“World’s Best” Pig Squealer

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French truck driver Noël “Nono” Jamet took home first prize for the sixth year in a row for his pig impression at France’s annual agricultural fair in Paris.

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Dre Day in the USA

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You’ve definitely seen the stickers and maybe been to the parties, but do you know about the history of Dre Day? On the occasion of the 13th annual Dre Day, we talk with Mike Davis of Burlesque of North America about turning Dr. Dre’s birthday into a national celebration.
 
What is Dre Day? When is Dre Day? and How did it begin?

Dre Day is an annual celebration of one of the most prolific and influential hip hop artists of all time: Dr. Dre. Like a lot of our best ideas, the idea for the party started with just some shit-talking and goofing off around the studio. Around late 2002, the crew from Life Sucks Die magazine was transitioning out of working on the magazine and into building a design studio known as Burlesque of North America. LSD alum Andrew Broder was in the office talking with Wes Winship and George Thompson about his upcoming single “What a Day Day” by his band Fog. I was living in St. Louis at the time. The three guys were just randomly blurting out other “Day’s” and Andrew said something about “What a Dre Day.” He left the office to go about the rest of his day. A light bulb went off in Wes’s head and he ran downstairs, stopped Andrew in the lobby and started brainstorming ideas for Dre Day. What and when would it be? How would we celebrate this icon of rap music and how could we turn his birthday into a national holiday?

The first party was February 18th (Dr. Dre’s birthday), 2003 at 7th Street Entry in downtown Minneapolis. Local DJs spun Dre-related classics from World Class Wrecking Cru to The Chronic to “Straight Outta Compton” to Get Rich Or Die Tryin. Twin cities punk icons Dillinger Four performed, we played the $20 Sack Pyramid live on stage, there was cake, fake Dre memorabilia, and the first ever Dr. Dre sticker pack featuring lyrics from The Chronic and faces of Dre / Snoop / Steven Tyler / etc all served up in a dimebag.
 
Life Sucks Die was a great mag. So how did the sticker packs come together? Was there a committee approach to selecting the best lyrics from ‘Chronic’? Also, can you talk about the experimental format years in 2004 & 2005?

The LSD crew had been doing packs of screenprinted stickers for years. The most recent packs leading up to the advent of Dre Day featured phrases like “I like the Whopper. Fuck the Big Mac,” “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?” and “Honk if you eat dead babies,” so the jump to doing something text-based with rap lyrics was pretty logical. For the first year, the idea was to make the pack look like a dimebag and feature lyrics just from “The Chronic.” In 2004, we wanted to try something different, so we changed the shape to square and used lyrics just from “The Chronic 2001.” Same thing in 2005 – just try something different with larger sized stickers. In 2006 and beyond, we went back to the dimebag sized stickers – a tried and true format. We’re almost 300 different stickers deep into it, so Dre better drop “The Detox” or we’ll run out of lyrics to use!

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This Ol’ Perv is Having the Time of His Life

The wet, messy and gunge videomix.

via, boingboing

Banned List

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Are You on F@$*k? The New York Times’ new language quiz wants to know.

And So The Day Begins…

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The DO IT NOW / FUCK IT Note pad by Terrapin Stationers

Kurt Cobain’s Credit Card

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Expired 20 years ago this month

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The Ian Curtis Museum

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Fans of Joy Division are trying to raise a lot of £’s to purchase Ian Curtis’s final home and turn it into a museum where visitors will have “the experience to walk the same floorboards as the man himself.”

via, NME / DangerousMinds

CHAKA

Second Life Trolling

Yes, Second Life still exists… so of course there are trolls lurking everywhere. Lucky for us, one such troll records his encounters for a glimpse into the highs and lows of the virtual world.

Mark Mothersbaugh’s Synth Collection

 

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News For Those Who Partake
 

Vanity Fair’s 10 Rules for smoking pot in the afternoon (or anytime).

“the dangers of smoking weed in the White House”

There’s too much weed in Washington state.

The First Bank of Bud would be a great name for a pot-friendly financial institution.

As marijuana use rises in the US, arrests are falling.

On Bob Marley’s Birthday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill decriminalizing marijuana for “medical, religious and scientific purpose.”

and

Here’s Jeffrey Dahmer packing his snow bong (above)
 

PAC Notes

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In a recently surfaced letter to a friend, Tupac Shakur writes about group album called “One Nation” that he planned to record with “Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smiff & Wesson, Outkast, the Outlaws, Scarface, & E40.” He also mentions that he’s been tearing Biggie Smalls a new ass “:)”. Tupac’s emoji game would’ve been tight.

“My Couch Pulls Out, But I Don’t”

MOOOOLS, a brilliant short film by Shaka King.

Out With The New And In With The Old

“Old/New” is a story narrated by Patton Oswalt about a man obsessed with novelty.

Fear The Barber

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Rusty Fred, owner of the Atlanta barbershop A-1 Kutz will give a kid an old man haircut free of charge if their parent brings them in for misbehaving. He calls it “the Benjamin Button.”

via, esquire

Malibu Eddie

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Our buddy Eddie Huang’s new show “Fresh Off The Boat” debuts tomorrow on ABC. This phenomenal NY Times profile dropped today.

40 Years of Bitch Face

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“Yes, I am vain and want to remain youthful. My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial.”

This lady in England hasn’t smiled in 40 years because she doesn’t want to get wrinkles. She must laugh through her teeth.

 

102 years old and still golfing

Meet Ida Pieracci, San Jose Country Club course record holder with eleven holes-in-one.

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News For Those Who Partake
 
Here are Wiz Khalifa’s 12 Tips for Smoking Weed

and this is Why a Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win would be a win for weed

New data shows that there are 7.7 million weed-related tweets per month

Read the story of how Future’s DJ spent 56 days in a Dubai prison for weed possession

Apparently you can smoke pot virtually in the latest Metal Gear game

The Wall Street Journal on HIGH Tech investing

Doctors are requesting that the DEA reclassify marijuana in order to facilitate medicinal research

Denver’s airport has banned the sale of pot souvenirs

1987’s pamphlet Marijuana: A Second Look at a Drug of Isolation

and

If you’re in NYC, take a free joint rolling class 1Percent’s Lower East Side gallery at 143 Ludlow
 

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