These 29 Pictures From The Rooftops Of Hong Kong Will Make You Dizzy.

Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov love Hong Kong. The Russian friends have made several pilgrimages to the city over the last few years. Aside from it being a very welcoming city, they say, Hong Kong is amazing for urban exploration. Especially rooftop exploration. 

The pair have created a movement out of urban rooftop exploration in Hong Kong. They’ve documented these Hong Kong adventures on their website. They seem completely at home hanging out with the city’s skyline.

Warning: Some of these pictures might give you vertigo, they’re that crazy.  

1.) In Hong Kong, getting to the roof is quite easy apparently.

2.) The safety regulations are actually kind of weird.

3.) Residential buildings’ roofs are usually unlocked at all times.

4.) It’s possible that someone might actually be living on the roof when you get there.

5.) In the business-center things are a little more difficult.

6.) Most exits have security cameras, and alarms that alert the police and building security.

7.) Usually though in the business center you don’t need any special permission to get into the buildings.

8.) During the work week all the doors for buildings in the business-center are open, and all the alarms are switched off.

9.) Because Hong Kong is an island, the buildings are very tall and densely packed.

10.) It’s not uncommon for residential buildings to sometimes be 40 stories tall, but only have two apartments on each floor.

11.) This is because of the limited space of the island.

12.) I could never do that. It looks so dangerous.

13.) Don’t slip.

14.) Bridge traffic.

15.) For those with an itch to explore a ton of rooftops, Hong Kong is a paradise.

16.) Selfie time.

17.) Real estate prices in Hong Kong are among the highest in the world.

18.) On average their prices are 55 percent higher than in London.

19.) There are cheap flophouses scattered around the city, but you need to know where to find them.

20.) The duo credits themselves with bringing the urban exploration craze to Hong Kong.

21.) They even made their own tee-shirts for a time, which promptly sold out. More are on the way.

22.) There’s always at least some smog in Hong Kong.

23.) It’s easy to get lost exploring Hong Kong, but the city has a great public transportation system to get you back where you need to be.

24.) Taking in the sights.

25.) Such a fantastic view.

26.) Good thing his shoes are tied.

27.) Just hanging around.

28.) Shooting the city at sunset.

29.) Looking down on the chaos of the city.

(H/T: Reddit)

Wow, alright I’m convinced. Hong Kong is next on my list of places to see. Make sure to share these death defying photos with your friends on Facebook by clicking below.

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Gap Is Shutting Down Piperlime

The brand is Gap’s smallest, with annual revenue of less than $100 million.

RIP Piperlime: 2006–2015.

Gap said today that it will shut down Piperlime, which sells designer shoes, clothing, and accessories, by the end of April to focus on its five other brands. Piperlime brought in less than $100 million in annual sales, or less than 1% of the sales brought in by the company at large.

“The decision was made to allow the company to focus on its top priorities,” spokeswoman Liz Nunan said in an email to BuzzFeed News. “The key priorities for the company heading into the new fiscal year are to focus on its portfolio of five brands — Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix, as well as digital and global growth.”

Gap introduced Piperlime as an online-only shoe store in 2006, then expanded into clothing and accessories, carrying both little-known labels and pricier items from Kate Spade, BCBG, and Levi’s. It opened a store in Manhattan in 2012. Just a few years ago, Gap was touting Piperlime as its fastest-growing online property.

Gap has since acquired another chain that plays in the designer business; it bought fashion boutique Intermix in 2013, though Intermix is more of a luxury retailer than Piperlime.

Nunan said the decision “was not made based on any competition or conflict from Intermix.”

Richard Jaffe, an analyst at Stifel, noted that Piperlime’s closure represents “the beginning of changes that will be forthcoming under the new CEO Art Peck.” Peck begins as Gap’s new CEO next month.

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Mother Jones editor dances on Chris Kyle’s grave to argue for gun control

So much for good/talented guy with a gun being able to stop mentally ill guy with a gun:

— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 3, 2013

Wow. As always, liberal ghouls pounce to politicize on the backs of the dead. Ms. Jeffery’s premise is not just ghoulish and repugnant, it’s not even factually correct. Chris Kyle’s murder is not analogous with mass shooting rampages like Aurora, Col., or Newtown, Conn. But, never let pesky facts get in the way of exploiting a tragedy!

Twitter users give Ms. Jeffery the business.

@clarajeffery It’s irresponsible to tweet judgement before the full story is out. Responsible journalists wait. You’re not responsible.

— Andrea (@time4_honesty) February 3, 2013

@clarajeffery they weren’t enemies you moron.He never expected the guy to turn on him and shoot. How ignorant and hateful can you be??

— BakerPKS (@BakerPKS) February 3, 2013

You are a trash hack. How dare you question the skill of this hero. You are a disgrace with no respect for our military@clarajeffery

— Heidi (@HeidiL_RN) February 3, 2013

.@clarajeffery @heidil_rn No. You stated your ignorant assessment which was disgraceful.

