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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting

 

Ten Years of “Shoes,” the Story of the First Great Viral Music Video

The Restart Page

Please Do Not Leave A Message

“Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” and the ambiguous history of counting-out rhymes

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

Jeffrey Eugenides on “The Virgin Suicides”

Escaping the Digital Media ‘Crap Trap’

The Other A Love Supreme

A lesson in fame from the rock stars who never quite made it

In search of the perfect high

A Look Back at 1986

Nan Goldin: Appealing to Personal Experience

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 

Friday’s Vault

Tom Knox in Santa Cruz’s A Reason For Living.

Here’s to The Oldest Message in a Bottle Ever Recovered

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From 1908, found in 2015, and Guinness World Records approved in 2016.

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Desert Warm

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Patagonia’s Level 3A Jacket

KAWS for Alarm

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Giving hope across the globe to kids who carry cans of spraypaint.

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Rascal Puffs

The guy behind 3D Glasses also wrote ‘Puff The Magic Dragon.’

Rest in Purple

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Oh man. Prince Rogers Nelson, 5’2″ of musical genius, has passed away in Paisely Park at the age of 57.

The Literary Artist

 

Work by Dave Eggers

Internetzzzz by Brown Cardigan

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Because now every day is like Monday* on the world wide web.

 

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They Fear Shaking Around that Faulty Ring of Fire

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Two earthquakes in Japan, one in Ecuador, and one near Tonga in the past week have scientists worrying about a ‘mega’ quake.

Style and Sensibility

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The New Balance 1500 Re-Engineered sneaker from the company’s Japanese design lab.

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Mark Likes Baseball

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Opening tonight at Park Life in San Francisco is part one of Mark Mulroney’s ode to diamond, “Mark Likes Baseball.” Featuring a selection of wooden reliefs, sculptures, and customized cards, it’s not to be missed.

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