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September 26, 2012
BuzzFeed totally cut to the chase and grabbed the best part of every infomercial — the part where people are trying to do a mundane task and are absolutely awful at it. Supremely entertaining.

BuzzFeed totally cut to the chase and grabbed the best part of every infomercial — the part where people are trying to do a mundane task and are absolutely awful at it. Supremely entertaining.

20:31 // 2 years ago
August 22, 2012
npr:

The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to “restore” the image.
BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.
The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says.
via BBC News - Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

From delicate to derp.

npr:

The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to “restore” the image.

BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.

The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says.

via BBC News - Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

From delicate to derp.

17:32 // 2 years ago
April 12, 2012

North Korea’s reported failed rocket launch might’ve cost them big

  • 90 seconds from launch until utter failure — they’re 0 for 3 source
  • failure With much fanfare and tons of controversy surrounding the launch, North Korea’s rocket launch (intended to honor Kim Il-sung) reportedly failed Friday morning local time, with the rocket getting off the ground, falling apart, and going into the sea.
  • cost The Obama administration says that even though the rocket launch didn’t succeed, they would likely still continue with plans to suspend its food aid program with the country — a deal which at the time seemed to suggest easing relations between the countries. source

» One good thing that came out of this: The photos that Western journalists got this week at the very least gave us an interesting view into an area of the world that few have ever seen.

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20:54 // 2 years ago
April 23, 2011
2:25 // 3 years ago
November 3, 2010

Weed worries: Did Prop 19 pass muster in California?

  • NO but that’s OK; just fake an illness and call it “medical” source
1:13 // 3 years ago