— J Craig (@conservJ) February 3, 2013

@conservj @clarajeffery @heidil_rn He dedicated his life to protecting you. He died helping soldiers with PTSD. He’s a hero. You are Sick!!!

— BakerPKS (@BakerPKS) February 3, 2013

When Twitter users pushed back, she immediately tried to backpedal. And failed.

I fail to see how calling Chris Kyle “good” & “talented” is showing him disrespect. Saddened by loss of him & his friend. And Newtown kids.

— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 3, 2013

@clarajeffery: Thank you for providing definitive proof that your comments are simply agenda driven without reason.

— LC Island Time (@OffshoreJoe) February 3, 2013

Bingo. And she doubled down by then exploiting the children killed in the tragedy in Newtown, natch. But, hey, maybe she’s just following President Obama’s exploitative lead.

Also, @clarajeffery, if gun control works wonders, please explain Chicago, DC, and Baltimore. No, really, I’d love to hear it.

— John Eastborough (@johneastborough) February 3, 2013

We won’t hold our breath.

This Twitter user puts it in a nutshell.

(RIP) Chris Kyle. May your untimely death by gunfire never be used by anyone in the war against freedoms you fought so valiantly to protect.

— Kent Perkins (@E_Kent_Perkins) February 3, 2013

Amen. Morally bankrupt “progressives” like Ms. Jeffery are not just ghouls. They are spitting on Chris Kyle’s grave by exploiting his death in an attempt to destroy the freedoms for which he bravely fought.

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Nathan Fillion, Sarah Silverman, Dan Savage hate on Wendy’s

As Twitchy reported, an Omaha, Neb., Wendy’s franchise is reducing employee work hours in order to reduce the cost of complying with Obamacare. ThinkProgress ominously suggested that Wendy’s would “learn the hard way” if it tangles with Obamacare. “Castle” star and noted political pundit Nathan Fillion is more than happy to help crack the whip — as are some other illustrious folks:

Way to elevate the discourse, there.

What they’ve all neglected to mention, though, is that the ThinkProgress article was only referring to a specific franchise and not the entire Wendy’s corporation. Many of their followers helpfully pointed that out:

Well, facts are hard. And who would they actually be targeting with a boycott?

No, but at least it’ll feel good, right?

What these useful idiots also fail to realize is that this franchisee and countless other business owners aren’t slashing workers’ hours out of sadistic cruelty; Obamacare has effectively tied their hands.


So do we.

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Ouch! WWE wrestler Steve Austin has a stone cold idea for Rolling Stone


Actor James Woods and Disturbed front man David Draiman may have had the best skewering rants against the terror-swooning Rolling Stone cover featuring the Boston bombing suspect. But pro wrestlers are giving the magazine the business as well, keeping it short and oh-so-sweet:

The Iron Sheik weighed in Wednesday, as did “The Hurricane,” Gregory Shane Helms.

Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” cast member Mercedes Javid sums it all up:



Full Twitchy coverage of Rolling Stone

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Deputy doctors: Obama wants doctors to ask about guns in homes

Well, wonder no more. While, oddly enough, Obamacare contains a provision preventing the government from collecting information about individuals’ “lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition,” President Gun-Grabber may have found a way around that inconvenient little snag — by having doctors do the dirty work:

One of Pres Obama’s 23 Executive Actions today clarifies that ObamaCare allows doctors to ask their patients about guns in their homes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 16, 2013

Executive Order 16: Clarify that the #Obamacare does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

— Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) January 16, 2013

A convergence of Obamacare and gun control? What could go wrong?

As we ALL predicted, Obamacare is about 2B used to control U. Docs will have 2 ask if U own guns & report that & ur medical records to Gov.

— Right2Liberty (@Right2Liberty) January 16, 2013

@rushlimbaugh doctors barely spend time with patients as it is. So now half that little time is gonna be about guns instead of health?

— Jim Kelley (@NoMotives) January 16, 2013

“Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” OBAMACARE IS TAKING GUNS

— Charles Sucher (@CPSucherNY) January 16, 2013

Using #ObamaCare to control guns is just the first step of controlling many aspects of or lives. Obama is WAY overreaching. #tcot

— Rick Helgren (@rhelgren) January 16, 2013

I’m so sure the Chicago docs will be asking the gangbangers in the ER about guns in their shacks

— Barb (@ChiBarb) January 16, 2013

Of course they will.

Pardon us for asking, but why is this any of doctors’ business?

