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I love how humans have literally not changed throughout history like the graffiti from Pompeii has people from hundreds of years ago writing stuff like “Marcus is gay” “I fucked a girl here” “Julius your mum wishes she was with me” and leonardo da vinci’s assistants drew dicks in their notebooks just for the banter and mozart created a piece called “kiss my ass” so when people wish for ‘today’s generation’ to be like ‘how people used to’ then we’re already there buddy we’ve always been

The Hagia Sophia has inscriptions that were considered sacred for centuries until they were deciphered in the 70s to be Nordic runes saying “Halfdan wrote this”

my old english prof told us that theres a cave in Scandinavia where a viking gratified some runes like 14 feet up on the wall and when they finally reached it all it translated into was “this is very high”

Ancient Shitposting

Now on the History Channel

‘People have literally just always been people’ is genuinely my favorite fact about the world

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC

Common dog names have literally not changed in 3,000 years.

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<![CDATA[Watch a Fascinating Documentary on The History of IMAGE COMICS - "So Much Damage"]]>

Back in 1992 a group of extremely talented comics book artists went rogue, threw up the middle finger to Marvel and DC to build a new comic book publishing empire called Image Comics. 

If you were reading comics in the 90s there no way you missed this. They were creating some of coolest, freshest, and badass comic at the time. It was a storm of awesomeness and I found myself hooked on what they were producing. They've grown so much since then and have attracted some amazing high profile talent over the years.

SyFy has released a fantastic and interesting documentary called "So Much Damage: How Image Comics Changed The World." It features interviews with original founders like Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee and more as they offer candid insights on their experiences building their company.

The doc details the fascinating history of the company's founding in 1992 and many of the ups and downs that the comic company has faced over years. If you're a fan of Image Comics, you've got to watch this! The creation of Image Comics sounds like it would have been an incredible experience for anyone to be a part of.

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<![CDATA[[SPOILERS] Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Our Beloved Princess-General]]> There are strong emotions for some of us going into Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Being aware of the absence in real life of Carrie Fisher makes so much of TLJ hurt more. Yes, there will be spoilers here, so if you haven’t seen Episode VIII, you should do that before you read and watch my video where I talk about the feels.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I. Was. Not. Prepared.

Writer/director Rian Johnson did an admirable job bridging the two eras (two and a half, let’s totally count Rogue One as half its own thing) of the Star Wars sagas together, binding the generations with his tale. We get more character development from the new kids, familiar personality glimpses of the old kids, time to say goodbye to our heroes, and an overwhelmingly hopeful future.

It sure seems like many fans didn’t care for TLJ for various reasons, much of it coming down to a dislike of the humor (“Only Han Solo can joke like that,”), or personal lack of resolve with the ending of part of the Skywalker saga (“He deserved a better end,”).

Mary Anne as Princess Leia

I saw the film for the second time last night (Thursday, December 14th, after a truly heart-wrenching first viewing on Monday with my local fellow press (and my 11-year-old daughter). There were tears and quiet sobs, things I wasn’t expecting to hit me quite the way they did, and dialogue that cut right to the heart of the resistance. “Dead heroes, no leaders,” Leia’s words to Poe, just once again reminding us that she’s been here before. Forget Kirk and his “I don’t believe in no win scenarios,” — give me the General and her cynical optimism (totally a thing). Give me “sure we’re frakked, but it’ll work out because it has to, and no one else can do it but us.”

John Williams‘s beautiful character themes soar in their uses in TLJ; the Falcon in the middle of the salt planet with the chase music, Rey’s hopeful and trepidatious training theme, Luke’s grand exit, and most notably in the final reunion scene with Luke and Leia. Hearing that beautiful piece with french horns that we know of as HER, her theme, with them together, I’m welling up as I type this. “No one is ever really gone,” Luke says to her.

I talk more about it in my video below — that each scene with Carrie in it hurt, because each one could have been the perfect cinematic goodbye to a figure so important to fans. She was the first in so many ways, and boy-howdy did she light the damn spark across the galaxy.

Needless to say, I rambled, I’m not great in video form, but I figured I’d try it. And lookit me, not a single middle finger thrown in there — aren’t you proud?  I would firmly put TLJ in my top three Star Wars films, a rotation that seems to be constantly changing but usually includes Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story depending on my mood and what new thing I’ve discovered about these beloved tales.

