r/OutOfTheLoop 16d ago

Meganthread Queen Elizabeth II, has died

162 Upvotes

Feel free to ask any questions here as long as they are respectful.


r/OutOfTheLoop 7h ago

Answered What's going on with Xi Jinping's house arrest / coup rumours? Why are these rumours spreading and where did they come from?

1.4k Upvotes

I've been seeing rumours that Xi Jinping being put under house arrest and a coup has occurred in China. It really doesn't sound real, but they've been spreading, particuarly among India (where most news articles appear to be originating from). Do the rumours have anything to do with this news story of an official being imprisoned?

news articles related to rumors:

https://www.businesstoday.in/latest/trends/story/chinacoup-trends-on-twitter-rumours-say-xi-jinping-under-house-arrest-military-in-charge-348112-2022-09-24

https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/xi-jinping-under-house-arrest-in-china-bjp-subramanian-swamy-tweet-sets-social-media-abuzz-2004296-2022-09-24


r/OutOfTheLoop 3h ago

Unanswered What’s up with people leaving Google Chrome?

108 Upvotes

r/OutOfTheLoop 23h ago

Answered What's the deal with Brett Favre supposedly taking money that was meant to go towards the State's Welfare?

3.0k Upvotes

I've been hearing about this off and on over the past couple weeks and can't find too much about it. What are the known details?

https://twitter.com/anthonynbc12/status/1569813133442666497?s=46&t=idtq04F0gUvgxJwRTFLuhA


r/OutOfTheLoop 12h ago

Unanswered What's the deal with Russian soldiers and clothes washing machines?

237 Upvotes

I've seen a TON of memes and jokes about Russians fighting in Ukraine for the benefit of clothes washing machines. This is just one of many examples:

https://i.imgur.com/31sCLjd.jpg

What's the deal?


r/OutOfTheLoop 8h ago

Unanswered What is the deal with germanduckplaysgames on Twitch?

21 Upvotes

According to the stats, this is a very popular channel, but there is barely any information about them at all: https://stats.streamelements.com/c/germanduckplaysgames

  • Created on Feb 22, 2021 (according to https://twitchtracker.com/germanduckplaysgames)
  • There have been a total of 59,008,660 messages sent
  • The top chatters all seem to have weird usernames (e.g. asdasda123123sd23123, asdasdasdkagksdqwda)
  • The top BTTV emote is flushE (283,760,304), YEPP twice and monkaS just once
  • Google has no results about germanduckplaysgames at all.

What is going on?


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Answered What's going on with the NBA, the Celtics, and doxxing?

668 Upvotes

Post hit r/all and I clearly am days behind on what's happening. Apparently some women were essentially doxxed? Reference post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/xm0gsg/brad_stevens_we_have_a_lot_of_talented_women_in/


r/OutOfTheLoop 24m ago

Unanswered What’s going on with 300+ Ukrainian Soldiers eliminated?

Upvotes

Just seen this post TRIBUN News what’s going on with 300+ Ukrainian Soldiers eliminated and a modified Ukrainian MiG-29 able to carry U.S missiles destroyed turned into dust?

Also I’m not 100% sure why Russians are targeting Ukrainian MiG-29’s?


r/OutOfTheLoop 31m ago

Unanswered What’s going on with all these “Greg Abbott is a piss baby” posts?

Upvotes

I’m seeing lots of posts across many different subs all saying that Greg Abbott is a piss baby - what’s going on here?

For example: https://www.reddit.com/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/xmufng/greg_abbott_is_a_little_piss_baby/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


r/OutOfTheLoop 11h ago

Unanswered What’s up with “Don’t Worry Darling”?

5 Upvotes

What is all the “drama” about this movie and why do people care so much? It seems like a one of those basic movies that normally nobody cares about, but there are so many articles and posts about it on social media.

Link for an example of the drama: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/olivia-wilde-dont-worry-darling-drama-stephen-colbert-shia-labeouf-harry-styles-florence-pugh/


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What’s going on with this Adam Levine meme?

3.7k Upvotes

I keep seeing these Adam Levine memes everywhere of his Instagram DMs or something. Here’s an example: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stellaris/comments/xl8ga4/adam_levines_toxoids_review/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Thanks!


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Answered What's the deal with 15 female soccer players retiring from the Spanish national team because of coach Jorge Vilda?

129 Upvotes

r/OutOfTheLoop 1h ago

Unanswered What's the deal with all of this global economic collapse talk?

Upvotes

All I'm hearing on the news, YouTube, podcasts etc. are people talking about this imminent economic collapse that will bring much of the world to its knees. And this is not restricted to one ideology; people on the Left, Right, and in the middle are talking about this.

this is an example of what I've been seeing a lot of lately

Is this just a rehash of the whole 2012 "the world is ending" hype? Or is there something actually in the works that we are unfortunately going to be on the receiving end of soon?


r/OutOfTheLoop 10h ago

Unanswered What’s up with Twitter dudes putting pentagrams in their Twitter names?

2 Upvotes

I know witch chicks and pagan women do it, but dude bros suddenly becoming Dr. Strange seems very random. There are a few examples in the users that replied to this tweet https://twitter.com/upblissed/status/1573438031545401345?s=46&t=Xm61na_1Q9E47vuzyJDMUg Is there an underground movement going on or something?

