Archive for May, 2008

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Conyers to DEA: Back Off – By Bonnie Goldstein – Slate Magazine: “DEA vs. CA”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Only Thing That Shines by Shriekback

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Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender | TorrentFreak: “Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Only Thing That Shines by Shriekback

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May
29

Hidden Drawers – Articles at Woodcraft

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Hidden Drawers – Articles at Woodcraft: “Hidden Drawers”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Coelocanth by Shriekback

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Sony’s Solution to Record Sale Drops: Sell Expensive Artist Photos: “Sony’s Solution to Record Sale Drops: Sell Expensive Artist Photo”

(Via WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.)

Currently playing in iTunes: Invocation (to Secular Heresies) by SPK

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May
29

Kevin Ayers official website

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Kevin Ayers official website: “The first album in fifteen years from the legendary mercurial

KEVIN AYERS”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Dada Was Here by The Soft Machine

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May
29

MAKE: Blog: Prescription for noise

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MAKE: Blog: Prescription for noise: “Prescription for noise”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Hulloder by The Soft Machine

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Ghost pictures | Connor Bond snaps picture of ghost in ancient Tulloch Castle in Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands | The Sun |HomePage|News

Currently playing in iTunes: Hibou, Anemone And Bear by The Soft Machine

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Smoke a Joint and Your Whole Family Could End Up Homeless | DrugReporter | AlterNet: “Smoke a Joint and Your Whole Family Could End Up Homeless”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Dada Was Here by The Soft Machine

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Phone home: Purported UFO video to be shown Friday : Updates : The Rocky Mountain News: “Phone home: Purported UFO video to be shown Friday”

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Currently playing in iTunes: We’re Desperate by X

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May
29

Microsoft Is Officially Out of Ideas

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Microsoft Is Officially Out of Ideas
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Currently playing in iTunes: La Notte prima della Battaglia by Akron

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May
27

WTF is THAT? EAST Dakota??

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Son Of Macenstein » Blog Archive » PIC: WTF is THAT? EAST Dakota??: “I have a somewhat sick fascination with Pizza box art errors, and this one in particular keeps cropping up around here (the Northern NJ area). In an iconic example of irony, it reads ‘God Bless America’, and features a picture of the American flag… with 51 Stars.”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Danzonete Hebreo by Roberto Rodriguez

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Question of the Day: Do You Think Computers Were Built Using Alien Technology?: “Question of the Day: Do You Think Computers Were Built Using Alien Technology?”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Assault & Battery Part I by Hawkwind

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May
27

New book about Wacky Packages

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New book about Wacky Packages: “dwiff says: ‘design:related covers a coffee table book devoted to Wacky Packages, with a forward by Art Spiegelman.’
‘Wacky Packages — a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging—were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their flagship line of baseball cards. The series has been relaunched several times over the years, most recently to great success in 2007.
Know affectionately among collectors as ‘Wacky Packs,’ with artist Art Spiegelman, as a key creative force, the stickers were illustrated by such notable comics artists as Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, and Norm Saunders.

This first-ever collection of Series One through Series Seven celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wacky Packages and is sure to amuse collectors and fans young and old. ‘Includes interview with Art Spiegelman and bonus pack of four rare and never-before-printed Wacky Packages stickers.’ — from publisher Abrams”

(Via Boing Boing.)

Currently playing in iTunes: 01. Stephen Emmer – You see you by VA_-_Radionome_LP

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May
23

ASSHOLE Parking

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Currently playing in iTunes: GO2xyas by ariel pink

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May
23

Man loves sex with cars

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Man loves sex with cars: “Edward Smith, 57, of Washington, is a mechaphiliac. He likes ‘having sex’ with cars. In fact, his last relationship with a human was 12 years ago and he never had sex with her. His current love is Vanilla, a white VW Beetle. The Telegraph profiles Smith and he’s featured in an upcoming documentary titled ‘My Car Is My Lover.’ From The Telegraph:
‘I appreciate beauty and I go a little bit beyond appreciating the beauty of a car only to the point of what I feel is an expression of love,’ (Smith) said.

‘Maybe I’m a little bit off the wall but when I see movies like Herbie and Knight Rider, where cars become loveable, huggable characters it’s just wonderful.

‘I’m a romantic. I write poetry about cars, I sing to them and talk to them just like a girlfriend. I know what’s in my heart and I have no desire to change.’

He added: ‘I’m not sick and I don’t want to hurt anyone, cars are just my preference.’
Link to Telegraph article, Link to YouTube video of Smith

Previously on BB:
• Man pretends sex with car, busted Link

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Currently playing in iTunes: Sombre Reptiles by Brian Eno

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Brazilian Beetles Hold Key to Faster Computers: “Brazilian Beetles Hold Key to Faster Computers”

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Currently playing in iTunes: auto vanity by ariel pink

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Man’s Vomit Poisons 54 People | Weird Asia News: ”
Man’s Vomit Poisons 54 People”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Ourfather Op.67 – Invocation – Our father Who Art In Heaven by Ralph Lundsten

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UK planning to monitor and record every phone call, web page, and email sent by citizens: “We’re not sure if these plans will ever make it to reality, but the Telegraph is reporting that Britain’s Home Office is working on database designed to store the details of every phone call, email, and web page accessed by British citizens in the previous year. The idea is to have various telecom providers hand over their records, which will all go into the database and then be accessible by police upon receipt of a court order. Of course, there’s no reason why police couldn’t simply ask the ISPs for the appropriate data when they get that court order, since records are already required to be kept for a year, but sometimes it’s important for a government to build a massive scary database of personal information with endless potential for abuse by embittered low-level bureaucrats, you know? The plan is still in draft stages, so hopefully it dies on the table — and if not, well, the NSA welcomes you with open arms, British expats.”

