Links vom 18. 9. 07: John Lennon, Harddisc-Uhr, Manowar, Pink Tank und der angezeigte Gott

18.09.2007 #JohnLennon

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lennon.jpgRetroBites: John and Yoko
A bearded John Lennon gives advice to the youth and Yoko nods. (via)

Video of Bob Dylan's 1967 Time magazine interview (via)

A Cruel, Unusual, and … Musical Punishment?
Violaters of the city of Fort Lupton’s noise ordinance were in for a big surprise this past Friday. The city’s judge sentenced citizens who have been busted for being too loud to 1 hour of listening to unpopular or unusual music.
In a courtroom with mostly young adult offenders, Dolly Parton’s "I Will Always Love You" played loudly on a boombox. During the full hour of punishment, they were not allowed to chew gum, eat, drink, read or even sleep.

Keep on stealing (Video)
Trent Reznor: STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin’. (via)

SpiralFrog debuts with free, ad-supported music downloads
Digital music service SpiralFrog officially launched today, just over a year since its initial announcement and after several delays due to music licensing issues. The ad-supported music service, which has been in beta since late 2006, boasts over 800,000 tracks and 3,500 music videos available at launch. SpiralFrog promises to fight piracy by making music available to users at an attractive price: free.

It Was 40 10 Years Ago Today: 18 Reasons 1997 Might Be The Next 1967
Wie schön, dann bricht ja demnächst endlich der Punk aus und alles wird anders...

Musizieren verändert das Hirn
Nach nur 20 Minuten Üben am Klavier entstehen bereits neue Nerven-Verbindungen: Hören, Sinneswahrnehmung und Bewegung werden stärker miteinander gekoppelt.

A Fistful of DJ-Sets:
Annie Nightingale @ BBC Radio1 09/17

A Bunch of Bootlegs:
Led Zeppelin - 1977-06-21 - L.A. Forum
The Go Betweens 09/29/87 Club Soda On Park Avenue, Montreal, Canada @ 192
AC/DC - 1977-12-07 - New York
The Ramones - 1979-10-13 - Evanston
Okkervil River 2005 Okkervil River Live at Schubas 05/13/2005 @ VBR
Amy Winehouse - Le Live de La Semaine


steampunkbart.jpgSteampunk Bart Simpson

Iraq for Sale Banned Excerpts
Robert Greenwald, the director of IRAQ FOR SALE, was invited to testify before Congress by Rep. Jim Moran. He prepared four minutes from the documentary to show. Republicans insisted this not be shown. (via)

Wes Anderson's AT&T Commercials

Top Ten Career Killer Flicks
Making a movie can be a real crapshoot. Some actors spend only two or three weeks on a film not knowing that those two or three weeks could - down the line - mean the end of their careers.

Romero Doing More Zombie Films
According to B-D George Romero is ready to do another zombie film with the weinsteins. You will recall we told you earlier that The Weinsteins bought Diary of the Dead for $2.5million.
Lets be honest is Romero ever going to stop making zombie movies? Of course not. Whether its the Weinsteins or some private group funding his adventures he will keep pumping out zombie movies. George Romero stopping making zombie movies is like McDonalds not selling the Big Mac


pistolenfoen.jpgGun Hairdryer Kills Wet Hair, Self-Respect
If I were a pretty boy and owned a blow-dryer, I'd probably pick up this one, since it looks like a revolver. A froo-froo revolver with a baby blue (or pink) handle and flowery etchings, but hey, a gun's a gun. Except you know, when it's a blow-dryer. This rugged, questionably manly grooming accessory goes for about $40, but sadly looks to be Japan only.

Advanced Glow Effects
In this tutorial we're going to create some really sharp looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the pen tool and colour blending. The end effect is quite stunning and hopefully you'll pick up some tips you didn't know before.

Die geöffnete 5-1/4-Zoll-Festplatte stellt mit ihrer als Ziffernblatt bedruckten Magnetplatte und dem linear bewegten Schreib-/Lesekopf die Uhrzeit dar. Der Schreib-Lesekopf zeigt auf einer Skala von 0 bis 60 die Minuten an. Zu jeder der 12 Stunden gehört eine eigene Skala. (via)

Dostoyevsky Comics by R. Sikoryak
Originally published in a 2000 issue of Drawn & Quarterly, Sikoryak’s re-envisioning of Crime and Punishment as a Batman comic is now online in its entirety.

Affenportraits von Jill Greenberg - sehr schick!

postmodern.jpgPostmodern Times
Welcome to Postmodern Times, a series of short animated films presenting new ideas about global consciousness and techniques for social and ecological transformation. Our first episode, "Toward 2012", introduces the project, explaining concepts from the best-selling book, "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" (via)

Urban Dirty
Urban Dirty is a regularly updated online photo library featuring 217 gritty, grimy and sometimes slimy images for use in design and artwork creation.

staalplaat.jpgStaalplaat Soundsystem
Staalplaat Soundsystem is an eclectic mix of techno culture and sound art installation (Josephine Bosma)
Within the current mood of worshipping the latest technology in media art, Staalplaat Soundsystem provides a breath of fresh air, reminding us of the 100-year tradition of noise-making machines, in which “mad” inventors and various kinds of artists operating in the margins of the art world meet.
All these installations were made with the same low tech working philosophy, making an installation look so simple that you think” I can do that.The works by Staalplaat Soundsystem are usually brilliant in their simplicity, the first impression leaving no room for technological mystification. (via)

