Next time you buy a lottery ticket, maybe let the machine pick your numbers.
According to TIME, Dante Castillo from NJ swears by his lucky numbers, but it was when a clerk accidentally allowed the machine to generate his ticket that he hit it big. So ask yourself, are your lucky numbers worth $1-million, because his weren't.
It seems like everyone won in this scenerio. Well, almost. Castillo won the Cash4Life lottery, but he and his wife chose the lump sum of a cool million. The convenient store will get $10,000 bonus from the lottery officials for selling the ticket. And the machine who generated the ticket, nothing. Again, we're just digging our own grave when it comes time for the Great War between man and machine.
So what does this prove? Does luck exist? Why do we hold on to superstitions when it's clear the universe is left up to chance and coincidence? Oh, whatever. This guy lucked out.
Quick impression of Twitter this morning:
"Ah! What a beautiful morning. I’ll just roll over and look at my phone. Oh, look at that, TIME picked their person of the year, and it’s… Oh, would you look at that? That billionaire reality TV game show host who won the presidency last month is TIME’s person of the year? You don’t say. Well, back to bed for me for the next four years."
While we sleep through the next four years or until our president-elect Tweets out that somehow the Person of the Year honor he won was rigged somehow, enjoy what Twitter had to say. They weren’t really sure how to deal with it either.
Check out Twitter's best reactions to the Person of the Year, and enjoy how President-elect Trump has enjoyed TIME in the past:
"as president you need to stand firm and stick to what you believe" pic.twitter.com/m1TymuxHtE— k e i t h (@KeetPotato) December 7, 2016
If there was ever a reason to see a movie, annoying Nazis is a pretty good one.
That’s the case now with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Apparently, white supremacists, still terrified of the idea that someone other than a white dude can be the focus of a movie, are looking to boycott the upcoming film.
Raw Story reports that a Reddit user named “GenFrancoPepe” in the r/altright subreddit entitled “(((Star Wars))) Is Anti-White Social Engineering” argues that the “predominantly white characters fight with the oppressive Empire while an array of multicultural characters support the rebel fighters.”
Someone must be new to the concept of storm troopers having white armor for the last, oh, say, 40 years.
Another user stanpicpriest13 continued, “So basically star wars was SJW propaganda from the beginning? Good now I don’t feel as bad about not watching the new films. The new films are going to flop big league anyway.”
Big league. Interesting expression.
Anyway, this bastion of intelligent thought continues to whine about the idea of a movie about robots being anti-white, pro-woman, pro-diversity, and pushing some sort of “Jewish” agenda because the infinite vastness of space only has room for white male characters like Princess Leia. Those SJWs are at it again.
So in what might be the most fun form of civic duty possible, go see the new Star Wars. It’ll annoy white supremacists and might entertain a little.
Hey, while you’re at it, bring your grandparents or think about your grandparents, who spent a good chunk of the 40s making sure Nazis weren’t a thing anymore.
For Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes, everyday is World Trick Shot Day. But for the rest of us, only December 6 is.
So in honor of America’s favorite holiday, World Trick Shot Day, Buckets went to the Tower of the America in San Antonio, Texas to show us the true meaning of the holiday. It’s the highest shot ever in North America, and as he says, he goes to the top of the tower to “knock it down.”
Buckets takes an elevator to the top of the 58-story building and has to be strapped in via harness to keep from falling. Without much thought, he simply says, “World Trick Shot Day, baby. Let’s get buckets” and swish.
It’s amazing, disorienting, and sure to raise the World Trick Shot Day spirit in all of us.
In honor of World Trick Shot Day, here are some trick shot gifs to waste time with.
Have you ever been so hungry that you can only speak in pictures? Have you ever been so hungry that you can type the full word “hamburger”?
Well, you’re time is here, because as of now, you can search Google using emojis — with a few caveats. It’s not like you can just go to Google and put in an emoji burger. You have to do it through Google’s Twitter page. Simply Tweet an emoji to @Google, and they’ll respond with a corresponding search result. It’s that easy.
So basically, if you want to see what the best burger is in town, simply send them a burger emoji, and they send back some suggestions.
Mashable says, “Google says the feature will work with over 200 different emoji for food, sites and activities near you. It's also promising some ‘easter eggs.’”
This news is both good and scary, depending on your feelings regarding the peach and eggplant emojis. Proceed with caution.
In a new study, Netflix found out what 86 million members across 190 countries watch after they finish binging on a TV show and how long it takes them to dive into another one.
The results? 59 percent of viewers give it about three days before moving on to their next show, while 61 percent simply watch a movie. The point is, we never stop watching something apparently.
The study went even farther, looking at what movies people commonly watch after a good binge. They found that people like to stay in the same genre when going from binge watch to movie watch. According to TIME, “After finishing all four seasons of House of Cards, viewers often watched Beasts of No Nation. Bingers of Gilmore Girls went on to watch Sixteen Candles and The Princess Bride. Bloodline was frequently followed up with a serving of Spotlight for dessert”
“Narcos watchers followed up on their interest in drug trafficking with documentaries like Cartel Land and Narco Cultura. Fans of Marvel’s Luke Cage took in 13th, Ava DuVernay’s documentary about race and the American criminal justice system. BoJack Horseman devotees tended to prefer stand-up comedy specials, but a good number of them hunkered down with a motivational speaking superstar in Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.”
You can read the whole study over on Netflix’s blog or just look at that handy graphic above. With the holiday break coming up, this pairing menu will certainly take some of that hard decision making off your hands.