Diversions + Tunes: December 2017

This month we have a look at what it takes be part of the French Foreign Legion, why it was not the best idea to be a grave robber in the 1880's and grillin' all over the world! All in this month's Diversions + Tunes!

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1. A WOLF GONE ROGUE. The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI/Bloomberg

2. INTRODUCING THE COFFIN TORPEDO. On the night of January 17, 1881, a would-be body snatcher by the name of Dipper was killed by a blast in a Mount Vernon, Ohio cemetery. The attempted grave-robbery was a three-man operation, according to the Stark County Democrat. The explosion broke the leg of the second thief. The third—tasked with keeping watch—was allegedly left unscathed and hoisted his wounded friend into a sleigh./Atlas Obscura

3. THE LEGEND OF THE LEGION. His cap is bleached as white as the bones of a Saharan camel. Is the romance of the French Foreign Legion a cult of death?/Aeon

4. THE SEVEN DAY WEEKEND. Ricardo Semler on how to break the rules./Tim Ferris

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5. AIRLINE SEAT ECONOMICS. How airlines make their money./Wendover Productions

6. HOW THE WORLD GRILLS. How The World Grills. If you're looking to bring some international flair to your grilling technique, PersonalCreations.com has got you covered. Here are 10 barbeque favorites from around the world to get you inspired before your next cookout. - Mental_Floss


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Diversions + Tunes: November 2017

This month we get a taste of the Island life, we learn why you have to put ass to grass in a squat and we pay tribute to the legacy of Paul Newman! All in this month Diversions + Tunes!


1. GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN. After ten years on a small farm in rural Maine where Grain Surfboards has shared the secrets of building wood surfboards, they've been asked to go, and go quickly./Grain Surfboards

2. ON THE ISLAND OF ORKNEY. In remote Orkney, life is governed by the seasons. While winter heralds gales and stormy seas, it also brings a special kind of peace./1843 Magazine

3. NEWMAN'S OWN WORDS. Paul Newman saw his movie-stardom as a trap and worked to find his way around it—to keep fame from corroding his life. He succeeded beyond measure, as a distinguished actor, award-winning director, dedicated philanthropist, entrepreneur, political activist, racecar driver, and loving husband and father. As rumors swirl about the 83-year-old icon’s health, the author replays critical moments—some witnessed firsthand, others from Newman’s friends and colleagues—in a five-decade trajectory, gauging the unique impact of this remarkably private, deeply honorable man./Vanity Fair

4. LEARNING HOW TO SQUAT. In the sixth century B.C., the story goes, the Olympic wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a bull on his shoulders as it grew from a calf into a full-sized adult./The New Yorker

5. GOOGLE EARTH'S GREATEST HITS. See the world the way our favorite search engine does./Earthview

6. BOT MEETS GIRL. I love you robot!/YouTube


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Diversions + Tunes: October 2017

This month we get seduced by a big ass emerald, learn how to drink wine correctly (who knew?) & learn that ladies love a man in van! All in this month's Diversions + Tunes!


1. THIS THING EATS MINI VANS. Contrary to the sage wisdom of motivational speaker Matt Foley, sometimes living in a van down by the river can be pretty damn sweet — especially, if it’s only for a week during the summer. And that ‘van’ isn’t a Mark III, but this fully tricked out family adventure vehicle./Fatherly

2. EXPLORING PORTUGAL. There are still places in southern Portugal where there are more flamingos than tourists, and rural traditions are part of the fabric of life./The Guardian

3. HOW TO REALLY DRINK WINE. Wine is pleasure and conviviality, it is culture and it makes food taste better. But wine can also be intimidating. This guide takes the anxiety out of shopping, buying and drinking wine. You will learn the basics, from how to open a bottle to pairing it with food, along with the best language to use when talking about wine in stores, at restaurants and with friends./The New York Times

4. THE CURSE OF THE BAHIA EMERALD.  Meet the Schemers, Investors, and Dreamers Who Were Bewitched By a Giant Green Rock./Wired

5. THERE'S NO DOGS LIKE SNOW DOGS. This competition is the Finnmarkslopet dog sled race, the longest of its kind in Europe. Held in the part of Norway that lies inside the Arctic Circle, it stretches over 650 miles of snow and ice./Roads & Kingdoms

6. RELAXING IN VIETNAM. 25 photos showing the rare, relaxed moments of the Vietnam War./Esquire


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Diversions + Tunes: September 2017

This month we smuggle some gold, wash our beards and find out why it's a great idea to beat the crap out of your neighbors and co-workers! All in this month's Diversions + Tunes!


1. TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST. Browse the National Geographic Gallery for the best travel photos of 2017./National Geographic

2. HOW FILTHY IS YOUR BEARD. Some doctors have suggested that beard hair can be a bristly breeding ground for germs./The Atlantic

3. HOW TO BECOME A GOLD SMUGGLER. Harold Vilches, a 23-year-old Chilean, exported $80 million in contraband gold. It all started with a Google search./Bloomberg

4. LESSONS DIRECT FROM WW2. As a newly commisioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish―the Battle of the Bulge. In this plain-spoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the great, true, unforgettable war stories of all time./Jocko Podcast

5. DISCOVERING THE ROUGH AND ROWDY. One weekend every March, almost every resident in this town crowds the tan-and-gray bleachers of the local armory to watch their friends and neighbors beat one another bloody. The boxing-brawling event — known as the “Rough N Rowdy” — draws more than 2,000 spectators a night in a 3,000-person city nestled so deep in the mountains that your cellphone won’t ring. The winners leave with a trophy, a jacket and a check for $1,000 — the same take-home as a few weeks of soot-covered entry-level work in the local mines./The Washington Post

6. THE LOVE LETTERS OF MANLY MEN. Flowers, trinkets, borrowed sweaters and other reminders of our romantic past may get tossed out. But love letters, for those lucky enough to receive them, are different. They are more likely tucked in a wallet or safeguarded in a box under the bed./The New York Times


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Diversions + Tunes: August 2017

This month see what it takes to ride the world's most dangerous waves, how to blow a billion bucks and we learn some lessons from the world's best restaurant! All in this months Diversions + Tunes!


1. FILMING "PLANET EARTH". The technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC's Planet Earth II./YouTube

2. WHEN IS THE PRICE TOO RIGHT? In thirty-eight years, The Price is Right never had a contestant guess the exact value of prizes in the Showcase showdown. Until Terry Kniess came on — and changed everything./Esquire

3. THE MOST DANGEROUS WAVE. On Jan. 15, legendary surfers took on Maui's skyscraper-sized waves. The best-case scenario was an epic, record-breaking ride. The worst was death./ESPN

4. LESSONS FROM ALINEA. Lessons From the World’s Best Restaurant./ OkDork

5. A LEGENDARY MOVIE FIASCO. How a Chinese billionaire’s dream of making an underwater fantasy blockbuster turned into a legendary movie fiasco./The Atavist

6. HEMINGWAY ON THE ART OF FICTION. The fact that I am interrupting serious work to answer these questions proves that I am so stupid that I should be penalized severely. I will be. Don't worry…/The Paris Review


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Diversions + Tunes: July 2017

This month we get smart, we get some inspiration from the cool kids and we never stop playing video games! All in this months Diversions + Tunes!

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1. INSPIRING "THE WIRE". The oddly beautiful and sometimes disturbing artistic talent of the nation’s drug cops./The New York Times

2. HOLY $#!*, IT'S MISTER SPOILS. We all have that one friend. That one friend on Instagram that is living their best life; the one who is always at the front of the only gigs worth going to; the one who always finds those far-away holiday destinations that you’ve never heard of, the one who wears a new independent sneaker that actually looks good and somehow no-one else has them./Mister Spoils

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3. WHO IS WARREN BEATTY, REALLY? Yes, he is handsome. Yes, he has lots of girls. Yes, he can act. Nevertheless.../Esquire

4. HOW TO BE AN ORIGINAL. University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means./Stanford Ecorner

4. WHY EVER STOP PLAYING. Many Americans have replaced work hours with game play — and ended up happier. Which wouldn’t surprise most gamers./VULTURE

6. THE ART OF DECISION MAKING. University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means./ECORNER


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Diversions + Tunes: June 2017

This month we race some pigeons, explore Oman in a way that you will have to see to believe and travel back in time to 1986 New York - It's all in this month's Diversions + Tunes.


