Afghan artist adopts "Jihadi Gangster" persona to lampoon official corruption

Aman Mojadidi, a Florida-born Afghan-American, lives in Kabul, where he uses surreal stunts and comedy to highlight corruption and incompetence. He dresses up like a cop and stops motorists and the…

He dresses up like a cop and stops motorists and then gives them bribes, he puts up election posters advertising his Jihadi credentials and asking for the public's votes, and so on

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Yes Men hoax uses Twitter, Facebook to put Big Coal on the defensive

Peabody, which launched a “Coal Cares” website to advertise the campaign, hoped to tackle the stigma associated with asthma by giving away a variety of colorful and hip inhalers to dignify the use of asthma medication. “For kids who have no choice but to use an inhaler,” the website reads, “Coal Cares lets them inhale with pride.” Above all, the empathetic hearts behind the “Coal Cares” initiative are seeking to make what they have deemed “Asthma-Related Bullying (ARB)” a thing of the past.

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How to kill gnats in the house

An article in PDN’s June issue explores what freelance photographers can and can’t expect from clients if they are injured. In reporting the article weeks before the tragedies of April 20, writer Jay Mallin could find no newspapers or magazines willing to state their policies regarding support for injured freelancers– or even if they have a policy at all.

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How To Use Eye-Fi 'Direct Mode' With Your iPhone, iPad

Sometime in the middle of the night, Eye-Fi released both the “Direct Mode” software update for its Wi-Fi enabled SD cards, and a new iOS app that works with” this mode. An Android app is also available. Together, these pieces of software lets you snap ph

Together, these pieces of software lets you snap photos on any camera and have them show up on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, beamed through the air over Wi-Fi. The Direct Mode actually turns your SD card into a tiny Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing devices to connect. Once you get it working, it works great. But it is a little tricky to set up. Here’s how.

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Finally Revealed!!! What's In My Camera Bag

Over the years I’ve noticed photographers like to share what type of gear they travel with and how they pack it for assignments. The format ...

Why now after all these years like Deep Throat have I decided to reveal this information you ask? Well if you must know I narrowly avoided a head on crash returning from an assignment in Burma. Deep Mott got to thinking and I realized any day could be my last. So the hell with it, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag and in turn show you what goes in the bag when the cat isn’t in there

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The belated trophy for best photo-related April Fool's gag has to go to the RE-35 . A digital cartridge for film cameras? It's so brilliantl...

The belated trophy for best photo-related April Fool's gag has to go to the RE-35. A digital cartridge for film cameras? It's so brilliantly silly that it's almost believable.

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Husband plays funny fake news prank on his wife

Pete says: I know my wife has this “AP Mobile” news app on her phone and receives text message alerts whenever something big is happening around the world, I decided to play a little pr…

This morning I changed my name in her contact list to "AP Mobile" and sent her a short and sweet message and waited for her to turn her phone on. Her mouth almost came down to the floor.

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A Conglomerate’s Tack to Quash a Parody Site

Skirting the legal protections for satire, Koch Industries is suing to find out who created a fake news release purported to be from the company.

“We assumed they would be upset about it,” said one of the anonymous pranksters in a telephone interview arranged by Mr. Gupta. “But we had no guess that they would go to the level of a lawsuit. It’s ridiculous and overblown. What we did is completely acceptable, as parody.”

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On N. Korean heir's birthday, a rude cyber-greeting

By the time the micro-blogging mischief was over, the North Korean tweets had ranted to its 10,000-plus Twitter followers about profligate nuclear weapons spending and lavish Kim Jong Il drinking parties - hosted "while 3 million people are starving and freezing to death." A video also had been posted on North Korea's official YouTube channel that showed a caricature of Kim Jong Eun driving in a luxury sports car, running over women and children on the side of the road.

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Tea Party website 4Channed

The official Tea party website, teaparty.org, has apparently been compromised by los del 4Chan. The “Photos” section of teaparty.org currently links to this url, which (duh, 4chan!) now…

At Hasselblad we’ve worked for years with Multi-shot, which moves the sensor between different shots. If you move sensor for one pixel in one direction it generates full colour information for each pixel. And additional half-pixel movements doubles the resolution in two directions

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Journalism Warning Labels « Tom Scott

It seems a bit strange to me that the media carefully warn about and label any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there's no similar labelling system for, say, sloppy journalism and other questionable content. I figured it was time to fix that, so I made some stickers. I've been putting them on copies of the free papers that I find on the London Underground. You might want to as well.

Wooster Collective: Fresh Stuff From Princess Hijab

Henri Cartier-Bresson… Garry Winogrand… Helen Levitt… Robert Frank… André Kértész… William Klein… Jacques Henri Lartigue… Marc Riboud… Raymond Depardon… Elliot Erwitt… Joel Meyerowitz… I started this list as I thought of who all the great street photographers might be. But I stopped early, realizing that in photojournalism (or any of its other pseudonyms) we all photograph life in the street.

4chan prank means Justin Bieber must tour North Korea

Justin Bieber’s “My World Tour” Twitter voting contest asked fans to vote on which country he should tour next, without restriction on which countries could be included in the vot…

The contest, which ends at 1800 on 7 July, saw North Korea move from 24th to 1st place in less than two days, several thousand votes ahead of Israel.

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Warning stickers for the Daily Mail

England’s Daily Mail isn’t just a source of funny Internet posts, it’s also a veritable font of hysterical, nutso reporting about “epidemics” of child abuse, immigrati…

Here's some sticker template for decorating the free copies of the Wail that you encounter in your life.

Tangerinegate… by Robert Popper

So I switched on LBC (a London talk radio station) where the topic was Gordon Brown's alleged bad temper. I called up and got through almost instantly. "What do you want to talk about?" asked the LBC operator. Without time to think I replied, "Gordon Brown visited my place of work and lost his temper right in front of me". Very soon I was on air, explaining how Gordon Brown had toured my workshop - a 'lamination factory' - and thrown a tangerine into one of the machines, breaking it, before calling a member of staff a 'citric idiot'.  It was all I could think of at the time. A load of nonsense. But I was quite proud of the phrase, 'citric idiot'.

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