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That is beautiful! Such a unique sound.


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Plus-Size Barbie Gets Slammed For 'Inaccurate' Portrayal Of Curvy Women
By Lizette Borreli
Wed, Dec 25, 2013

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This holiday season, many little girls will open their gifts to find the standard Barbie doll with unrealistic proportions of what an American woman looks like. However, a new version of Barbie could well be on its way with several artists hoping to accurately portray the average-sized female body. But some of these new versions are stirruing up controversy. A Facebook group Plus Size Modeling recently shared a post of an image of a plus-size Barbie asking viewers: “Should toy companies start making plus sized Barbie dolls?”

While the photo has received over 35,000 “likes” on Facebook, there are a substantial number of comments that have addressed the issue of the doll’s extreme size. MaryBeth Gafford, a Facebook user, posted: “The triple chin is too much. Most overweight people (me included) only have a double chin no matter what size they are. This Barbie is inaccurate.” Gafford and others are unhappy with the doll because it portrays plus-size women as inherently unhealthy, when many are actually of a healthy weight, but just naturally curvy.

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There's always controversy surrounding Barbie. She's always getting criticized about being unrealistic, yet when they make more realistic models, people criticize those too. (Anyone remember the "Happy to be Me" doll?)

It's tough being a doll. :84

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Naked Aussie freed from washer with olive oil
9:21 PM Tuesday Jan 7, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) A naked Australian man who became stuck in a washing machine as part of an ill-planned practical joke was freed from the appliance with the help of an unusual rescue device: olive oil.

The 20-year-old man, identified only as "Laurence," told Australia's Fairfax Radio that he was on his way to take a shower on Saturday when he decided to climb into the top-loader to have a bit of fun. The fun quickly evaporated, however, when he realized he couldn't budge.

He called out to his friend for help, who rang the police. They responded to the scene, along with firefighters, paramedics and a search and rescue squad.

"He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and well-being," Shepparton police Sgt. Michelle De Araugo told the Shepparton News. "It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed."

Rescuers tried in vain to pull Laurence from the machine. But when it became clear he was seriously stuck, they grabbed a bottle of his favorite olive oil to help lubricate his escape. The oil worked, and he popped out.

"I was quite disappointed they used my good olive oil," Laurence told Fairfax Radio. "As soon as the washing machine went on its side, it was a bit like a birthing."

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Man jailed for penis tattoo

An Australian man who helped a backyard tattooist ink a large male genital on another man's back has been sent to jail.

Christopher William Lord, 23, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with a parole release date of March 12 at the Ipswich District Court in Queensland on Friday after pleading guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm.

Lord was charged with assisting friend Matthew Francis Brady, 24, in tattooing a 40cm long penis onto another man's back after the trio had spent an afternoon drinking at Brady's Ebbw Vale home in October 2010.

Brady was sentenced for his part in the crime in 2011.

The Queensland Times reports the pair had convinced the third man, who is on a disability pension, to get a tattoo of a dragon and tiger on his back.

After he agreed they then drew the penis, testicles and an obscene phrase on his back without the man's knowledge, the report says.

The victim has reportedly since had the tattoo covered after an Ipswich tattooist donated his services.

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Poo cake in bad taste, says shocked sister
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Last updated 05:00 06/01/2014

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An Invercargill woman who received a "s..t cake" at her engagement party says the entire situation has caused her anxiety and embarrassment.

Micaela Harris already had an engagement cake but said her sister was nice enough to organise an extra cake for the December party.

However, there had been a disagreement between the Riverton cake maker, Emma McDonald and Harris' sister, who had ordered the cake.

McDonald, the Oh Cakes owner, subsequently sent the poo cake and a card that read: "Eat s..t".

McDonald's actions in sending the cake have gained widespread attention, with social media users posting hundreds of comments online, some in support and others against.

McDonald claimed on her Facebook page the client had not given her any idea what sort of cake she wanted with her $30 voucher, except that it should be chocolate.

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I couldn't eat that cake even if it's 100% chocolate. :NN20

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I couldn't eat that cake either..... :eek


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I would not eat it in the circumstances described. Who knows what ELSE the nutty sister did when making it :eek

But... I can almost imagine it being shaped just as a joke.. and otherwise being Kosher... I'd eat it!

Chocolate is chocolate :stamp

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The power of suggestion would keep me from eating it. And I'm a chocolate fiend.


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What Pieces Should Be Played on the East River Piano?
Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 06:00 PM
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The mysterious piano that was first spotted on the Manhattan shoreline of the East River a week ago appears to be harmonizing with its surroundings swimmingly.

A small group of curiosity-seekers stopped by the spot beneath the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday to take pictures and marvel and the strange beauty of the sight. There was little use in trying to play the waterlogged instrument – a Mason & Hamlin – as the strings and actions appeared damaged beyond repair. Several keys were either missing or cracked.

