Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm Cautiously Excited About Star Trek's Plans for a Female Lead | Bitch Media

I'm Cautiously Excited About Star Trek's Plans for a Female Lead | Bitch Media

CNBC on Twitter

CNBC on Twitter
Two words: Logan Act.

McDonald’s worker in Needham retires after 32 year at the French fry station - The Boston Globe

McDonald’s worker in Needham retires after 32 year at the French fry station - The Boston Globe

To Old Navy, Toddler Boys Are Ghostbusters and Toddler Girls Are 'Ghostbusters In Training'

To Old Navy, Toddler Boys Are Ghostbusters and Toddler Girls Are 'Ghostbusters In Training'
Oh FFS.

We polled Americans about self-driving cars. Here's what they told us.

We polled Americans about self-driving cars. Here's what they told us.
Not surprised with the results. This isn't going to be a fast transition.

Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs

Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs
Perfect. "Imagine that the government creates the Furniture and Desk Association, an agency which declares that only IKEA is allowed to sell chairs. IKEA responds by charging $300 per chair. Other companies try to sell stools or sofas, but get bogged down for years in litigation over whether these technically count as “chairs”. When a few of them win their court cases, the FDA shoots them down anyway for vague reasons it refuses to share, or because they haven’t done studies showing that their chairs will not break, or because the studies that showed their chairs will not break didn’t include a high enough number of morbidly obese people so we can’t be sure they won’t break. Finally, Target spends tens of millions of dollars on lawyers and gets the okay to compete with IKEA, but people can only get Target chairs if they have a note signed by a professional interior designer saying that their room needs a “comfort-producing seating implement” and which absolutely definitely does not mention “chairs” anywhere, because otherwise a child who was used to sitting on IKEA chairs might sit down on a Target chair the wrong way, get confused, fall off, and break her head. (You’re going to say this is an unfair comparison because drugs are potentially dangerous and chairs aren’t – but 50 people die each year from falling off chairs in Britain alone and as far as I know nobody has ever died from an EpiPen malfunction.) Imagine that this whole system is going on at the same time that IKEA spends millions of dollars lobbying senators about chair-related issues, and that these same senators vote down a bill preventing IKEA from paying off other companies to stay out of the chair industry. Also, suppose that a bunch of people are dying each year of exhaustion from having to stand up all the time because chairs are too expensive unless you’ve got really good furniture insurance, which is totally a thing and which everybody is legally required to have. And now imagine that a news site responds with an article saying the government doesn’t regulate chairs enough."

SES company first to use 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket - BBC News

SES company first to use 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket - BBC News
Reuse.

Watch a Professional Knight Get His Metal-Plated Ass Handed to Him

Watch a Professional Knight Get His Metal-Plated Ass Handed to Him

Monday, August 29, 2016

The 5 Films That Helped Define the Career of Gene Wilder

The 5 Films That Helped Define the Career of Gene Wilder

Morons of the West - Blazing Saddles - YouTube

Morons of the West - Blazing Saddles - YouTube
The common clay of the New West.

Clayton Sandell on Twitter

Clayton Sandell on Twitter

‘The Walking Dead’: Negan to Be ‘Gamechanger’ in Season 7, Exec Producer Gale Anne Hurd Says

‘The Walking Dead’: Negan to Be ‘Gamechanger’ in Season 7, Exec Producer Gale Anne Hurd Says
I wonder why the networks are becoming irrelevant? "Before the show was picked up by AMC for domestic and Fox for international, its creator Frank Darabont presented the first version of the script to NBC, with whom he had an overall deal. According to Hurd, their response was, “Do there have to be zombies [in it].” NBC then asked Darabont if the show could be a procedural in which the two main protagonists would “solve a zombie crime of the week,” she said."

Blazing Saddles - Are we awake?

Blazing Saddles - Are we awake?
Are we awake?

Willy Wonka (HD) "Pure Imagination"

Willy Wonka (HD) "Pure Imagination"
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to 3.

Gene Wilder, ‘Willie Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

Gene Wilder, ‘Willie Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

Introducing the Ballantine’s Space Glass – Space Glass

Introducing the Ballantine’s Space Glass – Space Glass
Whisky in Space! "In 2015, Ballantine’s embarked on designing a glass to ensure that in the future, we’ll take whisky with us. We’re delighted to launch the Ballantine’s Space Glass, having engineered and tested our prototype in micro gravity at the ZARM Drop Tower, Bremen, Germany."

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version - BBC News

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version - BBC News
Pharmaceutical company to sell product that has been gouged up 500% at steep discount of gouging up 250%.

Hack Brief: As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia

Hack Brief: As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia
What is great about this is that it can be spun in two ways: • If Trump wins, the Russians were behind it and the results are invalid and could cause civil unrest • If Trump loses, the Russians don't care who wins, they just want to cause dissension and unrest No matter who wins, Russia wins and we all lose.

Code Switch

Code Switch
This is familiar to me. It used to bother me more, but now it a minor annoyance.