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Animated Short: Ode to Nature

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History is replete with hermits who go to the top of tall things (mountains, big poles, step-ladders) and then meditate, fast, and sit around for a long time to figure out the meaning of life and the universe or maybe to just be alone for a long time because other people are really freaking annoying.

Anyway, Handshake writer Matthew Millham, also known as superman, has created his own interpretation of the age-hold hermit on the mountain story. So watch the above video and think — deeply –and then forget about it because it will be too much deep for your brain to handle.

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Killing Me Softly

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Handshake assembled a posse of our meanest members and sent them down to the Ragnarok XXV event in western Pennsylvania. Here, they suspended their disbelief until they found themselves stuck somewhere between the Middle Ages and Middle Earth. They crossed cloth-taped swords with 1,358 of America’s best foam blade slingers in an event that is […]

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Dance Lessons With Elvis Jr.

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As a kid I tried out a lot of different hobbies before finding something I liked enough to stick with. Legos, Etch-a-Sketch, binge drinking – none did it for me. Thankfully I found disc golf, and my life hasn’t been the same since.

But not all kids like Frisbees. Some prefer boomerangs. Or womanizing. Or Elvis.

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Some Powerful Shit

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If you’ve never been to cow country, you might not be familiar with the wacky things farmers do with the tons of crap that plops onto fields across America every day. Poo clocks. Poo trivets. Poo chucking contests. Honestly, though, this stuff is all pretty worthless, never mind gross. What’s next, a baby crib made from caribou crap?

Besides, why waste a turd on a trivet when it can be used for something worthwhile, such as powering your PlayStation.

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Handshake‘s Exclusive Interview With Cory Doctorow (video)

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Handshake magazine reporter Kyle Leach caught up with boingboing.net’s co-founder Cory Doctorow at the book signing for his latest novel, For the Win.

Since all of Doctorow books are available as a free download under Creative Common licenses, we pried into Doctorow’s passion for copyfighting and how he’s raising his 2-year-old daughter in the age of disclosure and sharing.

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Handshake‘s Exclusive Interview With Foursquare’s Jonathan Crowley (video)

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Handshake‘s Erica Sanderson recently sat down with foursquare‘s Jonathan Crowley to find out what he thinks goes into a good foursquare app. Check out the video above and watch for a full Q&A with Crowley in the September issue of Handshake Magazine.

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A BeetleJuice Sequel?

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BeetleJuice. BeetleJuice. BeetleJuice.

Is he here yet? Rumors are surfacing of a potential BeetleJuice movie sequel. It’s been 22 years since the Tim Burton classic. Back then Alec Baldwin was thin, Tim Burton was a visionary, and Winona Ryder was hot.

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Tony Hayward Gets A Five-Finger Sandwich From Stephen Colbert

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Don’t make Stephen Colbert angry or things might get ugly.

Colbert unleashed his inner Incredible Hulk last night on The Colbert Report when he handed BP CEO Tony Hayward (played by an actor) a beating.

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Anat Kamm: An Isreali Leak Case Tests Government’s Transparency

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No, this isn’t the first 15 minutes of a James Bond film.

This is the life of former Israel Defense Forces solider and journalist Anat Kamm. Kamm, 23, accused of major espionage.

Among the charges filed against her are passing, holding, and collecting classified material with the intent to harm state security. The charge of passing those materials is punishable by life.

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