This “crappy design” subreddit has me in stitches


This crappy design subreddit is a hilarious time suck.

 

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The they fear him like their deity


I saw the following today and I thought it deserved an echo:

Trump is white = the GOP and his supporters LOVE him

Trump is a bully = the GOP and his supporters LOVE him

Trump is a cheat = the GOP and his supporters LOVE him

Trump is a liar = the GOP and his supporters LOVE him

Trump is a womanizer = the GOP and his supporters LOVE him

As long as Trump is not black or a woman or a white man spouting “liberal ideas” they have their Messiah…their bar is SO low Death Valley is a mountain top

I read the above response in a discussion thread about Michael Cohen secretly taping Trump discussing payment to a playboy model.

My knee-jerk was, yeah, that’s pretty accurate. Especially the low-bar.

But then I thought, it’s not LOVE for Trump, it’s fear. They fear his wrath. They fear his crazy tweets. They fear what he’s going to do next. No one knows what he’s going to do. Just like another guy we all have heard of …  Continue reading

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon


From Science Magazine:

All told, Australia boasts a renewable energy potential of 25,000 gigawatts, one of the highest in the world and about four times the planet’s installed electricity production capacity. Yet with a small population and few ways to store or export the energy, its renewable bounty is largely untapped.

That’s where MacFarlane comes in. For the past 4 years, he has been working on a fuel cell that can convert renewable electricity into a carbon-free fuel: ammonia.

 

Good news, I talked to Hitler and he said he didn’t do it


I saw this at TYWKIWDBI and had to share it:

he didn't do it.jpg

My first thought was to redo it with three crucifixes across a skyline with the words, “Good news, I talked to Jesus and he said he didn’t do it.”

That’d go over swimmingly!

And if I added an N, an apostrophe and a T it would smooth everything over.

See how that works!

More sacrilege below the fold.

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Raising the bar: “You can do better”


I saw this over at Kottke. Jason wrote: “In his biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson reports on some comments Jobs made over dinner to News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch about Fox News in 2010.”

In return for speaking at the retreat, Jobs got Murdoch to hear him out on Fox News, which he believed was destructive, harmful to the nation, and a blot on Murdoch’s reputation. “You’re blowing it with Fox News,” Jobs told him over dinner. “The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful.” Jobs said he thought Murdoch did not really like how far Fox had gone. “Rupert’s a builder, not a tearer-downer,” he said. “I’ve had some meetings with James, and I think he agrees with me. I can just tell.”

I don’t have so much of a problem with Mr. Trump taking this country on the longest, nosedive into the infinity pool filled with a burning endless supply of gasoline.

I have a problem with the folks whom I love, and they say they love me, who raised me, raised others, taught and led on a platform of heightened morality, of raised bars and disciplined/critical approaches to life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

I lost my faith in god a long time ago, but kept hold of threads of hope for the great pillars of strength who once surrounded me. Those people are gone. Blinded by the most regrettable fake head of hair to ever grace the world stage.

Last night, I wrote for a long time (privately) about the love I have for my parents and friends who I grew up with. I’m writing a script for a promo video and I can’t deny from where I’ve come. The disappointment I now have is nauseating. I point blame at their addictions to piss-poor media that separates and destroys.

There are no bridges, because every time I build one, it’s destroyed by callous, selfish hate informed not by personal inquiry, but by shallow disregard for a desire to place family over so-called politics and “opinion.”

It’s that old garbage-in treat you like shit scenario.

The fabric of this country is being ripped apart and it’s going to take the courage to flip the switch on TVs and devices to start to mend this gaping, galaxy-wide tear.