Links vom 22. 10. 07: Twin Peaks Gold Box, Eiertreterei, Che Guevara und ein Hacker der MPAA

Music

Hicksdesign: Cover art for In Rainbows

Hinter Radioheads „In Rainbows“ steckt wohl mehr: Anscheinend ist „In Rainbows“ eine Fortsetzung von „OK Computer“
we have come to believe that OK Computer and In Rainbows were meant to complement each other. During the writing and recording process of OK Computer, Radiohead used the working title of Zeros and Ones. If OK Computer is represented by 01, and In Rainbows is represented by 10, then we have 01 and 10. In binary code 01 and 10 complement each other.
Consider that In Rainbows was meant to complement OK Computer, musically, lyrically, and in structure. We found that the two albums can be knit together beautifully. By combining the tracks to form one playlist, 01 and 10, we have a remarkable listening experience. The transitions between the songs are astounding, and it appears that this was done purposefully.

Mashup Compilation „Sin Fin“
Simon Iddol has relased the latest bootleg compilation series "Wha!?". This called "Sin Fin" has 17 stuff by well-known bootleggers, including some exclusive tracks.

Movies

Twin Peaks Gold-Box plus Trailer: I Love 'Twin Peaks' and Its Gold Box
Is it necessary for a DVD box set to have a trailer? Probably not, especially if it's for Nel Carter's Gimme a Break. But when it's for David Lynch's Twin Peaks, I'm sort of glad it does.
Because this is, as the trailer will remind you several times, a gold box edition, it's got every episode, deleted scenes and tons of never-before-seen features, including more proof that David Lynch is completely insane. (To quote him, addressing the cast as if they don't understand English, "I... LOVE... TWIN... PEAKS... AND... ITS... WORLD.")

Spiegelfechter: Stone Merchant - Islamophobie auf DVD
Das Thema „islamistischer Terrorismus“ wird durch Politik und Medien in den letzten Jahren zu einer allgegenwärtigen Gefahr riesigen Ausmaßes aufgebauscht – erstaunlich, dass dieses Thema im Film hauptsächlich in TV-Produktionen á la „24“ propagandistisch ausgeschlachtet wurde. Nicht etwa Hollywood, sondern Europa wagt sich als erstes aus den Schiesscharten. Der Italiener Renzo Martinelli erzählt in seinem Film „Stone Merchant – Händler des Todes“, der nächste Woche als DVD auf den deutschen Markt kommt, vom verzweifelten Kampf des wachen Europäers gegen den sinisteren Islam. Das Drehbuch wirkt dabei so, als wäre es in Gemeinschaftsarbeit im PI-Blog geschrieben worden.

Watch Sucks Less With Kevin Smith
So I hit up the guys at mtvU with an idea for short-form program I could host out of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash called "For Those Who Can't Get Laid" - a tip show that'd provide a list of upcoming movies/music/comics/events college kids might not know about.

Christopher Lee's Dracula cape found in store
The original cape which was worn by actor Christopher Lee in the 1958 vampire film, Dracula, has been found in a London fancy dress store. The memorabilia, which has been missing for 30 years, is thought to be worth $50,000 (£24,410). Lee, who played the Count, was called upon to verify the cape was authentic after Angel's staff discovered it.

Design

Galactus is Coming!
YMB's crack investigative team has unearthed the long rumored, but never confirmed, collaboration from 1983 between Marvel's Chairman Emeritus Stan Lee and religious comic tract creator Jack Chick.
Long out of print and now only infrequently stumbled upon in the odd truck stop bathroom (as all good religious witnessing tracts should be) YMB is now able to present to you "Galactus is Coming!"

Nad Shot
Aua. Ein Blog voller Eiertretereien in Comics.

Warriors of Art: A Guide to Contemporary Japanese Artists
Warriors of Art showcases forty of the latest and most relevant contemporary artists from Japan. Featuring the work of a wide range of painters, sculptors, photographers, and performance artists, the lavishly illustrated book is a shocking juxtaposition of the cute, the grotesque, the sexy, and the violent, offering a fascinating insight into Japanese society and its flourishing contemporary art scene.

Lars Borges Fotografie
Wunderbar!

UVA and the Light Fantastic
As part of our series of profiles on imagemakers working with light, published in association with Aurea by Philips, Paula Carson interviews UVA. Shown above: A glimpse of UVA’s live show, which they have been performing since 2005.
Matt Clark, Chris Bird and Ash Nehru formed United Visual Artists in 2002. Using bespoke software, LED, projection technologies and traditional lighting they create real-time, immersive, responsive experiences and environments for clients and collaborators in the music and fashion industries, as well as installation art, interiors and music videos.

