Twitter is ware the Ides of March

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When they say 'Beware the Ides of March,' what they really mean is 'Beware being stabbed 23 times.' Which is actually good advice every day.

— Deepbunk (@Deepbunk) March 15, 2012

Beware the Ides of March. But only if you believe in soothsayers, which you shouldn't.

— Steve Nelson (@steve_nelson) March 15, 2012

Forsooth?

Having a good day? It could still change. RT @SmithsonianMag Top 10 reasons to beware the Ides of March http://t.co/0vfKHf6g

— Emily Mathieson (@emilymtraveled) March 15, 2012

@YUNOSHAKESPEARE: CAESAR, Y U NO BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH?! #SHAKESPEARE

— GG (@waboehg) March 15, 2012

it's weird to me that "Beware the Ides of March" is trending because there's no way that many Twitterers even know what it means.

— Trista (@tristuh) March 15, 2012

Snob we much?

Julius Caesar, Act I, scene ii:

Soothsayer

Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

What man is that?

BRUTUS

A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

Set him before me; let me see his face.

CASSIUS

Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

CAESAR

What say’st thou to me now? speak once again.

Soothsayer

Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR

He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/15/twitter-is-ware-the-ides-of-march/

Zayn Malik Chose The Most Ironic Album Release Date, And Fans Aren’t Happy

Zayn, sweet son, you have put the members of the One Direction fandom through so much. You have toyed with their hearts too many times.

They were kinda-sorta here for “PILLOWTALK” and, OK, maybe slightly less on board for the weird vagina video that came with it, but now you’ve gone too far with this album release date. You’vegone TOO FAR.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Zayn Malik confirmed a release date for his upcoming album, Mind of Mine.

It’sMarch 25. You know, the March 25.

As in, THE FREAKING ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY ZAYN LEFT ONE DIRECTION.

Oh, that’s cold,Malik. That’s real cold. Everyone on Twitter is freaking the f*ck out about it.

Directioners are so not here for this shade, Zayn. NO RESPECT AROUND HERE, I TELL YA.


You didn’t have to go there, man! You really didn’t!


Why are you trying to hurt your fans this way?


No one thought you would ACTUALLY pull this shiz.


Because, seriously,that is just TOO MEAN.


The fans are TRYING TO MOVE ON FROM THAT HEARTBREAK, ZAYN!


I guess this really is a war zone now.

https://twitter.com/1d_lwt91/status/692948483427438593

Thanks for the punch to the gut, Malik!

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Read more: http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/zayn-malik-album-release-date/1366482/

Activists occupy Baltimore City Hall, issue list of demands

As tensions between the Fraternal Order of Police and City Hall rose this summer in the aftermath of the “Baltimore Uprising,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts inJune and appointed Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as his interim replacement.

A committee vote was held tonight to name Davis commissioner permanently, although it will take a vote of the full city council to confirm him. Nevertheless, the building was packed with protesters who wanted to ensure their voices were heard.

Baltimore police posted an update on the situation to Facebook.

Protesters gathered inside of City Hall during tonights confirmation hearing for Commissioner Kevin Davis. The protesters were non-violent; however, they refused to leave City Hall. At this time, several protesters remain inside of City Hall. It appears that there are less than 50 protesters gathered inside of a balcony area in City Hall.

The Baltimore Police Department is monitoring the situation.

Protesters also posted their own update in the form of demands.

Baltimore Sun reporter Kevin Rector summarized the list of demands detailed in the aforementioned open letter:

The coalition calls for a ban on military-style police equipment such as armored vehicles and rubber bullets, and for “riot gear” to be used only as a last resort to protect officer safety. They demand that police officers wear badges and name tags at all times, and for media and legal observers to be allowed to “do their jobs freely.”

The group also calls for police to respect as “sacred ground” several locations identified by the group as “safe houses” for protesters not to be entered without a warrant and never entered with sealed or so-called “no knock” warrants. They call for alternate routes to be created for commuters and other travelers to get around protests, but also call on police to “allow protests to take and occupy larger and more disruptive spaces than would normally be tolerated,” and for “longer periods of time than would normally be tolerated in the interest of constitutional rights.”

One of those spaces occupied and disrupted was city hall.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/14/activists-occupy-baltimore-city-hall-demand-larger-and-more-disruptive-spaces-for-protests/

The Shirk Report – Volume 201

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!

25 IMAGES

Waiting in line in Thailand
Nice recovery
Window door
– Any love for Valentine’s? Exhibit A | Exhibit B
OCD level 9000
Reverse fireworks
Blow it up
Small town sign for plastic surgery
Boarding a train in Mumbai, India
Boat launching
What a sad little town
Pop quiz hotshot
Streaked
Sauced
Not today son
Cactus cat
And with this ring
Tigers can have off days too you know
Holy crap
The NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, JJ Watt (6’5″, 295 LBS), beside Yao Ming
Preach
Peter Griffin tries to recreates a classic
Never thought about a bird feeder at night…
And the Oscar for best supporting actor goes to
So that’s why they like bread so much

10 ARTICLES

The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden
A most peculiar test drive (NYT is currently being roasted on this) | Original article
China’s New Bachelor Class
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy
Death of a master terrorist: How the ‘Iranian Jackal’ was killed (thx for sharing A. Sutin!)
Daring to Ask the PED Question
It’s cheaper to fly to the USA than buy Adobe CS6 in Australia
EU and US free-trade talks launched
Ex-Virginia executioner becomes opponent of death penalty
This Guy’s Car Got Stuck at 125mph—for an Hour
 

5 VIDEOS + a meteor

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Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2013/02/the-shirk-report-volume-201/