[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my camino tabs this past week]
remember bennie and the jets?
22_-_Biz_Markie_-_Bennie_And_The_Jets.mp3 – <3!!! the classic @ wfmu
YouTube – Biz Markee Performing “Bennie and the Jets” – “the diabolical one with a crazy fucking performance.”
Treasure Trove of Found Sound Vocal Workouts – “the majority of these recordings were made singing along with records while playing with tape recorders or computers.” some of these are hilarious but no one beats the biz.
file under: girls pushing [geek] product
Ubuntu Girl – Spread the Linux with a chick – “Don’t waste your time on listing all advantages of switching to Linux from Windows, there are a few better ways to evangelize. For instance, I’m sure this picture will be much more successful than any other right-minded strivings…”
She’s Only Wearing a Nintendo – just what it says on the tin, and yes the two joysticks would be the “bra”.
online video killed …
Popping Duo from Japan – “Hamutsun Serve is a delightful Japanese “popper” duo who performs a street dance style known as popping”
LILLIPUT PUT – amazing collection of cute animations produced in 1980 for swiss italian tv station tsi by Bruno Bozzetto.
my blogging days are…
Blog Action Day – “On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic.” registered, check.
Why Bloggers Will Change the World, and How You Can Help – “thousands of bloggers unite, for just one day, to talk about one issue. Will that change the world, just one day? Not immediately, but it in effect unites the blogging community.” alright, hold your horses here. but still nice to read that someone still believes in blogs.
Blog Day – “Are you a blogger? Are you ready to be part of something big? Do you want to leave a mark on the face of the earth? CELEBRATE THE 3rd BlogDay ON AUGUST 31st”
news and abuse
The CD turns 25! – “On August 17, 1982 at a factory outside Hanover, Germany the Compact Disc was born – and that means that the CD is celebrating it’s 25th birthday today!” for some odd reason my exitement about this birthday is not that huge.
Another LCD Short – another brilliant anim gif.
Court acquits allofmp3.com site owner – “A Russian court found the former boss of music download Web site www.allofmp3.com not guilty of breaching copyright on Wednesday in a case considered a crucial test of Russia’s commitment to fighting piracy.”
Chinese couple name child “@” – “A Chinese couple tried to name their baby “@”, claiming the character used in email addresses echoed their love for the child.” imagine the mother wondering: damn, where is @ at? and what will be his email adress, please? @@somechineseurl.com?
Tony Wilson, big god – “Factory Records’ Tony Wilson has died, aged 57. It’s a shock.” “Some make money, others make history” [thx michael]
How “Guitar Hero” saved guitar music – “Contrary to some purists’ claims, the popular video game is inspiring kids to rock out for real.”
Toilet Paper Origami – “Toilet Paper Origami (also called toilegami) is the origami-style folding of toilet paper. There are two ways to do toilegami: fold the toilet paper while it is still on the roll, or fold a single sheet of toilet paper.” oh sweet jesus.
Crateman Ventures Into The City of Melbourne – more images created by aligning crates on a wall [via wooster]
Contests: Tay Zonday – “Tay is offering his “Chocolate Rain” for remixing, and we’ve added some free loops to the download to help get you started.” [via bengston]
Cory Doctorow on “Potemkin DRM”/A> – “We’ve just the published latest column on DRM from Cory Doctorow, who – following – continues to take the industry that’s selling digital rights management to the media.” sit back and enjoy, its cory-rant-time.
Nokia Warns of Faulty Phone Batteries – “Nokia Corp. warned Tuesday that up to 46 million batteries used in some of its cell phones could be faulty and pose a risk of overheating.”
Girl overdoses on espresso coffee – “Jasmine Willis, 17, developed a fever and began hyperventilating after drinking seven double espressos while working at her family’s sandwich shop.” next she will try shooting it up.
knife.hand.chop.bot – “The User puts his/her hand into the Machine and starts the knife game at the push of a button. The knife starts to hit the space between the fingers, first slowly then continually getting faster.” nope.
The Smoker’s lung – a glass lung filed with cigarette stubs, german anti-smoking campaign.
Get Your Music Off of Your iPod – “Dumping your entire music collection onto an iPod is a simple, one-click process. But what about getting your music off an iPod? You’ll find that’s not so easy.”
RedandJonny – 2 stormtroopers in love
Matryoshkus – “Includes: bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte figures.” i always loved these russian dolls, does that make me an anal-retentive? [via neatorama]
Top Ten (10) Most Expensive Paintings Of All Time w. Pics – “a list of the Top Ten Most Expensive Paintings of All Time and an explanation of what makes them so special and worth the exorbitant price.”
Web 2.0 Leaves Porn Behind – “Porn gets a lot of credit for pushing technology forward. You probably owe your DVD player and your video-on-demand service to dedicated porn fans with discretionary income. But as web technology evolves to support true personalization and community — into Web 2.0 — porn is falling further behind the curve.”
Plastic bags are killing us – “The most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, the lowly plastic bag is an environmental scourge like none other, sapping the life out of our oceans and thwarting our attempts to recycle it.” oi, stop dissing plastic already.