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Marilyn Manson’s dad steals his son’s look
03.03.2015
06:43 pm

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Marilyn Manson and Hugh Warner
 
Marilyn Manson (whose legal name is Brian Warner) is gracing the cover of PAPER this month, but there’s a real surprise inside the magazine. That’s where Manson’s dad, Hugh Warner, is shown dressed all in black, wearing full face makeup that mimics his rockstar son’s signature look (and ends up looking a bit like Heath Ledger’s Joker).

Photographer Terry Richardson shot the spread for the magazine and, on his website, included some unpublished photos of the unlikely age-gapped doppelgangers. The most humorous one shows Manson covering his face in apparent embarrassment as his dad flips the bird and grabs his crotch. 

According to the feature, Manson laughed about his elder’s matchy-matchy look, saying, “That’s a good Ghost of Christmas Future.”

Marilyn Manson and Hugh Warner
 
Marilyn Manson and Hugh Warner
 
Marilyn Manson and Hugh Warner
 
Marilyn Manson and Hugh Warner
 
Marilyn Manson PAPER cover
 

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Bank of Canada urges ‘Star Trek’ fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers
03.03.2015
04:31 pm

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Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Sir Wilfrid now sports, on certain bills at least, pointy ears, the signature Vulcan haircut and eyebrows and Spock’s mantra “Live long and prosper.”

According to Bank of Canada it’s not illegal to do this but:

“...However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”

I say Spock the hell out of ‘em if it ain’t illegal. Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s face wasn’t that interesting, anyway. In fact, let’s just make this a permanent improvement to the Canadian five dollar bill.

 

 

 
Keep on “Spocking.”

via Toronto Sun

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Check out ‘Boo-boos,’ gory band-aids for grosser healing
03.03.2015
03:21 pm

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Minor injuries like paper cuts can be very dispiriting—despite whatever pain (or at least inconvenience) they may cause, they never quite garner the horrified reaction you feel you deserve. Enter “Boo-boos,” the gruesome Band-Aids from designer Sherwood Forlee. These little nasties display a variety of trompe-l’œil wounds, so you can heal while simultaneously terrorizing your friends, loved ones and the complete strangers that are forced to share public transportation with you!

The only thing to do now is expand the line—I’m holding out for scabies or leprosy!
 

 

small caliber gunshot
 

decubitus ulcer with maggot infestation
 

skin ulcer with skin slip
 

chemical burn
 

slashing sharp force trauma
 
Via designboom

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Brutal, intimate photos depict the 1980s ‘heroin epidemic’ of the East Village
03.03.2015
03:21 pm

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Art
Drugs
History

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New York
photography
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Boy on East 5th Street (4th of July), 1984
 
Anyone who’s hung out on Rivington Street the last few years might be surprised to learn that the East Village was one of the scariest parts of New York just a few decades ago. Not for nothing did one police officer in the 1980s label Avenue D “the world’s largest retail drug market.”

Photographer Ken Schles, who lived in the East Village in the 1980s, once said that it was “like a war zone.” Schles witnessed firsthand the heroin epidemic and the AIDS crisis happening all around him. His photographs, many taken from his bedroom window, depict the urgency and hopelessness of a neighborhood in crisis. 

Schles’ building, where he also had his darkroom, was in disrepair from the moment he moved in in 1978; just a few years later, the landlord abandoned the building, leaving tenants to their own devices. Schles led a rent strike and worked to improve the living conditions, as drug gangs moved in on the space.

Unlike the romanticized imagery produced by some, Schles’ frank pictures offer no illusion as to what is being depicted. Schles himslf is disgusted by such idealized portraits and offers a refreshingly honest and pragmatic take on the era—as he says, “I don’t pine for the days when I’d drive down the Bowery and have to lock the doors, or having to step over the junkies or finding the door bashed in because heroin dealers decided they wanted to set up a shooting gallery. ... A lot of dysfunction has been romanticized.”

Schles’ shots, many taken from his bedroom window, provide blurred and grainy fragments, stories to which we do not know the beginning, even if we can guess at the grim ending. Eventually Schles’ fellow artists and gallery owners banded together to rebuild the neighborhood.

In 1988 Schles published Invisible City, which has recently been reissued, and late last year he came out with a follow-up, Night Walk. Together they add up to an intimate study of a neighborhood that is no longer recognizable.

