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August 29th, 2011 by in Images, Links

6 Animals That Kill Nature’s Scariest Creatures For Fun – [Cracked]

’25 Frightening Photos Of Hurricane Irene’s Destruction[BuzzFeed]

MTV 2011 Video Music Awards Wrap Up Because I Didn’t Watch It – [The Daily What]

When @Irene Met Hurricane Irene[WSJ]

When Hurricane Irene started moving up the eastern seaboard, Irene Tien, a 28-year-old New Yorker, provided a punch line for her coworkers.

“I’m very, very calm and pretty relaxed and laid-back—pretty much the opposite of a hurricane,” says Ms. Tien. “I guess that’s funny.”

It became less funny when people started mistaking Ms. Tien for the hurricane on Twitter. On the social-messaging service where people post 140-character messages that anyone can read, Ms. Tien has since 2006 had the handle “Irene.”

How Time Warner Profits From Anonymous Protests – [NY Times]

When members appear in public to protest censorship and what they view as corruption, they don a plastic mask of Guy Fawkes, the 17th-century Englishman who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Stark white, with blushed pink cheeks, a wide grin and a thin black mustache and goatee, the mask resonates with the hackers because it was worn by a rogue anarchist challenging an authoritarian government in “V for Vendetta,” the movie produced in 2006 by Warner Brothers.

What few people seem to know, though, is that Time Warner, one of the largest media companies in the world and parent of Warner Brothers, owns the rights to the image and is paid a licensing fee with the sale of each mask.

After The Taking Of Tripoli (Photos) – [In Focus]

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