teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
Mark Simpson – Fairytale of New York – “A bit of Christmas cheer and festive spirit ends in near disaster.” yes yes, xmas is one of the times of the year, during which i wish i could still drink alcohol, helas …
bytelove – lifestyle – i want everything on this page for xmas, especially the ice invaders ice tray and the periodic table shower curtain, kkthxbye.
handjob – or ok ok, maybe a handjob [via b3ta]
online video killed the …
Truth in Advertising – “a great story about how a marketing campaign is made.” [via b3ta]
Killing In The Climb – “Everyone is fighting over which is better – Joe from X Factor with The Climb, or Rage Against The Machine with Killing In The Name.”
Homeless Guy ‘Mustard’ Sings Radiohead’s Creep – “If there’s any homeless person who deserves a moment in the spotlight, a huge royalty check, or even just a warm place to sleep, it’s Mustard” fucking sign this guy already.
schmooze and abuse
Interview: At Climate Talks, Thom Yorke Calls for Pay-What-You-Owe Economy – “It’s not enough,” Yorke said of the UK’s proposed emissions cuts. “But the political pressure they’re feeling, that’s very obvious. Hopefully something will come from that in the next 24 hours.” yeh you, thom.
The Simpsons turns 20 today – "Twenty years ago today, the first full-length episode of The Simpsons — known as The "Christmas Special" — aired on television." and i remember it like it was yesterday.
Why are the Alps getting taller? – "The Alps grow because they swim in the Earths mantle. Mountains like the Matterhorn or the Zugspitze lose one meter of stone every 1000-2000 years" and to think we used to have this slogan “weg mit den alpen, freie sicht aufs mittelmeer!”, not a chance then.
FREE For All – "Viewed from the side, the structure looks like a forty-four-foot-long stringed instrument, but from the front, it clearly spells one evocative word: FREE." for some bloody reason i now have the horrible geaorge michael song stuck in my head, “freedom, freedom… You’ve gotta give for what you take…” oh brother.
Un-Facebook Yourself – "Sometimes, social networking is just a bit too social. If you're feeling vulnerable on Facebook, the web's biggest social hangout, you can easily take control over who can see your information."
Swiss Mountain House Rocks! – "this unusual house plan is the collaboration between the Netherlands architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects. This underground home, located in the Swiss village of Vals, is set amidst a cluster of mountain houses and if you don’t look carefully you might miss it!" want! someone make me rich fast so i can build one.
Announcing bit.ly Pro – "Today we’re pleased to announce a new service: bit.ly Pro. The Pro service provides custom short URLs powered by bit.ly. Publishers and bloggers will be able to use their own short domain names to point to pages on their sites" thats a bit.ly pro. see what i did there?