@newsninja2012 Doctors asking if their patients have guns in the home. That is a bad ideaIt is nobody’s business what I own. #NRA #Vet

— Russell Caseman (@TheBigRuss77) January 16, 2013

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.–None of his business

— Julie Weathers (@Julie_Weathers) January 16, 2013

Doctors can now ask and report how many guns their patients own. Hmmmm I’ll be damned if my doctor asked me that, its an invasion of privacy

— Spanglerhaüs (@TheLoneCowboy) January 16, 2013

Obamacare rules or not, my answer to a doctor about guns in my home is “None of your damn business.” #caring #2A #tcot

— Allan Bourdius (@allanbourdius) January 16, 2013


Meanwhile, a little reminder about The Lightbringer’s commitment to our fiscal health:

So: balancing the budget = impossible; using doctors to inventory the guns of citizens = piece of cake.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) January 16, 2013

Priorities. Always.

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Paul Ryan death wishes and hate party in 3, 2, 1…

Just the tip of the left-wing hateberg. But having been Public Enemy Number One of the White House for quite some time, possible/probable GOP veep pick Paul Ryan is more than ready for it:

Joe Biden will fuck Paul Ryan in the mouth 2012

— Mike Whalen (@MikeWhalen4) August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan is merely a figurehead for big business. Fuck him. God damn I Fucking hate these people lol

— MC JOEL STAVES DICK (@Carson_UnWaves) August 11, 2012

Paul ryan is the damn devil!!!! Fuck paul ryan

— Sir Powers (@Austin_TheGreat) August 11, 2012

AssHole Misogynist Imbecile Moron Paul Ryan to be named Romney's VP –

— Warp Drive (@jeffwired) August 11, 2012

I would probably hate-fuck @RepPaulRyan #VP

— Samuel Colt (@MrSamuelColt) August 11, 2012

I really don't think you know how much I hate Paul Ryan.

— Ryan W. Moorman (@ryanmoorman) August 11, 2012

Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy, seething ride from here ’til November.

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These Awesome Animals Put On Uniform And Go To Work Just Like You.

No matter how much you love your job, going into work can be a total drag. The next time you’re feeling a little down at your 9-5, just think about these adorable animals who also work – just like you! Sure, they probably aren’t accountants, but these little guys still put in their time and work really hard.

Check out these animals who work everyday even without understanding the concept of “money” or “vacation”. You’re not hearing any complaints from them.

1.) In the 1940’s a baboon named ‘Jack’ worked for a disabled railroad signalman, pushing his wheelchair around to help him perform his duties.

2.) In Asian countries elephants are often hired to lift heavy things and load them into trucks.

3.) In China, geese are starting to replace dogs as partners in security and police because of their exceptional eyesight and aggressive nature.

4.) Now for a bird on the other side of the law: in Columbia a pigeon was apprehended while attempting to smuggle cocaine into jail for its incarcerated master.

5.) In Guyana manatees are used to eat up aquatic weeds that block the passage of the local canal waterways.

6.) In Indonesia and even parts of California and Flordia, snakes are used to give slithery but sensual massages.

7.) There once was a ferret named Freddy who would aid his electrician owner by dragging wires through hard-to-get to spaces.

8.) Red worms are used in some countries to more efficiently treat waste.

9.) Although inexcusably discusting, this giant, three foot high African giant pouched rat is used to sniff out land mines in parts torn by war.

10.) And for water mines, the US Navy employs the help of dolphins to discover them deep below aquatic combat areas.

11.) Even before anesthetic, maggots have been used to treat wounds by letting them eat the rotten flesh.

It seems strange that so many animals have “people” jobs… what’s next? ROBOTS? (… oh. Wait.) 

Share these talented animals with others by clicking on the button below. 

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Axl Rose tells Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to shove it, Twitter reacts

Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose doesn’t write much music these days (at least none that we care about), however he does write offensive letters to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Apparently, Mr. Rockstar won’t be attending April 14th’s ceremony in Cleveland and here’s why…

To: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N’ Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern,

When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N’ Roses were to be inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.

Since then we’ve listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N’ Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists’ comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts.

Under the circumstances I feel we’ve been polite, courteous, and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out. Taking into consideration the history of Guns N’ Roses, those who plan to attend along with those the Hall for reasons of their own, have chosen to include in “our” induction (that for the record are decisions I don’t agree with, support or feel the Hall has any right to make), and how (albeit no easy task) those involved with the Hall have handled things… no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.

For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from Guns their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It’s their show not mine.

That said, I won’t be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of “Guns N’ Roses”.

This decision is personal. This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp’s perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I’m sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I’ll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, “damned if I do, damned if I don’t” scenario all the way around.

In regard to a reunion of any kind of either the Appetite or Illusion lineups, I’ve publicly made myself more than clear. Nothing’s changed.

The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of “for the fans” or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and DJ Ashba.

Izzy came out with us a few times back in ’06 and I invited him to join us at our LA Forum show last year. Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in ’06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned. Duff joined us in 2010 and again in ’11 along with his band, Loaded, opening in Seattle and Vancouver. For me, with the exception of Izzy or Duff joining us on stage if they were so inclined somewhere in the future for a song or two, that’s enough.

