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Philadelphia Syndrome

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In search of a cure…

The only way to fight Philadelphia Syndrome is to put our heads down and create something great. Forget New York. Forget LA. Whether its an innovative school, a new way to work, or what we’re doing with Devnuts, don’t stop until people start noticing. Stop whining. For God’s sake stop whining. Stop talking about what you’re doing and just do it. Once that happens, Philadelphia will start to be known as a place where things are happening and not a place where things might happen.

The reality is, cities are like women. You’re attracted to the ones that don’t need you. New York doesn’t need you, it’s the center of the universe. LA is where movie stars live, you’re not worthy. Philadelphia begs for you to like them. Remember we’ve got such great art! Almost all cities have great art. That’s not a reason to live here.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2011
at 8:12pm by mnp


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Chumpriding

OkCupid on the science behind interracial dating- they wonder what if there weren’t so many whiteys?

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Posted: March 16th, 2011
at 7:50am by mnp


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Documentary : Starting-Up in America

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Starting-Up in America is a documentary film by Tarik Ansari and Basil Glew-Galloway about the issues faced by international Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs with US Immigration.

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Posted: March 5th, 2011
at 11:14am by mnp


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My Ninja, Please! 3.02.11: Fake-A$$ Carnival

I'm pretty sure I've seen this one before, on Encore

A new year show put on by a touring circus in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk was so awful that police were called in, local media report.

Spectators suspected the Russian performers of being drunk as artistes repeatedly fell off bicycles and jugglers dropped their props.

Exotic beasts, including two species apparently plucked from the realms of fantasy, did not show up.

The circus said later the missing animals had been stopped by customs.

The director of Vitebsk’s palace of sport, where the circus was performing, told Belarusian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that the tickets would be refunded.

Igor Kalmuk added that his lawyers were working to recover the money from the circus, which reportedly left Vitebsk soon after being interviewed by police.

A Belarussian police spokesman said an investigation was under way into whether a crime had been committed.

I’ve seen this happen before… except when I called the police on my local UPN channel in 1999 they ended up arresting ME for false police reports. Finally, years later, I feel vindicated. Homeboys in outer space was at least as bad as this carnival.

Local people said a new year spectacular of this magnitude was a rare event for Vitebsk, the city in northern Belarus made famous by artist Marc Chagall.

Posters had promised a show featuring "jugglers and midgets, fantasy heroes and performing animals", put on by the Student Association of Kostroma, a city in central Russia.

Black bears were billed along with performing crocodiles and monkeys and "orcs and turantons". (Check Out the Article from BBC)

Wait a damn second… a spectacle of WHAT magnitude exactly? Any magnitude? I wouldn’t give these people a dime, considering they were obviously dumb enough to believe that there were Orcs and Unicorns and whatnot gonna be at this carnival. First of all, is this or is this not Belarus? Even if Orcs really existed, they’d probably avoid Belarus on account of the (apparent) primitive charm and docile, semi-re-re, population. Anybody living in a place like this should already know, no excuse. There are lost of creatures you won’t find in Belarus, among them, Orcs, Unicorns, Faeries, Black People, Ninjas, Wilderbeasts (although, I’m unclear on that last one, you can take the others to the bank). Continuing…

"When the show started, they had a few poodles and one crocodile, and the artistes kept falling off their bicycles," said Mr Kalmuk.

Angry spectators began demanding their money back during the interval and someone called the police.

A rumour went around that the performers were drunk. "How else can you explain that one fell off their bike three times in two minutes?" one spectator told Komsomolskaya Pravda.

As a result, other performances were cancelled, and circus performers were interrogated and even tested for alcohol. As it turned out, they were sober, Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote on Tuesday.

The administrator of the circus, Yekaterina Kudasheva, was quoted by Mr Kalmuk as saying, variously, that some of the promised animals had "got stuck at customs" or "were outside Moscow".

"Oh… uh, my bad. The Orcs, ya see, they got held up in the TSA nekkid booty scanners and got stuck in a place far away from Middle Earth, known as ‘Outside Moscow.'" MY NINJA, PLEASE. As for the crocodile and the poodles, let it be said that beggars ought not be choosers.

 

"For 70,000 roubies he eat human child"
"For 70,000 roubies he eat human child"

 

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Posted: March 2nd, 2011
at 7:14am by Black Ock

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Train Bombing

This (video below) was so controversial on likecool.com that I had to repost it. It seems that not only do Americans have a problem with graffiti (which I can understand) but also that they use populism to trash blogs that may think it’s cool, if not just worth a gander in extreme cases. I’ve seen this same behavior on many an internet blog, but this is my cause du jour because it irked the heck out of me.

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I think Americans need a healthy dose of "your opinion doesn’t matter" for breakfast. It’s not that I oppose hearing your voices, but (take a look at the comments on that blog) I honestly am tired of you people being absolutely outraged at everything… Is this what the "birthers" do in their spare time?

