If In Doubt Paddle Out

Written & Directed by Andrew R. Blackman

A journey of self discovery and surfing. Because you will never find yourself until you find your wave kook!

via, GQ

Crazy Crops

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Glass Gem Corn and other designer edibles for your well curated home garden

Matt Groening, Mike Kelley, and Gary Panter Talk About Each Other

Invading pop culture and the origin of Bart Simpson’s hairline.

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Who’s on Third? In Baseball’s Shifting Defenses, Maybe Nobody by David Waldstein

For more than 100 years, baseball looked pretty much the same from the grandstands. There were three players spread in the outfield, a pitcher on the mound, a catcher behind the plate, and four infielders neatly aligned, two on each side of second base. But a radical reworking of defensive principles is reshaping the way the old game is played, and even the way it looks. If you cannot find the third baseman, he might be the one standing in shallow right field. The second baseman? That’s him on the other side of the diamond, next to the shortstop.

Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

Printables

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How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company by Zachary Crockett

Will Vinton brought clay to life with characters like the California Raisins and the Noid — until Nike billionaire Phil Knight stepped in and bought the business for his son, rapper Chilly Tee.

Allergy to Originality

An animated discussion between two men on whether anything is truly original.

via, thecuriousbrain

Punk the Capital

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A documentary tracing the late 1970s Punk scene in Washington D.C. to the harDCore explosion of the early 1980s.

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Lovesick Stargazer

A portrait of Angel Eyedealism, who—according to both Google and Yelp—is the top astrologer in New York City.

Directed by Colin Archdeacon

Printables

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The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Rob Lammle

Struggling artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were living in Northampton, Massachusetts, when they came up with the Turtles in November 1983. As a joke, Eastman drew a turtle standing on its hind legs, wearing a mask, with nunchucks strapped to its arms. Eastman wrote “Ninja Turtle” on the top of the page. Laird laughed and then drew a more refined version of the turtle. Not to be outdone, Eastman drew four turtles, each armed with a ninja-style weapon. Laird outlined the group shot in ink and added “Teenage Mutant” to the “Ninja Turtles” title.

Un Sándwich de Jamón y Queso con 100 gramos de Cocaína, Por Favor

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A mouth-numbing ‘Cocaine Sandwich’ was found by police on a Colombian man in Spain’s #1 destination for sunburnt Brits, Benidorm.

It’s a Junior Mint

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What a game

Wu Grail

The glorious box containing Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album unveiled in a hotel room in Marrakech, followed up by a trip to a studio to hear of snippet of the one-off album.

Printables

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The Life And Times Of Dan Colen by Andrew Goldman

The quintessential art-world bad boy boozed, brawled, and snorted his way through the 2000s—and somehow survived to tell the tale. His work has been savaged by critics—and with each skewering, his popularity and prices have soared. Now, with two new high-profile exhibitions, the 34-year-old is primed for his next act and trying to make sense of his darkly charmed existence.

photo by Ari Marcopoulos

Understanding Population Pyramids

So many people on this tiny planet.

The (new) Oldest Man on Earth

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While it is a very tough title to keep, at 111 ¼ years old, Alexander Imich is currently the oldest man on earth. He was alive when the Wright brothers developed their flying machine.

photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Music Sampling, 1989

Talking with rappers, rockers, and lawyers in the early days of permissions.

No Alcohol, No Smartphones, No Buses

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The secret code of conduct for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

The Most Unbalanced Man in the World

“Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician, and a sandwich maker to the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.”

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