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Thursday, 25 November 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy Part 2: The Ultra Efficient Bulbs You're Not Allowed To Have

quote [ You can’t buy them unless you live in Dubai. Apparently inspired by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who wanted more efficient and longer-lasting bulbs. ]

Yes, longer lasting, far more efficient LED lightbulbs exist, but you're not allowed to have them, at least not yet.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by the circus@8:17pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 16 October 2021

What really happened to McDonaldland?

quote [ Explore the history & ultimate downfall of McDonaldland and The Disney-McDonald's Happy Meal, McDonald’s magical world & ad campaign that brought fame and fortune to the iconic fast food franchise. From the origins of Ronald McDonald, the McDonald’s Merchandise craze, the McDonalds Disney partnership and Happy Meal Toys and how it ultimately came to an end. ]

Short answer: Johnny Copyright Law has a long arm.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by the circus@6:37amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 3 October 2021

US Army attacked by Ninja warrior

quote [ A sword wielding man in “full ninja garb” launched a surprise nighttime attack on an Army Special Operations unit in California — injuring two soldiers before he was finally arrested ]

You can never predict a ninja attack.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by the circus@1:24amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Sean Lock: Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats captain dies aged 58

quote [ "Sean was one of Britain's finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy." ]

On of my favorite comics. The really good ones are the ones who crack up other comics.

[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by the circus@4:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Bad Guy shoots Cop. Good Guy shoots Bad Guy. Cop shoots Good Guy.

quote [ The police in Arvada, Colo., said a good Samaritan who fatally shot a gunman who had just killed a police officer was himself shot by responding officers. ]

Something something "good guy with a gun."

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by the circus@7:22pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A Proclamation on the Death of Walter Mondale | The White House

quote [ Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants. Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996. ]

I know the deaths thing has sort of played out and there wasn't any stir when Prince Philip passed away, but I just stumbled on that Walter Mondale passed away. Maybe it was all over and I just didn't catch it, but for political interest here it is.
[SFW] [politics]
[by the circus@12:16amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 16 April 2021

Who's donating all this money to Kyle Rittenhouse? Police officers

quote [ Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans ]

This is why Trump thought a fascist coup could work with just the support of the police and not the military.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
[by the circus@4:23pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 9 August 2019

Koch Foods hires undocumented workers, mistreats them, loses a lawsuit about it, and has ICE deport them to avoid paying the damages

quote [ Hispanic workers at the company’s Morton, Mississippi, chicken processing plant were subjected to touching and sexually suggestive comments, were hit, were charged money for “normal everyday work activities” and faced retaliation after complaining, EEOC alleged.

After immigration authorities rounded up hundreds of workers in a massive sweep at seven Mississippi food processing plants, friends and family members are desperately searching for answers. ]

I guess this is hitting the reset button? I wonder if this just means they start over hiring new undocumented workers with the plan to exploit them. Maybe shuffle shuffle business around so the decree only applies to one model location while they continue business as usual as a tenuously connected subsidiary under a different name.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 WTF]
[by the circus@7:47amGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Someone felt we needed black rag dolls to beat up to relieve our stress

quote [ In the instructions, buyers are told to take the black rag dolls — which come with red, green, black and yellow hair made of yarn, styled in dreadlocks — and “find a wall to slam” them against. ]

I guess it was intended for the southern market and just misrouted.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by the circus@3:10pmGMT] [26 comments]

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