Filmmaker Miranda July's New Somebody App Lets Your Intimate Messages Be Delivered By a Complete Stranger

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If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.

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Does Julia Allison Know What Burning Man Is?

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The above is a photo Julia Allison tweeted today of the bags that she's taking to Burning Man, the crunchy outdoor sweat-festival in Nevada.

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6-Month Party in Rob's Room a Study in How Not to Party

It's a threat heard round the world: When you leave for 6 months to go to India, your roommates are so going to party in your room! (Okay, maybe this is not a threat heard round the world. Maybe most people would actually just sublet that room). But barring our suspension of disbelief -- this is the Internet after all -- here is a group of roommates who vowed to their departing roommate, "Rob," that they'd party in his room, like, the whole entire time he was gone. And so they did. There's video!


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Time Traveler's Wife: Top Five Alternatives to Possible Cell Phone Use

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Considering the whole world has recently gone on an extraterrestrial binge, it's only natural the next step would be time-traveling. While watching an extended scene of the 1928 Charlie Chaplin film The Circus, George Clarke, an Irish filmmaker, discovered what he believes to be an account of time travel. What seems to be a woman holding a cell phone appears around 2:45. See for yourself:

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R.I.P. Charlie the Smoking Chimp, Who Lived 10 Years Longer than His Non-Smoking Brethren

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Alas, Charlie, South African's smoking chimp, who lived and inhaled at the Bloemfontein Zoo, has shuffled off this mortal (gorilla?) coil. Charlie either learned his bad habit while working in an "American circus," or from picking up and puffing on ciggies tossed to him by enabling zoo visitors. The bad habit, though, made him famous...plus, he lived nearly 10 years longer than your average chimp, to a banana-ripened 52.

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Strangely Hypnotic Footage of the Jersey Shore Guys Dancing on a Webcam, Possibly While High on Mescaline (Video)

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I can't even begin to give a remotely coherent explanation of what's going on here, why it's going on, or what the appeal of this is, or why I kept watching. But I did. Here's video of the Jersey Shore guidos (and Village Voice cover models) dancing to a song about "No Americano" on a webcam, uploaded to DJ Paulie D's YouTube page earlier this week.

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