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  • Getting back into (conservative) illustration

    04/24/2015 5:09:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    CRASHR Art ^ | 4-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I haven't posted in a while because I started doing projects that are more time intensive. I decided to stop doing graphics/memes for the most part, in favor of going back to my first love, illustration.I still plan to do the occasional graphic like this one I created recently... But I missed drawing and illustrating, and I essentially gave it up to create all of the graphics I've created over the years because I don't have time to do both. Anyway, here are a couple of pieces I was fairly happy with, and I wanted to share them here. :-)...
  • Everyone's Upstairs Neighbors (vanity)

    04/09/2015 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Above Average Network
    Ever have an upstairs neighbor that you could NOT figure out what they were doing up there? It's bloody worse than you imagined. :)
  • Needed: picture of Obama in Iranianwings pilot outfit.

    04/02/2015 5:25:36 PM PDT · by inpajamas · 2 replies
    4-3-2015 | Pajamas
    Photoshop okay if original not available.
  • Images of Jerusalem

    03/26/2015 2:00:32 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    photo WikiMedia Commons [gallery]
  • Elegant Black Girls of the 80s Make Graceless Hip-Hop Generation Look Like Complete Slobs

    03/23/2015 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 59 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    No tats/angst/mutant posterior/glorification of stupidity-  and the music was better, too: And note Whitney, Sade, et. al. sporting cross necklaces... what a difference 30 yrs can make for an imploding culture: [gallery/video] ______________________________________________ Frompo   mTV   Wikipedia Commons   VanessaWilliams.com
  • Taylor Swift Insures Gams for 40M bucks

    03/12/2015 3:05:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    That's $20M a stem... Much like how Fred Astaire took-out a policy on his legendary dancin' legs for $75K a pop -and national treasure Dolly Parton hedged her ginormous, iconic boobs for $600K (for the set)- contemporary pop star Taylor Swift has now insured her own (Grade-A) legs for a cool $40M. And although her music is not entirely my cup of tea, I've heard worse (plus she's actually a songwriter- I respect that). Alas, they might have guessed a bit light on the legs appraisal- seems to have become her trademark already, and no doubt more than a minor element of...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Three years after Trayvon Martin, my students fight injustice with protest art (Look)

    03/04/2015 2:15:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Guardian & Observer's Teacher Network Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brit in the Bronx
    A teacher describes how the death Trayvon Martin made ger scrap her lesson plan and work on something more relevant with students.Brit in the Bronx teacher created her portrait of Trayvon Martin using red Skittles wrappers and cream and turquoise Arizona drinks labels.Sometimes the people you teach and the events that change their lives can take you to places you weren’t expecting. In 2012, my students had a Hoods Up For Trayvon Martin day in protest against the failure to arrest former neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman for killing the Florida teenager. They came to class with their hoods up, many...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • THE BOSTON CRUSADERS (historical vanity)

    02/17/2015 12:44:14 PM PST · by knarf · 37 replies
    http://youtu.be/7RIpV72Blak ^ | February 17, 2015 | knarf
    This'll mean nothing to anyone except those familiar with the drum corps' of days pastPart of my '62 - '65 heritage
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • The Kingsman -- some comments and no spoilers.

    02/13/2015 1:30:35 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 36 replies
    2/13/2015 | Vanity
    This is the movie that has exploding heads -- one very prominent who's name you don't use on the same page with 'exploding'. Oh, and a lot of blood and gore. But ... The Kingsman is really well done. Highly recommended for Freepers. I will warn you though, there is one brief comment and one very brief flash of the female backside that marred an otherwise perfect gem of a movie. Those 3 seconds erased the panache that was built up for the first 4/5ths of the movie.
  • Movie: Ode to My Father (Excellent Korean Film in U.S.)

