1. 17:04 31st Aug 2014

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    archiemcphee:

    Colossal, the Department of Incredible Insects recently encountered more photos of the fascinating work of French artist Hubert Duprat and his industrious Caddisflies (previously featured here).

    "Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away."

    Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.

    Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.

     
  2. 14:32 29th Aug 2014

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    h0odrich:

I NEVER USE THIS WORD BUT THIS IS I C O N I C

    h0odrich:

    I NEVER USE THIS WORD BUT THIS IS I C O N I C

    (Source: kingjaffejoffer)

     
  3. 12:23 27th Aug 2014

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    easyinstructionsforlife:

    How to Apologize to the Whales for Everything.

    Instructions for Life (Now with Pictures) by EDW Lynch

     
  4. 11:36 25th Aug 2014

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    dickflix:

Werner Herzog & Cosplayers

    dickflix:

    Werner Herzog & Cosplayers

    (Source: spleenwheel)

     
  5. 11:20

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    easyinstructionsforlife:

    How to Explain a Brunch Line to a Child in a Refugee Camp. By EDW Lynch.

     
  6. 13:12 20th Aug 2014

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    courtingcomedy:

    Had fun at writeclubsf last night. Really enjoyed the personal reflections on math (and, consequently, the loneliness of 1).
    1-2: David Cairns ( drcairns ) and his trophy. He put booze in his cup; he’s really drinking up his victory
    3: Carey Callahan (of awkwardsexshow ) with a badass and tawdry piece about vampires
    4. Baruch Porras-Hernandez on being OBTUSE (first set of the night)
    5. While sitting in the wings, I became obsessed with the “shot clock element”. I made a little gif of it during Carey’s set.

    [Every third Tuesday of the Month. Make Out Room on 22nd St. $5.]

    :D

     
  7. 23:36 17th Aug 2014

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    ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

    A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

    Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

    I don’t know who any of these folks are.

    They were tourists I presume.

    But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

    "Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

    (Laughs.)

    There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

    The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

    One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

    There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

    "One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

     
  8. 23:56 13th Aug 2014

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    craigslistmirrors:

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  9. 23:54

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    darvinasafo:

Trill
#staywoke

    darvinasafo:

    Trill

    #staywoke

     
  10. 13:36 12th Aug 2014

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    theonion:


Weird New Cereal Sets Tone For First Weekend At Divorced Dad’s