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Last month, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly stepped into instant Internet infamy when, in a debate with American Atheists president David Silverman, O’Reilly attempted to prove the existence of God by citing the mystery of the tides: “I’ll tell you why [religion is] not a scam, in my opinion. Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can’t explain why the tide goes in.” Only one problem: There’s this thing called the Moon which might have a little to do with tides.
More recently, O’Reilly attempted to clarify his remarks (sort of) by asking, “where’d the Moon come from?” But this too opened O’Reilly’s flank to any number of scientific counters, and anyway, the damage had been done. Fairly or not, O’Reilly had been pegged as an ignoramus who blindly defended faith not with reasoned arguments, but with questions that could be answered with a quick Wikipedia lookup.
Thanks to a spirited Reddit thread last night, O’Reilly’s gaffe is well on its way towards becoming a meme. An image macro in the Advice Dog vein, the O’Reilly meme features Papa Bear’s head on a red-and-blue backdrop. In the top half of the image, he asks about conundrums which are more Seinfeld than metaphysics: How does bread turn into toast? Why does water come back when you flush the toilet? And why would Chewbacca, a seven-and-a-half foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor with the runty Ewoks? You can’t explain that.
http://www.geekosystem.com/bill-oreilly-cant-explain-that-meme/Last month, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly stepped into instant Internet infamy... more
This poor guy on a Danish television show is trying to guess different smells in total darkness. He thinks he has in the bag until there is one smell that he just can't quite figure out...This poor guy on a Danish television show is trying to guess different smells in total... more
So a guy gets snapped runing with an ice cream cone through a thunderstorm/snowstorm and it appears in a newspaper. Activate the internet and prepare the shop bots!
Ice Cream Guy (Zach Burroughs) is now a proud member of the meme army and is being shopped in many dramaic pictures. Though the press must be used to this by now, becuase there is already a reaction interview with Zach.
"“So I just focused my camera on him and I just kept shooting him as he was running right toward me. Then I realized, holy cow, he’s got an ice cream cone in his hand.”
“I don’t even like ice cream that much,” said Burroughs, an attorney who works on 15th Street NW. He says his coworkers had been eating ice cream earlier in the day and he just couldn’t resist. "-http://blog.washingtonpost.com/story-lab/2011/01/the_story_behind_the_ice_cream.html
Meme while (oh yeah) the photoshops can be found with the usual suspects.
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/f9pjg/i_feel_that_the_world_will_be_a_better_place_if/So a guy gets snapped runing with an ice cream cone through a thunderstorm/snowstorm... more
Keanu opens up about the infamous Sad Keanu internet meme, gamely sees the funny side in it, and somehow manages to look a little bit forlorn in the process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtuWvi0fkb4Keanu opens up about the infamous Sad Keanu internet meme, gamely sees the funny side... more
Thehairpin collects the strange photo from advertising which basically just shows 'women laughing alone with salad'. Why are they laughing when they're alone, what's with the salad? we may never know.
click the link for all the wtf salad picsThehairpin collects the strange photo from advertising which basically just shows... more
TALKING POINTS ON WELFARE PART 4
Taxation is theft, why should I have my pay stolen to pay for a free ride for other people?
This one is going to take a while to unpack. It requires some knowlege of recent economic history, which is going to mean explaining. I hope I don't bore you.
In 1960, the average household worked half as many hours. Adjusted for inflation, the Cost of Living was a third of what it is today. Yet, the average household income for a person in the lower 85% of income brackets, in terms of real dollars, has remained stagnant for the past 40 years.
That’s right, 85% of the population has seen their cost of living triple, has had to double their hours they spend working, and as a reward for working twice as much have LESS expendable income than we did 40 years ago.
To recap really quickly- [drawings] the dollar cost of living has tripled, but the actual stuff we’re getting for that cost isn’t three times better. We’re still buying pretty much the same houses and the same wonderbread and the same Jif peanut butter as we did 40 years ago.
So we’re paying three times as much today for the same things we had in the 1960s.
The Average American household had one income earner working 40 hrs a week in 1960, and that was enough to maintain a comfortable standard of living.
For twice as much labor today, 85% of Americans still have an income gap of a third. That money has to come from somewhere. Some households have two adults working 80 hours a week, and still struggle to make ends meet.
For 85% of Americans, we’ve been slowly eased into a starvation diet over the past 40 years.
That income gap, for many people, who thought that going on welfare was irresponsible, had to borrow their wages. Where did they borrow their wages from? From the wealth they already had. We’ve borrowed against our houses, and we’ve used credit cards to fill our income gap. We were told that this was the responsible thing to do. The fiscal reality of it, is that we’ve been cannibalizing ourselves.
If you look at this through another lense, by indexing things to the value of labor-- the value of the labor you produce has been devalued by two thirds. You have essentially been getting paid a third of what your labor is actually worth. That income gap of a third should rightfully be paid by our employers. And where has all that money gone?
Check Wall Street. While the value of our labor has been cut to a third of what it was, the value of labor of the average CEO has skyrocketed, from just 30 times the lowest paid employee at their company to 300 times the lowest paid employee.
So while the 85% of Americans who work our asses off just to get by, we’ve seen the value of our labor be devalued, fraudulently, by 300%. We’ve seen the value of labor of CEOs increase, fraudulently, by 1000%. What are they doing differently that they need to be compensated at 1000% more than they were back in the 1960s? Well, there’s a short answer and a long answer:
The short answer: Nothing.
The Long answer: Absolutely NOTHING whatsoever, at all.
