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Published: Wednesday, 11/11/2009

'Chinese Democracy', Axl Rose fading for fans

Proof that this band has been <a href=" http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://80s-music.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/axl_rose_tatoo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://80s-music.net/%3Fp%3D17&h=344&w=344&sz=87&tbnid=6hHvcmy51XIJ::&tbnh=120&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daxl%2Brose&usg=__2crXO5LMMeor8Gm0Zv8ku2PMF4k=&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=1" target="_blank  "><font color=blue><b>fading for years</font color=blue></b></a>. Proof that this band has been <a href=" http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://80s-music.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/axl_rose_tatoo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://80s-music.net/%3Fp%3D17&h=344&w=344&sz=87&tbnid=6hHvcmy51XIJ::&tbnh=120&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daxl%2Brose&usg=__2crXO5LMMeor8Gm0Zv8ku2PMF4k=&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=1" target="_blank "><font color=blue><b>fading for years</font color=blue></b></a>.
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"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.


ABOUT TIME: Chinese Democracy cost Axl Rose 13 years, 14 studios and the exit of every other founding member of Guns n' Roses to produce 14 songs. Was it worth it? The countdown clock says we'll know in about 11 days - maybe. Proof that this band has been fading for years. (KC)

PASTE ME: Want to pop yourself into a JibJab video? Who wouldn't. (KC)


MORE IS BETTER: As "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" rockets to the top of the movie charts, Jada Pinkett Smith gets her wish for more body - she plays the hippo. The actress had even been to Tanzania recently with husband Will Smith. (KC)

SPIN O' DEATH: We apparently missed this on Halloween, but here's a quick note on North Korea's amusement parks of death. Wheeee. Fun game: Try to guess the number of maintenance checks this coaster at Kaeson Youth Park has had. (KC)

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