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Artist takes a bow for her tuneful tales – Times of India

Keeping with the rhythm, she lifts her ‘veesukol’, two thick sticks, twirls them around her head and starts striking the string of an eight-foot bow kept in front of her. The bells attached to the veesukol and the bow, jingle and add music to her song.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Artist-takes-a-bow-for-her-tuneful-tales/articleshow/53341267.cms

Blake Shelton miscounts wife’s #1 country singles

http://twitter.com/#!/blakeshelton/status/331137780824547329

Wait. Did country music star Blake Shelton say fourth?

“@blakeshelton: Congratulations to my wife @mirandalambert on her 4th #1 single!!! “Mamas Broken Heart” is #1 bitches!!!!” Thx baby! It’s 5!

— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 5, 2013

Whoops.

Make that @mirandalambert‘s 5th #1 single!!!!!!! #doghouseforthatone

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 5, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/05/blake-shelton-congratulates-wife-miranda-lambert-on-her-fourth-1-country-single-except-its-her-fifth/

This Is The Greatest Medley Of Batman Music That You’ll Ever Hear. Ever.

Holy hemiola, Batman!

This is what happens when you take a pianist, a cellist, and 50 years of Batman music and film and put them together. And when you throw in every single Batmobile? It gets even better.

The Piano Guys have always loved super heroes movies, both for their dramatic scores and the vivid stories. What’s why they made possibly the world’s greatest homage to Batman.

You’re going to love this.

(Source: ThePianoGuys)

Those first few notes will never stop being associated with Batman.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/batman-medley/

Discovery Channel to air Ted Nugent special on guns in America, lefties flip out

http://twitter.com/#!/GlockHome/status/252815205644509184

The outspoken rocker and staunch proponent of the Second Amendment is getting his own one-hour special on the Discovery Channel. “Ted Nugent’s Gun Country,” set to premiere on October 10, will showcase the role guns have played in shaping America and Americans’ relationship with nature.

More from the TedNugent.com press release:

Nobody has more absolute fun with guns than my family. Like millions of American families, these utilitarian tools and works of art serve us well in all manner of good, clean, legal, safe fun, recreation and competition. Our American Dream is measured in ballistics.

With more than 40 million albums sold, Ted Nugent is a rock and roll legend — but music is just one of his passions. He’s also a strong and vocal advocate for guns, hunting and all things America.

In Discovery Channel’s all-new one-hour special Ted Nugent’s Gun Country, premiering October 10 at 10 PM EDT, viewers will get an inside look at American gun culture through the eyes of staunch second amendment defender Ted Nugent. Meet Nugent’s family and visit his sprawling Spirit Wild ranch just outside Waco, Texas, home to many species of big game that freely roam the meadows and pastures. An avid hunter and conservationist at heart, Ted has his eye on the herd of scimitar-horned oryx that have bred far faster than he anticipated. Knowing the land can’t support the booming population, he plans to thin out the herd — and that sends him on a mission. He needs the right firearm and right ammo to get the job done. For that, it’s a trip to top-grade firearms maker LaRue Tactical.

Here’s a preview of the show:

Naturally, lefties are hyperventilating and feverishly :

Why is the Discovery Channel now promoting bigoted nutjob Ted Nugent? http://t.co/eSgnPqQq

— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 1, 2012

@Discovery, re: Ted Nugent special…why? http://t.co/VkvxIQ1K

— G. Gollinger [Ҁ] (@drquuxum) October 1, 2012

Wow. I forgot some of the truly terrible things Ted Nugent has said. Apparently so did @discovery http://t.co/xn2nqItw

— Jess Levin (@JessLevin) October 1, 2012

.@Discovery becoming unwatchable MT @owillis: ted nugent: PBO shd "suck on my machine gun" @discovery: want a tv show?? http://t.co/Om4aLT8J

— ℂℓ⍺ῗʀɛ (@clair3_s) October 1, 2012

"Discover a dick?" RT @ahuntre: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Discovery Channel To Air Special Starring Ted Nugent http://t.co/0haWxGPF

— Les Stevens (@Klookmop) October 1, 2012

Discovery Channel To Air Special Starring Ted Nugent http://t.co/2zT0FgdH – Ted is batshit crazy. Also, a total racist.

— Olive (@otwister013) October 1, 2012

@discovery? Ted Nugent? One of the most repulsive people on earth? Really? Really? #sad

— Cassandra de Kanter (@fangcreatures) October 1, 2012

Is @discovery really giving that racist, sexist, draft dodging pig Ted Nugent a show ? Really ?? Wtf is wrong with them ?

