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May 6, 2007

Fabio's awesome Coachella '07 Flickr set(s).


A nice collection of photos from Coachella '07. Rage against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers + more. Link

We has trouble...


LOLCats entire episode of Star Trek "The trouble with Tribbles". Link

3M's Sticky Bear is VERY Pleased to See You


Unintentionally hilarious product design or subversive moral commentary? 3M is selling these cute self-adhesive hooks in Asia. Just take a look at 3M's colorful, friendly animal pals with their handy hooks to hang your stuff on. Link

Irish Pub culture is dying...


As a much-loved institution, it's been imitated around the world, from San Francisco to Sydney, and plenty of places in between. The Irish pub is alive and well.
In Ireland itself, once you have left the cities and headed into the green landscapes and small communities where agriculture is key, it is a different picture. Link

May 7, 2007

The strangest version of 'Take 5' I ever heard.


Roll over Dave Brubeck — 12 Girls Band Link

May 8, 2007

New York Times double standards

Having Won a Pulitzer for Exposing Data Mining, Times Now Eager to Do Its Own Data Mining.

Barely a year after their reporters won a Pulitzer prize for exposing data mining of ordinary citizens by a government spy agency, New York Times officials had some exciting news for stockholders last week: The Times company plans to do its own data mining of ordinary citizens, in the name of online profits.

Continue reading "New York Times double standards" »

Blundering Bush winks at Queen


When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe. But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette. Link to article

Continue reading "Blundering Bush winks at Queen" »

— Strange Sisters —


Archive of Lesbian paperback artwork from the 50's and 60's. Pretty cool stuff, note the typo in image showing. Link

Pull my finger. Classic.


Go ahead, Pull it

May 9, 2007

Never Hide Films

Guy catches glasses with face
Link to YouTube

How much time do you to have to kill?

Cool Flash game. Link

May 10, 2007

Can you make the logo bigger?

If you've ever worked in advertising, you'll find this little ditty priceless! Link

May 11, 2007

Tornado damage... in Ireland?


Tornado damages houses in Meath. Link

CNN: Bush Resigns! ..........oops.


"CNN International's CNN Today program, airing at midnight Eastern, led with the graphic 'Bush Resigns.' Of course, they meant 'Blair Resigns.' Freudian slip on the part of a network accused of anti-Americanism?" Link

Beer Tax Rollback Lobby


Here's clip from the article:

The beer industry is lobbying Congress to support its “beer tax rollback” bill (H.R. 1610), which would cut the federal beer tax in half to its 1951 level – a move many public health groups strongly oppose. In the previous (109th) Congress, 208 (out of 539) members of Congress and 13 (out of 100) senators co-sponsored this legislation (then H.R. 1306 and S. 722). To the right is a list of members who are co-sponsoring the “beer tax rollback bill” in the 110th Congress (updated as they sign on), along with a tally of the contributions each has received in the 2005-2006 election cycle from the two biggest beer-industry donors, the NBWA and AB.

Show me the beer-money

Blind or blind drunk?

Pearl Kelly has stopped going out on the town with friends as she is sick of being refused entry or alcoholic drinks because staff claim she is "too drunk''.

"Your eyes may be funny or you may be running into things and laughing with friends, but it doesn't mean you are drunk. It is the other `d` word _ disabled.''

Link to story

Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains...


From the article:

POLICE in eastern India have rescued a Muslim man who had been shackled in chains for a month for marrying his childhood lover against the wishes of his father and village clerics, authorities said on today.

Shackle me baby

Final landing place


This is sad -in so many ways:

As a proud and courageous RAF pilot, he served with distinction during the Second World War.

And when the time came for Terry Prendergast to make his final sortie, his family wanted him to go in appropriate style.

So they built a coffin in the shape of his beloved Hawker Hurricane fighter plane - complete with cardboard cockpit, wings, propeller and tailplane.

Link to article with pictures

May 14, 2007

You don't know Jack!

This was a great game when it first came out. Play it online here

Romeo becomes internet laughing stock after using cowboy pics to woo colleague


Doode! Sorry to add to your embarassment, but...

When fitness trainer Peter Sullivan fell for a pretty receptionist, he thought she could not fail to be impressed by the he-man photographs on his personal website.

How wrong he was.

Instead of agreeing to a date, Lucy Holland forwarded his website link to a colleague. And within days it had multiplied in cyberspace, turning 25-year-old Mr Sullivan into an international figure of fun.

Link to article

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.

to article with mugshot

May 15, 2007

A New Direction for Safe Sex Ads

Via: VideoSift

flickrvision — this is awesome!


Watch real time, a sampling of images being uploaded to Flickr and their respective geographic locations. flickrvision

Chris Jordan Photography — Wonderful stuff

Thanks Luke Link

May 16, 2007

Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell


The former TV star recalls the trauma of being called gay by the conservative preacher.

