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July 31, 2012

Omnia - Pagan Folk Lore

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There and back again and again

"I want to watch dwarves singing for a total run time of 6 3/4 hours. Because I've got that kind of time allotted to singing dwarves."

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Britain in colour, 1939-1945

At Retronaut.

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Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - The Battle of Evermore

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July 30, 2012

Pushkinists

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While Bakenbardy’s Pushkinists dress like 19th century dandies, their real-life counterparts prefer tight white tank tops, bulging muscles, and tattoos.

In a room redolent of dried fish, stale beer and pipe tobacco, men from the depressed outskirts of St. Petersburg, Russia, crowd around a television. They watch intently as an actor dressed in a shirtfront and double-breasted coat beats people over the head with a cane, a scene they’ve viewed dozens of times. The film, released in 1990, is Yuri Mamin’s Bakenbardy (Sideburns).

The film: Bakenbardy (1990).

A small provincial town is home to two rival teenage gangs, one devoted to loose living and punk music and the other a collection of narrow-minded bodybuilders obsessed with order and convinced of their own moral rectitude. However, this cosy state of affairs is upset by the arrival of two strangers dressed like Pushkin, the famous early 19th century Russian poet, who proceed to found their own organisation, dedicated ostensibly to the memory of the great writer and the "salvation of Russia". Gradually, they begin to assume control of the town...
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Private life of the royal family

"Nikolay II was an examplary family man. He spent all his spare time with his family. True love and spiritual consonance distinguished this family from many others."

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Kowtow

For several days, Taiwan's flag flew over Regent Street in welcome of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Raw Art - Ring-o-graphy

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July 29, 2012

Bond Girl

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David Beckham pops up

Also: David Beckham plays Blind Football with the British Paralympic team.

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Perrier presents The Drop

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Stephen Bayley - The Worst Olympic Merchandise

This.

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Laibach - Under The Iron Sky

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July 28, 2012

Cards of Wu

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A series of woodcuts in the form of a fictitious deck of divination cards by Ellis Nadler. Original prints are 20cm x 30cm on Japanese paper.

Ellis Nadler's 'Cards of Wu' is a hopefully never-ending series of woodcuts in the form of divination cards.

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A new kind of catalog

The 2013 IKEA catalog app includes decorating guides, 3D product models and X-ray vision.

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Berlin Wall 2: Wall Harder

Five creepy things London did to prepare for the Olympics.

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Noel Fielding - Ghost of a Flea's Birthday Song

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July 27, 2012

"I Just Didn't Want to Die": The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster (1991)

"In March, 1914, 132 Newfoundland sealers were stranded on the ice to endure howling winds and freezing snow. When rescue arrived three days later, 78 men were dead and nine missing."

The Newfoundland Disaster: George Humbey.

Come all ye sons of Newfoundland
And shed a tear or two,
While I relate the hardships great
Befell this steamship’s crew;
Upon the thirty-first of March,
That sad and fatal night,
The Newfoundland’s bold hardy crew
Got lost upon the ice. ...

The Sealers of Newfoundland: While aboard the Terra Nova in March 1922, George Allen England wrote the following as an ode to the sealers.

Ho! We be the Sealers of Newfoundland!
We clear from a snowy shore,
Out into the gale with our steam and sail,
Where tempest and tumult roar.
We battle the floe as we northward go,
North, from a frozen strand!
Through lead, through bay, we fight our way,
We Sealers of Newfoundland!

Yea, we be the Sealers of Newfoundland!
We laugh at the blinding dark;
We mock the wind as we fling behind
The wilderness hoar and stark.
We jest at the death, at the icy breath
Of the Pole, by the north lights spanned.
In a wild death dance we dice with chance,
We Sealers of Newfoundland! ...

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Eine Reise ans Ende des Verstandes

Divers may have discovered a U-boat at the bottom of the Churchill River, 100 km inland from the Atlantic coast of Labrador (via Quotulatiousness).

"We do know that German U-boats did operate in that region," said Georg Juergens, the deputy head of mission for the German Embassy in Ottawa.

