Our New Hero

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We talk with Tim Lahan about his relatively new comic, Whatever Man
 
Who is Whatever Man?

Just some guy who wants to be a “super hero” so he can wear the costume and reap the benefits of seeming important while doing as little work as possible. Pretty much the prototypical modern American male.
 
Where did he get his powers from?

He doesn’t really have any powers. If it appears like he does it’s probably because he’s dreaming.
 
Well then, in his dreams, what does he use his powers for?

Getting what he wants (beer, girls, chicken nuggets, whatever).
 
Does Whatever Man have any enemies?

I think there are a couple guys in the comic who follow the super villain trope, but they’re featured more as vignettes and don’t really interact with WM. If they do happen to cross paths they’re almost always victorious because Whatever Man sorta sucks at combat.
 
Who knows about Whatever Man?

Like his actual identity? Everyone, he can’t be bothered to wear a mask.
 
What happens next?

He tries to get a publishing deal and eventually optioned for a cartoon series or full-length feature that flops. Or just a free beer at the very least.
 

Fugazi’s First Demo, 1988 (Stream)

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11 songs recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1988.

Love You Japan!

It’s apparently a big thing in Japan for girls to dress alike to show off their friendship or something. Thanks to forward-thinking by a hardworking exec, grown-up girls who are friends and also fans of lingerie and Disney’s Frozen, now have the opportunity to wear matching Frozen-themed bras that change color when the girls touch. Are you still reading this?

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Friday’s Vault

Pat Duffy in Plan B’s Second Hand Smoke

A Parliament About Nothing

Seinfeld in Australian Parliament

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York & Los Angeles

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EARLY MAN
Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Christian Rosa, David Pappaceno, David Shrigley, Dennis Hoekstra, Devin Troy Strother, Eric Yahnker, Francine Spiegel, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Katherine Bernhardt, Misaki Kawai, Paul DeMuro, Takeshi Murata, Theo Rosenblum, and more.

November 13 – December 28th, 2014

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, New York 10012

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“Nightstick” (Limp)

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Brad Downey’s new edition with Case Studyo deflates the authority.

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Brothers in Neon

LAS VEGAS is Tom Gould’s excellent new short film profiling the operators of the oldest strip club in New Zealand.

It Costs $195 to Destroy an AK-47 in Africa

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Well, that’s roughly the math for Fonderie 47’s $195,000 “Inversion Principle” watch. For each timepiece sold, 1,000 AK-47’s in Africa are destroyed. To add a certain bravado to the project, some of these weapons end up reappearing as part of an assault-grade steel plate in the watch itself. Tough stuff if you can afford it.

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Flushed Out

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Jacksonville police recently arrested a 24-year-old man for stealing the toilet flushing mechanisms from 17 different public restrooms.

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A Quiz About People Caught Up in the Moment

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Cumming or Drumming?

My Baby Blue

You Have to F**king Eat, performed by Bryan Cranston

To Keep You Warm on Those Days When You Pick Up Your Best Made Axe and Just Let the Splinters Fly

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Polo’s Channel-Quilted Workshirt featuring a buffalo plaid cotton lining

Comet Sounds

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The newly touched 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet also makes futuristic music.

Buying a Beer Because of its Label

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The Brown Note from Against The Grain Brewery is the “brown ale to end all brown ales.”

Lunchtime Laughter

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Magnum Images Rescued from Oblivion

Magnum’s “Square Print Sale” features overlooked work by photographic masters like Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, and Thomas Hoepker. The signed, 6″x6″ time-limited editions are available for $100 through Friday, November 14th at 5pm EST, so get your good gifting on until then.

Printables

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The Alaska of Giants and Gods by Dave Eggers

“The Lower Forty-eight was full of cowards and thieves and it was time for mountains and people of truth and courage.”

Working Class Window Art. As Outsider as it Gets.

Baltimore’s painted screens

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