Basically “Big Brother is Watching”

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Posters containing ‘staring eyes’ above bike racks at Newcastle University have lessened theft by 62%.

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Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel

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Tight.

From Screen Daily:

“The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.

The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

A powerhouse cast features Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori.”

Congrats to Fox Searchlight on the acquisition.

via, AVClub

Dangerous Triangular Flapjacks

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Banned at a school in Essex, England

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Jesus Christ, the Shape-Shifter

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Newly deciphered, ancient Egyptian text says that Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss because the big guy was able to change shape.

Conclave Smoke

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NY Times found out the secret Vatican recipe.

Ghost Marriages

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The Chinese tradition where “dead single men are buried with a wife for the afterlife.”

Why are we mentioning this? Just cause some folks over there recently got arrested for digging up corpses and selling them. Anyway, strange!

via, arbroath

“The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown.”

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Amazing. There’s a chubby caped crusader in England.

via, gawker

Printables

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No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen by Adriana Gomez Licon

“In November, Susy died like a mobster’s moll, carrying an AK-47 assault rifle into a spray of gunfire from Mexican soldiers. Hit below the neck, she dropped into a dirt field and bled to death, her carotid artery severed.”

“I’m not no scum bag guy, pervert, or nothing like that– I just thought it was cool to own my own porn collection,” said Johnson. “It keeps my relationship fresh and tight, and I learn stuff that I can use on her.”

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Couple of the year has vintage African American porn collection worth $7500 stolen from their Michigan house.

“My collection was the best in Michigan– a guy in Connecticut told me that,”

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“Does the Juice want any juice?”

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Someone was smart enough to interview OJ Simpson about the Oscar Pistorius case.

via, fark

The Ugliest Woman in the World

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Finally buried 153 years after her death

Quantity Over Quality?

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In an effort to keep up with demand, Makers Mark is watering down its bourbon to 84 Proof.

“He was diabolical, he was disgusting, he just didn’t have anything, no music, no dance routine.”

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It was a bad night for a first time stripper at Ladies night in South Wales.

Guru and Donald Byrd on Muchmusic Rap City in 1994

It’s been reported that Legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on Monday at the age of 80. Rest in Peace.

Learning From Popular Culture

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To better help students learn grammar and spelling, a second grade teacher in Buffalo makes his students correct NFL players’ tweets.

Smash, Smash, Smaaaash!

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This homeless hatchet-wielding hitchhiker is your hero of the day.

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Hitler’s Toilet

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Is sitting in an auto-repair shop in Florence, New Jersey

via, boingboing

Big, Big Wave Surfing

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Garrett McNamara took advantage of a historic swell to surf what’s reported to be an 85 to 100-foot wave at Nazaré, Portugal.

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Kaboom

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Atari’s U.S. Operations File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in a move to become independent from their French parent company.

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