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The History of “Smiley”

December 30, 2013 |

In the official poster for the blockbuster Watchmen, the Smiley badge takes centre stage. The image shows The Comedian being punched out and you see the virgin Smiley a second before it receives the small “five to midnight” blood stain … Read More

Did Rock Music Peak Right Before Oil Did?

December 30, 2013 |

What’s the correlation between good, quality rock music and worldwide oil supplies? They both peaked around the same time, according to Overthinking It, and they both illustrate what occurs when you’re using something up from a limited pool–crude oil stores … Read More

Alison Jackson: A surprising look at celebrity

December 30, 2013 |

British artist Alison Jackson talks about her provocative explorations of celebrity culture. Funny and sometimes shocking, Jackson’s work contains some graphic images.

By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs doing what we really, secretly, want to see … Read More

2 Girls 1 Cup Song

December 30, 2013 |

There’s a lot of nasty stuff on the internet. This is Jon Lajoie’s love song about one infamous net video – “2 Girls 1 Cup” – which features two girls erotically defecating into a cup, eating it, then vomiting into … Read More

For Environmentalism to Succeed, It Needs to Go Away

October 3, 2013 |

Environmentalist David Suzuki expresses his hope that environmentalism will be absorbed into the public consciousness. “Environmentalism shouldn’t be a specialty, or an area of expertise,” says Suzuki. “It’s a way of seeing ourselves in the world, and seeing that we … Read More

Welcome to the Future – Living in 3 Time Zones

March 14, 2010 |

The latest video blog post from futurist Richard Neville: From Socrates to insanity, a descent into a world where the threats keep multiplying despite the best intentions of visionary activists.

From the malignancy of Rupert Murdoch to the murderous (under-reported) … Read More