funny/not funny

Sometimes from the stuff I post here you’d think I never read anything funny on the intarweb. This is untrue. For instance:

Erin explains credit.

i think people pretty much all think it is their manifest destiny to own everything in sight. seriously, if you don’t own a lot of things you might as well start fucking dogs because that is how people are going to look at you. like a dog fucker.

i don’t think alot of people even understand the concept of credit though. i mean i don’t even believe in credit, but as far as i can tell, it is kind of like the bank raping you in the mouth.

11 Notes I Would Attach to Bricks I’ve Thrown Through Bank Building Windows

#4. Hey, I tried voting…
#11. I’ll have you know that despite this latest attack against the evil institutions of the state I still have more respect for the law than the current president of the United States. I mean, at least I haven’t killed anybody, yet.

But the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while is the comments on the Playmobil Security Check Point

Thank you Playmobil for allowing me to teach my 5-year old the importance of recognizing what a failing bureaucracy in a ever growing fascist state looks like. Sometimes it’s a hard lesson for kids to learn because not all pigs carry billy clubs and wear body armor. I applaud the people who created this toy for finally being hip to our changing times. Little children need to be aware that not all smiling faces and uniforms are friendly. I noticed that my child is now more interested in current events. Just the other day he asked me why we had to forfeit so much of our liberties and personal freedoms and I had to answer “well, it’s because the terrorists have already won”. Yes, they have won.

Of course, we need some not funny stuff to remind us why funny stuff is funny.

The Future of Universal Water

“Water is becoming increasingly scarce,” says von Stackelberg, pointing to the fact that less than 2% of the planet’s ample water store is fresh, and much of that is threatened by pollution. “By 2025, about 3.4 billion people will live in regions that are defined by the UN as water-scarce.”

While much of the future of universal water depends on political and social activity, technological advances in three major areas will be critical for the hydrological future: desalination of seawater or brackish groundwater, purification of water containing chemical or biological contaminants, and conservation to cut demand.

Foresight studies by both the US and UK from years and years ago pointed out this was coming. Have we seen any moves to react to this? (Other than moves to privatise water?)

And just for some coolness to finish on: screensaver that connects you to one of 400 surveillance cameras somewhere in the world in realtime

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