(Via Engadget.)

Currently playing in iTunes: Atlantis by Tuxedomoon

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Redneck grill » The Daily Weird – A new weird picture every day: “Redneck grill”

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Currently playing in iTunes: In A Manner Of Speaking by Tuxedomoon

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[Re]Encoded dot Com » Blog Archive » 42 Awesome Business Card Designs (With Links to 100s More): “42 Awesome Business Card Designs (With Links to 100s More)”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Some Guys by Tuxedomoon

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May
21

Music Vest

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Louis Armstrong’s collage(s) of musical knowledge: “In 1968, Louis Armstrong received a Papal medal during a personal audience with Pope Paul VI. According to legend, when the pontiff asked whether the guest and his wife, Lucille, had any children, Armstrong answered, ‘No Daddy, but we’re still wailing.’ While this story is apocryphal, there are other oddball facts about the great artist that are not in doubt. For instance, did you know that Armstrong signed his personal correspondence ‘Red Beans and Ricely Yours’? Or that he never traveled anywhere without both a coffee tin full of cannabis and a handy pocket stash of Swiss Kriss herbal laxatives (which, supposedly, he once raved about to the Queen of England). Or that he liked to relax during down time by penning pornographic short stories?

Well another lesser-known fact about Armstrong is that, along with the medicinal supplements stowed in his carry-on, he toted reel-to-reel recording decks with him everywhere. With them he committed to tape concerts, conversations, his own playing and talking, audio flotsam from the Satchmo Universe. Even more impressive, Armstrong adorned the audio tape boxes with alluring and vivid Romare Bearden–esque collages layering photos, news clippings, concert programs, handwritten captions and other graphic elements. Armed with scotch tape and scissors, Armstrong spent countless hours entertaining himself, squirreled away in the den of his home in Corona, Queens, making visual music. Here is a sampling of the maestro’s handiwork:”

(Via WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.)

Currently playing in iTunes: March From A Clockwork Orange by Wendy Carlos

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1972 Computer Space video arcade game on eBay: “There’s a working, vintage ‘Computer Space’ (wiki) – the first video arcade machine – on ebay. current bid is already over $4,500.
There’s a video of a simulation (not original play) here. More info from Antique Computer site.”

(Via Boing Boing.)

Currently playing in iTunes: Malpaso Man by Visage

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May
21

Urine-collecting briefs for pilots

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Urine-collecting briefs for pilots: “Seen here is the ‘Advanced Mission Extender Device.’ No, no, no. It’s not what the name makes you think. It’s actually a garment that allows pilots to pee during long flights. Joel has more on ‘taking the ‘p’ out of ‘pilots” over at Boing Boing Gadgets.”

(Via Boing Boing.)

Currently playing in iTunes: Fade To Grey by Visage

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May
21

Inner Paths to Outer Space

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Inner Paths to Outer Space: ”

We’ve recently received a review copy of Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies, by Rick Strassman, Slawek Wojtowicz, Luis Eduardo Luna, and Ede Frecska. You can rest assured that our skilled technicians are studying the text and will post a detailed review of the results once we have returned from outer space. If you would like to play along at home you can run out and get your copy now. Or, you could post what you think about the premise without even reading the book. Isn’t that what the internet is for?

From www.amazon.com. Posted by jamesk.”

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8 Child Prodigies So Amazing They’ll Ruin Your Day | Cracked.com: “8 Child Prodigies So Amazing They’ll Ruin Your Day”

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Monk building meditation center in California desert: ”

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Buddhist monk THich Dang ‘Tom’ Phap is building a beautiful Buddhist Meditation Center in a very unusual and unlikely location: the barren high desert of Adelanto, California. The centerpiece is a 60-ton marble statue of the saint Quan yin, donated by a Malaysian businessman. Phap bought 15 acres in Adelanto four years ago as a home for the statue and the center that he hopes he can complete if enough donations come in. Right now, the place has no power or water. The Los Angeles Times created a lovely short video visit with Phap to accompany an article on his project. Link to video, Link to article (Thanks, Paul Saffo!)


(Via Boing Boing.)

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Unusual German Street Performer : DivineCaroline: “Berlin street performer Johan Lorbeer has an unusual approach to street performance. Just by ‘hanging out’ on the side of a building, thousands of locals and tourists marvel as they walk by. He calls the performance ‘Still Life.'”

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Currently playing in iTunes: Forever Is A Lonely Thought by Kayak

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May
13

Yea

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Currently playing in iTunes: Côtes de cachalot à la psylocybine by Heldon

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