[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski – what if … william shakespeare wrote the big lebowski
The Church of the Latter-Day Dude – "Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there." joined!
The Big Lebowski goes literary – "For some, The Big Lebowski represents a lifestyle choice more than it does a piece of cinema: take the followers of the internet-based religion Dudeism who emulate the attitudes of the film’s main character; or the fans that attend the annual Lebowski Fest."
Lhasa – Rising (Official Video) – and another lhasa de sela video.
CON TODA PALABRA – the very talented lhasa de sela has passed away much too young, aged 37, a few days ago.
Prepare for Gucci… – "If you don’t think you’ll last till Monday check out below, I’ve got a nice little exclusive bonus track for you AND the official tracklist…" monday it is.
BO MARLEY – Masters Of The Universe – "After their undying classic album from 2007/09 Bo Marley are finally back with a vengeance – and a massive ghettoblaster! Always ready to rock your backyard, street corner or..er..local super market the Harlev homeboys are once again powering up their Chariot Of Fire (aka. the Bo mobil) and drop a floor-devastating cassette" yup, you read that right … cassette! digital dowload also available, cc-licensed.
online video killed the …
Best FAILS Of 2009 (VIDEO) – "Everyone is good at something. These people just happen to be good at failing" be warned, some are hard to watch.
Sesame Street: Celebrity Lullabies – w. ricky gervais. wait for it …
Usher/Goat – "This is Olympic Quality tech + humor! Great Job!!"
parkour motion reel – "Illustrated with technical pen,frame by frame. I admit it might not be the best, or the quality isn't perfect, just a shot at animating the old flip book whatever-you-call-it way. =D" another flipbook-type stopmotion animation.
A Heavy Metal Baby to Remember – gotta love the pacifier!
Angry Hot Chick Destroys Boyfriends PS3 – i lol'ed when he asked her to get him a drink …
schmooze and abuse
The 50 Best Protest Signs Of 2009: Pics, Videos, Links, News – "We saw some really great protest signs in 2009. Thanks to our President for being a socialist, gay people for being gay, and Kanye West for interrupting Taylor Swift." loves the one saying “NO Pubic Option …”
How Terry Gilliam Weathered Loss of Heath Ledger to Finish Fanciful Imaginarium – "But all those obstacles pale next to the tragedy Gilliam (pictured) faced in January 2008, when his star actor Heath Ledger died halfway through production on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the director’s latest cinematic flight of fancy."
my thoughts on Banksy / Robbo – "By incorporating Robbo’s piece into his own , Banksy was in fact preserving Robbo’s history since people like to preserve Banksy. Now, what Robbo did in return was pretty great as well. That’s what I got." street mashup.
Banksy: I don’t believe in global warming – "Übrigens wurde der eBay-Banksy, über den ich hier vor Weihnachten berichtet hatte, jetzt für 10.994 € verkauft." omg. banksy sold for 10K on ebay.
Matt Frei's diary: Dangerous minds – "They are all the products of relative prosperity and higher education. After all, Osama Bin Laden and his deputy also came from a privileged background." asks how people from wealthy backgrounds fall into terrorism.
Do minaret yourself – "N'hésitez pas à télécharger, imprimer, découper, plier et coller votre propre minaret d'appartement! , plier et coller votre propre minaret d'appartement! Ou passez directement à l'atelier retirer votre exemplaire sérigraphié sur carton gris." best DIY minaret yet.
You Drive What? – "Youdrivewhat.com is here to show the rest of the world what (for some reason) you feel is an awesome ride. You decided to paint your car like a child’s cereal character; you may find yourself on youdrivewhat.com." created by “the people of walmart” guys.
The WELL: Bruce Sterling: State of the World 2010 – "For the eleventh time, Inkwell rings in the New Year with a visit from Well member Bruce Sterling, to address the State of the World and Things Various and Sundry. Bruce used to write novels when there were bookstores, and used to write for magazines and newspapers when magazines and newspapers existed. Nowadays he travels a lot when trains are running and when airports aren't clogged by security theater." always a great read.
Adidas Turns the Sneaker Into an Augmented Reality Device – "Adidas has created a virtual 3-D world that can be accessed using an upcoming line of five men’s sneakers in an idea that ties into one of the technology trends of the year: augmented reality."
Teen and Transgender Comparative Study – "The series is a correlation of two stages of transformation, pairing teen girls (12-14) with like adult male-to-female transsexuals. The Teen and Transgender Comparative Study is currently showing at The Hammer Museum in Nine Lives, curated by Ali Subotnick." eerie matches. [via sex and blogs]
Warwick High Girl Is Taking Chess World By Storm – "Google the name "Abby Marshall" and chess, in fact, and you'll discover a host of Web sites that cover her matches like those of a sports celebrity – with interviews, pictures and comments from fans, including one describing this "badass" devotee of the much-maligned King's Gambit opening move as a "chess hero.""