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Watch an Adorable Girl Start an Impromptu Dance Party at a Subway Station | TIME. The underground music scene in New York City — underground as in the subway system, not secret clubs — is characterized by a wide range of quality. Sometimes it seems like all it has to offer are mariachi bands that insist on playing only on those days when you have a splitting headache, got caught in the rain and just found out that your dog died. But occasionally you stumble upon a gem.

This video from a Brooklyn station is precious not as much for the band’s rollicking version of the Grateful Dead’s “Me and My Uncle,” but for a small, bespectacled child’s joyful dancing. The girl’s roof-raising jig gradually inspires a small hootenanny of strangers coming together in unfettered joy. At one point, her glee escapes from her in the kind of scream reserved only for the highest moments of elation.

Five minutes later, surely, all those people smashed themselves shoulder-to-shoulder into the human equivalent of a cattle truck. Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park. Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal WESTON-SUPER-MARE — Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainbow-colored pinwheel tangled in plastic—suggested something big was afoot.

Suspicion and anticipation surrounding the unusual activity attributed to fabled artist and provocateur Banksy has reached a Willy Wonka-esque fervor. Well, if Banksy’s your bag, continue fervoring. If not, there’s more than a few reasons to continue reading. The spectacle has since been revealed to be a pop-up art exhibition in the form of an apocalyptic theme park titled Dismaland (“The UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction”) that will be open to the public for five weeks. Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal / CLICK FOR DETAIL Dismaland legend Dismaland brochure / Park aerial view courtesy Upfest / Photo of construction. Daring Home Design In Brutalism Style Is Turning Heads. Brutalism is a style of architecture that was most prominent from the 1950s to 1970s. Deriving the name from the French béton brut meaning "raw concrete," the design style rejected earlier lighthearted detailing and opted to emphasize strength, structure and function. Not surprisingly, the austere design was most popular in government and educational buildings, high rises and shopping centers.

Greek designers Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos of Open Platform for Architecture decided to take those elements and put them into one of the fiercest home designs you'll encounter. When first driving up to the remote cliffside location, one would notice nothing at all. Rather than coming up to a looming mansion that creeps into the sightline, it is only upon arrival that a visitor would see the remarkable structure that both penetrates and hides within the landscape.

Uploading... The command for attention doesn't stop there. The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos. The skull and crossbones on the prisoner's shoulders indicate that he's serving a life sentence, and the girl "catching" her dress with a fishing line on his left forearm is a tattoo commonly inked to rapists. All photos © Arkady Bronnikov/FUEL We know you're busy. You probably didn't have time to read every article we published on VICE.com this year.

So we've compiled a list of some of our favorites and will be re-featuring them on the homepage through the end of 2014. This one originally published on October 15th. In jails and prisons around the world, tattoos can become a significant part of an inmate's uniform, not only marking the crime they're in for but also serving as a way to communicate with others. Arkady Bronnikov, regarded as Russia's leading expert on tattoo iconography, recently released a collection of around 180 photographs of criminals locked up in Soviet penal institutes.

I got in touch with Damon Murray, co-founder of FUEL, to talk about the book. The aquabats- pool party. Scientists discover an unexpected natural hangover cure that actually works. The tapping of the rain on the corrugated tin roof mixes with the gurgle of a second-hand air conditioner in Nauman Rashad’s windowless room. A few goats bleat happily in a pen outside, pleased with the brief respite the rain brings from the sweltering Hong Kong summer.

Within a few minutes, water is seeping in through a crack in the wall, dampening the fabric and posters Rashad has tacked up to cover up the bare wooden siding of the converted pig-farm he and about 20 other people call home. The Hong Kong that Rashad resides in is starkly different from the shopping malls and skyscrapers it’s known for. But for Rashad, a 27-year-old pharmacist from Islamabad, Pakistan, and nearly 10,000 other refugees within the territory’s borders, these slums are the only home they’re allowed. A combination of draconian local laws with international treaties has them caught in a grim bind: They cannot get asylum, cannot work, and cannot leave. “We live here worse than dogs” Rashad agrees. 8-Year-Old Girl Gets Gifts From Crows She's Been Feeding For 4 Years.

