Tag Archives: New York

A secret tiny NYC museum located in a freight elevator in an alley

All images by Garrett Ziegler.

All images by Garrett Ziegler.

There is a secret tiny one-room museum tucked away in a NYC freight elevator. The items on display range from the shoe thrown at President George Bush to a collection of items confiscated from prison inmates. Though the museum is only open occasionally, the objects within are always visible through the transparent doors of the elevator. Viewers can also call a toll-free number and punch in another set of digits (each object on display has its own extension) to get information about each curio. via

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v_VnKzD0iY

All images by Garrett Ziegler.

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North Korean propaganda video shows the U.S. ablaze

North Korea, already gearing up for yet another nuclear test, has posted a bizarre online video depicting New York under an apparent missile attack with “We Are the World” serving as a soundtrack.

The caption in the video reads, “Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing.” “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”

I think it might be time to just open up a ginormous can of whoop ass on these asshats.

New York Post cover

This New York Post cover printed this week shows a man who had been pushed on the tracks moments before a train hits and kills him. People are pretty upset the Post decided to publish a photo of a man right before he was going to die. The photographer who took the photo (and witnessed the assault) claimed he could not help life the man and tried to use his camera flash to warn the subway train operator. Of course, that didn’t stop him from selling the photos to the New York Post.

New York Post cover

Do you think this photo should have been published?

Featured Artist: Lori Nix

Lori Nix is a New York based photographer who specializes in constructing dioramas and photographing the results. I thought you might appreciate her work. Visit her site here to learn more and see more work. Click any image to view larger.

Lori Nix

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Karen Klein bus monitor bully video reminds me of Casey Heynes story

Karen Klein bus monitor

Source: AP

A video of a 68-year-old school bus monitor being mercilessly taunted by seventh-graders became a rallying point against bullies Thursday, with a fund for the New York state grandmother raising more than $400,000 and a deluge of people demanding harsh punishment for the boys. Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., gets verbally assaulted brutally in the video below. It is hard to watch.

It reminds me of the bullying story of Casey Heynes from 2011. Remember him? He was the Australian boy who snapped and slammed his pint-sized bully to the ground after being punched in the face. Here is a painful interview with Casey where he explains the torment he endured.

I wish Karen Klein would have been able to body slam some of her abusers too. These kids deserve every bit of retaliation they get from this incident.

Related: Bullying or Assault? Australian boy fights back

Random Duck Duck news from around the web

1. 11 Things Wal-Mart Has Banned from its stores.

Wal-Mart
2. Jeremy Lin fever has officially become a worldwide epidemic. Go buy his jersey here. I like the Jeremy Lin away jersey.
Jeremy Lin

3. The Kernel has been spotted in his own environment.
4. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” has become the new “Drops of Jupiter.” #PlayedOut
5. All of the original members of Guns N’ Roses are to attend the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 14th. They haven’t said if they’ll actually perform together. They better…

Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose, the lead singer and only original member of the current rock band Guns N' Roses, performs "Welcome to the Jungle" at the Forum in Inglewood, California on December 21, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

6. Keep Portland weird, man! Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine’s Day role-playing ends badly.

Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine's Day role-playing ends badly

Nikolas Harbar, 31, and Stephanie Pelzner, 26, are under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree.

7. A new painting by artist by Jon McNaughton called “The Forgotten Man” is creating a stir.
8. The Food Police are out of control. A preschooler’s lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich with cheese, a banana, apple juice, and potato chips were deemed unhealthy by a state official in NC. It was taken away and replaced with chicken nuggets.

9. Irony defined: Man suffers heart attack while dining at Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

Say Something Nice

Improv Everywhere constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone holster and an attached sign that read, “Say Something Nice.” The lectern was placed in public spaces around New York and then left alone. They wanted to see what would happen if New Yorkers were given the opportunity to amplify their voices to “say something nice.”

I wonder if Minnesotans would be too shy to do this.

Say Something Nice

Source: Improve Everywhere