1. New YORK CITY, 1986 – THE GRIT, THE GRAFFITI, THE GLORY. Hurtling down the tracks of a New York City subway train line with the Twin Towers on the horizon, the camera suddenly plunges into the Hudson River. This is the startling opening to Dream City, the little-known experimental documentary that the US filmmaker and photographer Steven Siegel made in 1986. Frenetic camerawork and kinetic editing catapult us from scene to scene across the city as teenagers weigh in on topics ranging from the psychology of graffiti to income inequality and street harassment. The result – an absorbing confluence of time, place and visual style – is a distinctly New York jaunt that brings to mind the words of the poet Dylan Thomas: ‘I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.’/AEON

2. HOUSE OF WORSHIP. Before pro wrestling was a national pay-per-view spectacle it was a regional affair. For his 1971 book Friday Night in the Coliseum, photographer Geoff Winningham immersed himself in the scene at the Sam Houston Coliseum, one of the key stops on the Southwestern circuit. His images not only capture the action—Gorgeous George II getting dropkicked in the head, or Mil Mascaras leaping from the top rope in a luchador mask—but also expertly reveal the intimacy and intensity of the crowd's relationship to the unfolding drama./Victory Journal

3. HOW CHRIS MCCANDLES DIED. Twenty-five years ago, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors./The New Yorker

4. ARC OF THE SUN. Revealing history with one of South Africa's greatest spectacle's as our guide./The Activist Magezine

5. A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN ENO. Ambient pioneer, glam rocker, hit producer, technological pioneer,worldbeat proponent, and self-described non-musician - over the course of his long, prolific and hugely influential career, Brian Eno was all of these things and much, much more. Determining his creative pathways with the aid of a deck of instructional, Tarrot-like cards called Oblique Strategies, Eno championed theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft; in the process he forever altered the ways in which music is approached, composed, performed, and perceived, and everything from punk to techno to new age bears his unmistakable influence./Pitchfork

6. OMAN OFFROAD. Little Big World turns the most beautiful, interesting and awkward locations on earth into adorable miniature models using tilt-shift photography./VIMEO


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Diversions + Tunes: May 2017

This month we heard how much we will change in 10 years, throw a memorable dinner party and spotted some treasure from space! All in this months Diversions + Tunes!

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1. HOW A NASA ASTRONAUTS'S TREASURE MAP COULD MAKE HISTORY. Stay with us here: the Discovery Channel’s new docu-series follows a treasure hunter bent on finding a series of shipwrecks that NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper spotted from space./VANITY FAIR

2. BRAD PITT TALKS DIVORCE, QUITTING DRINKING, AND BECOMING A BETTER MAN. Summer is coming and, in America, that means it’s time to hit the national parks. So we took Brad Pitt and photographer Ryan McGinley tumbling across three of them: The Everglades, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns. Then we sat down with Pitt at home in L.A. for a raw conversation about how to move forward after things fall apart./GQ STYLE

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3. HARUKI MURAKAMI'S RECORD COLLECTION. Music and writing are inseparable in the hippest modern novels, from Kerouac to Nick Hornby to Irvine Welsh. It might even be said many such books would not exist without their internal soundtracks. When it comes to hip, prolific modern novelist Haruki Murakami, we might say the author himself may not exist without his soundtracks, and they are sprawling and extensive. Murakami, who is well known for his intense focus and heroic achievements as a marathon and double-marathon runners, exceeds even this consuming passion with his near-religious devotion to music./Open Culture

4. 25 MOST ADVENTURES MEN. A celebration of the mountaineers, watermen, arctic explorers, activists, and artists who redefine the limits of what’s humanly possible./MENS JOURNAL

  5. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FUTURE SELF.   Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case./ TED      6. HOW TO HAVE A GROWN-UP DINNER PARTY (WITHOUT BEING TOO GROWN-UP).  If you don’t get it right, a simple dinner party can turn into a chaos of frayed nerves, burned food, and all the wrong kinds of memories. The trick is to focus on a few key details./ GQ

5. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FUTURE SELF. Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case./TED

6. HOW TO HAVE A GROWN-UP DINNER PARTY (WITHOUT BEING TOO GROWN-UP). If you don’t get it right, a simple dinner party can turn into a chaos of frayed nerves, burned food, and all the wrong kinds of memories. The trick is to focus on a few key details./GQ


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Diversions + Tunes: April 2017

This month we learned about wine, Connor McGreggor shows some swag and we dive deep under the ice - It's all in this month's Diverisons + Tunes.

