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20 Jul 18:52

Black Leopards reaction when he sees his favorite zoo keeper.

18 Jul 18:00

Eye-Deceiving Murals Turn Streets Of Iran Into An Optical Illusion Gallery

by Justina Bakutyte

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Creative murals by designer and street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo are turning Tehran, Iran’s streets into an outstanding open-air gallery. Executed on two-dimensional blocks of concrete, Ghadyanloo’s artworks deceive the viewer’s eye by skillfully using methods from op art and 3D painting.

Mehdi has established a mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters, which helps him to work with the large-scale street art projects. What is not very frequent in the field, is that Ghadyanloo is fully backed up by the city’s municipality. According to the artist himself, it is one of the government’s goals to promote mural art in Tehran.

“The city is an architectural mishmash with buildings often having only one facade and the other three just left blank and grey. This doesn’t make for a beautiful city but it is a great environment for mural work. I think the municipality really felt the need to bring some cohesion or at least colour to the often confused and smog-smeared architectural face of the city.”

Ghadyanloo graduated from MA in Animation, which brought him closer to storytelling and surrealism. The latter has really influenced his style in urban murals. His scenes often depict unrealistic sights and actions such as cars flying in the air, man bicycling down the wall, people defying gravity and so on. Many of Ghadyanloo’s creations also cleverly interact with their surroundings bringing even more life to the streets of Tehran. (via: My Modern Met)

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18 Jul 07:26

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17 Jul 22:17


17 Jul 14:41

eressea: milojoinsthecorps: gaussmultimedia: Máster Diseño...




Máster Diseño Gráfico 2012-13. Proyecto personal de Sara Maese incluido en la Entrega Final de Máster: serie de carteles Studio Ghibli-Hayao Miyazaki (1984-2008). Incluye:

  1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
  2. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986).
  3. My Neighbor Totoro (1988).
  4. Kiki´s Delivery Service (1989).
  5. Porco Rosso (1992). 
  6. Princess Mononoke (1997).
  7. Spirited Away (2001).
  8. Howl´s Moving Castle (2004).
  9. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008).


I need these.

16 Jul 15:45

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

by Christopher Jobson

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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he also discusses in great detail how each piece is built. See more over on Facebook. (via Reddit).

14 Jul 21:59

"Casa Futebol" Concept to Turn World Cup Stadiums into Public Housing


No Brazilian can be happy with their national team suffering two crushing defeats in a row, and now the country is dotted with brand-new stadiums that can only serve as a painful reminder. But now that the World Cup is over, perhaps those stadiums, so expensive and controversial to build, can be put to more enduring use.

Architects Axel de Stampe and Sylvain Macaux have put forth a proposal called Casa Futebol, whereby the twelve stadiums would be reappropriated for housing. The concept calls for the design of prefabricated apartment modules of 105 square meters that could be inserted into the periphery of each stadium's shape, along with "colonizing the outside facade" to give them a different look.



16 Jul 14:20

amaditalks: There are more of is than anyone would ever be led...

by wagatwe


There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!

19 Jul 11:25

Moral Effects of Socialism

by Alex Tabarrok

Dan Ariely and co-authors have an interesting new paper looking at moral behavior, specifially cheating, in people who grew up in either East or West Germany.

From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall divided one nation into two distinct political regimes. We
exploited this natural experiment to investigate whether the socio-political context impacts
individual honesty. Using an abstract die-rolling task, we found evidence that East Germans
who were exposed to socialism cheat more than West Germans who were exposed to
capitalism. We also found that cheating was more likely to occur under circumstances of
plausible deniability.

…If socialism indeed promotes individual dishonesty, the specific features of this socio-political
system that lead to this outcome remain to be determined. The East German socialist regime
differed from the West German capitalist regime in several important ways. First, the system
did not reward work based to merit, and made it difficult to accumulate wealth or pass
anything on to one’s family. This may have resulted in a lack of meaning leading to
demoralization (Ariely et al., 2008), and perhaps less concern for upholding standards of
honesty. Furthermore, while the government claimed to exist in service of the people, it failed
to provide functional public systems or economic security. Observing this moral hypocrisy in government may have eroded the value citizens placed on honesty. Finally, and perhaps most
straightforwardly, the political and economic system pressured people to work around official
laws and cheat to game the system. Over time, individuals may come to normalize these types
of behaviors. Given these distinct possible influences, further research will be needed to
understand which aspects of socialism have the strongest or most lasting impacts on morality.

It’s interesting that Ariely et al. try to explain cheating as a result of socialism. My own approach would look more to the virtue ethics of capitalism and Montesquieu who famously noted that

Commerce is a cure for the most destructive prejudices; for it is almost a general rule, that wherever we find agreeable manners, there commerce flourishes; and that wherever there is commerce, there we meet with agreeable manners.

