The Burryman

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The key figure in the annual Burryman’s Parade, which takes place on the second Friday of August, in South Queensferry, Scotland. Tradition has it that a local man is covered from head to toe in burrs that he has collected, and paraded along a seven-mile route with stops at pubs, factories, and official’s houses. During each pause, the Burryman is given whisky to drink through a straw, and money, as tradition states “that he will bring good luck to the town if they give him whisky and money, and that bad luck will result if the custom is discontinued.” This year the festival was “ground to a halt” when the Burryman got a burr in his eye. Luckily, all that whisky helped ease his pain, but who knows about the luck of the town?

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Go the Fuck Outside, written and performed by Thig Nat

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The Wonder Years: An Oral History by Bonnie Stiernberg

Kevin & Winnie & Wayne & Paul & Karen & Jack & Norma

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Detroit Love, Swedish Style by Vegas Tenold

The Power Big Meet car gathering in Sweden has been held for decades and is a love fest for old American cars, some in pristine condition and others that are more rust than bucket.

Photo by Linus Sundahl-Djerf for The New York Times

The Man with the Basketball Van

Rigsketball, a 3-on-3 DIY Portland band basketball tournament.

Random Bedrooms From the 1980s

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The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip by Christopher Hawthorne

The private pool is well on its way to outré

The Wide World of Weed

Stay-Happy
 
Pot News for Those Who Partake
 
Mellow Moods: Getting High on the White House lawn

Vermont and Rhode Island, Holdin’ it Down: A Map of pot use by state

A very secure stash: Turning a former prison into a pot farm

Drive slow, homie: Since legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

From the backyard to the front yard: There’s a weed etiquette debate in Washington state

Rules to the game: How should governments regulate the production and sale of the drug?

All in the name: Two Stoners were charged with growing marijuana after a grow operation was found at “the elder Stoner’s home.”

Heart problems: Cannabis linked to the deaths of two young men in Germany

Hotty Toddy: Inside the US governments pot farm at the University of Mississippi
 
Art by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

Mr. Whitefolks

“Caucasian in the Game”

Excerpted from Pimps Up, Ho’s Down
 

$320,000

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The price of a 756 sq. ft. Mausoleum Site at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. While that’s definitely on the extreme end, there’s definitely a “Cemetery Bubble” happening across the globe. Wonder how much it costs to get buried inside the booty club?

Photo by Cheryl Dunn

Having Sex With Your Dead Grandmother In a Dream Will Cause Impotence, and in turn, Your Wife to Leave You

Luckily, this African witch doctor’s got the cure to bring your lady back.

 

How To Keep Smoking

“A beginner’s guide to a lifetime of pleasure.”

“There is a new generation of Mafiosi in Palermo”

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And they definitely look and act a whole lot different than their predecessors…

Investigative Reports

Do Crosswalk Buttons Really Work?

via, doobybrain

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Weirdly Popular by Sasha Frere-Jones

The enduring appeal of “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Inside the secret world of the Freemasons

Crimes of Flamboyance

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One neighborhood in St. Louis is being plagued by plastic flamingos.

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At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth by Diane Cardwell

The company, which sells outdoor apparel and gear, has an unusual commitment to advancing sustainability, sometimes at the expense of its profit.

photo by stokeharvester

Business As Usual

A basic look at the day-to-day operations of a modern day Colombian drug cartel

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