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06 Mar 2011 10:54


World: Libya: Pro-Gaddafi troops’ gains cheered, then disputed

  • Today, there was celebration in Tripoli by pro-Gaddafi supporters who heard that troops made significant gains over the rebel forces throughout the country. Guns were everywhere, even in the hands of little kids – as you might notice in the utterly shocking photo above. The BBC, however, reports that the excitement appears misguided, as the gains against rebel forces weren’t nearly as successful as originally reported. “Tripoli is full of rumours, and versions of the truth,” writes BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen. “Some are closer to reality than the others.The regime does appear to feel much more secure than it did 10 days ago when I arrived, even though it is more isolated. More of day-to-day life in Tripoli has resumed.” (Photo by Ben Curtis/AP) source

03 Dec 2010 00:44


U.S.: Disney-built Celebration, Florida not celebrating recent major crimes

On top of telling people to stay at bay, this police officer in Celebration, Florida is counting the murders in the mini-utopia that Disney built. One in fourteen years. source

09 Sep 2009 11:21


Offbeat: Here’s a couple big catstravaganza (a.k.a. 09/09/09) numbers

  • 9 lives number of lives cats have; which is why efforts to take them down (we’re looking at you, Urlesque) will be futile and incredibly lame source

14 Feb 2009 08:35


Offbeat, Tech: What are these Unix nerds celebrating at a bar?

Why, 1234567890 Day, of course. That’s right, they’re celebrating the cycle of an internal number. source