May
04
2009
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In a story that could be straight of ‘The Onion’, China orders officials to smoke 4.5 million cigarettes per year…

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From Sky News:

Officials in China have reportedly been told to puff their way through four and a half million cigarettes a year.

Staff at local government offices in Hubei province were given the order in a move intended to set an example for the rest of the nation, according to state media.

And if they fail to smoke their way through 230,000 packs of locally-produced cigarettes, the officials could face fines.

Brands such as Huanghelou have been earmarked as part of the official quota.

"The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax," local official Chen Nianzu was quoted as saying in the Global Times.

The measure may also be a ploy to boost sales of local cigarette brands, under pressure from competitors in neighbouring Hunan province.

Some 350 million Chinese – including more than half of all male doctors – currently smoke, with around a million dying from smoking-related diseases every year.

State media recently reported the government was attempting to reduce the number of doctors smoking in China.

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May
01
2009
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Feb
25
2009
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Tunnel with 40,000 LEDs Is the Closest You’ll Ever Get to Light Speed

From Gizmodo:

The name of the installation is Multiverse, and it was installed by artist Leo Villareal in a 200-foot-long tunnel in the National Gallery of Art in Washingtong DC. The entire thing features 41,000 LEDs that animate and move on their own, using randomness to ensure that no one will see the same configurations twice. Multiverse will be on display throughout 2009.

 


Villareal “Multiverse” National Gallery of Art, Washington DC from Walter Patrick Smith on Vimeo.

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Jan
26
2009
0

Pinocchio

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Jan
06
2009
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Jan
06
2009
0

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Dec
18
2008
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‘Deep Throat’ is dead…

Now that I have your attention, just wanted to let everyone know that:

W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as “Deep Throat” 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95.

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Dec
10
2008
0

Puppies and Flowers : Le Dachshund Soap

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There are quite a lot of level-headed people around the country who go totally crazy for this little breed of waddling wiener dogs. If you know any of these people, they will love this gift, and they will love you, because they love dachshunds so much! This accurately-rendered and adorable dog-shaped soap is scented with a crisp cottage linen fragrance. Presented in a sophisticated chocolate and ivory houndstooth-patterned box and topped off with a burnt orange ribbon, it's the perfect mixture of classy and offbeat.

Link to website. Via

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Oct
30
2008
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My Zombie Pinup — A Calendar

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See the rest of the pictures here.

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Jul
07
2008
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After the Olympic Games, the fight for human rights must go on.

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Paris, France
Executive Creative Director / Creative Director: Erik Vervroegen
Copywriter: Benoit Leroux
Art Director: Philippe Taroux
Photographer: Marc Gouby
Art Buyer: Barbara Chevalier
Account Supervisors: Anne Vincent, Tiphaine Ruault du Plessis

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Jun
18
2008
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Feasibility Study: Indulging Anxiety

Feasibility Study is an illustration of a man's anxious emotional struggle the day after he loses his job. The goal was to make more of an emotional landscape than a concrete narrative. This was my Masters thesis project at the Glasgow School of Art.


Feasibility Study: Indulging Anxiety from Ryan Fedyk on Vimeo

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May
29
2008
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Mar
18
2008
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Photographer’s crazy leap in Grand Canyon

Came across these images on Flickr. Crazy images, the guy carrying his camera gear, tripod, makes the jump in his flip flops! Original image found here.

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From reading the comments, I discovered someone else shot the same guy from a different angle, here and here. From one of these photos it looks like the guy finished his cans of Budweiser first.

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Jul
02
2007
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For Sale: Dracula’s Castle in Romania

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image found at Flickr
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