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


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

Smash, Smash, Smaaaash!


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

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Hitler’s Toilet


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

via, boingboing

Big, Big Wave Surfing


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

To The Dinner Table No Longer!


1000 adult cats were saved after a truck carrying them to market in China got into an accident in Changsha, Hunan. No kittens were aboard as “eating kittens is considered bad luck” over there.

Not Forever


Fred Flintstone is being replaced by Jon Cena on boxes of Fruity Pebbles

Where Are We Now?


After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has returned on his birthday with a new single and announcement of an upcoming album. You can watch the Tony Oursler directed video for Where Are We Now? after the jump.

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Now The Chinese Are Knocking Off Architecture


Their new victim, Zaha Hadid.

One Night Only: Nirvana featuring Paul McCartney

It’s 12-12-12 baby… Anything can happen!

“Decedent may be rap singer.”

Biggie’s Autopsy Report

Oscar Niemeyer, Rest In Peace

The legendary Brasilian architect was 104 years old

Spain Rodriguez, Rest in Peace

One of the original Zap comix artists, Spain Rodriguez past away yesterday at the age of 72.

Check out a studio visit with the late artist over at Babylon Falling

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The Impact of Twitter on Journalism

PBS Off Book.

Here’s to Colorado And Washington

The first states in the USA to legalize pot.


199 pieces of art “have been damaged at or lost or stolen from eight of Britain’s national galleries and museums in the last three years.”

“See page 226 of Mein Kampf.”

The Onion’s Issue-By-Issue Candidate Guide

107.7 Billion

The total number of people who’ve been born… ever.

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