THIS IS YOUR SEX ON DRUGS»

“It’s important that you have some information on what you’re getting into before you jump into the sack or a bathroom stall with a baggie full of something. To help you out, we’ve trawled through drug enthusiast forums, combed over what limited studies exist, and consulted as many people—from casual tokers to psychonauts, from amateur enthusiasts to doctors and psychiatrists—as we could to put together this rundown of all the info that’s out there about humping high on drugs.”

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HOMELAND IS A WATERMELON: INTERVIEW WITH THE GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHO PRANKED SHOWTIME»

“Commissioned to apply realistic graffiti to sets for the popular Showtime series Homeland, three artists and activists took the opportunity to critique their employer by painting satirical and damning phrases in Arabic — such as “Homeland is NOT a series” and “Homeland is racist” — that nobody on the Homeland team seemed to notice. That is, until an episode that aired worldwide in October was watched by viewers who could read Arabic. Within days, the political prank became an international media sensation.”

See also:Homeland Is Not A Series

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HACK BACK: A DIY GUIDE»

Last year, when the Italian security company Hacking Team was itself hacked, 400GB of leaked data revealed that Hacking Team had sold offensive spying software to over thirty countries including Egypt, Mexico, South Korea, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United States. Software that could be used by those countries to hack and spy on journalists, activists, political opposition, and other threats to their power. Phineas Fisher, the hacker responsible for stealing that data, shows in an informative step by step guide how he infiltrated Hacking Team’s network. (Via)

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A SHIRTLESS SKID DOING THE TWEAKER DANCE ATOP A PINK SPOTLIGHT MADE OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS.

SIGNS OF SPRING : NOCTUARY : 04.19.16


X-RATED LITTER: GIRLS DIRECT TO YOU IN 20 MINUTES

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“In the ‘90s, Clark County banned handbillers. They were threats to public safety, and geysers of litter. Lieutenant Todd Raybuck, who has been involved in policing on the Strip for more than 20 years, said handbillers used to “form lines across the sidewalk, almost cordons or walls of individuals… probably the easiest way to describe it is a gauntlet.” To avoid them, some tourists would step into traffic. The ones who remained on the sidewalk were problematic, too. They would take handbillers’ cards blindly, then look at them and drop them in disgust, creating an issue the AP called “X-rated litter.”

Outcall promoters S.O.C. and Hillsboro Enterprises—owned by Richard Soranno and Vincent Bartello, respectively—fought the handbiller ban in court. Allen Lichtenstein, the ACLU general counsel at the time, assisted them, and explained the stakes of the case like this: If outcall promoters were trying to advertise in the pre-internet era, “their options were fairly limited.” They weren’t allowed to advertise in hotels, and “it took them years to get into the phone book, back when phone books were important.” They were fighting for their best available marketing strategy.

Overall, Vegas outcall promoters have remarkable luck with the law. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County, and the Las Vegas Police Department runs a steady stream of stings on escorts that rarely end well; a LVPD detective made a recent, general complaint that, while escort services claims they only offer private nude dances, they really “depend on prostitution as their main source of income.” Only the escorts themselves get punished for this, though. To work with outcall promoters, they sign independent contractor agreements, in which they promise not to solicit prostitution; this clears the promoters of responsibility if, or really when, prostitution takes place.”

The Curious Persistence of the Vegas Handbiller

TAXI DRIVER: AN ORAL HISTORY»

“During preproduction, I headed uptown, just talking to people on the street, looking for the great white pimp, and in the middle of it all I ended up at a working girl’s bar and struck up this conversation with this girl [Garth Avery] who was kind of strung out and very, very thin. Very close to this character that I wrote. I asked her to come back to the hotel — we were staying at the St. Regis because it was cheap — and told her I’d pay her, but it was not about sex. Around 7 o’clock in the morning, I slipped a note under Marty’s door that said, “I’m going downstairs to have breakfast with Iris. You must join us.” We watched her pour sugar on top of her jam, the way she talked, and a lot of that is in the diner scene in the movie.”

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“When the wick was lit, a gallon jug filled with gasoline didn’t ignite as one might suspect. Gasoline itself doesn’t burn—its vapors do. The narrow opening at the top of a jug allowed only so many vapors to escape at a time. The gasoline itself acted as a coolant, letting the device burn as slow and steady as a kerosene lamp. It could be 21 minutes before the jug’s plastic melted, allowing the gasoline and its accompanying vapors to spread across the porch. Once it did, the fire would reach the wood or aluminum siding.”

Letters From An Arsonist


Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Winston Churchill


TRIPTYCH – DONALD

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Children’s Guide To Racist, Sexist, Totalitarian, Xenophobe, Douchebag Shadow Puppets by Jesse Ladret

Eric Chang ran highlights from Donald Drumpf’s presidential candidacy announcement in July 2015 through Google’s Deep Dream A.I with a picture of Cthulhu and achieved truly demonic results.

YG & Nipsey Hussle “FDT” (Fuck Donald Trump)

R.I.P. MERLE


Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James