Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven… how is she a senator?
— DIMV (@Freshselective) March 21, 2014
The Daily Currant strikes again. The website, which calls itself “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record,” last week claimed that Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity she believes Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 “accidentally flew too high and got stuck in heaven.” The story was cross posted to other non-satire sites and managed to fool quite a few.
BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin has credible theory on missing plane: it flew too high and got stuck in Heaven. No joke.. http://t.co/UUvBmYt2Zk
— James Hallwood (@jhallwood) March 21, 2014
— Jake (@ItsJacobSutton) March 24, 2014
For those who still think Sarah Palin is mentally competent to run for any kind of political office http://t.co/FPFZNH7GI8
— Hasan Ahmad (@hasanahmad80) March 24, 2014
Sarah Palin removes any lingering doubt that she is batshit crazy & should not be allowed out without supervision. http://t.co/auelkkVLDA
— Marcus Beer. (@AnnoyedGamer) March 24, 2014
Am I the only one who is wondering why David Ortiz has a motorcycle helmet on?
— Chathan Mukundan (@ChipotleM) October 31, 2013
No, no you are not. Twitter users were buzzing over a great mystery during and after game 6 of the World Series.
I didnt know david ortiz could snowboard or ski pic.twitter.com/oa6oEl17oY
— Dahc Rengaw (@_ChadWagner) October 31, 2013
What was up with David Ortiz’s helmet and goggles?
Wait, why does David Ortiz have a motorcycle helmet with a headlamp on?
— Nick Horowitz (@ztiworoh) October 31, 2013
Can someone tell me why David Ortiz is wearing a motorcycle helmet and snow goggles?
— Brooke (@bkthegk) October 31, 2013
— Liza Gentile (@LGen27) October 31, 2013
It's been 24 minutes. I still don't have an answer for why Ortiz is wearing that helmet. I thought this internet was supposed to be fast.
— Meg (@MegPavs) October 31, 2013
The mystery continued this morning. Get on the ball, Internet!
Has anyone figured out yet why Ortiz was wearing a helmet last night?
— Margarita Gonzalez (@margaritajg) October 31, 2013
Wednesday night, many Twitter users were too busy gasping for breath to unravel the mystery.
Lmao#WorldSeries David Ortiz and his full on snowboard helmet and goggles. #classic
— dustin hale (@dhale243) October 31, 2013
Ortiz is going to go shred it up with his skater helmet, with all his bros pic.twitter.com/Pq1ksvKBA5
— Bobby Ceresia (@Bobby_Ceresia) October 31, 2013
— NewYork Girl✨ (@MilSo__NewYork) October 31, 2013
— Brett L (@pudding2326) October 31, 2013
The real MVP? David Ortiz’s get-up.
Was the mystery solved eventually?
And this answers my question as to why Ortiz was wearing a helmet and ski goggles pic.twitter.com/uRjdFEwyJj
— Rachel Anderson (@_rachandd) October 31, 2013
— KTR (@KTReardon47) October 31, 2013
— ⚡️⚡️Emily Levy ⚡️⚡️ (@emilywlevy) October 31, 2013
And an exit question:
Does David Ortiz's helmet have a twitter yet? #davidorizhelmet
— David Morell (@davidmorelldmo) October 31, 2013
Make it happen, Twitter.
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He's right. You can't count to zero RT @texbarb Jay Carney- The President has met with countless Republicans LOL! Where? On the golf course?
— Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) September 30, 2013
Who knew we’d ever see the day when Rep. Steve Stockman agreed with a claim made by Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney?
Proof-positive that if you live long enough you see everything.
Adobe and Fast Company have partnered to develop a new set of tools for digital storytelling.
When the iPad first came out, many heralded it as a silver bullet for magazines — a way for the sinking industry to present beautifully packaged stories and capture paying readers in the digital era rather than give away their content for free on messy websites, or risk fading into obscurity. But the iPad wasn’t the panacea that the magazine industry thought it would be. Many publications’ iPad apps wound up feeling static, or even irrelevant. But today, Adobe — the company that makes the publishing software used by the vast majority of the magazines in the iOS Newsstand today — is releasing a new Digital Publishing Suite that aims to correct some of those problems, with Fast Company‘s app as its first prototype.