There’s a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities. Until every single one of those generating from or originating with the earlier lineups has been brought out in the light, there isn’t room to consider a conversation let alone a reunion.

Maybe if it were you it’d be different. Maybe you’d do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We’re there for each other when the going get’s rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.

So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn’t owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another’s, or in this case several others’, expense.

But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the “no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn’t care about the fans” crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let’s move on. No one’s taking the ball and going home. Don’t get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we’ve endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball’s never been in our court.

In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or as ironic as it may seem, I’d like to sincerely thank the board for their nomination and their votes for Guns’ induction. More importantly I’d like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we’ve had possible and for enjoying and supporting Guns N’ Roses music.

I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted and to our fans we look forward to seeing you on tour!!


Axl Rose

P.S. RIP Armand, Long Live ABC III

That's sucks Axl Rose wont do the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thing, but not surprising. Just another tantrum and walk off stage for him.

— Marzo Kalif (@Count_Marzo) April 11, 2012

Axl Rose denies HOF induction? Good. He's an asswipe anyways.

— Kyle Reitheous (@lazericecakes) April 11, 2012

And predictably Axl Rose is showing his true colours and acting like the twat he really is.

— JJ Flames (@JJ_Flames) April 11, 2012!/ElCapitanBley/status/190187948900225024

Axl Rose refused induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. The lines between awesome, rock n roll, and douchiness are now blurred forever

— Lil peeg (@KillianDunn7) April 11, 2012

NO Guns N' Roses reunion this weekend.. Axl Rose says he won't attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony and is declining his induction..

— Bruce Leperre (@bleperre) April 11, 2012

Axl Rose will be a no-show. Tells the Rock Hall he does not want to be inducted as part of Guns N' Roses. Classy.

— Chris Flanagan (@ChrisFlanaganTV) April 11, 2012

Dear Axl Rose, Thank you for being a complete jerk and ruining my dreams of a Gun 'N Roses reunion.

— Charlene Coughlin (@cacoughlin) April 11, 2012

Anyone who thinks that Axl Rose's letter makes him a douchebag apparently can't read.

— Steven Anthony (@Steven_Anthony) April 11, 2012

Axl Rose has written that he's not coming to the Rock Hall and declining his induction. This is likely because his ego won't fit. #fail

— Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) April 11, 2012

so Axl Rose tells the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame to get stuffed, and declines the induction. That's actually a very rock n roll thing to do.

— Sean J. (@kavs86) April 11, 2012

Axl Rose declined the Rock N' Roll hall of fame, only because him joining would be an insult to the members that actually have talent

— Anthony (@JustaThought713) April 11, 2012

Axl Rose…you're an idiot.

— michaela (@amikyaryyet) April 11, 2012

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Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera weighs in on Guy Adams’ Twitter suspension

Twitter’s suspension of journalist Guy Adams so soon after his brutal criticism of NBC’s Olympics coverage certainly didn’t pass the smell test, but Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera has provided a thoughtful defense of Twitter’s actions.

Twitter, of course, has teamed with NBC to cover the 2012 Olympic Games, and it was NBC’s complaint — that Adams had violated Twitter’s terms of service by tweeting the non-public email address of NBC’s Gary Zenkel —that led to the suspension. Rivera argues that Twitter may have had a point. Just what is a non-public email address?

But in Twitter's defense, just because an email address appears in a few places on the internet doesn't make it "public" in the usual sense.

— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) July 30, 2012

@gaberivera Maybe, but it's virtually impossible to adequately define "public" and "private," and there's nothing in Twitter TOS on this.

— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) July 30, 2012

@gaberivera Even when it's

— Lauren Weinstein (@laurenweinstein) July 30, 2012

I think a reasonable interpretation of "public" would be email addresses a company publicizes for public use. /cc @blake @laurenweinstein

— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) July 30, 2012

As many pointed out, it’s not hard to figure out a business address. But does that make it public?

That's dumb MT @gaberivera: Just b/c an email address appears in a few places on the internet doesn't make it "public" in the usual sense.

— Chanders (@Chanders) July 30, 2012

.@Chanders No. Here's why: I could blog your email address today, then tomorrow tweet, asking my followers to flood your now "public" email.

— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) July 30, 2012

Bottom line: if Twitter blesses tweeting non intentionally public email addresses, Twitter becomes a tool for launching email bombings.

— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) July 30, 2012

After Adams’ suspension, which critics called “ominous” and “appalling,” a clarification of terms of service would be welcome.

So my todo for Twitter is: clarify "public" in your TOS, unsuspend @guyadams, and thank me with an @-mention. I'm gonna take a nap now.

— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) July 30, 2012

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