Regarding Vine

Today, Twitter announced that it will be discontinuing Vine.

This is incredibly sad news for all of us here at CAB. Without Vine, we would not have been able to curate and create the fusion of music and animation that emerged from an amazing community of animators, editors, beatmakers, and labels. Vine provided a platform for one of the most powerful distillations of emotion and creation we had ever seen.

But, in spite of this painful reminder that capitalism will squeeze anything creative until it dies, we have a plan. First, though we didn’t like thinking about it, we always knew that Vine was on shaky ground. While Twitter was eyeing its “shareholder obligations,” we were making backups. Of everything. The CABs you see (and the 100+ queued), are all backed up. The tracks on Soundcloud, all backed up, too, for that matter. If you see it, we’re archiving it.

Now is not the time to despair. Now is the time to create and organize. Post your drafts. Submit your finds. Reblog and share. The confluence of Internet and money makes for tumultuous waters, and that’s why we’ve got a yacht full of plans for this transition.

So, stay chill and keep it tuned.

By a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission clearly took the side of consumers. The new rules require broadband providers to obtain permission from subscribers to gather and give out data on their web browsing, app use, location and financial information. Currently, broadband providers can track users unless those individuals tell them to stop.

Elijah Wood Is Ready To Fight Daniel Radcliffe [CONAN on TBS]

CONAN Highlight: Elijah knows that he looks like Daniel, so there’s only one way to end it: fisticuffs!

(by @teamcoco)


‘This Is Fine’ Plush

Kickstarter campaign from KC Green brings to physical life a familiar meme, the content coffee-drinking dog in a burning house:

From that far away year of 2013 comes a set of images so powerful, it stayed relevant for 3 more years and possibly beyond. 

From my old webcomic “Gunshow,” this dark horse of a comic rose into prominent usage among the college testing crowd and grew from there. Normally the first two panels are only seen. Brevity is the soul of wit, after all! But it continued to seep into the consciousness of America and the world as things seemingly just got… worse.

I, for one, hope there’ll be a day when we no longer have to look for the dog on fire to support our feelings, but until that day comes, maybe a nice big plush of the boy will help.

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French Slang Masterpost


Slt (Salut) = Hello
Bcp (Beaucoup) = A lot
Dsl (Désolé) = Sorry
Stp (S’il te plait) = Please
Dac (D’accord) = Okay
Qd (Quand) = When 
Qqch (Quelque chose) = Something
Qqn (quelqu’un) = Somebody

Internet words 

Mdr (Mort de rire) = Lol
Ptdr (Pété de rire) = Lmao
Vdm (Vie de merde) = Fuck my life
Tg (T’as gueule) = Shut up
BG (Beau gosse) = Hot guy 
Tkt (T’inquiête) = Don’t worry

Common sayings 

Bref = In short
Ouais = Yeah
Putain, Merde = Shit
C’est de la merde = It’s crap    
Ça craint = It sucks        
Ça me soûle = It’s annoying me 
C’est relou (C’est lourd) = It sucks 
C’est ouf (C’est fou) = It’s crazy
C’est trop cool = It’s awesome
C’est le bordel = It’s a mess
Je suis claqué = I’m exhausted              
Je me casse = I’m getting out of here  
Je m’en fou = I don’t care        
Tu rigoles = You’re jocking      
Tu te fous de ma gueule = You’re kidding me 
Tu fais quoi? = What’s up?
Laisse tomber = Just forget it
Fais gaffe = Be careful                
Péter un plomb = Going crazy                
Avoir la flemme de faire quelque chose = To be too lazy to do something

Unformal verbs

Bouffer = To eat
Taffer = To work
Roupiller, Pioncer = To sleep
Kiffer = To have a crush on someone
Etre vénère (Etre énervé) = To be annoyed
Se marrer = To laugh

Unformal nouns

Un mec = A guy            
Une meuf = A girl        
Un pote = A friend      
Une bagnole = A car                    
Une baraque = A house            
Un pieu = A bed            
Un bouquin = A book
Une clope = A cigarette                       
Le fric, le blé, le thune, l’oseille, le pognon = Money  
Un flic, un keuf = A cop              
Un gosse, un gamin = A kid      
Un boulot, un taf, un job = A job          
La fac = University        
Le bahut = High school

The above phrases/words can be used in almost every informal situation, but don’t use them in your essays or in any kind of normal writing!