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Oh, not much just hanging by the pool with the kids, you?

Moose

Photo by #TWNfan Shauna Metcalfe, Glacé Bay, NS

 

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Woman Attacked by a Pigeon becomes Reddit’s Muse

An image of a pigeon attacking a woman,  spawned a hilarious all-out art war between Redditors MySubtleKnife and osrule68.  

They took the image above and turned it into this (below)….and MORE!

 

 

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AP War Photographer Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afghanistan

Veteran Associated Press photographer, and personal hero,  Anja Niedringhaus was killed and an AP reporter wounded Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.  As EPA’s Chief Photographer, Niedringhaus spent the first 10 years of her career covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia.  She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

Although Niedringhaus leaves behind a body of work that won awards and broke hearts, her sacrifice is too high a price to pay.

RIP Anja

View a slide show tribute to her work on this Yahoo News page

In his darkroom he is finally alone
with spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.
The only light is red and softly glows,
as though this were a church and he
a priest preparing to intone a Mass.
Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh. All flesh is grass.

He has a job to do. Solutions slop in trays
beneath his hands which did not tremble then
though seem to now. Rural England. Home again
to ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel,
to fields which don’t explode beneath the feet
of running children in a nightmare heat.

Something is happening. A stranger’s features
faintly start to twist before his eyes,
a half-formed ghost. He remembers the cries
of this man’s wife, how he sought approval
without words to do what someone must
and how the blood stained into foreign dust.

A hundred agonies in black-and-white
from which his editor will pick out five or six
for Sunday’s supplement. The reader’s eyeballs prick
with tears between bath and pre-lunch beers.
From aeroplane he stares impassively at where
he earns a living and they do not care. – War Photographer by Ann Duffy

 

 

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Amy Poehler Named Honorary Chairperson For ‘World Book Night’

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Amy Poehler Named Honorary Chairperson For ‘World Book Night’

From USA Today:

Actress and comedian Amy Poehler has been named the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night literary giveaway.

“I grew up loving books,” Poehler, 42, who’s best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation, said in a statement. “People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”

The third annual World Book Night U.S., to be held April 23, is organized by a coalition of publishers, booksellers and librarians. They will enlist 25,000 volunteers who give away a total of 500,000 books – mostly aimed at areas and groups where books are not that prevalent.

Et tu, Amy?

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March 28, 2014 · 7:56 PM

Shocking News from the Bisquit World

Shut the biscuit tin, defenestrate your cup of tea, this is serious snack news: you have been eating chocolate biscuits upside down.

Chocolate Digestives revelation could change the face of biscuit eating forever

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March 28, 2014 · 5:05 PM

9 examples of Best Practices for Brands on Tumblr

From Tiffany to Rolling Stone, these brands are schooling us in creating engaging, viral content that connects with it’s audience. What’s surprising is how many brands still aren’t using Tumblr, especially considering how visual and easily sharable the content on Tumblr is.  Here are nine of the best in the biz, and they’re not who you think they might be!

 

See who else makes the list….

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A smart, funny woman….and a bonus coup for Old Navy.

Comedienne Amy Poehler shows her comic genius in these outtakes from her commercial for Old Navy.

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