Playmates of the Month featured in the magazine, but maybe those too. I dunno, because... I DON'T FUCKING BUY THE MAGAZINE. And not because they traditionally don't show pussy shots, but because I DO NOT read it for the articles. Have you ever actually tried reading the articles? Who the fuck do they write that shit for? The common guy who might buy the magazine doesn't really give a shit about most of what they write about. It's shit written for well-to-do overpaid white guys and them only. That's the image they've been tailoring their shit to for 60 years, and they aren't interested in Playboy anymore. It's pretentious fucking garbage. And the guys who still maybe ARE buying Playboy, they don't give a shit about that pretentious rich-guy posturing bullshit, they just wanna see some hot babes butt naked. So if they wanna drive themselves completely out of business, they'll go ahead and do away with the one thing that keeps their magazine still selling which is the 3 to 5% nudie picture content per magazine. ::)

Fact of the matter is... people don't buy paper magazines anymore. That's why Playboy has so many fucking "cybergirls" to begin with. If they wanna sell more, they're gonna have to offer what guys wanna buy. And the porn loving male consumer these days wants MORE nudity, MORE shit to beat their meat to, not LESS. They don't give a damn about reading some yuppie-hipster review of a $9000 stereo system, or an interview about what some jerkoff like Eric Bogosian thinks about current politics.

Fuck Hugh Hefner's empire. He's had it too good for too long. At first he was doing good things to make America less of a sexually and morally repressed society. But times have changed, and his magazine has still kinda remained the same shit that it was 30 years ago. I wanna see these Playmate whores with a dick up their asses like porn stars. Let's be honest, they're fucking whores. Posing for Playboy doesn't make you some classy elite celebrity, it just means you get paid a little more than the ones who do it in Hustler and Swank, and Hefner has better Hollywood connections than Larry Flynt to advance your career. A whore is a whore is a whore.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on October 13, 2015, 08:37:37 PM
Growing up, we'd steal dad's older issues and hide in the basement reading the articles. :)

A corprorate exec, he had a membership and would get a free issue at the club after a dinner there. I know he did Chicago and New York a couple of times. After I turned 18 we did Lake Geneva a couple of times.

I worked in Burlington Wisconsin for a few years and the factory was full of women. I was 21-24 and most-eligible bachelor. Several moms were always lobbying me to date their daughters. Knowing their mothers first, I had a view of their futures and that vision didn't appeal. The cutest girl in the place was the gal who cleaned the lunch/break area three times a day. Ida was her name. Rumor was she had a 6 foot, 230 pound boyfriend but she seemed pretty shy around me. I never did try to date her, even in 1978 when it was still ok to fish in the company pond.

I got married in 1979 and as a treat my dad took us all to the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva as a last hurrah before they closed it and sold it off. He wanted my new bride to experience it too since she had no clue. Sure enough, who do you suppose is our bunny waitress but Ida, saying hi to me by name. (Mom's eyes grew big at that one.)

Shit! She was damned perfect in that bunny uniform. Table wiper and mop pusher in a lunch room by day, Playboy bunny by night. I'll always regret not dating her back then. But then, who knows how that might have gone.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 21, 2015, 09:54:36 AM
Haah, today's the day they went forward in time:

https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/656843568380706816/photo/1

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CR2TvgCUYAAx6DA.jpg)


:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on October 21, 2015, 12:26:05 PM
and yet my inflatable self fitting jacket and hoverboard are nowhere to be found
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 21, 2015, 12:42:27 PM
Imagine if you could go back to 1985 and tell everyone about the shit that's gone on in politics.

---------------------------------

Dear people from 1985, this is gonna blow your fucking mind, but hear me out:

Very soon, President Reagan will sell weapons to Iranians even though everyone considers them terrorists.

Also, in a very much related "thing", one of President Reagans favorite generals will facilitate South American drug lords in order to fund rebels in Nicaragua.

Also, in YET ANOTHER very much related thing, Reagan will declare a "War on Drugs" to combat how cocaine is flooding into the US on an insane scale... even though he's kinda in a roundabout way the whole reason WHY there's so much of it.

People will know all of this, and still won't try to impeach him.

After his VP gets elected and fucks everyone with tax increases and a half assed attempt at fighting the dictator of Iraq, people will finally be sick of Republicans and vote for a Democrat. Under this democrat, everyone will have jobs and make lots of money, but he'll get his dick sucked by an intern and everyone will fly into a rage demanding his immediate impeachment. Because dick sucking is way worse than backing coke kings and selling weapons to Iran... apparently.

The next president will be the son of the previous Republican president.  Under him, middle eastern terrorists will hijack commercial airliners and crash them into buildings in New York and Washington DC. And then he'll get elected for a SECOND TERM, during which the jobless rate will climb to numbers not seen since the Great Depression in the early 30's.

And I know this is starting to sound like a weird soap opera story, but the previous Democrat presidents fucking WIFE will become the Sec of State. During her time in office, terrorists will organize an attack on the American Embassy in Libya, and she'll blame it on a poorly made poorly dubbed pointless youtube video.

Psst, the President she serves under will be black.

Enjoy the future, assholes!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 21, 2015, 01:57:09 PM
Also, in YET ANOTHER very much related thing, Reagan will declare a "War on Drugs" to combat how cocaine is flooding into the US on an insane scale... even though he's kinda in a roundabout way the whole reason WHY there's so much of it.

reminded me of this classic, from 1988

https://www.youtube.com/v/b1tC9Xu1yKo


:beer:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 21, 2015, 04:41:59 PM
"Nancy and I are... hooked on heroin."  :lolsign: I gotta make that my ringtone somehow. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on October 22, 2015, 08:41:28 AM
"Nancy and I are... hooked on heroin."  :lolsign: I gotta make that my ringtone somehow. :D

It can be done.

Use a freeware program like audacity to capture the audio and export to .wav

I used to have to use a cable from my headphone jack to my line in, but figured out now you can just select "windows WASAPI" as your input and it will snag the audio from there. Works pretty good for capturing a sound clip from a youtube vid.

Ive seen tutorials out there for converting to a couple different formats for ringtones
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 25, 2015, 07:25:48 AM
Ex-cop gets year in jail for asking to lick woman's feet

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/10/23/Ex_cop_gets_year_in_jail_for_asking_to_lick_woman_s_feet.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 29, 2015, 04:39:26 PM
Mother, daughter killed while fighting in New Mexico roadway - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/10/29/Mother_daughter_killed_while_fighting_in_New_Mexico_roadway.html
  :raincloud: and  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 31, 2015, 05:30:09 AM
Driver ejected during wreck, drivers body ends up on a road sign 20 feet above the roadway.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/31/driver-in-accident-ejected-from-car-lands-on-los-angeles-freeway-exit-sign/?intcmp=hplnws
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 15, 2015, 05:35:53 PM
Deer crashes through car's windshield, lands in backseat
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/11/13/Deer_crashes_through_car_s_windshield_lands_in_backseat.html

I remember this happening in GA near where my dad's family is from.  The results were worse, in that wreck the deer took the driver into the backseat with them and the car crashed and the person and the deer were dead at the scene  :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: [BTF] Reflex on November 16, 2015, 11:39:33 AM
"Nancy and I are... hooked on heroin."  :lolsign: I gotta make that my ringtone somehow. :D

It can be done.

Use a freeware program like audacity to capture the audio and export to .wav

I used to have to use a cable from my headphone jack to my line in, but figured out now you can just select "windows WASAPI" as your input and it will snag the audio from there. Works pretty good for capturing a sound clip from a youtube vid.

Ive seen tutorials out there for converting to a couple different formats for ringtones


Little late,  but I use YTD, youtube downloader.  Saves the video right off of youtube,  then same program lets you convert to a ton of formats.. video or audio only.   I use an old version of Goldenwave to clip the sounds.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 17, 2015, 05:42:40 PM
Black soldiers' museum proposed at Georgia's Stone Mountain

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/11/17/Black_soldiers_museum_proposed_at_Georgia_s_Stone_Mountain.html

I don't have any issues with a Black soldiers' museum, but I don't think this is the best place for it.  I think some people want it at Stone Mountain because the dome's north face boasts a massive stone carving of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 17, 2015, 11:08:09 PM
Not only that, but it was also the home of the 2nd incarnation of the KKK back in the 1930's or sometime around then. Back in those days, they'd hold their retarded cross lighting rituals on the top of the mountain. Not many people are still alive to remember it first-hand, but I had family on my moms side who were native to the Stone Mountain area and they always said you could see the crosses burning at night from as far away as Duluth, which is probably 40 miles or something.

Personally, I have no problem at all with them wanting to put up a museum dedicated to black civil war soldiers, as long as it focuses on black CONFEDERATE soldiers specifically. There's literally NOTHING commemorating them or recognizing them anywhere that I know of, which is fucking horrible. Too many people think of the black Confederate soldiers as slaves who were only brought along to basically be human work horses. And many people don't wanna understand what the times were actually like back then, but most of these black men actually cared a great deal about their owners and were held in high regard by their masters for agreeing to go along with them into battle, especially when shit got really tough after Gettysburg. Many of them proudly gave their lives defending the South, and too many misinformed people consider them to be unwilling participants in the fight. They were soldiers in every sense of the word. They deserve to be recognized and revered as such, rather than being pitied as helpless victims.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 20, 2015, 04:27:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=44vzMNG2fZc&app=desktop

Lord I hope that link works...

That, folks, is
With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations - Extended Cinematic 1080p

Watch,cringe,spread it around....
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 20, 2015, 11:21:31 AM
Anybody still think the second amendment should be erased?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 24, 2015, 05:47:35 PM
Blue Origin pulls off the return to launch pad landing  :notworthy: :yessign:

News Story with video

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/11/24/blue_origin_lands_sp.html

Just video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pillaOxGCo

SpaceX has been trying to do this also with some success, but also some dramatic failures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwwS4YOTbbw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JergEf21HF0


If the safe return of the first stage could be done consistently, it would save huge amounts of money.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 24, 2015, 07:31:31 PM
I don't wanna go to space. I like it here with the Muslims.

I imagine 1 ticket for a dumb little joyride like that would be probably be close to $100,000. And I'm probably low-balling it with that guess, it'd probably be WAY more. Being able to tell my friends I went to outer space and experienced it's weightlessness is NOT worth the price. "You went to space!?! GASP! Pull your dick out, I HAVE to suck that thing RIGHT NOW." ...is probably what WON'T happen.

I kinda thought we'd have some kinda structure built on the surface of the moon by now. A permanent base where astronauts could go and do extensive research. We went to the moon almost FIFTY YEARS AGO. And since 1972, nobody's been back! And yet they're talking about finding ways to send people to Mars. I don't get it. Who the hell even knows what's really on the moon. There could be all kinds of goodies buried a half mile down that they could mine out and bring back to earth. Maybe elements we haven't even seen before.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 26, 2015, 06:39:25 AM
Women prefer the Blue Origin rocket 10-1 over the SpaceX rocket.
Blue Origin - https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+origin+rocket+picture&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS563US564&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=775&tbm=isch&imgil=dJBSf684m-kTPM%253A%253BcSk78ijNZ_AE5M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.seattletimes.com%25252Fbusiness%25252Fboeing-aerospace%25252Fblue-origin-sends-test-rocket-58-miles-up-but-vertical-landing-fails%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=dJBSf684m-kTPM%253A%252CcSk78ijNZ_AE5M%252C_&usg=__kfCAEGhUZEJOuclKyXryoq3W3NY%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjzwuXUp67JAhWJWSYKHarJCcEQyjcIMA&ei=kBhXVvO6OImzmQGqk6eIDA#imgrc=dJBSf684m-kTPM%3A&usg=__kfCAEGhUZEJOuclKyXryoq3W3NY%3D

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 26, 2015, 07:10:49 AM
Dick rockets. It's the wave of the future. Everybody's doing it!

(http://focalor.tastyspleen.net/zip/pak/v10pak/models/rockets_model.png)

(http://focalor.tastyspleen.net/zip/pak/v10pak/models/rocket_launcher_projectile_model.png)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 26, 2015, 05:10:36 PM
2Dum want that pak or he want that to pak him or something like that.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on November 27, 2015, 09:29:19 AM

http://myfox8.com/2015/11/25/man-plants-hilarious-fake-black-friday-sale-signs-at-target/

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 01, 2015, 06:22:33 PM
SpaceX wants to land next booster at Cape Canaveral - http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/spacex/2015/12/01/spacex-wants-land-next-booster-cape-canaveral/76576142/

I will be about 4-5 miles away from its landing spot so I will be watching that sucker very closely.   It will be great if they can pull it off, but with any thing that is new, their can be unexpected results.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on December 02, 2015, 09:09:04 AM
SpaceX wants to land next booster at Cape Canaveral - http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/spacex/2015/12/01/spacex-wants-land-next-booster-cape-canaveral/76576142/

I will be about 4-5 miles away from its landing spot so I will be watching that sucker very closely.   It will be great if they can pull it off, but with any thing that is new, their can be unexpected results.

They've proved they can find the target, now all they have to do is keep it upright. :)

I don't know how much money reusable boosters are going to save them. Considering the amount of inspection that's going to be needed to prepare the used boosters and engines for another flight, they could have concentrated on making less expensive boosters to begin with. Compare the cost of servicing a reusable shuttle and strapping it back on to a fuel tank and SRBs.

All the private companies have yet to re-launch a used booster. They'll have to prove they can launch, recover, re-launch over many cycles without a great big kaboom before they'll ever get people on board. It will be as exciting as the Redstone days.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 02, 2015, 03:17:11 PM
Inspections, we don't need no stinking inspections.  We are talking SpaceX, they do everything on the cheap  :oops: :busted:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 02, 2015, 03:18:26 PM
Deer flips over police cruiser - http://www.fox46charlotte.com/home/trending-news/55165666-story

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 02, 2015, 03:21:25 PM
4000, yea that's right.   Please refer to me as Sgt. Brobdingnagian Dick  :badgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 03, 2015, 05:08:51 AM
Deer flips over police cruiser

Well that god damn deer shouldn't have been driving that fast.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 03, 2015, 11:09:46 AM
Whole song played on 4th fret.

https://www.youtube.com/v/EjHDp_bDjeU

(Tuning low to high is D-G-A#-D-A-D)



:dohdohdoh: :beer:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 08, 2015, 01:47:01 PM
Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/08/burglary-suspect-hides-in-florida-lake-where-gator-eats-him/?intcmp=hpbt4

 :sorry: :busted: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 08, 2015, 01:57:08 PM
Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/08/burglary-suspect-hides-in-florida-lake-where-gator-eats-him/?intcmp=hpbt4

 :sorry: :busted: :lolsign:

https://www.youtube.com/v/yitbjC6dCns
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 13, 2015, 09:47:58 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/world/transgender-woman-leaves-wife-7-kids-live-girl-article-1.2463795

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 14, 2015, 06:28:12 AM
 :WTF:

“I can’t deny I was married,” she said in an interview with Daily Xtra. “I can’t deny I have children, but I don’t want to be an adult right now.”