May 16, 2007 | Eight years ago the Rev. Jerry Falwell warned parents that BBC children's television star Tinky Winky was a hidden symbol of homosexuality. Falwell died Tuesday at 73, and the world wanted to talk to Tinky Winky.

"They're calling again, again, again," he said by phone from his home in Islington, in London. A spokesman said the former "Teletubbies" costar got more than 100 calls from reporters in the hour following news of Falwell's death.

Link to Salon.com

May 17, 2007

Good Vibrations

Soccer stars win sex toy suit

GERMAN sex shop chain Beate Uhse must pay German soccer stars Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn 50,000 euros ($81,205) each for using their names for vibrators without permission, the company said today.

The company had marketed the sex toys, dubbed "Michael B." and "Olli K.", before Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006.

Although the surnames of the two German soccer stars were not used, it was clear they referred to Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Kahn and national team captain Ballack sued Beate Uhse in court for unauthorised use of their names and won.

"The products have been withdrawn," the spokeswoman said. "We have to pay 50,000 euros to each of them."

IT manager avoids the jams by kite-surfing to work


Sailing past traffic jams is every commuter’s dream but David Grimes does that almost every day - literally.

The 37-year-old IT manager puts on a wetsuit each morning and kitesurfs to his office in Brighton.

He lives in a beach house along the coast west of the city in Shoreham, West Sussex, and the trip to the shore nearest his office takes about 30 minutes.

Link to article with more pictures

Plupon — cool little game




Link to game

Vintage Coca Cola ads


A nice collection of vintage Coca Cola ads.

to more images

About bleedin' time!

Wolfowitz resigns as World Bank president


Paul Wolfowitz resigned as president of the World Bank effective June 30, the bank's directors announced Thursday. The bank will launch an immediate search for a new president. Directors had been negotiating with Wolfowitz to step down after an internal review found that he violated the bank's code of conduct by engineering a pay raise for his girlfriend, Shaha Riza. "We are grateful to Mr. Wolfowitz for his service at the bank," the directors said in a statement. "Much has been achieved in the last two years."

Link to MarketWatch article

May 21, 2007

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

Hershey sues man who made pot candy

brownie.gif Careful with those brownies...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - It was a big enough bummer for Kenneth Affolter when he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for making pot-laced treats and soft drinks. Now he faces the wrath of a candy giant. The Hershey Co. has sued Affolter, 40, for giving his marijuana goodies names like Stoney Rancher, Rasta Reese's and Keef Kat. Each came in packaging similar to Hershey's Jolly Rancher, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kat candies, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Link to article

Mary Poppins eat you heart out

From the article:

An 18-year girl's life-and-death experience had a happy ending because of an umbrella she was holding when she was blown off the roof of a six-story building in a storm. The umbrella allowed her to land relatively softly on the ground and saved her life. Zhang Haijing, a school student from Jingning County in neighboring Zhejiang Province, was caught in the rain on her way home in the evening of May 15. She intended to wash her soaked clothes in a laundry located at the top of her six-story building, Today Morning Express reported today.
Link to article

Never Hide Films

to YouTube

"Serenaded by Bruno, a pianist doing life for murder..."


DINERS are flocking to what could perhaps be termed the most exclusive restaurant in Italy - one located inside a top security prison, where the chefs and waiters are Mafiosi, robbers and murderers. Serenaded by Bruno, a pianist doing life for murder, the clientele eat inside a deconsecrated chapel set behind the 60ft high walls, watch towers, searchlights and security cameras of the daunting 500-year-old Fortezza Medicea, at Volterra near Pisa. Under the watchful eye of armed prison warders, a 20-strong team of chefs, kitchen hands and waiters prepares 120 covers for diners who have all undergone strict security checks. Tables are booked up weeks in advance. Link to article

Can't get enough of "Deadliest Catch"?

Amazing photographer, Fisherman dude, Deadliest Catch star, Corey Arnold gives you this first hand account.
to article with awesome photographs

Zombie warning for San Francisco May 25th...


Something sinister is coming to San Francisco in May. The conditions for a zombie outbreak will be perfect on May 25th around 6pm. Stay tuned for further dispatches.
Link to eatbrains

Gay flamingos pick up chick

pinkflamigos.jpgJohn Waters, Devine? Well not quite...

LONDON (AFP) - A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge near Bristol.
But their egg-sitting prowess made them the top choice for taking an unhatched egg under their wings when one of the Greater Flamingo nests was abandoned.
Link to article

May 22, 2007

Breaking news. Paula Abdul breaks nose in dog mishap


Paula Abdul broke her nose over the weekend after she fell while trying to avoid stepping on her Chihuahua, her publicist said Monday.
Abdul was recovering from the mishap and will appear on "American Idol" Tuesday and its season finale Wednesday, publicist David Brokaw said. "She's a little sore, but is doing fine," he said.

