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    A big stink: visitors complain about Giant Cheese Board festival's failings
    An event promising unlimited cheese reportedly ran out of cheese but organisers refused to refund aggrieved attendees.

    The Giant Cheese Board, advertised as an unlimited cheese fest, promised to take revellers to “cheesey heaven” at Studio 338, south-east London, this weekend.

    However, the cheese connoisseurs in attendance claimed they were left short-changed as the event reportedly experienced myriad failures.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    What's everyone thinking about the UFO stuff? I mostly think it's tricks of the light or maybe altitude playing with eyes and brains. But like, I can't devote time to thinking about it. My brain just can't. Then I just saw this cartoon and it expresses my feelings better than my words


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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I literally don’t give one fuck about UFOs.
    My political party is full of batshit conspiracy theorists and the list serv is like UFO-a-palooza in there.

    It’s great for a laugh, though. I remember one chain of emails that started as “how can libertarians mobilize against ICE” and ended with “the government is covering up that the Hadron Collider kills ghosts”.

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    I'm glad I can still take pleasure in the small, silly things.

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    Smile! Grumpy Cat wins £500,000 over copyright breach
    A cat that became an internet sensation because of her gloomy expression has won $710,000 (£500,000) in a copyright case.

    Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, went viral due to her permanently moody face, which is thought to be caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite. Her popularity spawned a Christmas film, TV appearances and a range of merchandise including soft toys and clothing.

    In the trial at California federal court Grumpy Cat Limited sued a US coffee company Grenade after they broke the terms of an agreement over the use of the cat’s image.

    In 2013 Grenade’s owners struck a $150,000 deal to serve iced coffee beverages branded with the cat’s face called “Grumppucinos”. However, in a court filing Grumpy Cat’s owners said the coffee company had “blatantly infringed” their copyrights and trademarks when they began selling roasted coffee and Grumppucino T-shirts featuring the cat’s face.

    The coffee chain’s owners countersued and said Grumpy Cat had not held up their end of the deal to promote the drinks on social media. They also complained they were told the cat would be appearing in a film alongside Will Ferrell and Jack Black, but this did not happen.

    The judge ultimately sided with the cat, however, and ordered that the coffee company pay $750,000 in damages alongside a $1 nominal damage fee for breach of contract.

    According to Courthouse News, the five-year-old cat was brought into court during the trial, but was not present for the verdict.
    That's a lot of kitty treats!
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    Never would have guessed that a SECOND STRING QUARTERBACK would lead his team to victory against the New England Patriots machine in Super Bowl LII.
    Well played Philadelphia.



    Maybe next year Tom.


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    I usually have zero fucks to give about sports, but this was doubly awesome. 1) Being from the Philly area I'm thrilled for my home city, and especially my dad who lived to see his beloved Eagles win a Super Bowl, and 2) How satisfying that they won against a team I truly hate, the Patriots. Fuck you Tom Brady and fuck you Bill Belichick, you sad, obsolete, out of touch Trump enablers.

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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    ^ HAHA. But also,
    Raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Shkreli was physically abused by both of his Albanian immigrant parents and witnessed domestic abuse in his home, according to a submission from a consultant hired by his lawyers that was reviewed by The New York Times. He suffered panic attacks. He funneled his energy into numbers: By the time he was 6, one of his sisters wrote, he calculated square roots and knew the periodic table.
    He's a sick guy, no doubt about that. I have trouble summoning any sympathy for him.

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    Chances are good that the victims of this nerve gas attack will never recover. See Novichok.

    Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning

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    And then there's

    The King of the Ferret Leggers

    What kind of person sticks a ferret down his pants for more than five consecutive hours? Our writer tried to find out.

    Mr. Reg Mellor, the "king of ferret legging," paced across his tiny Yorkshire miner's cottage as he explained the rules of the English sport that he has come to dominate rather late in life. "Ay lad," said the 72-year-old champion, "no jockstraps allowed. No underpants—nothin' whatever. And it's no good with tight trousers, mind ye. Little bah-stards have to be able to move around inside there from ankle to ankle."

    Some 11 years ago I first heard of the strange pastime called ferret legging, and for a decade since then I have sought a publication possessed of sufficient intelligence and vision to allow me to travel to northern England in search of the fabled players of the game.

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    I don't think is quite news but it's definitely other nonsense.



    The lunch in question was shrimp fried rice which means this escalates from a misdemeanor to felony no doubt

    Case facts:
    Lunch was in fridge for less than an hour before it vanished. No shrimp smell remnants in the microwave or kitchen area. This was a professional hit no doubt

    HOLY SHIT. He’s back. He watched the tape. He knows who did it.

    So the man who’s lunch was stolen sits across from me. The person who stole his lunch sits RIGHT NEXT TO ME! She left for the day before the investigation started

    According to the video, this psychopath DIDNT EVEN EAT THE FOOD. She took it out of the fridge and threw and buried it in the trash

    Her motives remain completely unknown. In lieu of what he saw on the tape he has decided to not to press the matter anymore. I can’t say I blame him. We don’t know what this women’s fully capable of

    [19 hours later...]

    Points to clarify: he bought the shrimp fried rice around 11:30am (carry out) and put it in the fridge to chill until he takes lunch at noon. So she had exactly a 30min window of time to do what she did. There was no intention of microwaving the food

    Update: Ok so when dude watched the video with HR they asked “what do you want to do about it?” he told them he was solely interested in who did it and that he didn’t want to be responsible for someone getting fired

    After charges were dropped, HR sent a company wide email about not stealing people’s lunches. She is scheduled to arrive at work in 20min. My blood is on cocaine

    She has walked into the room. And the room is dead silent. Dead fucking silent yet there is a palpable explosive energy pulsing through everyone but her

    From the moment she walked in, I’ve just been staring at her. Watched her open her email and now she clicked on the goddamn HR email! Holy fuck strap in - here we go!

    I can’t move. I simply cannot move, anything could happen right now

    !!!! After seeing the HR email she says out loud “woah. Someone stole a lunch? Who would do something like that?” !!! I may have to run out of this room

    After she said that, shrimp guy responds “well yea it’s not ok to throw someone’s food away” we’re all about to start screaming

    This shits about to get crazier. After he says that she goes “oh it was your lunch?” BEAT she continues “well why would you go to HR about that?!”

    She has simultaneously denied her involvement AND called the guy who saved her job a snitch!!!!!!!!!

    Dude just sighed and went back to work after she said what she said. She looks frightwningly calm

    I’ll keep updating if anything else occurs but all I can say is that EVERYONE in the office from the janitor to the founder knows what she did. She now carries an invisible scarlet letter
    Office lunch drama is the WORST. Don't fuck with people's food.

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    ^Those two deserve eachother.

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