teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
The Astounding World of the Future – "A funny mid-20th century newsreel featuring amazingly accurate predictions of the year 2000." [via b3ta]
The Beatles: Rock Band – game trailer, will get released 09. 09. 09
Media banned from Tiananmen Square – "The BBC's James Reynolds tried to enter Tiananmen Square, but was turned away. Men wielding umbrellas attempted to obstruct filming in the area." anyone else feel like hitting the stupidly giggling chinese cop?
Stephen Colbert gets sued – "Host Jon Stewart and correspondent Stephen Colbert talk about material that cannot be used. Colbert tells the story of how he got sued over a piece."
Baby Talk, Bla Bla Bla!!!! – "A baby is talking in her language, Funny!" she sounds arabian.
INTERVIEW PROJECT – david lynch interviews ordinary people he meets on the road, filmed by his son.
Dan & naD – a palindromic sketch – "This sketch is a palindrome – i.e., it's the same backwards as it is forwards. It's arguably not the funniest sketch on Youtube, but it's almost certainly one of the only ones that was written using a spreadsheet."
schmooze and abuse
I-Spot Iconic Game Characters – "From Pac-Man to Left 4 Dead, delve into the nostalgia tweaking, heart-warming, time-wasting world of the greatest iconic games characters of all time, including Donkey Kong, Zelda, Mario, Horace and loads more." [via b3ta]
7 Factors That Led to Crisis – "As I was working on Bailout Nation, I struggled to find a way to communicate the myriad forces that combined to cause the collapse. The book details the many elements involved, but I wanted a visual way to depict what I took 20 chapters to explain."
Drama Button – "The Drama Button – for all of life's unnecessary drama" nice enough, it’s just a different melody than the one we know and love from dramatic chipmunk.
The Crack Garden, San Francisco, CA – "Inspired by the tenacious plants that pioneer the tiny cracks of urban landscapes, a backyard is transformed through hostile takeover of an existing concrete slab by imposing a series of "cracks". The rows of this garden contain a lushly planted mix of herbs, vegetables, flowers, and rogue weeds retained for their aesthetic value." no worries, this garden is not growing crack.
Jogger Hits Tree While Tweeting, Hurtles Toward Global Infamy – "I am somewhat disappointed that my 15 minutes of fame stem from running into a tree whilst tweeting" lolololol such a metaphor.
China Blocks Twitter, Many Social Media Sites, Ahead of June 4 Tienanmen Anniversary – "I first heard about it through @rmack, more here on Mashable, many other media reports coming out now."
Artists Abused in Pirate Bay Trial Strike Back – "Hiphop group Advance Patrol was used by the music industry in the Pirate Bay trial, portrayed as artists suffering losses from illegal downloading. However, the group itself was never consulted, and they are now striking back at the music industry by releasing their new album for free – on The Pirate Bay, of course."
The Biggest Pavilion in the Venice Biennale – "At the 53rd Venice Biennial (opening to the public on 7th June), a completely new pavilion will be presented – the Internet Pavilion. With the theme for this year's biennial, “Making Worlds”, it is only logical that the Internet is represented, for the first time, by a pavilion of its own." it’ll be very interesting to see, how the biennale presents the internet.
How Tetris conquered the world, block by block – "That addictive puzzler Tetris – created 25 years ago by Russian Alexey Pajitnov – has a legitimate claim to being the videogame that conquered the world"
Every time you masturbate…God kills a kitten – "first appeared in print in BarFly magazine as the image below, prior to the year 2000."
Apple Rejects EFF Updates App, Claims Parody Content Is Objectionable – "But this morning Apple rejected the app. Why? Because it claims EFF's content runs afoul of the iTune's App Store's policy against "objectionable" content." just the guys you want to mess with, apple.