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Someone took a priest to task for the Twitter company he keeps and his takedown was biblical – literally - the poke

Someone took a priest to task for the Twitter company he keeps and his takedown was biblical – literally

A Canadian Anglican priest, RevDaniel, schooled a woman on the teachings of Jesus after she questioned the suitability of some of his Twitter followers. He shared screengrabs of the brief exchange. I don’t know why she blocked me. I did what she asked. pic.twitter.com/B1oRElByTi — RevDaniel (@RevDaniel) August 10, 2020 The disgruntled woman may not […] The post Someone took a priest to task for the Twitter company he keeps and his takedown was biblical – literally appeared first on The Poke.
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Ben & Jerry’s gave Priti Patel advice on compassion and got the cold shoulder – 11 cool responses - the poke

Ben & Jerry’s gave Priti Patel advice on compassion and got the cold shoulder – 11 cool responses

Despite warnings that a naval approach would endanger lives, the Home Secretary has engaged a ‘Clandestine Channel Threat Commander’ – because that’s a thing now – to render the English Channel ‘unviable’ for those trying to reach British shores in small boats to claim asylum. Advice on the matter came in from an unlikely quarter. […] The post Ben & Jerry’s gave Priti Patel advice on compassion and got the cold shoulder – 11 cool responses appeared first on The Poke.
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‘Trump Draws’ did Donald Trump’s car crash interview with Jonathan Swan and it’s perfect - the poke

‘Trump Draws’ did Donald Trump’s car crash interview with Jonathan Swan and it’s perfect

The good people of @TrumpDraws have turned their attention to the so-called president’s car crash of an interview with Jonathan Swan and it’s fabulous. do you like me? pic.twitter.com/wQsXWdoqqk — Trump Draws (@TrumpDraws) August 5, 2020 Beautifully done. There are not enough likes in the world for this tweet. — Leslie Thomsen (@JuicyQueenLive) August 5, […] The post ‘Trump Draws’ did Donald Trump’s car crash interview with Jonathan Swan and it’s perfect appeared first on The Poke.
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The ‘Thighland’ guy defended Donald Trump saying the ‘1917’ pandemic ended WW2 – 5 historic owns - the poke

The ‘Thighland’ guy defended Donald Trump saying the ‘1917’ pandemic ended WW2 – 5 historic owns

As you may have seen already today, people have been laughing at Donald Trump today for suggesting the ‘1917’ pandemic ended WW2. The President says the “1917 pandemic” ended the Second World War pic.twitter.com/jSltuSYim2 — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 10, 2020 Now the same guy who defended the so-called president’s, er, novel pronunciation of Thailand […] The post The ‘Thighland’ guy defended Donald Trump saying the ‘1917’ pandemic ended WW2 – 5 historic owns appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 15 hours ago
Every time Trump has said the 1918 flu pandemic happened in 1917 is quite the watch - the poke

Every time Trump has said the 1918 flu pandemic happened in 1917 is quite the watch

This supercut of every time Donald Trump has said the 1918 flu pandemic happened in 1917 is something else. A supercut of Trump saying that the 1918 flu pandemic happened in 1917 pic.twitter.com/phawCzkw3v — Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 11, 2020 1917 you say, Mr President? He’s been doing it for months. I have no idea […] The post Every time Trump has said the 1918 flu pandemic happened in 1917 is quite the watch appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 16 hours ago
This Viral Video Of A Boy Practicing Ballet In The Rain Earned Him A Scholarship To Us Summer Workshop - bored panda

This Viral Video Of A Boy Practicing Ballet In The Rain Earned Him A Scholarship To Us Summer Workshop

While nowadays, many people like to point out all the bad things surrounding social media and the internet in general (which, of course, there are plenty of), this story is a reminder of how the World Wide Web can work as a means to achieve great things. This boy that you can see in the video below is an 11-year-old ballet dancer from Nigeria. Recently, a video of him dancing in the rain barefoot went viral and even managed to earn him a scholarship to a prestigious US summer workshop.
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Woman Stands Up To A Man Sexually Harassing Another Woman On The Subway While 3 Other Men Just Watch - bored panda

Woman Stands Up To A Man Sexually Harassing Another Woman On The Subway While 3 Other Men Just Watch

"Why are you watching me that hard? You're all the way up in my business."
bored panda - 17 hours ago
This American library advert went viral because, well, have a watch for yourself - the poke

