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What do Google and a Camel Have in Common?

Watch this gorgeous short video showing how Google filmed the “street view” video of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates:

(Via.)

October 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM Leave a comment

Take the Pew News I.Q. Test

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Take Pew’s “News I.Q. Quiz” and see how much you know about what’s going on.  I answered 10 of the 12 questions correctly, confirming that I’m a hard core, thoroughly addicted news junkie.

What do you know about the news?

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,002 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted September 25-28 by the Pew Research Center.

Go here to take the quiz.

October 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM 2 comments

Politics in America

No, this isn’t from The Onion:

What should Chelsea name her baby from politico.com 9-22-14

(Image via Politico.com)

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If you’re like me, you say I DON’T GIVE A SH*T!

September 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM Leave a comment

Goodbye Summer

Tomorrow is the first day of fall but my honeysuckle is trying to hold on to summer:

HOneysuckle 9-22-14

September 22, 2014 at 1:43 PM Leave a comment

The People’s Climate March

People's Climate March

If you’re like me, and you can’t be in New York City today for the People’s Climate March, you can watch it live, here, on DemocracyNow!

September 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM Leave a comment

A Thing to Keep in Mind When Listening

Put so simply, this hit me between the eyes.  Something to always keep in mind:

Via FascinatingPics on Twitter

 

September 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM 2 comments

Kanye West Really Needs to Get His Ego Under Control

Kanye West's Twitter Avitar via KanyeWest on Twitter

(Kanye West’s Twitter Avatar via KanyeWest on Twitter)

Kanye West really needs to take control of his ego because he’s turning into an ass.  This sounds like an awful experience for these poor kids:

A charity basketball game didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs.

The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week between Kanye and the disabled community. At one of his concerts recently West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards.

The Basketball Wheelchair Charity for Cancer event pitted disabled middle school children against Kanye and his entourage. Kanye’s team seemed hesitant to play as hard since they were not also in wheelchairs as originally planned.

Organizers said, “Both teams were supposed to be playing in wheelchairs but Kanye’s camp said Mr. West would be playing the ‘normal’ way.” The kids were initially excited to play basketball with one of their favorite musicians but once the game started, they knew it wasn’t going to be fun.

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Smith, who dreams of playing in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association when he grows up, noted, “He was supposed to be playing in a wheelchair too so it would be fair. I bet we would have won that way since we are use to playing like that. He told us ‘Why use a chair when I can use my legs?’ Our coach asked officials why he wasn’t playing fair but they said that’s how it was.”

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September 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM Leave a comment

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