Friday, July 31, 2020

Dancers discuss dancing for LA Clippers guard when he broke quarantine; Baker Mayfield didn't delete it quite fast enough; Blade Runner 2049 masks

(Incidentally, Atlanta's mayor is "Mayor Bottoms") LA Times:

Working the day shift from 3 to 9 p.m., Aries said she danced last week for Williams, a regular at the club who has a dish named after him: the “Louwill Lemon Pepper BBQ wings.”

After placing an order with the Magic City kitchen, the high-scoring Clippers guard ambled around the club, Aries said, and she was one of a few dancers who performed for him, keeping a six-foot distance.

“He tipped very well,” she said.

Prisoners once again escape from an Oklahoma jail by climbing down a rope made out of bedsheets

It's not the first time this has happened:
The 13-story jail opened in 1991 west of downtown Oklahoma City and was billed as escape proof. It was not. Two months after opening, two inmates in the same week broke the block windows in their cells and used bedsheets to scale down the side of the jail undetected. Others followed.
This time, one of the men, a murder defendant, was arrested several hours later. The other man, a rape defendant, fell from the rope, broke his leg, and was found "laying in the grass" a short distance away.

There's plenty of fingerpointing:
The escape also brought a renewal of the animosity between [the] County Commissioner ... and the sheriff.

[The commissioner] again blamed the sheriff for problems at the jail.


In response, the sheriff said, "These escapees had to cut through ... grates, and no one at the jail noticed, so how is that my fault? They hoarded bedsheets for their escape, and were free for more than an hour and Jail Trust administration didn’t even know until outside law enforcement notified them, that’s not my fault.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Charming story about three friends who adopted a wolf puppy

From a longer post:

instead of chasing squirrels when she slipped the leash, she broke the leash and killed a fucking deer once. One time we locked her in the finished and air-conditioned basement when we left for the day, because it was ten degrees cooler down there...she completely Houdini'd a steel gate, chewed the basement door in half, ripped two legs off of the dining room table upstairs out of spite, and then went to sleep watching reruns of Wishbone on the fucking basement! And I mean, who could fucking blame her--it was ten degrees cooler down there! We always brought her with us to the beach after that...just like she planned.

However despite her faults, she was also genuinely very sweet, wickedly intelligent even by dog standards, loyal and protective, gentle when she needed to be (around cats or kids), quite vocal, and highly affectionate.

"Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers"

Civil Beat:

in recent years, before the nightclub was closed down, records show, some of Hawaii’s most recognizable politicians — including Hawaii['s governor and a state senator] — used the club to hold lucrative political fundraisers.


M Nightclub’s status as a dangerous place was well known.


Just a few months later, in December 2016, [he] would again have dealings with [the alleged crime boss], this time over Christmas tree lights that he had strung up in a public park to honor his son, ... who had died in a car accident that occurred the year before.

[The alleged crime boss] is now accused by federal prosecutors of orchestrating the murder of [his son]’s friend...who was in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash and who [the alleged crime boss] incorrectly believed was behind the wheel at the time.

"Taylor Swift Remains Silent as Fans Doxx and Harass Music Critic Over ‘Folklore’ Review"

"the 8.0 numerical score that accompanied [Pitchfork's] review—a metric determined not by the reviewer, but from multiple staffers’ ratings—threatened to drag down the album’s aggregated Metacritic score."

The Federalist pivots to the problem is Trump; A park gets de-benched; Ned Stark was the perfect politician for the Trump era

The Overlook Hotel seems kind of appealing now, actually; Symmetry in the NBA restart; Virtual baseball fan glitches

Swimming Godzilla sculpture

There's a 5'4" 169lb NHL player, and it's like watching Wolverine in real life

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