Friday, February 22, 2008
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:
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courtesy of WSJ
courtesy of WSJ
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
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Homer Rembrandt Simpson
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Graphic courtesy of NYT
Kosovo - Key events
Kosovo's Final Status: A Key to Stability and Prosperity in the Balkans http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rb/c13099.htm
Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia
NYT, February 18, 2008
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:
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
Love Me Do
The Beatles first hit Love Me Do:
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Periodic Table of Rejected Elements
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 . . .
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What's it all about?
Amusing, via Mark My Words