Photographer Zack Seckler turns everyday life into something quite unexpected
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"Inspired by a typo." (via)
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Tiny load: Inspired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art rock, Colin Brown places a rock on a Matchbox model of a Lamborghini Miura in Griffith Park on March 10.
Bieber fans vote on new single’s artwork: Nate Jackson breaks down the difference between the two options given to Beliebers:
To the untrained eye, the difference between these two nearly identical photos seems inconsequential. Wrong. Each one tells a very specific tale — one that probably says more about the beholder than it does about Biebs himself. Behind these two equally expressionless gazes exist two very different sets of values, thoughts and fears that are worth examining.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Photo #1 (left)
At first, this pose appears to be a classic Bieber. The sight of his hand mussing through his phantom curtain of bangs that he shed long ago denotes a nostalgic feeling for the past…
Warning! The language here isn’t family friendly so we’re linking instead of embedding. But the video was inspired by a story that Times’ staffer Henry Chu wrote: The iPhone’s Siri doesn’t seem so smart in Scotland
Siri in Scotland
A funny, NSFW video from Gavin McInnes, author of How to Piss in Public (coming in March).
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“We don’t often take time to think about soup — or as they say in Spanish, sopa — in our busy, Internet-obsessed lives, but we should. It there any food so widely loved and eaten, so simple or so — dare we say it — inherently democratic?”
Soup. Like a warm hug. Just want to dump it all over the newsroom and roll around in it.
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Three arrested in bungled beer heist in Covina: In an attempt to escape, they crashed a car, hit an employee who chased them, ran through a car wash and left behind an ID.
This! This is how you do a mugshot, guys.
Photos, from left: Andy Huynh, Nicholas Fiumetto and Nicholas Kalscheuer. Credit: Covina Police Department
Oh, barnacles: LAPD officers detain a person dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood in this photo taken Tuesday by Steve Boelhouwer.
We love our Southern California Moments reader photo project.
Earlier: Daniel Schaefer, frequent SCM photographer, profiled.
Crime reporter Andrew Blankstein follows up on this reader-submitted photo:
The man was questioned but not arrested Tuesday in what a Los Angeles Police Department official described as a “brief incident with two females.” No other details were available.
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Overheard at a Long Beach Coffee Shop
Man on Bluetooth, drinking coffee with a Quran spread open on the table: I had an auntie once, she lived in Bakersfield, I called her Dirty. My grandma, she hated me for that, and one day she heard me call my auntie Dirty and she went ballistic. The problem is, my grandma, she don’t speak at all—I mean she literally couldn’t speak—so she had to write everything down. So she had all this paper she write stuff down on. And when I called her Dirty she started writing it down all angry like. It was like all caps and it say: BOY I TELL YOU — Page 2— YOU BETTER WATCH—Page 3—WHAT YOU SAY—Page 4—OR IM GONNA—Page 5—WHOOP YOU. Only thing was, see, I couldn’t read no good back then, so I’d always have to ask my cousin and say ‘hey cuz, what’s grandma tryna say to me.’
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