Monday Night News & Things

So the past week and weekend was eventful, especially on the Internet-front. Most important, spread around, read and written about was this:


And the Internet reacts: First thread on Reddita first post on Daily What summarizing the video, video starts spreading all over the Internet and news circulations, as in 

and this. And then Redditors decided to do what they do best: cheering up and start fundraisersSecond update from Daily What about the bus monitor’s responseDonation’s have now risen to half-a-million dollars and it still continues to rise. Finally, some redditors discuss the sense and logic behind it all, the highest voted comment offers insight into what drives this.

2: ” I wore the same clothes for 56 days before someone finally said something. What amateur psychology experiments have you done? ” – AskReddit

3: This thread is pure golden; redditors shares his groomsmen pictures, challenges other redditors to figure out his hobby and no one succeeds but instead many alternatives are suggested to many’s amusement.

4: ” IAMA funeral director/embalmer. Want to know the secrets of the funeral business? The ways they screw you over? AMA ” – IAmA

5: Redditor rah5becca’s adorable duckling Bentley.

6: ” IAmAn Ex-Member of the Westboro Baptist Church ” – IAmA

7: ” When I was in the 5th grade my teacher said something that stayed with my my whole life ” – AskReddit

8: ” Dear Reddit Medical Professionals: What’s the Weirdest/Funniest/Scariest thing you’ve heard someone say while under anesthesia? ” – AskReddit

9: ” So Reddit, what is your biggest ‘dick move’ moment? I’ll start… ” – AskReddit

10: ” I was the AP staff photographer in Beijing during the Tiananmen Massacre – AMA ” – IAmA

11: ” Photojournalists: What would be your single most important piece of advice to a newcomer? ” – photography

12: ” Reddit, How do you make extra money? My goal is an extra 1000 dollars per month ” – AskReddit

13: ” It’s lonely being old. Am I the only senior here? (62+) ” – AskReddit, offering a different perspective to things.

14: ” What’s your worst response to a job posting? ” – photography

15: ” I crapped my pants and realized I have the perfect wife. Reddit, what defining moments made you realize your wife/significant other was the one for you? ” – AskReddit

16: ” … What foreign country slang do you wish you could get away with using? ” – AskReddit

17: ” European Court Says Getting Sick on Vacation Means You Get a Do-Over – All 27 Countries in the EU will be held to the court’s decision ” – worldnews

18: ” What wine pairs best with the Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme? ” – AskReddit, receives a video response;


19: The mess around FunnyJunk and the Oatmeal is not over yet, in fact it’s getting ever messier; FunnyJunk’s lawyer sues ACS and NWF, the receivers of Oatmeal’s donationsOatmeals posts his own responseyou can read the official response (lawyer to lawyer) and exclaim a hurrah for EFF announcing their representation of Oatmeal in this fight.

20: In the US; Supreme Court to Decide Application of First Sale Doctrine to Foreign-Made Copyrighted Works – The National Law Review

21: In Canada; Bill C-11 passes Commons, allowing for U.S.-style copyright law – Yahoo News

22: ACTA rejected by committee in crucial blow before final EU Parliament vote – RT


Mind & Body


23: Kids of lesbian couples need no role models – The Times of India

24: Lonesome George, last-of-his-kind Galapagos tortoise, dies – Chicago Tribune

25: ‘Vertical farm’ blossoms at meatpacking plant –

26: Super-sized Alien Version of Earth — New Discovery by Kepler Planet Sleuths – The Daily Galaxy

27: How To Get From Manhattan to London in Under Two Hours – BostInno

28: The Humans With Super Human Vision – DISCOVER Magazine

29: Scientists developing device to ‘hack’ into brain of Stephen Hawking – The Telegraph

30: China Shenzhou-9 spacecraft makes first manual docking – BBC News

31: Korean scientists hit back at creationist textbook campaign – Nature News Blog

32: The Endangered Languages Project, An Online Initiative to Save Languages Facing Extinction – The Laughing Squid

33: Duolingo has been launched


Because you’re worth it…


34: Mary Cheney, daughter of former vice president, marries longtime girlfriend – U.S News /

35: 33 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The ‘Toy Story’ Trilogy – Buzzfeed

36: Anatomy of CGI: A Scene from “Tangled” – Mental Floss

37: First Look: Angelina Jolie Is A Magnificent Maleficent – The Frisky & Angelina Jolie ‘Fully Staffed’ on the Set of Maleficent: Photo –

38: Hit-Girl’s Back in This Six Page, Blood-Soaked Preview of Her New Series –

39: The Future of Cookbooks: They’ll Go, and that’s OK – Slate Magazine

40: Can We Talk About The Horrors Of Thigh Chafing? – The Frisky

41: Our 10 Favorite Manic Pixie Dream Girls in Literature – Flavorwire

42: Google Threatens To Sue Huge YouTube MP3 Conversion Site – Torrentfreak

43: YouTube flags filmmaker over the sound of wind – Daily Dot

44: Your Taste in Music Can Reveal How Smart (or Dumb) You Are – Digital Inspiration


Keeping up


45: Why Facebook Must Die For Internet Freedom To Flourish – Worldcrunch

46: Reddit’s 6 most shameful moments – Daily Dot

47: Microsoft announces Surface, their very own tablet.

48: The Web Will Look Hideous on the New Retina MacBook Pro – Design & Dev

49:’s Top 10 Favorite Games of E3 2012 –

50: 8 More Things Worth Knowing About Assassin’s Creed III – Kotaku

51: Assassin’s Creed’s 20 best moments –

52: More Skyrim Dawnguard Details Released – Gaming Unwrapped

53: On Playing Well With Others – Sci-ence





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