ruff linkage 201117

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


Watch The Beastie Boys' 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' – "The Beastie Boys teased their short film, Fight For Your Right Revisited, yesterday afternoon by releasing the portion that serves as the visuals for their new single, "Make Some Noise." But now we have the entire film ready for your early-morning gut-busting pleasure as this is easily one of the funnier things I've seen so far this year."

"From Sketch: Régine Debatty" (DE) – blogger regine debatty of wmmna talking about her blogging career while doodling

Green Is the New Red – "Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege,"

Mel's Hidden Talent!!! – girl can imitate a surprising number of animals sounds, most of them well

Extreme ironing on the M1 motorway – "A man has been spotted doing his ironing on the closed side of the M1 motorway." the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well pressed shirt

Radiolab Presents Symmetry – "This striking Radiolab video made by Everynone was inspired by Radiolab's Desperately Seeking Symmetry episode."

Wiley 'Numbers in Action' – Official music video – "The official video for Wiley's brand new single 'Numbers in Action'" one of THE best i have seen in agesl


Street Artist Space Invader Arrested in LA? – "The Los Angeles Police Department caught and arrested two French nationals vandalizing buildings with “buckets of grout and pieces of tile” near the LA Museum of Contemporary Art’s Little Tokyo gallery this past Friday. One of the vandals seems to be the famed French street artist Space Invader"

'Attack the Block' is fast, funny, and very British – "With a vigorous score from Basement Jaxx and Steven Price, Attack the Block is what we would expect from one of the UK's best comedy talents; hilarious, and very very British, "blud"."

Banksy exhibit 'inspires criminals', police insist – "The exhibit kind of glorifies graffiti," said Sergeant Augie Pando, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who helps oversee his force's anti-graffiti campaign. "It puts taggers on front street." orly?

All Your Base are Belong to Us: how 50 years of videogames conquered pop culture – "In All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Harold Goldberg's comprehensive, new history of videogames, the author details the humble origins of what would become a multibillion dollar company, Blizzard Studios."

Euthanasia coaster: assisted suicide by thrills – "a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely — with elegance and euphoria — take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster's track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death."

Flickr To Crowdsource Footage of Royal Wedding – "In a bid to capture some of the many eyeballs that will be trolling through Royal Wedding footage following the April 29 event, Flickr has launched a group and contest to crowdsource related photographs from around the world."

Apple iOS 4 Has Been Secretly Tracking iPhone & iPad Users’ Locations – "At Where 2.0 today in Santa Clara researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden announced today that Apple’s iOS 4, which runs on the iPhone and iPad, has been secretly saving the device user’s location data since the software’s release a year ago." yeh, we knew that for months now, no?

Lady Gaga Won’t Allow “Weird Al” Yankovic To Release Parody Song – "UPDATE 2: Turns out Lady Gaga’s manager did not tell her about the parody, she loves the song."

RockMelt Social Browser Now Available on iPhone – "if you’re a user of the RockMelt browser on Mac or PC, everything you do is in the cloud, so whatever happens on the iPhone version is also visible on any devices running RockMelt."

Sergio Ramos dropped Copa del Rey trophy under moving bus – they won playing anti-football and then proceeded to destroy the trophy? seems fitting.

Weird Al snubbed by Lady Gaga, releases his parody without permission as fair use – "You're going to love this. Lady Gaga denied Weird Al the right to release his parody of BORN THIS WAY, only the second time in his career that he's been denied [ed: the other refusal came from Prince]. […] So instead of selling a couple hundred thousand or a million copies… he gave PERFORM THIS WAY away for free to his 2 million followers on Twitter."

You are listening to Deep Thought – "You Are Listening To Deep Thought," in which big thinkers like Bucky Fuller, Terrence McKenna, and Aldous Huxley lay out their cosmic raps (snagged from YouTube) on top of ambient soundscapes culled from SoundCloud."

Hackers Attack in Response to Ai Weiwei Campaign – "Online petition platform is suffering denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the wake of a campaign calling for the release of Chinese artist and activist Ai WeiWei."

10 Charts About Sex – "All the data below, even the most personal stuff, has been gleaned from real user activity on OkCupid. Some of it our users have told us outright by answering match questions; some of it we've had to learn from observation."

Is Chocolate the Tastiest Natural Cough Medicine of All? – "As if we needed another excuse to have some chocolate, new research shows that it may be an effective cough suppressant, too."

Tina Fey: 'Ugly, pear-shaped and bitchy? I prefer offbeat, business class-assed and exhausted' – "In an extract from her memoir, Bossypants, Tina Fey considers the pros and cons of breastfeeding, explains why male comedy writers pee in cups – and has some choice words for her detractors"

FY google maps – fu

back of a webpage – some are way funny

Notebook brand Moleskine launches iPhone app – "Classic notebook brand Moleskine, which is a firm favourite amongst artists, writers and creative types, has launched an application for iPad and iPhone devices."

The best of Google Video on MetaFilter – "In that spirit, click inside for a list of some of the most popular Google Video-centric content posted here over the years."

Variety loses to punk band in album cover dispute – "Hollywood trade newspaper Variety has lost in its attempt to pursue a trademark claim in Delaware against the punk band The Vandals."

fornasetti: nucleare vade retro – "during milan design week 2011, a vinyl sticker 'nucleare vade retro' was given to designboom and international guests at the annual fornasetti party, held in the archive of piero fornasetti and (his son) barnaba's private home and garden."

D.I.Y. Real Life Version of Steve Buscemi Eyes by Alex Pardee – "Alex Pardee has created a mask that you can print out so that you can add Steve Buscemi Eyes to everything around you."

The Pirate Bay Plugs Hybrid File-Sharing Platform – "In recent years the file-sharing world has become more diverse than ever before. Torrents, streaming and cyberlockers have all entered the mainstream with millions of users. Tube+ is a newly launched website that brings most of these sharing platforms together."


Offline Flattr – "Vor acht Monaten kursierte das Projekt “Urban Economy” noch als Street-Art-Streich im Netz – und ist inzwischen Realität geworden: Flattr gibt es jetzt auch als Offline-Variante!"

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