[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
vuvuzela cup 2010
The Queen of Spain pays the team changing room a visit – it all goes well and then puyol comes out of the shower half naked…
20 stunning pictures of World Cup 2010 fan – loved the egg head
Hitler finds out that Germany loses against Spain in the Fifa World Cup Semi Finals 2010 – watch it fast, it probably will dissappear soon.
Arjen Robben: Internet star – "Dear Internet, We love you."
Octopus predicts Spain over Germany – "Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will be defeated by Spain at the World Cup semifinal." fucking A, i LOVE paul.
07.04.2010 – relax, its a vuvuzela
Colombians make World Cup trophy out of cocaine – "The naughty statue was discovered by an anti-drugs agent at Bogota international airport. Rumors that the statue was in a box addressed to a "D. Maradona" are unfounded, and mostly made up by me."
online video killed the …
Pollution on canvas : Alexandre Orion – "Alexandre Orion, author of Ossario, intervention made by selective cleaning in the Sao Paulo road tunnels, reuses the soot collected during the intervention to paint on organic cotton canvas: Pollution on Canvas."
BIG BAG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU – "an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end."
monty python football – germany vs. greece… philosophers football
'Yup, I'm a racist' t-shirts sold at Lexington's July 4th Festival – "when I heard that there were people at the Lexington July 4th Festival selling t-shirts with the slogan, “Yup, I’m a racist” emblazoned on the front, I just had to see for myself. So I jumped in the car with my trusty video camera in hand, and drove down to the festival."
TORTUCAM GOPRO HD HERO TORTUGA TURTLE – i leik turtle
schmooze and abuse
Blizzard backs down over gamers using real names – "Following a barrage of criticism, World of Warcraft publisher Blizzard has backed down on the need for gamers to use their real names on its forums."
Frida Kahlo in Aluminum Cans – "Phoenix-based artist Emily Costello made this portrait of Frida Kahlo out of (apparently) pieces of aluminum cans."
Prevent Eye Strain – Wired How-To Wiki – "Eye strain is no joke. Serious eye strain can lead to persistent headaches, muscle pain in the head, neck and upper back, as well as long term problems like myopia."
Nerd Merit Badges – "1.5", fully embroidered, Velcro-backed. Attach to your jacket, your backpack, or the lid of your over-clocked, battle-scarred laptop"
New Media Parabolic Solar Cooker – "It is too hot for cooking in the house. So thought it’d be a good time to experiment with solar cooking… I call it the New Media cooker, but maybe it’s more accurate to call it the film/video cooker."
Why never to ask favours from the designers – "Story goes : Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their email correspondence…"
EPICWIN – "It’s a streamlined to-do list, to note down all your everday tasks, but with a role-playing spin."
Breakfast Topic: Real ID or Real bad IDea? – “Yesterday, it got even stranger. Blizzard suddenly announced that the new forums would display everyone's real first and last names if they chose to post on them. For some reason, Mark Zuckerberg's idea of opt-in privacy is becoming the norm. The Facebook founder has said that when people share more, the world becomes more open and connected. It's a maverick notion, and people always have the option to keep mum on things, after all. In many ways, it works for social media. And there's the rub.”
Nao vs. “Nao” – "Nao: You seem like an angry and aggressive Woman…“Nao:” If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention!" nao is a friend of mine from a while ago, here she conducts a self-interview regarding her appearance in the reality tv show "work of art – the next great artist".
McMansions and Chicken Coups. Interview with Urban Homesteader and Somatic Psychotherapist Rachel Kaplan – 'Part of my story is about a search for home and belonging, a long history of moving from place to place looking for something that felt right. We came to this particular place, which we call Tiny Town Farm, after being forced to move from a rental property. That karmic kick in the pants finally made it clear that the search for home was out of our hands, and pretty much an inside job. It wasn't about finding the perfect farm, our own little acre. It was about how we felt about where we lived, and our ability to really root in place." this is an interview with an old friend of mine, rachel kaplan, regarding urban gardening, perma culture and more. very deep stuff. such an eloquent thinker.
Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea – "There are now almost half a million votes to send Bieber to the secretive communist nation. The contest, which ends at 0600 on 7 July, saw North Korea move from 24th to 1st place in less than two days, several thousand votes ahead of Israel."
Follow Team HTC – Columbia with Google Maps and My Tracks – "Experience the Tour de France like never before. Track all nine riders from Team HTC – Columbia and see their exact locations and real-time telemetry data"
iCade – iPad Arcade Cabinet – "How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Pac-Man or Space Invaders?" fun? is that a rhetorical question?
Google's YouTube, Apple's iTunes temporarily hacked – "Hackers spent the 4th of July adding pop-up windows to popular YouTube videos and separately juicing the sales of a Vietnamese developer's books on iTunes."
The Sexual Revolution and Children: How the Left Took Things Too Far – "Germany's left has its own tales of abuse. One of the goals of the German 1968 movement was the sexual liberation of children. For some, this meant overcoming all sexual inhibitions, creating a climate in which even pedophilia was considered progressive."
Mister Jalopy's Business Card – "So, now I have a business card! Just Google me!"
A Guide To Evil Dictator Facial Hair – hmm, facial hair makes an impression
Bing Maps 2010 Tour De France – mkay.
iTunes accounts hacking more widespread than initially thought. The facts, and what you should do. – "On Sunday we reported details of how one specific app developer had managed to hack iTunes users accounts and use them to purchase his own apps – making it to the top of the iTunes charts."
The IT Crowd – Features – The IT Crowd Game – Channel 4 – you enjoy the tv show, now play the game