Some Nerd Got Fouled so Hard in a Game of Basketball, He Actually Called the Cops

Some Nerd Got Fouled so Hard in a Game of Basketball, He Actually Called the Cops

There have been a lot of petty people in the news recently calling the cops on folks for doing the most frivolous of things.

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It seems like there’s a never-ending list of nonsensical reasons people are using as an excuse to call the popo.

But this one definitely has to be one of the nerdiest—because the amount of self-delusion you must live with, along with the gallons of pride you have to swallow in order to carry this out, is purely unfathomable.

A man actually called the cops because he felt he was fouled too hard in a game of basketball.

Yes. The grown man, who can be seen in the black clothes talking to the police above, is trying to explain, with a straight face, that the good-faith rules of the game were violated so harshly that law enforcement needed to be called. That, and the fact that the tax dollars spent on cops’ time, should be devoted to hearing his grievances.

The look on the man’s face in blue pretty much sums it all up.

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Twitter user @_togs relayed the events that led up to this ridiculous moment.

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It all started with a game of basketball. A hard pick (defensive move) sends the man to the floor. It happens all the time, it’s part of the game. You get back up, and if you feel like it was a dirty foul, you speak up about it.

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This guy, however, got up and threatened to call the cops. Which everyone else probably thought was a joke.

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Until they realized that no, this man is actually that petty.

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The man with the sleeves was the individual who set up the screen that sent the dude in black to the floor.

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When the cops did arrive and address the mess they were presented with, they were clearly not happy to be there.

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They left without taking any action against anybody (I wonder why) and nothing was resolved. Except for the fact that everyone knows to never play basketball with this dude ever again. God forbid you don’t let him score on you and you’ll have the cops running over to the gym.

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The worst part is that the foul wasn’t even that bad. Screens are screens—if you bump into someone, you will fall down.

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People began noticing similarities between his expression and the expressions of other famed petty cop callers.

Someone even captured video of the incident, so you can see the lameness in all its petty glory.

Unbelievable.

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Nerd Hero Wants To Use Science To Make A Real-Life Wizarding Pub In London

Many Harry Potter-inspired venues—and by now, there really is quite a handful—end up being a little disappointing because they don’t actually feature real magic. But The Cauldron—a proposed London-based “wizarding pub”—might end up coming closest, by using existing technology to mimic the magic of fantasy novels.

Designer Matthew Cortland’s proposed pub would feature floating candles, magic wands that can turn on fireplaces and pour drafts of beer, cocktails that resemble potions, and a menu featuring food from the world of fantasy novels. Patrons are even encouraged to read while they’re having a pint—the pub will be filled to the brim with books, Cortland promises. And that might be the most magical part of all.

Though yes, those floating candles are wicked cool.

“I kept coming back to the idea of the Weasley Clock — you know, the one that displays the location of the Weasley family members instead of the time,” Cortland said in an interview with Mashable. “That clock is completely possible to make with our current technology, and after designing prototypes I began wondering about what else from fantasy books is actually possible to make. What else has already been made? What could be adapted?”

“I found that many magical elements already exist in some form, and with some alteration and great design, I could bring them together in an authentic and interactive experience that adult fans like me would love,” he added.

And, as a former educator, he’s hoping that the pub will be a spot for school trips and classroom experiences, in order to share with students his love of reading and technology. Cortland’s pub is also partnering with the Harry Potter Alliance’s Accio Book campaign, which gives beloved children’s books to classrooms in need. 

Cortland is crowdfunding the pub in a Kickstarter campaign, with a $ 500,000 goal to conjure the Cauldron into existence. “Our ability to reach our target of $ 500,000 now rests in the capable hands of the fandom,” he told Mashable. “It’s an ambitious sum of money, but not unheard of for Kickstarter and is the minimum that we need to make the Cauldron a reality.” 

Plus the rewards are awesome—one of them includes getting your face in one of the moving wizard photos hanging on the Cauldron’s wall.

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New York Public Library's New Book Train Will Take Your Inner Book Nerd For A Ride

If you were a fan of New York Public Library’s two block long Rose Reading Room, I’ve got some good news for you; the ceiling restoration is complete and the room is scheduled to be reopened on October 5th. 

That’s great news for any bookworm, student, or person that can’t stand sitting at a Starbucks while the Pumpkin Spice craze is still going on. The movie scenes shot in the room do it no justice, and the only real complaints people ever had was how much lugging around they had to do if they wanted to pick up a research book from the other side of the library on one of its 11 floors. 

That is now a thing of the past.

With the recent expansions and book relocations, planners kept the citizens of New York City in mind when they came up with this new delivery system. Each of the 24 ‘carts’ can hold up to 30 pounds of materials, can travel vertically or horizontally,  and take only 5 minutes to work through all 11 levels of the library thanks to their 75 feet per minute speed. The carts also have built in sensors so you can track your delivery when it’s on route to you.

The $ 2.6 million dollar was part of an initiative to help make the Rose Reading Room an even more pleasant experience for those that would be spending countless hours there going through however many of their 4 million volumes of research material they had to.

Matt Knutzen, the director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Divisions within the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, said in a statement, “Our priorities include preserving our materials and making them increasingly accessible to the public in an inspiring space for research. Our recent storage expansion, our restoration of the Reading Room, and the installation of this system are all elements of that work.”

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