Oh for fuck’s sake. Honestly, people, you need to get a grip on reality here. Sorry, but this stuff just drives me bonkers… Just because the clouds do something you’ve never seen before doesn’t mean it’s a sign from God or that the “end times” are near. Even if it was a sign, what is it trying to say? “Hey look, I’m a big round rainbowy cloud”? You’d think if God wanted to give us a sign, it would be something that left nothing to interpretation. (And please don’t say your faith tells you this is a holy event, because we both know that’s quite a stretch.)
Costa Rica Cloud Formation: Scientists Explain Cloud Formation As Christians Celebrate Sign From God
One woman who posted a photo of the mystery said it looked “like the end of times.” She said the “skies opened up as if it were the end of times — It was truly a beautiful glimpse of what our God has in store for us on the day he comes back.” Another Escazu resident, Jessie Montealegre, said she was also was amazed by the sky phenomenon. “It was breathtaking,” she said. “It’s like a sign of God.”
But wait! This looks very familiar… I think I’ve seen God’s handiwork like this before!
Anyway, leave it to the killjoy scientists to burst this heavenly bubble and ruin everything with their science and reason and stuff:
However, experts said the cloud has a less divine explanation — a rare phenomenon known as “cloud iridescence.” Eladio Solano, a meteorologist with Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute, said the colorful effect is caused by the sun’s light being refracted by water droplets and ice crystals in the cloud.
OK, all snarkiness aside…I get that religious people take comfort in things they believe to be signs from heaven. It probably feels really good to think you’ve made contact with something “out there.” But when you start seeing an all-powerful Supreme Being in mundane things like clouds, toast, or even brain scans, maybe that is the sign you should pay attention to — it’s telling you that you’re taking this stuff a wee bit too far.
…those couple of months sometime in the mid-90’s when the top selling album in America was by chanting Benedictine monks? What the fuck was that??
I absolutely love this idea because so many “news” sites are just clickbait trying to suck you in. Buzzfeed and Upworthy, I’m glaring in your direction! In Chrome you can even toggle it on and off by clicking the button in the toolbar. Brilliant.
Downworthy: A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean
- “Literally” becomes “Figuratively”
- “Will Blow Your Mind” becomes “Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment”
- “One Weird Trick” becomes “One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit”
- “Go Viral” becomes “Be Overused So Much That You’ll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release of Death to Make it Stop”
- “Can’t Even Handle” becomes “Can Totally Handle Without Any Significant Issue”
- “Incredible” becomes “Painfully Ordinary”
- “You Won’t Believe” becomes “In All Likelihood, You’ll Believe”
…and so on. Here are some headlines that have been improved upon:
This really cracks me up. I remember getting my fingers pinched by crawdads when we used to catch them — it kinda teaches an early lesson that Nature doesn’t screw around!
I thought it was time for this. You’re welcome. 🙂
Google may have its evil aspects, but you have to admit they do some damn cool things with techology via their deep, deep pockets. F’rinstance, now you can tour Angkor Wat (and many other such temples) via Google Street View. Fascinating stuff!
Angkor Wat Might Be the Prettiest Street View Yet
Fresh outta Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the latest addition to Google Maps’ already considerable portfolio of beautiful places you can explore using Street View. It’s one of the most stunning places on the entire planet, and Google stepped up its game accordingly.
This is the funniest damn video I’ve seen all month. It’s so simple, and yet it cracks me up every…single…time!
We played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Christmas when someone at the party got it as a gift. It was a hilarious, appalling, gasping-in-shock good time. It’s basically Apples To Apples for adults, and it’s definitely not for those who don’t/can’t appreciate tasteless and black humor. One of the people playing kept apologizing every time she placed a card on the table, because every card she had held something awful. It was pretty much the same with mine, but I thought it was a hoot. 🙂
I love that the company is selling it on Amazon for $500 (“0% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation”). You can buy it directly from them for $25 however, or…print the game for free! Note sure how that works, but it would probably be perfect for those masochists out there.
I used to have have some pet hermit crabs when I was a kid. They’re cute little critters. These days, I’m fascinated by coconut crabs. Or the idea of them, anyway. Wouldn’t want one in my yard!
Stay away from the trees!!