Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Internet Is Closed For The Weekend

It's not hard to see why Chapman was singled out by the alt-right as a symbol for the movement. The photo of him at the "March 4 Trump" rally is extremely meme-able; he looks like a medieval cosplay fantasy come to life.
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TROLL PATROL
A TRUE MEMELORD
How Kyle Chapman Became The Alt-Right Meme 'Based Stickman'
newrepublic.com
It's not hard to see why Chapman was singled out by the alt-right as a symbol for the movement. The photo of him at the "March 4 Trump" rally is extremely meme-able; he looks like a medieval cosplay fantasy come to life.
BUT KIM K STILL BROKE IT
Research Shows That Trolls Have Won The Internet
theoutline.com
A survey by Pew Internet suggests the dark side is winning.
PUNCHING WAY, WAY UP
A Brief History Of Comedians Roasting Presidents
washingtonian.com
It's not just this President. The relationship between comedy and the White House has always been complicated.
NO MORE ROTTEN EGGS
Inside Twitter's Obsessive Quest To Ditch The Egg
fastcodesign.com
Rather than suggesting the promise of new life, the Twitter egg has become universal shorthand for Twitter's least desirable accounts. Starting today, however, the egg is history.
BOOTS WE DIGG | SPONSORED
These Cowboy Boots Are Everything You Want In A (Cowboy) Boot
tecovasboots.com
Most cowboy boots range from very to very, very expensive. The Austin-based Tecovas adopted a direct-to-consumer model that lets them make high-quality boots by hand and sell them for less than half what their competitors charge. Yeehaw to that.
THE WEEK'S BEST LONG READS
A TRUE SPACE CADET
Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The AI Apocalypse
vanityfair.com
Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley's latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too.
SPARED NO EXPENSE
Silicon Valley's Quest To Live Forever
newyorker.com
Can billions of dollars' worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?
MANUFACTURING IN BAD (AIR) CONDITION
The Whole Story Behind Trump's Carrier Deal
bloomberg.com
Technology tends to shrink payrolls, and that's likely to happen here.
ECHO AND THE LONELY MEN
Can Amazon's Alexa Be Your Friend?
digg.com
We're so close to a promised future of actually useful digital assistants. But is this the future we want?
WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS
Inside Samsung's Quest For Redemption
theverge.com
The Galaxy S8 is Samsung's most ambitious phone yet.
FROM THE DIGG STORE
10 Products To Throw Your Money At Now And Never Look Back
digg.com
Electric flossers, Lego mugs, literally just buy it all.
WEEKEND VIDEOS
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
Just Two Hungry Cats Politely Requesting More Food Via Call Bell
digg.com
A magnificent internet video doesn't need to be complicated or high budget.
WE'LL BE ROCKING 'TIL THE SUN GOES DOWN
Drunk Karaoke Session Vocals Synced With Music Videos Of The Original Songs
digg.com
Singing is a really weird thing that humans do when you actually stop and think about it, ya know?
Okay, that's it. The internet is closed for the weekend.

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