The Cigarette Century

James Bosnack’s invention of the cigarette-rolling machine in 1880 helped propel the early 20th century economy forward, making the mass-production of cigarettes a “Potent Symbol of Velocity for the New Modern Age.” 

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“Probably the best mug shot ever”

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The third one will be the charm though

The Christ of Patience aka The 300 year-old Mexican Jesus Statue With Real human teeth

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Such devotion!

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START (Something You Couldn’t Finish)

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Mozopoly, a brilliant “bored game for up to one player” by Troubled Morrissey
 
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Morning Dose of Magician VS. Cop

You Can’t Be Nothing If You Think You’re Something

How do you know you exist? A mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.”

Lunchtime Laughter

A mother goes to the gathering of the juggalos to see if she should allow her 16-year old son to attend.

(note: LANGUAGE)

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A Fan Visits From Afar, and the Royals Come Alive by Rany Jazayerli

Lee Sung-woo, an avid Royals fan from South Korea, arrived last week for his first visit to Kansas City; since then, the team has lavished him with attention — and has won seven of eight games.

For Years People Have Joked About New York City Being a ‘Graveyard for Ovaries’

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Now one company called EggBanxx is trying to put a stop to all of that by throwing champagne-fueled “egg-freezing” parties to enlighten career-minded ladies in the Big Apple about their options. SMFH. Tickets were $45.

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The Most Wanted Man in the World by James Bamford

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News for Those Who Partake
 
Ladies, forget about Astroglide. It’s all about weed lube

Though he didn’t slip out, Canada’s self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Pot’ has been released from US Prison.

Ironically, even after calling for the legalization of pot, the NY Times still administers drug tests for it

So, should the NCAA keep bothering with weed tests too?

And we all know that the legal pot trade could be big business. And with all that potential marketshare, most big corporations are against it

But at least the industry now has an armored truck to move all that legal weed money around
 
Illustration by Gilbert Shelton
 

New Nazca Lines

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After a recent sandstorm blew topsoil off of some hills in the Chincha Valley in Southern Peru, a pilot noticed “a snake (approximately 196 feet in length), a bird, a camelid (perhaps a llama) and some zig-zag lines” on the desert floor. While these new findings have yet to be validated by archaeologists, the other mysterious geoglyphs and lines in the desert have been thought to be everything from maps and advertisements for people coming off of the surrounding mountains to an alien airport with runways for UFOs.

8-Bit Twin Peaks

Would play this as an RPG game on Nintendo.

via, WelcomeToTwinPeaks

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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A Poem for the Internet Age

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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