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   The confetti at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade was made of the second worst kind of used paper possible

25 Nov 2012 03:24 AM   |   18539 clicks   |   Gawker
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quatchi    [TotalFark]  
shredded horizontally, so they were still highly readable.

Oh, FFS.

Really?

[youredoingitwrong]

24 Nov 2012 10:40 PM
kmmontandon     
I'm assuming first place is taken by used NY Posts.

24 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
Crosscut shredders make the best confetti.

24 Nov 2012 11:01 PM
cerejaninja     
That's kind of an accomplishment.

24 Nov 2012 11:44 PM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  
Can we stop using confetti now? I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't do anything for me.

25 Nov 2012 02:09 AM
some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  
gently used toilet paper?

25 Nov 2012 02:55 AM
Dr.Zom     
Soylent Green?

25 Nov 2012 03:26 AM
StoPPeRmobile     
I can remember getting a kabon in Turkey and it was wrapped in Base printouts.

25 Nov 2012 03:27 AM
schoolbread     
Half smoked ciggerettes with the Tabbaco removed?

25 Nov 2012 03:29 AM
Mega Steve     
Pages from 50 Shades of Grey?

25 Nov 2012 03:29 AM
styckx     
Wow.. That's a whole lot of fail.

25 Nov 2012 03:35 AM
TomD9938     
It's a very scary Thanksgiving weekend for some Nassau County cops who might get their identities stolen in the first few days of this holiday season.

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25 Nov 2012 03:36 AM
Aboleth     
FTFA: Macy's defends to WPIX that they only use the pretty paper bits in their confetti, so this could've come out of any of the countless number of office windows along the 6th Avenue parade route.

defends to

defends to

defends to

DEFENDS TO

25 Nov 2012 03:36 AM
Apos     
Please let it be Twilight....Please let it be Twilight....Please let it be Twilight....

*clicks link*

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25 Nov 2012 03:38 AM
panfake     
The yellow pages of yesteryear?

25 Nov 2012 03:39 AM
starlost     
don't worry. toody and muldoon always find a way out of the mess with the help of the friendly people of nyc.

/yeah i'm old.

25 Nov 2012 03:40 AM
LordOfThePings     
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25 Nov 2012 03:40 AM
ladyfortuna     

RedPhoenix122: Can we stop using confetti now? I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't do anything for me.


It does for me, assuming it's getting thrown on Newt Gingrich :D

25 Nov 2012 03:41 AM
Chunky Pumpkinhead     
shredded Koran makes the best confetti

25 Nov 2012 03:46 AM
IlGreven     

Chunky Pumpkinhead: shredded Koran makes the best confetti


I prefer shredded Bible, sprinkled with diced eucharist.

25 Nov 2012 03:53 AM
Delay     
They didn't want to clog their pipes?

25 Nov 2012 03:54 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     
Don't worry, it's just shredded reports of all the police corruption and police abuse cases. Your personal info is still stored properly, being used to make sure you don't start any "funny business" like involving yourself in a protest that doesn't have "tea party" in it's name.

25 Nov 2012 03:58 AM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

IlGreven: Chunky Pumpkinhead: shredded Koran makes the best confetti

I prefer shredded Bible, sprinkled with diced eucharist.


I prefer to save my bible pages for rolling paper.

25 Nov 2012 04:02 AM
airsupport     

some_beer_drinker: gently used toilet paper?


Oh there's nothing gentle about it, I assure you. It's Thanksgiving weekend.

25 Nov 2012 04:19 AM
Gyrfalcon     
Hypothetically, these pieces of paper could have very easily been collected and been put back together again using some simple "unshredding software."

But hypothetically were they, or is this just some hypothetical theory that some asshole who needed to fill some theoretical space in the paper dreamed up to justify his existence at work on Sunday?

I mean, COME ON people. Why don't you spend Sundays learning how to write a decent story instead of hypothetically pretending that anyone would bother to pick up shreds of confetti, then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?

