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Posts from September 2015

Creating a Memory, Quickly

This is a very cool video.

Boston's TD Garden, a sports and concert venue - and home to the Celtics and the Bruins - is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The bosses of the Garden commissioned artist Adam O'Day to create a "distinctive mural" to commemorate the event.

While he created, a camera whirred away, capturing the moments in time-lapse glory.

The results: distinctive.

TD Garden Mural

To commemorate the 20th Birthday Celebration of TD Garden, TD Garden commissioned local artist Adam O’Day to create a distinctive mural to share with their fans. Check out this timelapse of his mural creation – we love it! Ticketed fans attending our Banner Moments 20th Birthday Celebration on Wed. will receive a limited print edition of the mural. Fans visiting the TD Garden for any event should check it out, located outside Loge 5/6 on level 4. O’Day is a Boston-based artist with a BFA in illustration and design from Lesley University College of Art and Design. His painting, ‘Transit’ was recently chosen by Mayor Marty Walsh, as the winner of the city’s ‘Portrait of a City’ competition and is given as gifts to visiting diplomats and distinguished guests of the City.

Posted by TD Garden on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Wait! I Shouldn't Cut-and-Paste That Warning?

If you've been on Facebook in the past couple of days, you've seen dozens, hundreds, maybe even more of your friends make a public post.

They proclaim that what's on their Facebook page belongs to them, and no one - not even the mighty Facebook itself - can violate their privacy.

There's another one out there that says Facebook will start charging you $5.99 a month to keep your private things private.

That one says the poster heard it on Channel 13 (or Channell 11), so it's got to be true!

It ain't real, folks. It's all a hoax. Just like Facebook said:
"While there may be water on Mars, don't believe everything you read on the internet today. Facebook is free and it always will be. And the thing about copying and pasting a legal notice is just a hoax. Stay safe out there Earthlings!"

Or maybe that's the hoax... Hmmm...
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Why Poke the Bear?

This video went viral earlier this week. At this writing, close to 4 million hits on Facebook.

It's taken by a guy who was flying a camera drone in front of a State Police facility in New York.

A trooper was trying to get him to say who he was and why he was filming the building and grounds.

The man refused to provide that info, and while he was right in his refusal, he's being a bit of a jerk about it.

It took a sergeant to tell the trooper that what the guy was doing was okay, and then the guy tried to "school" the sergeant too.

I'm all for civil liberties, but this one really comes across as a deliberat taunting.

What do you think?
Man Schools New York State Trooper!

Damn, his sergeant shut him down just like THAT!

Posted by Lil Crazed on Monday, September 28, 2015
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Do They Even Make Traditional Oreos Anymore?

The folks at Nabisco have rolled out their latest Oreo creation: Cinnamon Bun Oreos

This on the heels of a variety of new concoctions, like Banana Split Oreo, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo, Candy Corn Oreo and more.

Whatever happened to the traditional chocolate wafers crushing the creamy inside?

Has Nabisco forced us all to Hydroxland?
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For the Botanical Geeks Among Us

I know this looks like something out of Little Shop of Horrors, but this is pretty cool.

Alice is a titan arum - corpse flower - at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

It's a rare flower, very large, and very smelly when it blooms. It gets its name because its scent reminds people of decaying flesh.

The cool thing is that this one bloomed when its greenhouse mate, Spike, failed to do so a month or so ago, when it was surrounded by a lot of media hype.

Check out the thermal images of Alice - the day before she bloomed, and the day after.

What a difference a day makes! Look at the thermal imaging picture to see how Alice powered up. #CBGAlice

Posted by Chicago Botanic Garden on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Such a Love Story

Ana Maria and Domingo Chavez were married 55 years, and this week, they died within hours of each other.

The pair met on a dance floor in Texas, raising eight children together and settling in Idaho.

In 2006, both were diagnosed with dementia, and had to move in with one of their sons.

Within the last week, their health deteriorated quickly.

The family pushed their beds together, and clasped their hands on top of a heart-shaped pillow.

Ana Maria passed first, with Domingo following a few hours later.

An amazing story, really...

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Say, Mate, What Happened to the Beach?

Folks on vacation at Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia were shocked over the weekend when a gigantic sinkhole opened up.

Within an hour, a massive portion of the beach had been swallowed hole, long with campers and cars and all sorts of gear.

Luckily, no injuries were reported.

And now geologists are saying it's entirely possibly the entire peninsula could end up disappearing.

It could take thousands of years. Or maybe hundreds.

All I know is, if Inskip Point were on my bucket list, I'd have to amend my bucket list.

Holiday makers are still being welcomed to Rainbow Beach despite a massive sinkhole at Inskip Point at the weekend. 300 people were evacuated and two campgrounds remain off limits, after the underwater landslide obliterated campsites.#7news #sinkhole #beach #RainbowBeach

Posted by 7 Local News - Sunshine Coast on Monday, September 28, 2015
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Up & Downs, Highs & Lows, & Maybe a Bit of Screaming

Austin wants to marry Allison.

What better place to propose than on a rollercoaster?

That's exactly what he said. And exactly what he did.

While riding the Voyage rollercoaster at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana - yes, that appears to be the name of the town - and while a friend filmed from the seat in front of them, Austin started talking to Allison, and just before the first peak, asked her to be his "rollercoaster buddy."

The look on her face before she figured out what was going on is precious.

But check out the entire video - it's a pretty cool proposal.
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"Something's Eating the Moon!"

Sunday night's SuperMoon / Lunar Eclipse may have been the most watched celestial event ever.

If only there were a ratings system for celestial events, we'd be able to tell for sure.

Everyone and her brother became amateur astronomers this weekend, posting pictures and videos of the event all over social media.

"Something's eating the moon!" is the best post I saw about it.

In case you missed it, here's one of the best videos I've seen of it.

It combines a variety of images - stills and video - and adds in a kick-butt soundtrack.

Very nice indeed.
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At Least They're Not Pumpkin Buns...

Burger King unwrapped their Black Bun Burger yesterday.

It's a Halloween thing, but it looks like they were trying to cash in on the Supermoon thing too.

A regular Whopper, sitting on a black bun.

The blackness, says Burger King, comes from baking A1 Steak Sauce into the bun.

I'm sorry. I'm not sure I buy that.

Also not sure I'll buy the black-bunned burger either.

What do you think?

Something wicked is coming. The wicked good A.1. #HalloweenWhopper #SuperEclipse

Posted by Burger King on Sunday, September 27, 2015
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