 :sorry: you are a adult, be a man and take care of your responsibilities.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 14, 2015, 09:34:31 PM
:WTF:

“I can’t deny I was married,” she said in an interview with Daily Xtra. “I can’t deny I have children, but I don’t want to be an adult right now.”

 :sorry: you are a adult, be a man and take care of your responsibilities.

Naw, it ain't his fault. That poor poor man. What the hell did his womern do to drive him so batshit crazy that he'd put on a flowery dress and drag a dolly-doll around with him everywhere? For each and every man locked in a state loony bin, there's at least one womern to blame for it. Bitch should feel ashamed of her damn self.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on December 14, 2015, 11:54:00 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/news/world/transgender-woman-leaves-wife-7-kids-live-girl-article-1.2463795

It would seem his adoptive "parents" aren't really taking his claims to be a "six-year-old girl" particularly literally:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWIN2XCU8AAoWz1.jpg)


:?:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 15, 2015, 04:19:43 PM
I bet he is Daddy's little girl   :hump: :smiley_abqr:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 15, 2015, 06:23:01 PM
Haha! Yeah, figures. The media is either totally clueless about the whole fetish/BDSM thing, or more likely, they spin this up as a clickbait story with factual tidbits like "collaring" conveniently omitted. ::)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 19, 2015, 04:22:20 PM
Vlad Putin is immortal - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3361468/Evidence-suggests-Vladimir-Putin-immortal-thanks-Russians-discovering-secret-time-travel.html

I did not know he played Q2 also  :rockon:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 20, 2015, 06:09:48 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3367740/ISIS-using-secret-messages-hidden-pictures-kittens-bombs-groom-recruit-youngsters.html

Kittens with bombs.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 25, 2015, 06:24:01 AM
For Christmas, I give you the surfing Santas - http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2015/12/24/thousands-descend-on-cocoa-beach-florida-for-surfing-santas-event-christmas-eve/77843772/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 25, 2015, 11:22:29 AM
Yeah, it's fucking beach weather this xmas. High today in the Atlanta area is supposed to hit 75, the new record for the warmest Xmas EVER in Atlanta, or at least since whenever they started tracking weather temps, which may be something like 200 years. Pretty nuts. It's Christmas and it feels like mid-spring outside.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 25, 2015, 06:18:36 PM
The high temp here today was 85  :WTF:

The surfing Santas do this every year on Christmas day, no matter what the temp is  :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 26, 2015, 03:47:19 AM
85!?! Good lord, hahaha! Yeah man, come about 4 or 5pm, it was fucking ROASTING in my house. I was sitting here putting together my new toys Santa brought me with sweat dripping off me. Couldn't bring myself to turn the AC on because I figured by the time it ran long enough to cool it back down to a livable temp in here, it would probably start raining again and cool back down anyway. And sure enough, it did. I swear to god man, this is the weirdest damned Christmas ever. It's been abso-fucking-lutely POURING rain all week long, the pond out back overflowed constantly all week, it been flooding in several parts of the state, and yesterday it finally stopped raining during the day long enough for the temp to hit 75, and of course now... more rain. I went walking through the grass in my front yard yesterday to let the dog out and every step I took felt like walking on a damp sponge.

But on the bright side, I'd rather have warmer weather with lots of rain in the wintertime than colder weather with that much precipitation. No doubt it would equate to ICE. Last thing I need is more ice accumulating on the old oaks out back. I still haven't finished cutting up and burning the one huge oak that fell over into the yard from where it froze over LAST winter.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 26, 2015, 05:35:34 AM
I built a nice fire pit in the back a couple of weeks ago, similiar to this one - https://www.google.com/search?q=fire+pit+pictures&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS563US564&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=775&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwip-YWp0fnJAhXI5SYKHfLxCp8Q7AkIXQ#imgrc=oSCbcToLTxVOTM%3A . 

I really don't want to fire it up unless the temps are at least in the 50's or low 60's.  The forecast says that we will have 50's after the first of the year.

It seemed like winter came late and lasted longer last year, it may be the same this time.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 26, 2015, 05:39:03 AM
400 pound bearded woman  :WTF:       I think I would have found someone else to bum a smoke from.   
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/12/25/Police_say_they_have_arrested_bearded_woman_in_stabbing.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 26, 2015, 10:23:18 AM
Cigarettes will kill you. Sometimes in ways you never thought possible. :D

I've made a solemn vow to give the damn things up. I've got a few handfuls of Natural American Spirit rolling tobacco left in the big tin can of it I always get. Once that's gone, I've got 3 coupons from Natural American Spirit for about 2 or 3 bucks off single pre-rolled packs. Gonna spend those off, and when those 3 packs are smoked up, I'M DONE. Smoking just ain't much fun anymore. I'm gonna be 36 next year, and if I keep going like I'm going, I got a feeling I might not make it past 40. I remember my great-grandfather who suffered from emphysema for years before he finally croaked. Didn't look like too much fun. And I ain't been to a doctor in years, but I suspect I'm starting to show symptoms of it. At night time, you can hear my lungs making popping and cracking sounds when I breathe, drives my old lady crazy. Pretty sure that ain't supposed to sound like that. Turns out, I ain't as bulletproof as I always thought I was. Getting old sucks.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 26, 2015, 06:43:10 PM
I not going to preach to you, I will just wish you luck once you try.

My Father continued to smoke, even after having half of one lung removed.  A common cold would put him in the hospital.
My Father quit about the time my wife was expecting our first child.  I tend to think wanting to be around for the grand kids was the motivation he needed to get it done.  He waited to late to stop though  :raincloud:  He was in the hospital for what would be a common chest cold for us, and while they were giving him one of his breathing treatments, he said he needed a break.  They left the room for about 10 minutes and when they came back, he was dead. , He had died from a stroke, the stroke most likely happened because of the extra stress on his system from being congested and not having full lung capacity.
My Father lived to see his first grandchild, but died 2 weeks later.  :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 28, 2015, 06:21:08 PM
Woman ate sushi, sweets while riding Wal-Mart cart - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/12/28/Deputies_Woman_ate_sushi_sweets_while_riding_Wal_Mart_cart.html

 :lolsign: this is nothing new, I see half eaten things all over Walmart.  I guess she was just more blatant about it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 31, 2015, 07:36:19 AM
If your going to break the law, you probably should not post a video of it on facebook.  :dohdohdoh:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/12/30/Sheriff_Drinking_and_driving_Facebook_video_leads_to_arrest.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 01, 2016, 06:01:15 AM
Fight breaks out at New Jersey anti-violence demonstration  :lolsign:
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2015/12/31/Fight_breaks_out_at_New_Jersey_anti_violence_demonstration.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 02, 2016, 05:47:58 PM
I told my family this would happen at Christmas, and today it did.

Today i had a drone flying around my property, it just few past and a few minutes later I saw it pass by again.

I guess it is not a real problem unless I see that sucker hovering around my house, so it is not a problem yet.

I wonder what the consequences would be if I hit that thing with some birdshot  :lolsign:

Any thoughts about having someone flying a drone around your house  :?:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 03, 2016, 04:34:02 PM
Any thoughts about having someone flying a drone around your house  :?:

BOOM! They USED to have a drone.

I don't tolerate trespassers. I haven't seen any around here, and I haven't sought legal advice from a lawyer about it, so who knows if shooting one down would make me liable for damages, so I wouldn't recommend anyone else taking this route. But as for me, I don't give a good god damn if it's legal or not. You trespass on my property, it's bad for your health. Your SHIT trespasses on my property, your shit becomes MINE.

These fucking shitheads with these drones have made such a nuisance of themselves flying the things in restricted areas around Washington DC and various airports that I seem to recall them mentioning on the news the other day that all drones were supposed to be somehow registered with the government before the middle of 2016. So now people that just wanna fly them for a fun hobby now have to pay a damn registration fee, which would've been completely needless had a few of the ASSHOLES been able to keep their shit out of restricted areas. ::)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 03, 2016, 06:24:41 PM
http://www.pompeiana.org/Resources/Ancient/Graffiti%20from%20Pompeii.htm

"The one that buggers a fire burns his penis."

 :rockon:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on January 03, 2016, 09:35:36 PM

Any thoughts about having someone flying a drone around your house  :?:

They should make a legislation that will define your jurisdiction over your property that will include airspace above it and on to how high is it
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 04, 2016, 06:24:29 PM
http://inspirobot.me/

Happy mindless amusement!

(And we certainly need that)

 :headbang:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 05, 2016, 12:13:50 AM
http://inspirobot.me/

Haha,

(http://generated.inspirobot.me/026/aXm730xjU.jpg)


:dohdohdoh:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 07, 2016, 03:29:36 PM
I was fucking with it yesterday, wish I would've saved the extremely weird one in particular that I got. I can't remember presicely what it said, but it ended with a two word sentence: "Cook pregnancy."  :D :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 12, 2016, 02:48:14 PM
Wanted man unhappy with mugshot, offers selfie - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/01/12/Police_Wanted_man_unhappy_with_mugshot_offers_selfie.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 21, 2016, 06:24:18 PM
California nudists told to cover up if they want to use gym
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/01/21/California_nudists_told_to_cover_up_if_they_want_to_use_gym.html

This story made me think of this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f38UzE7_d3Y
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 04, 2016, 05:45:48 AM
Prank call leads to fast-food employees smashing windows - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/02/03/Prank_call_leads_to_fast_food_employees_smashing_windows.html

 :dohdohdoh: :dohdohdoh:  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 11, 2016, 08:50:00 PM
"Iranian Musicians Jailed, Facing Possible Execution For Playing Metal"

http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/iranian-musicians-jailed-facing-possible-execution-for-playing-metal

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 12, 2016, 12:47:39 PM
They SHOULD be jailed for adding shitty Slipknot-esque record scratching to their music. :yuck: They aren't the only metal band to come out of Iran. If they're catching shit from the government, they should ask themselves why they're getting attention that others aren't. Or maybe that was the whole idea. ;)

Hypomanic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkx1wE4p4Q8

Arsames - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbpRqTEIVn4

I kinda wonder why death metal hasn't become as widespread amongst the arab world until now. The scales commonly featured in the music they've made in that area of the world fits well into the death metal sound. Oh, I guess there's the whole Islamic thing where they hate anything that resembles western culture or even western counter-culture in this case.

Also, not Iranian, but pretty sure these guys hail from United Arab Emirates, probably the most westernized part of the region. And they kick the living shit out of most bands from the States.

Nervecell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofgyxoh6eY0
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 18, 2016, 11:27:19 PM

Johannesburg “Whiteness burning” — Students are throwing “colonial” art on the pyre (http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21693278-students-are-throwing-colonial-art-pyre-whiteness-burning?fsrc=scn/fb/te/pe/ed/whitenessburninglik)

(http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/print-edition/20160220_MAP004_0.jpg)

Quote
They stormed through the campus grabbing artworks and burning them. Most of the paintings they heaped on a bonfire were portraits of white historical figures. They were, declared one protester, “symbols of the coloniser”.

Some of the art-burners might usefully have spent more time in the library studying South African history. Among the works they turned to ashes was a 1993 oil painting by a black anti-apartheid artist, Keresemose Richard Baholo. It was called “Extinguished Torch of Academic Freedom”, one of a series of paintings depicting protests at the university.



:Duhard:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 26, 2016, 06:04:57 PM
Caitlyn Jenner partners with MAC on lipstick - http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/02/26/Caitlyn_Jenner_partners_with_MAC_on_lipstick.html

"The rosy nude shade, Finally Free, will retail for $17."

"I wanted a name that I use, and which represents the community," Jenner said. "This is who I am: Finally Free."

 :ohlord: :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 07, 2016, 09:52:41 AM

https://twitter.com/beyonka_fierce/status/702988179624890368

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/678655054883237890/lRxVsMCh.jpg) Beyonka (https://twitter.com/beyonka_fierce/status/702988179624890368): "When being a Twitter civil rights leader backfires"


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBhLpmJXIAEQ4ov.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBhLpmRW4AAQRxg.jpg)



:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 07, 2016, 03:31:24 PM
Oh. Would you look at that. An Atlanta Falcons sockhat. Yyyyyyyyyeah. :frustration:

I seem to recall hearing this story, or a similar story about this "YOU people", on the local news. I guess he's a local kid. It's probably old news, unless this carjacking thing is one of his newest capers. Funny how he obviously wanted to make a particular impression on people (Oooo, I'm a scary scary nigga!) posting pics like that, and now the impression that most folks have of him is that he's just an enormous dumbass to ridicule and laugh at. Not to mention that getting a heart transplant when you need one is like winning the fucking lottery. Someone else in relatively healthy shape has to die basically INSIDE the hospital where they can remove the organ before tissue damage occurs and maintain it properly. That shit almost NEVER happens. Beating odds that astronomical would be enough to make most people reconsider their life choices. But... not this guy. You go, girl.

And in both pics, he's making this face:
:Duhard:

Uh... You know... It's just kinda ironic, right? Don't have any hipsters nearby to ask if this qualifies as ironic.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 23, 2016, 02:58:45 PM
This should be under "Strange and Sick" but we did not have one with that title.

This just shows that you never know what you will find on youtube.

