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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
 

Can You Judge an Album by it’s First Song?

Tips for Beating a Claw Machine

A Brief History of the Quaalude

A Eulogy for the Long, Intimate Email

Poet Selfies

What Creating a Print Ad Was Like Before There Was Photoshop

A Way To Test the Genuineness of the World’s Costliest Coffee

You Won’t Recognize The First Editions Of These Websites

Stop Complaining about Who the Emmys Snubbed This Year

The Plane Seating Arrangement That’s Being Called A ‘Nightmare’

The Men of Manhattan’s Flower District

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand

 
One of the most iconic graphics in skateboarding history, Jim Phillips’ “Screaming Hand” was first sketched in 1985. 30 years after its creation, VANS presents a touring art show tribute to the artistic legend. We stopped by The Seventh Letter gallery to check out the inaugural stop and took some pictures of our favorite pieces from the exhibition.

Be sure to click here to see when the show is coming to a city near you.

Sewn Up and Stitched Out

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Out of Step patch by Jeremy Dean

Freaky Flowers

Echinopsis cacti in bloom.

Frederikke Winther is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

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That Time Dustin Hoffman Saved a Painting From a Blown Up Building

The actor on duplicity and famosity (and saving a painting) in the latest Blank on Blank.

Double Dribble

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Dean Roper’s “Slam Dunk” adds some sport to your after-school activities.

On The Pathway to a Better Smelling Nerd Fortress

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Star Wars “Aroma Ornaments” by Bibliotheque Blanc

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The Most Exciting Despot Track Since “Crap Artists”

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“House of Bricks,” a rap song about loving your family.
 
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Torrents of Cascadia

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Geological sleuthing, the Cascadia subduction zone, and the earthquake that will decimate the coastal Pacific Northwest.

Too Close for Comfort

HOW TO RIDE BITCH

Chapo Chapo Chapo

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Once again the world’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from prison over the weekend through a ventilated tunnel dug 30 feet underground. Here’s how he did it, and here’s fascinating look at the operations of a cocaine cartel that feeds off of “the insatiable North American nose.”

 

Pictured: A Shrine for Jesus Malverde, Patron ‘Saint’ of Narco Traffickers

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