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“There’s No Winners. If You’re In A Boxwar You’ve Already Lost”

Here’s a simple premise: spend time creating elaborate armour/weapons entirely out of cardboard then demolish them in melee combat with other similarly garbed enthusiasts.
There are rules for construction of the costumes, there are none for the war itself.
It’s a competition in creativity.
Weeks of work destroyed in seconds.

…a metaphor for modern life?

Matthew 6: 19-21: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


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The Alaskan Town Where Everyone Has A Bald Eagle Story

In a little while spring will arrive, heralding the season where a variety of birds will start swooping in territorial protection of their young.

But what’s a dive-bombing magpie in comparison to a bald eagle?
Welcome to the town of Unalaska, where bald eagles are so common that ‘everybody in town has an eagle story’.


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Canopy Cat Rescues

A couple of cat loving arborists, who during their spare time rescue cats stuck in trees for free (at an average of about one a day).


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The Mechanics Of Being Big Bird

This three and a half minute video reveals the puppetry skills of Caroll Spinney, the man who gives life to Sesame Street’s Big Bird.
It’s hard work, and seeming proof that at least one man can multi-task.


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Mindreader

There’s a few clips from the new season of America’s Got Talent doing the rounds.
This one features Colin Cloud who says he’s a close thing to a real life Sherlock Holmes.
He’s very convincing.
Very.


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Abbey Road Live

Go to this webpage that features a live camera feed focussed on the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing made famous by the Beatles.
Watch as almost minute by minute foursomes stop and reenact the iconic pose as they cross.
Cute idea.
Mount Gambier has no pedestrian crossings.
If they tried that here lots of people would get driven over.
Abbey Road.


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Changeover Day At The White House

I like ‘behind-the-scenes’ type articles like this one that relates how the White House residence and Oval Office are changed from one occupant to the next in just five hours.
Anyone who’s moved house recently should appreciate this one.
“All boxes are emptied, and clothes are placed in closets and drawers. Unlike pretty much everyone else who has ever relocated, the president will not have three unopened moving boxes sitting in the back of a closet.”

Read the Washington Post article here.