Monthly Archives: January 2017

They Tried To Record This Fox On A GoPro. Apparently, He Was Hungry.

When you leave an expensive camera, like a GoPro, in the wild, the point is for the animals not to notice. After all, the point is the capture footage of the creatures in their natural habitat. Besides, most animals wouldn’t care about a teeny, tiny little camera, right? 

Wrong. (At least when it comes to this smart little fox.)

While filming sea lions in Round Island, Alaska, a group of researchers noticed a fox approaching them in the distance.

Thinking he had a bright idea, camera owner and researcher Jonathan VanBallenberg “stupidly put [his] GoPro on the ground in hopes of getting a close-up.”

What Jonathan didn’t expect though was for the fox to make a snack out of the camera! “Hmm….tasty.”

Still munching on the camera, the fox decided to take his “meal” to go and drug the camera into the tall grass.

Luckily though he eventually gave it up, and Jonathan was able to find it… albeit destroyed.

Watch the full video here:

(H/T: BuzzFeed)

Although his pricey camera was shredded, Jonathan was a good sport about it, adding that he’s “glad the fox didn’t get hurt or swallow anything that could have harmed it.” All we can say is that we hope this fox found the lunch he was obviously hungry enough to eat a camera for. Otherwise, we’re leaving ours at home next time we’re out in the wild.

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ESPN Is Suing Notre Dame For Refusing To Release Student-Athlete Incident Reports

The network argues the school is subject to the Access to Public Records Act.

1. The University of Notre Dame is being sued for refusing to release records after they were requested by ESPN, the South Bend Tribune reports.

Patrick Semansky / AP

In September and November of 2014, ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne filed a public records request for incident reports involving Notre Dame student-athletes. The university did not comply.

The school says they are exempt from the reach of the Access to Public Records Act because they are a private university. However, Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt does not agree with that claim. When ESPN expressed concern with the school’s refusal to release the records, Britt advised Notre Dame to comply with the request, explaining that though the school is a private university, its campus police department qualified as a public institution.

Reporters often file requests for public information, often to universities and police departments.

The result of this lawsuit could define how and when private institutions are subject to public transparency.

(Slightly jiggly) belly laughs: Ace scripts patient reaction to Meggie’s cancer cure

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362024441242324994

On Monday, Madame Meggie fantasized about how the media would portray her if she followed in the footsteps of groundbreaking scientists like Marie Curie. Because, like, that scenario is totes plausible. After all, McCain has been working toward discovering the cure for cancer since her gestation.

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362024155501182978

Curie’s contributions to medical science were, of course, eclipsed by headlines about her muffin top and cankles. So if Meggie cured cancer (hahahaha — deep breath — hahahaha), she figures the real story would be her body.

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/361941513086836736

Paging Ace of Spades: We could use some (slightly jiggly) belly laughs from “Guy Who Could Stand a Go on the Treadmill.”

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362039783683399680
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362039848628011008

so the 3 headlines, in descending order, would be:

1 Cancer Cured

2 Apparently by Magic

3 By Guy Who Could Stand a Go on the Treadmill— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

I can see the headline now:

CANCER CURED

SAVIOR OF MILLIONS LACKS SIX-PACK ABS

See, this is why I don't even bother.— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362041436612460544
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362041872492920832

so, this is how medicine works, I guess:

DOCTOR: You're dying. But a genius female scientist just created a cure.

PATIENT: Is she chunky?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362042692030566404
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362042990954426371
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at the Nobel Prize Cmtee:

CHAIR: What about her? She cured cancer.

MEMBER (looking at pic): ehnn… she really doesn't… "Do It" for me?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362045080359538688
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back to the doctor:

DR: You have no choice. You're dying.

PATIENT: Give it to me straight, doc– how a big a gal we talkin' about?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

PAT.: What are my odds if I hold out?

DR: Hold out for what?

PAT.: A hotter cure.

DR: What's a "hotter cure"?

PAT.: LIke with "vavoom."— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362049307928567808

PAT.: So tell me, doc. What are my chances?

DR.: Your chances? None. None are your chances.

PAT.: Hm… that's lower than I was hoping.— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

PAT.: What if I quit smoking?

DR: You don't smoke.

PAT.: I could start. Okay, let me ask this: Would my friends have to know?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362051687252369409

DR: I don't hit patients!

PAT: Rufies then. Doc, slip me a rufie.

DR: NO!

PAT: So we're playin' hardball, huh? I see your game now.— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

PAT: Tell me this: Can the cure get away with a bikini?

