|A miner holds his head in his hands after being affected with toxic gas while searching for co-workers.|
"Turkish coalmine disaster:
|Riot police fire plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse protesters in central Istanbul during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster.|
The demonstrators shouted anti-government slogans and urged solidarity with the miners and their families, as anger swept Turkey as the extent of the disaster became clear.
A total of 284 people have been confirmed dead, with 18 more people believed still to be trapped and unlikely to be brought out alive, three days after fire sent deadly carbon monoxide coursing through the mine.
The company running the mine said it was not to blame, saying an unexplained build-up of heat caused the fire which triggered the disaster.
But the protests have been aimed at the mine's owners, who are accused of ignoring safety for profit, and at prime minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, seen as too cosy with industry tycoons and insensitive in its reaction to the tragedy."
Turkish coalmine disaster: Police fire tear gas into people mourning the death of 300 miners in Soma
Fighting tears with tears and fears?
Paragraph from Wikipedia entry on the song Mad World -
"Two decades later, the song made a popular resurgence when it was covered in a much slower and sombre minimalist style by composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack to the movie Donnie Darko in 2001.
This version reached #1 in the UK in December 2003, and also became an international hit. This version of the song is often mistakenly attributed to the band R.E.M.."This clip above has 865,953 views and it's telling viewers that the clip is an R.E.M song, but it's not, it's a Michael Andrews and Gary Jules song.
"‘We didn’t appear to be crashing’: Terrifying moment passengers on board plane realize part of wing has fallen off."
Sounds like something out of the script of Donnie Darko,
doesn't it, with the wing falling apart?
Life is stranger than fiction in this mad world, that's for sure.
Let's hope a tangent universe just didn't open up with that plane, either ;-)
" An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television in The Beatles' early days fetched $US657,000 ($702,000) at auction in New York, topping the auction house's pre-sale estimates.Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar on 1963 appearances on the British TV shows Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars with The Beatles.
Harrison also played the guitar during the sessions when The Beatles recorded I Want to Hold Your Hand and This Boy in October 1963, months before they brought "Beatlemania" to the United States, launching the so-called British Invasion of rock bands.
The guitar was estimated to sell between $US400,000 and $US600,000, Julien's Auctions said ahead of the sale.
Harrison bought the guitar in 1963 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister in the US, the auction house said.
Also sold at the auction was a handwritten placard with doodles signed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their 1969 anti-war "bed-in" in Montreal, which fetched $US187,000."
|The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 sold at auction for $US657,000.|