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.
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:
INMATE ESCAPE: Oklahoma City Police are assisting in searching for an inmate who escaped the county jail.— Christine Stanwood (@KOCOChristine) July 31, 2020
You can see the cloth rope from the top of the building & busted out window. | @koconews pic.twitter.com/A7tcOAGQbh
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.
Kenny Smith clowning Lou Williams on Inside The NBA "He didn't go in there for the wings, he went for the legs and the thighs" pic.twitter.com/GJ5wkoROR5— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 30, 2020
My girlfriend and I are tired of the neighbors stomping their feet upstairs. pic.twitter.com/BAVbYcab9q— Laugh & RT (@da_meme_dealer) July 27, 2020
New life goal: Try to live a life such that my phylactery is worth more than 36sp. https://t.co/m0pB617c4V— Seth Johnson (@Inkslinger) July 27, 2020
Once in college, a professor begged me to stop putting jokes in my footnotes because it was totally inappropriate for academic papers.— Katie Henry (@KT_NRE) July 27, 2020
So I stopped, but now I think the real problem was none of my footnotes were as funny as this one: pic.twitter.com/2JNjGBPHVT
cackling out loud at this thread 😂 and reminded of when my dad mailed me a DVD he had burned, with the message “VERY IMPORTANT! Please gather all your girlfriends right now and watch this together. It is very important you watch this” written on the DVD. It was the movie Taken. https://t.co/QfH5e9jJn4— Punam Patel (@bigpunam) July 27, 2020
i love this photo so much bc it looks like they’re looking for their car in a mall parking lot pic.twitter.com/24giRnMMsf— merzy 💫 (@DYKEAMIDALA) July 27, 2020
I don’t want to hear any more complaints about middle names, folks. pic.twitter.com/ETHazcq6ov— Angry.Sad.Motivated. (@nlmtys) July 27, 2020
Residents of the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City threw a birthday party for a pothole that hasn't been fixed for a year. https://t.co/D1R3mTFPQ8— Obed Manuel 🌟🌮 (@obedmanuel) July 28, 2020
お家でインドダンス再現【第2弾】— HIROMUNIERU (@HIROMUNIERU1) July 25, 2020
今回かなりしんどかった、、、#jrntr #bhoomika #インドダンス
full version↓https://t.co/6vlJcH8NS7@sasakiasahi @tarak9999 pic.twitter.com/XcajDaWfX5
Writer trying to promote and get people to pay attention/read their book pic.twitter.com/BGYY6i9RQ9— Michael J. Seidlinger (@mjseidlinger) July 27, 2020
I love one (1) Peach 🐱💕🐶💕 pic.twitter.com/nD4bbwULYT— Momo (@BoogerBoiMomo) July 28, 2020
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Inkheart animatronic Minotaur head by Millennium FX Ltd (FB: https://t.co/LQEMa6oVHh). #Minotaur #Animatronic #CraftYourFandom pic.twitter.com/4RIEpKXn4g— the RPF (@therpf) July 30, 2020
Cover I made for @Unknown_Comics' variant of THOR issue 6 #marvelcomics— Miguel Mercado (@merkymerx) July 27, 2020
First thing I wanted to do after I was done painting this was to rock out on my guitar with the amp on max volume. pic.twitter.com/uAnU8bKTfs
I bought this book basically because I still don't know how to play chess but the actual main reason is because is SO freaking beautiful??? I love this artist style so much 😢 Thank you so much Jean-Paul Colbus for your amazing work 😭💖💖 pic.twitter.com/HiSIE8J6Uu— kura ✏️_:(´□`」 ∠):_ en🏡casita (@bioneun_usan) July 13, 2020
S1-4: Realms of Horror, 1987 supermodule with Larry Elmore cover, featuring Acererak from Tomb of Horrors, the volcano from White Plume Mountain, an android from Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, & the vampire Drelnza from The Lost Temple of Tsojcanth https://t.co/fz600whzvO pic.twitter.com/KfoYGa2C3e— Cory Doctorow #BLM (@doctorow) July 26, 2020
patreon lockscreen from May featuring Nemo! I'm planning on doing one of these every month, maybe make a zine someday🐟🐠🐟✨https://t.co/gheF94uoZm pic.twitter.com/IFMz5xA8he— ɯǝɹ (@tsulala) July 23, 2020
in an ideal world, yeah - but as all the best print shops are already working at capacity, if each poster had double the print run, you'd only have half the number of posters to choose from in a year— Matt Taylor (@MattTaylorDraws) July 26, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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 TV...in 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.
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.