    02/13/2015 9:25:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/13/2015 | Loud Mime
    I saw this movie a couple of days ago and am still reeling from its presentation. It is the story of a family torn apart by the Korean war and how they work from being dirt poor to successful. It is a story of a family losing and finding its loved ones. It has the sweetest scene I have seen in ANY movie, but it's not staged or recorded. It's a real recording from history, which has a tremendous effect on those watching. It really happened. This movie is worth watching
  • Can't Sing? Do It More Often

    If you've ever been told that you're "tone deaf" or "can't carry a tune," don't give up. New research out of Northwestern University suggests that singing accurately is not so much a talent as a learned skill that can decline over time if not used. The ability to sing on key may have more in common with the kind of practice that goes into playing an instrument than people realize, said lead researcher Steven Demorest, a professor of music education at Northwestern's Bienen School of Music. "No one expects a beginner on violin to sound good right away, it takes...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • Stravinsky, Dali and the revolution of imagination

    02/07/2015 12:27:40 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 42 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 7, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    by Jon Rappoport February 7, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com On May 29, 1913, in the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, a riot broke out. After the curtain went up on the premiere of The Rite of Spring, it took only a few minutes for the tumult to begin. Boos, hisses, catcalls, people throwing objects at the stage... The roar of the crowd quickly became so loud, the dancers lost their cues. And the music. It was a whisper, a pounding scream, sheets of brass, harsh relentless rhythms breaking against one another, cliffs suddenly colliding and collapsing in the air. The police arrived...
  • Imagination is the Key

    02/02/2015 12:21:23 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    “Your past, everything that has ever happened to you, everything you’ve ever done becomes raw fuel for the fire of your imagination. That is the meaning of transformation. The past is no longer a problem. You invent futures that are no longer limited by the past.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Let’s say you live in a three-story house…but in all the years you’ve lived there, you’ve never gone upstairs to the second and third floors. You’ve spent the entire time on the first floor. On the first floor, you’ve grappled with problems, made your stand, dealt with crises, planned your...
  • 'Miss Colombia' Paulina Vega Stuns Judges, is Duly Crowned 'Miss Universe 2014'

    01/26/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • Hebdo Attackers "Smeared" by Child Porn Revelations [satire]

    01/17/2015 8:22:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Radical imam Anjem Choudary characterized investigators' disclosure that Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly—murderers of the Hebdo cartoonists—were frequent visitors to websites featuring child pornography as "a smear of their reputations." French detectives found five child porn photos on Coulibaly's laptop and 37 on Kouachi's PC. Kouachi's "favorites" folder included lurid pictures of young boys and girls involved in sexual acts with adults. "Just because Western culture declares relationships between adult men and pre-teens to be illicit doesn't make it so," Choudary complained. "The Prophet's (may peace be upon him) favorite wife married him when she was only six years old...
  • Educated voter---scholarship vote needed

    01/08/2015 4:46:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 1 replies
    Wyzant ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dough Ricchini
    How Education Has Empowered Me What is education? There are many who would say that an education is merely an entity that is to be possessed and others who say that it is only a means to move forward in the world, however I believe that education is a key, a key to freedom. Nelson Mandela once said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", I truly agree with the wise words of Mr. Mandela and hope that one day I can use my education to do great things. When I was young...
  • 7 Ways Michelle Obama Positively Influenced Education in 2014

    01/05/2015 10:16:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog Black Voices ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.
    President Obama was not the only member of his household that fought to improve the P-20 education system in 2014. Michelle Obama carried out an impressive education agenda that rivaled her husband's in many respects. It seems that the two are a tag team for the ages, and P-20 education is lucky to have this duo championing it. Michelle Obama spent 2014 front and center for education -- in more ways than one. 1. First Lady endorses arts education. This past spring, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the stage with middle- and high-schoolers who performed in the first ever White...
  • Enfant terrible's literary vision of an Islamic France

    01/03/2015 12:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 3, 2015 | Rory Mulholland, Paris
    Michel Houellebecq, who first stirred controversy with sex novel Atomised, makes waves with book describing country after Islamist becomes president. Put France’s literary enfant terrible together with Europe’s most combustible political talking point, and sparks were always going to fly. Michel Houellebecq, whose tale of sex, mother-hatred and cloning Atomised was the French literary scandal of the Nineties, is turning his attention to “Islamisation”. His new novel Soumission (Submission), will not be published until January 7 but has already triggered a flurry of accusations that he is pandering to the growing Islamophobia gripping France. It is set in 2022 and...
  • Looking back at Michele Bachmann’s career in Congress

