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09 Sep 21:30

Cliff House, A Five-Story House That Hangs Off the Edge of a Cliff

by EDW Lynch
GN

House: Fuck your gravity!
Gravity: (Waits patiently, tugging gently on the house. Forever.)
Me: Nope.

Cliff House by Modscape

Cliff House is a design concept for a five-story home that hangs off the face of a cliff. Entry to the modular structure is through the top floor garage, and the house is anchored to the cliff by steel pins. The Cliff House concept was designed by Modscape, an Australian company that specializes in prefabricated structures.

Cliff House by Modscape

Cliff House by Modscape

Cliff House by Modscape

images via Modscape

via Inhabitat

12 Sep 15:08

Mountain Biker Performs an Unprecedented ‘Tsunami Flip’ Trick During Red Bull Competiton

by Brian Heater
GN

Fuuuuu....... How do you even get the point where you try this?

Polish mountain bike free rider Szymon Godziek perfectly executed a stunning “tsunami flip” during the Red Bull District Ride 2014 competition in Nuremberg, Germany. The run is believe to be the first time the trick has been successfully landed during competition.

I don’t know if the public really realizes how insane that was to do on a bike.

13 Sep 19:15

becausebirds: MAKIN’ IT RAINNNN

GN

#Birbbeat



becausebirds:

MAKIN’ IT RAINNNN

15 Sep 15:30

factota: fuck





factota:

fuck

15 Sep 15:07

Arizona State University Students Working on a Jetpack Capable of Helping Soldiers Run Faster

by Brian Heater
GN

People unclear on the term "Jetpack" beat. Those are ducted electric fans. This is not a jetpack, this is a fannypack.

4MM is a project created by students at Arizona State University that utilizes a small back-mounted jetpack to help wearers run faster. The school is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to craft a pack that can help soldiers run a four-minute mile.

via Digg

11 Sep 17:11

3 magazines that should exist

by Rob Beschizza
GN

Yes please! There were soooo many white girls in war bonnets at Burning Man this year. :-(

privilegemonthly

In a parallel universe, the print industry is thriving! (more…)

09 Sep 22:21

A Cover of the Song ’99 Red Balloons’ Played With Red Balloons

by EDW Lynch
GN

<kid from Incredibles voice>That was awesome!</kid from Incredibles voice>

Musician Andrew Huang has created a delightful cover of the 1980s Nena hit “99 Red Balloons” using red balloons as his only instruments.

The original version for the sake of comparison:

09 Sep 23:30

blacksupervillain: unamusedsloth: Nude Portraits series by...

GN

LOL!









blacksupervillain:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

this is briliant

06 Sep 12:15

It appears that I am in a parade with the #wienermobile.



It appears that I am in a parade with the #wienermobile.

08 Sep 17:00

Amphora May Revolutionize 3D Printed Plastics

by General Fabb
GN

Wow! Look at that bridge!

At this year’s 3D Printshow in London the most important item seen, in our opinion, was the launch of ColorFabb’s Amphora line of plastic filament. 

You might ask the question, is it ABS or PLA-based. The answer, surprisingly, is neither. It’s an entirely new polymer, never previously used for 3D printing. In fact, it’s never been used EVER. 

Amphora has been newly developed specifically for filament-based 3D printing applications by the American firm Eastman Chemical Company. As far as we know, this has NEVER happened before. Plastics used for 3D printing were in fact, leftover plastics, designed for other purposes that had nothing to do with 3D printing. 

Now, however, there are sufficient 3D printers in the world to justify the development of new plastics that match the needs for improved 3D printed filament. 

Imagine if you were granted a wish to magically develop a new plastic filament. What properties would you include in it? Would you make it shiny? Bendable? Heat resistant? Dishwasher safe? That’s the challenge posed by ColorFabb to Eastman last year. Eastman chemists took up this challenge and created a checklist of required properties. 

And then they made a polymer that has them. 

Ok, let’s get directly to the juicy facts about Amphora: 

  • It produces very little to no odor during printing, avoiding the same issue experienced when printing ABS
  • Far fewer unhealthy nanoparticles become airborne during Amphora printing, unlike ABS plastic
  • Amphora is a very strong material, avoiding the fragility of PLA plastic
  • Finer details are possible due to the strength of the material
  • Amphora has a higher melting point than PLA, meaning you might be able to leave an Amphora print on your car dashboard and expect to not melt
  • Layers bond together much better, meaning prints are stronger and surface finish is improved
  • The material has very strong chemical resistance; few common substances will affect it
  • It’s approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for “food contact” applications

Although the material is food contact-safe, that doesn’t mean a 3D printed Amphora cup is literally foodsafe, as gaps in the layering can physically harbor bacteria. That said, if a new process used Amphora to produce a perfectly sealed surface, it could indeed be a foodsafe object. 

