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  • How a Volcanic Eruption in 1815 Darkened the World but Colored the Arts

    08/25/2015 11:30:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | William J. Broad
    In April 1815, the most powerful volcanic blast in recorded history shook the planet in a catastrophe so vast that 200 years later, investigators are still struggling to grasp its repercussions. It played a role, they now understand, in icy weather, agricultural collapse and global pandemics — and even gave rise to celebrated monsters. Around the lush isles of the Dutch East Indies — modern-day Indonesia — the eruption of Mount Tambora killed tens of thousands of people. They were burned alive or killed by flying rocks, or they died later of starvation because the heavy ash smothered crops.
  • Watch: What Palmyra looked like in the 1800s, and how the Islamic State is destroying it

    08/25/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25 at 12:40 PM | Ishaan Tharoor
    Before the 20th century, the ruins of Palmyra, once a key crossroads of classical civilizations, existed on the dusty margins of the Ottoman Empire. European travelers, though, took a special interest in the city. The images sequenced above — photographs by the 19th-century French photographer Félix Bonfils and drawings by the 18th-century British traveler Robert Wood — were formative documents in the Western imagination and inspired the architecture of the industrial age's emerging powers. Wood's rendering of an ancient Roman eagle seen in Palmyra, for example, would later become the model for the Seal of the United States. The archaeological...
  • 2015 Hugo Awards

    08/23/2015 3:17:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 22, 2015
    2015 Hugo Awards Presented at: Sasquan, Spokane, Washington, USA, August 22, 2015Hosts: David Gerrold and Tananarive DueBase design: Matthew DockreyAwards Administration: John Lorentz, Ruth Sachter, Linda Deneroff, Ron Oakes, Dave McCarty and Glenn Glazer
  • Hotel California - Cubanos Acapella (Outstanding!)

    08/22/2015 8:53:07 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 2014 | Cubanos Acapella
    Acapella version of Hotel California. Bass and Drums are incredible.
  • 1913 hometown photo [vanity]

    08/20/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 82 replies
    free republic ^ | 8/20/15 | cripplecreek
    Photo of my hometown of Hanover Michigan taken by my great grandfather in 1913.
  • How to make a movie with an iPhone: An interview with Tangerine director Sean Baker

    08/18/2015 10:33:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | By Caitlin McGarry
    Plus the five tools you need to make your iPhone footage look cinematic. Shih-Ching TsouTangerine is a movie so vivid and real that you feel like you’re walking the streets of Los Angeles with its main characters. The film takes place on Christmas Eve, which in Hollywood is just another warm day, and the cinematography radiates that heat. But as you trail behind best friends Sin-Dee and Alexandra as they search for Sin-Dee’s cheating boyfriend, you’d never realize that with an iPhone, you too could create that scene. Tangerine director Sean Baker used his iPhone 5s to direct the movie,...
  • 82 Percent of Americans Agree: Photographers Have Right to Say No to Gay Weddings

    08/16/2015 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2015 | 10:32 AM EDT | Travis Weber
    A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious liberty—especially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense. The results reveal hope for the classical liberal vision of America: they indicate that most Americans still appear to want maximum freedom and individual rights protection. […] Support for religious freedom jumps even higher in the context of wedding vendors. 82 percent said “yes” when asked whether a Christian wedding photographer with “deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage” has “the right to say no” to a same-sex couple asking him or...
  • This week in history: Mozart completes his last symphony - No. 41 ("Jupiter")

    08/15/2015 7:29:49 AM PDT · by nwrep · 6 replies
    Various ^ | August 15, 2015 | nwrep
    Mozart finished his last symphony, no. 41 on August 10, 1788. It was nicknamed "Jupiter" after his death. Certainly it is the loftiest and most magisterial of Mozart's symphonies, with a formal and ceremonial quality in keeping with its key of C major. Although today we think of C major as the plainest and most basic of keys — all white notes on the piano — in the late 18th century it was usually associated with court and high-church pomp since it was well suited to the valveless trumpets of the period. And we find two of them adding brilliance...
  • See the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise in 271 357 photos

    08/14/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Autoweek ^ | 8/14/15 | Andrew Stoy
    Our man on Woodward Avenue is shooting everything, and we'll be updating all weekend In past years, we've broken our Woodward Dream Cruise photos into chunks, showing you imports, Fords, Chevys, Mopars and just plain weird stuff in individual galleries. This year, we're covering the "world's largest one-day car show" a little differently: Call it the "shotgun approach." We'll put up as many huge galleries as our servers will handle, and you can sort through the insanity any way you like. As for captions that specifically identify each car ... maybe we'll get to that after the event. There's also...
  • Winner in the Scary Cow Film Festival! — Grandmama Tlzédeczkanü Comes to America

