A badass safer sex advocate is spray painting condoms on graffiti penises

TwitterFacebook

Graffiti penises are “outdoor decor” you probably think you’d rather not encounter. But a safer sex advocate from the UK might just change your mind on that.

An anonymous 28-year-old Londoner is raising awareness of sexually transmitted infections and the importance of protection by spray painting condoms on graffiti penises. Yes, you heard that right. And it’s damn genius.

SEE ALSO: Sex-positive YouTubers are giving kids the sex talks we wish we’d had

Sure, it’s technically illegal. But it’s also a pretty genius way of starting a conversation about safer sex.

“One night I did some research on STI rates, and then the idea just came to me to make stencils of a condom and a link where people can get free condoms — then I just went out and did it,” the man, who is an art director by day, told BuzzFeed.  Read more…

More about Uk, Social Good, Penis, Condoms, and Safe Sex

Vanessa Bayer departs ‘SNL’ after 7 seasons

TwitterFacebook

Farewell, child actress Laura Parsons: Vanessa Bayer will exit Saturday Night Live after seven seasons with the show.

Bayer joined the cast as a featured player in 2010 and was promoted to the repertory cast two years later. She is the longest-serving current female cast member on SNL, and, per Deadline, this year’s season finale will mark the end of her contract.

SEE ALSO: Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ monologue was the cutest moment in the show’s history

Bayer’s announcement comes just two days after Bobby Moynihan announced his departure after nine seasons. Will Drunk Uncle and Bayer’s Miley Cyrus celebrate together? That seems like a good idea. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Vanessa Bayer, and Entertainment

Drone law goes down, and now hobbyists don’t have to register

TwitterFacebook

Buying a drone for fun just got a little less complicated. 

A court ruling has declared that civilians c no longer need to register their non-commercial drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

SEE ALSO: Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of drone user John Taylor, who filed an initial petition challenging the drone registration rule back in 2015, just days after the FAA’s drone registry went live in December of that year. 

The rule required drone hobbyists to pay a $5 fee to register their drone with the FAA’s website.  Read more…

More about Robots, Drones, Law, Faa, and Tech

Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren’t having it

TwitterFacebook

Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known.

Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the social media machine, the actual data Twitter has collected is giving many users pause. 

SEE ALSO: Watch these trans kids learn the value of self-love from their parents

Notably, many trans and gender-nonconforming users are troubled that Twitter has been guessing the gender of users based on the gender most strongly associated with a user’s “profile and activity.”  Read more…

More about Twitter, Gender, Social Good, Transgender, and Lgbtq

This designer uses Pantone swatches in the coolest way

TwitterFacebook

If you’ve only gathered Pantone swatches to test out paints, you might want to take things up a notch and learn a thing or two about the versatility of the swatch from Andrea Antoni. 

The Italian designer’s Instagram is filled with beautiful photographs in which he cleverly uses Pantone swatches to match the colors in his images, creating a soothing and visually appealing collection of awesome photos. 

SEE ALSO: Pantone announces nature-inspired 2017 color of the year

Esiste l’acqua su Marte? E a Grado in inverno? A tutte queste splendide domande io non ho una risposta, ma solo questo scatto. Forse fatto a Grado, forse su Marte.

A post shared by Andrea “Style1” Antoni (@stailuan) on Read more…

More about Watercooler, Conversations, Instagram, Pantone, and Watercooler

Spooky illusion video appears to show man walking through mirror

TwitterFacebook

Quick q: how the hell is this video happening?

Kevin Parry, a stop-motion animator who’s worked on films like Kubo and The Boxtrolls, has confounded Instagrammers with his most recent optical illusion video, “Walk in the Woods.”

SEE ALSO: Couple sitting on a boat created a very NSFW optical illusion

In the clip, Parry approaches a mirror, then suddenly appears to … walk through it? And to make matters more eerie, it’s all filmed at Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon — also known as a spooky forest.

Behold:

Walk in the Woods

A post shared by Kevin Parry (@kevinbparry) on Read more…

More about Watercooler, Puzzles, Optical Illusions, and Watercooler

The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James

TwitterFacebook

Bruh. There are beatdowns, and then are epic humiliations that will live on for the rest of sports history. 

That’s what we witnessed on Friday night as LeBron James and the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Boston Celtics an old school, backyard woodshed ass whuppin’ that seems simultaneously effortless yet packed with the unrelenting intensity of someone taking out all their revenge fantasies on a hapless victim of circumstance. 

SEE ALSO: The 17 NBA teams participating in the ‘NBA 2K’ esports league

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Celtics had just won a hard fought 7-game series against the Washington Wizards to reach the Eastern Conference Finals, supposedly demonstrating the team’s mettle during moments of adversity.  Read more…

More about Sports, Nba, Lebron James, Cavaliers, and Celtics

Twitter’s co-founder is totally sorry for helping Trump get elected

TwitterFacebook

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump.

The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. 

“I think that maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press,” Trump told Fox News in March.

SEE ALSO: Trump discovers a whole new way to embarrass himself on Twitter Read more…

More about Twitter, Trump, Apology, Us World, and Us

5 Game of Thrones spinoff ideas we had in case HBO is interested

TwitterFacebook

Well, Game of Thrones fans, it’s official: there are FIVE spinoffs currently in development at HBO. George R.R. Martin confirmed this the other day on his blog, but sadly none of them will cover the most popular spinoff idea, Robert’s Rebellion. “By the time I finish writing A SONG OF ICE & FIRE, you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion,” he wrote. Bummer!

SEE ALSO: HBO promos give us a peek at new ‘Game of Thrones’ costumes

So what are the five ideas then? It’s all speculation right now, but here are some ideas we came up with that we’d love to see explored in an HBO series. Read more…

More about Watercooler, Humor, Game Of Thrones, Watercooler, and Humor