— Heather (@glamchic75) October 1, 2012

If redneck tots and dysfunctional divas get TV series it make perfect sense that racist bozo Ted Nugent gets one too. #garbage #neverwatch

— Richard Pachter (@rpachter) October 1, 2012

Truly shocked there would be *any* feature of Ted Nugent on any cable channel, much less Discovery. http://t.co/6oqmKTcu

— Karoli (@Karoli) October 1, 2012

She thinks she’s shocked? Russell Simmons must be a squirming mess right about now!

Some are calling for a boycott of the Discovery Channel unless the special is pulled:

https://twitter.com/Kernelwars/status/252833282620788736

BOYCOTT: #Discovery Channel To Air Special Starring Ted Nugent http://t.co/MMZpDbuJ Discovering right-wing #hate? #TV #GOP #p2 #dem

— kfreed (@kfreed2) October 1, 2012

contact @discovery to boycott their show about Ted Nugent -who threatened to murder the president.

— CA DM (@Chicago6611) October 1, 2012

According to the press release, the show includes a scene in which Nugent uses the antelope he and his son have killed to prepare a very special meal for our wounded warriors. Doesn’t get more boycott-worthy than that.

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Sports Illustrated’s Peter King goes after Ted Nugent

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/01/discovery-channel-to-air-ted-nugent-special-on-guns-in-america-lefties-flip-out/

This Sculpture Changes Before Your Eyes. You Need To See It To Believe It.

Artist Thomas Medicus did not just want to create one painting. Instead, the Austrian artist created something between a painting and a sculpture that changes depending on how it’s viewed. 

Emulsifier is composed of 160 glass strips, and each strip is painted on all four sides with pieces of different images. Depending on what side of the four-sides sculpture you’re standing on, you’ll see one of four images. A fish and a stork make up two, and the stork’s and fish’s interior views make up the other two. 

Stork exterior

Stork interior

Fish exterior

Fish interior

Viewed from the top, Emulsifier appears to be a series of narrow glass panes with scattered fragments of paint.

 Besides painting on glass to blow our minds, Medicus also works as a graphic designer, illustrator and animator, as well as a musician. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/emulsifier/

Teen Nick pulls April Fools prank involving #90sMayo

http://twitter.com/#!/AlanEdgeHead/status/318574582690885633

@90sareallthat Just want u to know Idvrd this ‘lost episode’ lol #90smayo

— Ms. Brittany(@MsBrittanyMusic) April 1, 2013

Wow @90sareallthat got me good with the never before seen Rocko episode! #90sMayo #AprilFools

— Cliff Knueppel (@CKCash30) April 1, 2013

Twitchy readers know we’re not big fans of Nickelodeon TV. But we bring you who’s saying what on Twitter, and tonight, many viewers of Teen Nick were tweeting about an April Fools joke on the network’s TV show, “Rocko’s Modern Life.”

RT if you’re watching the never-before-seen episode of Rocko’s Modern Life right now!! @90sareallthat #90sMayo #sogood

— TeenNick (@teennick) April 1, 2013

The “lost episode?” Half an hour of this:

Photo: This has been on for almost 5 minutes now, what’s going in Rocko? #rockosmodernlife #90smayo and it… tmblr.co/Zsm3kxhcoMgf

— Megarah King (@Megarahking) April 1, 2013

#90sMayo the unaired episode of rocko’s modern life. 30 minutes of a jar of mayo and repetitive elevator music I’m laughing really hard

— clitoris ☹ (@ofmiceandwren) April 1, 2013

Maybe the #90sMayo is trying to see who are the real Rocko fans and who are the posers by seeing who will wait out the Mayo.

— Mindy Haltiwanger (@westwingwolf) April 1, 2013

So the “Unaired Rocko episode” is #90sMayo. Truthfully Id rather just stare at a jar of animated Mayo than watch current MTV.

— Attitude Avenger (@Legendolegends) April 1, 2013

#90sMayoI can’t believe I fell for this…..I was actually really excited for a never before seen ep. of Rocko.Now I’m sad.

— KatieMarie (@phoenyxangel) April 1, 2013

HAH TEEN NICK is broadcasting a 30 minute episode of Rocko’s Modern Life aka a 30 minute episode of mayo #90sMayo

— Amber Spencer (@AmberSpencer) April 1, 2013

Whelp. At least it wasn’t 30 minutes of Jason Biggs reading his sexually degrading tweets.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/01/teen-nick-pulls-april-fools-prank-involving-90smayo/

Megan Fox deletes Twitter account after a week; ‘What is the point?’

http://twitter.com/#!/meganfox/status/289036151145246720

To be honest, the existence of Twitter makes a lot more sense once you’ve discovered Twitchy, but that’s beside the point. Fox’s dumping of Twitter must have made the service’s little bird mascot even more blue, seeing as she’s sticking with Facebook, where last Thursday she announced, “Against my better judgment, I have finally joined Twitter. Every possible version of my name is already in use so for now my Twitter handle is MeganFox516. See you there.”

