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We KNEW it! This NYT tweet ‘sums up’ everything that’s wrong with the NYT

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Disguised as teapot, Adolf Hitler sneaks onto J.C. Penney billboard!/scplanetable/status/337427031291727872

We don’t know how, but Adolf Hitler somehow managed to sneak past a photographer, several advertising executives and J.C. Penney’s marketing department and make it onto a billboard. Disguising himself as a teapot might have had something to do with it, but once you’ve seen him, it’s impossible not to see.!/DantheMan708/status/337988208027631616!/haroldPDX/status/338000416082100224

Editor’s note: The spelling of Adolf has been corrected. Twitchy regrets the error.

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Dana Loesch skewers DC consultant class and Romney’s digital director!/DLoesch/status/268939589736071169

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch isn’t one to pull punches. She hitches up her skirt and fights like a girl every time. Last night she pulled on a pair of killer boots (as she’s known to do) and stomped all over the self-vaunted D.C. consultant class.

“Oh hey! Let’s create this mind-numbingly idiotic software to GOTV that we don’t test out until election day!” #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Loesch is referring to Project Orca, the Romney campaign’s proprietary vote-tracking software that flopped massively on election day. Campaign volunteer John Ekdahl called it an “unmitigated disaster.” Loesch is far from alone in blaming arrogant, self-serving consultants and their absurdly super-sized egos.

“Hollywood conservs want to help us w marketing? No thx. We are cooler with our stuffed shirts & non-ironic suspenders.” #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Loesch also ripped into Zac Moffat, digital director for the Romney campaign in a hilarious and spot-on rant. Grab a drink (and an AOL diskette coaster) and enjoy.

Next great media idea from the #DCconsultantclass: web pages made with Geocities. “This looks great,” said @zacmoffatt .

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

The #DCconsultantclass will hook up your GOP campaign with a sweet AOL account for $70 million. cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Every GOP campaign should have the hot new social media tool, Plurk” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Are you guys on ICQ?” said the #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

We wonder if Moffat hears that squeaky little ICQ “uh oh” in his dreams.

“We will redesign your website using Netscape Composer for a cheap $70 million!” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Hey, have you guys heard of Napster?” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Every website should have Flash. Loads and loads of Flash,” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Q: Wouldn’t two cans on a string be better than ORCA?” A: “Yeah, but we can’t charge $70m for cans.” #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012


Seriously don’t wear a hipster bowtie and get up in my grill about the #DCconsultantclass. As a warning: don’t.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

There is a subculture of snake oil salesmen in DC who need to have the hot lamps turned on them. #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Hot lamps: the new disinfectant.

While avg Americans were traveling on own dime coast to coast saving the country, Little Lord Fauntleroys in DC were fleecing campaigns.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

I’d apologize for being harsh but I wouldn’t mean a word of it.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Apologize for nothing, Dana!

I know so many highly-skilled conservs in A&E, marketing, design, who could outpace the left w campaigns. #DCconsultantclass rejects them.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Her righteous rant inspired Twitterers to share their frustrations with the Romney campaign and mock ineffectual, self-absorbed Beltway consultants.

.@dloesch: The only creativity on display by the #DCconsultantclass is in finding new & different ways to fail when they should win. #caring

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 15, 2012

I’m curious as to why so many allies don’t view the #DCconsultantclass as the problem. @dloesch is exactly right. Know who you’re fighting.

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 15, 2012

Can’t say I disagree with @dloesch about her criticism of the #DCconsultantclass. I help raise that money they waste.

— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) November 15, 2012

@dloesch “Adobe PageMill will help you build forms online” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Steve Ice (@steevice) November 15, 2012

@dloesch you hear that modem dialing up? That’s the sound of the future! #DCconsultantclass

— Mays (@jmaysnc) November 15, 2012

@dloesch But not just #DCconsultantclass, but the Romney campaign. Wouldn’t be the first time tech buzzwords wrote checks techs couldnt cash

— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) November 15, 2012

@dloesch – Sadly, this is typical in the software/web consulting industry as a whole. Y2K to SOX to HIPPA to naive pols.. Cha-ching!

— jfrankcarr (@jfrankcarr) November 15, 2012

@dloesch LOL! I loved Plurk! Until the Navy blocked access, & my then-deployed DH could no longer real-time chat w me from his ship. 🙂

— Lorraine Yuriar (@thekytikat) November 15, 2012

Auto play music and glittery fonts#DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— d (@tehd) November 15, 2012

@dloesch @zacmoffatt“Should we upgrade to Prodigy from CompuServe?…nah!”#DCconsultantclass

— Sgt Bravo (@Sgt_Bravo) November 15, 2012

Perhaps the worst part:

@dloesch The real point about Orca is that even had it worked, it would’ve been a waste of time.

