1. MadTV - “The iRack Presentation”, 2007

    We all need a reminder of when things were this horrifically comical. Or are they comically horrific now?


  2. npr:

    There’s a tune that you’ve probably heard throughout your life. It’s nine notes long, and it’s almost always used to signal that something vaguely Asian is happening or is about to happen.

    You know what I’m talking about. The tune’s most prominent role is probably in that 1974 song, “Kung Fu Fighting.” It comes in right as Carl Douglas is singing that anthemic “Oh-hoh-hoh-hoah.”

    The tune is ubiquitous. And like many things that are just in the air, few ever ask where it came from. But we did.

    How The ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ Melody Came To Represent Asia

    Photo credits: (Top) Michael Putland/Getty Images and Courtesy of Martin Nilsson


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  4. im-simply-me:

    I will never not reblog this. 

    (via exhibition-ism)


  5. Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman - “Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)”

    Wracked my brain for a song from the guy you share a name with, none fit and you knew better. I’ll never listen to this song the quite the same way. See you around, Dave.


  6. virtual-artifacts:

    China. Red earthenware green-glazed Horse, Eastern Han dynasty, A.D. 25–220


  7. reportagebygettyimages:

    Study Estimates 100,000 Elephants Killed in Last 3 Years

    The continued demand for ivory from China and elsewhere in Asia has led to a dramatic decline in Africa’s elephant populations in the last decade, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Extrapolating from local population estimates, the authors estimated that 100,000 elephants have been killed in the last three years and that, in central Africa, the regional population has declined by 64 percent in the last decade. Read more about this study on National Geographic’s website.

    Reportage photographer Brent Stirton documented the illicit ivory trade, and efforts to combat poachers, in 2011 and 2012. In his resulting story, “God’s Ivory,” Brent vividly illustrated the connection between poaching in Africa and demand for religious and cultural icons made from ivory in Asia.


    Top: The largest mass killing of elephants in recent history took place at Bouba Ndjida National Park in North Cameroon close to the Chad and Central African Republic Borders from January through March 2012.

    Middle: The preparation for the burning of 5 tons of trafficked Ivory recovered from a seizure in Singapore in 2002, Manyani, Tsavo, Kenya, July 20, 2011.

    Bottom: Ivory on sale at government registered White Peacock Arts World, Beijing, China, November 15, 2011.

    (via darksilenceinsuburbia)


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  9. jtotheizzoe:


    Are we in the midst of a sixth mass extinction? 

    Source -  NYT graphics editor Bill Marsh

    Welcome to the Anthropocene, folks.

    (via ilovecharts)


  10. shortformblog:

    In which a CNN anchor suggests using water cannons on Ferguson protesters, receives a look from her co-anchor.

    Here’s why that’s a bad idea.


  11. tannhausergatorade:

    Giant Robo concept art by Makoto Kobayashi

    (via daltonjamesrose)


  12. hipinuff:

    El Lissitzky (Russian: 1890-1941), Sketch for Proun 6B, c.1919-21. Pencil and gouache on paper.

    (via blastedheath)