[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Sarah Palin: Bums Out With The Bath Water – “Sarah Palin drops dope rhymes, Obama eats a baby and Joe Biden dances like a ninny. And still, somewhere, someone will find a way to pin this on the Bush administration.”
2012 Scotch® Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest – mark jenkins stop motion, interesting to see how he works, but this really is just a commercial.
Peter Weyland in TED Talk Video – Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland in a Prometheus, TED talk 2023
Holes Of Happiness – “Holes Of Happiness is a short documentary looking at the reactions of the public to some pothole gardens that have been popping up around East London.”
▶ This Is What Crazy Looks Like Via Text Messaging… – “Vaughan acts out a woman’s crazy texting spree to a guy after 1 date.”
DJ Shadow @ Dachstock, Bern, Switzerland — April 5th, 2012 – DJ Shadow show in Bern, but I receive an error when I try to click I’m Going
Pixels and Polaroids – “Pixels and Polaroids is a series of images I’ve created combining pseudo-Polaroid photography and retro 80s era video game graphics. The concept behind Pixels and Polaroids was to blend these two elements into one world where pixelated characters live through the eye of a Polaroid camera.”
Media Fasting – “For the last year I’ve been trying, as an experiment, to see what it would be like to cut off the news. That means no newspaper, no Google news, no NPR, no broadcast television of any kind.” I did that several times in my life and can only recommend it.
China Miéville on Apocalyptic London – “The Olympics are slated to cost taxpayers $14.7 billion. In this time of “austerity,” youth clubs and libraries are being shut down as expendable fripperies; this expenditure, though, is not negotiable. The uprisen young of London, participants in extraordinary riots that shook the country last summer, do the math.”
Why shrinks diagnose anti-authoritarians with mental illness – “Bruce Levine, a clinical psychologist, has written on Mad in America about his colleagues’ propensity for diagnosing anti-authoritarians with mental illness. Levine says diagnoses like oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and anxiety disorder are applied to people who question authority’s legitimacy by mental health practitioners who are, themselves, unconsciously deferential to authority.”
Spray Can Lamp – “Someone had to do it right? At least they the right idea using a vintage Krylon can”
floating cloud installation by berndnaut smilde – “beginning with the concept of a vacant or abandoned room and aspirations of enhancing this ominous environment, smilde introduced smoke, moisture and backlighting. the artist was able to create the entirely eerie and whimsical illusion of a cloud floating within the gallery space.”
Kraftwerk month on DJFood.org #1 – “I’ve decided to make March ‘Kraftwerk month’ on the site, which means I’ll be posting something Kraftwerk-related every day at least. This had been bought on by the recent news of the 8 night residency at MOMA in New York and the subsequent fact that no one I know has managed to get a ticket.”
Preserving Lemons – “The basic protocol is: wash & dry the lemons thoroughly (more emphasis on the wash). Slice the lemons in quarters, stopping before slicing all the way through. Put in a quart jar and mash down releasing the juice. Add just under a tablespoon of salt (I used Redmond’s & yes, that is tablespoon not teaspoon) on top of each lemon.”
25 Alleged Anons Arrested in International Crackdown – “Police in four nations arrested 25 alleged participants in the Anonymous collective Tuesday for attacks against websites in Columbia and Chile dating from the middle of 2011.”
Occupy London says St Paul’s Cathedral colluded with eviction effort – “I was shocked to see policemen on the balcony,” said Naomi Colvin, a spokeswoman for Occupy. “It seemed to be collusion.”
Der Baum hinter der Anzeige – the tree behind the advert, adbusting from russia
A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank – “If we get to $1 Billion I will buy Greece and install sea to sea carpeting!”
The Yes Men on Stratfor – WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men and Bhopal activists.
Trotzdem Danke – Thanks Anyway – “Armed with only a pail of water, we took on the Germans “stick-up-their-ass” mentality, proving once again that Berlin may be poor but it is still damn “sexy”.” we saw the video in berlin, awesome urban intervention, sadly the video can’t be found online though.