By: Celton Agpoon
A nice slice of Internet pie. Enjoy.
Usually when I hear the word drone I think of covert ops missions run by the military or Amazon delivery drones, but not necessarily graffiti or vandalism. So when well known graffiti artist KATSU hacked a drone to tag a billboard of Kendall Jenner’s lovely face earlier this week in New York City, I flipped. KATSU has been working on this project since last year when he figured out how to attach a spray can to a drone to paint canvasses. What better way to introduce the world to the new era of graffiti by tagging one of the largest and most viewed billboards in the city? Think of all the potential troublemaking graffiti artists can do. It is a big middle finger to The Man and the establishment— using their own ‘weapons’ against them through the act of vandalism. There’s a sweet sense of poetic justice to it. (via Wired)
There aren’t many American television shows that center around Asian families, or even shows that have Asian leads. Eddie Huang’s show, Fresh Off The Boat, is probably the only one in recent memory that I can think of that focuses on Asian Americans. It’s a show on what it’s like growing up in America as an Asian immigrant kid. Huang’s sitcom is based off his memoir with the same title. Those who’ve read the book would know he frequently references Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy’s lyrics. In Papermag’s latest issue he teams up with Jeezy to talk about their take on the American Dream, the struggles and stereotypes they’ve faced, and their success. (via PAPER Mag)
By the time you read this on Sunday there will be a winner and a champion crowned for the biggest fight this generation has ever seen, albeit a few years late, but I guess it’s better late than never. However, Floyd Mayweather has a long documented history of domestic violence. Strangely, there’s also been a long silence about it too, with no mention of accountability or responsibility. Even the reports of his abuse do not resonate with the public in any meaningful way. A stark contrast to the domestic violence cases the NFL has seen with it’s players. The reality is that Mayweather makes too much money for promoters, sponsors, the state of Nevada, television, and gamblers for him to be held accountable — money shields and protects him. (via Grantland)