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Badass branding can move you.

Even before google ad-sponsored piracy and Spotify’s abysmal streaming rates eradicated the chances of making a respectable living, musicians have supplemented their incomes with day jobs until their dreams of making it big came true. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck worked in a record store. Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty worked the door at The Knitting Factory.

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Photographer bugged out of business by copyright infringement

I could make a better headline than Arstechnicas

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Fake marketing agency fakes 4chan fake leak of Emma Watson nudes

If the headline seems oblique, it's because the story is a onion-layered mess of hoaxes playing the blame game, and reporters being all too willing to spread incorrect information in the hopes of getting the fabled first Google news hit scoop traffic. That traffic is golden.

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Clean Air poem printed in "smog-eating" material absorbs pollution

British poet Simon Armitage wrote "In Praise of Air," which does exactly what it says on the tin:

I write in praise of air. I was six or five/when a conjurer opened my knotted fist/and I held in my palm the whole of the sky./I've carried it with me ever since.

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9/11 "Truthers" are running a digital billboard in Times Square showing building collapse

9/11 "Truthers" have paid for the digital billboard in Times Square and are running an ad today that states "WTC 7 came down in a classic controlled demolition" and then shows the collapse of building 7.

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New Facebook "No, Thanks" pop up cleverly disguised as privacy management

Facebook is about to start intermittently nagging you, but it's not like they haven't done this before.

Facebook has always cared about your privacy. Seriously. I'm as critical of them as the next guy, but they know as well as anyone else, one step too far, and Facebook can, and would, go the way of MySpace. These are the things insomnia is made of, well, that and clowns.

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Take the empty bucket challenge

With more than 2.4 million videos uploaded, the ice bucket challenge has been a global success. While the cause is noble, not everyone is thrilled about the water waste. Especially in Brazil where water can be a precious resource that not everyone has access to.

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"Rape Nail Polish", great viral to discuss rape - but non-existent product.

You've heard about Undercovercolors (website not available) this week. It started with a great big bang as the image (above) of the nailpolish changing spread, and a link to a UC donations page asking for funds spread with it. Not sure why they'd need more funding as they've won an $11,000 prize and a $100,000 investment already, according to reports.

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Forget the walking fridge, Fuji has made the walking printer.

Fuji has taken a note from the walk-in fridge commercial and Yo! Sushi's robot-bartender and made a walking printer. The robotic printer can walk around the office and deliver the print-outs to those who have ordered the job done. The printer has been designed for use in public spaces, with the idea that it'll keep documents secure when the printer comes to you.

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Colossal Spark is a crowdsourcing Colossal Joke

Update - we've edited this article Friday August 29, see footnote.

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