    08/12/2015 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Vimeo ^ | August 9, 2015 | Tony Jonick — from Kingfisher Talking Pictures
    Winner in the Scary Cow Film Festival! Before she passed away, my Great-Grandmama recorded a cassette tape of a story she said must be told. I found the tape, had it translated from Geshemshaskcili, and using photos from our family archives assembled it into this movie. Some of the photos are from current family, but others are original. People who know my clan might notice some family resemblances. This is a delightfully twisted fairy tale of coming to America. . .
  • Iconic Whistler's Mother On Display At The Clark [MA]

    08/12/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    WAMC ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Jim Levulis
    An iconic 19th century American painting that remains one of art’s most famous works will be on view July 4th at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. James McNeill Whistler’s most famous painting known today as Whistler’s Mother is an 1871 portrait of the woman born as Anna Matilda McNeill. Curator Jay Clarke says the image became an American icon while on a cross-country tour during the 1930s.
  • 'haunted puppet' said to have choked its previous owner starts moving on its own (tr)

    08/12/2015 9:49:30 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.12.2015 | Euan McLelland
    FULL TITLE: Creepy moment 'haunted puppet' said to have choked its previous owner starts moving on its own inside a sealed glass container in the middle of the night A creepy puppet said to have choked its former owner has been filmed moving inside a sealed glass container in the dead of night. Paranormal Investigator Jayne Harris, 32, from Stourbridge, West Midlands, recorded the puppet every night for three months - after its previous owner claimed it tried to choke him to death. And last month she was left dumbfounded, when her cameras caught the chilling moment the wooden doll...
  • Spanish police fly to Corsica to retrieve Picasso work

    08/11/2015 6:54:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | August 11, 2015 | 8:25 PM EDT | CIARAN GILES |
    A team of Spanish police experts flew to the French island of Corsica on Tuesday to retrieve a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso that was smuggled out of Spain, where it is considered a national treasure. A spokesman for Spain's Civil Guard said four police experts in national heritage and several Culture Ministry officials flew to recover the painting, "Head of a Young Woman," which is valued at 24 million euros ($26 million). The officer said they expect to return with the painting later Tuesday. The work is owned by Spanish banker Jaime Botin, brother of the late Emilio Botin, former...
  • A Thrift Store Find Yields an Astronomical Mystery

    08/11/2015 1:27:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Universe Today ^ | David Dickinson
    Meagan Abell recently made a discovery during a thrift store expedition that... contains an interesting astronomical dimension as well. This is an instance where observational astronomy may play a key role in pinning down a date...first discovered the set of four medium format negatives at a thrift store on Hull Street in Richmond, Virginia. Beyond that, they have no provenance. ...Facebook users have pinned down the location as Dockweiler Beach... One ... image shows a tiny sliver of Moon just to the subject’s upper left. ...The Moon looks to be a 5-6 day old waxing crescent about 30-40% illuminated. Not...
  • 'The ISS is being monitored by aliens': Conspiracy theorists spot yet another UFO hovering...

    08/11/2015 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | Updated: 04:09 EST, 11 August 2015 | By Mia De Graaf
    Full Title: 'The ISS is being monitored by aliens': Conspiracy theorists spot yet another UFO hovering above the space station ============================================================================================================= Another UFO has been spotted hovering over the International Space Station, conspiracy theorists claim. Footage allegedly taken from a Nasa camera shows a pink and white object soaring across space. It has reignited claims the ISS is being 'monitored by extra-terrestrials'. The latest supposed sighting comes after another Nasa video, shot from the ISS in June, which showed mysterious lights 'leaving' Earth before the stream cut. The short clip, uploaded to YouTube, is the latest to fuel claims that...
  • "Blues For Rufus" - Jazz instrumental by Yours Truly [vanity]

    08/07/2015 11:01:01 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 8/7/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This is my first attempt at original jazz. It is not (intentionally) humorous. I compose and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg, because what says Jazz more than Jewish cowboys? To download a free MP3 copy of "Blues For Rufus," click here or here.
  • Asian Movies for the Weekend

    08/06/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 22 replies
    You Tube | Various | Various
    There are three movies this week 1. The Road Home is a romance and one of the best films to ever be produced in the PRC. It stars Taiwanese actress Zhang Zi Yi. This is a three box of tissue film. No sex, no violence no strong language. You should notice the implied criticism of the Chinese government in the Cultural Revolution. This link will require registration but I have not had ay problem with this site and the film did not cost me anything to see. 2. MAd Mission3 with Sam Hui. Sam Hui is sort of a...
  • The First Trans-Exclusive Modeling Agency Launches in LA

