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Music

This One’s For Joe: Punk Rock War Lord compilation
In tribute to Joe Strummer and 5 years since his death on Friday, I've organised This One's For Joe, a compilation featuring the great and the good of the mashup/remix world dedicated to Joe and the ideals he inspired in myself and others - the love of music of all types, politics, people and action.

David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
Byrne: OK.
Yorke: [To assistant.] Shut the bloody door.
Byrne: Well, nice record, very nice record.
Yorke: Thank you. Wicked.
Byrne: [Laughs.]
Yorke: That's it, isn't it?
Byrne: That's it, we're done.

The Workspace of Danger Mouse
Some musicians spend years working on their studios, trying to make a homey space they’ll want to keep forever. But the Grammy-nominated producer Brian Burton , left, who is also known as Danger Mouse and half of the alt-pop duo Gnarls Barkley, thinks a temporary setup keeps him most creative. “I change spaces all the time,” he said. “Every four or five months.” He said that he has always moved around a lot, so the idea of being unsettled “kind of creeps into relaxing me when I work.”

MTV-Dreiteiler über die Zukunft der Musikindustrie:
1 - Madonna Ditches Label, Radiohead Go Renegade: The Year The Music Industry Broke
In the first installment of our three-part series on the future of music, we take a look back at what went wrong and when.
2 - In The Age Of Viral Video, Downloads And Plummeting CD Sales, What Makes A Star?
'If you're some schmo in Nebraska, this is your chance right now,' Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz says in the second installment of our three-part series on the future of music.
3 - If The Old Music Business Is Dead, What's Next?
Paramore, Fall Out Boy and experts weigh in on what the next few years may hold.

The band KISS, if it was made up of “Famous French Dudes”

Movies

Simpsons als X-Men

Battlestar Galactica Propaganda Poster Set
Join the battle against Cylon tyranny! Show your true colors and support the cause by displaying these posters in the common areas of your ship.

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions (That Would Actually Suck)
Remember all those Star Trek gadgets you wished you had because they looked so cool? Well, it turns out looking cool is about all they'd be good for. Here's five inventions that will be available some day ... even if nobody wants them.

Original vs Remake
Anhand der Filmposter. Nett.

John Waters Thinks We Should Smoke in Movie Theaters
This clip is an old, retro short where Waters tells theater patrons that they can't smoke -- as he delightfully puffs on his cigarette. He begrudgingly tells the audience to refrain, while giving Waters-rationale about why smoking should be allowed. I wish more pre-movie clips could be this fun. There's only so many times one can stomach the irony of those pirating warnings that are shown to those who actually pay to see the feature.

Robotic Jurassic Park
The idea of Jurassic Park has always intrigued me. After taking the splash on the theme park ride at Universal Studios in Hollywood, I often wondered why a whole theme park couldn’t be created around this idea. And now it is finally happening. A new $1.1 billion Jurassic theme park called Restless Planet, is being built in Dubai.

Why 2008 Will Be An Awesome Year For Movies
I can now say that 2008 looks way more appealing at this moment than 2007 did at the same time last year. This could be the year that we see revolutionary new changes in Hollywood, not only as the Writers Strike ends but as we encounter films like Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and The Dark Knight. Let's take look at 54 reasons why 2008 will be an awesome year for movies and an even better year than 2007.

Pulp Fiction Geoms Mini Figures: The Gimp Set
For the first time ever, the characters from Quentin Tarantino''s Pulp Fiction come to life as 3-D collectibles! This series features four unique figure sets, each packaged in window boxes. The figures stand approximately 3" tall, come with their own movie accessories, and feature many points of articulation. This set includes Butch, The Gimp, Zed, and Marsellus.

Spiderman 3 in 30 Seconds. With Bunnys.

Home porn gives industry the blues
America's adult entertainment workers claim their $13bn industry is in trouble. Sales are down by as much as half as customers learn that what they once paid for can now be free. Pirated pornography is flooding the internet while thousands of 'amateurs' post their activities on websites such as YouPorn.