The story about the image of Che Guevara
Che Guevara suddenly appeared on the stage. Korda pointed his Leica at Che and managed to make two shots of him, before Che turned around and disappeared.
Back in his darkroom Korda enlarged, among others, one of the Che frames. The editor at "Revolution" picked a Castro-picture for the newspaper and returned the rest. Korda liked the Che picture and put it on the wall in his Havana-studio.
The picture was still hanging on the wall in 1967, by now tobacco-tinted though, when a man knocked on the door. The person did not present himself, but handed over a letter of introduction from a high-ranking member of the Cuban administration. The letter asked Korda to help this person in his search for a good Che picture. Korda pointed at the wall saying: "This is my best Che picture".

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein
For the last 25 years David Barsalou has examined over 30,000 comic books to find the cartoon images Lichtenstein used in his work.

Storys

Los Angeles ist eine große Stadt.
Frau Moll, unser Bergischer Klippen-Wolf, heisst mit Vornamen Maria.
Wie es dazu kam, das ist eine kleine Geschichte, für sich.
Im April 2005, sie war kaum sechs Monate alt, begann sie abends zu junkern.
Es war gegen 21 Uhr, so um den Dreh herum.
An sich nichts Besonderes.
Frau Moll junkert, wenn High Premium Nahrung aus dem Futtersack in ihren Napf rauscht, sie junkert, wenn wir uns die Schuhe anziehen, weil es dann vor die Tür geht, sie junkert, wenn es zwar vor die Tür geht, aber ohne sie, wobei sich das Junkern schnell zur nervtötenden Sirene steigert, wie ein durch Los Angeles jagender amerikanischer Streifenwagen.
Los Angeles ist eine große Stadt.

Und so.

Portal
Flashversion des Half Life 2-Mods.

Confessions
I so made the ultimate mistake. I married the only woman I was ever with, what did I know? I was so young. After it was all over and I "moved on" I found out real people do it 4 or 5 times a night and women really do swallow. God bless america.

Godchecker
Welcome to Godchecker - your Guide to the Gods. We have more Gods than you can shake a stick at. Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia currently features over 2,850 deities.

Computers and the Internet according to "normal" users
So funny: The browser's address bar is never used. For instance, to go to Playboy's site, you don't type "www.playboy.com"; instead, in the "search field" in your start page (probably MSN Search), you type "Playboy". You do that every time you go there.

WordPress-Plugin: Add Ratings To Your Blog Posts for Instant Feedback from Readers

Los Disney 2.0
The cult classic Videogame is back online and better than ever! (Level 1 Walkthrough Video)

A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore
The company that rescued Amiga in 1984 was the creation of a single man. Born in Poland in 1928 as Idek Tramielski, he was imprisoned in the Nazi work camps after his country was invaded in World War II. Rescued from the camps by the US Army, he married a fellow concentration camp survivor named Helen Goldgrub, and the two emigrated to the United States. Upon arrival, he changed his name to Jack Tramiel.

Exclusive: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA
In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.
According to Anderson, the MPAA told him: "We would need somebody like you. We would give you a nice paying job, a house, a car, anything you needed.... if you save Hollywood for us you can become rich and powerful."

Scientists Race to Detect First Gravitational Waves
The race is on to detect ripples from the most massive events in the universe: spinning, orbiting, exploding or colliding ultra-dense objects like black holes and neutron stars.
In 1918, Albert Einstein predicted these cosmic events would radiate a propagating distortion of space and time: gravitational waves. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars to detect them, scientists have come up empty. But don't write off the hunt just yet. Physicists worldwide have been fine-tuning enormous, multimillion-dollar machines to filter out background noise so they can observe the unique signatures of a gravitation wave.

UK secondary school tests RFID embedded uniforms
Hungerhill School, a secondary school in Doncaster, South Yorkshire is running a trial that involves tagging the uniforms of pupils with RFID tags. The tags pull up data including academic performance, the child's current location, and can even deny access to certain restricted areas -- behind the bike shed, perhaps?

Italy proposes a Ministry of Blogging with mandatory blog-licensing
Famous Italian anti-government campaigner and blogger Beppe Grillo describes a proposed new Italian law which would force all bloggers to register, pay tax and be regulated by a government body.

We didn't push the Pixels (via)
„We didn't start the Fire“ von Billy Joes in Game-Cover-Version