Flesh Love: Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples | Feature Shoot: “On a kitchen floor in Tokyo, Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi spends 10-20 seconds photographing couples that he meets in nightclubs. He arranges them like pieces of meat inside bags meant to store futons and blankets. He then seals their conjoined bodies inside the bag using a household vacuum that sucks out all of the air.”
The Archaeology News Network: Possible Egyptian pyramids found using Google Earth: “One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width. This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids. ”
Your iPhone Can Now Test If Your Delicious Organic Beef Is Really Organic With This Accessory | Cult of Mac: “Scientific instruments usually look crazy weird and aren’t designed to be user-friendly for the every day, non-scientist man. Lapka is looking to change that with their beautifully designed, semi-affordable Personal Environmental Monitor.”
Albert Freeman Jr. Dead: ‘Malcolm X’ Actor Dies At 78: “LOS ANGELES — Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s epic film, ‘Malcolm X,’ has died. He was 78.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., confirmed his death Friday night but details weren’t immediately available. Freeman taught acting there for years and served as chairman and artistic director of its theater arts department.”
Computer Virus Might Be Blasting AC/DC In Iranian Nuclear Facility | Music News | Rolling Stone: “A computer virus might be the cause of AC/DC involuntarily blasting at maximum volume at a nuclear facility in Iran, reports Gawker. According to emails received by Mikko Hypponen, a Finnish computer virus hunter and lead researcher for computer security firm F-Secure, the facility has endured cyber attacks that have included the song ‘Thunderstruck’ randomly blasting in the middle of the night, beyond scientists’ control.”
Red Dress Run is good fun for good causes | NOLA.com: “‘A drinking club with a running problem’ is the motto of the Hash House Harriers, the race sponsors, who stage the run for a good cause. Last year, 8,000 runners raised $200,000, which was disbursed to 60 nonprofit groups.
Believe it or not, the club has serious goals: to promote physical fitness, to get rid of weekend hangovers, to acquire a good thirst, to satisfy it in beer and to persuade older members that they are not as old as they feel.”
From Tuxedomoonews: I WANT TO GO!!!!!
Tuxedomoonews: Autumn 2012 Tour: “Things finally seem to be taking shape for our tour this year. We will be pleased to return to Berlin and Bremen and to play Ljubljana for the first time. Italian dates are also being finalized. Things are still being whipped into shape but it promises to be some fun.
Live dates are posted at Tuxedomoon Live Dates
This year, 2012, marks the 35th anniversary of Tuxedomoon, though we are playing it a bit low-key.
The band will assemble in Brussels in late October to begin rehearsals, though Steven and Blaine will already be in Belgium from September working with Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits on his new ballet Clear Tears/Troubled Waters.”
Billboards Feature Suit-Clad Dummies in Nooses: “Hope You’re Happy Wall St.,” “Dying for Work” | Alternet: “A pair of billboards along the highway in Las Vegas have startled drivers with what appear to be hanging bodies in business suits, but are in fact dummies in nooses. The billboards feature some pretty clear political messages: ‘Hope you’re happy Wall St.’ and ‘Dying for work.’”
SHIT SHIT SHIT! You know Jobs is rolling in his grave!!!!!!!!!
I did think that concept of Mayday was funny. But the smiles were mighty hard to come by after that. If you’re going to go the sitcom route — and that’s a very big “if” — you’ll need some writers who are up to the task. The script for Basically just makes me squirm. It’s like going to open mike night at the local comedy club.
“I know it’s hard to say after viewing the new batch of Mac ads that debuted on the Olympics. I’m still in a bit of shock myself.
Sure, Apple has had a low point or two in its advertising past — but its low points are usually higher than most advertisers’ high points.
This is different. These ads are causing a widespread gagging response, and deservedly so. I honestly can’t remember a single Apple campaign that’s been received so poorly.”
FROM THE COMMENTS:
This is what happens when Phil Schiller & Tim Cook are put in charge of advertising at Apple.
I have been calling for Phil Schiller to leave Apple for several years now, and this is even more proof of how important that is. Not to mention how terrible Phil’s previous 2 ad campaigns have been since Steve died (the horrible celebrity Siri spots & the horrible Retina MacBook Pro ad). The fact that Tim Cook looks the other way while these ads are approved is absolutely disgusting as well.Phil Schiller is NO Steve Jobs, he has NEVER been Steve Jobs, and the only thing that he ever did well was let Steve Jobs keep his terrible instincts in check. Steve Jobs would have NEVER approved this ad campaign. NEVER. NEVER. NEVER.
Apple ads are supposed to appeal to people emotionally, are supposed to be simple, are supposed to be iconic, are supposed to be witty, are supposed to be award-winning.
Instead, these ads are absolutely horrible and they only say one thing: “Mac products are so incredibly difficult to use that you need a Mac Genius to help you use them.”
