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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.09.11

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”.