This is National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of “The Desiderata of Happiness,” an early 20th century poem about how to live happily in the world which became a pop cultural icon in the form of a poster which hung ubiquitously throughout homes, churches and businesses during the 60s and 70s. If you ever saw the poster as a child you will love this hilarious twist on the message.
In 2011 VICE went to North Korea to try and penetrate the Korean Feature Film Studio, the state-run film production facility west of Pyongyang: a sprawling lot that at its height produced around 40 films a year.
A perfect partner who’s always happy and never complains is apparently now a reality. But there’s a catch – he or she will be made of plastic. From simple dolls to sophisticated robots, they seem to be winning the hearts and minds of people who’ve given up on finding true love. Here’s more from the freaky world of the synthetic spouse.
Could plants communicate with us, if we had the right way of listening? In this utterly bizarre excerpt from The Secret Life of Plants, the wife of a Japanese researcher gives her cacti a language lesson.