ruff linkage . 200713

[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]

an ode to myspace

:flash: www.myspace.com/kamloopsmusic – “For your info… the whole project (ie the music, vocals, mixing, video creation and editing was all done in 1 day (yeah, yeah…I know it may look and sound like it was! lol)” oh really? we never would have thought with such deep lyrics: “Thanks for finding me on myspace A beautiful place Thanks for finding me on myspace By clicking on my face)”.

:flash: www.myspace.com/knutdereisbaer – knut is on myspace! it’s all good now [via de-bug]

:flash: www.myspace.com/mikeshiva – “TRETEN SIE EIN IN DIE WUNDERBARE WELT DER HYPNOSE!” make sure to turn off your speakers before you enter mike shiva’s myspace page. when i read the comments i can’t shake the feeling that mike shiva does not really get sarcasm.

hip hop dead or dying

:flash: Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks – “I’m not saying hip hop is dying or dead. But I am saying that if hip hop wants to be more than top 40 fluff, if it wants to mean something to people like it did in the 80’s and early 90’s, if it wants to speak for a generation, then it needs to get out of the money game and start getting back into making real music for real people. It is the only way.” [via beatmixed]

:flash: The 25 Worst Rapper Names of All Time – “you know when you’ve heard a good rap name. And just as certainly, you know when you’ve heard a bad one. We count down the 25 worst.”

lists of the week

:flash: April Fool’s Pranks For Nerds – – “Geeks love April Fools’ Day. Once a year, we get to take advantage of our non-geek friends’ and co-workers’ flimsy grasp on technology. The best geek pranks involve making a gadget or a piece of software appear “broken.”

:flash: TOP 30 WordPress Plugins in Blogosphere – “I compiled a true TOP 30 list of the most popular plugins in blogosphere”

odds and ends

:flash: Internet suicide inquest opens – “The inquest into a man’s apparent suicide, which was broadcast live on the internet, will open today. The body of Kevin Whitrick was found at his home in Telford, Shropshire, on March 21 after a chat room user contacted police to report that the father-of-two had “self-harmed” while online.”

:flash: Origins of the word w00t – “w00t” was originally an trunicated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for “Wow, loot!”

:flash: Cort Doctorow ETech 2007 – see, he does wear a cape and goggles and blogs from high-altitude balloons. in reference to this onlinecomic.

:flash: Collecting: Skulls – “A collection of photographs of the back end of white vans that, to me at least, look like skulls.”

:flash: Michael Jackson wants Vegas robot – “Michael Jackson is in discussions about creating a 50-foot robotic replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas desert, according to reports.” excellent.

:flash: Pink plan to deter male drivers – “Traffic officials in a Swiss city are hoping to stop men using parking spaces reserved for women drivers by painting them pink and adding flowers.” the swiss city in question is bern! omg

:flash: My life as a bearded dwarf – “Similarly, a visible copy of World of Warcraft makes me want to shout: “I don’t seek to nullify my rampant sexual dysfunctions by pretending to be a Paladin called Thrusthammer Orcbash! IT’S FOR WORK!” Of course, the person I want to shout this to the most is myself.” what a hilarious read…

:flash: Thai Zoo Hopes Porn Will Get Sluggish Pandas to Mate – “Chuang Chuang the panda has been spending his days in front of a big screen television watching panda porn.”

:flash: Recycled Paper Coffin :: Ecopod Environmentally friendly Coffin – “Ecopod is a revolutionary design in coffins made from naturally hardened, 100% recycled paper.” [via bb]

:flash: Blog death threats spark debate – “Prominent blogger Kathy Sierra has called on the blogosphere to combat the culture of abuse online.”

:flash: skype is gaining acceptance… – how extremly cute and symbolic to see habi’s parents goof off with skype.

:flash: Buddha Machine: spiritual, generative transistor radio – “It is the single most interesting gadget I’ve held all month. It doesn’t feel like something manufactured this decade. ”

:flash: Viacom Sues YouTube – the dailyshow covers Viacom Sues YouTube, Demetri Martin suggest to kids to make their own dailyshow.

:flash: Desktop Tower Defense – “A live action puzzle game written for fun in flash. You have to stop your enemies, or ‘creeps’, from travelling all the way across the screen.”

:flash: nine inch nails: current – another NIN remix project in apple’s garageband format.

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