We’re particularly interested in the safety characteristics, as personal 3D printers are increasingly installed in people’s homes - even their bedrooms. We cannot imagine a world where ABS fumes are breathed by sleepers for hours every night. Amphora should change all that. In fact, Eastman's expert says there are no toxic styrene elements within Amphora and that the amount of nanoparticles is “way lower” than when printing ABS. 

We asked Eastman’s representative about methods for smoothing Amphora, such as is done for ABS with Acetone. Apparently there is no common substance that can smooth Amphora - it’s simply too resistant to chemicals. That's the only downside we could find with the new material.

If you’re skeptical of Amphora’s physical properties, just watch this video, where ColorFabb’s Sander Strijbos crushes an Amphora print to an impossible degree - and watch it snap back into place! Wouldn’t you like your prints to act like that? 

Here is an example of the strength of Amphora. This is a rather long bridge easily built with Amphora. At the time of this writing, they were attempting to increase the gap by another 5cm. Incredible! 

Amphora seems like a miracle material made just for 3D printing. That’s because IT IS made specifically for 3D printing. For now, ColorFabb will be marketing a line of Amphora products, likely eventually abandoning their existing plastic products. The new Amphora material is officially called “XT-COPOLYESTER” made from “Amphora 3D™ Polymer” by ColorFabb. Other filament manufacturers may eventually adopt Amphora, too, but there are none so far. 

Our spies tell us that the new material is actually just the first of MANY new plastics that will be specifically designed for 3D printing. We’re expecting to see several new variations emerge over the next few months, including: a heat resistant version; a dissolvable support material; and much more. 

Best of all, the implication of this new material implies that 3D printing has reached the stage where it deserves its own plastics. This is a huge milestone for the personal 3D printing industry. Congratulations, we made it!

Via ColorFabb

05 Sep 21:45

hunter-in-sherlocks-tardis: the-keepers-of-the-keys: this is...



hunter-in-sherlocks-tardis:

the-keepers-of-the-keys:

this is the best gif EVER

I’ve reblogged this at least right times today and I don’t even care

06 Sep 12:26

I volunteered my flatbed trailer for our town’s Historical...



I volunteered my flatbed trailer for our town’s Historical Society’s float in the parade celebrating our tricentennial.

04 Sep 13:47

Cutest Goth Ad Ever? It's Super Bleak, but You'll Be Smiling by the End

by David Kiefaber
GN

Yep. That's my family.

Ad agency Heimat in Berlin has made the cutest teenage goth ad since Kodak film taught my generation that cheerleaders and dudes in fishnet shirts could be friends.

In this spot for German home improvement brand Hornbach, a gloomy-but-not-sour goth girl is soundly rejected by everyone in her community, who all wear pastels. The direction and camerawork make the contrast more subtle than it sounds. And let's also acknowledge that hers is a totally understandable response to life in that town. If everyone in my neighborhood dressed like extras from an Aaron Spelling sitcom, I'd start listening to Spahn Ranch and moping through gym class, too.



Fortunately, the girl's dad is much less of a douche than everyone else, and his obvious desire to relate to her comes through in the end. Yes, it's corny and tugs at the small (or large) piece of us that feels misunderstood and adrift. But it also highlights the too-often-overlooked moment when someone realizes his or her parents are also kind of weird.

For another great goth spot, take a look back at this vulgar yet ultimately sweet ad from Denmark, which was one of 2013's best candy commercials.

Via Co.Create.






04 Sep 16:23

BURNING MAN HATE WEEK

GN

The RSS feed hasn't updated so click through for this years hate week.

Looks like Fun Gus has finally made Ringmaster&#8230;

Looks like Fun Gus has finally made Ringmaster…

Twerk clinic in the Gnarnum and Scabies Circus Tent tonight at 8!

Twerk clinic in the Gnarnum and Scabies Circus Tent tonight at 8!

The only time “half empty” is a bad thing…

Dust Bunnies?! or Shit Hares?! Definitely… shit heads!!

The new Honda &#8220;Erect&#8221; just premiered at Burning Man&#8230; it runs on the broken dreams of middle class white people. 

The new Honda “Erect” just premiered at Burning Man… it runs on the broken dreams of middle class white people.

"Yup kid… we are truly sorry but from here on out these will be your only friends. Now come help Mommy braid her armpit hair."