Top 50 designers in the UK
When it comes to design, the UK is home to some of the world's biggest talent. But who are the brightest stars? We put together a panel of judges to identify the hottest names. Here they are ..

hiroki.jpgHiroki Tsukuda’s Mask Fiction
Interview im Pingmag mit Hiroki Tsukuda: Born in 1978, Hiroki Tsukuda spent his early years watching Sci-Fi movies. This seems to have shaped his artistic career with a futuristic atmosphere - as you can see in his cool masks and graphic collages. PingMag visited Tsukuda’s two solo exhibitions currently in Tokyo, at Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama and Nanzuka Underground in Shibuya, and talked to him about his futuristic vision - and why he likes Max Ernst.

In pictures: Hoppe's Portrait of America
The British photographer E.O. Hoppe's modernist portraits of 1920s America have been drawn together in a new publication by W W Norton and Company.


Scroogled: CC-licensed story about the day Google turned evil
Cory Doktorow: Radar commissioned me to write them a science fiction story about "the day Google became evil." I wrote them a little short-short called "Scroogled," about the perfect axis of evil: the DHS and Google, working hand in hand. As part of the contract negotiation, I got Radar to agree to release the story under a remix-friendly Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, so you're free to make movies, slideshows, songs, art, or new texts from this one.
„'The marvels of modern technology,' said the woman, shrugging at a nearby sign: Immigration--Powered by Google.“

"Manowar" sind so etwas wie die "Blitz-Illu" der Musikwelt. Jeder kennt sie irgendwie, aber niemand, der als einigermaßen zurechnungsfähig gelten möchte, würde es wagen, in der Öffentlichkeit zu erwähnen, daß er schonmal in eines der Werke hineingelesen, bzw. in diesem Fall: hineingehört hat. Und irgendwie bleibt das Rätsel ungelöst, wie Menschen von so etwas leben können.

Und so.

halo3.jpgHalo 3 Spoiler
here's the end cut scene from the upcoming Halo 3

Schäuble und Jung spielen mit dem Entsetzen
Anschläge mit schmutzigen Bomben, Abschuss entführter Passagierflugzeuge. Mit immer neuen Bedrohungsszenarien versuchen die CDU-Minister Schäuble und Jung im Anti-Terror-Kampf das Prinzip der Verhältnismäßigkeit auszuhebeln. Das Spiel mit dem Entsetzen ist gefährlich für den Rechtsstaat.

The Indo-European Family of Languages

Noam Chomsky on 911 conspiracy part 1 and part 2 (via)

pinktank.jpgThe Pink Tank, another Pink Tank and another Pink Tank

Abandoned Tunnels & Vast Underground Spaces

Cold War: Gas Mask Fashion

Blitzkrieg 2.0?
Iran als Testfall für die neuerworbene Fähigkeit der USA, jedes Land der Welt binnen Tagen oder Stunden durch einen Angriff mit "konventionellen Mitteln" paralysieren zu können?

University student tasered at John Kerry Speech (video)
I couldnt get to my camera in time to record his entrance, but this guy basically comes running in with 4 or 5 cops in tow and says he has been running around trying to get in to ask a question and the cops are going to arrest him for it. They almost do it then but Sen. Kerry says he will answer it. He then answers a previous question someone else asked (I cut that part out because it isnt important to this video) then the guy asks his questions and when he is done all hell breaks lose. (via)

Celebrities Real Names

planet.jpgVideo: Planet unter Beobachtung
Alexander Svensson hat aus den Schätzen der Prelinger Collection einen Clip zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung zusammengestrickt: Planet unter Beobachtung.

Politiker zeigt Gott an
Ein Abgeordneter des Parlaments im US-Staat Nebraska hat eine Strafanzeige gegen Gott gestellt. Ernie Chambers wirft dem Schöpfer vor, Angst zu verbreiten und "unter Abermillionen von Erdbewohnern Tod, Zerstörung und Terror" verursacht zu haben.

stasi2.jpgStrafanzeige wegen Stasi 2.0-Schäublone in Bayern
Auch Thomas Kittel hatte sich die Schäublone ausgedruckt – „aus stillem Protest“, wie er sagt. Seit April 2007, als er das Bild in sein Auto klebte, hatte er nie Probleme. Er war wohl, wie man sagt, zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Das Schäublekonterfei weckt das Interesse der Polizisten, vier Beamte im Ganzen. Es ging ihnen „um den Anfangsverdacht auf Beleidigung“, wie Markus Dengler, Mitarbeiter der Pressestelle des Polizeipräsidiums, erklärt. [...] Damit könnte die Anzeige gegen Thomas Kittel zu einem Fall werden, der Tausende von Webseitenbetreibern zu potentiellen Straftätern werden lässt.

The Anatomy of Humor 6: "A guy walks into a bar..."
No one knows when the first joke beginning with the six words "A guy walks into a bar . . ." was told, or how it went. Nevertheless, an entire genre of jokes has been created revolving around that opening scenario. Here's a sampling of some of the variants that have sprung up, many now involving animals or inanimate objects...

Sudoku Generator
This service lets you generate sudoku puzzles which you can download and print (as Acrobat PDF files), and then work out with pencil and paper.