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34 Unbelievably Awesome Works Of Art For Sale On Etsy

1. Fabio Mixed Media Print, $18

A fitting tribute. Buy it here.

2. Michael Jackson Mixed Media Print, $18

You know, a wreath of oranges. Get it here.

3. Day of the Week Clock, $85

It actually works.

4. Clockwork Orange Narwhal, $18

Get it here.

5. PBR Jellies, $12

The artist doesn’t just restrict herself to narwhals.

6. Taylor Swift Eye Chart

No words.

7. Opium & Cocaine Bowls, $45 together

This is not a drill, decoupage is the best.

8. Shithole Plate, $38

Get it here.

9. Rubber Lips, $40

Get this essential item here.

10. Tentacle Wall Sculpture, $375

Get it here.

11. Burlesque Dog Print, $12

It’s printed on a page from an 1888 German magazine.

12. Aristocratic Owls, $12

Show your guests who’s boss.

13. Sir Bill Murray Plaque, $125

Available here.

14. Coin Torso, $649

Get this free-standing sculpturehere.

15. Abraham Lincoln Bee Necklace, $7

Wear your art proudly.

16. Broccoli Necklace

Get it here.

17. Fabric Bird Kinetic Scupture, $110

Perfect for a very highbrow baby’s nursery.

18. Robyn Glitter Painting, $100

Get it here.

19. “I Can Show You The World” Furby Print, $15

True love.

20. Kale Hates You, $6

It does.

22. Teensy Mary Cassatt, $8

MEEEEEEEEEEEP.

23. The Tiniest Great Gatsby Of All, $4.50

omg I can’t.

24. Ass Burger, $800

The perfect way to blow that spare $800 you’ve had kicking around.

25. Nicolas Cage Giclee Print, $5

Get it here.

26. Leg Sculpture, €4,400.00

But who can really put a price tag on genius?

27. Passersby Sculptures, €35.00 for 9

Like a little city for your mantel or desk.

28. Rainy Day Penises, $18

Available from Happenis.

29. My Dog, $15

Available here.

31. Pixelated Mona Lisa, $5

Da Vinci would be so proud.

33. Miniature Crime Scene Diorama, $35

Get it here.

34. Tree Obama, $29

The leader of the TREE WORLD hahahahahhahaha.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/works-of-art-for-sale-on-etsy


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Community Post: Star Wars Un-Seen Outtakes

There is no sound on the first few clips – this is not an error – original sound wasn’t present.

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How to Avoid Your Own Email Replyallpocalypse

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For some, it’s a nightmare as horrifying as going to class pantsless: the dreaded email thread faux pas.

When a student at NYU attempted to forward an email from the college bursar’s office to his mother, he instead hit “reply all” and exposed a bug in the school’s email system.

The result? He directly emailed almost 40,000 of his fellow students. When some of those students realized this bug in the email system was oh-so-exploitable, all hell broke loose. They began trading jokes, pictures of professional meme Nicolas Cage and –- in some cases –- pleas to end the madness. But for 24 hours, NYU endured what can only be called Replyallpocalypse.

Highly populated email threads are already notorious for spreading social anxiety. How long or short should a message be? What tone should you take? What if you inadvertently share email addresses you weren’t supposed to? What if you accidentally reply to only the last commenter, setting up an awkward exchange for the ages?

There are already a few simple rules of etiquette you should follow in any circumstance. And while the chances that you might accidentally spam 40,000 peers are probably pretty low, it’s good to keep a few more tips in mind to avoid your own personal Replyallpocalypse.

Learn the Unsend Button, and Learn it Well

We’ve all been there. You send an email with utmost confidence, only to realize a moment later there’s a glaring typo or a factual inaccuracy. You sent it to the wrong person, or you said the wrong thing.

Gmail gives you the option to retract an email and avoid public shame, but you might not have the option turned on right now. Go to Labs under Settings and make sure the Undo Send option is enabled. After that, you’ll have the ability to snatch messages back immediately after you send them.

Explain Yourself Well

Always explain why you’re forwarding an email along. Be wary of using “FWD:” in the subject line –- some email services will throw you right in the spam folder for that misstep. And if you’re starting a thread you hope will garner multiple replies, make sure you mark it appropriately –- “RR” for response required, “NNTR” for no need to respond.

