ruff linkage 201228

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

BBC – WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower (Ep. 2) – “In the second of two programmes about American diplomacy and the leaked US embassy cables, Richard Bilton examines what the cables reveal about how America handles its enemies and rivals.”

BBC – WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower (Ep. 1) – “Richard Bilton uncovers a struggle at the heart of US diplomacy between the ideals of freedom and spreading democracy, and the ruthless demands of American security and narrow self-interest.”

Call Center Experience! Intro (eng) – “Call Center Experience! is a small scale call center that allows you to make calls using a personal computer connected to the Internet.”

One year after the riots of June 15, 28 & 29 2011 – Split normality – “Τhe legacy of December, June and Syntagma square is still hard to assess.”

Official DEVO Documentary: 5-minute Preview – “Produced in cooperation with DEVO, this authorized feature-length documentary has been in development for 3 years. Although the band has been notoriously secretive for nearly 4 decades, they granted us unprecedented full-access to their personal inner-workings”

Kid Koala ’2-Bit Blues’ cut to 100 year old animation – “‘The Cameraman’s Revenge’, a few years back – a story of insect infidelity, animated in Russia a hundred years ago this year! I thought it was the perfect pairing with Koala’s music as he has a, as yet unreleased, project involving an insect band in the works, made entirely from 3D models.”

Creative Resistance :: Fight like the Yes Men and avoid going to jail! – “The world-famous detractors of globalization named Yes Men from the United States have already embarrassed some major corporations with their anarchist and subversive activism.”

Kitten freaks out at sneeze – “Wilbur the kitten freaks out when our nearby cameraman sneezes unexpectedly.”

Choreography for Plastic Army Men – “An animated music video I created to an instrumental track by the band “Pink Martini”.”


The ‘truth’ deleted from internet in China – “”Truth” appears to have vanished from the Chinese internet, after micro-bloggers discovered the word had been blocked on the country’s leading social-media website.”

Par:AnoIA: Anonymous Launches WikiLeaks-esque Site for Data Dumps – “Frustrated by the lack of impact from Anonymous’ otherwise famous hacks and data dumps, and the slow pace of material coming out of WikiLeaks, participants in the Anonymous collective have launched a WikiLeaks-like site called Par:AnoIA”

London Olympic committee says you’re only allowed to link to their site if you have nice things to say – “You’re a disgrace. And I’m linking to you.” london2012

When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide: ‘People Staring at Computers’ – “I really wasn’t expecting the Secret Service.”

Chumbawamba’s Long Voyage – “Chumbawamba’s journey from squatters to pop stars illustrates a central paradox of music and subculture—what happens when we find ourselves having to play awkward undesirable roles?” yeh, they broke up …

RRRRRRRROLL_gif – amazing japanese animated gifs

photographs capture town stained red by hungary’s 2010 toxic waste spill – “palíndromo mészáros has created a series entitled ‘the line’. the project chronicles the aftermath 
of a 2010 toxic waste spill in western hungary, killing nine people and forcing the evacuation of thousands, through a compendium of images demonstrating the material staining areas of the village red.”

Eastern District Presents: MOSHOLU – Brooklyn Compilation featuring an unlikely but very hot collaboration between Das Racist & Talib Kweli, that rocks socks off.

Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc) – “The simple answer is probably, “don’t ever eat fast food.” Sadly, for many people that’s just not a realistic option”

London tower block residents lose bid to challenge Olympic missiles – “Judge rules against review of government decision to place high-velocity missiles on flats near Olympic Park”

Occupy Death – “My thirst is for the signs of passing, for the earth, the water and the withering of the leaves. Tomorrow, the day after, soon, soon I shall be you, I shall be leaves, I shall be earth, I shall be roots, I shall write no more words on paper, I shall no longer smell the regal wallflower, I shall no longer carry the dentist’s bill around in my pocket, I shall no longer be pestered by menacing officials demanding proof of citizenship”

In defence of Fifty Shades of Grey – “This book is porn. It is for wanking to. Pornography made for men is rarely judged on its artistic merits – the average 20-minute RedTube clip has hundreds of thousands of views and practically nobody leaves comments complaining that the lighting is garish, that the pounding cheese music is weird and unsettling”

Apple Cracking Down On Sites Selling Access To iOS Betas – “the Wired article has caused all these sites to go down” well done, andy baio

Pirate Bay Founder Submits Emotional Plea for Pardon – “I know that I’m at a point where I have less than a tenth of a percent’s chance of escaping punishment. Not having to go to jail for crimes I didn’t commit. Crimes that weren’t even committed in the first place. Crimes that surely aren’t even crimes to begin with, if they had been committed, and if they had been committed, hadn’t been so by me. It’s a bizarre situation with my distance to any real criminal liability”


TED X Bern Registrations open – Good Luck.

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