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The June 29 picture is a mailbox in the neighborhood that has had a number removed. The house number is 7420, but a clever person removed the 7 so that the mailbox now reads 420. Touché reverse graffiti artist. Touché.

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Coldplay is set to release their fifth studio album this year, and the first single now has a video. The clip for “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” is two parts, the first is a stop-motion with graffiti animation while the second is a performance in a black light lit room with glowing paint splattered walls. I’m not a huge fan of this song, especially after the band’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends album, and the video isn’t really selling me on the clip. Coldplay has been accused of plagiarizing before, but never of ripping off themselves. This video is too reminiscent of the treatment for “Strawberry Swing” for me to really enjoy it.

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The Lonely Island posted another “Just 2 Guyz” video. This time Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are thugging so hard they are ready to kill you, and Steve (Andy Samberg). “We’ll Kill You” is from the video portion of the group’s sophomore album Turtleneck & Chain.

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I make no secret of my love for the Kills, and in particular Alison Mosshart. She is, in my opinion, the embodiment of sexy. The video for the second single from the band’s fourth album cuts together footage that was filmed around the time of the release of Blood Pressures, both live and b-roll. It is pretty much exactly what fans of the band have come to expect, and I’m happy they continue to deliver.

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Yesterday’s picture is courtesy of a fire hydrant in my new neighborhood. Add some filters to an already ugly hydrant and this dark depiction is what comes of it.

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For the June 27 picture I’m dipping back to the 23rd and the climb up to Mt. Shasta in Northern California. Driving up the foothills was a great experience. Playing hide-and-seek with the mountain at every turn made it more exciting when she re-emerged even bigger than before.

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The picture for June 26 is a shot I took of the Penske truck I drove from Salt Lake before I turned in the keys on the 24th. My trip from the front door of my building in SLC to the drop off location in Tacoma was 1,999.9 miles. Which, to me, is much cooler than if it had been 2,000 even.

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