Shake weight is excited to announce it&#8217;s one (and only) customer&#8230; Kevin &#8220;Bowser&#8221; Bowers. In a press release Kevin had this to say: &#8220;Gotta keep in shape on the Playa never know when I&#8217;m gonna have to lift someone&#8217;s mood&#8221;. 

Shake weight is excited to announce it’s one (and only) customer… Kevin “Bowser” Bowers. In a press release Kevin had this to say: “Gotta keep in shape on the Playa never know when I’m gonna have to lift someone’s mood”.

Here we have the owner of local startup Lyft (center) before he realized they couldn&#8217;t use the octopus as a logo and were still focused on their pedi-cab business model. Hanging along for the ride is his &#8216;date&#8217; for tonight and her &#8216;coordinator&#8217; big bubba homestead showing off their sweet rides and fashion sense. 

Here we have the owner of local startup Lyft (center) before he realized they couldn’t use the octopus as a logo and were still focused on their pedi-cab business model. Hanging along for the ride is his ‘date’ for tonight and her ‘coordinator’ big bubba homestead showing off their sweet rides and fashion sense.

C&#8217;mon Gravity!!

Melchior: “My dear, you wouldn’t consider…leaving earth with me, would you? Perhaps let me borrow books for a week every summer? I’m sure we could work out a deal.”

Zachariah: “Would you lend me your ship?”

Melchior: “Of course not! You

 would misuse the ship— Which, I suppose, is exactly what I would do with books, though I suspect I would enjoy it while the ship wouldn’t.”

Zachariah: “Not that the idea of being borrowed isn’t terribly fascinating, but let’s not forget the darkspawn and bad trips. There may not be a week every summer, or any summer.”

Melchior: “Darkspawn or bad trips! Is this the only thing men think about these days? What about the good old obsessions? Steam Punk, Shirt Cocking, Wet Crocs?”

Zachariah: “Hmm… Wet Crocs…”

Aaron, Stephanie, Jo Jo, Wendy, and Colin (the intern) met at a meet and greet in the Executive Marriott Bar during last year&#8217;s Oracle Convention. After leaving their respective jobs, they formed a startup that is now fervently developing a highly anticipated app entitled Jewru that &#8220;connects busy, health-minded Jewish professionals to local yogis that meet their individual needs and ability levels.&#8221; Collectively, the founding members of Jewru decided that this year&#8217;s Burning Man festival would be a great place for team building and &#8220;thinking outside of the box.&#8221; Here we see the freakishly fabulous quintet parading across the playa en route to a vegan lunch, which they had catered by San Francisco&#8217;s own Millennium via an airdrop. Abandoned to enjoying the festivities vicariously through Twitter and Instagram feeds, their somber techie friends back home are enviously wishing they too could &#8220;feel the burn.&#8221;
 

Aaron, Stephanie, Jo Jo, Wendy, and Colin (the intern) met at a meet and greet in the Executive Marriott Bar during last year’s Oracle Convention. After leaving their respective jobs, they formed a startup that is now fervently developing a highly anticipated app entitled Jewru that “connects busy, health-minded Jewish professionals to local yogis that meet their individual needs and ability levels.” Collectively, the founding members of Jewru decided that this year’s Burning Man festival would be a great place for team building and “thinking outside of the box.” Here we see the freakishly fabulous quintet parading across the playa en route to a vegan lunch, which they had catered by San Francisco’s own Millennium via an airdrop. Abandoned to enjoying the festivities vicariously through Twitter and Instagram feeds, their somber techie friends back home are enviously wishing they too could “feel the burn.”

THE CUISINE OF BURNING MAN (A recipe from Smell’s Kitchen):

PLAYA POT PIE - A healthy, hearty, and out-of-body Burner’s delight (serves 4-6) 

Ingredients:

1 cup of playa dust

12 ounces of human sweat

6 ounces of human saliva 

1 cup of human breast milk (from a mother on a strict raw foods diet)

1 dreadlock

2 cups of recycled 420 “edible” crumbs

1/2 cup of psilocybin mushrooms

1/4 cup finely chopped peyote 

1/2 cup of textured soy protein 

1 cup of organic goji berries  

1/4 cup of nutritional yeast

3 tablespoons of liquid aminos 

a pinch of free-range parsley 

Assembly:

In a large receptacle (I recommend live action role playing helmets) combine the playa dust with the human sweat and saliva. Whisk thoroughly until all of the lumps are gone. If the occasional pebble remains, leave it. The great spirits will appreciate this. When done, shape the crust into and around the edges of the backside of a bongo drum. 

