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The wedding season in India lasts for four months. During wedding celebrations the bridegroom’s family normally hires a brass band service to play at the wedding procession, in which the groom’s family dances all the way to the wedding venue where the bride’s family waits to receive them. The members of the band come together [...]

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Overly Manly Man is an advice animal image macro series featuring a black-and-white photograph of a shirtless, mustachioed man with captions portraying the subject as an overtly masculine alpha male with misogynistic attitudes. The advice animal bears many similarities to other alpha male characters including Chuck Norris, Vernon Koekemoer, Epic Beard Man and Technoviking.


Redditor rken3824 submitted a post titled “Introducing Overly Manly Man” to the /r/AdviceAnimals[4] subreddit on September 24th, 2012, which featured an image macro using a photo of the late 1800s boxer Mike Conley[9] (shown below, left) with the caption “Colors? / You mean those things woman and gays like?” (shown below). Within 72 hours, the post received over 11,300 up votes and 300 comments.


On September 25th, the men’s humor blog Guyism[2] published a post titled “Overly Manly Man: New Meme Your Should Know" describing the character as a man solely interested in “steak, whiskey and testosterone.” The same day, the men’s humor site Brobible[3] featured a compilation post titled “Overly Manly Man Meme,” likening the advice animal to the character Ron Swanson from the American TV sitcom Parks and Recreation. Also on September 25th, Redditor mrfeathers51 submitted a post titled “Overly Manly Man [FIXED],”[6] featuring a photo of Ron Swanson with the caption “I’m a simple man / I enjoy pretty, dark-haired women, and breakfast food” (shown below, left). On the following day, FunnyJunk[7] user mrnishilion submitted an image macro with the caption “‘How would you like your steak?’ / Breathing” (shown below, right). Within two days, the post received over 59,000 views and 2,629 up votes.

Throughout the week, similar compilations of notable examples from the series were featured on a number of men’s lifestyle blogs and humor sites, including the Internet humor site Pleated Jeans[1] and the men’s lifestyle blog TSBMag[8] on September 27th and the Internet humor site Izismile[5] on September 28th.

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[1]Pleated Jeans – Best of the Overly Manly Man Meme

[2]Guyism – Overly Manly Man – New Meme You Should Know

[3]Brobible – The Best of the Overly Manly Man Meme

[4]Reddit – Introducing Overly Manly Man

[5]Izismile – The Hilarious Overly Manly Man Meme

[6]Reddit – Overly Manly Man [FIXED]

[7]FunnyJunk – Overly Manly Man is Overly Manly

[8]TSBMag – The Overly Manly Man is the Most Macho of Memes

[9]Cyber Boxing Zone – Mike Conley

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Reuters Senior photographers Jason Reed and Larry Downing traveled across the country recently to attend two different tattoo conventions in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and Cincinnati, Ohio, while working on a multimedia project entitled, “Addicted to the Needle” which opens a window into the private world and the culture of tattooing.

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A couple's happy day made more memorable as fans descend on historic Lviv for their teams EURO 2012 qualifier and join in the celebrations, and both parties get into the spirit.

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The question of "The Art of Games" keeps coming up in discussions. Always present but oft overlooked, however, is the Science of Games. Art or not, these two hypothetical situations demonstrate how many, many games are products and promoters of science.

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TEDxSanDiego - 2011 - Martha Beck - The Four Technologies of Magic

In our time of rapid technological progression and increasing global challenges, Dr. Martha Beck guides us back to practicing the technologies of magic from ancient cultures. Through her research, she's identified 4 steps that people of traditional cultures all over the world have practiced: Wordlessness, Oneness, Imagination, and Forming. Dr. Beck's talk takes us through the African bush and across oceans to show how we can figure out what to do with our one wild and precious life.

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The insider-outsider dichotomy is central to artists approaching cultures other than their own, and few have engaged this so perceptively—even prophetically—as the French anthropological filmmaker Jean Rouch. He is best known for Chronicle of a Summer, made in collaboration with sociologist Edgar Morin in Paris in 1960. The work is renowned for its unprecedented level of self-reflexivity and subject participation—a sort of marriage between the early visual anthropologist Robert Flaherty and Dziga Vertov, who invited subjects and audiences to understand the filmmaking process. But it wasn’t his hometown of Paris, but rather Africa, where Rouch began his career as a civil engineer and made most of his films.

“One of the things that amazed me always with the films was that on one hand there was something with the community there, but you could also feel him as a stranger,” said José Pedro Cortes, the 34-year-old Portuguese photographer and publisher who named his recent solo exhibition Moi, Un Blanc (“I, a White”) after Rouch’s celebrated film Moi, Un Noir. Last year, influenced by Rouch, Cortes traveled from his native Lisbon to an area of Mali known as the Dogon. “I don’t pretend to photograph a particular community,” Cortes explains, “but I’m more interested in how we actually perceive the people that live there and how we feel this strangeness.” Indeed, the photographs of Moi, Un Blanc hinge upon a fascinating tension between intimacy and inaccessibility. Subjects are photographed from extremely close range, at leisure, or in private areas such as bed and living rooms, and yet the viewers feel a great distance from faces turned from the camera or just out of frame. Landscapes and still lifes alike offer little context; the viewer is perhaps as puzzled as Cortes was during his initial encounter.

In 2008, Cortes and his friend started Pierre von Kleist Editions, an artist-run publisher specializing in photo books. The small company recently printed the photographer’s latest book, Things Here and Things Still to Come, exploring the lives of four U.S.-born Jewish women who decided to undergo military service in Israel and decided to stay. Unlike them, Cortes remains on the move—restlessly curious, a professional outsider following a sympathetic lens.

José Pedro Cortes is a photographer based in Portugal. See more of his work here. Other titles published by Pierre von Kleist Editions are available here.

With additional reporting by Jon Dieringer of Screen Slate.

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Humans have been marking their skin permanently for thousands of years. A tattoo can be a remembrance, a constant prayer, a warning, or simply an amazing work of art. The reasons behind them can be intensely personal, decorative, whimsical, or utilitarian. They can signify tribal allegiance, personal history, or nothing at all. Collected below are recent images of skin art and a few glimpses into the owners of these tattoos and their reasons for modifying their own bodies. [36 photos]

Tattoo devotee Deryn Stephenson poses during The Tattoo Jam Festival on August 5, 2011 in Doncaster, England. The Tattoo Jam Festival is Britain's biggest gathering of tattoo professionals and skin art devotees. The event hosts over 300 artists working in the exhibition hall of Doncaster Racecourse revealing their latest designs and techniques. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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