THEY KNOW SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW
According to Europics, the teens in the photographs at the Midi festival told reporters that walking cabbages helped them cope with emotional problems.
"I feel I can transfer my negative thoughts about myself to the cabbage, go for a walk with it and come home feeling better about myself," 17-year-old Lui Ja Chen was quoted as saying.
It’s unclear whether the teens really saw some therapeutic benefit to the cabbage-walking, or they were just messing with reporters.
Another 17-year-old, Da-Xia Sung, reportedly said “I have more interest for my cabbage than I do my parents. I feel it understands me.”
I like this whichever way it spins, because it’s either a buncha kids having a harmless giggle over some silly fuckin’ with older folks, or a buncha kids using a harmless method of emotional coping that must be good for their whole neighborhood, because how can you feel bad if you look out your window and see someone mellowly pulling a cabbage along on a leash? You can’t, it’s cute as hell and your day has been improved.
Han Geng will play the male lead in the film 寻找罗麦 (Seek McCartney)
Han Geng is going to play the male lead in 寻找罗麦 (Seek McCartney), a Chinese and French co-production film. The movie is about the relationship (male friendship/gay romance) between Li Yi (Han Geng) and Rohmer (Jérémie Elkaïm, French actor). The news was announced today by the film’s producer (link).
In the new movie 寻找罗麦<Seek Mc Cartney>, Han Geng will play a Chinese dancer named Li Yi. The movie is about the special relationship as the soulmates of Li Yi and Rohmer - a Chinese boy and a French boy.
The French actor who plays Rohmer is Jérémie Elkaïm.
The movie will be produced by China and France.
Photo: Han Geng and Jérémie Elkaïm.
Information was generated by HanGengVN
After many hints by the director and producer of the film in the past months, the film’s producer finally announced that Han Geng signed the contract today. The firm will start shooting at the end of September. Locations include Paris and Tibet.
A Brazilian ‘Disney of the Future’
Inhotim, which may be the single-largest outdoor modern art museum in the entire world, is fueled primary by the dreams, and cash, of mining millionaire Bernardo Paz. Stretching for 5,000 acres, the museum plays host to a number of stunning pieces, some of which can be seen above.
But beyond its artistic value, Paz sees his project as a means to help prepare the world for a “post-contemporary society.”
"We will have 15 to 20 years of revolts and much violence, since those who were never informed are now being informed, on the Internet. The poor are learning about the lives of the rich," he says, wearing Louis Vuitton slippers and mud-caked athletic trousers.
He adds that the wave of protests that took hold of Brazil in June are just the beginning of a long and painful process. The Vatican, for example, will fall. “We will have a period of fatigue, and finally, a process of maturation.”
In Paz’s mind, Inhotim will serve as an incubator for art, culture and humanity that will endure this period of unrest and allow humanity to pick up the pieces.
Read more on Inhotim in one of our Column One features.
Photos: Vincent Bevins / Los Angeles Times
“After the tragedy in Newtown, Hinna, age 8, wrote President Obama a letter asking him to take action on gun violence. Today, she joined the President at the White House as he announced his plan.”
The bulk of the problems are due to poor infrastructure and the facilities storing the food, problems that generally occur in developing countries. They don’t have the proper trucks to ship the crops, or the refrigeration facilities are poorly maintained, leading to the spoiling of the aforementioned billion upon billion. But no, normal consumer not connected to the food industry or living in a developing country, this does not let you off the hook. The report also contains the phrase:
half of the food that is bought in Europe and the United States is thrown away by consumers
Which means it’s time to find ways we can personally cut down on our own personal food-tossing-away. Here’s a few tips:
Read more here.
Michael Bay’s “Ninja Turtles” To Start Shooting In April
Since fans hearts sank at the news of a Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, not to mention the subsequent renaming to Ninja Turtles and the changing of the origins -– the characters will be an alien race –- there’s been little to no news on the project.
Fear not, true believers, for the guys over at Production Weekly have taken to Twitter to give a brief update on where the film is currently at.
Prepare for more fart jokes, pee jokes, racial stereotypes, homophobic jokes, the man characters not being the main characters, A LOT OF EXPLOSIONS, yeah pretty much that.
But making them aliens? I can list so many things wrong with that and we would be here all day. Oh gawd I just hope it’s not crazy successful and that they don’t dare try to cancel the current Nick cartoon to try and make a new one with Alien Turtles just so it is more in line with the movie *barfs* (Hasbro didn’t do that with Transformers cartoons and I am guessing Nick is not stupid enough to pull a stunt like that so don’t panic).
I am also raging at the fact that Bay hasn’t let go of the Transformers franchise, mainly because people like seeing it for some reason and it brings in the cash.
Obama wins a second term
The president prevails over Republican Mitt Romney by piecing together a diverse coalition reflecting the nation’s changing electorate.
News Analysis: Maybe stalemate’s latest victory means voters will finally win
With Republicans and Democrats again denied the mandate they seek, party leaders may decide their strategies have hit a wall and turn to compromise.
Democrats gain big in Legislature
The party could get a two-thirds majority in Assembly and Senate.
Voters’ reactions mixed on raft of ballot measures
A bid to soften the three-strikes law and an effort to toughen penalties for human trafficking lead in early returns. The electorate is divided on Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike.
Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News Over Romney Video: “Chaos On Bullshit Mountain”
“This is the core of bullshit mountain,” Stewart said. “The 49 percent entitlement society Obama enables — that is the core of the bullshit nation fiction. That somehow, only since Obama, the half of Americans who love this country and work hard and are good have had the fruits of their labor seized and handed over to the half of this nation that is lazy and dependent and the opposite of good. Now in that 49 percent, Hannity is including those on Social Security and Medicare, or as I like to call them, his audience.”
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1nSkw)
The last minute conclusion is absolutely crushing.
“When they succeed, they built it. When they lose, the government ruined it. When they get a helping hand, they deserve it. When you get a helping hand, you’re a freeloading moocher”
News: National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to a cub!
As panda cam watchers may have noticed around midnight on September 16, 2012: there is a new giant panda cub at the National Zoo!
Mei Xiang and Tian Tian have been waiting for 6 years after the birth of their first son Tai Shan. Mei Xiang was successfully inseminated in April, a good collaboration of National Zoo Scientists and CCRCGP Panda Experts.
More info coming soon…
Via Giant Panda Zoo / Video.
Second exam of San Diego Zoo’s giant panda cub.
Animal care staff was able to take longer with the exam this morning as both cub and mother remained calm throughout the brief separation. Veterinarians noted a full belly on the cub, who had just finished nursing before the exam. The cub weighs more than a kilogram (2.2 pounds) and seems to be developing normally.
© Official San Diego Zoo, via fictionspulp.