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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #225 on: April 26, 2010, 09:16:50 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36769422/

Hawking: Aliens may pose risks to Earth

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"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet," Hawking said. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships ... having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”

The 68-year-old scientist said a visit by extraterrestrials to Earth might well be like Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas, "which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans."

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #226 on: April 26, 2010, 09:25:36 PM »
I think I already saw a space documentary about this.



About 40 cows killed as rig flips on Calif freeway

Thu May 6, 11:09 pm ET

REDLANDS, Calif. – A big rig carrying scores of cattle has overturned on Interstate 10 in Southern California, killing at least 40 cows and forcing the closure of lanes for several hours.

California Highway Patrol officials say the tractor-trailer on Thursday flipped over onto a pickup truck, narrowly missing the driver.

Officer Hope Maxson says the truck was carrying about 160 young cows. None were on the roadway in Redlands, but many were injured.

She says crews cut off the top of the trailer to pull out the remaining live animals, which were mooing loudly.

San Bernardino County Animal Control Chief Brian Cronin says veterinarians are examining the animals and removing the dead.

No humans were injured.

Wow, what an article, from headline to the last line it reads like one of the Onion's more abstract pieces.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2010, 02:38:04 PM »
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1987568,00.html?hpt=C2

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...their closest relatives, early modern humans, may have driven them to extinction.
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Researchers compared the Neanderthal genome to the genomes of five living people: one San from southern Africa, one Yoruba from West Africa, one Papua New Guinean, one Han Chinese and one French person. Scientists discovered that 1% to 4% of the latter three DNA samples is shared with Neanderthal's — proof that Neanderthals and early modern humans interbred. The fact that Neanderthal DNA was not present in the genomes of the two present-day Africans indicates that interbreeding occurred after some root population of early modern humans had left Africa, but before the species evolved into distinct groups in Europe and Asia.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #230 on: May 13, 2010, 10:53:36 PM »
This saddens me immensely, but I am thankful to have been alive while he worked.  He was probably my favorite artist if I had to pick one.  I have tons of his art books...he will be greatly missed.

Watch the documentary "Painting with Fire" and "Fire and Ice" if you haven't yet. : )

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #231 on: May 14, 2010, 07:42:54 AM »
Yeah, Frank Frazetta was an amazing artist and he deserves a better homage than what he's getting. I'm just happy that he was so prolific.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #232 on: July 01, 2010, 11:09:44 PM »
“I am going to come and burn the fucking house down… but you will blow me first.”

“You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.”


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http://www.thesuperficial.com/mel-gibson-to-oksana-youre-going-to-get-raped-by-a-pack-of-n-words-07-2010

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #233 on: July 01, 2010, 11:12:06 PM »
All is within the flow of causality.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #234 on: July 01, 2010, 11:28:00 PM »
Good God where is the wav!? :ganishka:



Speaking of crazy beardos...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100701/ap_on_sc/eu_sci_russia_math_genius

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #235 on: July 02, 2010, 04:20:38 PM »

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #236 on: July 05, 2010, 04:11:06 PM »
Not really news but I'm just wondering if anyone got the new iphone. I heard it's a disaster but I don't know anyone that has it so I haven't seen it up close yet.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #237 on: July 09, 2010, 12:23:00 PM »
We have compiled the Bible of terrible Mel Gibson quotes. (And Mel Gibson loves Bibles, because "there is no salvation for those outside the Church.") We're sure he's said more and worse. These are merely the terrible things he's said near an open microphone, tapped telephone, police officer, or journalist:

"I will report her to the fucking people that take fucking money from the wetbacks." — phone conversation with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, about an employee, via

"You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault." — phone conversation with Grigorieva, via

"I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first." — phone conversation with Grigorieva, via

"You know what, you fucking deserved it." — to Grigorieva after she asked, "What kind of man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face?" via

"Fucking Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world… Are you a Jew?" — to male police officer during 2006 DUI arrest, via

"What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?" — to female police officer during 2006 DUI arrest, via

"I want to kill him…I want his intestines on a stick… I want to kill his dog." —on New York Times reporter Frank Rich, who criticized The Passion of the Christ, to The New Yorker in 2003, via, h/t

"I own Malibu… I am going to fuck you." — to arresting officer during 2006 DUI, via

"Look what you did to me... look what you are... look what every part of you is... fucking fake... fucking fake… You are the most synthetic person... who the fuck are you?" — phone conversation with Grigorieva, via

"They take it up the ass. [laughs, stands up, bends over, points to anus] This is only for taking a shit." —to Spanish newspaper El Pais when asked what he thinks of gays, in 1991, via

"With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" —from the El Pais interview, via

"I'll apologize when hell freezes over. They can fuck off." —to Playboy in 1995, about whether he'd issue an apology to gays and lesbians, as GLAAD recommended

"I am one tough motherfucker and you can't bother me anymore. You ask anybody what their number one fear is and it's public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale and that's what I've been through. It changes you and makes you one tough motherfucker. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." — interview with The Telegraph and perhaps the most frightening quote of all, explaining why, no matter how much we abhor, ridicule, and shun this man, we will never be able to get rid of him.


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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #238 on: July 09, 2010, 01:39:42 PM »
Spoken like a true Road Warrior. :guts:

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #239 on: July 09, 2010, 09:14:37 PM »
Spoken is the right word, because... here it is, folks!

http://gawker.com/5583622/mel-gibsons-horrifying-phone-call-is-now-online :isidro:

"That's provocative!"

