The future will be better

Summed up in one simple picture.

 

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Slogans for the 21st Century

Douglas Coupland, Slogans for the 21st Century

from Douglas Coupland

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Found via this NY Times Article

The Frinkiac is what the Internet was made for.

The Frinkiac is a thing of pure beauty. A combination search engine + meme creator that can dissect the entirety of the Simpsons catalog, frame by frame.

If you’ve lived most of your life quoting The Simpsons as I have, it’s nothing short of a miracle. This must be what it feels like when a deaf person finally gets those implants and can hear for the first time.

Frinkiac

We’re not going to war with North Korea

Not over a movie studio getting hacked.

“We didn’t go to war with North Korea when they murdered American soldiers  ​in the 1970s with axes. We didn’t go to war with ​North Korea when they fired missiles over our allies. We didn’t go to war with ​North Korea when one of their ships torpedoed an alliance partner and killed some of their sailors. You’re going to tell me we’re now going to go to war because a Sony exec described Angelina Jolie as a diva? It’s not happening.”

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A sign of the times

In the 80’s, Playmobil police sets looked like this:

playmobil police

80’s Playmobil police

A couple of cops, ready for a traffic accident, protecting and serving, directing traffic.

So when did this (riot shield, assault rifles, gas masks, etc) become the idea of police that we want to teach to our children? With a few small tweaks you could turn this into the SS play set, no problem.

Playmobil Police special forces unit

Playmobil Police special forces unit

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Specialization is for insects

Robert Heinlein Time Enough for Love

Here’s what’s wrong with America.

Eva Green, Sin City 2 Poster   No, this isn’t a rant about sequels, the death of Hollywood, the rash of comic book adaptations, or any of that. It’s not even about the fact that the poster above has been banned by the MPAA (Movie Puritan Association of America).

It’s WHY.

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