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The Bitcoin Broker and the 13-Year-Old Girl in the Bikini

valleywag.gawker.com — Last year, successful startup CEO and Bitcoin community hero Tony Gallippi testified before Congress on behalf of the oft-maligned crypto-libertarian dream currency. Gallippi, head of the virtual payment company Bitpay, explained to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that he believed Bitcoin had the power to transform the way Americans live their financial lives--not just through secure transactions, but by creating an immense ledger of property exchange, "a public record forever, for pennies."
RT @Valleywag: Tony Gallippi went from running an underage bikini model website to testifying before congress about Bitcoin http://t.co/eaU…
RT @samfbiddle: the CEO of Bitpay got his start on the web peddling pictures of underage girls valleywag.gawker.com/the-bitcoin-br…
CEO of prominent bitcoin company once ran teenage bikini photo site, says @samfbiddle valleywag.gawker.com/the-bitcoin-br…
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"Happy" Makes Pharrell Cry

gawker.com — This unfiltered emotional display only makes the most likable man in pop music more likable*. After watching a montage of fan-made videos to his No. 1 hit "Happy" during his interview on Oprah Prime, Pharrell wept (and wept).
@LoriMatsukawa: Great stuff. @Pharrell cries on @Oprah watching #Happy from around the world. bit.ly/1m3ynD7 Pure Joy” Love this!

Finland's New Stamps are Drawings of Gay Bondage Porn

gawker.com — S I can't remember the last time I even saw a stamp, but then again I don't live in Finland, where their new stamps feature drawings of gay bondage porn. The drawings come courtesy of the Tom of Finland Foundation, the organization that controls the works of the famous Finnish gay porn artist born Touko Laaksonen.
I suppose its a bit different. RT @Gawker: Finland's new stamps are drawings of gay bondage porn. gaw.kr/W1d1KZO
This is amazing. RT @Gawker: Finland's new stamps are drawings of gay bondage porn. gaw.kr/W1d1KZO

Is the Internet Making Us More Unequal? A Q&A With Astra Taylor

gawker.com — Astra Taylor began her career making documentaries about thinkers (Zizek! and Examined Life). Now she's doing the thinking herself. In her new book, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Taylor argues the Internet isn't as liberating a force as its initial boosters promised.
"Folks like Hardt and Negri actually sound like some popular corporate consultants/tech hypers." - Astra Taylor gawker.com/is-the-interne…
Is the internet making us more unequal? Great interview and online forum with author/filmmaker Astra Taylor: gawker.com/is-the-interne…
RT @michelledean: Hey internet, I’m hosting a Q&A with @astradisastra about her new book, the Internet, and inequality, at 2. http://t.co/n…

Donald Rumsfeld Can't Figure Out His Taxes

gawker.com — That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something. My annual letter to the #IRS: pic.twitter.com/BFh0AXTvAk - Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014 Mostly, it tells us a lot about why the wars ended up the way they did when he was in charge of the federal government's largest bureaucracy, which ran them.
Yet he's not wrong. RT @Gawker: Don Rumsfeld can't figure out his taxes. The Iraq thing makes a lot more sense now. gaw.kr/h6dQGd9
RT @Gawker: Don Rumsfeld can't figure out his taxes. The Iraq thing makes a lot more sense now. gaw.kr/h6dQGd9

Is the Internet Making Us More Unequal? A Q&A With Astra Taylor

gawker.com — Astra Taylor began her career making documentaries about thinkers (Zizek! and Examined Life). Now she's doing the thinking herself. In her new book, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Taylor argues the Internet isn't as liberating a force as its initial boosters promised.
RT @Gawker: A Q&A with @astradisastra about her new book, inequality and the internet. gaw.kr/s7ms7Yf
RT @Gawker: A Q&A with @astradisastra about her new book, inequality and the internet. gaw.kr/s7ms7Yf

UNICEF Makes Music Video Reminding People Not to Shit Outside

gawker.com — More than 620 million Indians, or half the country's population, defecate openly outside on a daily basis, a public nuisance and health threat that the country has been trying to shut down. But UNICEF has a plan: an animated fever nightmare of a chart topper called "Poo Party."
RT @Gawker: UNICEF makes music video reminding people not to shit outside. gaw.kr/d6wl5db

Texting Driver Who Hit Bicyclist: "I Just Don't Care"

gawker.com — S A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist, fracturing his spine, told police she had some regrets-about the dents in her car. Local police say 21-year-old Kimberley Davis was texting with seven different phone numbers as she drove her vehicle through Koroit, a small town in western Australia.

New Photos Reveal True Purpose of Mysterious Boston Marathon Roof Man

gawker.com — One year ago today, one minute after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a journalism student named Dan Lampariello uploaded to his Twitter account a photo of the blast, taken from his vantage point a few blocks down Boylston Street.
remember the mysterious "roof man" above the finish line in #boston last year? turns out, homeboy was just at BBQ. gawker.com/new-photos-rev…