With this new suite, Adobe is softening its all-in approach to putting magazines on mobile devices and creating a publication that is a smarter halfway point between the static traditionalism of print and the ephemeral rush of the web. This means that the publications you currently subscribe to on mobile devices and download month-to-month will now update constantly instead of periodically. In other words, they’ll be more like websites and less like print magazines.
“We wanted to find a way to deliver content in a continuous way,” said Nick Bogaty, Adobe’s head of Digital Publishing. “We wanted to make something that was really mobile-first, not just the print mag for devices.” To that end, the Fast Company app will feature stories from the print magazine along with a running newsfeed from the website and a curated feed from the Fast Company editors.
However, it’s still an open question as to whether readers will actually use magazine apps like this. Reading habits have changed. People now tend to find articles through the social web and apps, rather than curated experiences. Just because the app is prettier and more responsive than the mobile site does not mean that the average person clicking through a share or retweet would ever be willing to run the app just for a better-designed experience.
“The first tier of users will be the avid fans; it’s a better experience for them than any other form right now for readers on mobile,” said Bob Safian, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “I hope over time that it becomes bigger than that.”
The app released today is a Fast Company-specific prototype, but the Digital Publishing Suite will be widely available this summer and, given Adobe’s market share in the publishing world, will likely become the industry standard for producing magazines on mobile devices.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL RT @owillis: moveon just issued stmt saying they met w obama about the fiscal cliff today.
— RB (@RBPundit) November 13, 2012
Tomorrow, a few days before he ducks out of the country for a quick trip to Burma, President Obama is scheduled to meet with CEOs of several major corporations to discuss that pesky fiscal cliff looming on the horizon. Many expect the atmosphere to be tense, but if the meeting goes anywhere as well as today’s meeting with union bosses and progressive activists, it should be smooth sailing.
Today’s meeting was closed to the press, so we’ll have to go by the accounts of those who were invited, including representatives of SEIU, AFSCME, the AFL-CIO and the NEA, as well as officials with MoveOn, the Center for American Progress, the Common Purpose Project, the Center for Community Change and other progressive groups.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the meeting very positive, though we’re not sure if he copied and pasted Obama’s campaign speech into his tweet or if Obama borrowed Trumka’s “fair share” line for his campaign. Who’s up for some “shared sacrifice”?
Very positive mtg w/ the President, we’ll make sure there’s shared sacrifice & the rich pay their fair share so middle class dont get soaked
— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) November 13, 2012
@richardtrumka Yea, have his back, get people out to the streets, don’t let the media spin. And don’t make the mistake of the first term.
— BWD (@theonlyadult) November 13, 2012
Yes, don’t let the media spin the meeting to which they weren’t invited. With that out of the way, who’s ready for another campaign? AFSCME is still fired up and ready to go.
After WH mtg, Lee Saunders of @afscme said, “What we’re going to do is keep our members mobilized…We’re going into another campaign.”
— Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) November 13, 2012
MoveOn also seems confident that the president will let the Bush tax cuts expire and force the rich to pay their fair share.
MoveOn says Obama today “strongly reiterated his steadfast commitment” to ensuring Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest end Dec. 31.
— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) November 13, 2012
moveon: “the President again promised not to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and the poor” #fiscalcliff
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 13, 2012
So, what was a group like MoveOn doing at the White House, aside from being reassured by Obama that everyone in attendance will get they paid for this term?
Obama a week ago: I want to work with the other side v. Obama today: I agree with MoveOn and am not compromising. That lasted long.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) November 13, 2012
Sign of our strange times that MoveOn, CAP, CBPP, et al, sat in this meeting with the nation’s top labor leaders. tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/13/pre…
— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) November 13, 2012
Strange times? More like scary times.
3. When they turned this moment into epic foreshadowing.
4. When they highlighted this moment of friendship between her and Harry.
18. When they pointed out that no one fucks with Hermione.
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