[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
vuvuzela cup 2010
BBC 2010 World Cup 2010 Closing montage – the stadiums as eerie spaceships that landed in south africa, impressive.
Pepe Reina speaker Show in Madrid – Mundial Sudáfrica 2010 – this brought tears to my eyes, every team needs a Pepe Reina
Dutch unveil new brand of ‘Total Bastard Football – "After decades of careful refinement, precision training and deep aesthetic study – then canning all that nonsense – Sunday’s World Cup was the scene for the unveiling of Dutch football’s latest revolution, the new style of ‘Total Bastard Football’."
Paul the Oracle Octopus goes eight for eight, is amazing – "Eight picks, eight correct, eight tentacles. Paul the Oracle Octopus is clearly the biggest winner of the World Cup after recording a perfect prognostication record whether he knows it or not (he probably doesn't)."
Asi Narro Camacho El Gol De Iniesta – "El ex-seleccionador español canto el gol que dio a España el Mundial en la retransmisión de España"
Casillas besa a Sara Carbonero (His Girlfriend) – and suddenly he smooches the interviewer…
Pitch invader tried to put hat on World Cup trophy before final – "Notorious and prolific pitch invader Jimmy Jump did it again, this time coming oh-so-close to getting his hands on the World Cup trophy just before the final. A team of security men wrestled him to the ground just before he could get one his signature red caps on the trophy in what might be his biggest invasion yet." goooo jimmy!!!!
online video killed the …
Alyssa Milano To Old Spice Man: Are You Strong Enough To Be My Man? – "One of them happens to be Alyssa Milano, who not only got cards but multiple video responses from the Old Spice man himself. Alyssa Milano replies with a video of her own and asks for a $100,000 donation to take the relationship to the next level. Classic! Watch the video below."
YouTube – @OhDoctah vs. @OldSpice (cc: @Dove) – "The Old Spice guy is a fake! He is not a man that women want. Women want a real man! Women want me, because I'm a real man! I choose Dove and so should you!"
Star Wars Subway Car – "For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car. The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. "
Crazy Old "DJ" – "I WILL PARTY WITH THIS MOTHER FUCKER!!!" from comments
An Anarchist Speaks – "A provocative anarchist perspective on the Toronto G20 protests that you would never get from the mainstream media – worth watching, swear words and all."
Police State Canada – "Provocation and police terror at the G20 summit in Toronto"
schmooze and abuse
Meat Free Monday – “If you’ve come here today it’s because you care about what you eat and about what’s happening to our climate. We do too. That’s why we started Meat Free Monday.” good first step to Meat Free Every Day Of The Week ;]
Vegetarian recipe special: the chefs (part one) – "Fabulous meat-free recipes, from Jamie Oliver's aubergine tabbouleh to Heston Blumenthal's garden salad" some sound yummie. but tonite’s dinner will be:
Fried cauliflower with tahini recipe – niammmmmmmmmm! soon on a plate near you
Conway's Game of Life in HTML 5 – "Welcome to sixfoottallrabbit's implementation of John Conway's Game of Life, using the HTML 5 canvas element. The Game of Life is a cellular automaton, which means that it consists of a grid of cells which can be in one of a finite number of states. Given any state, there are rules that govern what the next state of the grid will be."
Why She Hates It, Why You Do It, and 6 Simple Ways to Make It a Non-Issue – "I recently discovered that my beautiful wife doesn’t really like video games. Not really at all, actually. Something like hate is probably closer to the mark … once in a while we’d fight about video games but not very frequently or furiously. She would joke about throwing my stuff away while I was at work, I would mock-threaten divorce and we’d go about our lives. Typical, you say. End of story, right? Well, maybe not."
Analysis: Blizzard's real problem with Real ID and the way to solve it – "One week ago, Blizzard announced plans to change its forums, requiring users to post under their real names using as system called Real ID. Six solid days of backlash from its community and mass media attention later, Blizzard backed off on Real ID."
Cocaine levels surprisingly high in Swiss water. – "The waste water in Swiss towns contain surprisingly high traces of cocaine, according to a study by Bern University." this then may be why i LOVE swimming in the river?
How the Old Spice Videos Are Being Made – "How do you take the social web by storm in a day, winning over even the coldest of hearts and gaining international aclaim – with commercials?"
Recording Industry vs. The People – “The RIAA's "business plan" is even worse than I'd guessed it was. The RIAA paid Holmes Roberts & Owen $9,364,901 in 2008, Jenner & Block more than $7,000,000, and Cravath Swain & Moore $1.25 million, to pursue its "copyright infringement" claims, in order to recover a mere $391,000."
Best Album Art of All Time, Readers’ Choice Edition – "being the democratic crowdsourcing technophiles that we are, we’re serving up a healthy sampling of your choices for best album art of all time in the gallery below."
Calvin Klein Jeans Replaces Racy Billboards with QR Codes – "This past weekend, Calvin Klein Jeans replaced three of its billboards — two in downtown New York and one on Sunset Boulevard in LA — not with another racy montage of scantily clad models, but with a bright red QR code under the words “Get It Uncensored.”"
Crocheted Car Cozy – "Smart Car sporting a crocheted cozy. It was created by Magda Sayeg for the Il Lusso Essenziale art festival in Rome."
Lawrence Lessig: ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has launched a campaign to raise money from its members to hire lobbyists to protect them against the dangers of "Copyleft." Groups such as Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are "mobilizing," ASCAP describes in a letter to its members, "to promote 'Copyleft' in order to undermine our 'Copyright.'" "
pOnd – "Peanut Gallery invites you to experience pOnd, a one-button zen relaxation game that celebrates the simple beauty of the natural world."