[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my camino tabs this past week]
george carlin r.i.p.
Seven Words – shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. he’s right, it’s got a very nice rythm.
George Carlin: A YouTube Obituary – “Here’s a short selection of George Carlin’s best YouTube YouTube flicks. If you’re a fan, I know you’ll enjoy them; if you’re one of the uninitiated, well, better late than never.”
Luca Toni – “Cow’s arses, banjos, donkeys, clown shoes, muppet puppets … yep, this week’s Photoshop versions of Italy’s misfiring hitman left no stone unturned.” i am a fan, but i admit. he did look rather clumsy.
Chancellor Merkel goes fussball crazy – “Chancellor Angela Merkel has become so wrapped up in the team effort that she sends players regular text messages before and after games and has even been invited into their dressing room for pep talks.” oh noes, another powerful woman creaming her panties over footballers?
Allo raymond – making fun of raymond domenech is the good strategy. it is hard though cause he mostly pisses people off.
Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art Gallery – artist creates artwork on dusty cars.
Nerd-Graffiti – “What happens if some IT comes into our real life?”
REVERSE GRAFFITI: Clean Green Street Art hits San Francisco! – “The Reverse Graffiti Project imbues the guerrilla tactics of street-art with an eco-friendly element, detourning the definition of graffiti by actually cutting through and cleaning up grit to leave a lasting impression.”
online video killed the …
How to torment telemarketers with one word – “Dedicated to those wonderful people who phone me every day.” yes!
Where The Hell Is Matt? – matt, the globetrotting dancing dude, has a new video up.
Blonde does the escalator rail spin! – “it’s really hard to stop …”
The 10 Best Fan Made Hip Hop Videos With Sims Of All Time – “Fan made music videos featuring The Sims aren’t exactly new. Still, have you seen these things lately? They are the funniest thing.”
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ownage – “Nirvana famous song ‘Smells like teen spirit’ by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain” and curt has officially turned in his grave.
Heavy Load – punk band featuring musicians with learning disabilities. i am down with the down syndrome drummer.
Rayman singing Sexbomb – Rayman and Globox singing Sexbomb. yeh …
schmooze and abuse
The Many (Geeky) Faces of Bill Gates – “Transition One: Coder to Negotiator, Transition Two: Founder to Fortune 500 CEO, Transition Three: Monopolist to Savvy Defendant, Transition Four: Captain of Industry to ‘Venture Philanthropist’”
Flooded London Gallery – “the Medcalf Gallery in London debuted “Flooded London”, a photographic depiction of the future of London as it is overtaken by the rising sea.” preview of things to come.
Yeondoo Jung – kids drawings recreated as photos.
A Marxist analysis of the Simpsons – “Rather than being a satirical examination of American working class life and alienation under capitalism, the show has been transformed from satire to spectacle.” damn man, communists sure know how to take the fun out of everything.
Michel Gondry Picks 25 Classic Music Videos – “Michel Gondry, the French-born director of acclaimed offbeat movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has also directed numerous groundbreaking videos for the likes of Björk and the White Stripes. He offers his picks of the best videos of the last 25 years, in no particular order.”
Big Lebowski 8-Inch Figures – dude!
The Paper Version of the Web – “We don’t usually get to see this handmade stage of the web, but some folks have been thoughtful/narcissistic enough to upload photos of their UI sketches, and I find them fascinating.”
Nintendo ‘least green tech firm’ – “Games firm Nintendo has come bottom of a ranking of the world’s most eco-friendly electronics firms.”
Dance powered phone charger for Glastonbury Festival – “Orange today unveiled a prototype phone charger which harnesses the kinetic energy of your dance moves to allow you to make calls.”
RETRO Reality – retro game chars in real-life settings.
My Headphones Almost Killed My Cat – “I guess I never really noticed or thought about the fact that they were enclosed in this big thick plastic case.” i so know this, struggled many times with these unbreakable plastic packaging materials.
By Open Sourcing Symbian, Nokia Kicks Off the Mobile Age – “Symbian co-founder Nokia announced Monday night that it is buying the 52 percent of the software maker that it doesn’t already own and releasing its mobile operating system under an open source license.”
The 13 Most Common Female Courtship Gestures and Signals – “The female techniques that you are about to see give you a basic understanding and a few small and maybe unknown female tips.”
Hackers Crack London Tube’s Ticketing System – “Dutch security researchers rode the London Underground free for a day after easily using an ordinary laptop to clone the “smartcards” commuters use to pay fares, a hack that highlights a serious security flaw” haXXorz.
Announcing the “Internet for Everyone” campaign – “Today Google joined a national initiative of public interest, civic and industry groups to help launch the Internet for Everyone campaign, whose goal is to make ubiquitous and open broadband access f every American a priority in the next administration.” so noble. so not evil. so goo… i think i am gonna puke now.
Man named God arrested for selling cocaine – “Whether his name is a blessing or curse the man named God Lucky Howard was arrested by undercover detectives for selling cocaine in his neighborhood.” god, can you sell me some crack when you get released from prison. please?
PictoplasmaNYC – “Pictoplasma NYC – Conference on Contemporary Character Design and Art New York, September 5-6, 2008 Away from its usual home in Berlin, the Pictoplasma Conference is about to touch down in the heart of Manhattan.” if only ny wasn’t so bloody unaffordable.
www.belluard.ch – Since 1983 the festival Belluard Bollwerk International takes place every year in the beginning of the summer in Fribourg (CH). At this year’s festival which takes place from June 24th til July 5th 2008, 19 projects – will be presented.
Wonderland: Postcard from Azeroth – “In a moment of brilliance (I suspect fuelled by gin), my guildmates sent the guild a postcard each … from Azeroth.” what strikes me is that they had everyone’s rl adress.
Teens use technology to party in strangers’ pools | Register Hardware – “Tech savvy teens are using Google Earth’s splendidly clear aerial shots of the UK to launch a summertime craze – pool crashing.”
Markus Notter | Regierungsrat des Kantons Zürich – website of a swiss politician, that gives the illusion you actually meet him. [via swissmiss]
Nokia erwirbt Berliner Startup Plazes – “Nokia kauft das Berliner Startup Plazes.com. Der weltweit führende Handyanbieter baut damit seine Internetplattform Ovi weiter aus.”