Review 5.10.2015

{Items old and new that caught my attention in the previous week}

Links in ‘murican

This Restaurant Has Plates Designed To Make Your Meals Look Perfect On Instagram Buzzfeed May 5, 2015
🎶It’s the eeeeend of the woooorld as we know it🎶

The Insane Improvised Weapons of Syria & Iraq Conflict News May 4, 2015

This Michigan Farmer Made $4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers Into The U.S. Playboy March 20, 2015

The world’s loneliest whale may not be alone after all BBC April 15, 2015
On the trail of a blue whale with a unique song that seperates it from every other cetacean homie.

British road artist “Wanksy” uses penis graffiti to get potholes filled Gambit April 28, 2015
You have to be the change you wish to see in society.

A ranking of the world’s ‘most powerful’ passports The Washington Post April 15, 2015

Inside the Police Failure to Stop Darren Sharper’s Rape Spree ProPublica April 8, 2015

So the grand marshal of a Portland parade will be an airport carpet The Washington Post March 20, 2015
The Portland International Airport’s carpet became a cultural icon for its city, the 80s pattern appearing on socks, tshirts, mugs – and now, in honor of the beloved carpet’s despised replacement, a roll of the fabric is leading a parade because: Portland. (Check out the episode of 99% Invisible re: this carpet)

Rich Kids Of The Internet: Inside The Astounding Troll-Hole That Is Elite Daily The Awl, July 25, 2013
Delve into the sketchiness that is the company behind Elite Daily, the site that produces trash articles designed to be shared on Facebook.

Stock footage company creates fake fall television lineup The A.V. Club March 20, 2015
A peek at this year’s upcoming shows, including one I’m very excited for: Talk Show Where Women Argue Loudly

The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion VICE March 19, 2015

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ben Carson? The New York Times Magazine March 17, 2015

How to Shack Up With a 40-Ton Richard Serra Sculpture Vulture May 5, 2015
Did you just drop $1+ mil on some idiot blocks by a hack artist? Well, it gets worse: you’re going to need 8-foot concrete foundations at the very least to keep your gauche trophy from sinking back to hell.

Woman Takes Cat on ‘Romantic Dinner Date’ at Upper West Side Restaurant DNAinfo New York May 6, 2015
Cat ladies can keep it classy, too.

Fracking: The energy revolution that shook the world The Financial Times May 6, 2015
Fracking = an exciting new field of energy extraction. Also, earthquakes in some areas.

An Oral History of Redman’s Notorious MTV Cribs Episode Thrillist April 30, 2015
Redman (rapper, actor, blunt-roller) appeared in an early episode of MTV’s Cribs and hands-down had the most memorable house on the show. After touring mansions and estates the Cribs production crew rolled up to a run-down, garage-less house in nowhere, Staten Island; they couldn’t even ring Redman’s doorbell because it was just exposed wires. Read the story behind a great TV moment.

Links in Not-‘murican

Coccole al parco animali: la cancelliera Merkel gioca con il lemure Il Corriere della Sera April 30, 2015 {Italian}
Merkel with lemurs!

Pourquoi les femmes votent de plus en plus FN ? Les Inrockuptibles March 22, 2015 {French}
Why is support for the National Front, notorious for its misogyny, increasing amongst French women?

-Z-, dessinateur tunisien : “Les barbares sont des clowns monstrueux mais ils restent des clowns” Jeune Afrique May 5, 2015 {French}
The boundaries of a Tunisian political cartoonist 4 years after the dictatorship fell.

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