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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

December 4, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

One of Vincent Van Gogh’s last paintings, made 2 months before his suicide

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: History |

“Into the Valley of Death” Okinawa, 1945

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 29, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers |


How does a ‘shill’ for an organization operate online?

Former PR worker here, 99% of our job is to convince people that something that is fucking them over is actually good for them. The whole concept of ‘shills’ has somehow became a conspiracy theory when in reality it’s just PR workers who are paid by a company to defend their product/service. My last job was defending fracking.

Anytime a post containing keywords was submitted to a popular website we where notified and it was our job to just list off talking points and debate the most popular comments. Fracking was an easy one to defend because you could paint people as anti-science if they where against it. The science behind fracking is sound and if done properly is safe, so you just focus on this point. You willfully ignore the fact that fracking is done by people who almost never do it properly and are always looking to cut corners.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Battle of Walmart (The Zombies Come Out On Black Friday)

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

November 22, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What are the implications of losing net neutrality?

Imagine if we had a separate privatized road network where you need to pay to drive on it (sort of like a tollway but more of a global subscription).

You might think it’s suspicious when I suggest it now, but let’s say it passes popular opinion because it’s newly built road that otherwise wouldn’t have been built (therefore not affecting the “normal” road network.

You might think this is a good plan. It can help ease the congestion of the normal roads since there are now alternatives available for those who can afford it.

But in time, you start noticing things:

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The 15 Most Powerful Characters In The Marvel Universe

November 21, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Skaar

Skaar is the son of The Hulk in an alternate reality. He possesses powers similar to his father, but greater. His physical strength is so high, that he cracked the armor of the Juggernaut and sent him into the outer atmosphere with one punch, which is something that was considered impossible and that even his father failed to do. He has survived blasts from the power cosmic, and falls from outer space. His healing factor is superior to the likes of both Hulk and Wolverine.

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17 Brilliantly Colorized Historical Photos

November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: History |

A German soldier with a saw tooth bayonet stands in a dugout wearing his brow plate slid down to his neck, World War I

Presumably, this would allow him to keep the weight off his head until he raised it to place it over his helmet lugs. The saw tooth bayonet was a weapon considered to be too brutal in an already barbaric war. When plunged into the victim, it caused severe pain, also pulling out the victim’s insides when removed. Therefore, any prisoners captured with this version of bayonet were immediately executed. 

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

November 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Fascinating |

Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Just Sold For $450.3M

​On Wednesday, Christie’s sold a painting of Christ that was marketed as “the last Da Vinci” for $450.3 million, setting a record for the price of any work of art ever sold at auction.

“Salvator Mundi” was rediscovered at an estate auction in 2005, where it sold for less than $10,000, and has since been heavily restored. Christie’s made the unusual decision to sell it at a contemporary art sale, rather than the old masters auction, to reach a larger audience of potential buyers — and it did all it could to generate hype for the sale.

Christie’s marketing campaign was perhaps unprecedented in the art world; it was the first time the auction house went so far as to enlist an outside agency to advertise the work. Christie’s also released a video that included top executives pitching the painting to Hong Kong clients as “the holy grail of our business” and likening it to “the discovery of a new planet.” Christie’s called the work “the Last da Vinci,” the only known painting by the Renaissance master still in a private collection (some 15 others are in museums).

“It’s been a brilliant marketing campaign,” said Alan Hobart, director of the Pyms Gallery in London…

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