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Roundup April, 15 2011

Selectism | Around the Web

Beau Colborn rocks on Thursdays…

01. Hear Me Now? — Verizon guy gets his life back

“A few months ago, he attended his grandmother’s funeral. As her body was being lowered into the ground, he heard the hushed voice of a family friend: “Can you hear me now?”
(atlantic).

02. Scenes from Mall Madness ’89 (above)

“Don’t pretend you didn’t spend every weekend at the mall in your younger years! After all, what’s more of a hallmark of youth culture than shopping-center adventures? Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky was 20 years old in 1989 when he and a friend decided to spend six weeks driving across the country, capturing images of mall life. They started in New York and ended in North Carolina.” (today)

03. How one Oregon lawmaker convinced his colleagues to ‘Rick Roll’ the state legislature

“Early last year, the then-freshman Oregon House member from Portland was getting ready for bed when he and his wife, Katy, began bantering back and forth about what might be the ultimate political prank, something that could lighten the increasingly divisive political mood among his colleagues. As Smith recalls, the idea came almost instantly. “What if we were to Rick Roll the legislature without anybody noticing?” he wondered.” (theticket)

04. Record Store Day 2011 Releases
“People have been asking where it is. Here is our video guide to the 2011 Record Store Day releases. See you Saturday.” (bullmoose/youtube)

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