[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
Björk talking about her TV – björk making tschökes about how tviii wörkshh. why do islandic all sound like they are drunk all the time?
BBC news presenter gives the finger – "BBC news weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker sticks a finger up to another presenter and then gets caught causing him to spack out." a true woops moment.
Target Ain't People – “www.targetboycott.org —-Learn more—Take Action—Sign the Petition—- In January, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited $$ in our elections. In July, Target gave $150,000 to the anti-gay, anti-worker candidate for Gov. of MN.”
How To Be Alone – "Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited" [via ze frank]
schmooze and abuse
Why Isn’t There A Better Way to Text While Driving? – "It’s deadly. It’s irresponsible. And we’ve all done it. Before you commute home think about this: Why isn’t there a better solution to texting while driving?"
This is England '86 – "The BAFTA award-winning This is England is back in a brand new four-part series, This Is England '86, and it's coming to Channel 4 in September." MUST. RECORD. THIS. (hint!)
Saffron risotto cake with grilled veg recipe – "A savoury rice cake that makes the most of summer" this one is by jane baxter, still nammie
How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook Places – "Like all location products, the new application publishes potentially sensitive information, since a stream of information on location can provide a detailed picture of your life. Some locations might appear cool at one moment, and yet become something you'd rather forget the next."
Women can think themselves to orgasm without a man's help – "scientists are uncovering the real secrets of an explosive sex life – and, for women at least, it’s all in the mind." do try this at home.
Expandable Trek BP Titanium – "Brenthaven's Expandable Trek BP is now 'zero impact' which means Brenthaven promises to invest in Green projects that offset any impact our products have on our environment." My next backpack?
Facebook Unveils Service to Announce Locations – "Facebook introduced a long-anticipated service called Places on Wednesday that could help the company tap local and small-business advertisers and sharpen its competition with Google."
Pirate Party of Sweden says it will now host Wikileaks – "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (left) and Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge reached the agreement last weekend Sweden's Pirate Party, which already hosts the controversial site The Pirate Bay, could act as a safe harbor to Wikileaks, especially if the party wins seats in upcoming Swedish parliamentary elections on September 19."
Don’t Be Ugly By Accident! – "oh, also—iPhone users have more sex." oh noes…
Wally Five – $143.00 : Woolly Pocket™, The good life grows in Pockets™ – "Drive your plants up the wall with Wally! Create an instantly lush vertical garden and experience the magical fun of plants in any environment." this is awesome, made from recycled plastic it will last decades.
Four Lions / Out on DVD & Blu-ray 30 August – "Chris Morris's debut feature is out on DVD & Blu-ray & EST on 30 August Four Lions arrives on DVD, Blu-ray & EST with a host of exclusive extras including deleted scenes, festival footage, interviews & featurettes reflecting the wealth of research undertaken to take on the subject." finafuckingly
PadPressed- Make Your WordPress Blog Look Like an iPad App – wordpress plugin that makes your blog feel like a native ipad app, swipe, social sharing, touch navigation. but it's a bit pricey for a shit blog like mine.
Journalism Warning Labels – "It seems a bit strange to me that the media carefully warn about and label any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there's no similar labelling system for, say, sloppy journalism and other questionable content."
“The Pirate Bay Really Sucks,” Says Co-Founder – "We need some form of new technology. So, that’s kind of the future for The Pirate Bay, hopefully dying, and being replaced with something better of course, because the Pirate Bay really sucks"
Boy, 13, hit by lightning at 13:13 on Friday the 13th – "He had a minor burn to his shoulder and was taken to hospital as a precaution. It could have been a lot worse," he said, adding: "It's all a bit strange that he was 13, and it happened at 13:13 on Friday the 13th." uhm, really?
Paris fast becoming queen bee of the urban apiary world – "Tourists are not the only ones swarming down the Champs-Elysees and through the Luxembourg gardens this summer. Thanks to a renewed interest in apiaries, Paris is fast becoming the urban bee-keeping capital of the world."
DJ Food | Remember The Future? mix – "I love this stuff, real oddity bin stuff, plenty of madcap psyche, dance craze records, vocoders and even a country ode to an electronic brain." and i concur
Erich, warum bisch Du nid Ehrlich – "Machen wir das unmögliche möglich und bringen Müslüm in die Charts! Die Reitschule braucht am 26. September 2010 unbedingt eure Stimme – Ein NEIN zur Reitschul-Initiative! Jede Stimme zählt!!!"