This came up when I was looking for RV repair videos  :WTF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddyJPBnQWbc
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 24, 2016, 09:56:54 AM
Hooooooooly shit. No warning on what I was about to get eye-raped with there? Thanks for that, man. You're a pal. :D

There's only a few kinds of people that own RV's anymore.
1. Drunk rednecks who get infield passes to Nascar races.
2. People old enough to collect social security who go on really mediocre vacations.
3. Sexual deviants and pedophiles who prefer to exorcise their demons somewhere other than their house. (The "Don't shit where you eat" adage)
4. People running mobile meth labs. (Also the "Don't shit where you eat" adage)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 24, 2016, 10:09:20 AM
"Microsoft Creates AI Bot – Internet Immediately Turns it Racist"

http://www.socialhax.com/2016/03/24/microsoft-creates-ai-bot-internet-immediately-turns-racist/

Ahh, the Internets.

:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on March 24, 2016, 11:45:52 AM
I wonder how long it took them to get it to say penis.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 25, 2016, 08:02:35 PM
This guy again!

"Wis. Man, Named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, Accused Of Assaulting Cop & Deputy"

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/02/03/wis-man-named-beezow-doo-doo-zopittybop-bop-bop-accused-of-assaulting-cop-deputy/


:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 30, 2016, 08:13:11 PM
https://twitter.com/PizzaPartyBen/status/715320116712312833

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce1T0mTUsAE9Tke.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce1T0psUkAEUM3W.jpg)


Was picturing someone trying to explain this to our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

It's as if he's broken through into a whole new tier of recreational first world problems.


:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 30, 2016, 09:37:26 PM
Remember David Carradine? What do you even say to the widow of a person like that?

Thankfully his buddy was there to snap a pic of his potentially lifeless and definitely pantsless corpse before dialing 911, and for that, we thank you.

Also,... if he has a girlfriend... he USED TO have a girlfriend. No chick wants to take this dude home to meet her dad and have pops say, "You look familiar. Where have I seen you before?"
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 07, 2016, 01:43:32 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/virtual-reality-sex-suit-lets-7698685

 :smiley_aapv: :smiley_abjz: :smiley_abin: :smiley_aasj: :smiley_abtj:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 07, 2016, 01:57:57 PM
We should've dropped a lot more than TWO bombs on those sick jap fucks.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 07, 2016, 06:28:49 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/7051516/Meet-the-transgender-banker-whos-chopped-off-her-ears-and-had-horns-implanted-to-become-a-DRAGON.html


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 09, 2016, 06:13:03 AM
I hope he is independently wealthy, because who is going to hire THAT  :yuck:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 09, 2016, 06:26:29 AM
Only in LA can you run from the police and have your car chase broadcast live for everyone and even stop and take selfies with fans at the end.
http://www.vibe.com/2016/04/los-angeles-car-chase/

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 09, 2016, 08:53:31 PM
Minnesota Burger King workers smash windows after prank call
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/04/09/Minnesota_Burger_King_workers_smash_windows_after_prank_call.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 22, 2016, 06:09:40 PM
news/340616-pot-kosher-passover-rabbi

 :headbang:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 23, 2016, 12:28:25 PM
news/340616-pot-kosher-passover-rabbi

That's not a link, my good man. :P

https://www.rt.com/news/340616-pot-kosher-passover-rabbi/

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 25, 2016, 12:06:16 PM
news/340616-pot-kosher-passover-rabbi

That's not a link, my good man. :P

https://www.rt.com/news/340616-pot-kosher-passover-rabbi/

Sorry,my hard drive is nearly dead and all internetting is done on a smartphone. I am claiming my fioncee's laptop that she has pointedlt ignored since I got it for her in 2012,and i can only hope my data allowance is enough to update it...
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 26, 2016, 09:25:52 PM
"Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder."

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7528

https://www.youtube.com/v/BY1H1rZL53I


:ugly_08:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 27, 2016, 12:11:22 AM
Boom-baba-boom-baba-boom!

There ain't enough liquor in the whole world to drink that THING pretty. A safe space becomes a danger zone... LOOK OUT. SHE'S GONNA STAMPEDE!!!

http://focalor.tastyspleen.net/mp3/hugebitch.wav
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 28, 2016, 03:26:46 PM
Maybe the Failclowns will draft her for the O-Line  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 29, 2016, 02:34:30 AM
She'll do a Lambeau leap into the crowd and start stealing peoples hotdogs.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 06, 2016, 06:05:36 PM
http://www.timesofisrael.com/man-seeks-restraining-order-against-god/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 12, 2016, 06:30:03 AM
http://www.cracked.com/blog/isis-wants-us-to-invade-7-facts-revealed-by-their-magazine/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 15, 2016, 03:53:52 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/10860676/The-woman-who-lived-in-sin-with-a-dolphin.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 16, 2016, 11:02:58 AM
She's a fish fucker. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 17, 2016, 12:11:25 AM
This rather odd individual nosed around my wife's car for a few minutes in the parking lot at work, then dumped a soda on it.

Captured on dashcam:

http://cila-search.net/vid/the_soda_jerk/the_soda_jerk.mp4


:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 17, 2016, 12:52:44 AM
It's never a white guy, is it?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: 2d on May 17, 2016, 01:35:54 AM
Looks like ex's bastard son.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: R. Hayabusa on May 17, 2016, 02:52:37 AM
This rather odd individual nosed around my wife's car for a few minutes in the parking lot at work, then dumped a soda on it.

Captured on dashcam:

http://cila-search.net/vid/the_soda_jerk/the_soda_jerk.mp4


:dohdohdoh:

If that is really your car, he was probably attracted the the spotless exterior and the highest quality HD spy camera that i have ever seen in my life in the window.  (he was jealous as fuck).
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 17, 2016, 09:19:46 AM
If that is really your car, he was probably attracted the the spotless exterior

Hmm. It's a V8, maybe it was anti-global-warming activism. :P


So, a new development: my wife had alerted the security guard early this morning, and the kid came back today and was hovering around the car again!

Reportedly, the guard confronted him, and the kid apologized. (I wonder if any of that will have been caught on camera.)


:dohdohdoh:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on May 17, 2016, 11:17:37 AM
I thought it was annoying that parking cops keep putting chalk lines on my truck tire to be sure I move it overnight in the lot where I meet to carpool.

I might just flip out if someone intentionally, and for no apparent reason, poured a soda on my paintjob.

 :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 23, 2016, 03:53:33 PM
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/05/the_thriving_russian_black_market_in_dissertations_and_the_crusaders_fighting.html

Quote
Some of the intellectual theft Dissernet has identified is comic in its brazenness and absurdity. Duma member Igor Igoshin allegedly earned his economics degree by turning someone else’s paper on the Russian chocolate industry into a thesis on meat; the dissertation replaced every mention of “chocolate” with “beef,” “dark chocolate” with “home-grown beef,” and “white chocolate” with “imported beef.” All numbers, charts, and analysis were preserved in their original form.


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 23, 2016, 04:22:46 PM
I'm not surprised. When the grade becomes the goal, the method to get the grade becomes secondary.

By now, the financial stakes are so high that students cannot afford to fail or they lose all ability to pay back their student loans. I expect the same thing is going on in America. I seem to recall something about a US Senator or someone in national office plagiarizing his dissertation... can't recall who now.

I wonder what would happen if they turned IBM's Watson AI loose on every published dissertation or scientific paper.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 23, 2016, 06:20:22 PM
More hysterical and NSFW Japanese Virtual Reality stuff!

http://vrporn.com/waifu-sex-simulator-vr-1-4/

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 29, 2016, 06:32:46 AM
military railgun 'bullets' could travel at Mach 6 - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/first-look-at-navys-experimental-railgun-that-can-fire-at-4500-miles-hour.html?intcmp=hplnws

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 29, 2016, 04:01:10 PM
military railgun 'bullets' could travel at Mach 6 - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/first-look-at-navys-experimental-railgun-that-can-fire-at-4500-miles-hour.html?intcmp=hplnws

First look? Not hardly. This weapon has been in development for 20 years. It might be the first time for Fox News but they can hardly be counted on to be current with technology. This is the first deployment of the weapon for testing at sea, so perhaps this can be a "first look" at what a production weapon might look like. They even used footage that is over 4 years old. This was a very poorly done report.

CBS reported on this TWO YEARS AGO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygHN-vplJZg

Advantages of rail guns:

1. No gun powder.
No need for storage of giant bags of gun powder and no need for stacks of crewmen to load and fire the weapon.

2. Extreme muzzle velocity.
Artillery is limited in range by how fast it can push a projectile out of the barrel. Conventional guns accelerate the projectile with expanding gas from the detonation of gun powder. As the gas expands the force behind the projectile in the barrel is constantly decreasing, limiting the muzzle velocity. Increasing the amount of gun powder to increase muzzle velocity requires increasing the wall thickness of the barrel to withstand the increased pressures. This increases the weight and size of the gun. Range is limited by the muzzle velocity and terminal velocity of the projectile, larger projectiles are required to deliver greater kinetic energy and are enhanced by explosive charges in the projectile. (Think about Missouri's 16-inch guns and 2300 pound projectiles.)
Rail guns accelerate the projectile with nearly constant force for the entire length of the barrel. Taking the Navy at their word at 2000 m/s muzzle velocity (Mach 6) and estimating the length of the barrel at 10 meters with force applied for 10 ms, this computes to about 20,400 g.

3. Electric power.
Rate of fire is limited only by the ability to recharge the capacitor bank that powers the impulse system and the reload time of the weapon. BAE has been developing an automatic reloader for the prototype.

4. Smaller, lighter, projectiles.
This allows for storage of several times more projectiles in the magazine and easier reloading. No need for 2 ton hoists to handle them. This allows the platform to fire more projectiles at more targets before returning to port to reload.

5. Zero defense against a KE weapon.
The weapon kills by penetration. Energy is dissipated as pure heat in the target. Stationary targets such as concrete bunkers can be repeatedly hit with extreme accuracy and pulverized no matter how thick. Impact in the ground near the target causes earthquake damage at the target that can actually be more effective than a direct hit.

The rail gun's disadvantages:
Vulnerabilities of its electrical supply.
Ablation of the rail material as the armature propels down the barrel, caused by arcing between the armature and the rails. Specification of the rail material is probably classified since this is critical to success and lifetime of the weapon.
Intimacy of contact between the armature and rails is critically important to efficiency of the weapon.
Insulation of the sabot from the rails. Probably Nylon or Delrin sleeves. This can be mitigated by delivering the projectiles in their sleeves and mating the armatures to the sabots at load time. Delrin would be my guess, since it's very machinable and holds tolerances and doesn't melt and peel like Nylon.

Did they mention there's no gun powder?


http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/videos/high-power-railgun-research
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 30, 2016, 06:37:45 AM
I knew that the technology had been around for years, I thought maybe they had hit a new tech advance with the projectile speed.  I thought it was a cool story, so I shared it.

The first Railgun kill happened on December 9th, 1997   :biggungrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 30, 2016, 03:17:15 PM
I knew that the technology had been around for years, I thought maybe they had hit a new tech advance with the projectile speed.  I thought it was a cool story, so I shared it.

The first Railgun kill happened on December 9th, 1997   :biggungrin:

Love it.

It's certainly topical for Q2. I'm just disappointed that the news people are so stupid about topics - but not surprised.

Here's a look at it from 2009: http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a2289/4231461/

... and a world record 10.64 MJ shot from 2008 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZourRsUsnho

It only took them a year or two to get to 30MJ.

FWIW, 30MJ is only 8.33 kw-hr so a generator doesn't have to be huge to recharge the capacitors.

A Joule is 1 Volt-Amp second so 30MJ delivered in 10ms is 3 x 10^7 / .01 or 3 million amps at 1000 volts... a nice arc-flash.

I love science!

Imagine the recoil!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 31, 2016, 01:44:19 AM
All that us rednecks wanna know is will we need a special permit to go deer hunting with it or will the ordinary Big Game license be okay? :)

I posted something years ago about them cloning Mammoth DNA. If they can bring back dinosaurs... you see where I'm going with this? Yee haw?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 31, 2016, 04:28:38 PM
All that us rednecks wanna know is will we need a special permit to go deer hunting with it or will the ordinary Big Game license be okay? :)

I posted something years ago about them cloning Mammoth DNA. If they can bring back dinosaurs... you see where I'm going with this? Yee haw?

Talk to your local game warden. :)

I'll get my calculator out to compute the effective energy of a 30-06 or 7mm vs a 50,000 Joule rail rifle but I think anything hitting a deer at Mach 7 might just put a hole through the animal and all the trees behind it for half a mile. That's assuming there's a hole in the animal and it doesn't actually make it hamburger meat. The latter may go contrary to the purpose of the hunt. :)

Edit:
I looked it up. A 30-06 delivers about 2700 lb-ft of at the target (180 gr. @ 2600 ft/s), that's about 3661 Joules so we're talking very reasonable holes in deer.

A 50,000 J personal rail gun delivers 36,880 lb-ft at the target so you'd definitely want a smaller gun... say a .22 cal. 5,000 J model. Such a weapon would be both lighter on the target and lighter on the bearer since the power supply could fit in a small backpack. Backstop would still be a concern.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 31, 2016, 09:32:21 PM
Assuming it's a solid steel bullet shaped projectile, I don't think it would turn a deer into nothing but "red mist" even at 7x the speed of sound. It wouldn't be touching the flesh and innards of the deer long enough to transfer a shockwave, it'd simply zip right through it like it wasn't even there. I almost wonder if it would even create a wound cavity large enough to cause death or just seal back up immediately. If it hit bone, probably a WAAAAY different story.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on May 31, 2016, 11:08:53 PM
There's a video on YouTube of some dudes with a homebrew railgun into the side of a Saturn. It penetrated the door panel and it looks like didn't even deform the panel, it kind of fractured it without elastically deforming the metal. It met a cross beam inside the door and deformed it without breaking or penetration. It was a big armature though, and they never measured the muzzle velocity so I have no idea what the energy might have been and it kind of disappointed me since I expected it to do as you described and continue drilling the car. But it was a flat-nose armature and not the sabot round the Navy plans.

They also put another shot into ballistic gel with some effect but it didn't' blow it apart.

Mach 3+ SR-71 heated to 700+ degrees in cruise on the leading edges from friction with the air, even at high altitudes. But this takes a while to build up and stabilized at constant airspeed.

