[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Howard – “Do you remember when we met? You were brilliant, witty, gorgeous to look at…something’s changed. Film by Julia Pott” [via ze frank]
Keyboard Cat Redux – had to be done
OEDIPUS (starring… vegetables) – "The story of OEDIPUS in 8 minutes performed by vegetables"
DJ Greyboy's french bulldog DJ MAMA on the scratch pt. 2 dog scratching – "MAMA, flexing her DJ skills"
POP MOONWALK's WAL-MART – "Hip Pop Shoppin'" and i LOLd
The WTF moment of a reporter – "Puts the basket ball half a court away"
"Serenity Now" RE-CUT – "A re-arrangement of Seinfeld scenes into an action-thriller movie trailer. The song playing throughout is "Vicious Traditions" by the Veils."
schmooze and abuse
Mila's Daydreams – these pictures show pure desperation, the story of a mum who can't stand the void when her baby is taking naps… but ok ok, its cute and creative as wel [via b3ta]
Things I Did Last Night – mate, i understand. you were desperate, since i was doing your sister who you usually have sex with…
Sneaky New App Avoids Awkward Chats, Sends You Straight to Voicemail – "If you’ve ever dreaded making a phone call and anxiously wished for a voicemail greeting as you dialed, you know exactly why this app is a genius idea. It strips away the awkwardness of a voice-to-voice call while still letting you claim to have attempted direct communication. How perfectly passive-aggressive!"
The energy-efficient way to power your accessories. – "When the Apple Battery Charger recharges your batteries, it not only maximizes battery performance and lifespan, it also conserves energy." want!
World Cup 2010 – North Korean flops shamed in public – "Reports claim coach Kim Jong-Hun was made to work on a building site and expelled from the Workers' Party of Korea." if true, fucking sad!
iPad owners are selfish elitists, non-owners are independent geeks – "iPad owners are wealthy, sophisticated, educated, and score very low in tests designed to chart altruism and kindness. In short, they're rich and smart, but also spoiled and cruel." guily as charged.
Quite possibly the best Robots.txt file ever. – deffo up there
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks Octopus Paul – "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian leader, says Paul the Octopus, the sea creature that correctly predicted the outcome of World Cup games, is a symbol of all that is wrong with the western world." makes perfect sense.
Man hit by six meteorites blames aliens – 'I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don't know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit six times has to be deliberate.'
Spain's Catalonia bans bullfighting – "Catalonia became the first Spanish mainland region to ban bullfighting after its parliament voted Wednesday to outlaw the tradition on animal cruelty grounds."
Google Develops a Facebook Rival – "Google Inc. is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter."
HTML5 Pacman – neat, flash can now go back to animations
Sniper Jesus – "sweet Photoshop of a well-armed Lord Jesus"
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent – 6. up from … The Yes Men Fix The World
"The Yes Men" Movie Dodges Legal Challenge by Launching on BitTorrent – "Culture jamming pranksters The Yes Men have released their latest film on BitTorrent, unable to do so via conventional distribution channels because they are being sued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce."
Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach Debuts for iPhone and iPad – "The Damon Albarn-fronted music project / virtual band Gorillaz finally has an official video game to call its own — Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach ($1.99) and Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach for iPad ($1.99)."
Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church – "who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and…kittens?"
The Queen has joined Flickr – "Ladies and gentlemen, please rise from your seats for the national anthem, because the Queen has joined Flickr."
EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers | Electronic Frontier Foundation – jailbreaking your iphone is now legal, gratz and thx eff
Will Gamers Be the New Green Superheroes? – "With more than 500 million gamers worldwide and a billion more expected in the next decade, there is no denying the collective power of their force. But can this very real human resource do more than save the virtual planet?"
Wikileaks Publishes Massive Dump of Military Records – "Whistleblower site WikiLeaks today published US military logs covering classified information about Afghanistan, spanning from 2004 through 2009. This is being called the biggest military leak in history. Needless to say, the US government is none too happy about this."
Innenraum-Komposter gewinnt James Dyson Award – a cool composting device that can be used indoors won the prestigous designaward [german text]
Switzerland's World War II Bunkers Get a Second Life – "Oschwald says clients from 30 countries use the underground facility at Saanen to store their digital data, "anyone from a student storing files from his computer to an international corporation that wants its data accessed from anywhere in the world."