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Pop Culture Dollar Bills

As part of a recent American Iconomics exhibition held at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, artist James Charles showed off his series of pop culture American dollar bills. What started as simple doodles for his amusement quickly grew into a bigger thing and Charles found himself not only altering presidents’ faces but also modifying the fonts and adding humourous scripts to actual American currency. His pop culture dollar bills include iconic faces from movies to TV to politics. Have a look at some of his creations below.

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McDonald’s Double Fail Feast

Today is a good day for food fail, and it seems we’ve found a special at McDonald’s in Cape Town. Some people are cackling about it while others are feeling sick to their stomachs.

Popular South African blogger, Christopher Graham Mills of isn’t normally a patron of McDonald’s but yesterday evening, events forced him to purchase a burger at the branch in Kenilworth. To his surprise, he found what looks like a garden-variety snail tucked away in his burger box. We can imagine he exclaimed “Nee Fok!” before taking a photo of it and uploading it to Twitpic.

Comments on Mills’ blog are that of horror, sympathy (for both him and the snail), and a lack of surprise. Twitter user Shy_Mogwai seemed to think there might have been a mixup with the order:

The order was McEscargot, with garlic sauce, and a chicken burger on the side.

Meanwhile, in another part of town, in Long Street, someone making their opinion about McDonald’s known by making some minor alterations to a rather large advertising billboard. It’s succinct and does get the point across.

Have you had any interesting experiences at McDonald’s? Do let us know.

[via ChristopherM | Don’t Party]


Fuck This Website

If you thought In the Butt was rad, chances are you’ll like this. One day Bodhi Oser had an idea that quickly turned into an obsession, and ended up with a book. Fuck This Book follows Oser as he tries to drop the F-bomb on as much public signage as possible. The concept is terribly juvenile but the results must have been hilarious as the book sold over 70,000 copies sold worldwide.

Oser also started a website to encourage people to make submit their own FUCK-ups.

See more at Fuck This Website.

[via Buzzfeed]


Student Paints Giant Penis on Parent’s Roof

Student Rory McInnes secretly made a secret addition to his parent’s 1-million pound house. Inspired after watching a documentary on Google Earth, Rory grabbed a tin of white paint, hopped onto the roof of the family home and spent half an hour drawing a 60-foot willy!

The massive phallus went unnoticed for a year until a helicopter pilot spotted it, and hovered so his passenger could take photos. His parents were only made aware when a UK newspaper contacted them for a comment.

Company director Andy, 54, thought it was a wind-up when The Sun contacted him about the painting.

Andy then spoke to all four of his kids demanding answers.

When he phoned Rory — in Brazil as part of his gap year travels — the lad burst out laughing, saying: “Oh, you’ve found it then!”

Rory’s mum Clare, 49, said: “We don’t want any more children, so the idea of sleeping under a giant fertility symbol is rather worrying.”

Read the full story at The Sun.

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Sticky Situation: In The Butt

Sarah Claspell and Evan Pohl have a goal. They print stickers, and stick them onto things, aiming to prove the age-old adage “everything’s funnier in the butt.”

Hit the jump for mo’ butts.

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Biker’s Revenge

Now this is stroke of (evil) genius.

Created by Matt Braun and Jared Delorenzo, two students at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Biker’s Revenge is a pair of handlebar key plugs that will vandalize anyvehicle getting too close to your personal bike space.

Don’t try this on me though. You key my car, I’ll find you, like a bleeding dog in the snow ;)

More images after the jump.

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Urban Hack Attack

Two German-sounding dudes hacked into the central light system of a building and played space invaders on it! This could be a fake, even so zat is some crazy-cool shit ya?

Click Play or go to YouTube.