He notes that a Second World War-era, battery-operated weather station was found decades after being left in Labrador by a U-boat. It is now on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Related: Weather Station Kurt.

Weather Station Kurt (Wetter-Funkgerät Land-26) was an Automatic weather station, erected by a German U-boat crew in Northern Labrador, Newfoundland in October 1943. This was the only armed German military operation on land in North America during the Second World War.

Also: U-190. Her periscope.

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Brooks Falls

Brown bear and salmon cam (hat tip to the Sister of the flea).

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Ron Hynes - No Change In Me

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July 26, 2012

Shaolin warrior training

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7 ways Batman is objectively better than Superman

"...to hit the smug Superman even once, that's Batman's victory. To show what humanity can achieve with work and dedication. To face the impossible as a challenge and a duty. Superman is just swatting a fly. Batman is reaching out to touch the face of God. By punching it."

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Not a prophet or a stone aged man

Pictures of David Bowie doing normal stuff (hat tip to Bedhead).

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Star Trek remastered for HD

Clips from "Encounter at Farpoint" pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD. Imagine what might have been if George Lucas wasn't such a tool.

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Icehouse - Hey Little Girl

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July 25, 2012

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations

Season 1, Episode 1 - Paris (Why the French Don't Suck)

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My own private Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling's treehouse features turrets and balconies and are so big that they need planning permission.

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Listening for errors

Perhaps the humanizing features of computer-generated rhythms fail because they produce the wrong kind of errors - deviations unlike the kind humans produce.

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Boris Johnson's Olympic Welcome

Now I want chocolate digestives.

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Kim Wilde - Cambodia

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July 24, 2012

Temple of the Night Sun

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Lying deep in torpor beneath the Mayan tombs is a most-ancient Methuselah. Sleeping away the ages until his time to arise finally comes, he guards himself, and his potent blood, most assiduously. But you have learned where he rests -- and so you search for him. Soon his essence will be yours.

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The sharp smell of space

The smell of space: seared steak, hot metal and welding fumes.

"It is hard to describe this smell; it is definitely not the olfactory equivalent to describing the palette sensations of some new food as 'tastes like chicken.' The best description I can come up with is metallic; a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation. It reminded me of my college summers where I labored for many hours with an arc welding torch repairing heavy equipment for a small logging outfit. It reminded me of pleasant sweet smelling welding fumes. That is the smell of space."
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Erika Anear - Archery Journal

Oops...

Thanks guys!

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Mounting flint hunting points

If we can get ahold of some dragonglass we'll be cooking with gas.

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Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford - Sun & Moon

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July 23, 2012

View from the ISS at Night

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

Click through for HD.

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Built with light

Behind the facades of two iconic glass skyscrapers.

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Avicii - Levels

Pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.

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July 22, 2012

Raw Art - Das Modell

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RoBERT - Das Modell

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Trilogy - Das Modell

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Rammstein - Das Modell

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Kraftwerk - Das Modell

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Polkaholix - Das Modell

Bonus polka round!

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July 21, 2012

Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

"Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Jose Molina and Tim Minear reunite for a hilarious, heartfelt Firefly 10th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012."

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I fight this sort of tyranny by having really, really boring conversations that use a lot of trigger phrases

Why did Microsoft buy Skype?

It was after many government security agencies complained Skype was too hard to intercept because it used encryption and a system of decentralised super nodes to route voip traffic. This meant that Skype traffic was often never routed through a computer that was under the control of a wiretap friendly organisation.

In response, the NSA apparently offered "billions" to any company willing to make the Skype network more friendly for the spooks. Up stepped Microsoft and offered $8.5 billion to buy Skype lock stock and barrel, which was more than double the going rate and what anyone else had bid for Skype. At the time it raised more than a few eybrows because of the obviously inflated price.

Once the purchase was complete, Microsoft changed the internal Skype network so that instead of routing all the encrypted Skype voice and message trafic through the original distributed and dynamic network of relay/super nodes; it is now all routed through a network of grsec Linux servers, under the control of Microsoft and probably by extension the NSA.

