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She really doesn’t care.


The string theory.


Stay strong Mike!


Did DU just go down for a sec?

I clicked on a trending thread and a blank screen with the word FORBIDDEN popped up. Couldn’t get on for a minute.

Man busted smuggling $40k of gold under wig and inside rectum.

A man was arrested by customs officials at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday after he was caught trying to smuggle melted-down gold worth around 3,055,000 Indian Rupees ($39,947), The Times of India reported.

The man, who has not been identified, concealed the gold in a pouch hidden beneath a wig he was wearing, a customs official said, per The Times of India.

He also had two capsule-shaped pouches of gold lodged inside his rectum, the customs official added, per the newspaper.

A video, shared by Delhi Customs, shows the wig being cut away to reveal a pouch of melted gold glued to the top of his bald head.


I’ll pass on the rectum video.

Clearwater Beach pier at sunset

Took this a few years ago.

Football coach Charlie Weis weighs in on Ukraine invasion.


"I've been taking a photo every day at 12.34pm for 10 years"

When Samuel Ryde got his first smartphone in 2012, he began a project to photograph whatever he was up to at 12.34pm every day.

Initially he planned to complete the project over one year, but afterwards decided to keep on snapping.

More than 10 years later, the 40-year-old artist and hairdresser from Tower Hamlets, east London, says he has documented both the "exciting and mundane" nature of everyday London life.

Despite occasionally "life getting in the way", Mr Ryde says he rarely misses the moment and wants to continue the project for the rest of his life.


Video at this link. ⬆️

"That is against my HIPAA law!"


FX maestro Douglas Trumbull, 2001, Close Encounters, Blade Runner has died.

Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects visionary who, without CGI, fashioned the kaleidoscopic finale for 2001: A Space Odyssey, concocted the creepy cloud formations in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, filled the Blade Runner universe with smoke and fireballs and helped create the birth of the universe that opens The Tree of Life, has died. He was 79.

Trumbull died Monday after a “major two-year battle with cancer, a brain tumor and a stroke,” his daughter Amy announced on Facebook. She told The Hollywood Reporter that he died in Albany, New York; an obituary from the family said the cause of death was complications from mesothelioma.

“My sister Andromed and I got to see him on Saturday and tell him that we love him and we got to tell him to enjoy and embrace his journey into the Great Beyond,” she wrote.

The son of a man who did effects work on The Wizard of Oz, Trumbull also directed two sci-fi features: the eco-themed Silent Running (1972), starring Bruce Dern, and Brainstorm (1983), featuring Natalie Wood in her final film.

The Los Angeles native received three visual effects Oscar nominations (for 1977’s Close Encounters, 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture and 1982’s Blade Runner) in a six-year span. The Academy awarded him a Scientific and Engineering Award in 1993 for the creation of his Showscan Camera System and the Gordon E. Sawyer statuette in 2012 for his career contributions.

Director Robert Wise hired Trumbull to handle special photographic effects skills for The Andromeda Strain (1971), then asked him to helm two memorable sequences for the first Star Trek movie — the docking sequence aboard the Enterprise and Spock’s spacewalk.

On Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, Trumbull’s responsibilities grew rapidly as production moved along, and he found himself tasked with what would become his signature creation, the out-of-this-world corridor of light finale dubbed the Star Gate sequence.


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