09.15.15 Morning Brief

Editor’s Note: It’s been real.  Peace and love to all.

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Russia Pledges to Continue Military Aid to Assad Regime

Alabama Updates Education Standards to Require Students to Learn About Climate Change, Evolution

China Appears to Prep for Third Airstrip in Contested South China Sea

From the Pensieve: Mid-Trip Shoutouts

“I learned a lot over the last little while, and one of the most pertinent understandings for me at this time is that I most certainly cannot do it alone.  Any of it.  This is an entirely insufficient attempt to convey that. “

And a Longer One for the Weekend

“If you laugh, you think and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

An Inspirational Quote

“It is easy to believe that we are each waves and forget that we are also the ocean.’
-Jon Muth

A Nonsense Rap Lyric

“Beef is just a type of cow.”
-Fabolous

The One That Started it All GIF of the Day

At least for me. The dance move. Gets me every time.

And One That Doesn’t, Or At Least I Hope The Threat Has Been Culled in the Last Eight Years

On Jenkem, or as the kids were calling it, “butt hash.”

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09.14.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

1,000 Homes and Commercial Structures Burned as Fast Moving Valley Fire Grows to 50,000 Acres in Lake and Napa Counties

Saudi Government Opens Probe Into Mecca Grand Mosque Crane Collapse that Killed 107.

Germany Re-Institutes Border Protocols Week After Relaxing Them

A 14 Hour Playlist That Got Me Through 16,000 Miles the Last Four Months

This started as songs from my 2015 Coachella playlist that I wanted for a six hour bus trip in Guatemala.  Over the past little while it’s grown and transformed, and I’d posit that if you like sound you’ll find something on here that suits you.  Shuffle play this bad boy, I’ve found it to be quite good in most any situation.

And in Beyonce Videos From 2011 I Didn’t Know Existed Until This Weekend

Always nice when the world reminds you how many awesome things there are out there that you’ve never experienced.

An Inspirational Quote

“Let us read and let us dance, these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
-Voltaire

A Nonsense Rap Lyric

“The way she moves reminded me of a brown stallion horse with skates on.”
-Daddy Fat Sacks

The Most Useful One I Have Saved on My Phone GIF of the Day

Seriously.  The number of situations made better by adding this will blow your mind.

And One That Doesn’t

Historian uncovers first use of word f*** in 1310 English court case.

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09.11.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Scientists Believe Bones Found in South African Cave to be New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Representatives Not Invited 

11th Car in Last Two Weeks Struck by Bullet Along I-10 in Arizona 

Heading Here For the First Time Today

With my first generation Italian-American grandmother. Should be a time.

A Longer One For the Weekend

Race to the Top: The Meaning of Key and Peele

Fridays With Pooh

“Some people care too much.  I think it’s called love.”
-Pooh Bear

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover GIF of the Day

But if you do make sure it’s a dope cover.

And One That Doesn’t, But Like, Depending On the Organ….

30% of millennials would donate organ to get rid of student debt.

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09.10.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Tens of Thousands Abandon Homes as Japanese City of Joso is Hit by Unprecedented Rain

Egyptian Student Takes on Corruption After Scoring 0% on Exams a Year After Scoring 97%

Report: 50 U.S. Intelligence Analysts Formally Complain that Reports on ISIS and Syrian Al Qaeda Were Altered by Senior Officials

“The Lost Wonder of the World, The Backside of Water! O2H! O2H! O2H!”

1. Did you know they’re making a Jungle Cruise movie starring The Rock? 2. Did you know you can sign a petition to asking them to cast real life Jungle Cruise skippers in the film?. Me neither, but now you knowwwwww.

And As The NFL Starts Up Again

I’d like to re-run the Chris Borland piece from a few weeks back as a reminder that behind those masks and pads are humans, not robots.

An Inspirational Quote

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
-Via Nereya O.

The Things People Do for Kicks GIF of the Day

Riding down the face of a dam.

