Photos of New York City storefronts taken 10 years apart show gentrification and decay [36 pictures]

April 4, 2014 | No comments

When photographers James and Karla Murray began working on their book, ”Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” they were simply attempting to show photos of the last family-owned businesses remaining in New York City. However, they quickly realized that as soon they were photographing these shops, they were shutting down, only to be replaced by corporate businesses or simply left to fall apart.

Ten years after the initial photos for the book were taken, the Murrays returned to many of these locations to photograph what is in place today, revealing an intriguing and sometimes depressing picture of an ever-changing city…

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Grand St & Ludlow Street, Lower East Side

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David Letterman casually announces his retirement

April 4, 2014 | No comments

After 32 years on the airwaves, late night legend David Letterman announced his pending departure from the Late Show with as little fanfare as possible…

Awesome accidental art made daily at Home Depots, Lowes, and hardware stores worldwide [15 pics]

April 4, 2014 | No comments

Need some wall hangings for your modern home? Just ask one of the workers in the paint department of your local home improvement store to snap some photos of the paint they’re mixing before it’s mixed.

You could get anything from minimalist polka dots to a remarkable representation of a volcano…

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Map shows every state and country that is within a Texas-length distance of Texas

April 4, 2014 | No comments

Texas is 790 miles long. The red on this map represents the area that is within 790 miles of Texas. That is to say, if you are within this red zone, you are closer to somewhere in Texas than other parts of Texas are…

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(via Reddit)

Some people find gay and interracial couples disturbing. Here’s Honey Maid’s response…

April 4, 2014 | 6 comments

Last month, Honey Maid released an ad positively featuring gay and interracial couples…

Afterward they were of course flooded with negative comments online…but not only negative comments. In response to the public’s reaction to their ad, they created this…

Hardcore metalheads reveal their lighter side in these photos with their cats [11 pictures]

April 3, 2014 | 3 comments

Alexandra Crockett says the purpose of her new book Metal Cats was to combine “the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties.”

The book will be available on May 14th, and if these photos of metal musicians, fans, and promoters with their feline pets are reflective of what’s in the rest of the book, it’s well worth a look…

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A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take

April 3, 2014 | 11 comments

Professional accent and dialect coach Andrew Jack seamlessly switches between the various accents that are scattered across the UK, demonstrating the subtle distinctions between different varieties of English…

(via Reddit)

Figure out how much of your life you’ve spent watching TV

April 3, 2014 | No comments

If you can remember the shows you’ve watched, this site will calculate how much time you’ve spent in front of the television….

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Of course, you won’t be able to remember everything you’ve seen, but just enter the shows that come to mind first, and you’ll be able to get a pretty good idea of the number of weeks and months you’ve given to the TV screen.

We’ll each have to decide for ourselves whether that was wasted time or not…

How to train your mouse to run backward (even if it’s an aggressive, biting mouse)

April 3, 2014 | 1 comment

Austrian mouse trainer Marina show us how she teaches her little critters to scamper in reverse.

She does it using her fingers as a sort of gate…except for with Grimaldi who “belongs to a highly aggressive species and would bite my fingers”…

Terminally ill dad gets to walk his 11-year-old girl down the aisle [photos & video]

April 2, 2014 | 4 comments

11-year-old Josie Zetz got home from school on her birthday last month to find a huge surprise — a wedding dress in her size, hair stylist, makeup artist, and dozens of her friends and family there to watch her father walk her down the aisle…

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Of course, Josie wasn’t actually getting married. The pastor officiating the ceremony simply pronounced them father and daughter. But Josie’s dad, Jim, won’t be at her real wedding because he has a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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