But yes, high velocity means brief time in contact with meat and less energy transfer to the meat as they meet.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on June 01, 2016, 07:30:27 AM
A carbide tip bullet might fit best for a railgun . just wonder how well does it go if aimed at a target under water
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 25, 2016, 05:41:52 AM
I thought of 2dum when I saw this story.
http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/06/24/After_ad_dad_interviews_potential_wives_for_48_year_old_son.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 25, 2016, 05:48:32 AM
This story has racial issues written all over it  :lolsign:

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/06/24/Texas_city_council_votes_to_oust_library_cat.html

A city named - WHITE SETTLEMENT.  The city mayor is - Ron White.  If the cat is black, the NAACP will be getting involved  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 14, 2016, 07:31:39 PM
2 'Pokemon Go' players plunge off cliff - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/07/14/2_Pokemon_Go_players_plunge_off_cliff.html

I see people all over the place walking around locked in on their phone. :dohdohdoh: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 16, 2016, 04:59:50 AM
Sheriff: Naked couple arrested on stolen lawn mower - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/07/15/Sheriff_Naked_couple_arrested_on_stolen_lawn_mower.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 18, 2016, 11:19:11 PM
Bizarre: Melania's speechwriter for tonight's convention directly plagiarized part of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech.

https://twitter.com/mikehearn/status/755260215021432832  (30 second side-by-side video clip)


I recall noting those lines seemed compellingly crafted when hearing them this evening, but had no idea they were copypasta.

I'm just baffled as to why, at this point.


:exqueezeme:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 19, 2016, 02:56:48 AM
Haha! I didn't watch. I found it far more important to count the gray hairs starting to appear on my balls. And when I think of the possibility of Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America, that's probably a reason why I'm starting to get gray hairs.

For the life of me I can't see... WHY... IN... THE... FUUUUUUUUUCK... the Republican party, seemingly as a "party" (as in... a large group of individuals who apparently have reached a majority consensus to do something), have agreed to let Donald fucking Trump be their guy. Really? REEEEALLLY!?! There was no one else aligned with the party that they could've plucked from relative obscurity to be the guy? The democrats did it with Barack Obama. No one knew who the hell he was before 2008. Anyway, I'm starting to wonder if the Republican party as a whole has lost their fucking minds completely. If Trump is the best they can do, I gotta wonder what kinda horrible shit the rest of the members of the party have done that would make Trump be the cleaner classier choice. Cuz that shit plays a factor. That's why Ted Kennedy was never a viable Democrat presidential candidate.

I recall noting those lines seemed compellingly crafted when hearing them this evening, but had no idea they were copypasta.

I'm just baffled as to why, at this point.

Why? Why NOT? Obama's old lady said it, and he ended up getting elected. Like they say, "Fake it 'til you make it." Oh fuck shit jesus, I hope he doesn't make it. :ohlord:

On the other hand, if he doesn't, we get Madame President Hillary Clinton. ::) It's kinda like, "Hey, would you rather have an M80 lit in your dickhole, or would you rather have me cut your pecker off with pruning shears?"

It's gonna be really interesting to see the figures after the polls close. I suspect that Trump will have far far fewer votes than the media makes it seem like he's gonna get. And if that proves to be true, I hope people become seethingly violently pukingly enraged with the media for the way they've over-covered him in an attempt to get the best ratings possible. The media is supposed to be impartial and simply REPORT events. That is definitely what they are NOT doing.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on July 19, 2016, 05:10:27 AM
In a clip from a 60 Minutes interview aboard the Trump private plane Melania claimed she wrote the speech herself. It wouldn't surprise me if she copy-pasted all of it from different sources. Intellectual dishonesty goes hand in hand with moral dishonesty and the Trumps have plenty of that.

All of the current candidates are morally bankrupt.

To quote Douglas Adams: No one who wants the job should by any means be allowed to have it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 19, 2016, 11:10:48 AM
On the other hand, if he doesn't, we get Madame President Hillary Clinton. ::) It's kinda like, "Hey, would you rather have an M80 lit in your dickhole, or would you rather have me cut your pecker off with pruning shears?"

At least we'll have Hillary's brilliant comic timing to get us through it...

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZWlq4s4v_9I

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on July 19, 2016, 02:25:02 PM
Apparently Gary J is polling 13% when he's in the equation. I'm sure they'll find a way to keep him out of the debates even if he meets the criteria, else he'd actually cause trouble for trump and Hillary.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on July 19, 2016, 03:59:50 PM
At this point I am almost willing to bet that they knowingly plagiarized Michelle Obama's speech assuming that nobody in the entire arena would have actually listened to the words of that uppity negress in the past, and they'd be completely unable to make the connection.

Almost everything else about that campaign recently has seemed to me like they forgot about it being a race for a national office elected by people of all political parties, and that they're still laboring under the assumption that this is the republican primaries. There is no way that some responsible person in the entire staff has been unable to do the basic math which says "Having considerably less cross party appeal than Mitt Romney = Less than the 48% of the vote he pulled"

Mitt may have been one of the whitest people to come out of Detroit in recent history, but he could still pull some Latino vote. Trump will be getting jack shit from them after he's based half his campaign on outright demonizing them.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/politics/latino-vote-key-election/

This shouldn't be news since they've known it for years now, but you can't win national elections by ignoring and antagonizing the fastest growing groups of voters in the country.

Even our glorious black dictator said so:

"And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt," Obama said in a transcript of the interview posted by the paper. "Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community."

If you split the republican party down the middle and shit all over their values and platform, and you can't get a sizeable portion of the democrats to vote for you, or women, or latinos, or black people, no amount of independent middle finger "swing" voters is going to get you to 51%.

With an understaffed and even number supreme court you can't even expect to Bush your way into office.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 19, 2016, 05:48:57 PM
From the peculiar headlines dept.

https://twitter.com/KPLC7News/status/755510713095946241

"DEVELOPING: Activists from Black Lives Matter, Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK throwing urine at each other"

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 25, 2016, 02:05:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrD945Kbou8
https://www.youtube.com/v/zrD945Kbou8
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on July 25, 2016, 04:27:52 PM
Raccoons don't fuck around.

I remember in my teens I was fishing up at my parent's house in the local mountains and I had a whole bucket of little panfish that I'd caught and cleaned, then tossed the heads and guts in a bag in the tin shed out front. A couple hours later as the night came on, I saw the motion sensor porch light come on and went to check it out..

There were 4 raccoons that looked to be about 30 lbs a piece literally peeling the metal shed door back like the top of a sardine can, and no amount of waving a stick at them and hollering would get them to move out. I decided to let them have the fish guts, it wasn't worth getting my face torn off.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 02, 2016, 04:59:28 PM
This happened a couple of days ago in a town near me, I recognize that area.

This guy went for a wild ride and somehow survived it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5uxnr8A3PU
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 02, 2016, 05:42:34 PM
Search youtube for "Rusty Wallace Talladega Crash". Same shit minus the Miller logo, right?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 02, 2016, 06:50:36 PM
Yep, looks about the same.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 07, 2016, 04:34:59 PM
https://youtu.be/7vN_PEmeKb0

 :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 18, 2016, 04:58:39 PM
I know people who really love their cars, but nothing like this guy - http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/08/18/ultimate-car-lover-ohio-man-arrested-for-sex-act-with-van/?intcmp=hpffo&intcmp=obnetwork
 :WTF: :beer:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 19, 2016, 02:15:00 PM
Shit happens when yer drinkin'.

(http://focalor.tastyspleen.net/forumpics/tailpipe450.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 19, 2016, 03:13:05 PM
I did not know 2D owned a truck  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on August 22, 2016, 02:19:12 PM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqfBVbHWEAAZz1U.jpg)


Aaaand, three days later:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqfBWLCWIAAmIs1.jpg)


The twitter post: https://twitter.com/Zac_Penton/status/766855751570628608

The news article: http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/gilbert/gilbert-police-one-roommate-shoots-another-after-fight


:ohlord:


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 22, 2016, 02:48:40 PM
The caption at the bottom of the screen on the 2nd pic reads...

A "deadly" fight between roommates leads to "death".

Wow. No shit?

Let's inject more drama into the news by using adjectives to describe identical nouns. It won't be excrementatiously shitty at all.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on August 22, 2016, 05:54:19 PM
The caption at the bottom of the screen on the 2nd pic reads...

A "deadly" fight between roommates leads to "death".

Wow. No shit?

Let's inject more drama into the news by using adjectives to describe identical nouns. It won't be excrementatiously shitty at all.

I'm increasingly convinced the "participatory" grading system has impaired the education today's graduates are receiving. I'm not sure about the reporting in this case but I see a lot of bad grammar and spelling in news items posted on the news web sites and the authors and editors are largely under 40. I have concluded this is not merely the rush to publish but represents inexperience and carelessness. I was told once that newspapers are written at a 6th grade level. Evidently sixth grade isn't what it used to be.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 22, 2016, 09:28:57 PM
It's evidently obvious. And the problematic problem is largely a big one.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on August 23, 2016, 04:14:25 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqkfcy3UEAAXOMh.jpg)

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/omaha-dad-finds-pot-brownies-eats-of-them-says-mean/article_385099cc-649c-11e6-86a8-4728d60cb7fe.html


:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 23, 2016, 07:34:37 PM
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on August 31, 2016, 11:53:26 AM
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/coven-club-night-for-witches-london

 :ubershock: :headbang: :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 01, 2016, 02:10:34 PM
A little action at work today.  I was saying  :WTF: when my building shook.  Thankfully the reports are that no one was hurt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BgJEXQkjNQ


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 02, 2016, 02:27:58 PM
I lit a fart. My bad. Too many tacos.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 04, 2016, 08:01:38 AM
Hunter is SW FLA came across this scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJQDPRFeL8
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 05, 2016, 07:51:06 PM
"Dad" might want to read up on grain air suspension?  ;)

https://twitter.com/71WTF/status/755121905095569408

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 05, 2016, 10:02:54 PM
Jesus. Was that "attempted murder"?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 06, 2016, 10:06:29 AM
"Any negative remarks regarding 'Harambe' will be seen as a direct attack to our campus's African American community."

http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/06/umass-amherst-harambe-jokes-are-racist-m



Dummies. Those memes weren't about race. But thanks to the Streisand Effect, they probably will be now. :dohdohdoh: :ohlord:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 08, 2016, 02:18:38 PM
North Korea bans sarcasm.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-bans-sarcasm-kim-jong-un-freedom-speech-a7231461.html

Officials told people that sarcastic expressions such as “This is all America’s fault” would constitute unacceptable criticism of the regime.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 11, 2016, 07:48:20 AM
Study: Five-second rule is too generous for fallen food
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/09/09/Study_Five_second_rule_is_too_generous_for_fallen_food.html
 :oops: I'm contaminated  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 15, 2016, 05:16:27 PM
"This is the most intense game of Rock, Paper, Scissors I have ever fucking seen in my entire life."

https://twitter.com/IHWCo/status/776536876849115136



:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 15, 2016, 06:28:20 PM
Meh. I used to do the same shit to my sister when I was little. She used to mash the piss outta my fingers in the gap at the bottom of my playpen, so when I got old enough to roam the house free, I snuck up behind her with a big fat red hollow plastic bat and Al Capone'd her over the head as hard as I could as she sat in the livingroom floor. Bitch was crying her ass off. She didn't fuck with me anymore after that, lol.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 20, 2016, 05:41:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-oSVCCqzU
https://www.youtube.com/v/EF-oSVCCqzU

Sting sequence starts about 9:00

Kinda funky to contemplate the evolutionary process iterating over vast spans of time, slowly producing more and more effective toxins.

:dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 21, 2016, 04:01:15 PM
"North Korea accidentally lets world access its internet and it only has 28 websites"

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/21/north-korea-accidentally-lets-world-access-its-internet-and-it-only-has-28-websites.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 21, 2016, 07:10:10 PM
Tastyspleen ?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 25, 2016, 06:58:33 AM
Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/09/23/Driver_caught_using_mannequin_to_drive_in_carpool_lane.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 27, 2016, 09:41:28 AM
The Internet of co-opted Things: The largest DDoS attack on record, last week, reaching almost 1Tbps, was facilitated by a botnet of compromised CCTV cameras:

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/51640/cyber-crime/tbps-ddos-attack.html


:ugly_08:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on September 28, 2016, 12:52:14 PM
but it's incredibly useful to have everything from your lamp to your toaster with a network card in it!!

..said nobody ever.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: yahoo on September 28, 2016, 06:09:22 PM
Headline:

Toaster hacked several websites
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 28, 2016, 06:59:27 PM
All your toaster are belong to us.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 01, 2016, 01:22:15 PM
Machine visual learning A.I. DOOM deathmatch:

“Ratcliffe told me he took a hands-off approach to training, preferring the agent to learn by itself what enemies are, what death is, what health packs are and so on. "I think it's dangerous to start encoding your own domain knowledge into these agents as it inhibits their ability to generalize across games," he explained. "I simply gave it a reward for killing opponents and increasing its health, ammo or armor."”

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/22/facebook-and-intel-reign-supreme-in-doom-ai-deathmatch/

What we're seeing here isn't standard bot code. This is an alien mind that learned to play DOOM by watching pixels, and by receiving rewards when getting frags, or picking up health/armor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0TraGu6QY
https://www.youtube.com/v/oo0TraGu6QY

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Whirlingdervish on October 03, 2016, 01:09:44 PM
One of the AI, "Clyde" developed a spawn camping behavior..

 :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud: :raincloud:



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 03, 2016, 01:11:34 PM
God dammit, Clyde!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 04, 2016, 03:59:01 AM
Clyde is a lower level AI model, just like human campers are lower level humans  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 15, 2016, 06:20:38 PM
A Salvador Dali cookbook!

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/dali-surrealist-cookbook-les-diners-gala
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 25, 2016, 10:04:13 AM
Jack Chick has passed away...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Chick 

http://www.chick.com/

I trolled his orginization once,many years ago.

I sent him a letter saying I was a middle aged janitor in a high school sickened by the degeneracy around me and I wanted to show the kids The Way,and he sent me 100 copies of This Was Your Life!

