s skippy the bush kangaroo: October 2016

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, October 31, 2016

they did the monster mash

wal-mart's suicide scar costume didn't sit well with some customers

siri will pick your halloween costume for you

election turmoil sends halloween spending to an all-time high 

er visits spike on halloween

science says this much candy could kill you
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

black magic woman

8 high tech ways to upgrade your haunted house

mississippi county bans clown costumes for halloween

detroit grandma makes scary yard halloween display about being black in america

what it's like to be a haunted house worker inside a real prison

trump groper costumes just aren't funny 
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

40 miles to saturday night

a look at the militarized police response to protestors at standing rock

going to work when you're sick is a very dumb and very american idea

uber drivers ruled eligible for unemployment in new york

woman's on-campus rate was followed by 8-hour police interrogation

how thinking about infinity changes kids' brains
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Friday, October 28, 2016

it's friday

how the nfl sells (and profits from) the link between football and war

bigotry is expensive

why are millions of trees dying across the country? 

this organic chicken farm in georgia ha become an endless buffet for bald eagles

cuttlefish can count to five
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

thursdays maurader outro

fossil fuel production emits more methane than previously thought

comcast hit with biggest fcc fine ever

we arrest someone for drugs every 25 seconds

louisiana is one of the worst states at caring for low-income babies and toddlers

the race for the zika vaccine
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

wednesday girl

the hidden horrors (sex abuse, trafficking) of california's pot farms

gun rights are for white people only

why it takes local activists to end the school to prison pipeline

the economy is booming, so why are kids still going to be hungry?

when in dc, be sure to visit the rat sanctuary

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

tuesday came

gun rights groups invest in top no. carolina races

greenland's receding ice cap will soon reveal defunct us cold war  nuclear project

why it's unlikely anyone will go to jail over the wells fargo account scam

how did 2 chinese skeletons wind up in a roman cemetery in london?

there's a special security door for cats at 10 downing street
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Monday, October 24, 2016

monday star

white men killed the most cops in 2016

did wells fargo target senior citizens?

robots, automation and the universal basic income

de-salinization dream may be over for the gulf states
thrilling cure for kidney stones: roller coasters
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

sunday for seven days

finance is ruining america

leaked isis documents show recruits have poor understanding of islam

how many wells fargo employees were fired for not committing fraud?

10 obscene displays of wealth that shock average americans

first it was phones, now it's exploding samsung washing machines
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

fine saturday

lindsay graham to trump: don't say the election is rigged if you lose

doctors' political views affect how they treat patients

want to slow climate change? stop having babies

the weed industry now has its own white collar crime

dogs ignore bad advice that humans will follow

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Friday, October 21, 2016

is it friday yet?

why the media is botching the election coverage

'poverty is a product of the institutions we have in society'

the debates are over, and nobody asked about climate change

if trump wins, kids lose

someone is learning to take down the internet
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

My 2016 Presidential Website Endorsement

Vote for Trump Pence

with obligatory video

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thursday's letter

police often dismiss rape reports even before investigating

a $15 minimum wage would keep 1.2 million households from going hungry

america's monopoly problem

families evicted from silicon valley apts. so building can rebrand for facebook

the untold story of ed smith, black video game pioneer
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cnn doubles down on wikileaks suppression

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jordan chariton may be the only journalist left in america

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

wednesday evenin blues

uber and lyft drivers unite to fight exploitation

google searches for 'write-ins' are off the charts

manspreading through out the ages

the world lost 1/10 of its wilderness in the past 2 decades 

2 year old girl in dc cited for littering
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

tuesday blues

a pox on both your houses: neither presidential candidate cares for workers

bookings at trump hotels plummet

legendary apple engineer gets rejected for genius bar job

washington's hawks push new cold war

target pulling clown costumes from shelves amidst reports of creepy clown sightings
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Monday, October 17, 2016

monday speaks

george has flipped to hillary in a stunning new electoral map

news station informed duke energy of breach in its own dam after hurricane matthew

pornhub viewship dropped 16% during first presidential debate

alabama chief justice roy moore suspended over gay marriage opposition

cops use helicopter and the national guard to seize an 81-yr old woman's medical marijuana plant 
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