The upshot of this is that since it is now predictable where the traffic is routed, and Microsoft has the encryption keys, it is now fairly trivial for the spooks to monitor all Skype voip calls and messages.
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The V Motion Project

"Creating music through motion is at the heart of this creation and uses the power of the Kinect to capture movement and translate it into music which is performed live and projected on a huge wall."

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Public Image Ltd. - Fodderstompf

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July 20, 2012

Prada Menswear Fall 2012

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Right up my Straße.

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Scott’s Hut and the Explorers’ Heritage of Antarctica

Google's World Wonders Project now includes 360-degree images of Antarctic explorer huts.

Frozen in time since 1912, Scott’s Hut is a tangible reminder of the intrepid explorers of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

No word on when Google will make the remains of Miskatonic University's Antarctic expeditions available online.

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Glacier Bike Downhill Saas Fee 2012

I want to do this.

"Raw, uncuted helmetcam video of race run, with orignial sound. 10th place out of 139 racers. Average speed 68kmh, topspeed 124.9kmh. Rider: Andreas Tschanz"

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David Bowie - Let's Dance

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July 19, 2012

Michelle Jenneke's warm-up dance

"Michelle Jenneke representing Australia in the 100 meter hurdles during the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona...with interpretive dance."

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Game of Tassels

Game of Thrones burlesque sounds like a good idea in principle. Not so sure about the practice.

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Arya and Theon

The most popular new baby names for 2012.

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Light out for the Territory

"A British study called One False Move, investigating the mobility of children, found that the average eight-year-old saw its ‘home habitat’ shrink to one-ninth of its size within a single generation. In 1970, 80% of British kids 7 or 8 years of age were allowed to go to school unsupervised; by 1990, this figure had dropped below 10%."

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Heldon - In The Wake Of King Fripp

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July 18, 2012

Game of Thrones, San Diego Comic Con 2012

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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Game of Thrones cast additions

Featuring Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell, grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell.

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Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

"Invite your imagination inside the Vampire Lounge... Rumoured to be owned by a circle of vampires, this cool seducative tasting room is the first of its kind. A secret escape in the heart of Beverly Hills."

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Borderlands 2 - "A Wimoweh, In the Jungle" Trailer

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Lykke Li - The Only

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July 17, 2012

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

Doing Ewok research. Don't ask.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village...
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Something that begins with "Mc"

Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing," has been physically assaulted by McDonald's employees in Paris.

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Bane capital

"By the way-- 'highly intelligent, with an intelligent father and offshore interests' sounds more like Batman, dickhead."

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IKEA beer

Unfortunately, Öl Mörk Lager will only be available in UK stores.

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Belka - Fame

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July 12, 2012

E.E. "Doc" Smith - Triplanetary (1934/1948)

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Taking a couple days break from the blog. In the meantime, enjoy Triplanetary, the first in the Lensman series by E. E. "Doc" Smith. I will be posting my usual Instagram updates to Ghostofaflea at Twitter.

Triplanetary is a prologue in the Lensman series. It consists of two major parts. The first explains the series background, which consists of a war of mental power between the evil Eddorians and the benevolent Arisians. This conflict is carried out through the history of an oblivious humankind on Earth, during which the Arisians perform a eugenics project to breed two human genetic lines. These lines are intended to become the ultimate weapon in Arisia's cosmic war with Eddore.
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Relativistic Baseball

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

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Superman (1948)

"Superman (1948) is a 15-part black-and-white Columbia film serial based on the comic book character Superman. It stars an uncredited Kirk Alyn (billed only by his character name, Superman; but credited on the promotional posters) and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. It is notable as the first live-action appearance of Superman on film and for the longevity of its distribution."

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Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

The Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan conducting.

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July 11, 2012

A dead giveaway

"WordLens uses your phone's inbuilt camera to recognise text that is viewed through the lens, and then translating them to English."

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Indukti - No. 11812

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July 10, 2012

Beyond the Narrow Sea

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Gamd of Thrones fans might be forgiven for thinking they are looking at a map of Westeros. For purposes of comparison, this floor plan of the Chauvet Cave.