This American library advert went viral because, well, have a watch for yourself

All library adverts should be like this. It’s the Barbara Bush library in Harris County, Texas and the librarian’s called ‘Curbside Larry’. This library ad is a triumph pic.twitter.com/fO80Zhzh3y — Jen Fulwiler (@jenfulwiler) August 9, 2020 Thing of wonder! And just a few of the things people were saying about it. This is the best […] The post This American library advert went viral because, well, have a watch for yourself appeared first on The Poke.
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This Police Dog Found A Missing Mother And Her Baby On His First Day At Work - bored panda

This Police Dog Found A Missing Mother And Her Baby On His First Day At Work

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some of them walk on four legs and manage to accomplish something really impressive on their first day at work. The hero of this story is a good boy named Max.
bored panda - 19 hours ago
Our 12 favourite funny tweets about the coronavirus - the poke

Our 12 favourite funny tweets about the coronavirus

As news emerges that the study cited by the government to support opening schools shows that teenagers transmit Covid-19 as much as adults, we can’t facepalm hard enough. These people get it. Read their funny tweets, have a laugh and lower your blood pressure. 1. brb just touching every single possession in my bag whilst […] The post Our 12 favourite funny tweets about the coronavirus appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 20 hours ago
This kid’s bike crash goes so well with Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight it’s uncanny - the poke

This kid’s bike crash goes so well with Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight it’s uncanny

This child’s bicycle crash is obviously very unfortunate and we hope he wasn’t hurt, goes without saying and all that. But the noise he makes goes so well with Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight that the whole sorry incident was more than worthwhile. So much more … Not sure who to thank for this, […] The post This kid’s bike crash goes so well with Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight it’s uncanny appeared first on The Poke.
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TikTok’s reaction to Instagram’s new short-video feature is a masterclass in sarcasm - the poke

TikTok’s reaction to Instagram’s new short-video feature is a masterclass in sarcasm

In case you hadn’t noticed – and we hadn’t – Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is introducing a new feature, called ‘Reels’, which allows users to make and share short videos. So far so good. Here’s how they announced it on Twitter. Hellooooo, Reels 🙌 Introducing a new way to create and discover short, […] The post TikTok’s reaction to Instagram’s new short-video feature is a masterclass in sarcasm appeared first on The Poke.
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Breakfast TV filmed migrants bailing out water from their boat in the English Channel – only responses you need - the poke

Breakfast TV filmed migrants bailing out water from their boat in the English Channel – only responses you need

BBC Breakfast has been trending, although presumably not for the reasons they would have hoped, after they filmed a ‘sinking’ refugee boat attempting to cross the English Channel. Reporter Simon Jones was on another boat watching them ‘bailing out water’ as they headed towards the coast. Have a watch for yourself. "They're using a plastic […] The post Breakfast TV filmed migrants bailing out water from their boat in the English Channel – only responses you need appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 21 hours ago
Karen Asks Priest Why He Tolerates ‘Prostitutes’ Following Him, Gets Shut Down - bored panda

Karen Asks Priest Why He Tolerates ‘Prostitutes’ Following Him, Gets Shut Down

After Karen's failed attempt to talk to the church manager, many wonder if she'll report it to God.
bored panda - 21 hours ago
Unfortunate road name of the week - the poke

Unfortunate road name of the week

Well, that’s unfortunate, shared by @rhodri on Twitter who said: ‘Unfortunate road name, these days. “Oh god, he’s not, is he?”’ READ MORE 31 rudest place names in Britain (with street sign photos) Source @rhodri The post Unfortunate road name of the week appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 21 hours ago
C5’s Jeremy Vine Show asked if pupils should be weighed post-lockdown – only 5 replies you need - the poke

C5’s Jeremy Vine Show asked if pupils should be weighed post-lockdown – only 5 replies you need

Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine has been on Channel 5 for a while now, presenting the slot that used to be fronted by Matthew Wright. We only mention this because the show had a question for its followers on Twitter. Should schools weigh pupils to make sure they shift the pounds they've put on during the […] The post C5’s Jeremy Vine Show asked if pupils should be weighed post-lockdown – only 5 replies you need appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 21 hours ago
“What have you accidentally conditioned your pet to do?” – 10 Pavlovian responses - the poke

“What have you accidentally conditioned your pet to do?” – 10 Pavlovian responses

