[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
TURF DANCING in the RAIN | DANSE SOUS LA PLUIE – "Dancers are No Noize (red jacket), Man (back jacket), BJ (striped shirt), Dreal (white shirt). Directed and edited by Yoram Savion"
Painting Reality – IEPE – "500 liters of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint on asphalt spread by 2000 cars. 25.04.2010 Rosenthaler Platz, Berlin"
Cee Lo Green – FUCK YOU (Official Video) – wicked editing in this mildly NSFW video
Eclectic Method – 8 Bit Mixtape on Vimeo – "trying to play me out like as if my name was sega"
Update: Banksy – 2 videos of recent banksy interventions, i rather like the dolphin one.
10 Rules for Radicals – "Rogue archivist Carl Malamud's 10 Rules for Radicals is the transcript of his keynote at the 19th World Wide Web Consortium conference in 2010. It's a thrilling and often hilarious account of his adventures in liberating different kids of information and networks from various bureaucracies in his storied and exciting career. " says boingboing, and we trust em… don't we?
schmooze and abuse
Washington, We Have a Problem – "How broken is Washington? Beyond repair? A day in the life of the president reveals that Barack Obama’s job would be almost unrecognizable to most of his predecessors—thanks to the enormous bureaucracy, congressional paralysis, systemic corruption (with lobbyists spending $3.5 billion last year), and disintegrating media."
Crap Graffiti » Celebrating the inept – "Celebrating the Inept! Please send us photos of crudely drawn cocks and toilet wall art."
Yotam Ottolenghi's fig salad recipe – "Late summer and early autumn are peak time for figs. Any other time of the year, you will probably be getting fruit from great distances and, as figs don't ripen after picking, this normally means bland and dry. A great fig should look like it's just about to burst its skin."
swiss_german (swiss_german) on Twitter – this blog claims to introduce a swiss german word per day, but i'm afraid, it is a total joke, there is not ONE swiss german, but many dialects, and this happens to be the one from basel.
Pirate Bay Documentary in the Works – "Notorious filesharing website The Pirate Bay is a long-standing enemy of the movie industry, but one Swedish filmmaker has plans to create a documentary called TPB AFK about the three founders of the site, and their reactions to being found guilty of being accessory to crime against copyright law and fined about $3.6 million."
Black Tie Beach – "For our latest mission we had several hundred agents spend a day at Coney Island / Brighton Beach wearing black tie attire. We covered a mile-long stretch of beach with a diverse group of people of all age"
As a black man, it bothers me when white people avert their gaze too quickly or give some other indication that they're nervous … – "As a black man, it bothers me when white people avert their gaze too quickly or give some other indication that they're nervous, but not in the way you'd think. I feel GUILTY for making them nervous, like it was my fault, or something. Any advice? : AskReddit" AskReddit goes all over the place, good read though. i like the urinals bit
San Francisco Values – "The people behind proposition 8 put out a new ad last week for some reason. In addition to the usual manipulations and outright lies they’ve employed throughout their campaign, ably deconstructed by Stop8.org, this ad was bookended by the phrase “San Francisco values” replete with scary music."