コロナワクチン接種者を対象に、クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナツが毎日1個無料になるキャンペーンを開始(アメリカ)

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 現在、アメリカでは新型コロナのワクチン接種を促進するため、スターバックスなど企業が支援を表明したり、大手スーパーマーケットチェーンではワクチン接種した従業員に奨励金を出すなど、民間レベルで様々な取り組みが行われている。

 このほど、クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナツもそれに参戦。ワクチン接種者には、12月末まで毎日1個、ドーナツが無料でもらえるキャンペーンを開始した。『CBS News』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52300469.html

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性善説でコミュニティは成り立つのか?

ボクたちの仲間で楽しみながら実験をしています。
人はいずれ100%死ぬことを考えると、こういう実験をやりたくなりますね。
相田 みつを先生曰く、
【うばい合えば足らぬ わけ合えばあまる】
のだそうです。
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続きをみる

SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/naf5f869eb450

賢いボーダーコリー、フェンス越しから歩道にボールを投げて、通行人に投げ返してもらう遊びを覚えた

賢いボーダーコリー、通行人をボールで釣って遊んでもらう技を習得


 ボーダーコリーは全犬種の中で最も知能が高いとされる賢い犬だ。オランダで暮らすボーダーコリーのスーは、通行人を巻き込んでのボール遊びを考案したようだ。

 通行人が通るタイミングを見計らってフェンスの外にボールを転がしてじっと待つ。ボールの存在に気が付いた通行人が周りを見渡すと、明らかに「ボールが歩道に転がっちゃった、どうしよう」的な顔した犬がフェンスの向こうにいるではないか。

 気のいい通行人はボールをフェンスの中へ投げ入れてくれる。これで大好きな取って来い(フェッチ)ゲームを無限に楽しむことができるという仕組みだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302028.html

This Artist Photoshops Old Paperback Books With Ridiculous Titles

Even though the internet is primarily focused on knowledge, connecting people, and providing services, a very nice and, to be honest, necessary function of the internet is to give people things to laugh about.

In the sea of comedy that anyone can find on the various social media, there’s also Paperback Paradise, a page dedicated to photoshopping vintage paperback book covers with funny, weird, and absurd titles, subtitles and marketing blurbs that were oh so popular on books back in the day; and Domi, the artist behind the self proclaimed “world’s #1 used book store”.

More: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Shop h/t: boredpanda

The idea was inspired by a photoshop contest of a book that Domi was a part of:

“I saw a photoshop contest for a Choose Your Own Adventure cover on a forum I semi-frequented in the early aughts and thought ‘I could probably do that.’ I didn’t try it until years later with this account, but have had a lot of fun doing it.”

He continued: “I probably honed the practice working in a comic book shop years ago. That’s how we would pass the time—you’d pick up a back issue and point to The Flash getting his ass kicked and go ‘look at this mother f!@#$% right here’ and start doing an impression of them in their predicament with a slight twist to make it more fun.”

Domi is a book collector who frequents thrift stores for much of his content that you see here. We asked Domi about the process of making a Paperback Paradise book a reality:

“I go to the thrift store and browse the paperbacks until something catches my eye. There are no hard criteria I follow other than it needs to be an illustrated cover, but typically one depicting a moment of great drama or action is what works.”

“Science fiction and fantasy are perfect for that. There is a real honesty in older book covers as the artists were trying to sell an entire book at a glance which makes them perfect for reappropriation. I usually know my title within a few seconds of looking at a good one, but if I just like the cover I’ll buy it and hold onto those until I can think of something later.”

“My process is pretty spontaneous,” elaborates Domi. “I never have anything pre-planned except for the back covers, which I’ll know two or three ideas that will make it there once I’ve got an idea for the cover. First ideas are typically the best ones.”

Lastly, Bored Panda asked Domi about some of his favorites among the heaps of covers he has done. He had this to say:

“I’m usually pretty high on my latest ideas, but some of my favorites are Here They Come: The Bats That Kicked My Ass, Come Be My Friend, Skeletons F!@#$% Up My Naked Husband, Crabitalism… I love fantasy and magic, so something like skeletons coming to life and beating a naked dude’s ass is very fun for me to think about.”

“I really like the few VHS tapes I’ve done as well—I Don’t Want a Little Brother, Dad!, God’s Punishment, and my most recent post Meet Your New Friend Forever, which was a video collaboration with my friend @LastKnownFootage.“

















































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/this-artist-photoshops-old-paperback-books-with-ridiculous-titles/

“Waste Management Confidential”: The Superb Vintage Inspired Artworks of Paco Pomet

A selection of work by artist Paco Pomet from Granada, Spain. Highly iconoclastic, Pomet’s work descends from a tradition in Western art building from the irruption of photography where credibility becomes a starting point for distortion and crises of representation. In this way, Pomet often uses photography to establish a sense of realism that is later dismantled by the introduction of a discordant element to the scene.

