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Man Diagnosed With ‘Chronic Lateness Condition’ at Appointment He Was 1.5 Hours Late For

Even the Clock of the Long Now can't help poor Mr. Dunbar (Photo: Wikimedia)

If you have trouble getting to work on time, perhaps instead of being a standard issue lazybones you are afflicted with Chronic Lateness Condition, which is actually a real disorder. The Evening Telegraph reports that one man named Jim Dunbar, who has been late for practically everything for his entire life, was officially diagnosed with the condition at an appointment for which he showed up an hour and a half late. Read More

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Here Is Your Black Out-Inducing Drinking Game for JOBS

Did you bring your preferred spirits?

Today, Ashton Kutcher’s take on Steve Jobs hits theaters. There’s a good chance many of you will decide to check it out. But you’ll probably want to be prepared, right? And by that we mean smuggle a flask of whisky into a late-night showing. It definitely seems like Woz could’ve used a drink while watching.

Just in case, here is a handy drinking game. Feel free to cue it up on your phone and play along the theater, but only if you’re sitting next to Hunter Walk, of course.

Take a drink whenever you see: Read More

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Asses Now Equipped With Wifi

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Just because you want to simulate living in ancient Galilee times doesn’t mean you won’t want to check your email while doing so. Kfar Kedem park in Israel has outfitted donkeys with wireless routers so that users can check into “My Ass” on Foursquare. Ah, ain’t the future grand?

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Fifty Shades Generator Makes Lorem Ipsum Text Dirty

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If you’re a designer looking for a new way to populate your page with dummy text while you make it all pretty, Fifty Shades Generator may be able to help. The tool, created by an apparently all-male team of designers, scrapes the web for X-rated language to create the dirtiest nonsensical lorem ipsum text you’ve ever read.

We’d type an example here, but we have Google search results to consider. See for yourself.

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Happy Birthday, Internet! We Would Like to Thank You For…

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And of course... GIFs.

Wired pointed us to the fact that on this day in 1991, “the world wide web became publicly available for the first time.” Father of the Internet Tim Berners-Lee posted an introductory post to the alt.hypertext Usenet group on August 7, 1991, and all at once another world was born: one where we’d be able to see each other’s faces without being near them and join with like-minded people to geek out about shit and–of course–watch lots and lots of free porn. Read More

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Meet the Young Man Who is Ruining @Horse_ebooks

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“The purpose of this blog is to provide sourcing for texts quoted by @Horse_ebooks and, whenever possible, provide context,” wrote freelancer Jack Stuef on a freshly-minted Tumblr conceived in the bleary midnight hours early Friday morning. Born out of that insomniac haze is “The Annotated @Horse_ebooks,” a blog devoted to teasing out nuance and substance from the glorious fountain of non-sequitors that is the Internet’s favorite Twitter account, @Horse_ebooks.

“The idea to do a Tumblr just came to me, but I had looked up some of Horse’s tweets before, and sometimes the sources of those can be just as bizarre and hilarious as the tweets themselves. Or they can be incredibly dull. I thought it was interesting,” Mr. Stuef, who frequently writes for The Onion and BuzzFeed, told Betabeat via Gchat. Read More

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FYI, You Can Insert Animated GIFs Into Emails With Gmail

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Hey guys, what’s up? Cool. Nothing’s really going on here at Betabeat, except that we just learned the best thing ever: In Gmail, you can insert animated GIFs into emails. Wooo.

This is a total game changer, communication-wise. Attaching a GIF just doesn’t possess the same panache. And what if your friends aren’t on Gchat to receive your (undoubtedly witty) IMs to Tumblr GIFs? These are serious problems that people like you and me grapple with every single day.

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With Justin Bieber Blasting, Uber Dabbles in Ice Cream Delivery for a Day

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“I have butterflies,” confessed Cara Hodge, Uber’s New York office manager, as we stepped into the yellow Van Leeuwen ice cream truck. With Britney Spears playing in the background, the truck pulled away from the curb and headed down Seventh Avenue, beginning Uber’s one-day ice cream delivery event–complete with a bouncy pop soundtrack, neon tank tops for the customers Read More