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Stop Pussy Riot From Rioting!

from IMEPILT

Angry Kremlins

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Created by: Magnus Vulp / Almondi Esco

Angry Kremlins must stop russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot from rioting. You have to use a slingshot to launch authorities at those rebels. ‘Angry Kremlins’ is a game that in its aesthetics and composition imitates the game ‘Angry Birds’.

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Posted on September 26, 2012 by Editor

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Jorge Ben’s Umbabarauma

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Editor

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Herding Marmalade

from The Quietus

INTERVIEW: Lee Scratch Perry & Orb LP

by Thomas Hasson

Tom Hasson talks to reggae genius. Complains afterwards that it was like “herding marmalade”…

“I expect from what I give to get. What I give I’m going to get. Compulsory.”

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is telling me what he looks for in a collaborator. As one of Jamaica’s most prolific sons, Perry has worked with some of the most well known artists to emerge from the Caribbean island and beyond. As an engineer he teamed up with Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd and Joe Gibbs; as a producer he was hired by Bob Marley and The Wailers, Junior Murvin, The Congos and the The Clash (to name a few); and simply as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry he’s worked with Dub Syndicate, Mad Professor, the Beastie Boys and even starred in a series of Guinness ads.

He sets out his rules for those he’s willing to work with thus: “Those that don’t eat meat. Those that don’t eat chicken. Those that don’t eat anything that is dead. Those who don’t smoke cigarettes. Those that don’t take coke, or make home made joke. Or take coke. Don’t take cocaine.”

As this conversation continues it becomes increasingly difficult to decide which of these rules are made up on the spot and which he genuinely lives by. Though I’m pretty sure he doesn’t mind people making up their own jokes in his presence, he is clear on one thing; if he wants to collaborate with someone, it will happen.

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Posted on September 23, 2012 by Editor

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Still someone making house calls to fix an Underwood or Olivetti

from The Huffington Post

A New York Story: Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Eight million people live in New York City. The great metropolis needs no more introduction than that, but Paul Schweitzer does.

Paul, at 72 years old with thinning silver hair, stands like a relic from a bygone era in a three-piece, tailored suit and tells us that he fixes typewriters for a living. On its face, especially in today’s 24-hour tweet-a-thon, who Paul is and what he does might be forgettable. We would click through or change his channel, but Paul’s story needs to be told precisely because he makes up the fabric of this city, this country. He’s a regular guy, the kind we see a million times a day on an Uptown A or the cross town express. We’ve seen him in elevators and in giant lobbies on Park Avenue and once in a awhile we might even ask ‘what’s he up to?’ But the latte is ready and the phone buzzes and when we look again, he’s gone.

The facts of Paul and his ancient yet still surviving business have all been relayed before: the smaller-than-it-once-was office across from the FlatIron building, near Madison Square Park. The “No Credit Cards” sign hanging neatly above that battleship of a desk. The ringing of a telephone and the surprise when Paul or his son Justin picks up the line. But to see Paul in action, working in the back room on an Olivetti or an Underwood is something like confirming Mays actually played center field. We know it happened.  We’ve seen the video, the catch, the throw,the smile, but we have nothing to touch or point to.

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Posted on September 22, 2012 by Editor

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ZipCarp

from The Onion

New Zipcarp Service Offers Short-Term Carp Rentals

BOSTON—Announcing its plan to offer short-term, affordable carp rentals for urbanites and college students who don’t own a carp of their own, Zipcarp Inc. launched a brand-new fish-sharing service earlier this month.

According to company officials, Zipcarp’s inaugural fleet consists of 8,000 carps in six major American cities and several university towns, providing customers with the option to rent a carp by the hour or day.

“A huge perk of city living is avoiding the costs and hassles of owning your own carp,” Zipcarp chairman and CEO Carl Potter said at the opening of the company’s carp-rental hub in downtown Boston. “But as all urbanites know, there are times when you just really need a carp. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch Zipcarp as a convenient alternative to fish ownership.”