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1. The Weird World of Wine. After quaffing the data, what I found was a high-end wine market, and a blockbuster auction, with notes of geography, chemistry, economics, culture and thousands of years of history — with a detectable aroma of bullshit. Let’s have a taste. / FiveThrityEight

2. Minutes Under the Ice. Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. British director and photographer Ian Derry captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice. / Vimeo

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3. Jim Rohn's 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness. Reading a Jim Rohn books is like hanging with your grandpa, sipping a cup of iced tea, and hearing him drop wisdom bombs about the good ol’ days in war and business. / OKDork

4. Living In China's Expanding Deserts. For years, China’s deserts spread at an annual rate of more than 1,300 square miles. Many villages have been lost. Climate change and human activities have accelerated desertification. China says government efforts to relocate residents, plant trees and limit herding have slowed or reversed desert growth in some areas. But the usefulness of those policies is debated by scientists, and deserts are expanding in critical regions. / The New York Times

5. The Notorious. Conor McGregor Talks Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Searching for Khloé Kardashian, and Really Getting Paid by the UFC. / GQ

6. The Unique World of DEA Patches. The oddly beautiful and sometimes disturbing artistic talent of the nation’s drug cops. / The Washington Post


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Diversions + Tunes: March 2017

This month we dream of a holiday in space, get our hands dirty with New York royalty and get a greater appreciation for the the art of the nap - It's all in this month's Diversions + Tunes.

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1. An Ode to Napping. Pablo Picasso's painting Le Sommeil depicts the artist's young lover Marie-Thérèse Walter naked and asleep in a fat armchair. It's a mesmerizing image. It's especially mesmerizing to the napping cognoscenti, of which I count myself a member. Here's one reason: On the back of the painting, on its stretcher, Picasso wrote, "Executed between three and six o'clock on January 29, 1932." Three hours! Marie-Thérèse is not in the flimsy grip of a catnap. This is, napwise, the real deal. This is a portrait of bliss. / Esquire

2. Building A Hotel In Space. The idea for a hotel in space is almost as old as the space race itself. It began at the 13th conference of the American Astronautical Society in 1967, two years before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people on the moon. The topic of the conference was “Outer Space Tourism,” and it was there that Barron Hilton, son of the hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, gave a talk about hotels in space. / The Outline

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3. America's Top Krav Maga'er. Developed for the Israeli military forces and battle tested in real-life combat situations by police and military forces around the world, Krav Maga has gained an international reputation as an easy-to-learn yet highly effective form of self-defense. / The Art of Manliness

4. The History of the Oyster Bracelet. The Fascinating (And Totally Geeky) Story Of The Rolex Oyster Bracelet. The bracelet isn't the first thing you focus on in vintage Rolexes but understanding them is key to a full assessment of any vintage Rolex timepiece. / Hodinkee

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5. 12 Habits of the Well Groomed. Time was, a man who spent too long in the bathroom was met with a level of scorn and suspicion usually reserved for politicians who try to embrace indie music. Thankfully, times have changed. But even now it's easy to feel bemused by the overwhelming amount of advice, opinion, and small tubs filled with expensive goop on the market. / Esquire

6. The Compost King of New York. What happens to food scraps after the city takes them?
Soon a large fraction will wind up on Long Island, where Charles Vigliotti hopes to turn them into profit.
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Diversion + Tunes: February 2017

This month we tag along with Anthony Bourdain, shamelessly plagiarize some of the greatest men in history and build an up-side-down fire - It's all in this months Diversions + Tunes.