Next, lightly cook the textured soy protein by using sunlight  and a magnifying glass. In the absence of a magnifying glass, a monocle will do. Then, combine the recycled 420 edible crumbs (I generally come upon these in Central Camp’s compost facility, or on the ground of Burning Man’s various medicinal tents) with the human breast milk and freshly cooked soy protein. Stir until mixed. Add this concoction to the crusted bongo. 

You will now season the dreadlock, as it will be the source of most of the Playa Pot Pie’s bold flavors. Gingerly sprinkle the dreadlock with the liquid aminos, making sure the dispersion is even. This provides a wet, protein-rich coating for the zesty batter. Roll the dampened dreadlock in the nutritional yeast and free-range parsley until it is completely covered. Then, place the lock in the center of the bongo. 

For the final steps before baking, evenly spread the goji berries across the pie’s surface, and then top with with the psilocybin mushrooms and finely chopped peyote. These steps provide crucial antioxidants, as well as vision quest-heightening spiritual additives. 

Lastly, take the bongo to a sandy spot where it can receive direct desert sunlight. Cover with a utilikilt or pancho, and let it bake for roughly four to six hours, depending on whether outside temperatures are above or below 110 degrees. While baking, make sure you pray to the sun god Ra or a comparable Pagan deity. 

Serve using a biodegradable spatula, let your taste buds savor the gusto, and put on your favorite fanny pack and trekking sandals because… you’re going on a trip.


Lice Girls reunion in 20 at Fort Flaccid! I can&#8217;t wait to see Scary Lice, Beddy Lice, Pubey Lice and Lice-a-roni back together on stage again!!

Lice Girls reunion in 20 at Fort Flaccid! I can’t wait to see Scary Lice, Beddy Lice, Pubey Lice and Lice-a-roni back together on stage again!!

Ruben by day… “Roofie-oh” by night!!

LINK


Ladies, your quest for Mr. Right is OVER! Check out Silicon Buddha on BURNINGPASSIONS.COM, the premier dating site for single Burners. This dreamboat makes over 100k a year, is into killing zombies, ska, and meditation. That’s right, I said SKA AND MEDITATION. 

Has anyone seen my fish? Anyone? I parked it over by the Genital Portrait Studio.

Burning Man Mad Libs Round Two: Cindy Goes Raving

Huh. The halls of Secret Studios S.F. are strangely lacking in flute and hand drum sounds this evening. Guess we know where all the jam bands went…

Theodore Buckingsworth, a.k.a. &#8220;Slambucha,&#8221; describes himself as &#8220;the greenest playa on the playa.&#8221; When Teddy isn&#8217;t working as an installation specialist for Time Warner Cable or &#8220;turnin&#8217; out fair-trade hoes,&#8221; he&#8217;s most likely in his &#8220;laboratory&#8221; crafting his debut album, aptly entitled &#8220;Fig Pimpin&#8217;.&#8221; Promising &#8220;the rhythmical intensity of Insane Clown Posse mixed with the philosophical lyrical prowess of Counting Crows,&#8221; he&#8217;ll be performing some of his original material in the United Western Juggalos tent at this year&#8217;s Burning Man festival. If you need a phat beat, some whip-its, or a frumpy, yet earthy escort for your adventures in Black Rock City, Teddy is your go-to guy. 

Theodore Buckingsworth, a.k.a. “Slambucha,” describes himself as “the greenest playa on the playa.” When Teddy isn’t working as an installation specialist for Time Warner Cable or “turnin’ out fair-trade hoes,” he’s most likely in his “laboratory” crafting his debut album, aptly entitled “Fig Pimpin’.” Promising “the rhythmical intensity of Insane Clown Posse mixed with the philosophical lyrical prowess of Counting Crows,” he’ll be performing some of his original material in the United Western Juggalos tent at this year’s Burning Man festival. If you need a phat beat, some whip-its, or a frumpy, yet earthy escort for your adventures in Black Rock City, Teddy is your go-to guy.

BURNING MAN COUTURE 

Dready Eddie pensively ponders love and his pure playa chic. 

fuzzy bear hat by his mother: free
facial shave by FSC barber: $50


knit scarf by his mother: free
blue bandana by Ralph Lauren: $75
magenta North Face fleece: $150
Anthropologie’s “Pioneer Woman” jacket: $240

Spacey Stacey joyously expresses excitement after hearing the communal Yerba Mate was spiked with molly. 

"Space Conductor" hat by Steampunk.com: $93
dreads and dye by Valerie from A Cut Above the Rest: $200
knit scarf by Dready Eddie’s mother: free
Gap western: $50
"Distressed Bomber" by Fubu: $300
matching magenta North Face fleece $150
"Rebel Tights" by Wet Seal: $47

"The couple that Raves together&#8230; Stays together!" 

"The couple that Raves together… Stays together!"