And One That Doesn’t, But at What Point Do We Say Enough With This Bulls***?

Trump: “I always felt like I was in the military.”

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09.09.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

European Commission President Announces Refugee Quota Plan

Canada Clears Way for Case Ecuadorian Case Against “Amazon Chernobyl” 

Queen Elizabeth Becomes Longest Reigning UK Monarch

In Mutli-Tasking

Bernie Sanders set to introduce criminal justice reform bill ending contracts for private prisons within two years.

And One To Save For When You Have Some Time

Desperate Crossing – An interactive journey on a Mediterranean migrant ship. (Submitted by Sarah H.)

An Inspirational Quote

“Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
-Zelda Fitzgerald

Life Goals GIF of the Day

Step 1: Acquire toolbox.

And One That Doesn’t, And 1,000 Headline Points to Gryffindor

Huckabee Aide Physically Blocked Cruz from Getting in Kim Davis Money Shot

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09.08.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Pope Francis Announces Reforms Relaxing Remarriage Rules

German Vice Chancellor: Country Can Take 500,000 Asylum Seekers a Year For Many Years

Philippines to Roll Out Free Nationwide Wifi Service by 2016

A Longer One for the Week (Pod)

Abdi & The Golden Ticket 

tl;dr In light of the immigration crisis, a story about getting to the United States from Africa legally.

And In Things That Thankfully Will Come About Post-Roadtrip

McDonald’s to offer all day breakfast starting 10/6/15.  Elsewise I woulda got my hash brown on across this here nation.

An Inspirational Quote

“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke

This Guy Almost Won the Heisman as Quarterback GIF of the Day

And now he’s apparently one of the better receivers in the nation. Team first mang.

And One That Doesn’t, And Who Showed These Children Shawshank?

Five year olds tunnel their way out of kindergarten to buy grown up car at Jaguar showroom,

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09.04.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

UN: EU Must Accept 200,000 Refugees

Guatemalan President Resigns, is Sent to Jail Amid Corruption Scandal

Russia Set to Land Crewed Probe on the Moon

A Longer One for the Weekend

The Journey 

tl;dr Maybe instead of wondering what we can do to keep people out, we should wonder how bad where they’re coming from must be to willingly submit themselves to the illegal immigration life.

Well This is Hard

Are you good enough to be a tennis line judge?

Fridays With Pooh

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
-Pooh Bear

True Athlete GIF of the Day

Fencing doe. 

 

And One That Doesn’t, BUT CENTRAL VALLEY STAND UP

Fresno man enters burning building to save rack of ribs.

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09.03.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Wide Ranging Settlement Drastically Cuts Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

Pentagon: Five Chinese Military Ships Spotted Off Alaskan Coast

Democratic Republic of Congo Bans Film About Congolese Surgeon Who Treated Thousands of Rape Victims

From the Pensieve: Shenandoah Stream of Conciousness (Ish)

My life has consisted of playing games with the ripples for an indeterminate amount of time now, sending out various strengths and depths and sequences into the now fractal, amorphous reflection of the canopy above, watching the leaves shift and dance in all sorts of random naturally occurring geometric patterns only found on the top of a pond. Or maybe an iTunes visualizer.

Make America Outperform the Stock Market Again

Donald Trump would be as rich today if he would have taken the $40 million he inherited from his pops, thrown it in an index fund 40 years back, and sat on the beach.

An Inspirational Quote

“Every political good carried to an extreme must be productive of evil.”
-Mary Wollstonecraft

Life is Absolutely Ridiculous GIF of the Day

Bees becoming bees.

And One That Doesn’t

Bay Bridge toll plaza slowed down as chickens run amok.

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09.02.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Freddie Gray Police Death Case Goes to Court in Baltimore

Report: Sony Softened “Concussion” Film to Prevent NFL Protests

California Judge Allows Drivers to Sue Uber Over Tips, Employee Status

Courtesy of Joseph B. Smith II

You can buy Pope Francis bobbleheads in the Philadelphia airport in advance of his visit, and they’re awesome.

