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    Having a Strindberg and Helium kind of a hangover.





    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
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    I imagine some of you know this already, but I've just stumbled across it and figured some of you might not have seen it either:

    Flattr.com

    Here's the explanation video
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    Jesus's Brother
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
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    The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality


    Transcript
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    @3millionyears: Okay, I've gotta ask. What's the deal with the slanted afro neckbeard dude?
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    @twentythoughts - This is the why and wherefore: a DIY touch up of an ages old painting completely screwed it over. The old lady who did it said that it 'got a bit out of hand...' and cost the church owners millions.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012 edited
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    and cost the church owners millions.


    I don't think that is true. Even in the article you link to it says:

    "The fresco is not thought to be very valuable, but has a high sentimental value for local people."


    The church received a grant to restore it just before the botched paint job was discovered. I have not read anywhere that this grant was rescinded. I do not think the grant was in the millions.

    The botched painting is itself becoming a kind of tourist attraction.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
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    Lego Anatomy
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
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    I've taken to listening to this every time I read anything about the upcoming election, or American politics in general.

    Yackety Sax in Slo-Mo
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012 edited
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    I found a site called Cute Home Pets. It has a page on home-rearing the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider (which, I hardly need to add, comes from Australia).


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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
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    @Greasemonkey - I had a mate who had one of these years ago. He also used to collect funnelwebs with his bare hands. Never got bitten, which is bloody amazing cos I've had the bastard things come after me all fang waving aggro when I've done nothing more than turn on a light. I think he had to give it up in the end when the BES got out of its tank and was loose in the flat for a few days. His wife drew the line at that point.
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    On second thoughts it might have been an African BES but I'm not certain you can actually import those, and he was in Melbourne at the time.
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    @Dorkmuffin - if the GOP con is legitimate that uterus will shut it down for sure. They can do that, you know.
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    Steve Irwin used to pick up huge spiders on his show. I remember him picking up some giant mouse-eating spider he'd found, and waiting to see it take his finger off.
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    @Kay and Grease, I'm just waking up and I was sure BES was Bloody Enormous Spider...

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