Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Obama To Move To Doorman Building

President Barack Obama has decided to move his family into a full-service doorman building in Washington, D.C., saying that “it just makes more sense right now.” “It really will work better for us,” Obama said in a press conference Tuesday morning. “In addition to the doorman, there’s a guy at the front desk, and, if anyone comes to see you, the desk guy will call up to your apartment first to make sure it’s O.K.” The senior doorman at the Obamas’ new building, Alex Kornash, seemed unfazed about providing security for the President. “I’ve been a doorman for twenty-three years,” Kornash said. “Someone doesn’t belong here, you tell them to go away. What’s so hard about that?” The 2,140-square-foot, three-bedroom condominium that the Obamas will call home includes many amenities, including central air-conditioning, a washer/dryer and all new stainless-steel appliances, according to its real-estate listing. In addition, when the President makes one of his frequent trips, “there’s someone to take in the mail and water the plants,” he said. Since the President’s announcement of his move, there has already been considerable interest in the White House, mainly from foreign buyers, sources said. By Andy Borowitz 

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Casual observer

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Mini-Pigs: Big Problem

In 2012, as a favor to a friend, Canadians Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted a three-pound (1.4-kilogram) "mini-pig" named Esther. Or so they thought.

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Hello! Is It ME You’re Looking For?

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We Are What We Eat

In the Arctic, it’s all about meat.

  Over the coming weeks, photographer Matthieu Paley will be sharing his visual food diaries with Proof.

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Truman “Sluggo” Capote

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LOL Islamic State

Don't be afraid of Islamic State (IS), laugh at them instead - that is the message of an Iraqi sitcom that has aired on TV and been widely shared online. This is a jihadist online video like no other.

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Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Students doing their homework in Hong Kong's street protest. 

 Tear gas, pepper spray, feelings of anger and betrayal, crowds forced to run from riot police... and yet the protests retain that uniquely Hong Kong character. Reporters and Hong Kong residents have shared their most surreal and charming experiences on the streets.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The New Yorker's first GIF cover

The New Yorker – famous for its front-page art – has unveiled its first animated cover. Its animation, Rainy Day, was created by German artist Christoph Niemann. It shows a yellow New York cab seen through the window of a car, with raindrops falling down the windscreen.

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Mike the Chicken Lived for 18 Months Without a Head

Like any person "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" a headless chicken does, indeed, run around crazily and without much thought—at first. But if that chicken is Miracle Mike, a chicken that actually spent 18 months without a head, the phrase takes on a new meaning. To be a chicken with its head cut off, if that chicken is Mike the headless chicken, is to embark on a national tour and to be profiled in Time magazine. It is to spend your days drinking a milk-water mix dropped down your exposed throat from an eyedropper. And it is to die, when that eyedropper is accidentially left behind, a relatively calm death, in a motel room.
 But let's begin with Mike's decapitation.

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It's Jack Time

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How I am feeling

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Amelia and the Animals


Robin Schwartz’s photo-series Amelia and the Animals documents her daughter alongside animals as Amelia has grown in the past 12 years of her life. Schwartz’s photographic practice is predominantly of animals, but her daughter is the main focus of these photographs.

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On this day, 1955.

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Woman in Peugeot Jumps Tisno Bridge

A 58-year woman from the Dalmatian town of Šibenik who made headline news on Monday after completing a ‘James Bond-esque’ jump in her Peugeot over the raised Tisno bridge, has been slapped with a 250 kuna (32 euros) fine by police.
 Šibenik police spokeswoman Marica Kosor confirmed that the woman was fined after she ‘jumped’ the bridge, which was raised around two and a half metres, at around 9:00am on Monday morning, despite saying in her defence that she did not notice the bridge was raised because of the strong sun glare which was in her eyes. The bridge, which connects the island of Murter with Tisno, is raised twice daily, at 9:00 and 17:00, so boats can pass through the canal.via 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Centre of attention

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Monday, September 15, 2014

It's Finally Vacation Time !

So, I'm taking a break from blogging till the end of September.
 In the meantime, do not be bored, my blog archive is huge.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Helllllooooo!

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Yes, indeed, cows can leap.

You know the nursery rhyme:
 Hey diddle diddle 
The cat and the fiddle 
 The cow jumped over the moon. 
 The little dog laughed 
 To see such sport 
And the dish ran away with the spoon. 

 Modern Farmer magazine, which is currently celebrating "Cow Week," took a good, hard look at the bovine portion of that rhyme. Tyler LeBlanc wrote this expose of sorts, and NPR's Wade Goodwyn asked him whether a cow jumping over the moon is as ridiculous as a cat playing the violin.
Here's what he says. 

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We Both Want This

Comic Slams 

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