Over on r/AskReddit, u/shoonpo asked “What have you accidentally conditioned your pet to do?” The responses would impress Professor Pavlov and these were our favourites. 1. Home helper cat 2. Bedtime bully 3. Cheese drawer dog is very relatable 4. The dog that still thinks he’s puppy-sized 5. Canine barter 6. Watch that electricity bill […] The post “What have you accidentally conditioned your pet to do?” – 10 Pavlovian responses appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 21 hours ago
Trump said the “1917” pandemic ended WW2 – the only 5 historic owns you need - the poke

Trump said the “1917” pandemic ended WW2 – the only 5 historic owns you need

Donald Trump‘s latest press conference had to be cut short when shots were heard outside the White House, but reporters may well have been relieved that the fiasco had been brought to an end as the President had been giving them a bizarre History lesson. It isn’t the first time History has been a casualty […] The post Trump said the “1917” pandemic ended WW2 – the only 5 historic owns you need appeared first on The Poke.
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Weird TV optical illusion of the week - the poke

Weird TV optical illusion of the week

We’re grateful to Craig Deeley – @craiguito on Twitter – for sharing this Coronation Street spot which is, well, it’s spot on. That time I thought Ken Barlow was randomly caressing Fiona’s neck pic.twitter.com/dadd7eOnwP — Craig Deeley 🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈 (@craiguito) August 6, 2020 Took us far too long to work out what was going on. Watched […] The post Weird TV optical illusion of the week appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
The grim reaper turned up to this ‘back to school’ protest so they had to make another sign - the poke

The grim reaper turned up to this ‘back to school’ protest so they had to make another sign

The grim reaper turning up was already funny, but what makes this even better is the special sign these ‘back to school’ protestors made in response. ‘Grim Reaper supporting Karens on their protest to open schools, said invertedparadoxxx who shared it on Reddit. And just in case that sign in the middle is a little […] The post The grim reaper turned up to this ‘back to school’ protest so they had to make another sign appeared first on The Poke.
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Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits Of History’s Famous Figures By Finding And Photographing Their Direct Descendants

Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits Of History’s Famous Figures By Finding And Photographing Their Direct Descendants

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Fueled by his passion for history, photographer Drew Gardner recreated portraits of some of the world's most famous historical figures, featuring their direct descendants as models.

Getting ready for the series required much more than a few phone calls. Not only did Gardner carry out in-depth research tracing the direct descendants and verifying their lineage, but he also created sets with painstaking attention to the smallest of details. In the end, however, all of the hard work paid off. Sourcing the period costumes and props created such authentic backgrounds, they look like something straight out of a history book. Gardner even carefully analyzed the lighting in each original portrait and patiently recreated them as closely as possible, using all kinds of gear and techniques.

The end result is something that could find in the 'different, but the same' category. Of course, in a totally good way.

More info: drewgardner.com | Facebook | Instagram

#1 Thomas Jefferson (Left), 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#2 Liza De Giocondo (The Mona Lisa) (Left) And Irina Guicciardini Strozzi (Right) The 15 Times Great Granddaughter Of Liza De Giocondo

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#3 Napoleon (Left), 1812 And Hugo De Salis (Right) The Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson Of Napoleon

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#4 Charles Dickens (Left), 1858 And Gerald Charles Dickens (Right) Dicken's, Great, Great Grandson

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#5 Clive Of India, Robert Clive, 1773 (Left) And Robert Holden (Right) The Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson Of Clive Of India

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#6 William Wordsworth (Left), 1798 Andtom Wontner (Right) Wordsworth's Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#7 Oliver Cromwell (Left), 1653-1654 And Charles Bush (Right) The Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson Of Oliver Cromwell

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#8 Emeline Pankhurst (Left) And Helen Pankhurst (Right) The Great Granddaughter Of Emeline Pankhurst

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#9 Noratio Nelsom (Left), 1800 And William John Raglan Horatio Tribe (Right) Nelson's Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#10 Edwin Burke Ives (Left), 1863 And Reuben L. Andrews (Right)

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#11 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1857 (Left) And Isambard Thomas (Right), Brunel's Great Great Great Grandson

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#12 Berthe Morisot (Left), 1872 And Lucie Rouart (Right) The Great Granddaughter Of Berthe Morisot

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#13 Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Left), 1850 And Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin (Right)

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#14 Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Of Wellingston (Left), 1824 And Jeremy Clyde (Right) The Great, Great, Great Grandson Of The 1st Duke Of Wellington

Image credits: Drew Gardner

#15 Charles II (Left), 1653 And Lord Charles Fitzroy (Right) The 9 Times Great Grandson Of Charles II

Image credits: Drew Gardner

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