Lunchtime Laughter

Monty Python – Philosophers’ World Cup (Germany VS. Greece)

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Openings & Parties: Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop

Curated by Johan Kugelberg and on display at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Born in the Bronx is a showcase of rare artifacts from the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection that highlights the personal narratives and archives of Afrika Bambaataa, the late Buddy Esquire, Charlie Ahearn, and photographer Joe Conzo. On view through July 26th.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Printables

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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel by Amos Barshad

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro’s Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and go inside. We go behind the doors of a scandalous sin palace

The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels

Claude Shannon, the father of information theory

Add This to the List of Summer Plans

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Action Park—the world’s most dangerous theme park—is back!

Morning Dose of Yung Wizzy

by Evan Red Borja

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Notes From The Animal Kingdom

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Some French cats managed to lock an American woman in her bedroom. She live-tweeted the ordeal.

Pixel (above), the smallest cat in the world measuring five inches tall from shoulder to paw, would not have been able to do that (tweet or imprison).

On the other side of the world, Pablo Escobar’s hippos are having the time of their lives in the Colombian countryside

The same can’t be said for Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, where less ice, means less penguins.

There’s also one less guinea pig in the world, after a Kestrel flew through a window into a Czech Republic home tore apart the caged pet.

Picture of the Day & The Weekly Round-Up

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Roe Ethridge

Last Week…

We went to Art Basel

We looked at some of Japan’s old mini bikes.

We found photos from Oakland in the 1970s

We sweated Clown’s styles

and

Camilla Christensen was our Muse

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The Nest is David Cronenberg’s new short body-horror film commissioned for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The World’s Best Ever Guide to Handheld Vaporizers

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Vaporizers, the future of inhalation. Advancing towards a culture where smoke is frowned upon and discreetness is coveted, vaporizers provide a healthier option for those with relaxing intentions. Each of the four units we reviewed is a worthy choice for purchase, and since they are all flower focused, the market for what you fill it with is wide open. Enjoy our recommendations below, and let the vape be with you.

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The Story Behind NYC’s Clean Trains

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A nice listen from 99% Invisible

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How to Draw the Perfect Butt

EXPEDITION: MT. BAKER

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This summer, with the help of Project Pressure and you, Danish Photographer Peter Funch will travel to Washington State’s Mt. Baker for a project that blends both art and science. By recreating famous pictures and postcards from the often photographed mountain, Funch will be documenting climate change and illustrating glacial movement through contemporary photography. Here, we talk to Peter about Expedition: Mt. Baker.
 
How did this project come about?

It started in 2010 when I was on a job in Greenland. I had to take several low altitude flights over glaciers. It was amazingly beautiful, but underneath my awe was the wrenching notion that these monuments of ice are so fragile – that they may one day flood everything I once knew. This paradoxical feeling led me to photograph them as much as I could and is now driving me to Mt. Baker.
 
Were you previously aware of Project Pressure?

I met the founder, Klaus Thymann, in London over a decade ago. We Danes tend to stick together so it wasn’t long after I moved to London that I met Klaus. We remained friends and kept in touch after I moved to Brooklyn. I heard about it through him and saw it gain momentum with articles by the BBC, the Guardian, and NASA by supporting Project Pressure with scientific data.
 
What type of work will you be producing?

I will be producing two types of work: one is scientific and the other is artistic. For the scientific work we need to replicate different points of view around the glacier from historical photographs. We chose Mt. Baker because it has a very long and rich history of photographic documentation. These replicated photographs of the glaciers are linked with GPS coordinates so people can go back and reshoot the image again and again. These images form what we call a “comparative timeline”, which is what we use to see how the glaciers will change over time. The more data points, or photographs, we can put in the timeline the more accurately we can extrapolate climatic predictions. This is why this work is invaluable to climatological research… and everyone for that matter.

The other part of the project is for me to create artwork that hopefully gives a more relatable perspective on Climate Change. It didn’t make sense for me to replicate some photographs, pack my bags, and leave. I am an artist and this subject deeply affects me. So not all the images I take will be for research. These images will be based on the collected references such as postcards and the work of Ansel Adams, which I will more or less recreate, but for the purpose of evocative visuals and inspiring a narrative in the viewer. In tandem, I will also be creating RGB Tricolor separation images to evoke changes over time: trees growing, landscapes changing, and, of course, glacial retreat.
 
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Always On Time

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HuskMitNavn’s new clock edition with Case Studyo gives hope to procrastinators.

Introducing the First-Ever Lincoln MKC

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Continuing Lincoln Motor Company‘s evolution as a leader in the American luxury auto market, this summer sees the introduction of the first-ever MKC; a five-passenger, utility-minded crossover marked by a sculpted design and an athletic stance. As the latest—and most modest in size—Lincoln SUV to hit the streets, the all-new 2015 MKC aims to capture the attention of an ever-growing population of city dwellers who are keen to escape the urban landscape whenever possible. To do so, the MKC comes equipped with a range of impressive features—some flashy, some subdued and all worth noting.

While the MKC’s sleek exterior is enough to capture one’s attention, an exceptionally serene interior is sure to keep it. Designed especially with the driver’s comfort in mind, active noise control paired with padded wheel wells (which reduce road rumble while amplifying engine notes) creates a heightened overall cabin environment. The innovative engineering actually uses microphones to monitor the sound profile within the car, which is then replicated and inverted by a signal processor to cancel out the initial noise-waves, thus creating a pleasant atmosphere that makes the MKC’s cabin one of the quietest in its class. And, of course, an enhanced THX II Certified Audio System is there for when drivers want anything but silence.
 
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Artist Eats: Evan Rossell

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Rossell to share his favorite place to eat. Evan, aka STINK ONE, is an artist from California who recently appeared in the splice-of-life documentary short “Nothing Stops Detroit.” Continue reading for his answer.

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Lunchtime Laughter

Jim Breuer talks about Dave Chappelle’s Dog

25 Grams: Devin Briggs

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

Devin Briggs is a Huntington Beach-based photographer.

He can be followed on instagram at @devinbriggs

Nu Liife

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Our weekly comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

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