You’ve seen it already, but take one more look anyway.
“I am not a cat,” says Presidio County, TX attorney Rod Ponton. But if you’ve read Tabs more than zero times you know the real question: is he a duck? And as soon as you start to wonder, you know what the answer’s gonna be. Watch the cute kitten one more time if you want, because I’m about to ruin it.
The Texas Observer covered the case as an oddly aggressive drug prosecution effort against a small town vape shop owner. But Fisher’s story for Reason casts it more as ongoing harassment by Ponton stemming from a one night stand he couldn’t let go. Ponton has denied this. In conclusion, remember the woman from the very beginning of the pandemic who turned herself into a potato? She seems great.
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What really happened to Don McNeil? According to The Erik Wemple Blog, the details of his 2019 Peru field trip and his colleagues concerns about his behavior were all just as they’ve been reported, so naturally: “The legacy of the McNeil controversy will be to blockade intelligent discussion.” Eating tomatoes is appropriation of Italian culture, and white supremacy doesn’t exist: that’s intelligent discussion, here in ᴅᴀ Wᴇᴍᴘʟᴇ Z0ɴᴇ.
MySpace is back, at SpaceHey.com. Watch the impeachment video if you haven’t yet, it is harrowing. Casey Newton explains how blocking works on Clubhouse and it’s frankly bonkers. Are cops trying to hide behind copyright filters? Let women live. Excel is finally Turing-complete.
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