Don’t Blow up Someone’s Spot

Before you press that send button, make sure your recipients are likely to have each other’s email addresses. If they don’t, get their permission to share, or use BCC.

BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) allows you to send emails to multiple recipients –- without them realizing there are multiple recipients. Dropping an address into the BCC field makes that person invisible to the rest of the thread, and vice versa. If you want to avoid reply all confusion for you and your contacts, BCC is your best bet. Repeat after me: BCC is your friend.

Don’t Write Too Much

But don’t write too little, either. Emails should always be distilled down to the simplest form possible, because no one wants to scroll through half a novel before they get to the point. We deal with a lot of emails every day, and it can get trying. But if you’re responding to a group thread, make sure you have something to say when you post. Brief tidbits like “Great point!” or “Got it!” are good in theory, but really, they’re just a big waste of time.

Try to keep your emails focused, as well: If you have multiple requests, just send multiple emails. It’ll make it easier for your recipients to organize their tasks, and keep you in their good graces (at least until your next email).

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/11/29/replyallpocalypse/

“Yer A Wizard, Harry!” An Easy Introduction To Magick And Spells

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2. Dear Reader,

We are pleased to inform you that you have magical powers and abilities.

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3. No, you weren’t recently hit by gamma radiation nor have you undergone complicated surgery directed by a mad scientist. You have always been special.

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4. You see, there are those that wish to keep you in the dark.

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5. We sent many letters…

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7. But we finally reached you and that’s what matters. We know what you’re thinking…

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8. …And guess what, you’re already a practicing magician!

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9. “Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.”

—Aleister Crowley

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10. “[Magick makes use] of the sephiroth and the paths, of spirits and conjurations, of gods, spheres, and planes and many other things which may or may not exist.”

—Aleister Crowley

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11. “It is immaterial whether they exist or not. By doing certain things, certain results follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophical validity to any of them.”

—Aleister Crowley

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12. In other words, by employing certain methods you can augment, affect and even radically alter your personal reality as well as the world around you through magick.

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13. To do this, you must first accept that there are beings, ideas, things that are very old. Things that have been around forever.

To do this, you must first accept that there are beings, ideas, things that are very old. Things that have been around forever.

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Yes, even longer than your history teacher.

14. Things like Love, Anger, Fear, Guilt, Communication, Passion, etc. We encounter and are heavily affected by these ideas all the time.

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15. A magician personifies these old ideas as deities and recognizes them as outside forces. For example, if you are overcome with Love, you are possessed by a god of love like Aphrodite (Greek), Hathor (Egyptian), or Kamadeva (Hindu).

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16. Does this mean these gods are real? Not necessarily.

Some believe in physical deities, others believe they are reflections of the magician’s psyche, and some believe something completely different—magick is what you make it. Regardless of what you choose to believe, by performing certain practices and rituals a magician can evoke these ancient things for advice, help, or just for the hell of it.

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17. Unfortunately for you, rites involving gods, goddesses and demons are for experienced magicians who are at least in their Fifth Year. You must first hone your abilities.

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18. Jumping too far ahead could yield no results and discourage you.

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19. Or worse, you could summon something dangerous and be unprepared to protect yourself.

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20. But don’t worry, there is one extremely powerful spell you are ready to perform.

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21. You see, you have been practicing magick all your life without knowing it.

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22. Anytime you create something new through writing, art or music you are engaging in magick.

Anytime you create something new through writing, art or music you are engaging in magick.

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23. Dancing, singing, exercise, yoga, sex—these are all magical acts.

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Okay, okay this isn’t sex, but you can’t deny it’s a magical moment.

26. Dreaming is also inherently magical. The easiest way to practice magick is to take the already magical parts of your life and fill them with intention. Start with a magick journal and keep track of your results.

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27. What is “intention?” To illustrate, let’s go over that powerful spell we were telling you about.

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28. It’s called a Sigil and it’s one of the most pure forms of magick.

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29. A Sigil is a symbol highly charged with intent. We are constantly surrounded and affected by sigils; however most people don’t recognize them as such.

