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Fax me

One of the retired Sweetheart candy messages.

Excuse me, but what?!?? How is any aspect of faxing even remotely romantic, ever? Of course it should be retired, but how did it see the light of day in the first place? Da hell?

buzzfeedpolitics:

How One Well-Connected Pseudonymous Twitter Spread Fake News About Hurricane Sandy

by Andrew Kaczynski

The twitter user @comfortablysmug is one of a handful of pseudonymous Manhattan professionals who keep their widely-followed Twitter voices separate from their careers. His bio describes him as “My Interests: Finance, Gin, Politics, Books, Food, Fine Clothing, Meeting Strangers #Mitt2012” and links to a Romney campaign donation page of the sort that credits bundlers for the cash they’ve brought in.

His 6,000 followers include political and business reporters, and he’ll occasionally tweet of getting a drink with Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal; once with BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith. 

And in the chaos around Hurricane Sandy, he veered into new territory: Trying to trick his media followers, and their followers and readers in turn, with fake news. He reported, falsely, on a total blackout in Manhattan, on a flood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and other things that didn’t happen.

Two of his tweets garnered more than 500 retweets. One drew a rebuke from ConEd’s official Twitter account.

Twitter’s self-correction mechanism — rebukes and rebuttals from knowledgeable sources — shut down each rumor, but not until at least one, the flood claim, had bled widely into the television media. 

@comfortablysmug didn’t respond immediately to an inquiry, via Twitter direct message, as to his motives.

Malicious intent?

(this post was reblogged from buzzfeed)

Um, WTF, LinkedIn?

After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
(this post was reblogged from journo-geekery)
Um, what?

Um, what?

(this post was reblogged from iaminlikewithmybike)
archiemcphee:

A lesser-known tidbit among Kaiju lore is their love for riding tricycles, and not just any tricycles…Kaiju ride totally sweet tricycles with swirly rainbow wheels.
Wheeeeee!
[via Monster Brains]

Da hell?!??!?

archiemcphee:

A lesser-known tidbit among Kaiju lore is their love for riding tricycles, and not just any tricycles…Kaiju ride totally sweet tricycles with swirly rainbow wheels.

Wheeeeee!

[via Monster Brains]

Da hell?!??!?

(this post was reblogged from archiemcphee)