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Caleb Cole Wears Other People's Clothes

Photographer Caleb Cole is having a bit of an identity crisis, and he’s trying to work through it by becoming other people.

His photographic journey of self discovery knows no bounds, and he’s not afraid to wear a dress or ill-fitting clothes in order to find himself whole once again.

The photos in Caleb's series "Other People's Clothes" are equal parts introspective, absurd and enlightening, somehow showing us more about Caleb than any normal self portrait series ever could.

Here's what Caleb has to say about this fascinating series:

“Though I am the physical subject of these images, they are not traditional self-portraits. They are portraits of people I have never met but with whom I feel familiar, as well as documents of the process wherein I try on the transitional moments of others’ lives in order to better understand my own.”

-Via Beautiful/Decay


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Bagvertising - Creative Shopping Bag Designs

Shopping isn’t supposed to be a boring chore, it’s supposed to be fun and the whole experience should make people feel good about their purchases.

Part of the retail shopping experience is branding, and a clever design or catchy slogan can really make your company stand out from the competition.

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Peeps Versus A Red Hot Ball Of Nickel

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Sugary snacks have been an Easter tradition ever since a human-sized rabbit crawled out of a cave and laid a giant pink chocolate egg, or something like that, and one of the most iconic Easter snacks are Peeps- those marshmallow birdies and bunnies that look cute and taste like a giant pile of sugary fluff.

Peeps are very colorful, and therefore fun to watch meet a fiery end, whether blowing up in a microwave or expanding to epic proportions in a vacuum chamber, but this year Peeps are meeting their end in a hot new way- death by red hot ball of nickel.

If you can't eat them, turn them into a giant molten pile of goo!

-Via Geekosystem

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Abechan The Mynah Bird Speaks Perfect Japanese

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Many people find learning the Japanese language, both written and spoken, to be quite a daunting task, but the little chatterbox of a mynah bird in this video named Abechan is so good at speaking Japanese that he sounds just like his owner!

Abechan's proud owner has created a YouTube channel just for him entitled newSuperAbechan, which is full of videos showing Abechan and his owner carrying on conversations about everyday things, like what one should say when answering the house phone.

The duo should really consider creating their own prank video series, because seeing the expression on people's faces when they realize they've been talking to a bird would be priceless!

-Via Tastefully Offensive

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The Ultimate Cosplay Hero - Captain Patch-It

A new hero has emerged on the swag littered floor of fandom conventions, a selfless superstar who brings much needed supplies to cosplayers weary from a day of posing for pictures and pushing through crowds.

He is Captain Patch-It, and his superpower is being prepared for almost any cosplay emergency, armed with everything a cosplayer in peril might need- glue gun, safety pins, thread and needles, all kinds of tape including duct and electrical, scissors, hair pins and a helping hand.

Captain Patch-It made his first appearance at Supanova Melbourne, and he’s hoping to inspire convention goers to form their own chapter of the International Cosplay Corps, so they can help other cosplayers in need at conventions across the globe.

-Via Kotaku


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Who Killed Piggy Palmer? - Muppets Dressed As Twin Peaks Characters

There have been all kinds of strange examples of Muppets mashup art making their way onto the interwebs, from the kinda freaky look of Muppet zombies to the extremely terrifying Muppets as real people, but the latest mashup making the rounds is disturbing both visually and mentally- The Muppets as Twin Peaks characters by illustrator Justin DeVine

Miss Piggy is cold, lifeless and wrapped in plastic, Gonzo is doing his weirdo dance in the Red Room, and Kermit Cooper is too hopped up on coffee to find Piggy’s killer, truly the darkest days ever experienced by the puppet troupe.

David Lynch productions are already pretty strange, but think about how strange Twin Peaks would have been if it had starred the Muppets!

-Via Flavorwire


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Adorable Friendship Between A Farmer And His Pigs

Old MacDonald may have had a farm, which was home to lots of very repetitive animals, but there's one thing he didn't have- the kind of loving relationship shared between farmer Otchan and his beloved pigs.

The hog wild Japanese pig farmer tends to a whopping 1,200 pigs, and you can tell by the look on his face that he loves every minute he spends with his porcine pals.

Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji has been documenting the incredible bond shared between Otchan and his pigs for over ten years, collecting many of the best photos in a book called Pigs and Papa.

-Via Bored Panda

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Dad Recreates Classic Album Covers With His Two Sons

Some dads really like to get creative with their kids, either building stuff for them or doing fun stuff with them, and thanks to the internet they’re able to share their fun projects with the world.

Lance Underwood is one of these creative dad type dudes, and he spent some quality time with his two sons recreating classic album covers. Lance puts a lot of work into these covers, making sure they all have the proper wardrobe and poses, and the end result is pretty much spot on, and totally adorable!

