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May 23, 2019, 09:50 PM
 
How come OAW isn't posting in this thread anymore?

Anyway, a few more and then I'm taking a break.

While I don't live anywhere near subways, I know how useful they are to get people around since I've been through Boston and Montreal on them. Well how irritating would this be? This dunce deliberately pulled subway train's emergency brakes for no reason

Casey's put up a pizza billboard with a fog machine behind it... which was mistaken for actual smoke, prompting over a hundred calls to 911, irritating local authorities

We want pizza!

Aaaaaaand yet another drunk story (I should cut back on these), Drunk wakes up to find his p**** is cut off after a night of heavy drinking


Oh, one more, might as well go all in!
Police identify woman who shoplifted nearly $800 in vodka and toilet paper



Honey we've got all the toilet paper we need, time to party!
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May 23, 2019, 10:35 PM
 
Someone broke into my car once

They ignored the radio and the knife in the glove compartment.

Went straight for the apocalypse prep-sized bundle of toilet paper from Costco I hadn’t brought in yet.
     
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May 23, 2019, 11:32 PM
 
Well, when you need toilet paper, you really need it. The substitutes are gone.

Monty Ward catalogs have been gone for a long time. Sears catalogs too. And print newspapers have become uncommon.
     
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May 23, 2019, 11:50 PM
 
Honestly, for that very reason, I would have just given it to them. No need to smash my window.
     
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May 24, 2019, 12:06 AM
 
Stealing toilet paper is weird. I prefer to use the tissue box like toilet paper as opposed to the rolls.

And I love reading print newspapers still.
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May 24, 2019, 08:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
How come OAW isn't posting in this thread anymore?
Ooo a call out.

I suspect, like most posters here, he's spending time on other things.
     
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How come OAW isn't posting in this thread anymore?
Interstate Highway in South STL basically became a river last night.

Astonishing Video Shows How I-55 Became a River Last Night in South St. Louis | RiverfrontTimes.com

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It’s literally impossible to be farther than 20 miles away from the coast on Maui.
     
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May 27, 2019, 03:58 PM
 
Aaaaand we’re back with a memorial, in bubbles! Looks like fun.

A university professor claims that in order to survive climate change, space aliens have been inter-breeding with humans. And they say you can’t make this stuff up, right...

Hoarder's home filled with alligators, snakes, talking birds
“He said the birds they found in that home were having full conversations with the investigators.”

Japanese man dies inflight after eating 246 packets filled with cocaine

Serves him right: Man Who Ate Slug On Dare Gets Infected With Lungworm

The reason why the Wendy’s girl (the American fast food restaurant chain) the Wendy’s logo depicts her with freckles. And I think I found out why:
Man caught on video bathing in Wendy's kitchen sink, the business still passes health inspection
     
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May 27, 2019, 06:05 PM
 
This was done as a prank. I hate people pranking random people just to get hits on Youtube. It is like the attention that they never got as a kid and youtube is their means to get famous and more likes from random people. Sure, I know many of the pranks are fake, but stuff like this is clearly unacceptable.
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May 29, 2019, 07:27 PM
 
What's shiny, faceless, made of steel but looks like an aluminum balloon, vaguely resembles an actual rabbit, and sells for $91 million? This work called "Rabbit"




Man accused of flying drone at 49ers, Raiders games charged
Police said the drone released leaflets at the 49ers game with content about free speech and Mapes' belief that television stations are corrupt.

^ I thought this was hilarious, like, did he really think that he wouldn't get caught? But think of the possibilities for advertising...
     
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Looks covered in fingerprints.
     
