EXHIBITION: Nocturne of the Limax Maximus by Paula Hayes at MoMA, New York
|4:00:36 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
-- via a212.com.
LIFE: Heavy Stuff on Top of People (20 Photos)
|3:41:20 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
-- "Humans are funny. We write novels, compose symphonies, invent mind-blowingly ingenious devices to help us see inside the atom and explore the far reaches of the universe. We paint masterpieces and build cathedrals. We're pretty smart. And then ... well, sometimes we let heavy things roll over us, or rest on top of us, or we try and lift other people with, say, our teeth. "O brave new world, that has such people in it!" exclaims Prospero's daughter, Miranda, near the end of Shakepeare's The Tempest. You can say that again, sister. You can say that again. Above: A strongman bears the weight of a car on his chest."
Whales by Sergey Ryzhov
|3:13:50 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
Bucharest: Below Ground by Poul Madsen
|2:32:39 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
-- "About Bucharest: Below Ground
Bucharest: Below Ground is a multimedia piece about street children who are forced to live in dirty sewers in Romania's cold capital.
About Poul Madsen
Poul Madsen was born in Denmark in 1978 but has since lived in Belgium, USA and India. At the age of 24 he turned to photography and was accepted into the Danish School of Journalism. Since then his main focus has been documenting social and cultural issues and exploring new and innovative ways of presenting narrative story telling for the web. Poul condisers himself part photojournalist and part multimedia producer. Awards include: Best ofPhotojournalism, National POY, China International Press Photo and ChinaHumanity Photo Awards among others.
The Bombay Flying Club is a collaboration between two Danish photojournalists, Poul Madsen and Henrik Kastenskov. Both are educated from the Danish School of Journalism. In 2005 they did their first web documentary about a spate of suicedes in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since then they have spent countless hours trying to learn advanced Flash Actionscripting while exploring the possibilities of turning still photography towards a more film documentary oriented style. Today they are both working as full time freelance photographers and multimedia producers. Their next multimedia project is a story about untouchables in India who are still affected by the 2004 tsunami."
17-Year-Old Freestyling & Imitating Lil Wayne, Drake, Eminem & Ludacris
|1:50:40 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
-- Whoo! He's good.
Stephen Colbert Sings 'Friday' With the Roots
|12:59:35 PM, Sunday, April 03, 2011|
Ivory Coast Massacre: Charity Claims More Than 1,000 Killed In Duekoue
|3:21:40 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
"JOHANNESBURG -- More than 1,000 civilians have been killed in a western Ivory Coast town, a Catholic charity said Saturday, adding that the mass killings happened in an area under the control of forces fighting to install the country's internationally recognized president.
The U.N. military spokesman said he had no information about mass killings in Duekoue, though he confirmed there are nearly 1,000 peacekeepers based there.
Spokesman Patrick Nicholson of the Roman Catholic charity Caritas said workers visited Duekoue on Wednesday and found hundreds of bodies of civilians killed by bullets from small-arms fire and hacked to death with machetes.
He said they estimated that more than 1,000 civilians were killed.
The International Federation of the Red Cross put the death toll at Duekoue at about 800, in separate and independent visits Thursday and Friday.
Nicholson, the Caritas spokesman, said the killings occurred over three days in a neighborhood controlled by fighters loyal to internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara, though it was not clear who the perpetrators were.
"The massacre took place in the 'Carrefour' quarter of town, controlled by pro-Ouattara forces, during clashes on Sunday 27 March to Tuesday 29 March," Nicholson said. "Caritas does not know who was responsible for the killing, but says a proper investigation must take place to establish the truth."
He said the victims included many refugees from fighting elsewhere in the country, where rival forces had been battling over a disputed November election.
Caritas' investigation would indicate that people were killed at close quarters in a small neighborhood of a town of just 50,000 people as pro-Ouattara fighters began a two-pronged assault that brought them swiftly to Abidjan, the commercial capital and seat of power, within days..."
-- Where is the USA and French spearheaded UN humanitarian army? C'mon, Obama - where's the "humanitar-ian bombing" on this one? No Oil? No help.
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
|2:59:27 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
Jack Crossing's Artwork For FAN THE FIRE Magazine Cover Image
|1:48:58 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
Fuselage Hole Forces Southwest Emergency Landing
|1:19:49 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
"A "gunshot-like sound" woke Brenda Reese as her Southwest Airlines flight cruised at 36,000 feet. Looking up, she could see the sky through a hole torn in the cabin roof.
The Boeing 737 lost cabin pressure after the hole developed Friday, prompting frightened passengers to grope for oxygen masks as the plane made a terrifying but controlled descent.
