Monthly Archives: July 2013

Very clever fish art. (Never thought I would type that.)

Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard Makes Art Out of Fishes | Amusing Planet

Dressing up animals and placing them in a variety of situations is not a new concept. We have seen cats, squirrels, rats and rabbits dressed up as people, but this is the first time we are seeing someone placing decapitated heads of dead fishes atop doll-like figurines to create miniature scenes.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/07/anne-catherine-becker-echivard-makes.html

Things that make you go Hmmmm ack gag…

Obama Promise To ‘Protect Whistleblowers’ Just Disappeared From Change.gov | Techdirt

The folks from the Sunlight Foundation have noticed that the Change.gov website, which was set up by the Obama transition team after the election in 2008 has suddenly been scrubbed of all of its original content. They noted that the front page had…

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130726/01200123954/obama-promise-to-protect-whistleblowers-just-disappeared-changegov.shtml

Caisse Noire: n. A slush fund pool of money, often illegal, often used to finance illegal activities such as the payment of bribes, kickbacks, for example, the conclusion of a sale. As they say in French, “fonds clandestins”.

Caisse noire – Wikipédia

Une caisse noire est une réserve d’argent, le plus souvent illicite, servant à financer des actions souvent illicites comme le versement de pots-de-vin, par exemple pour la conclusion d’une vente.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caisse_noire