    12/31/2014 12:09:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 67 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-31-14 | pioneer press
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, founder of the House tea party caucus and a high-profile spokeswoman for conservatives during her eight years in Congress, has no plans to run for another office right now. Instead, she’ll live in Minnesota, give speeches around the country and write a nationally syndicated column. Here's a look back at her political career.
  • SONY Hack: Sorry, but not buying the NORK angle

    12/20/2014 11:43:10 AM PST · by jimjohn · 36 replies
    self | J. Johnson
    Okay, not wearing a conspiracy hat here. But I’m simply not buying that the North Koreans were behind the hack of the decade. And no, I’m not blaming the U.S. Government, either (accept maybe for their own incompetence). Everything I’m seeing points to this hack as an ‘inside job’.
  • Everything You Need To Know About Sony, Cuba and North Korea

    12/19/2014 10:50:33 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/19/2014 | Steve Berman
      TRIGGER WARNING* This has to be the best real estate deal since Whitewater.  Through a complex series of events that even our 24-hour news junkies have trouble following, Al Sharpton will now get to produce rap music in Cuba, while the U.S. sets up its embassy on the current site of North Korea’s diplomatic mission in Havana.  And Kim Jong Un will get to share a Cohiba cigar with Dennis Rodman, Al Sharpton, Amy Pascal and President Obama. It’s all in this one infographic.   Sony Pictures greenlights a film titled The Interview, a comedy which depicts the assassination...
  • This holiday movie season: From North Korea with love.

    12/18/2014 5:16:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is of course about the upcoming movie "The Interview." My wife and I saw this preview the day before it got pulled, and it's a shame because it looks like it's REALLY funny!Also, the reaction across the political spectrum has been unified in a way we rarely see.
  • They're canceling 'The Interview' because North Korea threw a hissy fit?

    12/18/2014 2:18:18 PM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 35 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 18 Dec 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Now they're canceling 'The Interview' because North Korea threw a hissy fit? Man, this is such an embarrassment. I have no idea if this movie is any good or not. It sounds pretty stupid and it has Seth Rogen in it, so I doubt we're dealing with Citizen Kane here. Still, that fat little psycho in North Korea deserves to be ruthlessly insulted. Mocking genocidal maniacs is as American as apple pie. I'm all for it. As long as we remember that, as enjoyable as it is to make fun of this puffy dimwit, there really isn't anything funny about...
  • Gallows Humor (Hollywood And The Appeasement Mentality)

    12/18/2014 9:29:55 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 18, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    Sony’s capitulation in the face of threats by unidentified sources, who are presumed to support the odious Kim dynasty, serves to confirm what most of us have known for some time. Namely, the extent of allowable political discourse in popular culture is inextricably linked to the willingness of the objects of political criticism to violently suppress that criticism. Or, at the very least, intimate the unpleasant nature of the response in store for those willing to offer a dissenting voice. An interview the iconic Indo-British author and apostate Salman Rushdie did with Irshad Manji several years ago is worth watching...
  • Someone Is Lying: North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony

    12/18/2014 7:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday, moments before the North Korea "hacking" tragicomedy escalated into full retard mode with Sony pulling The Interview, or a movie that absent the attention would certainly be a flop, Wired released an article titled: "North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony" (title subsequently changed to the one below as can be seen in the URL alias "http://www.wired.com/2014/12/north-korea-did-not-hack-sony-probs"), which however, and for the better, retains its content as it is quite critical in debunking the latest government "certainty."
  • Torturous, Off-Color Holiday Humor

    12/16/2014 6:38:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Revolver Bedroom. Someone had a "Thing" for Them