I think it’s way past overdue for Phil Schiller to either resign from Apple, or read Ken Segall’s amazing book, “Insanely Simple”.
It’s just so obvious that Phil Schiller doesn’t know what is going on with advertising.
Even worse is that Tim Cook is so asleep at the wheel that he allows Phil’s crap to make it to the air.
Both Phil & Tim are a disgrace to Apple. The unraveling of Apple & the downward fall of Apple has already begun. I hate just about everything that Phil & Tim have done in the last 6 months… the ad campaigns are just one part of their miserable failures.
Want to make a Mountain Lion USB stick or SD Card Installer? Here’s how | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence: “Apple will not offer a USB or Optical Disk external installer to Mountain Lion (as far as we have heard). That does not mean you cannot sneaker net the install around your home, office or lab like Apple Store employees do (sometimes). Lion Diskmaker has been updated to allow you to make a bootable USB or SD Card installer on a 8GB piece of media.”
Dangerous Minds | ‘Weezy, get me some LSD’: When Sherman Hemsley met Gong: “Sherman Hemsley was known to be a huge fan of prog rock, especially Gentle Giant, Nektar and Gong.
Hemsley collaborated with Yes’s Jon Anderson on a funk-rock opera about the ‘spiritual qualities of the number 7’ (never produced). Hemsley also did an interpretive dance to the Gentle Giant song ‘Proclamation’ on Dinah Shore’s 70s talkshow, that was apparently somewhat confusing for her.
But the best story, I mean the best story of all time, is the one told by Gong’s Daevid Allen about his encounter with the beloved 70’s sitcom star. Here is Allen’s verbatim tale as related to Mitch Myers (and originally published in Magnet magazine):”
Sherman Hemsley, Star of ‘The Jeffersons’ Dies at 74 – NYTimes.com: “Sherman Hemsley, the bantamweight comic actor who portrayed the scrappy, nouveau riche George Jefferson on the hit CBS sitcom ‘The Jeffersons,’ died on Tuesday at his home in El Paso. He was 74.”
The Tempe Police Department was probably not messing around Wendesday when it issued a public warning about the chemicals known as “bath salts.”
After finding 23-year-old Sean-Paul Branscome slamming himself against walls and jogging around a Tempe neighborhood in the nude on Sunday after admittedly ingesting bath salts, the cops responded to another naked-man-on-bath-salts incident just two days later.
Kiedes performed with his band at the city’s Luzniky stadium wearing a tee-shirt emblazoned with ‘Pussy Riot’, said the news website, a report confirmed by posts on Twitter.
Residual Effects of Cannabis Use on… [Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI: “Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the U.S., and the number of illicit and licit users is rising. Lasting neurocognitive changes or deficits as a result of use are frequently noted despite a lack of clarity in the scientific literature. In an effort to resolve inconsistencies in the evidence of lasting residual effects of cannabis use, we conducted two meta-analyses. First, we updated a previous meta-analysis on broad nonacute cognitive effects of cannabis use through inclusion of newer studies. In a second meta-analysis, we focused on evidence for lasting residual effects by including only studies that tested users after at least 25 days of abstinence. In the first meta-analysis”
BlackBerry tweet backfires on Research in Motion – latimes.com: “Research in Motion can’t catch a break. A tweet sent out Wednesday meant to promote its BlackBerry brand has backfired on the Canadian company, with many people using the tweet to bash RIM’s phones.”
Atari Teenage Riot Goes for the Lulz With Anonymous | Threat Level | Wired.com: “In mid-February, Alec Empire of the iconic digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot got a call from Sony. The company was creating a commercial for their new handheld game console, the Sony Vita, and they wanted to use the song Black Flags from ATR’s most recent album Is This Hyperreal? for the score.”
Open a Padlock with an Aluminum Can: “Open a Padlock with an Aluminum Can
Most us who’ve had school lockers or rental storage units know that lots of people trust inexpensive padlocks to secure their belongings. Tactical studies weblog ITS Tactical proves that this trust is a false sense of security by opening the two most popular type of padlocks with shims cut from an aluminum soda can. “
35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets: “35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets”
Las Vegas tunnel people: How 1,000 people live under shimmering strip | Mail Online: ”
The tunnel people of Las Vegas: How 1,000 live in flooded labyrinth under Sin City’s shimmering strip “
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’ | PETA.org: “The following article was written by Ashley Palmer.
Looking for a healthier (and kinder) alternative to chicken wings? Try these juicy, tangy, and spicy buffalo cauliflower “wings”!
Deliciously versatile and with just enough “kick,” these bite-sized pieces of cauliflower offer an eerily similar experience to eating chicken wings. With all the flavor and none of the guilt, this is a secret-weapon recipe that every vegan cook should have in his or her kitchen. Enjoy!”
Chris Christie Calls War On Drugs ‘A Failure’: “WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has become the latest leader to condemn the now 40-year-old war on drugs.”
I MISS HOME!!!!