Carrie Waving On Set

And if you’re still worried about what’s going to happen now that Carrie is gone, don’t worry. Kathleen Kennedy has assured fans it’ll be okay:

“We don’t have any intention of beginning a trend of re-creating actors who are gone. We had not written the script [for Episode IX] yet, but we regrouped and started over again. Sadly, Carrie will not be in IX.

See Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters now, but for goodness’ sake, bring tissues.

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<![CDATA[The first 'Wolfenstein II' add-on pack is available now]]> Killing Nazis and protesting are two of the most American things you can do. And if you need another avenue for (virtually) doing the former, that's where the first expansion for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus comes in. "The Adventures of Gunslinge... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/14/wolfenstein-gunslinger-joe-dlc/ 1005941@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:33:00 GMT <![CDATA[videoreligion:Up All Night with Rhonda Shear ft. Linnea Quigley...]]>


Up All Night with Rhonda Shear ft. Linnea Quigley (1991)

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<![CDATA[Best of 2017: Remakes out the wazoo]]> http://retronauts.com/article/715/best-of-2017-remakes-out-the-wazoo 1005839@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:17:27 GMT <![CDATA[New Errol Morris documentary about CIA dosing an unwitting man with LSD, who committed suicide]]>

It's well known that the CIA would dose unwitting, innocent people with LSD to see how they would react. Filmmaker Errol Morris has a new docudrama series on Netflix called Wormwood about a Frank Olson, who was given LSD by the CIA without being told, and suffered so badly from it that he jumped out of a window to his death.

Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. A twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris’ legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets. Wormwood sets a new standard for nonfiction filmmaking and finds Morris working on his grandest canvas yet.

Wormwood - a Netflix original story told in 6 chapters - is produced in association with Fourth Floor Productions and Moxie Pictures.

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<![CDATA[Morgan Spurlock comes out as a serial sexual abuser of women in weird online confessional]]>

New York-based filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for his 2004 indie documentary Super Size Me, admitted Wednesday in a long online confessional that he has a history of sexual abuse towards women.


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<![CDATA[Google: Fundamentals of writing meta descriptions don’t change with longer search snippets]]>
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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<![CDATA[A Complete Guide to the Google RankBrain Algorithm by @schachin]]> What is Google RankBrain? How does it work? Here's everything you need to know about Google's RankBrain algorithm.

The post A Complete Guide to the Google RankBrain Algorithm by @schachin appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[oldfilmsflicker: filmstruck: As we wind down another year film...]]>



As we wind down another year film watchers begin to make lists of what they’ve watched, what they’ve loved, what they’ve hated. You name it there’s a list. We thought we’d do something a little different on the FilmStruck Tumblr this year. This is FilmStruck’s Naughty List. We’ve combed through nearly 90 years of world cinema represented in our library for the raciest, naughtiest, most boundary-pushing moments. Beware, this video is NSFW (and may contain spoilers). Without further ado, please enjoy FilmStruck’s Naughty List: 

a whole lotta NSFW titles for your watchlists 

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<![CDATA[Fez Pocket Edition Is Out on iOS Devices]]>


Fez, Polytron’s 2D rotation-based reality-bending puzzle platformer, is now available on iOS devices. Fez was one of the early indie titles that really made the PlayStation 4 the “indie games console.” And now Sony’s console is pretty much flooded with cute, colorful, off-beat indie titles and it couldn’t be better. But you needed a PC or a PS4 to play Fez, until today. The game is now on iOS devices so you can get in on the platformer from your phone of tablet.

The game stars Gomez, a 2D character who has discovered that there exists a 3D world beyond the bounds of what the world around him knows. He also wears the titular fez hat. The game involves platforming and solving puzzles and overall larger mysteries about the game, the world, and the end of time. Because nothing says reality bending like looking at the end of a fourth-dimensional eternal construct.

Despite just releasing today, people already love Fez Pocket Edition, which isn’t too much of a surprise considering how massive the game’s initial release was.

You can check out a teaser trailer for the Pocket Edition below.

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<![CDATA[The New Devil May Cry HD Collection Won't Support 4K Graphics]]> http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-new-devil-may-cry-hd-collection-wont-support-4k-graphics 1005530@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:50:00 GMT <![CDATA[Best of 2017: Analogue Nt Mini, the ultimate NES (and then some)]]> http://retronauts.com/article/713/best-of-2017-analogue-nt-mini-is-more-than-just-the-ultimate-nes 1005466@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:36:13 GMT <![CDATA[In the future, there will be Dirk.]]>

In the future, there will be Dirk.

