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Saturday, 14 January 2023

I disconnected from the electric grid for 8 months—in Manhattan

quote [ What started as an experiment has turned into a habit I hope will inspire others. ]

I wish I wasn't too lazy to try this.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Interesting]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:17pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Gallagher, Comedian Known for Smashing Watermelons, Dies at 76

quote [ Gallagher, the inventive prop comedian known for smashing watermelons as part of his act, died Friday of organ failure, his former manager Craig Marquardo confirmed to Variety. He was 76. ]

I expect to see a spike in the sales of watermelons and sledgehammers in the next few days.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2 Informative]
[by mechanical contrivance@7:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 1 March 2021

Top 100 Video Games of All Time - IGN.com

quote [ IGN counts down the 100 best video games ever made. ]

I just used the IGN article as a starting off point. The real stuff is in the extended.

[SFW] [games] [+6 laz0r]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:18pmGMT] [25 comments]

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Suponjibobu Anime Ep #1: Bubble Bass Arc (Original Animation)

quote [ The long-awaited episode is here! Watch Spongey boi and friends battle a blubbered and belligerent foe as the fate of the secret formula hangs in the balance... ]

I just found out about this. It's everything I expected it to be.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@3:31pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75

quote [ Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the 70s who went on to star in the 1982 Blade Runner as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. ]

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by mechanical contrivance@8:21pmGMT] [4 comments]



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15

quote [ Sites that don't verify age could get blocked by British ISPs. ]

This is relevant to the community.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+10 Sad]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:24pmGMT] [41 comments]

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy 40th Birthday Atari 2600

quote [ The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari Inc. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game — initially Combat and later Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 was wildly successful during the early 1980s.

We have over 500 Atari 2600 games for you to play Free online. Enjoy! ]

The Atari 2600 was released in North America on September 11th 1977. The main link lets you play Atari games in your browser. Links to Atari 2600 goodness in extended.

[SFW] [games] [+5 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@3:05amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 28 July 2017

FDA wants to make cigarettes non-addictive

quote [ The agency intends to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in traditional combustion cigarettes with the goal of making them “non-addictive.” ]

I'm all for this if it means I never have to smell cigarette smoke again.

[SFW] [health] [+1]
[by mechanical contrivance@7:58pmGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 21 July 2017

Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist

quote [ The Dept. of Agriculture’s science will be run by someone with no science experience. ]

This is totally normal for Trump.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:40pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

Guilty verdict in trial of woman who texted boy to commit suicide

quote [ A Massachusetts woman charged with involuntary manslaughter because of text messages prosecutors said cajoled a teen boy into commiting suicide was found guilty Friday. ]

Next comes the sentencing. She could get up to 20 years.

Followup to http://www.sensibleendowment.com/entry.php/9528
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+8 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@3:44pmGMT] [28 comments]



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