A Supercut of Tattoos in Film
“The Blob is 32 minutes of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive. James Lynch played bass on the one that sounds like an elf orgy. Allyson Baker played guitar on the last one. Mastered by Joey Raia.” – Aesop Rock
Details from Are Your Motives Pure? at Venus Over Manhattan
FiveThirtyEight does A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross
For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Pemex sent us the above. Pemex tattoos out of Castro Tattoo in San Francisco, and you can follow him here.
HELF by Simon Landrein
In such a disposable economy, it’s always a treasure to come across old money. Here, Chris Ware imagines the journey of one penny, minted in 1929.
Asa Akira’s new memoir gets you deep inside the mind of a porn star as she tells her tale of going from school girl at Manhattan’s United Nations International School to AVN Performer of the Year. Complemented with a cover by David Choe, it’s a hard to miss book on the shelf, and a worthy purchase to pass on to your lady for encouragement.
In 2008, Japanese astronauts took cherry tree seeds with them to the International Space Station. After 8 months and 4,100 times around the globe, the seeds came home and were planted in various locations around Japan. Four years later, some of the “space cherry trees” are now blossoming with just five petals—compared with around 30—a full six years ahead of schedule. Hypothesizing about the radical growth, one researcher said “there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth.”
The 20-layer, Epic Grilled Cheese
Shiksa, directed by Matt Porter
Originally published April 2013
Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.
My Father, The Drug Lord by Tony Dokoupil
Big Tony Dokoupil–a charismatic, high-living drug trafficker–made his fortune moving dozens of tons of weed, then bottomed out and lost it all. His estranged son finds him two decades later, ruined, and confronts the man who abandoned his family to rule over the golden age of marijuana.
And on we go