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Shameless: rogue Lords sneak Snooper's Charter back in AGAIN

1 hour 59 min ago

Last Friday, four rogue Lords copy/pasted the repeatedly defeated "Snooper's Charter" spying bill into a pending bill as an amendment, only to withdraw it on Monday after the Lords were bombarded by an aghast public -- and now, incredibly, these Lords have reintroduced the same language as a new amendment. Read the rest

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Patrick Costello: the deal, copyfighting Merry God of Banjo

9 hours 2 min ago

BB pal and deaf banjo-pickin' dude Patrick Costello writes, "The Washington Post just did a story about my work as a music teacher: ‘Merry God of banjo’" Read the rest

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These 4 videos prove Russians rock out harder than anyone else in the world

Fri, 2015-01-30 22:10

Our bearskin hats are off to you, random Russian dudes.


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Desk job for racist Seattle cop who arrested 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club

Fri, 2015-01-30 17:31

Seattle Times: "Facing mounting outrage, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Thursday the removal from street duty of a white patrol officer who made racially charged comments on Facebook within two months of arresting a 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club." (Thanks, Denise!)

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Sony Pocket AM/FM Radio - $13 and no service contract!

Fri, 2015-01-30 17:04

It doesn’t have stereo reception or digital tuning or even a darn clock, but my little Sony Pocket Radio has been going strong for a decade.

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AOL really is killing off TUAW and Joystiq

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:23


Pretty much everything AOL touches dies. Read the rest

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“The Australian Open is on TV, which means my Golden Retriever is in heaven.”

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:09

“Georges will watch this all day. While he does love all sports, tennis is his favorite. Yes, his name is Georges.” (more…)

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All dogs go to heaven. And all dogs grieve, when a loved one dies.

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:01
This video was posted to YouTube with the title, "Crying Rottweiler Grieves For Dead Brother. Animals Do Have Emotions." Read the rest
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Puppy is terrified by owner making fart noises

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:51

We hate to imagine what previous horrors may have sparked this dog's fear of farts. (more…)

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We honestly have no idea what to say about this weird martial arts demo.

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:47

So, we're uh, just gonna leave this right here. (more…)

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Watch Paige Alms and other surfing greats tackle insane Hawaiian winter surf

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:30

As Xeni has attested, recent surf in Hawaii has been remarkable. Some are saying Paige Alms caught the greatest big wave barrel ever caught by a female surfer, thanks to the unusual wave angle and nearly nonexistent breeze. Decide for yourself! (more…)

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Watch this hilarious promo for millennial-themed #@THEGYM

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:19

Videoblogging OG Razmig returns after a 3-year hiatus with #@THEGYM a factual look at what American gyms have looked like all month thanks to resolution-minded millennials. Read the rest

Categories: Crunknet Join the bone marrow registry. Be the match. Save a life. It's quick, easy and fun.

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:16
Our friend Drew needs a bone marrow match. Could it be you? Read the rest
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To do in Tucson & Phoenix: the Arizona Theater Company presents: "Five Presidents"

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:50

Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Brit Whittle, John Bolger and Martin L’Herault in Arizona Theatre Company’s “Five Presidents.”

Were I in Arizona, I'd go see the Arizona Theater Company's production of Five Presidents. Playing in Tucson through January 31st, then Phoenix, February 5th through the 22nd.

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Watch this demo of camera mechanics at 10,000 frames per second

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:36

The Slow Mo Guys pointed their Phantom at a Canon DSLR to demonstrate how a single lens reflex camera works. At 10,000 frames per second, you can see the the mirror and rolling shutter mechanism in action in several demos. Read the rest

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This interactive web graphic may cost Mitt Romney all future presidential hopes

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:33

Bravo, Washington Post web design team and reporter Philip Bump. Bravo. Read the rest

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Listen: Marlene Dietrich plays musical saw (with bonus Star Trek theme)

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:13

Marlene Dietrich always wanted to be a classical musician. Since her cabaret act and film career left little time for her to do the required practice, she played the musical saw instead. Throughout World War II she wowed USO audiences with the novelty. Here she is playing "Aloha Oe" in 1944 with the comedic setup she did in her cabaret act. Read the rest

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Man pepper sprayed for walking past police

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:06

Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian was walking past police officers while talking on his mobile phone when a shouting police officer hosed him down with pepper spray.

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Dachshund + Pitbull: greatest dog breed ever

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:49

"Rami is a one-year-old, Pit Bull / Dachshund mix shelter dog who is looking for a home where he can be loved by someone who is really into living, breathing optical illusions running around the house."

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If you have the right kind of poop, you can sell it for $13,000 a year

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:24

If your poop contains the kind of microbes that make it suitable for transplants into patients who "need healthy fecal matter in their gut in order to survive," a company called Open Biome wants to buy it from you.

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