Picture of the Day: Amazing Iceberg in Newfoundland


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Photograph by carriehunt on reddit


Reddit user carriehunt shared this incredible photo a few months back of an amazing looking iceberg spotted off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. What a kayak ride that must have been!

The comments on reddit offer quite a few reasons for the various colours and clarity of the ice, it’s worth checking out if you’re interested.

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada, situated in the country’s Atlantic region.



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The Shirk Report – Volume 341

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to [email protected]



It’s not even Halloween and this guy’s already won
– It’s been a long week. A long, tiring week
My favorite ‘you suck at parking’ note to date (print your own!)
The struggle is real
She charged with such gusto
Uh thanks Amazon?
When the Prime Minister of Canada met Fidel Castro
No thanks,
Hey, what cha doin’?
The numbers don’t lie
This mattress review has convinced me
See, everyone does it!
I’ll take two
This would be funny if it weren’t so revolting
– How did this and this get approved?
What the!
BBQ man > Ice cream man
Donald Trumpkin
“Duck it”
The force is strong with this one
When you get pranked by your own wedding party
This restaurant’s spice meter
Until next week



This Man Failed A Paternity Test Due To His Vanished Twin’s DNA
How the World’s ’50 Best Restaurants’ are chosen
Why Is There An ‘R’ in Mrs.?
An Interactive Guide to Ambiguous Grammar
Guatemala just elected a comedian with zero political experience to be president (thx for sharing Tmac!)
Mapping the Frenzy of Europe’s Migrant Crisis
Inside the Secretive World of Tax-Avoidance Experts
Is the world real, or is it just an illusion or hallucination?
How an episode of The Simpsons is made
Greenland is Melting Away
















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Nike Drop the Kooky “Halloween” Air Trainer 1

After teaming up with Hiroshi Fujiwara last month for the rework release of the Air Trainer 1, NikeLab are back with a ghoulish new drop just in time for All Hallows Eve. Aptly titled “Halloween”, the iconic cross-trainer is dressed in holiday appropriate shades of orange, black and white. Constructed with a leather upper that sits atop a Phylon midsole offering lightweight cushioning, the silhouette is finished off with a durable rubber outsole.

Head over to Nike to cop yourself a pair of these spine chilling sneakers, priced at $120.

While you’re in the spirit, take a peek at these animated horror GIFs.

Nike Gets Reflective With New “Flash” Pack for Fall/Winter 2015

As we enter the coldest and darkest months of the year, Nike wants to make sure you can still get out and enjoy a nice run, no matter the conditions. For that, they have released their latest “Flash” pack of apparel and footwear. The collection is comprised of various multicolored, reflective garments, meant to keep you warm, dry and visible at all times.

On the apparel side of things, the Swoosh presents a new Aeroloft Flash Vest, Shield Flash Max Running Jacket, Shieldrunner Flash Running Jacket and Epic Lux Flash Running Tights. The vest is lightweight, featuring insulating down layers and laser cut holes to enhance breathability, and the reflective nature of the piece draws inspiration from the Northern Lights. The Shield Flash Max Jacket then boasts Storm-FIT fabric to block out wind and rain, as well as moisture-wicking Dri-FIT lining. The Shieldrunner Flash Jacket is a lighter option that still provides protection from both wind and rain. Finally, the Epic Lux Flash Tights note an overall reflective design, available for both men and women.

For footwear, Nike has gone with the LunarGlide 7, Air Zoom Pegasus 32, Air Zoom Structure 19 and Free 5.0. Each iteration showcases a similar multicolored, reflective approach with weather-resistant aspects. Lightweight construction is another common theme throughout the “Flash” sneaker delivery.

Swoosh enthusiasts should also check out the brand’s new “Opening Night” collection, celebrating the new NBA season.

BUY NOW / $125+

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio“Nohmad makes their…

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

Nohmad Chocolate Packaging by MARK Studio

“Nohmad makes their delicious chocolates in small batches, using only the finest, sustainably-sourced ingredients. They’re free from soy, dairy and GMO – and are also paleo- and vegan-friendly. The company is the brainchild of a Californian duo, Louie and Vanessa, and this packaging attempts to convey the pure, unadulterated joy of their endeavours.”

At MARK Studio we think, we strategise, we create, we design – with the single-minded ambition of making your brand as famous as it can be. In a fast and fragmenting society, that’s becoming more and more difficult to get right.
Everything is either marked down, or pushed up-market. There are hallmarks and benchmarks and trademarks. The secret is to be remarkable.



