April 6, 2014

policymic:

15 famous landmarks zoomed out that tell a different story

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April 3, 2014
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I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.

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April 1, 2014
I knew it was an April Fools’ Joke…

…I just wanted the cool hat :)

March 30, 2014

Peter Jackson on the set of Braindead/Dead Alive  (1992)

Peter Jackson on the set of Braindead/Dead Alive  (1992)

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March 25, 2014

pitchfork:

Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry's stunning, slow-burn cover of Robert Palmer’s “Johnny and Mary” is a Best New Track.

OMG

March 19, 2014

kateoplis:

"Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.”

This “silent pandemic” of toxins is believed to be “causing not just lower IQs, but ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.”

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains | The Atlantic

Forget vaccines. Fight the real enemy.

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February 23, 2014
shibe-doge:

Doge Runner

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Doge Runner

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February 13, 2014

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February 11, 2014
nickelsonwooster:

Killa Cam @markmcnasty #nyfw

Cam and Juju 4eva

nickelsonwooster:

Killa Cam @markmcnasty #nyfw

Cam and Juju 4eva

January 27, 2014

1187hunterwasser:

On the set of Blade Runner -  EEG filming the close-up of Sean Young's eye for the Voight Kampff sequence.

(Source: douglastrumbull.com)