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The A-Z of Dance video that will blow your mind

Shot on the streets and rooftops of sunny LA, our A-Z of Dance shows you how to set hearts alight and clubs on fire. Float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup… it’s time to step up! In a very special project for i-D and Diesel, director Jacob Sutton has captured the world’s hottest dancers walking in the air in their Jogg Jeans and cut-offs. Lil Buck shows us the way of Memphis Jookin, super-thighs Nicole the Pole – star of Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” video – takes us to a whole other level and, fresh from the Rick Owens catwalk, the Soul Step team show us how to dance to Le1f. Combining denim, jersey and 360° stretch, Diesel’s Jogg Jeans allow successful krumping for all. Enjoy!

I’m not usually a big fan of videos like this, especially when they’re ultimately part of some sort of corporate ad campaign, but the dancing and the music in this video is pretty amazing. Definitely worth a watch.

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The changing face of NYC: A tour of NYC storefronts

James and Karla Murray have a wonderful collection of photos called STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York – 10 Years Later. These are a few of their images and they are a fascinating look at just how much NYC can change in ten years.

Obviously there’s always going to be change but it’s sad to see how sterile and boring the change has become. There’s no little to no consideration for quality or aesthetics. It’s simple, bare bones and boring.

Idiot gets arrested for DUI while wearing the most appropriate shirt possible


I guess they were all sold out of, “I’m a huge asshole” t-shirts.

An Oregon motorist wearing a “Drunk As Shit” t-shirt was arrested Sunday night on a DUI charge.

Ross McMakin, a 21-year-old Corvalis resident, was collared after he drove his vehicle on the sidewalk, struck a parked car, and then assaulted his girlfriend when she tried to seize the car keys.


h/t tsg

FDNY vs. NYPD charity hockey game devolves into giant brawl on the ice

In the least shocking news of the year a brawl broke out at this year’s charity hockey game between the FDNY and the NYPD. If you’re not familiar with history of these two historic organizations, well, let’s just say they have a long history of really not liking each other. So, of course, what better way to ease tensions than with a nice, relaxing charity hockey game.

The FDNY has won the game for the past five years so this year was a little personal. The NYPD ended up breaking the FDNY’s five year streak by winning 8-5. But seriously, who cares who won? More kickass fight video below.

NYPD vs. FDNY hockey game brawl up close

How the corporate cartel has systematically devalued human beings


Sarah Kendzior has written an amazing piece over at Aljazeera.com. I couldn’t have said it better and I’m not even going to try to. Here are a few quotes that really stood out to me but seriously, you should just go read the entire article.

Survival is not only a matter of money, it is a matter of mentality – of not mistaking bad luck for bad character, of not mistaking lost opportunities for opportunities that were never really there.

If you are 35 or younger – and quite often, older – the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Higher education is merely a symptom of a broader economic disease. As universities boast record endowments and spend millions on lavish infrastructure, administrators justify poor treatment of faculty by noting that said faculty: 1) “choose” to work for poverty wages, and 2) picked specialisations that give them limited “market value” – ignoring, of course, that almost no one is valued in this market, save those who are reaping its greatest profits.

The college major debate – in which “skill” is increasingly redefined as a specific corporate contribution – extends this inequity to the undergraduate level, defining as worthless, both the student’s field of study and the person teaching it. But when worthlessness is determined by the people handing out – or withholding – monetary worth, we have cause for reassessment.

This article points out that far too often people of our generation are made to feel like failures or that they’ve missed opportunities. Opportunities, that in reality, don’t even exist anymore. They’re a figment of imagination. They’re the carrot that’s being dangled in front of everyone that we will never catch up to. The game is rigged and it has been for quite some time.

Surviving the post-employment economy

Beautiful collection of photos taken from airplanes

Click an image to enlarge it.

h/t Reddit

One of the greatest April Fool’s pranks ever pulled on a professor

The professor of this class has a rule that if your phone rings during the class that you have to answer it on speakerphone. The students decided to flip up his rule on him and pull one of the greatest college pranks ever. Also, this guy seems like a really awesome professor.

Leghorn Chicken takes on Chick-fil-A’s homophobic, religious bullshit


A new chicken joint in Chicago, Leghorn Chicken, has taken umbrage with Chick-fil-A’s holier than thou attitude about running their business and their stance against same-sex marriage.

They’ve clearly printed what their stance on the situation is and even offer free condoms at their restaurants. And nothing makes me hornier than scarfing down an giant fried chicken sandwich.

h/t The Meta Picture

17 Photos of Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart having the time of their lives in NYC

Seeing Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart gallivanting around NYC and Coney Island and just having a blast is a wonderful sight to see. Not only are they having a great time and just letting off some steam they’re also using it to raise money for a great cause. They are auctioning off the shirts they were wearing on eBay with the proceeds going to City Harvest which helps feeds hungry New Yorkers.

Watch a girl in a bikini get Tasered for…charity?

There’s not a lot of context to this video other than the voice at the beginning thanking the girl for helping to raise money for fallen officers. Apparently everyone at this weirdo shindig paid $100 to watch this woman in a bikini get Tased.

I for one can’t think of a better way to honor fallen officers of whatever they were officering than to dress a girl up in a bikini and taser the shit out of her.

As they’re pulling out the taser hooks one of the guys quips, “There’s one in the ass,” says one, pulling Taser detritus out of her. She responds hilariously: “At least I know what it feels like now.” I’m assuming she’s talking about the taser there but who knows, this video is already all kinds of fucked up.


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