Graf culture is, at the very least, interesting. The art is often times wildly expressive and intriguing, as are the methods. From an objective standpoint one could say that vandalism (even that passing for art) is irresponsible, producing a municipal cleanup burden that is unfair for the taxpayer. I personally would argue that if that is the case, there are a whole range of other issues that anyone making this argument deserves to be MORE fired up about, but that may be irrelevant.

I personally think that many of the people commenting on that post probably do things that, viewed through the right lens, could be said to be equally or more reprehensible and/or irresponsible. But that may also be irrelevant.

I would continue to say that anybody who has never viewed a piece of illegal street art and thought "cool" is as deficient as the Catholic Church during the enlightenment and needs to broaden their horizons a bit - but, again, irrelevant maybe.

One thing I can say is that the part of graf culture about "fighting the system" is a wholly American, wholly democratic activity. I’m sure the early American terrorists who rebelled against the British were frowned upon for "fighting the system" too. In fact, they vandalized a lot of good British tea. When blacks in America fought Jim Crow laws, they practiced civil disobedience as well, albeit non-destructive of property. No matter how decentralized or unfocused it is, we must realize that this ideology plays a large role in the graffiti culture. The art having evolved from the disparate American street, is it really that surprising? Now there’s relevance!

Civil disobedience is as American as apple pie- so don’t be down with the fascists. That said, tag my house and I’ll tag your spouse.

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Posted: November 23rd, 2010
at 12:55pm by Black Ock


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Stephen Fry : What I’d Wish I’d Known When I Was 18

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Becoming a Tech Nomad Ninja

Rocking the Tech Nomad Lifestyle is not an easy life, but I think it is actually easier than becoming a Tech Nomad. I held back for years and never really understood where I was going with it when I actually made the jump back in 2002. Back then the words, Tech Nomad, Lifestyle Design, Digital Nomad, Location Independent and all these terms did simply not exist yet. I was simply referred to as a Traveller or Backpacker and all the life hacks, wisdom and travel tricks would be learned from fellow travellers, vagabonds and other awesome people that I would meet along the way. Right now today, it is a thousands of times Adue to the internet, all the info you ever need is Aall there and accessible from anywhere. AI am by no way an expert as this modern digital travelling entrepreneur lifestyle but I am rocking it my way and learning as I go. I've broken down the process of becoming a Tech Nomad Ninja into three simple steps.

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Posted: October 6th, 2010
at 1:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


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UN to Appoint Earth Contact for Aliens

THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as EarthAs first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.

Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN’s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society's Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.

She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity's response to any "first contact"

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Posted: September 27th, 2010
at 2:34pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Science Historian Cracks The Plato Code

Plato was the Einstein of Greece's Golden Age and his work founded Western culture and science. Dr Jay Kennedy's findings are set to revolutionise the history of the origins of Western thought.

Dr Kennedy, whose findings are published in the leading US journalAApeiron, reveals that Plato used a regular pattern of symbols, inherited from the ancient followers of Pythagoras, to give his books a musical structure. A century earlier, Pythagoras had declared that the planets and stars made an inaudible music, a 'harmony of the spheres'. Plato imitated this hidden music in his books.

The hidden codes show that Plato anticipated the Scientific Revolution 2,000 years before Isaac Newton, discovering its most important idea - the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. The decoded messages also open up a surprising way to unite science and religion. The awe and beauty we feel in nature, Plato says, shows that it is divine; discovering the scientific order of nature is getting closer to God. This could transform today's culture wars between science and religion.

"Plato's books played a major role in founding Western culture but they are mysterious and end in riddles," Dr Kennedy, at Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences explains.

"In antiquity, many of his followers said the books contained hidden layers of meaning and secret codes, but this was rejected by modern scholars.

"It is a long and exciting story, but basically I cracked the code. I have shown rigorously that the books do contain codes and symbols and that unraveling them reveals the hidden philosophy of Plato.

"This is a true discovery, not simply reinterpretation."

This will transform the early history of Western thought, and especially the histories of ancient science, mathematics, music, and philosophy.

Dr Kennedy spent five years studying Plato's writing and found that in his best-known work theARepublic he placed clusters of words related to music after each twelfth of the text - at one-twelfth, two-twelfths, etc. This regular pattern represented the twelve notes of a Greek musical scale. Some notes were harmonic, others dissonant. At the locations of the harmonic notes he described sounds associated with love or laughter, while the locations of dissonant notes were marked with screeching sounds or war or death. This musical code was key to cracking Plato's entire symbolic system.

Dr Kennedy, a researcher in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, says: "As we read his books, our emotions follow the ups and downs of a musical scale. Plato plays his readers like musical instruments."

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Posted: June 29th, 2010
at 2:35pm by Koookiecrumbles


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