Monday, October 31, 2016

The Phallus On The Football Field

In rural North Dakota, a small county and an insular religious sect are caught in a stand-off over a decaying piece of America's atomic history. Welcome to the deranged thinking of mutually assured destruction.
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WHY HUMAN BEINGS ARE MONSTERS
THE PYRAMID DEFENSIVE SCHEME
The Pyramid At The End Of The World
fusion.net
In rural North Dakota, a small county and an insular religious sect are caught in a stand-off over a decaying piece of America's atomic history. Welcome to the deranged thinking of mutually assured destruction.
IN THE PARK OF THE NIGHT
A Rasputinesque Woman Could Take Down South Korea's President
qz.com
At the heart of the weird scandal surrounding South Korean president Park Geun-hye and confidante Choi Soon-sil, Koreans see their president as being under the spell of a "palm-reader" and even a quack.
JUST BE NICE TO PEOPLE PLEASE
VIDEO: The Insanity Of Being A Bouncer At A Club On Halloween
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After watching this night in the life of a bouncer at a Canadian club on Halloween, we will never again want to be around drunk people in costumes. Or even without costumes. Or even sober. Damn, people are the worst.
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SPOOKY STUFF
THE BIG CANDY APPLE
This Is How New York City Celebrated Halloween In 1993
atlasobscura.com
"Halloween in New York is such a treat. It feels like everything is permitted and that everyone has the right to be who they want to be…whatever it is!"
THEY WANT BRAINS/UPKEEP
The Zombies Houses In Your Neighborhood
bostonglobe.com
Like the fabled undead, zombie homes are caught between two worlds — vacated by owners who've received a notice of foreclosure, but not yet owned outright by the bank. And they're slowly starting to take over Massachusetts.
THE KING OF RATKINGS
How The Brown Rat Conquered New York City (And Every Other One, Too)
nytimes.com
After spreading slowly for thousands of years, brown rats scampered over much of the planet in just the past three centuries. And once brown rats settle into a new city they repel all newcomers.
THE ROOMS WHERE IT HAPPENED
THEY DIDN'T DO IT FOR THE VINE
Inside The Secret Meeting That Changed The Fate Of Vine Forever
mic.com
If Vine agreed to the deal proposed by nearly 20 of the platform's top creators, they could theoretically generate billions of views and boost engagement on a starving app. If they said no, all the top stars would walk.
UBER, BUT FOR BIG DATA ON POLICY
The Next Big DC-Area Startup Is Run Out Of A Techy Frat
washingtonian.com
A bunch of twentysomethings are building a big-data platform designed to upend the oldest trade in Washington. But first they have to finish the laundry.
WHERE THE MILK WAS MADE
Inside The Final Days Of New York City's Last Dairy
atlasobscura.com
Elmhurst Dairy closes its doors in late October. What happens when a metropolis loses milk?
VIDEO OF THE DAY
SILICONE ON THE ONE YARD LINE
How Did A Dildo Get On The Field At The Patriots-Bills Game?
digg.com
We don't know the answer to this question, and we probably never will. But we have a sinking suspicion it has to do with a tight end.
IN THE NEWS
Italy's Strongest Earthquake In 35 Years Topples Benedictine Cathedral
Oklahoma Fugitive Michael Vance Killed In Shootout With Police
FBI Obtains Warrant Needed To Start Reviewing Emails Found On Clinton Aide Laptop
Nearly 22 Million People Have Voted Already — Here's Who
That's all, ghouls and goblins. Stay spooky!

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