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Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms

"Selecting a game's title can be quite an arduous process, especially in the free-to-play space where games must be easily discoverable by players around the world.'

Related: Game of Thrones in MS Paint.

Also: Help Daenerys Targaryen buy a ship, sail to Westeros, and reclaim the Iron Throne.

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Simulacra and Simulation

Fallout New Vegas vs the "real world".

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Release Date Trailer

This is what video games look like now.

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Nause - Mellow

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July 09, 2012

Susan Blackmore - Memes and "temes"

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Eyebrow culture

According to new research the shape of a woman’s eyebrows reveals where she is from even quicker than her accent.

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7 Billion: Are You Typical?

The world's modal person is a 28 year old Chinese guy.

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Robotobibok - Podroz do Meksyku

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July 08, 2012

Sveinur - Somebody That I Used To Know

The real writers I know, the straight up authentic working hacks, have a reverence for stand up comedy and reality television. Much of the best writing - and, critically, editing - is done for genres people are obliged to dismiss when they are too busy trying to be intellectuals to develop a sense of themselves.

What non-writers don't know is that it is much easier to write in a formal style than an informal style and much easier to write something long and complicated than to write something short and simple. Writing pop songs might be the best example; like playing bass, it's easy to do badly but very difficult to do well.

Cover tracks offers a insight into the process, particularly when a cover is either better than, or mistaken for, the original. Levi-Strauss claims that in order to understand a myth you need to compare different versions - see what has been included or excluded, what's been changed - in order to understand its structure and the truths it is trying to convey. Following this logic, the best way to fully appreciate the original version of a pop song would be to see what other artists have done with it. A cover can be soulless and inept, meaningless imitation or merely technically adept.

Or it can express something just as true as what the original artist intended.

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ARMY of 3 - Somebody That I Used to Know

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Walk off the Earth - Somebody That I Used to Know

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The Netherlands Radio Choir - Somebody That I Used to Know

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Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

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July 07, 2012

Alexander McQueen | Autumn/Winter 2012 | Backstage Film

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With great power comes great invulnerability

"By implementing this bulletproof matrix of spider silk produced by transgenic goats in human skin Jalila Essaïdi wants to explore the social, political, ethical and cultural issues surrounding safety in a world with access to new biotechnologies. Issues which arise on the basis of ancient human desire for invulnerability."

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He couldn't move because his balls were too big

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Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Über Die Wasserscheide

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July 06, 2012

WesterosCraft

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Their major builds so far.

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Bonsai buildings

Takanori Aiba makes miniatures out of vintage pineapple cans and ice cream packages.

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Waiting

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
-Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Laura Marling - Don't Ask Me Why / Salinas (Live From Abbey Road)

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July 05, 2012

Return of the Ewok (1982)

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"Return of the Ewok is a 1982 American mockumentary short, written, produced and directed by David Tomblin, first assistant director of Return of the Jedi, starring Warwick Davis as himself in a fictionalized account of how he got the role of Wicket W. Warrick."

The film, which was shot on Tomblin's own 16 mm camera, was created during production of Return of the Jedi, which he worked on as first assistant director, and was intended to use the movie as a promotional film for Return of the Jedi, but post-production on the film was never completed.
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The film is set in both the "real world" and the fictional locations of the Star Wars universe. Real world locations include Stamford Bridge (stadium), Heathrow Airport and Elstree Studios and the actors' dressing rooms, while the fictional locations include Dagobah, the Death Star II, Jabba's Palace, and Endor. Throughout the film, these two realities are intermixed to produce an alternate reality.

Why was I not informed of this?

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Social/content-driven

"While The Hunger Games had a rabid and active fanbase from the books long before that movie came along, Prometheus’ pre-existing fanbase was much smaller and less obvious. Film geeks and fans of Scott’s 1979 film, Alien (for which Prometheus is a prequel of sorts) form a dedicated core that Ignition was charged with expanding."

