Monthly Archives: July 2007

Filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni RIP

Filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni RIP

Michelangelo Antonioni, the Italian maestro new word whose films of modern alienation captured aspects of human consciousness previously unexplored by cinema, died at his home Monday in Rome. The director of such classics as "L'Avventura" and "Blow Up" was 94. His death, coming a day after the death of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, served to(…)

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Woody Allen starts shooting in Barcelona

Woody Allen starts shooting in Barcelona

Photos: idealterna  From article: Shielded by bodyguards and away from the sight of curious beachgoers, Woody Allen started shooting his new film in Barcelona on Monday. Allen shot some scenes at a restaurant in a fishermen's neighborhood in Barcelona with actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays a tourist in the film. The American film director and(…)

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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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Want to get ordained as a Dudeist priest? (a la The Big Lebowski)

Want to get ordained as a Dudeist priest? (a la The Big Lebowski)

Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you'd like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we'll help you get started. Right after a little nap. Link to Dudeism.com via(…)

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My Pet Fish Soap

My Pet Fish Soap

"My Pet Fish" Soap looks like the bag that you carry home from the pet store, but don’t be fooled…these plastic fish are not swimming in water, they are embedded in clear, vegetable based glycerin soap shaped like "water in a bag". A great party favor. Fun for kids from 1 to 100. Comes in(…)

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Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen including George W’s grandfather

The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler(…)

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Evil seems to befall cab 666 — driver seeks Tax commission intervention

Evil seems to befall cab 666 — driver seeks Tax commission intervention

Photo: sfegette  From article: The San Francisco Taxi Commission is set to decide this evening whether one of the city's cabs is "associated with evil and Satan.''  A few years ago, Thigpen said, the cab held by medallion holder 666 "burned to a crisp on Good Friday … and the only thing remaining after the(…)

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Please don’t throw burritos at the highway workers…

Please don’t throw burritos at the highway workers…

From article: Road Work Rage Closes Calif. Highway WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. – California highways have been shut down by wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes and police chases. Add one more hazard to the list: road rage. Drivers inconvenienced by a road-widening project subjected construction workers to so much abuse , including death threats, BB gun shootings, even a(…)

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House protects public broadcasting funding

House protects public broadcasting funding

Photo: KimTheWolf From CNN: The House on Wednesday evening overwhelmingly rejected President Bush's plan to eliminate the $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The 357-72 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting. The outcome was never in doubt, unlike a fight two years ago when Republicans tried but failed(…)

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The General Carbuncle

The General Carbuncle

  James R Ford is a multi-media artist currently based in London, England. For this project, initiated in 2003, he aims to transform a second-hand Ford Capri into the General Lee, from Dukes of Hazzard, by covering it in little toy cars in the appropriate colours (mainly red and orange). Ford is going to need(…)

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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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