Dupes fall for Daily Currant satire of Sarah Palin (again)

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.


Yes joke.





AFP journo tweets fake story about Sarah Palin arriving in South Korea for Mandela memorial; Update: Tweet deleted

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/24/flight-370-flew-directly-to-heaven-dupes-fall-for-daily-currants-sarah-palin-satire/

‘Priceless!’ Real World Series MVP? Ortiz’s hilarious helmet, goggles [pics]

No, no you are not. Twitter users were buzzing over a great mystery during and after game 6 of the World Series.

What was up with David Ortiz’s helmet and goggles?


The mystery continued this morning. Get on the ball, Internet!

Wednesday night, many Twitter users were too busy gasping for breath to unravel the mystery.


The real MVP? David Ortiz’s get-up.

Was the mystery solved eventually?



Priceless indeed.

And an exit question:

Make it happen, Twitter.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/31/priceless-the-real-world-series-mvp-david-ortizs-hilarious-helmet-goggles-pics/

Shocker! Rep. Stockman agrees with Jay Carney

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.



Move over, ‘South Park’! Rep. Steve Stockman takes snaptastic swing at Alec Baldwin

Hilarious: Rep. Steve Stockman accused of ‘stealing’ lefty #dontdoublemyrate hashtag [pic]

Rep. Steve Stockman shows 4 photos not allowed to be on display outside Foreign Affairs Committee hearing [pic]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/30/shocker-rep-stockman-agrees-with-jay-carney-that-obama-has-met-with-countless-republicans/

Magazine Apps Are About To Get Better, But Will Anyone Use Them?

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.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/brendanklinkenberg/magazine-apps-are-about-to-get-better-but-will-anyone-use-th

Union bosses, progressive activists enjoy ‘positive’ meeting with Obama

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.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/13/union-bosses-progressive-activists-enjoy-very-positive-meeting-with-obama-promise-shared-sacrifice/

21 Times Tumblr Knew Hermione Was The Best Character In “Harry Potter”


1. When they pointed out how well JK Rowling wrote her.

2. When they made this mash-up.

3. When they turned this moment into epic foreshadowing.

4. When they highlighted this moment of friendship between her and Harry.

5. When they properly understood her character.

6. When they underscored how badass she is.

7. When they reminded everyone how amazing she actually is at magic.

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8. When they pointed out that really, the books would have been better with her as the protagonist.

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9. When they pictured her life as a child.

10. When they explained the ~real~ reason she’s a badass.

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11. When they yelled at her for being a nerd.

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12. But also when they finally understood why she’s such a nerd.

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13. When they mashed her up with Regina George.

14. When they knew why JK Rowling wrote in that scene.

15. When she was sassy AF.

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16. When they captioned this iconic scene.

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17. When they combined the most powerful witch of her age, with the most powerful internet tool.

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18. When they pointed out that no one fucks with Hermione.

20. And again.

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21. And when they showed that, despite all her perfections, she was human enough to get annoyed when someone was a bit better than her at something.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/are-you-sure-thats-a-spell-ron