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A Wikipedia edit twitterbot caught the Russian State TV editing the MH17 crash page.

Dark Circle Comics to Start with 'The Fox', 'The Shield' and 'The Black Hood'


Dark Circle Comics to Start with ‘The Fox’, ‘The Shield’ and ‘The Black Hood’

Following the news that Archie’s superhero line would be revamped, redesigned, and redesignated as ‘Dark Circle Comics’, the company have revealed the first three books which will be a part of their line. One is no…


Bathroom graffiti rules, Cartel, Phoenix, AZ, USA on Flickr.

“South Florida’s pine rockland, itself an endangered habitat with less than 2 percent remaining, hosts over 225 types of plants, 20 percent of which are exclusive to the area, and five of which are either threatened or endangered. And now, according to the Miami Herald, it’s about to boast a 158,000-square-foot Walmart, along with a L.A. Fitness, a Chik-fil-A, a Chili’s, and about 900 apartments. Of the 88 acres sold to a developer by the University of Miami, a mere 40 will be set aside for a preserve.”

Comcast And The Most Excruciating Customer Service Phone Call Ever



Comcast rep: “I’m trying to help you.” Customer Ryan Block: “You can help us by disconnecting our service.” Uh-huh.

The other day, tech guy Ryan Block called Comcast, the largest cable provider in the U.S., with a reasonable request to cancel his service—something plenty of people do every day.

What he got instead was a nightmare of a phone call from a Comcast service rep who, instead of simply disconnecting his service and telling him to have a nice day, stubbornly insisted on asking the same myopic questions, over and over again for at least 18 minutes straight.

Listen for yourself:

Oh mother of god.

25 Ways To Write A Real "Page-Turner" Of A Book


Favourite Series: Miriam Black, Chuck Wendig

We are legion. The demons in your head.
— Book 2, Mockingbird


Favourite Series: Miriam Black, Chuck Wendig

We are legion. The demons in your head.

— Book 2, Mockingbird

“The FCC’s controversial plans for a new version of net neutrality are still open for public comment for a few more days, and Chairman Tom Wheeler — continuing to fight charges that he may be a dingo — says it’s already received over 647,000 comments so far. The 60 day period for public comment runs out on the 15th though, so if you want your voice to be heard then about fast lanes, Title II or anything else, then now is the time.”

As long as Congress will not increase wages for workers, I will go and talk to every business in America if I have to. There’s no denying a simple truth: America deserves a raise, and if you work full-time in this country, you shouldn’t live in poverty. That’s something that we all believe.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don’t know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.

The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figure out. You hear some of them — “sue him,” “impeach him.” Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay.

I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job.


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The Republicans are getting more absurd by the day. Did you know they are now talking about suing the President for delaying the employer mandate? That’s right—they’re suing the executive for failing to carry out a law that congressional Republicans have voted 54 times to repeal or weaken.

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I mean, the World Cup was great and all, but the best match in town this weekend has clearly been Paul F. Tompkins’ daylong interaction with a I assume troll, because otherwise UM! guy who is super upset that anyone might question the high art value of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Troll or no, this is glorious.

Last night at Varietopia, PFT opened with a ten minute retelling of this and ended with a rant at the men in the audience that including better female characters is not going to ruin movies, that they would barely even notice. It was amazing.

This whole thing was amazing, but I laughed so hard at #leased. I WILL see a Paul F. Tompkins show at Largo someday!

PFT is a gift.