Last of the motweakans&#8230;
"You know DUST&#8217;n&#8230; it&#8217;s like people don&#8217;t even take my recycling fashion design seriously anymore?!"

"You know DUST’n… it’s like people don’t even take my recycling fashion design seriously anymore?!"

Shirtcock Alleycat Race at 4pm camp fuzzygrundel&#8230; Gotta get a ride on before the &#8220;4 Naan Blondes&#8221; show!! 

Shirtcock Alleycat Race at 4pm camp fuzzygrundel… Gotta get a ride on before the “4 Naan Blondes” show!!

Blind leading the fucking blind!! This what we call an Oxycontinmoron. What about the Pirates of the Carrotbean in the BG? 

Blind leading the fucking blind!! This what we call an Oxycontinmoron. What about the Pirates of the Carrotbean in the BG?

Sage Against The Machine just dropped their new video for &#8220;Dilding In The Name Of&#8221; just in time for Burningman.

Sage Against The Machine just dropped their new video for “Dilding In The Name Of” just in time for Burningman.


Looks like Fun Gus has finally made Ringmaster&#8230;

Looks like Fun Gus has finally made Ringmaster…

Twerk clinic in the Gnarnum and Scabies Circus Tent tonight at 8!

Twerk clinic in the Gnarnum and Scabies Circus Tent tonight at 8!

The only time “half empty” is a bad thing…

Dust Bunnies?! or Shit Hares?! Definitely… shit heads!!

The new Honda &#8220;Erect&#8221; just premiered at Burning Man&#8230; it runs on the broken dreams of middle class white people. 

The new Honda “Erect” just premiered at Burning Man… it runs on the broken dreams of middle class white people.

"Yup kid… we are truly sorry but from here on out these will be your only friends. Now come help Mommy braid her armpit hair."

Shake weight is excited to announce it&#8217;s one (and only) customer&#8230; Kevin &#8220;Bowser&#8221; Bowers. In a press release Kevin had this to say: &#8220;Gotta keep in shape on the Playa never know when I&#8217;m gonna have to lift someone&#8217;s mood&#8221;. 

Shake weight is excited to announce it’s one (and only) customer… Kevin “Bowser” Bowers. In a press release Kevin had this to say: “Gotta keep in shape on the Playa never know when I’m gonna have to lift someone’s mood”.

Here we have the owner of local startup Lyft (center) before he realized they couldn&#8217;t use the octopus as a logo and were still focused on their pedi-cab business model. Hanging along for the ride is his &#8216;date&#8217; for tonight and her &#8216;coordinator&#8217; big bubba homestead showing off their sweet rides and fashion sense. 

Here we have the owner of local startup Lyft (center) before he realized they couldn’t use the octopus as a logo and were still focused on their pedi-cab business model. Hanging along for the ride is his ‘date’ for tonight and her ‘coordinator’ big bubba homestead showing off their sweet rides and fashion sense.

C&#8217;mon Gravity!!

Melchior: “My dear, you wouldn’t consider…leaving earth with me, would you? Perhaps let me borrow books for a week every summer? I’m sure we could work out a deal.”

Zachariah: “Would you lend me your ship?”

Melchior: “Of course not! You

 would misuse the ship— Which, I suppose, is exactly what I would do with books, though I suspect I would enjoy it while the ship wouldn’t.”

Zachariah: “Not that the idea of being borrowed isn’t terribly fascinating, but let’s not forget the darkspawn and bad trips. There may not be a week every summer, or any summer.”

Melchior: “Darkspawn or bad trips! Is this the only thing men think about these days? What about the good old obsessions? Steam Punk, Shirt Cocking, Wet Crocs?”

Zachariah: “Hmm… Wet Crocs…”

Aaron, Stephanie, Jo Jo, Wendy, and Colin (the intern) met at a meet and greet in the Executive Marriott Bar during last year&#8217;s Oracle Convention. After leaving their respective jobs, they formed a startup that is now fervently developing a highly anticipated app entitled Jewru that &#8220;connects busy, health-minded Jewish professionals to local yogis that meet their individual needs and ability levels.&#8221; Collectively, the founding members of Jewru decided that this year&#8217;s Burning Man festival would be a great place for team building and &#8220;thinking outside of the box.&#8221; Here we see the freakishly fabulous quintet parading across the playa en route to a vegan lunch, which they had catered by San Francisco&#8217;s own Millennium via an airdrop. Abandoned to enjoying the festivities vicariously through Twitter and Instagram feeds, their somber techie friends back home are enviously wishing they too could &#8220;feel the burn.&#8221;
 

