Author Archive | James

South Korea’s First Astronaut Freaked Out by Re-entry

  On April 10th, 29-year-old South Korean bio-engineer Yi So-yeon became the country’s first astronaut. On Monday, she became the first South Korean to be scared shitless by a rough return to planet Earth. “During descent I saw some kind of fire outside as we were going through the atmosphere,” said Yi So-yeon, a 29-year-old […]

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Video for Granite by Pendulum

Pendulum has the rare distinction of being an electro-punk band I can get down to. This video for their song “Granite” is pretty tight, featuring footage of UFOs captured in chaotic news footage. Don’t worry. It’s not real. OR IS IT?! “Granite” is featured on their US debut album Silico, which is due out May […]

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Rare Swinhoe’s Turtle Found in North Vietnam

The Swinhoe’s soft-shell turtle was believed to be extinct; however, researchers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo claimed they’ve found one of the rare, mythical beasts in northern Vietnam. The giant turtle is the only known specimen in the wild, though three others are in captivity — two in Chinese zoos and one that is cared […]

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California Ready to Start Executing Again

Now that the US Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the use of lethal injections as a form of capital punishment, the state of California is chomping at the bit to off some of its more undesirable residents. California hasn’t killed anyone since January 2006 when it sent 76-year-old triple murderer Clarence Allen down the […]

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Set Your Goals “Echoes” Video

I don’t know if this is indicative of all their songs, but after checking out the “Echoes” video, Set Your Goals is okay in my book. I usually don’t listen to this sort of thing, because I don’t wear eyeliner, but I do like the fact that the band isn’t afraid to be pop-y. They […]

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Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

  Beck, the Foo Fighters and Alison Krauss with Robert Plant will be among the headliners for this year’s Austin City Limits Festival. Also performing will be Silversun Pickups, festival mainstay Manu Chao, N.E.R.D., flavor-of-the-week Vampire Weekend, The Mars Volta, Gnarls Barkley and Conor Oberst with the Mystic Band. There are also a whole bunch […]

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