I don’t think anyone is arguing that college is the best place ever invented. If you didn’t have a good time at college then something is clearly wrong with you and you should go to the stick out of your ass, shit I would have of had a blast if I attended the community college in my town. The downside of college is the actually learning and having to go to class part, I guess that’s why some people actually go to college though. While most of us took the generic classes with maybe a ball room dancing course thrown in, there are some colleges that offer some bizarre courses. I wish I was able to take Alien Sex 101 and Arguing with Judge Judy 230 my senior year.
1. Mail Order Brides: Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context Johns Hopkins University
This class is designed to “help explain the stereotyping of Filipino women.”
2. Maple Syrup: The Real Thing Alfred University
The course description reads, “the method of producing maple syrup is one of the things in our society that has endured even in today’s culture of constant change.”
3. Philosophy and Star Trek: Georgetown University
Could there be a better way to learn philosophy, or better question, could there be a worse way?
4. Star Trek and Religion: Indiana University
The course is described as “an introduction to the critical study of religion by way of popular culture.”
5. The Phallus: Occidental College
As you know we have covered a bunch of ridiculous and awesome festivals during our time here at zoot. From the Day of the Goose festival (my favorite) to the 6 parties/festivals you need to visit before you die. Here is another collection of some intense bizarre festivals that would be a great time for anyone.
1. The Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy
Every year at the end of February, the small northern Italian town of Ivrea comes under fruit attack during the Battle of the Oranges. Thousands come from far and wide to take part in the annual Carnevale di Ivrea, and it’s safe to say that no one leaves untouched by pulp. Participants are divided into teams in carriages, who ride through the town and represent the emperor’s men, and teams on foot, which stay on the ground and represent the commoners. All, of course, are in full costume and armed with arance.
Funny compilation of people’s creativity and imagination when it comes to transporting things. I get it if you have to drive a bike 80 miles across the desert you don’t want to make 8 trips, but when your driving a car do you really have to pack it with 5 billion pounds of shit. Again I guess if a month’s pay check puts 2 gallons of gas in your vehicle you want to take advantage of every inch used.
Death Masks are easily the most haunting mementos of the deceased. They have been in existence since the time of Tutankhamun, whose solid gold burial mask is an object of extreme beauty and superstition. Here, we present a bunch of casts that have preserved some of the most famous faces to have graced this planet.
Taken at the time of his autopsy and currently on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington DC. In 2007, Dr. John Sotos studied his face and medical records and concluded that he suffered from a disease called Multiple Mucosal Neuroma Syndrome and had he not been assassinated, he would have died soon anyway.
So since we live on the east coast golf season is officially back in full swing, no pun intended. Of course I might be the only guy in the world who doesn’t golf, I don’t know why. I don’t have anything against golf it just seems a little boring to me. So what I do instead is get drunk as hell, smoke cigs, and drive the golf carts around, aka I’m the chauffeur on the golf course. What I do know is if I did golf I would pimp out my golf cart hard and I would defiantly pimp out my golf club covers. Some of my friends just use socks like it is 1923, it’s like ummmm dude get it together, put a T-Rex on that shit or something. So i decided to gather up a collection of weird and cool golf head covers. I didn’t hyperlink where you can get all of these but if you really do like one just google it and they will pop right up you lazy son of a bitch.
I probably wouldn’t even get different superheros, I would just max out my golf bag with 15 supermans sticking out.
You may not recognize the name but you have likely seen the work. Phillip Toledano has published several influential projects to critical acclaim. His ‘Days with my Father‘ photojournal is deeply personal and incredibly moving; while his portraits of Phone Sex Operators offers a glimpse into another world. In this series, titled Hope & Fear, from 2004, Phillip offers the following: Hope & Fear is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship? In other words his work is f*ckin crazy. (All costumes are real)
Is beauty only skin deep? Momma always said, ‘It’s what inside that counts’. Insert cliche about ’seeing things for what they are’ here. Read as deeply as you want. At the very least, artist Nick Veasey takes stunning X-ray photographs of the mundane, the gigantic, and naturally, of nature. Below you will find a small collection of his work which you can also check his website out here for more. It all started as explained by Nick Veasey himself, “My girlfriend’s father used to be a lorry driver,” explains Nick with a mischievous smile. “At one time he drove a lorry for a couple of days which contained thousands of cans of Pepsi, one of which had a ring-pull prize worth £100,000. “I thought I’d try a scam. I decided to hire an x-ray machine from a local hospital to find the winning can. I never did find it, but it sparked off the ideas for the career I have today.” (Click on images to enlarge)