[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
"Unchecked capitalism is killing the planet" she complained, eating a burger behind the wheel of her jeep.
— Julian Oliver (@julian0liver) December 6, 2014
#biggest news this week
Transcript of J Smooth’s speech on Ferguson, riots and human limits – “Riots are a thing that human beings do because human beings have limits.”
Everybody Knows Shit Fuck – “Trevor Phillips takes to the street with his new smash hit.”
Lionel Messi – All 253 Goals in La Liga – Maybe best to mute the commentators, but wow.
This is my product – Breaking Bad mashup video
Adult Swim compilation 2014 – “Here are 4 ids I made for adult swim this year, presented in order of strangeness.”
Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama – “When Obama first got elected, he should have let it all just drop. Let what drop? Just let the country flatline. Let the auto industry die. Don’t bail anybody out. In sports, that’s what any new GM does. They make sure that the catastrophe is on the old management and then they clean up. They don’t try to save old management’s mistakes.”
Being homeless is better than working for Amazon’ – “Nichole Gracely has a master’s degree and was one of Amazon’s best order pickers. Now, after protesting the company, she’s homeless”
Chris Morris special on the BBC – “Chris Morris is known by most for his ground-breaking film and television work but, like most good things he ‘started on the radio’.”
The American Justice System Is Not Broken – “The American justice system is not broken. This is what the American justice system does. This is what America does.”
the beatles never existed – our latest favorite conspiracy theory.
San Francisco Extinct Art Spaces – “Spaces where art used to live in our city”
Talking with Artist Sue Webster About Her Cookbook Written Using a Nazi Typewriter – “As an artist I don’t think you can help yourself but be drawn to things that are wrong in the world, to things that people don’t know happen. I think it’s more dangerous to pretend that something didn’t happen than to remember something bad that did happen.”
The People Feat Chuck D – “Coincidentally the Ferguson tragedy took place, and more recently the non-indictment verdict. Somehow this song was destined to be a part of something more than just dropping a joint. We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times.”
What Do Hardcore, Ferguson, and the “Angry Black Woman” Trope All Have in Common? – “I’m angry as fuck about a lot of things. I carry it with me just to survive sometimes. You absolutely don’t have to like the music I make, or what I sing about, but if you find yourself upset by my level of anger, and not the white guy saying something similar, I’m not going to be complacent and sugarcoat my frustration for you.”
Thought Leaders 2014: the most influential thinkers – Where is David Graeber, and Edward Snowden isn’t really a thinker. But at least Naomi Klein is on there (10.) as the 2. woman (after Jane Goodall 9.)
Poetic (In)justice – “rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence of a defendant’s criminal behavior in hundreds of cases nationwide, frequently leading to convictions that are based on prosecutors’ blatant mischaracterizations of the genre.”
P.M.: Smart Degrowth – Intelligent schrumpfen – “«Wertvoll» sind nicht Objekte […] sondern wertvoll ist die soziale Disziplin, die uns dazu bringt morgens um 7 aufzustehen und effektiv zum Arbeitsplatz zu gehen, Schritt um Schritt. All dies macht unsere Wirtschaftsweise zu einer sehr volatilen, ja fast spirituellen Veranstaltung, zu einer Form von Selbsthypnose: ich wachse, also bin ich.”