There's an app from AMC's Walking Dead that allows you to "dead yourself," which takes a picture of you and morphs it into what you would look like if you were a zombie. It doesn't just work on people either. It also works on Muppets just to ruin your childhood.
It has become increasingly difficult to ignore that there is a rich history of cops abusing power. Since videocameras have become prevalent in public, evidence has unsurprisingly piled up that some officers are basically paid to be the same bullies they were in high school. What is surprising though, is that even all the video evidence in the world doesn't seem to bring police back from beyond reproach.
Example: Lt. Tom Davidson, of the Lafayette, Indiana LPD, pushed an innocent man out of his wheelchair, and he won't be fired for it.
It’s hard to write copy for a post when your fingers are melting through the keyboard. Imagine actually being there. It must have been difficult for this guy to get down off of the stage and wade through a steaming puddle of audience members when he was done. This guy sang his damn heart out and had the pipes to do it. The performance was brilliant; if he didn’t outdo Whitney Houston herself, he at least justified undoing that extra button on his shirt.
This man was Edward Nylander. He took this picture and sent it out to his friends on April 1st 1977, 10 days before he was found in a Colorado cave, sitting in the same position--complete with the same skull in his lap. He had set himself on fire and sat perfectly still.
The St. Petersburg Evening Independent reported that he told his friends they could contact him from the beyond by meditating for 3 minutes at a time.
These portraits are so cool and retro--the artist, Mike Mitchell, even went to the trouble of adding subtly moving film grain over these super-powered individuals. It's the kind of touch that adds a familiar level of nostalgia for those of us who used to watch our super heroes on the imperfect video quality of TV in the 80s and 90s. I say "imperfect," but it was perfect to us anyway.
What’s surprising about this cover isn’t that Vin Diesel has a wild new version of the song or even that he does it well. What’s surprising is that he opens his heart wide open, non-self-consciously, and invites you to empathize with feelings that are utterly shocking coming from a guy people have mistakenly labelled “meathead.” No, Vin is not a musical powerhouse, but he's no meathead either: His unabashed willingness to showcase his flaws is what makes it so much more vulnerable and interesting for him to regardlessly (even recklessly) try his absolute, honest-to-god best.
It's hard not to root for a guy like that.
At the current rate, average temperatures on earth will rise between 2.5 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit within the next hundred years. This may not seem like a lot, but the effects of this change will be drastic. Here are just a few of those effects: Thousands of species will go extinct, the Amazon rainforest (which produces about 20% of the earth’s oxygen) will turn into a savanna, and large areas of the world will experience 50% less rain (which means less drinking water and less yeild from crops). In short, the earth will become a less hospitable, less survivable place.
...slowing climate change to a crawl is as easy as one brilliant idea.