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Has anyone here read GoogleBro's manifesto and, if so, can you sum up if it's actually horrible? Don't feel like reading it.
Aug 9, 2017 2:38 PM
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wirthlingHas anyone here read GoogleBro's manifesto and, if so, can you sum up if it's actually horrible? Don't feel like reading it.

Still haven't read it, but this critique of it by Yonatan Zunger is a good read.
Aug 9, 2017 4:59 PM
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Aug 14, 2017 3:13 PM
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Police identify headless torso as that of missing journalist Kim Wall

Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out that Wall, while helping Madsen cook a meal onboard the sub, slipped on a banana peel and onto her kitchen knife, accidentally decapitating herself? Who wouldn't panic in that situation, knowing how ridiculous the truth sounded, and dump her at sea?

No? Not funny? Oh, right.
Aug 23, 2017 12:12 PM
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Aug 23, 2017 12:50 PM
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wirthlingWouldn't it be funny if it turned out that Wall, while helping Madsen cook a meal onboard the sub, slipped on a banana peel and onto her kitchen knife, accidentally decapitating herself? Who wouldn't panic in that situation, knowing how ridiculous the truth sounded, and dump her at sea?

No? Not funny? Oh, right.

Slipped on a banana peel, and landed in the axe closet, severing her head, arms and legs. A million in one, doc.
Aug 23, 2017 1:52 PM
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Aug 30, 2017 9:54 PM
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wirthlingThis has to be fake: Paducah, Kentucky man who booked prostitute finds it's his own wife

Fake? Fake.


You should look at the author's other articles.
Aug 30, 2017 11:24 PM
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wirthlingThis has to be fake: Paducah, Kentucky man who booked prostitute finds it's his own wife

Fake? Fake.


You should look at the author's other articles.

Yeah, OK. Should have made the extra effort. Was lazy.
Aug 30, 2017 11:34 PM
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Strangely, there are some serious, ostensibly-factual stories by the same author mixed in there.
Aug 30, 2017 11:39 PM
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Definitely down a rabbit hole now.
Aug 30, 2017 11:41 PM
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Like, he'll do twenty iterations of "longest penis" and "fidget spinner gets stuck in x" and "man's prostitute turns out to be his wife" stories and then suddenly he throws in a "Counting on your inheritance for you retirement? Think again, experts say"
Aug 30, 2017 11:44 PM
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wirthlingLike, he'll do twenty iterations of "longest penis" and "fidget spinner gets stuck in x" and "man's prostitute turns out to be his wife" stories and then suddenly he throws in a "Counting on your inheritance for you retirement? Think again, experts say"


This is weirdly fascinating. I'm not convinced he's not actually a bot or something, but if he's real, what's the deal? Maybe his business model is that of Hollywood actors: do a bunch of junk to generate clicks so he can work on his hard journalism. Maybe he went to j-school and was disillusioned by the crush of the market and is just trying to make the world a better place.
Aug 31, 2017 2:36 AM
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bob goose was 85 yards out from the hole on 3. he took a lob wedge and with the easiest swing, bladed it 20 yards over the green before he chunked his chip 4 feet...

soon later he would turn into an expressionless paper cutout...
Aug 31, 2017 3:04 AM
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