See Al-Ubaydli et al. for a market priming experiment and especially McCloskey on The Bourgeoise Virtues for more work consistent with this theme.

20 Jul 22:25

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17 Jul 04:00

does professor science remember that people are asking him questions through the mail? well. it's possible he never knew about it in the first place.


Design inteligente uma ova =/

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July 17th, 2014: Hey guess what came out yesterday? Adventure Time #30! It features... ZINES :0

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17 Jul 04:00

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16 Jul 21:50



eheuuheuheuhe cadê propaganda com Cumpadi Washington pra vender sasporra?

17 Jul 00:24

Whew. That one took awhile. Hope ya like...

Whew. That one took awhile. Hope ya like it!

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11 Jul 09:01

YouPorn planea patrocinar un equipo de LoL, Dota 2 o HS

by Félix Palazuelos

  • El famoso portal de pornografía, YouPorn, está interesado en patrocinar un equipo de LoL, Dota 2 o HS.
  • A través de Twitter, la compañía ha pedido feedback a los usuarios desatando la euforia en Twitter y Reddit.

Un tuit de @YouPorn, la cuenta oficial del portal pornográfico libre YouPorn, en el que sugiere el patrocinio de un equipo de eSports, ha desatado la euforia en las redes sociales y Reddit. La capacidad económica de YouPorn es bestial, pero, ¿aceptarán equipos y resto de sponsors?

El tuit en cuestión es éste, donde se pide feedback sobre la posibilidad de patrocinar un equipo de Dota 2, LoL o incluso jugadores de HearthStone:

Do we have any competitive LoL, DOTA2, or HeartStone players following us? What do you think about YouPorn sponsoring a team?

— YouPorn (Jude) (@YouPorn) July 10, 2014

Personalmente y, aunque no tenga nada en contra de la industria pornográfica, ni de la libre actividad publicitaria de cualquiera, pienso que es una mala idea. Si nos tomamos los eSports como un deporte más junto al fútbol y baloncesto, deberíamos ser realistas y Redbull, Coca-Cola, Intel, Razer... no van a querer compartir camiseta con un portal de vídeos pornográficos, ni creo que Valve aceptase que una gran comunidad de menores de edad que juegan a Dota tengan que ver publicidad pornográfica. Ya veremos en qué queda la cosa.

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17 Jul 02:04

The truth behind Pac-Man

16 Jul 17:46


12 Jun 23:01

Drunken Warriors

by Tom

Hahahaha q demais!


Something a bit different to tide me over until I get back from Iceland.
You can grab a printable blank card template sheet here.

Edit: Separate template for utility cards now available as per request. Note that utility cards can be made with the previous template by leaving the attack/defense entries blank.

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12 Jul 18:00

It's Me! It's You!


Complementando o quadrinho abaixo ;P

It's Me! It's You!

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16 Jul 09:00

The Perfect Reaction Gif

The Perfect Reaction Gif

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14 Jul 20:30


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14 Jul 11:40

El jardín de las palabras 言の葉の庭

by Kirai

El jardín de las palabras 言の葉の庭, es una de las últimas películas dirigidas por Makoto Shinkai. Para mi gusto las películas de Makoto son demasiado románticas y lentorras, ninguna me ha terminado de gustar excepto Cinco centímetros por segundo (秒速5センチメートル).

Lo que sí que me fascina de sus películas es la faceta artística, los escenarios de animación suelen estar basados en lugares reales de Japón. A veces el arte es tan bueno que es difícil de diferenciar de la realidad. Estas son algunas capturas de El jardín de las palabras comparándolas con fotos de los lugares reales. Toda la acción de la película se desarrolla cerca o dentro del parque Shinjuku Gyoen.








Fuente de las fotos imgur.

14 Jul 04:20

4gifs: This kid shreds. [video]


This kid shreds. [video]

14 Jul 10:45

1350 – DEUS, origens!

by Carlos Ruas


13 Jul 03:02

noelanthony: My first instinct when I see an animal is to say “hello”. My first instinct when I see...


Alguns animais são claramente melhores q os outros...


My first instinct when I see an animal is to say “hello”.

My first instinct when I see a person is to avoid eye contact and hope it goes away.

14 Jul 15:49


by murcyloco

14 Jul 01:22

Literacy (and unguided reading)

by Seth Godin

Two hundred years ago, the government of Sweden changed everything: They required all their citizens to be literate. It transformed every element of the culture and economy of Sweden, an effect that's felt to this day.

Television, of course, is a great replacement for the hard work of learning to read and write, but, if you think about it, so are autocratic governments and dogmas that eliminate choice. Unguided reading is a real threat, because unguided reading leads to uncomfortable questions.

Teach someone to read and you guarantee that they will be able to learn forever. Teach an entire culture to read and connections and innovations go through the roof.