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Small Town Flips for Centuries-Old Sport of Pancake Racing

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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Pancake racing, the most wonderfully random of all weird sports, is held on Shrove Tuesday and is exactly what its name suggests.




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Jeremy Lin Joins The Linsanity Trademark Scrum, Files His Own Application

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This one was probably inevitable after the reports broke of two random trademark applications for “Linsanity” — the phrase popularly associated with unexpected sports phenom Jeremy Lin. It appears that Lin has filed for his own trademark on the term. Again, this isn’t surprising, but I actually wonder if even he has a legal right to it. It doesn’t appear that he’s the one who came up with the term, and while there might be a publicity rights issue, I’m not sure he gets to claim ownership of it just because it refers to him. I could easily see him seeking to block the use by others, but does he really need to lock it up himself as well? It’s too bad that’s the state of society today, where it’s not just about blocking someone else’s bad trademark filing, but it has to be met with another one.

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Canadians Respond To Internet Spying Bill By ‘Revealing All’ To Politician Backing It

Friday, February 17th, 2012

We recently wrote about a new effort in Canada around “lawful access” (a nice way of saying internet spying by government). The really ridiculous part was that the Public Safety Minister pushing the bill, Vic Toews pulled out the ridiculous logical fallacy that anyone against the bill was “for child pornography.” That, of course, is insane. But, because this is the internet, it responds as it does best, by creating a meme. Tons of people on Twitter are revealing all sorts of random information with Toews on Twitter using the hashtag #TellVicEverything. Apparently a bunch of people are leaving him voicemails as well. Watching the Twitter feed is fun, as you find out when people go to sleep, when they wake up and when they have trouble sleeping. Then there are some amusing confessional tweets, like the person who confesses using zucchini instead of meat in spaghetti sauce, or the person who admits to lying to a telemarketer when asked if he’s “busy.” Who knows if Toews will back down, but when you become a national joke, perhaps it’s time to rethink your legislative strategy.

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Lunar Mix Tape #1

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Lunar Mix Tape is a semi-regular entry featuring some tunes that might tickle your ear bones. Tom Waits Orphans 2006 Track: Lie to Me Tom Waits – Lie to Me Ryan Adams Easy Tiger 2006 Track:  Halloweenhead Ryan Adams – Halloweenhead
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PHARELL & MURAKAMI ARTWORK SELLS FOR MORE THAN $2 MILLION

Friday, June 12th, 2009

In a clear indication that the high-end art market is alive and well, “The Simple Things” — a one-of-a-kind work of art from Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams — fetched more than $2 million at the prestigious Art Basel fair in Basel, Switzerland. The sculpture sold within 20 minutes of the show’s opening and has [...] Rel […]
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NEW GRAND BENTLEY TEASER

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

“The reason I bought a Bentley was because of its exceptional performance in all respects on the road. Such features…leave nothing to be desired” – Noel Van Raalte, W.O. Bentley’s first customer, October 1921 An all-new grand Bentley ‘exceptional in all respects on the road’ will debut this summer. Designed, enginee […]
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2009 ZERO MX

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Zero Motorcycles today announced the latest addition to its electric motorcycle fleet, the Zero MX. The Zero MX is made specifically for track riding and motocross. The fork, shocks, wheels and tires are new for the MX. The Zero MX is high-performance, lightweight, low-maintenance and silent. It opens up local track riding possibilities by eliminating [... […]
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Fan Film: The Hunt for Gollum

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

View the entire film at YouTube This 40-minute prequel to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed for less than $6,000. The script is adapted from elements of the appendices of The Lord of the Rings. The story follows the Heir of Isildur; the “greatest huntsman and traveller in Middle Earth” as he sets out to [...]
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METAL DETECTING SANDALS

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Now there is a way for beach combers to treasure hunt without carrying a handheld metal detector and wearing a bulky headphone. Hammacher Schlemmer, which for 161 years has offered unique products that solve problems, introduces The Metal Detecting Sandals–footwear that allows you to unobtrusively locate buried artifacts as you stroll the beach. The M […]
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Andrew Pott -Thrasher Wallenberg Contest

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Thrasher Wallenberg Video Coverage
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