@comfygiant
One Comfy Dude

I’m a gentle giant with a cozy personality in my late 30’s. INFJ & proud Pisces.

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2021-09-21 19:00:34
    earthlydreams

    This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

    nonhoration

    Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

    jaythenerdkid

    boost the fuck out of this, and make sure youinclude their goddamn names and country of origin.

    molothoo

    ☝🏾

    randomslasher

    Again: that’s not disrespect, that’s journalism. That’s how headlines work. The goal of a headline is NOT to be a substitute for the entire article. It’s to tease the article itself, and generate enough interest and intrigue to get clicks. You only have so much time to capture attention in a headline. If you only have a few seconds and a handful of words to snag someone’s news-scrolling gaze and get across pertinent facts, then you try to make those facts as simple and accessible as possible.

    If you started a headline with 4 names no one has ever heard before, most people won’t even read all the way to the pertinent information in the headline, let alone be intrigued enough to click on the article itself. And more people know where Africa is than where Nigeria is. I’m not making a value judgment there, it’s just the truth. It’s a funnel approach: you start by appealing to the broadest or most culturally relevant possible demographic in the headline so people will click on it for more information, and then you start going into detail:

    In less than 2 sentences we have names and a location. 

    I checked another article about the same thing, with a similarly catchy and vague title: 

    And again: names (and this time even ages and pictures) and a location within the first 2-3 sentences of the article, immediately following an eye-and-attention grabbing, snappy and easy-to-digest headline.

    This is a basic journalism thing. They ARE named, and in fact their praises being sung–you just have to be willing to read more than a headline before you start judging the content. 

    gcu-sovereign

    The original event happened 9 years ago?

    [Was going yo say the STEMlord thingd about how the article lacks the implications you think it does]

    st-just

    On checking (as much as possible in 2 minutes) the original post seems about that old too. Though the correction’s literally from today.

    So, circulating less for the news than for the righteous outrage, I guess.

    mockwa

    🐯 🐯 🐯

    bunjywunjy

    good morning everyone have an absolutely furious mongoose

    ayumi-nemera

    It’s cuter when you recognize that the lion with visible spots is a juvenile. There’s a very high chance the other lion that runs over to investigate is the MOTHER.

    The first lion is asking for comfort because she was given a big spook!!! and she needs mommy to tell her it’s safe and ok!!!! (What’s cuter is that mommy clearly reassures her, and goes on to take the parent role of ‘deal with the scream rat in order to protect my large and easily frightened daughter’)

    this is all in all an adorable video 10/10

    cryoverkiltmilk

    Who Would Win?

    Three apex predators

    OR

    One Screaming Long Boi

    comfygiant

    If I had Godly powers, I'd make this Mongoose the immortal Patron Saint of "Fuck you and your family; get away from my house 😡". A small boi with balls that huge doesn't deserve to ever die.

    dunkstein

    You will never hear dwarven folk metal. You will never hear elf prog rock. You will never see an orc do a drum solo. You will never see a gnome shredding on the keyboard. You will never see a goblin punk band. Despair eternally

    comfygiant

    Now that I'm thinking of this, I'm thoroughly depressed. Where are my Middle Earth geeks that want to start something different?????