Still, some could not wait for low tide to try the instrument out themselves. One woman shot what appears to be a music video and posted it to YouTube.

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What Pieces Should Be Played on the East River Piano? How about "The River" by Bruce Springsteen and "Take Me to the River" by The Talking Heads.

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Oh the irony!............


George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
10-foot-tall pine tree planted in 2004 will be replaced, Los Angeles says
Published On: Jul 22 2014 08:23:21 AM EDT

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A tree planted in memory of Beatles songwriter and musician George Harrison has been killed by actual beetles.

The living monument fell victim to an infestation of the insects that couldn't be thwarted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Standing 10 feet tall, the pine tree was planted in the city's Griffith Park in 2004 and accompanied by a plaque.

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Man Lied About Penis Amputation During Circumcision: Doctors' Lawyer
Posted: 07/29/2014 8:58 pm EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

Attorney Mike Florie says his clients, Dr. Michael Bivins and Dr. Alan Aikens, never performed a circumcision on Johnny Lee Banks Jr. that involved the removal of tissue or the amputation of the man's penis. He said the suit's claims are false.

Banks' attorney, John Graves, filed the lawsuit on July 22, accusing the doctors and their medical groups of malpractice, negligence and other wrongdoing. It seeks an unspecified amount of money.

Graves says he stands firmly by the allegations but would not comment on specifics of the case.

"I don't file frivolous lawsuits," he said.

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Man Admits To Ejaculating In Coworker’s Coffee As Way To Win Her Affection
September 5, 2014 by Leslie Simon

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How do you take your coffee? Without semen, hopefully.

After being spotted ejaculating on a coworker’s desk—and in her cup of joe—a Minnesota man is being charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct.

The bad barista behavior went down at Beisswenger’s hardware store in New Brighton where an employee saw 34-year-old John R. Lind leaving “bodily fluids” on her work station.

Unaware anyone was watching him, Lind was spooked once he’d been caught and immediately left the room, slamming the door behind him.

Suspects don’t usually hang around the scene of the crime, but according to reports, “Seconds later, Lind came back, told the worker he had a question for her but forgot it. He then left the area.”

Not to get all graphic, but when the female worker closely inspected her desk, she found Lind’s, um, essence everywhere. In addition to the surface damage, which included body fulids in her java and on a nearby scrunchie, it was also found dripping onto the floor.

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Might be an idea to stick to black coffee... add "cream" yourself (also watch what it's stirred with)

With this new development the BIG coffee question becomes.. "Swallow or Spit?"

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Thai woman commits suicide by jumping into crocodile pit
By Agencies, 6:50PM BST 16 Sep 2014

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A 65-year-old Thai woman leapt into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists near Bangkok, say police

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by jumping into a pond of crocodiles at a reptile farm popular with tourists near the capital, according to police.

The incident occurred during opening hours at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm, which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the deadly reptiles from a walkway.

Police said they were told by family members that the woman, named locally as Wanpen Inyai, appeared depressed before her death.

Safety rules are often lax at Thai tourist attractions, which include tiger and crocodile farms.

The woman jumped on Friday from a resting point on the walkway into the middle of the pond, which contains hundreds of adult crocodiles, Preecha Iam-nui of Samut Prakan police said.

"Her sister said the victim was suffering from stress and depression," Mr Preecha said.

According to reports, the woman took off her shoes before jumping into the middle of a pond said to be up to 3m deep.

Staff tried to use long sticks to stop the crocodiles from attacking her, according to the Bangkok Post. The victim's relatives filed a missing persons report with police on Friday, but they were reportedly told to wait until 24 hours had passed.

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There's easier ways. So sad.


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Canadian woman who stopped car on highway to save ducklings found guilty of causing two deaths
25-year-old Emma Czornobaj stopped her car on the left lane of a highway near Montreal in 2010 after spotting a group of stray ducklings on the road. A motorcyclist and his daughter were killed after slamming into her car.
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MONTREAL - A Canadian woman who parked her car on a highway to help a group of ducklings on the side of the road was found guilty Friday of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into her car.

Emma Czornobaj was convicted by a jury on two counts of criminal negligence causing death, a charge that carries a maximum life sentence, and two counts of dangerous driving causing death, which comes with a maximum of 14 years in jail.

The 25-year-old was charged in the deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16.

She wiped away tears when the verdict was delivered to a packed courtroom in Montreal. Quebec Superior Court Justice Eliane Perreault said the 12-member jury voted unanimously.

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Knee jerk reaction... silly woman, run ducklings over rather than kill 2 people, but...

my thought immediately is natural to stop for animals, especially baby ones. I imagine me and kittens rather than ducklings.

I think I would have stopped.. dunno.. would try and look in mirror first, if there was time.??

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