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October 22, 2010

In Colma cemetery, staff find buried human hearts with photos attached

Police Say It's Not A Hoax: Human Hearts With Pictures Pinned To Them Found Buried: News: SFAppeal
Authorities are working to determine the origin of two human hearts found in jars unearthed in a Colma cemetery earlier this month with pictures of two different young couples pinned to each organ, a police commander said today. A maintenance worker was in an isolated area of the 300-acre Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery located at 1500 Mission Road on the afternoon of Oct. 12 when he saw the tops of two jars poking up from the dirt, Colma police Cmdr. Jon Read said. The jars, buried side-by-side several inches apart in an area not near any gravesites or buildings, each contained one heart with a photo of a couple seemingly in their early 20s pinned to it, Read said. Police are currently trying to figure out the identities of the people in the two heterosexual couples, Read said. The photographs were personal pictures that were not professionally taken, he said. "It's a little bit perplexing right now" because two people were depicted in each photo attached to the single hearts, Read said.

October 19, 2010

This isn't the way to propose

Lamebook – Funny Facebook Statuses, Fails, LOLs and More – The Original -- Engaging Engagements

October 14, 2010

After two years in prison for armed robbery, a man tells his story to the internet

2 Years In Prison - A Man's Story
So I just got out of prison ...and fuck it if I've forgotten how to work a mouse and hit the submit button too soon. Shit [sic] has changed. So many boards now. I don't know what the fuck is going on. Where do I start? Two years inside and it's like the whole world has changed. Just wanted a board where things stayed the same. I don't even recognise half the dickgirls on /di/ anymore. Has the whole world grown tits while I was gone? And who the fuck if Justin Bieber? Is. Is Justin Bieber. Lost my ability to spell. I get out and first thing I see is that little homie has a tattoo but I don't even know who the little homie is. My cable got cancelled while I was away so I can't even find out. Thank fuck for wireless internet, I swear to God it's faster now too. Seriously, it's like I've traveled through time. Fucking iPads look like shit out the future. Feel like I've missed a decade of shitty memes. . . .
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The Speech Accent Archive

I'm in LOVE. This might be my favorite Web site ever. TL;DR: Click spot on map, hear English accent. speech accent archive: about
Everyone who speaks a language, speaks it with an accent. A particular accent essentially reflects a person's linguistic background. When people listen to someone speak with a different accent from their own, they notice the difference, and they may even make certain biased social judgments about the speaker. The speech accent archive is established to uniformly exhibit a large set of speech accents from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English all read the same English paragraph and are carefully recorded.1 The archive is constructed as a teaching tool and as a research tool. It is meant to be used by linguists as well as other people who simply wish to listen to and compare the accents of different English speakers. This website allows users to compare the demographic and linguistic backgrounds of the speakers in order to determine which variables are key predictors of each accent. The speech accent archive demonstrates that accents are systematic rather than merely mistaken speech. All of the linguistic analyses of the accents are available for public scrutiny. We welcome comments on the accuracy of our transcriptions and analyses.