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October 31, 2010

Trick or treat

Here's 1 of 90 body paint costumes. NSFW naturally.

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October 30, 2010

More attack ads

First, a little historical perspective.

And this is a recent ad run by Vicky Hartzler, candidate for Missouri's 4th Congressional district. The ad refers to something Congressman Ike Skelton (MO-4) said to Congressman Todd Akin (MO-2) on the floor of the House last year.

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October 29, 2010

Voice mail hell

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Light weight wheels

Gizmag has an interesting collection of pix of concept cars under 1000 pounds. I liked Honda's compressed air vehicle but these models from Nissan were more visually striking.

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"To itch his own"

...as his web site says. Mr. Heene is the Balloon Boy's dad.

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Not the tattoo he was after

40 cm is not quite 16 inches - that's a large tattoo.

Unwanted penis tattooed on man's back

A Queensland man faces criminal charges after allegedly tattooing a 40cm-long penis onto his mate's back.

Police have charged a 21-year-old man from Bundamba, near Ipswich, with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one offence relating to the public safety act. [...]

It will cost the 25-year-old alleged victim about $2000 to remove the lewd tattoo.

It depicts a 40cm-long image of a penis and a misspelled slogan implying the man is gay. [...]

"When he got home he showed it to the person he lives with and she said: 'I dont think it's the tattoo you were after'.'"

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October 28, 2010

How to make a Jack o' Lantern

Don't forget to pick up a little ammo tomorrow.

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Always wanted x-ray glasses?

Then here's the calendar for you: x-rayed pin-up models. The other 11 poses are a little more provocative.

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Don't try this at home (2)

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And how did he know her size?

Your WTF moment of the day:

Sarah Palin Gets Gift of Pink Underwear from Sheriff Arpaio

Add this to list of bizarre and unusual campaign trail antics: at last week's Tea Party Express rally in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio welcomed Sarah Palin with a pair of pink underwear.

"I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear," Arpaio posted onTwitter, along with a photo of him with the former Alaska governor.

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October 27, 2010

How to win a golf tournament

Jonathan Byrd amazingly holes out at the 4th playoff hole on the par3 17th to effectively win the tournament!

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A British groaner

Why do communists only drink herbal tea?

Because proper tea is theft.

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Coming next: a Japanese robot that pole-dances

This is a nice demo, though they ought to do something about the legs and the huge hands.

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Here's your chance

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Fiberglass Freaks' Officially Licensed 1966 BATMOBILE® Replica $150,000

Here is your chance to own a gorgeous and authentic replica of the most famous car in the world. Our replicas have all the great features that you remember, too–the double bubble windshields, those loooong fins, a working flame thrower out the rear, the highly-polished aluminum roll-top dashboard, the flashing red beacon light, and many more.

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October 26, 2010

Size matters (2)

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Ain't it the truth (3)

From GraphJam.

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An offer he can't refuse

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Kiss this, mom

'Mooning Mom' shocks school children

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An argument over student drop-off zones outside an Albuquerque, New Mexico school heated up as kindergarteners watched until a woman dropped her drawers showing a mother what she could kiss, according to a parent who said she witnessed the incident.

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October 25, 2010

Barkour

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Awesomest gummy worm ever

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The World's Largest Gummy Worm is 128 times more massive than a traditional gummy worm. Measuring twenty-six inches long and weighing in at approximately 3 pounds, the World's Largest Gummy Worm is the most delicious 4,000-calorie candy worm in existence.

Each World's Largest Gummy Worm features dual flavors, a ribbed body, and a five inch girth. It makes an amazing gift for now or later due to its year-long shelf life. Handmade in the USA. Available in five flavor combinations.

Features & specs:

* Dimensions: 26" x 1.5" thick (5" circumference)
* Weight: 3 pounds of gummy deliciousness
* Calories: 4,000
* Handmade in the USA

Like a regular gummy worm, only 128 times awesomer.

Gummy Worms are delicious. But they're small. When you really need to get your gummy worm "fix", there is no substitute for the World's Largest Gummy Worm.

Weighing in at three pounds, it is 128 times bigger than a traditional gummy worm. BAM!

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Another "wiki-expert"

I wish him luck but I wouldn't ride in it.

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Just her and her shadow

This item is a little bizarre but the funniest thing about it is the first comment someone left. Check it out.

Bride-to-be set to say 'I do' — to herself
'I was just hoping that more people would love themselves,' woman says ahead of solo honeymoon

Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends.

