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1  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 20, 2014, 10:18 pm

Inflation-adjusted Productivity, Average Hourly Compensation, and Average Hourly Wage. Either we've been getting fucked over since the early 1970s or our grandparents were lazy fucks looking for a free handout.
2  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The NHL 2014-2015 Hockey Thread on: October 18, 2014, 10:32 pm
PK Subban's goal was really good. Calvin Pickard did alright in his first NHL start, only his second NHL game. Avs are still struggling turning their opportunities into goals.
3  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The NHL 2014-2015 Hockey Thread on: October 18, 2014, 05:58 pm
Both Avs goaltenders were injured. Varlamov is out for a week with a groin injury, Reto Berra went out 3 minutes into the last game with a neck injury, is day-to-day. Calvin Pickard, a 22 year old who is the AHL starter is currently the main goalie with Sami Aittokallio, the 22 year old AHL backup goalie is going to be the backup goalie until Berra or Varlamov get healthy. Avs don't play a possession game so the goaltender sees lots of shots, and that could mean a serious loss.
4  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The NHL 2014-2015 Hockey Thread on: October 16, 2014, 02:15 pm
I'm housesitting or my buddy and he has NHL Season Pass or whatever it's called, and it is so glorious getting to watch every Lightning game. Is this how life is for all you losers who do dumb things like supporting the home team? It's magical.
It's possible to watch every game if you have an internet connection anyhow.

This is a website that will play whatever sound plays when a team scores in their home arena.

Who do you think has the best and worst?
5  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Twitter on: October 13, 2014, 07:43 pm
It was an image that had been going around on the 10th, I didn't make it first, and it had been made fully anonymous by the time I saw it, so was unable to give credit anywhere. As such, I just made a joke about it in a tweet and called it good, without trying to fit in any disclaimer that I was not the originator.
6  Forum / General Discussion / Re: DOGSPOTTING!!! on: October 12, 2014, 07:07 pm
7  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 11, 2014, 05:11 pm
More isochronic travel maps!

Travel time, 1881 from London.

Travel time, 1914 from London.
8  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Halloween will be on October 31st, 2014 on: October 11, 2014, 01:05 am
what an inspired turnout so far. congratulations to those who managed to stick around, and a tip of the hat to those who tried. already we've received hair-raising entries from diegoinglewood, 88fingerslouie, chronicles, truck thunders, steelfan714, diegoinlgewood, metsfan, fermun, and diegoinglewood, and now it's time to up the ante

of course, after getting off to such a great start some of you may be asking, "w-where else is th-th-there for this horror show to g g-g g-go?" well, today we will be profiling a truly unnerving figure.

yes, today we will be setting our gaze against horror that peers back from a visage unknowable. our humanity is lost somewhere in the silent creep of its contorted, lanky, strangely-attired form.

oh, yes. today, we will be talking about the Slender Man.

a being of once challenged origins, the Slender Man--or Slenderman--is now commonly agreed to have made his debut in a photoshop contest at somethingawful.com aimed at spreading fake supernatural images to paranormal-themed conspiracy sites. eric knudsen--or "victor surge" online--quickly gained attention in the thread when he entered two black and white photographs of an unplaceable phantom-like figure. breaking format with previous submissions, eric punctuated these images by pairing each with a quote from alleged witnesses.

"we didn't want to go, we didn't want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…"

— 1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.

"one of two recovered photographs from the stirling city library blaze. notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as 'The Slender Man'. deformities cited as film defects by officials. fire at library occurred one week later. actual photograph confiscated as evidence."

— 1986, photographer: mary thomas, missing since june 13th, 1986.

the entry was a fast hit, but no one could have predicted how far the mythos would spread off-site. it soon evolved its own genres of fanfiction, fanart, cosplay, and video series, and over time found itself cannibalized in an evermore unstable metanarrative.

Slender Man's powers would become almost limitless --  from teleportation, to shapeshifting, to mind control, it seemed almost nothing was outside the realm of possibility to the authors inspired by his mystique. and of all his known attributes, perhaps the most longstanding and notorious was his lanky arms, said to wander and outstretch as he lured his prey closer, and disintegrate into a mass of inescapable tentacles as they came into range.

soon after his first appearance online, Slender Man became a topic of discussion on popular late night radio program coast to coast am with george noory.

more recently, there have been incidents of children attempting to commit murder on behalf of the entity.

eventually, Slender Man became a meme.

although the legend is now widely accepted to have begun on a comedy forum, many interested in the subject warn he could still, very well, be real.

for now, we don't know. if we're lucky, perhaps we never will

This was a very good post.
9  Forum / General Discussion / Re: DOGSPOTTING!!! on: October 10, 2014, 10:16 pm

10  Forum / General Discussion / Re: DOGSPOTTING!!! on: October 10, 2014, 12:15 pm

184 points.
11  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Halloween will be on October 31st, 2014 on: October 09, 2014, 05:07 pm
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12  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: THE PRESIDENT OF VICE on: October 09, 2014, 04:09 pm
13  Forum / Linkies / Re: News Stories That You Love on: October 08, 2014, 07:49 pm
Investigators said the 21-year-old victim bought a handgun earlier in the day and was openly carrying it while talking to his cousin.

They said a man approached them and asked for a cigarette. Talk eventually turned to the victim's new purchase, before the robber pulled his own gun from his waistband and said, "I like your gun, give it to me," according to police.
14  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 06, 2014, 10:28 pm
A map about 200 CE travel times to Rome!

Each contour is a week, each dot is a site which there is data on travel for. The data is then used to build the model which gives information on the places other than the specific sites there is data for. 14 modes of transit are modeled, based on what was known to be available in different areas, then the fastest one is picked to show the minimum time of traveling.

I think the most interesting thing of it is the time to England being slightly faster by river boats through Gaul and then across the Channel instead of all the way around.


Travel times to New York City in 1800

Travel times to New York City in 1830

Travel times to New York City in 1857

Travel times to New York City in 1930
15  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 06, 2014, 10:22 pm

Why? Who cares, fuck it.

Source: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/10/if_every_u_s_state_had_the_same_population_what_would_the_map_of_america.html

With a few more good/stupid good because they are stupid ones in there.
16  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 06, 2014, 08:44 pm
17  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Random pictures on: October 03, 2014, 04:21 pm
18  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: October 02, 2014, 10:45 pm
Only sort of. They are using the company Bitpay, a startup funded by venture capitalist/actor Ashton Kutcher. The way it works is that customers will be able to send bitcoins to Bitpay, Bitpay sends the merchant dollars, then Bitpay sells off the bitcoins for dollars. They currently don't really make any money because their fees are ridiculously low and they are just sort of blowing through Ashton Kutcher's cash, but presumably they will one day run low and have to add more fees.
19  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: October 02, 2014, 10:39 pm

Number of people named Ronny per 10,000 geotagged Facebook posts. It's a western-sounding German name so became popular in East Germany during the cold war, and is a remnant that still remains showing the former borders.
20  Forum / Linkies / Re: POLITICAL ADs on: September 28, 2014, 08:01 pm

A still from this Republican ad that they are using to make themselves seem more human.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iff7mNsGK50" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iff7mNsGK50</a>

Also, some people are saying that this is them trying to do a sly wink at "Republicans are homosexual"
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