I find it really fucked up how many “news” outlets are putting out articles with headlines like “[CELEBRITY]’s Nude Photos Hacked, FBI Investigating”. They aren’t publishing the photos, but they’re basically telling people that they are out there if they want to look. This breach targeted private information and potentially affected a large number of high profile individuals. Leave it at that. Try to not be sleazy and give the people affected some slight sense of privacy back and stop making them trending tags.

That’s just the scaffolding, though, on which the real charm of Empire Records is hung: For those who loved the movie, its indie versus corporate plot was always secondary. It was the movie’s depiction of misfit teens — and the interactions between them, all of which seemed so pregnant with exceptional meaning — that resonated. These characters — a good girl, a slutty girl, a gothy girl, an artist boy, an adorable weirdo, a beatnik, a too-cool rocker, a hippy stoner, a wannabe — with whom nearly any high schooler could identify or toward whom they could direct their desire. It was, as one crew member pointed out, Breakfast Club at the record store — but even weirder.


Fake coffee branding with @luftaffe

To see more photos of Illarion’s designs on coffee cups, use a #fakecoffeebranding hashtag and follow @luftaffe

“If you want to create a coffee-themed design, coffee cups are the best choice,” says Russia Instagrammer Illarion Gordon (@luftaffe), who posts photos of coffee cups that he has illustrated with unusual drawings. “My wife is a barista, and I use coffee cups as a place for my ideas. I just took a felt tip and drew a design on the white cup.” As a designer by day, Illarion’s experimentations on coffee cups has allowed him to explore a new perspective on branding and develop his illustrations. “I create cups with melancholic and existentialist designs that would never exist in real life from real coffee brands.”




5 random facts about me

i was tagged by theunderestimator and here are 5 totally random things about me.

1) i once did a 2 week road trip with my cousin and the only tapes we had were ramones anthology, use your illusion 1&2, automatic for the people and bat out of hell 2

2) i have…

Oh ha, was saving this for a Friday arvo booze o’clock post so here we go. Five random facts about me:

1. Before my final year in high school spent 6 weeks in the US with a friend, considering university there. We drove from Orange County to Houston over a weekend, 30 hours out of 48 behind the wheel. Was in a mid-80s Mustang and the speedo stopped at 85 mph, we clocked our speed on the desert straights by timing the odometer.

2. In 1992…

Alright, here we go.

1) My senior year of high school I was incredibly bored (I had 4 free study periods every day due to a combination of summer classes and scheduling changes) and set up a proxy on my website at the time so that I could read Fark. Despite being password protected the rest of the school eventually gained access and I was given in-school suspension for a week. I took naps (special exception) and filled a notebook with absurd comics (also a special exception, I had no course work).

2) I love headphones and have about 4 pairs that I use regularly, which I keep on a coat rack in my office closet. I have two relatively cheap pairs with mics for traveling and using for when I’m on phone meetings for work, although for a cheap pair the WeSC Maracas that I have are fantastic travel headphones with great sound and are super comfy. I also have a pair of Grados for listening to music and a GameCom 780 headset for my PC, which are obviously for games.

3) I love pickles. I hate bread and butter pickles though. I love garlic and red pepper dill pickles the most. I’m currently very frustrated at the selection of pickles at the supermarket nearby. None are spicy or salty enough for me.

4) The Fifth Element is my favorite movie. I’ve been called weird for admitting this. I don’t care.

5) I could eat curry every day. Unfortunately I can’t, but I wish I could.

I tag hazeandnostalgia, collidescope, and synkinesia.