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<![CDATA[25 Films Added to The National Film Registry in 2017]]> The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry has officially announced the 25 films chosen to be added into their grand collection of cinema this year. First established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s film heritage by selecting films to be added into a collection the library curates.

The oldest film being added into the collection for 2017 is from 1905, titled Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street while the most recent is 2000’s Memento. Some other notable entries include Christmas classic Die Hard, Disney’s animated DumboThe GooniesSuperman, and Titanic.

Here is the complete list of this year’s chosen flicks taken from the official registry website:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) 1951 2017
Boulevard Nights 1979 2017
Die Hard 1988 2017
Dumbo 1941 2017
Field of Dreams 1989 2017
4 Little Girls 1997 2017
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection 1920s and 1930s 2017
Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 2017
The Goonies 1985 2017
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 1967 2017
He Who Gets Slapped 1924 2017
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street 1905 2017
La Bamba 1987 2017
Lives of Performers 1972 2017
Memento 2000 2017
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 2017
The Sinking of the Lusitania 1918 2017
Spartacus 1960 2017
Superman 1978 2017
Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1988 2017
Time and Dreams 1976 2017
Titanic 1997 2017
To Sleep with Anger 1990 2017
Wanda 1971 2017
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain 1937-38 2017

Start thinking about movies you’d like to see added in 2018; the Film Registry is currently accepting suggestions and nominations through their website.

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<![CDATA[Compare 13 leading SEO platforms]]>
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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<![CDATA[Steve Bannon and Breitbart spent months trying to sabotage Twitter]]> BuzzFeed News released a report today detailing efforts made by Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart News to damage Twitter. For about a year, they explored various ways to bring down the platform, tactics that included legal action, an anti... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/12/steve-bannon-breitbart-sabotage-twitter/ 1004755@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:16:00 GMT <![CDATA[Google revamps its SEO Starter Guide]]>
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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<![CDATA[A revamped SEO Starter Guide]]> There are lots of resources out there to create great websites. Website owners often ask Google what our recommended practices are to make sure great websites are search-engine-friendly. Traditionally, our resources for beginners were the SEO Starter Guide and the Webmaster Academy. To help webmasters create modern, search-engine-friendly websites, we’re announcing today the launch of a new, updated SEO Starter Guide.

The traditional SEO Starter Guide lists best practices that make it easier for search engines to crawl, index and understand content on websites. The Webmaster Academy has the information and tools to teach webmasters how to create a site and have it found in Google Search. Since these two resources have some overlapping purpose and content, and could be more exhaustive on some aspects of creating a user friendly and safe website, we’re deprecating the Webmaster Academy and removing the old SEO Starter Guide PDF.

The updated SEO Starter Guide will replace both the old Starter Guide and the Webmaster Academy. The updated version builds on top of the previously available document, and has additional sections on the need for search engine optimization, adding structured data markup and building mobile-friendly websites.
This new Guide is available in nine languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish) starting today, and we’ll be adding sixteen more languages very soon.

Go check out the new SEO Starter Guide, and let us know what you think about it.

For any questions, feel free to drop by our Webmaster Help Forums!

Posted by Abhas Tripathi, Search Quality Strategist

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<![CDATA[New Trailer For ALTERED CARBON Shows Us Death Is Not Forever]]>

Would you be OK living to three hundred or so?


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<![CDATA[This Month’s Funniest Internet Finds]]> How to Curse In Sign Language – A group of deaf and hearing impaired people graciously demonstrate how to curse using sign language for the cameras.

World’s Fastest Mathematician – He’s not wrong, you know. That really was quick. I hope they hired him on the spot.

Totally Wasted Celebrities On TV – From Anna Nicole to Creed, to Bill Murray, to Mark Wahlberg. The drunkest celebs who appeared live on TV.

Rock Dentistry – What happens when you combine famous rock singers with a dentist appointment? This. This happens.

When Sleep Wins – Hilariously tired dogs with the strongest nap game you’ve ever seen: they can sleep literally anywhere.

Funniest Facial Expressions – Sometimes our facial expressions can sum things up so perfectly that words would only get in the way. From resounding approval or outright disgust.

Ho… Ho… Ho… Horror! – Gallery of kids who are afraid of Santa. As far as the kids in the following gallery are concerned, Santa’s name might as well be Satan.

Every Cat at 3AM – If you currently have or have ever had a cat, you’ll be able to relate to this funny and very true video.

