January 31, 2013

That Had To Burn. Pun Intended.

This is how you deal with drunk live news bombers. Hats off to the live reporter, and not just because she's easy on the eye.

January 28, 2013

This Is The Most Amazing Thing You've Seen This Year

The above video is fucking incredible. Titled 'Malaria', it combines origami, kirigami, time lapse, nankin illustration, comic books and western cinema to tell the story of a young mercenary who is hired to kill Death.

The genius behind it is Edson Oda, a Brazilian film director/creative/writer. What he probably lacks in girlfriends, he more than makes up for in talent and future paydays.

Now click the little triangle already.

January 27, 2013

January 20, 2013

Facts About Your Body

The Stupidity Of New York's War On Graffiti

Thirty years ago—at the height of New York City's "War on Graffiti," and in an act of faith utterly incommensurate with the city's public demonization of graffiti writers—a group of teenagers named SHY 147, DAZE, MIN and DURO met with MTA official Richard Ravitch, and proposed a deal. Give the writers of New York City one train line to adorn with their vibrant aerosol murals, and they would leave the rest alone. Let them paint for six months, then let the public vote on the merits of their contribution.

Ravitch suggested that if the writers wanted to contribute, he would give them all brooms, and hostilities resumed. The subway's exteriors have been art-free since 1989, but the war has never really ended. New York City remains rigidly opposed to the very aesthetic of graffiti—even if the art in question is perfectly legal...

Confessions Of A Failed Hip Hop Publicist

It's time I throw in the towel. As a freelance publicist who specializes in promoting up and coming rappers, it looks like 2013 will be the end of the road for me. As a 40 year old Hip Hop head who grew up on Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Run DMC, Public Enemy and Rakim, my mission in life has always been to promote this culture I love. But the game has changed and so have I.

Throughout the 80's, 90's and 2000's, I wore many hats as a talent scout, freelance journalist, publisher, promoter and publicist trying to use my influence to promote rap music with substance. I was so committed to using Hip Hop as a form of empowerment that I even created one of the nation's first full time educational Hip Hop program for middle and high school students. Everyday for five years, I taught six periods of Hip Hop culture education to hundreds of students who never imagined that Hip Hop could be offered as a regular class. It was magic! Lives were changed, students were motivated to better themselves and I became an award winning teacher in the process. California's economic crisis put an end to the magic in 2011 when my program lost its funding...

Shaolin and Wu Tang (1983)

“A game of chess, is like a sword fight. You must think first, before you move.”

Google Translating The Fresh Prince Theme Song

Some guys shows us what happens when you translate the lyrics of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through every language in Google Translate (64 times), and then taking what remains and translating it back into English. Nerds.

Just Blaze & Baauer - Higher

So Just Blaze and a guy called Baauer got together and came up with this dubstep-sounding instrumental which samples Jay-Z. Apparently it's pretty popular if you're into that repetitive-warped sound.

January 16, 2013

Look At This

Eric Standley has more talent and time in the day that you - as proven by his works above and below. The images are of hundreds of intricately laser cut layers of colored paper that create a stain glass window effect.

He begins with a drawing, this helps him create the complex range of imagery needed to make a workable design, before cutting and assembling the paper pieces. Standley’s windows are similar in complexity to that of traditional stained glass, and bring to mind the beautiful Northern Rose window of the medieval Chartres Cathedral in France. See more after the jump.

Blake Griffin's Cat


Bad Lip Reading: NFL Edition

Just when this lip reading thing was getting a little old, the people at BLR return to do their thing with NFL players and coaches. Enjoy.

PREVIOUS: Bad Lip Reading - Herman Cain

January 15, 2013

The Moon Walk

This Mike Jackson-less moon walk is part of a National Geographic series called The Man Who Can Fly which I have no idea about, but you can by clicking here.

January 14, 2013

Famous Death Row Prisoners Last Meal Requests

Even though this idea has been done (visually better) before, it's still just as intriguing. Visual artist and photographer Henry Hargreaves studied the last meals of some of the most twisted and tortured criminals in US history then re-created their final requests. Bon Appétit.

Bread Knives That Look Like the Alps

Nice form over function knives that silhouette the Alps. Available here for an unknown price.

The Van Gogh Selfie

Here's a digital recreation of a Van Gogh painting by Lithuanian architect and photographer, Tadao Cern. Seeing what should be a dreamy, swirling image with such clarity and realism is jarring, but it's also kind of incredible to catch a glimpse of how Van Gogh may have actually looked in real life - as a creepy ginge.

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DJ Muggs Talks Beats, Early Cypress and Getting Banned On SNL

Angry Irishman Plays Guitar, Hilariously.

Someone give him a hug.

January 10, 2013

Just Some Animated GIFs

Ice Caves In A Swiss Glacier

As beautiful as these pictures are, fuck this. After watching ice caps the size of Manhattan breaking off and melting there's no way you'd ever find my claustrophobic ass down there. I get a little sick just looking at these pics.

January 8, 2013

Mental Disorders Illustrated by Winnie The Pooh And His Friends

This is sort of a dark and awesome take on mental disorders by Winnie the Pooh and characters.

60 Minutes: Barca

For all the football heads.

Adding Colour To Black & White Images

Holy. This artist called Mads Madsen has an amazing skill for colourising old black and white photographs. Even beside their original counterpart the results are impressive, bringing a new dimension of realism to historic images.
Hit the jump to see more images below, or click here to see a video of how he does it.

Pictures of Kurt Cobain Looking Happy/High

Remember this guy? The depressed 90's grunge dude who hipsters like model themselves on today. Turns out he was happy sometimes :)

The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Us

Hello 2013. Let's start the year off with some wise words from deceased icon, Steve Jobs. Then once you pop off and make it big, think about employing me.  Your conscience will thank you.

1. The most enduring innovations marry art and science – Steve has always pointed out that the biggest difference between Apple and all the other computer (and post-PC) companies through history is that Apple always tried to marry art and science.  Jobs pointed out the original team working on the Mac had backgrounds in anthropology, art, history, and poetry.  That’s always been important in making Apple’s products stand out.  It’s the difference between the iPad and every other tablet computer that came before it or since.  It is the look and feel of a product.  It is its soul.  But it is such a difficult thing for computer scientists or engineers to see that importance, so any company must have a leader that sees that importance.