Courtesy of Joseph B. Smith III

The frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard, released a solo project under the name Thunderbitch, and it’s awesome

An Inspirational Quote

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
-Sylvia Plath

Real Homie GIF of the Day

Gotta look out for the little guy.

And One That Doesn’t (?)

North Korea themed park opens in Syria.

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09.01.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Pope Francis Relaxes Ban on Abortion Forgiveness, Allowing Priests to Officially Forgive Involved Women, Doctors

Budapest Train Station Shuts Down Service to Germany in Effort to Curb Immigration

Kentucky Clerk Continues Refusal to Issue Same Sex Marriage Licenses

In Good Car Things

Tesla’s all-wheel-drive Model S P85D breaks Consumer Reports’ rating system.

It All Starts Somewhere

76 years ago, Germany invaded Poland.

An Inspirational Quote

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”
-Ethel Barrymore

How Many Tries? GIF of the Day

Because I feel like if this went wrong it could go real wrong.

And One That Doesn’t, Brother

Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump’s running mate.


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08.31.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

India Virtually Elimates Tetanus as Killer of Mothers and Newborns, Year After Doing the Same With Polio

President Obama Officially Renames Mt. McKinley Denali.

Paris to Ban Cars Citywide for One Day

This is What Disney Channel Original Movies Look/Sound Like These Days

Basically dubstep.

A Longer One for the Week

The transcript of Kanye West’s 11 minute speech from last night’s VMAs.

tl;dr Listen to the kids. 

An Inspirational Quote

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” ”
-George Bernard Shaw

Well This Looks Like Fun GIF of the Day

“You guys want to go on the zero G plane and release 2,000 ping pong balls.”:

And One That Doesn’t

French woman’s allergy to Wifi granted disability allowance by court.


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08.27.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Washington, DC

Editor’s Note: No Brief tomorrow. Gone camping.

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling AR-15, Other Semi-Automatic Rifles

LAPD to Start Wearing Body Cameras on Monday

Austria, Balkans Call for UN Action Plan to Combat Migrant Crisis

When Fake Social Media Accounts Go Right

Submitted by Drew S.

A Longer One for the Weekend

Beyond the Breach: A Summer in Search of Saints, Sinners and Lost Souls in the New Orleans that Katrina Left Behind.

tl;dr Just read it.

An Inspirational Quote

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
-Maya Angelou

Look What I Did GIF of the Day

Good on you lady cat.  Good on you.

And One That Doesn’t, But That’s Some Real Homie Ish

Drone delivery of pot, porn, gun to Maryland prison foiled.


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08.25.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Dow Opens With Biggest Ever Points Drop as Chinese Economic Slowdown Cause International Markets to Nosedive

China Accused of Censoring Information on Largest Search Provider During “Black Monday”

First UN Privacy Chief: World Needs “Geneva Convention” Type Law to Safeguard International Data

In Dope Ish From Friends of the Brief, Part 1

Because when people spend a year making something like the first interregional urban festival in the Middle East happen, you give props, you watch the video, and if inclined, you throw a buck or two their way.  Much love to the good homie Nereya Otieno.

In Dope Ish From Friends of the Brief, Part 2

Because the “how do I get my laundry from my apartment to the laundromat in a comfortable way?” struggle is too real.  Much love to the homie Cooper Golding.

An Inspirational Quote

“This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.”
-Hannah Arendt

From that Article About SpaceX Yesterday GIF of the Day

All of the GPS in the entire world is handled by 24 satellites. This is how they work (You’re the dot w/the arrow).

And One That Doesn’t, BUT DID HE HAVE TO BUY IT?

Kid stumbles while holding a drink, punches through 17th century painting valued at $1.5 million.