“The monochrome effect operates as a restatement of the alleged documentary character of the images I use. However, as soon as we are drawn into the scene the twist mechanism overcomes. What we assume to be real it is not. When I introduce the elements of discordance I am somehow pointing to the linguistical crisis that defines the western culture. The appropriation of History and the distorting elements becomes a critical practice that addresses our time, stigmatized by the nihilism and the discredit. Among the most characteristic distorting elements within my work highlight hyperbole, personification, metaphor, distortion of scale, decontextualization, absurdity and grotesque,” he explains.

More: Paco Pomet, Instagram h/t: booooooom






























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/waste-management-confidential-the-superb-vintage-inspired-artworks-of-paco-pomet/

Amazing Vintage Photographs of Linemen on Utility Poles at the Turn of 20th Century

Most people don’t think much about the wooden utility poles in their neighborhood. However, they rely on them each day—utility poles support overhead power lines, cable services, streetlights, and other public services in the area. As it happens, these important structures were created by mistake.

h/t: vintag.es

In 1843, the United States Congress gave Samuel Morse $30,000 for a demonstration project to prove he could send messages over a distance more quickly and efficiently than the means available at the time. Morse and his partners began laying underground telegraph wires between the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and a railroad station in Baltimore, a distance of forty miles.

Unfortunately, the wires were defective, and Morse and his partners were running out of time and money. One of Morse’s partners suggested that the quickest way to complete the project would be to string telegraph wires overhead on trees and wooden poles.

On May 24, 1844, thanks to telegraph wires hastily strung on hundreds of wooden utility poles, the phrase “What Hath God Wrought” was successfully telegraphed via Morse code from D.C. to Baltimore and back.

Although the first wooden utility poles were the result of a mistake, they caught on quickly; aside from the Plains, the United States is richly forested, and the raw material for wooden utility poles was readily available. Soon there were thousands of wooden utility poles carrying telegraph signals around the eastern and the western portions of the United States, although the eastern and western networks were not yet connected.

By the early 20th century, these poles were used for telephone and electrical lines in addition to telegraph lines. Today, from wireless voice communications to the internet, they carry much more.










SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/amazing-vintage-photographs-of-linemen-on-utility-poles-at-the-turn-of-20th-century/

アブダクション:宇宙人に50回以上拉致されたと主張する女性(イギリス)

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 宇宙人に拉致され、UFOで人体実験をされたり、謎の物体を埋め込まれた経験があると主張する人は結構いる。「エイリアン・アブダクション」というやつだ。

 そして今回、海外で話題となっているのが、イギリス・ウエスト・ヨークシャー州に住む50歳の女性の主張である。

 子供の頃からこれまでに50回以上も宇宙人に拉致された経験があり、その証拠に拉致されたの際に宇宙人につけられたという痣を示している。『Daily Star』などが伝えた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301978.html

“Elon Trust”: The Outstanding Cyber Dystopian Artworks of Antoni Tudisco

Creative director & 3D visual artist Antoni Tudisco was born & raised in Hamburg, Germany where he grew up studying media management and web design & development programming. Worked with top-tier brands Nike, Adidas, Versace, Google, Mercedes Benz, D&G etc. and has gone on to launch his own brand TUDISCO STUDIO as well. Having been featured in Vogue, Highsnobiety & Hypebeast and winning several notable design awards.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/elon-trust-the-outstanding-cyber-dystopian-artworks-of-antoni-tudisco/

こいつぁ刺激的ぃ!猫が見せたキシャーな一面にReddit民がハラハラ

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 猫というのは普段飄々としているからか、意外な時に思わぬ表情を見せてくれることがある。そのリアクションは大体においてネットミームになりやすい。

 今回海外掲示板Redditでキシャー!な状態になった猫の様子があまりに刺激的だと話題を呼んでいた。

続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302040.html

人間にも特殊能力が使えるかも!コウモリやイルカの超音波能力を利用できるオーディオデバイスを開発

人間も超音波能力を得ることができるデバイスを開発

photo by Pixabay

 動物は人間より優れた能力を持っている。犬の嗅覚はすごいし、シャコは人間に見えない色を見ることができ。キツネや渡り鳥、クジラやカメなど一部の動物は、地球の磁場を感じることができる。

 だが我々には知恵がある。それをつかって、コウモリやイルカが持つ「エコーロケーション(反響定位)」を利用することが可能になるかもしれない。

 そう、音波を発し、その反響によって物体の距離・方向・大きさなどを測る天然のレーダーを使えるかもしれないのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302020.html

見た目のエイリアン感がヤバイ!チョウチンアンコウが浜辺に打ち上げられる珍事案(アメリカ)

深海魚、チョウチンアンコウが海岸に打ち上げられる

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 突き出た顎と鋭い歯、丸みのあるボールのような体型と餌をおびき寄せるための頭部の誘引突起(イリシウム)を特徴とするチョウチンアンコウは、深さ900メートルにも及ぶ深海に生息している魚だ。

 そんな深海魚が、アメリカの南カリフォルニアのビーチに打ち上げられた。ビーチのある州立公園管理局は、南カリフォルニアでは滅多に起こらないこの出来事をSNSでシェアしている。『CBS Los Angeles』などが伝えた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301994.html