For Funky Architects, Dapper Dentists, Regal Ruffians, and All Other Forms of Stand-Up Sophisticants

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Jacques-Elliott makes great looking, unpretentious ties.

The Girl With The Pierced Eardrum

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Banksy gives Vermeer’s masterpiece a 21st century update in what some could see as the beginnings of his visibility campaign in anticipation of HBO’s upcoming special.

Square-Dance Style

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The first act of sex on earth happened about 385 million years ago between two primitive bony fish in an ancient Scottish lake. The fish did it sideways—like two square dancers—rubbing their genitalia together like cheese graters

“Life’s a Party, Rock Your Body”

Marcel the Shell is back! and he’s got a new book out.

The Conspiracy Theorist’s Favorite Top-Secret Space Plane

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The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane landed quietly back on earth over the weekend after having been in orbit for the past 674 days “conducting experiments.” Measuring 29′ 3″ long and 9′ 6″ high with a 14′ 11″ wingspan, the plane is thought to be some type of “space bomber spy plane” that is tracking Chinese movements outside of earth’s atmosphere. The military won’t confirm the speculation.

 

The First Rule of Skateboarding is That There Are No Rules

I was a Skate Rat

“a brief meditation on the nature of how suburban nomadic skateboarders find each other, build communities – and as is often the case in adversarial environments – use every inch of their limitations and blank canvas, to breed ideas that influence the life of skateboarders every day. From the kick flip, to the kick tail, Floridians are responsible for scores of technical and cultural advancements – and they are all skate rats.”

Friday’s Vault

Rodney Mullen in Plan B’s “Second Hand Smoke” (1994)

Deadbeats on Deadbeats

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We’ve been fans of the Deadbeat Club since we first encountered their zines from what seems like years ago. With a one-night only event happening tonight (10/17), we asked some of the members of this tight knit photo crew to talk about each other’s pictures. Here’s are the results, beginning with Dennis McGrath’s take on Ed Templeton’s photo, above.

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Big Fun for the Eardrums

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CVS Bangers, Volume 3 by Hennessy Youngman

Once a Church, Still a Graveyard, and Yours For Only $99,000

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Dreaming about an upstate retreat for your artistic endeavors? Don’t mind using an outhouse close to where the dead are buried? Maybe you’re inspired by the spirit of old Methodist church hymns? Or could it just be that you’ve always wanted a functional bell tower? Whatever the case, here’s a 2500 sq. ft. drafty old church for sale in the Catskills. The address is 40 Sack road, so you best bring the blunts…

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How Art Can Save The Universe From Total Destruction

An evangelical booklet for the promotion of the humanities by Mark Mulroney. Available by mail-order here

For those in SF, Mark has a new show opening at Ever Gold this Saturday, October 18th, from 7-10pm

100% Kook

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Alexis Ross took traditional Chinatown Laundry bag material and turned it into the upper for his new Vans Syndicate OG Authentic Pro CV “S” shoe.

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Attention Deficit Opera

“Macbeth,” a Toiletpaper project for the Metropolitan Opera by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

The Great Molly Mile

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After noticing that police spotted him curiously “digging around flower pots” along the route for Chicago Marathon, 29-year old real estate agent Bryan Duffy took off into the race and joined marathoners until he was eventually tackled by Chicago PD. His pockets contained an altoids tin with ten capsules of molly, and $541 in cash.

Morning Dose of the Hills Of Honolulu

Sounds by Alden Tyrell

Maja Krag is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

{note: boobs}

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A Battle Ready Bootleg

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Мишка’s ISIS Crisis T-Shirt

Stay Puft!

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For the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, Legacy Recordings is releasing a limited edition 12″ “Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl” featuring Ray Parker Jr.’s No. 1 hit single “Ghostbusters” and Run-DMC’s “Ghostbusters” rap from the sequel. The real gem of this all is the packaging, which is basically a marshmallow, or technically a puffy gatefold jacket simulating the feel, texture, and smell of a marshmallow. Pre-order here

Portrait of a Drone

Richard Mosse (of infrared photography fame) directed this short “Death Is Elsewhere” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Featuring the X-47B drone in maneuvers on the aircraft carrier, it’s an up close look at the beautiful design of one of the pilotless killers.

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