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06 May 20:49

unite4humanity: micdotcom: When Jason Disitso saw Officer...



When Jason Disitso saw Officer Jonathan Munoz walk up to his friend and begin inappropriately touching her, sticking his hand in her pockets and frisking her, he did what anyone concerned with her safety might do in the 21st century: He asked another friend for his cell phone and began recording Munoz.

Minutes later, Disitso was being driven away in cuffs. According to sworn testimony from Munoz, the March 12, 2014, incident escalated quickly when Disitso tried to punch him. But as the full video shows, that’s not what happened.

Cops who stay silent are equally as guilty as the abusive cops. The #NotAllCops, #BlueLivesMatter, and #MyLifeMatters people do not speak up about incidents like these.

Cops who stay cops are equally as guilty as the abusive cops.

05 May 16:45

After my husband’s death I was so deeply in grief. But the...

After my husband’s death I was so deeply in grief. But the Virgin of Guadalupe brought my husband’s soul back as a cat who one day came to my kitchen. I know it’s him, these are his eyes, the same lonely look and something else. When I saw the cat, I got overwhelmed and filled with emotions. I was so excited. I can’t tell anybody about him because people would say I’m crazy — and it can be the truth. However, the most important thing is that I’m very happy with the cat.

05 May 19:46

nogueyburque: The Amazing Colossal Man and War of the Colossal...

Cary Renquist

After having better than perfect vision my whole life, my eyes are starting to betray me -- that last pic is what it feels like when I encounter small print.


The Amazing Colossal Man and War of the Colossal Beast

(gifs from x)

04 May 17:54

Match #231. Details at Rodarte Fall 2008 | Artwork by Cliff...

Match #231. Details at Rodarte Fall 2008 | Artwork by Cliff Briggie. More matches here

04 May 17:46


Cary Renquist

I really suck...

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03 May 23:49

Beware Bad Beard Bacteria

Beards can contain as much fecal bacteria as a toilet. Depending, of course, on the hygiene of the beard wearer.
30 Apr 15:47

Photographers of a Feather Flock to Audubon Competition

by Laura C. Mallonee
Cary Renquist

Pretty little dinos...


Melissa Groo, Grand Prize Winner, “Great Egret” (image courtesy Melissa Groo/Audubon Photography Awards)

John James Audubon used to pin dead birds to the wall and quickly sketch them before they rotted. The resulting watercolors, a marriage of science and art, have influenced countless bird lovers since.

Thankfully, no birds died during the making of the winning photographs for the sixth annual Audubon Photography Competition. Today’s naturalists have the benefit of a camera and all the fancy tools that come with it — from illuminating strobe flashes to camera traps that capture rarely-seen moments. Even with all that, nature photographers still face the challenge of getting close-but-not-too-close so as not to disturb the birds or trample their natural habitats. More often than not, dark and blurry images far outnumber great ones — see Twitter’s #worstbirdpic hashtag for examples thereof.

Knowing that, it’s a delight to peruse this year’s Audubon Photography Competition entries. Melissa Groo captured her Grand Prize photograph while visiting a clumping of heron and egret nests in Port Richey, Florida. “It was dark and gloomy, and the sun would be setting soon,” she told Audubon. Since the light was too poor for action shots, she focused on the landed birds, noticing one Great Egret in particular with emerald green feathers around its eyes. “He immediately began to fluff out his feathers, then went through the most beautiful series of displaying poses,” she said. In the image, the bird stares out from a black background like an opal in a velvet box; coincidentally, egrets have come to symbolize conservation, having inspired the Audubon movement after poachers nearly killed them off in the late 19th century.

Like Groo’s portrait, many of the photographs honored in this year’s competition were captured almost by chance. Chris Gug had heard how double-crested cormorants dive deep into the Mexican Gulf of California to snatch fish out of the water, but when he visited in November, a local told him the birds were gone for the season. “Disheartened, I wasn’t even looking for birds and just concentrating on the fish,” he told the magazine. “So when the first cormorant dived right next to me, I was ecstatic! Over the next hour, four or five of them dived repeatedly to 40 feet deep until each bird had landed a catch.” After snapping his winning image, he didn’t see another cormorant for the rest of his trip.

Groo and Gugn were among 2,300 participants in this year’s contest, who collectively submitted 9,000 images in four categories (Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, and Youth). Five judges — Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, Nature’s Best Photography author Steve Freligh, Audubon Creative Director Kevin Fisher, and Audubon Photography Director Sabine Meyer — evaluated each image based on its technical quality, originality, and merit.

Their selections aren’t only a testament to the beauty of the avian world, but also to our unflagging fascination with it, as epitomized by Audubon himself. As the ornithologist once wrote, “I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.”


