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“..People Like Their Music Served Medium Funky..”

“..what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they’ve figured out at least part of the recipe: – just the right mix of regular rhythms – - and unexpected beats..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> People … Continue reading

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“..Maya Rudolph’s 11 most memorable TV moments..”

“..we present her best impersonations – - from Maya Angelou – to Oprah..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Maya Rudolph’s 11 most memorable TV moments – Salon.com.

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“..Japan copies – improves Western culture..”

“..the best examples of Japanese Americana don’t just replicate our culture. They strike out – on their own – - into levels of appreciation and refinement rarely found in America. They give us an opportunity to consider our culture as … Continue reading

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“..Pulp magazine and pinup auction preview..” – Boing Boing

“..Heritage’s Pin-up – Pulp – & Advertising Art Signature Auction..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pulp magazine and pinup auction preview – Boing Boing.

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“..The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors..”

“..If there’s a master plan behind X – - it’s that a frictional arrangement of ragtag intellects is the best hope for creating products that can solve the world’s most intractable issues. Yet Google X – as Teller describes it … Continue reading

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a new vespa:..the primavera..

“..The Vespa has been a style icon since the 1950s – - and the release this month of its latest model confirms it has lost little of its lustre..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Vespa rides on with launch of Primavera: … Continue reading

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“..Here Are 6 Countries – That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers’ Lives Better..”

“..France curbs after-work emails – - while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Unlike the US, Here Are 6 Countries That Are Experimenting How to Make Workers’ Lives Better | Alternet.

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“..Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become ‘Untouchables’ – Who Don’t Go to Prison..”

“..Taibbi discusses his new book – - The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Matt Taibbi: The SuperRich in America Have Become ‘Untouchables’ Who Don’t Go to Prison | Alternet.

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“..’Thrilling and prophetic’: why film-maker Chris Marker’s radical images influenced so many artists..”

“..From experimental sci-fi to cartoon cats – - Chris Marker’s work was profound – prophetic – and hugely influential. Ahead of a new exhibition – - some of those he inspired examine his cult appeal..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Thrilling … Continue reading

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“..Five perfect books for men who never read..”

“..Here are five man-friendly page-turners they might enjoy anyway..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Five perfect books for men who never read | Books | The Guardian.

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“..The 100 best novels: Help!..”

“..Whom should I choose?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 100 best novels: Help! | Books | theguardian.com.

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“..2014 New York International Auto Show – in pictures..”

(..pics of new cars.. ..that little toyota thingy looks interesting..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> 2014 New York International Auto Show – in pictures | Business | theguardian.com.

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“..Irvine Welsh: You know when a writer’s a drug user..”

“..The author on ‘Trainspotting’s’ long-awaited prequel – - what makes good drug lit – - and the forthcoming film ‘Filth’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Irvine Welsh: You know when a writer’s a drug user – Salon.com.

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“..I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes – here’s all the inside dope..”

“..Inside the beast: O’Reilly hates Hannity. Producers know what’s acceptable. Everyone fears a call from Roger Ailes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I was a liberal mole at Fox News: From Bill O’Reilly to Roger Ailes, here’s all the inside dope … Continue reading

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“..Push – the devious puzzle game – that will eat your next half hour..”

“..Arrow keys to move – and you can push one block one space. That’s pretty much it for this perfectly absorbing browser game!..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Push, the devious puzzle game that will eat your next half hour – … Continue reading

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“..Beautiful steam-powered mechanical models on auction block..”

“..Check out the preview photos – - for this Heritage auction of magnificent mechanical models..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Beautiful steam-powered mechanical models on auction block – Boing Boing.

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“..This Is Everything You Need To Know About Understanding Art – In One Hilarious Video..”

“..this wise gentlemen uploaded a video explaining how to pretend you understand art – - so nobody will doubt your education..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Is Everything You Need To Know About Understanding Art In One Hilarious Video.

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“..First Photos Of Amazon’s Alleged 3-D Phone Leaked..”

“..If the photos are legit – - this much-anticipated gadget will sport not one – - not two – but six cameras – - that may be used to produce 3-D images..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First Photos Of Amazon’s … Continue reading

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“..The top five corporate Twitter fails..”

“..we’ve rounded up some more corporate Twitter fails – – including #susanalbumparty..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The top five corporate Twitter fails | Technology | theguardian.com.

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“..The top 10 female nudes in art..”

“..From the ravishing Venus of Urbino – - past Ingres’s sensual Odalisque – - to the feminist riposte of the Guerrilla Girls – - the female nude has inspired – enraptured – - and enraged..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The … Continue reading

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“..Novelty songs: where did all the class acts go?..”

