Breaking News! Twitterites are bunch of bird brains! Stephen Colbert #CancelColbert is idiotic

This is just dumb. We now have a campaign on Twitter to cancel the Colbert Report because the show's corporate Twitter feed reposted a joke making fun of the Washington Redskins owner for being racist.

So yes - people are getting their knickers in a twist because a comedian made fun of something racist and they are too damn stupid to realize the context.

Twitter: What is this? [smashes the model for the reading center] A center for ants?
Colbert: What?
Twitter: How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?
Colbert: Twitter, this is just a small...
Twitter: I don't wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!
Colbert: He's absolutely right you know.

Stephen Colbert Accused of Racism With #CancelColbert Campaign

Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is in hot water after a joke he made went viral, igniting a firestorm over Twitter.
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” “The Colbert Report” Twitter wrote Thursday.
The joke was taken from a bit on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report,” parodying Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in light of controversy over the team name. Taken out of context, however, many Twitter users saw the joke as racist, and launched a #CancelColbert campaign that quickly became a trending topic.
As the controversy started, the tweet was deleted, but Twitter users managed to screenshot the tweet before it disappeared.
Comedy Central and “The Colbert Report” has yet to speak publicly on the controversy. Colbert has called the character he plays on the show “an idiot” in the past.
Updated on 03/27/14 10:04 PM: Colbert tweeted about the controversy on his account, sharing sentiments with the protesters.
“The Colbert Report” Twitter clarified that the account is not run by Colbert himself.
Tweets from those in the #CancelColbert campaign:

Noooooooooooooo: Cider Drought Feared

The UK might run out of cider this summer. Which would, pretty much, be the end of all things bright and beautiful.

Mocha Grande IPA Please

I think this is interesting and kind of funny.. Starbucks will be seeking alcohol.

How do you order? Can I get a skinny Grande porter?

Starbucks to expand alcohol sales

Chrysler 200 is Fugly

Yeah... the "new" 200 - because the old one was just a Sebring: the car famous for "Buy One Get One Free" sales...

So, Chrysler decided to do something new. They built a boring ugly car and called it "entry level luxury"... oh wait... that's what they've been doing for 30 years...

Also, this is supposedly "the new front of Chrysler" - in other words, they have decided to beat all their cars with the ugly stick.

Fiat, just kill the brand off.

2015 Chrysler 200
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Permanent erection lawsuit against BMW thrown out


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Posted Mar 19th 2014 7:30PM

The California man who claimed that he suffered from a 20-month erection after a four-hour ride on his BMW K1100RS motorcycle (similar model pictured above) has had his case dismissed. It seems the court found his claims too hard to believe.

Henry Wolf filed a product liability lawsuit against BMW and seatmaker Corbin-Pacific in the California Superior Court in April 2012 after he claimed a motorcycle ride in September 2010 caused a long-term case of priapism from the "ridge-like" saddle design. He asked for compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and emotional distress from both companies.

Nearly two years later, according to Visor Down, Judge James J. McBride decided that the case didn't have enough supporting evidence. A urologist testified that the plaintiff had priapism, but the court rejected the testimony of a neurologist who claimed the motorcycle's vibration caused the disorder. The defendants presented testimony from the bike's former and subsequent owners. Corbin-Pacific CEO Mike Corbin also spoke in the company's defense.

If BMW had been found liable, it's possible it would've found a whole new group of buyers desiring its bikes...
News Source: Visor Dow

Hilarious: North Korea Has Perfect Election

North Korea reports perfect turnout for first 'election' under Kim Jong-un

Fresh Pine Scent Keeps the World Cool

No joke. New research shows that the only reason we are not all burning up like an Irishman in Dubai is because of that fresh pine scent all used car dealerships love so much.

Saving the world. No really.

Ok ok... so maybe it's not the little pink tree over the rear view mirror which has such an impact. Turns out, it's mostly Mother Russia's forest. Because in Mother Russia, tree bends you over.