But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself.

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October 24, 2010

Concierto de Aranjuez

Xuefei Yang delivers an exceedingly fine guitar performance.

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October 23, 2010

Into the stadium

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A word to the wise (2)

Beware the blue shift.

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Gimme your vote

I'm thinking Don Boudreaux would be down with this one.

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Way to pump the resume

Student, 20, named Mexico police chief

A 20-YEAR-OLD female criminology student has been named police chief of a northern Mexican border town plagued by drug violence because no one else wanted the job.

Marisol Valles became director of municipal public security of Guadalupe "since she was the only person to accept the position", the mayor's office of the town of some 10,000 people near the US border told local media yesterday.

Ms Valles is studying criminology in Mexico's most violent city of Ciudad Juarez, some 60km west of Guadalupe.

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October 21, 2010

The Rent Is Too Damn UP

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Airplanes and birds

This is one of eighteen pictures of aircraft after they've collided with birds. Some of the damage is surprising.

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H.T. Steve R.

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Blender Defender

Blender Defender is one of Brian Gaut's projects. His site for the project says:

Have a cat that won't stay off your counters? I do. I finally got fed up with it enough to do something about it: scare the crap out of him with a motion-detecting blender (while recording the results for my own amusement, of course).

Full details at the site, including a parts list. Here's one (of five) videos showing it in action.

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Officer Bubbles isn't happy

Toronto's 'Officer Bubbles' sues YouTube

The Toronto policeman dubbed "Officer Bubbles" over an incident during the G20 summit has launched a million-dollar lawsuit against popular website YouTube.

Const. Adam Josephs filed a $1.2-million lawsuit over cartoons that have surfaced since the incident.

Josephs received the nickname after a video showed him telling a young female protester that she could be arrested for blowing bubbles.

"If the bubble touches me, you're going to be arrested for assault," he told her. "It's a deliberate act on your behalf, I'm going to arrest you."

The officer is suing the website over cartoons which he claims depict an officer resembling him abusing police power. Cartoons have surfaced showing a policeman arresting such people as Santa Claus and Barack Obama.

Here's a cartoon of Officer Bubbles and this is the video that brought him fame.

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October 20, 2010

Hummingbirds

Are they cool or what?

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Before and after

Der Spiegel has an interesting slideshow of East Germany, before and after re-unification in 1990 (37 images). There's also a related article: 20 Years of a Unified Germany.

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And I can't resist adding: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

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Do you want to believe?

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What to do with tree rats?

Squirrels: Cute, nuisances or dinner?

It's fall, and the eternal debate over squirrels rages anew:

Are they nature's court jester, providing hours of harmless laughs?

Are they nature's terrorists, hassling suburbanites and threatening America's infrastructure?

Are they dinner?

History will decide. Once again, Squirrel Awareness Month runs concurrently with the opening of squirrel hunting season in deep East Texas, a coincidence that brings to light the paradox of the squirrel experience in America.

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October 19, 2010

The journey continues

Fogonazos ('flashes') put together this compilation of video from YouTube to mark its 7th anniversary ('seven years of amazement'.)

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Fat's where it's at (5)

The Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger at the North Carolina State Fair. I don't think it outdoes the deep fried butter from Texas, but it's a contender.

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Another country heard from

From a debate among gubernatorial candidates in New York yesterday.

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And you think watching golf is boring?

Ready, set, snore! Spain holds siesta contest

MADRID (AP) -- Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public -- all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

Amid the bustle of a shopping mall, with babies wailing and pop music piped in overhead, clutches of people tried to snooze Thursday in what was billed as Spain's first siesta competition.

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October 18, 2010

Falling water

Some super slo-mo video of water droplets falling onto carbon nanotubes.

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Nice attack ad

'Sam Katz: He Kicks Children in the Face' Attack Ad Is Ridiculous, But Also Pretty Funny

Recently, Winnepeg (that's in Canada) mayor Sam Katz participated in a charity soccer match between adult city workers and a team of kids. He's up for re-election so he probably thought the game would be a great PR move. Welp.

During a scuffle over the ball, Katz went in for a kick and ended up not only missing the ball, but nailing a boy in the face in the process. Everything was caught on camera, so someone made an anti-Katz video with the straightforward slogan, "Sam Katz: He Kicks Children in the Face."

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How Iron Man should be played

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Facebook to the rescue

Girl, 2, saved by Facebook after family friend spots eye cancer in photo taken by mother

A toddler's life has been saved after a nurse spotted she had cancer by looking at a photo on Facebook.