-Via DesignTAXI

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20 Creative IKEA Furniture Hacks

IKEA furniture is cheap, easy to assemble and therefore endlessly modifiable, which makes it the best place to shop when you’re looking for a custom furniture creation for your pad.

There are all kinds of ways different IKEA components can be combined, constructed differently and generally modified by adding or subtracting one little part of the overall build.

This list is, for the most part, full of things anyone can do with some basic tools and specific IKEA models, but the most insane piece is the custom arcade cabinet decked out in IKEA blue and gold, something that only the bravest furniture constructor will attempt.

Check out 20 Excellent IKEA Hacks You Should Try over at Mental Floss


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Comedians On Psychedelic Drugs

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The mind of a comedian works in very strange ways, and it takes a perfect level of functional insanity to stand up in front of a bunch of strangers and tell jokes. It’s a tough gig, and those who are able to make money at it know that they’re getting paid for the crazy things floating around in their heads.

So it should come as no surprise that many comedians have tried psychedelic drugs, getting their head on, so to speak, and really digging deep into the vaults to pull out good material.

Psychedelics are still a hotly debated subject in the world of drugs, but take it from comedians like George Carlin and Bill Hicks- psychedelics make you think of comedy in a whole new light!

(Video is NSFW due to language)

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Guy Poses For Selfie Too Close To Tracks, Conductor Kicks Him In The Head

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Selfie addicts should take note of this cautionary video when posing for pics near large moving vehicles, realizing that if you only get kicked in the head you got off easy.

The careless poser in this video had the bright idea to snap a selfie really close to the tracks as a train was about to go by, but the conductor spotted him standing too close to the tracks and took it upon himself to act like a human cow catcher-by kicking the guy in the head.

Some are speculating that the video is a fake, because why would you be shooting a video if you were posing for a selfie? Either way a smug selfie lover gets kicked in the head, yay trains!

-Via Geekologie


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Nerd Culture Stereotypes Are Way Older Than You Think

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There’s a popular misconception that nerd culture began in the 1970s with the rise of fandom conventions, adult comic book collectors and science fiction productions reaching a broader audience than ever before, but nerd culture as we know it today actually began around the turn of the 20th century.

Cosplayers are all the rage at the moment, but August Olson, the person often considered to be the first cosplayer, dressed up like a comic strip alien called Skygack to attend a masked ball in Monroe, Washington all the way back in 1912, so it appears cosplay is nothing new.

Neither is using pop culture characters for advertising, or media piracy for that matter, as you will find out when you read Cracked’s article about 6 Nerd Culture Stereotypes That Are Way Older Than You Think.


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Gangs Story - The Photographs Of Yan Morvan

Outlaw motorcycle clubs have been riding free and freaking out the norms since World War II, when a bunch of servicemen back from the war decided to take a ride on the dark side of life.

French photographer Yan Morvan has always been fascinated by bikers, and gang members in general, so it’s no surprise that he made these free-wheeling folks the focus of his photographic vision, documenting biker gangs from all over for a book called Gangs Story, which was actually banned by French court.

Yan is a bit of a badass, with a rebellious streak in him as wide as the open road, and a few years ago he gave VICE a fascinating, and eyebrow raising, interview about his exploits which you can read here.

-Via Juxtapoz


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The Magical Miniature World Of Snails

Snails are generally seen as garden pests, crunchy sidewalk debris and potential escargot, but if we could see the world from a snail's point of view we would discover a miniature world full of natural wonder, beautiful color and life that moves at a snail's pace.

Photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko went way down low to capture the amazing miniature world of the snail, and his photo series reveals the magical world snails live in, a tiny world which can only be properly viewed with the help of a macro lens.

-Via Bored Panda

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The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

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Video games can be downright frustrating at times, especially old school games that rely on precision button mashing and level pattern memorization.

A gamer’s rage cannot easily be suppressed when the game they’re playing makes them want to throw the controller against the nearest wall, which is why most gamers will relate to this video entitled The 50 Most Frustrating Moments In Video Game History.

Now these aren't official rankings or anything, and there were definitely some NES and SNES moments they missed in their collection, but overall you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement at video game moments that once made you want to smash things in a frustrated fit! GAAAAHHH!

-Via Nerd Approved


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The Trio Fantastique - A Robot Band From The 1950s

Once upon the 1950s there was a robot band who rocked the rivets off the competition for only a nickel a song, a band called the Trio Fantastique who were created and managed by a mad scientist engineer named Zenon Specht (no relation).

The Trio Fantastique consisted of Wink on guitar, Blink on drums, and Nod who rocked the saxophone, and they were the house band for Antwerp’s Robot Club, also making appearances in various fairs and departments stores around France between 1954 and 1959.