“..a short guide to the acts who nailed the art form..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Novelty songs: where did all the class acts go? | Music | theguardian.com.

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“..How Mad Men changed the way men dress..”

“..Jonathan Heaf describes how Don Draper helped a generation of ageing hipsters – - grow up gracefully..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Mad Men changed the way men dress | Fashion | The Guardian.

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“..Paul Casserly: Do ratings even matter?..”

“..Consider this. A staggering 376,000 kiwis tune in to redden their necks on ZB every week – - while a staggering 454,000 debase themselves with mindless tunes and tabloid sleaze on The Edge. Worst of all – some 315,000 slip … Continue reading

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“..Kickstarting Storium: turn writing into a multiplayer game..”

“..”This week – Storium launched its Kickstarter and reached funding ($25000) in the first day. Storium is a web-based online game that you play with friends. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer game.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kickstarting … Continue reading

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“..Letters of Note finally in print..”

“..This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters – - offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history — – the brightest and best – the most notorious – - and the endearingly everyday..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform..”

“..Windows Phone 8 was a disappointment. But the first major point version is a big surprise – - packing all the new features expected in its predecessor..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform | … Continue reading

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“..Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell..” (book review)

“..a beautiful reprinted collection of diabolical 1860s French stereoscopic cards. On each card is an image of a detailed intricate clay diorama – - depicting life in hell..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell (book review) – … Continue reading

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“..Excellent 50+ song collection of late ’70s punk..”

“..The Saints – The Scientists – The Simpletones – - and even some 60s garage punk bands – - are in this excellent YouTube lineup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Excellent 50+ song collection of late ’70s punk – Boing Boing.

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“..In space – everyone can drink your pee..”

“..A urine recycling system – - that turns pee into both water – - AND the electricity necessary to power the water purification system..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> In space, everyone can drink your pee – Boing Boing.

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“..Pulp’s ‘Common People’ named best Britpop anthem..”

“..Plus 20 tracks you’d probably forgotten all about..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Pulp’s ‘Common People’ named best Britpop anthem, plus 20 tracks you’d probably forgotten – Features – Music – The Independent.

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“..22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate..” (ed:..but..!..but..!..i love number 22..!..)

(ed:..most of these i accept are beyond trite..(even the ones i use..) ..but i would call a taihoe on number 22.. “..yeah..no..” or as i prefer..’yeah..nah..eh..?’.. ..i embrace this way of saying no.. ..it hints at having evaluated the question.. … Continue reading

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“..If You Have A Mac – Memorize These 13 Keyboard Tricks..”

“..there are so many more life-altering – time-saving tricks – - to be discovered. Let us lead you into the light..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> If You Have A Mac, Memorize These 13 Keyboard Tricks.

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“..Vintage Weight Loss Ads You Won’t Believe..” (gallery..)

“..outlandish women’s health ads from the ’50s and ’60s..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Vintage Weight Loss Ads You WON’T Believe – weather.com.

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“..20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week..”

“..One Born Every Minute – Trials Frontier – - British Newspaper Archive – Family Guy – Carousel – - Sequence by Incident – and more..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week | … Continue reading

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“..Brosnan’s James Bond was lackadaisical and smug – what once appeared to be insouciant cool – now comes across as laziness..”

“..Pierce Brosnan’s revelation that he doesn’t rate his own performances as Bond – James Bond – – ought to be shocking stuff..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The name’s Bland, not Bond: why Pierce Brosnan is right about his 007 | … Continue reading

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“..The skinniest electric vehicle to hit Wellington’s streets caused quite a stir – and not just for its looks..”

“..The speedster, thinner than many motorbikes, was on show in Civic Square yesterday – - touted as the solution to the capital’s traffic congestion problems. The pint-sized roadster – - which accelerates to 100kmh faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia … Continue reading

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“..Seven highlights from Coachella 2014..”

“..Coachella has grown into one of the world’s best-known music festivals – - famous for some iconic comeback performances..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Seven highlights from Coachella 2014 | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Best new cars under $20,000..”

“..here’s our five..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Best new cars under $20,000 – news – motoring | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Japanese game-show asks celebs to eat household objects that may or may not be chocolates..”

“.. Japanese sokkuri (‘look alike’) sweets are desserts designed to look like other everyday things. This Japanese TV show showed contestants a room full of seemingly ordinary objects – - and then had them guess which ones were sokkuri sweets … Continue reading

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“..Ryan McGinley: The Most Important Photographer in America..”

“..A profile of photographer Ryan McGinley – - whose work has influenced advertising – film – music videos – - and Instagram..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ryan McGinley: The Most Important Photographer in America.

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