“A puzzle made from the final image of reddit.com/r/place” – Author’s description
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No one on the internet is sure how to react to Hi Stranger, a scary-soothing short film by Kirsten Lepore that somehow blends nudity, innocence, ASMR, leeriness, and positive affirmation into a single hairless, genderless, polymer clay fellow with no name. Throughout the film, the character, voiced by previous Lepore collaborator Garrett Davis, speaks lovingly and intimately directly into the camera. If you imagine the stranger as a friend, confidant, or lover, it comes off as soothing, but otherwise can feel intrusive and assuming—an ambiguity the LA-based CalArts alum seems to delight in.
A seemingly innocuous men’s boot available from a retailer on Amazon has been recalled after a Redditor discovered it left a tread print that looked a lot like a swastika.
Earlier this week a user on the site posted an image of their newly purchased New Men’s Polar Fox Winter Cap Toe Wool Lining Boot. A side-by-side shot showed the print the tread left.
The uploader captioned the photo, which has since had over three million views, “There was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots…”