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Posted on September 21, 2012 by Editor

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Proof Music Is Inherent Not Acquired

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Editor

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Steve Sabol (NFL Films) Gone

from The New York Times

Steve Sabol, Cinematic Force for N.F.L., Dies at 69

By DOUGLAS MARTIN

Steve Sabol, who was the creative force behind NFL Films, his father’s innovative enterprise that melded cinematic ingenuity, martial metaphors and symphonic music to lend professional football the aura of myth and help fuel its rise in popularity, died on Tuesday in Moorestown, N.J. He was 69.

In 1960, pro football was the nation’s fourth most popular spectator sport after baseball, college football and boxing. But over the next decade, it rocketed to first place in polls, television ratings and revenue, and NFL Films, begun in 1962, helped propel it. Sports Illustrated called the enterprise “perhaps the most effective propaganda organ in the history of corporate America.”

Although his father, Ed, founded NFL Films, Steve Sabol — the producer, writer, director and cameraman — created the images and sounds it became famous for: a kicked football floating end-over-end or a pigskin bullet spiraling in slow motion; a row of bruised and dirtied gladiators hunkering on the sideline; the crunch of bodies brawling at the line of scrimmage or colliding in the open field.

And overlaying all of it was stirring orchestral music and, for many years, the ringing narration of John Facenda, a former television news anchor in Philadelphia whose rolling bass was called “the voice of God.”

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Posted on September 19, 2012 by Editor

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No more jiggling, bouncing up and down, or pushing through the fabric when cold weather sets in.

from Daily Picks and Flicks

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Posted on September 18, 2012 by Editor

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Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2008

from Museum Of The Moving Image

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Posted on September 17, 2012 by Editor

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Paileontology

from Smithsonian Magazine

The History of the Lunch Box

Sadly, the metal lunch box has mostly gone the way of the overhead projector. Today’s kids often tote their lunches in soft insulated polyester versions that fit easily into backpacks, just the latest development in the long and distinguished history of midday-meal transporting devices.

The seemingly inactive Whole Pop Magazine Online has an illustrated history of the lunch box—cutely named Paileontology—that traces the origins to the 19th century. Back then working men protected their lunches from the perils of the job site (just imagine what a coal mine or a quarry could do to a guy’s sandwich) with heavy-duty metal pails.

[ click to view more cool pails at Smithsonian’s Food & Think ]

Posted on September 16, 2012 by Editor

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Shine On You Crazy Moonjam

Posted on September 15, 2012 by Editor

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Flash Waterslide

from CBS Cleveland

Ohio Teen Travels Quarter Of A Mile Through Sewer After Falling Into Drain Pipe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An overflowing creek in a Cleveland suburb sent a 14-year-old boy on the ride of his life.

Jeffrey LaPorta traveled more than a quarter of a mile Tuesday through multiple storm sewer pipes, at times completely submerged in water, before finding enough breathing room to await rescue. He was eventually pulled out of the sewer in less than an hour, with only scrapes and bruises.

“It was kind of like a waterslide,” Jeffrey said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. “But like the waterslide was like very, very steep and went about 20 miles an hour.”

[An Official] said the boy traveled about 1,500 feet from where he initially started.

The distance came as a shock to Jeffrey. “I thought I traveled only 20 feet,” he said.

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Posted on September 14, 2012 by Editor

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Here is the head of the man who played with my honor.

from CNN

Turkish woman awaits trial after beheading her alleged rapist

From Talia Kayali, CNN

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(CNN) — A woman in Turkey is awaiting trial after beheading a man who she says raped her repeatedly for months and is the father of her unborn child. Her lawyer says the woman killed the man to protect her honor.

Nevin Yildirim, a 26-year-old mother of two, lives in a small village in southwestern Turkey. She said the man, Nurettin Gider, began the attacks a few days after her husband left in January for a seasonal job in another town, according to a source close to the case.

Yildirim said Gider threatened her with a gun and said he would kill her children, ages 2 and 6, if she made any noise, according to the source. That was the first of repeated rapes over the next eight months, the source said.

She said she grabbed her father-in-law’s rifle that was hanging on the wall and she shot him. He tried to draw his gun and she fired again.

“I chased him,” she said. “He fell on the ground. He started cussing. I shot his sexual organ this time. He became quiet. I knew he was dead. I then cut his head off.”

Witnesses described Yildirim walking into the village square, carrying the man’s head by his hair, blood dripping on the ground.