Aaron, Stephanie, Jo Jo, Wendy, and Colin (the intern) met at a meet and greet in the Executive Marriott Bar during last year’s Oracle Convention. After leaving their respective jobs, they formed a startup that is now fervently developing a highly anticipated app entitled Jewru that “connects busy, health-minded Jewish professionals to local yogis that meet their individual needs and ability levels.” Collectively, the founding members of Jewru decided that this year’s Burning Man festival would be a great place for team building and “thinking outside of the box.” Here we see the freakishly fabulous quintet parading across the playa en route to a vegan lunch, which they had catered by San Francisco’s own Millennium via an airdrop. Abandoned to enjoying the festivities vicariously through Twitter and Instagram feeds, their somber techie friends back home are enviously wishing they too could “feel the burn.”

THE CUISINE OF BURNING MAN (A recipe from Smell’s Kitchen):

PLAYA POT PIE - A healthy, hearty, and out-of-body Burner’s delight (serves 4-6) 

Ingredients:

1 cup of playa dust

12 ounces of human sweat

6 ounces of human saliva 

1 cup of human breast milk (from a mother on a strict raw foods diet)

1 dreadlock

2 cups of recycled 420 “edible” crumbs

1/2 cup of psilocybin mushrooms

1/4 cup finely chopped peyote 

1/2 cup of textured soy protein 

1 cup of organic goji berries  

1/4 cup of nutritional yeast

3 tablespoons of liquid aminos 

a pinch of free-range parsley 

Assembly:

In a large receptacle (I recommend live action role playing helmets) combine the playa dust with the human sweat and saliva. Whisk thoroughly until all of the lumps are gone. If the occasional pebble remains, leave it. The great spirits will appreciate this. When done, shape the crust into and around the edges of the backside of a bongo drum. 

Next, lightly cook the textured soy protein by using sunlight  and a magnifying glass. In the absence of a magnifying glass, a monocle will do. Then, combine the recycled 420 edible crumbs (I generally come upon these in Central Camp’s compost facility, or on the ground of Burning Man’s various medicinal tents) with the human breast milk and freshly cooked soy protein. Stir until mixed. Add this concoction to the crusted bongo. 

You will now season the dreadlock, as it will be the source of most of the Playa Pot Pie’s bold flavors. Gingerly sprinkle the dreadlock with the liquid aminos, making sure the dispersion is even. This provides a wet, protein-rich coating for the zesty batter. Roll the dampened dreadlock in the nutritional yeast and free-range parsley until it is completely covered. Then, place the lock in the center of the bongo. 

For the final steps before baking, evenly spread the goji berries across the pie’s surface, and then top with with the psilocybin mushrooms and finely chopped peyote. These steps provide crucial antioxidants, as well as vision quest-heightening spiritual additives. 

Lastly, take the bongo to a sandy spot where it can receive direct desert sunlight. Cover with a utilikilt or pancho, and let it bake for roughly four to six hours, depending on whether outside temperatures are above or below 110 degrees. While baking, make sure you pray to the sun god Ra or a comparable Pagan deity. 

Serve using a biodegradable spatula, let your taste buds savor the gusto, and put on your favorite fanny pack and trekking sandals because… you’re going on a trip.

03 Sep 20:30

conradtao: important rules

GN

No moaning or grunting either please.



conradtao:

important rules

04 Sep 13:00

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1917 Packard Twin Six motorhome

by Daniel Strohl
GN

Sweet!

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How much of the history of this 1917 Packard Twin Six motorhome for sale on Hemmings.com is reliable fact, we don’t know – the Pickwick Stages were named for their departure point in San Diego, not for any family, after all – but the motorhome itself is compelling, looking more like a Pullman sleeper inside than gramps’s old Winnebago. It runs and appears to be complete, with what looks to be a recent restoration. From the seller’s description:

A twin-six in very good running condition. Probably the oldest motorhome in the United States. Built in 1917 for the Pickwick Family of Los Angeles area by Earl C. Anthony Shops. The Pickwick family operated over the road buses and later merged with Greyhound. The motorhome was located in southern California until 1981 when I purchased it. It has been stored inside since that time. Restoration work has been done locally.

Twin Six – 424 cu. in • 3 Speed Manual • 224″ Wheelbase • Tires 7:00×20 • Front Suspension – Air over Hydraulic • Brakes – Manual with Air Assist • Rear Bedroom with Convertible Sofas • Mid-Bath • Front Kitchen with two burner gasoline cooktop, Ice Box and Sink • Wood Cabinets

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Price: $99,995
Location: Afton, Oklahoma
Status: Available

See more Packards for sale on Hemmings.com.

