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Guardian: Thomas the Tank Engine is Racist Because the Evil Trains Pump Out Black Smoke

Every so often the Guardian disappears up its own arse. It's like that line from the Godfather from Peter Clemenza: "These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one." For the Guardian, these sorts of things happen every five days or so. Show More Summary

Two of 50 surviving Muntz Jet convertibles set to cross the block

32 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1953 Muntz Jet, to be sold in Burbank next month. Photo by Pawel Litwinski, courtesy Auctions America. Earl “Madman” Muntz’s career as an automaker was all too brief, but over the course of five years, he managed to produce nearly 400 examples of his unique sport-luxury convertible. Today, an estimated 50 Muntz Jets survive, which […]

Monty Python Live (Mostly): 5 Reasons You Need To Find An Encore Screening

I’ve been a fan of Monty Python for more years of my life than not, and thus complacency had set in with the notion that the five surviving members would never again reconvene under the moniker. And then, astoundingly, it happened recently in the form of Monty Python Live (mostly), a limited run of live performances in London’s O2 arena. Show More Summary

FoxNews.com falls, USAToday.com rises in consumer satisfaction survey

2 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

American Customer Satisfaction Index Fox News’ website dropped 7 percent in American Customer Satisfaction Index’s annual survey of consumer satisfaction, while USA Today’s rose by 4 percent. It’s the first time in five years that “FOXNews.com...Show More Summary

Wal-Mart: The Best Stock For The Upcoming Bear Market

By Jason Russ: Introduction Whether or not you think the next bear market is right around the corner, it is inexorably on the way. It has been over five years since the official end of the Great Recession and many people think that the US markets are due for a downturn sooner rather than later. Show More Summary

Review: La Roux, Trouble In Paradise

Five years after their wildly successful debut, La Roux are back with the technicolored Trouble In Paradise. Read more articles like "Review: La Roux, Trouble In Paradise" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

All this team of ninety-year-olds does is set records in track

7 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Charles Boyle is 90. Charles Ross is 91. Roy Englert is 91. Orville Rogers is 96, and Champion Goldy Sr. is 97. That’s 465 years on this planet among five men who came together to form one unprecedented track team. The group arrived at Sunday’s USATF Masters Outdoor Championships and put the hammer down. They […]

Are we there yet?

As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive...Show More Summary

U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds

Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general’s report issued late Monday.

The Library That Kept Darwin Company for Five Years, Reconstructed

18 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

For the five years Charles Darwin spent sailing on the HMS Beagle the budding naturalist had around 404 books for company. After the ship returned to England on October 2, 1836, the books were dispersed, only now reassembled in a digital form.

Why Nat Faxon Didn't Want Judy Greer to Touch Him on Their New Comedy

18 hours agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

What difference could five years make? According to Nat Faxon and Judy Greer, the stars of FX's new comedy Married, five years makes all the difference in the world. The show, which premiered last week, is about marriage, and while the...Show More Summary

Alex Dayon of Salesforce.com on the Internet of Things

Bruce Rogers of Forbes recently wrote, “There is a wave of digital disruption coming at CMOs from all fronts. The world has shifted over the past five years, mostly because of the emergence of the ‘internet of things’–a world where nearly everyone and everything is interconnected in a web enabled network. Show More Summary

Get the Facts: Free School Meals

From September, every five, six and seven year old in England will receive a free school meal everyday. This is one of the most important changes in our education system for a generation. Free school meals will greatly improve the health, behaviour and results of schoolchildren, providing them with their best start in life, enabling every child […]

? Linked: Five Years

via Lauren’s Blog: I have to try a little harder to fall more in love with this city the more I get to know it. But, luckily, there’s so much to see and do and eat and drink and explore that I can never get bored. I continue to live vicariously through Lauren and her […]

The VICE Reader: David Shapiro Isn't Much Use to Anyone

David Shapiro and his Tumblr Pitchfork Reviews Reviews once felt “big on the internet.” Roughly five years ago, Shapiro—then fresh out of college with a shitty job and some self-esteem issues—started writing meta-reviews of the music reviews published on Pitchfork each morning. Show More Summary

Get Ready For Five More Years Of Frozen!

If you'd told me that Frozen was going to become Disney's top grossing film of all time, as well as the top grossing animated film of all time, I'd have laughed. While the trailer looked somewhat promising, it didn't look like it'd progress anywhere past a modest Disney sized hit. Show More Summary

Israel is alienating the US mainstream media

The patently brutal and disastrous Israeli policy in Gaza is at last opening space inside the US mainstream media to express criticism of Israel. The conflict is repulsing the mainstream much as the massacres of Cast Lead five years ago forever alienated the US left.

Evangeline Lilly Comic Con Interview Part 1: The Hobbit, Ant-Man, Real Steel

21 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

This year, Evangeline Lilly is the defacto queen of San Diego Comic-Con. Not only will the actress be on hand to promote the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she may be there for Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man, plus she’s finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. Show More Summary

Meet The UK Startup That’s Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine

21 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Five years ago Peter Hames had chronic insomnia. Today he’s the co-founder of Big Health, a multi-million dollar VC-backed startup that’s setting out to create a new category of healthcare — under the self-defined banner of ‘digital medicine’. Read More

The Unicorns reissuing 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?,' share Daniel Johnston cover, playing Pop Montreal

Canadian lo-fi pop faves The Unicorns are officially reuniting this year, and as announced, will be opening five dates on Arcade Fire's tour including two in California and all three NYC shows (one of which also includes Television). They've...

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