First US case of Omicron found in California
studiocriacao/shutterstock.comThe Centers for Disease Control and Preventionsay the omicron variantof the coronavirus in the U.S. has been found in a person in California. From NBC News:The CDC issued a statement that the California and San Francisco Departments of Public He...
Watch "Zuck on a Truck" push out "Elf on the Shelf" in this creepy algorithm parody ad
"He knows when you are sleeping, he's knows when you're awake" takes on a whole new meaning when an omniscient Zuck on a Truck replaces the old do-nothing Elf on the Shelf. This too-close-for-comfort "parody" ad shows us what happens when algorithms lead to a insurrections."...
Watch Wet Leg perform on the Tiny Desk Concert
The fantastic band Wet Leg, hailing from Isle of Wight, appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert today. Watch them perform "Chaise Longue," "Too Late Now," "Oh No," and "Wet Dream"...
Person lost in Ikea for three hours after getting bonked on the head by a flat-packed dresser
Hanan Tababi, 40, was shopping at Ikea in Ballymun, Dublin when a flat-packed chest of drawers reportedly tipped over and hit her in the head. After the accident, she attempted to exit the store but got lost inside for three hours. Now, she's suing the company for ongoing pa...
Since toxic Lauren Boebert won't apologize for hate speech, The Denver Post does it for her
After Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert's "gross and false" story last week suggesting "jihad squad" Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a terrorist (see video below), The Denver Post could no longer sit on the sidelines. "Boebert crossed a line and now we must stand up for common decency,...
"In Heaven" from David Lynch's Eraserhead is one of my favorite scenes of all time
I remember the wild excitement that came over me the first time I saw Eraserhead, and got to the scene where "the lady in the radiator" performs the song In Heaven. I immediately fell in love with everything about it, and had to re-watch this part of the movie over and over ...

Wife number two, junk car supplier, computer chuckles, and other fantastic screengrabs from 1980s TV news
80snewsscreens is a fantastic Instagram feed featuring screengrabs from 1980s TV news segments, promos, and on-the-street interviews with excellent "lower thirds," the text or graphics added to the bottom of the video. (Don't miss the sister feed either: 90snewsscreens.)...
Microsoft pounds on the dead horse that is the Master Chief, hoping money falls out
Once again we return to the Halo universe, hoping beyond all hope that Halo can find some glimmer of its Bungie era greatness. Having embittered and pissed off Cortana, we apparently get a new cheerful Cortana. The Chief still loves humanity, even tho humanity includes the p...
Voices is a self-caricature by animator Joanna Priestly
Voices is an animation from 1985 by Joanna Priestly, a contemporary film director, producer, animator, and teacher. In "Voices," Priestly animates a 4-minute caricature of herself. She explores her personal fears, worries, negative thoughts, and the way these things affect h...
Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting a man in a wheelchair nine times in the back
Image by kubicka / shutterstock.comA Tucson, AZ police officer fatally shot a man in a motorized wheelchair nine times in the back and side. Richard Lee Richards, the 61-year-old man who was entering a Lowes store when shot, immediately fell out of his chair and dropped to t...
This new 'The Matrix Resurrections' trailer is dark and wet
I like the advertisements for the new Matrix movie because they aren't really giving much away. It is entirely likely there isn't much to give away, and the Matrix reboot involves someone simply rebooting the Matrix — but hey!...
Life in Transition is a striking animation by creator of the Cartoon Network show Courage the Cowardly Dog
Life in Transition (2005) is a beautiful, strange, and absolutely unique animation by John R. Dilworth, the mastermind behind the beloved Cartoon Network show, Courage the Cowardly Dog. The amount of creativity that Dilworth packed into these 4 minutes is mindblowing. I've a...
People in Ireland are asked "What is pornography?" in 1972
In this short series of interviews from 1972, people on the street in Ireland are stopped and asked, "What Is Pornography?" My favorite part in the video is when a young man gets flustered by the question and says, "I couldn't tell ya," as he cracks a shy smile. An elderly w...