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 15, 2012

Always a giver, Dana offered up a much-needed palate cleanser after exposing the slimy “subculture of snake oil salesmen in DC.”

To make up for the momentary vitriol, here’s a sneezing baby panda:

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

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DUDE, that’s GROSS: Conservatives hilariously MOCK Michael Moore and his ‘TrumpiLeaks’ site

TrumpiLeaks … really?

We get what he’s trying to do here, make it a WikiLeaks just for Trump, but the visual is not good.

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Washington Post neck deep in for-profit higher ed scandal!/GulagBound/status/177959584219148288

From Accuracy in Media:

A former admissions adviser for Kaplan explained how The Washington Post was used in their sales pitch to prospective students.

“One of the things that I always said was, ‘As you may know, Kaplan is owned by The Washington Post, a paper known for having really high ethics,’ he said. ‘As you can imagine, The Washington Post would never involve itself in anything that would reflect poorly on its reputation.’”

But the prestige and high ethics promised by a relationship with the Post never materialized. Melvin learned the hard way, as have other students, that the Kaplan experience consists of “high prices, uneven performance and shady marketing practices.”5 Worse, the university, for all of its selling points, has a dropout rate of nearly 70%, and those who do graduate earn well below the national average for college graduates—outcomes not exactly befitting of a money-making juggernaut and its supposedly ethical parent company.

Unfortunately, Melvin’s experience is not an isolated incident. Targeting and recruiting veterans is such a common practice among for-profit colleges that it prompted Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois to introduce legislation which would eliminate the financial incentive for these colleges to aggressively recruit veterans into pricey programs.6 A report in the Chicago Tribune explains that “military veterans are being aggressively recruited… because of their lucrative forms of federal aid, such as GI Bill funds and Department of Defense tuition assistance benefits.” Such funds are not bound by the 90/10 rule, which bars the for-profits from deriving more than 90 percent of their revenue from the Department of Education’s federal student-aid programs.

The article goes on to discuss WaPo/Kaplan lobbying and allegations of insider trading on Kaplan stock.

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‘This is rich’! Elizabeth Warren outs herself as shameless Wall Street shill

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She persisted: Commander of Navy destroyer that launched missile strike on Syria is no nasty woman

CNN has been known to serve up the fake news, but the network pretty much summed up the state of the women’s movement in the U.S. with its recent tweet noting thatNew York’s “Fearless Girl” statue part ofa marketing promotion by State Street Global Advisors stood its ground, even during a light snowfall.

The media has pretty much lost what was left of its collective mind over what isn’t much more than a viral advertisement, so it’s nice to see someone give some attention to a real-life female (if you’ll excuse the gender-binary term)who could show quite a few nasty women a thing or two about women’s empowerment.

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The Home Where Jeremiah Lexer Murdered His Family Is Now A Haunted House

These days, most haunted houses have some kind of fabricated backstory. In Talbot, Tennessee, however, Frightmare Manor claims that the horrors found within its walls are very real.

According to local legend, Jeremiah Lexer was a father, grandfather, and wealthy plantation owner, but he also had a dark side. Unbeknownst to his relatives, Lexer suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He was able to manage his conditions (at least, that’s what everyone thought) until one fateful day in July 1902.

On that day, Lexer sharpened his axe and murdered his entire family. After dismembering their bodies, he committed suicide by throwing himself out a window.

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As if that wasn’t horrifying enough, law enforcement had another big shock coming. On the property were 30 shallow graves, each containing dismantled bodies of Lexer’s murder victims over the years.

Unsurprisingly, the house sat untouched for quite some time. No one wanted to live in a place marred by such tragedy.

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Just when it looked like the property was doomed to rot and decay, it was turned into a haunted house! And not just any haunted house — one of the best on the East Coast.

Among the haunt’s five attractions is the “Lexer Jump,” which allows guests to simulate the serial killer’s infamous suicide.

And, of course, there’s always an actor dressed up as Lexer himself, axe and all.

Read More: The 30 Best Haunted House Reactions You’ll Ever See

What do you think? Is Frightmare Manor a real house of horrors or is the story of Jeremiah Lexer a clever marketing scheme? Let us know in the comments!