 :afro:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 29, 2016, 05:33:42 AM
Drunk student crashes into cop car while taking topless selfie - http://nypost.com/2016/10/27/drunk-student-crashes-into-cop-car-while-taking-topless-selfie-police/
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 02, 2016, 02:50:02 AM
"Religious Chocolate Nipples" is a phrase that demands a click,no?

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/11/02/religious-chocolate-nipples-ranging-from-young-girls-to-mature-ladies-launched-in-japan/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 08, 2016, 11:28:16 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/08/black-witch-priest-in-india-dismembers-4-year-old-in-sacrifice-to-find-teens-missing-cellphone/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 08, 2016, 12:53:55 PM
I lost my mp3 player. Anybody got a kid they don't really want anymore?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 08, 2016, 03:04:48 PM
I saw 2dum with it yesterday.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 17, 2016, 08:12:20 PM
GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY!

https://www.youtube.com/v/Sl7w2Z0vGpA
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 18, 2016, 02:01:58 PM
Woman offered to sell sex for $60 and some nachos - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2016/11/18/Ohio_cops_Woman_offered_to_sell_sex_for_60_and_some_nachos.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 18, 2016, 05:21:22 PM
A "Dating Simulator"...

www.langangen.com/ariane10/dateariane/default.htm
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 26, 2016, 11:25:07 AM
http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3415757/aliens-inspired-chest-burster-turkey-recipe/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 10, 2016, 06:29:22 AM
Here is how we catch criminals in my county  :lolsign:
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2016/12/video-brevard-county-sheriffs-office-wheel-of-fugitive-goes-viral-on-comedy-central/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Booya on December 10, 2016, 02:57:28 PM
  Stunning sunrise video in mexico showing the moon in front of the sun     (so its dark to us) having the suns light reflecting off the ocean
and back on to the "dark" side of the moon. ?

  The dates get erased so go look soon. I recorded the week from dec 1-8.   9-10 is cloudy but you can still kinda tell if you know what you may be seeing. I made a video but my upload speed is terrible.

  http://webcamsdemexico.com/webcam-mexico-latinoamericana-sur
you can see the direction of the cam in the lower options box as well as the dates. 5 fps optimal viewing. visible in the upper left corner.

  proof of concept http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

  make the time on any of those dates  9:30am and you can move hour by hour or day by day and see the correlation.

  enjoy!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on January 26, 2017, 09:41:39 AM
http://boards.4chan.org/lit/thread/9023932
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 11, 2017, 11:28:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/y7jp1CT1h6c
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 19, 2017, 12:47:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YhA0GVi_N4E&t=520s
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 03, 2017, 04:30:28 PM
Woman hopes to marry in dress made of Taco Bell wrappers
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/03/03/Woman_hopes_to_marry_in_dress_made_of_Taco_Bell_wrappers.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 03, 2017, 07:25:56 PM
There's a joke about farts to be made in there somewhere.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 04, 2017, 05:42:58 AM
The vows may end with I-Poo
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 16, 2017, 05:58:56 AM
Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/04/15/Professor_sues_Wal_Mart_over_clean_toilets_description.html

A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."

He is seeking unspecified damages.  The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to "hatred, contempt, ridicule" through the incident.

This snowflake needs to toughen up.

I have a couple of co-workers who had their registration for a big manufacturing trade show filled out by others, so when they went to the show their badges listed them as a "Helmet Polisher" and a "Chip Sweeper" and they survived  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 25, 2017, 04:46:53 AM
California: Teens rush Oakland regional train, rob riders
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/04/25/California_Teens_rush_Oakland_regional_train_rob_riders.html

 :WTF: :rocketright: :rocketleft:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 25, 2017, 05:31:03 PM
New York bowler rolls perfect game in 86.9 seconds
http://www.ajc.com/sports/new-york-bowler-rolls-perfect-game-seconds/Ordjusst4I2sBwRQBge7oK/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 04, 2017, 08:07:31 PM
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19311049/big-baller-brand-unveils-debut-zo2-shoe-lonzo-ball

Yea Right  :dohdohdoh: :raincloud: :LAME:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 09, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
Woman entered wrong house, bed after night of drinking - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/05/09/Cops_Woman_entered_wrong_house_bed_after_night_of_drinking.html

My only question - Was she Hot  :biggungrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on May 11, 2017, 01:08:17 PM
https://videosift.com/video/Roger-Waters-Performs-On-The-Late-Show-with-Stephen-Colbert
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 11, 2017, 03:47:10 PM
https://videosift.com/video/Roger-Waters-Performs-On-The-Late-Show-with-Stephen-Colbert

Cool! Hopefully his voice on the studio album sounds a lot more polished. I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 21, 2017, 08:44:47 AM
Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos might explode
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/05/21/Woman_calls_cops_worried_semen_in_thermos_might_explode.html

It only explodes once lady  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 26, 2017, 12:48:44 PM
Bunny Ranch crash: Masked man slams tractor trailer into brothel - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/26/bunny-ranch-crash-masked-man-slams-tractor-trailer-into-brothel.html

Somebody got rear ended at the Bunny Ranch  :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 26, 2017, 12:51:26 PM
Shaquille O'Neal horrifies viewers with bare foot - http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/05/26/shaquille-oneal-horrifies-viewers-with-bare-foot.html
 :WTF: That is one ugly foot  :ban:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on May 26, 2017, 10:47:10 PM
FUCK SHIT JESUS! If he stepped in dog shit, I'd feel sorry for the dog shit for having to touch his foot.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 16, 2017, 12:35:11 AM
I recall watching a vid a decade or so ago, of a UCSD neuroscientist describing the sorts of crossed wiring between brain structures that likely causes synesthesia. But it's interesting here to have someone describe their first person experience with it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkU8_U7DhOw
https://www.youtube.com/v/RkU8_U7DhOw


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 16, 2017, 06:05:56 AM
Boobs. Low cut shirt with boobs. MONETIZE THAT BITCH! (Right before I wrap a heavy duty garbage bag over her head and suffocate her to death)

These people bitching about Youtube not monetizing them anymore... FUCK YOU. Go get a REAL job, you fucking idiots. You retards were lucky youtube was dumb enough to pay you idiots for making dumb videos THIS long.

I'm gonna pull my dick outta my fly and make videos about post renaissance baroque impressionism in swahili culture and then pretend ANYONE is watching my videos for any other reason than to see my dick hanging out. LOOK AT MY DICK FLAPPING ABOUT! WHY DOES NO ONE TAKE MY SUBJECT MATTER SERIOUSLY! I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND! SEXISM!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 16, 2017, 09:14:04 AM
Boobs. Low cut shirt with boobs. MONETIZE THAT BITCH! (Right before I wrap a heavy duty garbage bag over her head and suffocate her to death)

      Insha'Allah,
Imam al-Focalor.

Exposure of the
Pillows of Sheitan
shall not be
countenanced.
     
(https://extracapsa.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/img_4709.jpg) (http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/11/22/mosul-all-female-islamic-state-morality-police-tortured-women/)


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 16, 2017, 07:23:04 PM
Nah. It's not my hatred of women or some paranoid insecurity that leads me to despise bitches like this who can apparently only afford a wardrobe comprised of nothing but tank tops. It's more like... I find it personally insulting as a man that she obviously thinks my gender is too stupid to understand her topics, therefore she resorts to using sex as a means to capture the attention of the stupid male gender. When women are feminist, it's "empowering". When blacks protest against racism and injustice, it's "progress". But if a white man stands up to say anything about anything, it's a hate crime and he should shut the fuck up.

Like I said, if I made 50 different scholarly videos about this and that while shirtless with my greased 6 pack abs glistening in every one of them, would you really NOT question my motives for doing that?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Booya on June 17, 2017, 03:49:20 AM
It's more like... I find it personally insulting as a man that she obviously thinks my gender is too stupid to understand her topics, therefore she resorts to using sex as a means to capture the attention of the stupid male gender."]




Well, one could just move to Oregon and get a new id... solve that problem.... :evilgrin:  :rocketright: :rocketleft: :WTF:
https://www.datalounge.com/thread/19075663-oregon-becomes-first-us-state-to-offer-gender-neutral-option-on-driver’s-licenses
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 17, 2017, 05:37:02 AM
Oh. Swell. Well good, I'm a fucking zebra now, put it on my birth certificate. Because god knows, when assholes decide to hate you for your gender identity, they always ask to see your state issued ID first, right? Oregons got a fucking college campus held hostage by a disorganized terrorist regime of screaming spoiled 19 year old hipster douchebags, but I'm glad their state legislatures are spending the weeks on end debating this on the floor to bring this MUCH NEEDED change about, not to mention all the tax money spent making it happen. MONEY WELL SPENT.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 17, 2017, 10:04:11 PM
I recall watching a vid a decade or so ago, of a UCSD neuroscientist describing the sorts of crossed wiring between brain structures that likely causes synesthesia.

Found it (literally 10 years ago.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb-fjxmyTJc
https://www.youtube.com/v/bb-fjxmyTJc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zIkWOnhRRY
https://www.youtube.com/v/8zIkWOnhRRY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aquk1z6ajJo
https://www.youtube.com/v/Aquk1z6ajJo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfH2o9uPbQw
https://www.youtube.com/v/CfH2o9uPbQw


(P.S. if you haven't seen these yet, imagine for a moment how you might design a test to weed out those whose brains were truly wired for synesthesia, vs. those who merely imagined such an identity.)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on June 22, 2017, 06:36:49 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4628494/South-African-sheep-births-half-human-half-beast.html
 :humm:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 23, 2017, 04:42:10 PM
 :WTF:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 26, 2017, 09:08:41 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC88FgJXsAE_hWd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Booya on July 01, 2017, 07:21:48 AM
2d's been gone so long he was prob off learning this new hobby...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAWv9Yo2c_o

hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 02, 2017, 03:06:30 AM
https://videosift.com/video/Telling-a-Story-from-the-Inside-Out
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 10, 2017, 07:15:01 PM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3979975/dublin-brothel-rents-out-32e-sex-doll/


 :smiley_aazo: :smiley_abjf: :sly2: :smiley_abva: :smiley_abui:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 11, 2017, 01:07:56 PM
It's bad enough that if you go to a Waffle House to eat, you gotta think about all the thousands of disgusting motherfuckers who have had that fork in their mouths. Yeah, they wash the forks, and I'm sure they wash the fucking doll too, but... my god, that's fucking disgusting.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 17, 2017, 06:51:38 PM
https://www.theladders.com/p/24160/drowned-robot-and-human-superiority
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 17, 2017, 07:06:56 PM
If they can't raise the bridge, how about lowering the road?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw
https://www.youtube.com/v/USu8vT_tfdw&


Edit: "Can’t the road be lowered? That would be prohibitively expensive because a sewer main runs just a few feet below the road bed. That sewer main also dates back about a hundred years and, again, at the time there were no real standards for minimum clearance for railroad underpasses."

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on July 17, 2017, 08:38:43 PM
I've been a fan but not a regular follower of that channel for years. I think they just "celebrated" their 118th victim. The city put up an advanced detection and warning system and they still manage to get can opener collisions. Amazing. There are high-strength beams across the span to protect the trestle on both sides.

I rented a 22 foot bobtail in 1982 when we moved and I don't remember getting any training about clearances or a statement about my clearance height. They just handed me the keys and let me drive away. I wonder what these drivers get.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 18, 2017, 07:00:10 PM
We've got a kinda similar bridge in NE Atlanta on Ponce DeLeon Ave heading into Atlanta from Decatur. It's an old rock masonry railroad bridge with an arched opening, so the clearance in the curb lanes is only 11'8". Truck drivers tend to avoid that road like it's got the plague because the lanes are so dangerously narrow. But every once in a while they get some newbie over there in a box truck who rips the corner of his shit off on the bridge arch and then traffic gets fucked up on that road all the way from Atlanta to Decatur in both directions for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 21, 2017, 04:23:04 PM
"Programmers incentivized it to go from point A to point B, but that's it. The AI was never shown what walking looks like."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn4nRCC9TwQ
https://www.youtube.com/v/gn4nRCC9TwQ

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on July 21, 2017, 06:54:18 PM
That's a really terrible gravity simulation. WTF.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 27, 2017, 01:10:55 AM
Not sure if this belongs here... or maybe the Man Thread... because this is kind of a manly chest-beating way to kill yourself, especially if you do it in a jacked up Ford F-250 with Flowmaster exhaust and sexy lady mudflaps. :D

http://www.rebelcircus.com/blog/man-commits-suicide-decapitating-using-chain-tied-pole/

This is what I like in my suicides: inventiveness. If you're gonna go, be remembered.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 07, 2017, 06:35:42 PM
Arkansas man arrested, accused of having sex with family's pet donkey - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/01/arkansas-man-arrested-accused-having-sex-with-familys-pet-donkey.html
 :WTF: :???:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on August 09, 2017, 02:02:38 AM
Remember those stupid Jeff Foxworthy "You might be a redneck if..." jokes?

If you've ever taken your children to an all day performance art event where a giant dancing flaccid penis sprays them with faux-spooge, but not before a giant detachable free-range titty sprays them with faux-tittymilk....

