Monthly Archives: March 2016

Viewers blast NFL Network’s decision to have announcers in studio

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason matchup airing on the NFL Network, but there are no announcers at the game. The announcers are calling the game from a studio.

Many viewers aren’t liking the concept at all:

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Without The Use Of Nails Or Glue, This Guy Created The Coolest Doghouse For His Pup

When his dog needed a little alone time from an unruly toddler, this dad decided to build it something incredible: a doghouse made without fasteners, nails, or glue. That way, this fortress of solitude could be dismantled and reassembled quickly. So with a bit of free time on his hands, and a very deserving dog, he set to work creating something from scratch.

He began by making a miniature model of the doghouse.

That way, he could plan how it would all come together without wasting materials.

When he figured out what plan would work, he assembled all the materials and tools he’d need to complete the job.

Materials:

  • Pinewood timber
  • Birch plywood of 4 mm thickness
  • White oak veneer
  • High-gloss lacquer wood wax glue

Tools:

  • Circular saw
  • Planer and thickness planer
  • Chisel and hammer
  • Paint sprayer scissors
  • Knife

Then it was time to start building out the frame using a series of wood sidings and notched ends.

The notched or slotted ends allowed for a nail-free structure.

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Next, he built out the frame.

Then it came time to build the walls; he cut wood panels that would fit in the grooves he’d made in the frame.

Looking good (complete with doghouse siding)!

Finally, he sealed the walls with a high-gloss lacquer after sanding them down.

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The result was something pretty special, including a roof that could be removed in an instant for quick access to the dog.

Now it was time to test it out — he put a blanket and a pup inside to make sure everything fit right.

Perfect!

Although, his dog still may need a little more alone time…

If you’d like to see the specific instructions for building this awesome doghouse, check out the full gallery here. It’ll show you everything you need to know to build your own!

Right-wing blogs now chasing Menendez down the hall, asking about hookers

http://twitter.com/#!/GingerGibson/status/297173536081059840

Those right-wing blogs with their made-up accusations about Sen. Bob Menendez and prostitutes are really getting influential. They’ve managed to convince the FBI there might be something worth looking into, and now reporters are starting to take an interest.

Kind of surreal to hear @gingergibson yell “Did you sleep with prostitutes, Senator?” at Menendez while we practically ran down hall.

— Joelle Farrell (@joellefarrell) February 1, 2013

Sen. Menendez gets in elevator post-speech, ignoring reporter qs on allegations of free trips, prostitutes #renewjersey twitter.com/JulietFletcher…

— Juliet Fletcher (@JulietFletcher) February 1, 2013

Media slowly beginning to pick up story of NJ Senator Menendez & underage Dominican prostitutes. Very slowly. politickernj.com/back_room/mene…

— Michael Roy Hollihan (@mikehollihan) February 1, 2013

So NOW he wants personal “border” security! “@gingergibson: Reporters chased Menendez down the hall after his speech. He answered no Qs.”

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 1, 2013

I don’t blame the networks for holding off on the @senatormenendez story until they can figure out how to blame the Republicans.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) February 1, 2013

You Won’t Believe How Your Workspace Has Changed Over The Years… Wow.

Our workspaces have changed dramatically over the years. In 1984, your average office desk had a basic computer, a Rolodex, a fax machine, and a schedule. Technology eventually made these things obsolete, and replaced them with efficient software.

The fine folks at the Harvard Innovation Lab visualized the technological transformation of the modern American office in the new video below. You can also see images juxtaposing desks from different eras. Isn’t technology amazing?

The office worker’s desk as it looked in 1984. So cluttered.

Here is the average desk in 2005. Much less cluttered than 1984, but still not quite there yet.

Ahh… modern 2014 desks. No clutter, just a laptop and a smart phone. The only thing missing a giant cup of organic, fair trade coffee.

A side-by-side comparison.

Check out the full video of the office transformation below.

Via: Design Boom

As a member of the Millennial officer worker generation, I can’t imagine working like people did in 1984. How did anyone get anything done with that clutter?

War on diversity! Obama taps all white male candidates for key positions

http://twitter.com/#!/PounderFile/status/288286836898549762

Heh. Well, Matt Yglesias jumps right in!

With neither Rice nor Flournoy, Obama cabinet looking a little light on women unless there’s a surprise Lael Brainard pick.

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 7, 2013

Others are noticing that President Obama seems to think girls drool and boys rule.

“@ap: Brennan, a CIA veteran currently Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser: apne.ws/UvkXhj -RAS” Noms not going so well 4 women.

— Beth Bye (@BethBye) January 7, 2013

No women in line for top administration post. RT @timeObama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA | ti.me/ZwXq6b

— Lynne McAllister (@McAllisterLynne) January 7, 2013

To review: Obama to nominate 3 old white guys who supported/voted for Iraq & DADT to top foreign policy cabinet slots. #Forward(ish)

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) January 7, 2013

Sexist and racist! Plus, Bush.

