“If comics need to be deconstructed and explained, something is really wrong with them.”

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Bill Watterson has a new interview out that’s been excerpted from “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes,” the catalogue for the recent Calvin and Hobbes retrospective exhibition at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Definitely worth a read

Big Brother Barbie

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A new addition to Mattel’s Barbie franchise is “Hello Barbie,” an eavesdropping doll that records children’s conversations and transmits them back to some corporation which analyzes everything to learn what the kids like and don’t like. It also talks back.

Postage Stamps for the 3D Printing Revolution

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Andy Rementer has designed a set of 3 stamps highlighting the future possibilities of technology for the philatelic-friendly Republic of San Marino in Italy, a region where an estimated 10% of its revenue “is generated by the sale of its postage stamps to international collectors.

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The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Most Infamous Party Robot

Meet Casanova

“Immediately we knew something was wrong, but it took a map of France to convince the driver to distrust the GPS.”

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Belgian tourists aboard a bus headed towards a ski holiday in the French alpine resort of La Plagne ended up 500 miles away from their destination at a small village also called La Plagne, near the border of Spain. When asked about his error, the bus driver simply said “There are three entries for La Plagne in France, and I selected the wrong one.” Indeed.

When You Just Can’t Help Being Rich

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Morgan’s new soft-top Aero 8

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The Red and Black Lumberjack

Dinosaurs x The Notorious B.I.G’s “Hypnotize”

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News For Those Who Partake

 

If you don’t have a clue: How To Score Weed

Here’s proof that the brick weed market still exists tho

Big Ups to the Senators Who Want Legal Weed

These ladies are not farmer’s daughters

Get Money: The 10 Most Important Companies in the Cannabis Industry

2Chainz, Ten Bong Hits

and some Eek-A-Mouse for ya
 

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Hair

Danielle Knudson is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

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In Dogs We Trust: An Interview With Will Robson-Scott & Ollie Grove

The truth of the internet is that it skews terribly towards cats. Today it does not. Here, Alix McAlpine interviews Will Robson-Scott and Ollie Grove about their new book In Dogs We Trust, which spans both sides of the Atlantic to look at the relationships between dogs and their owners.

Alix: I’ve been following you on instagram for a while so dogs as a subject matter doesn’t really surprise me since you post a fair amount of dog pics – did you always have dogs growing up, do you have one now or are you just a dog appreciator?

WRS: Me and Ollie both grew up with dogs, Rusty was my first family dog, a cairn terrier, he was highly excitable and now my parents have Milo, a miniature schnauzer , I’m not responsible enough to own one myself and living in nyc and travelling a lot isn’t a perfect marriage.I prefer dogs to humans.

How did you go about selecting your potential subjects?

WRS: With this sort of project theres a snow ball effect , one person leads to another. The interesting thing about shooting dogs is that people open there door to you and let their guard down. People are proud of their dog similarly to having a family photograph taken. People in the lime light are always a bit more weary of having there photograph taken in intimate situations, but having a canine involved breaks down that barrier

Was there a particular breed of dogs you saw most? Is there a breed-to-occupation or breed-to-region correlation?

WRS: There are definitely dogs that are more “in trend” , you come across a lot of french bulldog and pits/staffies . There is defiantly a trend of west coast bullie(pit bull) breeders, that is comparable to west coast car culture.

Ollie: Staffordshires are the dogs of the uk, loved by as many people as they are feared. Everyone knows of them and everyone has an opinion.
If we didn’t have the dangerous dogs act in the UK then i think we would have a much larger collection of pitbulls which are seen as a loving family dog in the US but as a loaded gun in the UK.

What’s the most extravagant owner behavior you saw? Any ridiculous dog treatment?

WRS: We shot an artist in London called David Harrison, his dogs name is ‘Mr Harrison,” Davids bedroom is like a boudoir from 100 years ago. Attack pit bull training is something to be seen, the dog is triggered by a word, any word and then basically won’t stoop attacking until its called off or gives itself a heart attack

Ollie: There was one dog which i’m convinced got involved in the bedroom of the owners but i’ll refrain from putting a name or breed to them

Some people might see this project as a departure from your previous published work but, it seems you’ve been working on it the whole while. What were some of the challenges or particularities of shifting between projects and making sure this didn’t fall through the cracks?

WRS: Me and Ollie are still actually shooting this project, the book being published was going to be the end of it, but its a project you can stop and start and its something we both enjoy, it makes sense to keep building on it. As far from it being a departure from other work i don’t think it is. It might seem a bit more subdued, but all my work is about people and how they interact with the world and this is very much about that.

Any tips for photographing dogs you could share?

WRS: Get the human in the shot to stay engaged with the camera and then get the dogs attention ,if the human is trying to help get its attention it never works out.

How many dog shits were you subjected to while shooting?

WRS: I don’t think we had many issues with dog shits to be honest.

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Now With Piss-Back Technology

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Tired of having their walls and streets pissed on by drunk tourists, local officials in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg have begun using a water-repellent paint that splashes liquid back off of the surface and presumably onto the feet of the urinator.

Ocean Beach Daggers, 1985

Terrorizing the suburbs of Texas.

New Music: Violent Femmes, The Purist, M.I.A., yU, Lower Dens, Jenny Hval, Chastity Belt, Action Bronson, The Mountain Goats, and Spank Rock

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Supreme World Traveler

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Braun’s iconic Travel Alarm Clock gets a touch of swag.

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Tube Ride to Infinity

Koa Smith at Skeleton Bay, Namibia

The Return of Blue Steel

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If a brand was ever able to win fashion season, Valentino just clobbered the competition with their Zoolander 2 movie tie-in.

See it here (starting at 13:40)

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ArtFits (Vol. 6)

A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: The Armory Show (03/04/2015)

For a Productive Morning

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The Mug Tray, designed by Oliver Franz.

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