- 6:44 pm - Wed, Aug 27, 2014
A 6-pack isn’t enough. Neither is a 12 or a 24. When you’re throwing a really big party, you’ll need a full 99 cans of beer. Austin Beerworks in Texas is here to deliver. It created 20 packages of beer, each of which holds 99 cans of its pale blonde ale named “Peacemaker.” Each pack costs $99.
The entire package weighs 82 pounds, which I propose should be a new unit of measurement. We can use it in casual conversation. For example, the Invincible, a warship operated by the Republic of Texas, weighed 125 tons. We might say that in modern times as 3,049 Peacemakers. Or you might say to a dear relative, “Hey, are you sure that you should eat that pie? You’re got to be 3 Peacemakers already.”
-via David Burge
- 11:34 am - Sun, Aug 24, 2014
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Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about
With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.
According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.
20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom
I remember, when I was 16, some fucked up Christian cult was offering a bus trip from Saskatchewan to California. There was nothing on the planet I wanted to do more at that moment….so after some tense negotiations with the ‘rents I secured a spot on the Jesus bus. The group leaders throughout the trip said several times that I was going to hell. Anyhoo to point to the part of this story we could go to Tijuana via the walk outta San Diego or visit Seaworld. So after, the corridor and turn styles thingy, there is a drainage ditch entrance bridge….. and I recall seeing bodies laying on the side of the ditch unable to determine if they were alive or dead. The water color was exactly the same as these pictures. That was almost 21 years ago…
- 10:55 am - Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)
(Source: vintagegal, via frostneko)
- 11:45 am - Sat, Aug 16, 2014
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Researchers at Oxford University’s Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine have developed software that can detect the risk for genetic disorders in children, such as Down and Treacher Collins syndromes, just by scanning old photographs of their family members.
More than 7,000 rare genetic disorders are known, and although each is unique, there is at least one common thread: 30 to 40 percent of them involve detectable abnormalities in the cranium and face. The Oxford project, called Clinical Face Phenotype Space, builds on this knowledge, melding machine learning and computer technology to scan family photos and cross-reference them with a database built from images of people with known genetic disorders.
The Clinical Face Phenotype Space recognizes faces in photographs regardless of a person’s pose or facial expression, image quality, lighting variations or other factors.
- 2:44 am
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Here’s some vibes from my FB Zone….queue the spooky music.
This year I feel I have felt the weight of aging on an epic level and I have also taken secret time travel trips back to my childhood. Something will happen this year, I feel, that will change my destiny/legacy trajectory forevah!
….l really like that every morning I get a Star Wars X-mas present via the pirate inter-hoard, it’s recharging my soul. …and a side note: Anyone who thinks that this could be worse than “99 is clearly delusional or K-holed at the Shambie Apocalypse this year.
Shit…. I love when Karma rewards a guy and slays his opponents - So my email is back in order (no thanks to the sunglasses ad producing prick who phished it), a dude has been pretty much exiled (a Lex Luthor type that has had it coming for a while), actual pictures of the new Episode VII stormtroopers (so dope, if yall can handle a small bit of spoiler material check it out) and Robin Williams’ wife clarifies the real reason for his untimely exit. (Parkinsons, makes total sense ie. see “Awakenings”)…
(Close friends break out in an all out FB comment war about depression…shall not be repeated)
I see my mistake now (shoulda kept these subjects separate), I wanted to just mention the news and how the entire thing shifted in one day from something dreary and depressing to validation and fucking Star Wars goodness…. no one cares about those dope trooper designs? No? Today is a great day…is my point. I am happy Robin’s watch has ended and proud that his legacy of kindness, compassion and hope still remains. Now let’s talk Empire… yeah I said it…Empire.