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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Explicit Content Only
N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton edited down to only the explicit parts.



Titanium Sporkestra
Velma and I saw this awesome drum line from Seattle at Burning Man this year, in a Marching Band March-Off held at Center Camp. I posted some pictures of them to Flickr, although they’re kinda blurry. I found the girl with the dreads, Cheryl I think her name is, incredibly hot. I liked her sense of style and she and another guy seemed to have a great sense of humor. Well, they all did, but she stood out to me ; )



Lols



The lols keep a-comin’



MacWorld bloopers
As my friend Jason likes to remind me, Steve Jobs isn’t perfect.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Building Black Rock City
Dozens (hundreds? I don’t even know!) of volunteers and staff spend several weeks, in advance of Burning Man, turning a desert of nothingness into out a city that will grow to ~50,000 inhabitants (!!!) within the week before Labor Day. It’s an incredible feat in and of itself, and one that never ceases to simultaneously amaze me and make me well up with tears and an awesome sense of gratitude.



Holograms iPhone app makes your pictures appear 3D
Pretty inventive.



AT&T is a big, steaming pile of...
Consumer revolt via YouTube.



Simon’s Cat: TV Dinner



How Wings are Attached to the Backs of Angels
A very strange but lovely animation by Craig Welch.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday top 5+1



Cultural Revolution Artifacts
An awesome Flickr collection.



Surreal photos
by Flickr member yves.lecoq



The Dreaded Question
A short comic by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon.



Randy Rhoads: Last Train Home documentary trailer leaked
When I was 13 I first heard the song “Flying High Again” and my life was changed forever. I quickly became a huge Ozzy Osbourne fan, and one day I asked my fiend Dave, who had introduced me to this music, who the guitar player was. He told me about Randy Rhoads, who had just recently died in a plane crash. I was dumbstruck. I couldn’t believe I would never hear any more music from this amazing musician. Even after his death, Randy Rhoads continued to be a massive influence on thousands of musicians, and the two classic albums he co-wrote and performed on with Ozzy are two of the most popular rock albums to this day. An indie documentary has been in the works for several years, and I recently came across an early trailer. The producer hadn’t secured all the photo and music rights yet when this trailer was leaked, so it might get taken down. Watch it now, before it’s gone.



Tunak
I may have posted this video before, but this guy is so rad I had to do it again. You’re welcome.

Burning Man photo policy controversy
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) (which Velma and I support financially and otherwise) has criticized the highly restrictive photo policy of the Burning Man organization (Velma and I are heading to BM in a week or so), which has responded with a thoughtful rebuttal and an honest plea for ongoing discourse and suggestions of ways to evolve the policy. Plenty of comments have ensued over at the BM rebuttal, as well as from the readers of BoingBoing. Strangely, the EFF’s original post doesn’t seem to allow comments. I have been aware of the restrictive photo policy since my first year of attendance, since I read about it in advance. It’s a tad complicated, but amounts to this: You can only take photos for “personal use,” and any commercial use or published use must be okayed by, and will be administered by, the BM org. This is done, so BM says (and I believe), to protect 1) the BM logo, name, et al from being tarnished by commercialization, and 2) to protect BM participants from having their picture unwittingly appear (in the nude, for example) in an ad, magazine, porn website, etc. Some critics argue that an unstated third reason is so that the BM org can be the only one to commercialize the name and therefore reap the financial benefits. I’m generally not in favor of policies that are as vastly worded as BM’s, but this is indeed a special event and a special case, and as I’ve never intended to use any of my BM photos for commercial purposes, it hasn’t been all that important to me to find injustice in a policy that I’m grateful protects me just as much as it inhibits me. I am, however, glad to see the discourse and the sincerity with which BM seems to be asking for help in improving the policy in future while still providing the protections it values.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday top 5

Flight of the Conchords, "Jenny"
This one's for Ynnej since I missed her birthday by a couple days last month. These two Kiwis are hilarious. There are a whole bunch of good vids of them on YouTube.


Burning Man double rainbow
Yes, this is a real picture.
www.wolfsmithmedia.com/images/burningmanrainbow.jpg

Family Guy Star Wars
A preview of an upcoming hour-long episode in which the cast of "Family Guy" does the entire first Star Wars movie.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGyGlp8sEHo

For font geeks and/or Nippophiles
Shuetsu Sato is a railway employee who makes intricate, creative, hand-made signs and maps out of colored tape.
www.pinktentacle.com

Internet People
If you recognize more than half of these people, you're spending too much time in front of your computer. Like me.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pPCkhYMQgY

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday top 5

Big Rig Jig
This sculpture is going to be at Burning Man. Waah! I wanna go.
www.bigrigjig.com

Spoon's "Don't You Evah" (featuring Keepon)
Heh heh, cute dancing robots.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPdP1jBfxzo

How to take a product-shot photo on a white background
A pretty simple method. I tried it out the other night, and while it's a little harder to get a really good result than it might first seem from this tutorial, it works pretty well.
www.sxc.hu/blog/post/133

Horn guy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5x5s3xo6tI

Original Design Gangsta
"No widows, ya heard?!" Okay, only the design geeks are gonna get this, but what the hell.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJexyQT0l1c
BTW, the video's by illustrator Kyle T. Webster.

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