[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]
online video killed the …
The Bittorrent Song – “The famous bittorrent song! Dude plays keyboards while singing about torrents, ISO’s, cracks, hacks, and more.” [via b3ta]
Amazing Young Guitar Player – another incredible asian kid this time playing the guitar.
The 50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of All Time – “In today’s irony-saturated comedy landscape, it’s difficult to find a sketch show that doesn’t do fake ads in one form or another. In this feature, we’ve assembled fifty of the best. Unfortunately, many of SNL’s most infamous are no longer available online, due to NBC’s copyright-enforcing blitz a while back. But we did manage to unearth a surprising number of classics still lurking in the corners of the internet”
A More Friendly Tamer Grand Theft Auto Conan O’brien – GTA with lawabiding and nice people? funny.
ROCK BAND – ….hates me. [via ze frank]
banned commercial for glasses – “banned commercial for glasses, plz visit a doctor every now and then”
Little Brother » Download for Free – “Below you’ll find links to downloadable editions of the text of Little Brother. These downloads are licensed under a Creative Commons” cory doctorow’s latest book now available for free download, but for the first time i dont feel like reading it on a screen …
GUSTAV – VERLASS DIE STADT – 90 sec streams of the upcoming Gustav album. sounds awesome.
Freedent White – chewing gum advert, lets you create a wofty, a very cute white fantasy animal, i wish they existed for real, and take care of him tamagochi style…
schmooze and abuse
Boom times for virtual playgrounds – “158 online games and virtual worlds in development or up and running designed specifically for children. While some of that total are recognisable games, most should be classified as virtual worlds.” … “For kids, though, when they don’t have as many options in real life to decide what their house looks like, what type of clothes to wear, or where they go, virtual worlds must seem like a whole new land of opportunity.”
Gold Farmers – regine has a short interview with Ge Jin, director of the documentary Gold Farmers.
tun3r.com: your mood. your station – the radio interface now with city dials: “each City Dial shows all local webcasting AM/FM stations on the left (sorted by frequency), and popular international stations on the right (sorted by genre).”
Steampunk by Richard Morgan – “In the summer of 2007, I suggested to the New York Times that they should run a story on steampunk culture — how it had broken beyond mere tinkerers into domestic life. They gave it a green light and then killed the story for reasons unknown.” [via bb]
Steampunk Moves Between Two Worlds – “It is also the vision of steampunk, a subculture that is the aesthetic expression of a time-traveling fantasy world, one that embraces music, film, design and now fashion, all inspired by the extravagantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped protosubmarines. First appearing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, steampunk has picked up momentum in recent months, making a transition from what used to be mainly a literary taste to a Web-propagated way of life.”
The Big Word Project – Your websites define our words – “The Big Word Project is redefining words. Search for your word and link it to your website. Your website is then the new definition. Simple.” pay for the word link via paypal.
Hackers’ posts on epilepsy forum cause migraines, seizures – “Hackers who probably also think that torturing small animals is funny bombed an epilepsy foundation’s site with animations and link forwards to sites that serve up pulsating kaleidoscopic images.”
Old Man And The GTA: A 70-year-old’s Take on GTA IV – this guy describes, how he watched his 70 year old dad get into GTA, way into it ^^.
Addictomatic – “Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what’s up and what’s now.” [via de-bug]
Henk Hofstra’s “Art-Eggcident” in Leeuwarden – “Dutch artist Henk Hofstra (who’s Blue Road we featured in April of last year) is back with a new environmental art project called ‘Art Eggcident’ in Leeuwarden, a city in the north of the Netherlands. Yesterday, several large eggs (each 100 feet wide) were spread on th Zaailand, one of the largest city squares in the Netherlands.”
Green Porno Star Isabella Rossellini Takes on Insect Sex – “In Green Porno, Sundance Channel’s new series of cellphone-friendly short films, Rossellini singlehandedly re-enacts mating rituals of the dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, worm, snail and housefly by getting it on with cardboard cut-outs.”
PIG BLASTER – pig fart driven game …
follow-up from last weeks links
Banksy – The Cans Festival. – “Show of the Year. Show of the Decade. Possibly Show of the Century.” if graffiti is your thing …