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I read the news today. :-<

Oh boy.

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Dangerous work!
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Originally posted by sunsuny at post
Оригинал взят у d_konstantinov в post

Another random discovery.
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I take no credit for this one, and have no information on it.

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Originally posted by jurashz at Выход из положения!
смешные и интересные фото, jurashz.livejournal.com - самый интересный блог

TMBG
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Although I respect that a lot
I'd be fired if that was my job
After killing Jason off
And countless screaming Argonauts.

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Roger Ebert called it The Greatest Music Video Ever Made
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Film history buffs will want to compare this to the opening of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.

The rest of us just get to sit back and watch in awe. After 45 seconds I was "eh, what's the big deal?" After 2 min 45 seconds I was "how can they possibly keep this up?"

If I tell you they got a bunch of people to lipdub American Pie in the streets of downtown Grand Rapids Michigan, you might not be interested enough to click. But you should. Yes, you should.

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You probably know how this is going to end.

I was walking Duke, our dog. Duke spots a patch of ground sheltered by a bush, kind of pine-needle-stuff. Really there was nothing to distinguish it. Duke enthusiastically rolls in the stuff. I eyeball it - nothing odd there. No problem. I let him roll.

We continue our walk and enter the house.

Duke rolls enthusiastically on the carpet.

The stench hits me hard.

I've bathed the dog, and the towels are now in the washing machine. I might have to steam-clean the carpets.

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Understanding the uncanny
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Amazing / Disturbing pictures taken by wosny at a town festival.

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Originally posted by wosny at Understanding the uncanny
JC and I stayed one night in a town called Sallent de Gallego. They were celebrating a festival, and to our foreign eyes it was distinctly uncanny, unheimlich. It appeared to be celebrating the past burning of heretics, it was called the feria des brujas, and there were flags with disturbing images, and bodies hanging from lamposts.

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However a little google research showed it to be no more disturbing than a sort of mix between Halloween and Guy Fawkes...which makes me think that those are both quite disturbing in their way!

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I've just discovered http://www.twentytwowords.com . Wowsers! I think it is just another site where the editors discover great things in other places and post them ... but even if that is all it is, their choices are superb.

For example:




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This is not a room
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Originally posted by anirik_01 at This is not a room


mind blown 23 Mind = blown (27 photos)









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Waiting. Volunteer community radio. My first live shift in 28(?) years starts at 3AM. I tried napping earlier, it didn't work.

The station has a strange format. I need to apply equal emphasis to each of the five genres: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, and World. Blues has a strong overlap with Jazz. Folk seems to encompass Country, among many other things. One third of what I play should come from the New rack, and one third from their core artists, and I need to make sure to work in at least one local band each hour, and I should try to keep things mixed up instrumentally, and vocally, and in tempo, and ... you get the picture.

No artist should repeat in 6 hours, no song should repeat in 3 days.

And yet, within those constraints, there is an enormous range of freedom. They are enforcing variety, not conformity.

I should sleep, but I can't seem to turn the excitement off. I was very good at this stuff 30 years ago, but I've been under a rock, as it were, for the past 30 years and I am not at all good on current music, and the station started its library right about the time I crawled under my rock, and so the stuff I would gravitate to isn't available.

I'll manage.

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