Category: New Media


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In the first installment of the Internet video series, “Super Epic Cats,” the creators bring you hover cat.

The cat that is magically air lifted off the ground to hover.

Set to hilariously intense music, and complete with room rattling, this video will be the most epic thing you see today.

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Liberal Asks Mike Rowe How Anyone Can Be A “Republican and Christian,” His Response Is EPIC

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” Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs, has come to be known as a salt of the earth type of guy. Someone the average Joe can relate to and who understands that true economic stimulation comes from folks working hard for their income and living within their means. 

  Apparently, Rowe can add culturally savvy marketing expert and dispenser of wisdom to his resume after completely owning a rather obnoxious liberal who was attempting to commandeer his Facebook page to promote his book in a rather unsavory manner.

  Rowe’s response is simply epic.

  From Mad World News:

Jim Green: It is ALARMING when we do the demographic post mortem on this election, because it is probable that it was decided by our RACISTS–voting against President Obama, who wasn’t on the ballot—that gave the Republicans their election wins—OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE, Amazon.com

Jim Green: Why is the media avoiding that we have a U.S. Senate bought and paid for by the Koch Bros/1%–and what they want for their dollar is to cut THEIR taxes [for pure GREED], and cut regulations to increase the bottom line [for pure GREED]….in short “OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE” [Amazon] ruled the day

Jim Green: Why on Earth would ANYONE vote Republican? A reptile has more decency than the Republicans in Congress! Only an odious toad would pass Ryan’s budget or gut Food Stamps—and these depraved snakes made them THEIR HIGHEST PRIORITY! If only one child in America goes hungry because of the Republican’s War on Children it explains why—IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN, AND VOTE REPUBLICAN, Amazon/Kindle

 

 

Here’s Mr. Rowe’s response via his official Facebook page:

Hi there, Jim

  Greetings, from somewhere over Colorado. It appears you’re still trying to sell some books on my Facebook page. Personally, I haven’t read them, and based on your marketing strategy, I suspect I’m probably not alone. Since part of your approach seems to involve me, I thought perhaps I might offer you some unsolicited marketing advice. I hope it’s not too presumptuous, but these tips have served me well over the years, and I can’t help but think you and your marketing team might benefit from their immediate implementation.

  1. Consider starting off each blurb with a friendly salutation. In my experience, a little cordiality goes a long way, especially when you’re trying to persuade someone to give you money.

  2. Think about addressing your audience as something other than “racists,” “reptiles,” and “toads.” I get that you want to be provocative, but if your goal is to sell your book, a number of well-known studies have proven it’s best not to insult your potential customers.

  3. Reconsider your commitment to caps and exclamation points. These are excellent choices when warning people about a fire, a volcanic eruption, an ebola outbreak, or a looming tsunami. But I’m afraid their use in the context of a book sale implies a level of urgency that may exist only in your mind. If you really want to persuade thoughtful people that Christians can’t vote for Republicans and remain Christian, you’ll need to appear credible – not hysterical. Lower case should work just fine.

  4. Consider limiting each blurb to a single entry. When you post the identical screed four times in a row, it looks very much like a broken record sounds. This will lead people to conclude that you’re either a) inept at posting, or b) deliberately obnoxious. Neither conclusion is likely to lead to a sale. Remember, most people see posts like yours as small piles of vomit that they can quickly step around. But when the same vomitus post appears multiple times, you force my friends here to slosh through a virtual lake of spew. Ironically, this will not only make more people like you even less, it will decrease the odds that someone who might actually share your world view will feel inclined to purchase your book. (I’ve deleted all of your redundant posts from this morning, but left the original. You’re welcome.)

  5. Regarding your overall claim, I’m not an authority on Republicans or Christians, but last I checked, America is still populated by plenty of both. Unless you wish to alienate a majority of the country, you might consider something a tad more conciliatory. Something like – “There is no “R” in Jesus – But There’s G-O-P in Gospel!”

  Finally, with respect to your “challenge,” I’m not a registered Republican, but from time to time, I have voted like one. If you really want to know why, ask me in a fashion that incorporates the aforementioned steps, and I’ll try to explain it to you.

In the meantime, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike

PS. As you can see, the captain has given me some plastic wings. So clearly, I know what I’m talking about.

