#241
londinium good sir. pip pip cheerio
#242
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#243
Snapchat users paying up to thousands for custom filters to celebrate life events
Snappers buying into geofilters, the app’s latest ‘photo booth’ feature that personalizes temporary, location-activated filters for weddings, proms and more

It’s the ultimate 2016 teen love story: a “promposal” via a personalized Snapchat geofilter with Bitmoji characters all lined up for the perfect selfie.

If that sentence doesn’t make any sense to you, here’s the long version: Snapchat is offering to tailor its social media service for specific users so that they can celebrate a prom, a birthday, a wedding on the service in their own unique way and tied to where the event is taking place.

Businesses are piling in too and Snapchat – alone among the new generation of social media apps – appears to have found a way to earn revenue directly from everyday users by getting them to pay to create their own content.

Starting at $5 and going into the thousands, Snappers can design and buy a personalized short-term geofilter (location-based graphics on top of videos and photos) to put for events, such as a cartoon “Gloria’s 21st” or “Happy wedding, Jon + Jerome”. The price is based on the time the geofilter is available – from an hour to 30 days – and the geographical area chosen, ranging from a building to a few city blocks.

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“Everything else is so saturated ... The geofilters are so new, there’s an opportunity,” said Anderson, who saw it as a good way to attract millennial customers who aren’t turned off by the “ad” because it’s a geofilter. “Snapchat makes the ad experience flow really naturally in with the content that people are posting,” she added.

But it’s not flawless. Snapchat directly integrates ads into content, which could frustrate users if there are too many paid filters and leaves it open for users to mock brands (much as Twitter’s hashtags have lead to corporate pitches running into trouble). Plus, Anderson notes that no one quizzed her on her credentials. “There’s not a stringent process, not even providing proof that you’re affiliated with the brand. I don’t know what would happen if I put the logo for Nike and said ‘I’m the brand’,” she said.

But for individuals with less of a personal brand to risk, a special geofilter can be a cheap fun addition to a special event, reckons Kelli O’Merry, 28, who designed a geofilter for her wedding last month in San Diego.

O’Merry ditched her initial plan for a geofilter that would cover the whole 28-acre Liberty Station development area in San Diego when Snapchat revealed a $2,500 price tag. But a filter for just her wedding location, a warehouse that fit 400 people, cost $15.
#244
It’s the ultimate 2016 teen love story: a “promposal” via a personalized Snapchat geofilter with Bitmoji characters all lined up for the perfect selfie.
#245
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#246
horrifying vacuousness of the article aside, this

She ran a geofilter for a conference Iberia Bank sponsored, and the filter got 2,895 views and ran for five hours around a two-block radius, and only cost $12.38.

and all their worrying about people pretending to be nike or whatever makes me think filters of Mao quotations to, for example, the national mall during the inauguration could be a better use than anything else they're likely to do

#247
hell hath no fury like a yuppie inconvenienced
#248
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/breaking-the-glass-ceiling-of-the-binary-in-hillarys-pantsuits-456

Breaking the Binary in Hillary Clinton's Pantsuits

Of all the women who've adopted the pantsuit as a symbol of their empowerment (from Katharine Hepburn to Grace Jones), presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the two-piece's biggest champion. This makes a lot of sense considering that when American women usually break into a space typically dominated men, they do it in a pantsuit. And what space has been more exclusive to men than the Oval Office?

That's not to say that we are blind to Clinton's record. She has a troubled history with the LGBTQ community, extending from her husband's misguided support of the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell to the 2016 candidate's recent statement that Nancy Reagan helped start the national conversation on AIDS (a claim she has since walked back). However, when we started to develop the idea for this shoot, we weren't thinking about Clinton's politics specifically. We were thinking about her as a symbol for challenging the notions of conventional gender norms, one which we could appropriate and reimagine.

The truth is, despite the very real prospect of a woman taking the White House next year, there are still many more glass ceilings to shatter. The gender struggles in the United States aren't just relegated to cis white females. Instead, they extend out to the entire queer community, including trans men and women. As such, we wanted to honor the spirit of defying gender norms and take it to its fullest extension by casting models exclusively from the LGBTQ community to reclaim the symbolism of Clinton and her pantsuit.

What's beautiful to us about this shoot is that the images exhibit a strength through the fluidness in gender identities represented, showcasing a new kind of power dressing that breaks down the binary that's held us all back for so long.

—VICE Staff

Half the people in the ensuing photoshoot arent even weating pantsuits, i mean
#249
what's beautiful to me is that the clintons probably see themselves as radical transitional figures but actually are pathetically back-dated
#250
the worlds ending cos we didnt do communism
#251

camera_obscura posted:

what's beautiful to me is that the clintons probably see themselves as radical transitional figures but actually are pathetically back-dated


well you're in luck because now hitlery is saying she'll put william jefferson "nafta" clinton in charge of revitalizing the economy (for bourgeois parasites who profit off destroying american labor) so get ready for some good old backdated ideas like, uhh, well, lets destroy amercan labor i guess

#252
but but bernie and also corbyn. the left is in rude health u guys. u just gotta believe!

anyone remember this classic article about jeremy corbyn's christmas card

MAOIST BRITAIN

In the China of Communist dictator Chairman Mao, bicycles were a symbol of the egalitarian socialist system and the country became known as ‘the kingdom of bicycles’.

