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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]

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SUNDAYS – “Set in Mexico City sometime in the future and starring US actor Brian Petsos and Mexican actress Sofia Sisniega, SUNDAYS is an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.”

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Hacked French network exposed its own passwords during TV interview – Their password was “lemotdepassedeyoutube” Enough said.

The Church of Scientology Is Hilariously Bad at Online Damage Control – “Thanks to the popularity of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, Going Clear, the Church of Scientology is now facing its greatest PR crisis to date. And like every other hurdle thrown the organization’s way, Scientologists are handling the situation the only way they know how: by throwing huge piles of untaxed revenue at it.”

The internet won’t forget Cameron’s lies, and neither will the British people – “If you delete all the speeches and programmes where you promised a better, fairer country from your archives and attempt to prevent anyone from accessing them without somebody noticing and asking why, the people serving you dinner are not going to pretend”

Why John Oliver Can’t Find Americans Who Know Edward Snowden’s Name (It’s Not About Snowden) – “A 2010 Pew poll discovered that 41 percent of Americans are unable to name the current vice president of the U.S; in other words, Oliver could just as easily (if not more easily) compile a video of Times Square visitors looking stumped when asked if they knew who Joe Biden, or Antonin Scalia, is.”

There’s a Massive, Illicit Bust of Edward Snowden Stuck to a War Monument in Brooklyn – “While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the 100-pound sculpture into Fort Greene Park and up its hilly terrain just before dawn.”

Patti Smith, Reader & Writer – “In case anyone was wondering about the connection between Patti Smith and Sebald, apparently she gave out a list of her favorite books at the Melbourne International Arts Festival a few years ago. It’s an interesting blend of cult books (e.g. The Glass Bead Game), the expected Beat classics, Beat must-reads (Rimbaud, Blake, et al), more than a handful of genuinely great books, and two I’ve never heard of before.”

Peter Sunde: The ‘Pirate Movement’ is Dead – “Ever since someone had the idea of starting a “pirate party,” there’ve been discussions about the necessity for such a party. In the trail of that discussion, there’s always been the one about whether the “pirate movement” is alive or not.”

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