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Cover-Up at the LAPD, Recycled Nudes and the Artist Turning Your Favorite Video Game Characters into Nightmare Fuel

I personally don’t see a problem with women sending men recycled nudes. In fact, I think everyone should have a bank of nudes safely tucked away on their phones. Think about it: Maybe that shot of you spreading your cheeks from two years ago has the best combination of lighting, skin tone and suppleness. Plus, maybe when the moment for sending a nude presents itself, you’re in your car, and sticking your phone down your pants at a red light isn’t conducive to safe driving. Or maybe you packed on a pound or ten and want to be seen at your very best. Should you then waste your best nudes just because you’ve sent them to two exes and a handful of Tinder dates? Hell no.

Besides, most guys would be cheesed to get any nude, even if it was “gently used.” And if they throw a fit because recycled nudes are “lazy” or because they remind him that you’re not a virgin, fuck ‘em and the highfalutin, insecure horse they rode in on.

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Please Send (Recycled) Nudes

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This Is So Dumb. And Yet…

Look, we’re just regular people who want real answers to a lot of stupid-ass questions. Monday’s case in point: How much of your donated blood eventually winds up in some donee’s boner. Today, we’re back with another dumb fuckin’ question: Who’s the dude who decides how high to install bathroom urinals?

Here’s To You, ‘Charge Your Phone’ Reply Guy

If you’ve spent even a modicum of time posting or writing on the internet, you’ve run into the “Reply Guy.” He’s the person who quickly assumes an attitude with you and whatever you’re going on about, and has the time to reply to just about everything. Reply Guys come in all shapes and sizes, but typically they all bucket into familiar archetypes:

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I’m so sorry everybody. from gaming

Holy shit.

Quinn Myers talked to the artist about his craft, the strange shit that inspires him and his 15 minutes of internet fame.