[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the…
You're Welcome – Violent Video Games – "We can make violent video games less alluring to kids by using motion capture technology to replace heroes with the sophisticated musings of Ira Glass."
William Shatner Sings "F**k You" – "You can't say f**k on television. So Shatner sings it. A la Cee Lo Green."
Неадекват в Ставрополе vs. -Yakety Sax- Music by VJ – drunk russian guy with benny hill music
US midterm elections 2010: the 10 worst political ads – "The US midterm elections of 2010 will be remembered for a flood of toxic advertising. Here's 10 of the worst seen on TV"
Ninja Tune: 20 years of rebel music – "Nice little film from backstage of the recent Ninja Tune XX party in London, put together by Zane Lowe’s people."
Day of the dead / sugar skull halloween makeup tutorial – lovely and meditative to watch
Sanity Song – "At the sight of at least dozens of people flooding onto The National Mall, Jon Stewart, a prominent American rally organizer, launches into a sincere moment of song."
Horse playing with a ball – or is it ball playing with horse?
schmooze and abuse
Flashmob during pope’s visit to Spain – “No placards, no flags, no shouting and no slogans. Only kissing allowed,” the Facebook page reads.
“When Benedict XVI passes in front of us we will kiss, man-to-man and woman-to-woman,” Marylene Carole, one of the organisers, told the Spanish news agency EFE."
The new vegetarian: Jerusalem artichoke and goat's cheese soufflé recipe – "The earthy flavours of Jerusalem artichoke marry beautifully with lemon, egg and goat's cheese" time to attack the soufle?
London's top ten veggie restaurants – "London has 100 vegetarian restaurants, which vary from pile 'em high buffets to gourmet world cuisine. Alex Bourke, author of Vegetarian London, highlights the capital's crème de la (soya) crème" fuck me do i fancy a trip to london
Homemade Ricotta Cheese – "Just look, drool, and then head straight to the kitchen. You must make this immediately."
Ed Norton's Crowdrise Makes it Easy to Fundraise for Charity – "Norton's site allows anyone with a campaign or project for social good to create a simple fundraising page in less than 15 minutes."
Food Trucks: An Unstoppable, Delicious Food Trend – "It makes sense that food trucks should have such staying power. Their low overhead makes it easy for cooks to experiment with new culinary concepts, satisfying our collective hunger for the next new thing."
Four Lions: Chris Morris' Jiha-ha-had Movie – "Director Chris Morris talks to Boing Boing about suppository bombs, human bottle rockets, and his new feature film about a pathetic cell of bumbling terrorists." too many spoilers, i will have to read this after watching the film, which will be this weekend i hope…
Imogen Heap live HD Webcast on Friday from London – "Imogen Heap will conduct an orchestra and choir at London's Royal Albert Hall performing her score for a crowdsourced film she co-created with my friend Thomas Ermacora. The film, titled Love The Earth, was cut from more than 1,000 pieces of nature footage shot by over 100 filmmakers around the world."
Amazing Facts About Facebook And Breakups – "# A big peak right before Christmas # The lowest day throughout the whole year is Christmas Day (thank God)"
Amazing Banksy "Flower Thrower" Costume – "He did an awesome job of painting his clothes to capture the shadows in the original stencil, and getting the flowers just right"
Defendor: John Rowley – fun movie, but i was also quite impressed with the soundtrack
Elsbeth – "Fremddomain2 Server" seriously…
http://ww.freitag.de/ – "It works!"
FARK.com: Blog (Drew): Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter – "Thanks for your meaningless and futile support that Comedy Central really didn't need at the end of the day to get a surprise crowd of 250,000 people to the rally. Did you hear that Internet? You had no role in this either, it was all Comedy Central all the way." sounds like someone forgot to take his humility pills
Reflector Tie – "Designers Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell invented the Retroreflector Tie. It’s a tie with built-in reflective stripes to make bicyclists more noticeable to automobile drivers."
An Open-Source, HTML5 Framework for iPad E-books – "A group of Italian developers has just released a free and open-source framework for creating e-books for the iPad."
BBC Radio 1 Programmes – Gilles Peterson, Ninja Tunes XX Special – "Gilles is joined by Toddla T this week celebrating twenty years of Ninja Tunes."
Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin, Study Finds – "Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole."
WordPress.com Launches Food Blog Aggregator – "FoodPress is a hand-curated collection of food-related posts from across the WordPress (WordPress).com network. Using the tagline, “serving up the hottest dishes on WordPress.com,” FoodPress will be updated each weekday"
Your Fucking Polling Location – and now fucking vote
The Advice of Strangers – "For the month of November, artist Marc Horowitz will live his life through the advice of strangers. By casting your vote, you can help Marc make the many decisions he faces every day—from the serious to the ludicrous, and from the mundane to the intimate."
Pastafarians Represented at Sanity/Fear Rally – "Our lord and pasta, the great noodly appendaged one, had his followers present."
“Dead Drops” – "‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project."
Jon Stewart rally: moderation breaks out in Washington crowd – "The Daily Show host's Rally to Restore Sanity was a success, if the sensible crowd and feeble media jibes are anything to go by"