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08.24.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Dow Opens With Biggest Ever Points Drop as Chinese Economic Slowdown Cause International Markets to Nosedive

Twitter Shuts Down 30 Sites Dedicated to Archiving Politiicans Deleted Tweets

12 Uncontained Washington Wildfires Continue to Rage Across 600,000 Acres

A Longer One for the Week

How (And Why) Space X Will Colonize Mars

tl;dr Might be a good idea to treat any visions of the future as a draft of a research paper, the kind that you revise with regularity as new information presents itself.

Music and Life

Submitted by Sophie N.

An Inspirational Quote

“Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real flesh and I myself am not a dream.”
-Helen Keller

How Are You So Chill About This? GIF of the Day

Cockpit cam for an aerial stunt pilot.

And One That Doesn’t

Airport security tells woman she can’t bring Cognac on plane, woman slams entire bottle, woman is kept off flight.


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08.21.15 Morning Brief

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Women to Be Allowed to Run, Vote in December Saudi Elections for First Time

North Korea Orders Frontline Troops on War Footing

First Two Female Army Rangers Finish Ranger School

A Longer One for the Weekend

How Former San Francisco Running Back Chris Borland is the Dangerous Man in Football

tl;dr He retired at 24, and is actively working with CTE researchers. He doesn’t trust the NFL.

And One You Probably Forgot About

The saga of the Northwestern college football unionization effort. 

Fridays With Pooh

“And really, it wasn’t much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them with somebody.” ”
-Pooh Bear

World Record Cliff Jump GIF of the Day

Thanks for wearing a camera dood!

And One That Doesn’t

Woman beats animal rights activists with a duck.


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08.20.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Brooklyn, NY

Editor’s Note: I’m going to keep the link to the $20k football contest in this badboy until the season starts.  One, because I get $100 if I refer the most people, and two, because I don’t know if you heard but you can win $20k for picking one football game a week right.

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Study: People Working More Than 55 Hours A Week Are 33% More Likely To Have a Stroke

Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenues Grow 100%

North and South Korea Exchange Artillery Fire

If You’re Not on AirBnB

You should get on AirBnB,  Here’s $25 to your first rental.  Shameless plug, as if you use it, then I’ll get $25 too.

And This American Life Asked for Money For the First Time in Two Years This Wek

They probably won’t do it again for at least that long, and if you didn’t listen this week you probably never would have known. Given the enjoyment that show has brought me, figure sharing the word is the least I could do.

An Inspirational Quote

“What’s the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don’t yield to them?””
-P.G. Wodehouse

Dear God Someone Make Me This GIF of the Day

Gif recipes. It’s a thing.

And One That Doesn’t, AND THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

Goonies house shut down after owner gets sick of people doing Truffle Shuffle on front lawn.


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08.19.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Portsmouth, NH

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Charlie Hebdo Shooting Survivor Sues French Media for Revealing Whereabouts During Attack

Scientists Grow Miniature Brain, Analagous to Five Week Fetus, For First Time

New York Prison Guard “Beat Up Squad” Blamed in Bipolar Prisoner’s Death

Pay $25, Pick One NFL Game Right a Week, Win $20,000

None of that is a typo. My friend runs a Survivor Pool that in its seventh year is set to pay a $20k first prize.  A bunch of people get paid out, but like, $20k guys. Shout out The One and Only Commish, Peter Simones..

And In Ways to Get the Foo Fighters to Play Your Town

This 100% worked. (Submitted by David R.).

An Inspirational Quote

“When things feel right we say they seem ‘natural’, which means ‘of nature’. Ergo, if things feel wrong, go to nature.”
-Anonymous

Just Go GIF of the Day

It’s out there.

And One That Doesn’t, Unless You Were Creepin…

Hackers post stolen Ashley Madison data.


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08.13.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Toronto, ON

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Huge Explosions in Chinese Port City of Tianjin Leave Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured

Swedish Prosecutors Drop Sexual Assault Probe Against Julian Assange

Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server Turned Over to Justice Department Amid News that “Top Secret” Emails Were Transferred

Well, That’s a Bit Awkward

BMW owns Alphabet.com, and has no intentions of selling it to Google.

