Of Course Barack Obama Listens To Nicki Minaj

Our current president enjoys pro and college football and basketball, was born in Hawaii, says “uhhh” a lot and likes rap music. (In 2010 he told Rolling Stone that he enjoys Jay-Z, Nas, and Lil’ Wayne.) These are things that I know to be true about him.

Add Nicki Minaj to the list of music Obama works out to. After being asked about the feud between Nicki and Mariah Carey on American Idol, he responded:

“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out. I am confident. I am all about bringing people together. Working for the same cause. So, I think that both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that, you know, they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”  Continue reading “Of Course Barack Obama Listens To Nicki Minaj”

X-Ray Photos From The Book ‘Stuck Up’

In a new 224-page book released earlier this month, 100 images of bizarre X-rays are documented by three doctors, Marty A. Sindhian, Murdoc Knight, and Rich E. Dreben.

Everything from a Buzz Lightyear doll to coins, cassette tapes, baby shoes, chopsticks, ipods and an electrical cord. The insertion happened mostly rectally or orally though a few did occur through the nose and urethra.

Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted And Ingested In Places They Shouldn’t Be even has a purpose. According to Sindhian, Dreben and Knight the book looks to remove the embarrassment element and encourages people to seek treatment after inserting or swallowing strange things.

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Did Steve Jobs Disapprove Of Contemporary Music?

According to his iPod selection (it was dissected in his new biography, by Walter Isaacson) and several quotes, Steve Jobs was not that interested in today’s musical stylings. He much preferred 60’s and 70’s music.

Bob Dylan was by far his favorite musician (his iPod contained 21 Dylan albums) who he also looked up to, someone he may have learned “constant innovation” from.

So if innovation is what kept Apple alive through the years, can we attribute the company’s success to Bob Dylan? No, not completely. But it’s still intriguing.

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