Inside the haunting, too-surreal-for-words premiere of ‘Twin Peaks’

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It is happening again.

A tiny snippet of dialogue from a long-ago Twin Peaks episode has become the tagline for Showtime’s series revival from David Lynch, which world premiered Friday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Diane, every little detail was eerily familiar, disorienting, dreamy, deeply unsettling. In other words, perfection. Peak Peaks

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I can’t say much, if anything, about the two episodes that 1,600 members of the crew, friends of the network and working press saw in the surrealistic setting of the Ace’s crimson-drenched Dali painting of a movie theater. Everyone inside is under strict orders to reveal nothing ahead of its Sunday night premiere on Showtime. Read more…

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There is truly no justification for this latte served inside an avocado

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Let’s be real: a lot of novelty foods are unnecessary, but kind of cool anywayGalaxy cakes, for example, are aesthetically stunningSushi shoes reflect time, vision, and painstaking attention to detail. And the spaghetti doughnut is just awesome. 

But this latte served inside an avocado? There is no reason for it to exist.

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To be fair, it’s probably not an actual menu itemTruman Cafe, an eatery in Melbourne, Australia, posted a video of the latte being poured last week — and if the accompanying cry-laugh emoji is any indication, it’s all a big ol’ joke. Read more…

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

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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.

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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…

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Vanessa Bayer departs ‘SNL’ after 7 seasons

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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This designer uses Pantone swatches in the coolest way

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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.

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Spooky illusion video appears to show man walking through mirror

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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.”

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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

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