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“..Sideways glances – from an off-course Osborne..”

“..Who needs reality television train wreck X Factor – - aka X Con Factor – - when you’ve got Sunday’s political debate on TV One’s Q+A between Winston Peters and Mark Osborne – - in Northland’s by-election two-horse race. Mangawhai … Continue reading

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“..Video Games as Modern Art and Poetry..”

“..prose poetry based on classic video games..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Video Games as Modern Art and Poetry.

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new harley-davidson reviewed..

“..The Harley’s seat feels comfy for the first five minutes of a journey – - but is too softly padded – and you begin to feel the harder parts of the bike located beneath it. The Street’s mirrors give great … Continue reading

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“..New Samsung Tech Will Give Cheap Phones Tons of Storage..”

“..Cheap phones are already pretty good now. Samsung’s latest flash-storage chip – - which offers 128GB – - will make them even better..” (cont..) go to source/story>> New Samsung Tech Will Give Cheap Phones Tons of Storage | WIRED.

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“..Tiny BMW Makes Us Long for the Days When Cars Were Cool..”

“..The BMW Isetta was small – cool – and practical. It’s too bad cars aren’t small and cool anymore..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tiny BMW Makes Us Long for the Days When Cars Were Cool | WIRED.

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“..This Major Newspaper Just Declared War on Fossil Fuels..”

“..Inside the Guardian’s decision to embrace climate activism..” (cont..) go to source/story>> This Major Newspaper Just Declared War on Fossil Fuels | Mother Jones.

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“..Playing House..”

“..A look at why a growing tide of musicians are moving their shows away from sweaty clubs – - and into cozy living rooms – - and the cottage industry that has sprung up around the production of so-called house … Continue reading

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“..Inside the Mad – Mad – World – of TripAdvisor..”

“..who can you trust?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How TripAdvisor Is Changing the Way We Travel | DIY Trips | OutsideOnline.com.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world,.” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Pod housing for under $100,000..”

ed:..these are very cool..! ..i would happily live in one of them… (cont..) go to source/story>> Pod housing for under $100,000 – Property – NZ Herald News.

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“..Book Review: Gnarr – How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland – and Changed the World..”

“..The story of Reykjavik’s unconventional anarchist punk mayor..” (cont..) (ed:..we don’t need bloody phil goff as mayor of ak.. ..we need one of these..) go to source/story>> Book Review: Gnarr – How I Became the Mayor of a Large City … Continue reading

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“..Vivid Close-Ups Reveal the Intricate Beauty of Coral Reefs..”

(ed:..v.cool/beautiful..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Vivid Close-Ups Reveal the Intricate Beauty of Coral Reefs | WIRED.

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“..New Rules Could Make Three-Wheeled Cars Actually Safe..”

“..Three-wheeled cars never quite caught on – - even if automakers have been building them as long as they’ve been building cars. Every once in awhile though – someone thinks they’ve figured out how to make them work. The latest … Continue reading

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Robert Altman: the genius who ‘reinvented the language of cinema’..”

“..A new documentary shows how – - by breaking all the rules – - Altman became one of America’s greatest ever film-makers..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Robert Altman: the genius who ‘reinvented the language of cinema’ | Film | The … Continue reading

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“..Elvis Presley And Frank Sinatra Singing Together – Forgotten Footage..”

(ed:..this is very cool…) (cont..) go to source/story>> Elvis Presley And Frank Sinatra Singing Together.Forgotten Footage | SetViral.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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polyfest kicked off yesterday..

“..Kapa haka groups have kicked off the 40th ASB Polyfest in style. The four-day festival at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland opened yesterday – with a 7am flag-raising ceremony and powhiri. A mass haka was also performed by Western … Continue reading

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“..Music: ‘I Had Too Much To Dream’ The Electric Prunes (1967)..”

(ed:..a great song – and a great vid.. ..check out the band-uniform/the lead singers’ hairdo/his pants having taken leave of absence of his feet/shoes/the intro.. ..so much to see/enjoy..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Music: “I Had Too Much To Dream,” … Continue reading

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“..Trust Us – These 10 Bands at SXSW Are About to Blow Up..”

