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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Heavy on the budget and hilariously infuriating!

About that terrorist infested hell hole known as Sweden

Swedish police featured in Fox News segment: Filmmaker is a madman

Why were you interviewed?

”It was supposed to be about crime in high risk areas. Areas with high crime rates. There wasn’t any focus on migration or immigration”.

How did you react to the news segment?

”We don’t stand behind it. It shocked us. He has edited the answers. We were answering completely different questions in the interview. This is bad journalism.”Anders Göranzon continues: ”It feels like hell. The real questions should be shown along with our answers. We don’t own the rights to the film, but the end result is that we don’t want to talk to journalists after this. We can’t trust each other.”

Have you done anything to stop the news segment?

”We just saw it. What can we do? One thing is talking to you. The excerpt they showed doesn’t say anything, we answered a different question. We don’t stand behind what he says. He is a madman.”


http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/nyheter/swedish-police-featured-in-fox-news-segment-filmmaker-is-a-madman/

Toilet Training the Cat

Stuart McLean has died and the Vinyl Cafe is now closed, but here is one of my favorite bits of his:







"Dave Cooks a Turkey" is also great.

RIP, Stuart and thanks for the laughs.

From the "they make lousy pets but.." file

The guys at Cracked.com take on the Twit's Tweets

and rips him to silly shreds within 5 minutes. It's worse than we thought:

Car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne, police say

Source: BBC

Three people have died and up to 20 are injured after a car deliberately struck pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say.

A man was arrested and "the situation is now contained", police said.

The incident happened at the Bourke St Mall, a busy shopping area, just before 14:00 (03:00 GMT).

Mr Bateson told reporters that police believe the driver "deliberately drove into the crowd".



Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38685972



(more at link)

For your delight and edification, with a PSA at the end

From the files of "gee, it sounded like a great idea,"

Because history repeats itself, I offer a look back at the last time

the world went completely bonkers from our friends at the BBC as a way to warn people who might not remember this bullshit a look at what we're likely in for: no talent music, wankers from Wharton making seven figure salaries on Wall Street and shoving their superiority into our faces, pretentiousness, bad hair, and probably a few riots here and there.



(Oh well, at least we missed Spit the Dog and Roland Rat)

David Cay Johnston Q&A on CSPAN

Note: Johnston is a Republican and thinks a lot of silly things, but his insights into Trump are spot on. Not on YouTube yet, so I can't link directly to the video. Here it is on CSPAN and it's well worth watching:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?414381-1/qa-david-cay-johnston

ETA: for those who don't know, he wrote "The Making of Donald Trump," which came out last summer and was not nice to Trump.

A fitting end to a shitty year

The Last Place To Experience 2016 Will Be An Abandoned Island Full Of Bird Poop

Nothing gold can stay. But if you want to squeeze just a little more out of 2016, we’ve got just the place for you to do it: Baker Island, a tiny, saucer-shaped atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Located halfway between Hawaii and Australia, Baker Island is one of only two named pieces of land in the world to fall within the time zone UTC-12:00. (The other is its neighbor, Howland Island.) This makes it the last place on Earth where each day—and thus each year—finally ends. Below is a brief guide to this prime New Year’s Eve location, where, surrounded by bird poop and boobies, 2016 will breathe its dying breath.

Baker Island is an atoll—an island made out of a jutting coral reef—about 1,500 miles southwest of Hawaii. It is not quite a mile square, and is, for the moment, completely uninhabited (by people, at least). Although it was certainly frequented by Polynesian sailors, its first “official” sighting was in 1818, by the occupants of the whaling ship Equator, and for a few decades after that it served mainly as a place to bury dead seamen. In 1855, it was sold to the American Guano Company, who set up camp there to harvest the plentiful mounds of bird poop, which one expert called the “finest he had seen.”

Attempts to make the island anything more than a giant bird poop repository—a would-be settlement in 1935, a military air base project in 1943—have mostly been stymied by the enormous number of birds that already live there. In 1974, the US gave up and declared Baker Island a National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
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At a slim 0.8 square miles, you’d think there wouldn’t be a lot of Baker Island to love—but what there is of the island packs a wallop. You can squelch around remnants of the guano trade—one 2006 travelogue describes a scraped-out basin beside several remaining “piles of low-grade guano.” Once that gets old, there’s an overgrown former airstrip, a decrepit radio tower, a lone cistern, and a crumbling day beacon that fills with shade-seeking hermit crabs during the hot days. The most stunning attraction, however, can’t be visited at all—like most atolls, Baker Island lies atop an enormous underwater volcano, which dates back to the Cretaceous era. Just because it hasn’t blown in a while doesn’t mean it won’t on New Year’s Eve—think of the fireworks!
Settlement remains on Baker Island, with radio towers in the distance.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-last-place-to-experience-2016-will-be-an-abandoned-island-full-of-bird-poop

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