Many people leave out birdseed for feathered-friends in the neighborhood, although few get anything in return besides a lovely view of the birds, and a patio polluted with seeds. Eight-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle, Washington started feeding the crows in her family’s garden, and now this lucky little girl gets gifts from the crows. Gabie keeps her gifts in specially labeled bags tucked safely inside a bead storage box. After all, these are her most treasured possessions. Her labels are detailed, for instance one containing a broken light bulb reads: “Black table by feeder. 2:30 p.m. 09 Nov 2014.” Gabie has received all kinds of gifts from the crows, including Lego pieces, beads, buttons, paper clips and pieces of foam. Her favorite gift of all is a pearl colored heart, she said, “It’s showing me how much they love me.”

Gabi started feeding the neighborhood crows by accident, as she was prone to dropping food. It was this routine that started the gift giving. Photo Credit: BBC News. AFI Erotica Exists and It Is Really, Really Weird. Davey Havok is a pretty, pretty man. As the frontman of AFI, Davey has gone through some fashion phases over the last 20 years, from horror punk to goth rock to glam metal.

He has done it all with angular facial features and a chiseled jaw. In this long, strange musical journey that Davey has taken through the depths of these weirdo subgenres, he has amassed one of the largest and most obsessive cult followings on the Internet. These thousands and thousands of devoted AFI fans seem to have two favorite pastimes: Making Davey Havok-inspired art and writing erotic AFI fan fiction.

Both of which are equal parts creepy and unintentionally hilarious. My thoughts are pushed aside as his cold hand meets my straining erection. She held him tight and kissed him back, wrapping a leg around him. He was at full attention and she found that out when she slid a hand down to touch him. There were 28 chapters of this story: "Oh Davey! "God, Davey, that was so good," she sighed. "Davey... " "Why not? 13 Coincidences that Will Really Creep you Out | Paranormal.

(Before It's News) 13 Coincidences that Will Really Creep you Out Here are your 13 coincidences with a side order of creepy. On the house. #13 On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the Presidential Election. . #12 South African astronomer Daniel du Toit had just finished giving a lecture with the conclusion that death could strike at anytime. . #11 During the production of Deus Ex (a video game released in 2000), the development team forgot to add the Twin Towers. . #10 The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. . #9 In 2002, a seventy year old Finnish man was killed by a truck when he attempted to cross a highway on his bike.

. #8 In 1883, Henry Ziegland dumped his longtime girlfriend. Several years later, Ziegland attempted to cut down that particular tree. . #7 In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Forty-six years later, a ship called Mignonette suffered the same fate. . #5 September 20th, 1911. Source: SO INCREDIBLY SAD: This is How 3 Generations Answer the Same Question. 47bf55_20f5d58967e844e3ba3495992488fbd4.pdf. Islands - "This Is Not A Song"

What did you do 1 year ago today? Photo Jun 13, 3 12 56 AM (3).jpg. People in Relationships Remember What It Was Like to Move in with Someone for the First Time. Moving in with a romantic partner is one of the last rites of passage on the way to adulthood—saying "I love you" and getting idyllically drunk on a fire escape while the sun sets is cute, but sharing a bathroom and bills is real. Once you move in with someone, you're announcing to the world that you're settling down to a degree, entering a phase of life where marriage and children and growing old are all shit that could happen to you, possibly in the near future.

I've never lived with a significant other, but a few weeks ago my girlfriend and I took care of a cohabitating couple's dog, which was real enough for me, thank you very much. But the experience made me wonder: What the hell is it like to move in with someone for the first time? How do you change as a person? How do you influence the other person to change? On Munchies: This Airport Winery Is Powered by Jet Fuel and Big Hair "I stay in a lot more. "I probably don't eat as much shit food as I used to. " "I go to bed earlier now. DIY Locker - Tattoo Locker. Ferguson by SCND CMNG / second coming. 9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT. IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more. Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that. Wish your smartphone could turn off WiFi when its battery gets too low?

IFTTT can do that, too. IFTTT has a lot of novel uses for the average user, but it can be a major marketing ally for small business owners. With the help of clever “recipes” (how IFTTT refers to each automation), you can spy on competitors, streamline your social media, and delight your followers – all without lifting a finger. Here’s our list of 9 clever and creative ways to use IFTTT to automate tasks for your small business. Competitive analysis Gathering competitive intelligence is an often overlooked strategy for new ecommerce merchants. 1. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Done! 2. A good way to stay on top of email marketing trends in your industry is to study and dissect those sent by your competitors. We Spoke to the Woman with the Bashed Up Knees Who Plays Guitar in the Bleak-Ass Bar in 'True Detective'

Photo by Josh Favlarge. The current season of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective has been polarizing. Most people fell in love with season one for its Southern Gothic surrealism, Matthew McConaughey saying things like “time is a flat circle” in the distinctly haggard voice of someone who smokes 40 a day, and everyman Woody Harrelson being all “stop saying odd shit.” With four main protagonists and none of the on-the-nose existentialism of its predecessor, the second season has been a comparative slow-burner, despite its opening gambit being the body of a murdered city manager found dumped at the side of a road with his dick blown off and his eyes burned out with acid.

