[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces – "When Christian Schallert isn't cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. "
Gummy Bears Stop Motion – "Ten pounds of gummy bears animating tetris, breakout, and other random stuff."
"Reality 86'd" A film by David Markey – "A road documentary shot from the inside of the last Black Flag tour ever (the 1986 "In My Head" US tour.) Greg Ginn along with Henry Rollins, Cel Revulta, and Anthony Martinez comprise the final line up of the band."
ROME – 3D experiment by google and dangermouse, view in chrome browser
Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 1 Pad Thai – mhhh pad thai, yuck goth.
Death Cab For Cutie's – "Home Is A Fire," video by Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Harmer
"Video concept by: Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Harmer"
REGGIE WATTS: IMPROVISED DECONSTRUCTION on Vimeo – shitfuckstacking great
BATTLES â€” Watch the Ice Cream video – mhhh ice cream
In heaven everything is fine. – still a great song, thanx for the reminder.
Squirrels! – "I set up my iPhone on a tripod and fed these squirrels some stale bread." hate the demonic beasts. no. they are NOT cute.
Guardiola responde a Mourinho: sugus de piÃ±a – even pep agrees
Mourinho Critica los Caramelos Sugus – no really, why? why are they blue? finally even mourinho seems to have a point
Some Final Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden – "The Nazis killed tens of MILLIONS. They got a trial. Why? Because we're not like them. We're Americans. We roll different."
Beck Remixes Jamie Lidell – ""Completely Exposed" is a disjointed piece of funk pop from R&B abstractionist Jamie Lidell's most recent solo album, last year's Compass. Now, that album's co-producer, Beck, has reworked the song into something more booming and spacious; the remix is for the taking below (e-mail address required). "
Man Tracks Down Stolen Laptop Online, Updates Progress via Twitter – "Sean Power was able to track down his stolen laptop online using the tracking software Prey and discovered it was being used by Paolo Votano, co-owner of Oficina Latina NYC (at the time Sean was out of town on business). Sean updated his progress via Twitter, with his followers doing additional research and two of them even helped recover the laptop."
Flaming Lips Pack Heady Psych Rock Into Gummy Skulls – "Thereâ€™s always this dread as groups get old and set in their ways. They need to have their routine, where one day is very much like the next. And Iâ€™m not really like that." interview
Fan Xiaoyan – "Sculptor Fan Xiaoyan has created several part woman, part metallic warrior pieces that I would not want to run into in a dark alley. Clearly the â€˜Terminatorâ€™ movie franchise did not have the market on kickass half man/half machinery cornered."
Google and Danger Mouse team up for steerable 3D in-browser video – "Tablets and smartphones may be all the rage these days, but here's something computers can do that they can't, for now anyway: display an interactive 3D environment like the one in "3 Dreams of Black", a browser experience from Google and musician/producer Danger Mouse"
MorningPics – Delivering past Instagram memories to your inbox every morning – "Wake up every morning to a small reminder of a special moment you captured and shared on Instagram." beta signup available
Cellphones Could Be Killing Bees [STUDY] – "A recent study, conducted by Daniel Favre at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, sheds more light on the issue by showing that cellphone signals are seriously affecting â€” or even killing â€” bees. To conduct the study, Favre tested honeybeesâ€™ reactions to nearby cellphones in different modes: off, standby and making a call."
Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Ladenâ€™s Death – "Itâ€™s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawkâ€¦ Itâ€™s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes â€œJewâ€ and â€œGypsy.â€"
Phone radiation found in Swiss study to affect biological processes – "Electromagnetic radiation produced by radio antennae or mobile phones can affect biological processes, such as electrical brain activity during sleep, say researchers."
Pants Are Overrated – Hobbes And Bacon – "Calvinâ€™s daughter, Bacon meets Hobbes for the first time." calvin, 27 years on, has a daughter named bacon.
Pink Rabbit Plastic Bag set 10 bags by WonderlandRoom on Etsy – "This plastic bag looks like a rabbit, it will make people smiling. A set is composed of 10 bags."