Perhaps Corbyn is suggesting that he wants to replicate the Chinese leader’s bicycle kingdom in Britain — after all, Mao is a hero among Corbyn’s inner circle, judging by the extraordinary decision by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell to quote at length from Mao’s Little Red Book in the Commons in response to George Osborne’s Budget.

IT’S A GENDER NEUTRAL MODEL

While Corbyn’s own bike is a man’s Raleigh 300, the one prominent in the picture appears to be a unisex bicycle with a lowered central bar — all very appropriate for the modern, right-on political Left, which regards gender as nothing more than a ‘social construct’ and harps on about sexist oppression.

Yet Corbyn himself has failed to live up to this gender sensitivity. Almost every top job on his front bench has gone to men, while his supporters have become notorious for their macho bullying.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3361878/The-hidden-meaning-Comrade-Corbyn-s-Christmas-card.html

i actually thought this was satire despite the fact it was in the daily heil but then i checked out the writer's wikipedia page:

Leo McKinstry (born 1962) is a British journalist, historian and author.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, McKinstry graduated from Cambridge University. He writes regularly for several newspapers in the United Kingdom, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express, and The Sunday Telegraph. He often writes about issues relating to immigration. His books include a biography of the Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery.

so...not satire i guess?
#253

overfire posted:

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland



Well there you go.

#254
working in a distillery is pretty cool. i get to sample all the heads, hearts and tails as they spill out of the copper spout. then i taste again while its in the barrels. then i taste again before we put it in bottles. then i taste with folks when they buy bottles from me. i'm drinking myself to death and getting paid for it. it's a pretty good reason to DYTD i suppose.
#255
big shout out to the islamic golden age for making it far more efficient to DYTD
#256
a small meteor blew up in the atmosphere above phoenix, arizona.

this is a reason to dytd because it was not a very large meteor, and it exploded too far away to successfully annihilate phoenix arizona.
#257
i've always wanted to go to the mountain park that's in the middle of that city, or possibly i'm confused and it's another city

anyway, dytd
#258
There are zero reasons to desire going to phoenix arizona that do not involve the extermination of all white people in the metropolitan statistical area of phoenix arizona. The only things in arizona is racism and golf courses in the desert and the grand canyon. And some indigenous people who's needs are summarized in the first sentence of this post
#259
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/stanford-swimmer-brock-allen-turner-sentenced.html?mid=fb-share-thecut

Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a ‘Severe Impact on Him’

#260

aerdil posted:

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/stanford-swimmer-brock-allen-turner-sentenced.html?mid=fb-share-thecut

Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a ‘Severe Impact on Him’



#261
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#262

roseweird posted:

aerdil posted:

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/stanford-swimmer-brock-allen-turner-sentenced.html?mid=fb-share-thecut

Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a ‘Severe Impact on Him’



sounds like he had a bad case of affluenza

#263
those swedes should have kicked him to death
#264
HAS AFFLUENZA GONE TOO FAR?

IS THIS SENTENCE REAL OR FAKE
#265
You get a bullet, you get a bullet, everyone gets a bullet! *cheering*
#266
i put a bullet in my mouth and then shoot a shot of whiskey, sometimes i can keep the bullet in my mouth but sometimes i swallow it
#267
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#268
don't drink bullets. they will not get you drunk or let you shoot people w/ ur butt
#269

camera_obscura posted:

i put a bullet in my mouth and then shoot a shot of whiskey, sometimes i can keep the bullet in my mouth but sometimes i swallow it



"That seems like something a drunk person would say."

-Bill Faulkner

#270
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#271
i can't stop

i'm addicted to bullets
#272
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#273

roseweird posted:

aerdil posted:

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/stanford-swimmer-brock-allen-turner-sentenced.html?mid=fb-share-thecut

Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a ‘Severe Impact on Him’

all shitty rich white people look the same to me now

#274
latte libs vs guntotin' rebs, it's time to get your tickets 2 election 2016!!! (only one small contribution of $27)
#275
http://gothamist.com/2016/06/03/always_buy_a_burner_apartment.php
#276
Mustang alrdy posted that link in irc like 5 min ago
#277

I too was generally disappointed - especially at the original theatrical showing; but I bought the DVD and after watching it 5 times I liked it (but only as a non-mythology, stand-alone, double episode flick). I reviewed about 150 reviews by others and liked Ms. Nussbaum's the best.

#278
but I bought the DVD and after watching it 5 times I liked it
#279

cars posted:

but I bought the DVD and after watching it 5 times I liked it



#280
tonight i heard a bunch of dudes at my bar talking about the Brexit, shorting the market, and making millions.