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Set to become the Dramatic Chipmunk of 2011.

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Alfred Hitchcock and Ina Balke. I love this picture so much.

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Happy 100th birthday, Flann O’Brien/Brian O’Nolan/Myles na gCopaleen.

A Pint Of Plain Is Your Only Man (by clarebannerman)

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Gorgeous timelapse of Dublin by Richard Twomey

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Scott Chandler’s amazing photos of Fordlândia. While I’m at it, I should also recommend Greg Grandin’s book about Fordlandia. Honestly, Fitzcarraldo had nothing on Henry Ford.

Postmodern Warfare

First Level

The first level is a flashback level where you are a old man retelling the events of the last level of the game to your grandson. Only your grandson doesn’t exist yet and it’s really you in the present day imagining what it’ll be like to be an old man retelling the last level of the game to your grandson. Then your grandson (who doesn’t exist) kills you.

Levels in Call of Duty: Postmodern Warfare via McSweeney’s

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BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building.

A lot of people are saying that The Onion’s series of tweets about a hostage situation in the Capitol building ‘backfired’ or that they were ‘in bad taste’. Capitol police are launching an investigation.

Personally, I thought the whole thing was amazing. I love that they had the balls to say “We’re the fucking Onion, let’s fuck with peoples’ heads.” The whole thing reminded me of the stuff Chris Morris used to do on The Day Today. Like the time John Major punched the Queen. And sure, it took my mother two full episodes of The Day Today before she realised it was satire, but then she loved it.

I guess the internet is just slower to spot satire than my sixty-something-year old mother. Want proof? Check out Literally Unbelievable, which documents people posting Onion stories to their Facebook as if they were true.

Then again, you’ve got sites like Onion-like headlines in real life, which shows that the line between reality and satire is sometimes very hard to make out. Still, there’s a real simple test here, internet: if you see “The Onion” credited anywhere on a news story – either in the URL or the twitter name – chances are, it’s not real.

The internet is not your savior

DJ Shadow: The Internet Is Not Your Savior - Wired.com

Edgar Wright’s Top Ten - The Criterion Collection →

Great selection of movies. And great explanations for why he chose these particular movies.

Safe House →

Panic rooms are so passe. What you want is a panic house. When the zombie apocalypse finally comes, I’m making a beeline for this place.