Another One Bites The Dust

a very funny post from Cassandra Does Tokyo
FIFA
Professional Cricket
Sumo
Professional Cycling
High-Frequency Trading
Professional Baseball
Professional Tennis
Municipal Bond Underwriting
The Catholic Church
Athletics
US Congress
UK Parliament
Analyst Research
Credit Ratings
Banks
Newtonian Physics
The Stock Market
The Food Pyramid
Incentive Stock Options
Reinsurance Brokerage
Lou Dobbs
The Mortgage-Backed Securities Market
Hedge Funds
Social Security
Government Balance Sheets

http://nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-one-bites-dust.html

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Yi-Hsin Tzeng’s Popular Art

Yi-Hsin Tzeng uses various mediums to construct and communicate her sense of black humor and outside viewpoint. Her recent series on defacing and appropriating public images (magazines, political figures, fashion, etc.) is an attempt at regaining some control over the surreal absurdity that comes with the fake, posed, and plastic nature of public images.

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. YI-HSIN TZENG received her BFA from National Taiwan Normal University In 2007, she moved to USA to attend Savannah College of Art and Design where she was awarded an Artistic Honors Full Tuition Fellowship for its MFA painting program. Her work has been exhibited in Taiwan and internationally in places, such as USA, Colombia, Australia and France. TZENG is also the recipient of several artist residencies, including Vermont Studio Center, the Elizabeth Foundation workspace in NYC and Ox-Bow. In 2008, YI-HSIN interned for Joe Amrhein, the director of Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn. YI-HSIN continues to investigate the shape and the color of human desire using various mediums, including painting, video, installation and sculpture. Recently, her painting is even included by latest New American Paintings magazine.

http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/08/31/yi-hsin-tzeng/

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/35654-yi-hsin-tzeng

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Judge tells ‘Super Boy’ singing contestant: show us your thing-y

Judges of the “Super Boy,” or kuaile nansheng, singing contest in Chengdu, Sichuan Province were stunned when they saw 19-year-old contestant Liu Zhu appeared on stage last Monday.

Liu, a student of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, surprised the judges because unlike other contestants who wanted to show off their masculine side, Liu wore high-heels and dressed like a woman.

One of the judges, Annie Rose, was confused and interrupted Liu while he was sing-ing in a feminine voice.

“I am still suspicious about your identity. Can we examine your gender?” the judge asked.

http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2010-05/528993.html

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Hanbok Underwater

The flowing lines of hanbok take on a new meaning in underwater fashion show celebrating the opening of the Lotte Department Store at Cheongnyangni Station, Seoul. Beautiful.

http://londonkoreanlinks.net/2010/08/29/lkl-weekly-tweets-2010-08-29/

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Wrinkle-Reducing Goggles

Beer goggles: Make ugly people look prettier.

Japanese wrinkle goggles: Make ugly people look uglier, normal people look uglier.

The last completely insane anti-aging treatment we heard about was the vampire facelift, a creepy process involving facial blood injections, but now these “wrinkle goggles” make just about any beauty treatment seem legit in comparison.

The Japanese beauty product claims to push “those sagging eyes back up to where they once were,” through a combination of lifting action and “specially-designed ridges which massage and help your skin.” This product has one thing going for it: Wear your goggles in public and people will be so distracted they probably won’t notice your wrinkles at all.

http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-more-ridiculous-than-the-vampire-facialwrinkle-reducing-goggles/

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overweel + kast : I Am Your Mother!

the dual exhibition of dutch illustrators martyn f. overweel and gijs kast, opening at lief hertje en de grote witte reus on sat – sep 4 [7pm]. both artists work for a variety of dutch publications and are known for their raw, in-your-face style of illustrations. location: stationsweg 55 [centrum]

http://www.superfuture.com/supernews/?p=39553

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Chefs use testicles to cook up delicacies

A man shows pig testicles before cooking them during the annual “World Testicle Cooking Championship” in Serbian village of Ozrem August 28, 2010. This is the seventh time that the World Testicle Cooking Championship in Ozrem is taking place and the organizers are expecting it to attract more international tourists. The dishes are made from the testicles of animals including bulls, pigs and goats. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/photo/2010-08/30/c_13468806.htm

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A Bald Truth

Feisty avant-garde artist, Fang Lijun, insists his works merely mirror the situation on the ground and dismisses criticisms he is peddling an image of ‘ugly Chinese’ Zhu Linyong reports

Fang Lijun is well aware of his reputation as one of the nation’s most envied as well as hated avant-garde artists. The 47 year old drives deluxe sedans, breeds bulldogs, runs two restaurant chains and hotels, and has spacious studios in Beijing and in southwestern Yunnan province.

His works sell for millions of dollars at international auctions, and some are in the collections of prestigious museums such as the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

But he is often accused of churning out repetitive works “to cater to Western collectors” and of presenting an ugly picture of the Chinese in his unorthodox paintings, installations, prints and sculptures.

“People have a number of negative views about me,” Fang says. “That is understandable as most know me only through the news and scholarly essays which are often, if not always, misleading and confusing.”

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2010-08/31/content_11230993.htm

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email from aniie – about an Artist in Beijing

aniie sent these across from the blog that she currently shares with remora, to “brighten the place up a bit” (Punjapit that is)..this is an Artist that she once interviewed for a magazine in China.

aniie is from Beijing, China so she naturally, only writes in Mandarin, and remora has an increasing aversion to English…so all we get are images.

(maybe that explains why they are not both on Punjapit anymore)

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Strange Scientific Equipment – The Tamnun (Octopus)

In case you haven’t guessed, it was called a “tamnun” (Hebrew for octopus) or, more formally, a Multi-Counter Gamma-Ray Goniometer. It was developed (and patented) at the Institute in the 1970s for use in Tandem Accelerator experiments. The multiple movable arms are meant to grip up to six gamma-ray detectors at precisely calculated angles.

http://scienceblogs.com/weizmann/2010/08/the_dot_physics_game_inspired.php

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