Schwarzenegger returning to films?
A few high-profile writers of action films who wished not to be ID'd (you know how that is) were heard conferring that before the strike hit, agents were putting out feelers for material and pitches to develop projects with Schwarzenegger in mind. Nothing specific yet. All just preliminary stuff.

Design

Design at the Centre of the new London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum has recently opened its doors to visitors once again and CR was lucky enough to have a good look around. Of particular interest is the new design gallery which, if its placing in the middle of the museum is anything to go by, now takes centre stage among the tube trains and buses that fill up the floor space. Design, it seems, has always been at the very heart of London Transport and this is now something the new-look museum aims to celebrate wholeheartedly.

Trajan is the Movie Font
The Monolithic Rule of the Tyrannical Trajan Font in Entertainment Advertising has to come to an end.

Die Font-Welt Anfang der 90er
Von der »faszinierenden und frustrierenden Welt der Fonts« im frühen Desktop Publishing berichtet diese Folge von Computer Chronicles aus dem Jahre 1991. Die Sendung fällt genau in die Zeit des so genannten »Font Wars«, in dem Adobe und Apple versuchen, ihre konkurrierenden Schriftformate PostScript Type1 und TrueType zu etablieren.

ASCII Poster Maker
ASCII Poster converts any image into a giant PDF poster suitable for mounting on your wall. Each poster is made completely from ordinary letters and numbers.

All-TIME Graphic Novels
"Graphic novel" is a vague moniker that gets applied to any extended form of comics, including non-fiction and short story collections. But here, at least, the term fits. Following the rules of the All TIME 100 books — focusing exclusively on book-length fictional stories originally written in English — here are the All TIME top ten graphic novels, in alphabetical order by title.

Und so.

Falling back to earth, alone
In 1960, U.S. Air Force pilot Joe Kittinger flew 30km straight up into the sky using a pressurized, high-altitude balloon. This very nearly made him the first man in space. He then jumped.

Mystery of the Prehistoric Stone Balls
As the unscientific wife of a scientist, who for years has tagged along on archaeological expeditions, I have witnessed many seemingly unexplainable discoveries, but none has provided a greater challenge or teased my imagination more acutely than the unbelievable stone balls found in Central America. The riddles they pose would threaten the deductive powers of a Sherlock Holmes.

Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth
Scientists scanning the deep interior of Earth have found evidence of a vast water reservoir beneath eastern Asia that is at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean. The discovery marks the first time such a large body of water has found in the planet’s deep mantle.

NASA finds "Death Star" galaxy—complete with energy weapons
When NASA labels something a "Death Star," you can pretty much rest assured that it will be cool—at least in an astrophysical sense. The recent discovery of a pair of neighboring galaxies, both with supermassive black holes at their centers, inspired the label after NASA researchers found that one galaxy was literally blasting the other with bursts of energy.

Intimate pictures hidden for 40 years capture the innocence of the Kennedy era
What a wonderful era of hope it seemed to be. When JFK, with his glamorous wife Jackie as First Lady, was elected President of the United States in November 1960, an entirely new feeling of elation and idealism was brought to the drab post-war world.

Soviet Underground Submarine Base
Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Balaklava was one of the most secret towns in Russia. 10km south eas of Sevastopol on the Black Sea Coast, this small town was the home to a Nuclear Submarine Base.

2000 AD, Part 3 (1990)

Ich weiss, was du letzten sommer getan hast
Schäuble-Streetart... hihihi...

Warp Drive, When?
Have you ever wondered when we will be able to travel to distant stars as easily as in science fiction stories? NASA Glenn's Marc Millis (pictured above), who has taken a break from Project Management for NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics (BPP) Project to return to conducting research, offers this assessment of the prospects for achieving the propulsion breakthroughs that would enable such far-future visions of interstellar travel.

Early 80s Retro Gaming Christmas Catalog