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Via: We Had Faces Then

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Sophia Loren in The River Girl (Mario Soldati, 1954)

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August 21, 2013 Posted by | celebs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

DALeast Street Art – Image Gallery

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Via: Amusing Planet

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. His unusual paintings, which are sometimes hundreds of feet across, looks three dimensional and appears to have been created out of thousands of tiny metal shards.

DALeast showed an interest for drawing since he was two or three. When he grew up, he studied Sculpture in the Fine Art Institute in his hometown Wuhan, but dropped out in the fourth year – one year before he was supposed to complete. DALeast was disillusioned by the conservative mind sets and teaching methods. While in his first year of study, he joined a graffiti crew called JEJ, which is one of the first generation active graffiti crews in China. The teacher hated him because he would often neglect class work, instead spending his time on the streets painting walls.

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Once, just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, police broke into a house he was staying in and arrested him and his graffiti crew. They thought they were TERRORISTS after they saw the group all night bombing and tagging.

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DALeast spends six months of the year travelling and has tagged walls on nearly every continent. His works can be seen in Cape Town, Miami, New York and London’s Brick Lane, as well as his native China.

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August 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FLORIDA – samurai sword wielding man lost it over missing can of shrimp

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Via: Orlando Sentinel

A Samurai sword-wielding, knife-throwing Volusia County man attacked his mother’s boyfriend over a missing can of shrimp Saturday morning, an arrest report said.

Jayson Laughman, 34, of Deltona used a sword to break down a door and threw kitchen knives at family members after his mother’s boyfriend accused him of taking a can of shrimp, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Laughman told deputies he didn’t remember everything that happened during the fight because he “went into CODE RED and lost his temper,” the report said

Michael Airhead, 52, and Laughman had a “heated verbal argument” before agreeing to go outside and “engage in a physical fight” at the home they share located in the 700 block of North Firewood Drive at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Laughman threatened Airhead with a statue, but the fight outside did not escalate past that, according to the report.

Thinking the fight was over, Airhead returned to his bedroom with Laughman’s mother.

The couple was watching television when Laughman started breaking through the bedroom door with a Samurai style metal sword, the report said.

Once inside the bedroom, Laughman made threats that he would use the sword to hurt Airhart, deputies say.

The couple was able to calm Laughman down and he left the room, but returned almost immediately and started throwing two kitchen knives at Airhead, deputies said.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-missing-shrimp-sword-throwing-20130820,0,915118.story

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Two Questions:

1. What happened to the can of shirmp?

2. Where’s Bugs? We need him here, now!

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August 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TEXAS – Plan to Convert Roads to Gravel

Via: The Texas Tribune

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As he witnesses the roads around his South Texas farm crumble and deteriorate, Dane Elliot is aware that he is both a victim of the problem and part of it. The farmer and rancher in Live Oak County also owns a small trucking company that hauls oil field equipment.

“My wife works in a local hospital and she has to take our son to daycare,” Eliott said. “It worries me every day with the traffic and road conditions. It weighs on my mind, not only from a maintenance standpoint for my trucks but a safety standpoint for my family.”

The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads.

“Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding (that’s what taxes are for, asshole!) to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads,” TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/19/conversion-of-roads-to-gravel-met-with-concern/

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August 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment