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The Logan Paul "Suicide Forest" Video Should Be a Reckoning For YouTube

Logan Paul’s video of Japan’s “suicide forest” was a nadir for the YouTube star—and the platform that enables him.
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15 Memorable and Most-Viewed Posts on Booooooom in 2017

A look back at 15 of the most memorable and most viewed posts from the past year.
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The 76ers’ G League Team Is Going to Play in SpongeBob SquarePants Jerseys

The Philadelphia 76ers’ G League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, will be celebrating Nickelodeon Night on Wednesday, January 3 when they host the Erie Bayhawks, an affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks.

The Delaware 87ers will be draped in charming Spongebob-themed uniforms with players donning yellow jerseys and shorts to essentially emulate Spongebob Squarepants‘s actual clothing.

In addition, to ring in the new year in a positive note, this celebratory night isn’t just to enjoy 90’s kid nostalgia in the arena, as the 87ers will be donating some of the proceeds from ticket sales and a jersey auction to benefit Child, Inc., which will help make a positive difference in the lives of families and children in need of support across Delaware.

The 76ers' G League team is hosting a Nickelodeon night so of course they have SpongeBob uniforms. (via @darrenrovell) pic.twitter.com/DyvYxwlp6h

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 2, 2018

Soak in the New Year with SpongeBob Squarepants as the @Sevens & @ReyboldGroup celebrate Nickelodeon Night on Jan. 3! Ticket sales and jersey auction to benefit CHILD, Inc. :: TIX: https://t.co/IrWecgtHAk pic.twitter.com/vw7aCPkclh

— Delaware 87ers (@Sevens) December 30, 2017

Recently, Nike unveiled its NBA City Edition uniforms to give the league an all-new look.


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Is Amazon Going to Buy Target to Take on Walmart?

As Jeff Bezos and Amazon continue to strive for total world domination, one expert is even predicting that the e-commerce company will acquire Target at some point in 2018, per Business Insider.

“Amazon will acquire Target,” Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster insisted when listing his predictions for the new year. “Amazon believes the future of retail is a mix of mostly online and some offline,” Munster went on to add. “Target is the ideal offline partner for Amazon for two reasons, shared demographic and manageable but comprehensive store count.”

Such a move would seemingly leave the likes of Walmart worried, catapulting Amazon’s stateside store count to more than 2,300, which is nearly half of Walmart’s.

Just last year, Amazon showed a concerted effort to become a player in offline retail by purchasing Whole Foods for $13.4 billion USD.

For more surrounding Amazon’s possible acquisition of Target, visit Business Insider and get the full story.

In related news, Walmart will be one of the first to pre-order Tesla’s electric trucks.


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How a Character’s Use of Vocal Control Directs the Narrative of the Film

In another of his truly insightful video essays, host Jack Nugent of the series Now You See It speaks to the immersive technique of vocal control as was regularly utilized by actor John Wayne in most of his roles and particularly with Daniel Day-Lewis‘ sublime performance as Daniel Fairview in the 2007 film There Will Be Blood. Both men in their respective roles, use their voice or its withdrawal to control the narrative, the scene and those around them; diminishing those who seek approval as well as those who rebel against the character’s authoritative nature. Questions are ignored, speech is interrupted, promises are made and then broken. How the characters exert their vocal control most profoundly, however, is in the need to be recognized as the most important voice at all times, the proverbial the voice of God.

Daniel Plainview may have the vocal influence but he’s a conman. In one of his monologues he elegantly talks about the schools he’ll build, the wheat he’ll grow, the importance of family values but the visual shows only men and no schools, irrigation or farmland just people preparing the drilling. His voice of God Authority tricks us even though Plainview constantly talks about bringing wealth to the town there are actually very few signs of him improving the town.

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Brian Eno & Kevin Ayers team-up for oddball progrock poetry album ‘Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy’


 
I’ve been on a bit of a “70s Brian Eno kick” of late, scooping up all of the recent 2XLP 45rpm editions of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, Here Come the Warm Jets, Go to Source

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“Nothing To Report” by Photographer Laurent Laporte

Some beautiful shots from Paris-based photographer Laurent Laporte’s latest series. Contrary to Laporte’s usual documentarian sensibilities, “Nothing To Report” represents a decided effort not to tell a story but, rather, focus freely on his aesthetic obsessions with light, shape, composition and ideas of loneliness. However, as Laporte reflects, the project became more of an observation in our inability to completely let go:

“Despite setting my goal as “freedom,” once gathered, these images ultimately created a consistency and homogeneity that I didn’t really expect. In a sense, this assembly makes me admit my failure at an attempt to create something completely free. In the end, absolute freedom, in its most fundamental sense, doesn’t really exist. But these images are my attempts to approach it—even if it will always remain just out of reach.”

See more images from “Nothing To Report” below.

 

Laurent Laporte


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How Ongoing Competition Between Airlines Affects the Cost of a Flight

In a high-flying episode of his informative series, Wendover Productions explained the science behind the cost of airline flights, the cheapest days to fly, the different codes used in pricing and how the constant competition within the industry has caused airlines to lower their prices, particularly at larger airports.

It’s all about competition. Different routes of the same distance cost different amounts generally not because they cost different amounts to operate, but because of how much the competitors are charging. This is part of why flights into small airports are so expensive—because they lack competition. …In all, the truth is that prices reflect what people will pay and so people will pay what flights are priced.

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A Gorgeous Wooden Sculpture of a Floating Coffee Cup Spilling Out a Rainbow of Colored Pencils

Bobby Duke, a very talented wood carver and artist in Fort Worth, Texas, crafted an amazing floating coffee cup that’s tipped over and spilling a rainbow of colored pencils that lands with a big splash onto its base. The entire sculpture is made of wood, in a process that Duke very generously shares on camera in both long and short form video. Once completed, Duke put the sculpture up for auction on Ebay. It sold for $4,550 and 10% of the proceeds will be going to St. Jude’s Hospital. .

the original “floating cup pencil carving”. It is one of a kind and completely hand made by me, Bobby Duke 🙂 Cup is carved from a solid block of basswood (handle is not glued on) Colored pencils and cup are encased in clear resin. Base is made from unknown wood species (burl). Dimensions are, Height 16.25in Width 4.75in Depth 9.25in. …I will be giving 10% of the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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Dubai Unveils the “World’s Largest Picture Frame”

The UAE already houses a number of the tallest buildings in the world, most notably the megatall skyscraper Burj Khalifa, and now it includes the “World’s Largest Picture Frame.”

Situated in Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the structure simply dubbed as “Dubai Frame,” measures in at 150 meters or about 493 feet tall, which is highlighted by its 93-meter-long viewing bridge that features glass-floored walkways and panoramic views towards the old city of Deira to the north, and the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road toward the south. In addition, visitors will be led into an interactive, augmented reality exhibition that showcases the history and future of the city.

While this new structure has erected a decade after it was initially proposed, the project has received some controversy lately, as it was recently revealed that the idea of the design may have been stolen from the original architect.

For a further look and additional details on this world’s largest picture frame, be sure to read the full story at The Guardian.

In other design news, this modern garage in Portugal is every car collector’s dream.


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