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There’s a New Latvian Rap Video About Kristaps Porzingis and It’s Great

A few months ago, we brought you word of a Latvian rap song that honored Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis. It was a banger. Well it turns out Transleiteris aren’t the only Latvian rappers obsessed with the Zinger. Nope. It turns out a second group called Olas also wants their love to be known. And that love comes in the form of a new song called “Keep Calm and Kristaps Porzingis.” Because why not?

My worry with all this attention is that it will destroy the chemistry the Knicks are building. After all, one gets the sense that Carmelo doesn’t love how much love KP gets. It’s not that Melo unfairly wants the attention, it’s just that Melo is a legitimate superstar and Porzingis is being talked about as though he already is one too, even though he still has a way to go. But thankfully I’m not the only one worried about this, because the boys from Olas were ready for that as well. And they put it so beautifully when they said “Carmelo Anthony, shout out.” See, Melo? People still love you too.

Anyway, Olas wants you to vote for Kristaps to go to the All-Star game. He’s not going to make it, but you should vote for him anyway, because they went out of their way to make a whole rap song about it. I mean they got Lamborghinis and everything. That’s a lot of work. The least you can do is tweet.

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Facebook’s Year in Review looks back on human tragedy and solidarity

Coming just days after Twitter’s own retrospective, Facebook has just published its annual year-end review, surfacing the biggest stories, events, and trends of that past year. Echoing that earlier look, Facebook’s review highlights a great deal of human suffering with a few rays of light: last month’s devastating Paris attacks, the Nepal earthquake, the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, and the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US.

Facebook compiled a series of top 10 list detailing what people in the US and across the world were sharing on the social network. The US presidential election topped the lists for Top 10 Topics both globally and in the States. But it should surprise no one that 2015 was an exceptionally hard year, with some of the most talked about topics having to do with the shootings in Charleston, terror in Paris, and protests in Baltimore. All this makes Facebook’s “Let’s stand together in 2016” tagline all the more appropriate.

“LET’S STAND TOGETHER IN 2016”

General entertainment was somewhat more positive, with the most discussed TV show on Facebook being Game of Thrones, followed by The Walking Dead. And naturally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the top movie in the world on the platform. It’s still a mystery why Ed Sheeran is so popular, though.

Of course, no memory of 2015 would be complete without the shocking death of Jon Snow on Game of Thrones.

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Tattoos Transform into Moving Images with Ink Mapping

GIFs and Screencaps by the author, via

Have you ever imagined what an animated tattoo would look like? What if the black ink carved into your skin could suddenly materialise into a moving image? Well, say hello toInk Mapping, Video Mapping on Tattoos. Portuguese video-mapping twins Oskar & Gaspar, known for projection mapping on the human face, brought the tattoos of artistsEduardo Cavellucci and Igor Gama to life in the first ever live tattoo video mapping event in Lisbon this year. They used a projector on human canvases to transform body art into dynamic spectacles. Using the models’ tattoos as a base, Oskar & Gaspar build augmented labyrinthine visuals, from a black snake slithering up a model’s’ torso, to a manta ray floating across his thigh, to a mosaic mandala back tat spinning like a top. The video’s production team stressed that no post-production was used during the editing process of the short film, so the images you see below were all shot in live action.

Check out some images from the event, and the video itself, below: