5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - June 17, 2014
1. U.S. Underdogs Knock Those Fat Cats From Ghana Down A Peg Or Two With 2-1 World Cup Victory
U.S. soccer team had a strong start to the World Cup yesterday with a stirring 2-1 defeat of Ghana. It's so nice to see America catching a break for once.
The best thing about the World Cup is it helps familiarize us with all the countries we'll eventually be sending troops to.— JerryThomas (@JerryThomas) June 17, 2014
2. God Emphatically Restates His Extreme Distaste For American Midwest With Twin Tornadoes
A pair of massive tornadoes touched down in Nebraska yesterday evening and essentially wiped the small Stanton County town of Pilger off the map. "It was like God dragged two fingernails across the the land," one of the village's 378 residents explained to the Omaha World-Herald.
3. Infrared Technology Used To Find Pablo Picasso's Discarded Old Junk Paintings
Using state-of-the-art infrared camera technology, Art experts have managed to look beneath Pablo Picassos famous "Blue Room" painting and unearth a portrait of an unknown man that the artist felt was literally worth less than the price of a new canvas.
Movie idea: A drunk passes out next to Picasso. He wakes up to find a drawing of a dick on his face worth $1 million. Does he wash it off?— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) December 16, 2013
4. Court Rules Everyone On Earth Allowed To Make Their Own Shitty Version Of 'Sherlock Holmes'
The Seventh Circuit Court ruled yesterday that you are now free to self-publish that awful Sherlock Holmes Investigates 9/11 novel you've got sitting on your hard drive. The stories by Arthur Conan Doyle—which have served as the inspiration for no less than 47 television shows and movies in recent years—have now officially passed into the public domain.
Now that Sherlock is in the public domain I can finally publish my "Watson/Cthulhu Deep Sea" slash fiction!!— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) June 17, 2014
5. Pretty Soon You'll Be Able To Sit And Spin On The New Middle Finger Emoji
250 new emojis will soon be available for your smart phone texting usage. Chief among them is them is the highly anticipated "Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended" that is certain to revolutionize mobile communication.
Gave the middle finger to a baby. Now that baby knows who's an asshole.— Michael Pomranz (@pomranz) April 30, 2014
(by Dennis DiClaudio)