teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
What’s New with the Glue Society – "The Glue Society, a group of artists, designers and projecteers, have created these amazing series of sculptures and films where they've created chair rainbows on the frozen tundra, a curb-side wrap party, gratuitous nudie pictures for airplanes passing by, a house of crates, and a blow-up doll's vacation paradise." some brilliant ideas here.
SUPANIMAL™ SWEET & WILD – the bear with two faces, sweet and cuddly in the daytime, mischievious at night. site-specific street art. [via wooster]
We are the Robots – "Seen On The Streets of Rouen, France"
Literal 'Street Art' of Pedestrian Crosswalks – "the purpose of these crossings is to assist people (or in some cases animals) wishing to cross a road, their utilitarianism hasn’t not stopped people from creative experimentation in the form of quite literal pedestrian street art."
online video killed the …
Jonestown: The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple – "Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch." this tragedy happened 30 years ago
MontyPython's Channel – "For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands." lololol
Snoop Dogg on Martha Stewart – "Snoop Dogg's famous "Cognac Mashed Potatoes?"." the shizzle is whenn martha reads his letter.
Carrot clarinet – "Linsey Pollak drills out a carrot and turns it into a clarinet and plays it"
Perspectives – interesting how no words are said, but just the uhms and the gestures almost say it all.
schmooze and abuse
Sacrificial Domo – "To see how the sacrificial ceremony unfolded, go past the break. I have to warn you though, it is quite gruesome." not pretty.
Let me google that for you – "This is for all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves." b3ta called it patronizing 3.0.
19-Year-Old Lifecaster Commits Suicide on Justin.TV – "In a tragic story from NewTeeVee, we learn that a 19-year-old user of the online live-streaming video service Justin.TV has apparently committed suicide in front of an audience of fellow forum dwellers egging him on during the process." fool
Michael Jackson 'converts to Islam and changes name to Mikaeel' – "The singer, who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, converted to Islam in a ceremony at a friend's house in Los Angeles." first trying everything to be no longer a brother, now a habibi?
Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you – "High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)—you can't live with it, but you practically can't buy an HD-capable device anymore without it. While HDCP is typically used in devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, HDMI-enabled notebooks, and even the Apple TV in order to keep DRMed content encrypted between points A and B, it appears that Apple's new aluminum MacBook (and presumably the MacBook Pro) are using it to protect iTunes Store media as well." the evil empire expands.
Warcraft's Lich King the fastest selling PC game ever – "You probably won't be surprised but Wrath of the Lich King, the new expansion for World of Warcraft, has become the fastest selling PC game of all time. It shifted more than 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours of release compared to the 2.4 million copies sold in the same timeframe by the previous World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade." kinda duh, with millions addicted.
victory or death! yes we can! – humorous thoughts on what it means that obama nominated a world of warcraft player to chair the FCC transition team.
Cocaine users are destroying the rainforest – at 4m squared a gram – "Four square metres of rainforest are destroyed for every gram of cocaine snorted in the UK, a conference of senior police officers as told yesterday." i loved that they put it in numbers.
Campaign Exclusive: Custom USB Drives & Unreleased Jonathan Coulton Album – "We’ll be offering the drives exclusively at our $50 dollar donation level (and above) until December 31st." yup, i paid up.
World Toilet Organization|WTO|Global Voice for Toilets & Sanitation – "World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non- profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide." and this week was global toilet day. not kidding.
Brothel offers free entry to men who have its name tattooed on their arm – "A brothel reputed to be the largest in Europe has been overwhelmed with interest after offering free entry for life to customers who have its name tattooed on their arm." i pet they didn’t think anyone would be that stupid.
RjDJ Reactive music for iphone and ipod. A new music Genre. – “This is one of the most creative uses for an iphone I’ve seen so far. RjDj is an iphone/ipod app that uses your motion and the sound occurring naturally around you to make music. The application takes samples through the built-in microphone and uses input from the accelerometer and produces songs.” i couldnt find it in appstore tho.
The IT Crowd – Friday 21 November – "The IT Crowd Friday 21 November 10:00pm – 10:35pm Channel 4 From Hell" weeeee they are back. go go Moss! we wanna see you dance.
Deconstructing Google Mobile's Voice Search on the iPhone – "Over the last few hours, I've been analyzing the traffic proxied through my network, trying to reverse-engineer it to get to something usable, but I've hit my limits. I'm posting this with the hopes that someone out there can run with it and find out more."