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  • Russians Just Bought America’s Most Beloved Crappy Beer

    09/22/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Hilary Polack
    WatchSections Russians Just Bought America’s Most Beloved Crappy Beer Written by HILARY POLLACK September 19, 2014 / 4:15 pm Say goodbye to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s status as our nation’s most iconic cheap beer. For the past 170 years, Pabst Blue Ribbon has been a staple in the diets of American college students, starving artists, and broke drunks. And it’s likely to maintain that status for years to come—but it will now be in the hands of Russians....
  • GALLAGHER SHOCKED BY BURGLAR (There's a weirdo in my kitchen)

    02/21/2012 10:14:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th February 2012
    Rocker NOEL GALLAGHER was left unnerved after a crazed fan broke into his home just weeks after GEORGE HARRISON was stabbed by a schizophrenic. The former Oasis star moved to the countryside in the late 1990s in a bid to kick his partying lifestyle in London after blowing £1 million on drugs. Within weeks he arrived home to find a "weirdo" sitting in his kitchen - and the star kept the man talking while his then-wife Meg Mathews called cops. Gallagher admits the incident was "freaky" and he was left shaken as Beatles legend Harrison had recently been stabbed seven...
  • For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an Oasis (even the vacationing rookie Hussein can't help)

    12/22/2011 6:00:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/11 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    For Democrats in Hawaii, Unease in an OasisBy ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: December 21, 2011 HONOLULU — Hawaii should be a happy outpost for the Democratic Party. It has a Democratic governor. Democrats overwhelmingly control the Legislature. It has Barack Obama in the White House and all the prestige that brings, most recently an Asia-Pacific economic summit meeting with the president as its host, packing this city’s streets, restaurants and hotels with international leaders. Yet these are hardly happy days for Hawaii Democrats. The governor, Neil Abercrombie, is ending his first year under a storm of criticism; he referred to himself...
  • Oasis of Arab culture sits comfortably in Dearborn, Michigan

    08/07/2011 11:40:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/7/11 | Jeff Karoub
    Dearborn, Mich. - With a massive mosque, minarets and scores of Arabic-signed stores and restaurants, parts of this city look like the Middle East. But Dearborn is a lot closer than Beirut, Damascus or Cairo. And while this Detroit suburb may be better known as the hometown of Ford Motor Co., it’s also where the Mideast meets the Midwest. (Snip) “People don’t understand to what extent world cultures feed and learn from each other,” said Anan Ameri, director of the museum. “America is a country of immigrants. It has been shaped by these immigrants and the immigrants have been shaped
  • Roman-era mummy found in Egyptian oasis

    04/12/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 622+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/10 | Diaa Hadid - ap
    CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists discovered an intricately carved plaster sarcophagus portraying a wide-eyed woman dressed in a tunic in a newly uncovered complex of tombs at a remote desert oasis, Egypt's antiquities department announced Monday. It is the first Roman-style mummy found in Bahariya Oasis some 186 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of Cairo, said archaeologist Mahmoud Afifi, who led the dig. The find was part of a cemetery dating back to the Greco-Roman period containing 14 tombs. "It is a unique find," he told The Associated Press, confirming that initial examinations indicate a mummy is inside the coffin. The carved...
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    10/23/2009 8:28:32 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 385+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/23/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Oasis: Don't Look Back in Anger
  • Oasis Wonderwall

    10/18/2009 8:10:23 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 758+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/18/2009 | Oasis
    Oasis Wonderwall
  • USO Opens ‘Oasis’ in Basra Desert

    06/26/2009 5:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 439+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Frank Vaughn, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, June 26, 2009 – The familiar refrain of “There’s nothing to do around here after work” will hopefully be a thing of the past here with the opening of a new center for rest and relaxation. Workers install padding on the floor of the new Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness center at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, June 24, 2009. The fitness center is slated to open July 1and is one of the services MWR will offer in cooperation with United Service Organizations, which is also housed in the building. U.S. Army photo by Sgt....
  • British music festival is criticized for inviting Jay-Z (rap blamed for poor ticket sales)

    04/15/2008 3:08:50 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 33 replies · 185+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 15 Apr 08
    LONDON - Organizers of one of Britain's best-known music festivals on Tuesday defended their decision to book Jay-Z as their headline act after Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher blamed the U.S. rapper for disappointing ticket sales. The outdoor Glastonbury festival is a cornerstone of Britain's music calendar. But this year's festival has yet to sell out, in contrast to past years when tickets were snapped up within hours. Gallagher, whose band headlined the festival in 1995 and 2004, said rap was to blame. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Gallagher said in an interview, an audio of which was posted...
  • Violence mars once calm oasis in Baghdad (Baiyaa, a middle-class district in western Baghdad)

    05/10/2007 2:28:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/07 | Hamza Hendawi - ap
    BAGHDAD - Three months into Baghdad's security crackdown, sectarian violence is back on the rise — this time, in a mixed neighborhood that had previously been calm while Sunni-Shiite strife tore apart other parts of the Iraqi capital. Baiyaa, a middle-class district in western Baghdad, has started to display the fears and flight that have already carved up much of the city, which has become a patchwork of separate Sunni and Shiite enclaves. Snipers have begun appearing in parts of Baiyaa. Many stores have closed, and both Shiite and Sunni families have fled the area in recent weeks. Last Sunday,...
  • Stop crying your heart out, Oasis singer tells British troops in Iraq

