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Haunting 3D Projections on Trees by Clement Briend

Haunting 3D Projections on Trees by Clement Briend

One would think that the essence of photography is capturing the reality, but a French artist Clement Briend proposes a different interpretation of it by supplementing the world with something completely unearthly. An Ecole Louis Lumiere graduate creates haunting 3D projections on trees as a photographic exploration of his surroundings, placing them on the streets of Paris and Cambodia. [Read more…]

The gargoyle and Buddha mirages are created through multiple large format projectors, from which Clement removed the continuous light source with a flash and modified the optical part of the projector to fully optimize the flow of light[1]. The photography teacher of Valenciennes University carefully chooses a surface for every projection, as the texture and the picture compliment each other in beautiful ways.

“I always wanted to photograph the world without it being too faithful to what it is. I always imagined devices that can transform and intervene with the light in things that I photograph. the focus became photographs that include projections and hence the idea of doing shows with projected images,” – says Clement.

For more 3D projections, be sure to visit Clement Briend’s website. Prints are available at wall30.com.

Website: clementbriend.com | facebook

Cambodian Trees

“Cambodian culture is deeply rooted in a spirituality – marked by a belief in genii and fantasy creatures. In a dark cityscape, night reveals the presence of divine creatures on trees and subsequently makes them alive and real. Such nocturnal visions allow us to grasp the way magic profoundly influences how Cambodian people perceive the world.”

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/3d-projections-on-trees-clement-briend/

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Watch The Amazing Reaction When A Family Finds Out Their Son Lost 130 Pounds Since They Last Saw Him

Watch The Amazing Reaction When A Family Finds Out Their Son Lost 130 Pounds Since They Last Saw Him

1. About a month ago, Reddit user Duncanconstruction posted this photo of himself from 2012…

2. …and this current photo of himself.

3. He also said that his mom and stepdad hadn’t seen how much weight he’d lost yet. So when he went home for the holidays he made sure he grabbed a video of their totally shocked reactions:

4. And when he made the big reveal, they freaked out in the best way.

 

5. As for how he did it, he described his process on Reddit, saying it was all about figuring out how to count calories properly.

Sure, I looked up my TDEE on google and found that I had to eat less than 3500 or so calories per day to lose weight. At first I decided I’d just stick to around 2000 per day, but after a few days I realized that I wasn’t as hungry as I thought I would be so I just lowered it until I got to 1350. Keep in mind though that I didn’t do any sort of cardio or exercise so that’s why the number is super low.

As for figuring out the calorie content, I measured everything (invest in a food scale, it helps a LOT) and just used the nutritional information on the packages, or I would just use google for stuff. I cooked everything myself, which made it a lot easier.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/watch-the-amazing-reaction-when-a-family-finds-out-their-son

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Ichiro Suzuki Learned Spanish Just So He Could Talk Sh*t To Players

Ichiro Suzuki Learned Spanish Just So He Could Talk Sh*t To Players

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It’s still not totally clear if Ichiro Suzuki has a complete grasp of the English language, even after more than a decade of playing baseball in the US. But, we do know he’s learned Spanish along the way.

At least, he’s done so enough to talk trash to the many Spanish speakers around the league.

According to Brad Lefton of the Wall Street Journal,

After a leadoff single to open the game, Ichiro dashed to second on a steal. As he popped up safely from his slide, he looked at Santiago and deadpanned in Spanish, ‘No corro casi.’

Loosely translated, he was telling Santiago, a native of the Dominican Republic, ‘I don’t have my legs today.’ Before Santiago could stop smiling, Ichiro was stealing third two pitches later on those same heavy legs.

This article also reports that Ichiro’s “sharp” and clever use of Spanish has earned him his status on the field among members of MLB’s Latin community.

Many of his fellow players are surprised to realize he knows how to speak the language in any capacity, given he uses a translator for English, and find it hilarious when he speaks a little Spanish to throw a few shots at the opposition.

Again, Lefton writes,

Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena remembered one of his frequent encounters with Ichiro. He was defending first for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Ichiro had just arrived on one of his patented infield hits.

Ichiro peered over at Pena and asked, ‘Que coño tu mira?,’ or, ‘What the hell are you looking at?’ Pena clamped his lips together to prevent the laughter from bursting through.

Ichiro admits he’s not exactly fluent in the foreign tongue, but says it has nonetheless helped him strengthen a tie he already felt with Latin players in the Major Leagues.