Invisible City and Night Walk are on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery on 57th Street until March 14, 2015.
 

Couple Fucking, 1985
 

Embrace, 1984
 

Landscape with Garbage Bag, 1984
 

Drowned in Sorrow, 1984
 

Scene at a Stag Party, May 1985
 

Claudia Lights Cigarette, 1985
 
More after the jump…..
 

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Zenned-out dragon lizard plays leaf guitar
03.03.2015
11:29 am

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Just a dragon lizard chillaxin’ while gently strumming his leaf guitar.

According to Indonesian photographer Aditya Permana, he didn’t manipulate the lizard in order to capture this shot. It was a once-in-a-lifetime photograph and he captured the lizard doing its thing just at the right moment.

“I did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizard felt calm and comfortable around me. I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar – and it didn’t move at all,“ said Permana.

Now all this lizard needs is a tiny hat set out for donations and tips for his leaf strummin’ capabilities.

via Daily Mail

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Handy chart shows what every state is #1 in
03.03.2015
10:27 am

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U.S.A.!!!

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Estately, which supposedly has “the most accurate index of homes for sale, straight from the MLS,” kindly put together this super-handy chart which allows us to see what our state “has more of per capita than any other.”

I’m impressed with the results! Apparently Texas has the most pet tigers, Oregon likes to sell cigarettes to children, and poor ol’ Delaware has the most registered sex offenders.

Take this map with a grain of salt though, the data comes from “hundreds of surveys and studies,” so you know it’s legit, right?

Anyway, I had a good laugh at this one. Especially with Pennsylvanians obsession with “holiday music downloads.” What’s the deal, Pennsylvania? You can’t get enough of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”?

Click here to see larger image.

via Death and Taxes

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ONO: Vintage footage of the freaked-out ‘anti-music’ Chicago avant garde legends
03.03.2015
10:11 am

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This is a guest post from Galactic Zoo Dossier’s overlord, Plastic Crimewave on an unfairly obscure group from Chicago:

Unless one caught them on their first-ever tour last year, non-Chicagoans might not know of the legendary avant-performance “anti-music” group ONO, who have been at it since January 5, 1980. The original line-up of sound-svengali P. Michael Grego, the dynamic “front man” known only as Travis (once Travis Dobbs, until he had it legally changed) and multi-instrumentalist Ric Graham packed it in at the end of the 80s, but Grego and Travis reformed the group in 2007 with new members after interest in their two obscure 80s LPs on Thermidor Records (home to Flipper, SPK, The Birthday Party, etc) exploded.
 

Photo by David Magdziarz

While recording excellent new material on Moniker Records, the Priority Male and Galactic Archive imprints jointly reissued ONO’s first LP, Machines that Kill People (which features contributions from a young Al Jourgensen of Ministry) thirty years later in 2013. Now their second LP Ennui from 1986 (which was mixed and recorded in a single night!) is available again to their masses of young fans, who pack house shows, club gigs and other happenings to see the contented freaks of ONO perform their utterly unique yet ever-changing sonic vision utilizing damaged electronics, fuzzed-out bass, multiple drummers, and theatrical vocal ruminations.
 

Photo by David Magdziarz

In the weeks before Ennui was released, the band was similarly prolific and unpredictable—practicing three times a week, doing performances at city-funded spots like the Chicago Cultural Center, and art space concerts that were meant to be performed on NASA’s Space Shuttle (!)—-but best of all, ONO was actually videotaping some of their events. Original member Ric Graham operated a camera which captured the band at their high-weirdest at Harper College in Palatine, IL in April 1985, a few months before they recorded Ennui.

This 1985 music video for “Ennui” from their 1985 album of the same title, was only screened one time at a local club a month later, until this “world premiere.”
 

 
More ONO after the jump…

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Manga-style fan art inspired by that goddamned dress
03.03.2015
08:49 am

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that goddamned dress
whitegold or blueblack


 
If you were on the Internet at all last week, you probably saw that innocent picture of a dress taken at a wedding on the Scottish island of Colonsay, which had the improbable effect of sowing the seeds of disagreement, tearing families apart and pitting brother against brother like nothing since the Civil War. (Blue and grey are sorted out, so Ken Burns has a documentary about the dress in the works.)

