teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
Fiat Cinque Tank – 500 tank ftw. i want one! gotta love the smirk on the drivers faces.
Jason Jones: Behind the Veil – The Complete Saga – "Jason Jones's reports from Iran taught us so much about Persia and its people. For example, I'd been under the impression that Iran was a Scandinavian nation where the citizens traveled everywhere on pogo-sticks and subsisted solely on bumblebee pie. Turns out at least half of that is untrue." in case you missed this, watch it now.
Video: 8-bit arcade classics are back, in Lego form – "Lego Arcade, by YouTube user MlCHAELHlCKOX, whose Lego/game obsession goes back several years to his original Lego Marios"
Origins of the Moonwalk – "As some people already know, a dance move called the moonwalk (a.k.a. backslide) had been existed before it became the "moonwalk". The video features the ancient moonwalkers and other greats who possibly influenced MJ's style of dancing." wer hats erfunden?
Operation Midnight Climax – Episode 1- What's In The Bottle? – "The year is 1953 and the CIA has just been formed. We meet Jake Kowalski (Quinton Flynn) and his Army buddy Reed Spencer (Todd Cahoon) in an undisclosed location where Jake, now a CIA spook, tells Reed about the government's MKULTRA campaign and the covert plans to administor LSD to unsuspecting brothel patrons while they are "filmed for research purposes", behind two-way mirrors." cia lsd wtf
Winston Churchill backed by band from the future – "Churchill gives a dazzling rendition of his 1941 proclamation, aided by wayward time travelers."
Gay Geeks Stage WOW Pride Parade – "Judging from this video of a well-attended gay pride parade set in "World of Warcraft" land, when avatars get down, they don't always get down opposite" i dont think i know one gay wow player… sadly.
Dancing Inmate's Michael Jackson tribute – "A tribute performed by 1,500 CPDRC Inmates on June 27, 2009 in memory of Michael Jackson."
schmooze and abuse
Celebrities Upside Down Pictures – "Photoshop celebrities and politicians upside down while their face stays intact"
You've been Tangoed: Ginger tom upstages David Dimbleby on BBC Question Time – "As David Dimbleby and the panel yakked on about political issues, proceedings were suddenly enlivened by the unexpected arrival of a cat. And no one was more surprised than the ginger tom's owner Jackie Ellery, who was watching at home when her missing pet appeared."
TweetCraft – "TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client for World of Warcraft." PC only as far as i can tell.
Giving up my iPod for a Walkman – "When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, it started a revolution in portable music. But how does it compare with its digital successors? The Magazine invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week." and 30 years from now, a teenager will review the ipod with just as many questions.
Get tooled up for guerilla gardening – "Next time you see a well-heeled couple stopping to dig through their bags, look again – things might not be what they seem. You could be witnessing a pair of guerilla gardeners engaged in their covert battle to plant flowers and vegetables in neglected urban spaces. It can be illegal, so campaign members are often forced to hide their work."
Michael Jackson First Artist to Sell Over 1 Million Downloads in a Single Week – "As Michael Jackson’s body is being prepared for transport to a public viewing at the Neverland Ranch, his music rules the charts once again."
Pirate Bay to sell to private company, go legit – "OK, that's weird. – OK, that's kind of ominous and interesting."
Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Discusses the Site’s Future – "On the day that The Pirate Bay announced that they will be sold to a commercial company for $7.8 million, Tomas Wennström secured an audio interview with TPB spokesman Peter Sunde." everything has been said about this. i just shut up and sulk.
My dirty weekend in Glastonbury's Hippy Land – "We sent the most anti-festival (and anti-music, anti-mud, anti-dancing) writer we could find to Glastonbury. Did the Green Fields work their magic?" please dont miss the hilarious photo set.
Taking the Michael Jackson thing a bit too far… [PIC] – "This is actually disturbing if real."
laboratory tests of vegan restaurants in la – "Is your vegan food really vegan? We pull out all the stops to test 17 LA area vegan restaurants for non-vegan ingredients, and to find out why seven of them failed miserably." i worked in a “vegetarian” restaurant once where they used gelatine.
Stweet – "Stweet is a mix of street and twitt, offering a real new way to discover geolocalised twitts from Twitter on a Google Street View panorama."
James Barnett – Paintings of Video Games – "A series of landscapes painted from video games. These aren't from screenshots I found online; I navigated around inside of each of the games until I found a composition I liked, and then made a painting of it."
Orioto – Mikaël Aguirre – same as above, but better.