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  • Threat Charge Dropped for Marathon Hoax Suspect

    06/04/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/14 | AP/Bos Globe
    BOSTON (AP) — A bomb threat charge has been dropped against a man accused of placing a backpack with a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of last year’s deadly bombing. Suffolk County district attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark said Tuesday the state could not prove Kevin Edson communicated a clear threat with an explosive device.
  • Two strippers, one pregnant, brawl over a dollar

    01/21/2013 9:31:36 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    AP via Houston Comical ^ | January 21, 2013
    JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill.A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says one of the women is pregnant.Dodge County deputies say they were called to Silk Exotic last week to break up a fight. They say it started when a customer tried to give a dollar to one of the dancers but the other dancer took it.
  • Clint Eastwood's daughter under fire after destroying a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag

    05/30/2012 4:45:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 29, 2012 | Belinda White
    As the daughter of one of Hollywood's most prolific actor/directors, and star of realty TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Company chronicling the lives of her extended family, Francesca Eastwood is well used to being in the eye of the storm. But Clint Eastwood's 18-year-old daughter is on the receiving end of vicious public outcry after a photographic stunt with her artist boyfriend Tyler Shields backfired. Eastwood and Shields - known for his work with video portraits and celebrity photography - decided to publicly demolish a $100,000 crocodile Hermès Birkin bag by setting it on fire before taking a chainsaw to...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”

    01/16/2011 10:08:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/16/11 | Matt Schneider
    Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”by Matt Schneider | 12:23 pm, January 16th, 2011 Frequent Sarah Palin critic and Senior Editor for The Atlantic, Andrew Sullivan, did not disappoint in his appearance on The Chris Matthews Show. In responding to Palin’s video response to the Arizona shooting, Sullivan dismissed Palin as a political “game-player” who should have realized that “I don’t think this was the week to play a game.” Sullivan said Americans are sick of games in politics and was disgusted that Palin, in her video, was “playing games a la Karl Rove and doing...
  • Nude performers at NYC museum exhibition complain of being touched by patrons

    04/16/2010 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 120 replies · 3,445+ views ^ | April 16, 2010
    NEW YORK - Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are touching nude performers. The performers featured in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons. The museum acknowledges that it has had problems with some visitors touching the live art. It is declining to talk about specific cases, but says visitors caught doing it are escorted out. The exhibition opened March 14 and presents a view of Abramovic's career over four decades. It includes nude performers standing in...
  • I Hereby Volunteer to Vomit on Susan Sarandon

    02/23/2010 10:55:49 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 38 replies · 1,405+ views ^ | 2-23-10 | Ben Shapiro
    According to James Hirsen of, Susan Sarandon had an odd night recently: Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon has had a bad time of it lately. The actress recently separated from her long time partner, actor Tim Robbins. Sarandon attended the third anniversary of The Box in New York's Lower East Side. A transsexual cabaret performer named Rose Wood engaged in projectile vomiting on stage and hit Sarandon with it. Standing nearby were Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. According to Wood it was not intended as an affront to the actress and she didn't take it that way. “Apparently [Sarandon]...
  • The Ice Caps Are Melting! (Humor)

    11/14/2009 3:41:42 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 2 replies · 511+ views
    THE ICE CAPS ARE MELTING One eye is brown, The other is brown. I am a fish, I swim around. You say I'm lost, I disagree. The map has changed, And with it, me. Flying through the seaweed, What strange things I see below. Cars are waiting, Windshields wiping, Nowhere left to go! Oh! The ice caps are melting, oh ho ho ho! All the world is drowning, oh ho ho ho ho. The ice caps are melting, The tide is rushing in. All the world is drowning, To wash away the sin. The seagull flies, In search of land....
  • The Art Guys’ big fat not-so-gay wedding (Two men marrying a tree)

    06/14/2009 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies · 1,230+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2009 | Douglas Britt
    As more and more gay couples are doing these days, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing will don tuxes on Saturday and walk down a wedding aisle to say their vows. But what will distinguish their marriage from ones happening in Iowa and most New England states isn’t just the fact that it will have no legal standing in Texas, which confers none of the rights and responsibilities of marriage to same-sex couples, even if they’ve been together as long as Galbreth and Massing, who celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. Or the likelihood that their wives will attend the ceremony...
  • Terrorist Who Brought Nail Bombs to Irish Parliament Claims It Was 'Performance Art'

    10/18/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 413+ views ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2008 | Allison Barrie
    Convicted killer Michael Stone stormed the Irish Parliament with enough homemade bombs to kill dozens in a rain of fire and nails. But it was all in the name of art, he says. The lifelong terrorist, now awaiting judgment in Ireland for his November 2006 raid on the Stormont Parliamentary Building in Belfast, is trying a novel defense against the attempted murder charges he's facing: His bombs were part of an innocent performance art installation and nothing more. The 53-year-old Stone was caught red-handed with a hoard of 18 deadly weapons he says were props in his one-man show. The...
  • Nude Dance at Club by Underage Girl ruled "Artistic" 1st Amendment Expression

