shit that looks like an onion article but isn't

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

Nice work BBC!

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh good lord.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

more goodness from CNN ...

"Snacks on a plane"

the late great, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

wat

goole, Monday, 18 June 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ohshit yeah I read about that one on Popehat and I was so confused. The retraction sounds so backhanded. Also it implies no one ever even saw the photo in question and just ran with it anyway?

Ive seen the photo. It... really does look like a woman who flashed her bits. but by accident (slipped sideways gown) not on purpose. But its very hard to tell, as it could also be one of those bizarre illusory pics.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Monday, 18 June 2012 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, the one definite illusion is ppl saying she's "lifting her gown" - she isnt, she's holding a magazine in her lap.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Monday, 18 June 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

bare genitals and private parts

sorry, that's BARE GENITALS AND PRIVATE PARTS

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Monday, 18 June 2012 07:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the level of detail is bizarre.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Monday, 18 June 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Player 'completes' Diablo III video game

"Just over a month after the release of Diablo III, a pro player has managed to complete the game on its hardest setting"

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 22 June 2012 08:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am obviously reading different news sites, but that is an actual* news story. It's hardly Billy Mitchell, but still.

*I was going to say 'specialist', but then it sold 3.5 million on its first day..

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 June 2012 09:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The hell is with the comments on that article!?

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

strongly suspect that article is making appearances on 'men's rights' forums

goole, Saturday, 23 June 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah those are the kind of comments they make, I've seen a few on our papers website; this whole "ALL women only want you for money and will ruin you and dump you" bitterness, it is frightening

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 23 June 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

look i know a sub-ed is fucking around here but

http://cumming.patch.com/articles/these-salads-should-be-tossed-says-fda

pvmic bellvm (goole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of which, before I clicked on the link I was having a hard time visualising what "for-having-the-shepherd-express-the-onion" might mean in that url

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

cnn does it again

Instagram down in mass power outage

Breakfasts everywhere went undocumented on social media Saturday morning because photo-sharing site Instagram is still down after a line of powerful storms caused mass power outages across the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard on Friday night.

the late great, Saturday, 30 June 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

i was at a very hipstery gathering yesterday and addressed the 3 or 4 girls i was with: "so let me ask you something..." and was promptly interrupted by one saying "was instagram down last night?? YES."

♆ (gr8080), Sunday, 1 July 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

so then did you talk about what you had had for breakfast or is that news stale after 2 pm?

the late great, Sunday, 1 July 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I read that earlier and thought about posting it here. hilarious.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Sunday, 1 July 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

more cnn

"Photos: Competing in the Hipster Olympics"

the late great, Sunday, 22 July 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a perfect fit --- needs tweaking, but the sentiment expressed is pure Onion:

http://aminiatureclaypot.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/so-you-still-think-god-is-a-merciful-god/

Vic Perry, Sunday, 22 July 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

FFS new york times!

According to a D.J. in Brooklyn who goes by the Twitter handle Lil Internet, he coined the term “seapunk” last June after having a surreal dream, which he tweeted about: “Seapunk leather jacket with barnacles where the studs used to be.” His friends added a hashtag to “seapunk,” and a trend was born, like Aphrodite from the foam.

“The surprising thing is that it really was cohesive,” Lil Internet said by iChat; he declined to use his legal name, saying he is now known solely by his Twitter handle. He also described seapunk’s vibe as “Venice Beach Acid Rave 1995,” and cited surf-wear logos, yin-yang symbols and round holographic sunglasses as part of its look.

the late great, Monday, 23 July 2012 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/fashion/Seapunk-a-Web-Joke-With-Music-Has-Its-Moment.html

^^ all of the quotes are just ... no words

the late great, Monday, 23 July 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great photo caption

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha that was the first thing i noticed

goole, Monday, 23 July 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"no really, there's a good reason we took a picture of this guy"

goole, Monday, 23 July 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

The spacey electronic dance music borrows from Witch House, Chiptune, Drum & Bass and southern rap

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 July 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

As lol as that article is, I feel like I am finally starting to *get* the sensibility of the generation that has spawned chillwave, witchhouse, etc.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 July 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't read that yet but finding out that lil internet wasn't just a funny anonymous twitter guy but is a real dude who directs Diplo videos and does a streaming "best week ever"-style show on some blog was really deflating and sad for me

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

headline is prolly a nod to the Onion tbf

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

A couple of people have put together "seapunk" playlists on spotify. It's mostly two bands: Teams and Unicorn Kid. Hadn't heard either before but it's alright in that chillwave "I'm not actually sure if this is supposed to be good or not" sort of way.

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

“Seapunk leather jacket with barnacles where the studs used to be.”

it's like wu tang clan for the iGeneration

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"yeah yeah my mom loves spongebob and finding nemo too"

"dude your mom is a seapunk MILF! awesome!"

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if azaelia banks has seen the penis on the little mermaid dvd box

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

*get* the sensibility of the generation that has spawned chillwave, witchhouse, etc.

chillwave = rickrolled w/ the sound off

witchhouse = putting the webcam at odd angles in a dark room so boys can't see your body

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

new r&b = livejournal

new rap = blingee

this is actually a lot more pervasive than ringtones and hashtag lyrics

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sorry this has gone from jokes to capt obvious ideas for you

the late great, Friday, 27 July 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are Daily Mail articles banned from this thread, well, for being the Daily Mail?

Was celebration of free health care in Opening Ceremony a coded message to the US? Americans are left confused
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180227/London-2012-Olympics-Some-Americans-left-baffled-tribute-NHS-Mary-Poppins-Opening-Ceremony.html

Theodora Celery, Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is probably a work of fiction imho but there are tons of killer lines in there so I'm sharing it with respect not derision

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 August 2012 07:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a quality article

like a CD of the Smiths stapled to your forehead (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm an accountant and I have a giant tattoo of topless woman riding a motorbike in to hell on my back. It's never burdened my career

like a CD of the Smiths stapled to your forehead (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

She needs counselling.

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

she needs inversion therapy

like a CD of the Smiths stapled to your forehead (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

this makes me more determined to get my robert musil tattoo.

and yes it will be him riding a motorcycle into hell.

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

have always fancied having "KANT" and "HUME" tattooed across my knuckles

like a CD of the Smiths stapled to your forehead (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:26 (2 years ago) Permalink


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