Welcome to 2018: A computer-generated, pro-Trump Instagram model is going haywire

Remember in 2016 when everybody was saying, “Can’t wait for this year to be over!” and then 2017 came and everybody was like, “Oh no, it can get worse?” Well, it seems the plan for 2018 is to press the pedal to the metal in the ol’ apocalypse machine and get this thing over with because, as reported by Motherboard,…

Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran now just showing up behind people, becoming their friends

Though most people seem to be saving their heated discussions of The Last Jedi for the web, one of the film’s stars, Kelly Marie Tran, just gave a pretty good reason to take your film dissection out into the world. It turns out, if you mention her character Rose Tico by name, she might just show up and become your new…

Moving pictures, a movie comic, and what to drink when you’re done moving

A few years ago I wrote about Adam Ferriss, who writes his own computer programs to create magnificent, unpredictable moving artworks, which are regularly featured in GIF form in The New York Times. It’s worth checking out his Instagram, where he shows off work in progress and some of the craziest, mind-trippingly…

Watch this incorrigible asshole ruin all of his friend's Instagram food photos

It’s happened to all of us: You’re out to eat, enjoying some conversation, the restaurant’s carefully curated ambience, perhaps the muted tones of a couple arguing nearby. Some bearded man whisks by and drops a plate off at the table. The chefs have artfully arrayed the ingredients such that you’re not even sure what…

Like all of us, Ivanka Trump spent the weekend liking fan page Instagram photos of herself

Celebrities truly are just like us, spending their long Labor Day weekends idly scrolling through Instagram and liking photos that appear on weird fan pages about themselves, just as every boy and girl in America does. Like literally all of us, after a traditional Labor Day cookout and a few attempts to serve as a…

Scott Walker is now basically sending secret messages through his Instagram feed

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” With these words, American essayist and naturalist Henry David Thoreau spoke to our understanding of perception. It’s commonly understood that our eyes can deceive us, but less universally accepted is the way that two people can look at the exact same thing,…

Bear witness to the crushing ennui of Scott Walker’s Instagram feed

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” It’s one of Henry David Thoreau’s most-cited (and most often misquoted) aphorisms. But what precisely did Thoreau mean by this sentence? Was he attempting to capture the feeling of disconnect that defines the human condition? Was it an observation of the perpetual…

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Gaze upon The Simpsons’ culinary abominations with this Instagram account

The Simpsons is many things, but it’s not food porn. The dishes that get served up on the venerable animated sitcom are more often than not retch-worthy—cloves, Tom Collins mix, and frozen pie crust, anyone?—and its most famous culinary institution serves burgers that even its namesake won’t eat. Still, for all their…

Russian hackers are lurking in the comments of Britney Spears’ Instagram

Nothing’s safe from Russian hackers these days—not democratic elections, nor even our celebrities’ social media accounts. Those carefully curated feeds draw a staggering number of eyes on Instagram, which is on track to hit a billion users this year, so naturally they’re now under threat from miscreants and malware.…

Mean dad photoshops daughter into dangerous situations to frighten grandma

Stephen Crowley is a mean man. To scare his daughter’s grandmother, the fearmonger has been photoshopping images of his daughter in perilous situations, such as sitting alongside a lit stove, knife in hand, or balancing precariously on a thin beam over water. It’s a cruel trick, if only because the dude is so good at…