And In Fun Art Things From Friends of the Brief

Lightpainting the Goodby Silverstein Office (h/t Elliott Spelman)

An Inspirational Quote

“As a day well spent brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
-Leonardo da Vinci

Here’s Johnny! GIF of the Day

Jack getting ready for the famous scene.

And One That Doesn’t

“Tell Tom Brady I’m sorry I didn’t make him pretty enough.”


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08.12.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Columbus, OH

Editor’s Note: The gif yesterday wasn’t an actual battle, but rather part of war games.  Like, “look how cool our ability to kill other people can look.”

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Chinese Currency Cut Again, Day After Record 1.9% Devaluation
Year’s Best Meteor Shower to Peak Late Wednesday / Early Thursday
Leaked Document: 35,000 U.S. Combat Veterans Denied VA Enrollment Due to Computer Glitch

Haven’t Done a Wiki in a While

The Elo Rating System (Submitted by Anthony Y.)

And In News That Is Super Exciting If You’ve Read the Book Slash Books You Should Read if You Haven’t Already

DiCaprio to play H.H. Holmes in Scorsese’s Devil in the White City.

An Inspirational Quote

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
-John Steinbeck

#Vicious GIF of the Day

I want one.

And One That Doesn’t, but CLEGANEBOWL GET HYPE

Staten Island lawyer requests trial by combat. 


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08.11.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Columbus, OH

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Google Announces Massive Reorganization, to Become Subsidiary of New Parent Company Alphabet
Ireland Refuses to Extradite U.S. Suspect as Supermax Prison Would be “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”
Dutch Investigators: Russian Missile Parts Found at MH17 Crash Site

From One Week Ago

Brazil Dismisses 2016 Olympics Water Pollution Worries

From Today

13 Rowers on 40 Member U.S. World Rowing Junior Championship Team Come Down With Stomach Illness in Rio Test Run

An Inspirational Quote

“Sleeping is nice. You forget about everything for a little while.”
-Anonymous

Hurts My Heart GIF of the Day

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” – Plato

And One That Doesn’t

Alabama state senator sets up GoFundMe account for state budget.


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08.10.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Indianapolis, IN

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Mexican Activist that Led Searches for 43 Missing Students Found Dead
Peaceful Rally Marking One Year Since Michael Brown’s Death Turns Violent
NASA Crew to Eat Space-Grown Vegetables for First Time

In Future Things

How Fast Can Human Beings Travel Through Space? (Submitted by Richard L.)

A Longer One for the Week

The Man Who Shot Michael Brown

tl;dr “The evidence supported Wilson’s contention that Brown had been advancing toward him.”

An Inspirational Quote

“Siimplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Highly Effective, Yes GIF of the Day

Necessary? You tell me.

And One That Doesn’t, but Midsummer Night’s Dream Amirite?

Cannabis residue found in pipes taken from Shakespeare’s garden.


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08.07.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Ann Arbor, MI

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Jon Stewart Ends 16 Year Run as Host of The Daily Show
Leading Democratic Senator to Break Ranks, Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal
Al Qaeda Blow Up 700 Year Old Mosque in Yemen

From The Pensieve: The Questions Unasked

“But I don’t know if I’d listen to me,  I think that Congressional committees should go on a weeklong wilderness trek prior to working together and hold out hope that if a major world leader conference was held in like a government-folk-only private Ultra type festival where they all dropped and danced and PLURd out to Swedish House for a bit, nuclear weapons could be a thing of the past and world peace would totally be on the table.  I’m a dreamer.”

A Longer One for the Weekend

Hiroshima, A Year Later. (Submitted by Emily H.)

tl;dr The New Yorker dedicated an entire issue to this article. It became a book that you may have read this as a child, and either way I implore you to interact with this as an adult.

