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Lady Gaga #nomakeupselfie

#nomakeupselfie: 3 Things You Must Know Before Posting

While the #selfie meme irritates me personally, I’m far more irritated by the short-sightedness by many critics of the ensuing Cancer Research UK campaign, raising awareness and funding cancer research. Make-up free selfies have nothing to do with

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Hobo Daze

Hobo Daze: The Lords of Shenzhen

Vagabond Skateboards brought together their team to meet up with local skaters from Shenzhen and spend a day cruising through the Cantonese country side. 1322

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Premakes Empire Strikes Back

Reel Cool #4: Film Premakes (How To)

I recently came across a YouTube meme of posting "Premakes" or in plain English, scenes from old movies (the older and more obscure the better) re-cut and re-titled and passed-off as more recent modern classics. It's a similar concept to the sweded

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Hero of Naples

Shanghai’s Real Life Superheroes

Yes, the chap in this photo is for real. He's one of the real life, crime-fighting vigilantes dishing out justice on the streets of Naples, Italy. There's an entire online registry of people just like him patrolling neighborhoods all over the

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Badass

The Most Badass Music Video in India

Athiradee Kaalam has taken Bollywood music videos to a whole new level of 'badass'. Picture an Indian Michael Jackson, Erik Estrada, James Bond, David Lee Roth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and John Travolta all stitched up into one impossibly cool gent

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Gingers

RIP Gingers: Evolution of a Media Meme

It's been building for 5 years. Content featuring (and often abusing) gingers was controversial, trendy, popular, socially acceptable and most recently endorsed by the Victorian Government in Australia. It was funny for a while. But thanks to a lame

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meme

The Algorithm of a Meme

Good friend and pop-blogger Julian Cole, recently posted an article on The Algorithm of a Meme. It reminded me of an interesting piece of software called Current, which contains the exact said algorithm –a meme radar of sorts. 335

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The Wire

What ‘The Wire’ taught me about Australian Politics

If The Wire taught me anything about politics it's that it doesn't really matter who Australia's leader is, under the current system. For whatever good intentions and false hopes potential leaders hold for delivering on promises, 'setting things

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Darth Vadar

What to buy when you’ve got no money

What would you spend your last $200 on? 91

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