[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
The External World on Vimeo – "A boy learns to play the piano."
The Big LEGOwski – “The Lego-Version of the Big Lebowski. Nobody fucks with the Jesus.”
Mario Kart is back – "Rémi GAILLARD. The show continues on http://www.nimportequi.com" love that dude.
ENTER THE NINJA – super slow motion ninja raping plastic bottles
Riz Khan – Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics – Riz Khan talks to Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek about the power of popular dissent, the limits of peaceful protest and the future of Egyptian politics.
VIEWS OF DETROIT – Exploring Film in Urban Planning – for awhile now i have been feeling the urge to move to detroit, this is why.
Hip Hop Panda Gets Groove On – "This is one of those stories where the headline sort of says it all. Well, here’s some context – it’s not CGI, it’s not a 3D Pixar movie, and it walks a fine line between adorable and menacing"
Remnants of a Disappearing UI – "My method involved cleaning the iPad’s surface with a microfiber cloth, using an app for a short amount of time, then turning the screen off. Next, I photographed the iPad, positioning a light source and some black matte board to limit distracting reflections."
Review: Orgasm Inc. Probes Pleasure Profiteering – Indie sex-and-science documentary Orgasm Inc. deftly deflates the pharmaceutical industry’s hunt for a lucrative cure to female sexual dysfunction.
The Anarchist Cookbook Turns 40 – "Powell wrote the book as a 19-year-old antiwar activist, “pissed off,” as he would later write, “at the prospect of being drafted and sent to Vietnam to fight in a war that I did not believe in.” But the “secrets” he revealed were hidden in plain sight; he conducted most of his research at the New York Public Library—not exactly the stuff of WikiLeaks"
FC Zurich fans unveil Gene Simmons display, with giant tongue – "FC Zurich fans invoked the mighty Kiss to express their devotion to their club during last Saturday's 2-0 Swiss Super League win over Lucerne
Egypt crisis: What it says about protest and the internet – "In Four Lions, Chris Morris’ satire of jihadism, the protagonists discuss potential targets. Waj, the astonishingly thick man-child of the group, suggests “the internet”."
Russian performance art troupe Voina harassed, threatened and jailed – "When Banksy offered to pay $133,000 US to get artists Oleg Vorotnikov and Leonid Nikolayev out of a Russian jail, the local court said “nyet!”. But Russians charged with murder are routinely released for a fraction of that amount. Oleg and Leonid belong to the artist group VOINA (which means “war”), and they have upset some very powerful people in Russia."
For the Horde!!! – "I suppose that as the Alliance vs. Horde conflict rages, it is only natural that overly-enthusiastic Horde patriots attack Alliance propaganda."
The 6 Crappiest Interview Questions – a good laugh
Faces of evil – "Hans Weishäupl took photographs of over 350 people in each dictator’s country and pieced particular parts of them together to create a new and alarmingly lively look for each of them." soon available as iPad app.
Database to foil yoga copytheives to launch – "A open Indian database of all yoga postures will go live soon. It's intended to serve as a reference for patent and copyright offices around the world"
Bush's Swiss visit off after complaints on torture – "Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture"
grindr goes straight – orly
Woman Hires Man To Rape Her Daughter So She Can Become A Grandma – "No this isn’t an Onion article, although we wish it were. A 53 year old woman (who will go unnamed to protect the identity of her daughter) has been arrested for plotting a rape so that she could become a grandmother." sickest thing of the week.
Top 100 Videos of All Time Tribute Poster – "Limited Edition Extra fine Quality print of the YouTube Top 100 Videos of All Time Tribute Poster "
Rough Mix Podcast 1 (walkin’ and talkin’) download and track listings – "It’s 3 hours of people talking over beats; not rap exactly, but around the neighborhood, with closely related Beat material, poetry, and whatever I wanted, because I could. I’ve broken it up into individual tracks for e-z listening on iTunes, your iPod, your phone, or your digital toothbrush"
Ze Frank’s Star.me Is Like Being In Kindergarten All Over Again – "Frank, who originally studied Neuroscience at Brown, most recently received $500K from Andreesen Horowitz, Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, Founder Collective, Gary Vaynerchuk and Ron Conway to focus on creating novel social games. Now the world gets to see the fruits of his labor."
julian king architect: a room for london – "the elliptical structure, 7 meters in diameter, encases a room of 42 square meters that will sit perched above the skyline of london, overlooking some of the city's most well-known sites."
habi.gna.ch » Abfall-Kalender Stadt Bern 2011 – In den letzten Jahren habe ich den Abfallkalender der Stadt Bern als Google-Kalender zur Verfügung gestellt. Jetzt hat’s Entsorgung + Recycling Stadt Bern (ERB) geschafft , den Abfallkalender in einem praktischen Format auf der Seite der Stadt Bern zu veröffentlichen.