Britney Spears songs keeps the Somali pirates away

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 4 November 2013

This sounds like a joke, but it really isn’t: ships are blasting Britney Spears hits such as ‘Oops I Did It Again’ to scare off Somali pirates from kidnapping crew onboard supertankers in the waters off the east coast of Africa. Said one merchant navy officer: ‘Her songs were chosen by the security team because […]

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Witty signs by David Shrigley

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

A neon burger sign in backwards that reads ‘BACKWARD BURGERS’. Another one that simply reads ‘RATS’. These witty signs by David Shrigley — who we usually associate with irreverent comic doodles and captions — are simply perfect.

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Hilarious fortune cookie fails

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Monday 28 October 2013

Here at Lost At E Minor, we know there’s a Tumblr for everything conceivable and inconceivable. This Tumblr, showcasing the greatest fortune cookie fails, totally lives up to our expectations.

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Sad Etsy Boyfriends will make you LOL

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 25 October 2013

Nothing comes between a girl and her crafts—not even a boyfriend. Well, the boyfriend is needed to model her finished handiwork on the ever-popular Etsy site. Exposed by urlesque, this lineup of 20 sad Etsy boyfriends is quite hilarious to see.

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Honest Slogans: what people really think of brands

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Thursday 24 October 2013

We all perceive things differently, but there’s a general consensus that some brands are closely associated with something else – whether it’s positive or negative is another thing. Honest Slogans is an amusing tumblr of what people really think about some of the brands out there. The blog was created and managed by Clif Dickens, a graphic designer from Nashville, Tennessee.

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If Men Posed as Motorcycle Babes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

If a bikini-clad woman can sell motorcycles, surely the lads have a chance too, right? Portland-based Ducati dealer MotoCorsa has taken their dealership workers and turned the tables (and the camera!) in a can’t-turn-away series known as MANIgale. It happened after shooting conventional photographs for their Ducati 1199 Panigale motorcycle using the typical sexy poses.

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Scandinavian art duo create humorous installations

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 22 October 2013

It´s a little funny to hear that the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset don’t call themselves ‘artists’. But after seeing their unconventional and even absurd work, we simply have to disagree. Even after more than a decade of collaboration, their installations and other creations are still very humorous, based on Foucault´s thesis that ‘It is the acceptance of certain behavioral patterns, within given structures, and not the structures, themselves, that restricts human action and activity’.

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Brides Throwing Cats: a blog about, er, brides throwing cats

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Saturday 19 October 2013

The most important day in every woman’s life: that day where they wear their most stunning gown, that day where they say their vows to the love of their life, and that day where they get to throw a cat into a crowd of single ladies. Wait, what? Brides Throwing Cats is a blog about what the title says it is, blushing brides throwing cats instead of flower bouquets. But don’t worry, the images are Photoshopped. No soft and furry felines were harmed in the making of these weddings.

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Monks’ scribbled complaints in illuminated manuscripts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Haha, who would have thought that medieval monks would literally scribble their grumblings on the very pages of the illuminated manuscripts they slaved over? Taken from an old issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, these strangely sound just like us complaining about work, especially the one that says ‘For Christ’s sake give me a drink’. Still, isn’t […]

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Pug shots: Mugshots of criminal pugs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Oh, pugs. Something about these scrunched up faces say so much about their hardened criminal ways, while their doleful eyes plead innocent. Photographer Jim Dratfield took these Pug criminal information photos to expose them for their heinous crimes — such as peeing in public.

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With Eau de Toast you can smell like, erm, warm bread every day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 5 October 2013

Bread lovers, rejoice! Before, you can only eat toast, but now, you can smell like one. Created by The Federation of Bakers, this limited edition scent aims to challenge the fashion for bread-free diets. What? A toast-free diet? That’s preposterous! Though, personally, I have some reservations about this toast-perfume. Is it just toast without the […]

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A ramen bowl made out of beard

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Friday 27 September 2013

The greatest beards in human history: Sophocles, Leonidas, Jesus, Shakespeare, Abe Lincoln, Karl Marx, Ernest Hemingway, and Isaiah Webb. Wait, Isaiah who? Meet the Internet’s most beloved beard enthusiast, Isaiah Webb aka Mr. Incredibeard. Isiah has been posting photos of his different ‘beard-dos’ on his social media accounts every Monday, or as he likes to call it, #Monbeardday.

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The Dos and Do Nots of looking after a baby

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

If you’re new to parenthood and would like to know the Dos and Do Nots of childraising, you’re in luck with this bunch of illustrations that may seem ridiculously obvious — but we’re sure will be appreciated to clueless noob parents. Well worth a good refresher course and a few chuckles, even if you’ve been […]

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Famous artworks recreated from sausages and other meats

Sam Smith Reader Find

By Sam Smith in New Photography on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Karsten Wegener is an advertising photographer based between Hamburg and Berlin producing images for high profile clients. His personal work is completely different, and is a variety of weird and wonderful projects. This project, Wurstkunst, involves recreating famous artworks from sausages and other meats. Including in this series is Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Jeff Koons Poodle, […]

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Humorous illustrations by Lewis Loughman

Lewis Loughman Reader Find

By Lewis Loughman in New Illustration on Saturday 27 July 2013

Strongly influenced by early golden age animation, comics, advertising and outsider culture, I’m often interested in things that can be positive, happy, fun but at the same time unsettling and slightly sinister. My work at the minute aims to accomplish a variety of things, but first and foremost I produce stuff that I find funny, If I don’t find it a little humorous, then I don’t draw it.

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