1. Since I can’t think of a better way to put this:

    Having a child who is sick is hard, so you can imagine that having to take care of a child with an intense disease like Friedreich’s Ataxia can be. Gracie-Law and her family are having a tough time. Amongst a dozen other setbacks, she is working hard to take care of her son who is suffering from this debilitating and rare disease. It’s certainly been putting a strain on the family and no amount of help from the government can cover all of the bills they have. 

    VinylReviewProject and WabiSabiforRobots have been discussing the problems facing Gracie-Law for a while now and, with her approval, decided to start raising money for her. They went to friends and well-wishers, asking them to contribute tracks for a compilation to help support her. 

    When you donate money to Gracie-Law, you’ll receive this compilation for free. All of the proceeds that we receive are going directly to Gracie-Law and none of the artists have received any compensation for their work. We have set the minimum contribution at $5, but we encourage you to give more. They could really use the help.

    - "The Gracie Law Mixtape"

    This is a really unique album and working on it has been a blast.  I’d be proud to be a part of it just for the sake of making something eclectic and cool but the fact that all of the proceeds go to the most excellent gracie-law and her family just puts it right over the top.

    $5 gets you 15 awesome tracks.  Check it out.

     
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  5. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is a mediocre and plodding film that everyone likes because of the special effects and for its heavy-handed message about the danger of seeing your enemy as inhuman, which is both timely and easy to grasp.  

    Also, like "Godzilla" we’re presented with a San Francisco that is devoid of color and character, although “Dawn” is set in the future so I guess we can assume this takes place after the entire city is annexed by Google and repurposed as a giant communal workspace that encourages desk-sharing.  

    "We’re almost there, I can feel it.  Let’s take a quick 30 minute tire-swing break and come back to this with fresh eyes, how’s that sound?"

    (Source: taringa.net)

     
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  7. As expected, “Cedar Trail” swept the Daytime Emmys this year.

     
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  9. Hey, that’s not a pizza!

     
  10. There were more turtles out than usual today. I suspect it’s part of a crass marketing ploy.