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John Oliver on Ferguson and police militarization - must-watch video

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:13

"[A curfew] is profoundly patronizing. 'Look, let's see if you can all remain quiet for twenty minutes, and then we'll see if you can all go and play outside.' If even the governor can't distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the community, and has decided to punish everyone equally, then that should go both ways.

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Psychedelic GIFs: Hexeosis

Tue, 2014-08-19 19:46

"Endlessly manifold. Self-contained. Replete." Read the rest

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ISIS beheads American journalist

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:43

ISIS militants today released a video depicting the beheading of journalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012. Describing it as a message to America, which has provided air support to Kurds and Iraqi forces battling the insurgent group, ISIS also threatened to kill Steven Sotloff, another captive American.

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The paper honeycomb sculptures of Li Hongbo

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:04

“Paper—you can never predict what it will become in the end.” Read the rest

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Robin Sloan on Ye Olde Geek Shoppe

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:37

At Medium, Robin Sloan writes an appreciation of Nerdhaven, the archetypal shop in Everytown "catering to comic book readers, the D&D players, the gatherers-of-Magic."

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Police op-ed: 'Do what I tell you,' I may shoot you if you 'threaten to sue me'

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:30
Sunil Dutta: "If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you." Read the rest
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CNN anchor on Ferguson: 'Why not, perhaps, use water cannons?'

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:12
Oh dear. A CNN anchor asked a question about police response to Ferguson protesters that upset the internet. Read the rest
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OboeCop

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:45
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New video from Haim and celeb friends

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:41

For Haim's track "My Song 5" from the perfect Days Are Gone LP, the badass sisters take to a faux tabloid talk show with A$AP Ferg, Kesha, SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Grimes, Big Sean, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), and the girls' proud parents.

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New James Jean print from Pressure Printing

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:09

Painter James Jean and astounding artisans Pressure Printing teamed up on this beauty, "Tiger III," only available until 7:59am PDT tomorrow, and future offerings coming to Jean's online shop.

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Hello Kitty in space

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:49

Hello Kitty is aboard Japan's Hodoyoshi-3 satellite orbiting the Earth. Read the rest

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Gregory Benford on Philip K. Dick

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:46
SF author/physicist Gregory Benford reminisces about his friend Philip K. Dick: Read the rest
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Original Star Wars trilogy may become available on Blu-Ray

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:35

Star Wars before they ruined it, available again? So says Comicbook.com.

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Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:24

"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann.

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Documenting the arrests of journalists in Ferguson

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:23
These arrests are a gross violation of the reporters' First Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are illegal. Read the rest
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"The" in band names

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:20

The name of this band is Talking Heads (not The Talking Heads), indeed. At The Atlantic, Dale Eisinger examines the use of "The" in band names.

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Holy crap, the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks like a scene from Robocop

Tue, 2014-08-19 12:04

What can you say? Other than: this is insane. Read the rest

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The worst sofa in the history of humankind

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:55

Discovered and photographed by Miss Lili Potkin, one can only gaze upon its prolapsing pink folds in lingering, speechless awe.

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