“Don’t talk behind my back, don’t play with my honor,” Yildirim said to the men sitting in the coffee house on the square. “Here is the head of the man who played with my honor.”

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Posted on September 13, 2012 by Editor

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Of Course It’s Art

from AP

NY COURT WEIGHS IF LAP DANCE IS TAX-EXEMPT ART

BY MICHAEL VIRTANEN / ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — No one would confuse the Nite Moves strip club with the Bolshoi Ballet, but what the lap dancers do there is art and entitled to the same tax exemption other performances enjoy, a lawyer argued in what was surely one of the racier tax cases ever to go before New York’s highest court.

W. Andrew McCullough, an attorney for the suburban Albany strip joint, told the Court of Appeals on Wednesday that admission fees and lap dances at the club should be freed of state sales taxes under an exemption that applies to “dramatic or musical arts performances.”

“It’s definitely a form of art,” a dancer said Wednesday afternoon at Nite Moves, where there was only one customer. She declined to give her name, saying she has another, unrelated job. “Some girls are up there practicing for hours when nobody’s in here.”

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Posted on September 12, 2012 by Editor

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50 Objects of New York

from The New York Times

A History of New York in 50 Objects

By SAM ROBERTS

An artichoke and an elevator. A Checker taxicab and a conductor’s baton. A MetroCard and a mastodon tusk.

Inspired by “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the British Museum’s BBC radio series and book, we recruited historians and museum curators to identify 50 objects that could embody the narrative of New York.

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Posted on September 11, 2012 by Editor

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Boston Cream Thigh

from The NY Daily News

Ben and Jerry’s suing California smut peddler that ripped off its logo for X-rated DVDs

By Robert Gearty / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The makers of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream preach peace and love — but they draw the line at hardcore porn.

The socially conscious Vermont company is suing a California smut peddler that blatantly ripped off its logo for X-rated DVDs.

The 10 titles in the so-called “Ben & Cherry’s” series — which sold online by Rodax Video — play on the cute names on tubs of ice cream.

Ben & Jerry’s staple Cherry Garcia became “Hairy Garcia,” and Boston Cream Pie became “Boston Cream Thigh.”

A DVD called “Americone Cream” — a takeoff on Americone Dream, which was inspired by Stephen Colbert — promises “a delicious mix of hot American gay men.”

An unprintable title drawn from the flavor Banana Split features two bare-chested women on the cover.

[ click to continue reading at NYDailyNews.com ]

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Editor

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Campbell’s Targets Andy On Tomato

from The LA Weekly

Campbell’s to Pay Homage to Warhol’s Soup Can Art at Target in September

By Andrew Simmons

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In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can paintings were a spectacularly ordinary counterpoint to any number of lush, sophisticated still-lifes of bowls of laboriously arranged fruit. Warhol wasn’t about commentary. He was genuinely enamored of the commonplace and ubiquitous. And he actually did enjoy Campbell’s, having once claimed in an interview to have consumed a can for lunch every day for 20 years.

How fitting then that to commemorate the 50-year-anniversary of Warhol’s soup triumph, Campbell’s is releasing — for the month of September — limited edition soup cans inspired by Warhol’s creations.

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Posted on September 9, 2012 by Editor

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NUMBER FOUR Back @ #3 on The NYT

from The New York Times

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Posted on September 8, 2012 by Editor

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The Orbserver In The Star House

Posted on September 7, 2012 by Editor

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Rabid Beaver

from The Washington Post

Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County

By Justin Jouvenal

The creature knocked Lillian Peterson off her feet as she was climbing out of Lake Barcroft after a swim. The 83-year-old woman twisted around to see what attacked her and noticed one thing: large, orange teeth.

A 35-pound, 24-inch rabid beaver had bitten her on the back of the leg and would not let go, sparking an ordeal that lasted more than 20 minutes Tuesday evening. The Falls Church woman and a friend battled the animal with canoe paddles, a stick and bare hands as it came at them again and again. Peterson was seriously injured.

