Popular gun safe can be opened by knocking it gently on its corner

I post the Lockpicking Lawyer so frequently I decided not to do so again until he opened something by hitting it. This he has in fact done, it turns out: a fancy $150 gun safe so unsafe I won’t even name or link to it here.

I will not be posting the Lockpicking Lawyer again until he opens something by looking at it sternly.


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Speaking Simulator is a bizarre game where you use a gamepad to control a character’s mouth

In the game Speaking Simulator (Steam and Switch) you play a robot disguised as a human that tries to fit in the real world. Your job it to control its mouth to make it talk in a way that passes muster. If you aren’t good at your job, the robot’s head will explode. [via Waxy]

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Use rotisserie chicken in your buffalo chicken dip

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Buffalo chicken dip. Do you think there might be a recipe for this stuff in the Necronomicon? It’s tasty, sure, but while you’re making it, don’t you get the feeling that you might be doing something to trigger the apocalypse? The unnerving amounts of cream cheese, chicken, and ranch sloshing around together in the…

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How You Parent Probably Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think

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As someone who writes about parenting a lot and with the exact goal of helping to make all aspects of this monstrous, daunting task a little easier, I did a little double-take when I saw this headline in Today’s Parent: Does Parenting Even Matter? It better matter! Otherwise, why am I sitting here writing about potty…

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Adulting merit badges

There’s an entire set of merit badges for “adulting” [Amazon], each a handsomely-embroidered Scouting-style achievement related to the tasks we can all aspire to complete and qualities to embody. [via @codinghorror]

Many are simply humorous, such as “put on pants” and “abandoned a shopping cart”, but others echo a grind of life – “reduced screen time”, “paid bills on time”, “minded my own business” – that carries the vaguely embittered flavor of Millennials ground-down by their elders but too meek to fight back. That task shall presumably be left to the Zoomer security committees of the coming decade, which may not even have merit badges at all.

These are all iron-on, obviously.

There are thirty in all, but no badge for “ordered the complete set”.


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