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Google Voice Search vs. Siri

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2NE1 - I am the best

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July 04, 2012

La Part maudite

"Constructed on the outskirts of Angola's capital city Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba has 750 eight-storey blocks of flats, a dozen schools and more than 100 shop units.

"But, crucially, it has no residents" (hat tip to the Father of the Flea).

Elsewhere: China's ghost cities and the accursed share. It used to be pyramid building or mass human sacrifice. These days it's condo flipping.

...according to Bataille's theory of consumption, the accursed share is that excessive and non-recuperable part of any economy which is destined to one of two modes of economic and social expenditure. This must either be spent luxuriously and knowingly without gain in the arts, in non-procreative sexuality, in spectacles and sumptuous monuments, or it is obliviously destined to an outrageous and catastrophic outpouring, in the contemporary age most often in war, or in former ages as destructive and ruinous acts of giving or sacrifice, but always in a manner that threatens the prevailing system.

Obverse: China's new colonialism.

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What is cool?

Psychologists "study" cool by surveying undergraduate UBC students (?), arrive at a dictionary defition and describe this process as research.

'There is a lot of overlap between social desirability and coolness.'

A friend of mine used to say that people who write about sex are people who aren't having sex.

Not cool: Whoever paid for this.

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Moriarty - Cottonflower

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July 03, 2012

Secrets of Westeros: Who are Jon Snow’s parents?

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The question: Who is Jon Snow’s mother?

It’s Robert Baratheon’s remark, ‘’ She must have been a rare wench to make Lord Stark forget his honor” that I’m using to spark this debate. Rare wench, indeed. You could even use the word ‘fictional’ if you like. Catelyn Stark notes that ‘Whoever Jon’s mother had been, Ned must have loved her fiercely, because nothing she said ‘would persuade him to send the boy away.’ Yes, Ned did, in fact, love Jon’s mother fiercely. Contradiction at its best? Not quite.

Technically, no spoilers as what is offerred is pure conjecture (except for the tv-only people, obviously, but it's not like they are reading this).

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Oldests

For your thoughts: The first coin ever issued in Scotland - a penny - sold at auction for £8,400.

The rare silver penny was produced in Carlisle, Cumberland, 875 years ago by the Scottish King David I after he took over the town and its mint, and his name and crest can still clearly be seen on the coin.
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It is thought to have been lost by a Scottish soldier 874 years ago in August 1138 at the Battle of the Standard near Northallerton in North Yorkshire, in which King David was defeated by an army led by the Archbishop of York.

And my axe: Spanish archaeologists have unearthed the most ancient Neolithic bow found to date.

An ancient bow has been discovered at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near Lake Bayoles in Catalonia, Spain. The bow has been dated to the period between 5400-5200 BC. It is the first bow to be found intact at the site. Fragments of bows have been found at the site before, but never a complete bow. The researchers say it is the most ancient bow of the Neolithic period ever found in Europe.

Britain's Atlantis: A hidden underwater world under the North Sea has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews.

Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Divers from oil companies have found remains of a 'drowned world' with a population of tens of thousands - which might once have been the 'real heartland' of Europe.
Posted by the Flea at 07:07 AM

What happens at BroNYCon, stays at BroNYCon

I don't watch My Little Pony for the exact same reason I don't party with meth.

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Camille and Kennerly, Harp Twins - Game of Thrones Theme

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July 02, 2012

Mechapolypse

"Fashion designer Nange Magro demonstrating her mind-controlled dress, named Mechapolypse, that changes shape at your will. The dress is a good example how NeuroSky brain-computer interface technology can be applied to fashion."

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Knäppa

My Skruvsta chair in Idhult black is on the way but what I yearn for is a Knäppa camera.

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Outside gets inside through her skin

Boston Children's Hospital have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe.

The particles are composed of oxygen gas pocketed in a layer of lipids, a natural molecule that usually stores energy or serves as a component to cell membranes.
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These fatty oxygen particles are about two to four micrometers in size. They are suspended in a liquid solution that can be easily carried and used by paramedics, emergency crews and intensive care personnel. This seemingly magic elixir carries "three to four times the oxygen content of our own red blood cells."
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

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