    08/06/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | July 23, 2015 | Sandra Song
    With Hari Nef signed to IMG and Andreja Pejic making make-up modeling history, it's been a good year for transpeople in the fashion industry -- and it's about to get even better because there's now a trans-exclusive modeling agency in the game, dubbed Apple Model Management. Originally founded in Thailand, Apple has just expanded to LA, where they've become the first modeling agency to launch a transgender division. "We see trans individuals as beautiful," agency director Cecilio Asuncion said. "But their full potential was never reached because of the stigma the community-at-large had towards the trans community. This has to...
  • 'Alaska: The Last Frontier' producers, cast face charges over hunt

    08/05/2015 11:48:13 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.05.2015 | AP via Fox News
    Two cast members and a production company of the reality show "Alaska: The Last Frontier" are facing a misdemeanor charge after they reportedly used a helicopter for a black bear hunt. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Atz Lee Kilcher and his wife, Cristina Jane Kilcher, and Wilma TV Inc. have each been charged in connection with a helicopter flight and bear hunt in September 2014 near Homer.
  • 'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen: 'We're going to drill Hillary'

    08/04/2015 10:42:37 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2015 | Paulette Cohn
    LOS ANGELES – Season 5 of "Last Man Standing" is going to get political with the presidential race upon us, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to be safe from the wisecracking Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen. "We're going to drill Hillary," the star told FOX411 at the Television Critics Association Q&A session for his ABC series. "It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the Democrats], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues."
  • Tell my why?

    08/02/2015 5:35:29 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 95 replies
  • W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Portrait: ‘Country Doctor’ (Amazing photo essay)

    08/02/2015 12:34:04 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 20 replies
    Time ^ | February 1, 2012 | Ben Cosgrove
    For his groundbreaking 1948 LIFE magazine photo essay, “Country Doctor” — seen here, in its entirety, followed by several unpublished photographs from the shoot — photographer W. Eugene Smith spent 23 days in Kremmling, Colo., chronicling the day-to-day challenges faced by an indefatigable general practitioner named Dr. Ernest Ceriani. Six decades later, Smith’s images from those three weeks remain as fresh as they were the moment he took them, and as revelatory as they surely felt to millions of LIFE’s readers as they encountered Dr. Ceriani, his patients and his fellow tough, uncompromising Coloradans. Born on a sheep ranch in...
  • Asian Movie for a Sunday Evening

    08/01/2015 10:44:14 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube, Golden Harvest ^ | 1994 | Stephen Chow
    I'd like to start a ping list for Bolliwood and Hong Kong Movies. Often these are low budget by US standards but can be really funny and lack the PC nonsense in Hollywood productions. This one is a spoof of James Bond, Peter Gun, Get Smart, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon and several Bruce Lee Films. It is low brow humor very bloody and a tremendous amount of fun. See how many parodies you can identify. Enjoy
  • Old films found in an attic bring long-lost love story back to life

    08/01/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    cbs ^ | july 31, 2015 | steve hartman
    Someone found in an attic old 16 mm home movies from the 1930s -- labeled Kodachrome experiment. "Yeah, I was intrigued. So I took the projector, I took the films and I started to watch," Bill said. "And I loved what I saw. I saw scenes of our community and they were in color!" -snip He found out the photographer, a guy named Bob Kramer, went to work for Kodak labs right out of high school -- and that girl was his high school sweetheart, Leona Sharp. She would be 96 years old if she were alive. He found an...
  • How do I post pictures on FR????

    08/01/2015 1:31:17 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 77 replies
    me ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    How do I post pictures from my picture library to FR????
  • Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan (VIDEO)

    07/29/2015 7:06:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies ^ | July 29 , 2015 | No Attribution
    A video shot in Japan’s port city of Osaka has been making the rounds online, displaying a swarm of white spherical objects of unknown origin flying across the sky. The low-quality footage has triggered speculation over extra-terrestrial life and UFOs.
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing materialÂ’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' shows a bold, brilliant, brutal Apple founder

    07/25/2015 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 24, 2015 | BY JOSH DICKEY
    Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! LOS ANGELES — Steve Jobs never compromised, nor did he pull punches. Neither does Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Jobs' life, influence and legacy get Gibney's full journalistic treatment in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the first trailer for which Mashable debuts here. Despite an uphill climb for access, Gibney, a perennial Academy Award contender who won for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, captured several of Jobs' personal acquaintances for this film that debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The...
  • The border between Nato and Russia. (picture)