03 Sep 19:15

chrisisoninfiniteearths: Well, of course. Every Canadian knows...

GN

Spider moose. Nope.



chrisisoninfiniteearths:

Well, of course. Every Canadian knows that a REAL spider-moose can’t be recorded or photographed.

02 Sep 12:37

Our home on the playa.

GN

Sooooo much better than a tent!



Our home on the playa.

28 Aug 20:23

Photo

GN

Now ist ze time . . .



25 Aug 16:37

laughingsquid: Video of a Large Ship Being Beached After...

GN

Wow!

03 Sep 11:48

takealookatyourlife: This is hilarious in the darkest way...



takealookatyourlife:

This is hilarious in the darkest way because this tree is holding the dead corpse of one of the other trees

03 Sep 16:36

backyarditarian: widdershinsgirl: ohgodhesloose: cheskamouse: ...









backyarditarian:

widdershinsgirl:

ohgodhesloose:

cheskamouse:

jasoncanty01:

brightcopperpenny:

superpunch2:

Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

They really should have.

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WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.

I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”

DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.

These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.
31 Aug 17:17

teaandcathair: absinthecocktail: thisishowyouwin: ariannagrand...

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Haters gonna hate.



teaandcathair:

absinthecocktail:

thisishowyouwin:

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big-chicken:

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this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

i like this so much more now that i know that

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01 Sep 22:48

Hexayurt bike trailer worked fabulously! #bm2014 #burningman

GN

We brought too much stuff!



Hexayurt bike trailer worked fabulously! #bm2014 #burningman

02 Sep 02:06

Broke a pedal on my vintage Schwinn out in deep playa. But it...

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This was really pretty magical.



Broke a pedal on my vintage Schwinn out in deep playa. But it was cool because I found a fully stocked bicycle repair shop with a new pair that fit perfectly. Magic playa moment.

17 Aug 20:53

OMG so many layers!

GN

Finally finishing the kickstarter reward for Nathan's *last* album.



OMG so many layers!

22 Aug 18:06

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06 Aug 14:53

An Exclusive First Look At This Year's Burning Man Art

GN

Oh man I can't wait!

One of the very best things about Burning Man, the week-long, post-apocalyptic celebration of creative expression that pops up in the Nevada desert each August, is the awe-inspiring collection of art on display.

The installations and the “art cars” roaming through the two-mile stretch of temporary city render humanity’s capacity for imagination limitless. Where else in the universe would a giant, fire-breathing steampunk octopus glide past a 55-foot tall, LED-powered homage to the female form?

The Huffington Post was lucky enough to preview a handful of the projects that will be on hand at this year’s event, which kicks off in mere weeks and is built around the theme “caravansary.” As artists scramble to put the finishing touches on their brainchildren and raise the final funds to bring their weirdest dreams to life, we’ve rounded up what will undoubtedly be some of the most influential works of Burning Man 2014.

From a giant, glowing vagina to a collection of mechanical lotus flowers that light up to the rhythm of your heartbeat, take a look at some of the bizarre creations that will grace the world's dustiest canvas this year (Grover Norquist not included):

Embrace

embrace

Though enormous in scale, the piece is simple -- a 72-foot sculpture of two figures embracing. But creator Matt Schultz hopes his work will convey a deeper message to onlookers, one that was inspired by the loss he felt when his stepfather passed away two years ago. “Embrace is a reminder to take the time out of your busy life to spend time with those that you love,” he told HuffPost. “We hope that people will think of all of the relationships in their lives, past present and future, and consider what has made them so important.”

The Super Pool

super pool

The Super Pool is a bigger and more badass version of the legendary Burning Man installation The Pool. For this new and improved iteration, sculptor Jen Lewin has created a 5,000 square foot immersive LED playground where participants can interact with circular pads of light through their own unique movements. “Imagine a giant canvas where you can paint and splash light collaboratively,” Lewin told HuffPost in a statement.

Minaret

minaret

Bryan Tedrick’s climbable psychedelic totem pole first debuted at Burning Man in 2010, and he’s reprising it this year. “This lighthouse of the desert draws people to it and naturally becomes a point to gather and meet,” he explained, adding that the trip to the top is not for the weak of mind or body. “The climb can be arduous, a gritty challenge progressing from the coarse to fine, from the earth to the sky, from the physical to the spirit.”

Wheel of Fortune

wheel of fortune

The all-female designed and produced installation features a massive spinning wheel emblazoned with tarot card designs, a gazebo area where spectators can relax and, of course, a chandelier made of fire. And it’s all powered by solar energy, to boot. “It’s made of salvaged and reclaimed materials and will also act as a large compass, a place for personal reflection, card readings, high teas, and insight,” project designer Jill Sutherland told HuffPost in a statement.