Smell of forest pine can limit climate change - researchers

treesThe fresh scent of pine trees has a significant impact on climate change

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New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.
Scientists say they've found a mechanism by which these scented vapours turn into aerosols above boreal forests.
These particles promote cooling by reflecting sunlight back into space and helping clouds to form.
The research, published in the journal Nature, fills in a major gap in our understanding, researchers say.
One of the biggest holes in scientific knowledge about climate change relates to the scale of the impact of atmospheric aerosols on temperatures.
Perfumed air
These particles form clouds that block sunlight as well as reflecting rays back into space.
They can be formed in a number of ways, including volcanic activity and by humans, through the burning of coal and oil.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they "continue to contribute the largest uncertainty to estimates and interpretations of the Earth's changing energy budget."

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If you go into a pine forest and notice that pine forest smell, that could be the smell that actually limits climate change”
Dr Mikael EhnUniversity of Helsinki
One of the most significant but least understood sources of aerosols are the sweet-smelling vapours found in pine forests in North America, northern Europe and Russia.
These aerosols have confounded climate models as scientists haven't been able to accurately predict how many of the particles form.
Now an international team of researchers say they have solved the chemical mystery by which the rich odours become reflective, cooling particles.
They've long understood that the smell of pine, made up of volatile organic compounds, reacts with oxygen in the forest canopy to form these aerosols.
The scientists now found that, in fact, there is an extra step in the process, what they term a "missing link".
They've discovered ultra-low volatility organic vapours in the air that irreversibly condense onto any surface or particle that they meet.
"These vapours are so crazy in structure from what we had known before," said one of the authors, Dr Joel Thornton, from the University of Washington
chamberTechnology has been critical in helping the scientists capture forest particles
"It turns out that this level of craziness is what gives them the special properties to stick to those smallest particles and help grow them up in size to become aerosols."
The scientists say that having a clear understanding of the way in which forest smells become aerosols will improve the accuracy with which they can predict the ability of these particles to limit rising temperatures.
"It's certainly crucial for explaining the response of the boreal forest to a changing climate," said Dr Thornton.
"It's thought that the vapours being emitted from the vegetation in the pine forests are contributing roughly half of the aerosols over the forest," he said.
"We've found the reasons how the vapours get converted into particles, so we are basically explaining around 50% of the aerosol particles."
Cooling effect
The authors believe that this is playing a significant role in reducing the impact of rising temperatures. They argue that this effect is likely to strengthen in the future.
"In a warmer world, photosynthesis will become faster with rising CO2, which will lead to more vegetation and more emissions of these vapours," said lead author, Dr Mikael Ehn, now based at the University of Helsinki.
"This should produce more cloud droplets and this should then have a cooling impact, it should be a damping effect."
The researchers sampled the air in the forests of Finland and carried out experiments at an air chamber at the Julich Research Centre in Germany.
Finland forestThis is the forest in Finland where the researchers gathered samples of the pine-scented air
They believe that the discovery was down to a combination of technique and technology.
"One very important thing is that before now, people haven't had the instrumentation to detect these ultra-low volatile compounds," said Dr Ehn.
"When you pull them through a metal tube into your instrument they come into contact with the tube walls and they are lost, you won't detect them."
"We have an instrument that is as wall-less as can be, we have a very high flow of air and a very short inlet line so that it is almost sampled right from atmosphere."
The scientists stress that the new understanding is not a panacea for climate change as forests will stop emitting vapours if they become too stressed from heat or lack of water.
However, Dr Ehn believes the vapours could have a significant impact in the medium term.
"If you go into a pine forest and notice that pine forest smell, that could be the smell that actually limits climate change from reaching such levels that it could become really a problem in the world."
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Yelp Review - Even People on Yelp Hate Them

This is pretty funny - even people on Yelp can't stand Yelp.

Basically, the company is a fraud - it makes money of the same companies it claims to have unbiased reviews for. The end result is that they promote negative reviews and move you down the list unless you pay them money as advertising and monthly plans. Small business owners almost universally hate the company.

Would you eat at a place with that review? No... Don't do business with them either.

Net result? Yelp has a 2.5 star rating... on Yelp. Hilarious. What a piece of shit company - just hoping they get dropped by Apple and eaten by the hedge funds. They already would be out of business if Apple didn't hate Google so much.

The Best Thing Ever

Drivers in Georgia will now face up to $1,000 fine or 12 months in prison for blocking traffic by sitting in the left lane.


Plus... think about how many prius owners will face jail time.. bonus!

North Korea's Meth Problem

Turns out many I'm North Korea have become addicted to one of the country's leading exports..