ruff linkage 201217

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

IN BED WITH INVADER – “Shot in winter 2011, this movie invite you to spend one night in Paris with the street artist Invader.”

Spike Lee / The Dolly Shot – “A montage of unique dolly shots from the films of Spike Lee. Music: “Bra” by Cymande”


Let’s Ride the Magic General Strike Bus – well, it certainly won’t be the posters fault if May Day fails. some fantastic pieces.

Update: Filthy Luker – gotta love these scary AND cute sculptures

Klouchebag – Klout parody determines your level of douchbagery on twitter

The Pirate DVD King of Long Island, “Big Hy” Strachman, Keeps Soldiers in Free DVDs – “‘Big Hy’ — his handle among many loyal customers — would almost certainly be cast as Hollywood Enemy No. 1 but for a few details. He is actually Hyman Strachman, a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War II veteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife.” arrest that, hollywood

Laurie Penny: A papier-mâché puppet and a badly tuned guitar… how to go on strike when you haven’t got a job – “Whatever future these young people collectively create – and sooner or later, they’ll have to come up with one – the meaning of direct action, the meaning of work, and the meaning of success and failure itself will be redefined. That’s not something to dismiss in haste.” does the left really only set themselves up for failure? hmm

May Day General Strike posters – !!!

Bruno Neri, the footballer who stood up to fascism – “The players are lined up in the centre of the pitch, standing in front of the still unfinished stands and all are giving the fascist salute. Except for one: Bruno Neri.”

YouAreMinecraft Live Map – asks people to upload minecraft avatars

Joebot: Memes @ Gallery 1988 – “Straight from the World Wide Web and into your hearts comes the new hit album “Haters Gonna Hate” from The Internets! Now you can sing along with hit songs such as “Friday”, “Trololo”, and “Bed Intruder Song”.”

Sex toys found on Swiss trains for sale – “A vast array of weird and wonderful items from the Swiss rail network’s lost-and-found department is now on sale, including butt plugs, dildos and worn underwear.”

Descriptive Camera – “The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene.”

Mr Oizo 3000 – Mr. Oizo New EP Stade 3, free to download

The hidden side of your soul: How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot – “The FBI had set up its fake CP site for precisely this situation. When investigators had a lead on someone specific, they e-mailed the person with a custom password and the site URL.”

The True Size of Africa – Can you fit the USA, China and India inside African Continent? Yes. And Much more…

Holy cow … – “how google drive terms compare to dropbox and Microsoft.” whatever happened to Don’t be Evil?

Tour for GHOSTS WITH SHIT JOBS, a Lo-fi Sci-fi Feature by Jim Munroe – “By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the “ghosts” (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as “Ghosts With Shit Jobs.””

Occupy Wall Street: what is to be done next? | Slavoj Žižek – “How a protest movement without a programme can confront a capitalist system that defies reform”

How Can I Recharge My Depleted Motivation? – “Regaining your motivation involves a combination of combatting the sources of its depletion and tricking yourself into taking the first step.”

Various & Gould: “Zu Gast Arbeit” – strong work by german street artist duo various & gould for instanbul group show OUTSIDE-in, the swept a street in the city with a mix of sand and blue pigment addressing the issue of migrant workers in the cities

Some Objections To Occupy May 1st – “As the call has spread around and become something inseparable from Occupy as a movement, there have been a number of objections or concerns about a May 1st general strike.” reading through some of the comments makes me lose all hope…

Chains of oppression: Katie Roiphe, Lena Dunham and the sexual counter-revolution. – “Female sexual autonomy itself is what’s really unorthodox today. Agency and self-determination, the right to own our own desire – those are the kind of forbidden fantasies women across the world still pant over in private, unable to pronounce for fear of being slut-shamed.”

The History of File-Sharing – “Last century filesharing was a fringe hobby, only for geeks who were lucky enough to own a computer that could dial into the World Wide Web. How different is that today, where filesharing has become daily routine for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In just a few years swapping files has become mainstream. Time to take a step back and see how it all came about.”

More OWS Arrests, Staggering Police Presence At Federal Hall – “the first eight arrests, which occurred across the street from Federal Hall, and wrote that they were prompted by the protesters’ desire “to draw attention to statements made by police commanders over the last few days that protesters were not allowed to lie on the sidewalks.” This interpretation of the law, despite a court ruling from 2000, has forced protesters off the sidewalk on Broad Street and onto the stairs of Federal Hall.”

Dani Alves: ‘At Barcelona we are taking football back to its origins’ – “Barcelona’s buccaneering right-back explains that staying true to attacking principle is secret of Catalan club’s ongoing success”

IHTFP Hack Gallery: Tetris on the Green Building – “MIT hackers have long considered “Tetris on the Green Building” to be the Holy Grail of hacks, as the side of the building is a wonderful grid for the game.”

Why And How To Strike On May Day – “We are striking to halt the flow of capital, reclaim a tool of resistance, and unify movements against exploitation, repression, and corruption.”


apokalypse now (and then) – “In den aktuellen Katastrophen und weltpolitischen Ereignissen spitzen sich die tiefgreifenden globalen Umwälzungen der vergangenen 25 Jahre dramatisch zu. Je nach Perspektive werden sie von den Menschen als Krise oder als Chance auf einen Neuanfang interpretiert. Auf nahezu allen Ebenen politischer, philosophischer und künstlerischer Diskurse erleben wir eine Konjunktur apokalyptischer Rede.”

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