“..We pulled together the 10 as-yet-unknown bands and performers playing at SXSW – - that you’ll want to keep an ear out for..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Trust Us, These 10 Bands at SXSW Are About to Blow Up | … Continue reading

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“..12 Most Indisputable Signs You Need to Leave Your Job..” 

“..if a few of these signs sound familiar to you – - it may be time to re-evaluate your current circumstances..” (cont..) (go to source/story>> 12 Most Indisputable Signs You Need to Leave Your Job | Dr. F. Emelia Sam.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Top 5 phablets: Which is the best for big-screen smartphone lovers?..”

“..Phablets such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus are increasingly popular. But which one should you buy?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Top 5 phablets: Which is the best for big-screen smartphone lovers? | Technology | The … Continue reading

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harley-davidson electric bike..

“..Starting Project Livewire is as simple as starting any other motorcycle. Simply thumb the kill switch into the ‘on’ position – - wait for the digital dash to display – then thumb the starter. It is quite a weird sensation … Continue reading

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New Zealand Parliament – List of questions for oral answer – Tuesday – 17 March 2015..

(ed:..i will post a commentary @ the cose of proceedings..) Questions to Ministers (ed:..party leaders make speeches on vanuatu..and usually this is a time to steel yrslf for wholesale platitudes/homilies from all concerned.. ..but norman from the greens breaks that … Continue reading

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“..London Super Comic Convention..”

“..Photographs..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Eyewitness: London Super Comic Convention | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..the best photographs from around the world,.” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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international coverage of ‘the killing moon..’

“..From a pure entertainment perspective we lost something beautiful in Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. They were deeply strange – and often unpleasant..” (cont..) go to source/story>> X Factor New Zealand judges sacked for ‘bullying’ contestant over suit | Television … Continue reading

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“..My evening as a nude life model..”

(ed:..heh..!..i did this – once..) (cont..) go to source/story>> My evening as a nude life model | Life and style | The Guardian.

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“..Womad 2015: review..”

“..the 2015 Womad festival proved to be one of the best in years..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Womad 2015: The definitive review – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..Living in luxury in a tiny home..”

“..Just because a home is small – - it doesn’t mean there has to be a compromise on style – - and the new breed of tiny homes built by US company Tiny Heirloom is proof of that..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Wings of desire: how butterflies have captivated artists..”

“..From Bruegel to Nabokov – and The Silence of the Lambs- – butterflies have flitted through our imaginations and into our culture..” (cont..) (ed:..i have a half a dozen six feet/2 metre tall swan plants in my front yard – … Continue reading

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“..The Final Rhapsody of Charles Bowden..”

“..He’s 69 years old – in fair shape from lifting weights and going on long walks – - but he’s losing some teeth and is pretty much penniless. His possessions consist of a sleeping bag – a cot – a … Continue reading

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video of the nasty x-factor judge – and her smirking-along sidekick..

(ed:..these two pretentious wankers seriously need to get over themselves.. ..the ugly-couple..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Worst X Factor Auditions EVER ! – YouTube.

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“..Porntopia..”

“..A trip to the Adult Video News Awards..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Porntopia «.

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“..Teaching Robots To Be Moral..”

“..From its opening scene – – the film comes across as little more than a warmed-over ‘RoboCop’ remake.. (cont..) go to source/story>> Teaching Robots To Be Moral.

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“..’No Child Is Safe from Sinister Cult of Emo!’ America’s Eternal and Insane Meltdowns Over Music..”

“..Music and moral meltdowns – - have been entwined throughout history..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “No Child Is Safe from Sinister Cult of Emo!” America’s Eternal and Insane Meltdowns Over Music | Alternet.

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“..5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: Rudy Giuliani Causes Heads to Explode..”

“..Evidence suggests the right-wing uni-brain is short-circuiting badly..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: Rudy Giuliani Causes Heads to Explode | Alternet.

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“..The weekend in pictures..”

“..A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The weekend in pictures | News | The Guardian.

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“..On my radar: Wilko Johnson’s cultural highlights..”

“..The ex-Dr Feelgood guitarist and songwriter on medieval architecture – - the poetry of William Blake – Addenbrooke’s Hospital – - and the power of the blues..” (cont..) go to source/story>> On my radar: Wilko Johnson’s cultural highlights | Culture … Continue reading

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