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Background image courtesy of girl of the sea@flickr. □ Emojipedia — □ Home of Emoji Meanings □□□□ Lumen. Everipedia, everyone's encyclopedia. Uk.businessinsider. Developing Emotional Intelligence. How Art Became Irrelevant. Facts About the Number 40 You Never Knew. It's the 177th Birthday of 'Okay' Just dandy.

It's the 177th Birthday of 'Okay'

(Photo: Johnny Magnusson/Public Domain) Okay has become one of the more versatile words in the English Language—as used today, it can mean everything from "just fantastic" to "out of bodily danger. " But in its early days, the standby was just a dumb joke. As Allan Metcalf details in OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, okay made its first printed appearance in the March 23, 1839 issue of the Boston Morning Post, as part of a playful diatribe directed at a rival paper, the Providence Journal.

How Rock-Paper-Scissors Went Viral and Became a Competitive Sport. It was 1995, in the early days of the web, when the brothers Doug and Graham Walker decided they wanted to start a website.

How Rock-Paper-Scissors Went Viral and Became a Competitive Sport

They hadn’t settled on a topic, but the two were fond of playing rock-paper-scissors in their garage, their matches filled with aggrandizing trash-talk. So, as a joke, they decided to devote their new website to the game. They came up with convoluted rules and regulations, a fabricated history, and cheekily named strategies about how to win. They dubbed it the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, not realizing their pet project would turn into what Doug calls “a unique viral experiment.”

Over the next 10 years, their site exploded. The earliest known references to finger-flashing games are a tomb-wall painting at the Beni Hasan burial site in Middle Egypt (dated to around 2000 B.C.E.) and centuries later on a scroll from Japan. National Women’s Hockey League Gets Its First Corporate Sponsor. The National Women’s Hockey League, the first paid professional hockey league for women in North America, reached another monumental milestone on Tuesday when it announced Dunkin’ Donuts as the league’s first corporate sponsor.

National Women’s Hockey League Gets Its First Corporate Sponsor

Considering the rookie organization already has broadcasting partnerships with both ESPN3 and NESN, there are plenty of signs that the NWHL — founded this spring by 28-year-old Dani Rylan without funding from the NHL or any other established hockey organization — is here to stay. Read More: These Women Are About To Make Hockey History The NWHL launched in October, just 18 months after Rylan began looking into ways to bring women’s pro hockey to the United States.

Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten. In the summer of 2011, Alley Ene would sneak out of the bungalow where he was staying in Jackson, Miss., to buy bread at a local convenience store.

Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten

The Nigerian would wait until 11 p.m., when he could be sure his host family was asleep, to make his nocturnal trek. Ene was 17 at the time. Back at the house, there were two younger African teenagers waiting for him. Get.alertfilm. Amazing video of first and final film scenes shown at the same time. 100 Greatest One-Liners: Before The Kill. Music Industry Blog.

The ARChive of Contemporary Music. This is what Hip Hop's Billboard top 10 sounded like, back in 1995. The Beatles to One Direction: 50 years of boy bands. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Babymetal. All photos courtesy of the artist Once you step into Babymetal’s world, you realize how surreal it all is.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Babymetal

Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal sat across from me, their metallic silver and black stagewear shining and their bright, curious eyes lined with kohl. BABYMETAL - New Songs, Playlists, Videos & Tours - BBC Music. Babymetal review – J-pop teen metallers come of age. Devil horns: the universal symbol for heavy metal worship.

Babymetal review – J-pop teen metallers come of age

Join finger and thumb to make a snout and that hand gesture becomes a fox shadow-puppet to throw at the shrine of Babymetal for the fox god, who according to the band, delivers them the music to share with the world. Tonight, that symbol is held aloft by meaty metalheads, under-fives and kawaii girls for more than an hour and a half. In 2014, Babymetal hype reached UK shores and landed them a headline show at the Forum in London. Tag: Babymetal. Metal influences and impressions of the US: Q&A with BABYMETAL - Features.

Most metal bands don’t rock pigtails and tutus while they’re head-banging, but then again: Most metal bands don’t look and sound like Fifth Harmony backed by Slipknot.

