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Jun 12th, 2015 at 2:53:21 pm

tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

For art’s sake! Photoing neighbors with zoom lens not a privacy invasion

For art’s sake! Photoing neighbors with zoom lens not a privacy invasion

An artist who hid in his apartment’s shadows and deployed a telephoto lens to photograph his neighbors through their glass-walled apartment is not liable for invading their privacy, a New York state appellate court has ruled.

The appeals court called it a “technological home invasion” but said the defendant used the pictures for art’s sake. Because of that, the First Department of the New York Appellate Division ruled Thursday in favor of artist Arne Svenson, who snapped the pics from his lower Manhattan residence as part of an art exhibit called “The Neighbors.”

#arts #legalnews

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Biking to the airport and back

tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Train tracks through bicycle spokes

Train tracks through bicycle spokes.


No trespassing at the airport

No trespassing at the airport.


#photos #bikes #trains

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GRANNY EXECUTED IN HER PINK PAJAMAS

tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 8:18 am

The Godfather of Clickbait - The New Yorker

The Godfather of Clickbait - The New Yorker

TThe death of Vinnie Musetto, a former editor at the New York Post who wrote the famous headline “HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR,” has already attracted quite a few notices, including complimentary pieces in the Times, the Guardian, and the Post itself. Vinnie, whom I got to know a bit when I worked at the Post for a couple of years in the early nineties, would have been happy about that. An aging hippie who wore his hair long, dressed in black, and, in the later part of his career, also reviewed movies, he saw headline writing as an art form, albeit a rough-and-ready one.

As Tim Hill pointed out in the Guardian, the “TOPLESS BAR” headline wasn’t Vinnie’s only masterwork. He was also responsible for “KHADAFY GOES DAFFY,” “500LB SEX MANIAC GOES FREE,” “I SLEPT WITH A TRUMPET,” and, his personal favorite, “GRANNY EXECUTED IN HER PINK PAJAMAS.” I’m not sure all of these made it onto T-shirts—the “HEADLESS BODY” headline certainly did—but they evoke a New York, and a media world, that has long since disappeared.

Or has it? In a way, the sorts of headlines that Vinnie wrote anticipated the headlines we now see on the Internet. Vinnie’s efforts were often better—as were those of other talented headline writers at the Post. But, in combining succinctness, irony, and absurdism, the Post’s headlines fashioned a model that editors at popular Internet news sites, in their never-ending efforts to attract clicks, often seek to emulate.

#meanwhile #literature

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

This is absolutely no shit:
There is a novel about these guys. It’s called, “Dwarf Rapes Nun, Flees In UFO!” It’s about a New York paper, (thinly disguised NY Post) and they age of the Headline. I still have it. It came up in conversation at the book club at the Kennedy Library book club in Muncie. It did me good to know there are others like me out there.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

That headline is the best thing I’ve read all week.

Dwarf Rapes Nun Flees In UFO

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

I’m holding out for “DWARF RAPES UFO; FLEES ON NUN”.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm

hahahaa!

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Jun 11th, 2015 at 9:15:26 pm

tcr! · Jun 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Heartbeats by The Knife

Peeps, here’s your birthday jam…

#nowplaying

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Jun 11th, 2015 at 6:24:34 pm

tcr! · Jun 11, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Squirrel sitting fence waiting for peanuts

This one follows me around the yard until I give her peanuts.

#photos #squirrels

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

squirrel bait

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Jun 11th, 2015 at 12:27:15 pm

tcr! · Jun 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Homemade Frankstein wrapping paper

How one of my bday presents was wrapped.

#photos #frankenstein #bdays

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

was it a cookie?

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Looks like a cookie wrapper but was actually a set of Allen wrenches. :D

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Jun 11th, 2015 at 7:48:21 am

tcr! · Jun 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

M. got up at 5AM to make me pancakes

Maggie got up at 5am to make me pancakes.

#photos #maggie #pancakes

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Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling

tcr! · Jun 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The video’s kinda fruity but I love Lindsey Stirling and her violin.

#musicvideos

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

i’ve never been able to forgive her for stealing my dance moves. it was just mean.
oh, i love it. will look for more.

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The Once-Proud Fake Orca

tcr! · Jun 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

Sea Lions 1, Fake Orca 0

Sea Lions 1, Fake Orca 0

Much like LeBron James, the fake orca of Astoria has failed in his mission to fix all the problems of one town on his own.

The fiberglass orca captivated the world as a solution to the growing number of sea lions who have taken over Astoria’s docks, blocking locals from their boats. But when it finally launched this morning after engine trouble delayed its inaugural float, the once-proud fake orca, which was actually a boat with a man inside, was pushed over by the wake of a passing ship.

“Our crew from the port had to go rescue the operator so he didn’t drown,” said Jim Knight, executive director of the Port of Astoria, according to KOIN News.

I really need to get in on masterminding schemes such as this.

First off, I wouldn’t have let it be referred to as “fake orca” — I would’ve went with U-Orca-Boat.

Second off, I probably shouldn’t be allowed access to the whole Internet while at work.

#meanwhile

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 10, 2015 at 10:33 am

i wouldn’t go so far as to say i shouldn’t be allowed bigassweb while at work. but if they ever invent a breathalyzer before i can hit send? that would be mint.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Blinking LOL

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Orca you glad I didn’t say banana?

…I got nothin’.

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Wait. All he needs is a ballasted ventral fin. The Orca that is, not jimi.

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tism tism · Jun 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

“Orcam” Live from the belly of the beast.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 11, 2015 at 12:05 am

a little ballast in the night ain’t always a bad thing.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

promising.

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Happy Wednesday — Jun 10th, 2015 Edition

tcr! · Jun 10, 2015 at 8:23 am

Wednesday dancing - MP4

#videos #wednesday

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 10, 2015 at 8:32 am

happy wednesday

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

When I first found this I didn’t realize there was sound included. Now I kinda wish there wasn’t.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 10, 2015 at 9:13 am

oh no. i gotta say it’s mos’scoscious.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 11, 2015 at 12:11 am

everybody here at work loves wednesday’s dancing. i played dr john while she danced though.

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