Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Angelus Novus

Angelus Novus is a Copper etching plate, Intaglio printing with acidic watercolor on drypoint by Paul Klee, painted in 1920, and now in the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. In his ninth thesis in the essay “Theses on the … Continue reading

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Sunflower seeds

Ai Weiwei (born 18 May 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the … Continue reading

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The Cigar Arsonist

A cigar smoker bought several hundred expensive stogies and had them insured against fire. After he’d smoked them all, he filed a claim, pointing out that the cigars had been destroyed by fire. The company refused to pay, and the … Continue reading

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San Antonio has no tornado sirens

Three tornadoes ravaged the Dallas area this week, destroying hundreds of homes — but amazingly, no one was killed. That’s partly because Dallas has tornado warning sirens to let residents know when they’re in danger, a crucial safety measure since … Continue reading

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Global Payments Inc. Hit By Security Breach

We’re just hours away from the $640M Mega Millions lottery drawing, but it appears that some nefarious parties were looking to cash in a bit early at the expense of Visa and MasterCard cardholders. KrebsonSecurity is reporting that a “massive” … Continue reading

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