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34. How to Create and Charge a Sigil in 6 Steps

A sigil is a desire or intent stripped down to its bare essentials then charged with magick. A desire is magical on its own, however it is easily muddled and burdened by other thoughts such as doubt, fear and over thinking in general. A sigil cuts through the excess noise to represent the true desire or intent.

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35. Step 1

Write out a desire, it can be almost anything, but try to be as specific and clear as possible and be sure it’s somewhat realistic. For example: “IT IS MY DESIRE TO WIN THE QUIDDITCH CUP”

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Cross out any vowels and repeated consonants. Circle the consonants that only appear once.

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Create a symbol with the leftover consonants. Manipulate the letters as you please, the more removed the symbol is from the original desire or intent the better.

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38. Step 4

Disassociate the sigil from the original desire or intent. Push the desire as far out of your mind as possible and view the sigil as a new and singular entity in and of itself. Perhaps let the sigil sit for a few days until you have forgotten what it represents. Now to charge the symbol with magick.

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39. Step 5

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To access and use magick, you must banish all other thoughts from your brain and achieve a zen-like trance in which the sigil occupies your every thought. This takes an incredible amount of self-control and focus and is usually only attainable after much time and effort; luckily, the human body has built in methods that can be used to cause “no-mind states” and charge sigils.

40. Writer and magician Grant Morrison suggests: “fasting, spinning, meditation, intense exhaustion, fear, sex, yoga, the flight or fight response…but for the eager beginner nothing beats the WANK TECHNIQUE.”

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An orgasm is an incredibly magical phenomenon. As Morrison puts it, “At the white-hot instant of orgasm, consciousness blinks. Into this blink, this abyssal crack in perception, a sigil can be launched…You must see the image of your chosen sigil blazing before the eyes of your mind and project it outwards into the ethereal mediaspheres and logoverses where desires swarm and condense into flesh.”

41. Step 6: Reap the Benefits

After the sigil is charged and sent into the ether (we won’t ask how), RESULTS WILL FOLLOW. Sigils always work. They may not work precisely how you intended, however changes will occur after the sigil has been charged. It is common to dispose of sigils by fire, water or simply releasing them into the wind. Some keep their sigils as reminders. It is your choice.

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42. We hope this has been an informative introduction to magick! Remember, the magician’s journey is like a Patronus in that it is completely your own.

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Each witch or wizard has their own views and beliefs as to what magick is and how it affects one’s life. It is encouraged to pick and choose the aspects that interest you and even invent your own personal brand of magick. Instead of Athena (Greek goddess of Wisdom), you can summon Dumbledore or Lupin for a chat about life. Anything is possible.

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44. Self discovery and self improvement are the core tenets of magick. Do some research! There are many blogs, forums and magick communities accessible online. Check out the “Occult” section of your library.

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Don’t worry, there is no Restricted Section.

45. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, be ready to laugh and have fun.

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Like every facet of life, magick works best if you view it with a grain of salt. Even after a night of hanging out with Ganesh, you still need to do the dishes, go to work and interact with “normal” people without freaking them out. Laughter is your most useful tool in both success and failure.

46. Magick does not require blind faith or even complete certainty, only a desire to explore the unknown in order to enrich your personal world. Congratulations, you are a magician!

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‘Garbage journalism’: Politico gives Berkeley prof space to suggest Paul Ryan is racist

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Apparently not.

First, a little background:

On Bill Bennett’s Morning in America program Wednesday, Ryan, who has become involved in the issue of poverty over the last year and a half, told Bennett there is a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”

Right on cue, race-obsessed lefties immediately pounced on him, accusing him of outright racism. After all, he is a Republican.

UC Berkeley professor — and author of “Dog Whistle Politics” — Ian Haney Lopez was perfectly willing to entertain the idea that Ryan is a racist. And yesterday, Politico offered him the opportunity to share his thoughts:

And if anyone would know about race baiting, it’s a dog-whistle-blowing busybody like Haney Lopez.

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But Politico gave that yutz an outlet anyway.

Well, what’s good for the goose …

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Another question:

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Throwing it out is exactly what Politico should have done.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/15/garbage-journalism-politico-gives-berkeley-prof-space-to-suggest-paul-ryan-is-racist/


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