Makeup artist transforms herself into amazing likenesses of famous oil paintings, celebrities

Why use a regular old canvas when you can recreate masterpieces on your own face?

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Life imitating art (badly): If only they’d tried harder… 【Photos】

Always aim for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Okay, in about 20,000 years time, since the nearest one is 4.3 light years away. Isn’t it better to aim for the stars so you land on the moon? Or how about just making a rough imitation? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That’ll be good enough. But sometimes the extent of the failure is so horrendous that it might have been better not to try at all. These sad attempts to imitate the ideal were posted up on Japanese message board site Hamusoku.

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Japanese Man Arrested For Attempted Extortion of Sex and Songs

In recent years, Japan has been inundated with phone scams like one known as Ore Ore Sagi (“Hey it’s me!” Con).  This involves a young man calling an elderly woman pretending to be her son.  He then claims he was in some kind of trouble and asks her to send money via bank transfer.

In a completely new take on this well-known scam, Shigeyuki Goto was arrested on suspicion of extortion and attempted extortion by phone. However, instead of the typical monetary gain he was hoping his victims could sing him a song.

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