[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Charlie Chaplins Great Dictator-Speech set to contemporary Clips – "You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power – let us all unite." with transcript of the whole speech.
How to Dress Punk for Girls – "It's anything that normal people wouldn't do" hmmm
Rafael Nadal collapses with cramp during interview – cramps or orgasm, youn decide
Chris Morris comments on Twitter – "compulsive twitterers are the closest to people who advertise themselves as psychopaths."
Modeselektor ft. Thom Yorke – "So it was no big surprise when we found out he’d be making a guest appearance on the latest Modeselektor LP – Monkeytown."
9/11 Memorial: Reflect – 9/11 memorial poster
Megan Herbert Wall Stickers – "When Megan Herbert was renovating her apartment she found herself drawing "pictures and little things straight onto the walls themselves." Now the Reykjavik-based illustrator has a better option in her eight different removable wall decals by The Wall Sticker Company. "
Pictoplasma focus – Interview with Joshua Ben Longo – we make money not art – "That Josh, He sure is special and handsome, I am going to give him a million dollars to make that dream movie no one knows about" and someone should! great interview, regine.
Butternut squash and tahini spread recipe, plus batata harra – "A squash paste that's incredibly moreish, plus a classic Lebanese and Syrian take on roast potatoes"
Mightybell – “A Mightybell Experience is a goal or topic organized as a series of steps for people to do.”
Chili peppers’ surprising pain relief – "Neurogesx is currently running clinical trials to study other uses for capsaicin. Who would have thought that this natural compound, evolved to keep people away from it, would be so alluring?"
Greenpeace: White Roofs, Polar Bear – "White is the new green – Simply painting your roof white reflects the sun’s rays, which helps cool down the environment. in the fight against global warming, one degree cooler in our cities equates to three degrees cooler at the poles. Which means a better chance of survival for animals like the Arctic Fox, whose home is melting at a rapid rate."
Public Enemy's Chuck D: UK riots signify 'new world order' – "This is a new world order, if you push people they're going to fuck shit up," he said. "But there is enough to go round for everyone. Tell your government that. Equal rights are important." Tell us how it is, Chuck.
Clockwork Fagin (Free Preview of a story from Steampunk!) eBook: Cory Doctorow – "Get a preview of the anthology by sampling one of these inventive tales for free—Cory Doctorow's “Clockwork Fagin,” in which orphans use the puppet of a dead man to take control of their lives."
JR Puts Faces on Palestine and Israel – "The artist set up photo-booths and printing salons in Israel’s Tel Aviv and Haifa and Palestine’s Bethlehem and Ramallah cities, providing a thousand people a day with giant black and white posters of their faces to paste anywhere, in exchange for a personal beliefs statement."
Artist Jay Shells Establishes the ‘Metropolitan Etiquette Authority’ – "In addition to the much needed “Pay Attention While Walking” sign he had a few others addressing some of the pet peeves bound to eat away at New Yorkers."
DRC Music | Kinshasa One Two – "A collective of producers gathered by Damon Albarn recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam. T-E-E-D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Rodaidh McDonald and Kwes all made the trip with the plan – to make an album in 5 days."
Occupy Wall Street | September 17th – "On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months."
JP Morgan explains the euro crisis with lego – banker asks his son (9) to explain the euro crisis using euro action figures. subtle!
Pixels Per Person – "The aim of Pixels Per Person was to develop an information support system in the form of installations that would give a tangible existence to the public WiFi network in the city of Geneva."
Clients from Hell – "And then he ask me make Sunday work for only same prices!!!" an interview with the guy who started the clients from hell blog
Pipilotti Rist: 'We all come from between our mother's legs' – "she will hang a string of 300 pairs of white underpants along the south bank of the Thames. The pants, in three sizes, will be lit from within to form a bizarre outdoor light sculpture called Hip Lights, one of two new works that Rist has created specially for the Hayward show."
The true threat is not a super-villain skulking in the desert – "Ten years after 9/11, the world has moved on. Realisation is dawning that the great danger to western democracy was never a shadowy super-villain skulking in the desert, but inequality, alienation and economic collapse."
Q&A: Richard Stallman on free software, the UK riots, and 'malicious' DVDs – "Facebook is not your friend. Facebook's business model is collecting […] people's personal data. You shouldn't use it, it's a harmful thing. I recognise it's occasionally been used to do some good things, but it's still basically a bad thing."
Mentally disabled man robbed of his epic Superman collection – "If there is a Superman, I hope he reads Boing Boing and will come help Mike get his collection back." that's low, sooo low
9|11: The Winners – "For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine"
An afternoon with the English Defence League – "Tired, hot and frustrated — they've been drinking since breakfast." Penny Red describes the EDL march
container summer residence – great for nature lovers – great vacation location on sardinia made from three shipping containers.
Essential Mix – All the (?) Essential Mix ever, 914 so far dating all the way back to 1993
Banksy accuses Channel 4 film of distortion over 'war of the walls' – "Artist complains of inaccuracies in programme about his feud with the underground graffiti hero King Robbo"
Safecast and CC0 – "Plagiarism is when someone takes someone else's work and represents it as their own. In many cases, this is not illegal, just unethical. For instance, if I take someone's idea and use it in my academic paper, or take Safecast data and make it look like I did it all myself, that would be plagiarism, not a copyright violation. It is unethical, but not necessarily illegal. On the other hand, using a picture of Mickey Mouse in a presentation could be argued as an illegal copyright violation, but most would probably argue that it is ethical."
Designing systems for transparency robustness – "Public figures and institutions in power should be forced to be transparent and private citizen should have privacy and the right to speak without fear of retribution or persecution. I think this is essential for democracy and open society and we need to push for and enable this to happen."