Fact checking: Letâ€™s hope it matches the editorsâ€™ bias – "How can a freelancer lose his job? Simple: By actually being a journalist."
Zurich residents vote on assisted suicide – "Voters in Zurich are being given mixed messages about whether to allow or prevent people from being able to decide how to end their own lives."
Boy Builds Tiny Wheelchair for Paraplegic Baby Rabbit – "When his father found an abandoned baby rabbit that was paralyzed from the waist down, young Liam Oâ€™Rourke of Tucson designed and built a wheelchair for the wee animal"
Who Mourns for Osama? – "But why do we on the left keep silent, allowing ourselves to be seduced by the greatest mass media propaganda machine ever constructed? I suspect we do not protest because we too are afraid that if a debate erupts around the merits of Osama's politics, if he is read as closely as some French philosophers continue to this day to read Mao, then the total intellectual, moral, and spiritual vacuity of the left's worldview will finally be plain for all to see. The left has nothing to offer, so it must promote the illusion that no one else has anything to offer either."
Wife, friends defend artist over gallery 'sex show' – "Speaking just days after it was publicly announced Cheng Li has been sent to a labor camp for one year for "disturbing public order", wife Ma told China Daily she fully supported his decision to go ahead with the show."
â–¶ the broken places. – combines music and photos, moby streaming his latest album
23,322 Expendables Downloaders Accused in BitTorrentâ€™s Biggest Lawsuit – "A massive list of 23,322 U.S. Internet users are expected to receive a settlement letter in which they are accused of illegally downloading The Expendables on BitTorrent."
Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action – "Anonymous provides discrete micro-protest possibilities that arenâ€™t otherwise present in a way that allows individuals to be part of something greater. You donâ€™t have to fill out a form with your personal information, you arenâ€™t being asked to send money, you donâ€™t even have to even give your name but you do feel like you are actually part of something larger."
To Sit or Not to Sit – "First, encourage men to continue using the urinals in public toilets, while at home insist they both urinate and squeeze their last dribbles into the sink rather than into the toilet, then rinse the sink with a generous splash of water." word, brother man.
Statigr.am – Fun and useful metrics for your Instagram account
Freitag Fake Snake Collection – "At Freitag's newly opened NYC shop you will find over 1,000 of the Zurich-based brand's one-of-a-kind bags cut from used truck tarpaulins, but you will also find a surprising twist on their main material. Showing a softer side of Markus and Daniel Freitag, the brotherly duo's Fake Snake limited edition handbags reveal a more malleable take on tarp. "
AnonOps accuse coup leader of 'bullying' – "Members of Anonymous have hit out at a splinter group that has seized control of AnonOps, the online operations hub of the â€˜hacktivistâ€™ collective and home to the groupâ€™s IRC chat server, leaking the IP addresses of some 653 users onto the Internet."
freitag reference at 10 corso como – "the freitag 'roadkill project' references the numerous animals that have probably been killed by the trucks in which the company gets their used tarpaulins"
Artist Slays Louis Vuitton in Intellectual Property Dispute – "In a move designed to draw attention to the genocide in Darfur, in 2008 a young fashion student took the decision to juxtapose an image of a starving child with a Louis Vuitton-inspired bag. The French fashion giant responded by sending in their lawyers in pursuit of crushing damages. This week, however, they lost not only the case, but the all-important PR battle."
Nudie Foodies Bring Food Fetishism Mainstream for Japan Tsunami Relief – "The Nudie Foodies are 18 "cover model-caliber food bloggers" who are stripping down and contributing recipes for a book whose proceeds will benefit organizations providing assistance to Japan's tsunami victims. "
VEGAN tattoo is (probably) made from animal products – "a young woman proudly shows off her new "VEGAN" inner-lip tattoo to her friends; they offer her a string of congratulations that comes to an abrupt end when one friend points out that black tattoo ink is made from burnt animal bones, and thus the VEGAN in question will forever have an animal product in her mouth"
We're the new Sex Pistols! – no taboo rappah.