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Uk goes carbon-neutral?

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the UK plans on all new housing going carbon-neutral by 2016? find out.AA Oxford dictionary word of the year, people.

[tag]carbon neutral[/tag]

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Posted: December 13th, 2006
at 11:34pm by orangemenace


Categories: too good to be true,green,architecture

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Classico

noam

lazy sunday

sega ford

shed a tear with Brandon Bird- amazing paintings amongst other things [that noam is a desktop background]

sein chucks
jen sisko

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Posted: December 12th, 2006
at 11:15am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,celebrity,art,too good to be true,9th dan

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Full Circle

Surprisingly, his French was perfect and he explained to me that since he had neither family nor money, he came to live in the movie set. He looks after the place, the real roof of the fake house protects him from the sandstorms, and if a tourist throws him a small coin every once in a while, he can buy some more tea and some food. And he is hardly the only one living in the Lucas-built wonderland in the middle of the Sahara.

article at mysanantonio

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Posted: December 12th, 2006
at 10:50am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,life,celebrity,too good to be true,home,business,film,architecture,fo' real?,real life news

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Stalin Possessions

stalin coke

stalin packard

info and gallery at thrillingwonder.blogspot

stalin portrait

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Posted: December 12th, 2006
at 10:25am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,politricks,gear

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New Boston ICA opens [for real this time]

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The new building for Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art [ICA] is finally finished! The project, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has been in process for quite some time now, and rumored to be ‘opening soon’ basically all year [even the ninjas here at MNP were fooled, and posted on this before].

Here’s the illest part: FREE ADMISSION ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th [for the Grand Opening] from 9 to 9.

The ICA officially opens with a free, 12-hour community open house. Come tour our new exhibitions, grab a free family guide, and enjoy a variety of events including performances by Snappy Dance Theater, Alloy Orchestra, the Either/Orchestra, a live DJ, and much more, plus face painting, balloon sculptors, and animated films by New England filmmakers.

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Posted: December 8th, 2006
at 5:07pm by orangemenace


Categories: art,too good to be true,architecture

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D-List celebrities with guns? Reality TV has officially gone too far

(that’s Latoya Jackson in the picture)
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Erik Estrada and other lesser celebrities have been sworn in as reserve officers of the city police department here, allowing them to carry badges and guns as part of a reality television series.

About 200 people packed into a Muncie City Hall auditorium for the Tuesday ceremony to swear in the former "CHiPs" star, along with La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Wee Man and Trish Stratus.

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Posted: December 7th, 2006
at 11:38am by Pheezatron


Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?

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Water on Mars?

Dramatic new photographs of Mars have revealed the possible existence of water on its surface. The images - released for the first time on Wednesday by the US space agency NASA - were taken earlier this year in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the Red Planet.

Story via Daily Mail

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Posted: December 6th, 2006
at 12:55pm by Pheezatron


Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?

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The Executioner

interview and tv correspondence of a Saudi executioner, Abdallah Al-Bishi at liveleak

transcript of tv from memritv

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Posted: December 6th, 2006
at 11:31am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?,real life news

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My Ninja, Please! 12/1/06: ART! - ARF!

People, at myninjaplease.com, every day is a milestone, ya dig? Today, as you know, is ART DAY! Some of you already know the drill, which is that if you want to check out further art, there are several ways to do it within this site.

You can click on the ‘art‘ category, which encompasses the categories of design, architecture, contemporary art, film, music, and photo. Or, seeing as anybody with common sense already knows that, you can click on any friday in our ninja calendar over there on the sidebar (dating back over 1,000 posts, which is 9,000 posts in dog-posts). Or you can click the ART DAY! link in this post, which automatically searches myninjaplease for the term ‘ART!’ That will bring up all the ART DAY! main posts.

Also, some of you more diehard followers have noted the absence of the My Ninja, Please! posts. This is the triumphant return.

That being said [and beaten like a dead horse], today is a special ART DAY! because our in house ninjas have cooked up quite the eclectic treat for you, the masses. I’ll let you scroll down and find out. Also, our first microsite, arch.mnp, has opened for business! You can check it out my going to architecture.myninjaplease.com or clicking on the link in ‘the dojo’ over yonder to the right. Now without further ado…

Tillie the canine artist!

So it’s not like we usually watch late night with Conan O’Brien [aka big-headed ninja], but for some reason the ninja fam found ourselves sitting around at the correct time. And who do we see? Tillamook Cheddar, the canine artist. She has been described as:

"The most successful living animal painter."
-The Art Newspaper

"A masterpiece of conceptualism."
-Time Out New York

"A sham."
-Jerry Saltz, Village Voice

"When possessed by an artistic vision, Tillie is fearless."
-AKC Gazette

"[Because of tillie] I have had to rethink two of my most basic assumptions about art and life: first, the notion that animals cannot have an aesthetic sense; second, the core conviction that no sentient being could possibly paint anything worse than what Julian Schnabel recently showed at the Gagosian Gallery."
-James Gardner, New York Post (May, 2002)

Damn near all I can say is, My Ninja, Please! Check out a national geopraphic article on Tillie, and her artist bio. I’m not gonna link to him here, but you can also check out the webpage for that big-headed Conan. She also has a book out. Don’t laugh too hard: "Portrait of a Dog as a Young Artist"

The artist’s primary process is a dynamic color transfer technique. In preparation for each of Tillie’s works, her assistants assemble a touch-sensitive recording device by affixing pigment-coated vellum to a sheet of lithograph paper backed by mat board. The artist takes the prepared "canvas" in her mouth and brings it to her workspace. Working on the outside surface, she applies pressure with teeth and claws in a methodic ritual marked by dramatic shifts in tempo and intensity. The resultant sharp and sweeping intersecting lines complement the artist’s delicate paw prints and subtle tongue impressions, composing an expressionistic image that is revealed on the paper beneath when she is finished. She works with shocking intensity, sometimes to the point of destroying her creations.

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Posted: December 1st, 2006
at 3:49pm by black octagons


Categories: myninjaplease,art,too good to be true,art fridays

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