One passenger called it "pandemonium." Another watched as a flight attendant and another passenger passed out, apparently for lack of oxygen, their heads striking seats in front of them.
Officials said Flight 812 lost pressure because of a fuselage rupture. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot made a "controlled descent from 36,000 feet to 11,000 feet altitude."
His safe emergency landing at a military base in Yuma, about 150 miles southwest of Phoenix, drew applause from relieved passengers.
No serious injuries were reported among the 118 people aboard although a flight attendant was slightly hurt, according to Southwest officials. The cause of the hole was not immediately known. The FBI called it a "mechanical failure," not an act of terror or other foul play.
The plane is a 15-year-old Boeing 737-300. Southwest officials said they would pull about 80 similar planes out of service for inspections of the fuselage, forcing the airline to plan to cancel roughly 300 flights Saturday.
Southwest operates about 170 of the 737-300s in its fleet of about 540 planes, but it replaced the aluminum skin on many of the 300s in recent years, spokeswoman Linda Rutherford said. The roughly 80 planes being grounded have not had their skin replaced, she said..."
Fighter Jet Video Compilation
|1:04:32 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
-- Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2!!!
Prehistoric Fossil May Have Inspired Greek Myths
|12:05:23 PM, Saturday, April 02, 2011|
"The bone of a large extinct creature, once treasured by the ancient Greeks, has finally found a permanent home in England.
Known as the Nichoria bone, the blackened fossil is part of the thigh bone of an immense extinct mammal that roamed southern Greece perhaps a million years ago. The bone was collected by ancient Greeks and may have even helped inspire certain beasts in Greek classical mythology. It was then rediscovered 40 years ago.
Since then the fossil had largely vanished from the public eye.
"It was presumed lost until 1998. Following my inquiries, the fossil was found stored in a cellar at the University of Minnesota. It then spent last decade in various U.S. labs," Adrienne Mayor, a research scholar in Classics and History of Science at Stanford University, told Discovery News.
The historic fossil has been welcomed by curators at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.
"This venerable bone deserves to be displayed. It is one of only two large vertebrate fossils that were deliberately collected in antiquity and unearthed by archaeologists in Greece," Mayor said.
Large fossil remains of prehistoric species, like this petrified thigh bone, might have been the inspiration for many legendary beasts of classical mythology, according to Mayor, who described the fossil for the first time in her 2000 book "The First Fossil Hunters."
Uncovering the roots of several myths, the book, whose revised edition has been published this month, showed that prehistoric fossils exist in the very places where myths about giant beings arose.
"Most likely, the ancient Greeks found the bone in the lignite deposits of the Megalopolis basin, known in antiquity as the 'Battleground of the Giants.' There, the dense concentration of large fossil bones inspired the belief that entire armies of giants were blasted by Zeus's thunderbolts," Mayor told Discovery News..."
New Monument for Cockleshell Heroes
|4:45:01 PM, Friday, April 01, 2011|
"A memorial to Second World War heroes who canoed almost 100 miles into occupied France to blow up enemy ships was unveiled yesterday after a Telegraph-backed fund-raising campaign.
The raid by the "Cockleshell Heroes" in December 1942 was so important that Winston Churchill reportedly claimed it could have shortened the war by six months.
But despite their actions being immortalised in film just over a decade later, there has until now been no public monument to recognise the bravery of the ten men.
In October we reported how Maj Malcolm Cavan, former head of the Special Boat Service, had begun raising money for a memorial at La Pointe de Grave, at the mouth of the Gironde river where the mission code-named "Operation Frankton" took place.
The appeal had stalled somewhat short of its £70,000 target, but thanks to a magnificent response from Telegraph readers the remaining £20,000 was delivered within a matter of days, allowing the project to go ahead.
The memorial is a fitting tribute to the men, all of whom had responded to an advertisement for "volunteers for hazardous service" but only two of whom survived the ordeal.
On December 7, 1942, five canoes launched from His Majesty's Submarine Tuna and headed through the night for the French coast, carrying the team who became the forerunners to the SBS.
Their mission was to plant limpet mines on a group of merchant ships 100 miles upstream in the harbour of Bordeaux, which were used to ferry supplies between Germany and Japan.
To succeed they would have to paddle through several nights, spending the days concealed on the isolated riverbank while negotiating the treacherous currents of the Gironde..."
The Hangover Part 2 Trailer 2
|3:28:43 PM, Friday, April 01, 2011|
Mali Monkey Playing With a Dachshund Puppy
|3:06:58 PM, Friday, April 01, 2011|
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