Criminal on Run asks for Better Mug Shot. Police Promptly Reply.

Social media conscious man on the run Daniel Damon was less than pleased when he saw a Facebook user post an unflattering photograph of him. The twist – It was a mugshot by Victoria Police of Australia appealing for his whereabouts.

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According to Victoria police, Damon is currently in hiding after a no-show at a bail hearing relating to traffic and drug matters. However like any self-respecting criminal he didn’t want his moment in the limelight tinged with a badly lit, dazed looking picture.

So he politely asked the police if they could use a better one:

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The canny officer in charge of the Facebook account was quick enough to respond with a witty  message suggesting he visits a local law enforcement station to have his mug shot renewed. Unfortunately for the officers though, Damon isn’t that naive and says he needs to sort out some personal matters as well as arrange a lawyer first – ah, the leisurely life of being on the run.

Other mugshots have made the news recently, most notably the handsome Jeremy Meeks who wooed hearts globally before being offered a modelling contract off the back of his naughty past. Somehow I don’t think Danny Damon is going to be afforded the same luxury with his, although his social media prowess may open other doors.

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The front lighting on the subject is particularly bad, so I guess Damon does have a point.


That Spider Crawling out of a Banana isn’t real.

Before it goes viral we’ll catch it early for you. That video of a spider creepily crawling out from inside the skin of a banana was created by Kaleb Lechowski, a 22 year old animations expert.

Kaleb has achieved some notable acclaim before with this sci-fi digital short that garnered some well deserved Hollywood attention. We doubt it’ll be long before his next viral animation.

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It’s pretty good, although you don’t need to be an expert in this things to ask the question why would he be filming a banana anyway. Apart from that the way the arachnid falls out of the skin and flips on to its body is pretty reminiscent of World War Z fast zombies. Digital CGI is getting incredibly good these days with more and more examples of imagery that blurs the line between reality and pixels.

So there you go, it’s a snooty ‘fake’ from us, but nice try Kaleb. But as some commentators are saying “I don’t care if it’s fake, I’m still eating an apple.”


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Happy 89th Birthday Marilyn Monroe, You’re Beautiful.

To celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s 89th birthday, Artnet have revealed a fascinating set of photographs of the cinema goddess herself. Taking a look at the cultural icon from her early days, right up until her last photo shoot, they play well to the standard we’ve come to expect.

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Marilyn Monroe, Flirtatious by Bert Stein 1962.

Some of the very intimate photographs might not be safe for work, so be careful when scrolling down however don’t let that put you off the stunning pieces by photographic artists such as Stern & Schiller. Continue reading