    11/21/2006 1:42:53 PM PST · by MizSterious · 72 replies · 2,305+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Nov 21, 8:22 AM ET | N/A
    Stop crying your heart out, Oasis singer tells British troops in Iraq Tue Nov 21, 8:22 AM ET Noel Gallagher of the British rock band Oasis has told soldiers fighting in Iraq to stop complaining when they get wounded. The chief songwriter and lead guitarist said Tuesday troops loved getting involved in war-zone action until they get hurt. In a wide-ranging rant, the fired-up 39-year-old also turned his guns on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, environmentalists, Elton John, his brother Liam -- the lead singer in the band -- and predicted his own daughter would become a "mental, axe-wielding, cyber-punk...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Iran island defies nation‘s conservatism

    10/04/2006 11:54:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 708+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006 | JIM KRANE
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Iran_Liberal_Bastion.html Monday, October 2, 2006 · Last updated 12:23 p.m. PT Iran island defies nation's conservatism By JIM KRANE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER KISH, Iran -- This coral-rimmed vacation island could pass for Iran's Key West - a place where the sexes mix and the music flows, and where women let slip their head scarves and frolic with their husbands on the gleaming sands. Although island authorities draw the line at booze and bikinis, Kish remains a haven of freedom in an Islamic republic under the deepening conservatism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Lately, however, Kish has lost a few...
  • Marines, sailors volunteer at oasis cleanup

    06/06/2006 5:50:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Raymie G. Cruz
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 6, 2006) -- Amidst the debris of a war-torn country lies a landmark from biblical history. With a lush green sanctuary of trees and vegetation surrounding a small pool of calm water rests the Al Asad Oasis, which has almost been untouched by the war. According to Arabic legend, the Quran and other Islamic writings, the oasis was the campsite of Abraham, a patriarch of the Hebrew bible, during his journey from Ur, located near the mouth of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, now named Tellel-Mukayyar, to Harran, located in southeastern Turkey, now Carrhae. The village,...
  • Consortium launched to support OpenDocument

    10/11/2005 9:01:39 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 31 replies · 440+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 2005-10-10 | Colin Barker
    The Open Document Fellowship has been created to give the OASIS Open Document Format added momentum, as the war of words between Sun and Microsoft gets bitter The Open Document Fellowship was launched on Monday to add momentum to what appears to be a growing movement to support the open standard for the production, storage and dissemination of documents. The Open Document Format for Office Applications, or OpenDocument, was developed by standards body OASIS. Last month, it received its first major seal of approval when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts became the first public body to insist on the use of...
  • New Arctic oasis found

    08/12/2005 1:30:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies · 1,385+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 8/11/2005 | Rolf L. Larsen
    Researchers have found the world's northernmost underwater hot springs, spouting out of the seabed in the otherwise chilly waters of the Norwegian Sea. It's a veritable oasis featuring tropical-like coral and unusual plant life. The underwater hot springs were found at a depth of 600 meters on the so-called "Mohnsryggen" north of the Arctic island of Jan Mayen, where Norway maintains a weather station and military presence. Researchers made the discovery during an international expedition this summer. The researchers were assisted by techological equipment on board the research vessel GO Sars and the remote-controlled mini-submarine Bathysaurus. Their eyes widened when...
  • 'Wonderwall' Tops Best British Song Poll

    05/31/2005 7:13:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 96 replies · 1,862+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2005
    LONDON - Britpop group Oasis' 1995 hit "Wonderwall" topped a radio station's poll of the best British songs of all time on Monday. Listeners to Britain's Virgin Radio voted the anthem by brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher's band their all time favorite British hit. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" came in second place and Led Zepplin's "Stairway to Heaven" placed third. Queen and the Beatles had the most entries of eight each in the poll of the best 100 songs, as voted by 8,300 listeners to the radio station.
  • Cold war (Liam Gallagher launches verbal assault on peacenik Coldplay Chris Martin)

    03/27/2003 10:16:28 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 14 replies · 522+ views
    The Sun ^ | 3/27/03 | Dominic Mohan
    Furious ... Liam Gallagher Also in today's Bizarre • Madonna has dark thoughts • Talking 'bout three generations • Splitting mad OTV Cold warLIAM GALLAGHER has declared war on COLDPLAY’s CHRIS MARTIN, labelling him a “nobhead student”. The outspoken OASIS frontman blasted Chris for his anti-war views and labelled his girlfriend GWYNETH PALTROW a “gawky bird”.Liam stunned guests in the backstage bar after he performed at a gig to raise cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust on Wednesday night.The outburst will surprise Chris. Oasis and Coldplay are often at each others’ gigs and each talks the other band up...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-12-02

    11/11/2002 9:29:01 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 223+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-12-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 12 Terkezi Oasis in the Sahara Desert Credit: Landsat 7, NASA Explanation: Dominating the top third of Africa is the largest band of dry land on Earth: the Sahara Desert. Stretching across the Sahara are vast planes of sand and gravel, seas of sand dunes, and barren rocky mountains. Only 10,000 years ago, however, grasses covered the region, then rich in mammals such as lions and...