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Posted on September 6, 2012 by Editor

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Blood & Glory: Legend – Latest from Glu Mobile and Full Fathom Five

from Reuters

Seize Gladiator Immortality in Glu Mobile’s Sequel, Blood & Glory: Legend

Seize Gladiator Immortality in Glu Mobile’s Sequel,
Blood & Glory: Legend

Top-rated arena-combat game features an embedded graphic novel and rich storyline from James Frey’s Full Fathom Five

San Francisco, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2012 – Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced the availability of its new freemium game, Blood & Glory: Legend. The next chapter in Glu’s top-rated Blood & Glory franchise, Blood & Glory: Legend delivers unmatched high-definition visuals with stunning combat animations. The Blood & Glory storyline, written under James Frey’s direction, leads players through the heroic tale of a gladiator’s fight to return to prior glory. Players progress through each chapter of the Blood & Glory: Legend graphic novel by defeating enemies in the arena.

“Blood & Glory: Legend is a massive upgrade over the original hit. It challenges players with compelling gameplay and high-definition dynamic environments – both pillars of Glu’s action titles,” said Mike DeLaet, VP of Global Sales & Marketing. “The addition of Full Fathom Five’s gripping storyline and accompanying graphic novel will have players fiercely competing to discover each chapter in this epic struggle.”

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Posted on September 5, 2012 by Editor

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World’s Greatest Lyricist Gone

from The LA Times

Celebrating iconic songwriter Hal David

Hal David, who helped pen iconic tunes like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You” has died. He was 91.

By Gerrick D. Kennedy

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Lyricist Hal David died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday of complications from a stroke.(Paul Buck / EPA / September 1, 2012)

Hal David, the lyricist of pop music standards such as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You” has died. He was 91.

David and his longtime partner composer Burt Bacharach etched an indelible footprint on the American songbook when they penned dozens of top 40 hits.

WATCH: 10 iconic Hal David songs

The two crafted a slew of memorable singles in the 1960s and early 1970s for a range of artists including Dionne Warwick,the Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, Gene Pitney and Tom Jones.

Some of the standards in the Bacharach-David catalog include “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “One Less Bell to Answer” – and dozens more that were hits on radio and on soundtracks to film and TV for decades.

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Posted on September 4, 2012 by Editor

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LATEX Whiskey

from WHAS 11 Louisville

Underground sex club found at Whiskey Row

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — Workers preparing historic Whiskey Row buildings for interior demolition have discovered what appears to be the remnants of a sado-masochistic swingers club, abandoned for decades.

“This is the weirdest I’ve ever found,” said Greg Harris, the superintendent of the project for Sullivan-Cozart.

Two floors below Main Street, a large black and white logo displays the word “LATEX,” presumably the name of the club, painted on the century old wall.

From deep inside the subterranean blackness, a series of oil paintings depict a series of bizarre images, sexual and violent.

“Very disturbing,” Harris said.

Below one painting, a piece of equipment that appears fit for a torture chamber remains.  A wooden rack large enough for one or two people includes a headrest and a rusted chain that can be turned by a handle. A gear resembling a saw blade is connected to the handle.

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Posted on September 3, 2012 by Editor

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Ask Howard

from Dallas Voice

Ask Howard

How to do what’s wrong right

Howard-Russell-logo HOWARD LEWIS RUSSELL  | Special Contributor

Dear Howard,
I am not a sex addict. At 43, however, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m one of those rare men whose libido increases rather than diminishes with age. My favorite quote is from James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, about his own addiction struggles: “When one lives without fear, one cannot be broken.” I no longer live with fear like I used to of being unable in middle age to find casual sex partners as easily as I once did. I work out a lot, I’m well endowed and my hair is as thick now as it ever was! Just this past weekend, I even scored a kid on Grindr born in 1993! Just thought I’d share this philosophy with you, man, for your readers out there in my same, testosterone-filled shoes. — Glorious Dude

Dear Gloriana,

Your private-life “philosophy” reeks of exactly the same psychotic disclaimers absolved during intros to bareback porn DVDs: “The following video fantasy is being presented as a viable alternative to actual sexual contact with another person(s). This is presented solely as a visual fantasy. Some of the precautions of this visual fantasy may have been omitted for editorial considerations but have been used continuously throughout the production of this video.” In other words, Gloriana, no matter how many times one rereads your convictions, nothing you’re pushing still makes one lick of sense.

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Posted on September 2, 2012 by Editor

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Bookmans Does Banned Books

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Editor

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