Now, who has been deciding what everybody’s labor is worth? The invisible hand of the market? Bullshit. It’s been those CEOs. Of course they are going to give themselves raises and reduce the value of our labor by 2/3rds. They’re greedy, shortsighted people. You would probably do the same. Right? No, actually you probably wouldn’t, because that would be THEFT, and THEFT is wrong.
So let’s get back to our initial conservative talking point: Why should you allow somebody else to get a free ride from your labor? You shouldn’t. Which is why we need a maximum wage.
Is taxation really theft? Well, if you’re taxing that top 15% of people who have increased the value of their own labor and decreased the value of everybody else’s labor, we’re not stealing from them by taxing them to pay for welfare. The lower 85% earned that income, but were not paid that income.
The *real* problem is that those richest 15% aren’t PAYING what the 85% is earning by their labor leaving an income gap. How the hell are people supposed to fill that gap through working more if their labor just keeps getting further and further devalued?
With welfare. Welfare is just the lower 85% of people getting what their labor earned them.
If we don’t reverse this trend of the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer, eventually there will be no way for the lower 85% of Americans to feed themselves by our own labor.
At which point, we will be forced to kill the top 15% and eat THEM.TALKING POINTS ON WELFARE PART 4 Taxation is theft, why should I have my pay... more
When MTV news interviewed Ray Gosling they decided to show him the Fuck yeah Ray Gosling Tumblr account (which he already knew about) he then read out his fav. Hey Girl...
http://fuckyeahryangosling.tumblr.com/When MTV news interviewed Ray Gosling they decided to show him the Fuck yeah Ray... more
Urlesque reports on the Puddi invasion of 4chan. They remark on rare but great occasions Moot interrupts the boards of 4chan, like last summer when a vuvuzela sound loop played on every page.
The latest sound sloop is a video advertisement for Puddi.
"But every once in a while he screws with his users in hilarious ways. Yesterday he posted an autoplaying video of a Japanese pudding commercial on every page of 4chan's famous /b/ board. He also instituted a comprehensive "wordfilter," a bit of code that turns everything anyone posts into "PUDDIPUDDIPUDDIPUDDI...","-Urlesque
With posts being translated into "PUDDIPUDDIPUDDI" 4chan users were left with only on option, posting in images. The results are of course hilarious.
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/giga-pudding-puddi-puddiUrlesque reports on the Puddi invasion of 4chan. They remark on rare but great... more
Hot Topic started selling T-shirts of a popular web meme 'Rage Guy' guessing by the 4chan rage, Hot Topic didn't find the creators of the prints.
Though now Hot Topic decided to end the 'Rage Guy' production line because 4Chan started making 'Race Guy', which the same comic style but filled with racism.
After they made 'Race Guy' 4Chan users complained to Hot Topic about printing shirts showing images of a racist meme. Resulting in Hot Topic ending the 'Rage Guy/Race Guy' line. Some are saying it was a clever move and some are questioning the campaigns use of racism.
"Rage Guy is the character Hot Topic sells, see the original post from 1 year ago. The character focuses on interesting situations, check out the image gallery.
Race Guy is the newest iteration posted this afternoon, today (the character everyone is talking about).
Who created Race Guy? We don't know. Who created Rage Guy? We don't know.... We sold the shirt because it is pop culture and the series was funny. Why not let our customers express they're interest in meme's? So now what? Well, Hot Topic is the last company to support racism. Hell, we support diversity and wear it proudly. Now that the character represents racism because of these unknown creators - we will no longer be selling it.
After tonight (11/17), it will be removed from our website. Next week, it will be removed from our stores."-Hot Topic announcementHot Topic started selling T-shirts of a popular web meme 'Rage Guy' guessing... more
CopperCab is out to prove that gingers do indeed have souls. Take that, South Park.
http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2010/11/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-coppercab/CopperCab is out to prove that gingers do indeed have souls. Take that, South Park.... more
Pretty much given up describing the latest viral hit to family members or describing a meme/viral hit. Though this video does describes the horrors of meeting a non internets person *shivers*Pretty much given up describing the latest viral hit to family members or describing a... more
They told us when they took our jobs overseas, "No hard feelings. It's just business, you know?"
They told us when they destroyed our 401ks through gambling with our money, "No hard feelings. It's just business, you know?"
They told us when we fell behind on our mortgage and foreclosed on our house, kicking us to the street, "No hard feelings. It's just business, you know?"
As more and more people were forced on welfare, the government's budget started to look grim. When they cut welfare spending entirely so that they could enjoy bigger tax cuts to "stimulate the economy," they told us, "No hard feelings. It's just business, you know?"
Then the poor had nothing left to eat, and no place to go.
So they had to kill and eat the rich.
They descended on Wall Street by the millions, stopping all traffic.
Their numbers were so large, the police couldn't do anything to stop the massive crowd of the disenfranchised. They flooded the buildings of Wall Street, the halls of DC, of the McMansions of Texas, and like a horde of zombies, they tore into the flesh of the horrified wealthy, who screamed and shat themselves, knowing that they were powerless to stop the oncoming mass of gnashing teeth and hungry mouths.
And as the poor picked the bones clean over the burning piles of money, the poor said to the bones:
"No hard feelings. It's just business, you know?"
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59971127/tshirt-kill-and-eat-the-richThey told us when they took our jobs overseas, "No hard feelings. It's just... more
Maybe not everything, but close to. Features some cool covers of the bed intruder song, and a link to the game.
http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2010/10/everything-you-want-to-know-about-antoine-dodson/Maybe not everything, but close to. Features some cool covers of the bed intruder... more