So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Annoying BART Protester

Oh hey, look at me! I have assertive facial hair and a bowtie and I'm effecting social change by pretending to talk on a cellphone to protest BART's shutting down of cell service!. No you're not. You're being a hipster goon, which is simultaneously the worst kind of hipster and the worst kind of goon. [WSJ]

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Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Idiot Motorized Cooler Driver Arrested for DUI

It's not that we don't like the shenanigans of 23-year-old Aussie Christopher Ian Petrie. It's that we've seen this episode before, and are fairly confident that as long as there are things filled with beer that people can drive, we'll see it again. [Neatorama]

58,000 People Sign Up for Online Artificial Intelligence Course

It's like one of those stories where some girl puts out a Facebook party invite and then 10,000 people show up, except take out all the fun and whimsy and add a dash of nerds who miss the good old days of sleeping through AI classes in person. [NY Times]

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Photo credit: Noah Berger, NYT

There's nothing wrong with this felt iPad case. It's probably a great felt iPad case! It's just a little twee for us, especially for $55 plus shipipng. [Etsy]


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