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19 May 2011 18:32


World: The scene of the tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi

  • TEPCO has released several photos of the catastrophic tsunami of March 11th, as it struck the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. They are perhaps somewhat instructive, as they highlight the intense level of natural abuse the plant took that led to this ongoing crisis. source

14 Jan 2011 19:30


U.S.: The weirdest Jared Lee Loughner news we’ll post, well, ever

  • A Walgreens in Tuscon [sic], Ariz. turned over to police racy photos of gunman Jared Loughner with a Glock and a G-string that were taken to the store to be developed the night before the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 14 wounded. … In the photos he holds the pistol against his crotch and buttocks while wearing a bright red thong, sources told ABC News.
  • ABC News • Leaving us speechless. source

07 Nov 2010 20:13


Culture: New York Times once again proves more clever than everyone else

  • There’s journalism, and then there’s the NYT. Today, as runners got past the finish line at the New York Marathon, the New York Times (fresh off Cheesegate) got a bunch of the finishers to take post-race photos, and some of the faces are pretty amazing. Witness the post-marathon glow. (In other news, Chilean miner Edison Pena reached the finish line, too.) source

30 Sep 2010 23:08


Tech: Facebook now wants hi-res versions of your photographic memories

  • Why is this couple so happy? Because they know that when people anonymously stalk them on Facebook now, they’ll be able to see a super-huge high-quality version. Silent stalkers, Facebook just upped the game! source

01 Aug 2010 12:14


Culture: A man’s life, recalled in thousands of Polaroid photos

  • A wild idea with a sad ending. A couple years ago, Chris Higgins of Mental Floss came across a man’s photos – apparently, he took one Polaroid every day for 18 years, in a period ranging from 1979 to 1997. What forced him to stop? Well, he got cancer. What started out as an goofy collection of photos grows much sadder and more emotionally gripping – and then, one day, it stops. Jamie Livingston‘s life. What a gut punch of a find. source

27 Jul 2010 09:24


Culture: Luckiest man alive finds Ansel Adams photos worth $200 million

Rick Norsigian, a garage sale hunter, bought this negative (and many others) for about $45 a decade ago. He negotiated down from $70. They’re worth far more. source

26 Jun 2010 11:02


Politics: Eat your heart out, Obama; Sarah Palin has her own photographer too

Shealah Craighead has, by her estimation, taken half a million often-intimate shots of the former vice presidential candidate and current conservative darling. source

24 Jun 2010 11:20


Tech: The Getty Images iPad app is full of photo-editing win

  • We mentioned this to our boy Charles Apple last night, but it needs to be emphasized. This app makes photo-editing – a job that once required people to spend hours looking at dull Web pages – significantly easier. We used it and found the interface impeccable – it’s just easier than clicking through page after page of photos. We approve. (Do this with iStockPhoto next, guys. Please? You own it. You could do it.) source

09 Jun 2010 21:33


Culture: Gary Coleman’s ex-wife officially worst person in the world

  • yes The tabloid Globe printed copies of the deathbed photo of Gary Coleman that Shannon Price sold them.
  • no We’re not going to show them on this site because – let’s face it – it’s morally reprehensible. source

08 Jun 2010 10:32


Culture: Terrible human being alert: Gary Coleman’s ex sold death photos

  • Dear God, woman, were you just waiting for him to die? Shannon Price, the ex-wife of the former child star who called the shots at the hospital, reportedly had professional photos taken of Coleman just before his death, which she then sold to the tabloids. If that doesn’t scream classless, we don’t know what does. As you might guess, his mom finds this unbelievable too. This guy had a terrible life, and his death was equally terrible. Why exploit him? source