DR: No it can't. It's *liquid.* It comes in a beaker.

PAT: Like thin beaker, or..?— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362054863980474369
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362055154238894083

PAT: Okay let me ask this: Would *you* do the cure?

DR: If I were dying? Of course!

PAT: But only if you were dying, huh? Interesting.— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

PAT: OK doc, I'm convinced.

DR: Finally!

PAT: Let me drink a beer or 9 and let's get this Big Fat Sloppy Ol' Beaker ready for some curin'— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 30, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/362057580350148608

And we thank you for that, Ace.

Amanda Marcotte: Adam Baldwin a ‘crazed gun nut, sexist pig’; Baldwin wins

http://twitter.com/#!/adamsbaldwin/status/304689321129168897

Actor Adam Baldwin took on Amanda Marcotte and her idiocy today, after she labeled him a “crazed gun nut” and a “sexist pig.”

https://twitter.com/AmandaMarcotte/status/304663492164714496

Where is her latest delusional persecution complex stemming from? Once again, her own idiocy. As Twitchy reported, the dim-witted Marcotte bowed down to her paternalistic, liberal gun-grabbing masters when weighing in on the foul rape comments made by the cretinous Bob Beckel. Suck it up, ladies! It’s better to be raped than to shoot a rapist.

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/304684276908167168

Hypocrisy and twisted “logic” that seeks to empower women … by disempowering them?

https://twitter.com/rbpundit/status/304598947605929984

Plus, does she ever get out of her soy latte-riddled Ivory tower?

https://twitter.com/moelane/status/304685058558660609

Heh. Marcotte, the “empowered” woman, then does what all strong and independent women do. She bravely runs away.

https://twitter.com/AmandaMarcotte/status/304661732587077632

https://twitter.com/RBPundit/status/304686354577633280

Aww. Maybe President Obama will pull a Fluke move and give her a phone call, so he can pat her on her poor, little head. In the meantime, giving Twitter users are trying to explain some facts of life to Ms. Marcotte, including how to truly be empowered.

https://twitter.com/moelane/status/304685924644683776

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/304686557460303873

https://twitter.com/HughWystan/status/304688844974985216

https://twitter.com/MikeBeas/status/304688234804432897

https://twitter.com/MikeBeas/status/304688052721303553

https://twitter.com/thekelliejane/status/304684763527122944

https://twitter.com/lacywilmerton/status/304690729173794816

https://twitter.com/orlandopalm/status/304687346220146688

Zing! But he has a (D) next to his name, so he gets a pass. “Feminists” like Ms. Marcotte aid leftist men in their war on women.

Adam Baldwin himself sums it all up.

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/304681920044879872

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/304687437966360576

Her irrational liberal logic, which says men who support a woman’s right to self-defense are sexist pigs, is logical only when one continuously shrouds herself in veil of victim-hood. To “feminists,” fighting like a girl means leaving women powerless. It’s for their own good and all. Wow. You’ve come a long way, baby!

No, thank you. We’ll stick with the Right.

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/304698920657907715

Now that’s empowerment!

This Volcano’s Lava Is Cool Enough That You Can Fall In…And Survive!

During volcanic eruptions, everything and everyone nearby is usually in danger.

Traditionally, volcanoes are known as magma chambers with a bit of a hot temper that spew hot molten lava and volcanic ash into the atmosphere. They are also responsible for releasing gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide.

While most volcanoes are nothing but bad news, Ol Doinyo Lengai, which is in the heart of the Arusha Region of Tanzania, is turning everything we thought we knew about volcanoes on its head.

Unlike most lava that escapes an active volcano, natrocarbonatite lava, which is what’s released from Ol Doinyo Lengai, never exceeds 950 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s about half the temperature of normal lava.

Because of this lower temperature, the color of the lava isn’t that familiar red color. In fact, it’s almost always black.

The uniqueness of this lava doesn’t stop at its temperature and color. While most lava is jam-packed with silicate minerals, natrocarbonatite lava is rich in the rare minerals nyerereite and gregoryite. It’s also more liquid in form than most silicate-based lava.

‘Very true’: What does CNN’s inaction on Carol Costello say about their ‘standards’?

http://twitter.com/#!/MaryForbes14/status/526833405359824896

The fact that that tweet’s still up says a lot about Carol Costello.

