the morning after the office party (by unexpectedtales)
True fact: in 2005 I co-wrote a screenplay with a friend, a ridiculous comedy about U.S. Open ball boys, set in 1984 and the present. It’s called BALL BOYS. And it’s funny. Like, really funny — I mean, start with the name: Comedy gold!
Anyway. Nobody optioned it. I still have it if anyone cares to pay me large sums of money for it. It’s the perfect Judd Apatow/Will Ferrel/Paul Rudd/Jonah Hill vehicle.
For this week’s Goings On About Town opener, Gus Powell photographed the U.S. Open ball-person tryouts, which took place earlier this summer. Click through for more pictures of the tryouts.
Dental Head. This is a teaching and practice device used by dental school students. It’s life sized and was a stand in for the real patient. Found here.
in case you ever wondered why it sucks going to the dentist … it starts here.
In May, Human Rights Watch sent the photographer Platon to Thailand, where he made portraits of Burmese refugees living there. The portraits compose his portfolio “Exiled,” now available as a slide show on newyorker.com. Human Rights Watch produced the twelve videos accompanying his portraits, in which the refugees tell their stories.
The above photograph depicts journalists from the Democratic Voice of Burma, a satellite radio-and-television service that broadcasts news into the country. Click here to hear their story.