Monthly Archives: July 2015

Touré Trutherism, Piers Morgan mocks

RT @Undermeadow: @piersmorgan As one who LIVED in DC I can tell you a LOT of people are confused by the reports a plane struck the pentagon.

— Touré (@Toure) April 18, 2012

This is not the first time his weirdo Truther has come out, as Piers Morgan points out.

Wow. I'm sure you can explain this, right @Toure ? http://t.co/SCr8Zkkq

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2012

Having no sane response to the actual question, Touré attempts a slam but is no match for Piers.

@Toure facts aren't your strong point, are they mate? That's what I meant when I said you're not a proper journalist. Maybe try a course?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2012

Seriously @Toure – give them a call. Want to help you, mate. http://t.co/5SOo0LUt

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2012

@Toure In answer to your questions: 1) No, I did not. 2) No, I did not. Can I ask you one now? Q. Ever considered anger management classes?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 18, 2012

Piers – 4. Touré – 0.

Twitter agrees.

haha, this tweet made my morning! RT @piersmargan Seriously @Toure – give them a call. Want to help you, mate. http://t.co/wSvKSWdz

— Drow9 (@Drow9) April 18, 2012

Who's following @piersmorgan @Toure twar?? riveting, funny..

— Mike Mudzudzu (@mikeydzu28) April 18, 2012

That's It. I'm going to have to start DVRing @piersmorgan, cause I'm loving the @Toure beatdowns.

— Simon Templar (@SimonTemplarPV) April 18, 2012

Keep the meow-fests coming, boys!

#Has Justine Landed Yet: World awaits PR pro’s arrival in Africa

http://twitter.com/#!/thefocusedphd/status/414182837516898305

It was the (tasteless) joke heard around the Twitterverse, as a public relations professional managed to make an AIDS joke that some perceived as racist.

http://twitter.com/#!/JustineSacco/status/414052561248075776

It’s been retweeted nearly 4,000 times in 12 hours, and now it’s inspired a post on the New York Times website and its own hashtag, #HasJustineLandedYet, which trended high among Twitter’s trending topics Friday night.

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It even inspired a NORAD-style tracker.

Sacco didn’t say where she was going to in Africa, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter from imagining her arrival at the terminal.

It appears Justine has landed, and deleted the tweet a bit before midnight Eastern.

http://twitter.com/#!/ChristinaM96/status/414257303299186688

And now the entire account is deleted.

Imagine …

Editor’s note: After publishing, we slightly altered the description of Ms. Sacco’s joke to more accurately characterize what she tweeted.

Related:

‘Worst tweet ever’? PR ‘pro’ manages to sound ‘racist,’ mock AIDS in a single tweet

[Update]

Sacco has been fired and has apologized for her AIDS joke:

“Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet,” Sacco said in the statement. “There is an AIDS crisis taking place in this country, that we read about in America, but do not live with or face on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, it is terribly easy to be cavalier about an epidemic that one has never witnessed firsthand.

“For being insensitive to this crisis — which does not discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation, but which terrifies us all uniformly — and to the millions of people living with the virus, I am ashamed.

“This is my father’s country, and I was born here. I cherish my ties to South Africa and my frequent visits, but I am in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain to so many people here; my family, friends and fellow South Africans. I am very sorry for the pain I caused.”

These Brushes With Death Will Open Your Eyes To How Sacred Life Is.

There is nothing that makes you feel more thankful for what you have in life than a close brush with death. That kind of experience can turn the rich into philanthropists and the non-believers suddenly become staunchly religious. Here are some miracle survivors and the stories that changed their lives forever. 

1.) Dr. Mary Neal’s Kayaking Trip.

Dr. Mary Kneal was kayaking down a remote Chilean river when her vessel capsized and she was trapped underwater between 15-25 minutes. While underwater she swore she heard God tell her she needed to survive to help her family through a future tragedy. Rescue workers were surprised to find her alive, despite two broken legs. Ten years later, her son Willie died in a car crash and Mary was there to help her family through the tough times.

2.) Coltyn’s Birth.

