New York City's Barefoot Homeless Man is Internet Famous, But Still Shoeless

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New York City's Barefoot Homeless Man is Internet Famous, But Still Shoeless
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The New York Times tracked down and interviewed Jeffrey Hillman, the barefoot homeless man who was given a brand new pair of boots by an NYPD officer on duty last week, as famously seen in the viral Facebook photo captured by a tourist who happened to be passing by the scene. Curiously enough, the man was once again barefoot when the Times reporter approached him and when asked why, he responded that he was hiding them in safe place as "they are worth a lot of money."

Parody Twitter Account of the Day: @NYTPreposition

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Parody Twitter Account of the Day: @NYTPreposition
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Created by two college friends Robinson Meyer and Nick Castele, @NYTPrepositions pokes fun at the New York Times' obsessive pursuit of prepositional phrases as headlines of their stories.

Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day
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From the New York Times:

For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe's highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.

Here's the whole story; here's the ruling.

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Truth Vigilante of the Day

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Truth Vigilante of the Day
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Truth Vigilante of the Day: Asks New York Times public editor Arthur S. Brisbane: Should the Times "challenge 'facts' that are asserted by newsmakers they write about"?

"Duh doy," answers everyone. (Some

Curb Your Enthusiasm Did It of the Day

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Did It of the Day
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Curb Your Enthusiasm Did It of the Day: In a terrifying sign of the times, the New York Times today posted an article to its website accompanied by a headline that features a smiley-face emoticon.

The Cutline's Dylan Stableford notes that this is

Time-Lapse Thing of the Day

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Time-Lapse Thing of the Day: Phillip Mendonça-Vieira says: "Due to an errant cron task that ran twice an hour from September 2010 to July 2011, I accidentally collected about 12,000 screenshots of the front page of the nytimes.com."

Some memorable events to watch for: The Chilean mining accident @ 0:39; Arab Spring @ 3:38; and the Japanese Tsunami @ 4:54.

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