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The Greek Riots in Photographs

The Greek Riots in Photographs

On the night of Saturday, December 6th, two Special Guards of the Greek police clashed with a small group of young men. The exact details of what took place are still unclear, but it is known that one of the Guards fired three shots, and one of those bullets caused the death of 15-year-old Alexander(…)

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“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

Arrests as Burma marks uprising At least 20 people have been arrested in the Burmese town of Taunggok after staging a silent protest on the 20th anniversary of a major uprising. They were detained after marching while wearing T-shirts which referred to the date of the uprising – "8/8/88". Activists outside Burma are marking the(…)

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The industrial design of Gaetano Pesce

The industrial design of Gaetano Pesce

Link to FLickrSet  Wiki entry on Gaetano

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Kevin Mitnick From marvequin:  1. Kevin Mitnick. Mitnick is perhaps synonymous with Hacker. The Department of Justice still refers to him as "the most wanted computer criminal in United States history." His accomplishments were memorialized into two Hollywood movies: Takedown and Freedom Downtime. Mitnick got his start by exploiting the Los Angeles bus punch card(…)

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Scrabble updates rules to allow use of proper nouns…

From The BBC: The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said. Place names, people’s names and company names or brands will now count. Mattel, which brings out a new version of the game containing amended(…)

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Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

photo/art: Buddy Stone Snow attacked proposals to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, claiming: To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe.(…)

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Bringing Art to Life…

Bringing Art to Life…

Mike Ruiz's editorial Masterpiece for Zink Magazine makes use of Lichenstein's techniques and staple imagery (tears, telephones, speech bubbles) to create a dotted technicolor vision.         and Gustave Klimt       and Egon Schiele  

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“The Missing” A photo project by Gustavo Germano, beautiful but sad…

“The Missing” A photo project by Gustavo Germano, beautiful but sad…

Each picture represents a before and after ‘the dissapearance’ shot. Picture above (1970): Maria Irma Ferreira, Maria Susana Ferreira; picture below (2006): Maria Susana Ferreira From Zeit Online: During the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983 nearly 30,000 people disappeared without trace. Der Fotograf Gustavo Germano gehört zu den Opfern des Staatsterrors. The(…)

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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Lizzy guitar legend Gary found dead in Spanish hotel room — RIP Gary Moore

Lizzy guitar legend Gary found dead in Spanish hotel room — RIP Gary Moore

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Nepalese ‘goddess’ is reinstated

Nepalese ‘goddess’ is reinstated

Update to previous post: A 10-year-old girl who is worshipped as a living goddess in Nepal has had her title reinstated after defying tradition and visiting the US. Temple authorities at her home town say that she will not be stripped of her title because she is willing shortly to undergo a "cleansing" ceremony. Sajani(…)

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Hunter S. Thompson’s brutally honest Canadian job request

Hunter S. Thompson’s brutally honest Canadian job request

From The Ottawa Citizen: VANCOUVER — Today Hunter S. Thompson is remembered as a literary icon, whose classic works and impetuous personality firmly stamped his place into the hearts, minds and graphic T-shirts of a malleable generation. With his seminal classics — Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail(…)

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The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.   The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.  (…)

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Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

For 30 Euros, a group of enterprising Palestinian graffiti artists are offering to tag the West Bank wall with your message. Clip: It could turn out to be the world's longest graffiti space – the massive concrete barrier separating Israel from the Palestinians. Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to(…)

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Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

(Keenesburg, Co.) – Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase.  "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she(…)

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Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Sorry I can't remember where I originally came across these but have held on to them for years.

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Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman RIP

Ingmar Bergman in a 1981 photo. Bergman died on Monday at the age of 89, local news agency TT reported, citing his daughter Eva Bergman. (REUTERS/Jacob Forsell/File) From article: When the news broke that Ingmar Bergman had died on the lonely and windswept island of Faro, off the coast of Sweden, it seemed like an(…)

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