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Just another reminder that Vice President Mike Pence is also a complete nutcase

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As Vice President Mike Pence inches closer to the presidency due to, you know, all that stuff his boss keeps doing, here is your periodic reminder, stolen from his Father’s Day rant way back in the Bush era, that Mike Pence is also a complete nut.

“Despite her delicate features and voice, Disney expects us to believe that Mulan's ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts. Obviously, this is Walt Disney's attempt to add childhood expectation to the cultural debate over the role of women in the military. I suspect that some mischievous liberal at Disney assumes that Mulan's story will cause a quiet change in the next generation's attitude about women in combat and they just might be right. [...]

From the original "Tailhook" scandal involving scores of high ranking navy fighter pilots who molested subordinate women to the latest travesty at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, the hard truth of our experiment with gender integration is that it has been an almost complete disaster for the military and for many of the individual women involved.”

This is in addition to his refusal to meet privately with professional women in the workplace lest he be overcome by their female wiles and, of course, a governance record in his own state that nobody in his party dares bring up these days.

You can see why he didn't hesitate to join Team Tire Fire.

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Canon Jesus was way better than fandom Jesus

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Lauralot points out that the Jesus of the Bible doesn't have much in common with the right-wing, evangelical Christ -- canon Jesus was "a brown Jew in the Middle East, conceived out of wedlock in an arguably interracial if not interspecies (deity and human) relationship, raised by his mother and stepfather in place of his absent father. He may not have had a Y chromosome. He spent his early youth as a refugee in Egypt, where his family no doubt survived initially on handouts from the wealthy." (more…)

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What Would Happen If Cats And Humans Switched Roles

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Web comics about Cats and Men switching rules

Manfried The Man is a comedy series about an anthropomorphic cat named Steve and his pet man, Manfried. A kind of reverse Garfield, Manfried annoys his owner by doing all the things that a cat would do and will make you question the nature of your relationship with your pets.

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Four ways to actually remove stickers once and for all

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BuzzFeed Nifty shows off four different ways to do the seemingly impossible: Remove stickers and their gross residue.

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Animated GIFs Reveal Differences Between Subway Maps and Their Actual Geography

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Animated Subway Map Metro Map New York

New York City (Photo: playhouse_animation)

Have you ever wondered just how true-to-life the world's many metro maps actually are? If so, you're in luck! Recently, Reddit users have started to create animations that compare stylized subway maps with accurate geographical representations. Now, this transit-inspired trend has taken off, with several cities starring as its subjects.

The phenomenon began when vinnivinnivinni, a contributor on the Data is Beautiful subreddit, created and shared a unique map based on Berlin. Rendered as an animated gif, the image shows the well-known, line drawing-like map as it morphs into a more realistic portrayal of the city's subway system. To create her moving masterpiece, vinnivinnivinni used data from Google Maps, Wikipedia, and the official subway map of Berlin.

Other users on the Data is Beautiful board were so impressed and inspired by vinnivinnivinni's work that many opted to create their own animated studies. Thanks to these ambitious animators, most major cities around the world now have their own moving maps. The London Underground, the Paris Metro, and the New York Subway are just a few systems whose iconic, illustrated maps have been realistically reimagined as mesmerizing gifs.

If you're interested in exploring more creative projects rooted in figures and statistics, stop by Data is Beautiful on Reddit.

In a series of animated subway maps, well-known transit maps from cities around the world are cleverly compared to their real-life geography.

Berlin

Paris

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Paris

Photo: hlake

London

Vienna

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Vienna

Photo: p6788

Oslo

Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Photo: Ghorich

Montreal

Washington DC

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Washington Dc

Photo: stupidgit

Austin

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Austin

Photo: MrMason007

Shanghai

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Shanghai

Photo: KailoB6

Singapore

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Singapore

Photo: wrcyn

Tokyo

Animated Subway Map Metro Map Barcelona

Photo: -Ninja-

São Paulo

Barcelona

h/t: [Colossal, Twisted Sifter]

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Cat Waiter

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Dog waiter eats your food after he puts it down in front of you. [Remember to subscribe to us on Instagram!]

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