[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
MOVE OVER, CHICKEN WING! – "Impress all the other soulja boys and girls with these hot, barely choreographed summer dances!" bust a move, …erm… buster.
Mark Frauenfelder | Colbert Report – boingboing's mark frauenfelder s on the colbert report, wicked shoebox guitar solo there.
SURRA DE BUNDA – nosebutt with the … erm … butt, as seen on jon stewart.
'Ahead of the Game' – Trailer for a new film for 2012 [HD] – '"Ahead of the Game' is a feature length documentary set in the heart of the neighbourhoods hosting the London 2012 Olympics.
It is a personal exploration of the multi billion pound project as seen through the eyes of AJ, a 20 year old who grew up in poverty on the estates of the East End.
With the world's media focused on the Games, AJ exposes the reality of development in one of the poorest places in the UK."
schmooze and abuse
Report: Pentagon launches "manhunt" for Wikileaks founder. Founder: "Yoo-hoo, I'm in Vegas!" – "In the Daily Beast today, Philip Shenon reports the Pentagon has launched a "manhunt" for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has… just announced he'll be in Vegas tonight. Huh? The Defense Department is upset at Wikileaks and Assange for publishing a number of secret and sensitive documents, and the "Collateral Murder" video." runnnnnn!!!!!
Denmark Leads the World in Meat Consumption, United States Fifth – "According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the average Dane devours 321 lbs. of meat a year. This edges out New Zealand (313 lbs. per person) for the top spot. The United States, at 275 lbs., is fifth — also following the tiny nations of Luxembourg (312 lbs.) and Cyprus (289 lbs.) For the sake of comparison, the average citizen of the United Kingdom eats 175 lbs. of meat a year, and the typical Frenchman 222 lbs." aha, that explains why the danes are so aggressive, i wondered when i visited copenhagen.
Radiohead frontman: Music industry on verge of collapse – "It will be only a matter of time – months rather than years – before the music business establishment completely folds. (It will be) no great loss to the world."
BIT.TRIP RUNNER – very fun looking retro game, wii only though. 😉
Fried Eggs on Corn Tortillas with Two Salsas (Huevos Divorciados) – "The eggs are "separated" by their salsas—one is topped with fiery red, the other with jealous green." as seen on regine debattys facebook page.
Your Brain on Computers – Plugged-In Parents – "The boy, who Ms. Im estimates was about 2 1/2 years old, made repeated attempts to talk to his mother, but she wouldn’t look up from her BlackBerry. “He’s like: ‘Mama? Mama? Mama?’ ” Ms. Im recalled. “And then he starts tapping her leg. And she goes: ‘Just wait a second. Just wait a second.’ ”
Finally, he was so frustrated, Ms. Im said, that “he goes, ‘Ahhh!’ and tries to bite her leg.”
Walking the Dead – "the shoes were all of the same brand and he had worked out that the company was a defunct one that had been dedicated to turning out footwear for the deceased. That’s right – the dead. Apparently, wearing filthy Birkenstocks was just as bad form when leaving this world as when living in it and an entire industry had dedicated itself to solving this problem. So that explained why this company had been manufacturing shoes that were up-to-the-minute fashion-wise, but didn’t have to withstand a whole lot of walking. Well, any walking."
The Herbaliser 'Herbal Tonic' Free Album Mini-mix – "Free album mini-mix of the forthcoming best of album from The Herbaliser 'Herbal Tonic', mixed by DK."
Freedom From Porn – ipad adds re-decorated.
The Tourist Lane
"For our latest mission, we created separate walking lanes for tourists and New Yorkers on a Fifth Avenue sidewalk. Department of Transportation “employees” were on hand to enforce the new rules and ask pedestrians for their feedback on the initiative. "
Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed – "Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking."
Swiss solar innovator wins Millennium Technology prize – "The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that could be used to build electricity generating windows has been awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize."
Charles Eames and photos of solar power history – "This gorgeous photo shows designer Charles Eames demonstrating his Do Nothing Machine, an experimental solar-powered toy he made in 1958." fantastic photo of my favorit designer.
Copyright: The Elephant in the Middle of the Glee Club – "The fictional high school chorus at the center of Fox’s Glee has a huge problem — nearly a million dollars in potential legal liability. For a show that regularly tackles thorny issues like teen pregnancy and alcohol abuse, it’s surprising that a million dollars worth of lawbreaking would go unmentioned. But it does, and week after week, those zany Glee kids rack up the potential to pay higher and higher fines."
Restaurant tells diners to eat up or else – "An Australian restaurateur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return. Chef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30 percent discount for diners who eat all the food they have ordered"
Was Barack Obama In the 1993 Music Video For 'Whoomp (There It Is)'? – "Finally, a Barack Obama conspiracy theory for the rest of us! Everyone from Tea Partiers to hip hop message boards thinks Obama was an extra in the music video for Tag Team's single "Whoomp (There It Is)"."
Wired News (and Adrian Lamo) report alleged Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video leaker – "Wired News senior editor (and former hacker) Kevin Poulsen and reporter Kim Zetter have unveiled the identity of an Army intelligence analyst arrested over charges that he provided Wikileaks with the "Collateral Murder" video."
Solar Equation in Melbourne – "The solar animation on the balloon is generated by live mathematical equations that simulate the turbulence, flares and sunspots that can be seen on the surface of the Sun." installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, visitors can influence the projction using an ipod touch.
Your Brain on Computers – Attached to Technology and Paying a Price – "As computers have changed, so has the understanding of the human brain. Until 15 years ago, scientists thought the brain stopped developing after childhood. Now they understand that its neural networks continue to develop, influenced by things like learning skills."