"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
We are now up to 𝟔𝟗 current or former 2020 congressional candidates who have endorsed or given credence to QAnon. The newest addition is Shiva Ayyadurai, a Senate candidate in Massachusetts. https://t.co/yM8gPNJOhq pic.twitter.com/26KPX3fuNc— Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) July 30, 2020
I do wonder when the traditional political media will start to realize that QAnon is not a fringe element.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 30, 2020
People are stuck inside watching YouTube videos all day looking for quick, magical answers. QAnon provides that. It is a sizable part of the American electorate. https://t.co/WLlRsAh4Hi
I really can't see how the "Fact Check" sidebar in @googlenews does anything other than raise the profile of fake news— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) July 29, 2020
This nonsense would never have entered my imagination if Google hadn't put it on the News front page.
Guys, this isn't working. Kill it.
cc @elatable pic.twitter.com/cxM85aKwGF
In 1996, Herman Cain, then head of the National Restaurant Association, helped freeze the tipped minimum wage at $2.13 an hour. It hasn't budged since. I wrote about it here: https://t.co/Y48CWKahsy pic.twitter.com/tMeyoCqjDf— Maddie Oatman (@moatman) July 30, 2020
This is a conversation between two journalists on the ground in Portland. pic.twitter.com/1KZtU3G8IR— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 29, 2020
The park is now being de-benched pic.twitter.com/tKtRcnlMXa— Rebecca Ellis (@Rjaellis) July 30, 2020
Great thread here of conservatives attacking Biden in April for suggesting that Trump wants to delay the election. https://t.co/eydlwK1HMk— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 30, 2020
Family is bingeing "Game of Thrones" for the first time, and I don't know why this never occurred to me, but the first season is basically the story of a guy who really, really believes that political norms will protect him.— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 30, 2020
The Overlook Hotel seems kind of appealing now, actually; Symmetry in the NBA restart; Virtual baseball fan glitches
I'm not bigoted toward the "unmasked community". I just don't know how to explain their lifestyle to my children. https://t.co/tOLgifgvCe— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 30, 2020
God I love this country pic.twitter.com/3rjpwIXKFo— The Cork Coypu (@CorkCoypu) July 29, 2020
OK here is my decision and my price. My goal is at least 3 orders and if any more on a pop up that's also fine. #godzilla #gojira #thekingofthemonsters #titan #kaiju #monster #modelkit #garagekit #statue #sculpture #urathane #plastic #painted #textures #details #orderready #making #swimming #fakewaterA post shared by BACK to the CREATIONS (@back_to_the_creations) on
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I begin my finished Repentia series with Sister Battie - if you’ve seen the unpainted builds, you know the best is yet to come ;) She gets the “honor” of being the least complex kitbash, but we’ll be working our way up to the really epic builds with 1 Repentia a day for the next 12 days. Somehow didn’t realize the second photo was out of focus when i took the picture 😑 oh well. Too lazy to break the whole setup out again lol. . . . #warhammer #warhammer40k #40k #texture #kitbash #conversion #details #sistersofbattle #macro #gamesworkshop #paintingwarhammer #inq28 #blanchitsu #grimdark #scifi #scifiart #airbrushing #miniature #miniatures #boardgames #boardgame #roleplaying #paintingwarhammer40k #3dprinting #hobby #hobbyphotographer #photooftheday #coolmini #badassA post shared by @ kitbashers_ball on
Designed by van Schneider:
For the 2020 launch of the Mars Rover, NASA asked House of van Schneider to design a symbol capturing the energy and legacy of space travel, while celebrating the engineers who worked tirelessly on this mission.Nasa is selling tees:
At once an abstract representation of the iconic rover and blocks reaching up to the sky, the logomark works as beautifully on the rover as it does on a 191-foot tall rocket ship.
This mission is sending a helicopter to Mars:
Robotic camera almost murdered Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/rUppGNZiAP— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) July 29, 2020
Haven’t even watched the goalkeeper short-circuiting yet because I just still can’t stop watching this pic.twitter.com/rpbksNNiJe— Ryan Catanese (@rcatanese) July 29, 2020
This is truly entertaining to watch pic.twitter.com/abdOCO0D6b— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 29, 2020
two garys, locked in an eternal struggle, pursuing each other across the globe forever. pic.twitter.com/zjPhYGhkc3— Trans Rights, defund the cops, Black Lives Matter (@PorkTartare) July 26, 2020
I don’t know much about the nineteenth century but my understanding from Literature is that people required laudanum to get through it.— 𝕊onja Drimmer (@Sonja_Drimmer) July 24, 2020
My son kept saying he wanted “brownies” so I baked brownies and was still crying saying “no I want the white brownies”— Britt | Resume Writer & Career Enhancer (@bossy_britt) July 25, 2020
I had to call my husband and ask what he meant.
