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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

Happy Flying Spaghetti Monster Day

Terry Gilliam – The Christmas Card – animation by terry gilliam from the 60s

Evil marzipan pig is evil – “This was meant as a Christmas present for two girls I know who are 5 and 7, but I don’t think I’ll give it to them actually. It turned out a bit too evil-demon-pig-from-hell-y for that”

Hey! Look at My Toys!: The 2011 Action Figure Nativity Contest is HERE! – “Action Figure Nativity contest and the call out to my dork horde brethren did not go unheard, with so many of you stepping up and really delivering some incredible, zany, original, brilliant and all-around awesome nativity scenes”

Braun-Weiße Weihnachtsgrüße 2011 – “Der FC St. Pauli wünscht fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr”

Gingerbread Yoga Cookies – “Our best-selling yoga cookies, featured in “O” Magazine, come in a set of 10 different poses:”

Silent Night – festive greetings indeed

#watch and

Bradley Manning Had Secrets – “The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks ‘hacktivist’, but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscious and a crisis-of-identity.”

constant creak – try not to scream while watching putin’s uhm mashup

WTF IS A DDP? – Decentralized Dance Party

Crowdsourced anti-SOPA rap – “After I finished writing the song, I put a post on my Facebook wall asking people to take photographs of themselves presenting lines from the song.”

Official Occupy Wall Street Thank You Video – “This it the official OWS video to thank our supporters. This video was passed by consensus through the New York City GA on Tuesday, December 20.”

shitgirlssay’s Channel – “Shit Girls Say, Web Comedy Series Created From One-Liner Tweets”

Taxi Driver suédé par Michel Gondry – “Gondry has decided to join in the fun by creating his own “swede” version of Martin Scorsese’s classic film “Taxi Driver.””


“Sneak Preview” of Mr. Brainwash’s Art Show 2011 – “The very hyped Mr. Brainwash show opens tomorrow at 1pm at his huge warehouse/studio on La Brea and Lexington in Los Angeles.”

Writers and artists design money fit for modern times – in pictures – “Global economic meltdown, the euro crisis and Occupy protests – this year has been dominated by financial issues. But what is money anyway? We invited writers and artists including Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood and Naomi Klein to invent new currencies and banknotes for a changed world”

Eco-Friendly Battery Runs on Old Newspapers – “This new tech relies on turning cellulose products (including, lest we forget, the paper greeting cards all you Earth-hating monsters are exchanging this time of year) into glucose sugar.”

Skull Style Trade Edition – “Formerly an emblem of evil and mortality, the skull has been transformed into an avant-garde design element used in the most cutting-edge art, chic interiors and vanguard style of the moment.”

Banksy – Inside – Caution Sir Wet Floor

Tetrahedral kite ‘Little Shining Man’ doubles as flying sculpture – “Little Shining Man is a kite which will reside in the atrium of a building in Jersey all year, except for one day where it will be taken down and flown in St. Aubin’s Bay.”

Occupy Wall Street: The Lego Set – “After months of demonstrations by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Slate V imagines a special edition Lego set just in time for the holidays.”

In WikiLeaks case, Bradley Manning faces the hacker who turned him in – “Lamo, who turned Bradley Manning into the FBI and Army for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, denied in his testimony that he’d violated a journalistic or ministerial promise of confidentiality”

kim jong-il dropping the bass – i loled

Zeitgeist 2011: How the world searched – “When looking at the data, it is fascinating to see the cultural fads and trends that took over the globe, from cupcakes (making top food lists in over a dozen countries) to the Dukan diet and high-profile weddings, but Google was used for much more than staying up to date on the sisters Middleton and Kardashian” I rather enjoyed the companion video

Occupy Everywhere, Tiny Protest Camps in San Francisco – Last night a group of prankster-activists installed miniature Occupy protest encampments around San Francisco. The encampments were made up of soft camping tent stress toys imprinted with the words “Support Your 99%,” and tiny cartoon protesters carrying miniature placards.

Armament, Human Heart-Shaped Glass Molotov Cocktails – “I created this work, inspired by the Egyptians and the so called Arab spring. The visual starting point is the molotov cocktail that has been the weapon of choice for the protesters. There is a connection in any conflict between the combatants.”

The return of the Radical Chic evening – Occupy Wall Street – “The Occupy movement seemed like it was doing just fine before the celebrity bandwagon showed up. So what do these people have to gain from association with the first genuine counter-culture to show up in a generation?”

What are you doing after the apocalypse? – Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel – “Tandis que les médias charrient un flot ininter-rompu de nouvelles apoca-lyptiques, l’équipe du MEN invite à se pencher sur la question de l’après, en colla-boration avec des artistes et des chercheurs en sciences sociales.”

Occupy Hand Signs Cheatsheet – “If these aren’t correct, let me know.”

target bookshelf by mebrure oral – “each ‘target books’ shelf is produced in three pieces via injection molding of recyclable ABS plastic”

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