Anti-vaccine TV preacher dies of Covid
Marcus Lamb, a conservative TV preacher whose network offered a constant stream of Covid misinformation to its viewers, died earlier this week of Covid.Jonathan Lamb described his father's Covid infection as "a spiritual attack from the enemy" to "take down" Marcus Lamb. The...
Mysterious blast leaves big crater on uninhabited New York island
On Sunday, a loud explosion was heard all around the uninhabited Fox Island off the south shore of Long Island, new York. The boom resonated as far as sixteen miles away. The mysterious blast left a big craterfour feet wide by two feet deepon the beach. Authorities are inves...
The Education of Louis
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this month:Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; andTom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Reserve your copies by ordering today!RIGHT HERE AND NOW."…Ruben Bolling's craft and commentary are as powerful and as pointed, as cap...
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo after documents show he researched brother Andrew's victims
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo often used his cable TV perch to help his brother, then the governor of New York, look good during the Covid pandemic. But he was also using the cable network's resources to research the women that Andrew Cuomo harassed while in office, according to an...
Watch Billie Eilish respond to the same interview questions for the fifth year in a row
Five years ago, Vanity Fair interviewed musician Billie Eilish who was then 15 years old. The following year, they asked Eilish the same questions. And they've done so annually ever since. Above is the latest. It's wonderful to get a glimpse of Eilish's evolution as a though...
Someone made a custom GameCube controller with literal balls
As MEL Magazine reports, a popular Twitch streamer named Ludwig Ahgren won an Among Us tournament with the prize of a free custom controller, courtesy of a 19-year-old hobbyist designer named Michael.When Michael asked what kind of custom controller he wanted, Ahgren respond...
Thanks to a class action settlement, some users can get up to $25 from Zoom
shutterstock.com/ ymphotos Videoconferencing service Zoom is faced with an $85 million lawsuit over privacy and security issues like third-party data sharing and Zoombombing. Zoom denies wrongdoing but agreed to pay the hefty settlement.Subscribers would be eligible for $25 ...

At this airport baggage claim, the luggage is incredibly polite
This video shows a baggage claim at Singapore Changi Airport. I appreciate the this polite system wherein each piece waits its turn to avoid gridlock and pile-ups on the conveyor belt....
Car rental nightmare shows how Hertz oversells inventory and extorts stuck customers
Kate Klonick posted about a nightmarish Thanksgiving experience with Hertz, the car rental outfit. Though she is a "Gold" member, the company refused to honor her $415 booking over the holiday, pushing her to agree to a $1,800 gouge to "reserve" another vehicle. And that's t...
NYC is opening the first safe injection sites in the US
Nathan Forget CC BY 2.0New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio has announced two safe injection sites located in Washington Heights and East Harlem. They won't be staffed by the city, but instead by a non-profit organization called OnPoint NYC that the city funds. Safe injectio...
Reddit user wants to know what X-Men comics to read to "avoid the woke stuff"
SomeRandomerGuy on Reddit would like to read more comic books about a group of superheroes who protect a world that hates and fears them because of the way they were born, but he doesn't want to read any of that "woke" shit.Several commenters recommend the classic Chris Clar...
Journal of Universal Rejection
The Journal of Universal Rejection is the most exclusive periodical of them all: it accepts nothing. Founder Caleb Emmons elaborates:The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regar...
Show your love of Dunkin Donuts and Dune at the same time with this perfect t-shirt
As a Bostonian and a Dune fan, I had no choice but to change my Twitter handle to "Dunkin Idahonuts" to celebrate the release of the new Villeneuve adaptation, and my regular source of slightly-overburnt year-round iced coffee. It seems I wasn't the only one to make this con...
To protest Covid mandates, California town declares itself "constitutional republic"
ray_explores image of Butte County, CA. CC BY 2.0Oroville, California has been around since the gold rush (hence the name) and today, it is home to about 20,000 people. This month, a declaration passed by the City Council stated that the community is now a "constitutional re...

Why not take a moment to ponder the Fermi Paradox?
Sombrero Galaxy via Poor Yorick CC BY SA 2.0Hey, why not pause to think about the possibilities of extraterrestrial life? Galactic colonization? The Drake equation? The intelligent beings that might be listening to the Golden Record at this very moment? Set aside ten minutes...
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Vaccines proving effective against the Omicron variant says Israeli health minister
ffikretow/shutterstoc.comWhile we are still waiting for more definitive proof, it would appear that Omicron is not so mutated that it escapes vaccine efficacy. If you are able to be vaccinated and haven't, or are eligible for a booster, please get right to it.JPost:There are...