Monthly Archives: November 2017

‘This may be the biggest lie Hillary Clinton has told’

Oh, boy. Hillary really, really stepped in it this time! Here she is thanking Nancy Reagan for starting a “national conversation” on HIV and AIDS:

And nowthe reaction from liberals who think Hillary Clinton is mis-remembering history just a little bit.

Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton:

Bernie Sander staffer Mike Casca:

Comedian Patton Oswalt:

BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner:

Reuters’ Amanda Becker:

New Republic’s Jeet Heer:

Comedian and actor David Cross:

Mother Jones’ David Corn:

WaPost’s Greg Sargent:

Reporter Matthew Chayes:

New Republic’s Gwyneth Kelly;

Author Joyce Maynard:

Salon’s Ben Norton:

Comedian Kevin Marshall:

MTV’s Ira Madison:

Author and journalist Mark Harris:

Jezebel’s Anna Merlan;

We could do this all day. More reaction here.

Editor’s note: This post has been edited to correct a typo in Mrs. Reagan’s name.

This Guy Made An Awesome Sandbox With Benches For His Kids

Growing up, my sandbox was a backyard oasis where I could truly escape the stresses of being a kid, while simultaneously exploring my creative side.

There were only ever two downsides to spending all day, every day in my sandbox: the uncomfortable feeling of having sand in every nook and cranny and keeping wildlife from taking up shelter in it.

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Luckily, Reddit user darwin_thornberry has found a way to solve both problems. He built an awesome sandbox for his children with collapsible benches that also serve as a lid. This design is so cool, it only makes me more jealous that someone didn’t think of it sooner.

He began by assembling a wooden base with plenty of room for sand.

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Next, he laid out a series of two-by-fours that he would eventually transform into two benches.

He added sets of hinges that would allow the wooden boards to serve a double purpose.

With the bench seats completed, he began work on the back supports.

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To make the benches fully collapsible, he needed to add more hinges to the back supports.

With both benches finished, the sandbox was mostly complete. All that was left to do was put it in place and add sand.

Now darwin_thornberry‘s kids have an amazing spot to play without getting sand in…uncomfortable places.

Plus, they can keep all kinds of critters out with the collapsible seats that double as a lid!

Oh the things I would have done for a backyard box like this when I was little! For the full instructions, click here.

Death of Shirley Temple inspires fond memories, drink-related confusion

http://twitter.com/#!/Ruth_A_Buzzi/status/433224131996160000

Hollywood legend Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at the age of 85. The former child star achieved iconic status in the 1930s and went on to take an active role in Republican politics, serving in several diplomatic posts.

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While many mourn an American treasure who lived a full, incredible and inspiring life, as her name trended on Twitter, some seemed a tad confused. Yes, Shirley Temple was a real person, not just a non-alcoholic drink garnished with maraschino cherry.

http://twitter.com/#!/RellikArtist/status/433190745257029632

Come on, guys.

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http://twitter.com/#!/samAwester/status/433218609251639296
http://twitter.com/#!/EizaDahri/status/433221324408774656
http://twitter.com/#!/SGHutch/status/433213073487577088

We’d like to think they’re all joking, but perhaps that’s too optimistic.

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http://twitter.com/#!/JayrehladsGummy/status/433204200613220352

RIP Shirley Temple Black.

How progressive! Vox’s Dylan Matthews committed as ever to screwing the working class

MST3K wisacre Mike Nelson reveals secret to conquering America

http://twitter.com/#!/JonathanHartwel/status/528986326855868416

Mike Nelson from Rifftrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 has stumbled upon what could be America’s greatest weakness.

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Heh.

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‘Choom Gang, assemble!’ ISIS footage inspires MST3K’s Mike Nelson’s call to action

The Addition Of A Gorgeous Coffee Bar Gave This Room A Much-Needed Makeover

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve come to terms with the fact that your body doesn’t actually work without coffee.

Devotees of this elixir of the gods plan their lives around morning cups and trips to the cutest cafes in town, but what if those two things could collide in the comfort of your own home?

If that sounds like Heaven on Earth to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Imgur user EvoLLLL decided that their space needed a facelift, so they paid beautiful homage to everyone’s favorite drinks by installing a coffee bar that doubles as wine bar. In other news, I’m probably going to move into their house. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

If you want to create a little nook that will make your house the go-to hangout spot, here’s how it’s done!

This is what EvoLLLL started with. Needless to say, it was a little dated.

First, they removed the shelves, mirrors, and trim.

Then the unit itself had to come out so that an outlet could be installed.

After sanding off the double-sided tape that was used to hold the mirrors in place, EvoLLLL chose an accent color for the frame of the cabinet.

New overhead lighting was next on the list. They purchased theirs at IKEA.

And what’s cuter than a chalkboard backdrop? Nothing.

EvoLLLL writes that using chalkboard paint is a total pain, so it’d probably be best to let each layer dry completely overnight for smooth results.

After that, the crafter created a wooden counter on the bottom and placed new trim on the three remaining sides.

For the sake of saving money and time, they reinstalled the original shelf.

To put their mugs on display and keep them within arm’s reach, they added a few hooks to the back wall.

And what coffee and wine bar would be complete without a few wine glass racks?

All they had to do after that was plug in their coffee maker and espresso machine to drive the cafe feel home.

Just don’t expect to make any frappuccinos here, folks.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I need one of these in my apartment as soon as possible. You can all come over for a cup!

For full details, be sure to check out EvoLLLL’s original post on Imgur.

With A Few Inexpensive Items, You Can Give Your Room A Luxurious Upgrade

If you’re tired of your boring old headboard and you’re also low on cash, check this out.

With a few simple tools, you can revamp this old standby for a fraction of what you’d spend on a new one. This light-up headboard is gorgeous, and you can alter the project to make one that’s chic enough for adults or playful enough for kids! Check out the instructions below.

People are so creative, aren’t they? I never would’ve thought of that! Home decor can cost a pretty penny, but projects like this can help you cut corners without sacrificing beauty or quality.

Susan Rice: Tel Aviv bus bombing not a ‘spontaneous reaction to a video’

http://twitter.com/#!/AmbassadorRice/status/271277589094608896

In an out-of-character move, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice condemned today’s bus bombing in Tel Aviv as a “terrorist attack.”

@ambassadorrice Thanks for acknowledging it as terrorism.

— Scott Gaspar (@SWGaspar) November 21, 2012

MT“@ambassadorrice: condemn today’s terrorist attack targeting innocents on Tel Aviv bus”Rice is quick to call THIS a TERRORIST ATTACK

— GOP Fashionista (@GOPfashionista) November 21, 2012

See. Saying “terrorism” isn’t so hard. * pat, pat * MT @ambassadorrice I condemn attack in Tel Aviv. Terrorism is never justified. #Israel

— WilliamCope (@InManibusDei) November 21, 2012

Amb. Rice does seem to like condescending pats on the head. She prefers them from President Obama, but hey, this one will have to do.

But is she sure that this knock-you-over-the-head obvious terror attack in Israel wasn’t a “spontaneous reaction to a video“?

@ambassadorrice I heard they were upset by a YouTube video

— JammieWearingFool (@JammieWF) November 21, 2012

.@ambassadorrice Are you sure Tel Aviv was not a spontaneous protest? Not workplace violence?#GutsyCall #TerroristAttack

— GOP Fashionista (@GOPfashionista) November 21, 2012

For now, it’s a terrorist attack. But, you know, official talking points are subject to heavy revision.