December 2, 2023

The news you need to know. Dec 9, 2023

Human-curated roundup of this week’s news.

Woman’s concealed carry pistol goes off in MRI machine and shoots her in the butt.

On the menu: Bar offers a face slap from your waitress for a fee. You don’t want to know what happens when you tip lousy.

Ancient Hebrew religious tablet may turn out of be a fishing weight. Ye fishers of fish.

Siberian bears wandering around half-asleep because it’s just too hot to hibernate.

Uber Eats reindeer delivery bots.

Rolls Royce unveils 10-ft-long mini nuclear reactor. If you put it on your Silver Shadow, will it run on banana peels?

Iggy Pop interviewing Tom Waits (shoutout to thoughtcat.bsky) I was coughing up gravel for two days after listening.

Most popular articles on wikipedia this year. Spoiler: ChatGPT the big winner.

Politician uses AI to draft law.

Convicted Insurrectionist to run for George Santos seat. Well, that’s sort of an improvement.

George Santos new job: Selling personalized video messages on Cameo.

Speaking of: HBO developing a George Santos flick. It’ll be unbelievable yet they won’t have to make any of it up.

Live Bombshell sat in a home garden for 135 years: Bomb squad detonated it. They just don’t make ’em like they used to.

73% of web traffic is bots and scams.

Point Nemo: The satellite graveyard in the Pacific.

Those we lost: Photographer Larry Fink, 82. All in the Family creator Norman Lear, 101. Original Moody Blue, Denny Laine, 79.

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