I enjoy the TIL entries on Reddit. TIL stands for "today I learned" and that's where I found out Campbell's "Regular" And "25% Less Sodium" tomato soup both contain 480mg of sodium.
Campbell's reply is that the "25% less sodium" claim is as compared to the average of "all varieties" of condensed soup, not tomato. "Campbell has complete confidence in the accuracy of our labels and our marketing communications and that they meet regulatory and other legal requirements," the company told Reuters.
I'm calling bullshit on Cambell's reply. They knew exactly what they were doing, and who amongst us wouldn't assume their "25% less sodium" tomato soup contains less salt than their regular Campbell's tomato soup?
And the kicker? Campbell's "25% less sodium" tomato soup costs more.
The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, went offline yesterday. Without internet, Egyptians are being muted, leaving "The Papyrus Revolution" without a voice.
This past weekend, Google and Twitter introduced a speak-to-tweet service, allowing Egyptians to tweet using just a voice connection.
It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.
Good job, Google and Twitter. Here's hoping phone service stays online...
Star of Cox and Berger of the Bells, and columnist for the Toronto Star for as long as I can remember, Damien Cox has apparently resigned from the Star to take a full-time position with TSN.
I can already hear Canadians outside of the GTA complaining that TSN has hired another Toronto guy, further proof that TSN stands for Toronto Sports Network. Let me assure these people that Damien Cox actually hates Toronto with a passion.
Click that link to see what I mean. On Twitter, he's obnoxious and ridiculous, once picking a fight with the Pension Plan Puppets guys. When I asked Damien Cox aloud why he hated us so, I closed with this.
I'm not sure why Damien Cox hates us so, but I sense he feels threatened. Suddenly you don't need to work for the Toronto Star to have a publishing platform to voice your opinions. Suddenly your detractors can do more than simply write a letter to the editor. We can harness the power of Twitter, Facebook and blogs to be heard.
Damien's comfortable world is dying. You can almost understand why he's lashing out.
And now he has his deal with TSN and can quit his gig at the Star. I hope he's happy, but I'm sure he's not.
On my long list of things I think are bullshit, right near the top, is astrology.
If you think your zodiac sign is anything other than pure entertainment, I have swamp land in Florida you may be interested in. Your zodiac sign means nothing, and it's likely not what you think it is.
The ancient Babylonians based the zodiac on which constellation the sun appeared to be in when a person was born. Since then, the moon's has exerted a gravitation pull on Earth, causing a "wobble" on its axis that has shifted the stars' alignment by about a month, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
"Because of this change in the tilt, the Earth is over here and the sun is in a different constellation than it was 3,000 years ago when this study of the stars began," astronomer Parke Kunkle told the Twin Cities' KARE-TV.
I always thought I was a Cancer, but it turns out I'm actually a Gemini. That makes sense, as I once won a Gemini.
Jared Lee Loughner recently started a YouTube channel as user Classitup10. He uploaded five videos in November and December 2010. In the first few, it's mainly gibberish about "new currency" and mind control. But the two he uploaded on December 15 are interesting...
Here's his video "Introduction: Jared Loughner".
In that video is the following argument.
If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
I define terrorist.
Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.
You call me a terrorist.
Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.
His final slide sheds some light on why he (allegedly) did what he did today.
In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can't trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.
No! I won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver!
No! I won't trust in God!
The final video uploaded by Jared Lee Loughner is simply titled "Hello". Uploaded only a few weeks ago, it concludes with an ominous warning.
In conclusion, my ambition - is for informing dreamers about a new currency, in a few days, you know I'm conscience dreaming! Thank you!
But, perhaps most telling, is the one video favourited by Jared Lee Loughner. It's from user Starhitshnaz and it's titled "America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!".
The song is "Bodies" by Drowning Pool, a song I've always enjoyed with "let the bodies hit the floor" and "something's got to give" repeated in the chorus. The accompanying description is a great dose of crazy, warning the "ability to protest is from the brainwash of the current government structure".
If there's no flag in the constitution then the flag in the film is unknown.
There's no flag in the constitution.
Therefore, the flag in the film is unknown.
Burn every new and old flag that you see.
Burn your flag!
I bet you can imagine this in your mind with a faster speed.
Watch this protest in reverse!
Ask the local police; "What's your illegal activity on duty?".
If you protest the government then there's a new government from protesting.
There's not a new government from protesting.
Thus, you aren't protesting the government.
There's something important in this video: There's no communication to anyone in this location.
You shouldn't be afraid of the stars.
There's a new bird on my right shoulder. The beak is two feet and lime green. The rarest bird on earth, there's no feathers, but small grey scales all over the body. It's with one large red eye with a light blue iris. The bird feet are the same as a woodpecker. This new bird and there's only one, the gender is not female or male. The wings of this bird are beautiful; 3 feet wide with the shape of a bald eagle that you could die for. If you can see this bird then you will understand. You think this bird is able to chat about a government?
I want you to imagine a comet or meteoroid coming through the atmosphere.
On the other hand, welcome yourself to the desert: Maybe your ability to protest is from the brainwash of the current government structure.
I'm no detective, but based on that writing style and warped logic, I'd guess Starhitshnaz is also Jared Lee Loughner.