    11/26/2014 10:24:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    These pictures of a unique bedroom set came to me via the Internet.  I do not know the location of the set or the source of the revolvers. Counting the revolvers that make up the bed frame, the vanity, the lamps, table, chair, chandelier, and window decoration, and assuming that there is symmetry on the sides of the objects that are not visible, I believe there are at least 100 revolvers used in the construction of the set. The revolvers are an eclectic mix of Smith & Wesson (or clones) and Colt (or clones) revolvers.  They appear to mostly...
  • Visit to Monticello, August 2014

    11/23/2014 9:33:16 AM PST · by Teófilo · 17 replies
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 23 November, 2014 | TDJ (@Vivificat)
    Brethren: Peace be with you on this Feast of Christ the King. Before I launch upon this post, I have a confession to make: I am first and foremost, a monarchist. Yes, I am! Don't feel threatened, though, for neither my King nor his Kingdom are of this world. While on earth, I'm a republican and a constitutionalist, with all the attending messes these typf of government entails. Why am I a republican? Because I agree with the Founding Fathers of the USA, who denied some people were better than others by reason of birth and therefore, some were born...
  • Turner Classic Movies

    11/21/2014 6:32:17 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 10 replies
    DISH NETWORK | Nov 21, 2014 | self
    Is Turner Classic Movies back on Dish ?
  • Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama..

    11/18/2014 7:29:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama, And Other Celebrities Michigan parents are infuriated that the “Hall of Heroes” mural depicting historical figures at South Arbor Charter Academy has been replaced with paintings of Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and other celebrities. South Arbor Charter Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan, removed the likes of Albert Einstein, Betsy Ross, Gandhi, astronauts, Mother Teresa, and other accomplished historical figures and replaced their images with those of Oprah, Obama, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and J.K. Rowling. “This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of...
  • PALIN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Laurie Beechman Tonight

    11/17/2014 4:02:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Broadway World ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    Where Saturday Night Live meets Forbidden Broadway, Erica Vlahinos and Benjamin Simpson present PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign (www.palinthemusicalcampaign.com), an outrageous new one-act comedy hit that follows Sarah Palin as she embarks on a one-night only, live televised event to set the record straight and announce her candidacy in the 2016 Presidential Election. A fast-paced, witty book paired with show tune parodies, PALiN sharply satires both musical theatre and politics in this laugh-out-loud musical-comedy campaign. So pack your bags, because we're about to have a Tea Party! Erica Vlahinos is a promising new writer, performer, and comedian thrilled to...
  • Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing: How to choose?

    11/16/2014 9:21:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Miami Herald's Business Monday blog ^ | November 16, 2014 | Siobhan Morrissey, Special to the Miami Herald
    By the time John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for his great American novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, he had been dead for 12 years. Toole reportedly killed himself in part due to years of frustration over unsuccessful attempts to get his outrageously funny book about New Orleans published. It was only after his mother browbeat author Walker Percy into taking up the cause that Louisiana State University Press published the book in 1980. The following year, it won the Pulitzer for fiction. It went from being considered a cult classic to a must-read: More than 1.5 million copies...
  • What's It Like to Have Perfect Pitch?

    11/16/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 71 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 11/14/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    I knew a man with perfect pitch who was so handicapped by it, he couldn't play anything if it he was hearing the music sung in a different key.I learned to sight-read while transposing on the fly into a different key. It used a certain neurological pathway; it got to be difficult to play in the written key—the customary neurological pathway was different, "too simple".What is perfect pitch? Neuroscientist Diana Deutsch at UC San Diego found that people whose native language is tonal—Chinese—have a higher propensity to have perfect pitch. Also people with mixed-hand preference, the form of left-handedness that...
  • How to Select a Region By-The-Numbers in Audacity (Free Sound Processor)

    11/13/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 11/12/2014 | Charles O'Connell
     The worst rub is the learning curve. There needs to be a hierarchy of the most common tasks.  Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many...
  • City Seizes Art Studio [satire]

    11/11/2014 8:29:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 65 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has received court approval of its seizure of the art studio of James Dupree. It plans to bulldoze it and sell the land to a private grocery chain. Despite renovating a dilapidated warehouse and converting it into an attractive and bustling center for artistic expression, Dupree’s property rights are being sacrificed to the PRA’s vision of what the City needs. “It’s a question of whether the rights of the collective community should take precedence over the rights of a single individual,” PRA Executive Director Ed Covington explained. “Far more people will eat the food sold...
  • Ukrainian Artist Updates WWII 'Pin-up Girl' Poster Art Theme for Today's War with Kremlin...

