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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.09.11

6/9/2011 11:15:33 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, water conservation, exit interview, graffiti, Berlin, tea, gas tax, Big Pharma, sarcasm, electroacoustic music, landslide, Barbara Ehrenreich, media

Utne Reader Red LogoA new Tumblr blog compiles headlines that read like they were lifted from the front page of the satiric newspaper The Onionexcept they weren’t.

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Pressure drop: A 9-year-old came up with an ingenious idea for everyday water conservation.

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Is “I would have loved to piss on your shoes” the best exit-interview line ever? Slate collects the best kiss-off notes from fired or resigned journalists.

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Did you walk through Central Park in 2005 and experience artist Christo’s epic installation The Gates? See what he’s up to now at the Arkansas River . . .

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The Art Newspaper asks, “Do street art gallery shows encourage graffiti?

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A travel writer discovers that the only way to fit in in Berlin is to get naked.

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Hackers have developed a taste for a caffeine-packed tea drink—and of course they’re sharing it via open source.

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Raise the gas tax, many greens have been saying for years. Now even General Motors’ CEO agrees.

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The unhealthy ties between doctors and Big Pharma in the form of an infographic.

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From Reason: “Three arrested for attempting to feed the homeless in Orlando; face up to 60 days in jail.”

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Sarcasm boosts creativity? Yeah, right.

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Listen to 62 CDs-worth of electroacoustic music for free.

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A slow-motion landslide is dismantling a small town in New York square-foot by square-foot.

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Social critic and provocateur Barbara Ehrenreich on our complicated relationship with animals, enigmatically titled, “Man is Not Cat Food”.



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