Snuff Puppets - Everybody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnbxO7P7Xnk

https://www.youtube.com/v/CnbxO7P7Xnk
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on August 09, 2017, 05:28:24 AM
I got to put that on my bucket list  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 06, 2017, 09:43:20 AM
Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-41167296)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-41167296

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/720x405/p05f8f8f.jpg)

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 06, 2017, 06:02:53 PM
She shoulda left it. Imagine his thought process a day or two later trying to figure that one out.  :D

"WHO PUT A SHIT IN MY WINDOW!?!?!"
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 06, 2017, 06:37:30 PM
That story definitely belongs in this thread  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 07, 2017, 09:20:19 AM
Scenes from 1960's postcards and what they look like now...

http://dcist.com/2017/08/abandoned_postcards_poconos_catskills_animations.php
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 12, 2017, 07:02:37 PM
https://videosift.com/video/Driving-An-8-000-000-Gigantic-Mech-Robot-Suit-Translogic
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 15, 2017, 06:14:26 PM
SpaceX released a Falcon 9 blooper video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSarvZ5Lzzo

I give them praise for working through their issues and doing much better today.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on September 16, 2017, 11:52:59 AM
Sign language interpreter used gibberish, warned of bears, monsters during Hurricane Irma update

Members of the deaf community said Greene mostly signed gibberish, referencing "pizza," "monsters," and using the phrase "help you at that time to use bear big," during the event.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/sign_language_interpreter_used.html


Video with captions added of what he's actually signing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHXkhUJWTXM
https://www.youtube.com/v/PHXkhUJWTXM

:dohdohdoh:



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 23, 2017, 05:58:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/E-0YszoHMNY&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 29, 2017, 07:13:52 AM
Not me... in case anyone was wondering.

http://www.newser.com/story/249338/alleged-online-drug-lord-tripped-up-by-beard-contest.html

I'm sure the people who operate these illicit sites dealing illicit goods certainly do appreciate the press and free advertising though. "Get you some bitcoins, buy you some pills, and HERE's the website where you can do it, derp."
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on October 01, 2017, 07:19:11 PM
(http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/laba_q/imgs/c/c/ccaa09db.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 04, 2017, 05:32:07 PM
http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/mob-of-ronald-mcdonalds-invade-s-t-burger-king/

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 05, 2017, 02:06:08 AM
I lol'd just from the text in the link. :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 05, 2017, 05:27:02 PM
I just saw that on another site.  :WTF: :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 10, 2017, 07:14:17 PM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Bunter

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 11, 2017, 04:38:59 PM
Indian airport stops 29 passengers smuggling gold in their rectums
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/10/10/indian-airport-stops-29-passengers-smuggling-gold-in-their-rectum.html
 :uhoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 11, 2017, 05:03:44 PM
Motorist falls short in bid to jump car over canal
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/10/10/Report_Motorist_falls_short_in_bid_to_jump_car_over_canal.html

Investigators say they weren't sure why the man attempted the jump, noting he could have driven a few blocks to get to the other side.
 :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 15, 2017, 06:31:36 AM
This guy should have went to a massage parlor not the massage chairs in the mall  :lolsign:

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/10/14/Police_Man_stripped_naked_in_massage_chair_punched_guard.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on October 25, 2017, 08:46:44 AM
"HOE LEE SHIT.", said everyone who saw this video.  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0yY4DCShog
https://www.youtube.com/v/W0yY4DCShog
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on October 26, 2017, 05:35:22 PM
 :WTF: Long Island man accused of sex with multiple horses
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/26/long-island-man-accused-sex-with-multiple-horses.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on October 26, 2017, 07:14:01 PM
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1183166/saudi-arabia
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on November 03, 2017, 08:30:11 AM
https://youtu.be/Q62RjHfX5yM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 05, 2017, 06:49:39 AM
Nebraska man who sent prostitutes to strip on neighbor's porch sentenced to prison
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/nebraska-man-who-sent-prostitutes-to-strip-on-neighbors-porch-sentenced-to-prison.html

"women had shown up as many as 75 times since 2013, exposing themselves and sometimes kicking the door and yelling for payment."  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on November 06, 2017, 06:40:16 PM
Post-apocalyptic hellscape? Or Anarcho-Communist enclave in California?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcXTXnCiRGU
https://www.youtube.com/v/VcXTXnCiRGU

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 07, 2017, 04:31:43 AM
Foc,

Was this when you saw IT.

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/11/06/Man_accused_of_stealing_car_taking_in_movie_in_Georgia.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 07, 2017, 02:34:54 PM
Driving a Maserati in Clayton County GA is like wearing a Nazi armband at a bar mitzvah... you're gonna stick out.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 11, 2017, 06:51:00 AM
Oklahoma woman who married mother after two 'hit it off' pleads guilty to incest
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/10/oklahoma-woman-who-married-mother-after-two-hit-it-off-pleads-guilty-to-incest.html

I thought this shit only happened in WV or KY  :purpleshock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 13, 2017, 07:39:52 PM
Sammy Sosa is trying to be Michael Jackson.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/11/13/sammy-sosa-unrecognizable-in-tweets-showing-baseball-great-with-lightened-skin.html
 :WTF: :eek:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on November 14, 2017, 02:23:04 AM
I forget what the condition is called, but it causes white splotches on the skin all over a persons body. It usually tends to progressively cover the persons face and head first before other parts of the body. There is no cure for it. It eventually covers most of a persons entire body. Michael Jackson had the condition. And what some people who suffer from it opt to do is use a gradual skin bleaching cream that will whiten the area uniformly. That's what Michael Jackson did. He started having problems with white spots on his scalp and neck back before Thriller came out, and he used to use makeup to paint himself brown and cover the spots. In some old photos of performances, you can see where he's sweated off the makeup at his scalp line. So when it became too much to cover up with makeup without looking horrible, he opted to simply bleach his entire body white with that whitening cream shit.

So I suppose Sosa has the same shit. I don't blame anyone for going that route. If I were black and suffering from it, I'd probably do the same shit. If you've ever seen a black person with that condition who DOESN'T use the whitening cream, they look like a fucking burn victim from all the white blotches.

But MY GOD, look at the 3rd pic with that Peggy Bundy lookin' THING sitting next to him. They both look like plastic molded masks. He looks more like a somehow-even-gayer Liberace.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on November 16, 2017, 08:50:30 PM
"Boston Dynamics is stepping up its game"

https://imgur.com/gallery/zzQv0NB

Watching it steady itself after the 180-about-face jump on the wall, I presume neural-net style machine learning is involved.


(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/b/b1/RoboCop_080.jpg/600px-RoboCop_080.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 23, 2017, 06:01:32 AM
Philadelphia woman, 86, charged in armed bank robbery
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/23/philadelphia-woman-86-charged-in-armed-bank-robbery.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on November 25, 2017, 10:19:35 AM
30 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Story Behind America’s Creepiest Unsolved TV Hack (http://www.dailywire.com/news/23877/30-years-ago-today-story-behind-americas-creepiest-joseph-curl)

Quote
It happened 30 years ago, on November 22, 1987, and lasted one minute and 22 seconds.

To this day, no one knows who did it.

At 11:15 p.m., the PBS affiliate WWTW in Chicago — Channel 11 for locals — was airing a Doctor Who episode titled “The Horror of Fang Rock.” Suddenly, the video cut out.

After a few seconds, a figure appeared — a man, wearing a Max Headroom rubber mask.

The figure flashed the finger at the camera, his middle finger covered in a rubber extension. He sang “your love is fading,” lyrics to “(I Know) I’m Losing You” by the Temptations. He hummed tunelessly. He muttered phrases from television shows. He screamed nonsense and then he began to moan.

After a moment, he paused to claim he had “made a giant masterpiece for all the greatest world newspaper nerds,” referencing WGN’s acronym and corporate parent the Chicago Tribune.

Then, he held up a glove, like the one popularized by Michael Jackson and exclaimed: “my brother is wearing the other one” before pulling it on and saying “But it’s dirty! It’s like you got bloodstains on it!”

The camera then cut to a shot of a man’s torso and partially exposed buttocks. The Max Headroom mask had been removed and was being held up to the camera. The rubber extension that had covered the figures finger was stuffed inside the mouth of the mask.

“They’re coming to get me!” the man screamed suddenly.

“Bend over, bitch,” a female voice responded. The man was then spanked repeatedly with a flyswatter as he screamed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgeM6rWSkw
https://www.youtube.com/v/oqgeM6rWSkw

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 01, 2017, 01:03:21 PM
https://vimeo.com/244052622

What?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 02, 2017, 06:35:21 AM
Shock as Amazon delivery woman defecates on customer’s front yard while dropping off package
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/01/surveillance-video-shows-amazon-contractor-defecating-in-gutter.html

I see this person as a model employee, someone who is dedicated to getting the job done on time.  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 02, 2017, 06:42:51 PM
Looks to me like she just took a piss. I don't see no shit.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 05, 2017, 06:51:25 PM
Man captures record 17-foot python in Florida hunt - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/12/5/hunter_captures_17_f.html

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 07, 2017, 04:16:59 PM
Selfie used to catch man accused of shooting at Leesburg cop
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/12/7/leesburg_man_accused.html
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on December 18, 2017, 10:20:18 AM
An old flash game where you are a psychiatrist trying to administer to abused stuffed animals...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/DieAnstalt
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 18, 2017, 02:55:27 PM
Wild brawl at Edison Mall in Fort Myers includes child in stroller
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/12/18/brawl-edison-mall-fort-myers-includes-child-stroller/960266001/

While I do not agree with the comments made by the Sheriff's wife, most likely the Sheriff and his family will be the only people who will be negatively affected by what happened  :raincloud:  Because "nobody seen nothin"  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 18, 2017, 10:24:49 PM
(sweating profusely) No comment.

See, if I can do it, why can't she? Dumb cracker. Send her back to England.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 20, 2017, 05:29:34 PM
Colorado man arrested after offering weed for sheriff's SUV
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/12/20/Colorado_man_arrested_after_offering_weed_for_sheriff_s_SUV.html

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 21, 2017, 06:41:01 PM
NBA Player from the LA Lakers who was on probation, violated that probation and must now serve 25 days in jail.

Here is were it gets strange - he is going to be allowed to go to practice and play in home games in LA. 
The jail is going to consider this part of a work release program.  :lolsign:

Kentavious must wear a ankle bracelet while outside of the jail.  It will be funny to see a NBA player out on the court wearing a ankle bracelet  :dohdohdoh:

Here is the story - http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21840919/kentavious-caldwell-pope-los-angeles-lakers-serving-25-day-sentence-detention-center
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on December 21, 2017, 07:25:41 PM
It's basically a more intense version of house arrest. They call it "diversion" sometimes in my state. I had an ex that lived in a female diversion center for a while from a felony charge she had ("destruction of government property" I think it was, lol, she spray painted dirty words on a school bus or something. Fuckin' classy, huh?). She was on regular probation, but then got a DUI or something, and instead of sending her to prison, for half a year she'd live at the diversion center leaving only for work or doctors appointments. If you're on a diversion thing and you get in trouble again or don't show up in the evening after your work shift ends within a certain time, they don't fuck around, they issue a warrant immediately and come haul you off to prison for a year or more. I don't think she had the option of being late back to the diversion center though, I think she said because she didn't have a license, they drove her to and from her job at Panera Bread in a prison van, LOL!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on December 27, 2017, 05:12:13 PM
Don't piss off your barber - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/27/haircut-from-hell-lands-stylist-behind-bars.html

Barber claims it was an accident  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 07, 2018, 05:24:06 AM
Listen to man's 911 call reporting himself drunk driving in Florida - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-lester-911-call-drunk-driving-florida-new-years-eve/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 11, 2018, 01:38:38 PM
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/01/fire-escape-ice-tower-chicago/

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ice-3-new.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 13, 2018, 05:32:55 AM
Video-gamer, 28, kills mom after blaming her for broken headset - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/13/video-gamer-28-kills-mom-after-blaming-her-for-broken-headset-police-say.html

According to a police report, Lydia Nicholson went to check on her son in his bedroom after he became upset while playing video games and began shouting.

Police say Nicholson argued with his mother, broke his video game headset, then blamed her.

He then allegedly grabbed a gun, fired two shots into a wall, then shot his mother before his 81-year-old father wrestled away the weapon.

 :WTF: :raincloud:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 14, 2018, 09:56:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb5As8k5L_M
https://www.youtube.com/v/Kb5As8k5L_M

Second time in two weeks this guy tried to rob this cell phone store in Houston. This time, the owner's wife was there and she calmly got the employees and customers out, and locked the guy in! (Apparenly he has a lengthy criminal record and is expected to get 5 years.)

::)


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 14, 2018, 10:11:33 PM
 :lolsign: Awesome video :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 17, 2018, 07:01:24 PM
Alligator fights python on Florida golf course
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/01/17/alligator-fights-python-on-florida-golf-course.html

Even thou the gator was busy, I would not of got that close to it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 19, 2018, 07:14:56 PM
Man tries to order Taco Bell from drive-thru bank teller, gets arrested for DUI
http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/01/19/man-tries-to-order-taco-bell-at-drive-thru-bank-teller-gets-arrested-for-dui.html

 :lolsign: :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 02, 2018, 02:41:32 PM
"WATCH: John Curley’s play-by-play of a car prowl"
http://mynorthwest.com/887426/car-prowl-play-by-play/

:lol:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 05, 2018, 07:05:42 PM
https://youtu.be/XXVuBaXvcd4
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 10, 2018, 04:21:54 AM
New neon sign proclaims ‘VACANCY’ at Flagler County jail
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180208/new-neon-sign-proclaims-vacancy-at-flagler-county-jail
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 10, 2018, 07:29:37 AM
Most jails and prisons are egregiously underfunded, dangerously under staffed, over crowded, subsist on 2 meals a day rather than 3, and don't have enough beds. The last 2 things piss off the inmates the most and makes the situation even more dangerous.

Meanwhile... apparently this guy has so much extra money lying around that he can put up 3 custom made neon signs just for lollzies.

The PD where I live was doing shit like that too, buying extravagant and completely unnecessary items*... just before they got investigated for systematic corruption and fraud which led to 95% of the city staff being fired and replaced.

*for example: The city is barely the size of a flea with a one room bricked shack smaller than a trailer for a post office, and the PD is about the same size too. There's probably less than 1/4 of a mile of main 4-lane highway going through the corner of the city (where they'd have their speed trap and window tint fine scam going). But because they were being investigated, they had to spend some of the ludicrous amounts of profit the PD was raking in, so... they bought a $100,000+ high speed pursuit supercar... for a city no bigger than a fart with NO expressways travelling through it which might make such a car a reasonable purchase. Who got to drive it? The skinny little hot blonde cop who looked to be about 20 and couldn't take down a TODDLER if she had to.

I got a DUI there and was sentenced to the usual 6mos license suspension, 40hrs community service, a couple thousand fine, and 12mos probation. I had to do the community service. They wanted free work of course. But I never saw a probation officer, never took one piss test, yet they still charged me "probation fees" as part of my monthly fine payments. The city usually never gets that portion of the money, a probation officer is a private entity. Can you say fraud?

Part of my community service had me cleaning pinestraw and dirt and weeds out of the back of an old junker ambulance. They probably got it for free, although I'm sure they claimed to have "bought" it on paper. They had the back of it gutted and converted into a paddy wagon. IN A CITY THE SIZE OF A FUCKING SPECK, they need a fucking paddy wagon to haul 12+ people off to jail at once? I don't think so. Just a way for them to cook the books and account for some of the money they were probably pocketing before they got investigated.