Whole time he meant “hashbrowns”
MY PARENTS DIDN’T RAISE A QUITTER!! They raised ᵃ ᴾʳᵒᶜʳᵃˢᵗᶦⁿᵃᵗᵒʳ— 🧑🏾🚀 (@SHAAANEE_) July 25, 2020
This Tweet made me think "I've seen something like this before" and I remembered this vine existed: pic.twitter.com/mfWK5s42iR— GammaStudios (@GammaStudios14) July 26, 2020
i am distraught pic.twitter.com/DG9cACdemT— (*'､^*) ⋆ (@mellowwwwwwwww) July 26, 2020
people are always like "i want an invincible cyborg body so I can do boring toxic masculinity" and never like "i want an invincible cyborg body so i can keep a big cat as a pet and survive"— Abolish the police (@AmyDentata) July 24, 2020
That moment of horror when Facebook crops your logo. pic.twitter.com/Slbau3Mua6— Angry People in Local Newspapers (@angrypiln) July 26, 2020
kitten doing prank is the cutest thing ever pic.twitter.com/RWkybMp1sV— Kittens (@kittensfolder) July 27, 2020
If your Monday morning needs a smile, here’s little Bertrude (one of the caddy lambs) with his best pal, Tortuga cat 🐑❤️🐱 (Ignore the dirty window! 🤦♀️😂) pic.twitter.com/XoXdcJIm5f— Barkland Croft (@barklandcroft) July 27, 2020
Effortlessly stylish, however you decide to wear it, it’s the farmyard accessory every horse deserves... pic.twitter.com/R3Vjgrp2qP— Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) July 27, 2020
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A grim story by Bryan Schatz for High Country News:
But even after the evening’s staggering discoveries, the officers had no idea how much darker the case would become. [The men] knew something the officers didn’t: For years, the men had been illegally killing wildlife in the wooded Oregon-Washington borderlands, and they hadn’t been doing it alone. The investigation that began that cold night would be unlike any the wardens had known before, ultimately pushing the boundaries of what they imagined people were capable of — and what they themselves could endure.
Video after video played, each eerily similar to the last, the men’s hands and faces coated in blood spray from point-blank shots.
The poachers didn’t appear to harvest much meat; they rarely kept pelts. Heads, when they took them, were apparently often chucked behind old trucks. Their trophies mostly seemed to be the pictures and videos they took and shared with each other.
The first round of videos had turned up acts of brutality, but this latest batch was worse. At times, young children were the ones pulling the triggers
"A former [NBA] employee compared the atmosphere when he worked in Xinjiang to 'World War II Germany'"
American coaches at three NBA training academies in China told league officials their Chinese partners were physically abusing young players and failing to provide schooling, even though commissioner Adam Silver had said that education would be central to the program, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the complaints.
The NBA ran into myriad problems by opening one of the academies in Xinjiang, a police state in western China where more than a million Uighur Muslims are now held in barbed-wire camps. American coaches were frequently harassed and surveilled in Xinjiang, the sources said. One American coach was detained three times without cause; he and others were unable to obtain housing because of their status as foreigners.
The ESPN investigation, which began after Morey's tweet, sheds new light on the lucrative NBA-China relationship and the costs of doing business with a government that suppresses free expression and is accused of cultural genocide.
The NBA employees who spoke with ESPN said many of the league's problems stemmed from the decision to embed the academies in government-run sports facilities. The facilities gave the NBA access to existing infrastructure and elite players, Tatum said. But the arrangement put NBA activities under the direction of Chinese officials who selected the players and helped define the training.
"We were basically working for the Chinese government," one former coach said.
FBI says "man used a prosthetic face mask and other disguises to pose as an elderly gambler while stealing more than $100,000 from people at casinos"
The alleged scheme was obtaining fake driver's license using information found online, and then using the information to withdraw cash advances from kiosks made available to casino VIPs:
"[He] immediately went to the restroom, where he removed his disguise," the agent wrote. "[He] then exited the casino with a noticeable bulge down the front of his pants, believed to be the prosthetic face mask."
Inside [his car], investigators found four prosthetic face masks and a straw hat with a black ribbon that matched one worn by [him] inside the MGM Grand, according to the affidavit.