    11/08/2014 3:27:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Russia has now directly invaded Ukraine-  yet underdog Kiev remains spirited in defiance  As the battle in the east rages, a Ukrainian artist -who's conveniently from a country blessed with some of the most beautiful models in the world- has gone to the  tried-and-true method of buoying soldiers' morale, the pin-up girl...  'SEPARATISM is Bad for Your Health'
  • This 3D Printer Is Made Out of a Floppy Disk Drive and Other E-Waste

    11/06/2014 12:57:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Kinja's Gizmodo ^ | November 5, 2014 | Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    When was the last time you used your computer's disc drive? What about your DVD player? E-waste is all around us, but as the brilliant Instructables user behind this $60 3D printer proves, there's plenty to be done with it—if you've got some engineering chops. Last week we wrote about the world's smallest 3D printer, which costs less than $300 and prints resin. But an Instructables user named Mikelllc has gone way further, uploading his designs for a 3D printer made from 80 percent recycled e-waste and costing roughly $60. Part of the idea, he writes, is to "help us...
  • Jack Hylton and His Orchestra on HMV B-5889 "Adeline" (Sept. 12, 1930)

    11/05/2014 1:28:17 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    His Master's Voice ^ | 300912 | Jack Hylton
    Something cheerful for a cheerful day.
  • Joyful noise: U2's Songs of Innocence

    10/31/2014 11:49:08 PM PDT · by This Just In · 71 replies
    WORLD Mag ^ | October 31, 2014 | Arsenio Orteza
    MUSIC | U2 pans for wisdom in Songs of Innocence “There is only one thing … worse than being talked about,” says a character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, “and that is not being talked about.” The Irish rockers U2 and their partners at Apple tested that idea by placing free copies of U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence (Island), in the accounts of iTunes subscribers on Sept. 9—a date, coincidentally, that also marked the 124th birthday of Colonel Harland Sanders and the 48th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • Best of Punkin' Carvin'

    10/30/2014 3:01:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • 3D Printer Hack Makes Automatic Tattoo Machine

    10/29/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PSFK ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jason Brick
    French designers alter 3D printer to let you ink yourself 3D printing technology has now followed the curve of most emerging inventions. What starts as a prototype gets picked up by the industries the idea most impacts, then by corollary industries, then by the art and hobbyist crowd. This month, Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences made that final step by hacking a 3D printer and turning it into a tattoo gun. The printing device itself, called Tatoue, affixes a tattoo gun on rails to a square metal frame. The frame and gun can move on three axes so the tattooing...
  • Documenting the solidarity of a movement in Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo.

    10/29/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's In Sight Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Nicole Crowder
    The shooting death of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson set off a firestorm of protests, marches, and more recently, speculation and anger regarding the handling of Brown’s death and autopsy. Ferguson has become the epicenter where the conversation surrounding racial tensions and the extent of police oversight has taken center stage. On Oct. 23, the Department of Justice condemned recently leaked information regarding Brown’s autopsy that suggests Brown was shot at close range and may have been charging at Wilson at the time he was shot, calling the leaks “irresponsible and highly troubling.”...
  • Ted Kennedy Off Shore Drill Pictures

    10/27/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    I am trying to find the photo taken in the 80's about Teddy's offshore drilling. Funny how I can't find it on google. Any have the link to the pic? Here is the story behind it from Rush: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2007/08/03/luke_sissyfag_howell_heflin_womb_to_the_tomb RUSH: What happened was -- this is back in the late eighties, I think -- Senator Kennedy is vacationing off the coast of the south of France and he's got a young nubile, very limber and flexible young woman with him, scantily clad in a nice bikini. We know this because paparazzi were taking pictures from neighboring boats, and the New...