Nicola Sharp was browsing through friend Michele Freeman's profile when she saw a photograph of Michele's two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Grace.

The flash photograph showed Grace with a white pupil in her left eye instead of the 'red eye' tint most people would have - a sign of eye cancer.

Nicola, 42, who has worked in paediatrics for more than 20 years, immediately contacted Michele and Grace was later diagnosed with retinoblastoma. She was found to have two tumours and lost all sight in her left eye.

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October 15, 2010

Clever cards

It would certainly brighten my day if one of these showed up in the mailbox.

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Northern autumn

1 of 35 pictures of autumn around the Northern hemisphere at The Big Picture. This one was taken in Pennsylvania.

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A flea's holiday

An oldie that bears another telling.

H.T. Tucson John

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October 14, 2010

Time for you to leave, grasshopper

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Clever designs

This plus sixteen other examples here.

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All you ever wanted to know about making ink

A little long but interesting - since I had no idea how printer's ink is made.

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How embarrassing

Poster for Anti-Infringement Campaign Was Copied, Designer Admits

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office said it had disqualified Wu Chih-wei and asked him to return the medal and prize money he got for winning the "Protect Copyright" poster-design contest, after Wu admitted he had copied the design he submitted.

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October 13, 2010

Unauthorized

But entertaining.

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Strange taxidermy

If taxidermy is the right word for this.

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Sheet trick

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They still sell them

They just don't advertise it.

'We sell big knockers' ad banned

A door and window company has been order to stop using an advert which features a picture of a topless woman accompanied by the slogan: "We sell big knockers."

The ad by Tricketts of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales showed the woman's breasts discreetly covered by a pair of door knockers. The ad said "We sell big knockers.....Window Hinges, Door Handles, Window Handles ..."

A woman complained to the Advertising Standards Agency that she found the poster offensive.

An Agency report said "A member of the public, who believed the poster was demeaning to women and unsuitable for general display where children might see it, challenged whether the poster was offensive.

"Tricketts said the poster had been on display for a little over two months and in that time they received positive feedback from customers, who believed the poster was humorous."

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October 12, 2010

Toy Grit

A mash-up of video from Toy Story with audio from the upcoming re-release of True Grit.

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Realistic pencil art

Here's one of six realistic pencil drawings.

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8 minutes of pratfalls

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Looking for me, officer?

Cop hurt chasing suspect after odd encounter

LOCKLAND – Note to criminals: If you don't want the police to arrest you, don't flag them down on the street and ask them to check if you have open warrants.

That was the case in Lockland when 44-year-old Selma Elmore stopped Officer Dan Lyons on South Wayne Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Friday, police said.

Elmore asked the officer: Is there a curfew for adults in Lockland?

No curfew, Lyons responded.

Second question: Is there a warrant for my arrest?

Yes, in fact there is a warrant, the officer told her after a quick check.

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October 11, 2010

So much for that set of tires

Precision driving. A little long but pretty impressive.

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Detroit Autorama 2010

Tucson John sent a collection of pix taken at Detroit Autorama 2010. Luckily, I found them all in a slideshow - although it's in PowerPoint form. Worth a look nonetheless, I think. There are many amazing custom rides. (Click the link or the image below to download the slideshow.)

Here's one of my favorites, called the Decoliner. Note the matching motorcycle, which can be stowed inside.

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Here's your stop

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History according to Facebook

Here are a couple of funny pages: if historical events had Facebook statuses and Part 2 (more of the same).

And not to neglect theology, here's If God were on Facebook.

H.T. Ms. M.

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October 08, 2010

Human 8-bit video

Entertaining

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Impressive animals

This is a group of ibex walking on the face of a dam in Italy. More photos at the link (along with a little debuking).

This is a forwarded email [...] that says big horn sheep were photographed walking across the steep wall of the Buffalo Bill Dam in Cody, Wyoming.

The Truth:
The photos are real but were not taken at the Buffalo Bill Dam, according to a spokesperson at the Buffalo Bill Dam & Visitor Center, which is located about 6 miles west of Cody, Wyoming. She also told TruthOrFiction.Com that the location of the dam in the picture was in Italy and the animals in the photo were identified as ibex, not big horn sheep.

These were actually photos of Alpine Ibex taken at the Lake Cingino Dam in the Italian Alps by Maurizio Piazzai, who posted them on the Internet.