Fridays With Pooh

“We will be friends until forever, you just wait and see.”
-Pooh Bear

Holy Technology, Batman GIF of the Day

You guys remember when we had to plug in our own cars? A ha ha ha ha ha.

And One That Doesn’t, but You Gotta Respect the Dedication

Politician leaks false male prostitution emails to hide actual affair with other politician.


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Has a bit of an idea what he’s doing. He did in fact quit his day job.

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08.06.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

08.06.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Ann Arbor, MI

08.06.15 Morning Brief,baby,rabbit

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan (1945)
Malaysian Prime Minister Indicates Wreckage is Flight MH370
Texas Attorney General Faces Contempt Hearing Over Gay Marriage Rights

Seriously Though, Not Only is It Not Getting Better, It’s Getting Worse

Which is one of many reasons we should all move to Switzerland.

What If I Told You That You (Yes You) Could Change The World?

Don’t believe me though. Believe Kenzie Haygood and Shayanne Martin, the first two guests on this week’s Christian Values podcast.  If True Detective is more your speed, we have something for you as well, with Derek Schuffenhauer dropping in to talk Vinci ahead of Season 2’s Sunday finale.

An Inspirational Quote From a Few Thousand Years Back as We Enter Official Presidential Election Season

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
-Aristotle

Enjoy The Show GIF of the Day

The ocean is scary.

And One That Doesn’t, as Long as You Just Focus on the Growth

Chinese steel now cheaper than cabbage.


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08.06.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

08.05.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Chicago, IL

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Japanese Prime Minister Asks Vice President Biden for Investigation of U.S. Spying on Japanese Leadership
India Overturns Porn Ban Four Days Into Implementation
Netflix Announces Unlimited Maternity and Paternity Leave For First Year Post-Birth/Adoption

Hey! It’s Not Getting Better!

Researchers find that speed of glacier retreat has doubled since a decade ago.

Real Talk From a Paramedic

“Look, if any job is going to take up someone’s life, it deserves a living wage. If a job exists and you have to hire someone to do it, they deserve a living wage. End of story.”

An Inspirational Quote

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember.  And remember more than I’ve seen.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

A Thousand Words GIF of the Day

Real talk though, the Presidential candidate that builds a platform on banning beach balls from public places probably gets my vote.

And One That Doesn’t

But is still pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay interesting.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

08.04.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Chicago, IL

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

13,000 Evacuated As Northern California Fire Jumps Highway Containment Line
USFDA Approves Production of First 3D Printed Pill
President Obama Unveils Clean Power Plan, Aiming to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 2030

Population Dynamics in the United States

There’s a lot of us in a little space.

And In Response to a Complaint From Mr. Anonymous

Submitted by Chelsea M.

An Inspirational Quote

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Only  Four Months Until Ski Season GIF of the Day

Shred. Gnar. Other words.

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And One That Doesn’t

Giant Minion terrorizes Ireland as 40 ft inflatable blocks road.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

08.03.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Chicago, IL

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

Lake County Fire Doubles in Size Overnight, 47,000 Acres Now Burning at 5% Containment
USFDA Encourages Hospitals Not to Use Hackable Drug Pump
Greek Stock Market Re-Opens After Five Weeks, Drops 23% 

Seriously Though, C’mon Guys

Hitchhiking robot that made across Canada safely lasts two weeks in the United States. (Submitted by James M.)

And a Longer One For the Week

Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Asnwer Questions Later

tl; dr There’s a dude from Portland that charges $1,000 an hour to testify in police shooting cases.

An Inspirational Quote

“Every day people do every day things, but I can’t be one of them.
I know you hear me, we are a different kind, we can do anything.
We could be heroes.”
-Tove Lo

Something Like This Happened Yesterday GIF of the Day

This link goes to the gif but if you want to see some ish google Florence Lollapalooza

07.31.15 Morning Brief,bruv,gif

And One That Doesn’t, but Classic Off Reg Move

Cristiano Ronaldo buys agent a Greek island as wedding present.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

07.31.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Chicago, IL

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

California Water Use Falls by 27 Percent in June
Tokyo Electric Executives to be Charges Over Fukushima Disaster
Lawyer: Putin “Ordered Poisioning” of Russian Agent

Dat Throwback Doe

Get your day started right. (Submitted by Alix L.)

