ruff linkage 201137

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


– i so wish i could be in new york today. this could be the greatest protest ever, or a huge disaster. it’s time for a revolution.

#watch and

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins – "Why do bad things happen?" richard dawkins explains his kids of all ages book "the magic of reality"

Berlin und der Banksy-Hype on Vimeo – german news report on the "uncovered banksy"

Sub City Paris – "This is the continuation of a series that explores that moment of uncertainty and magic that happens when you emerge from the depths of the subway system."

"The Wall" Originally by Pink Floyd (performed by Mariachi Cabos) – catchy mariachi version of pink floyd classic, ai aiii aiiiiiiii, no dark sarkasooom.

Silent Climate Parade – a video from last years parade. "Silent Climate Parade 350 ravers gathered with wireless headphones "

POUBELLE FONTAINE (SKIRTING TRASHCAN) Mathieu Tremblin – this trash-can is a squirter

MOVE YA SHOULDER..SEANIE T FEAT: ROOTS MANUVA – It's Simple. a winning ticket

VID 20110628 114715 – after laser-chasing cats, here's laser-chasing baby

Sheeped Away – cute animation short featuring sheep, yup, flossies

Amnesty TV – Episode Five – cassetteboy made a great mashup of israeli primeminister speech


Cosmonaut #6 (I really love this one) – and finally, a new iPad background image

Roasted sweet potatoes with figs, plus tuna cakes with yuzu yoghurt recipes – sadly we didnt grow any sweet potatoes, but might have to bend some rules here…

scarlettjohanssoning – just to prove, this had to happen [NSFW]

German police seek help over mystery 'forest boy' – "He told the police that he and his father went to live in the woods after his mother died. He said he left the woods in August when his father died, and walked for two weeks before reaching Berlin. He said he couldn't remember where his family came from, but that his name was Ray."

Last Call for Delicious Users: Transfer Your Bookmarks – "The Delicious re-launch is coming soon and we’re excited for existing Delicious users to join us! To do so, you need to accept the AVOS terms of service* and privacy policy* to transfer your bookmarks and user data to the new site by September 23, 2011."

Silent Climate Parade Berlin – i wish i was in berlin for this parade, people march in silence dancing to their music on headphones. 24. 9. 2011

Remembering a Relationship, One Chat at a Time – "Clark is offline." a sad look at gmail chats

Saucy Schnapps: Firm Wins Battle to Register F-Word as Trademark – "Shoppers in Germany might feel a little embarrassed about asking for "Ficken" schnapps by name — after all, the drink is named after the German word for "fuck." But the manufacturer can take solace in the fact that the brand name is now legally protected."

The Artist Is Present – "Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" performance at MOMA, remade as a 1980s-era adventure game. "

Get the facts. Fight the smears. – "When another unfounded attack surfaces, we'll arm you with the truth so you can share the facts with your friends and family."

Banksy had it right: The future holds a mere 15 minutes of anonymity for everyone – "Graffiti artist Banksy may have had it right when he claimed invisibility is a superpower and in the future you can be anonymous for only 15 minutes. There are now privacy invasive plans to track the sale of spray paint, prepaid cards, and your license plate."

FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’ – "The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”"

Tree Houses – "His follow-up book, New Treehouses of the World, gathers inspirational examples from Thailand, New Zealand and other spots with tree-house culture, and has a short chapter on new tree-house technology." honey, can we move into a tree house?

Apple bans Phone Story game which exposes the seedy side of smartphone creation – "Apple has removed an iPhone app called Phone Story — a darkly satirical mini-game collection that exposes the ugly side of smartphone production"

How The FBI Caught an Actor Uploading Movie Screeners To Pirate Bay – "In April 2011, the FBI raided the apartment of a Screen Actor’s Guild member suspected of uploading several pre-release screeners of Hollywood blockbusters to The Pirate Bay. The man, an actor, has now agreed to plead guilty and potentially faces three years in prison."

'Banned' iPhone Title Phone Story Released For Android – "Following the news that Apple has removed indie developer Molleindustria's latest game from the App Store due to a violation of Apple's review guidelines, the game has now been released on the Android Market."

SneakerTrooper Helmet – "a stormtrooper helmet made from the exclusive Adidas X Star Wars Superskate Mids. This was the first piece that required more than one pair of shoes to create and it gave me hell."

Pure Absinthe Made At Home – nice howto make absinthe at home

Brad Downey | Gestalten – "With the element of surprise firmly on his side, the American artist Brad Downey creates powerful interventions that visually disrupt the routine of our urban perceptions. Downey’s art discourages quick glances and celebrates the double take." nice looking book that

BISAR – First images of the DO NOT THINK exhibition which… – includes a photo of "what lies beneath" by brad downey, yeh the one where he uncovers a banksy…

Phone Story – iPhone game by Molleindustria – "Phone Story is an educational game about the dark side of your favorite smart phone. Follow your phone's journey around the world and fight the market forces in a spiral of planned obsolescence."

YouTube Founders Aim to Revamp Delicious – "home page would feature browseable “stacks,” or collections of related images, videos and links shared around topical events. The site would also make personalized recommendations for users, based on their sharing habits." this could go well… was worried

A Tribute to our River "Aare" in Bern City – "As summertime is passing by soon, we thought to give our great daily enjoyment of swimming or floating in the river a little tribute."

Molly Crabapple’s ‘Week in Hell’ in Photos – "After days of self-imposed exile spent covering the walls of an entire hotel room with a hand-drawn mural — plus sips of absynthe and visits from porn stars — she only lost it at the end of her arty binge when the work was done. Thatta girl."

21-Year-Old Iranian Hacker Is the LulzSec Antichrist – "My country should have control over Google, Skype, Yahoo, etc.," he said by e-mail. "I'm breaking all encryption algorithms and giving power to my country to control all of them."

Internet High Five – "Place hand here"

Two of us – "Have you ever smiled at a complete stranger?"

Why does the female orgasm exist? – "A popular theory has been criticized as male-centric, but it might have unexpected feminist results "

Five minutes with… DJ Shadow – "In terms of the process, I was immersing myself in the work. I secluded myself in a little cabin out on the Sonoma for about four or five days out of the week. Then I’d go back to my wife and kids on the weekend. Then go back to the cabin and wake up and work and spend the night there."

News from Nowhere – "we're supposed to debate and discuss how to build a conceptual new nation, a model society in the wreck of late capitalism. There is a chance, given how many Guardian readers we seem to have on this trip, that we may just all turn pirate and start raiding the coastal towns of Norway and Finland and looting all the humous and complicated jam. "

The Cure's Robert Smith: 'I'm uncomfortable with politicised musicians' – "I've never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else. Living, it's awful for me. I can't on one hand argue the futility of life and the pointlessness of existence and have a family. It doesn't sit comfortably."


Terror's march backwards – "An Absolute Atrocity Special by Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris" this created quite some outrage back in 2002

9-11-01 – 9-11-11 TEN YEARS IN A DAY – "9-11-01 is now the convenient excuse to denigrate Muslims and spread ignorance and hatred toward Muslims and people who “look Muslim”. " Henry Rollins' take on 9 11

The Reckoning: America and the World a Decade After 9/11 – this special NYT feature is quite something

Gamer Recreations of the World Trade Center – – "game modders and mappers have recreated the World Trade Center, the events of September 11, and the WTC Memorial in various game engines. Some of these are profane and offensive, quite likely made by teens that have no first-hand memory of the disaster, but most are intended as tributes."

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