Chris Gug, Professional Winner, “Double-crested Cormorant” (image courtesy Chris Gug/Audubon Photography Awards)


Jason Savage, Professional Honorable Mention, “Sandhill Crane” (image courtesy Jason Savage/Audubon Photography Awards)


Constance Mier, Fine Art Winner, “Laughing Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Royal Tern” (image courtesy Constance Mier/Audubon Photography Awards)


Mary Angela Luzader, Fine Art Honorable Mention, “Purple Gallinules” (image courtesy Mary Angela Luzader/Audubon Photography Awards)


Donald Wuori, Amateur Winner, “Prothonotary Warbler” (image courtesy Donald Wuori/Audubon Photography Awards)


Steve Russell, Amateur Honorable Mention, “American Flamingo” (image courtesy Steve Russell/Audubon Photography Awards)


Tim Timmis, Amateur Honorable Mention, “Black Skimmer” (image courtesy Tim Timmis/Audubon Photography Awards)


Zachary Webster, Youth Winner, “Painted Bunting” (image courtesy Zachary Webster/Audubon Photography Awards)

30 Apr 16:39

arcaneimages: Greg Manchess


Greg Manchess
01 May 13:00

Toe Kick Vacuums May Be the Most Genius Kitchen Invention Ever

by Cambria Bold
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I realize the title of this post is the very definition of hyperbolic, but I allow myself to bask in hyperbole when I come across something that's clearly straight out of the Genius Factory. (You know the one — it's the same factory, I presume, that produced this nibble pan and this whisk tealight holder.)

Toe kick vacuums — also called baseboard vacuums, or automatic dustpans — are technology's answer to the fine line of dirt that brooms and dustpans always (always, always!) leave behind. Here's how they work, and why ideally every kitchen would have one.


03 May 20:20

The list of all lists. A picture of the handwritten list of...

The list of all lists.

A picture of the handwritten list of artists that analytical/synthetic cubist Pablo Picasso wrote himself to Walt Kuhn when asked about his favorite potential artists to be included in the first Armory Show exhibition in 1913. List includes some of my favorites: Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Leger, and Metzinger. What I’d give to go back in time just to see the works of all these guys under one roof

One thing that I find totally hilarious is the fact that Braque made it to the bottom of the list as almost an afterthought. Kinda ironic, considering he’s the one that paired up with Picasso to pioneer cubism.

01 May 19:14

Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine...

Cary Renquist

Those hats could be lethal weapons.

Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats. 1/?.

03 May 20:11

andrewharlow: Fuck Everything, Ai Weiwei Glasses

01 May 21:13

Golden Gate bridge - Opening Day, 1937 

Golden Gate bridge - Opening Day, 1937 

01 May 21:33

Nope, nope.

Cary Renquist


Asahi Shimbun

Nope, nope.

01 May 23:17

Gallery Newsletter – May 2015

by Pat
Cary Renquist

I *NEED* a tentacle wall.

We have a ton of fun sales and events coming up in the next few days at the gallery, check out our newsletter to get all the details!

Jen Rose

03 May 08:11

 I remember when I was doing Rent and I was too thin, and I was...

 I remember when I was doing Rent and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict.  I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin…And I remember everyone asking when I was doing press for the movie, ‘What did you do to get so thin? You looked great’ and I’m like, ‘I look emaciated’…It’s a form of violence, in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be– for what sake? Not health, not survival, not enjoyment of life, but just so you can look pretty.  I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything is airbrushed, everything is retouched to the point it’s never even asked.  None of us look like that. - Rosario Dawson
03 May 06:16


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03 May 13:42

I met this albino Raven named Pearl today at Bird Fest. It is...

I met this albino Raven named Pearl today at Bird Fest. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.

Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

03 May 15:30

Yamazaki Shishi workYANOYA project of Akiko Yano and Tokyo...

Yamazaki Shishi work

YANOYA project of Akiko Yano and Tokyo University of the Arts「やの屋」矢野顕子×東京芸術大学 - 2012

Video here :

03 May 18:13

Home sick

02 May 05:07

recognisedfaces: This face was generated using facial...

Cary Renquist

Some are terrible messes, but most are pretty fun.


This face was generated using facial recognition on April 26 / 2015 using Google searches on the following top keywords of the day:
Nepal, Freddie Gray, NASCAR, Spurs, Cecily Strong, Wladimir Klitschko, Pittsburgh Penguins, Hayden Panettiere, UFC 186

from the project Recognised Faces by Kristoffer Ørum

02 May 14:13

“I live in my own little world. But it’s ok, they know me...

“I live in my own little world. But it’s ok, they know me here.” 

-Lauren Myracleyy

03 May 02:35


01 May 17:23

Lucy Hilmer photographs herself every year on her birthday,...

Lucy Hilmer photographs herself every year on her birthday, wearing nothing but her white Lollipop underpants, shoes, and socks. She’s been doing this for 40 years, since her 29th birthday. In 2015 she will be 70. 

1978, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012

01 May 16:59


01 May 17:38

Things From Our Childhood That Should Have Killed Us

"If you remember a time when playgrounds were practically designed to break bones and picking gravel out of your knees was a weekly occurrence, these stories will surely stir up some fond memories."
01 May 17:37


Cary Renquist

I had no idea that jaguars are so comfortable in water...