sunday father

a lifetime of misogyny catches up to trump

10 races the dems must win to take the house

florida ballot initiative would make abortion and birth control punishable by death

wisconsin is failing to provide photo id's needed to vote in november

october hurricanes aren't supposed to be this scary
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

every day's a saturday

a complete (so far) list of sexual assault allegations against trump

robocop: china's airport security droid uses a cattle prod

seamless conversion: medicare suprise for seniors not paying attention

against happiness

reports of threatening clowns in hawaii

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Friday, October 14, 2016

i lost her on a train on a friday night

across us, police abuse confidential data bases

if you vote for trump, then screw you

the wells fargo scandal was by design 

the us military has a huge obesity problem

canadian mint employee steals $180,000 up his @ss
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

thursdays excursion intermission

the new dark ages:  banning of books in prisons

humans may not be hard-wired for violence after all

the 5 deadly sins of big pharma

police homicides in the united states

the winners of this year's ig nobel prizes

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

wednesday car

how the trumps got rich

half of all guns in america are owned by just 3% of the population

how to make sure bad bankers are held accountable

wage gap between white and black workers is at a 40 year high

here's the world's oldest written melody 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

tuesday blue

greenland annual ice loss 40 trillions pounds more than first believed

when did fashion stop caring about clothes?

where creativity comes from

neighbor unlocks door without permission using siri

an oral history of 'we built this city,' the worst song of all time 
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Monday, October 10, 2016

in 1492 he sailed the ocean blue

more cities are ditching columbus day in favor of indigenous peoples day

how the deeply held beliefs of the nation's elite economists caused extreme inequality

billy bush is suspended from the today show

giant pandas are no longer on the endangered species list

do you believe in god, or is that a software glitch?
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Sunday, October 09, 2016

sunday driver

why the high cost of big-city living is bad for everyone

the insurance rip-off at the heart of the epi-pen scandal

here's why most non-whites can't stand republicans

august extends string of record warm global months

photos of hermit crabs with homes made from beach trash
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Saturday, October 08, 2016

everybody loves saturday night

big bank ceo's get the benefits of fraud without the accountability

mark wahlberg's burger chain is being sued for unpaid wages

facebook overestimated key video advertising metric for 2 years

who works for the workers?

5 myths about mosquitoes
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Friday, October 07, 2016

his girl friday

the beginning of the end of the world

clinton moves to block trump's path to 270 electoral votes

there are fewer than 10 grizzly bears left in washington state

apple still hasn't addressed a major design flaw in the iphones

100 year old tortoise fathers 800 offspring to save species
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Thursday, October 06, 2016

thursdays are blue

3rd ron paul aid gets prison time for campaign violations

arctic sea ice could be gone in two years - and that's not good for the globe

support for black lives matter grows among white youth

most people still prefer printed books

punk crock 
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

wednesday blonde

how congress makes taxpayers foot the bill for oil pipeline fat cats

millions of indian workers go on strike for better wages

teachers can't buy houses in california

money for nothing

which voters show up when states allow early voting? 
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

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tuesday before poland

why the gop will never accept president hillary clinton

why are america's suburbs getting poorer?

is the trump campaign just a giant safe space for the right?

why are mass killings by white people almost never called terrorism?

anti-bacterial soap is a lie just like everything else in your life
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Monday, October 03, 2016

monday space

study finds luxury shoppers are the worst human beings

call the alt-right movement what it is: racist as hell

first boat powered by 100% renewables circles the globe

viruses are more dangerous in the morning

off the grid on a home-made floating island

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

sunday drive

the grudge match to succeed harry reed for control of the senate

health care is a right, not a business

rural oklahoma's struggle with addiction and mental illness

the dea's war on narco-terrorism just got more complicated

study finds children raised without religion show more empathy
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Saturday, October 01, 2016

every saturday

it takes a ruling class village to staff the white house

how the alt-right is attempting to hide its white supremacist ties

the u.s. is pissing off everyone in northern syria

first mass extinction on earth was engineered by early animals

but in 1975, a cat co-authored a peer-reviewed physics paper

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