[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Live Webcast Fail – oh my gawd. feedback!!!!
Stewart to O'Reilly: Fox News a 'perpetual emotion machine' (video) – "You have become the most reasonable person on Fox News," Stewart said to O'Reilly. "Which is like being the thinnest kid at fat camp." john stewart in the lion’s den.
schmooze and abuse
Nigerian Stars Fight 419 Scams With Pop Music – "'Maga No Need Pay' is the latest pop song to make its way around West African radio waves, and the message behind it is clear: just say "no" to cyber-crime." and a catchy fucking tune it is.
Art History Poster – been contemplating about “Manzoni owns shit” and what an achievement that is.
Has headline hyperbole gone too far online? Stewart "obliterates" blogosphere – "Last night, in a segment titled "The Blogs Must Be Crazy," Jon recapped the ongoing war between reality and the headlines used throughout the blogosphere to recap said reality." Jon actually skullf#@ks the Blogoshpere. outch. brain hurts now.
Shapeways interviews Bruce Sterling – "Spimes are pieces of technology that know where they are and can reveal their entire history to you." mkay then…
San Francisco’s Answer to Westboro Baptist Church – "Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest in front of Twitter’s San Francisco office on Thursday, but found themselves severely outnumbered by a crowd of absurdist pranksters, including guest blogger EDW Lynch above." i quite liked “God hates retweets”.
Celebrities with Short Legs Pictures – "Let's not allow Hollywood fool us any more with their visual tricks, and expose how short celebrity legs really are. Photoshop celebrities and politicians with really short legs." awww, ponies. [via b3ta]
Gaming Junkie Kills Mother For Not Paying Internet Bills – "Lonut Silviu Savin, a Romanian Counter-Strike gamer, was devastated when his mother attempted to stop his addiction to the game by simply not paying the internet bill. The adoptive mother paid alright; with her life. After Lonut was unsuccessful logging onto the internet to play Counter-Strike, he stabbed his adoptive mother 17 times, which ultimately, lead to her death." shocking, but really that surprising?
Blogging: Not for the young? – "With the increase in micro-blogging applications like Twitter and Facebook, traditional blogging has declined amongst young adults and teens since 2006 with only 14 percent of teens now saying they blog, compared to 28 percent in 2006."
‘Don’t Be Evil,’ Meet ‘Spy on Everyone’: How the NSA Deal Could Kill Google – "That’s a lot harder to swallow, when Google starts working cheek-to-jowl with the overcollectors. The company pinkie-swears that its agreement with the NSA won’t violate the company’s privacy policies or compromise user data. Those promises are a little hard to believe, given the NSA’s track record of getting private enterprises to cooperate, and Google’s willingness to take this first step." Don’t Be Spying on Everyone.
Torrent Sites Blamed For Twitter Attack – "Twitter alleges that a torrent script developer has installed backdoors into his software, allowing it to gain login credentials of users. These credentials have been abused to boost the follower count of unnamed Twitter accounts." kinda blah but interesting.
Johnny Rotten Settles Suit Alleging He Punched a Woman in the Face – "Lydon, who lives in Los Angeles, denied any wrongdoing." is punk now dead then?
GC-SUNDANCE-Four-Lions.mp3 – interview with chris morris regarding his latest movie four lions, that i must see asap.
Geek graffiti in bathroom – “downloading… please wait. 25%”
The new iPad. – “Now with over 300 cameras. Happy?”
pain pack – very impressive ze frank project, using phone message from people in emotional pain, he then asked musicians to create first samples then pieces of music.
Anger Release Machine « Urban Prankster – "Are you stressed out and feeling the need to break something? Just pop a few coins in the Anger Release Machine and choose a porcelain item to smash." smart.