I get it now! That’s why soccer doesn’t let players use their hands. Just in case they decide to start playing with a fireball. Watch Joltter, Andrew Henderson, and Melody Donchet do tricks with a ball that’s on fire and also hit a free kick too.
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In the jargon of jazz, a “blue note” is one that deviates from the expected–an improvisational twist, a tickle in the ear. It is fitting that Blue Note Records, founded in New York by German expat Alfred Lion back in 1939, took its name from this artifact of genre, for throughout the latter half of the 20th century, the institution was continually surprising (and delighting) its audience.
From boogie-woogie and bebop to solo stylings and the avant-garde, Lion’s label left no tone unturned. The undisputed quality of Blue Note’s output was the direct result of its creator’s willingness to meet the artists on their level, to embrace the quirks and curveballs that make jazz music what it is. As an early Blue Note brochure put it:
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Since the first reports of the massive Panama Papers leak, Mossack Fonseca—the company responsible for creating offshore accounts for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people—has claimed the leak was the result of an outside hack. Recent reports have pointed to an outdated Outlook login and web portal software as possibly weak security points in Mossack’s network.
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Superman should be black.
By that I mean he should have dark skin, and not that he’s African-American or any other person of color. After all, the Man of Steel is from the planet Krypton, not Earth. That said, Superman could indeed be played by a black actor in future superhero movies.
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SEND… PSYCH! THE ability to pull back sent messages in Gmail used to be an experimental Labs plugin, but now it’s a core feature. A whole lot of people must reconsider their e-missives after they send them.
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For the second time in NBA history, a team has climbed and kicked its way to the 70-win plateau, with the Golden State Warriors’ surprisingly easy win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday pushing them over the hill.
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