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And the fact that Costello has essentially skated on her sickening mockery of Bristol Palin’s possible assault says a lot about CNN:

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That’s pretty sad, no? And here’s something else to consider:

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Related:

‘Lean out the door’: Potty-mouthed Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

Conservatives slam CNN’s ‘mean girl’ Carol Costello for laughing at Bristol Palin’s possible assault

‘So THAT’S why she gets away with it’: Here’s how CNN’s Costello holds on to her ‘feminist’ card

Here’s the real, repugnant reason Dems and media still go after Sarah Palin; It’s enraging

Dean Cain unconvinced by Carol Costello: ‘No apology can hide her smugness’

‘Disgusting’: Katie Pavlich shreds Carol Costello’s ‘apology’ for Bristol Palin mockery

Woman Shows Orphaned Squirrels Incredible Kindness

When a kind-hearted woman heard that a group of squirrels were found orphaned and alone, she jumped to their rescue. Not many people would go out of their way to save four baby squirrels, but she sacrificed convenience, money and time just to make sure they lived. Her dedication and their progress will touch your heart.

She didn’t hesitate to begin handling them and giving them the love and attention they needed.

The squirrels eagerly fed.

Being orphaned was a rough gig.

This is what kindness looks like.

Although the orphaned squirrels were frightened at first, they warmed up to their new mama.

We have a feeling they are going to find a very happy ending.

Now, if she could just convince everyone else to be this kind towards nature. Source

Salon’s David Sirota applauds AP’s stand against ‘dog-whistle bigotry’

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/320008277972885504

Good news for those four or five people who read the Associated Press’ hand-wringing death notice for the term “illegal immigrant” and wanted more. Salon’s David Sirota applauded  the AP’s move as a “big victory for objectivity and against the propagandistic language of bigotry” — and not just your everyday garden-variety bigotry, but dog-whistle bigotry:

Thus, as any honest person can admit, when Republican politicians and media blowhards decry “illegals,” they are pretending to be for a race-blind enforcement of immigration laws, but they are really signaling their hatred of Latino culture.

Before you xenophobes race to defend yourselves against charges of bigotry, consider this: do you really want to go on record as disagreeing with GOP superstar Gov. Chris Christie?

Crazy person/Salon contributor @davidsirota believes using the words “illegal immigrant” makes one a bigot. Can’t make this stuff up.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative So does Chris Christie, your presidential frontrunner. HILARIOUS. Read and learn: salon.com/2013/04/05/the…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative I saw and that tweet from him and was just like “c’mon dude” in my head.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative @davidsirota “There are no illegal immigrants”? HAHAHAHA!

— Thomas Deisinger (@ThomasDeisinger) April 5, 2013

@thomasdeisinger @ag_conservative Take it up with GOP prez frontrunner Chris Christie! salon.com/2013/04/05/the… DAMN…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

.@davidsirota First, Christie never called anyone a bigot, unlike you. Second, he is wrong. Third, he isn’t the GOP front runner.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

.@ag_conservative than what shall we call immigrants who break federal immigration laws.I suppose criminals could work @davidsirota

— rdengr (@rdengr1) April 5, 2013

@rdengr1 @ag_conservative Not according to the law, as Gov. Christie noted.

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

Why can’t you white people be more like your hero and presidential frontrunner, Chris Christie?

I’m sure its just a coincidence that literally the only people complaining about this column are white people: salon.com/2013/04/05/the…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

Yeah, how is it, exactly, that “only” white people are complaining? Do white people even read Salon?

Wow shocker. Actual blatant racism from @davidsirota when defending a “dog-whistle” racism argument. twitter.com/davidsirota/st… #notshocked

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) April 5, 2013

Go home Twitter, I’ve identified the smuggest tweet ever sent by a liberal. twitter.com/davidsirota/st…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

@buzzfeedandrew Right, because, of course, its JUST A COINCIDENCE! LMFAO.

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

@buzzfeedandrew As a child of illegal immigrants, I agree with AP and Salon. So, yeah. Am I smug, too?

— Metta World Keex (@Keex714) April 5, 2013

@keex714 I’m more arguing with his point that anyone who disagrees with him is racist. That’s incredibly smug.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

.@davidsirota You think only people of color break immigration laws and I’m the bigot? That makes a lot of sense.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

@davidsirota @ag_conservative AG is not a bigot David. And to call him that is uncalled for and not a good luck for you.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

Hey @davidsirota, I am LITERALLY Mexican and I LITERALLY disagree with you. They’re illegals, dude. Get over it. #caring

— Rachel Veronica (@rachelveronica) April 5, 2013

@davidsirota Stupid article. The legal term is “Illegal alien”. Your racism is evil.

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) April 5, 2013