    08/07/2008 4:09:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 3,536+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/7/08 | Hilary White
    HAMBURG, Iowa, August 7, 2008 ( - Nude dancing in strip clubs is "artistic" even when performed by an under age girl, according to an Iowa judge in a ruling issued late last month. Fremont County Judge Timothy O'Grady called the strip club a "theatre" and agreed with the club owner who argued that the state's indecency law does not apply to "theater, concert hall, art center, museum, or similar establishments." Hamburg, Iowa, a town of 1,200 just across the Missouri River from Nebraska, has one strip club. After the 17-year-old niece of the local Sherriff, Steven MacDonald, did a...
  • "Artist" Intentionally Starves Dog to Death as Exhibit

    07/21/2008 4:24:03 PM PDT · by americanophile · 25 replies · 252+ views ^ | April 21, 2008 | User: Liz G
    Costa Rican artiste Guillermo Habacuc Vargas is making headlines for tying a dog from the street in an art gallery as part of an exhibit to starve it to death. The title of his exhibit "Eres Lo Que Lee" was written across the gallery in dry dog food. The food and a bowl of water were both out of the dog's reach. Eventually the animal died of starvation. The artist claimed the dog was sick and would have died anyways. Now Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in Visual Arts Biennel of Central Americas 2008. The organizers have...
  • The Art of Folly at Yale

    05/03/2008 10:58:24 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 294+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3rd, 2008 | Charles Lane
    Four years at Yale costs $180,000. Here is how senior Aliza Shvarts planned to conclude hers: The art major would repeatedly artificially inseminate herself, then induce miscarriages, which she would record on video. She would build a four-foot-wide plastic cube and wrap it in layers of plastic. Between the layers would be Vaseline mixed with blood from the miscarriages. She would hang the cube at an exhibition and project video of the miscarriages onto four of its sides. "This piece," Shvarts wrote in the Yale Daily News, "is meant to call into question the relationship between form and function as...
  • Abortion Art - Choose Life at Yale Responds

    04/18/2008 8:07:59 PM PDT · by UFC Pride K1 · 16 replies · 221+ views
    PLB ^ | 4/18/2008 | Ruben Obregon
    "Horrified" is how Choose Life at Yale's Margaret Blume describes the general reaction of her peers towards Aliza Shvarts' senior art project, one in which the art major supposedly impregnated and induced abortions on herself over the past year. "Almost every student whom I encountered yesterday was horrified at the thought that Aliza Shvarts had repeatedly impregnated herself, only to induce miscarriages, and glory in her 'freedom' to do so. It was deeply reassuring to me that most of my friends and fellow classmates, regardless of their political views on abortion, shared my outrage for such an awful and unnatural...
  • Yale Student Induces Abortion On Herself For Art Project

    04/17/2008 6:31:45 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 182 replies · 431+ views
    Beginning next Tuesday, Yale senior Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself ?as often as possible? while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages
  • Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran

    07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 106 replies · 3,158+ views
    marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX
    NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."..."Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.
  • Woman accused of tossing fruit at gays (charged with hate crime)

    03/06/2007 2:30:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 195 replies · 4,229+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 03/06/07 | Brian Foley
    A Pacifica woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of a hate crime for allegedly throwing fruit and vegetables at a gay couple while riding in a van, police said Monday. Tiffany Adler, 20, who works at a grocery store, was a passenger in a van in Pacifica on Sunday when she spotted a gay couple who frequent the store, according to police. As the van drove by around 7:50 p.m. on the 500 block of Esplanade Drive, she allegedly rolled down the window and threw apples and vegetables at them, police said. Later, the van turned around and approached the...
  • Concertgoer pelts Babs with beverage (Streisand assaulted on stage)

    10/31/2006 2:59:18 AM PST · by tlb · 48 replies · 2,237+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 30, 2006 | staff
    Barbra Streisand's politics didn't find a wholly agreeable crowd during her Monday concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. As Babs traded political barbs with a George W. Bush imitator, a fan of the songstress who apparently disagreed with her politics pelted her with a beverage. And as her anti-GOP riff ended, another man in the crowd found himself being escorted out of the center as he shouted at Streisand. Streisand shrugged both incidents off, saying some people would do better to buy her records than come to her shows.
  • Hog Wild: Performance Art Angers PETA

    08/18/2006 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 52 replies · 1,273+ views
    A naked performance artist who says she experienced fantasies of "interspecies metamorphoses" while working with dead pigs has angered British animal rights activists. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized an exhibition where artist Kira O'Reilly sits naked for hours with a dead pig, planned for Friday evening at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England.
  • 3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves

    06/10/2006 3:53:38 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 106 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP ^ | 6/9/06 | AP
    3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves (AP) WASHINGTON Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday. They were the first reported deaths among the hundreds of men held at the base in Cuba — some of them for up to 4 1/2 years and without charge. Two men from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen were found "unresponsive and not breathing in their cells" early Saturday, according to a statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which has jurisdiction over the prison. Attempts were made to revive...
  • The Fabulous Frohnmayers

    05/30/2006 7:14:29 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    University of Oregon president Dave Frohnmayer has run afoul of evangelical Christians over his failure to take disciplinary action against a school newspaper for running sketches that depicted Jesus Christ in homosexual acts. Perhaps he is taking a cue from his brother’s controversial tenure as head of the National Endowment for the Arts. John Frohnmayer, who served the first President Bush as head of the NEA from 1989 to 1992, now teaches at Oregon State University. The brothers are a rarity in academia; they are Republicans. But if they typify the respondents in national polls, then Democrats dominate the Grand...