[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video kille the …
rap against rape – "rap against rape, early '90's dublin" you really don’t want to laugh…. [via b3ta]
LOST In 3 Minutes – "Everyone's talking about it, few people seem to understand it – but I do, so I thought I'd help you out!"
Pixel – A pixel art documentary – "An 11 minute documentary exploring the merits and impact of pixel art, animation and chiptune music."
iPad + Velcro on Vimeo – "Two of mankind's greatest inventions, together at last." yes yes if only the velcro sound wouldn't make me cringe…
Reggie Watts: F_ck Sh_t Stack – "Music video for Reggie Watts, directed by Duncan & Ben." made my week!
schmooze and abuse
Freedom from Porn – "As one can see in the relaxed posture Apple imagines for its future users, the iPad is about to offer an entirely new porn experience. The user experience of the device and its dimensions will make it a perfect hand for porn viewers." one-handed porn viewing ftw!
Blizzard Calls DRM a “Losing Battle” – "Recently this year a lot of video game publishers started using more advance DRM methods to battle piracy.
Blizzard on the other hand is saying that there is no win-win situation by using DRM and most likely will harm you in the long run." losing battle? lost battle more like.
Red Dead Redemption Short Film to Air This Saturday on Fox – "It's not often that machinima reaches a mainstream television audience, but that's exactly what's going to happen this Saturday on Fox. Rockstar has announced that a short film made entirely in the Red Dead Redemption engine will air at midnight Eastern and Pacific time on Saturday, May 29."
M.I.A. Takes Revenge on New York Times Writer Lynn Hirschberg – "Well, it seems that M.I.A. wasn't too happy with the piece. She just tweeted "CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)", accompanied by a phone number. We just called the phone number… and it seems to be Lynn Hirschberg's." well played, m.i.a. i read the article, schoolbook example of how some journalists breach trust.
Smoking two year old Ardi Rizal on 40 cigarettes a day – "At just the tender age of two, Ardi Rizal's health has been so ruined by his 40-a-day habit that he now struggles to move by himself." orily
The IT Crowd gets fifth series – "Channel 4's Bafta-winning sitcom has been recommissioned, says its creator, Graham Linehan" and season 4 will start airing in june!!! woot woop.
Firefox tool erases Justin Bieber from Web – "Justin Bieber is everywhere. And if you're like so many others over the age of 15, you've seen enough. Luckily, a new Firefox add-on lets you remove all mentions of Bieber from the Web in one fell swoop."
After Lost: what to watch now? – "Goodbye Lost – after six years of island life, there's suddenly a great big gap in my viewing schedule. Question is: what should fill it?" none of these sound too appealing…
MiLi iPhone Projector – "Hi-Res LED Video projector docks with your iPhone/iPod Touch to show videos and movies – Project a screen up to 70 inches in a dark room"
PIXXXEL : – "When naked bodies are finally ready to play, they come out of the screen as flesh and pixels entities. All we now have to do is invent new ways to hide those unchaste sights between third dimension, blur and pixelated sweat…"
If I were President… : – "Architecture rêvée par un président très joueur. Où quand la folie des grandeurs devient folie d’un gamer."
The official Cyanide & Happiness iPhone app – "Cyanide & Happiness (As seen on the internet!) has finally made it's way to your iPhone/iTouch/iPad/other iThing! Comics, shorts, really exciting news, it's all right at your fingertips!"
Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons – "Secret apartheid-era papers give first official evidence of Israeli nuclear weapons" israel sellng nukes to apartheit south africa, file under: news from aburdistan.
Play Pacman on the Google home page today – Boing Boing – "In case you haven't seen it already… Google has turned its home page banner into a playable Pacman board for the game's 30th anniversary. Just insert a coin!" yeh, gone now…
Ashes to Ashes ends and everything becomes less clear – "Hold up though, who's this at the end? A new arrival in Gene Hunt's purgatory? Does that keep the door open, just a crack, for maybe more to come?"
Ashes to Ashes: co-creator Matthew Graham says goodbye to Gene Hunt – "So Gene Hunt will definitely not be returning to television? No, says Graham he will not. Although, "if Hollywood came calling …" goddamn, i want the 90s version… want want want.
Amnesty International criticises Swiss record in immigration and minarets. – "Swiss public discourse is increasingly racist and xenophobic, according to Amnesty International in its annual round-up of global human rights abuses."
Open Broadcast – "ON – eine Woche lang schalten wir das schmucke Radio Village in Basel ein. Tagsüber ON topic: Nachdenken über Radio und seine Zukunft. Am Abend ON stage: Konzerte und Livejams zwischen Musik und Wortkunst. ON ist auch eine Woche Spezialprogramm ON air auf Open Broadcast. Wir sind ON – während der ART | Basel! " swiss user-generated radio station.
Liip lanciert mit "Radios" eine der ersten Schweizer iPad Apps – "Die iPad App "Radios" spielt Schweizer Radios, zeigt Hintergrundinformationen zur laufenden Musik, sowie dessen Künstler an und funktioniert als dekorativer Screensaver mit immer passendem Bildmaterial zum Radioprogramm." swiss radio station iPad app, collects meta information about the musicians getting aired.
Win a trip to San Francisco! – "Quench your thirst for freedom! SWISS will be operating direct flights from Zurich to San Francisco, city of boundless possibilities, six times a week from 2 June 2010."