Crushing Budgets Consistently

Aaron Draplin does logo design in 15 minutes

Friday’s Vault

Sean Sheffey in Mouse

“Words on a page can hypnotize you if the rhythm is right.”

Literary voyager Tom Robbins talks about his process of writing novels.

Taco Truck Confessions

Everyone loves tacos. That’s just a fact of life. So it makes sense that the best place to find the largest cross-section of interesting people would be a taco spot at night. It’s with this in mind that L.A. Taco presents a unique look at Los Angeles through interviews with people waiting to get their delicious food.

Calisthenics

With fans like this, HARDCORE WILL NEVER DIE!!!

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The Goddess of Grope

grope-goddess

After spending years as a midwife, Takiko Shindo mastered the Japanese art of Oppai Taisou (translated: boob exercise), which is meant to help women “achieve healthier, shapely bosoms.” Realizing that her hands were a hot commodity and that all women should benefit from her method, Shindo developed the “Oppai Taisou Hand” to simulate her master touch. Essentially an oversized back scratcher, the pink plastic hand allows its user to simulate the groping method in the comfort of their own home.

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“Ferrari’s a Much More Aggressive Look”

Derek Zoolander, Male Model. From the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards, this is the comedy sketch that started it all.

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Skateboarding Inside The Box

“Skateboard Cool Guy” by Evan Red Borja

Tropical Loch Raven

The new video for Panda Bear’s “Boys Latin” is basically drugs.

Directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch (from Encyclopedia Pictura).

Friday’s Vault

Jason Dill in World Industries Trilogy

Dan Deacon – “Feel The Lightning”

Directed by the one and only Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Brilliant.

PES’s new stop-motion short “Submarine Sandwich” brings up the question: is animation-induced hunger a thing?

For 3 Whole Minutes, It’s Watermelon Time

“Watermelon,” a song by Tom Rosenthal.

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The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News for Those Who Partake
 

Your Grandmother’s Guide to Pot

Pot Politics: The ‘Marijuana Middle’

Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’ is runnin around the law

Here’s Alice B. Toklas’ Recipe for Hashish Fudge

Cannabis Corpse, is a pot-themed death metal band

Disguising your pot plant as a christmas tree doesn’t always trick the authorities

Here’s an Illustrated History of Marijuana in Alaska

and

There’s nothing like a pot smoking caveman to show you the effects of the high (video, below)
 
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Great Topic.

What are those floaty things in your eye?

Dude.

This Is It, a nice funny short by Alexander Engel.

The Most Creative

TEAM DREAM TEAM, directed by Dillon Buss.

Morning Dose of The Troubles

Speaking with Todd James earlier this month, he noted to us that he was given absolute creative freedom when he made this video for U2’s new song “The Troubles” featuring Lykke Li.

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Straight Down the Chute

An interview with skier Cody Townsend about the “Most insane ski line EVER.”

 

Where is this spot?

The location of this line is a semi-secret. It’s in Alaska somewhere is the closest answer I can give. Which really doesn’t narrow it down very much because Alaska has more mountainous terrain than anywhere else in the world.
 
How did you find it?

I found that line by pure chance. I had been explicitly looking for a chute like this for more than 5 years. This one just happened to pop up at the right time.
 
Was that your first time skiing it?

That was my first time skiing it. Didn’t want to do that one twice!
 
How fast do you think you were going?

I was an alpine Downhill racer until I was 20 years old and have been clocked at more than 93mph in a race course. While this chute wasn’t as fast as that, it was the closest I’ve been to it since I ski raced. I’d guestimate I was going about 70+ mph at the bottom.
 
What’s going on in your head before a line like that?

The main thing going on in my head before it was that it was completely doable and I visualized skiing it in my head 100 times before dropping in. By that point, you can’t even imagine yourself falling or making a mistake. So to be honest, while I did have some butterflies in my stomach, I wasn’t that scared. It was actually once I got into the chute that I got more scared and realized how fast I was going, how long the chute was and how narrow the bottom truly was.  That’s why I was so damn fired up when I finally got out of that thing in one piece.
 

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