The search also uncovered 83 driver's licenses, 14 insurance cards in multiple names, a counterfeit $100 bill and books on how to get away with committing crimes. A recovered flash drive contained forgery documents, background checks on various people, tutorials on how to counterfeit money and Excel spreadsheets with more than 1,000 names.
Investigators found documents detailing financial transactions at the MGM Grand casino in 2019.
"[He] also had photos of himself trying on prosthetic masks," the agent wrote.
i ordered gummy vitamins and the package sat in the sun so they all melted into one big vitamin that i take a bite of every day like an apple pic.twitter.com/TfUPLL2PQl— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) July 24, 2020
The new Florida Ave. Whole Foods features an onion bar. pic.twitter.com/ebv9xQXFMj— Jacob Fenston (@JacobFenston) July 23, 2020
Girls with Ouija board: omg ok does Josh have a crush on Katie— Sophie (@jil_slander) July 25, 2020
Me, the spirit of a Medieval serf: man I don't fuckin know. Sure
I want an HBO series about Joanna the Mad and a Better Call Saul-type AMC show about Hell and Velvet, the Bruegel brothers pic.twitter.com/hnlFONovY8— Lili Loofbourow (@Millicentsomer) July 25, 2020
sometimes it do be like that pic.twitter.com/VGZeJCyhKd— karen han (@karenyhan) June 17, 2020
I miss tumblr so much pic.twitter.com/2mVKR9ACIe— Kayla Ancrum (@KaylaAncrum) July 26, 2020
Map shows the first word of each European anthem. Source: https://t.co/nVJeHFGRfN pic.twitter.com/TgzD3py3jW— Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) October 16, 2019
ranking various judas betrayal kisses based on how homoerotic i think they are: a thread i am certainly going to hell for— 💗💒💗 @ 2 DAYS TIL BDAY!! (@princessxemnas) July 27, 2020
I genuinely have no clue what other kids were doing during my childhood while I talked shit with the parents. my brother ran up to me one time and screamed "get your bike, we're looking for frogs!"— 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗯 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 (@calebsaysthings) July 24, 2020
are you insane? I’m trying to talk with Brent's mom about her divorce.
My boyfriend doesn’t like my new shirt 😂 pic.twitter.com/10jSWtnMJW— Cherrie Sorbet 🍒 on Twitch 🍒 (@CherrieSorbet) July 24, 2020
Cat’s first taste of ice cream... pic.twitter.com/ekOWVMPgES— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 28, 2020
I like to massage the dog.— Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) July 26, 2020
Don’t tell anyone though.
It’s on a knead-to-know basis. pic.twitter.com/svQvF3ZzC0
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This is what the U.S Army thought the soldier of the future would be like, 1959. The uniform includes infrared binoculars, M-14 rifle, communications antenna, bangalore explosives for digging fox holes, nylon ballistic vest and mask to protect the wearer from nuclear explosions. pic.twitter.com/ZnYyt8FGNT— NUKES (@atomicarchive) July 14, 2020
During the nuclear exercises of China... 1960s pic.twitter.com/gQb74uh0DM— NUKES (@atomicarchive) June 9, 2020
Chernobyl souvenir pic.twitter.com/UaccHfbYL2— NUKES (@atomicarchive) May 21, 2020
Excess Velocity Gauge at Trinity Site, 1945. This blast wave gauge compares the speed of sound and the speed of the nuclear blast wave. pic.twitter.com/7OxNIx0aRa— NUKES (@atomicarchive) June 19, 2020
An innovative snake-like robot has been developed to cut up items in radioactive contaminated or difficult-to-access areas of nuclear facilities. Sellafield, UK, 2016. pic.twitter.com/Q5rscFstcS— NUKES (@atomicarchive) June 30, 2020
Unusual fallout shelter. Any radioactive contamanation on a person's body would be washed off while swimming to the entrance of the atomic shelter. 1953. pic.twitter.com/ISwJvUSp7I— NUKES (@atomicarchive) February 5, 2020
Monument to the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster, Mitino (Moscow). pic.twitter.com/3chAgxnqWK— NUKES (@atomicarchive) January 28, 2020
Atomic cake in the form of an underwater atomic explosion «Baker». pic.twitter.com/SKHX6Cyc4H— NUKES (@atomicarchive) July 7, 2020
Willie Williams looking uranium, the precious stuff vital to atomic research. Instead of pick and shovel she is using a Geiger counter in the Arizona desert. 1949. pic.twitter.com/YrEQaFGqfk— NUKES (@atomicarchive) July 1, 2020
Gas mask for lovers. Gift for February 14th. pic.twitter.com/LYL0sw5iLr— NUKES (@atomicarchive) February 14, 2020