On Christmas Eve, Tracy Hermanstorfer was in labor with her third child, Coltyn when her stopped beating. She lost consciousness and the doctor’s had to perform an emergency C-section. Coltyn seemed unresponsive. Then suddenly, to the amazement of her husband, Mike, Tracey regained consciousness. A few moments later Coltyn suddenly began taking his first breaths of life.

3.) The Marriage That Saved A Life.

Donnie Register was helping two customers at his antique shop when one of them pulled a gun to his head. As the man shot, Register threw his hand up as a last ditch form of protection. Amazingly, his gold wedding ring deflected the shot.

4.) The Leap Of Faith.

Lareece Butler survived a 3,000 free fall from the sky after her parachute turned out to be faulty during a sky diving trip. As she fell, the ropes of the parachute got twisted, causing them not to completely in dispatch. Amazingly she survived the fall with only a broken leg, a fractured pelvis, a concussion, and hopefully the desire to find a new hobby.

5.) Ian McCormack’s Dive Into The Afterlife.

While diving for lobster on the island of Mauritius, Ian McComack got a painful sting by a box jellyfish. As McCormack felt his body enter a state of paralysis, he was rescued by and sent to the hospital, but by the time he arrived he was pronounced dead. Fifteen minutes later he returned to the land of the living and had full mobility of his limbs.

6.) Don Piper’s Car Crash.

As Don Piper was returning home from a pastor’s retreat, he was hit by an incoming truck and all he remembers is instantly transported to some sort of heaven like place where his dead friends and relatives greeted him. When he awoke, he found that he had already been pronounced dead, as a tarp had been draped over his body. He survived despite the fact that every bone in his body was broken.

I’ve never had an experience quite like these, but I did once drop an M & M from my eighth-story apartment window. Watching that delicious candy fall was enough to make me hold life more sacred.

Bob Knight calls Kentucky ‘team from the SEC’

College basketball coaching legend Bob Knight is apparently unable to refer to Kentucky by name. When addressing which top team in the NCAA Tournament will be most vulnerable on Saturday, Knight referred to the Kentucky Wildcats as the ‘team from the SEC.’

Biggest upset today will be in Bob Knight's stomach when Kentucky beats Iowa State.

— Lil Joe B. Hall (@LilJoeBHall) March 17, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/_willwise/status/181048330170793984

Awesome RT @KyleTucker_CJ Wow, Bob Knight really is refusing to utter the word "Kentucky." … refers to 'em as team "from the SEC."

— Brent (@IN_PoolPlayer) March 17, 2012

Bob Knight…RT @Constar18: People that hate on Kentucky <<<

— Mary Ezaizat (@Maryezzz) March 17, 2012

Olbermann gloating about impending death of Current TV?

Taste the schadenfreude. The failed TV anchor gets in a “told ya so” jab as rumors of the demise of Al Gore’s Current TV percolate.

Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV (REUTERS) http://t.co/hxx88YZv

— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) April 5, 2012

According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc’s carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator’s systems are triggered.

If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.

Reaction on Twitter:

Olbermann slams former employer, Current TV: "If you buy $10M chandelier, should have house to put it in." Also true for stray dogs. #tcot

— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) April 4, 2012

Less TV=less global warming, right Al? MT @Reuters: Low ratings could end cable deal for Al Gore's Current TV http://t.co/mqORjlui

— Ed Driscoll (@EdDriscoll) April 5, 2012

Job opportunity: Senior Editor – SF at Current TV – San Francisco Bay Area #jobs http://t.co/LPf7WUzq

— Victor Balta (@VictorBalta) April 5, 2012

Mom Edits Baby’s Photos With Makeup App And The Results Are Terrifying

Babies and makeup do not mix.

1. This is 7-week-old Gabriel. Isn’t he precious?

Courtesy of Fiona / Via i.imgur.com

2. Here he is again, but with hair and makeup:

Looks a bit like a young Liz Taylor, right?

3. Using the app YouCam Makeup, Gabriel’s mom, Fiona, decided to have some makeover fun with her son.

 

“Bold red lip or pretty in pink?”