Yes, is it blue and black or is it white and gold? Your answer to that question put you on one side or the other, and there was little way to bridge that gap. All over Facebook there were countless otherwise inscrutable postings along the lines of “It’s totally white and gold!” The one online poll I saw on the subject showed a 3 to 1 margin in favor of the incorrect position, white and gold. (Yes, the real dress is blue and black.)

Myself, the first time I saw it I was certain it was blue and black. The next day I took a look at it and I was equally certain it was white and gold. So that should tell you everything you need to know about certainty.

The Internet being what it is, it didn’t take long for some creative folks to be all, “OK, we disagree on the color of the dress, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create a fandom for it!” Here are some manga-style illos riffing on the blue/black and/or white/gold dress.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
via RocketNews 24

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Bon crappétit! ‘Shitty Food Porn’ is the most hypnotically, deliciously disgusting subreddit of all
03.03.2015
07:23 am

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My cupcakes didn’t turn out like I wanted, but ended up perfect for here.
 
I can’t stop looking at the Shitty Food Porn subreddit, and I’m not the only one—it’s absolutely mesmerizing. I think maybe we’re just so inundated with this never-ending parade of of Instagrammed perfection, we crave representations of reality—even when reality looks barely edible. From what I can tell, there are a three major categories of Shitty Food Porn, though they co-exist on a Venn Diagram, and a dish may inhabit multiple categories at a time. Here is the primer I have developed:

The Failures: This one is tricky, because failure is already a popular genre—particularly with ambitious projects, as seen in Pinterest Fail. What makes Shitty Food Porn failures different is that, unlike Icarus, they did not perish flying too close to the sun. Shitty Food Porn Failures crashed and burned just walking out the door. This is a dish that should be reasonably simple, but the cook somehow made it incredibly unappetizing, if not downright inedible. The above cupcakes are good example.

The Bachelors: These are marked by a tragic austerity of ingredients, bleak presentation and cheap or desperate substitutions—a hotdog bun instead of regular bread, or anything plated on a paper towel, for example. These are often the recipes of the chronically depressed or incredibly poor. This category gets complicated though, as the necessity is the mother of invention. Many Bachelor recipes also display creativity that might qualify them for third category.

The Frankensteins aka The Fat Americans: If these look innovative to you, you’re probably either at a state fair or you’re drunk or high. The Frankensteins usually involve unexpected, even surreal combinations, and/or grandiose ambition. A fried egg on leftover pizza—the ingredients are Bachelor, but there is an innovative spirit to that combination. One could argue it’s inspired!

Proceed at your own risk, and bon crappétit!
 

Fried egg served on a bed of chilled pizza.
 

Because why the fuck not
 

A “cookie” that my dear friends made
 
More after the jump…

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When sex was a crime: List of penalties for sodomy, fornication, adultery & cohabitation in the USA
03.03.2015
07:17 am

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According to this list of “Penalties for Sex Offenses in the United States” published in 1964 by Harry Hay’s pioneering “homophile” rights group, the Mattachine Society, most of us could have been at best fined or at worst arrested and sent away to prison for a very long time had we simply been doing what we take for granted today.

Take Connecticut for example, where sodomy (or “the crime against nature” as it is described here) brought a sentence of 30 years; or in Kentucky, where you could be given a two-five year sentence; or Maine one-ten years; and 20 years in either Massachusetts or Minnesota. The term “sodomy” included:

...a wide variety of “unnatural” sexual activity, with animals or with another person of either sex, both within and outside marriage.

That’s a fairly broad definition, don’t you think?

Fornication in most states brought a fine of between $20-$500 plus three months to six years jail time, or worse in Alaska where you could be fined $300 or given two years in prison. This might explain why so many Americans marry rather than live together—as opposed to Europe. According to US figures 8.1 million unmarried Americans were cohabiting in 2011, compared to 5.9 million (or 11.7%) of the UK population who cohabited in 2102.

If two years jail time didn’t make you twice about sex before marriage, then being caught committing adultery could cost you a minimum of $10 (Rhode Island) up to $500-$1000 and/or six months to one year (Nevada) or five years (Connecticut) or five years/$1000 fine (Maine).

Add to this, your time in jail and/or fine could be doubled for a second conviction—though penalties for women were less being: “$10 to $30 or 1-3 yrs.”

Thankfully, times have changed, but incredibly sodomy laws were not lifted nationally until this millennium, in 2003.
 
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