Droid Ripper

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No stitching required

Eat My Shit

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A short film by Eduardo Casanova about a girl whose butthole is unfortunately located on her face and is her mouth.

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The Most Collectible Baseball Card of 2015

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50 Cent’s Topps First Pitch card

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The Sea Rambler

Director Greg Hunt goes into the studio of Geoff McFetridge as he creates his installation for the Patagonia store in Cardiff-by-the-sea.

A True Partner in Crime

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Curve’s “Love Is…” prints are perfect for the modern day Bonnie and Clyde’s.

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ArtFits (vol. 4)

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

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Petra Cortright at Foxy Productions (2/06/2015)

Power Moves

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Heinz announces Sriracha-blended Ketchup. Now available for $2.69 at select retailers.

John Lennon from Heaven Talking to Paul McCartney About Kanye West

Dana Carvey keeping it relevant after all these years.

via, vulture

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot News For Those Who Partake
 

Vanity Fair’s 10 Rules for smoking pot in the afternoon (or anytime).

“the dangers of smoking weed in the White House”

There’s too much weed in Washington state.

The First Bank of Bud would be a great name for a pot-friendly financial institution.

As marijuana use rises in the US, arrests are falling.

On Bob Marley’s Birthday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill decriminalizing marijuana for “medical, religious and scientific purpose.”

and

Here’s Jeffrey Dahmer packing his snow bong (above)
 

Letting The Current Take You Away

OCEAN GRAVITY, an underwater collaboration between free-diver Guillaume Nery and filmmaker / free-diver Julie Gautier.

Mara Teigen is…

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Wednesday’s Muse

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PAC Notes

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In a recently surfaced letter to a friend, Tupac Shakur writes about group album called “One Nation” that he planned to record with “Greg Nice, Buckshot, Smiff & Wesson, Outkast, the Outlaws, Scarface, & E40.” He also mentions that he’s been tearing Biggie Smalls a new ass “:)”. Tupac’s emoji game would’ve been tight.

50 Shades of Buscemi

7 Years of Painting: An Interview With Taylor McKimens

Brooklyn-based artist Taylor McKimens currently has a show up in Chelsea that focuses solely on artwork that has been commissioned since 2008 by Canadian super-collector Paul Bright. Here we talk with Taylor about his relationship with Paul, the work itself, and what’s been going on the past 7 years.

How did you and Paul Bright meet?

We met at an art opening in Chelsea maybe around 2005 or so. I think we may have talked by email before but after that opening was the first time we ever really started hanging out. He ended up opening a gallery in his hometown of London, Ontario and I used to show there along with Ben Jones, Barry McGee, Misaki Kawai, Matt Leines, Dearraindrop and a lot of other really great artists. I moved up there for a year too around 2007. It was a really interesting place and time.

What was your first commission?

I can’t exactly remember the first but one of the first was a group of plant sculptures that he had me make for some of his furniture friends in Toronto in exchange for a year’s rent on a house in London. That was during the time that the economy tanked and my NY gallery at that time (Clementine Gallery) closed for good.

How many pieces have made so far? Is there any process or do you have free reign?

I was surprised getting this show together how many pieces have been commissioned or bought by Paul. I can’t exactly say what a number would be. It’s all been very unofficial. He’s really believed in the work and has been a constant supporter through this time when the popularity of slacker abstraction or whatever it’s being called has been booming. A lot of boring artists who normally struggle with the process of making art found it easy to crank out “conceptual” process based artwork to supply the hungry art market for an easy payoff and some sense of quick success. All the while galleries’ art fair booths and show calendars have pandered to all the easy money leaving a lot of genuinely exceptional artists struggling financially. I can’t blame them for doing what they have to do to keep the lights on, but few people like Paul have held steadfast in their support for artists they believe in without regard for temporary trends. I’ve been lucky to have his support really. He’s never pushed to alter or restrict what I make. He requested that the two large paintings in this show be a type of diptych or pair with some sort of connection. I think it’s a loose reference for him to the pair of Dance paintings commissioned of his favorite artist Matisse by Sergei Shchukin.

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Monday by Brown Cardigan

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Because this is when you need the internet the most.

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Nu Liife

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by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

“My Couch Pulls Out, But I Don’t”

MOOOOLS, a brilliant short film by Shaka King.

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
 

A Dictionary of Despicable Words

Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England

Air Safety: A Crash Course in Probability

What It’s Like to be a Teenage Filmmaker

Failed tests, pranks, and more got these famous artists kicked out of school

New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

There Are Six Basic Book Plots

Why is that LAPD helicopter circling overhead?

Water Cooler Bottle Rockets

The Selling of the Avocado

Why Google Glass Broke

Jack Nicholson Gives One of the Best Ever Acceptance Speeches, 1974

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Tom Knox in Santa Cruz’s Troops of Tomorrow

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