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Artists create images from 35mm film degraded by digestion:

A pair of graphic design students from Kingston University have created a photography project centred around swallowing 35mm film and seeing how their digestive systems affected it.

"I turn myself inside out" by Luke Evans and Josh Lake saw the duo swallow individual frames of 35mm film, excrete them and then wash them. Then the damage made to the surface of the film by the students’ digestive system was examined using an electron microscope. These images were then blown up into large-scale black and white prints.

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Louis C.K. and Robin Williams on Season 3:6 of Louie.

RIP Robin Williams.

I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson, and there are certainly passionate differences about what has happened. But let’s remember that we’re all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes the belief in equality under the law, respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protests.
The mealy-mouthed moment of cowardly bullshit in which I lost my last tiny shred of respect for Barack Obama, if you were wondering.
The darker the world, the more we must increase our efforts to stay in the light — and to defend that light from the encroaching shadow. If there is such a thing as evil, it wants nothing more than to have us believe that feeling joy is wrong.
O! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation’s ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.

The thing about the flight back to the UK on the excellent Air New Zealand is that the toilet just behind my seating section has a low window set in it that I always forget about, and so one has the unsettling experience in the middle of the night of shambling to the toilet, initiating urination, and suffering the extremely unsettling optical illusion of pissing on Greenland.


Douglas Lee Leguin of Corinth, Texas, set an ambush for police, planted multiple explosive devices, and fired on police and firefighters in an attempt to spark some kind of sovereign citizens revolution. Leguin was arrested, uninjured, and now faces seven counts of aggravated assault.

Michael Brown was walking to his grandmothers’ house. Michael Brown is dead.