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Kids These Days of the Day: (Heads up — video is extremely graphic.)
The latest hobby among bored teens in Saudi Arabia — where strict Muslim customs limit their opportunities to really let loose — is drifting, and it’s all fun and games until someone loses a limb. Or their life:
[It’s] the “sport” of accelerating like you’re trying to break the light barrier and then slamming on the brakes. Doing so creates two possible outcomes: 1) having the vehicle slide around like a crazy-cool doodlebug while the tires ferociously screech and smoke, or 2) prompting a massive car wreck that maims or kills everyone involved, often in the most gruesome way possible.
Obviously, the latter scenario is captured in this video, filmed in Riyadh on May 25. The 2012 Camry was going 125 mph when it flipped; all four occupants died instantly.
If you want to be truly intimidating,
If you want to make an impact,
If you want to have strong connections with others
just be sincere.
Sarcasm is not an attitude, and it’s not a personality trait. It’s a style of rhetoric meant to be used occasionally to highlight a larger point. Saying…
Breaking Arrested Development News of the Day: Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz, at the New Yorker Festival cast reunion, just announced plans to bring back the critically acclaimed TV series for one more season — ahead of the long-anticipated Arrested Development movie.
The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff reports that the new season will be composed of 9-10 “where are they now” episodes, providing context for the film.
This x That:
- Tip on credible 9/11 anniversary terror threat came from intercepted al Qaeda communications; two of the men behind the plot may be American.
- Egypt declared a state of alert as protesters ransack Israeli Embassy in Cairo; ambassador and staff members return to Israel.
- Jacqueline Kennedy calls Martin Luther King Jr. “phony” and “tricky” in newly released interviews with historian Arthur Schlesinger taped in 1963.
- Filmmakers behind iconic Truther “documentary” distance themselves from the movement they helped incite.
- Sunday Funnies to be covered with cartoons remembering 9/11.
- TPM hit with DDoS attack after posting mugshots of suspected Anonymous members.
Look At This:
- The Big Picture: Texas drought and wildfires.
- NewsFeed: Hell on Wheels: Mexico City Tops Global Poll of Worst Places to Drive.
- Tea x Time List: 10 Insulting Words You Should Know.
- Above: Ground Zero as seen from NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite on the morning of September 12, 2001.
Lights Out: Amateur Australian astronomer Alex Cherney writes: “At a star party in August 2009 I took my first long exposure photograph of the night sky. I was so thrilled with the results that I dedicated most moonless weekends since then to photographing two things I love the most in nature - the night sky and the Ocean.”
Music by Redmann.