They were made of shiny metal, they played songs via piano roll technology, and they could Bebop with the best of 'em because they actually played their instruments! (Here's a short clip of these marvels of retro technology gettin' their groove on.)

-Via io9


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Cheap Wine Reviewed By An Irish Brewmaster

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People who choose to drink cheap wines like Boone's Farm and Franzia typically do so for one reason- the price. They’re not picky about the flavor notes, or the aftertaste, or the aroma- cheap wine drinkers want to get their buzz on without spending too much money, and they don't really care about reviews good or bad.

However, maybe the companies that make these cheap wines will appreciate some input from an Irish brewmaster named Damian McConn, a guy who enjoys flavor notes and aromas and such.

Damian share his reviews of some of the most popular cheap wines in this BuzzFeed presents video, and needless to say he is not impressed!

-Via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Photos Of Famous Landmarks Tell A Different Story When Zoomed Out

Have you ever noticed that famous landmarks always seem to look good in photographs?

You’d think the Taj Mahal was in the middle of a fantasy kingdom when you see it in photos, but zoom out a bit and show the surrounding area and you’ll discover that the Taj Mahal is sitting right next to a barren landscape littered with trash.

Zoom out on the pyramids at Giza and you’ve got a bustling metropolis all around, zoom out on Niagara Falls and it looks like part of a Las Vegas water park, but crop out the parts you don't want to see and those famous landmark photos will always look good! See more at PolicyMic.


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Cue Cards To Help Start Or Stop Conversations With Hipsters

Poor hipsters, you get picked on by the interwebs for your “unique” fashion sense, famous folks like Spike Lee don’t want you moving into their neighborhoods, and now people aren’t even sure how to talk to you without cue cards.

Guess it's a good thing we now have these Conversation Stopper and Starter Cards from The Portlandia Activity Book so we can all just get along.

The cards are full of great starter lines like “I used to think gender was binary”, and this cue which is sure to stop a conversation with any hipster instantly- “Do you have time to hear about all my accomplishments?”

-Via 22 Words


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Artist Unveils Final Design For Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak was chosen out of 265 artists to create a commemorative statue of Edgar Allan Poe to go up in the Boston neighborhood where he was born, and she has just unveiled the final design of her amazing statue.

The incredibly detailed and lifelike sculpture will be used as the basis for a bronze statue to go up on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street on October 5, 2014, an area commonly referred to as "Edgar Allan Poe Square".

Here's what Stefanie has to say about her awesome statue design:

I propose to cast a life-size figure of Poe in bronze. Just off the train, the figure would be walking south towards his place of birth, where his mother and father once lived. Poe, with a trunk full of ideas—and worldwide success—is finally coming home. His expression is complex. He is determined and his stride is decisive. His face reflects a mixture of pain, anger and sadness, and from some angles, a subtle sense of hope. As he walks towards Carver Street, he openly dismisses what is behind him with his left hand; the Frogpondians to the north. Boston is not claiming Poe, Poe is claiming Boston. To punctuate this, he leaves a literal paper trail behind him. He has not only left his mark on the world, he has left it on the city of his birth. His ideas are jumping off the page and cascading out of his trunk; a heart lies just behind him, and an oversized Raven explodes to the south. The Raven, which has become symbolic of Poe’s brooding creative spirit, visually reflects Poe; his coat mimics the raven’s wing, and, like a bird, Poe is slightly pigeon-toed. They are one, heading up-wind towards their final resting place.

-Via Nerd Approved


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The Soft Sculpture Works Of Mister Finch

Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric.

Massive insects with textile wings, fabric birds with wire talons trapped in glass display domes, and linen plants with muted color palettes are all on display in Mister Finch's imaginative tableaus, taking the viewer on a trip into a purely fabric-ated realm created by that great big sewing machine in the sky.

-Via Juxtapoz


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Nic Cage's Encounters With The Animal Kingdom

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Nicolas Cage has a reputation for being a bit of a wild man, and when he gets that smile on his face and a mad look in his eyes you know the crazed critter that lurks inside him is about to be set free. Maybe that's why Nic has so many strange encounters with animals- they see him as one of their own.

Recently Nicolas Cage went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and talked about some of the encounters he’s had over the years with wild animals, from an ankle biting bandicoot to a meeting with a great white shark.

-Via Gossip Cop

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3D Printed Stop Motion Short - Bears On Stairs

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Bears on Stairs isn't a high concept art piece, or a stop motion short that features revolutionary digital techniques or a highly detailed puppet cast. It's a simple short which showcases a simple idea that is sure to be imitated by many animators to come.

DBLG has come up with a rather ingenious way to create a stop motion short with the help of 3D modeling/animation software and a 3D printer- they created the bear character and the stairs using 3D animation software, animated the bear walking up the stairs then printed out each element frame by frame.

