111 Reasons Why I'll Miss BuzzFeed
This is my last day of work at BuzzFeed as I'm living the 1969 dream and moving to San Francisco to ride motorcycles and eat burritos on the beach. It's been one of the most fun, weird, wonderful years of my life and I will miss these guys immensely. Here's some of the shenanigans we got up to.
Trucker's Face Shows Damaging Effects Of Sun
After 25 years on the road veteran trucker Bill McElligott's face shows the staggering effects of prolonged exposure to the sun. While the right side of his face looks his age (69), the left side is wrinkled and sagging from years of sun damage through the window of his truck. Note to self: Sunscreen.
Important Tips On Love, Career And False Eyelashes From Reality Stars' Novels
read skimmed novels by some of TV's most notorious reality TV stars, including Snooki, Bethenny Frankel, Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie, and the Kardashians. Below, some highlights from this "literature" to sate your curiosity — and save you from handling these books in any capacity yourselves.
The Celebrity Mashup Photoshop Game
The game was introduced to me by one Miss Kelly Sharp and goes as follows; combine the first/last name of a celebrity with the first/last name of another celebrity. Example: Diana Ross + Ross Geller = Diana Ross Geller. The results are invariably hideous.
13 Awesome Pet Portraitists
Your furry friend makes sure you don't oversleep every day and keeps you from working too much by sitting on your keyboard... and yet you still don't have a custom pet portrait of them? These artists are here to help fix that problem. And they're even house-trained.
Absurd Tweets Illustrated
Absurd Overheard takes some of the ridiculous (or genius?) things said on Twitter and turns them into simple, hilarious illustrations. I mean come on, dog chew toys really should come in the shape of dapper pipes!
Working At DC Comics Looks Like A Dream Job
When you're greeted by Batman every morning in the lobby, you probably have a pretty sweet gig. DC Comics were kind enough to let us roam around their New York City headquarters and take candid photos of their nerdy, envy-inspiring offices.
How Gay Couples Get Screwed On Tax Day
Many tax exemptions, credits and deductions designed to ease the financial burdens of raising children are unavailable to lesbian and gay parents. This new study shows exactly how LGBT families pay higher taxes.
The Macabre Anatomy Of Typography
Ever wondered what's inside of a letter form?. Andreas Scheiger reveals that it's muscles, tendons, and bone—just like you suspected.
A Visual History Of Instagram [Infographic]
This graphic tracks Instagram's brief but explosive history—from launch in November 2010 to its $1 billion exit to Facebook in April 2012. Which app is the next wunderkind... Path?
Matt Groening Reveals Which City Springfield Is Named After
Drum roll, please! In a recent interview with Business Insider, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening finally breaks his silence on which state can claim itself as Springfield's muse. [Oregonian Editor's Note: Suck it Ohio]
B*tches In Bookshops
Based on Jay Z and Kanye West's "N*ggas in Paris," this is an anthem for badass b*tches who know how to rock argyle and crack spines.
Animated GIFs Get The Respect They Deserve
After lurking in the shadows of the internet, animated GIFs have done got classy on us and are starring in their very own mini-documentary. The folks at PBS's Off Book delve into their history and how cinemagraphs are changing the playing field. One thing this video does not do, however, is agree once and for all how to pronounce them.
New 'Jascha--The Future' Music Video
I'm really digging this music video for 'The Future' from Jascha's new album. It's both beautiful and completely depressing, which is sort of perfect as the song is about lost love and based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus, the great musician and poet, must walk up from the underworld with the ghost of his love trailing behind him. If he emerges without looking at her, she'll be resurrected. But if he turns... well, you'll see.
NASA's Amazing 'Blue Marble' Hi-Def Photo Of Earth
In January, NASA released what it called “the most amazing high definition image of Earth – Blue Marble 2012.” The image was taken aboard the Suomi NPP satellite and is a composite image made from a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012. I think I can see my house down there!
12 Noteworthy Works From Artists Around The Globe
Our art-loving friends at 20x200 have shared their February favorites with us and we're sharing them with you! From 1900s stop motion photography to portraits of workers in Kandahar, there's some inspiring work in here.
Bodega Cocktail Challenge
THE BODEGA COCKTAIL CHALLENGE: Make a cocktail out of mini bottles of booze and ingredients purchased from a bodega. This game was inspired by Broke-Ass Stuart's reportage for our friends at The Bold Italic on bodegas in San Francisco who are packaging ingredients for DIY cocktails. Not to be outdone by California, we thought we'd try our hand at some bodega mixology. The results were... interesting.
Annual Report Of One Man's Life
For the past 8 years Nicholas Felton has been obsessively breaking down his daily experiences into data sets and creating gorgeous annual reports of his life. This year's 2010/2011 Feltron Biennial Report visualizes how his personality varies based on location and company.
9 Oscar-Themed Hot Dogs
The folks at Serious Eats played with their food again and made these Oscar-themed hot dogs inspired by each of the films nominated for Best Picture. Forget the Academy Awards--who will win best "Oscar Dog"?