Set in the fictional city of Vinci, California (allegedly based on the real life city of Vernon, California), season two stars Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn as three detectives and a Godfather-style gang lord respectively, all with varying dark pasts and some sort of sexual defect. Cool.

Organic Art-itecture: Dream Home Inspiration From Mexico. Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect who designs amazingly beautiful homes that look like something out of a fantasy world. He works with principles of Architectura Organica (Organic Architecture), a way of integrating buildings with the surrounding landscape and inspiring those who live there to be in tune with nature. The idea is to create an area adapted for humans, according to our environmental, physical and psychological needs. Senosiain’s designs are curved, light, and above all creative: the forms and materials are so unusual and colourful in one of his works, you are literally living inside a piece of art.

His designs include whales, snakes, sharks, shells, and even peanuts. “Curved aspects are more harmonious,” Senosiain explains in an interview with Mexicanal TV. In considering the design of a building, “the orientation and the location [of the house] are very important,” he says. Below are just a few of Senosiain’s most inspirational designs. Article continues below video. Hex attack .com by rafaël rozendaal, 2013. List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum from the late 1800s.

After viewing this list of what could have gotten you admitted to West Virginia’s Hospital for the Insane (Weston) aka Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum back in the late-1800s, I’ve swiftly concluded that the criteria was rather all-encompassing. Who among us is a stranger to what’s on this list? In this century, it looks more like a “wish list” for Dr. Phil’s guest bookers! Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is still open, but only for tours. Sources: Appalachian History, Grateful Web, West Virginia State Archives, West Virgina Encyclopedia, Steampunk h/t Richard Swanson!

Make Extra Money With a Side Hustle. Happy almost end of April, everyone! We’re drawing to a close on our monthly series, Budgeting 101, so let’s recap everything we’ve learned so far before jumping into today’s topic: Week 1: We asked why we should even care about budgeting (spoiler alert: it’s important!!) Week 2: Week 2 we really got into it, discussing how to prioritize our budget, and tracking our income and expenses.

On Saturday, I gave you a bonus print out budget tracker that you can use to get started on your budgeting journey, if you don’t already have something in place. Week 3: We got into the nitty-gritty in week 3, talking about emergency funds (aka just-in-case funds) and whether we should prioritize saving for retirement or paying off debt. Week 4: We discussed the pitfalls of budgeting, including letting the fear of missing out (FOMO) dictate (and derail) our budgeting habits. Now, making extra money isn’t for everyone. Make Extra Money By Asking for a Raise Make Extra Money Using Your Skills Related.

8 avoidable mistakes first-time homebuyers keep making | 2015-07-02. The last thing a first-time homebuyer wants to do is mess up the entire homebuying process by doing one of these common mistakes. Yet, they continue to make them. Listen, buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person will make, and all it takes is one bad or misinformed decision to mess up the entire process. So, stop. Movoto complied a list of 10 common mistakes first-time homebuyers make. After perusing the list, HousingWire condensed the mistakes into 8 things that could ruin the homebuying process: 1. This would include watching your credit, taking on too much debt right beforehand or making a big purchase right before closing. 2.

It’s easy for homebuyers to assume what they can afford and to just start looking without taking the steps through the lender first, but it’s not the smart move. 3. Many first-time homebuyers make the mistake of assuming that just because they can afford the house that means that they can afford to live there. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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29 Smart Ways to Make Money on the Side in 2015. Onlyinyourstate. How to save Facebook Voice Messages. All the signs your significant other is 'the one' Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes. Russian Photographers Reveal How Birds See the World Through Stunning Images. Charles Manson - Look at Your Game Girl. Get help finding missing information in iCloud after restoring an iOS device. Projection Mapping Skull Installation. Watch 1,000 Musicians Play the Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn to Fly’ at the Same Time. Arte do Erro / Art of Error on Vimeo.