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What the Sock?

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A “socklifter” is on the loose in Japan according to France 24:

A Japanese high school girl who was tackled by a sock-stealing thief is the latest victim in a series of similar attacks against teenage targets, police said Friday.

The 16-year-old was walking in an eastern Tokyo suburb on Thursday when she was wrestled to the ground by a man who ripped a sock off her left foot and fled with the goods.

At least four other high school girls in the same neighbourhood have been victims of socklifters since September, police said.

The latest victim was not injured by the thief, who appeared to be in his thirties or forties. It remained unclear if the same man was responsible for all the incidents.

“In the third case, a man took the girl’s leggings off. In all the other cases, victims lost one of their socks,” said a local police officer.

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Buzz Coastin: ‘eye here amerika spinning’

I’ve quietly enjoyed the work of Buzz Coastin off-site for a while, so I thought I’d share one of his more recent works with my fellow Disinfonauts.

Via Absurdist Video Art:

BUZZ COASTIN is one of the most prolific online video makers who specializes in taking the unlimited library of internet video (ranging from vlogs, online news, porn, as well as a vast array of audio sources) and mashing them together into an absurdist smorgasburg of sight and sound revealing both the absurdity of the content which is created by others, and the new process of the artist whose paintbrush  now only has to digitally dip into the overwhelming content which already exists.

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Chairobics Too Strenuous?

Wake Up, Disinfo: It’s Time to Oxycise!
Via Oxycise.com:

“Then one day, like Archimedes of old, it happened. In a physiology textbook there it was: fat oxidizes into carbon dioxide. Wait a second, I read that line again: fat oxidizes into carbon dioxide. No way! So you’re telling me that all I have to do is breathe to lose weight. I can’t believe no one has ever told me this before. Fat leaves my body through breathing??”

 

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Man Shoots Girlfriend After Argument About ‘The Walking Dead’

ZOMBIES R SRS BSNS:

Via Raw Story: 26 year-old Jared Gurman shot his girlfriend in the back following an argument that began over the television program The Walking Dead. The wounded, Jessica Gelderman, had balked at Gurman’s assertion that it was important to prepare for a real zombie apocalypse. Gelderman suffered a pierced lung, pierced diaphragm and shattered rib, but survived the attack.  Much of this season of The Walking Dead has occurred in and around a prison, so maybe Gurman’s likely incarceration will provide further training usable in the event of his feared zombie apocalypse.

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