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?

Our New Hero

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We talk with Tim Lahan about his relatively new comic, Whatever Man
 
Who is Whatever Man?

Just some guy who wants to be a “super hero” so he can wear the costume and reap the benefits of seeming important while doing as little work as possible. Pretty much the prototypical modern American male.
 
Where did he get his powers from?

He doesn’t really have any powers. If it appears like he does it’s probably because he’s dreaming.
 
Well then, in his dreams, what does he use his powers for?

Getting what he wants (beer, girls, chicken nuggets, whatever).
 
Does Whatever Man have any enemies?

I think there are a couple guys in the comic who follow the super villain trope, but they’re featured more as vignettes and don’t really interact with WM. If they do happen to cross paths they’re almost always victorious because Whatever Man sorta sucks at combat.
 
Who knows about Whatever Man?

Like his actual identity? Everyone, he can’t be bothered to wear a mask.
 
What happens next?

He tries to get a publishing deal and eventually optioned for a cartoon series or full-length feature that flops. Or just a free beer at the very least.
 

Fugazi’s First Demo, 1988 (Stream)

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11 songs recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1988.

Found Photos (pt. 24)

Unearthed and collected by Dave Schubert while digging through dead people’s stuff at garage sales, estate sales, and flea markets.

Nu Liife

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by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

Love You Japan!

It’s apparently a big thing in Japan for girls to dress alike to show off their friendship or something. Thanks to forward-thinking by a hardworking exec, grown-up girls who are friends and also fans of lingerie and Disney’s Frozen, now have the opportunity to wear matching Frozen-themed bras that change color when the girls touch. Are you still reading this?

via, laughingsquid

Linked Out

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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
 
What is Turbulence Anyway?

The Man Behind The Modern Music Industry

Speaking with Lorin Stein The Editor of The Paris Review

The Forgotten History of Mace

Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak Come From?

Is Pixar’s Run of Greatness Over?

Hollywood on the Tiber

Why is storytelling critical in business?

Shit Record Covers

Welcome to the Failure Age!

Does Smoking Pot Make You Dumb? Stoners Respond

Internet Advice from Ann Landers in the Mid-1990s
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Pat Duffy in Plan B’s Second Hand Smoke

A Parliament About Nothing

Seinfeld in Australian Parliament

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York & Los Angeles

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EARLY MAN
Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Christian Rosa, David Pappaceno, David Shrigley, Dennis Hoekstra, Devin Troy Strother, Eric Yahnker, Francine Spiegel, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Katherine Bernhardt, Misaki Kawai, Paul DeMuro, Takeshi Murata, Theo Rosenblum, and more.

November 13 – December 28th, 2014

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, New York 10012

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“Nightstick” (Limp)

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Brad Downey’s new edition with Case Studyo deflates the authority.

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Brothers in Neon

LAS VEGAS is Tom Gould’s excellent new short film profiling the operators of the oldest strip club in New Zealand.

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