This weekend was the Conservative Political Action Conference, an uber-conservative political event where all kinds of crazy shit goes down each year. It was sad because some of these people are absolutely batcrackers crazers. Like, my dad is a Fox News-loving, Bush-voting Republican and he is embarrassed by these people. But at the same time it was delightful because all weekend my Twitter was blowing up with “Oh my God, Sarah Palin said what?!” incredulity. And I do love a good Twitter kerfluffle.
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1. Our social media kicked your Super Pac’s ass. Sheldon Adelson, called by The New York Times, “the biggest single donor in political history” backed eight conservative Republican candidates through Super Pacs. None of them won. People have been wondering when America would have its social media driven “Arab Spring”? This was it.
2. Karl Rove’s $300 million extra super, ugly, horrible super bad day. Karl Rove has been a boil on the ass of the American political landscape since he first ushered George W. Bush into the White House in 2000. His smug Fox News-driven run of seemingly invincible political gutter dredging has finally come to an end. His American Crossroads Super Pac spent a lot of money and delivered a record-breaking bad return on investment. Read more…
Robots have really come along way in the 00â€™s, from the bike riding Marata boy to the fan dancing Sony Robot. Just when you thought being entertained by a robot wouldnâ€™t be so bad, an inventor in Beijing has found a scary way to replace humans. Through his company, BUBBY Robot Technologies CO., LTD, Mr. Wang Wei has created a robot that gives breast massages. (Either that or Mr. Wang has made a convincing robot suit for himself.) He claims the feeler upper machine could be used by pubescent girls to promote development, by “women, who are under pressure [or] want to relax themselves,” or even by “women who want to have pretty breasts.” Wow! All that from a robot that moves like Karl Rove dancing to rap music. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »