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The DMV’s website brings you the same level of service you’ve come to expect from their brick and mortar branches:

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Why We’re Losing in Afghanistan

No wonder the US is having so much trouble in Afghanistan – this is the Army’s military strategy:

via Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War – PowerPoint – NYTimes.com.

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GM’s Electric Pod Car

“No one’s talking about taking away your SUV or sportscar. But Borroni-Bird says the little electric runabout addresses six issues facing urban mobility in increasingly dense cities: energy use, environmental concerns, safety, congestion, parking and affordability….”

via Get a Closer Look at GM’s Electric Pod Car | Autopia | Wired.com.

Uh… public transit?

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The Five Grossest American Fast Food Ideas

“Call it the heart attack heard ’round the world. Yes, today KFC’s already-infamous Double Down–the bacon and cheese “sandwich” where the bun is comprised of two chunks of fried chicken–hits fast food chains and mall food courts across the nation…”

get fed – or fed up – at The Five Grossest American Fast Food Ideas | AlterNet.

Anyone fancy a burrito?

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Spent Bullets Transformed into Jewelry

“Violence is never pretty, but the implements of destruction themselves can possess their own twisted allure. Much like the Gun Reclamation Project rehabilitates firearms into jewelry, Israeli designer Adi Zaffran Weisler refashions spent bullets into one-of-a-kind rings…”

via Spent Firing-Range Bullets Are Transformed into Bejeweled Rings | Ecouterre.

Uh… no thanks.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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