Cellphones Have Made People Flaky as #%@*

Amongst other things, but yeah.

Phoebe Griffiths is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

{note: boobs}

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OG Health Goth

Where fitness is based on ancient spells and gothic rituals, not fashion.

Plants, Sports Cards, and Portraits

Jonas Wood’s new exhibition of work at David Kordansky Gallery in LA is MAJOR.

Printables

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Dave Chappelle Is Back (This Time We’re 100% Sure It’s Maybe Totally for Real) by Mark Anthony Green

In his first in-depth interview in close to a decade, Dave Chappelle talks about his self-imposed exile, Donald Sterling, and what’s he’s really going to do now that he’s back.

Paul Rand: The Complete Designer

Steve Jobs praises the legendary creative problem solver in this 1993 interview.

And the Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year is… ‘Vape’

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A term first used way back in 1983 .
 
Other words to ignore:
 
bae n. used as a term of endearment for one’s romantic partner.

budtender n. a person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop.

contactless adj. relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card, mobile phone, etc. to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment.

indyref, n. an abbreviation of ‘independence referendum’, in reference to the referendum on Scottish independence, held in Scotland on 18 September 2014, in which voters were asked to answer yes or no to the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’

normcore n. a trend in which ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberatefashion statement.

slacktivism, n., informal actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website; a blend of slacker and activism.
 

Hitting Those Hidden Psych Ward Spots

In The Search For BLDG.40, Rob Miceli skates through an abandoned psychiatric center (not on a Psycho Stick, tho) in New York state while Sean Colello does the filming. A+ for creative use of a bowling alley.

Let The Rich Build Us Things

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Especially if one of those things is a floating performance island in the Hudson River which will surely become overrun with all the exact people you detest being around. You’ll survive though, because that’s what’s called “Living in New York” and being a misanthrope. But seriously, LET THE RICH BUILD US THINGS, they’re just spending their money to make your life better.

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Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles

Donuts around donuts around donuts around donuts… Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN has got all the donuts you need, and a little OJ to wash it down.

The Bride of Manson

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In a move that must have pay-per-view/reality show producers frothing at the mouth, convicted mass murderer Charles Manson is getting married from behind bars. The lucky girl is 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who left her home at the age of 17 to be close to the incarcerated old man. From all the evidence presented, the 80-year-old (who’s currently serving a life sentence) is holding it down… although due to state law he only gets two hugs per visit and none of those conjugal. The ceremony of these two lovers will take place on the first Saturday of December, January, or February, and only 10 non-inmate guests will be permitted to attend. No outside photography will be allowed, so it will be up to the entrepreneurial skills of one of the guests to bring us the first images of Mr. and Mrs. Manson.
 

Al Jaffee and the Art of the Fold-In

A new exhibition in Brooklyn looks at a few examples from the more than four hundred pieces of fold-in art created by the MAD Magazine mastermind.

Imagination Runs Wild

You Seen My Goat? by Robert Rafalat and Alex Kirkland

Punktendo

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The result of what happens when you combine with video game modification skills with a punk rock sensibility.

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“I would have done a coin flip, because if it’s good enough for the Super Bowl it’s good enough for me.”

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In Florida, they settle deadlocked elections by engaging in games of chance.

Let Your Funyun Flag Fly

Woody Harrelson and the cast of SNL celebrate DeBlasio’s new weed possession policy, kind of.

$2.4 Million

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The final price at auction that a South Korean man businessman paid for Napoleon’s hat, apparently worn during the Battle of Marengo in 1800.

Giant Isopod No. 1

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Odd Creatures is a recurring column about the world’s weirdest species written by award-winning science writer and author Bec Crew, and illustrated by the super-talented Aiyana Udesen

 

On 9 September 2007, a giant isopod was scooped from the waters of Baja California and transported to Toba Aquarium on Japan’s east coast. Home to some 25,000 sea creatures from 1,000 species, Toba Aquarium has a pretty extensive collection, but their new isopod made an instant impression. Named “No. 1″, this huge, pill bug-looking crustacean stretched almost a foot long, weighed over 2 pounds, and was the first of the aquarium’s eight giant isopods.

In the wild, giant isopods are enthusiastic and voracious scavengers, feeding off whale, fish and squid carcasses, and sometimes even slow-moving live prey, such as sponges and sea cucumbers, and even a sluggish fish or two, if they’re really lucky. Sometimes they’ll even have a go at an underwater cable, because when you’re a giant isopod, almost anything could potentially be a meal. In captivity, they’ve got things even easier, receiving hand-fed meals of horse mackerel.

No. 1 got pretty used to his cushy lifestyle at Toba Aquarium, and became a real hit with the public. But then, on 2 January 2009, something strange occurred. No. 1 nibbled on a hearty 50-gram chunk of mackerel before pushing the rest away and embarking on the world’s most bizarre hunger strike.

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Like Insects to the Lights

Why Do People Love Times Square?

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