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May 31, 2019, 04:35 PM
 
Postmodernism at its best: Man arrested for peeing in Lake Eola Park, says that he doesn't "follow man's laws"

Speaking of which, he ordered shower curtains off Amazon but instead received some random woman's urine sample

Even the paint guy can't be trusted: He was wearing all white and carried a paint can

Check your iPad cases for live bats

Frivilous spending at its finest, what she spent:
$4.4 million on Boucheron jewellery
$1.8 million on Cartier luxury items
$317,000 in the Harrods' toy department
$530,000 at Tom Dixon's sandwich café
$37,000 on gourmet chocolates in a single day at the luxury store Godiva <- although to be fair, we are talking Godiva chocolates. As Azzy would say, *delicious!*
and a whole bunch more, she faces corruption charges after allegedly spending $21M at Harrods
     
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Jun 1, 2019, 08:01 AM
 
For the last year, I had been going to a coffee house where on the 1st Saturday they serve two free coffee samples and you get to watch someone do the pour over method. Also free pancakes.

Well I guess they aren’t doing that anymore for free. Now you get to learn how to do the pour over method yourself and taste two samples, for the low price of just $30. :/

And you wonder why YouTube is so popular...
     
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One quick story, they really had to get specific: Woman who drove Prius onto boulder at Shell gas station faces 7th OWI
     
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Well let's get right into it: A woman was found dead in charitable donation bin - it was deemed an accident

The Flat-Earthers society are holding a society at a pub. And it's name: The Globe



Cops solved a case involving a grenade, apparently it belongs to the Army

Officials in an Ohio village said that the pink-colored tap water is safe to drink

Chinese man forgot to give his gf a gift for Valentine's Day... so he bought her $99K worth of ocean (yes, ocean, that blue watery stuff on the map)

Scientists claim that the Loch Ness lake monster might be real...

A man who groped a flight attendant referred to himself as an "unemployed hypnotist"




And of course, from California, "Controlled burns" help human health


Yeah they sure do, here's the editor in his yard with a controlled burn:



     
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We have known for a while that controlled burns help prevent wildfires... this story is about the comparison of controlled burn smoke to wildfire smoke on people...
     
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Jun 4, 2019, 07:07 PM
 
Going on a “self-tour” of a house for rent tomorrow.

Just like in ****in Robocop.
     
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
What's shiny, faceless, made of steel but looks like an aluminum balloon, vaguely resembles an actual rabbit, and sells for $91 million? This work called "Rabbit"

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Uh, that happens to be by Jeff Koons, the art world’s enfant terrible for decades and one of the most sought-after artists of today...?

He has some amazing (and some grotesque) stuff.



This was his proposal for the heart of Hamburg’s red-light district:



Yes, that’s two cranes and a giant moustache suspending two inflatable animals.

I thought it was absolutely great, but I’m glad it never happened.

This sculpture is life-size:




More of his stuff:
http://www.jeffkoons.com/artwork/
     
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Jun 6, 2019, 05:16 PM
 
Bizarre story:
A man has sued his relatives for allegedly causing him to be rejected by immediate family members and the society over claims that he practices witchcraft


Man arresting for 'pouring ketchup on girlfriend because he suspected she was cheating

^ and presumably because she also burnt his cheeseburgers over the grill... you never know really...


Woman tries to remove hair with wax - she inadvertently glues her armpit together




And I say, if you're gonna shoplift, do it in style: Twerking shoplifter foils cops trying to catch the booty bandit (video linked in article, preview below)






'Big Banana Car’ returns to Kalamazoo

     
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Jun 9, 2019, 05:19 PM
 
Seagull photobombs, steals woman’s lobster roll in front of lighthouse



I've had others show me my own forgetfulness, but this is just inexcusable: Man leaves rucksack full of drugs on tram - along with his name and address

Teen driver in Canada busted for going ~170 kph. Her reason for going so fast? She ate really spicy chicken wings and needed a bathroom.

And finally... another woman thought that it would be hot if her firefighter boyfriend went into a store naked to buy a soda. He was placed on paid administrative leave.
     
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Jun 11, 2019, 11:18 PM
 
I bet you that wasn't started by the photo owner.
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 09:41 AM
 
Well I took this one locally this morning, but I don't understand what this means:



"Time Fires" - what is that? When a WATCH battery short circuits?

The grammar on that ad is wrong as well, "your"
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 09:49 AM
 
$2.53? Jesus ****ing Christ.
     
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"Time Fires" - what is that? When a WATCH battery short circuits?
Looks like forest country, and we're entering fire season here in CA.

