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Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL

“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Small but growing numbers of overseas Americans are taking the weighty step of renouncing their citizenship” … “In a secret bunker deep in the Swiss Alps, researchers deposited a ‘digital genome‘” … “It would seem highly unlikely that this individual was attacked by a tiger as he was walking home from the pub in York 2,000 years ago” … “We are missing an essential part of the game’s allure and romance: the crack of the bat” … “We didn’t realize it would last 33 or 34 years later” … “If he’d won the presidency, today the U.S. would be a very different place” … “Japan is striving to secure its position on the moon before China and India are able to complete their programs” … “We wonder if, like all man-made laws, it is not the case to change it or even, as we hope, completely abolish it” … “We’re the only advanced nation that doesn’t guarantee its workers and paid vacation or holidays” … “Let BP die” … “It’s very easy to trace these battles that we fight today in a straight line to the 1960s” … “We cannot recognize our city in the sentimental abstraction you call by its name” … “You ruin it for the fans” … “The tombstone is decorated with a model of the solar system, a golden sun encircled by six of the planets” … “One of the very forces that was sapping industry profits also made it quite simple for anyone to become a journalism entrepreneur” … “Note how much the photo literally overshadows the U.S. Capitol building” … “Feel hungry?” … “I’ll never forget the night that Elena Kagan and I got drunk together” … “I really dislike spending money” … “For the first time in your irresolute reign, you could have been a leader” … “I will not be visiting this place ever again” … “Something huge and glowing flew high and at a stately pace over Los Angeles” … “In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer” … “A few moments later, not allowing sentiment to stand in the way of deliciousness, she proceeds to rip the meat out of his tail and devour him” … “Bol spent nearly his entire fortune donating money to organizations that were working in Darfur” … “Riding emotional rollercoasters while watching the 2010 World Cup” … “The U.S. doesn’t win wars anymore” … “Question your grocers” … “Students unveiled an awesomely elaborate prank” … “Artists were subjected to slurs as they worked on the painting” … “We are at the cusp of completely taking over America” … “How Psycho changed cinema” … “Some of them are going to call me a sellout” … “The boy suffered thirty-four injuries” … “Any one of these aspects alone is enough to poison your soul” … “Studies linking environmental substances to disease are coming fast and furious” … “Who’s the biggest jerk in sports?” … “Revolutions are made by rule-breakers” … “World governments ramped up their military spending in 2009″ … “I ask you to join me in bringing wider attention to a critically important case” … “It took just one second for the 69-year-old to open the scoring with his trademark overhead bicycle kick” … “I have spent the last two days in John Lennon’s house in Liverpool” … “How about fiddling with a squirrel’s nipple?” … “While we carry on with our lives here on Earth, a school-bus-sized spacecraft continues to gather data for us” … “Whether you like the song or not,
consider the message
a little thank you” … “This is a different world, a territory of frozen time, with its own space” … “God forgive us!” … “Hey baby, let’s orbit” … “It will be impossible for any of us to keep our hands clean” … “Are you fucking happy?” … “Shane Roshto is about to die” … “It is time for the collusion to stop” … “It matters for the welfare of humanity as a whole” … “The Army has to return to its tradition of getting rid of leaders who are failing” … “This musical instrument is undoubtedly one of the most popular nowadays” … “What I do is a bit weird” … “It does seem very possible we will make a new series” … “Fans of this music could be seen in trench coats, loads of black wool and messy hair” … “An 80-year quest that ranged over three continents seems finally to be over” … “One of Mark Twain’s dying wishes is at last coming true” … “Freedom of speech means the freedom of fucking speech, you ignorant cocksuckers” … “Today I’m releasing my first new studio music in nearly 20 years” … “The sheer weight of his brass balls must significantly lower his center of gravity” … “That’s God talking” … “Deckard reads the comics page” … “THIS is how to get people off BitTorrent and into cinemas” … “What are you, a centipede?” … This issue’s quote was from Salvador Dalí … And finally, “Science will win.” ∞

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