how do you develop a resistance to something that drills a hole in you and injects DNA
Monday, 18 November 2019

Crazy Joe's been been watching old after midnight movies again...

quote [ Former Vice President Joe Biden has doubled down on his reserved stance over marijuana and says his questions over its status as a gateway drug are holding him back from supporting federal legalization.

...research has repeatedly failed to find solid evidence of marijuana leading people to use harder drugs. ]

Everything that comes out of this clowns diseased pie-hole pisses me the fuck off every bit as much, or more than trump-tweets do. Quit treating us like we are stupid - incarcerating non violent drug crimes is big money, and not just for the private prison corporations. There are city and state revenues (court fees, fines, etc) that depend on it, and we all know Biden is all about protecting cash flow for those at the top even if it destroys lives at the bottom.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 laz0r]
[by knumbknutz@2:03pmGMT] [3 comments]

Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

quote [ Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who re-created them. ]

Babylonian, promising all kinds of thrills
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 17 November 2019

She Invented Banana Ketchup & Saved Thousands of Lives. Why Have We Never Heard of Her?

quote [ The legendary story of María Orosa, the Philippines' greatest war hero. ]

That's a heap of food chemistry anecdotes!
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@12:40pmGMT] [3 comments]

Write Everything Down

quote [ What makes someone obsessively journal every moment of their life? In some cases, it might actually be hypergraphia, a condition tied to a neurological trait. ]

Got an old suitcase full of journals
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:57amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 November 2019

The Wild Story of How Mary Steenburgen Wrote the Best Original Movie Song of the Year

quote [ Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen went under the knife for a routine surgery in 2009. Hours later, she woke up as a different person — and became a great songwriter. ]

This is weird but true. Mild spoilers for the movie Wild Rose.

YouTube of a bunch of remixed celebrity impressions in the extended.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:18pmGMT] [0 comments]

I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them

quote [ At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase. ]

the elephant (sound of elephant trumpeting)
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 15 November 2019

An Oral History of LimeWire: The Little App That Changed the Music Industry Forever

quote [ In 2001, the internet’s premier file-sharing service Napster was shut down after just two years, leaving a giant vacuum in the ever-expanding peer-to-peer file-sharing space.... ]

Some nice quotes, a Spotify predecessor I didn't know of and accounts on the industry taking it personally.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress, witness tampering

quote [ The verdict came Friday, two hours after the jury began its second day of deliberations. ]

And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 Good]
[by knumbknutz@7:45pmGMT] [6 comments]

Pirates Attack Micoperi OSV in Gulf of Mexico, Injuring Two

quote [ Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area.

One of the crew members of the boat, “Remas,” received a bullet wound, and the other suffered a concussion, and both were transferred to a nearby hospital, the Navy said in a statement. ]

Pirates of the Caribbean. In extended - Trump Jr. heckled at his own book signing by Trump Sr. supporters, and new ideas for holiday cookies.

[SFW] [dystopian violence]
[by knumbknutz@4:10pmGMT] [1 comment]

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