And a Longer One For the Weekend

Tupac Shakur, 25, Dies (1996)

Fridays With Pooh

“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?”
“I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.”

#squadgoals GIF of the Day

We’re all in this together bruv.

07.31.15 Morning Brief,bruv,gif

And One That Doesn’t, As Long As You Just Don’t Think About How Far That Money Would Go to Get People Water

Pre-Civil War baseball card sells for $179k.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

07.30.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Nashville, TN

07.30.15 Morning Brief,Puppy,Flower

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted for Murder After Body Cam Footage Contradicts Incident Report
Report: Vast Majority of Children Bought and Sold for Sex in U.S. Americans
Kenyan Auditor: Only 1% of Government Spending Accounted For

From The Pensieve: DiversionGate

“I could give the backside of two s**** if Tom Brady deflated those footballs himself, asked an undercover spy to deflate them, sold his cell phone to the Mayor of Vinci and whatever other pseudo-salacious details have yet to find their way into this overplayed narrative.”

And Some Real Talk About Cecil The Lion

Maybe you should wonder why you know a lion’s name in the first place.

An Inspirational Quote

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
-Einstein

Truth. GIF of the Day

All in how you view it.

07.30.15 Morning Brief,movitvation,gif

And One That Doesn’t on 17 of 38 Days

The Royals love Trap Queen and it’s making the world a more fun place.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

07.29.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Nashville, TN

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

France to Up Chunnel Security As Thousands of Migrants Attempt Use It as Means to Enter UK
Afghan Security Leader: Taliban Head Died Two Years Ago
Turkey Launches Largest Airstrikes to Date on Kurdish Groups

Life is Beautiful

I Can’t Believe We Just Did That (Submitted by Tawna L.)

And In Dope Stuff From Friends of The Brief

A homie is raising money to climb Mount Baldy in Village People gear to raise money for Parkinsons.  Donate, don’t donate, but hopefully it’ll cross your mind today when it might not have.

An Inspirational Quote

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
-Denis Waitley

AMERICA’S TEAM GIF of the Day

Seriously. These guys.

And One That Doesn’t, but Smart Money Says Ellie Goulding

Bookmaker suspends odds on singer of James Bond title song after fan drops $15k on Radiohead.


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Christian Edwards

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07.20.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

07.27.15 Morning Brief

Created In: New Orleans, LA

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

More Than 1,000 Experts and Robotics Researchers Issue Sign Letter Warning of Military AI Arms Race
Study: American Daily Calorie Consumption in Sustained Decline for First Time Since Data Tracking Began 

Report: Search for 43 Missing Mexican Students Has Turned Up 129 Other Bodies in Last 10 Months

A Longer One for the Week

The  War on Plastic Bags vs The War On Plastic Bag Bans (Submitted by Sarah H.)

tl;dr Who cares if the one trillion plastic bags that the world will use this year will be around for at least the next thousand years. Plastic bag bans are fascist.

And One That Got Me All Worked Up on My Drive Saturday

Dan Carlin on the ridiculousness of the pending international trade agreements, and the illusion of control.  This link goes to a Youtube video with a really weird image assocaited, but it’s also on iTunes, Stitcher, and all of your other podcast entities.

An Inspirational Quote

“There are two things a person should never be angry at: what they can help, and what they cannot.”
– Plato

Technology’s Just the Best GIF of the Day

Just a mini husky without front legs getting around on 3d printed prosthetics.

And One That Doesn’t, but If Anyone Has First Hand Experience, Please Share!

San Francisco urine resistant walls send pee back.


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Christian Edwards

Has a bit of an idea what he’s doing. He did in fact quit his day job.

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07.20.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards