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Parallel Virtual Elections

I can't imagine what happens when 911bloggers start piling onto THIS:

"Check out a new kind of Get Out The Vote event called Campaign USA: campaignusa.tv LiveDigital and Terrence McNally have invited armchair politicians to join a digital video town hall meeting to discuss election-year issues. Stop by and check out what an emergent democracy might look like in the future."

http://www.livedigital.com/events/campaignusa

Rampaging Elephant Attacks 911 Activists at Banksy Show in Los Angeles

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"Art shock" turned to horror last night as a live elephant featured in a downtown LA gallery show got out of control. The show was promoted as a "vandalized warehouse," featuring graffiti and other works by infamous UK "art terrorist" Banksy.

It took trainers and guards over an hour to sedate the elephant with many MDMA-filled darts. (MDMA potency is proportional to body-weight.)

12 visitors were reportedly hurt, and many of Banksy's finest pieces of anti-capitalist satire ruined.

LAPD forces have secured the Hunter Street/Santa Fe area and are questioning witnesses; "there is no basis for allegations that this elephant went crazy as a protest against Banksy's bad taste in using security guards to protect his own art from vandalism. Elephants don't do critical theory. Sorry."

Banksy's LA show had already spiralled out of control Friday afternoon, when animal rights activists discovered a real live elephant in the Hunter Street warehouse. The story hit the front page of the LA Times Saturday morning, and many tousle-haired hipsters found the show deluged by Soccer moms and kids, to their great dismay.