1. (Source: stairwaytostoya, via fifidunks)


  2. "To wait around for sluggish and outmoded public opinions to change is perhaps the duty of politicians, but not of people whose job it is to tell the truth. This is a long way of saying that if your media outlet of choice is only able to make incremental declarations of obvious truths once they become popular, you might be well served to seek out more honest sources of opinions."
    — Hamilton Nolan, “Legalize Drugs” (via likeapairofbottlerockets)
  3. theparisreview:

    Everyone’s talking about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood at the moment—as well they should; it’s a remarkable film—but in honor of the director’s birthday yesterday, you should revisit his first feature, Slacker.

    (via fastcompany)

  4. likeapairofbottlerockets:

    Proud of my Radicals Of Retrofuturism column this week, hope you enjoy.

    Video Soma-Feedback: An Early 70’s Artist On The Healing Powers of Self-Surveillance 


    You can have a videotaperecorder at home. You can record sound and image and play them back right away. You can even monitor as you are recording. What do you do?
    Make Love.
    Wave your cock.
    Grin happily and idiotically at all the taboos you are so joyously flaunting. 
    We are not supposed to dwell on our own bodies. And yet we all, for the extent of our sojourns on earth, live in a body, mostly our own, sometimes fused with another. We are interested in our bodies.  We have had enough of undressing in the dark. In this culture are starved for soma-feedback.
  5. OKCupid Admits To Experimenting On Users, Isn’t Sorry

    OKCupid must have anticipated negative reactions, yet their blog post was defiantly unapologetic. OKCupid co-founder and president Christian Rudder began by saying, “OkCupid doesn’t really know what it’s doing. Neither does any other website… If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” Rudder states bluntly. ”That’s how websites work.”

  6. prostheticknowledge:

    The Pixel Painter

    Meet Hal Lasko, 97 year old retired graphic designer, who spends his days making art on MS Paint. Pixelites … prepare to have your heart’s melt … video embedded below:

    Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

    Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

    Hal also has a website where you can see more of his works, which you can find here

    Reblogging this today as today would have been his 99th birthday (he sadly died in July the 6th this year). He even had a Tumblr blog, hallasko.

    RIP Hal Lasko

  7. datarep:

    Incarceration rates among founding NATO member countries

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  8. First images from Chappie, starring Die Antwoord

  9. At least it’s better than Coke’s last rebranding

  10. staff:

    Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.

    How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.

    Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.

    We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.