Day: November 11, 2017

Here’s why a Twitter account for Maine tourism gets so many notifications

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Your relatable tweets are proving to be a real headache for the state of Maine.

As The Daily Dot pointed out Saturday, one of the many ways people announce that they’ve found a tweet relatable is by at-replying the Twitter handle “@me.” It’s tongue-in-cheek — a shorter way to say “that’s me” or “it me.”

The handle is also frequently used when someone says “don’t @ me,” but fails to put a space between “@” and “me.” That space makes a world of difference, y’all. Isn’t Twitter interesting?

Using “@me” has an unintended side effect. The handle @me is actually owned by Maine.com, a website run by a man named Teddy Worcester to advertise Maine tourism.  Read more…

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How to Make Classic Tiramisu

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I’ve always thought of tiramisu as a “restaurant dessert.” You know – one of those fancy desserts that you would never think to make at home.

This is mostly because tiramisu is one of two desserts that my mom always orders at restaurants (the other being crème brulee; she likes a classic). I’d honestly never encountered tiramisu outside of a restaurant setting!

But a few years ago this changed when we hosted our first Christmas dinner and my mom requested tiramisu for dessert. I was definitely a little fearful, but went into “what’s the worst that could happen?” mode.

It turns out that making a good tiramisu at home isn’t really all that difficult. It really just requires a little patience, some solid whisking, and a few tips to help you along!

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Alibaba smashes its Single’s Day record once again as sales cross $25 billion

 Alibaba has set another Single’s Day record after the e-commerce giant sold over $25 billion of product on the Chinese biggest online shopping date. The full number comes in at 163.8 billion RMB, that’s roughly $25.4 billion, in GMV — that’s “gross merchandise volume” which is used to measure a dollar value for all sales on a platform. In Alibaba’s… Read More

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You know you’re going to watch these two rats fight over a french fry

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It’s been over two years since Pizza Rat taught us what it means to reach for the stars. It was 2015, a simpler time — one that you may be feeling nostalgic for even now.

And that’s why we know you’re going to watch this video of two rats battling for a french fry in the disgusting NYC subway. Come on, give it a try! It’s short, it’s fun, it’s dramatic. It even has a beginning, middle, and end.

Truly, what more could you ask for? Read more…

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Alibaba breaks ‘Singles Day’ record, racking up $18 billion in sales in just 12 hours

 Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash from Singles Day, otherwise known as the biggest day for global online shopping of the year. The company has a running sales counter on its Alizila news website, which details the “gross merchandise volume” that it has fulfilled orders for so far. It’s currently just… Read More

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Please stop applauding Louis C.K. for doing the bare minimum

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Well, it looks like the Louis C.K. apologists have at least pivoted to a different tactic than simply labeling accusers liars, after the comedian finally admitted to the sexual misconduct he’s been disparaging as mere “rumor” for five years (and as recently as two months ago).

Within mere hours of C.K. issuing his statement, the internet fell over itself to commend him for the brave act of finally admitting he is, in fact, a sexual harasser and feels bad about it — now that there’s a New York Times story about it, anyway.

And as C.K. fans (and even some of his critics) pat him on the back for doing the literal least he could by not lying anymore, some conservatives continue to make excuses for Roy Moore, the former Alabama judge and U.S. Senate candidate accused of initiating a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Read more…

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