Right before they started getting investigated, they bought a garbage truck. They were probably planning on starting their own city trash service and dumping it just out of city limits on an expanse of land owned by the crooked mayor or the crooked police chief. I'll bet you anything they wouldn't have applied for proper permits and shit to create a legit landfill. They would've had the town lackey pick up trash once a week and they would've collected money from everyone in town every month.

Remember the Atlanta Olympics bombing? Remember the cop that people at first thought might've planted the bomb? He didn't, but his rep was trashed after that and no one wanted to hire him,... except THIS city, where he'd be glad just to keep a job and would in turn thank them by keeping his mouth shut about the corrupt shit going on. They also let him ride around with his pet dog in the police car all day every day. It wasn't a police dog. Just his fuckin' pet. Professionalism for ya.

FUCK Pendergrass and the shit eating family that still runs it.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 10, 2018, 08:34:15 PM
I know Pendergrass, did they get you on 129 going through there  :?:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 11, 2018, 04:52:04 AM
Yep. That would be the only 4 lane highway that crosses into the city for probably less than a quarter of a mile. That was probably '04 when it happened though. I have no excuse for getting caught though. I was doing 75 or 80 when the speed limit is 55 on that road, AND I was about as thoroughly shitfaced hammered as you can get without actually passing out. The dumb bitch at the bar I was at in Gainesville had no idea how to make drinks. I told her to make me a "Stormtrooper" which is a double shot glass with 1/3 Goldshlagger, 1/3 Rumple Minze (100proof), and 1/3 Jagermeister. Instead, she pours all this liqueur into a fucking pint beer glass... and charges me about 5 or 6 bucks for it like it's one little mixed drink. I got half a bottle of liquor from this dumb broad for 5 bucks!  :D And that's on top of the 5 or 6 beers I already had, as well as one or two single shots of Jager and a double Johnny Walker black on the rocks. So by the time I choked down that HUGE glass of straight liquor, I was completely fucking trashed, WAY more trashed than I intended to get when I walked in the place.

It was a hole in the wall strip club with the ugliest strippers they could find I guess. The Top of Gainesville, it's called. Possibly THE worst strip club in the state, but I'd personally rate it 4th worst.

3rd worst was the old Claremont Lounge in East Atlanta not too far from Little 5 Points. It's closed now. They used to have a disgusting morbidly obese fat black chick who would shoot ping pong balls out of her pussy at you. If you were ever in need of a quick case of the crabs in your beard without actually fucking a dirty whore, you could go to Claremont Lounge and sit around the stage. Apparently it was a progressive rat friendly establishment too. They'd come crawling by once in a while. Or it would be a roach the size of a rat. Was sometimes hard to tell with the poor lighting they had in there.

2nd worst is probably the Cafe Risque in Lavonia Ga right off the I-85 N exit just before you leave Georgia into South Carolina. It's a fucking double wide trailer converted into a strip club, I shit you not. Nothing but meth'd up truckers passing through looking for a cheap meal while they look at sad saggy local homely farmgirl titties. Topless only, no alcohol. Woohoo.

1st worst had to be the old Club Nikki's V.I.P. off of the notorious Stewart Ave. in Atlanta. THE... WORST... part of town a white boy could ever hope to NOT be caught in after the sun goes down. I got talked into going there by a black dude I worked with. What a fucking cultural educational experience THAT was, holy jesus. A stripper was walking out the front door, and my buddy chatted her up and found out she'd fuck us both at the motel across the street for 100 bucks. She was so ugly, my mind won't even allow me accurately remember HOW ugly she was. On the way in, they make you stand against the wall and pat you down, THEN they run a metal detector over you. They're THAT worried about murders happening inside their club. I was the ONLY white guy in there. You know those prison shows they have on the Learning Channel about life in these supermax prisons? Yeah, the guys on those shows looked friendly compared to the people who were staring me down from every corner of the room when I walked in. We get in there, and I get a table dance from a black hoochie mama stripper with about 16 knife wound scars in her belly, no shit. But alas, I think they tore that club down several years back. What a tragedy, right?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 13, 2018, 12:20:03 PM
They're getting smarter...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyU3lKzoio
https://www.youtube.com/v/fUyU3lKzoio

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 13, 2018, 05:41:47 PM
They are coming for all of us  :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on February 14, 2018, 06:53:54 AM
There will be guns. Man has never invented anything and then NOT said, "Can we mount a machinegun on it?"
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on February 16, 2018, 06:07:46 PM
http://www.somethingawful.com/video-game-article/quake-letterman-skin/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 05, 2018, 05:59:07 AM
I thought this was just a Kentucky/WV thing. - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/04/florida-father-daughter-caught-having-sex-in-their-backyard-reports-say.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 05, 2018, 08:14:03 AM
What kind of a country do we live in where a father can't homeschool his daughter about sex ed in the privacy of their own backyard?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on March 05, 2018, 11:52:53 AM
"Isolated incident"

 :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 05, 2018, 01:51:56 PM
"Gasp! Wait! It's not what it looks like!" :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 15, 2018, 07:42:20 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/117180-Zero-Punctuation-hot-coffee

 :P
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 29, 2018, 10:29:03 AM
https://twitter.com/JanelleCShane/status/978821054897405952

"It learned to dream its own (sometimes glitchy) version of Doom, then learned to beat it. The dream-training helped it beat the real thing."

(https://assets.rockpapershotgun.com/images//2018/03/Screenshot_1-3-620x298.jpg)

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/28/dodge-fireballs-forever-in-a-neural-nets-doom-nightmare/

Quote
This isn’t Doom. It’s a neural net’s hallucination, based on a visual memory of Doom, played eternally by an AI agent tasked with surviving a growing deluge of imagined fireballs.

Created as part of a research project on ‘dream’ learning for AIs, we have the opportunity to not only observe, but play these snippets of mechanical dreaming, which AIs can, theoretically, train themselves on before being exposed to the real thing.

The heart of this experiment is two AIs: A neural network capable of visually learning a basic game scenario through observation and creating its own hazy, interactive impression of the mechanics, and a second AI given a goal within this ‘dream’. While the exact mechanics are horrifically complex, the paper by David Ha and Jürgen Schmidhuber goes into extensive detail on how it all works.

As broken down in AI enthusiast Janelle Shane’s observations on Twitter, the imperfect nature of the dream created has led to some unusual learnt behaviours from the practical, game-survival side of the intelligence. Over time, it has learnt that by moving in certain ways, it can cause fireballs to just pop out of existence. The AI has, in its own simple way, become a lucid dreamer able to exploit holes in its own memory to its advantage.

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 29, 2018, 06:40:44 PM
Anyone need a summer job - Help wanted: Nudist campground searching for a lifeguard
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2018/03/29/Help_wanted_Nudist_campground_searching_for_a_lifeguard.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 29, 2018, 06:44:43 PM
Abandoned Chinese space station tumbling toward Earth - http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2018/3/29/tiangong_1.html

 :eek: :shifteyes:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on March 30, 2018, 02:32:37 AM
Dear Everybody

A bus is gonna fall outta the fucking sky. We don't know where. Hope shit turns out okay for everyone. It probably will. But there's a "slight" chance that anywhere from around 2 to 1500 of you might be killed by it. Very slight though. Kthxbye.

Sincerely, China.

 :ohlord:

Can you imagine if it landed in Japan? :D That would be most unfortunate.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 01, 2018, 06:28:02 AM
This story had me saying  :WTF:

Police: 11-year-old driver killed when truck hits tree
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2018/03/31/Police_11_year_old_driver_killed_when_truck_hits_tree.html
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 01, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
They believe speed was a factor. OH RILLY!?! :D
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on April 01, 2018, 03:13:55 PM
A kinetic sculpture based on Gormenghast.

https://youtu.be/v3fyV06D1gk
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 04, 2018, 12:46:02 AM
Big info-dump on the youtube shooter:

https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/nasim-aghdam-youtube-shooting-suspect-channel-instagram-photos/

(https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/nasime-aghdam-facebook.jpeg)

Weird when an extreme animal rights activist can justify shooting innocent people; but she seems to have been rather conspiracy-minded.

Only watched a couple of her archived vids, including the "taylor_swift_parody" one. She seems to have possessed Yoko Ono's, uh, talent for singing.

:raincloud:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 04, 2018, 03:59:24 AM
What a fuckin mongoloid.

I'm reading the story thinking... this is spawngirl.

Holy shit, quadz. Hire a bodyguard.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 07, 2018, 02:14:33 PM
Wanna see someone die? Don't we all.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=53e_1505704727

This is kinda why helmet laws aren't very useful. His helmet didn't do a fuckin' thing to keep him from riding like an asshole.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 08, 2018, 06:22:17 AM
Plan your next vacation - https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2018/04/07/orion-span-wants-launch-space-hotel-9-million-per-ticket/496150002/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 20, 2018, 06:18:04 PM
Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos - http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article209313324.html

It happened in Louisiana.

Where has Adren been lately  :shifteyes:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 22, 2018, 12:56:39 PM
The best music video I've seen in a long time. Perhaps a rip off that Hardcore Henry movie, or perhaps conceived and/or directed by the same person, I dunno. Cool nonetheless. I don't really care for the song though.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Rgox84KE7iY

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on April 24, 2018, 06:49:18 PM
The future of the automobile is NOW.

Introducing Lexus Genetic Select.

Make sure to watch the entire video.

http://www.lexus.com/geneticselect/
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 26, 2018, 06:22:32 PM
Dangerous Waterfall and Road in NEPAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=10SjlFFg77E

These people got more cojones than I got or they are just that stupid.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 03, 2018, 06:43:50 PM
New Jersey superintendent defecated on high school football field 'on a daily basis,' cops say
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/03/new-jersey-superintendent-defecated-on-high-school-football-field-on-daily-basis-cops-say.html
 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 16, 2018, 06:07:57 PM
This was a good senior prank  :righteous:
http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/ap-online/2018/05/16/police-praise-wisconsin-students-for-prank-that-was-illusion
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 07, 2018, 08:46:17 AM

"Fashion show in Saudi, where they weren't allowed female models"

https://twitter.com/jinakhoushnaw/status/1004463889130622976

:exqueezeme:

(As one commenter observed: "This is some dystopian novel shit")

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on June 07, 2018, 11:56:49 AM
They managed to have a WWE PPV there a while back. They had NO female wrestlers or ring announcers in the show other than pre-recorded backstage clips which I HIIIIIGHLY doubt they showed inside the arena in Saudi Arabia. They even had a couple of 2 or 3 minute pro-Saudi commercials talking about how wonderful Saudi Arabia was and how "progressive" they were becoming by FINALLY allowing women to have the right to drive cars. :D I was watching the crowd in the background a LOT during the whole thing. I think I noticed maybe ONE grown woman in the entire audience, although... there were several young girls there without burkas, but they were all probably under the age of 7.

Ridiculous people.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 15, 2018, 07:34:06 AM
Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers - http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/ap-top-news/2018/07/13/arizona-man-arrested-after-trying-to-pull-over-troopers

 :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 27, 2018, 09:08:51 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjEb3WLV4AAvEPt.jpg)…(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjEb3WQUcAgMdBQ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 28, 2018, 05:28:37 PM
OH FUCK YES. It's those damned drinking straws that are destroying the planet! It's not absolutely EVERYONE driving around in cars that burn cancerous petroleum distillates and puke cancerous fumes into the atmosphere. Hell no, IT'S THE BENDY STRAWS ON YOUR KID'S HI-C BOX! Way to go, little Timmy, fucking the planet like the evil little useless shit that you are. (Get a fucking job, kid. I don't care if you're only 6, fuck you.)

Oh yeah, and you can't drink a large Coke in New York either, you faggοt. And you can't smoke... pretty much ANYWHERE any-fuckin-more, because nobody wants to breathe that second-hand shit and get cancer. BUT APPARENTLY WE'RE ALL FINE AND DANDY WITH THE INVISIBLE DEATH GASSES THAT OUR CARS POOP OUT THE BACK. God knows it the ONE CIGARETTE that some guy is smoking outside the McDonalds that's gonna kill us all, not the black clouds of death pouring out of the ass-end of a soccer moms shitty old late 90's Saab.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 29, 2018, 06:12:21 AM
Man Dead After Getting Compressed Air Shot Up Butt, Coworker Says It Was A “Prank”
http://www.japankyo.com/2018/07/wacky-weird-interesting-crazy-japanese-news-compressed-air-gun-up-butt-anus-rectum-cause-death-arrest-kill-coworker-ibaraki-japan-just-a-prank/

What an asinine idea  :shifteyes:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on July 29, 2018, 05:52:09 PM
Air embolism. No joke.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 29, 2018, 10:45:38 PM
Sounds fake to me. A concentrator nozzle on an air hose isn't gonna blow air through the weave of jeans or slacks unless it's so highly pressurized that it rips the material. There's no legitimate use for an air hose that powerful, at least not one like a handheld concentrator with  a thumb operated valve. Nor do I see how air in ones ASS effects lung tissue. When you eat chili and fart up a storm, you don't sometimes cough up blood from bleeding lungs too. (unless your farts are THAT bad and the W.H.O. considers your taco nights a level 9 biohazard state of emergency) I'm not saying sticking an air hose up someones ass like they're a party balloon couldn't hurt them, sure it could. But I'd imagine injuries more along the lines of torn or herniated intestines leading to complications from ruptured abscesses and such... I almost said "and shit".
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on July 31, 2018, 09:31:40 PM
The veins in the anal sphincter (and especially if one has hemorrhoids) are easily perforated. Depending on the air nozzle and whether it was modified from the “approved” 30 psi to the full tank pressure it could inflate the colon and enter the blood stream. Vein walls are thin, arteries are much tougher. Veins carry blood directly to the heart via the inferior vena cava through the right atrium and right ventricle to the lungs. Once an air bubble enters the lungs it blocks in the capillaries and the person asphyxiates. If air bubbles get into the cardiac arteries you get a heart attack. If bubbles get to the brain, and bubbles being bubbles, they like to rise in the fluid column, you get a stroke.

