Cna yuo raed tihs?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.

Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Note: After years of this meme floating around, a researcher at Cambridge named Matt Davis took a look at the meme itself. He posted his findings online here. Graham Rawlinson at Nottingham University wrote about this effect in 1976. His PhD Thesis is the likely source of the meme in the first place.

Faces and Hands

"Faces and Hands" is a series by Millefiore Clarkes that gives a glimpse into the world of treeplanting. When Peppermill Records posted the first video for the series, my initial thought was: "Treeplanting? That's Earth Day to a whole new level." But what I found when watching the videos was the same community, hard work and partying that I'd found with the flower children while hitching across different buses... and at Burning Man when working on crew. Needless to say, it's tempting to jump in on this community who help re-forest the planet.

my favorite, a reflection on the series
/w music by Racoon Bandit

Inside LSD

Five parts, just under an hour total.
Schedule I: "No medical value"

My favorite quote from the series comes at the end:
The only difference between a drug and a poison is the dose.

[I'll maintain this post as long as the videos are live]

You're a Winner!

Seriously, if you've ever voted for any of the three projects I've posted so far, then you're a winner. Two of the three projects WON! Sharif Issa and Jessa Peters both won, although the Youth Hostel just couldn't take first. If you don't remember, or missed it, or just want to re-live the celebration, here are the two winners!

Sharif won $2,400 worth of gear from Cloudveil after peeps like you and me voted, shared and otherwise spread the word that the crazy guy living in a tepee had the best skid crib.

Jessa Peters didn't just win the People's Choice Award that you and I voted on, but also won the Peer Choice Award for Best Model. That's right, even other models and photographers were voting her up. The only peeps that weren't down with the Jessa were the critics at Austin Fashion Week. That's not really a surprise, is it?

Do you have a project you need votes for? Is it quirky or a bit "off"... or does it have a good story? Either contact me or leave a link in the comments. I should note that I'm an ass and I may make suggestions before promoting anything, especially if I really like a project.. . because I want it to succeed and I have a little experience in this area. Without quirky, the world just wouldn't be a shiny place.



:[model - Mischa]: - :[links - deviantART | Flickr]:

Click any image to open viewer. Images in this entry are by AddictedImage and licensed thru a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. These writings and images are copyright AddictedImage.
If you hate your job, quit.
If you are in a relationship with an asshole, leave.
If you hate where you live, move.
If you are unhappy, change.
It is as simple as that.
~AddictedImage, Journal Entry [excerpt]

:[model - Alley Kat Alex]: - :[links - deviantART | Flickr]:

:[model - Mischa]: - :[links - deviantART | Flickr]:
I'm not a flag waver.
I'm not a conservative.
I'm not a sheep.
I am disgusted at this country.
I am a patriot in the true sense of the word.

The elite have polluted this country.
The masses have fed on it.
The individuals must take it back.

~AddictedImage, "Fight"

:[model - Mischa]: - :[links - deviantART | Flickr]:

From "Who are we?" by AddictedImage:

Addictedimage is Conan Soranno and Mischa Romo.

Mr. Soranno is a mad Italian who chain smokes and spends his days plotting ways to corrupt the pure, dominate the world, and perfect his recipe for chicken alfredo. Every once in a while he gets off his ass and presses a button on his camera (if he's not to busy arguing with people online as to why everything they believe in is wrong.)

Miss Romo is an absolute sweetheart who drinks too much, fights too much, and is a general pain in the ass. If it wasn't for the fact that she was a kick ass artist (classical and digital) and a damn good fashion designer as well as a smoking hot model... she'd have been out on the curb a long time ago.

X = True

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a guest strip by Ryan Estrada