Personally, I’m not taking any chances. See ya never, Frightmare Manor!

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10 Things You Should Stop Saying At Work If You Want To Sound More Confident

If you’ve been out in the working world for any amount of time, you’ve probably prefaced a question to your higher-ups by saying that it’s “probably stupid,” and you’re certainly not alone.

We all have great ideas, and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t communicate them with confidence. And our bosses are human, too. They might not cover every single bullet point in every single meeting, so it’s on us to ask questions! There’s nothing wrong with that. If you feel like your workplace confidence could use a boost, here are a few words, phrases, and speech habits you should totally avoid using in the office.


1. Unless you’re asking your boss about their opinion on string theory during a marketing meeting, your question probably isn’t stupid. There’s absolutely no way to remember everything your higher-ups have ever said, so ask for clarification when you need it! It’ll help you perform to the best of your ability, and that’s better for everyone involved.


2. This speech pattern is often associated with Valley Girls, but according to the BBC, both men and women are increasingly guilty of finishing statements with questions in the workplace. It’s probably in an effort to sound relatable, but it ends up reading as insecure. Don’t say, “This positioning would work better on Facebook, you know?” Just make your point, be secure in your response, and keep it moving. Try not to sound like you’re seeking approval.


3. If you walk by your boss and accidentally smack her in the back of the head, say you’re sorry. If you’re sending her an email asking to use some paid time off, don’t. Don’t be “sorry” for “bothering” your bosses! Part of their job is making sure that all of their employees are good to go. You’re fine.

4. Being met with silence after making a statement can be intimidating, but let that silence work in your favor. Instead of blathering on incessantly until your coworker adds their input, let them sit with your ideas for a second. Doing so is a non-verbal way of saying, “I got this, and you’ll get it, too.” (But if the blank stares persist for more than a few minutes, step back in.)

5. When it comes to sounding authoritative, this common phrase is a killer. Clients don’t want to hear that you think you can help them. Your boss doesn’t want to hear that you think you can nail that big presentation. You know what you’re doing, so make sure you convey that as clearly as possible.


6. This one is tricky in an increasingly digital world. If you communicate with coworkers via email or through chat services like Slack, it’s tempting to use exclamation points and smiley faces to convey enthusiasm for fear of sounding cold. And this, my friends, is something of which I’m guilty as charged. If you’re still around and getting your work done, your managers like you. Don’t worry so much about coming across as a big ol’ bubble of enthusiasm. (Duly noted, me.)

7. Please, please stop saying “synergy.” Please. If you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about, don’t use any words or phrases that make you sound like you’re resting on verbal standbys. Don’t call a potential client “low-hanging fruit,” and quit telling people how things are “at the end of the day.” The more original you sound, the more worthwhile your ideas will appear to anyone listening.


8. If any of your coworkers need you to elaborate an idea, they’ll ask (preferably without doing the whole “this might sound stupid” thing). Talk through your thoughts without sounding like you’re second guessing yourself. If you don’t sound confident in your ideas, don’t expect anyone else to get on board.


9. Just do it. Constantly making lateral moves at work isn’t going to help you grow, so approach each new task as a learning opportunity. Are you a Photoshop novice? Let YouTubers be your guides. Never put together an office newsletter? Google some formatting tips. Learning on your feet is a skill in itself. If you really can’t figure it out, just be upfront about it and go from there.

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10. Ironically, this phrase will inspire approximately zero people to trust you. Remember that confidence and arrogance are not one in the same. Instead of leaving your coworkers hanging, spend time articulating exactly why they should place their faith in you. Knowing what you’re talking about will make you come off as secure, not cocky.

Although we all feel insecure at work sometimes, projecting self-assuredness helps everyone, yourself included, feel better about how things are going. You can do it!

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Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?

Compare your predictions about the future with scientists’.

  1. 1. Do you think humans will succesfully land on Mars?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what the SpaceX founder thinks:

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  1. 2. Will we be cyborgs?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what neuroscientist and roboticist Paul Verschure, Ph.D., thinks:

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  1. 3. Will we be able to control the weather?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


  1. 4. Will most people have driverless electric cars?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what the senior editor of IEEE Spectrum magazine thinks:

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  1. 5. Will we be able to grow new organs in a lab?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what the director of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine thinks:

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  1. 6. Will computers take over most jobs?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what economist Carl Benedikt Frey, Ph.D., thinks:

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  1. 7. Will we be able to stop the aging process?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what gerontologist Aubrey de Grey thinks:

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  1. 8. Will most people be able to travel to space as tourists?