These events occurred in foreign countries so there’s no reason to believe the nozzle was in any shape or form diffused or regulated in pressure or that the tank was ordinary shop air.

You can incur an air embolism very easily while scuba diving in 30 feet of water which involves only 2 ATA at 33 feet of salt water by holding your breath and ascending to the surface, a difference of only 15 psi. This is why you’re trained to blow bubbles while ascending and to keep your airway open. Scuba tank pressure is 3000 psi full but the mouthpiece is fed by the primary to about 150 psi and regulates to ambient or anywhere between 15 psia at the surface to 45-50 psia at 100 fsw. (3 ATA)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on September 03, 2018, 01:35:32 PM
The Last Days of Coney Island

by Ralph Bakshi

https://youtu.be/ri4iphUqShM
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 17, 2018, 07:28:07 PM
Arizona man fakes having Down syndrome, hires women to bathe him and change his diapers
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/15/arizona-man-fakes-having-down-syndrome-hires-women-to-bathe-him-and-change-his-diapers-police.html

Best line of the story - All three women said Menchaca became aroused during baths  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 18, 2018, 07:24:39 AM
Hey. You wanna see some, uh... weird shit?

http://robots-everywhere.com/mbap/ggal.htm

I lol'd.

Oh yeah, and, uh... not really what you'd call "safe for work." Lots of titties. Too many titties.

"But Focalor, there's NO SUCH THING as too many titties."

Well... sometimes... there is, my son.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on September 22, 2018, 10:45:43 AM
Woman on vacation reportedly finds dead tortoise in her vagina  :WTF:
https://nypost.com/2018/09/20/woman-on-vacation-reportedly-finds-dead-tortoise-in-her-vagina/

I hope is wasn't a snapper  :purpleshock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on September 23, 2018, 01:03:44 PM
WHY WOULD YOU PUT A TURTLE IN YOUR PUSSY!?!
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on November 28, 2018, 04:04:29 AM
A story for the Bovine lovers at TS
https://www.foxnews.com/world/enormous-cow-that-weighs-more-than-a-car-is-saved-from-the-slaughterhouse
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 03, 2019, 12:35:55 PM
I almost put this under "Hot Bitches" but I did not want to get banned  :lolsign:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-woman-with-unique-face-tattoos-pleads-no-contest-after-allegedly-threatening-to-blow-up-a-7-eleven
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 09, 2019, 10:15:23 AM
"Security Camera Catches Prowling Suspect Licking Doorbell For 3 Hours"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/security-camera-catches-prowling-suspect-194427966.html?ncid=facebook_projecttil_a1ybbtzm9fa

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 09, 2019, 01:00:56 PM
One of the comments:

"Three hours seems a bit excessive."

 :lolsign: Apparently there's an acceptable amount of time one can lick a doorbell.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on January 09, 2019, 05:39:00 PM
I'm surprised the flavor lasted all of three hours.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 10, 2019, 06:31:07 AM
2d, 3 hours is a bit excessive.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 16, 2019, 05:44:45 AM
Nobody involved reported anything  :lolsign: - https://www.foxnews.com/us/fleeing-pedestrians-swiped-by-truck-that-sped-onto-sidewalk-police-searching-for-driver
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on January 16, 2019, 01:04:02 PM
Toonces the driving cat strikes again.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on January 29, 2019, 11:54:09 AM
Very sneaky, Evolution. Very sneaky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFjoqyVRmOU

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on January 30, 2019, 04:27:38 AM
Iranians are very sneaky  :uhoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 03, 2019, 03:45:34 PM
While I recall seeing ol' Rajneesh and his fleet of Rolls Royces on the news in the early 80's, I had no idea the escalating brazen levels of psychopathy exhibited by his inner circle—the worst of which appears to have been mitigated, fortunately, by corresponding levels of incompetence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwx9nqknu-c

The video starts out with early history and fairly standard cult-origin-story buildup; but by about half way through things have turned almost cartoonishly psychotic.

Scientology, even at the height of its culty shenanigans, never aspired to these levels of crazy-stupid.

:ugly_08:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: QwazyWabbit on February 04, 2019, 04:24:27 PM

Scientology, even at the height of its culty shenanigans, never aspired to these levels of crazy-stupid.

:ugly_08:

I’m never surprised by the ability of the human mind for self-delusion, especially when reinforced by permission to yield to our base instincts and hedonism. Then there’s the power of the evil, charismatic mind and the lieutenant who will commit crimes in the name of the leader, all for the sake of sustaining a privileged lifestyle.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on February 10, 2019, 12:48:47 PM
Ostensibly this was intended to mock Trump?

https://twitter.com/RinAldrin/status/1094439407212408832

(The Trump carriage in the parade was actually blasting this Sabaton track, though it was hard to hear in the original video. This edit syncs up the album track to the clip.)

My understanding is the words on the Twitter Sword are literally "your tariffs", but because of its rhyming with a popular Italian phrase, translates idiomatically to something more approximating "fuck your tariffs."

Someone commented: "Trump should buy it, put it in the South Lawn next to the Gorilla Channel antenna"

:dohdohdoh:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 10, 2019, 02:33:54 PM
If you like the message or not it is a impressive float.  :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 18, 2019, 06:53:46 AM
Baltimore man burns to death after exiting porta potty
https://www.foxnews.com/us/baltimore-man-burns-to-death-after-exiting-porta-potty-near-mt-bank-stadium

There is a reason farts are flammable  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on February 18, 2019, 07:03:35 AM
Former tennis champ Martina Navratilova criticized for comments about trans athletes

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/former-tennis-champ-martina-navratilova-criticized-for-comments-about-trans-athletes

I think Navratilova is correct.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 02, 2019, 07:29:20 AM
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/28/brittany-zamora-teacher-sex-student/3014885002/

This poor boy  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on March 02, 2019, 02:31:28 PM
A quick question:

If I do this image in color,on a black background,on a black TShirt,would anyone buy it? I am gathering material for an online Tshirt store and I might put this one up if there is interest...

(http://i63.tinypic.com/1zx4d8l.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on March 03, 2019, 04:10:29 PM
If I do this image in color,on a black background,on a black TShirt,would anyone buy it? I am gathering material for an online Tshirt store and I might put this one up if there is interest...

Count me in!   :smiley_abin:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 09, 2019, 04:22:09 AM
Model with prominent eyebrows aims to change beauty standards by refusing to conform
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/model-starts-beauty-revolution-by-refusing-to-conform

 :eek: :nosign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on March 11, 2019, 07:39:58 PM
Tinder date allegedly sends woman list of improvements after first date: ‘Just so I’m not embarrassed to be seen with you’
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/tinder-date-allegedly-sends-woman-list-of-improvements-after-first-date-just-so-im-not-embarrassed-to-be-seen-with-you

 :lolsign: at both people.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 02, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
I just wanted to share the great news - I just got married  :bananaw00t:
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/bikini-clad-bride-weds-groom-in-overalls-caps-off-florida-wedding-with-roll-in-the-mud
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 03, 2019, 08:22:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfFs0o6pCxc


 :cc01: You don't say!

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 10, 2019, 12:54:53 PM
https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

"The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun."

:dohdohdoh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_GVbuddri8

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on April 10, 2019, 06:41:10 PM
I almost posted an article this morning but that video is better than any mainstream media outlet.

It's very cool. Rotten tomatoes has already reported a ratings increase for the movie interstellar.  ;)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 11, 2019, 04:51:00 AM
Small dog euthanized after being sexually assaulted, man gets 60 days in jail
https://www.foxnews.com/us/dog-euthanized-after-being-sexually-assaulted-man-gets-60-days-in-jail

BTW - I have not seen 2D in awhile.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on April 11, 2019, 07:49:17 AM
Black hole picture zoomed out
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 21, 2019, 11:18:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP30okjpCko

:ugly_08:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 22, 2019, 04:59:24 AM
That is why I don't do plumbing.  :lolsign:

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on April 22, 2019, 03:31:41 PM
How do you not know how and where to turn your water off? Not all on the plumber.

I lost it when the shop vac started leaking

 :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 22, 2019, 07:47:33 PM
How do you not know how and where to turn your water off? Not all on the plumber.

Agreed. Reportedly the cheaply-built apt. complex only had a single shut-off valve for the entire building, and it was behind a locked door. (And the on-site manager either didn't have the key, or needed some sort of permission from the management company?)


I lost it when the shop vac started leaking

Indeed  :dohdohdoh:



Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on April 23, 2019, 06:58:23 AM
Dang. When I lived in a similarly cheaply-built complex there was still a ball valve to shut everything off.

After having well water for over 2 years I doubt I'll go back to county/city water ever. Reverse osmosis plus a water softener is all ya need. Very little maintenance.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on April 25, 2019, 10:16:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5AOKWpW0AAMkTS.jpg)
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on April 26, 2019, 08:55:31 AM
Wow, what an idiot. You have to use organic piss.  :dohdohdoh:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on April 27, 2019, 06:30:26 AM
She is using contaminated urine.  The urine must be sanitized and be within the usage date.
I would suggest that she purchase the urine from a high end supplier, to make sure she is using quality urine.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 17, 2019, 12:26:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9juRkyPG3U4
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: haunted on May 19, 2019, 01:29:53 AM
When you talk to Ms. NC....... and she's stopping by the following day to pick up congratulatory mail mistakingly sent to us.
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on May 20, 2019, 01:38:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWK_iYBl8cA
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on May 31, 2019, 05:01:44 AM
Nebraska man sentenced for marrying, having sex with daughter
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nebraska-man-sentenced-to-2-years-for-marrying-having-sex-with-daughter

"Kershner reportedly told police that three years ago she had asked her mother who her father was and after her mom arranged a meeting they pursued a father-daughter relationship." 

Kershner reportedly told police her impetus for the relationship was a “jealous competition with her half-sister regarding who could have sex with their father.”

 :WTF: :ubershock:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 15, 2019, 07:59:28 AM
Fitness models compete in 'booty slapping' contest at Russian bodybuilding event
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/fitness-models-booty-slapping-contest-at-russian-bodybuilding  :lolsign:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on June 16, 2019, 08:28:39 PM
I live in this county - There are some crazy people around here.

Florida cops arrest man who said he stole pool floats to use for sex - https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-cops-arrest-man-stole-pool-floats-personal-sexual-pleasure
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on June 28, 2019, 07:36:10 PM
An image that exquisitely blew my mind when I saw it, at 13 yrs. old, published in Byte magazine in 1984.

https://lucasmuseum.org/img/work/roadtopointreyes-large.jpg
(https://lucasmuseum.org/img/work/roadtopointreyes-large.jpg)

At a time when almost no home computers could handle true 16-color graphics, this "picture was rendered using an Ikonas graphics processor and framebuffers,. It took about a month to execute mainly because it had to be executed by parts, the final resolution of the original image - 4096x4096, 24 bits per pixel - being far greater than that of our framebuffer."

Created by Pixar (Lucasfilm at the time) as a proof-of-concept of a computer generated scene achieving film resolution.

(This image has stuck with me ever since, but I didn't know the history of it till now.)


Additional details:

http://alvyray.com/Art/PtReyes.htm


Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: The Dreaming Dragon on July 02, 2019, 01:33:06 PM
Announcing....the official Jeremey Prickles T-Shirt Shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JeremeyPrickles?ref=search_shop_redirect

Featuring the OFFICIAL Quad-approved TastySpleen T shirt!

(http://i67.tinypic.com/raambl.jpg)

Yay?
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Waffle Whiffer on July 04, 2019, 07:48:07 AM
I ordered mine! Will have to post a pic when I get it. :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 09, 2019, 09:12:42 PM
Some fine people right here - https://www.foxnews.com/us/philadelphia-walgreens-looting-surveillance-video
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 17, 2019, 05:11:49 AM
Florida man allegedly cut off penis of wife’s lover with scissors
https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-allegedly-cut-off-penis-of-wifes-lover-with-scissors-report
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: quadz on July 20, 2019, 06:54:30 PM
Interesting series of mini-documentaries: "Absolute Mad Lads"

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBXe9k4p6_tUI5AbzeBVc_w17LFi6pFDQ


One memorable episode (~ 10 minutes) "Roof Koreans"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pwl4pvr300

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: |iR|Focalor on July 20, 2019, 10:42:53 PM
Florida man allegedly cut off penis of wife’s lover with scissors
https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-allegedly-cut-off-penis-of-wifes-lover-with-scissors-report

That's someone who is severely angry. That's determination. That someone who can soldier through some uncomfortable moments to achieve an objective. To do that, you gotta pull the guys pants down, pull his dick out for him, hold it in your hand (ew), then cut it off, then you're still holding it walking around with it, waving it to and fro like a.... like a DICK in your hand. :D

The comments are great too. So many of them:
-------------------------------------------
*Told people for years now, we need a mandatory scissors safety training course.

*Bet the neighbor won't do that again....

*Just hope the guy that did this doesn't decide to go "nuts" today.

*He is now eligible to join the democractic party and use any restroom.
(and similarly...)
*No worries. Genders just a social construct anyway

*Not the typical souvenir one gets in Florida.

*He drove away with it. But tossed it out the window where it bounced off a passing truck's windshield. The surprised passenger said,
"Did you see the DICK on that BUG?!?!?"

*Guys, always sleep on your stomach....

*No, that's not how you perform a vasectomy. (someone else replied thusly...) *The neighbor will be needing an addadictomy. (add a dick to me)
(and similarly...)
*He'll have to undergo the procedure called , "Attachadictomy"

(this guy couldn't come up with a good one-liner...)
*I got nothin . . . (and someone replied...) *Neither does the neighbor.

*I'm sure he'll be denied an arts and crafts pass in prison.

*Won't be long now.

*The neighbor got just a bit too cocky.

*I'm guessing the neighbor has severed his ties with the guys wife then...

*Not a felony crime.  Just a misdawiener.

*There should be a stiffer penalty.

*Flacid-Aggressive?

Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Sgt. Dick on July 21, 2019, 09:23:43 PM
Some of the comments were  :bananaw00t:
Title: Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
Post by: Waffle Whiffer on July 28, 2019, 08:11:13 PM
EAT THE SPLEEN! Get your Tasty T while supplies last! :-)