    07/25/2015 7:56:55 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 12 replies
    VG ^ | 25.07.2015 16:34 | VG
  • Camera Drone Rescues a Stranded Drone, Interstellar-Style

    07/24/2015 1:44:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 07/23/15 | Michael Zhang
    Freelance camera operator Harrisen Howes lost a small camera drone two months ago after his roommate “drunkenly” crashed it onto a neighbors roof high overhead. After recently purchasing a larger, camera-equipped drone, Howes decided to try and rescue his old drone with his new one using some rope and hooks fashioned from coat hangers.
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Picasso

    07/23/2015 5:32:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2015 |
    Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don’t have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso. “I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so,” she said. “Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that’s how I feel.”
  • A politician you can BELIEVE in !

    07/22/2015 4:22:16 PM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    Free Talk Live ^ | July 22, 2015 | represent us
    I LIKE this guy !
  • Donald Trump, an All-American Performance Artist

    07/22/2015 3:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Blouin ArtInfo ^ | July 22, 2015 | Patrick Pacheco
    In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” the protagonist, Willy Loman, goes to the office of his boss, Howard Wagner, hoping for a promotion. Instead he essentially hears two of the most chilling words in the American lexicon: “You’re fired.” The antagonist of that great stage classic is now embodied in the billionaire Donald Trump, who has stirred up the presidential race in ways that have made him a folk hero to a large segment of the Republican Party and a clown and fake to millions of others. “The irony is that Trump, because of his presence in the country’s...
  • Bless You James O'Keefe and Center Med Progress, Abortion Sting ~Vanity

    07/21/2015 12:40:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 19 replies
    I know James O'Keefe wasn't involved in the recent sting videos involving Planned parenthood, but the very Tactics of this Exposing the evil on the left are shall we say "inspired" by Project Veritas. I love the fact that another group out there has learned from James O'Keefe's group and are using his previous example as an instruction manual and improving upon them. I just wanted to give some props out there to both James O'Keefe for spearheading and pathfinding this method of investigative citizen journalism and also the Center for Medical Progress for taking those lessons and expanding upon...
  • Sea gull challenges bald eagle for the life of second gull

    07/16/2015 4:57:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    VALDEZ, Alaska, - A photo shared by the U.S. Department of Interior shows a brave sea gull attempting to take on a bald eagle that had another sea gull trapped in its talons. The Department of Interior, which shared the photo on Facebook, said photographer David Canales witnessed the struggle while kayaking on Prince William Sound in Alaska. The department said the "epic aerial battle" came to an end when the sea gull gave up on trying to save its friend and the eagle flew off with its prey. Canales posted a second photo on his Facebook account that appears...
  • Andre Leon Talley: Caitlyn Looks Like a Privileged White Woman

    07/15/2015 6:05:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lindsey Kupfer
    <p>Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley is giving Caitlyn Jenner‘s “privileged,” “white woman” style his stamp of approval.</p> <p>“I think she looks fabulous,” Talley, 65, told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday night. “I thought she was fabulous on the Vanity Fair cover and I think she looks like a perfect, wealthy, affluent white woman who’s privileged and that’s important and she comes from that kind of background.”</p>
  • Wings Over The Rockies - The Movie as shown in Museum, with Harrison Ford (YT vid 10 minutes long)

    07/14/2015 12:57:09 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    Wings over the Rockies Via You Tube ^ | January 9, 2015 | Paul Richards
    This museum, on the old Lowry Air Force Base, is very close to my home. This is a short film they show in the theatre there...the Harrison Ford Theatre. It always makes me tear up and gives me chills. It looks even more beautiful on the theatre screen. I called about it a year or two ago as I wanted to share it with a FRiend, but it wasn't anywhere to access at that time. Now it's up on You Tube. Hope you enjoy, too.
  • Rambo vs. ISIS, who will draw first blood?