It may not be the most efficient way to create a stop motion short, but Bears on Stairs is a good example of how 3D printing can be integrated into a traditional artform like stop motion animation.

-Via AnimalNY


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Footage Of The First Legoland Park Opening In 1968

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LEGO was a relatively unknown company in America circa 1968, but in Billund, Denmark they were already constructing the very first Legoland, which attracted over 600,000 visitors in its first year alone.

The power of those little building blocks was put on display in the form of highly detailed scale models- miniature towns, environments and landmarks populated the ten acre theme park and showed that LEGO bricks were more than just toys.

It's interesting to see how the LEGO empire has grown over the last fifty years, and the original Legoland revealed in this vintage footage is a far cry from the chain of LEGO theme parks we know today.

-Via Topless Robot


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Stanley Kubrick's Daughter Photographs Life With Her Famous Father

Stanley Kubrick had a young lady overseeing productions such as 2001 and The Shining, but she wasn’t a producer or any real part of the production, at least not until she grew up.

The she we're speaking of is Stanley’s daughter Vivian, and her photographic documentation of life on the sets of her father’s films give us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Kubrick's films and into his personal life.

Vivian clearly enjoyed being part of the action, so much so that she grew up to create Making "The Shining" documentary for the BBC and wrote the score for Full Metal Jacket, among her many other contributions, but the focus here is on her photography, which she has been sharing via Twitter as a tribute to her cinematic life with Stanley.

You can read more about Vivian Kubrick and the role she played in her father's films over at Dangerous Minds, and you can view a small collection of Vivian's photographs at Imgur.


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Meet Mr. Poo- India's Anti-Public Defecation Mascot

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It seems that crap is literally piling up on the streets and sidewalks of India, becoming one big, smelly mess that affects the health and hygiene of the people, so UNICEF has come up with a catchy way to remind people to deposit their waste in the proper receptacle- Mr. Poo.

He's the stinky star of an advertising campaign, a really catchy music video that urges people to "take the poo to the loo", and a video game where players flush away the villanous Mr. Poo's legion of turd minions.

Mr. Poo is someone you don't want hanging around your city streets, not to be confused with Monsieur Le Pew, who also stinks but is way more fun to be around!

(Video is NSFW due to language)

-Via Topless Robot


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The Best Songwriter You've Probably Never Heard Of

Benji Hughes is a relatively unknown songwriter who truly deserves his day in the sun, and even though you may not know his name you’ve probably heard one of his songs.

Benji has created music for many famous ad campaigns, from Captain Morgan to Cheerios, he’s worked with many famous musicians, from Kesha to Rilo Kiley to Alice Cooper, and he’s a masterful singer, songwriter and musician who is destined for great things…as soon as people hear his album.

Released in 2008, Benji’s amazing debut album A Love Extreme is described by many as a "cult classic" and "damn near perfect", yet Benji has only managed to sell around 6,000 copies of his heartfelt labor of love. Maybe people just haven't heard of Benji yet, but once the word gets out, and people hear his album and form their own opinions, he's sure to get the critical acclaim he deserves.

Read about Hughes at Vulture.


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What The "Average American" Will Look Like In 2050

It is projected that by the year 2050 the people who make up our American melting pot will reach an ultimate level of mixed ethnic heritage, resulting in the minority truly becoming anyone who is of one racial background.

National Geographic decided to explore the look of the "average American" with a little help from photographer Martin Schoeller and a bit of digital manipulation, creating a series of portraits that show what these future Americans will look like.

The projected faces are familiar rather than far fetched, and may help alleviate the fear and doubts some people still have about interracial relationships.

-Via DesignTAXI

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Baby Starts Dancing When The EDM Beat Drops

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For some reason EDM (electronic dance music) really appeals to young children. Maybe it’s the driving beat and the catchy sounds used as hooks, or it’s the simplicity of the rhythm that appeals to their fresh young ears.

Whatever the reason little kids really like to cut loose and boogie their little butts off whenever they hear an EDM track, but the baby in this video has mastered the art of ninja dancing, waiting for the beat to drop before she comes to life and jams out with her sisters.

-Via Cheezburger

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Watch Two Senior Citizens Fly For The First Time

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Flying on an airplane for the first time is usually one of those milestone moments people experience before they reach adulthood, but whether out of fear or not wanting to travel some people never seem to get around to taking that first flight.

An & Ria, the subjects of this delightful video, didn’t get around to taking a flight until they were well into their senior years, and they both figured if they didn’t take to the sky soon they might not get another chance, so they agreed to take their first flight and have their reactions documented by firsts.com.

It’s equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, and maybe it will convince those of you who have yet to take their first flight that now is the time!

-Via Sploid


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