I'm not gonna comment... I hope this thing does not exist.
This is a part of exhibition at Rutgers University (Nov 6 - Jan 29) in Newark, NJ. Mike Libby, who makes unusual insect pieces (which we covered in this article), will display a brand new dino sculpture there...
Are You Who You Want To Be? - Taxicab Confessions
Shocking. Outrageous. Heartbreaking. Anonymous - HBO's Emmy-winning Documentary Series (Part 3) Premiers Tomorrow!
- revelers - fetishists - imbibers - romantics & lonely hearts ...let down their guard, spilling their innermost secrets, fantasies and phobias to anonymous cab drivers—and to each other. As all of them (in their own way) ultimately looking for love:
Watch a promo clip here. Rachel Abrams writes a short review:
"This lineup starts with a hilarious couple, ten days away from their wedding who reveal that they hardly even know the person they're going to marry. She's a snobby and oblivious New Yorker who took a trip to France and met him, a classy Frenchman, and it was love at first sight. Of course she has no class and doesn't even know what it is, whereas he has so much class that it's practically fogging up the taxi windows. Watch the body language.
The next one is more disturbing- a girl on drugs, on her way to pick up some tricks. She gives us way too much information. Way too much. You wonder at the beginning, "What on earth happened to her?" and then she tells you, and your stomach does a flip.
It carries on like this for a while; all these stories and characters parading into the cab can get emotionally overwhelming. There is, for example, the upstate police officer who's visiting his girlfriend... He's heartbroken and suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder. He can't cope with what he has to deal with on his job - he's continually picking up the broken, bloody pieces of people's lives and can't fix it, and he's haunted.
Things cheer up again near the end, a couple and their dog climb in, assuring the cabbie - "he's a good doggie, oh yes, he is". They have a great story but I can tell you when I saw the scars I was more scared of that dog than any of the other people who got in that cab.
All in all a good series coming up, will certainly fuel the conversation around the water cooler."
Don’t miss Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York Part 3 - the documentary series premieres 11 PM ET/PT TOMORROW, November 8th—only on HBO!
"The school in Gulu village, Sichuan province, lies halfway up a mountain and climbing up from the base takes five hours. The path is only 1ft 4ins wide at the narrowest point and has a sheer drop on one side:"
According to the West China City Daily, this elementary school has only one teacher who has been there for 26 years, repeatedly asked permission to quit, and yet begged to stay by the locals, who do not have any other schooling option available.
UPDATE: actually, as you can see, he is strapped, so it's not a jump but "extraction", when helicopter does not need to land:
Not so good jump:
There is gotta be some story behind this picture - anyone has any info?
UPDATE: "This picture was taken at Bridge Day in West Virginia, a once a year BASE jumping event at the new River Gorge Bridge.
What happened (apparently) was a 3 way exit gone wrong. The guy laying in the other canopy either deployed his canopy too late, or had some sort of hesitation when he deployed, resulting in him landing on the other canopy. His chute eventually deployed properly, and both guys landed safely." (thanks, Malcolm)
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