    07/13/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/13/2015 | N/A
    Sylvester Stallone: "We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds." Punching up the star-power at San Diego's Comic-Con on Friday, Sylvester Stallone made nerds swoon with talk of Creed, the newest installment in the Rocky film franchise But according to the Washington Times, Sly raised even more eyebrows after hinting at a new Rambo movie pitting the legendary Vietnam veteran against a scourge worse than communist jungle guerrillas, the jihadist desert terrorists of the Islamic State. "We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds," said the...
  • Stars Wars unveils behind-the-scenes sneak peek of The Force Awakens (Great Video)

    07/12/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/15 | Justin Enriquez
    Fans were sent into a frenzy as a behind-the-scenes clip from Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Force Awakens was released at Comic-Con International on Friday. The three-and-a-half minute video gives loyal followers insight on the making of the highly-anticipated seventh film of the franchise. Classic stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels could be seen in the clip as well as newcomers Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson. Director of the flick, JJ Abrams, is shown hyping up the cast and crew as he makes the announcement: 'We are here...
  • $1 million reward offered for stolen Judy Garland slippers

    07/11/2015 8:37:28 PM PDT · by G Larry · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 11 July 2015 | Unknown
    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland's sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.
  • Batman v Superman trailor

    07/11/2015 7:46:49 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 39 replies
    you tube ^ | 7/11/2015 | self
  • Johnny Depp surprises sick children in Australian hospital

    07/10/2015 9:32:21 PM PDT · by Raymann · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2015 | Beep Tube
    Johnny Depp may currently be playing his trade as the mischievous Jack Sparrow in the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series; Dead Men Tell No Tales, but he was more than happy to jump off set and visit sick children at a hospital in Queensland, Australia. Depp surprised kids at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane by turning up as the roguish pirate captain he made famous back in 2003, chatting to them and taking selfies. He is known to carry the costume around in case of impromptu visits.
  • Where’s the momentum? Wisconsin’s lone chained pro-abortion protester big contrast with Texas

    07/10/2015 1:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy reported, a woman protesting a 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin chained herself to a railing in the state’s Capitol, demanding that Republican men in the Assembly hear her out. The photos of protester Wendi Kent chained to the bannister were sad in so very many ways, but they beg the question: where is everybody?
  • Deathwish as lifestyle: why people run with the bulls

    07/10/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Miguel-Anxo Murado
    In Pamplona, rumour has it that Hemingway never ran in front of the bulls during the festival of San Fermín. It’s an urban myth: he did run – several times. What is not true is that he was injured, as he would later claim to a news agency. In fact, Hemingway was close enough to the action to witness a man being gored by a bull in 1924. This was actually the very first fatality in the modern history of the encierro, as the running of the bulls is called in Spanish.
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Malcolm Gay
    In an episode that speaks volumes about cultural institutions, ethnic sensitivity, and the power of protest in the digital age, the Museum of Fine Arts is hastily pulling back on an event that protesters labeled a latter-day form of racist minstrelsy. MFA officials announced Tuesday they would recast “Kimono Wednesdays,” an attraction scheduled to run throughout July. It is extremely rare for the MFA to change exhibition plans in the wake of protests; it appears such action had not been taken for decades. Created as a light summer distraction, “Kimono Wednesdays” invited visitors to “channel your inner Camille Monet” by...
  • Missouri friends pull would-be rapist off girl, 14, after following her screams: cops

    07/08/2015 1:05:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | July 8, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    hree good Samaritans saved a Missouri teenager from a would-be rapist when they yanked the nearly naked man off of her. Springfield police arrived at the scene and found the do-gooders pinning 22-year-old Christopher Muller — who was wearing nothing but his boxers — to the ground. He was arrested on attempted rape charges, the News-Leader reported. The three unidentified friends told police they were parking their car near a hiking trail Thursday night when they heard the girl’s screams. Using a cellphone flashlight to guide the way, the three hiked through the trail and followed the panicked cries. Eventually,...
  • Hawaiian Lava VS a Can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli

    07/08/2015 11:24:47 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A (lavapix)
    A pointless, but kinda neat video, from the weird part of the internet.
  • 17 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Michigan

    07/07/2015 9:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies ^ | 7/7/2015 |
    Of the fifty states in the US, there’s one in particular that stands out like a sore thumb. Not for its beauty, mind you, but for other reasons. None of them positive.
  • Beyonce's Curves Inspire Elenberg Fraser's Design for Melbourne Tower

    07/07/2015 2:03:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Arch Daily ^ | 7/6/15 | Karissa Rosenfield
    Beyonce's Ghost has inspired plans for a curvaceous, 226-meter-tall in Melbourne. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the dubbed "Premier Tower" has received planning permission and will be built at 134 Spencer Street, adjacent to the Southern Cross station. According to the architects, the mixed-use project's "complex form" was shaped by climatic restraints and after Beyonce's moving body seen in her recent music video Ghost. It is set to rise 68-stories on a stepped podium in the city's central business district. Once complete, it will house 660 apartments, a 160-room hotel, and retail space. "This project is the culmination of our significant...
  • The most patriotic rock song ever.

    07/04/2015 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | fREEX
    The most patriotic rock song ever? Happy Independence Day! By