Monday, October 24, 2016

The Creepiest (Safe For Work) Pictures On The Internet

The CIA's abstract art collection isn't quite as "secret" as a series of articles have made it seem — but it's more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.
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A Visit to the CIA's 'Secret' Abstract Art Collection
hyperallergic.com
The CIA's abstract art collection isn't quite as "secret" as a series of articles have made it seem — but it's more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.
SURPRISINGLY NOT OUR BABY PHOTOS
The Creepiest Pictures On The Internet
newyorker.com
An outstretched foot with lit cigarettes tucked between each toe was "cursed image 5927." A man sitting on a pink couch with two enormous poodles, all three of them wearing birthday hats, was "cursed image 67."
POP ART
Thirsty Genius Collects 500 Screenshots Of Video Game Soda Machines
slate.com
There are few constants in the history of video gaming. But if one thing links all those role-playing games and first-person shooters, beat-'em-ups and adventure games, it's probably the soda machine.
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The Totally Legal Way To Get 100x More Money
digg.com
This bank has figured out how to offer 100x more interest than you'd normally get at a big bank. We dig into how they actually (and legally) pull it off.
THIS IS GETTING STRANGE
THE INVISIBLE, SWEDISH HAND
The Weird Economics Of Ikea
fivethirtyeight.com
In many cases, Ikea's famously affordable pieces get dramatically cheaper year after year. In others, prices creep up. In some cases, products disappear entirely.
HERZ THE BRAIN TO THINK ABOUT
The '432 Hz Vs. 440 Hz' Conspiracy Theory
jakubmarian.com
Would you believe that there is a conspiracy theory about the way we tune musical instruments? And that this theory even involves the Nazis, chakras, and whatnot? No? Then sit down and enjoy perhaps the most ridiculous conspiracy theory of all time.
HOW TO SHOOT YOUR OWN FOOT
SUE CHEFS
How Donald Trump Lost His DC Restaurants
washingtonian.com
Deep inside the story of what happened when José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian wanted out of the developer's Washington hotel.
THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF LAW
How The Entire State Of California Priced Itself Out Of The Market For Entry-Level Home Buyers
builderonline.com
"Depending on where you are in the California, you're in the hole by at least $50,000 before you even put a shovel in the ground."
OR DO. IT'S YOUR LIFE.
VIDEO: Don't Try To Drive Your Car Off A Tow Truck
digg.com
This is a bad decision. There's literally no way things turn out better for you here.
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Watching This Old Man Make Gorgeous Wood Boxes Is Sublime
digg.com
This is Tanegi Zukuri. He's a complete master at woodworking and marquetry. And the only things more incredible than watching his progress are his finished products.
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