My guess is that popular rappers who use the imagery like Playboy Cardi and Lil Uzi have made it trendy among the Gen Z crowd (I’m in my late 20s btw). Growing up it was associate with weird devil worshipper types so its bizarre to see it just used randomly.


r/OutOfTheLoop 19h ago Silver

Unanswered What's the deal with Marina Joyce?!

11 Upvotes

A rather belated OutOfTheLoop, but I was listening to an old episode of ReplyAll and the topic of "marina joyce" came up, this beauty YouTuber who was supposed to be either kidnapped, on drugs or mentally ill because she was acting weird in her videos.

Did it ever come out what was really going on?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v80AjZhfSeI


r/OutOfTheLoop 10h ago

Answered What is up with people commenting “dm to chat” in NSFW subs on reddit? NSFW

2 Upvotes

It is often on the NSFW subs focused on a given person/celebrity, and will frequently take the form of someone commenting “dm to chat about x person”.

What is there to talk about? What is the appeal of this? Reading between the lines it seems like an invitation for roleplay, but it is bizarre to see how common this is, especially recently. Why has this become so common? Is it a generational thing?

Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/ElizabethOlsenLewd/comments/wwg4v5/dm_to_chat_about_lizzie/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


r/OutOfTheLoop 7h ago

Unanswered What's going on with China at the moment?

0 Upvotes

Seeing a bunch of stuff about a coup, how Xi is in house arrest, etc.

https://twitter.com/thefirstindia/status/1573655421516386304?s=20&t=l-_AeyClwoHQwgRIeR7pRQ


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What's going on with the cybertruck?

10 Upvotes

A few years ago it seemed like Tesla was on the verge of releasing a truck and I just haven't heard about it recently. As I understood it people have already made down payments so i'm a little surprised that it hasn't been released.

It seems like you can still order it today:

https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Answered What's the deal with the streamer Destiny. Someone close to me listens to his casts perpetually. Is there cause for concern?

34 Upvotes

Preface; this has nothing to do with the hasan lsf drama atm, this is more personal and related to my concern of a loved ones long term mental well-being. All I know is that destiny has thousands of followers and is known for his debates (he is a moderator of these debates maybe?). From what I know imo his cast gives radicals a platform to debate their pov and that is what makes his streams so popular?

Honestly I haven't enough time to listen to a comprehensive amount of the casts to decide if its detrimental to my friends mental health.

I know that it's not my business telling them what they should or shouldn't be listening/watching. I care alot about them, that is all. My concern is listening to a single source of opinion can't be beneficial long term?

Link to avoid auto remove; https://reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/ Good enough atm surely?

Edit: Thankyou everyone for the very helpful answers. Much appreciated!


r/OutOfTheLoop 22h ago

Unanswered What’s up with Keke Tang from Love Live on Instagram?

3 Upvotes

Context: https://www.reddit.com/r/Otonokizaka/comments/xilde2/tang_keke_is_and_forever_will_be_the_second_best/

I don’t use Instagram, so I don’t know what the general sentiment of that social media platform is like. Anyone here that happens to know what’s going on? Thanks.


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What's going on with the mini-budget in the UK?

27 Upvotes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-62994747

I have no idea what is happening. Tax cuts, but out of the blue? How will this work? How won't it work? WHAT IS GOING ON


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago Helpful

Unanswered What's going on with Iran?

96 Upvotes

I saw this post, and want to know what's happening. People are talking in the thread about civil war, does this mean the people are close to overthrowing their government?

https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/xlhe0k/iranprotests_signal_is_blocked_in_iran_you_can


r/OutOfTheLoop 2d ago

Unanswered What’s going on with Crunchyroll and not paying their anime voice actors?

207 Upvotes

I’ve been seeing a lot of replies on Crunchyrolls newer posts talking about Crunchyroll, and their treatment to voice actors

Like for example the replies to this tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/Crunchyroll/status/1572242930978504705

And this one: https://mobile.twitter.com/Crunchyroll/status/1572617645786103808

Can anyone help me out? I’m out of the loop


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What's the deal with r/darkjokes's automoderator bot?

4 Upvotes

I mean, almost every time I get into the comments I see they're all deleted and some weird long text from the bot...

https://imgur.com/a/20DrLa1


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What is going on with Jack Dee?

12 Upvotes

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheRealJackDee/status/1572945552169631744

He tweeted ’I’m in the process of cancelling my PayPal account. Big Tech companies that feel they can bully people for questioning mainstream groupthink don’t deserve anyone’s business.’

Everyone is going in on him but I can’t work out why; I think something is going right past me. The only thing I could see was about Russia, but I’m assuming he isn’t talking about UN sanctions that PayPal would have to comply with.


r/OutOfTheLoop 1d ago

Unanswered What's going on with Train and XQC on LivestreamFail?

37 Upvotes

This post popped up on r/all and I can't figure out who the comments are talking about or what they did to each other: https://np.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/xlfz5l/emiru_calls_out_streamers_for_not_caring_about/