A Correspondent From UK Agency Sky News Swallowed a Fly on the Air

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And here's what the poor guy looked like trying to report while it all happened:

Latin American Paper Publimetro Just Committed the Worst Ad Placement Crime in Recent Memory

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Latin American Paper Publimetro Just Committed the Worst Ad Placement Crime in Recent Memory
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No, that is not a cynically-crafted Photoshop job. You can see the whole thing right here.

Publimetro is the Latin American branch of the Swedish Metro media company (no relation to UK's Metro). What you're looking at here is indeed their coverage of the escalating conflict on the Gaza strip plastered with a full-page ad for the newest Transformers movie. Perhaps Publimetro has the scoop on Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system (ACTUALLY AN AUTOBOT, PERHAPS IRONHIDE) or maybe it's some kind of ironic commentary on the commoditization of war... or maybe it's just a sad statement about the struggles of print media in a digital age.

Point is, let's never mix real life-threatening missiles and Michael Bay missiles ever again, shall we?

For the record, the cover story of this issue is about the World Cup. Of course:

We Present to You... News Tonight Featuring Adorable Kids

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mynickname86's nieces really wanted to make a news report so he set up a green screen and this is the result.

Sorry, Canada.

Green News of the Day: Solar Could Be More Viable Than Coal by 2018

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Green News of the Day: Solar Could Be More Viable Than Coal by 2018
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As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over

Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day.

For several days the price, normally around $40-$50 a megawatt hour, hovered in and around zero. Prices were deflated throughout the week, largely because of the influence of one of the newest, biggest power stations in the state – rooftop solar...

The EPA Hits New Lows as Reports Surface of Employees Literally Leaving a Dump in the Hallway

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The EPA Hits New Lows as Reports Surface of Employees Literally Leaving a Dump in the Hallway
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In an e-mail obtained by Government Executive, employees at the EPA were told to shape up after reported incident of feces being placed outside an office bathroom. Administrator Howard Cantor said "Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals." Poop shenanigan-doers, beware!

This comes after numerous other EPA misconduct incidents, including one employee pretending to be a CIA agent to get unlimited vacation time and another fessing up to spending as many as 6 hours a day watching naughty internet bits. Hats off to the Environmental Protection Agency though, it takes guts to be this blatantly incompetent and wasteful.

Here's Huffington Post's piece on the poopy situation with some more detail:


What the Heck is Going on Here? A Man Looking for His Lost Son is Told He's Been Found... in His Own Basement.

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So, a little setup for this one: Firstly, Nancy Grace is a noxious demagogue and we shouldn't be humoring her. Just throwing that out there. Secondly, why would the child in question just... show up in the basement after all this time spent searching the house? And finally, dad here seems simultaneously defensive and elated in such a way that it's impossible to get a read on him. Point is, what in the heck is going on in this interview?