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1. Valentines Day. Step Up Your Valentine’s Love Letter Game With These Tips From Mark Twain And Other Legendary Writers. / Fatherly

2. How to Build an Upside-Down Fire. How would you like to light a fire perfectly and have it burn for 3-7 hours without touching it or putting on more wood? It can be done, every time, but it requires forgetting everything you’ve learned about starting fires… / The Tim Ferris Show

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3. Watch how Jim Henson made David Bowie spin crystal balls on the set of Labyrinth. For the fantasy cult classic Labyrinth, David Bowie played Jareth, the codpiece-sporting Goblin King. And throughout the film, Jareth is constantly twirling crystal balls just to show off how flamboyantly magical he is. / io9

4. The 10 Throws That Define Tom Brady. How has the Patriots quarterback stayed so good for so long? A look through nearly two decades of game tape provides an answer. / The Ringer

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5. Chemically Enhanced. How Two Florida Gym Rats Conquered the Shadowy World of Dietary Supplements. / Men's Journal

6. Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast. Guided by a lusty appetite for indigenous culture and cuisine, the swaggering chef has become a traveling statesman. / The New Yorker


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Diversions + Tunes: January 2017

This month sledgehammers are exploding in Mexico, we mine some gold at the end of the world and have a look at America's first Le Mans victory - It's all in this month's Diversions + Tunes.


1. A FESTIVAL FULL OF EXPLODING SLEDGEHAMMERS. Men in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega were having trouble with their sledgehammers. The heads were tearing off—because they were loading them with homemade explosives and slamming them against I-beams. The practice is part of the tradition at the heart of the town’s annual festival in honor of its patron, St. John the Baptist./The New Yorker

2. A ROAD PAVED WITH GOLD. Gold is still one of our most precious resources. It is an essential component in everything from smartphones to the latest diagnostic kits for malaria and HIV. Which means we need to go to great extremes to keep up with demand. Isolated in the frozen wastes of eastern Siberia, where temperatures can plummet to -50°C (-45F), the Kupol gold mine is one of the toughest places in the world to extract the ore. BBC

3. AMERICA'S FIRST LE MANS VICTORY. Revisiting the 1966 Ford GT40 that won France's grueling 24-hour street race. Huckberry

4. WATCHING JAMES MAY REASSEMBLE A HONDA MINIBIKE. I'm a huge fan of James May's The Reassembler. In case you haven't come across it yet, it's all in the title. A one man show in which Mr. May takes all the pieces of a mechanical object and puts it back together, very slowly, so we can understand an iconic machine and how it works. After last week's Kenwood food processor saga, I was very happy to see all 303 pieces of a Honda Mini Trail Z50 Monkey minibike on the white table in the third episode of Season 2. YouTube

 

5. THE 3 ELEMENTS OF CHARISMA: PRESENCE. No matter your situation in life and your individual aims, one of the most important tools for success is your personal charisma. Charisma is what allows you to command a room, draw others to you, and convince people of your ideas. Order Of Man.

6. SIX HOUSEHOLD FIXES EVERY MAN SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF. Be your own handiman for when your home needs some roll-up-your-sleeve fixes. Bespokepost.


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Diversions + Tunes: October 2016

Why you should grow a moustache in November, stop flossing and secrets from 100-Year-Old-Southerners - It's all in this months Diversions + Tunes.


1. CURING MEN'S CANCER ONE MUSTACHE AT A TIME. Adam Garone is the founder of Movember and has turned it into one of the most innovative and impactful charities created this millennium, working to change the face of men’s health./ Order Of Man

2. SECRETS FROM 100-YEAR-OLD SOUTHERNER'S. A highly condensed history of the last one hundred years in America: Soldiers fought in two world wars, man walked on the moon for the first time, and the Internet was created. And a small group of the population was alive for all of it./ Daily Shot

3. THE SPY WHO COULDN'T SPELL. How the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled./ The Gaurdian

4. MEET THE GODFATHER OF THE LOWRIDER BICYLCE. You know those custom bicycles that Snoop Dogg and other rappers rode with swagger in countless music videos? The ones that ooze that West Coast style? They all came from one place: Manny's Bike Shop in Compton, Calif. Joe Manny Silva is the godfather of lowrider bicycles./ YouTube

