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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.