Monday, December 5, 2016

Can Siri Make You Laugh?

Our favorite shows have turned us all into internet detectives. But what happens when we outsmart the shows we love?
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SEEN, HEARD, APPRECIATED
INTERNET KILLED THE VIDEO STAR
The Internet Is Spoiling TV
theringer.com
Our favorite shows have turned us all into internet detectives. But what happens when we outsmart the shows we love?
'THE ELITIST JERKS'
An Oral History of Azeroth's Most Influential Guild
waypoint.vice.com
'World of Warcraft' came out 12 years ago. One group of players stands out above the rest — they turned the game's obscure mechanics into digestible words and numbers and paved the way for MMO communities to come.
THE JOKER IN THE MACHINE
The Daunting Task Of Making AI Funny
fastcodesign.com
Writers behind Alexa, Google Assistant, and other conversational UIs talk about writing humor for robots.
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The Best Way To Cover Your Ass This Christmas
meundies.com
Looking to show some holiday spirit and a little bit of skin? MeUndies has the goods. Their underwear designs are cheeky, colorful and, most importantly, so. dang. comfy. Find gifts for yourself and everybody on your list in less than five minutes.
JUDGING A BOOK
DOWN THE MANHOLE
Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' As A Parable Of Our Time
newyorker.com
"When I taught the novel, my students, many of them undocumented immigrants, read the idea of invisibility not as a metaphor but as a necessity."
(A FEW ARE A BIT NSFW)
The Different Covers Of 'Lady Chatterly's Lover,' One Of The Most Controversial Novels Ever
flashbak.com
Originally published in 1928, DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" was not published without censorship in the United Kingdom until 1960, when it was the subject of a watershed obscenity trial. Here are 25 of the books covers since its first publication — some more controversial than others.
SAILING OFF INTO THE SUNSET
THESE CHARACTERS DON'T EVEN GET TO LOOP
Inside A Creepy, Dying Westworld-Like Theme Park In South Dakota
vice.com
Welcome to 1880 Cowboy Town in Buffalo Ridge: roadside Americana at its weirdest and most surreal.
SEPTUAGENARIANS SAILING
Meet The People Who've Retired At Sea
bbc.com
Cruises are full-service and adventurous. Why not spend your golden years afloat?
AUSTRALIAN VIDEOS OF THE DAY
NEXT UP: KNIFEY-SPOONEY
ICYMI: Australian Man Punches A Kangaroo To Protect His Dog
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One-hundred percent as-advertised. Man sees kangaroo harassing dog. Man runs up to kangaroo. Man punches kangaroo. Fin.
VIDEO: If You Watch One Cricket Highlight This Year, Make It This Aussie's Amazing Catch
digg.com
VIDEO: Who Made Australia's 2.6 Mile-Long 'Marree Man' Carving?
digg.com
IN THE NEWS
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Dakota Access Pipeline Set To Be Rerouted
Death Toll Reaches 33 In Oakland Warehouse Fire
Austria Rejects Nationalist Candidate, While Italy Votes Against Its Establishment
Thank Australia for an amusing weekend, and have a nice Monday.

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