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Offbeat
UserpicNew Year in Soviet Union in Pictures
Posted by Moxietype
01.01.18

Soviet Santa

Santa's with Skies

Tree in Gum in Moscow

Santa in Moscow

Santa in Moscow swimming pool


Offbeat
UserpicDumb and Happy or Smart and Sad
Posted by Moxietype
12.24.17

Over the course of a year in partnership with a professional research firm, Cards Against Humanity is running a different sort of opinion poll with more unusual questions. The early results are at Pulse of the Nation.

They asked people if they’re rather be “dumb and happy” or “smart and sad”. The “dumb and happy” respondents were more likely to say human-caused climate change is not real:

Pulse Nation Poll

The majority of black people surveyed believe a second civil war is likely within the next decade:

Pulse Nation Poll

65% of Democrats surveyed would rather have Darth Vader as President than Donald Trump:

Pulse Nation Poll

And one’s approval of Donald Trump correlates to a belief that rap is not music:

Pulse Nation Poll

Many of the responses were irrational — Darth Vader would be much worse than Trump and Democrats believe that the top 1% of richest Americans own 75% of the wealth (it’s actually 39%)…and people with more formal education guessed worse on that question. The divide on rap music is racial and generational but also points to a lack of curiosity from many Americans about what is perhaps the defining art form of the past 30 years. But the worst is what Americans thought of each other…Democrats think Republicans are racist and Republicans don’t think Democrats love America. The polarization of the American public continues.


Offbeat
UserpicBarcelonetta 360
Posted by Moxietype
12.13.17

360 view of Barcelonetta Beach in Barcelona.


Movies
UserpicFoodie Doc
Posted by Sasha
11.22.17

I am looking forward seeing Michelin Stars Tales From The Kitchen on the big screen.


Photography
UserpicCatalunya
Posted by Sasha
11.22.17
Flag of Catalonia
Untitled.
Cactus
Love Stop, Barcelona.

Life is never dull in Catalunya.


Photography
UserpicFlowers
Posted by Sasha
11.22.17
Flowers on the doorstep
Flowers. Pamplona, Spain.

Photography
UserpicLighthouse
Posted by Sasha
11.22.17
Lighthouse
Lighthouse. Sesimbra, Portugal.

Photography
UserpicSesimbra, Portugal
Posted by Sasha
11.22.17
Sesimbra Lighthouse
Boat Graveyard.
Sesimbra
Sesimbra Tower

seabstian brasSébastien Bras, left, and his father Michel at Le Capucin, the pair’s restaurant in Toulouse, in 2014. Sébastien now runs the acclaimed restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

High pressure of three star rating in the gastronomical bible leads some chefs to either close their business entirely or request to drop off the list according to a timely article in The Guardian.

One of France’s most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to be stripped of the prestigious ranking because of the huge pressure of being judged on every dish he serves.

Bras said that like all chefs he sometimes found himself thinking of Bernard Loiseau, the acclaimed French chef who killed himself in 2003, an act widely seen as linked to rumours that he would lose his third Michelin star. “I’m not in the frame of mind,” Bras said.


Offbeat, Photography
UserpicSolar Eclipse
Posted by Sasha
08.23.17

solar eclipse

Photo taken on i-Phone from the garden. Clouds worked as a protective screen.


Offbeat, Photography, Social Web
UserpicInstagram parody star Celeste Barber
Posted by Moxietype
07.01.17

Social media star Celeste Barber has 1.8 million followers on Instagram.

During the game the Australian comic displays social media snaps showing people in various stages of undress and asks the audience to guess which have been allowed to stay up and which have been taken down by the moderators.

Often the difference, she says, comes down to appearances: “One of them is a banging hot model and the other one is, well, me.”

I get miffed with fashionistas thinking they are better than others.

Instagram parody star Celeste Barber

celeste barber

celeste barber parody star


Movies
UserpicReview of Transformers: The Last Knight
Posted by Sasha
06.22.17

The raving review of Transformers from The Village Voice

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Photography
UserpicLight of the Soul by Pierre Gonnord
Posted by Moxietype
06.15.17

photo by pierre gonnord

photo by pierre gonnord

photo by pierre gonnord

Light of the Soul by Pierre Gonnord is at Festival Portrait(s), Vichy, France, 16 June to 10 September. All photographs: Pierre Gonnord; he is represented by the Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid


Offbeat
UserpicNoteworthy
Posted by Moxietype
06.14.17

photo collage

photo collage

photo and classic art collage

Noteworthy collages from Alexey Kondakov. For more of his work, check out his Instagram or Facebook.


Photography
UserpicStyle and Fashion Exposition 2017
Posted by Moxietype
03.04.17

Noteworthy GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS exhibit by Sergey Borisov at RuArts Gallery.

budet novaya freska

«Будет новая фреска», 2014, Фото: Сергей Борисов

v sadu

«В саду», 1989, Фото: Сергей Борисов

studentka

«Студентка», 1993, Фото: Сергей Борисов 


old cement factory turned home

old cement factory turned home

old cement factory outside of barcelona turned homeWhen Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973 he saw the opportunity. La fábrica was born. 45 years later it transformed into a spectacular and unique home.

 


Photography
UserpicBerlin
Posted by Sasha
02.25.17
berlin fence
Berlin, The Wall outside of Topographie des Terrors, 2017.
berlin photo
Berlin, Construction site outside of Topographie des Terrors, 2017.

 Photos above were taken on Rolleiflex 2.8F with Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm lens on Fuji 400H Pro film in February of 2017.


Offbeat
UserpicHow Scientology Works
Posted by Moxietype
02.07.17

The test is conducted by The Auditor. The subject is Preclear. You can read full list of questions and answers here. This makes me want to watch now PT Anderson’s 2012 film The Master.

  1. Do you make thoughtless remarks or accusations which later you regret?
  2. When others are getting rallied, do you remain fairly composed?
  3. Do you browse through railway timetables, directories, or dictionaries just for pleasure?
  4. When asked to make a decision, would you be swayed by your like or dislike of the personality involved?
  5. Do you intend two or less children in your family even though your health and income will permit more?
  6. Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles, when there is no logical reason for it? Read the rest of this story »

Offbeat
UserpicWatch Random You Tube Videos With Almost No Views
Posted by Moxietype
01.24.17

Probably the best the web has to offer: watch random You Tube videos with almost no views.

These videoscome from YouTube. They were uploaded in the last week and have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. They have almost zero previous views. They are unnamed, unedited, and unseen by anyone but YOU.

Awesome!


Photography
UserpicBarcelona in Black and White
Posted by Moxietype
12.31.16
barcelona graffiti
Graffiti in Barcelona's Born district. Photo taken on Rolleiflex 2.8f with Zeiss Planar lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.