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Tetris: the film

Narrated in French but you'll get the drift.

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Happy Valentine's

A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the older man takes out a perfume bottle and sprays scent all over the envelopes.

His curiosity piqued, the guy asks the balding man what he's doing. The man tells him, "I'm sending out 1,000 Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?'"

"But why?" asks the guy.

"I'm a divorce lawyer."

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October 07, 2010

Legos: what can't you do with 'em?

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Gimme a head with hair

Austrian town hosts European beard contest

LEOGANG, Austria — Wearers of spectacular beards and moustaches gathered in the Austrian town of Leogang for a Europe-wide facial hair contest, organisers said. [...]

Categories included "Freestyle Beard", "Natural Moustache" and "Verdi", a beard in the style of the famous 19th century Italian composer Giuseppi Verdi.

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Bond bike

James Bond bike

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Or else!

Memphis Teen Shot In Behind Over Saggy Pants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Anger over a Memphis teenager's sagging pants ended with gunfire, a bullet to the buttocks and an aggravated assault charge.

Police Sgt. Ron Perry says 45-year-old Kenneth E. Bonds saw two male teens walking along a street and yelled at them to pull up their pants.

Perry says they refused, the three began arguing and Bonds brandished a pistol.

The first shot missed. The teens fled, more rounds were fired and a 17-year-old was struck in the buttocks. He went to a hospital in non-critical condition.

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October 06, 2010

What a rush

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Scarification tattoos

A collection of 23 scarification tattoos. Most of them aren't this geeky.

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IT interviews

This turns out to be pushing Microsoft's Certification programs but is funny nonetheless. (Just don't drink the Kook-aid.)

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Something only a lawyer would say (II)

Ex-clients sue lawyer over diet drug settlement

A local plaintiff lawyer was so incensed about the lower financial rewards from lawsuits involving a diet drug that he improperly saddled his clients with $23 million in unjustified costs to increase his bottom line, former clients claim in a lawsuit that went to trial Wednesday in state district court.

Ten former clients of George Fleming, each of whom received payments in a mass settlement over the Fen-Phen diet drug with pharmaceutical giant Wyeth in 2006, filed the lawsuit. [...]

An ex-associate at Fleming's law firm testified that Fleming was unhappy that so much effort had netted the lawyers only $41 million in fees after expenses.

"He said he had worked too long and too hard for a lousy $41 million," said Jim Doyle, who left the firm after objecting to Fleming's unusual decision to include non-client expenses among those billed to clients.

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October 04, 2010

Wonder dog

Here's a major dose of cute.

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Flies like a bird

From a Business Insider article about Larry Ellison winning the America's Cup (my emphasis - JdJ):

"...the true star was his monster black-and-white trimaran and its radical 223-foot wing sail, which powered the craft at three times the speed of the wind, sending its windward and middle hulls flying well above the water."
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Nine pictures of this beauty here.

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All-terrain scooter

I wonder how it's powered?

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Send in the clowns

Brazilians vote clown into Congress

SAO PAULO - Voters the world over complain about having clowns for politicians, but Brazilians embraced the idea Sunday by sending a real one to Congress with more votes than any other candidate.

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, received more than 1.3 million votes in Sao Paulo state in Brazil's presidential and congressional elections. That was more than double the votes of the second-placed candidate in Brazil's most populous state.

Tiririca caught the attention of disillusioned voters by asking for their support with the humorous slogan: "It can't get any worse" and a promise to do nothing more in Congress than report back to them on how politicians spend their time.

"What does a congressman do? The truth is I don't know, but vote for me and I'll tell you," the 45-year-old said in his campaign advertisements.

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October 01, 2010

Why he flies

A clever mix of video from the glider with GPS tracking visualization.

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Animated trignonometry

Quick: sine or cosine?

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An interesting experiment

This was filmed in Chicago this last summer by Amy Krouse Rosentahl.

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DOS on dope

DOS on Dope: The last MVC web framework you'll ever need

When you've done everything you can with Ruby On Rails....

When you've reached the limits of Haskell on a Horse...

If FubuMVC is not for you...

It's time to meet the MVC web framework to end all MVC Web frameworks.

DOS on DOPE is the modern MVC framework built on the awesome power of Batch scripts.

All of the controllers in DoD are batch files.

All of the views are batch files.

The model is based on batch files. The helper functions are... you guessed it! Beautiful batch files!

Hat tip: Paul B.

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