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The Great Outdoors: Where words fail, nature can sometimes intercede

The Great Outdoors: Where words fail, nature can sometimes intercede How can you keep them content with a wren when they’ve seen several bobolinks courting? It’s tough when they’re people intent on expanding their knowledge of birds and the places they live. Read more on Press & Sun-Bulletin  

Cheap cameras, web access helping startups, hurting pros

Cheap cameras, web access helping startups, hurting pros Combine the low prices and easy-to-use aspects of newer video and still cameras with free social media websites, and many small business owners can show their products or services to the world. Read more on The Record and Herald News  

Glenolden’s Louise DiArenzo honored for 20 years of service

Glenolden’s Louise DiArenzo honored for 20 years of service Glenolden Borough Mayor Gerry Quinn presented a plaque to Police Department Secretary Louise DiArenzo at last week’s meeting, honoring her 20 years of service. Read more on Ridley Town Talk  

Al Williamson, ‘Flash Gordon’ Comic Artist, Dies at 79

Al Williamson, ‘Flash Gordon’ Comic Artist, Dies at 79 Mr. Williamson, who worked with almost every major comics publisher, put an indelible artistic stamp on “Flash Gordon.” Read more on New York Times  

- The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon

- The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon Sweden’s Shout Out Louds have charted a dependably poppy path over the course of three peppy albums. For its latest Merge Records release, Work, the band hunkered down stateside with indie rock producer to the stars Phil Ek (The Shins, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse). Read more on The Delta Optimist

For Josh Brolin, playing ‘Jonah Hex’ was hell — and he loved every minute of it

For Josh Brolin, playing ‘Jonah Hex’ was hell — and he loved every minute of it Prosthetic scarring left him unable to eat for 16 hours at a time Read more on New Orleans Times-Picayune  

LA Lands Two Friars Club Comedy Competition Finalists

LA Lands Two Friars Club Comedy Competition Finalists A while back, LAist tipped off the local comedy scene about the upcoming Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition being held June 25th and 26th at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in New York City. Well folks, we weren’t joking, and the $10,000 grand prize certainly isn’t anything to laugh at. Apparently a few hundred sketch and improv teams di

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6 The domestic price of gold suddenly surged by 0.96 per cent yesterday, June 18, to VND28.34 million (US$1,499) per tael (one tael equalling 1.2 troy ounces) , following a sharp leap in the global gold price to a near record high of $1,251 per ounce. Read more on Vietnam Net  

Save us, Batman, from those dirty rotten scoundrels

Save us, Batman, from those dirty rotten scoundrels THE man shouted: “All lawyers are bastards!” The man next to him said: “I take offence to that!” “Why, are you a lawyer?” asked the shouter. “No, I am a bastard,” was the reply. Read more on Brisbane Times  

Friday Report: ‘Toy Story 3′ Sets Toon Opening Day Record

Friday Report: ‘Toy Story 3′ Sets Toon Opening Day Record Generating an estimated $41 million, Toy Story 3 set a new opening day gross benchmark for an animated feature on Friday, surpassing Shrek the Third’s $38.4 million. Among all opening days, Toy Story 3 ranked 12th, just ahead of Alice in Wonderland (2010). Its Friday gross included a $4 million midnight opening at around 1,500 venues. WALL-