Indeed.





UPDATE: Gibson's agency drops him, which is the least of his troubles, but some of the details surrounding it are funny.

Several studio executives have said in the wake of these disclosures that they consider the troubled actor too untouchable in the industry. "I'd rather get engaged to Lindsay Lohan than have anything to do with him," one studio chief said.

Ho ho ho, but my favorite part...

A spokesman for Gibson said the star had always planned to do without an agent after Limato's death. He added, "At this point he doesn't seem to be in need of an agent." He said Gibson has projects lined up for the next two years. Those include starring roles in two films: "The Beaver," a dark comedy directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, and "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," that Gibson co-wrote.

The Beaver and How I Spent My Summer Vacation! You can't make this stuff up. :ganishka:

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #240 on: July 13, 2010, 02:59:14 AM »
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/07/exclusive-new-audio-mel-gibson-admits-hitting-oksana-threatens-kill-her-listen-it

More hilarity!

(1:48)
"YOU SHOULD JUST FUCKING
SMIIIIIIIIIIIIILE
AAAAAAAAAND
BLOOOOOOW ME!
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'CAUSE I DESERVE IT!!!"

His delivery here provided the biggest laugh of the day for me. Best performance by a male actor in 2010?

PS: Obligatory YTMND parody already made: http://nevertrustawoman.ytmnd.com/

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #241 on: July 13, 2010, 10:06:07 AM »
That one's serious like a heart attack, pretty frightening, actually. I want more of the hilariously ignorant Mel, not the one that sounds like a danger to himself and others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FncxPczfCI

Ahhh, that's better.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #242 on: July 13, 2010, 11:48:31 AM »
He needs to release a video of himself saying all of this while reading the script for The Beaver. The public might be dumb enough to believe it.  :troll:

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #243 on: July 13, 2010, 11:52:35 AM »
He needs to release a video of himself saying all of this while reading the script for The Beaver. The public might be dumb enough to believe it.  :troll:



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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #244 on: July 19, 2010, 04:04:36 AM »
http://thisismean.ytmnd.com/

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #245 on: July 19, 2010, 07:51:04 AM »
http://thisismean.ytmnd.com/

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Jesus, I'm in tears listening to this shit. :ganishka:

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #246 on: July 20, 2010, 01:33:31 PM »
http://thisismean.ytmnd.com/

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #247 on: July 22, 2010, 01:30:40 PM »
Welp, /b/ and Tumbler has gone and lost it's marbles!
How the Internet Beat Up an 11-Year-Old Girl

Basically 4Chan and Tumbler have been sending death threats and real life stalking an 11 year old girl who made a video about people that were all about hating on her. There's really no innocent party involved with this, the girl shouldn't have been making threats to people in the first place, her parents should have been monitoring not adding to the situation like they did and the /b/ should have really just left the kid alone in the first place.

Anyways, the harassment apparently became so bad that they decided to place her under police protection. This whole thing is a mess, and thankfully everyone else can just watch from the sidelines and see how this just implodes on it's self.

Edit: Ok so this is strictly not news. http://gawker.com/5590166/11+year+old-viral-video-star-placed-under-police-protection-after-death-threats
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Update: A spokeswoman for the Marion County, Florida sheriff's department confirms that they are investigating a case regarding an 11-year-old girl with details that closely matches Jessi Slaughter's story. However, the Sheriff's office says that they're only investigating allegations that there are pornographic photos of her online. "Basically we're just investigating if these pictures do actually exist," the spokeswoman says. They're also looking into prank calls to Jessi's house that have referenced the alleged photos.

And the death threats Jessi's mom told us about? "There have been no death threats or threats of harm in any way" towards Jessi, according to the spokeswoman.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #248 on: July 22, 2010, 01:35:30 PM »
Welp, /b/ and Tumbler has gone and lost it's marbles!
How the Internet Beat Up an 11-Year-Old Girl

Basically 4Chan and Tumbler have been sending death threats and real life stalking an 11 year old girl who made a video about people that were all about hating on her. There's really no innocent party involved with this, the girl shouldn't have been making threats to people in the first place, her parents should have been monitoring not adding to the situation like they did and the /b/ should have really just left the kid alone in the first place.

Anyways, the harassment apparently became so bad that they decided to place her under police protection. This whole thing is a mess, and thankfully everyone else can just watch from the sidelines and see how this just implodes on it's self.
I heard that there were actually no death threats made to the family, when it was investigated. Just the annual /b/ getting taken too seriously by some random person or group media parade! :troll:

Oh, and as an added effect, the parents were on Good Morning America this morning, which made some people from /b/ worried about being in the public spotlight again, so as (what I'm guess was) a half-joke by the mods, they made /b/ sfw, had the mods and janitors patrolling and deleting anything deemed "not nice," and put up some rules stating that there was to be no profanity, flaming, or any of that allowed.

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Re: News & Not News Megathread
« Reply #249 on: July 22, 2010, 01:37:49 PM »
I heard that there were actually no death threats made to the family, when it was investigated. Just the annual /b/ getting taken too seriously by some random person or group media parade! :troll:

I just saw that at the bottom of my link. Crap!  :schnoz: