✩ Want You To Know: The One With The Bears

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First, Pablo Escobar's hippos.

Next, get off my lawn, modern Glastonbury. ♫ Drugstore, from 1995.

Now …

Bears, As Promised

Like a suave jewel thief (think David Niven in The Pink Panther), or Father Todd Unctuous, this Alaskan bear circumvented all cupcake security measures by attempting its heist from above.

  • This bear from the same neighbourhood is a keen baseball fan.
  • This bear is in a more contemplative mood, just sittin' on the dock of the bay.
  • This bear played an instrumental role in the GoPro IPO.


Yet another Kickstarter scam suspended. If it looks too good to be true it probably is, cave canem, a fool and his money etc.

(h/t @conoroneill)

Worth Pondering


Google commences scrubbing in Europe. 41,000 requests so far apparently. Of course this is still dwarfed by corporate copyright takedown requests.

Snapchat for flowers. "The Beats by Dr. Dre of artisanal cheese" and so on. Can you say 1999? Or even just dumb technology bubble?

Dead Trees

The New York Times kills off a lot of its blogs, or actually just folds them into the 'newspaper' and stops calling them blogs. So blogs aren't that different to online editions of newspapers after all. Three cheers for progress at the Grey Lady!

Totally Confused

The 1966 World Cup final on Twitter, real-time cyberwars, $10 million for Wikipedia edits, three men watch three Transformers movies simultaneously and one man is informed on live TV that his son is missing.

Football Corner

Best World Cup save celebration you'll see. That's a man who's looking forward to spending his share of the three million dollars, chaos or not.


Things got serious later on, and lasers were allegedly deployed. Even the machines are interested in soccer these days.

Thanks Obama. Fox News contributor Keith Ablow is convinced that the US president is using the World Cup as a distraction.

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