Black holes, blood suckers, and billionaires who once sold shampoo door-to-door. The Internet is still a void of light and love, but look at this picture of John McAfee's very large dogs.
Yes, there was a ground-breaking development in human technology this past week, yadda yadda.
But predating the Event Horizon Telescope's first picture of a black hole, the Internet's been a visible void of light and love since Al Gore invented it. Meanwhile, we've been waiting with baited breath while one of our beloved writers spent a week with John McAfee in the Bahamas. Now we can confirm that he lived to tell the tale—his skin is peeling and he's existentially fatigued. He probably looks like Jesus did right after he rose from his grave. Speaking of which, let's start counting down to Easter with this week in Internet Hell.
1. John McAfee Dubbed Our Own Popdust Writer Dan Kahan as Jesus Christ
What? Who? How?! Why?! To answer your main question of EXCUSE ME?! here is "The Strange Ballad of John McAfee." No, none of your questions will be answered, which should teach you a lesson about who John McAfee is.
Jesus came for me today. I feared I would have no opportunity to say goodbye, but he was only bringing tidings of… https://t.co/yLvfCp6tmC— John McAfee (@John McAfee)1554411932.0
Dan was also surrounded by McAfee's assortment of very large dogs. Popdust is happy to confirm that he survived.
What's for dinner? https://t.co/58UoAyngIn— John McAfee (@John McAfee)1554345678.0
2. Someone's Keeping Frederick Douglass Down in Rochester, NY
With a headline that embodies good old American small town ethos while also sounding sad about it, Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle published "That Frederick Douglass statue is down again. Here's why." The actual story entails vandalism, community projects, and (what a surprise!) racism, but the spoiler is that the statue is actually safe and sound for the sake of conservation. I'm sorry we scared you.
Democrat and Chronicle
3. The Center for Disease Control Is a 5th Grade Boy Who Makes Up Bug Games
Ticks can be the size of a poppy seed. Can you spot all 5 ticks in this photo? Learn how to prevent tick bites.… https://t.co/6OZ7tEPJU1— CDC (@CDC)1525465807.0
For your horror, here are the standalone images:
Brunch Menu: No Tick Muffin $5PBS
Brunch Menu: Tick Muffin $6.75PBS
These posts are not meant to be funny. This is just a fact, and we're very concerned. Perhaps send simple notes to these people filled with non-specific words of encouragement: "I see you," "You are appreciated," "The owner of Patron Tequila used to sell shampoo door-to-door. Anything can happen!"
"I'm looking to sell my monthly pension payment for 1 or 2 years
$6500 up front for $1k for $12 months $12k
Or willing to go 2 years if that helps.
It's a free car payment a month or can help out with the mortgage or rent or a free vacation."
Craigslist - Brooklyn - For Sale - Wanted - By Owner
I'm looking to sell my pension payments upfront for
$3000 for 6 months $1000 6k
Payment can Be made into your account every month or cash payment .
Great to save rent or pay for a car for a year or 2 saves you $500 a month."
Craigslist - Long Island - For Sale - Wanted - By Owner
5. The Popdust Awards for Best Black Hole Memes Go to...
Congratulations to Powehi, the newly named first black hole to ever be photographed. The term is a Hawaiian phrase referring to an "embellished dark source of unending creation." While the Internet has exploded with black hole memes, we've spotlighted the two that do the most justice to this momentous occasion in the course of human history:
Instagram vs reality https://t.co/DEeuQ2p5WC— Royal Institution (@Royal Institution)1554906248.0
POP⚡DUST | Read More...
- This Week in Internet Hell: YouTube Sends a Man to Jail and ... ›
- This Week in Internet Hell: Evil Spirits for Sale and a Good Kind of ... ›
- This Week in Internet Hell: No Cats or Teenagers Were Hurt During ... ›
- 11 of the Weirdest Sites on the Internet ›
- The 7 Most Unintentionally Creepy Places on the Internet | Cracked ... ›
- 13 weird websites you HAVE to visit ›
- 44 Weird Pictures On The Internet You Won't Believe Are Real ›
- 39 Of The Weirdest Websites On The Internet 2019 - Make A ... ›
- Weird but Cool: 25 Most Bizarre Websites You Haven't Seen ›
- The 10 Weirdest Trends That Took Social Media by Storm ›
In the opening pages of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth is destroyed. Now if that doesn't scream 2020 so far, what does?
In Douglas Adams's 1979 novel, which premiered as a radio series on BBC Radio4 in 1978 (42 years ago—but more about the significance of that number later), Earth is suddenly blown up in order to make room for an intergalactic superhighway. Now, in a year that has—after only 3 months, people—given us a contentious, confusing democratic primary, the death of Kobe Bryant, new and worsening facts about our climate and habitat at large, appalling leadership, and of course the rapid spread of and global shutdowns by the coronavirus (COVID-19), it seems impossible to turn to any source for comfort.
Enter The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: a novel that starts with the global annihilation that we might be heading for and then follows the characters as they cope with new realities, with isolation and loss, an endless information source that brings with it endless anxiety, and an egomaniacal, arrogant, selfish, attention-craving president of the galaxy.
- 11 Books That Changed Celebrities' Lives - Popdust ›
- Best Books to Read While Quarantined - Popdust ›
- Donald Trump's Reading List - Popdust ›
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Adams, Douglas ... ›
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - IMDb ›
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - BBC Radio 4 ›
- Of mice and spacemen - “The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy ... ›
- Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back | Television ... ›
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 40 years of parody and ... ›
It's time to study.
Now that you've flooded Instagram with photos of black squares, it's time to hunker down for some real activism.
If you're a white person, you're sitting on top of about four centuries of institutionalized racism. In the wake of George Floyd's murder by police and countless Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, it's time to show up—with your body, with your voice, and with your brain.