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Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Vandals’ cruel handiwork went unseen at Wood Green bus depot as it was not visible at street level. From The Sun:  A DOUBLE-decker is driven through London’s streets yesterday — carrying an obscene jibe about Mayor Ken Livingstone on its roof. Office staff roared with laugher on reading “Livingstone is a c***!” in 3ft-high letters.(…)

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Angry Argentine commuters torch train in rush hour

Angry Argentine commuters torch train in rush hour

Who hasn't felt like doing this: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Furious rail commuters in Argentina set fire to a train on Thursday in anger over delays during the morning rush hour. Television images showed black smoke and flames engulfing the train at the station of Merlo, in the western suburbs of the capital, Buenos Aires.(…)

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William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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Coffe face kiss — Excellent sculpture

Coffe face kiss — Excellent sculpture

Link to larger JPG image From neatorama: The pottery, named Yuanyang II, is one of the collections of Hong Kong Museum of Art now displaying at the Central Concourse of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). It is produced by Tsang Cheung-shing, a ceramic art tutor and product designer. Yuanyang II is modeled in a distinctive(…)

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An artist’s complicated relationship with her look-alike sex doll

An artist’s complicated relationship with her look-alike sex doll

Video and performance artist Amber Hawk Swanson ordered a life-sized, realistic sex doll made to look just like her, and named it Amber. The couple scampered off to Vegas and got married. "Their wedding video and other footage documenting their relationship will screen for the public this week," reports the Chicago Reader. Link. Previous doll(…)

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Center seeks volunteers for beer-tasting festival

Center seeks volunteers for beer-tasting festival

(image credit: bigtimebrewery)  The Acadiana Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers to help staff the inaugural Gulf Brew beer-tasting festival, to be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 14 in downtown Lafayette. The festival features samples from breweries across the Gulf South, as well as activities for children. In exchange for(…)

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Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Real name, Paul Curtis, Moose is the grand-daddy of reverse graffiti. He’s been cleaning the streets of the UK and beyond for around ten years. Using detergent and a wire brush, the tools of many a cleaner, he works with advertisers to create innovative clean messages and slogans that inevitably turn into works of art.(…)

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Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

One stop shopping: Another big cache of drugs off the streets…this time in a legitimate shipment of Chips Ahoy cookies! 634 pounds of marijuana were seized early Friday morning on Cleveland’s west-side. It represents the second $1,000,000 seizure of marijuana in as many weeks. This latest bust resulted from a three-month joint Cleveland Division of(…)

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A Mr Stoner caught growing…

A Mr Stoner caught growing…

Hudson, Florida — Deputies say they have shut down a marijuana grow house, seizing 94 pot plants and arresting the resident, 31-year-old Jason Robert Stoner. Investigators say he may also be in trouble with the power company, since he tampered with the electric meter to bypass the wiring and run his grow lights. Link to(…)

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Little Mermaid sporting a Burka

Little Mermaid sporting a Burka

Guerilla Art? COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – The Little Mermaid statue in Denmark's capital was found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf Sunday morning. Police removed the clothing after a telephone caller reported it, spokesman Jorgen Thomsen said. Link to article

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