Friday, July 21, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Trailer

Gwenpool, Rex, and The Joker



Marvel Legends, Star Wars, ThreeA.

The just-revealed Blade Runner Spinners by NECA are available for preorder

3" and 6" versions.

"A GIF Of A Storm Was Watched More Than 22 Million Times On Facebook Live"

BF:

On Thursday, a Facebook page called Newsfeed began broadcasting what appeared to be a live video of a huge electrical storm.

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Just one small problem, however: It wasn't a "live" video at all, but a five-second GIF that kept on repeating itself.

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BuzzFeed News has contacted Facebook for comment.

Trailer for Triple Threat



"A judge on Thursday declared as unconstitutional a local Wisconsin ordinance mandating that the makers of augmented reality games get special use permits"

AT:

The maker of Texas Rope 'Em—an augmented reality game with features like Pokemon Go—sued Milwaukee County after it adopted an AR ordinance in February in the wake of the Pokemon Go craze. Because some of its parks were overrun by a deluge of players, the county began requiring AR makers to get a permit before their apps could be used in county parks.

The permitting process also demanded that developers perform the impossible: estimate crowd size, event dates, and the times when mobile gamers would be playing inside county parks. The permits, which cost as much as $1,000, also required that developers describe plans for garbage collection, bathroom use, on-site security, and medical services.

Games Workshop is trying out blind-bagged Space Marines



In Japan.

"Less than a month into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer needed to keep his food and drink cold. He wanted a mini-fridge"

WSJ:

He dispatched a top aide to a nearby executive office building where junior research employees are crammed into a room, surviving on Lean Cuisine frozen lunches. Mr. Spicer wants your icebox, the aide said, according to people familiar with the incident. They refused to give it up.

So Mr. Spicer waited until sundown—after his young staffers had left—to take matters into his own hands. He was spotted by a fellow White House official lugging the icebox down the White House driveway after 8 p.m.

From the very start, Mr. Spicer faced myriad challenges in his role as President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman

"The one area where Trump has been wildly successful"

WaPo:

Trump is on pace to more than double the number of federal judges nominated by any president in his first year.

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Moreover, Trump’s picks are astoundingly young.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"around 84% of today’s elite [in China] are direct descendants of the elite from pre-1949"

LARoB:

One attempt to redress the balance was the dating show Feichang Wurao, or “If You Are the One,” which ran two special episodes dedicated to finding love for migrant workers, who often have trouble in the search for partners. This well-meaning but misguided attempt backfired, since none of the female workers were willing to date a male migrant worker; all aspired to a partner who could elevate them into what they perceived to be a more middle-class existence.

Tiffany Haddish Took Will & Jada Pinkett Smith on a Groupon Swamp Tour