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Prisoner of Love: Reality Show Gone Too Far

So there are many horrible reality shows out there, but this is kind of hard to top; On the new Dutch reality show“Prisoner of Love,” women go on blind dates with newly-released criminals and have to guess what crime they were jailed for. Am I the only one worried about the safety of the women? (Uh, having a blind date with an ex-rapist?)

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The New Standard of “Nesting”

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Dutch artist Benjamin Verdonck takes “nesting” to a whole new level. He has built a nest in the side of a skyscraper in Rotterdam. He’s staying there for seven days and built it out of “the crowns of twenty-three silver birches. one birch one willow two straw bales one bucket of spit three bags of sand twelve buckets of glue nineteen cans of polyurethane foam.” Here’s his website if you can read Dutch.

There’s also a giant egg sitting on the street. It makes me wonder if “he” is actually portraying a female bird. A loon or cuckoo, you decide. I personally love the idea.

Here are two clips of Verdonck, the egg, and some bewildered looking onlookers:

Tiësto is spinning us right round again

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The best DJ of the world, (really, he’s been voted for 3 consecutive years by DJ Magazine) who once played for the Olympic games audience, is spinning for the world again in Tiësto Elements of Life World Tour 2008. This Dutch DJ who goes by an Italian twist of his childhood nickname started his career back in 1985 and is still alive and spinning. The tour is to support his newest album which was released back in April 2007 which was nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Electronic/Dance Album.”

For schedules and tickets, check the official website.

Here’s a clip of the show in Netherlands