Angry Robot

Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor

Come, warm your hands by the burning carcass of app.net. (Sorry, was that cynical? I do hope it works but I think it’s not quite ready for its Verge article)

Hieronymus Bosch Action Figure

Hieronymus Bosch Action Figures

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

I never wanted to be an Uber driver, but now I really don’t want to be an Uber driver.

Daring Fireball: The Mac Pro Lives

Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia

Super-deep dive on Felix Sater. Shows how far back the Trump-Russia stuff goes.

Our investigation also may explain why the FBI, which was very public about its probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails, never disclosed its investigation of the Trump campaign prior to the election, even though we now know that it commenced last July. Such publicity could have exposed a high-value, long-running FBI operation against an organized crime network headquartered in the former Soviet Union. That operation depended on a convicted criminal who for years was closely connected with Trump, working with him in Trump Tower — while constantly informing for the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and being legally protected by them.

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The Dallas Runaway Cart GIF

"This GIF has so many characters and subplots, it's like a Shakespearean tragedy"

Indeed. It even has its own oral history article, which contains this amazing quote:

I was hurt probably more than I’d ever been hurt before. But honestly, it was hilarious. I laughed like crazy for about 15 minutes the first time I watched that video, and for the next three or four months I’d just pull that video up and laugh. I was like, man, that cart didn’t have nobody on it, and I wondered if it was Bugs Bunny was driving it or something. There was just something hilarious about that video. I mean, nobody was even driving it!

(via Josh Marshall's twitter, which had a lot of amazing discussion of the GIF he calls "the last supper of fail")

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thanks y!

Why Michael Flynn may be seeking immunity

pretty good analysis

Shudder

Streaming service for horror films, curated by Colin Geddes, who used to do Midnight Madness at TIFF. $5/mo; not sure how much of the archive is available outside of the US, but the collection looks really great. I mean, they have Manborg. Gonna give it a shot at some point.

Trump Russia dossier key claim ‘verified’

“Watergate doesn’t even come close.” There are a lot of new allegations here, including hacking of voter rolls in coordination with the Trump campaign.

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Signal Problems

A comic that combines the TTC with magical monsters. I’m in!

The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal

Pretty good timeline

How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation

What a mess

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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

> Inspector Horn has managed to piece together a remarkably detailed picture of what befell the Iceman on that fateful day around 3300 B.C., near the crest of the Ötztal Alps.

Over 100 Finnish election candidates – Greens included – call for small nuclear reactors for district heating

Mayflower: the heart of the Trump-Russia scandal

Wow, this is juicy conspiracy stuff. Seems well-sourced though?

Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance Claims

This is out of a dimestore spy novel

Trump Blames Democrats as Major Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

Amazing!

RIP Denis McGrath

Met Denis in 2001 when he was still working at Space. We have lost a great voice.