ruff linkage 200844

teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.

online video killed the …

L's chicken walking robot costume – "A chicken walking robot" trick or treat me like this, kids, and you might get candy ^^ [via bb]

revolution x – "this is the trailer for the upcoming documentary about the 2008 presidential campaign." not sure, but interesting.

Paul Steel 'Honkin On My Crack Pipe' – "This is stop motion music video for singer/songwriter Paul Steel I directed and animated. It is for the song 'Honkin' (On Your Crack Pipe)' from his album 'April & I'. " muppets.

One man + 64 vocal tracks = Thriller acapella – "It took this guy two and a half months to complete this… so enjoy." alot of work to mildly amuse me for a minute. no! very impressive, man. [via b3ta]

Tetris A Theme on Glass Bottles – "Our bottle band (Cuyler, Kyle, and Laura) performs the tetris A theme as arranged in the dr. mario & tetris SNES video game."

Space Invader- Binary Code Street Art- Part 1 – "One of our favorite street artists, Invader, came to LA from France recently and took a minute to explain his new Binary Code street art." oh boy, this invader guy is really full of himself. but he does have nice ideas.

INVADER- Rubix Cubism- Indoor- Part 2 – "Here's Part 2 of the enigmatic and elusive Frenchman; Invader. In this part he describes the nature of his indoor work, how its made, and some of the ideas behind what hes putting into the hands of collectors nowadays"

Synchronized Presidential Debating – "Did watching the 2nd and 3rd debates give you a feeling of déjà vu? This montage of synced-up footage from all three presidential debates confirms our deep-seated belief that every debate was exactly the same." nailing the “didn’t i hear that one before” feeling we so often get these days.

Paris For President Paris Hilton Official Video – spoof paris hilton running for president video, that's (kinda) hot [via neatorama]

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN – "The sky is falling, the sky is falling."


Cursebird: What the f#@! is everyone swearing about? – “cursebird is a realtime feed of people swearing on twitter” at least i think that’s the claim for this website that i had to type (!!!!) here because it was in an image.

R.I.P. @MarsPhoenix: The Twitter Epitaph Contest – "To mark this exciting, crowd-pleasing, Tweeting trip to the Martian north pole, we thought it'd be fun to mark the occasion with a Mars Phoenix Twitter-style epitaph contest. That means that these particular virtual headstones must be under 140 characters. Beyond that, it's up to you how you want to memorialize the mission." all i came up with was a lame “R.I.I. (Rest In Ice)” that i didn’t even bother to post.

US Army warns of Twitter danger – "US intelligence agencies are worried that terrorists might start to use new communication technologies like the blogging site Twitter to plan and organise attacks." newsflash, they already are. and???

schmooze and abuse

Google Now Lets You Text Message from Gmail – "Because we can't get enough new Gmail features, Google today rolled out a Gmail Labs feature that lets you send text messages from your Gmail chat window." only available in the US atm. but very very cool.

Opera Sings an Ode to Browsers Everywhere – "Mr. von Tetzchner said that Opera’s engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won’t let the company release it because it competes with Apple’s own Safari browser." sigh.

Untitled-1 – "A funny thing happens when you copy and paste this character into a text editor:" go ahead try it, it’s nothing dirty.

Home is where the controller is – "I went cross stitch crazy this weekend. Here is what I made!" well, my home won't be where the xbox controller is, but uhm …

Disaster Girl! – "She loves starting fires, but this devilish girl is responsible for other disasters, too!!" i am only half-exited about this meme.

A Melting Economy – "In downtown Manhattan, two artists, Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano sculpted the word "ECONOMY" from a block of ice to symbolize the economic downfall." *melt

8 Things to Expect in the Next iPhone Update – "We don't know exactly when the next version of the iPhone operating system (v2.2) will arrive, but the leaks are springing fast, and the new OS looks like a useful update — full of new toys."

iPhone Apps Are a Trojan Horse for Music Pricing – "One artist has already managed to sell a song for twice the price Apple normally insists on; Sony Music is hawking David Cook's "Light On" through Apple's App Store for $1.99"

Girl Talk's Feed the Animals: The Official Sample List – "Last month, I dissected Girl Talk's Feed the Animals using the list of samples lovingly collected by hundreds of Wikipedia users. But that was totally unofficial, a crowdsourced attempt to find musical needles in a giant mashup haystack."

WTF BROCCOLI PART DEUCE. – "The tradition of hiding names or faces on Cascadian Farm packaging began over a dozen years ago. It was unspoken tribute by the package design department to the friends & family of Cascadian Farm. The faces won’t be included on our redesigned packaging."

10 iPhone Apps We Wish Existed – "CoryCaddyTM A voice sample of blogger Cory Doctorow continually reminding you that your iPhone is a pathetic piece of DRM-riddled crippleware. (Also works as a ringtone.)" this one made me LOL.

Paul Virilio on the crisis – "He sees in the current financial crisis the most accomplished example of his theory, a catastrophe where the victims do not actually die, but lose the roof above their heads by the thousands." one of the many i-told-you-so guys, but with him it really is true.

Yes We Can! – "Pick up this mp3 to start your Tuesday night victory party off right."

ascii deep throat – ascii deep throat, midly nsfw i guess [via]

The Awesome Cultural Power of WE MAKE MONEY NOT ART – "*This is scary. On my FlickR set, there are NINE (9) eager views of a snapshot of Regine Debatty *before I can even type a caption for her photograph.* How does she do that?"

Manuel Uribe’s Big Fat Mexican Wedding – "Some people get a limo ride to their wedding, but not Manuel Uribe. The world’s heaviest man (who once weighed in at 1,230 lb or 560 kg) went to his wedding in a specially decorated bed on top of a flatbed truck"

IPhone 3G Unlock Coming – "Get ready, because the iPhone 3G unlock is coming to an iPhone 3G near you. The iPhone Dev Team have been able to break in the baseband processor. As you may remember from the first-generation iPhone unlock, this is big news because it means they have access to the core of the system, which gives them the ability to fully manipulate the iPhone 3G hardware and, therefore, unlock it" or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos.

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