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January 27th, 2010: Rockoons! JUST AS AWESOME AS YOU IMAGINED.

So yesterday I linked to Posterchild and Jason Eppink's awesome Astoria Scum River Bridge (a story that was picked up by Boing Boing!) and said it was cool how street art can be constructive. Post's latest update is even more awesome: the bridge has been tagged (thereby christening it as an official Brooklyn piece of public transit), but also, NYC Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. (representin' Astoria!) sent them an official letter thanking them for making the bridge, and promising that the leak that caused the bridge to be necessary in the first place will be repaired.

So awesome, you guys! Often when people online talk about street art, the conversation devolves to "hurr hurr if someone ever tags my suburban garage door I'll kill 'em, nobody better tag my suburban garage door", and it's really cool when something like this happens and you can point to it and say "positive change through street art, JERKS" and then whisper under your breath "sorry for calling you jerks, but seriously".

To make sure the best gifts ever in time get to you when you want them, here are the HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES. Orders placed before these dates will get to you in time for Christmas!

December 1st-4th: All shipping methods except U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ are safe.
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December 10th: USPS FIRST CLASS and STANDARD may not make it in time and neither will USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL.
December 14th: ALMOST NOTHING IS SAFE. USPS EXPRESS is the only safe USPS option. For FEDEX HOME/GROUND shipping it depends on where you are: refer to this map!
December 17th: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (IF THINGS PLACED ON OR AFTER THIS DATE ARRIVE BY THE 24TH, THAT IS)

One year ago today: hey everyone, remember xtreegold? man i have been on, like, a 24-hour xtgold nostalgia bender

– Ryan

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