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Day October 18, 2007

Improv Everywhere: No Shirts

Latest and greatest mission from Improv Everywhere:

For our latest mission, 111 men of all shapes and sizes shopped shirtless in the Abercrombie and Fitch store on 5th Avenue here in New York. Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

Kerouac Interview on Canadian TV

Fashion Model Falls in Hole on Runway

(via The Superficial)

Psychic Reading Call-In Show Gets Pranked

Shouldn’t he know what calls are pranks before he picks up the phone?

Hello Kitty AK-47

This would go along great with my Teletubbies flamethrower.

The world should note the hand-crocheted shoulder-stock muffler and the anodized titanium plating. Several choices in stock wood are available. With a limited run of only 500, buy now before they’re gone! An mere $100 extra includes Glambo’s signature wood-burnt into the opposite side of the handguard. A perfect gift for the young lady of the house.

Braille Tattoos

Tattoos for the blind:

(via Geekologie)

body modification which purpose is not just to decorate the skin but to be touched and read. opportunity for blind people to have a meaningful body alteration, but also something what could be used by those who live or work with blind people as a new attempt to their way of perceiving

Shut Up Tim McCarver

Looks like this site hasn’t been updated since 2006.

Welcome to ShutUpTimMcCarver.com, the internet home for frustrated baseball fans forced to endure Tim’s many “McCarverisms” every Saturday afternoon on FOX. This site was started as a goof during the 2004 ALCS and since then has become a destination for baseball fans and Tim-haters everywhere.

U.N. Votes 185 to 1 on Not Giving Children Life Sentences

Guess which country was the dissenting vote?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In December, the United Nations took up a resolution calling for the abolition of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for children and young teenagers. The vote was 185 to 1, with the United States the lone dissenter.

Indeed, the United States stands alone in the world in convicting young adolescents as adults and sentencing them to live out their lives in prison. According to a new report, there are 73 Americans serving such sentences for crimes they committed at 13 or 14.

Mozart Effect

From Wikipedia:

The Mozart effect refers to disputed scientific studies that test a theory suggesting that classical music increases brain activity more positively than other kinds of music,[1] and that listening to certain kinds of complex music may induce a short-lived (fifteen minute) improvement in the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as “spatio-temporal reasoning”.[2] [3] Two pieces of Mozart’s music; Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448) and Piano Concerto No. 23 (K. 488), were found to have this effect, giving it its name. Later research also suggested that K. 448 can reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy. Apart from K. 448, the composition “Acroyali/Standing in Motion” by Greek composer Yanni was also found to have the effect. [4]

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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We know that theology always has and always will make enemies. It sows the seeds of hatred in families and nations. It is selfish, cruel, revengeful and malicious. It has heaven for the few and perdition for the many. We now know that credulity is not a virtue and that intellectual courage is. We must stop rewarding hypocrisy and bigotry. We must stop persecuting the thinkers, the investigators, the creators of light, the civilizers of the world.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Myth and Miracle”(1885)


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