I think I have voiced how I feel about Facebook, so this is pretty wild to me, the facebook friend sleeve tattoo, BEHOLD. To tell you the truth I am not even going to try to hate on this, I think it is pretty gnarly and definitely original. The tattoo is composed of 152 friends and was designed by Pretty Social and the tattoo artist is Tattoo Dex.
Most of us are familiar with the dangers of illegal drugs. Along with the risk of addiction, severe health problems and other unwanted side effects, there is also the danger that a drug user will face punishment if caught. Depending on the drug and area, this punishment can involve anything from a warning to a lengthy jail sentence. But things weren’t always that way. Many drugs that are severely restricted today were once commonplace and completely legal. In fact, not only were these drugs available, they were actually recommended and promoted by healthcare professionals, often with unfortunate results. Here are ten of them:
Its usage is much older, but this form of dried juice from the opium poppy became popular in the United States during the 19th Century. Back then, it was freely prescribed by doctors and even available at grocery stores. Chinese laborers had brought the practice of opium smoking to the West during the mid-nineteenth century, and laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was also popular. Opium was often given to women to treat menstrual cramps and to infants to help with teething pain. Around the turn of the 20th Century, most opium addicts were older women.
San Francisco first banned opium dens in 1875, and California restricted opium possession in 1907. The 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act effectively outlawed the drug throughout America. Today, drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine and codeine, are legal but heavily restricted.
Usage of the cannabis plant, from which the psychoactive drug marijuana is derived, was unrestricted in America until the early twentieth century. In fact, in 1619 a Virginia law required farmers to grow native hemp on their plantations in order to produce textiles! Ironically, given its later reputation, the earliest state to ban the plant was California in 1913. Federal laws passed in 1937 restricted marijuana usage to the medicinal, and later laws in the 1950s introduced mandatory sentencing for possession, with the justification that marijuana was a ‘gateway drug’ into heavier narcotics.
Medical marijuana is now legal in over a dozen states, although still prohibited by federal law. The current administration has indicated that federal laws involving medical marijuana will not be enforced in these states.
The rest of the list is continued below for your druggy enjoyment.
Ever since the real Scottie Pipper came out and said that Fat Pippen (Lebron James) is the greatest player of all time, a lot of people have been jumping on that band wagon, especially since it looks like it is the enevitable that he will finally win a ring with an all star team. Here is an amazing video reminding everyone of the real greatness, the real airness, MIKE JORDAN. P.S. Hey Lebron, I’m sorry Fat Pippen, fuck off you fat loser.
After a rough leak months ago, Kanye West’s official video for his single, “Monster,” has finally hit the web for real, and for better or worse, it was certainly worth the wait to see.
Yeezy is joined by his partner in crime and big brother, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and the ohhhh so fine Nicki Minaj in a spooky, off-the-wall and semi-graphic video that, by its own admission, touches on the racy and controversial.
With an introductory disclaimer that reads, “The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such,” the video launches into women hanging by nooses, Kanye setting up a threesome with corpses, Jay-Z raps over dead women and evil Nicki Minaj busts out the S&M gear to torture her good self. Seriously. Nicki Minaj give HERSELF a lapdance. This cant get any better.
Vimeo user Mindrelic took this stunning footage of Manhattan between March 12 and April 29, 2011. These views are all taken from or around hotels he stayed at, which makes me wonder about the budget for this project. But trust me when I say the final product is so worth it.
Our definition of art is normally limited to expertly executed car restorations, blondes and a perfectly crafted drink. But then a Banksy or a Shephard Fairey comes along and changes everything. Graffiti is art. It might have originally started as street art, but Eminem started on the street too and look how that turned out. The point is, street art is kind of a big deal now. Big enough to get the Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Jeffrey Deitch, to curate a graffiti and street art exhibition. Art in the Streets chronicles the exhibit, the first large-scale American museum exhibition of its kind. It connects the dots between the graffiti and street art movements and highlights their connection to some of our other favorite subcultures: hip hop and skateboarding. It’s a narrated walk down a graffiti-ed memory lane. $27
Here’s a few videos from Cyriak that are sure to melt your brain while also providing some hilarity. It’s a sheep reproducing itself on the run by vomiting increasingly deformed clones into mid air with a sweet dance soundtrack playing in the background. The other? Im actually not too sure. It boarders on being scary, but some of the faces are too much not to laugh at. Best part? When the sheep ends up giving itself a piggy back ride.
Are you a new parent? Or has someone in your family recently had a child? If so you are going to need a quick crash course on how to properly treat and take care of a baby. Here is a hilarious collection of techniques on how to be an adult parent instead of ways you would probably take care of it.
Many more hilarious instructions below
I guess we can thank the filming of the Spiderman franchise reboot for something. The Williamsburg Bridge was lit by massive floodlight rigs last night. Thank god I didnt ride my bike home last night. I didnt have my Chronicles of Riddick sunglasses with me.