We also have the Adam Levine bug today. We have a heart beat after all and Adam’s looks are as soothing as his vocals. Out magazine puts Adam on the over and get him “to open up about his natural exhibitionism, why his show (The Voice) trumps Idol, and how parents should react when a kid is queer. More here at www.out.com
Each of the lamp’s bases are handmade in weinbroom’s wood shop. The lampshade cones are built from a lamination of red oak veneer. The lampshade texture accents the wood’s natural fiber and structure. The studio also developed a unique lamination technology in the manufacturing of the cones. This encompasses producing a very strong cone made from thin layers of veneer that is light in appearance. For more info CLICK or just sit back and enjoy the slick design work on your screen.
This is like a triple take, but a triple read. Read the following next sentence out loud in slow motion. Andrew Bird, OK Go, Weezer, My Morning Jacket And Others Cover The Muppets. That was weird, right? NPR says this about the album, “The Green Album, a new collection of Muppet songs covered lovingly by Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket and other artists, provides one of those reminders. Hearing it for the first time ignited a heady rush of blithesome memories and emotions I’d not recalled or felt in years.” After listening to a sneak peek of the ‘Green Album,’ I felt comfort, like an old worn out smelly blanket covered in memories.
Is this what ‘they’ mean by painting the town red? “Inside Out” is a large-scale art project where the subjects were also the participants. Hugh Leeman, whose artistic works often focus on those who exist at the periphery of society rather than those who are part of the socioeconomic middle class, reached out to JR for this project, and the result is a collaborative mural residing at 606 Ellis Street in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The mural features photographs taken by the artists themselves, as well as by the subjects of one another.(curatedmag.com)
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Smuggled Dogs Rescued From Slaughter By Thai Authorities (DISTURBING VIDEO)
Over one thousand dogs intended for consumption were rescued by Thai authorities on Thursday evening, reports AFP.Four trucks were stopped in the Nakhon Phanom province of northeastern Thailand. According to theDaily Mail, police swooped in with two raids near the Laos border. The trucks were stacked high with dogs stuffed into tiny cages, and 119 dogs were already dead.
‘Anonymous’ BART Hackers: Bay Area Transit Website Hacked, Information Leaked In Protest
SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers broke into a website for San Francisco’s mass transit system Sunday and posted contact information for more than 2,000 subscribers, the latest showdown between anarchists angry at perceived attempts to limit free speech and officials trying to control protests that grow out of social networking and have the potential to become violent. Bay Area Rapid Transit officials blocked underground cellphone service for a few hours Thursday at several stations as protesters tried to use social networking to organize a demonstration over the recent fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man by police. The decision was criticized by many as heavy handed, and some raised questions about whether the move violated free speech.
This morning on CNN, contender for the GOP nomination and Iowa straw poll winner Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) told host Candy Crowley that DADT “has worked very well,” and if she were president she would “probably” reinstate it.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal: Gay Military Members Have Tough Time Returning To Service
SAN DIEGO — Former Air Force officer Michael Almy’s five-year battle to get back into the military after being discharged for being gay is still far from over despite the end of the policy that halted the decorated war veteran’s 13-year career and left him curled up on his bathroom floor, crying. The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” coincides with the most competitive time in recent history to get into the military because of the sluggish economy, and the Defense Department says it has no plans to give priority to those discharged for being gay, even if they still meet the military’s age limits, fitness standards and cutoffs for time out of service.
Oregon gay-rights supporters aim for 2012 marriage vote
The 2012 general elections may be more than a year away, but Basic Rights Oregon — the state’s largest gay-rights organization — already is planning a voter-education campaign on same-sex marriage.The group plans to begin collecting signatures in October for a possible 2012 ballot campaign, said Jeana Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon.
Prague ‘gay pride’: Czech capital hosts maiden march
Several thousand people have marched through Prague in the Czech capital’s first “gay pride” festival. Revellers in fancy dress waved rainbow flags and blew whistles as they marched through the city centre. Some 300 police guarded the colourful event, which had stoked controversy and counter-marches. Earlier this week, a top aide to conservative President Vaclav Klaus, Deputy Chancellor Petr Hajek, labelled gay people as deviants. Mr Hajek criticised Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda for supporting “deviant fellow citizens.”
On Saturday, 13 service members, joined by some civilian supporters, participated in the CSD Mannheim 2011 parade, according to OutServeGermany chapter co-leader Capt. Carlos Coronado, who is stationed at Buechel Air Base. Their presence — perhaps the first American active-duty contingent to march in an overseas pride parade — follows a group of about 350 active-duty and veteran service members who participated in the San Diego pride parade last month.
F1 fan receives bionic hand from Mercedes team
O’Fallon High pranksters could face charges over pot-laced brownies
O’FALLON, Ill. • Three high school students could face criminal charges after allegedly passing out brownies secretly laced with marijuana to 23 of their classmates at a summer band camp last week. Police say none of the students at O’Fallon Township High School experienced any ill-effects from the apparent pot brownie prank, but the Aug. 1 situation could have ended badly. “Any time anybody is given drugs or something else without their knowledge that can obviously be a health hazard,” O’Fallon police Sgt. Rob Schmidtke said. “We won’t let this slide. It could have been a very big deal.”
Raising chickens legal in Chicago, and people are crowing about it
Seven-year-old Hadari Grayer knows that cows and pigs live on farms. He saw them there during a kindergarten class field trip. Chickens, though, live in Little Village, next door to the apartment building he lives in. The four neighborhood hens — all named after female revolutionaries — and one unnamed rooster are the feathered emissaries for the 2800 block of West 21st Place.