Attention Deficit Opera

“Macbeth,” a Toiletpaper project for the Metropolitan Opera by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

The Great Molly Mile

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After noticing that police spotted him curiously “digging around flower pots” along the route for Chicago Marathon, 29-year old real estate agent Bryan Duffy took off into the race and joined marathoners until he was eventually tackled by Chicago PD. His pockets contained an altoids tin with ten capsules of molly, and $541 in cash.

Ill Investigations

Bill Hader brings back “Inside SoCal” for another episode on SNL

“Always Leave Them Wanting More”

The Mystery of Morganna: The Kissing Bandit

The Affected

A Brief History of Melancholy

Spiders “bleeding out of the walls”

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Imagine if your house was filled with close to 6000 brown recluse spiders. Open a cabinet, there’s a spider. Get into bed, spider under your comforter. Check on the baby, spider in the crib. Taking a shower, spider hovering down from above. This was one Missouri family’s nightmare two years ago when the house they purchased became grossly infested with the venomous brown recluse. Now in classic American form, the arachnophobic family that abandoned the home are suing the previous owners for not disclosing the 48,000 legged problem.

Parties on File

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Boiler Room knows what you did last night.

The Best Day of Bob Geldof’s Life

In this film by Errol Morris, the Irish Rocker talks about the formation of the charity supergroup Band Aid.

That’s Mr. Soul Glo To You

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Rest in Perm goes out to black hair-care entrepreneur Comer Cottrell, who turned the jheri curl (as worn by Lionel Richie, above) into an affordable hair style by bringing it into the home in the form of cheap kits targeted at adults and kids alike. He was 82 years old.

(Thanks Rog!)

Batman, Forever

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The 75th Anniversary stamp set that will briefly prolong the perpetual slow death of the great US postal service. It’ll be pretty awesome to send bills out with the Bat-Signal though.

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“But those people keep a movin’ And that’s what tortures me…”

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With an overpass designed to look like Folsom Prison’s east gate guard towers, the newly-opened $3.8 million Johnny Cash Trail will take pedestrians and bicyclists on a continuous 2.5 mile journey outside the prison walls and across its grounds—from Folsom’s City Hall to the town’s large lake, north of the prison.

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News for Those Who Partake
 
In regards to unimportant questions: Did cannabis make The Beatles’ ‘Rubber Soul’ worse?

After that, here’s A look at Marijuana through the years

Los Angeles keeps innovating: 420 Nurses is a social network and photo studio for pot smoking “models” trying to make a dollar

While in Denver, these ladies are doing it different: Cannabrand, an advertising agency devoted exclusively to marketing marijuana

Meanwhile on the East Coast, “Stoners trade tie-dye T-shirts for Wall Street suits”

And in Jamaica, an obvious story: Rastas ready for ganja decriminalization
 

 

“When I’m driving, I definitely can’t do that math”

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Launched as a pilot program “aimed to convince Americans to adopt the system of measure in use across much of the rest of the world,” Interstate 19 in Arizona is the only continuous stretch of highway in the United States that uses the metric system. As you can guess, the Carter administration program failed because America is still waiting on the rest of world to adopt the US customary system.

Morning Dose of Better Call Saul: The Song

Performed by Junior Brown.

“Better Call Saul” beams through TV sets in February 2015.

“My mum told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there. I believed her.”

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After complaining to physicians about abdominal pain, doctors found a sprouting potato deep inside a 22-year-old Colombian girl, which she had been using as some type of backwoods contraception device. Apparently, Mother does not always know best.

The High Price of True Perfectionism

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According to a new paper in the Review of General Psychology “real perfectionism can be devastatingly destructive, leading to crippling anxiety or depression, and it may even be an overlooked risk factor for suicide.”

Printables

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The Self-Made Man by John Swansburg

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The Evolution of the Modern Desk

Since 1980

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News for Those Who Partake
 
Snoop Dogg announces that the only way he’ll play a show in Alaska is if they legalize pot

UPS employee swipes package containing a $160,000 diamond, trades it for a dub sack

Colorado’s highest court is set to judge on whether an employee can be fired for using marijuana outside of work

Related: Here are all the Marijuana Legalization Votes in upcoming elections

Green, but not: Ireland gets in on the Scratch-and-Sniff cannabis plant detection cards (above)

Illegal grow ops in Oregon are threatening the Salmon population by diverting water from streams

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It’s harvest season in the Emerald Triangle, which means lots of helicopters and raids
 

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