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:
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courtesy of WSJ

As published:


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
WSJ, February 22, 2008; Page A1

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Homer Rembrandt Simpson

via limpfish


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Meshy !

Click for hours of endless fun!


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kosovo Timeline

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Graphic courtesy of NYT


See also

Kosovo - Key events

Kosovo's Final Status: A Key to Stability and Prosperity in the Balkans



Kosovo Declares Its Independence From Serbia 
NYT, February 18, 2008

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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:

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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


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 . . .

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What's it all about?

Amusing, via Mark My Words   


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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Beat-boxing Bush


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