Metal influences and impressions of the US: Q&A with BABYMETAL - Features

Japan’s BABYMETAL perform choreography reminiscent of ‘90s girl bands in front of a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal. The heavy-metal/teen-pop hybrid group are set to release their sophomore full-length April 1 via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment. News of the album was revealed in front of BABYMETAL's hometown fans Dec. 16 during their two headlining shows at Japan's Yokohama Arena.

The group also announced American tour dates. Babymetal on five fiery inspirations. Japanese Idol Group Babymetal Talk Ariana Grande and The Fox God. Japanese idol culture has nothing to do with Keith Urban or jazzy interpretations of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

Japanese Idol Group Babymetal Talk Ariana Grande and The Fox God

The idol performers are interchangeable figurines who, unlike American pop culture icons, are not individualized. Idols typically sing saccharine, Kawaii-styled J-pop, but there are rare occasions in which these teenage performers jump genres, moving away from the existing, seizure-inducing model. How Babymetal are leading a Japanese metal revival in the UK. It’s a Saturday evening, and London’s 12,500-capacity Wembley Arena is almost full.

How Babymetal are leading a Japanese metal revival in the UK

The crowd holds their arms aloft as pyrotechnic explosions burst from the front of the stage, and a four-piece band clad in identical white robes play ear-splitting riffs. On a podium in the middle of the hall, three teenage girls in red and black tutus stand, their movements synchronised as they sing in high, nasal tones over the roar of the guitars. On a screen behind them, footage of an ecstatic crowd in Tokyo is played — the concert is being live-streamed to thousands of fans in Japan. Rob Zombie Shuts Down Babymetal Haters, Babymetal Offer Thanks. Babymetal took a moment to thank Rob Zombie after the legendary rocker defended the Japanese pop/metal group.

Rob Zombie Shuts Down Babymetal Haters, Babymetal Offer Thanks

It all started on May 9 when Rob Zombie shared a photo he took with Babymetal. ボリュームをあげて、音楽を解放しよう。 flumpool / 解放区. COSMIC EXPLORER. Sound of Change – Supporting Buskers Beyond The Streets. The Hypnotic Clamor of Morocco by Adam Shatz. In 1931, a twenty-one-year-old American composer in Paris named Paul Bowles visited Morocco at the suggestion of Gertrude Stein. His travel companion was his composition teacher, Aaron Copland. They rented a home in Tangier, where Bowles, a composer of svelte, jazzy music in the Poulenc mould, wrote one of his first scores, an impressionistic piano piece called “Tamamar,” after a village in the Atlas mountains. Copland was unsettled by the clamor of drums during wedding season, and thought Tangier a “madhouse,” but Bowles was enraptured. He collected 78s of local music, just as he had collected old blues recordings back home, and sent copies to Béla Bartók.

“When I first heard Arabic music on records,” he recalled later, “I determined to go and live where I could be surrounded by sounds like those, because there seemed to be very little else one could ask for in life.” Here’s the Real Story Behind the Indonesian Singer Irma Bule, Who Died From a Cobra Bite. The bizarre death of a singer in Indonesia became international headlines in recent days. Irma Bule lost her life on Sunday after being bitten by a venomous king cobra she brought on stage as a prop at a village in West Java. The news sparked a wave of sensationalist headlines: “Shocking! Singer Irma Bule dies after being bit by venomous cobra on stage! (Watch video)” read one. 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' 30 Years On. In the mid-‘80s, Marv Wolfman and George Perez were at the top of their game. They had done what very few comic book creators had been able to do. Songs About the Southland: Marvel's Black Panther vs. the Klan.

“Ain’t no change in the weather. Ain’t no changes in me.” —J. J. Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Gamergate: How the Netflix series absorbed the anxieties of the online movement. Photo by Myles Aronowitz/Netflix Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones is many things. It’s possibly the biggest surprise spotlight grab by a B- or even C-list comic book character since Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s one of the grimmest, darkest, boldest shows out there: a TV show that’s essentially 13 hours of PTSD related to the aftermath of sexual assault. We Don’t Need Supergirl OR Jessica Jones. We Need Both. On Friday, Netflix launched its full, first season of the much-hyped Jessica Jones; so far, reactions have been mostly positive from critics and fans alike.

The Social Justice League. The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American ComicsRamzi FawazNew York University Press. The Forever-Doomed Eastern Europe of Our Imaginations.