Snow owl flights over a world hell-bent on self destruction

 

….and I thought owls were bad-asses.

Watch this eagle pick up a goat, fly it off the cliff and release it mid-air to its death followed by the eagle’s descend to find his goat lunch. Son of a bitch!

This guy is freakin’ awesome! Completely defies gravity with immense power, grace and skill. Could watch these showreels for hours…

Internet porn still booming all over your pants

Visual illustration on global internet pornography stats courtesy of gordonkelly.com. Naturally, it’s disturbing and sick, including information you (hopefully) wouldn’t want to know, including the fact that there are 116,000 searches for ‘child pornography’ every day. Read the full post here.

I stumbled across this video yesterday which is both beautiful and slightly disturbing, much like most work by Bjork. Still can’t figure out if there’s hard core pornography behind the smoke effects or some clever visual parody… 

Fantastic set by one of my favourite DJs, Ripperton. Brilliantly mixed, stupendous tracklist and free download from SoundCloud. What more could you want? 

1. Intro 
2. Ripperton - A simple introduction (Green) 
3. Ripperton - A simple thing (Green) 
4. Ripperton - Echocity (Green) 
5. Quenum - Ripperton Remix (STHLMaudio) 
6. Ripperton - Leonor’s Lanugo (Green) 
7. Ripperton - Transitions 
8. Radiohead - Nude - Ripperton Remix (XL recordings) 
9. Ripperton - Farra (Green) 
10. Ripperton - Prends-Moi Avec Toi (Perspectiv) 
11. Ripperton - Zugunruhe (Connaisseur) 
12. Ripperton - Untitled 
13. Ripperton - Random Violence (Green) 
14. Beanfield - Tides - Ripperton Remix (Compost) 
15. Ripperton - Untitled 2# 
16. Headless Ghost - Neverending Stories (STHLMaudio)

Sloths are getting A LOT of viral coverage over the past couple of days. I am wise enough to know that such things are not a coincidence so koodos to the Aviaros del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica for their clever social media antics. Apparently, they are the only sloth sanctuary in the world but rest assured that in a year’s time, there will be at least another dozen. 

May I remind you that however cute they may be, sloths are still no match for snow owls. Just saying.

SoundCloud Blog: “Big day today. At 10:29 Berlin time this morning, our one millionth user signed up for a SoundCloud account. A bigger than words thank you to every single one of you, building SoundCloud for you truly is a great pleasure.”

Thanks to Vice for this incredibly disturbing video, write-up and comment from journalist and SWAT expert Radley Balko

The video shows a SWAT raid on an average American home after they received a tip that the residence was a marijuana den. Unfortunately, the man arrested was only a recreational young dad who probably smoked the occasional spliff in the comfort of his own house.

With revolting attitude and violence, the SWAT team storms the house, pin him to the floor, shoot his dog in front of his 7 year old son and arrest him only to release him later with no charges. Eff you America. 

Futile efforts to contain BP oil spill

Such a shame. Human beings have devolved into lazy, greedy, self-obsessed consumption machines. Naturally, this has consequences and the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is hardly a surprise. Three weeks after the explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon, the environmental damage is becoming apparent and increasing in folds, as more than 5,000 barrels continue to leak. 

An aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, May 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Beltra)

All efforts to contain the oil spill have been unsuccessful which raises questions. Why we don’t have the technology to deal with such issues? Why haven’t oil giants invested more of their profits into developing new methods of containing such disasters? And why is international law still allowing such risky freight transport of oil considering how often this seems to happen? 27 in the last decade alone. 

An oil soaked bird struggles against the oil slicked side of the HOS Iron Horse supply vessel at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, May 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Only three weeks in and the environmental damage is slowly revealing itself to epic measures. I don’t even want to think about the full list of consequences which will probably take a few months, if not years, to affect our oceans, our planet and us. For more images see The Big Picture by Alan Taylor. 

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill makes its way to shore on Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana on May 7, 2010. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Vernon Bryant)

The most inappropriate family portraits you've ever seen

Well, nothing like a dysfunctional family portrait to make us all feel good about our middle class cushioned upbringings. Here’s a collection of the 24 most heinous family snaps that you’ll ever have the misfortune of stumbling onto. 

Try to ignore the fact that all the text is in French. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Or in this case, one word. FAIL.