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Oct 13, 2011

Beautiful Swear Words

created at: 10/13/2011

Artist T Mercy draws a new swear word, by hand, everyday...you know for fun, and practice and #@$!. 

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Oct 13, 2011

Cardboard People by Anton Tang

created at: 12/01/2010

Singapore-based photographer Anton Tang created these delightful photographs, and placinc cardboard figures around his city, capturing all sorts of imagined humorous and touching moments.

He says, ""There are times when many of us would like to cover our heads with a cardboard box and shield ourselves from the outside world. Other times, we walk around feeling as if we're enclosed in such packaging anyway - like faceless, boxed-up products on an assembly… read more

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Oct 13, 2011

The World's Largest Wood Type

created at: 10/11/2011

Over the past year I've developed quite a fascination with printmaking: letterpress, woodcut, screenprinting…the list goes on. Never before, however, have I seen printing at such a large… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

How to: Make Queso Fresco (or Any Fresh Cheese) at Home

created at: 10/12/2011

My buddy Adam works at an awesome farm, and through all his deliveries and CSAs and interactions, he comes across all kinds of local goodies. So, sometimes he'll show up at my door with a box of veggies, some artisinal foodstuffs, or the best - a gallon of fresh, non-homogenized milk. It's usually stored in some random container, not the packaged stuff the dairy sells in the store. and though I have no idea if it's raw or not - since it's illegal in many places, including where I live - it doesn't taste like it taste when I buy the same product at the market. So, let's just assume it's as minimally processed as possible, which is fine by me. It tastes amazing - it's sorta grassy, but creamy, and basically...tastes like milk should taste.

So, this isn't the kind of thing you wanna just pour on your cereal, or dunk your cookies. It deserves something special.

Like homemade queso fresco, the ultimate expression of fresh farmer's cheese. If you don't have access to special milk, don't worry; it's still delicious to make at home, and way less expensive that buying it in the store.… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

Kill Comic Sans Game

created at: 10/12/2011

Of course, you can't stand Comic Sans, and now...you can kill it. Agency Fusion provides this fun, free, and pretty challenging opportunity to, well, shoot it.

The game is timed, but you get infinite ammo and no punishment for missing, so I'll suggest, having spent too much time goofing with this already, this technique: if one a track pad, use your dominant hand to aim, and your other to just press the button as fast as… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

How to: Make a DIY Industrial Record Cabinet

In the era of digital entertainment and the cloud, it can be tough to store physical media. While you can snag giant hard drives with a footprint smaller than a single book, it can be tough to find a spot for those things you can touch. Particularly vinyl records, lps, albums, or whatever you like to call 'em. Milk crates have shrunk, and with the exception of IKEA's Expedit series, or expensive custom DJ furniture, it's hard to find cabinets or shelves deep and tall enough to handle those twelve inchers.

Unless, of course, you make it yourself. And while you're at it, make sure it can double as seating for your next music-filled… read more

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Oct 12, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: October 12, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

New Condoms is a variation on the dirtierizing of fortune cookie advice, recontextualizing brand slogans into...well, you get it. And these are some of the tamer… read more

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Oct 11, 2011

Gravity Stool: Magnetically Formed Furniture

created at: 10/09/2011

The Gravity Stool is an incredibly unique project by Jólan van der Wiel. The stool, which looks like it was formed by some sort of volcanic eruption, is actually created using electromagnets and a specialized plastic fluid mixed with metal filings.

It works like… read more

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Oct 11, 2011

Incredible Photos of Really, Really Scared People

Just in time for Halloween, the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls has released this amazing series of photos, capturing legitimately scared adventurers, at the peak of their fright.

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Oct 11, 2011

The 10 Most Stylish Music Videos of All Time

In the early days of pop music, you used to only have to do one thing: make a hit. Then, the full-length album came along, and musicians had to write at least ten tunes, with hopefully one or two single-worthy tracks. Then, the music video was introduced, and the game changed again. And now, the video has moved away from the television and onto the internet, so teenagers no longer have to stay up until 2:00a with their finger on the VCR record button, waiting for that one video to show. (Come on, Matt Pinfield! Play it!)

In the days of internet video, bands not only have to make a song that accompanies the tune, or perhaps be entered into the festival circuits (your Mark Romanek, Michel Gondry, etc), but be consumable by the masses. Heck, most teenagers I know just use YouTube as their personal radio… read more

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