He told Lefton:

I feel a bond with them. We’re all foreigners in a strange land. We’ve come over here and had to cope with some of the same trials and tribulations. When I throw a little Spanish out at them, they really seem to appreciate it and it seems to strengthen that bond.

via Wall Street Journal, Photo Credit: Getty Images

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/sports/ichiro-learned-spanish-to-talk-smack/742944/

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The Essential Ranking Of All 52 Characters From “One Tree Hill”

The Essential Ranking Of All 52 Characters From “One Tree Hill”

This is an attempt to rank all the main and recurring characters from all nine seasons of One Tree Hill. Spoilers ahead.

52. Nanny Carrie

Nanny Carrie

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No one tries to break up Naley and kidnap Jamie! NO ONE!

51. Ian Banks AKA “Psycho Derek”

Ian Banks AKA "Psycho Derek"

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A psycho and in love with a girl from the internet — catfishing in real life.

50. Katie Ryan

Katie Ryan

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She dressed up as Clay’s dead wife and then shot him and his girlfriend.

49. Felix Taggaro

Felix Taggaro

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Cruel to Peyton and way too full of himself — next.

48. Nicki

Nicki

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She dragged Jake away and stole her baby back! You bitch!

47. Tara Richards

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Annoying season nine “enemy” for Brooke — at least she had cute hair.

46. Emily Chambers AKA Jules

Emily Chambers AKA Jules

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How dare you break Keith’s heart! He was too nice for you.

45. Anna Taggaro

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The first lesbian on the show — but she didn’t stick up for Peyton and was kinda annoying.

44. Taylor James

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Middle child syndrome, who slept with Nathan and then kept trying to.

43. Lindsey Strauss

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A B-grade character — boring and a placeholder for Peyton.

42. Miranda Stone

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Who was she again? That British record company lady who’s most memorable moment is wearing underwear in a full bar.

41. Lauren

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Jamie’s teacher and Skills’ love interest — I cant remember much else from you.

40. Sara Evans

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Clay’s dead wife — yawn.

39. Chuck Scolnik

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The poor kid got beaten by his dad, but was super annoying and liked to punch people.

38. Junk Moretti

Junk Moretti

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Other Rivercourt Guy #1.

37. Fergie Thompson

Fergie Thompson

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Other Rivercourt Guy #2.

36. Gigi Silveri

Gigi Silveri

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Early seasons’ Gigi was much better then slutty college grad Gigi. Stay young forever!

35. Ellie Harp

Ellie Harp

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Peyton’s 2nd dead mom — but she was pretty cool and helped create the best benefit album.

34. Andy Hargrove

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Karen’s husband — who was super rich and kinda bland. But he stood up to Dan once, so good for you.

33. Derek Sommers

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Peyton’s real brother — he taught her to fight and to sleep after her attack by “Psycho Derek.” Nice guy.

32. Owen Morello

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Totally hottie who got it on with Brooke. Then he kinda disappeared. Come back Owen.

31. Lydia James

Lydia James

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Hayley, Taylor and Quinn’s mom who died. Next story line.

30. Mia Catalano

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Peyton’s first artist on Red Bedroom Records who also went on to date Chase. She was fun and provided some good music.

29. Chase Adams

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Lost his virginity to Brooke and then returned as the worst bartender in the world.But he looked pretty good shirtless.

28. Cooper Lee

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Hot Uncle Cooper — I too would lie about my age to sleep with you.

27. Sam Walker

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Brooke’s foster child — she had some total spunk but had terrible eyeliner. She left Tree Hill to live with her mom and never returned.

26. Tim Smith

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Nathan’s sidekick — so dumb but so funny.

25. Chris Keller

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Yes, you tried to ruin Naley but you were hilariously evil and brought the comedy.

24. Quinn James

Quinn James

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Married Clay, took some good photos. Very average character — but she looked very good in her underwear

23. Quentin Fields

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I was so sad when Q was murdered. But your friendship with Jamie was so adorable.

22. Clay Evans

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Had a dead wife, a stalker, married Quinn and had a child whose memory he suppressed. Busy guy.

21. Millicent Huxtable

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Millie was awesome as Brooke’s assistant, but as model she was a total bitch. She was, however, a great role model to non size-0 girls.

20. Alex Dupre

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Slutty actress turned musician. Loved her spunky attitude and how she showed that appearances are not what they seem with her suicide attempt.