    1. Yes
    2. No

Can You Predict The Future With These 16 Questions?


This is what a space market researcher says:

20 ‘Mana Kuragayalu’ stalls come up in city

Minister for Marketing and Irrigation T. Harish Rao on Sunday opened a vegetables stall at Sardar Patel Nagar near JNTU in Kukatpally, set up under the ‘Mana Kuragayala Pathakam’ introduced by the Mar

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‘Stop the planet. I want off’! New ‘study’ reveals that ‘hurricanes are sexist’!/charlescwcooke/status/473551226487861248

You know, we’ve had to put up with sexism from our patriarchal oppressors for years. But we’ll be damned if we’ll allow ourselves to just sit back and take it from our weather!!/ruiyongchen/status/473550015961382912

Serious, you guys:!/Reuters/status/473547198634815488!/washingtonpost/status/473543273425154048

Via The Washington Post:

Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University examined six decades of hurricane death rates according to gender, spanning 1950 and 2012. Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, the male-named hurricane produced an average of 23 deaths compared to 45 deaths for female-named hurricanes, or almost double the number of fatalities. (The study excluded Katrina and Audrey, outlier storms that would skew the model).

There’s only one possible explanation for this: Sexism!!!11!

The difference in death rates between genders was even more pronounced when comparing strongly masculine names versus strongly female ones.
“[Our] model suggests that changing a severe hurricane’s name from Charley … to Eloise … could nearly triple its death toll,” the study says.

Sharon Shavitt, study co-author and professor of marketing at the University of Illinois, says the results imply an “implicit sexism”; that is, we make decisions about storms based on the gender of their name without even recognizing it.

Clearly the time and money spent on this “study” were well worth it. Except not even remotely.!/BathsaltsShawty/status/473559716430618624!/MeredithFineman/status/473552790879358977!/HeyTammyBruce/status/473551575252619264

So painfully asinine. It’s actually hurting our brains.!/dondalynn/status/473551088365215744!/redsteeze/status/473544239683342336


Only a little common sense:!/therobotviking/status/473549956578816000

And a lot of snark can save us now:!/lorenaoneil/status/473553000309329921

And not a moment too soon!!/ashtenthinks/status/473551175292579840!/bullimusmaximus/status/473556793025904641!/ChrisBarnhart/status/473553258124812288


Oh, snap.

Editor’s note: This post has been update with additional tweets.

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Food stamp nation: Should this woman qualify for SNAP benefits?!/_EatMyTweets13/status/397437013991124992

[Update: @_EatMyTweets13 locked down her Twitter account just before noon ET on Saturday. Twitchy has added screenshots of photos to this post so that they can still be viewed by our readers.]

Think the food stamp system isn’t broken? Meet @_EatMyTweets13.

According to her Twitter feed, @_EatMyTweets13 called to check her food stamp balance earlier this month. She was surprised to learn that she’s still getting assistance and the balance has grown to $400.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/397437169998237696

Many of our elected officials caw about how food stamp fraud, illegal sale of EBT cards and benefits that exceed need are the stuff of myth. Oh, and of course nasty conservatives hate the poor because they won’t increase entitlements.

But evidently @_EatMyTweets13 doesn’t exactly need SNAP benefits to meet her nutritional needs.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/397438013737033728

Hey, guys, she’s got a cable bill to pay.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/397444145314537472

There’s no evidence that this young woman committed food stamp fraud. All we know is that according to her tweets, she receives benefits she doesn’t seem to use. But D.C. pander-bears continue to protect a system in which people who do just fine without food stamps look forward to a taxpayer-funded payday each month.

What else do we know about @_EatMyTweets13?

She has an iPhone. (Service plans don’t come cheap.)!/_EatMyTweets13/status/394887733979918336



And she likes to use that iPhone to tweet about her surprisingly high food stamp balance.


She has WiFi:!/_EatMyTweets13/status/376839950450188288

And she seems to have money for weed.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/393559440898949120!/_EatMyTweets13/status/394256775786274816

She cranks up her air conditioning like it’s going out of style.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/393563722796765184

And she likes to hit IHOP, Hooters and TGI Fridays for grub.!/_EatMyTweets13/status/380510612876709888!/_EatMyTweets13/status/383782449442217984

So … what’s on her agenda for next week?!/_EatMyTweets13/status/403533570150776832


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