An Original LaBeouf Apology At Last!

hollywoodreporter-Bc7mGZ2IIAEQPQ9But did it via skywriting
‘The Charlie Countryman and Nymphomaniac actor — who found himself in the middle of a plagiarism controversy when graphic novelist Daniel Clowes accused LaBeouf of borrowing shamelessly from his 2007 comic, Justin M. Damiano, for the short film, Howard Cantour — commissioned an apology to the artist to be written in the sky on New Year’s Day.

‘He had the words “I am sorry Daniel Clowes” written over the Los Angeles area Jan. 1, and tweeted a photo of the display:…’

Is TED Talks a recipe for civilisational disaster?
This attack on TED by Benjamin Bratton is really searing. One reason he gave for TED not working is    over-simplification.

‘This is my rant against TED, placebo politics, “innovation,” middlebrow megachurch infotainment, etc., given at TEDx San Diego at their invitation…’

‘One TED speaker said recently, “If you remove this boundary … the only boundary left is our imagination”. Wrong.

‘If we really want transformation, we have to slog through the hard stuff (history, economics, philosophy, art, ambiguities, contradictions). Bracketing it off to the side to focus just on technology, or just on innovation, actually prevents transformation.

‘Instead of dumbing-down the future, we need to raise the level of general understanding to the level of complexity of the systems in which we are embedded and which are embedded in us…’

Buy Brains on eBay
Brains sold on eBay by burglar
He allegedly broke into medical history museum many times

‘The museum, 3045 W. Vermont St., is the site of the former Central State Hospital, which served patients with psychiatric and mental disorders from 1848 to 1994. Indianapolis police had investigated several break-ins at the museum’s storage facility before a California phone call led police to Charles.

‘A San Diego man who had bought six jars of human brain tissue off eBay for $600, plus $70 shipping, called the museum after noticing labels on the containers and suspecting some kind of skulduggery, according to court documents…’

Woman Survives on Nothing but Starbucks for a Year
If you’re thinking ‘why,’ well, she has an answer for you. But she should get paid for the free publicity Starbucks got shouldn’t she? Even her legal name – Beautiful Existence – is suspicious
‘Beautiful Existence ate breakfast, lunch and dinner from Starbucks every single day of 2013.

‘The Seattle mother of two’s unusual and pricey diet was part of a 365-day challenge she started at the beginning of the year.

‘Her self-established rule was that she could eat anything sold at Starbucks or from a “Starbucks-inspired” store or brand such as Roy Street Coffee, Tazo Tea and Evolution Fresh…’
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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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