  It seems Mr. Green was thoroughly schooled and is no doubt curled up in the fetal position somewhere sucking his thumb.

  Rowe once again manages to completely annihilate this liberal nonsense without coming off as a jerk. It’s a rare gift, and it looks like America’s favorite blue collar hero is putting it to good use. “

 

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Originally posted on Rare:

During their 2012 tour stop in Champaign, Illinois, country singers Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean were interrupted during a duet by a fan who had too much too drink.

The fan had hopped a railing directly in front of Aldean and Bryan, and was attempting to give them a high five. Bryan and Aldean noticed a security guard approaching, and urged the man to get back to his seat.

Once the guard arrived they paused and tried to reason with him.

“Hold on, hold on. Don’t throw him out! Don’t hurt him! He’s in the spirit!” Bryan begged the security guard.

“Chill out,” Bryan told the fan, “[the guard] is about to whoop your ass, you’re about to get bounced.”

“We’re trying to help you out, man, go grab a beer and get back to your seat,” Bryan added.

He then led the crowd in a chant of “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss…

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Amazing Timelapse Video Tour Of UK Airspace

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 19, 2014

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This timelapse video of flights in and out of the UK provided by National Air Traffic Services shows just how busy the skies above the country are during an average 24 hour period.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Squirrel Nabbed My GoPro And Carried It Up A Tree

(And Then Dropped It)

 

 

 

Published on Nov 9, 2014

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  I attached a piece of bread to my GoPro, and a squirrel picked it up and carried it up a tree. After eating the bread, it swiftly discarded the GoPro.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Tell ‘Em (Obamacare Version)

 

 

 

Published on Nov 17, 2014

” As Jonathan Gruber could tell you, the only way to sell “stupid” American voters on Obamacare was to keep us confused about what the law actually does.

Remy recreates the White House’s strategy meeting in this parody of the Jeremih hit, “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

About 90 seconds.

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Written and performed by Remy. Mastering and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg.

Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/11/17… for downloadable versions, and more.

Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason.

LYRICS:
Folks would be aghast if
this law would be passed but
thankfully they are so dumb

Sure our team can’t build a
website in three years but
THEY’RE the ones who are so dumb

So, what’s the strategy?

Don’t tell em, don’t tell ‘em
You ain’t even
Don’t tell em, don’t tell ‘em
You ain’t even, you ain’t even gotta tell ‘em

It’ll bring prices down with it
Your healthcare plan will stick around with it
Boy, you know I’m from Chicago
Maybe they get a clown with it…

Don’t let me catch you snoring
Making government bigger is never boring
Our CBO strategy’s named “Bill Cosby”
we’re looking for an improper scoring

When folks ask what’s in you lie through the tooth
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
Our ideas are so good we can’t tell the truth
That’s right right right right right

But won’t people read it in three years or so?
My, my, my, my, my, my
Who’d look inside something that many years old? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans Trust Government Less And Less Because We Know More And More About How It Operates

 

 

 

” Fifty years ago, FBI operatives sent Martin Luther King, Jr. was has come to be known as the “suicide letter,” an anonymous note suggesting the civil rights leader should off himself before his private sex life was made public. The information about King’s extramarital assignations was gathered with the approval not just of the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover but Attorney General Robert Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson.

” There is but one way out for you,” reads the note, which appeared in unredacted form for the first time just last week. “You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”

  Thus is revealed one of the most despicable acts of domestic surveillance in memory. These days, we worry less about the government outing our sex lives than in it tracking every move we move online. It turns out that President Obama, who said he would roll back the unconstitutional powers exercised by his predecessor, had a secret “kill list” over which he was sole authority. Jesus, we’ve just learned that small planes are using so-called dirtboxes to pick up cell phone traffic. One of the architects of Obamacare publicly states that Americans are stupid and that the president’s healthcare reform was vague and confusing on purpose. The former director of national intelligence, along with the former head and current heads of the CIA, have lied to Congress.”

 

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Originally posted on Rare:

Two videos have surfaced showing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber calling the American people stupid. And in Washington, congressional Republicans reacted furiously to the first video, and the White House sought to distance itself from the man who was a key adviser in the development of Affordable Care Act legislation.

