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Duluth News Tribune [12/20/17, via Duluth News Tribune]
Best of 2017: Local artists and entertainers talk about the year's great music, art, festivals The makeshift band included Nate Case, Andy Olmstead and Jake Paulsrud from Dirty Horse, Alex Piazza and Peter Knutson from Big Wave Dave & The Ripples, plus a little help from their friends John Reinhart and Sarah Krueger. They were a Joe Cocker cover [...]

Boing Boing [10/18/17, via Boing Boing]
Arizona man suspected of destroying home with makeshift spider-killing flamethrower An Arizona man channeled his inner Ellen Ripley after he was suspected of using a propane torch to burn alien creatures known as spiders from his mobile home Sunday night. Fire officials suspect the man used the torch to kill spiders and burn their [...]

cuindependent [10/20/17, via cuindependent]
Pixies rock the Boulder Theater He returned to his original spot in the second row with makeshift earplugs made out of crumpled paper towels from the men's restroom, determined to make it through the show. And he did. When asked by his father after the show “So, what'd you think [...]

Boing Boing [06/22/17, via Boing Boing]
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So this guy is sitting in MY reserved seat on a packed train and is steadfastly REFUSING to acknowledge my existenc… 

Also throwback to yesterday having to make makeshift earplugs because it was so damn loud?? Idk how everybody else was surviving the volume

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Photos: The Fung Wah Biennial Took Me On A Weird Art Field Trip - Gothamist

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A man named Matthias hands me a flyer with the words Fung Wah Biennial printed across the front, and I've given my phone number to a young couple holding a giant clipboard. We're all surrounded by a group of forty excited people, and we're headed toward a very strange day. Last weekend I attended the Fung Wah Biennial , a twelve hour traveling art encounter that took me from lower Manhattan to Philadelphia and back amidst a near-sensory-overload of independent works. Loosely based around themes of human migration, the temporary show takes attendees (artists included) on road trips from Manhattan to Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, paying tribute to the now-defunct Chinatown Fung Wah line. Queens arts space Flux Factory, along with co-organizers Will Owen, Sally Szwed, and Matthias Borell (flyer guy) are the minds that brought.


Two couples, torn apart by Kan. factory shooting, bloody but reunited - Washington Post

Jesus Fierros was working the assembly line when he heard the gunshots. At first, he thought the staccato popping was just another everyday sound inside Excel Industries, a lawnmower plant in the small town of Hesston, Kan. But then he saw his coworkers sprinting towards the exit. As workers abandoned their posts, the plant’s machinery shuddered to a halt. “I thought the machinery exploded,” he told The Washington Post early Friday morning. As he tried to limp towards the exit, Fierros could hear the gunshots getting ever closer. But even as he feared the shooter would find him and he finish him off, his thoughts kept drifting to someone else: his girlfriend, who worked barely 50 feet away. “All I thought about was making sure my girlfriend made it out,” he said.


[12/21/15, via Hamilton Spectator]
Now hear this… Despite ear protection, "it was just too loud." Now, to prevent worsening, he always has earplugs at the ready. He wears them on the subway, during fire drills and whenever noise is unavoidable. "Learning how to put them in correctly was an issue," he said. [...]

[12/12/15, via The Coffs Coast Advocate]
RECIPE: Prawn and avocado rolls with homemade seafood sauce THIS recipe is from Dish it Up by Hayden Quinn (Murdoch Books) available now in bookstores and online Hayden served up Australia's biggest prawn BBQ as part of Vicinity Centre's 'Christmas of Oz'. For hosting tips, recipe inspiration, or to find your ... [...]

[04/08/15, via CNN Money]
Blue Bell expands ice cream recall over listeria concerns (More information can be found here). The flavors include butter crunch, mint chocolate chip, cookies 'n cream, homemade vanilla, dutch chocolate and moo-ilennium crunch. In addition, Blue Bell is recalling 3 oz. cups, pints and quarts of sherbert ... [...]

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[09/09/13, via PopSugar Australia]
Will Wearing Earplugs to Bed Damage Ears? Ahh, you can finally get some peace and quiet, but wait. Can wearing earplugs for eight hours straight be damaging to your ears? And what about long-term use? Earplugs are meant to block out noises, but will not completely prevent you from hearing loud ... [...]

In-ear headphones that live up to the music-biz hype

Flare Audio is a tiny company based near Worthing in West Sussex. I mentioned its very nice R2 in-ear headphones last year in a review of some customised moulded ear-inserts from the Somerset company Snugs.Things have moved on for Flare since then. Its professional loudspeakers, which can cost £250,000 a set, have been finding a market in ultra-high-end cinemas. At the same time, Flare’s range of £24-£50 patented titanium earplugs named Isolate has become wildly popular,...

Best of 2017: Local artists and entertainers talk about the year’s great music, art, festivals

The News Tribune asked creatives to talk about the best A&E events of the year — preferably something they were not immediately connected to. Here is what they said.'WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER'"I was incredibly inspired by FEmn Fest and the self-described 'boss women' who willed a new festival into being in just a matter of months. I discovered new musicians and grooved to old favorites, ate amazing tacos from a woman-owned business, got my tarot read and my consciousness raised. Above...

9 Winter Travel Essentials for Your Next Trip

Cold weather trips equal snowy winter wonderlands, holiday markets, and gorgeous lights—but the downsides of being freezing and it getting dark early mean you need to be prepared.Winter Travel Essentials Perfect for the Season’s TravelHere are nine winter travel essentials that you need for your next trip.Reflective Gear(Photo: Oiselle) Your list of winter travel essentials should definitely include some reflective gear. Thr days are shorter in the winter, meaning you’re more likely to be...

10 incredibly useful low-tech hacks for high-tech gadgets you didn’t know existed

You know that feeling you get when you have an A-HA! moment? Sometimes it comes after the simplest fix to something that's just been nagging you. It happens to all of us.As we add to our collections of high-tech gadgets, I had a few A-HA! moments when I realized some everyday items can really help out with organization.So I picked 10 pretty cool low-tech hacks that are super cheap (you probably have them in the house already) and so easy to do!1. Don't step on them!Anyone with kids knows the...