It has gotten national media coverage on the internet, radio, and television. A man with cancer announced on the popular website Reddit that he only had 51 hours to live. He went to the site, which acts as a huge forum of some sort, so take questions from anyone that wanted to ask him about dying and his life.
This is from Reddit:
On Tuesday I’ll finally end my battle with cancer thanks to Oregon’s Death with dignity act. As part of my preparations I’ve ended my pain medication and am trying to regain what little dignity and clarity I can.
Who I was doesn’t matter. I’m in pain, I’m tired and I’m finally being granted a small shred of respect. Feel free to AMA if you’re so inclined.
Other than answering our questions, what are you going to spend your last hours doing? And most of all, good luck, my friend. May you have the peace you deserve.
I’m going to live. This is as close to travel and meeting new people as I can get now. I’m sorry if that sounds dumb but this is my world tour
Seeing my nephew beat cancer. He had it as a child and the doctors at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia cured it. 9 years and it never came back. A close second, the summer my dad and I saw a baseball game in every AL city.
The best of the questions and answers continue below
On the left is San Diego, located in the United States. On the right is the densely populated border town of Tijuana, located in Mexico.
So you’ve been around the block more times than the Good Humor Man, contorting yourself into pornographic pretzels and exploring the uncharted reaches of raunchy at some pretty wild parties. Well, you self-proclaimed sexpert, the time has come to crank it up a notch. Fear not my young perverted Padawans, we did all the research for you. Pack your bags and your sexual paraphanalia. It’s time to take your sordid show on the road and visit the world’s 10 most scandalous parties!
10. Blind Date Party
If I didn’t know this party took place in Paris, would I still think it was so scandalous? Um, yes. Held in early March at the Bar of the Plaza Athenee, this isn’t just your normal masquerade party. There is a special, ahem, “blind date room.”
In order to participate in the Blind Date Party, you must follow these guidelines:
1. Wearing a mask is strictly requested to participate.
2. Please do not accept the hostess Invitation if you are in a couple, or in a relationship, or don’t feel like it.
3. Please do not forget to be respectful with the other guests inside the blind date room.
4. Blind date time: 7 minutes.
The list and the debauchery continues below
While both of these videos easily deserve their own spotlight I think it is fitting they go hand and hand today for pure awesomeness. Remember that break dancing video we posted here a while back (seen here), well that was from the 2010 Chelles Battle Pro, and the video below is the highlights of the 2011 battle, pure dopeness. Underneath that we have a history making surfing move, the first ever kick flip recorded on a surfboard, epic gnarly gnarlingtoness going on right here.
Zoltan “The Magician” Torkos pulls off the first ever documented kickflip, making him the first surfer in four years to nail the trick on camera for Volcom Stone’s $10,000 Kickflip-Off Contest.
One clever person decided to intermix footage of the recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia of “Pale Blue Dot” to give an entirely different and immediate feeling to Carl Sagan’s classic narration. Very well done. We have featured Carl Sagan’s awesome narration before in those NASA videos, but if you don’t know who Carl Sagan is then google him and read about a genius.
I should just start naming crib of the week, Guz architecture residence of the week, because this is the third time I have picked a house from the amazing architecture firm based out of Singapore. This week we are gong to dive into the Cluny house, bringing the rainforest into your home (click images to enlarge to really see the detail of the residence.). Description from Guz Architects:
The project demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively to generate a comfortable, luxurious, yet sustainable family home.
Photovoltaic cells and solar water heaters are employed together with design for passive cooling and cross ventilation to reduce energy usage. Irrigation tanks and roof gardens collect and recycle rainwater; and the use of materials such as recycled teak and artificial timber adds warmth without compromising the finite resources of our environment.
Many more amazing photography of this residence and more info below
National Geographic continues its analysis of the human race by looking at some of the numbers that characterize us as a population and by taking a shot at the face of the most “typical” person on the planet. I swear I am not typical, I am the most unique person to ever exist on planet Earth, yea right.
YouTuber cofauver grew a beard for 1 year and 6 weeks as part of a bet, and chronicled his transition from a clean-faced cub to a gruffy man, then wolfman, then statesman and beyond AND IT KICKS ASS. If I could grow a beard I would probably do this, but I have one little patch on the side of my cheeks where I can’t grow hair and it makes me look like a scruffy dirty crack head looking for spare change.
Are you addicted to pornography? Well guess what you aren’t alone, because from this infographic America likes porn, and they like it A LOT. Online Psychology Degree sent us this infographic chock full of facts and figures about porn addiction in America. Breaking news! America loves boobs! Don’t worry, it’s safe for work. In fact, according to the infographic, you’re probably looking at things far worse than this while at work.
More fun bizarre porno statistics below
Two things we love here at Zoot is art and hip-hop. So when the two come together in any shape or form, it is usually a big hit with us, and I think Patrick Moberg nailed it with his Animal Pharm illustration series. In our language, one letter can really make a difference. Moberg decided to implement this statement, by changing one, sometimes a few, letters in rappers names to transform them into animals. Sounds weird and I guess it is, but the results are pretty rad for sure. Piggie smalls in the buildinggggggg. You can check Patrick Moberg’s website out for more of his work found here.
Continue below for many more animal rappers