If only President Obama had some cooties spray so he could open up one of those handy binders full of women.

Someone has misplaced the binders full of women. Obama Picks #Brennan for CIA. Hagel’s nomination Monday. ow.ly/gAWlU

— joyhackel (@joyhackel) January 7, 2013

Obama does have another kind of binder, though.

Libs mocked #Romney 4 wanting”binders full of women”2 fill his cabinet positions.Obama must hav asked for “binders full of idiots”2 fill his

— J. Harrel (@MJonHarrell) January 6, 2013

Seriously, it seems as if Obama finds the least qualified or just generally worst people possible to nominate for his cabinet. #tcot

— Dr. Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) January 5, 2013

Will the lapdog media yelp over this latest act of war on women and diversity?

“Obama keeps nominating older, rich white men to new Cabinet posts. What a racist, sexist, bigot!” #thingsthemediawillneversayaboutaDemocrat

— Alexis Chalk (@CleanTheSlate) January 7, 2013

Paging Brian Williams! Remember, he asked Romney if he wanted an “incredibly boring white guy” as vice president.

And these Twitter users remind us of another act of war on women in Obama’s administration.

In the Obama presidential campaign staff women earned 5.3% less than male staff. In the WH staff women earn 18% less than male staff

— Leo (@freespirit22) January 4, 2013

#Obama continues to disregard women aside from speeches as Advisers are still all male & WH pays women 18% less freebeacon.com/white-house-wa… #tcot

— GWardHome (@gwardhome) January 3, 2013

@strongamerican @2009superglide talk is cheap. Meanwhile women in Obama WH make 18% less than men. Facts are hard.

— Sean Hannity’s Hair (@SHannitysHair) January 6, 2013

Zing!

 

Olympic torchbearer tweeted ‘shockingly racist picture’ of the Obamas

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Is it true that the woman who lit the Olympic flame in Sochi last night tweeted a “shockingly racist picture” of President Obama last year? The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe says so, and though the tweet was deleted, there are screen shots floating around:

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CBS DC notes that while Irina Rodnina never apologized for tweeting the photo, it did lead to an official response from the U.S. ambassador to Russia, who called it “outrageous.”

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Rodnina, a former figure skater, is one of Russia’s most decorated Olympians.

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European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize; Piers Morgan accepts

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Jimmy Carter and Al Gore each have one. Barack Obama was awarded his in October 2009, after only eight months in office, in part for his outreach to “normalize relations” with the Muslim world. (They love us now, right?) Now these previous recipients share the honor of winning the Nobel Peace Prize with the 500 million citizens who make up the European Union.

If the award reminds you of that time “you” won Time magazine’s Person of the Year award, you’re not alone.

I’ve just won the Nobel Peace Prize? How exciting. #EuropeanUnion

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 12, 2012

This is like that Time Mag”You” cover. RT @aussietorres: RT @cbsnews: European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize cbsn.ws/OsNHJ0

— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) October 12, 2012

Having won Time’s Person of the Year back in 2006, I’m surprised but delighted to accept this Nobel peace prize 6 years later

— Ed Yong(@edyong209) October 12, 2012

Congrats to “all 500 million Europeans” for winning Nobel Peace Prize, awarded by Europeans. You guys got a good continent going there.

— Brant Hansen (@branthansen) October 12, 2012

The announcement, made today, was met with widespread snark. Expectations were already low (see list of winners above), but the EU?

Europe awards Europe the Nobel Peace Prize for being Europe.

— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 12, 2012

Giving the Nobel peace prize to the EU is like admitting that our world is so messed up that we’ve run out of options.

— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) October 12, 2012

Not a satire: #EU wins #Nobel Peace Prize m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/c…

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) October 12, 2012

People say Nobel committee jumped the shark. I say no. Still time to award it to themselves.

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) October 12, 2012

As a facebook friend put it: “This just in: White Race wins Nobel Peace Prize.”

— Aaron Bady (@zunguzungu) October 12, 2012

Heard at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner … Greece: “Hey guys, I forgot my wallet. Can someone spot me?Germany?”

— Mo Rocca (@MoRocca) October 12, 2012

So the Nobel Peace Prize is a parting gift?

— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) October 12, 2012

nobel peace prize goes to …? A union of countries in which half are bankrupt, a third are third world and the others no one cares about?

— Billy O’Keefe (@DefendWallSt) October 12, 2012

Recent winers of Nobel Peace Prize–Al Gore and Barack ObamaThe prize committee has zero credibility with thinking Americans.

— Tim Lee (@MarineTimLee) October 12, 2012

Remember when the Nobel Peace Prize still had a little bit of credibility?

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 12, 2012

We don’t remember exactly, but it was quite a while ago. What year did Yasser Arafat win? That doesn’t matter. What’s going on today is what matters.

