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David Lynch & Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here

"This is a symbol of how giants fall." - Grace Lee Boggs

We're a Multiracial Cheerios Family

Edit: Changed the vid because it was posted earlier.

The Redskins Owner Paying Frank Luntz to Spin His Team's Name Can't End Well


Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder refused to give up his beloved team's name despite a lawsuit and letters from 10 members of Congress. But now it appears he's bringing in the "pollster"/spin-doctor/Republican Batman Frank Luntz to examine what, exactly, everyone thinks about what everyone else thinks is most racist name in football.

Think Progress reports Luntz is bringing his — shall we say, "special" — media-relations touch to the ongoing debate over whether the Redskins should change their — shall we say, "outdated" — name. Luntz is the man behind "climate change" instead of global warming and "death tax" instead of estate tax. When health care was cast as "a government takeover," that was Luntz, too.

His company, Luntz Global, is conducting a focus group on June 13 in Alexandria, Virginia, offering $100 for people's enlightened opinion on this racially sensitive issue. TP's Travis Waldron stumbled upon a preliminary email survey that featured these questions about the Redskins debate (in the middle of some general NFL stuff):

Five questions in the survey ask directly about the Redskins. “Which of the following best reflects your opinion of the NFL team name ‘Washington Redskins’?” the 20th question asks, offering “I find the name offensive and they should change it” or “I don’t find the name offensive and they should keep it as is” as the possible answers. The next question asks respondents, “In a word or phrase, please describe the ownership of the Redskins.”


This capitalist, Daniel Snyder, is so invested in his team's racist name that he has to hire Luntz, a paid right wing propagandist.

There you go, everybody. Everything that you need to know about the right.

Best Buddies part 2...

David Letterman Loves Drums...

Why take selfies when you can print out a 3D miniature copy of yourself?

3D printing color figures of yourself is threatening to become a trend—in Japan last year designers PARTY opened a temporary 3D printing photo booth In a Tokyo gallery where people could turn up, get scanned, and walk away with a mini-figurine of themselves. And now, following on from that, comes Twinkind who are offering a similar service, but these guys are based in Germany.

Much like the photo booth in Japan Twinkind is a temporary pop up studio, so will only be open for a limited time in Hamburg. The scanning happens very fast, "in the blink of an eye" according to their website, and uses a multi-camera setup to get maximum detail—and you can even take your pet along to get scanned and printed too.

But it doesn't come cheap, starting at around $300 for a 15cm figurine and going up to $1700 for a 35cm one, which is actually an unnervingly large size for a figurine of yourself. Give it a few years and they'll be one of these studios on every street corner (I hope).


Why "Stand Your Ground" sucks...

Rep Steve King's office "invaded" by "Illegal Aliens"


Blade Runner the way it was meant to be seen

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