[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Wildebeest – “A couple of wildebeest contemplate crossing a river.”
Kim Dotcom – Mr President – “President Obama promised “change”. But did he deliver? The war on Internet freedom was declared on his watch.” music sucks, singing is atrocious, but I have to admit, this is quite funny.
WANK LONDON – and more classy b3ta humor
Queen Of The Sun – “What are the bees telling us?” Oh that’s easy, they are telling us that we humans are horrible and pretty much broke the planet. In not as many words.
The Story of Change – “conscious consumerism but rightly calls it a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop.”
cat on turtle – cat demonstrates how to ride a turtle like a boss
Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808 – “Roland TR-808 changed the musical world starting from its most seminal record Planet Rock.”
That Big Event in London – “reality check souvenir bags” the london olympics = a disgrace not mentioned anywhere.
I Know What You Did on the Web – “How your favorite personalized sites are using your data”
The Burning House – “If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental”
Celebrity Make Unders – Celebreties photoshopped to look like everyday Joes
Can a vegan diet relieve menopause symptoms? – “A new study in the current issue of Menopause suggests that a low-fat diet that is abundant in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may reduce the dreaded hot flashes and night sweats that often accompany menopause.”
brandalism – “the Brandalism project will see the largest reclamation of outdoor advertising space in UK history as artists challenge the authority and legitimacy of the advertising industry.”
Merkel Pantone – “German chancellor Angela Merkel is quite a phenomenon of colors.”
Kool Keith reveals warped new mixtape Total Orgasm – “Following on from last year’s The Doctor Is In EP, Kool Keith has uploaded a bug-eyed new mixtape.”
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? – “Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world”
nynne færch: electrical socket safety guard – “denmark-based designer nynne færch developed ‘plug’, a user-friendly device that blocks electrical sockets from children’s natural curiosity.”
DVD Dead Drop – “For this new commissioned work, artist Aram Bartholl (Berlin, b. 1972) will embed an inconspicuous, slot-loading DVD burner into the side of the Museum, available to the public 24 hours a day. Visitors who find the Dead Drop and insert a blank DVD-R will receive a surprise collection of digital files that may include found footage, animated GIFs, video games, feature films, or interactive art curated or created by artists selected by Bartholl”
Ted Mikulski – “More than 1000 pieces of original art to be given away on the streets of NYC”
Public Enemy’s Nation Of Millions, the weight of canonisation and that NPR piece – “If you can’t even fathom for a minute that a 21-year old might find Nation of Millions’ production inadequate by modern day standards, then you need to pull your head out.”
Internet Cat Video Film Festival – “While normally viewed alone on a computer screen, our unofficial cat-lady-in-residence invites you to come gather together on the field and LOL in the presence of others as your favorite silly cat videos are projected larger-than-life one after the other. ” nice idea, but minneapolis???
Chumbawamba – “What a riot it’s been, frankly. And now it’s time to clear up the mess and move on.” Good luck, I have the highest respect for you.
Bradley Wiggins: I can never dope because it would cost me everything – “If I took drugs I would stand to lose my reputation, my livelihood, my marriage, my family, my house, my titles …”
#lang:de or swiss focus
“Der Enthüllungskünstler”: Interview mit Trevor Paglen – “Der US-Künstler und Geograf Trevor Paglen deckte Flugzeugentführungen von Terrorverdächtigen und eine komplette CIA-Infrastruktur voller Tarnfirmen, geheimen Operationen und gefälschten Identitäten auf, er fotografierte Spionagesatelliten und “Black Sites”, geheime Militärgefängnisse, die angeblich gar nicht existieren, und sammelte kryptische Aufnäher militärischer Sondereinheiten.”
Permakultur-Tag, Samstag 25. August 2012 ab 10 Uhr bis 20 Uhr – “Solarkocher? Gemüsegarten auf dem Balkon? Beerengarten anlegen? 20 Organisationen nehmen mit gratis Workshops und Verkaufsständen, Informationsständen und Filmen teil.”