What This Couple Did With This Once Ordinary Room is Just Awesome. Just Watch!

When Reddit user and big-time gamer tarlske first got married, she and her husband had dreams of turning their basement space into a game room. But due to lack of funds they couldn’t quite make the cool space they had imagined until 5 years later. Then, it became the coolest, most Reddit approved room ever shown on the Internet. Let’s all watch the transformation of something glorious here.

Here’s what the room looked like during their first year of marriage. Notice Maiev the cat’s disapproval.

But after 5 years of saving, TADA!

This is like the Enterprise control bridge but for gaming.

The second row is raised so everyone can see the projector screen.

So many games…too many games? Nah!

Miav approves! Cool pad, humans!

I couldn’t help but notice that there were more than two chairs in the room. So, who wants to join me in crashing at Reddit user tarlske’s house for a couple days, or months…or forever? Please adopt me, tarlske, is what I’m saying.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/game-room/

WH chief of staff brings ‘please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts’ to press

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/331776301084057601

Here, little lapdogs. Come and get ‘em! The White House does have a thing for rewarding lapdogs with sweet little Snausages.

WH chief of staff Denis McDonough passes out donuts in WH press room: yfrog.com/mmwtspnjj

— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) May 7, 2013

The latest charm offensive?

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough just delivered donuts to the press room. Charm offensive expanded…

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) May 7, 2013

Or something else?

White House handing out please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts. twitter.com/markknoller/st…

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) May 7, 2013

It will work, too. RT @exjon: White House handing out please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts. twitter.com/markknoller/st…

— Sheryl (@sav01) May 7, 2013

Sigh.

Spotted in the press work space in the West Wing: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough delivering donuts to reporters, photographers

— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) May 7, 2013

White House COS Denis McDonough just visited the press at the White House. Dunkin’ Donuts in hand…

— Gabriella Schwarz (@schwarzgcnn) May 7, 2013

Handing out donuts – @presssec and Chief of Staff Denis McDonough with a few boxes of @dunkindonuts through the WH press area

— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) May 7, 2013

Was this really necessary?

Ha! Like they needed extra incentive. RT @exjon: White House handing out please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts. twitter.com/markknoller/st…

— L K (@OrwellForce) May 7, 2013

White House gives the press donuts and thanks them for all they do. Report on Benghazi and you’ll get a rolled-up newspaper on the nose.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 7, 2013

Update:

More from CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller on the “‘please-dont-report-on-Benghazi donuts”:

I passed on the donut, but good thing McDonough didn’t offer up any tater tots.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2013

@joecimperman all varieties. big boxes of Dunkin Donuts.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2013

Is this satire?

@markknoller Are you writing for The Onion now, my friend?

— JOBoomr (@JOBoomr) May 7, 2013

Sadly, no.

@joboomr Seems that way some days, doesn’t it?

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2013

Don’t tell Mrs Obama the Chief of Staff was dispensing donuts. Could be short-lived in the job.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2013

Heh.

From Golf to Donuts: New spectrum of the White House Charm Offensive this week.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 7, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/07/glazed-charm-offensive-wh-chief-of-staff-hands-out-please-dont-report-on-benghazi-donuts-to-press/

Obama’s Vegas visit gives residents, travelers a headache

http://twitter.com/#!/Lo_cecilia/status/246024552029753344

President Obama is too busy and important to direct his laser-like focus toward yesterday’s attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the consulate in Benghazi, but he’s always got time for a fundraiser. He’s in Las Vegas tonight to take in a little ego massaging and do some slow-jamming … of traffic.

Needless to say, not everyone is feelin’ the love tonight:

FUCK OBAMA! my plane i over vegas but we can't land because his suck ass gets to land first. now we have to palm springs first. fuck you

— Young Tiger (@zachjones24) September 12, 2012

AirForce 1 + Obama + Vegas airport=total mess. Thanks Obama

— Kelly Louch (@kellylouch) September 12, 2012

https://twitter.com/HelicopterKen/status/246020073217724416

https://twitter.com/craig_jaffe/status/246020956680773633

Delayed at Las Vegas airport. Waiting on Obama to land.

— James Lindsey (@lindyginger) September 12, 2012

Thanks Obama. Way to screw the entire city of Las Vegas when there THE MOST amount of traffic during the day.

— Traci Marshall (@StormyCraig) September 12, 2012

https://twitter.com/mikeclavin1/status/246022650118418433

Obama just landed in Vegas people so I-15 north is shut down beware

— Mel (@gayasianbottom) September 12, 2012

Not gonna make first of 2 early flights in Vegas because Obama shut down streets here. Vote for Rmoney:cast #coolguypoliticalpost #fb

— Mike Brez (@anthony_blazer) September 12, 2012

Way to go, O.

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1%-ers Clooney and Obama jam L.A. traffic; 99%-ers revolt on Twitter

Fundraiser in chief jams up L.A. traffic again

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/12/obamas-vegas-visit-gives-residents-travelers-a-headache/

Robert Reich: Cutting wages results in more jobs, just like slavery did

http://twitter.com/#!/RBReich/status/354415635733815297

For decades, U.C. Berkeley professor Robert Reich has made the case for various government interventions in labor markets, such as a higher minimum wage, that invariably raise the rate of long-term unemployment.

The types of policies he supports have been in use in countries such as France (unemployment rate: 11.0 percent), Italy (unemployment rate: 12.0 percent), Portugal (unemployment rate: 17.8 percent), Spain (unemployment rate: 26.8 percent), and Greece (unemployment rate: 26.8 percent).

Those are great models for the U.S., eh professor?

This evening, Reich takes his case for propped-up wages and benefits one step further, implying that compensation cuts, taken to the extreme, are akin to slavery. At least that’s what we think he’s arguing. (It’s sometimes hard to tell.)

http://twitter.com/#!/Numba1TSwiftFan/status/354416042145091587

Basic economics, indeed. (Alas, Reich doesn’t have a Ph.D. in economics or in any other discipline.)

Ironically, one policy that really could result in lower wages for low-skilled U.S. workers is “comprehensive immigration reform” aka The Gang of Eight bill aka amnesty.

So does Reich oppose amnesty?

Of course not.

But it’s Robert Reich. It’s not supposed to make sense.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/08/robert-reich-cutting-wages-and-benefits-results-in-more-jobs-just-like-slavery-did/

‘Oops’: Travel+Leisure accidentally suggests an unsavory fall activity

http://twitter.com/#!/KittyASheehan/status/511281156323409920

Ready for fall? These American cities are the best for leaf peeing and festivals: http://t.co/GQTdH6zZwL pic.twitter.com/Baw2TLrQlS

— Travel + Leisure (@TravlandLeisure) September 14, 2014

@TravlandLeisure haha

— Jennifer Rodriguez (@Jennergy_Writes) September 14, 2014

@TravlandLeisure you wrote leaf peeing. Did you mean leaf peeping? Leaf peeing, do u stop and run out and pee on the various colors?

— Beverly Breakstone (@Beverlyb11) September 14, 2014

Most state and national parks frown upon this sort of thing.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/14/oops-travelleisure-accidentally-suggests-an-unsavory-fall-activity/