ruff linkage 201039

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

online video killed the …

StS' Beatles – "From the album "First your pants then your shoes" comes this evergreen hit of The Heatless. The band that could've gotten it all, but didn't want to." [via b3ta]

‘True Blood’ Sesame Street parody – the guy inisists on getting a true mud served. fast!

Roots Manuva – 'It's On' – "Brand new track from Roots Manuva which features on the Ninja Tune 20th anniversary box set release – Ninja Tune XX (, released 20 September 2010."

Ninja XX 333 mural takeover – "a nice little film of the Ninja Tune XX mural Chu painted outside the 333 in Shoreditch the other week."

"Steve Jobs ‘Ninja Stars’ Rumor Gets Animated…" – Steve Jobs is a Ninja!

A Very Drunk Man vs. A Hill – "Who will emerge the victor, the soused dufus or the immobile hill?"

Weltrekord der Berliner Stadtreinigung – “Auf einer Fläche von 50×70 m bauten 150 Helfer aus 6.500 Mülltonnen das Motiv eines kleinen Eisbären auf dem Rollfeld des ehemaligen Flughafens Tempelhof auf.” this was done by berlin garbage disposal to motivate active garbage separation.

schmooze and abuse

rap chart – “grand taxonomy of rap names”

6 Mix Ninja special this Sunday – "Coldcut host a 2 hour show celebrating the 20th anniversary of the label this Sunday on 6 Music’s 6 Mix show . Special mixes have been compiled by myself, Mr Scruff, Daedelus and Toddla T (doing a Roots Manuva special)"

Tom Sachs at the Venice Biennale of Architecture – "Tom Sachs, who made a career revisiting contemporary icons such as Prada and the atomic bomb, has been given a large room to exhibit his take on the work and legacy of Le Corbusier."

Chet's Tune (Chet Atkins) – "In the case of Chet's Tune, we see the concept brought to life by some of the biggest names signed to RCA Victor, all gathered to help commemorate Atkins' 20th year with the label."

Very Cool ‘So You Need A Typeface’ Poster … – "Designer Julian Hansen has created a neat flowchart for deciding on what font to use on a project."

Google New – "The one place to find everythin new from Google" right, and no rss feed? noobs!

Apple Approves VLC Video Player for iPad – "Well, color us surprised (and delighted). Apple has approved VLC Media Player for iPad, an app that plays a multitude of movie formats unsupported by the tablet’s built-in video player."

Recursive Pizza – "Using mise en abyme to illuminate a relationship between the layers of material and our experience, and meta symbolic experience of pizza as a hearth, as meeting point, as cultural convergence, as party, as sculpture, as gift, as collage, as pie, and individuals as ingredients within pieces of a social pie adding up to something greater than their whole in a deliciously simple way." yeh but, did you have to spoil pizza for me?

Time Trumpet being remade for Comedy Central – "You may recall a somewhat short lived BBC series called Time Trumpet, which aired in 2006…
It was by no means a hit, but it was very funny, and now it seems that Comedy Central plan to adapt the original series for US viewers. They’ll collaborate with the original series creator, Armando Iannucci, on the adaptation."

Mario's Anatomy – "Here is an amazing look at the anatomy of our favorite plumber, Mario. It kind of humanizes the video game character, which makes him a bit more than just a Mushroom eating hero."

Meebo Celebrates Its 5th Birthday with New Design and BlackBerry App – "The company is releasing two new features for the Meebo Bar, which adds chat and drag-and-drop functionality to any website with a bar that rests at the bottom of the page. The first is highlight-to-share text functionality, while Meebo’s new embeddable buttons allow for drag-and-drop sharing of images or articles right on the page."

4chan cyber-protest takes down RIAA and MPAA – "Infamous internet imageboard 4chan has taken down the RIAA and MPAA's websites in a co-ordinated DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) campaign, supposedly in retribution for similar attacks against filesharing websites."

Swedish Pirate Party runs aground in election – "The Jolly Roger is flying at half-mast across Sweden today, after the country's Pirate Party failed to secure enough popular support to enter parliament. The party, which supports copyright reform, free speech and opposes state surveillance, polled just one percent of the total vote. That falls far short of the seven percent that the party secured in 2009's European Parliament elections, and also short of the four percent threshold required to enter parliament."

Michael Jackson MMO in development – "In early 2011, a massively-multiplayer online game based on the life and work of Michael Jackson will launch on the PC. It's going to be called "Planet Michael"."

The Hamburg derby looked like fun – "Break out the water cannons and riot gear, because the Hamburg derby is back." left wing vs. right wing football at its best, we can watch bundesliga again… go st. pauli!

Credit Card Survival Tool – "Multi-functional survival tool with 11 functions (see above)"

Dulce Pinzon: “Superheroes” – "Superheroes (2004–ongoing) intends to broaden our collective definition of the term hero, a label often used in American culture, but not always applied to the heroic everyday acts of work and family commitments." she takes photos of mexican immigrants in new york at their workspaces wearing superhero costumes.

swiss focus

Eine Glacé der Migros erhitzt die Gemüter – "Die Markenimitationen der Migros sorgen bei den Herstellern des Originalprodukts oft für Ärger. In einem jüngsten Fall hat der Grossverteiler die Grenzen offenbar überschritten und muss jetzt Konsequenzen ziehen" migros retires its Jane and Mary's ice cream, too baltant a copy of ben and jery's? i think its another genius brand re-appropriation by the generic food supermarket chain in switzerland.

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