Links for August 27, 2016

Posted by David Green | Links | August 27, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

  • Colton Haynes is being honored by the HRC for his years of service to the LGBT community, and I say it’s about time. Wait, what? He just came out in May and has done basically nothing for the community? Well, he’s cute and I guess that’s all that matters.
  • Say what you will about the new Ghostbusters movie (I loved it) you can’t deny the visual effects were gorgeous. Here’s a VFX breakdown reel showing how it was done.
  • This guy thought it would be a great idea to fill a bath tub with 1,250 bottles of hot sauce and then completely submerge himself in it. He was mistaken.
  • Ramen noodles, a staple of every college dorm room, have replaced tobacco as the currency of choice in prison.
  • This is what happens when you leave a dress in the Dead Sea for 2 months.
  • From today’s Irony File, a family in Turkey poisoned themselves and more than 20 guests at a dinner party they threw to celebrate recovering from food poisoning.
  • Bigfoot has (allegedly) been caught on a game warden’s trap camera.
  • When I read the headline, I thought it had to be a joke. When Frank Darabont originally pitched The Walking Dead to NBC, NBC asked if it could be a “zombie of the week” crime procedural like Law & Order — but with zombies.
  • Here’s a nice story about how one man’s hangover helped save another man’s struggling business. And they say alcohol isn’t a solution.
  • And finally, in case you were curious which countries used Grindr the most during the Olympics, the company has released that data.
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Links for August 26, 2016

Posted by David Green | Links | August 26, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

  • So, why is Donald Trump running for president? According to his son, Eric Trump, he’s running because of the war on Christmas, which doesn’t exist.
  • Erik Rush is certain Hillary Clinton is a lizard person. Because he’s crazy, that’s why.
  • It looks like Trump campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, may have committed voter fraud by registering to vote in a state he doesn’t actually live in.
  • Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist, Ken Adkins, came under fire after he tweeted that the LGBT victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando “got what they deserve.” Well, this morning, he was arrested for child molestation.
  • Dr. Drew has lost his show on HLN after he suggested Hillary Clinton has brain damage last week. The official story is that this was a mutual decision.
  • A thief broke into a Chevy dealership in Tyler, Texas and stole $250,000 worth of tires and wheels. I guess that was easier than trying to make off with a few cars.
  • This Russian artist had sex with a different man every day for a year. You know, if that counts as art, then apparently I know a few artists. Just saying.
  • The University of Chicago wants its incoming freshmen to know they are not unique little snowflakes, deserving of safe spaces and trigger warnings.
  • Ketchup cake. Because Canada.
  • And finally, here are 17 unsolved mysteries that are true. Reading this list, I can’t help but think how many would make good writing prompts.
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Links for August 25, 2016

Posted by David Green | Links | August 25, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

  • Katrina Pierson, wants you to know that Donald Trump isn’t changing his position on immigration; he’s just changing the words he’s using, and that’s totally different.
  • After disgracing himself and his team in Rio, Ryan Lochte is joining Dancing With the Stars, because what the hell else was he going to do?
  • Donald Trump has been attacking The Clinton Foundation, which provides medicine to poor people, because that’s just wrong. Did you know he once donated $100,000 to that foundation? I guess he was looking for special access to Bill and Hillary.
  • The hack against Leslie Jones is being investigated by Homeland Security and I really fucking hope the investigation leads back to Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • Tesla has developed a new lithium-ion battery pack for its electric cars that promise 315 miles on a single charge.
  • Orlando Health won’t be billing victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
  • Noted spray can of crazy, Rush Limbaugh, says that Obama is teaching lesbians to become farmers because — reasons. He also says that he never knew lesbians wanted to be farmers, I guess assuming they all just want to be golfers and soft ball players.
  • Martin Blackwell was found guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault yesterday. What did he do? Well, he thought it would be acceptable to throw a pot of boiling water on a gay couple while they slept. A jury disagreed.
  • Did you leave Suicide Squad with a few nagging questions? So did this fan.
  • And finally, “Mutation Response Vehicles” were spotted in Florida a little over a week ago and conspiracy theorists went running for their tin foil hats.
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Links for August 24, 2016

Posted by David Green | Links | August 24, 2016 @ 6:10 pm

  • Donald Trump’s campaign says they’d be doing better in the polls if surveys accounted for “undercover supporters.” What is an “undercover supporter,” you might ask? Well, they’re people too embarrassed to admit they support him.
  • Trump’s latest campaign CEO used to be the head of Breitbart. A new ad has been released highlighting some of the headlines he was responsible for during his tenure there.
  • Noted RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni and fanglorious queen, Courtney Act, interviews Trump supporters about why they support him. My favorite part of the video is when the kids recognize her. They are the future, folks.
  • Scientists have discovered a planet outside our solar system that may be able to support life, and as these things go, it’s not very far away.
  • Leslie Jones’ personal website was hacked today, exposing her driver’s license and passport information, as well as nude photos of the actress. Noted fucknut and Breitbart writer, Milo Yiannopoulos seems to think she had it coming, because “karma.” See, he led a racist charge against her a while back that got him banned from Twitter, and apparently (in his world) she’s personally to blame for his utter assholishness.
  • Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Darth Vader had daily routine like the rest of us? Well, wonder no longer. (h/t Jeffrey Ricker)
  • Thousands of lakes are appearing in Antarctica because global warning is a hoax.
  • Delta Airlines has removed Chris Rock’s standup special “Kill the Messenger” from their in-flight entertainment over gay slurs. I have a question: When did Delta start showing stand-up specials? I’ve flown Delta many times and it’s usually stale movies and sitcoms.
  • The BBC has come up with a list of the top 100 movies of the 21st century (so far.)
  • And finally, here are some Friends facts that will make you feel old.
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Links for August 23, 2016

Posted by David Green | Links | August 23, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

  • Harry Reid has challenged Donald Trump to take a U.S. citizenship test in response to The Orange One’s immigration policies and proposals. Yeah, that’ll happen.
  • Donald Trump has raised the rent on his campaign offices inside Trump Tower, and is apparently paying that rent with campaign donations. Grifters gonna grift.
  • I’m not saying Melania Trump was a sex worker, but her lawyers are threatening to sue anyone who writes a story suggesting she was.
  • Another kid gets away with date rape because why should his future be ruined?
  • Chez Pazienza had some thoughts about Gawker shutting down.
  • Duke was reelected as mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota. Who is Duke? Well, Duke is a Great Pyrenees and the only dog ever to be elected mayor in the United States. Apparently Duke won his first election because only 12 (out of ~1,000) people voted that year and I guess he’s doing such a darn good job, people have voted to keep him as mayor twice since.
  • Yikes, I knew things were getting a little desperate for the Trump campaign, then I learned that they have a 12-year-old running his campaign office in Colorado.
  • WikiLeaks thought it would be a great idea to out closeted gay men in Saudi Arabia, where, in case you didn’t know, being gay is punishable by death.
  • These Louisiana politicians are asking for flood aid for their state, even after voting against aid for costal New Jersey and New York following Hurricane Sandy. Shoe, other foot.
  • And finally, here are the 30 most LGBT-friendly college campuses in America.
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