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Favorite Rejects 2022-11-28
America probably solves climate change the same way it won WWII: showing up inexplicably late, then finally retooling its entire industrial capacity for total annihilation and unleashing potentially apocalyptic tech in the process
The absolute easiest thing most people could do to immediately improve the taste of their cooking is start using MSG. No kidding. It should be as basic to seasoning as salt or sugar, and that most of us don't use it based on old, debunked misinformation is quite ridiculous.
as a Radical Scholar, I believe that my role is not to just analyze the world, cloistered in my ivory tower, but bring forth change into it via The People, which is why all of my public facing messages are deliberately provocative and insane sounding to normal people.
Beijing folks are some of the most hilariously sarcastic and passive-aggressive people you’ll meet in your life, this is very on brand for them
When police ask the protesters not to chant “no more lockdowns”, so they chant this instead: “MORE LOCKDOWNS!” “I WANT TO DO COVID TESTS!” Folks. Let me remind you this brave effort also encapsulates the highest Chinese wisdom: weaponized passive aggressiveness. https://t.co/PlzK2PCiMW
Tony Lin 林東尼 @tony_zy
We need to address the national hanging out crisis by producing more 1990s-style R rated action movies that are only in theaters.
Men in the U.S. are stuck in a "friendship recession" — an uptick in loneliness that predates the pandemic but continues to rise. Here's how to climb out. https://t.co/yr0wq26xhi
The New York Times @nytimes
Going to the movies isn’t social but once you’re at the movies you may as well grab a drink or a bite before or after the movie and that is social. Of course theoretically you could just meet up with your friends to talk. But we’re talking about men!
A point my high school french teacher made, that I haven't been able to disagree with since, is that going to the movies is not actually a social activity https://t.co/QCtiTOekpw
Matthew Martin @hyperplanes
It's sad because Saws death is made both explicable and emotionally moving by adding a single line of dialogue--a line I mentally insert into the movie every time i watch it.
@hegerle @mikeduncan He bizarrely chooses to die when the Death Star shoots Jedha. Like a casualty of how chopped up and pieced together Rouge One was as a finished project.
I don't understand why anyone would think this was a convincing argument. Are there people out there who think the average car is driven fewer than 60,000 miles?
Inconvenient fact about electric cars #1: If you drive it 60,000 miles… you put MORE carbon in the air than a gas powered car. Only after 60,000 miles do you use less. https://t.co/7KJyw87nlb
John Stossel @JohnStossel
Musk's App Store epiphany reminds me of one of my favorite quotes ever, from in 2002, in which an NFL player describes learning about the existence of the income tax nytimes.com/2002/08/18/mag…
Kanye. Elon. Trump.
Kanye contemplates his huge tax bill and ponders aloud "can I still run for president while in jail?" he claims that a woman from his accounting firm told him THIS MORNING that the IRS is after him and put a $75M hold on 4 of his accounts. Apparently he owes around $50M in tax
Ken Bensinger @kenbensinger