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http://boingboing.net/2016/08/18/while-eating-mans-face-flor.html

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Anyway, turns out young Mr. Harrouff was a Donald Trump fan, and while biting chunks of his victim's face off, the teen was wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:40:00 am »
This Ryan Lochte situation is actually worth discussing, especially if the gas station tapes are true. Reminds me of some entitled douchebag athletes that went on rampages in breck/keystone.

Latest is Brazil let his 2 homies go. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/brazil-stops-two-us-olympic-swimmers-from-leaving-country-over-robbery-case/2016/08/18/5bfdee66-6540-11e6-96c0-37533479f3f5_story.html

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In the video, released by Brazilian police, gas station employees observe the athletes, then escort them out of the bathroom. In another clip, from a different camera angle, the athletes quickly seat themselves on the ground and raise their hands, as if ordered by a person with a gun. Veloso confirmed that one of the security guards produced the weapon to “contain” the swimmers so they could not leave without paying for the damage. “The firearm was used in a situation in which they were contained. When they were contained the firearm was put away,” he said.

So they were held at gunpoint briefly by security guards, giving some validity.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:54:25 pm »
Ryan Lochte's a liar fugitive for attention, not surprising.

Corruption abounds with boxing medals. That was the last thing I paid attention to. Burnt out on the perpetual mess. Volunteers quitting and striking over work conditions & lack of provided food. Paralympics scandal where all the budget money was used by corrupt officials & not put towards events. Some other shit.

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I read the title & had bad flashbacks to spring break texans in Breck.

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I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

It's side scrolling 2-d but Starbound.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 14, 2016, 11:02:42 pm »
American Swimmer douchebag Ryan Lochte robbed at gunpoint in cab by men "impersonating" police officers.


Notes from the above bbc article:
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5 August - Two rowing coaches robbed at knifepoint on Ipanema beach, the Australian Olympic Committee says
6 August - Security co-ordinator for the opening ceremony targeted in attempted robbery as he left the Maracana stadium the morning after - his guards opened fire on the assailants, killing one of them
6 August - Portuguese education minister robbed in Ipanema as he was coming back from a cycling event
11 August - Russian swimmer Evgeny Korotyshkin (not a competitor) posted a photo on Instagram of two armed men who robbed him near Ipanema - the photo has since been taken down

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:41:09 pm »
More robbing with a car hijacking to boot. You'd think such an event would have proper security where it matters.

Medalist beaten up while celebrating on copacabana beach.

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Never been to a professional convention before. 1st observation: it shares many similarities with a big, Southern Baptist church. The feel of the place, the clapping after someone is done talking, the type of rooms are around and the level of chatter. The biggest difference is, these people aren't wearing suits, mostly jeans, t-shirt, and a backpack. It's weird.

No singing, I hope. No laying on hands or shouting in tongues, either.

Not yet. I could add the in. Perhaps this classic https://youtu.be/UhXcLJFpQ6A

I still prefer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxhxKdnjGA8

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Never been to a professional convention before. 1st observation: it shares many similarities with a big, Southern Baptist church. The feel of the place, the clapping after someone is done talking, the type of rooms are around and the level of chatter. The biggest difference is, these people aren't wearing suits, mostly jeans, t-shirt, and a backpack. It's weird.

No singing, I hope. No laying on hands or shouting in tongues, either.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 07, 2016, 04:43:57 am »

I guess I have never noticed media reporting violence in close proximity of the games until now. Can't recall any bombs, shootings, robbings, muggings, or murder at any Olympics since I've been watching - namely Sochi, London, Athens, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Beijing. Nagano & atlanta I was too young to really remember at all.


So you missed the whole mass-stabbing thing at Beijing?

Apparently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Beijing_Drum_Tower_stabbings

Reads like it was one unhinged psycho & he killed himself afterwards. I'll put that alongside the Atlanta bombings for psycho acting alone.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:14:03 am »
Done.

I haven't seen the beginning but if the shots were of Copacabana and/or Ipanema beaches you bet they are actually that clean. The not-really clean beaches are the ones facing the interior of the bay (specially on Ilha do Governador), the sea-facing ones are clean if not crystalline.


Makes you wonder why the hell they aren't having any of the water based sports there, where the water would actually be safe. I mean, Vancouver was the host city 6 years ago & they held all events at Whistler, like 2.5 hours by bus away. Piss poor planning.

Are you sure there won't be any? I haven't checked, but I believe only some sail events will be on the bay, the rest will be on the Lagoa and on sea-facing beaches.

Should've said all* of the water events.


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I know how seeing a dead body might be very upsetting, but I'm not placing it in the "shitshow" category yet.

I guess I have never noticed media reporting violence in close proximity of the games until now. Can't recall any bombs, shootings, robbings, muggings, or murder at any Olympics since I've been watching - namely Sochi, London, Athens, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Beijing. Nagano & atlanta I was too young to really remember at all.

I mean, sure all cities have violent parts. It's the amount of spillover into patrons of the games in all facets for why I refer to it as a shitshow. Sochi was probably the shabbiest I can remember, and even though their village was rushed to completion, they didn't have half the shit happening that Rio is. Might be par for the course there, which if so, games should never have been held there regardless.  I mean, all for the first games ever in South America, just put em somewhere where busloads of international media 2 miles from the airport aren't going to be in the middle of gunfights.

From that last article:
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Everyone arriving for the Olympic Games from the international airport must pass along the Red Line motorway which is lined in large parts by Mare community, one of the most dangerous shanty-towns in the capital, in the grip of heavily armed drugs gangs.

Two years ago, just before the 2014 World Cup games, Rio sent in the hundreds of soldiers to clean up the no-go zone, using tanks, scores of army officers and heavy weaponry to try to wrest back control of the sprawling lawless slum.

But it’s evident these major security measures haven’t worked.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:53:10 pm »
I haven't seen the beginning but if the shots were of Copacabana and/or Ipanema beaches you bet they are actually that clean. The not-really clean beaches are the ones facing the interior of the bay (specially on Ilha do Governador), the sea-facing ones are clean if not crystalline.


Makes you wonder why the hell they aren't having any of the water based sports there, where the water would actually be safe. I mean, Vancouver was the host city 6 years ago & they held all events at Whistler, like 2.5 hours by bus away. Piss poor planning.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:48:07 pm »
Sorry for the absence, but pokemon go got released here and... well...

Anyway, I actually loved the opening. I'm not going into the Santos-Dumont/Wright Brothers dispute, but they technically didn't say he invented the airplane in the opening, he was only celebrated. We learn the "brazilian no-name"'s name at school, every single one of us (and probably also at least in France), so, you know, might not be the most sensible thing to say near brazilians.



I blame the shitawful today show american commentators then. They're the ones that gave the nod that "Brazillians believe he was the first man to achieve powered flight, and that the wright brothers had no witnesses".

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