Earlier this week, a year-old video surfaced of Gruber saying that passage of Obamacare depended on a “lack of transparency” and also “the stupidity of the American voter or whatever” (below, starting at about the 21:00 mark).
On Wednesday night Fox News broadcast another tape in which Gruber talks about the “Cadillac tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act.

“They proposed it and that passed, because American voters were too stupid to understand the difference,” he says in a talk at Washington University in St. Louis in October 2013. He was referring to a decision to tax insurers, rather than individuals…

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

“So how are things going for feminism?” asks Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, in an opinion piece published in Saturday’s edition of USA Today. “Well, last week they took one of the great achievements of human history — landing a probe from Earth on a comet hundreds of millions of miles away— and made it all about the clothes.”

As Twitchy reported, “slutshirt shamed” British physicist Matt Taylor of the Rosetta probe project gave a tearful apology Friday for demonstrating “casual misogyny” in his choice of attire for the day of the comet landing. Many on Twitter came to Taylor’s defense: “Can we make a bigger deal out of nothing?” asked one tweeter.

Reynolds took his defense of Taylor to USA Today, calling…

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Originally posted on Rare:

There’s nothing that can cure a bout of boredom quite like a choreographed dance routine.

These Marines got together in an empty classroom to bust-a-move to The Sugarhill Gang’s Apache, pulling off the classic dance moves usually reserved for wedding reception halls and high school auditorium floors.

The video also makes for a perfect sendoff to Big Bank Hank, a former member of The Sugarhill Gang who passed away this week after a battle with cancer at the age of 57.

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Gruber Uber Alles

 

 

 

” The Blaze’s Benjamin Weingarten interviewed Mark about his new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. Along the way they also discussed Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, whose smug, confident contempt for the people Steyn suggests is the acme of liberal technocrat condescension. Lots of other subjects, big and small, are covered in this conversation. We think you’ll enjoy it. Just click below to listen: “

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What’s The Deal With Kate Upton In The New ‘Game Of War’ Commercial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Come and play with me.” ~Kate Upton

  During Thursday Night Football, Untitled Worldwide debuted a commercial for Game of War, one of the biggest mobile games in the world. The commercial features Kate Upton as Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. She doesn’t say much in the thirty second spot but her appearance speaks volumes about the seriousness of Game Of War’s ad campaign. A campaign they reportedly spent $40 million on. “

 

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DJI’s New Inspire 1 Quadcopter Lifts Its Arms To Shoot Stunning 4K Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Cinematographers and geeks alike already use DJI drones to shoot some pretty epic aerial photography. Those airborne images and video are about to get a lot better with the company’s newest quadcopter, the Inspire 1, which has a built-in 4k camera. The sleek, streamlined black-and-white drone transforms in mid-air into a V design by lifting its carbon-fiber arms above the camera assembly, allowing the user to shoot unobstructed video in any direction.

  The on-board camera can capture 4K video at 24, 25, and 30 fps, and 1080p video at 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60 fps. The Inspire 1 can snap 12-megapixel stills with its 94-degree wide-angle lens — the camera itself rotates a full 360 degrees and can tilt down 125 degrees. It’s also detachable, meaning you can upgrade the camera when a new version comes along.

” We see this as the perfect combination of the Phantom and Spreading Wings series, being able to take off at the touch of a button while simultaneously giving users fine control of the images they capture,” says Frank Wang, DJI CEO and co-founder. 

  DJI says the drone can fly stable and steady even in strong winds or navigate the indoors without GPS. Inspire 1 uses an optical flow camera that maintains a stereoscopic image of the ground, which helps to prevent it from drifting while you’re trying to record video. “

 

 

A beautifully engineered creation , if a little on the pricey side .

Read more at Popular Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Fantastic Fishing Fails

 

 

 

” These fishing fail GIFs are guaranteed to make you laugh. “

 

 

 

 

View the others at Wide Open Spaces and start your Friday with a smile .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s Most Popular Hamburgers, In One Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowing Data has made an impressive series of maps documenting Americans’ taste in burgers. The big one, documenting the closest of seven major burger chains for various points across the country, is above . Because there are so many burger chains in America, it’s useful to look at the maps of burger chains individually to sort out regional preferences: “

 

 

 

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Man Smacks The Soul Out Of Girl On The NY Subway

 

 

 

 

   Welcome to Zoo York … after enduring several minutes of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of loud-mouthed female subway passenger Danay Howard , fellow rider Jorge Pena snaps and slaps the crap out of her as a melee ensues .