F**k That – A guided meditation for the realities of today’s world: “Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness.”

Things That Correlate With Each Other Really Well – Who would have knew that there is a strong correlation between people who have drowned in the pool and Nicolas Cage movies?

Still hungry from more time-wasting internet links? Check out last month’s selection.

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<![CDATA[This Video Of Studio Ghibli Animations In Real Life Will Warm Your Soul]]>

We all know Studio Ghibli films look beautiful on screen, and now we know they look just as beautiful in real life! This video from Kojer takes some of our favorite characters from Hayao Miyazaki's films and implements them throughout actual scenes in Japan, and it's just amazing. Check it out below, and let us know which Ghibli film is your favorite. For me, it's Spirited Away, hands down. The video has been out for awhile and we posted it last year, but it was taken down. Now it's back up online, so we wanted to post it again to make sure people saw it.

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<![CDATA[The white supremacist origins of "public choice theory," the bedrock of contemporary libertarian thought]]>

Hang around libertarians long enough and eventually one of them will start talking about "public choice theory" (I last heard it raised by a prominent libertarian scholar to justify corporations imposing adhesion contracts on their customers to force them to buy expensive consumables and service). It's a kind of catch-all theory that can handwave away any negative outcome from unregulated capitalism, the "freedom" of which is key to a kind of libertarian thought, above freedoms like "the freedom not to starve to death". (more…)

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<![CDATA[Simklept: Kleptocrat is a mobile game that uses real-world financial crimes to simulate being a tax-dodging one percenter]]>

Kleptocrat is an Ios-only mobile game that challenges players to play as billionaire tax-dodgers, who construct ruses to hide their money from the tax authorities in the countries where the state guards their wealth, educates the workforce, and keeps everyone from dropping dead of infectious diseases. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Watch Jordan Peele Confirm Or Deny All The Crazy GET OUT Fan Theories]]>

There are a TON of fan theories on the web for Get Out, and Jordan Peele just confirmed and denied a bulk of them.  There's actually an insane amount of depth to this film beyond the actual twist that, if you don't know what happens, you shouldn't watch this video and see the film instead. Check it out below, and let us know just how much of this you picked up on when you watched. 

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<![CDATA[Watch These THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Toys Perform Sick Tricks]]>

Here's something that's way cooler than it has any right to be. Using a Thomas The Tank Engine train set that most people have seen or may have even had growing up, this guy busts out some sick train stunts that you'll have to see to believe. Seriously, when I was younger I was lucky if I could make a full train loop with these things and this guy is just going off the rails with the stuff he's doing! Check it out below, and let us know what you think. 

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<![CDATA[Jeff Lemire Writes and “Draws” Special Black Issue of Bloodshot Salvation]]>

Years ago, John Byrne earned a special footnote in comic book history for Alpha Flight #6, in which Snowbird fought a Native American snow entity in the midst of a blizzard. 

Infamously, the resulting fight was five of pages of white with only sound effects to punctuate the emptiness.

Byrne was paid the full page amount.

Now the Byrne baton passes to Jeff Lemire, who between previous experimental issues in series like Trillium and Sweet Tooth, is no stranger to pushing the proscribed boundaries of comic book storytelling.

Byrne gave us the “white issue.” Could Lemire be delivering comics’ very first “black issue”?

Announced today at Paste Magazine, Lemire will write and “draw” Valiant’s Bloodshot Salvation #7, a special issue “told entirely in pitch-black darkness.”

Part of the upcoming “Book of the Dead” story arc, the issue will see Bloodshot blinded as he roams the Deadside dimension in search of a cure for his ailing daughter. The issue will then chronicle the unseeing Bloodshot’s battles with demons and “inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter” from his own firsthand point of view — as depicted by black pages with white panel borders supplied by Lemire.

Valiant has supplied a preview here for context:

bloodshot salvation

bloodshot salvation

bloodshot salvation

bloodshot salvation

Move over, GI Joe #21 and Hawkeye #11… because, in 2018, it looks like Jeff Lemire is gunning for a shot at comics’ unofficial Single Issue Hall of Fame.

Bloodshot Salvation #7 goes on sale March 7th with covers by Lemire, Raul Allen, Renato Guedes, David Lafuente, and Valiant co-founder Bob Layton.

(Shouldn’t be too hard to get this one out on time, should it?)

bloodshot salvation

bloodshot salvation

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