4. Once the app detects the facial features, the user gets to select the perfect look.

5. Talk about a Transformation Tuesday!

6. I’m sure if Gabriel could see what he looked like, he’d probably react like this:

7. And someday, when he does see these pictures, he’ll know it was all out of love.

Courtesy of Fiona / Via imgur.com

Lindsay Lohan thinks history is ‘all the same’

Mitt Romney supporter Lindsay Lohan took to Twitter today to offer insight on Barack Obama’s debate comment that “the 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back.”  The former teen queen seems to think that a 1980s foreign policy would be fine, because nothing ever changes. At least that’s what we think she might have been saying — we’re not entirely sure.

Why she chose the ’20s and ’50s is beyond us, although we wouldn’t entirely mind if flapper dresses and poodle skirts came back into style.

Asst WH press secretary sick of ‘snarky tweets’ about O-care

Matt Lehrich is the assistant White House press secretary, and judging by this tweet, the apple doesn’t fall far from Jay Carney’s tree:

Serious, you guys. Stop telling the truth about how much Obamacare sucks.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matt_Given/status/392397239772930048

Exactly. Which is why Lehrich really shouldn’t be pimping that 275,000 number.

Yes, as a matter of fact. See, 275,000 Ohioans will indeed reportedly receive coverage, but not through Obamacare. No, they’ll be covered by a Medicaid expansion.

Confused … or just incompetent. Either way, he makes for one crappy messenger.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/392400002389000192

Sure is.

Perfect! Except Spongebob’s way more mature.

Seriously.

22 Textured Nail DIYs To Take Your Mani To The Next Dimension

Get it? Because the nails are 3D.

1. Lace

Lace ribbon + polish + glue.

2. Perforated Leather

Get the full tutorial here.

3. Liquid Sand

Put the “x” in texture.

4. You can also DIY your own.

 

Just use regular nail polish and embossing powder.

5. (Real!) Feather

Check out all the steps here.

6. Studded Nails

So you can actually be tough as nails.

7. 3D Cable Knit

Get this super cozy look here.

8. 3D Chunky Glitter

The gold glitter flakes are even made from recycled plastic.

9. Diamond Plate

Get this 3D effect using soak off gel polish.

10. Spun Sugar

Get the whole spin here.

11. Velvet

Get all the info here.

12. Confetti

It’s a party for your hands.

13. Caviar

Forget the fancy caviar nail sets you can buy, and recreate this look with craft store microbeads!

14. Or DIY it using poppy seeds.

Yep. Poppy seeds.

15. Quilted Polish

Get these chic fingernails with only polish and striping tape!

17. Denim

For a more casual look.

18. Stained Glass

Find out more here.

19. Strawberries

It’s a berry fun tutorial.

20. Pressed Leaves or Petals

 

Get the deets here.

21. Gold Leaf

 

Find out how to gild your mani here.

22. (Real!) Snakeskin

Using real snake sluff that sheds naturally. No snakes were harmed in the making of this tutorial.

Pretty soon you’ll have to make a mani cam of your own.

14 Lisa Frank-Inspired Manicures Too Beautiful For Words

Attn: ’90s girls who loved dolphins.

1. Is it possible to capture the beauty of a dolphin swimming at sunset on a single nail? YUP.

2. Animal patterns FTW.

3. This has to be the work of a Lisa Frank staffer. There is no other explanation for its beauty.

4. Swirls! Cutouts! OH MY GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE IT.

5. This is a more toned-down version of the Lisa Frank world. And yes, “toned down” always includes glitter.

6. OooooOOooooOOooo fUnKY tEXtUrEs.

7. Just a lil’ hint o’ leopard on the side.

8. If only you learned how to do this years ago, you would have been the most in-demand eighth-grader.

9. A panda accent nail? Don’t mind if I do.

10. Aliens are essential. But this should not be news to you.

11. It’s like every nail is a different fantasy.

12. Here’s an edgier interpretation of Her Royal Highness The Great Lisa Frank.

13. But how? O, teach me your ways.

14. U so fancy.