teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
if you click only one link here, make sure its this one (and cu back here soon!)
hid.im – "A Hidim turns a torrent into a regular PNG image – You save the png yourself. You can post it anywhere. People can decode it, but it can't be searched for… it won't turn up in searches for those torrents, unless you provide text that matches" genius. now we need the torrent clients to be able to decode it, bingo.
online video killed the …
SAVING PRIVATE REMI (REMI GAILLARD) – "French prankster Remi Gaillard is at it again. This time he stages a single-handed Normandy Beach landing & barely gets noticed. Recently posted but with HIGH viewing figures so apols if GC." absolutly brilliant. [via b3ta]
Insane gamer. – geeky dancer rocking the dance dance revolution machine. [via b3ta]
Douglas Rushkoff | July 15, 2009 | ColbertNation.com – douglas rushkoff tries to talk about his latest book life inc. a giggling stephen colbert is trying to make it as hard as possible.
Stephen Colbert Remembers Remembering Michael Jackson – "After all, who can't remember where they were when Stephen Colbert remembered when we remembered Michael Jackson? To memorialize the memorializing of the memorializing, here's the clip. Never forget." stephen colbert makes EVERYTHING about himself, and thats so goddamn refreshingly honest. media critquists around the world should have a field day.
Rap Around The World – 30 Languages, One Awesome Video – "Here is a sampling of 30 different raps, from 30 different countries (in alphabetical order). While I’m not the biggest fan of the genre, this video really showcases how different Rap/Hip-Hop can sound depending on what part of the world you come from."
Dance You Into The Sunlight – ill doctrine delivers quite an insightful comment on MJs life and death, try not to puzzle too much about his hitler mustache.
schmooze and abuse
covert cabin – “Welcome to covertcabin.com the home of eco-friendly, off-grid holiday rental situated in the beautiful Perigord Vert Natural Park in the Dordogne region of SW France. ” want!
Twitter Mousepad – “• High-quality cloth material, providing a precise and consistent glide • Non-slip rubber base • Measures 7 x 8.2 inches” i like the “slide to unlock”-footmat they sell as well
Incredible Shadow Art Created From Junk – "British-born and -based artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster skilfully skirt the boundaries between beauty and the shadowier aspects of humanity, playing with our perceptions as well as our notions of taste. Many of their most notable pieces are made from piles of rubbish, with light projected against them to create a shadow image entirely different to that seen when looking directly at the deliberately disguised pile." oh, the metaphor.
resident evil tshirt – "MmmmMMmMm…. Braaaiinnnsss…. Everyone has a Darkside on the inside just waiting to come out, so what better way to show your Darkside than by your very own pull your t-shirt over your head and become a zombie t-shirt." want! for many “panda moments” at our house.
Tate Liverpool exhibition to celebrate political Picasso – "Picasso's cold war career as a highly political painter, peace campaigner and tireless fundraiser for leftwing causes will be revealed in an exhibition at Tate Liverpool next spring" goddamn communist! american museums should ban him from their collections and sell their picassos back to us europeans. (see what i did there?)
Boy starved for not saying Amen – "TWO women members of a fanatical religious cult are accused of starving a toddler to death after the boy refused to say "Amen" after meals." file under: mad things justified by religion.
PayPal shuts us down – "PayPal has frozen my assets. We have no source of income beyond the car money we just spent in Kampala on Monday. I may very well have to return to Kampala and get the car payment money back to live off of. We are stranded financially and physically without a vehicle because of PayPal." fuck paypal!
App-stinence: 'Purity Ring' application for iPhone on sale – "A UK software developer has released a "purity ring" application for Apple's iPhone." this guy should get laid more often.
Inside Twitter HQ – "Twitter is the hottest internet startup on the planet. Over the last few months, the messaging service it provides has morphed from a social networking tool into an instrument of revolution. So what's life like for the 52 employees at its San Francisco headquarters?" one of the most regretable dreams in my life that never came true, i never worked for an internet-startup.
Dow runs scared from water – "A new, beautifully-designed line of bottled water – this time not from the melting Alps, nor from faraway, clean-water-deprived Fiji, but rather from the contaminated ground near the site of the 1984 Bhopal catastrophe – scared Dow Chemical's London management team into hiding today."
Woman arrested for battery after poking boyfriend in groin with her sex toy – "A woman has been arrested after accosting her live-in boyfriend with a pink sex toy." file under: dildos as weapon.
Want to keep your wallet? Carry a baby picture – "Hundreds of wallets were planted on the streets of Edinburgh by psychologists last year. Perhaps surprisingly, nearly half of the 240 wallets were posted back. But there was a twist. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist, and his team inserted one of four photographs behind a clear plastic window inside, showing either a smiling baby, a cute puppy, a happy family or a contented elderly couple. Some wallets had no image and some had charity papers inside." at least they dont recommend, to make the baby for the photo…
Putting What Little We Actually Know About Chrome OS Into Context – "Make something intended not for your own use, but for use by dummies, and you’ll usually wind up creating something dumb. The future of computing probably is in the direction of thin clients connecting to network services for storage and software, but my hunch is that Chrome OS is too thin."
Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief – "Dropping the F-bomb or other expletives may not only be an expression of agony, but also a means to alleviate it" i am in much more pain than my swearing might suggest.