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.
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!
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.