ruff linkage 201020

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

online video killed the …

Worst Wedding DJ EVER! (ORIGINAL) – "no description available" and no description needed… wait till he starts to slap his drums.

Funny dancing dog – cats ruled the internetz, then finally there was techno dog.

Albi Saner dräit düre – HALLIHALLO dr Bienvenu.

No Fun – Eva and Franco Mattes – "Online Art Performance by Eva and Franco Mattes aka 2010." says so much about our time.

Babies – Movie Trailer – "Babies is a documentary film by Thomas Balmes, depicting the early lives of four infants growing up in Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo, respectively." babies!!!11!

LittleBigPlanet 2 Preview – "Taking a cue – and a queue, actually – from social networks, every player will now have their own activity stream, a Twitter-esque timeline that is constantly being updated with exactly what they, their PSN friends, and any other LBP player whose work they've hearted, have been doing in the game."

schmooze and abuse

Trash Humpers / Warp Films to release Harmony Korine's new feature – "It’s a fearless soul that makes a film like Trash Humpers" i am too scared to buy this…

Kon + Amir Present: The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time – "These days, everyone loves hip-hop. But how much does the average fan really know about the building blocks that formed the foundation of the genre's entire sound?" great resource.

The rise and fall of an Internet sensation – "On Feb. 15, Thomas Bruso's already unpredictable life took an abrupt detour. It was the day he ceased being Thomas Bruso and became Epic Beard Man, Internet sensation. That day, Bruso pulled on his custom-made "I am a motherfucker" T-shirt, snapped on his fanny pack, and met the pot-smoking buddy he calls Ugly Bob at the bus stop at Fruitvale and MacArthur in Oakland. They boarded a San Francisco–bound AC Transit bus, planning to buy some weed in the city."

Lost in Lost: Season six, episode 15 – "But, as always, Lost gave us more questions than answers." lost lost me too.

in Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word project – "play these together, some or all, start them at any time, in any order." [thx van]

The Incredible Shrinking Man – "A public research into the implications of genetically downsizing the human species to better fit the earth." its a decent plan.

Open Facebook Alternatives Gain Momentum, $115K – "The funding is not through the capital market and not through the venture capital system, but through civil society,” said Moglen. “This is a signal to Facebook, and I am sure Facebook is getting it."

Boat That Rocked, The [2009] – the other day we watched this movie, it is kinda meh, much overacting, too hyper, but the music is brilliant. this website gives you minute by minute tracklist. fantastic service!

A study in cow dynamics – "Happy cows tend to copy each other. And happy cows are also more productive by various measures such as the amount of milk they produce."

The Yes Lab for Creative Activism – "The Yes Lab is a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out Yes-Men-style projects on their own." looking for donations

German court orders wireless passwords for all – "Germany's top criminal court ruled Wednesday that Internet users need to secure their private wireless connections by password to prevent unauthorized people from using their Web access to illegally download data." there dies the free wifi movement.

Banksy's Road Trip Continues – Yesterday, Toronto. Today, Boston. – "For us, Banksy has given people a new reason to get out of their homes, explore their cities on a scavenger hunt trying to find pieces that have been put up in both heavily trafficked areas as well as those off the beaten path."

Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options – "To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet."

HTC calls for halt to sales of iPad, iPhone and iPod in US – "The fight between Apple and HTC, maker of mobile phones using Google's Android platform, is growing increasingly acrimonious with the Taiwanese firm calling for the regulatory authorities to halt the sale of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the US." rrrr, cat fight!

Steam for Mac now available, 57 launch games including free Portal, and LucasArts classics – "Tipsters are telling us that the Steam for Mac service is now live … sort of. While the client makes the rounds, and the beta whitelist has been lifted, it appears Valve isn't quite ready to break out the cigars."

Arts: Swiss Artist Catalogs Mutant Insects Around Nuke Plants – "Scientific illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger details these minute mutations in the so-called true bugs she collects near nuclear facilities and areas of chemical contamination. True bugs don't travel far, and they "suck the liquid from the plants they live on," she says. "So if the plant is contaminated, they take a lot of radioactivity into their bodies."

For The Win » News – "Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation" the new cory doctorow novel is out and as usual available for free download. this will be the first book i read on my iPad.

Poster Boy in Jail – "Think of all the people out there who commit real crimes, yet live their lives unpunished, and compare them to the actions of an artist who was only making the streets and subways look a bit more interesting. This world is really messed up."

Chavez tops Twitter in Venezuela – "The Twitter account of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has become the most popular in Venezuela, with more than a quarter of a million followers. Mr Chavez says he has hired 200 people to read through the many messages he receives on the social networking site. He says over 18% of the messages he receives are hostile."

Sociologists invade World of Warcraft, see humanity's future – "A sociological field study no longer means packing up; it means plugging in. Books, articles, and US government funding make it clear that World of Warcraft and Second Life have become legitimate locations for academic research into everything from gold farming to "goon culture" to humanity's future."

Organic Potatoes at Safeway: You’re Doing It Wrong! – "The sight of these Melissa’s organic potatoes individually-wrapped in petroleum-based plastic wrap* really struck me as a serious marketing misstep. The people who are buying organic potatoes in the first place will also be the first ones to balk at this kind of over-done packaging that seems to miss the whole point." in theory, yes, they should balk, but …

South Africa World Cup 'just for the rich' – "South Africa's street vendors, barred from selling their goods near the World Cup stadia, say the strict regulations are threatening their livelihood"

Ninja Tune XX (Limited Edition Box Set) – "Pre-order now, pay £80.00 (available for a limited period only, full price £100.00) and guarantee your copy for delivery on the release date, September 20th 2010." and pre-ordered it is.

Dead Footballer Booked For Diving – "A Croatian footballer who collapsed and died during a match was booked by the referee for simulating a foul before he realized he had died." he then gave him the red card for dying.

Gen X Has a Midlife Crisis – "The biggest contradiction may be: How can a generation whose cultural trademark is a refusal to grow up have a midlife crisis? " orily?

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