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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

Ian Dury. – “A look at the career of Ian Dury.”

Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday – “NASA is so sure the world won’t come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, that they already released a video for the day after.”

Solo, Piano – N.Y.C. (Op-Docs) – “A lone piano stands curbside in New York City, and a short documentary chronicles the interactions of passers-by as the piano awaits its fate.”

Domino Sugar Rush – exploring Williamsburg’s sweetest decay – “In October of this year Two Trees Management Co. successfully purchased the iconic sugar factory for $185 million. Get an inside look at one of the most fascinating places in Brooklyn before its gutted, polished up and dwarfed by 40-story glass towers on all sides.”

John Hodgman’s Apocalypse Survival 101 – “John Hodgman, author, actor and frequent DAILY SHOW contributor, tells you how to survive the events of December 21, 2012 – the day the world ends, according to Mayan prophecy.” MUST STOCK UP ON MAYONNAISE!

Atoms For Peace – Default –

Love and Security – Vienna Style Train Bombing – Nekkid!

Best friends – “Watson the dog stands by while Arthur does a quick assessment of the puddle situation.”


Laurie Penny: A woman’s opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet – “For criticising neo-liberal economic policymaking, it was suggested I should be made to fellate a row of bankers”

The Cult of Individualism – “When beliefs, aesthetic preferences and moral proclivities are all left to personal style, we have the hipster mentality, where nonchalant nihilism is cool. Indeed, the word “moral” itself is a dirty word amongst anyone outside the realm of conservatism.”

Honey bees trained to stick out their tongues for science – “Biologists at Bielefeld University have trained honey bees to stick out their tongues when their antennae touch an object.”

The Wire Poster – “I’m bringing the WIRE lineup out of retirement and selling it as a poster!”

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash – “The technology industry, like all industries, follows cycles, and the pendulum is swinging back to the broad, empowering philosophies that underpinned the early social web.”

Norway’s plan to kill wolves explodes myth of environmental virtue – “A proposed cull is indicative of the brutal treatment predators receive in Scandinavian countries” – “CIVIL RIGHTS CAPTCHA IS A FREE ANTI SPAM SERVICE THAT TAKES A STAND FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES ACROSS THE GLOBE.”

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest – “Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.”

January. by Disasterpeace. – “January is a generative music tool. You walk around and lick snowflakes with your tongue, and the tool uses a set of rules to make choices about what the next note (or notes) will be”

A Eulogy for #Occupy – “Like Anonymous and Piratbyrån before them, OWS was a messenger from the future, not so much fighting the system as explaining to the old way of doing things that it had already lost.”

Hurricane Sandy, From Prison – “Jeremy Hammond is a suspected hacker being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan. Here is Hammond’s testimony, describing his experience as a political prisoner at the Metropolitan Correctional Center during Hurricane Sandy”

Chaos Sleeps Here, Letter from Jeremy Hammond, recieved 11 hours ago – “Jeremy Hammond’s experience as a prisoner at the Metropolitan Correctional Center during Hurricane Sandy”

EU passes landmark Internet rights resolution – “The European Union has passed a landmark resolution for Internet rights. The 27-country union now “recognises that uncensored access to the open internet [has] impacted on human rights and fundamental freedoms[…]by expanding the scope of freedom of expression, access to information, the right to privacy and freedom of assembly across the world”

Johnny Rotten Capital Radio, 1977 – “The interview was a turning point in people’s perception of John Lydon and his public image. Malcolm McLaren and Glitterbest hated it.”

Reinventing Society In The Wake Of Big Data – “We’re entering a new era of social physics, where it’s the details of all the particles—the you and me—that actually determine the outcome.”

‘Spasticus Autisticus’: The day the BBC banned Ian Dury – “Once recorded, it didn’t take long for “Spasticus Autisticus” to be banned. The song’s irony and anger were lost on a liberal media who were only able to see offense. Worse, they were also blissfully unaware that Dury was disabled, having contracted poliomyelitis as a child.”

Permaculture Science – “Welcome to the Permaculture Science Channel, a channel completely dedicated to disseminating the indispensable Science of Permaculture to the Wider Global Community.”

Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants – “A resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants”

Rogers Mushrooms | Mushroom Pictures & Mushroom Reference – “Roger’s twenty-year study makes this site the most complete collection of photographs and mushroom information from both sides of the Atlantic ever assembled.”


Aus dem Abfallcontainer zurück auf den Teller – “Mit Stirnlampe und Gummihandschuhen rückt ein Berner aus, um Brot und Gemüse aus den Entsorgungscontainern des Detailhandels zu fischen. Unterwegs mit einem «Containerer».”

Statement im Nationalrat zur Aufhebung der Wehrpflicht – Cédric Wermuth Rede im Nationalrat plus einige Reaktionen die noch viel klarer unter der Gürtellinie sind als Wermuths Phallus vergleich.

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