Read more about her "little chubby Tulip"

Man's plot to kill girlfriend ends with his death


A CALIFORNIAN man who tried to kill his girlfriend by leaving her in a car parked across railway lines was himself killed when an oncoming train hurled the car into him as he fled.
His girlfriend survived, the Associated Press reported.
The man drove the car to the head of a line of traffic stopped at a level crossing in the San Fernando Valley neighbourhood of Sunland on Monday, police spokesman Mike Lopez said.
The man, who was seen arguing with the woman, then parked the car on the tracks and jumped out, leaving her behind, Mr Lopez said.
Link to article

The US Civil War in Four Minutes.

Link to YouTube

May 23, 2007

U.S. Navy Sends Carriers Near Iran


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates May 23, 2007, 11:58 a.m. ET · The U.S. Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 U.S. Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf.
Link to article

Napa gets EU 'Region Protection'


Napa vintners finally get name recognition, European Union agrees this week on special designation for region

In China, Spain, Chile, Tahiti and other parts of the world there are at least a dozen winemakers using the words Napa or Napa Valley in their brand names in what California vintners say is a deliberate attempt to deceive customers.

Link to article

Coca Cola Cloak 'n Dagger


Coke secrets plot woman is jailed

Coca-Cola's recipe has been a trade secret for 120 years A former secretary at Coca-Cola has been sentenced to eight years in prison for plotting to steal the company's secrets and sell them to rival Pepsi. Joya Williams, 42, was sentenced in Atlanta - Coca Cola's home - after being found guilty in February. Then the court heard she stole confidential documents and samples of new products, passing them to two men to sell to Pepsi for at least $1.5m. Co-conspirator Ibrahim Dimson received a jail term of five years. Both he and another man, Edmund Duhaney, had pleaded guilty.

Link to BBC article

May 27, 2007

Happy 70th Golden Gate Bridge

ggBridge.jpg Interesting comments from current employees of the bridge including:

"People in Corvettes are very snotty," she said. "I hate to say that, but it's true. They don't give you the time of day."
Forest "Woody" Becker said working on the bridge is "about the greatest job an ironworker can have. It's a great icon, and it's real security." He is proud to have designed camera mounts for the bridge and recently created a mold to make zinc castings used on suspender ropes. Becker first saw the Golden Gate in August 1964. "I was in the Navy, heading to Vietnam aboard the USS Ranger. Then I saw it 10 months later. It welcomed me home. I'll never forget it. "
Link to article

Hermann Mejía's artwork: illustration, painting and sculpture

Link to Flash website

May 28, 2007

The aerial photography of Michael Collier


Arizona physician Michael Collier spends every other week combining geology, photography and aeronautics, in a three-decade quest to tell the earth's "stories" with aerial images.

Link to NPR with slide show and podcast

Welsh wrapped tree art


An artist's four-year project to enliven prominent dead trees by wrapping them in coloured cloth has been turned into an exhibition. Philippa Lawrence aims to decorate trees in each of the 13 old counties of Wales as part of a scheme called Bound.
Link to BBC with more pictures

Big beer ad

Link to YouTube

May 29, 2007

Mao Zedong female impersonator


BEIJING (Reuters) - Chen Yan waves at a crowd of onlookers bemused at seeing China's late helmsman, Mao Zedong, brought back to life by a middle-aged woman.

Chen, 51, from Mianyang, in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, has been dressing up as Mao since she was discovered on a local TV show in 2005 impersonating another actor who had played Mao in movies.

Link to Reuters with more photos

May 30, 2007

Waterspout off Singapore's east coast


SINGAPORE: A waterspout has been spotted from the eastern parts of Singapore. Most callers to the MediaCorp News Hotline reported seeing what looked like a tornado or a twister over the sea. Most said they saw the phenomenon at about 2.30pm and that the phenomenon lasted about 15 minutes. Witnesses said it was moving in a circular motion.
Link to article with lots of submitted photos

Puppies and Flowers


Fuelled by her favourite diet of grapes, Taronga Zoo's new binturong cub explored her enclosure today like a "wound-up toy". The jet-black cub, named Indah, was making her public debut just one month after becoming the Sydney zoo's first binturong born in captivity.

Awww look at the Binturong

Who is the dog's best friend?


Link to Gizmodo. Thanks Donna

Poupées gonflées! (NSFW)


Link to article in French. Thanks Christo

Puppies and Flowers

Irish eagle chick is first in century

Link to article

May 31, 2007

Behind the street-level views at Google

I've avoided linking to Google's new street-level zoom map feature because basically it was everywhere but this is an interesting blog however on the company behind the pictures.
Link to blog

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