Facebook says only Facebook should be trusted to rebuild the house Facebook carelessly burned down – tree is a chonker – ephemera #3

Cory Doctorow: Facebook is a toxic bed of hate speech and lies and so it wants to pass a law requiring online services to be more like Facebook. “This is such a shameless piece of self-serving bullshit, it should be comic.”

https://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/646561864002781184/zuckerpunch


A Cargo Ship Drew a Giant Dick Pic in the Ocean Then Got Stuck in the Suez Canal This is apparently a real thing that actually happened.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdjzb/cargo-ship-suez-canal-dick-pic-ever-given?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Suez Canal carries 10% of world trade; it’s one of the world’s busiest waterways.

I don’t know what kind of day you’re having at work, but it’s better than the one the captain of this ship is having.


“NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer.” Also: Fragments of Flyer wood and fabric flew to the moon with Neil Armstrong in 1969, and accompanied John Glenn into orbit on the space shuttle in 1998.

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/part-wright-brothers-1st-airplane-nasas-mars-chopper-rcna483


A month after narrowly defeating a union drive at Medium, the company is offering journalist employees the exit. Founder Ev Williams says publishing publications doesn’t make sense–it’s better to promote individual journalists.

https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/5dp7y3/medium-tells-journalists-to-feel-free-to-quit-after-busting-union-drive

That’s Substack’s business model as well.

This is the second time Medium has disbanded a publishing arm after spinning one up.

No one should ever publish on Medium. The platform has zero consistency in its strategy; it cannot be relied on.






Orson Welles explaining to journalists that he had not intended to cause panic with his ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast. 1938.

https://reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/m8i7vq/orson_welles_explaining_to_journalists_that_he/


🔥 Coyote pups learning to howl

https://reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/m8x9oo/coyote_pups_learning_to_howl/

From the comments: Either that or they just stepped on Legos at the same time.


Ladies in a hair salon. c1970

https://reddit.com/r/TheWayWeWere/comments/m8jd7s/ladies_in_a_hair_salon_c1970/




Patrick Swayze & his wife, Lisa, who met as dance students and married in 1975

https://reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/m8x3go/patrick_swayze_his_wife_lisa_who_met_as_dance/



Pix that make you go hmmmmm.





6,000-year-old baobab tree in Tanzania

Tree is a chonker.