HT/Rightwing News 

We Caught Up With Him To Find Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Wondering how libertarians view the world? The Daily Signal caught up with John Stossel, host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network, to hear how the political perspective applies to controversial issues such as Ebola, the economy and drug legalization.

“ Legalization is not about moral implication,” he said while speaking on the issue of drug legalization. “We argue that the drugs are bad … but the laws against them creating the black market are far worse.” “

 

Thanks to The Daily Signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Salon is always a disgrace, but it put the icing on the shameful cake with that atrocity. Twitter users schooled Salon and are continuing to rightly do so.

This flashback makes it even more enraging:

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Bachelor Party Bungee Jump Prank Fail

 

 

 

Published on Nov 6, 2014

” Luke thought we were taking him bungee jumping blindfolded on his bucks, poor bloke had no idea! Ha ha credit to Malcolm aka ‘Toby’ the convincing Bungee Instructor “

 

HT/UniLad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voters Reject Obama Policies & Obama Reaction

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 8, 2014

” Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement – Voters Reject Obama Policies & Obama Reaction
Latest Gitmo Release Raises Concerns That More Detainees Will Be Transferred “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

To paraphrase “This Is Spinal Tap,” it’s not that the popularity of President Obama and the Democrats is waning, it’s just that their appeal is becoming … more selective.

Asked about Tuesday’s overwhelming GOP wave which was eventually upgraded to a tsunami, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denied its characterization as a wave, choosing instead to believe what the nation witnessed was “an ebbing of Democratic voters.”

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Science: Your Eye Color Reveals A Lot About You

 

 

 

” There are many things that your eye color reveals about you. Did you know that no two people have the ‘exact’ same eye color? Or what about he fact that every person with blue eyes can be traced back to the same ancestor that lived in the black sea region about 10,000 years ago? It’s true. Everyone alive today with blue eyes has a very specific DNA sequence. Some of you may already know that when babies are first born, they have no melanin in their eyes, thus giving them a ‘hazy blue’ eye color. This changes quickly, though, into whatever color will be the baby’s permanent eye color.

  Brown eye color used to be considered dominant, but scientists have now revealed that eye color is actually a multi-gene trait, rather than a single gene one. It’s a little bit more complicated than to simply say that the brown eye color is the dominant one. It’s more of a gene combination. Did you know it’s genetically possible to have your iris divided into two colors, or even TWO different color irises?!

  Did you now that eye color can change over time? Eyes don’t constantly produce pigment, thus becoming lighter or even darker as time goes on. This little info-graphic by Mezzmer illustrates all of these fun facts in an easy to understand way. Your eyes truly say a lot about your ancestry.”

 

 

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Thanks to The Mind Unleashed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

This could be the nicest thing you read today, via the Wall Street Journal:

A West Virginia University freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation Tuesday.

Republican Saira Blair, a fiscally conservative 18-year-old, will represent a small district in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, about 1½ hours outside Washington, D.C., after defeating her Democratic opponent 63% to 30%, according to the Associated Press. A third candidate got 7% of the vote.

In a statement, Ms. Blair thanked her supporters and family, as well as her opponents for running a positive campaign. “History has been made tonight in West Virginia, and while I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, it is the future of this state that is now my singular focus,” she said.

Ms. Blair campaigned on a pledge to work to reduce…

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As of this writing, wunderkind statistician Nate Silver puts the GOP chance of retaking control of the Senate in tomorrow’s midterm elections at 68.5 percent and trending upward. The New York Times model is similarly optimistic for Republicans, and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is so close to Senate Majority Leader that he’s probably daydreaming about it right now.

Yes, the GOP is likely to win the Senate tomorrow. But if the Republican establishment keeps failing to live up to its limited government rhetoric, who cares?

Sure, many politicians in the Republican Party talk a good talk. The problem is that—for most of them—it’s nothing but talk.

Take foreign policy, for instance. The last six months have seemed like a competition between Republicans and Democrats over who can stoke more fear and which party is more eager for another war. The hysterical and exaggerated depictions of the threat posed by ISIS are…

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