19. Victoria Davis

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Bitchtoria was a bitch. But I still loved her, especially when she became nice to Brooke but a bitch to the rest of the world.

18. “Skills” Taylor

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Yes, he had questionable taste in women cough Deb cough. But he was so cool and often said what we all thought.

17. Julian Baker

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The dick who broke Peyton’s heart but then became Brooke’s world. *Sigh* You were so lovely! But please stop with the movie quote references

16. Jake Jagielski

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Come back Jake! Definitely the best teen dad in the world and he can also serenade you.

15. Larry Sawyer

Larry Sawyer

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Best dad! Whilst he was away a lot of the time, he was there when it was needed and looked out for both Peyton and Brooke.

14. Bevin Mirskey

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The best cheerleader and was always the “dumb” friend. She brought the comic relief to the show and ended up with Skills at the end — score.

13. Dan Scott

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Yes you shot your brother, went to prison, and ended up hosting a tacky television show, but what would Tree Hill be without you?

12. Karen Roe

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Karen was the mother I wanted — understanding, caring, tries too hard to be cool, but overall so lovely.

11. Keith Scott

Keith Scott

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Lucas’s “surrogate” father and such a great role model for everyone. RIP Keith.

10. Whitey Durham

Whitey Durham

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The coach everyone needs, with words of wisdom at the right times.

9. Deb Scott

Deb Scott

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Crazy Deb, where do I start? Yes, you were a train wreck as a parent, but I love you and your kooky ways.

8. Hayley James Scott

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Hayley — you were a little yawn for me, personally. But I couldn’t not put you in the top ten, as your relationship with Nathan was beautiful.

7. Jamie Scott

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James Lucas Scott definitely brought the humor to season five and was so cute. Never grow up!

6. Marvin “Mouth” McFadden

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The best dancer at all Tree Hill High and the guy that is everyone’s friend. You were loved by all and got the happily-ever-after you wanted.

5. Peyton Sawyer

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Peyton had such a hard life, but her music and bad ass attitude got her through.

4. Lucas Scott

Lucas Scott

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The hopeless romantic who for five seasons was in the three-way love triangle. You could also be really whiny and sometimes got annoying. But I still love season one Lucas!

3. Nathan Scott

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Oh, Nathan! You were a dick who became the man every girl wants to end up with and were a great father. With you not being as whiny as Lucas, you get extra points.

2. Rachel Gatina

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A controversial choice as I hated her at the start — but learned to love her! She had such spunk and confidence.

1. Brooke Davis

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World’s Largest Treehouse

World’s Largest Treehouse

Michael Garnier is proud to claim that he lives in the world’s largest tree house. Even though it’s not official, it’s an exciting idea, and seems plausible as the enormous 1,800 sq ft home is supported in the air by seven huge oak trees. The video is featured on LaughingSquid, FairCompanies, and TheBlaze.

 

 

 

Here’s a longer video of more of Michael’s amazing treehouses and wood inventions featured on BoingBoing

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/02/worlds-largest-treehouse/

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NY Post: Comedy writers don’t make fun of Obama because he’s ‘unmockable’

NY Post: Comedy writers don’t make fun of Obama because he’s ‘unmockable’

http://twitter.com/#!/CamelbackPaul/status/503598192701632513

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct the wrong premise of the post. The original title of ‘This is a joke, right?’ New York Post: Comedy writers don’t make fun of Obama because he is ‘completely unmockable’ has been changed to the current title which more accurately reflects the NY Post article.

The author’s intent was erroneously mischaracterized. We regret the error and apologize to Mr. Smith. We are also including his tweets here:

http://twitter.com/#!/rkylesmith/status/503612956865994752

Mr. Smith’s article, which actually takes the entertainment industry to task for shielding Obama, can (and should) be read here.

The original post follows below as Twitchy has a policy of transparency and does not unpublish posts.

Here is the New York Post’s rationale as to why many comedy writers avoid making fun of President Obama:

http://twitter.com/#!/RandallHoven/status/503596878491947008
http://twitter.com/#!/The_Real_Joey_B/status/503597844306341889

Unfortunately, no.

http://twitter.com/#!/kevinpost/status/503599720313266176
http://twitter.com/#!/MitchC182/status/503595888301047808

Apparently not.

http://twitter.com/#!/Lubyanka13/status/503601245383180288

Then again.

http://twitter.com/#!/amcap76/status/503596845596409857

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/24/new-york-post-slams-comedy-writers-for-not-making-fun-of-unmockable-obama/