Here’s what our European Union page looked like on the day the EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize: ironic? twitter.com/Channel4News/s…

— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 12, 2012

Take heart if you’re not a member of the EU. Maybe next year will be the year for these aspirants.

Next year, the Nobel peace prize will be awarded to planet earth for not self-imploding #NobelPeacePrize

— Asma I. AbdulMalik(@AsmaIMalik) October 12, 2012

BREAKING – Runner-up for Nobel Peace Prize was Antarctica, “a continent that has always been at peace.”

— Mark MacKinnon/马凯 (@markmackinnon) October 12, 2012

Only a matter of time before the Nobel Peace Prize awards itself the Nobel Peace Prize

— James Myburgh (@jamesmyburgh) October 12, 2012

I predict that next year the Nobel Peace Prize will be won by….the Nobel Peace Prize Awards Committee…

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) October 12, 2012

I think the guy that made Gangnam style should get the #nobel peace prize. He united the whole world.

— Peter Sunde (@brokep) October 12, 2012

What’s the chance of the United States getting a shout-out from the award ceremony?

If the Nobel committee was being honest, then the U.S. Strategic Air Command would have been the co-winners of the Peace Prize with the EU.

— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) October 12, 2012

If the Nobel Committee wanted to honor the force that actually kept Europe at peace, the prize would go to the United States Army.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) October 12, 2012

Apparently we now award Nobel Peace Prizes to multinational blocs. I vote that the next Medal of Honor goes to the F-22 Raptor.

— Zachary (@ZacharyCrippen) October 12, 2012

Lewis Black’s ridiculous rant against voter ID destroyed with single tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Christoph9r/status/520979814144962560

Comedian Lewis Black is speaking out against voter ID laws on behalf of the ACLU. Requiring ID to vote means the end of America as it was founded, or so this ridiculously over-the-top video would have you believe:

My latest video for the @ACLU. F#%! Voter Suppression: https://t.co/fCkcgn9O7x #notonmywatchbaby

— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) October 9, 2014

Start by telling that to the NAACP, Lewis.

Pls sign this open letter. Don't allow lawmakers to impede ANYONE'S right to vote. https://t.co/1TSDpeE7kp #votingrights #notonmywatchbaby

— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) October 9, 2014

Tweeter @RBPundit attempted to educate Lewis Black with just a few words:

Dear @TheLewisBlack, making sure people are who they say they are isn’t voter suppression. It’s voter fraud suppression.

— RB (@RBPundit) October 11, 2014

Now there’s a 20 megaton common sense explosion that’s guaranteed to nonetheless be ignored by those who need to understand it most.

THIS-> "@RBPundit: Dear @TheLewisBlack, making sure people are who they say they are isn’t voter suppression. It’s voter fraud suppression."

— Richard G. Combs (@rgcombs) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack In fact, the lack of voter ID laws suppresses the value of legitimate votes.

— Muster Melanerpes (@formicivorus) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack Sick of all these racists that assume blacks don't have ID.

— Warren Dorn (@warrendorn) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack Another example of white Dems assuming the worst about minority voters.

— Mike Bullard (@bullimusmaximus) October 11, 2014

Police Officers Rescue The Unlikeliest Creature From A Dumpster. And Then Adopt Her!

There are plenty of stories about fire fighters and police officers being called to rescue cats stuck in trees, but when officials in Fairfield Township, Ohio, got a call about a potbelly pig that was stuck in a dumpster, they were stunned.

The pig had gotten into the dumpster after two teens got tired of carrying it down a road and decided to take a break. Not wanting their pig to run away, the teens decided to put the animal into a nearby dumpster. They later found out that this probably wasn’t such a great idea. They simply couldn’t get the pig back out and had to call 911. After police and an animal rescue group got it out, the teens admitted that caring for it was too much, and they ultimately gave it up for adoption. Fortunately, a kind police officer gave the pig a loving home.

You should always be very careful about taking in an animal that you might not be able to care for. Sure, potbelly pigs are cute, smart, kind creatures — but they also grow up to be a lot larger than most people realize.

13 Signs You Were Born In 1986

This is the only way you’ll know for sure.

1. Your birth certificate says you were born in 1986.

 

2. And you’re turning 29 this year.

3. Which means you’re having a minor crisis over turning 30 really soon.

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4. You’re determined to make the most out of the last year of your 20s.

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5. But also mildly stressed about the fact you haven’t achieved everything you wanted to by now.

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6. You also feel really weird about no longer being amongst the youngest people in your office.

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7. In fact, you get a shock when a co-worker casually mentions they were born in the ’90s.

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THE ‘90S!!

8. And you’re horrified to realise that people born in the ‘00s are TEENAGERS now.

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9. You’re slowly losing touch with ~youth culture~.

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10. Your 10-year high school reunion has long since come and gone.

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11. You’ve now been an adult for about as long as you were a child or a teenager.

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12. But you remain young at heart (a.k.a. in denial that you’re actually a grown up).

 

13. And you’re a goddamn tiger.