Thoth Provoking

paradox-danish:

thothprocess:

ydrill:

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

It’s like having a puma, a house puma !

This is not a large cat. The caption is lying. It is a normal sized cat, being held at arms’ length near a camera, using the most basic perspective trick of them all to look larger. If this cat is 3 feet long, that guy’s hands are a foot across, so people should instead be talking about finding a giant human.

Hate to break it to you.

Aha. So, Maine Coon-sized, not the size being implied by the photo above. See, the pictures of the cat reaching the top of a kitchen counter would have been more impressive to me than the optical illusion above.

ydrill:

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

It’s like having a puma, a house puma !

This is not a large cat. The caption is lying. It is a normal sized cat, being held at arms’ length near a camera, using the most basic perspective trick of them all to look larger. If this cat is 3 feet long, that guy’s hands are a foot across, so people should instead be talking about finding a giant human.

15-Year-Old African Kid Tells Madonna To Go ‘Have Sex’ with Herself

almightykushlord:

Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

This is a hoax, but only because people strip sources. It was originally a satirical piece published two years ago, but this is a straight lift, minus source, with the age changed to make it seem more believable.

Original Satirical Article: http://www.theglobaledition.com/4-year-old-african-kid-tells-madonna-to-go-fuck-herself/

The original poster had their account deactivated quite some time ago.

July 2014 Author Earnings Report – Author Earnings

dduane:

Look carefully at the charts in this. They make compelling viewing.

In February, we were able to announce that self-published authors are earning nearly as much as Big 5 authors combined when it comes to ebook sales on the Kindle Store. In the two quarters since, the earnings for Big 5 authors has shrunk while that for indies has grown. We can now say that self-published authors earn more in royalties than Big 5 authors, combined. This may reverse itself by the time February rolls around, but it adds weight to a recent story in The Guardian about the unsustainability of traditional publishing if authors continue to earn less while their publishers earn more.

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