The Shirk Report – Volume 489



Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to [email protected]



It’s official
Pffft my car can do that too
Me | Earlier that day
Police jokes are basically dad jokes
More perspective
I love her
Anyone else find glassmaking fascinating?
An accident led to a massive traffic jam so this guy opened his shop
A tree falls in the forest
This log looks like a dog
Fun with balloons | pt deux
You know a knife’s sharp when
Speaking of knives
Boom. Delivered.
Tennis guy
Parting thoughts
Until next week



South Korea’s Best-Ever Soccer Player Faces Two Years in the Military If He Loses on Saturday
The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
The Nastiest Feud in Science
My affair with the intellectual dark web
The New Old Age
98.6 Degrees Is a Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite
Universal Basic Income and the Future of Pointless Work
The Jordan Peterson All-Meat Diet
The man who was raised by wolves
Put Your Phone In Do Not Disturb Mode Forever


5 VIDEOS + Limbo










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Brad Pitt’s housing nonprofit Make It Right faces lawsuit

Rotting structural issues and mold contamination are among the allegations surfacing from residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, where Make It Right developed more than 100 houses after Hurricane Katrina.

In the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, actor and celebrity Brad Pitt rose as an unlikely savior in New Orleans. His nonprofit housing foundation, Make It Right, stepped in to help rehabilitate the badly devastated Lower Ninth Ward with the development of more than 100 modular and affordable homes. Billed as energy-efficient, LEED Platinum-certified structures designed by star architects including Frank Gehry, David Adjaye, and others—and bolstered by the support of fellow celebrities, from Oprah to Ellen Degeneres—the ambitious philanthropic undertaking was even awarded a 2016 National Design Award by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among the design industry’s highest honors.

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‘The Dropcast’ Discusses Drake’s Flying Ferrari and Summer’s Hottest Collabs

On this week’s Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by music editor Sydney Gore and chicken nugget connoisseur Brian Farmer. They talk about Drake’s tour with Migos, and his possible upcoming collaborations with Nike. Noah did the Shiggy challenge during this episode but unfortunately no one got it on video. However, they do mention the fact that Drake is touring with a yellow Ferrari that flies around the venue.

We also discuss some of the summer’s best collaborations. There have been a bunch, including AAPE’s super nerdy Gundam collab that appeals to anime fans and streetwear virgins alike. We also got our hands on a pair of the UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87s, and they’re spectacular. Listen to the episode to hear about everyone’s picks for what the season’s most flex-worthy collabs were.

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A Brief History of the Nike Gato, Supreme’s Latest Nike Collab

PLEASURES’ “Cowboys On Acid” Drop Pays Tribute to Kurt Cobain

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A Closer Look at UNDERCOVER’s Stunning Nike React Element 87

Photographer Stefanie Moshammer explores the fantasy figures we create in our heads


In March 2014, Stefanie Moshammer received a frightening letter through the post. Troy C had written the photographer a love letter, although he had only met her once, and the two had only had a brief conversation. Stalkers are everyone’s worst nightmare – they lead to paranoia, and the feeling that someone is just behind you, watching you and tracing your every step.

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