The Vulvatron

the vulvatron

Who’s more fit to build a behemoth tribute to the female anatomy than a group called the Clitterati? The 18-foot tall, LED-lit vagina will also feature video projections of feminine forms and sensory fabrics called the “erogenous zone.” “We’re delighted when the name makes someone uncomfortable,” the Vulvatron’s lead designer, Rebecca Frisch, told HuffPost in a statement. “We’re using this opportunity to engage in conversation, and we’re eager to help each other explore our triggers and push social boundaries imposed by our culture.”

Pulse and Bloom

pulse and bloom

An entirely interactive experience, Pulse and Bloom is made up of 25 mechanical lotus flowers. When participants touch the flowers, they light up to the specific rhythms of their heartbeats. “We want to use technology to make our inner invisible worlds more visible,” artist Saba Ghole told HuffPost.

Lost Tea Party

lost tea party

More art caravan than art car, the Lost Tea Party will traverse the playa as a train of enormous teapots breathing real steam. Revelers are encouraged to climb aboard and will be guided by “bedouin tea-pod pullers dressed in traditional desert garb.” According to the artist Wreckage, who’s spearheading the project with the Mutoid Waste art collective, the piece looks like the unlikely union of Alice in Wonderland meets Lawrence of Arabia.

The Wheels of Zoroaster

wheels of zoroaster

This year’s Wheels is the sixth iteration of a series of human-powered spinning fire wheels that artist Anton Viditz-Ward told HuffPost are inspired by watching Burning Man’s legendary fire dancers.

Celestial Mechanica
celestial mechanica

Viewers are encouraged to interact with artist Jessika Welz’s churning, 50-foot replica of our planets revolving around the sun. “We’ll provide the opportunity to experience our solar system’s beauty and power with all five of your senses,” Ashley Ortega, who volunteers on the team creating the piece, told HuffPost. “At night, each planet will glow from within.”

ParaSolvent

parasolvent

First time Burning Man artist Dan Benedict, who hopes to keep the aesthetics of his piece a surprise until it debuts, describes the project as “a large ring of red parasols that pass through a human figure while closed. As the parasols exit the figure and rise they open, blossom toward the apex and close again on their way down.” He added that, as a former member of the Mormon church, he often turns to his art as a means of connecting with others.

Return of the Racken

racken

“We are the only art installation you’re supposed to lock your bike to,” artist Tyler Fuqua told HuffPost of his octopus-shaped creation, which first made an appearance at last year’s Burn and has since been updated with new tentacle sections. “I mean, who will forget they locked their bike to a giant octopus?”

Squared

squared

Charles Gadeken’s 50-foot-tall tree, made entirely of LED-lit cubes attached to square steel tubing, “reflects the universe of complexity, mystery, and serendipity that defines our journey through time and our emergence into the future age,” he told HuffPost in a statement. “The tree provides shade during the day and a magical light show when from dusk till dawn.”

Tree of (Im)permanence

tree of impermanence

The Tree of (Im)permanence rises from a tiny toy piano that, when it’s played, activates tubular bell chimes that form its branches. At night, the branches light up as their note is played, and creator Nick Geurts hopes individuals will lead yoga and meditation sessions beneath it. “This is meant to be not only an auditory experience but a journey of self-discovery,” he told HuffPost.

The Last Outpost

the last outpost

A house that will haunt the darkest corners of your psyche, the Last Outpost is an “immersive experience” that tells the story of a group of Burning Man volunteers who mysteriously disappear. “I love slow, psychological, horror and science fiction and fantasy, and this installation is pretty much like building a set for an insidiously scary play that no one has written yet,” artist Shing Yin Khor told Huffpost. “I hope that people will wander through this house, and spend some time unraveling the mystery within it.”

Hayam Sun Temple

hayam sun temple

Designer Josh Haywood drew his inspiration from the Moorish buildings he studied as a graduate student of architecture. He hopes his “tiny palace named for love” will serve as a physical and spiritual retreat for passersby. “The structure provides a refuge from the heat of the sun and an intimate spiritual place for people to gather and rest,” he told HuffPost. “During the night the four pillars illuminate like a giant lantern.”

21 Aug 20:52

U.S. Copyright Office says it won't register works by animals, plants or supernatural beings

by Rob Beschizza
GN

Kind of leaves the robots out in the cold, don't it.

The draft of its official practices, third edition contains a requirement of human authorship: The U.S. Copyright Office will register an original work of authorship, provided that the work was created by a human being.

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21 Aug 03:18

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Bwah! (via Cooper Griggs)