5. LOS ANGELES FROM THE AIR. Karl Hab Captures Stunning Views of LA’s Tennis and Basketball Courts From Above./ Photogrist

6. FORTY THINGS TO STOP DOING RIGHT NOW. If you have ever washed out a wound with saline instead of tap water or requested an x-ray for lower-back pain, you’re a fool./ The Guardian


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Diversions + Tunes: July 2016

From Number 23's epic journey from Bull to billionaire to how food critics don't gain weight — it's all in this month's Diversions + Tunes

1. THE 30 COURSE MEAL: And much more on how a New York City food critic does his job. / New York Times

2. MJ ALL DAY: Consider this the definitive "life and times of Michael Jeffrey Jordan." / Bleacher Report

3. THE VANISHING: Will we ever know what happened to the Malaysian airline that went missing one year ago? / GQ

4. IVY LEAGUE FOR FREE: Meet the man who crashed 4 years of courses at the most prestigious schools in the country. / Fast Company

5. CRAZY JACK NICHOLSON: The seventies in Los Angeles were a very different time for this Academy Award winner. / Uproxx

6. THE BOY WHO SPOKE TO THE EARTH: What happens when a world-class photographer and a disney animator co-create a children's book? / Kickstarter

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Diversions + Tunes: June 2016

Southern watermelon, Bourdain's travel picks, and hackers on planes — it's all in this week's Diversions + Tunes

 1. BOURDAIN'S TEN BEST DESTINATIONS: After 14 seasons of globetrotting, here are the chef's most popular stops. /   First We Feast    2. IN FLIGHT: En route from London to Tokyo, a pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky. If you're an aviation geek, don't miss this longread. /   NYT

1. BOURDAIN'S TEN BEST DESTINATIONS: After 14 seasons of globetrotting, here are the chef's most popular stops. / First We Feast

2. IN FLIGHT: En route from London to Tokyo, a pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky. If you're an aviation geek, don't miss this longread. / NYT

 3. MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMPING IN SCOTLAND: Our friend Al Humphreys recently biked across Scotland and recorded this rad little   video  .  4. SAVING THE SOUTH'S WATERMELONS: How the legendary Bradford melon was brought back from the brink of extinction. /   NPR

3. MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMPING IN SCOTLAND: Our friend Al Humphreys recently biked across Scotland and recorded this rad little video.

4. SAVING THE SOUTH'S WATERMELONS: How the legendary Bradford melon was brought back from the brink of extinction. / NPR

 5. HACKER PILOTS AIRLINE FROM ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM: We're not even mad. In fact, we're impressed. /   Wired    6. CASEY NEISTAT'S WILDLY FUNCTIONAL STUDIO: A little OCD, a little inspired, and a whole lot awesome. /   YouTube

5. HACKER PILOTS AIRLINE FROM ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM: We're not even mad. In fact, we're impressed. / Wired

6. CASEY NEISTAT'S WILDLY FUNCTIONAL STUDIO: A little OCD, a little inspired, and a whole lot awesome. / YouTube

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Diversions + Tunes: May 2016

This month we take a look at why you should drink more coffee, consider dusting off the long board, the man behind the iPhone, getting of the grid with a dash of style, the best sketch show on TV and classic stars in classic cars - it's all in this months Diversions + Tunes.


1. DRINK MORE COFFEE: How having a second cup could reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. / Washington Post

2. INSANE LONGBOARDING MOVIE: Spectacular vistas, eye-watering speeds and sweaty palms await in 'Grade.' / Vimeo

3. APPLE'S GREATEST PRODUCT: An incredible look behind the curtain at Apple's most influential, and elusive designer. / The New Yorker

4. 7 RESORTS OFF THE BEATEN PATH: For modern adventurers, getting off the grid has never been so posh. / Dwell

5. BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER: Go inside the gut-busting 'chameleon comedy' from duo Key and Peele. / New Yorker

6. STARS AND THEIR CARS: A look at the cars driven by some of Hollywood's most famous leading men and women. / Road & Track


Here's what we've been jamming out to at Dude Awesome HQ for the month of May
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