Smells of patchouli oil, chai tea and sandalwood incense float through the air. I stand amongst gum trees, an aural healer to my left. For 50 dollars, he will let you sit in the middle of four glass cylinders that he then proceeds to beat the shit out of for about half an hour. They ring out with a noise that sits somewhere between the sounds of tortured wind chimes and taking advantage of human vulnerabilities. To my right is a self-proclaimed, rune-reading druid. Enough said.

I am in Victoria, visiting friends of mine, one of whom has a residency at Dunmoochin, an artists’ colony established by Clifton Pugh, an esteemed Australian portrait artist and winner of multiple Archibald Prizes. They have taken me to the St Andrews Community Market, a regular gathering of stallholders, visitors and those who live in and around St Andrews, a bush town nestled at the foot of the Yarra Ranges, an hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne.  

The market has taken place here every Saturday morning for more than 40 years. Fresh fruit and vegetables, recycled clothing, natural remedies, second-hand goods and homemade products are some of the wares on display. All around me, people are bumping into each other and exchanging news, live music is being enjoyed and families are lolling in the sunshine. As I wander around, I eavesdrop on snippets of conversation. These make clear that the market plays an integral role in consolidating the bonds that underpin this area’s strong sense of community.

As my burger-and-beer-built body enters superfood-induced shock over the vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, tofu, kale and some-ancient-grain-that-sounds-very-different-to-how-it-is-spelled lunch to which I just subjected it, I step back and observe the crowd. Immediately, I am struck by how easy it is to identify the two main groups of people in attendance: the locals and the visiting inner-city dwellers. Clothing, accessories and hairstyles easily distinguish one group from the other. Locals are all about loose, flowing, colourful fabrics, tie-dye, dreadlocks, crystals hung on leather, dusty boots, East-Asian, African and South American prints, nose rings, colourful hats and tattoos of third-eyes and other mystic symbols. Visitors from the city favour black everything, slim-cut jeans, designer sunglasses, chunky jewellery of metal or resin, tailored leather jackets, sneakers, flats or loafers, asymmetry and impeccably maintained haircuts. 

The local aesthetic is hippie, earthy and rough around the edges, while the urban Melbourne look is sharp, streamlined and polished; but members of both groups have put time, effort and thought into their styling. Everyone has curated their look to signal membership of a particular group by closely matching its visual aesthetic. What comes first, people who dress similarly forming a group or people who form a group dressing similarly, is a chicken-or-egg question for another time. However, if even the local St Andrews population—a community that prides itself on consciously living a lifestyle that does not mindlessly follow mainstream trends or culture—follows a strict, largely implicit dress code, the human urge to belong to a group of people and to outwardly exhibit this membership to others must be pretty strong.

Many of us wore uniforms at school and must obey dress codes at our places of employment. Yet, almost without realizing it, most of us continue wearing a “uniform” even when we don’t have to. In our downtime, we dress in ways that strongly identify us with groups that share elements of our lives—geography, income bracket, sexuality, education level, political preference and lifestyle practices. We feel this when we travel and find others labelling us based on what we wear. When I visit my suburban hometown, I’m a city slicker. When I visit Perth, I’m an Eastern stater. When I visit the inner-western suburbs of Sydney, I’m an inner-eastern suburb dweller. 

We clad ourselves in items of clothing that signal our belonging, or our wish to belong, to particular groups and our distance from other groups from which we wish to remain separate. This behaviour makes sense given our evolutionary background—our chances of survival are increased if others are willing to offer you help, and looking alike increases this willingness. External appearance is a quick and effective way of signalling similarity. I would be more likely to rescue a Sydneysider from the jaws of a sabre-toothed tiger than a Melburnian because, based on their appearance, I would perceive the Sydneysider as more similar to me and, therefore, more worthy of receiving my help. (Also, Sydneysiders are better people and will always be more worth saving than Melburnians—just saying.) 

“You’re all individuals,” Brian says to his crowd of followers in Monty Python’s Life of Brian. “Yes, we’re all individuals,” chants the crowd. “You’re all different,” declares Brian. “Yes, we’re all different,” replies the crowd. There is a truth to the humour in these lines. Perhaps more than we would like, we all comply with certain unspoken rules when it comes to style, in order to show our allegiance to a particular group. Anyone disheartened by this realization should remember that they wouldn’t be here if their ancestors hadn’t demonstrated exactly this behaviour.

Based in Sydney, with a background in psychology, Andrew has written and interviewed people about music, theatre, film, art and fashion for a variety of popular publications and academic journals.