Friday, February 22, 2008

Faked China

Who ever would have guessed that the Chinese communist controlled media would fake a photograph?

Earlier this week, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, issued an unusual public apology for publishing a doctored photograph of Tibetan wildlife frolicking near a high-speed train.

The deception -- uncovered by Chinese Internet users who sniffed out a Photoshop scam in the award-winning picture -- has brought on a big debate about media ethics, China's troubled relationship with Tibet, and how pregnant antelope react to noise.

The antelope imbroglio began in the summer of 2006. The Chinese government was celebrating its latest engineering feat, and an enthusiastic wildlife photographer from the Daqing Evening News was camped out on the Tibetan plateau eating energy bars and waiting for antelope to pass.


Front page WSJ:
click for interactive photo

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courtesy of WSJ




As published:

China_photo

courtesy of WSJ


Source:
China Eats Crow Over Faked Photo Of Rare Antelope
They Didn't Truly Run With a Train to Tibet; Xinhua Agency Recants
JANE SPENCER and JULIET YE
WSJ, February 22, 2008; Page A1
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120363429707884255.html

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Homer Rembrandt Simpson

via limpfish

Homer_rembrandt

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Meshy !

Click for hours of endless fun!

Meshy



http://www.flong.com/storage/experience/meshy/index.html

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kosovo Timeline

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Graphic courtesy of NYT

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See also

Kosovo - Key events 
http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/serbia/kosovo/key_events_en.htm

Kosovo's Final Status: A Key to Stability and Prosperity in the Balkans  http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rb/c13099.htm


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Source:

Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia 
DAN BILEFSKY   
NYT, February 18, 2008   
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/18/world/europe/18kosovo.html

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Deviant Desires & Fetishes

Via Katherine Gates' book, Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex, comes this chart of various Fetishes. Compelling and bizarre:

click for jumbo flowchart

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Love Me Do

The Beatles first hit Love Me Do:

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Periodic Table of Rejected Elements

9908elements



via The Atlantic

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Friday, February 15, 2008

How SubPrime Really Works

Since its Friday, let's have some fun.

This is hysterical piece of financial wit has been circulating round Wall Street trading desks for a few days now . . .


click for slide show

Ace_mortgage

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What's it all about?

Amusing, via Mark My Words   

Eat_survive_reproduce

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Beat-boxing Bush

Hysterical:

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