Time your camp fires - make sure they've burned out, before leaving them? Quenching them with a bucket is better though.
     
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Jun 12, 2019, 02:47 PM
 
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$2.53? Jesus ****ing Christ.
In the last 12 months I've averaged $2.53/gallon. The last month has been $2.62.
     
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Well I took this one locally this morning, but I don't understand what this means:
It likely refers to the campground that caught fire today in Maine. A reminder for campground safety?
     
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$2.53? Jesus ****ing Christ.
???
$2.53 is a "hey, gas went down today!" price, even here in Indiana.
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Jun 13, 2019, 11:56 AM
 
I’m used to $3.50-$4.00.

I’m also irritated I was out in the burbs a couple days ago and didn’t fill up.
     
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Huh. Just checked, and calculated:

Unleaded gasoline is currently fairly cheap at US$ 6.10 per gallon here.
     
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I’m used to $3.50-$4.00.
Weird. I just spent a long weekend in Colorado (far, far from Denver, fwiw) and tanked-up for $2.98/gal. in a 2-gas-station town.
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want there a gas price thread?!
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Huh. Just checked, and calculated:

Unleaded gasoline is currently fairly cheap at US$ 6.10 per gallon here.
This is why we dumped crude in Boston Harbor.
     
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Jun 21, 2019, 02:39 PM
 
My pet "attack squirrel" is not on meth

Shoplifters shove crabs down their pants <- not really the best place to shove a crab

Edit: One more animal story. How much would you pay for this canvas:



Click here for more on the "Pink Elephant with Fire Engine"
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This alone proves to me that the Internet isn't so bad after all.
     
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This was literally a B-story in Superstore.
     
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Ah, Kendallville. Gateway to Ligonier.
Kind of surprised the kid didn't squirt a couple of buggies, while he was at it. Then again, you do not want to get on the wrong side of the Amish up there. Nopenopenope.
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Well orange you glad I didn't say banana? Man used banana as a mock weapon for bank robbery
     
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Jun 27, 2019, 03:50 PM
 
This reminds me a bit of the beginning of Funny Farm:

Vermont men stole numerous road signs for the purpose of displaying the signs in their homes (second take on story)

Related: Man arrested for stealing more than 40 signs and historical markers in Tennessee and Alabama
     
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The AP didn't do the best title. It was a (stolen) motorcycle chase. The cops may have used cars, but they weren't chasing themselves.

btw, the suspect squirrel has been released. They couldn't figure out how to test it for meth.
     
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I’m sure they discussed planting some in the squirrel’s motorcycle helmet.
     
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G2A, for those who do not know, is a "marketplace" for selling second hand game keys. These are not used, per se, because the keys are one use, but they are re-sold. This used to have some legitimate uses - selling a game code you got bundled with a graphics card, for instance - and some "gray" uses - buying codes in one market where the price is lower and selling them in another. These days, it is mostly straight up illegal - buying codes with stolen credit cards and selling them, with the chargeback hitting the developer who made the game originally. Developers, to a man, hate G2A. They don't care for the legal uses (they sell the games for less in other countries and in bundles with the expectation that this does not affect their primary market in the West) and the illegal ones actively hurt them, with the chargeback fees being painful. Over time, they have been squeezing out the legal uses - game codes are now region-locked, and bundled game codes usually require a hardware check to activate - so G2A is pretty much all credit card fraud now. This is more or less generally known, but people chase bargains, so G2A survives on people fooling themselves that the codes aren't illegal.

About a week or so ago, there was some brouhaha over a developer telling users to rather pirate his games than buy them on G2A, because pirating cost the developer less. G2A responded by promising to refund any chargeback fees from stolen cards ten times over to developers who could prove that they lost money this way. Cynical gamers were less than impressed, expecting that G2A was all talk. This led to the PR offensive continuing, with... this:

https://twitter.com/SomeIndieGames/s...01687141756928

I honestly find this hilarious.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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I was surprised to see a Youtube video sponsored by this lot the other day:

https://www.scdkey.com/microsoft-win...l_1227-20.html
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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