25 Nov 2012 04:28 AM
Smoking GNU     
Does it say who really shot JFK?

25 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
Zel     

Gyrfalcon: then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?


might want to look around http://www.unshredder.com/

25 Nov 2012 04:46 AM
Gyrfalcon     

Zel: Gyrfalcon: then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?

might want to look around http://www.unshredder.com/


Don't encourage them.

The journalists, I mean.

25 Nov 2012 04:53 AM
erik-k     

Gyrfalcon: Hypothetically, these pieces of paper could have very easily been collected and been put back together again using some simple "unshredding software."

But hypothetically were they, or is this just some hypothetical theory that some asshole who needed to fill some theoretical space in the paper dreamed up to justify his existence at work on Sunday?

I mean, COME ON people. Why don't you spend Sundays learning how to write a decent story instead of hypothetically pretending that anyone would bother to pick up shreds of confetti, then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?


Shredded document re-assembly software is in fact quite existent and developed. When dictatorships are toppled, quite often a lot of shredded documents are recovered and having a computer fit them back together is a big timesaver when it comes time to prosecute the little tinpot sociopath for his crimes.

That said, you're right that it's fairly stupid to think anyone was going to begin collecting this confetti and then go home, scan it one page worth at a time and hope they were lucky enough to get two adjacent lines so they could... I dunno.

25 Nov 2012 04:58 AM
Jim_Callahan     
Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

25 Nov 2012 05:45 AM
bifford     
Like anybody is going to collect all those fragments and spend months working with a scanner and PC to reconstruct documents which, for all they know, could simply be invoices for doughnut deliveries.

25 Nov 2012 05:46 AM
upndn     
This could be my last post for a while. I'll be too busy try to piece this together.

25 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
deltaqueen     

starlost: don't worry. toody and muldoon always find a way out of the mess with the help of the friendly people of nyc.

/yeah i'm old.


You're my kind of old! :)

25 Nov 2012 08:50 AM
LordOfThePings     

Gyrfalcon: Don't encourage them.

The journalists, I mean.


You're confusing Gawker with journalism.

25 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
ZeroCorpse     
Soylent paper! It's PEOPLE! Oh, God! It's PEOPLE!

25 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
Porous Horace     
Information wants to be free.

25 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
kettir     
That's not confetti anyway. Real confetti is little bits, like the stuff that always falls out of a whole puncher when you pick it up.

25 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
Tri 26.2     
I would be willing to bet this "Confetti" was grabbed out of a shredder bin and tossed out of a law office window on 6th.

Any lawyer would have such documents in their office, and a shredder.

25 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
jtown     
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A little patience and a lot of tape...

25 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
miniflea     

Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.


I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.

25 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
Benni K Rok     

miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.


Just another military SNAFU.

/Situation Normal, All Farked Up

25 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
drdank    [TotalFark]  
Kings Grant?

25 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
i upped my meds-up yours     

Benni K Rok: miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.

Just another military SNAFU.

/Situation Normal, All Farked Up


What happens when not questioning superiors, covering your ass, and frontin' are not just more important than doing your job, but actually part of doing your job.

25 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
ladyfortuna     

miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.


We had the opposite; one of my former UAs was also a local fireman. He once told me that he took a couple of cases of documents marked for destruction and burned them completely, since the shredder we had was a POS and broke down all the time. I know higher ups would have had his ass for it, but I trusted him much farther than any document shredding company or the like.

25 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
LesterB     

schoolbread: Half smoked ciggerettes with the Tabbaco removed?


*twitch*

26 Nov 2012 12:08 AM
LesterB     

kettir: That's not confetti anyway. Real confetti is little bits, like the stuff that always falls out of a whole puncher when you pick it up.


*twitch* *twitch*

26 Nov 2012 12:10 AM
fredbox     

Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.


Fast food chains would actually be subject to sanctions for letting personally identifiable information out. The government, not so much,

26 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
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