Archive for the ‘fo’ real?’ Category

Coyote GPS

Would-be illegal immigrants planning to cross the desert and enter the United States on foot are to be given hand-held satellite devices by the Mexican authorities to ensure they arrive safely.
article at thestandard

maybe they’ll be using these?

at giftconga

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Posted: January 6th, 2007
at 4:58am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,weaponry,fo' real?,real life news

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Spaceship Bogus

"Spaceship Earth" has crashed to the ground.

Barely three months after the $1 million sculpture was unveiled at Kennesaw State University, it collapsed in the middle of the night a€" all 175 tons a€" perhaps because of faulty glue.

article at ajc

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Posted: January 5th, 2007
at 12:50am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,fo' real?

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For Hobo Travelers and Wacky Marriages

hobo marriage boat

this was the empty vessel, it was bought for one dollar and currently resides somewhere in Brooklyn

an arts space/educational environment/screening locale… really we just want to hold alternative weddings on our roof…We are changing her name so that she isn’t mistaken for the Empty Vessel Project and it’s specific goals/intentions/owners. But we still don’t have a proper name, perhaps we’ll hold a boat naming contest. Currently we’re more concerned with running a capable heating system before we move aboard.

info at gridskipper and curbed and gowanuslounge.blogspot

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Posted: January 3rd, 2007
at 2:45pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: home,fo' real?,real life news

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Find it Online

the only place that you can find the world’s oldest newspaper, [the] Post-Och Inrikes Tidningar (Post and Domestic Newspapers) is on the internet effective January 1st.

at thelocal

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Posted: January 2nd, 2007
at 5:50pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,fo' real?,real life news

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It’s a Pigeon Lunch

PARIS: Hundreds of people emerged from tents beside this city’s Canal Saint-Martin to greet the chilly New Year with a hot lunch from a nearby soup kitchen. But not all of them were homeless.

article found at iht

In a statement, Roger Bonnivard, the group’s president, said: "After weeks of dirty manoeuvres, intimidation, harassment, all kinds of pressure, and despite a new ban, the Paris police authorities now have to adhere to the decision. There are no legal grounds allowing anyone to ban pig soup."

at guardian

When the letter came from City Hall threatening punishment if he continued to serve foie gras at his North Side restaurant, Doug Sohn framed the warning and set it beside his cash register.

And he kept serving the fattened duck liver without a care.

"We displayed it proudly," said Sohn, owner of Hot Doug’s, a gourmet sausage eatery where the daily special can include smoked pheasant topped with foie gras chunks. "My customers and myself enjoy foie gras."

and at consumerfreedom

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Posted: January 2nd, 2007
at 4:26pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: politricks,fo' real?

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Turtles

With its miserly metabolism and tranquil temperament, its capacity to forgo food and drink for months at a time, its redwood burl of a body shield, so well engineered it can withstand the impact of a stampeding wildebeest, the turtle is one of the longest-lived creatures Earth has known. Individual turtles can survive for centuries, bearing silent witness to epic swaths of human swagger. Last March, a giant tortoise named Adwaita said to be as old as 250 years died in a Calcutta zoo, having been taken to India by British sailors, records suggest, during the reign of King George II. In June, newspapers around the world noted the passing of Harriet, a Galapagos tortoise that died in the Australia Zoo at age 176 a€" 171 years after Charles Darwin is said, perhaps apocryphally, to have plucked her from her equatorial home.

article at nytimes

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Posted: January 1st, 2007
at 10:41pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,fo' real?

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Brunei’s Wings

sultan of brunei's wings 4

gallery at funny-machines.blogspot

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Posted: January 1st, 2007
at 10:40pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: not ninja-worthy,photo,fo' real?

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Tire Paths

Cheri Heramb with the Chicago Department of Transportation said the aim of the initiative is to become the "greenest city in the world."

Chicago is taking one more step toward that goal with new green infrastructure technology.

The DOT has kicked off a pilot program to test 550 feet of recycled rubber sidewalk over the next year, right across the street from the Chicago Center for Green Technology on the city’s West Side.

article and video at nbc5

Chicago Center for Green Technology

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Posted: December 28th, 2006
at 6:04pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,fo' real?

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Water Travel

designed by prolific Bay Area yacht designer Jim Antrim

You have to be slightly more gangster than us to own one of these things, but they are indeed prolific.

gallery at lukeknipe

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Posted: December 26th, 2006
at 1:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: robots,fo' real?

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