This has been a crazy season for internet hoaxes. This week, we investigate one we actually deeply enjoyed being fooled by — about a social media bot for Pace Picante Salsa going insane and inadvertently revealing an entire world of corporate conspiracy.
Yes, Facebook Messenger wants access to your phone’s mic whenever it wants.
We talked to an actual expert about that Beastie Boys v. Goldieblox copyright case.
And the millionaire Senator turns to me and says, “Got any change?” So I fished a quarter out of my pocket and gave it to him, and he called his father.
Internet Ghost Town
Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. On the latest episode of TLDR, Radio producer Alex Goldman goes back to the BBS he started using over two decades ago and finds it’s still up and running.
They took the ashes from the founder of High Times and mixed it in with an ounce of marijuana, and smoked it on the roof of the World Trade Center.
We published an interview about redditors banning news sites from the /r/ politics subreddit. Apparently, those redditors have now banned our interview from the /r/ politics subreddit.
Monster Mash, the Christmas version. Monster Mash, the 80’s rap version. Monster Mash, the anti-Bush protest song.
Someone should probably start a tumblr called Adults In Suits Eating Hors d’oeuvres Near A Corpse. I’m sure it’ll do gangbusters.
“We left his car and flew off towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean, out of the law’s reach.
This is the point where I realized that maybe, perhaps, I was on a date.”