[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Kitty with a Watermelon Addiction – "It looks like Cooper found his favorite fruit."
blague papa fille flamby – the kid stays remarkably calm.
Ratatat – Drugs on Vimeo – "Some familiar faces return in this promo for Ratatat " great band great video.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Trailer – "I used images from the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel and matched the trailer as best I could."
schmooze and abuse
Best Supermarket Display Ever – can the can
When Acronyms Go Bad – "In 2009, the Wisconsin Tourism Federation’s biggest problem wasn’t finding a way to attract more people to the metropolitan Kenosha area; it was the realization that its initials mirrored the slang abbreviation for “What the F—?”"
Leeroy Jenkins in the Army: Military bases Iraq strategy on World of Warcraft misfit – "According to Chamberlain, this maladroit and disastrous battle charge, which completely disregarded his teammates' planned course of action, is analogous to the gung-ho way the Army used to run missions in Iraq."
Revolutionary art from Oaxaca, Mexico: ASARO – "ASARO formed as a collective, no individual artist's names are used, working in a variety of mediums to commemorate public actions and critique political responses."
Moderne Heilige: Goulds “Sankt Nimmerlein”, 2010 – modern day saints painted by a german artist, very rich in detail.
Flattr opens to the public, now anybody can ‘Like’ a site with real money – "Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has opened to the public today. No longer will you need an invite in order to add the Flattr button to your web site as a publisher or to give support to the sites you visit with real money." i haz. i have earned a whooping € 2,34 so far.
Kraftwerk Tribute 12″ of a different kind – "A limited edition of the band’s Tour De France 12″ that comes with a built in player like those cheesy birthday cards you can get that play a tune when you open them."
Ninja Tune XX – "We are proud (and very relieved) to announce the absolutely final Ninja Tune XX box set track list." can't wait.
osymyso: Biscuit Legs – "Biscuit Legs is the second of three tracks extracted from a set I did for Do Or D.I.Y. (details in the previous post if you're interested)."
The Seed Bomb Vending Machine – "Under the name of Greenaid, the agency has launched these nifty vending machines that stimulate a bit of guerrilla gardening by appropriating the existing distribution system of the quarter operated candy machine. Insert a coin, take a seed bomb and create yourself a small green paradise." da bomb.
Mankind must abandon earth or face extinction: Hawking – "Mankind's only chance of long-term survival lies in colonising space, as humans drain Earth of resources and face a terrifying array of new threats, warned British scientist Stephen Hawking" sounds logical, destroy one planet and then swiftly move on to deplete more planets…
THE INCIDENT – a fast-paced, retro-style action game for iPhone and iPad – "The Incident is a fast-paced, retro-style action game from Big Bucket Software. Run and jump your way to safety as an angry rain of just about everything in the world falls and builds a mountain of platforms for you to climb up, up…"
Confirmed: HOPA Dry Erase Girl Is A Hoax, Identity Revealed – "Everyone wants to quit their jobs like this.“ fu.
girl quits job on dry erase board exposes farmville boss called her hopa – "Yesterday morning, Jenny quit her job with a (flash)bang by emailing these photos to the entire office, about 20 employees we're told. Awesome doesn't begin to describe this office heroine."
Proposed Facebook icon for "meh" (as opposed to "like") – "I know that man-about-Internet John Hodgman has come out strongly against the whole "Meh" thing, but I couldn't help whipping this up."
Update: Brad Downey – "Brad Downey: “The Beginning and The End”, Hamburg, 2010 @ Dockville Festival" awesome art shit that’s not shit.
HEMA – online winkelen – wait for 10 seconds
No whoopee for Lady Gaga – "I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity through my vagina," oh come on … you know you want me.
Consumers Find Ways to Spend Less and Find Happiness – "New studies of consumption and happiness show, for instance, that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of material objects, when they relish what they plan to buy long before they buy it, and when they stop trying to outdo the Joneses."
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom – Duppy Writer – New Album Sept 2010 – "Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom – New Album 6 Sept (EUR) / 21 Sept (USA)." free download teaser tune, mhhhh delicious.
Minergie ist auf dem Mietmarkt rar – "Wer in Bern eine Mietwohnung mit tiefem Energieverbrauch sucht, wird selten fündig. Der Grund ist ein Sanierungsstau bei energetisch schlechten Altbauten, die den Löwenanteil des Marktes ausmachen."