Today, though, she took to Facebook to explain that one social media platform is enough, ironically closing her post with a hashtag:

Some of you may, or may not have noticed by now that my Twitter account has been shut down… I thought that 2013 might be the year that I finally blossomed into a social networking butterfly… but as it turns out I still hate it. Love you guys but I will just never be that girl. Facebook is as much as I can handle. #I’m Sorry

So, how about a look back at the week that was? Cue the sappy music.

Hello twitter. How is everyones day going? 7:30am and we’ve watched ‘A Bugs Life’ twice…so mine has been action packed as per usual.

— Megan Fox (@meganfox) January 4, 2013

🙁

— Megan Fox (@meganfox) January 5, 2013

“@squatchfacts: Underneath their thick pelts Sasquatches almost always wear cut-off jean shorts. #FindingBigfoot” never-nudes! I love this

— Megan Fox (@meganfox) January 7, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/10/megan-fox-deletes-twitter-account-after-a-week-what-is-the-point/

This Baby Girl Does The Funniest Thing When Her Song Comes On

You know how you lose your mind when your jam comes on in the car? Well, baby Evy knows that feeling all too well. The tiny tot might only be a year old, but she knows exactly what to do when she hears her favorite song. Just look at her go!

How cute was that? The only issue I have with this video is that it’s too short! Rock on, Evy. You already have impeccable taste in music.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dancing-baby-girl/

Sista Sofia’s new venture

Kodaikanal Won’t, a music video addressing mercury pollution in the hill town. Now, ‘raptivist’ Sofia Ashraf is back to take on the Internet with the series on Culture Machine’s channel, Blush. Says

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/sista-sofias-new-venture/article8840328.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: Trans Rights, Lance Armstrong, And The Real Nick Cave

This week for BuzzReads, Nicole Pasulka profiles a transgender woman who sued the D.C. police. Read that and these other stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.

1. The Woman Who Helped Change How Police Treat Transgender People — BuzzFeed

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After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. This is how she fought to make sure this won’t happen to others. Read it at BuzzFeed.

2. Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The AfterlifeEsquire

Photograph by Joe Pugliese for Esquire

John H. Richardson visits with the cyclist — now legendary for reasons off the bike: “Life is good, he insists. He has five happy children. He’s learned who his real friends are. And he is learning to not fight all the time. Really. A fringe benefit of crushing defeat is learning to accept things.” Read it at Esquire.

3. Cliven Bundy’s WarGQ

Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal / AP Photo

Zach Baron travels to the Nevada desert eight days after a “successful” rebellion against the US government: “Before the republic — that’s what I’d been calling it in my head: the Independent Sovereign Republic of Cliven Bundy — this was a disused gravel pit. Now it’s a sandy hospitality suite for the men who’d come to fight.” Read it at GQ.

4. How College Wrestling Star “Tiger Mandingo” Became An HIV Scapegoat — BuzzFeed

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In St. Charles, Missouri, a once popular college wrestler named Michael Johnson was incarcerated for exposing partners to HIV — to much community uproar. Steven Thrasher examines why so many are so eager to turn against him. Read it at BuzzFeed.

5. In Sweden, Being a Prostitute Is Legal, But Paying for One Isn’t — BuzzFeed

Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed

The “Nordic model” is becoming ever more influential around the world, Jina Moore reports. But public health officials and some human rights workers wonder if Sweden is making life worse for prostitutes. Read it at BuzzFeed.

6. I Am the Real Nick CaveNew York Times Magazine

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John Wray profiles the singular musician, screenwriter, novelist, and occasional actor as he promotes 20,000 Days on Earth, a film about his life. “Perhaps more than any of his contemporaries … Cave has managed to invent a self-contained, coherent fictional world that both he and his followers can enter at will; a kind of exercise in collaborative mythmaking that seems to deepen with each variation on the theme.” Read it at the New York Times Magazine.

7. Swing Away: The Untold Story Of The First Home Run DerbyFox Sports

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Twenty years ago, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game featured the first-ever home run derby. Erik Malinowski explains what made it so special: “All that the contest needed to do was live up to the hype. What resulted instead was a fortuitous confluence of events that added up to one of the most remarkable afternoons in baseball history.” Read it at Fox Sports.

8. “Speaking up every. Fucking. Time”Matter

Illustration by Victo Ngai for Matter

Elizabeth Spiers set out to profile Shanley Kane, the 27-year-old co-creator and now sole proprietor of Model View Culture, a media organization focused on diversity in tech. What she found was a surprising challenge. Read it at Matter.

9. She’s Still Dying on FacebookThe Atlantic

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Five years after her best high school friend died, the result of a long struggle with addiction, Julie Buntin writes movingly about her continued half-life on social media. Read it at The Atlantic.

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