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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]


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#biggest news this week

De La Soul to Make Entire Catalog Available for Free for 25 Hours – “In honor of next month’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon.” Just a few more hours …

#watch and

Valentine’s Day – Difficult to get a boyfriend when she’s too damn hot


Peanut Butter Wolf’s 24-hour Valentine’s Day Mix – “Enjoy a 24-hour Valentine’s Day mix from Peanut Butter Wolf featuring over 400 soul tracks from his personal collection of 45s. All songs will be played in alphabetical order, and the title is “The ABC’s of Love.””

Radiohead releases strange new music in their strange new mobile game – “Radiohead surprised everyone with a free mobile “app” called PolyFauna in which you walk around a desolate atmosphere while messing around with your phone’s features and, of course, listening to Radiohead.”

Welcome to The Intercept – “Our longer-term mission is to provide aggressive and independent adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues, from secrecy, criminal and civil justice abuses and civil liberties violations to media conduct, societal inequality and all forms of financial and political corruption.”

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Turned Into Google Driving Directions & Published as a Free eBook – “Gregor Weichbrodt, a German college student, took all of the geographic stops mentioned in On the Road, plugged them into Google Maps, and ended up with a 45-page manual of driving directions, divided into chapters paralleling those of Kerouac’s original book.”

Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia – “Over the last few days, Tunney has been causing a Twitter outrage tsunami after she took full control of the main Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Twitter account, claimed to be the founder of OWS and then proceeded to tweet out stream of ridiculous anarcho-corporatist garbage.”

What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? – “Our minds are just a part of nature. We can understand the happiness of fishes—or ants, or inchworms—because what drives us to think and argue about such matters is, ultimately, exactly the same thing.”

Russell Brand: Philip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws
– “In Hoffman’s domestic or sex life there is no undiscovered riddle – the man was a drug addict and, thanks to our drug laws, his death inevitable”


«In der Reitschule kollidiert zuweilen die Theorie mit der Praxis» – “Sabine Ruch war die letzten 13 Jahre Bookerin im Dachstock der Reitschule. Mit dem Konzert des Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra verabschiedet sie sich am Samstag aus dem Dachstock-Team.”

Interaktive Karte: So haben die Kantone abgestimmt – “Im Kanton Uri haben mehr als 58 Prozent der Befragten “gegen Masseneinwanderung” gestimmt – dabei liegt der Ausländeranteil dort bei nur 10 Prozent. In Appenzell Innerrhoden sind die Zahlen noch deutlicher. Hier ist der Überblick über Abstimmungsverhalten, Ausländeranteil und Arbeitslose in allen Kantonen.”

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