September 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 230

by twistedsifter


Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to!

*for email subscribers: If you visit the direct link to the shirk report in your web browser (by clicking the blue, underlined title), the videos will play properly and images will appear immediately under the text rather than opening in a new window!



Let’s start with something impressive
Recreating an old photo
The help
Going up
Welcome to my bathroom
Brian Shaw, winner of World’s Strongest Man competition, deadlifting 975 pounds
Lebron James has some messed up toes
Got 99 problems but a box ain’t one
MANTIS! | later that night…
Like a boss
Night surfing with flares
Navy divers. A group shot
When twerking goes wrong
A solid foundation is the key to a sound structure
Stupid NASA
Bullet meets water bottle
Miniature Madness
You know you’re in the hood when you get pickpocketed while being arrested
Bounce with me
Just two prairie dogs cuddling
Coordination level: Maximum


BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice
A Lone Bandit and the Mystery of France’s Greatest Diamond Heist
The last great American prizefighter
The vegan carnivore? It’s made in a lab, no factory farms and no killing, but it’s still meat. A whole new food ethics
Neutron stars in the computer cloud
Man and Superman: In athletic competitions, what qualifies as a sporting chance?
The United States’ $52.6 billion ‘Black Budget’ (thx for sharing Tennyson!)
Sign of the Times: Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men
The Psychiatric Drug Crisis
The Robber, the Judge, and the Case for Leniency


5 VIDEOS + bow and arrow



















Here’s to a Weekend of Self-Reflection


two prairie dogs cuddling on wheel The Shirk Report   Volume 230