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Roundup July, 29 2011

Selectism | Around the Web “All Drugs Edition”

01. Original 1st Print Grateful Dead WHITE Acid Test Poster (above)

“Up for auction is an EXTREMELY RARE & VALUABLE Guaranteed Original First Print Poster for the Acid Test with the Grateful Dead in 1966. — This is the Poster that started it all. — — — This is the HOLY GRAIL! — The Grateful Dead’s VERY FIRST appearance on a Rock and Roll Poster. — — These posters were made starting on Dec. 11, for Muir Beach, then used again for Palo Alto on Dec. 18, The Fillmore Jan. 8., and now, I suspect, as well, they were used for Portland at beaver Hall on Jan 15, because this poster was removed from a wall of the San Carlos apartments which are exactly 7 miles from Beaver Hall, in Portland. It is likely this poster was taken home from the event that night. It’s the only one to turn up from the Oregon area, in all these years.” (coudal)

02. Genetically Modified Beagle Takes Drugs, Glows In The Dark

A three-month-old beagle has been bred to glow and someone got paid for it “Labradoodles, Cockapoos and Puggles better make way, there’s a new designer breed lighting up the pound — blacklight-style. Using the same somatic cell transfer technique that birthed the first puppy clone, Korean researchers at Seoul National University created Tegon, a glow-in-the-dark female beagle.” (engadget)

03. GQ&A: Baxter Dury

“Appearing on the cover of New Boots And Panties!! at the tender age of five, Baxter Dury has lived a life immersed in music, as can be seen from Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, the 2010 biopic of his father, one Ian Dury. Now on the brink of releasing his third album, Happy Soup, Baxter talks to GQ.com about sausages, Stephen Sondheim and the indie Agatha Christie…” (gquk)

04. Drug driving test at your fingertips

“Paul Yates from Intelligent Fingerprinting, a company spun out from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and colleagues, have developed a handheld device that police can use to detect breakdown products from drugs excreted through sweat pores in the fingertips.” (newscientist)

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