Archive for June, 2010

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It may seem that Steve Jobs is on a lonely crusade against Adobe’s Flash format with the rest of the industry simply waiting who this battle will turn out. While Adobe is rallying support for Flash, Apple receives support from a rather unexpected ally, the adult film industry. The founder of Digital Playground, one of the porn heavyweights in the U.S., told ConceivablyTech that it will abandon Flash as soon as the desktop browsers fully support HTML 5. We also learned that 3D is just not there yet and that online movie streaming is unlikely to replace Blu-ray discs anytime soon.

[From An Unexpected Apple Ally: Porn Industry to Drop Flash | ConceivablyTech]

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Jun
29

25 Vegetarian and Vegan Meals from 2009

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25 Vegetarian and Vegan Meals from 2009
The Kitchn’s Best Recipes of 2009

[From 25 Vegetarian and Vegan Meals from 2009 The Kitchn’s Best Recipes of 2009 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn]

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Jun
28

Curiosities: Price Tag Fails

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Some of these might be innocent mistakes, but I imagine most of them are the result of bored workers.

[From Curiosities: Price Tag Fails]

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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in New York sided with Google Inc. in a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by media company Viacom Inc. over YouTube videos, saying the service promptly removed illegal materials as required under federal law.

Wednesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in the closely watched case further affirmed the protections offered to online service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The 1998 law offers immunity when service providers promptly remove illegal materials submitted by users once they are notified of a violation.

[From Viacom Loses To YouTube In Landmark Copyright Case]

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Alan Brinkley’s comprehensive new biography of Time magazine co-founder Henry R. Luce, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, has but one flaw. Then again, this “shortcoming” has more to do with my obsessions than it does with any inadequacy on Brinkley’s part. My idiosyncratic complaint: Brinkley doesn’t spend near enough space on the proselytizing enthusiasm the mogul and his wife, Clare Boothe Luce, had for LSD and how that enthusiasm bled into Luce’s Time and Life.

[From How Time and Life magazines helped turn America on to LSD. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine]

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“Don’t mean to be alarmist, but the odds are increasing that Microsoft’s business will just completely collapse,” Henry Blodget writes for Business Insider. “The market still thinks Microsoft’s long-term prospects are pretty good, though. The stock is trading at a respectable 14X P/E. The company has cash flow gushing out of its ears. The consensus is that Microsoft will keep growing, just more slowly. But the odds are increasing that even this will prove to be wishful thinking.”

[From MacDailyNews – Blodget: The odds are increasing that Microsoft’s business will just completely collapse]

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Last year, Ariel Pink cut a record titled Trick or Treat with shape-shifting psychedelic savants Vas Deferens Organization under the moniker Shits & Giggles. It probably slipped under your radar, but it’s worth digging for if you want to get a taste of Señor Pink’s weirder, more hallucinogenic inclinations.

Now the pairing yields another release, the Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz 12″ EP (out July 9 on Free Dope and Fucking in the Streets Records, but only obtainable during Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti summer tour, which hits Seattle July 13 at Neumos). You can sample a sliver of that collaboration with the song “In the Heat of the NIght” here. The record was produced by VDO, which guarantees it a bizarre, hyperreal sheen. (By the way, scoop up anything you can find by VDO and their satellite projects like Sound, Jalopy, and Muz, especially if you dig the artists on the Nurse With Wound list.)

Track listing and recording details below.

01 In the Heat of the Night
02 Vapor Trailer
03 Hot Body Rub
04 19
05 I M NN7

Ariel Pink-Vocals, Casio Digital Guitar, Farfisa
Jim Lehnert-Soprano, Alto and Baritone Sax, Trombone, Farfisa
Dennis Gonzaléz-Trumpet
Aaron Gonzaléz-Upright & Electric Bass, Bowed cymbals
Stefan Gonzaléz-Drums, Vibes, Percussion
Guest Musician: Tamara Cauble-Violin, Backing vocal
Eric Lumbleau-Backing Vocal [Lumbleau is also a contributor to the phenomenal rare-music blog Mutant Sounds]

Production, Engineering and Sound Design By Vas Deferens Organization
Recorded at Klearlight Studios, Dallas, Texas, February 2010
Mastered by Udi Koomran, Tel Aviv

[From Ariel Pink… Now With Added Pizzazz | Line Out | The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper]

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Jun
21

Pitchfork: Ariel Pink Announces New EP

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Ariel Pink just released his latest album with his Haunted Graffiti backing band (the BNM’d Before Today) but the notoriously prolific lo-fi hero has another new release in the can already.

On July 9 via the label Free Dope and Fucking in the Streets, Pink will put out a self-titled collaborative 12″ EP with avant-jazzers Added Pizzazz (who were featured on Before Today’s opening cut, “Hot Body Rub”). The EP was recorded in Texas earlier this year and mastered all the way in Tel Aviv (cross-continental!). You can listen to the EP’s lead track, “In the Heat of the Night”, above, and peep the tracklist below.

Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz:

01 In the Heat of the Night
02 Vapor Trailer
03 Hot Body Rub
04 19
05 IM NN7

[From Pitchfork: Ariel Pink Announces New EP]

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[From Udi Koomran: Ariel Pink with added Pizzazz]

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AP: Yeah yeah. All the stuff that we hear nowadays, dripping with emotion and sincerity – it’s all a fucking joke, man. I mean for me, this is Broadway, this is like, ‘I’m takin’ it to New Yawk!’ (both laugh) It’s added pizzazz.

