Author Archives: Chompsky

A 1968 Lamborghini Espada S1 – one of the company’s only four seat grand tourers: 3.9-litre V-12 and capable of 250km/h – not bad for a half-century old car.

1,217 of these were made between1968 and 1978. They rarely come up for auction but this one can be yours for upward of €195,000.

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In this BAFTA winning short written by Sarah Woolner and directed by Yousif Al-Khalifa, lonely fishmonger Sonia’s life is changed the day a real catch of a delivery man walks into her shop.

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An extremely truncated News Be Funny compilation of cringe-worthy moments from the first year of Trumps’s presidency.

Caitriona Perry’s viral incident is in there.

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The stunning black and white photography of Instagram bothering Jason M. Peterson – chief creative officer for advertising company Havas North America

MORE: Over 1 Million People Follow This Photographer for His Stunning B&W Photos (My Modern Met)


Flee in terror from the Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6  – a 600bhp, twin-turbo, V6, six wheel drive version of the already monolithic Ford F150 Raptor truck.

Nippy around town, good in a tight spot, turns on a dime.

None of these things.

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A montage spanning the career of Owen Wilson by Owenenergy,Studios on the occasion of the actor’s 49th birthday, which is tomorrow.

Like, wow, happy birthday, man.

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The Apuan Alps in Northern Italy – home to a ‘surreal abundance’ of pristine white marble.

Every year at the Canalgrande quarry, 65,000 tonnes of it are extracted, worth around 10 million euro. To wit:

Sit on a beach in one of the nearby towns (Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio), and you appear to be looking up at snow-covered peaks. But it is snow that does not melt, that is not seasonal. Michelangelo sculpted most of his statues from this stone, and he was so obsessed with the region that he used to fantasize about carving an entire white mountain right where it stood. 

READ ON: The Majestic Marble Quarries Of Northern Italy (Sam Anderson, The Story Institute)

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A stunning short created (without CGI) using macro photography of pigment, powdered iron, magnets and glitter by German filmmaker Roman De Guili with music by Son-J.

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