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#biggest news this week

Tomorrow Night by Louis CK – “Tomorrow Night is a feature-length film I wrote and directed back in 1998. I was a struggling comedian and TV writer at the time and I pulled together my savings and some of my friends money to make this movie on black and white 16mm film.”

#watch and

JEDI PARTY: STAR WARS EP1 – “For a Jedi, the line between the light and dark side can often become blurred, especially after a few beers.”

Eclectic Method – A Brief History of Sampling – “A video remix journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades. A chronological journey from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the sample dense hiphop and dance music of the 80s and 90s. Each break is represented by a vibrating vinyl soundwave exploding into various tracks that sampled it, each re-use another chapter in the modern narrative.”

43,000 Feet – “When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.”

Happy Pharell Williams / We ARE from Lausanne – Happy made in Laus’angeles

Cyanide & Happiness – Junk Mail – If spam did what it promised.


Share food instead of throwing it away – “FOODSHARING is an internet platform that gives individuals, traders and manufacturers the opportunity to offer or collect surplus food for free. At FOODSHAHRING, you can also meet with others to cook or share excess food instead of throwing it away.”

Neymar transfer brings down Barcelona president – “When Barcelona president Sandro Rosell signed Neymar last summer, he wouldn’t have imagined he was compromising his own position. The young Brazilian was pursued by other top European clubs and beating Real Madrid to his signing was seen as a victory for Rosell. A little more than six months later and the controversy hanging over Neymar’s contract has forced Barça’s president to resign.”

Lifetime accounts for World of Warcraft is no small number – “According to stats released by Blizzard, World of Warcraft has notched up 100 million lifetime player accounts, which have resulted in 500 million characters being created in Azeroth.”

If You Used This Secure Webmail Site, the FBI Has Your Inbox – “While investigating a hosting company known for sheltering child porn last year the FBI incidentally seized the entire e-mail database of a popular anonymous webmail service called TorMail.”

Anelka reaction betrays values West Brom stood for – “Whatever the quality of the teams we’ve had to support in the last 35 years or so, West Bromwich Albion fans have been proud of the club’s status as, to borrow a phrase from the Guardian’s Daniel Taylor, “equality pioneers”.”

Studying rubbish: Swiss throwing away more food – “Food makes up about a third of all Swiss trash, according to a waste study from the Federal Environment Office. Roughly 31 kilogrammes of food per person landed in Swiss rubbish bins over the course of a year – up 10% from 20 years ago.”

Anarchists in São Paulo Rioted Against the World Cup This Weekend – “About 2,500 people marched through the streets to the center of São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday to protest against the cost of hosting the World Cup. The sun was beating down and the temperature was hitting 29 degrees as people gathered on Avenida Paulista with flags, drums and, in many cases, black bloc gear.”

This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory – “This is Not a Conspiracy Theory is a documentary feature released in installments. You can view the first installment above.”


Iouri Podladtchikov – Du fliegst nur einmal – “Herausgekommen ist die Geschichte eines Sportlers, der einen bald an ein Kind erinnert und bald an ein Genie, ein Snowboarder, der eigentlich ein Künstler ist.”

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