[From Ariel Pink interview – Hear – ThreeThousand]

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[From Free Dope And Fucking In The Streets, ARIEL PINK WITH ADDED PIZZAZZ, Ariel Pink]

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Day 59 – Judgment Day – The Strife Aquatic
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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
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Brought to you by the Coalition for a Safer Detroit – the same group that successfully got medical marijuana placed on the ballot in 2004 which passed – the ordinance amendment would allow anyone 21-years-old or older to legally possess less than an ounce of marijuana on private property, amending Chapter 38 of the city code regulating controlled substances.

[From Marijuana ordinance up to voters in fall | freep.com | Detroit Free Press]

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This post is about the 25 most extreme female bodies ever from largest to smallest, most longest, most shortest, most pierced, most loud, most old and so on… Lets start with number 1, Svetlana Pankratova, she have longest legs in the world. Enjoy!

[From 25 Most Extreme Female Bodies | Indian Pakistani Men Magazine]

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Do you aspire to something more original than a generic Ikea-filled home?

These blogs are full of inspired home-styling ideas, suggestions of how to support small-scale, affordable designers selling handmade items and vintage and modern homeware, as well as tips for upcycling old furniture.

This list does not cover architecture or wedding design and is a small selection from the thousands of blogs focusing on interiors, graphic and product design. All post regularly and have a strong identity with original content.

[From 50 of the world’s best design blogs – Times Online]

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Jun
17

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Jun
17

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Jun
17

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Jun
17

This is really good.

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
An Energy-Independent Future
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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
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Jun
17

Manifesting the Mind DVD Sneak Preview

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

ckquote cite=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/17/rachel-maddows-oval-offic_n_615515.html”> [From Rachel Maddow’s Oval Office Oil Spill Speech: What She Wishes Obama Had Said (VIDEO)]

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multi-touch the storm – interactive sound visuals – subcycle labs from christian bannister on Vimeo.

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sound visualization, multi-touch interface, break beat performance engine, sonic navigation, sound storm visualization, time machine, interactive sound, time stretch tabla more at subcycle.org

[From multi-touch the storm – interactive sound visuals – subcycle labs on Vimeo]

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Jun
16

Trick Photography with Album Covers

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See what happens when people use sleeves from classic vinyl records to spice up their photographs, the results are truly spectacular…

Sleeveface is an international phenomenon wherein one or more persons obscure or augment body parts with record sleeve(s), causing an illusion.

[From Trick Photography with Album Covers]

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Jun
16

You Are What You Eat

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You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.

For three years I traveled around the country exploring food issues. The more time I spent speaking and listening to individual stories, the more I began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. An intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits.

A refrigerator is both a private and a shared space. One person likened the question, “May I photograph the interior of your fridge?” to asking someone to pose nude for the camera. Each fridge is photographed “as is.” Nothing added, nothing taken away.

These are portraits of the rich and the poor. Vegetarians, Republicans, members of the NRA, those left out, the under appreciated, former soldiers in Hitler’s SS, dreamers, and so much more. We never know the full story of one’s life.

My hope is that we will think deeply about how we care. How we care for our bodies. How we care for others. And how we care for the land.

Audio track is from a collection of sound recordings I have been making over the past year of people eating their favorite foods.

[From trickhouse#6: mark menjivar]

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“I knew Cary Grant very well and he loved … what did they call it? Acid! LSD. He said he liked to take the trip.” – Debbie Reynolds

“I learned many things in the quiet of that room … I learned that everything is or becomes its own opposite … You know, we are all unconsciously holding our anus. In one LSD dream … I imagined myself as a giant penis launching off from earth like a spaceship.” – Cary Grant

[From Destination Subconscious: Cary Grant and LSD – WFMU’s Beware of the Blog]

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[From Police Want to Use Unmanned Drones for Law Enforcement]

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[From YouTube – President Jimmy Carter – Address to the Nation on Energy]

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According to CBS News, Ozzy Osbourne may help scientists understand how some people’s bodies can endure “excessive substance abuse.”

Osbourne, the former frontman for Black Sabbath and a notorious partier, will allow scientists to study his blood.

The Prince of Darkness, 61, battled alcohol and drug addictions for forty years and calls himself a “medical miracle.”

Scientists hope that mapping Osbourne’s genetic code will provide insight into why some–like Osbourne–can survive “excessive substance abuse.”

[From Scientists Study Ozzy Osbourne’s Blood To Understand Why He’s Still Alive Despite Drug Abuse (VIDEO)]

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MONROE, Ohio – A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.
The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m., Monroe police dispatchers said.
The sculpture, 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained early Tuesday.
The fire spread from the statue to an adjacent amphitheater but was confined to the attic area, and no one was injured, police Chief Mark Neu said. The fire department would release a monetary damage estimate Tuesday, he said.
Travelers on Interstate 75 often were startled to come upon the huge statue by the roadside, but many said America needs more symbols like it. So many people stopped at the church campus that church officials had to build a walkway to accommodate them.
The 4,000-member, nondenominational church was founded by former horse trader Lawrence Bishop and his wife. Bishop said in 2004 he was trying to help people, not impress them, with the statue. He said his wife proposed the Jesus figure as a beacon of hope and salvation, and they spent about $250,000 to finance it.

[From 6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning – Yahoo! News]

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Jun
14

Henry Rollins – KCRW

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I am very lucky to be able to have this show in my back yard!

[From Henry Rollins – KCRW]

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/hr

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