Each Of These Ghostly Statues Recreates An Artifact Destroyed By ISIS

Like resin time capsules, these statues contain flash drives loaded with information about their history.

In the last year alone, members of ISIS have destroyed hundreds of ancient artifacts in museums and heritage sites across Iraq and Syria. Last year, after gaining control of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, the terrorist group bombed the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, while in Iraq, militants took sledge hammers to statues in the Mosul Museum. With no way to recover the destroyed pieces—and no end to the destruction in sight—activists, historians and artists have looked toward emerging technologies to help reconstruct a destroyed past.

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AnOther’s Favourite Podcasts of 2016

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When This American Life and its groundbreaking spin-off Serial broke airwave records a few years ago, they sparked a new cultural phenomenon. Soon the juggernaut of podcasting took over the world – and our lives – paving the way for the revival of radio shows. But beyond Ira Glass’s revered journalistic reports and Sarah Koenig’s gripping tales of seemingly unsolvable criminal mysteries, there’s a whole lot more to be learnt from podcasts. From feminist…

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The Shirk Report – Volume 354

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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]

 

25 IMAGES

Friday!
“You shall not pass” – Gandalf
Neither shall you
Meanwhile in kindergarten
Bang up job News 1
Forever curious | must touch…
Ever seen the inside of a Nintendo cartridge?
Best Valentine’s day gift ever?
Nope
Well that kind of worked
So close
But can they win without their star player?
This phone book used the same picture of the guy on his ID card
“See pops, it’s easy”
“See human, it’s easy”
Yoink
Sneezing vs farting
What a peculiar name for a toy truck
That feeling when you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake
Or pull off the perfect backflip
How does this even happen
Wait for it
The Bandit Plate
The warmest spot in the house
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

We’re the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why
Who Owns Your Favorite Liquor Brands?
Your Life Is Tetris. Stop Playing It Like Chess.
Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button
You can now explore the world’s largest model railway on Google Street View
The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm
A Guy Like Me
Google AI algorithm masters ancient game of Go
Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America
How Where You Are or What You’re Doing Alters Your Sense of Time

 

5 VIDEOS

 

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STAY WARM THIS WEEKEND!

 

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Seeing double: Loewe’s surreal, playful AW16 collection shot by Jamie Hawkesworth

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Jamie Hawkesworth has the Midas touch. Warmly lit, crisp, candid, his photographs are always beautiful and finely tuned. Whether shooting personal, fashion, editorial or commercial work, he told us back in October that he approaches all aspects of his photography in the same way. His work for Spanish brand Loewe’s seasonal publications (designed by M/M (Paris) is case in point, the latest menswear edition of which has just been released. Shot amid the weather-worn rock formations of Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) in Spain, a pair of twin-like models sport jaunty leopard print hats and supersized leather rucksacks from one of Loewe’s most surreal, playful menswear collections to date.

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In the week that brought us Burns Night, here’s the tim’rous beastie we call Best of the Web

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With bellies full of haggis and rumbling with the promise of a long-awaited payday, our poor wee bodies have been stupefied this week into a state rendering us incapable of doing anything but dumbly staring at computer things. Thankfully there’s been a lot of good stuff to look at, and we’re sharing some of it with you in this week’s Best of the Web.

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5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

A cocktail menu can be as daunting for some men as ordering lingerie online. Not only are you looking to be a quick twenty sheets out of pocket for a pitcher, but if you don’t know what you’re doing you run the gauntlet of ordering a complete girls handbag of a drink. This is alcohol, this is man-street, and you’re not in Liberace’s hot tub now. You’re at the Royale-les-Eaux Casino, going all-in with Bond and Le Chiffre knocking back Vespers, smoking tiparillos because it’s the 50s. We have asked one of London’s best mixologists, Andy Mil, who is part of one of London’s most exciting bar brands, The Cocktail Trading Company, what a gentleman should order at the bar to secure some man-points.

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

Champagne Cocktail, AKA Business Brace 

Often associated as a feminine drink, but ask any bartender and they’ll tell you it isn’t exactly for the faint-hearted. Basically, a shot of brandy poured over a bitters-soaked sugar cube, topped up with sweet champagne. A champagne cocktail has sometimes been referred to as a Business Brace because of its mood-changing punch – it was the drink of choice to soften the blow of business meetings for American entrepreneurs in the late 1800s. 

Recipe: Pour a shot of good grape brandy (typically Cognac) into a Champagne flute or coupe. Soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into the brandy. Top up with chilled demi-sec Champagne. Don’t be put off; much of the original Champagne was on the sweet side, and this drink is built around that style – the bubbles must be sweet or the drink is not worth the effort to drink. If you can only find dry Champagne or sparkling wine, simply add a teaspoon of sugar syrup. Garnish with a twist of lemon during the day or orange at night.

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Sazerac 

Looks like a couple of shots of brown liquid in a glass, but it is so much more. If an Old Fashioned is like your first car, a Sazerac is the turbo-charged 350 GT Ford Mustang. Made in a similar way to an Old Fashioned, but strained without ice into an absinthe-rinsed rocks glass and finished by spritzing the oils from a lemon twist over the top before discarding said twist. Originally made with a brand of Cognac called Sazerac de Forgee et Fils, hence the name. Now often made with strong rye whiskey or a 50/50 mix of rye and cognac, before adding bitters and sugar. We recommend the latter. 

Recipe: Coat the inside of a cold rocks glass or chilled cocktail glass with absinthe – add a small amount, roll it all about and discard. Don’t feel wasteful; it’s done its divine duty. In a mixing glass, add 2 shots of rye or 2 shots of Cognac or 1 shot of each (give them all a go – there’s more culture here than in most history books). Dissolve 1 teaspoon of white sugar into the spirits and add the bitters – 1 dash of Angostura for every shot of rye, 2 dashes of Peychaud’s for every shot of Cognac. Stir over ice until diluted and strain into the absinthe-rinsed glass. Do not add ice to the finished drink. Garnish with a lemon twist, discarded.

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

Gimlet 

The Gimlet was originally a drink of the British navy. Or more, the drink – a simple combination of lime cordial and navy strength gin, drunk strong. Lime cordial was prescribed to the British sailors of the 1880s in a desperate effort to cure scurvy aboard its ships. However sailors did not like being force-fed sweet lime juice so added navy strength gin. As you would. 

Recipe: 3 parts navy strength gin, 1 part good lime cordial. Make sure it actually contains lime juice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. This little number might look small and harmless to some… but so does Britain. And we once ruled the world.

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

Nose Dive 

A spirit mixer for proper drinkers. Taken out of the old Savoy Cocktail Book, this is a drinking ritual for adults, if ever there was one. Do drink responsibly however or else your night could quickly curtail like the cocktails namesake. 

Recipe: Place 1 olive in a large shot glass. Fill said shot glass with strong gin, place the shot glass carefully upside down in a tumbler, ensuring the gin does not leak. Fill the tumbler with ginger ale and consume.

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

Bartender’s Cocktail 

A twist on a classic Martinez cocktail, made of mezcal, sweet vermouth, Maraschino liqueur and bitters. A full flavour-packing concoction. The Martinez was originally made with gin as the base spirit, but, as with many within its era, swapping in mezcal bastardises things into a whole new family tree, nonetheless resulting in some formidable offspring. This one’s hitting the menu at CTC in January. 

Recipe: 2 parts Mezcal, 1 part sweet vermouth – Antica Formula or Cocchi Torino work well. 1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino, 3 dashes bitters (Angostura and Bitter Truth Chocolate work well here) Stir the drink until it sounds ready. Once diluted, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

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