Ever Wonder where the default YouTube movie is in WordPress

Ever Wonder where the default YouTube movie is in WordPress

Soviet bunker as theme park

Išgyvenimo drama opened in early 2008 to some controversy. Tourists pay 120 LTL ($US 220) each to step back into 1984 as a temporary USSR citizen for 2.5 hours. On entry, all belongings, including money, cameras and phones, are handed over and under the watchful eye of guards and alsatians, tourists change into threadbare Soviet coats and are herded through the bunker.

Experiences include watching TV programs from 1984, wearing gas masks, learning the Soviet anthem under duress, eating typical Soviet food (with genuine Soviet tableware) and even undergoing a concentration-camp-style interrogation and medical check.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/14/soviet-bunker-as-the.html

Humor of the Day: Don’t Forget Email Etiquette

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This is an original Walt Disney cartoon with Donald Duck, uploading it for all Disney fans like me, Have fun !!!!!

realtipof54230http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bjPR9KmxnY&eurl=http://www.netmanners.com/

Pranksters Distribute Fake New York Times Declaring ‘Iraq War Over’

Please read article, cited after the quote. Articles open in a new window.

The US defence department yesterday declared the end of the Iraq war and the immediate withdrawal of all troops, prompting an admission from Condoleezza Rice that the Bush administration knew all along that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, according to the New York Times.

the work of pranksters The Yes Men]Fake New York Times: the work of pranksters The Yes Men

On second thought, that introductory paragraph needs a little clarification. The New York Times proper didn’t report the end of the Iraq war. But a spoof 14-page “special edition” of the newspaper, circulating free on the streets of Manhattan today, did carry those items. It was printed in a form that was so high quality and technically accurate that many New Yorkers were nonplussed, backed up by an entire “New York Times” website that equally faithfully mimicked the original.

Dated July 4 2009, and boasting the front-page motto: “All the news we hope to print” in a twist on the daily’s famous phrase “All the news that’s fit to print”, the fake paper looks forward to the day the war ends, and envisages a chain of events that would be manna from heaven for American liberals.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/11/12-8

Russian Sailor Caused Nuclear Submarine Accident, Interfax Says

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Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — A sailor set off the fire extinguishing system on a Russian nuclear submarine that killed 20 people in the deadliest incident since the sinking of the Kursk eight years ago, Interfax reported, citing the Prosecutor-General’s Office.

The crew member of the Akula-class vessel switched on the system without authorization, the news agency cited Vladimir Markin, spokesman for the investigative arm of the prosecutor’s office, as saying.

“He has already admitted his guilt,” Markin said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=abvS1fWYYfUg&refer=europe

Due to Doctor Appointments, This blog will be later today

Due to Doctor Appointments, This blog will be later today

Lovely photo of Lemming skeleton

Lovely photo of Lemming skeleton

Lemming Hard Times

This intensely beautiful photo, credited E. Leslie, accompanies a Science News article about how climate change has been negatively impacting the population of Norway lemmings. From Science News:

Norway lemmings, Lemmus lemmus, are about half the size of a guinea pig and live in nests beneath the snow during the winter months. When the snowpack is light and fluffy, warmth from the ground melts small spaces under the snow that the lemmings use to forage for sedges, grasses and mosses without being exposed to predators. But in recent years, warmer winter temperatures have rendered the snow less fluffy. That, in turn, has made the snow more likely to melt and refreeze at ground level, coating the ground with ice and making life more difficult for lemmings.

Climate Change Stifling Lemmings

realtipof54119http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/05/lovely-photo-of-lemm.html

Contact information for Infringing on TOS

IF THERE ARE ANY AUTHOR OR NEWSPAPERS THAT FEEL THAT I AM INFRINGING ON THEIR TERMS OF SERVICE PLEASE EMAIL ME HERE, IMMEDIATELY. SO I CAN FIX THE ISSUE, IMMEDIATELY

Sorry if I made a mistake, but letting me know makes it much easier to fix, that trying to guess which articles, I screwed up on. I contact many bloggers for blanket permission as long as I give original author and the blog/newspaper article location, all has been right in the past.

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White Supremacists for Obama, Black Separatists for McCain, Janis Ian For The End of The World

White Supremacists for Obama, Black Separatists for McCain, Janis Ian For The End of The World

I’m not sure what bigger picture I’m to extract from this brief Esquire piece by David Peisner, but it’s an interesting read. He interviews several white supremacists (the sheet-wearin’, Hitler-lovin’ kind) and a self-described black nationalist who advocates resegregation of black and white people within the US. Three of the white guys he interviewed want Obama to win, the black person wants McCain to win. Hardly a representative sample of either camp, but it’s an unusual glimpse inside a way of thinking you may find foreign. Snip:

NAME: Erich GliebeWho: Chairman, National Alliance

Likes: Third Reich, the movie Rocky

Dislikes: Integration, Jewish-controlled media

Career Highlights: Turning white-power record label, Resistance Records, into a million-dollar-a-year business juggernaut; an 8-0 record as a professional boxer under the nickname, “The Aryan Barbarian.”

“Obama might be a better candidate for our cause because he’s racially conscious. One of our big things in the National Alliance is to raise the racial consciousness of our people. Young whites in universities, they’ve been stripped of any kind of racial identity. Obama may be a racist in a positive sense for his people–that will awaken a lot of the whites, knock some sense into them. They’ll see that non-white Americans are allowed to be proud of who they are, to be racially conscious, to talk about their people or their community without being attacked as being racist. Let’s face it, white people aren’t going to fight for their causes, for their kind with a white president. I don’t think McCain even acknowledges that a white race exists. He’s all about granting amnesty to illegal aliens. The fact he wants to keep us in wars in the Middle East for 100 years, that’s not a good thing. I give Obama credit, he seems to have stuck to his guns as far as pulling the troops out of Iraq. He’s a very intelligent man, an excellent speaker and has charisma. John McCain offers none of that. Perhaps the best thing for the white race is to have a black president. My only problem with Obama is perhaps he’s not black enough.”

Why White Supremacists Support Barack Obama (Esquire, thanks vinsanity). Above, a screengrab of the National Alliance website, in which Mr. Gliebe identifies “mediocre singers” from the seventies like Janis Ian as one of the greatest threats to the future of the white race, and points to an album cover from her 1975 release “Between the Lines” as evidence.

Incidentally, remember how earlier this year, SNL re-ran its first episode ever, hosted by George Carlin, on the occasion of his passing? Ms. Ian, surprise white supremacist enemy number one, was the musical guest. Her stripped-down acoustic performance was simple, moving, beautiful, and timeless. Video clip below: At Seventeen, from the aforementioned album. Consider it a unicorn chaser, and enjoy. It is, at heart, a song about being a stranger in a world that doesn’t reward strangeness, and prevailing anyway. That’s something the bigots can’t take away from us.

Watch Ms. Ian in the below video:

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1037208122

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/01/white-supremacists-f.html

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