Links vom 25. 12. 2007: Santa vs Darth, 3000 Christmas Specials, Santas Ghetto und der Körper als Speicher

Music

Ellen Allien @ The End Remix, Catania (Italy) 15/12/07

Movies

Santa vs. Darth Vader? It's no contest ...
Who's more popular at Christmastime in Orange County: Santa Claus or Darth Vader? Darth Vader, by a long shot.

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, 1978
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What I've Learned: Jack Nicholson
Here's another old actor saying: It's very easy to go down, so always live up. Incline yourself upward.
I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, "Please, just don't talk about me!" Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me. God knew, they had a great opinion and they loved me and meant well, but it was like, Please, you don't have this right. You know what I mean?
Men dominate because of physicality, and thus they have mercy where women do not.

Television Tunes
Browse our huge archive of 3,846 theme songs using the index above or below. All of the themes are in MP3 format.

Bruckheimer busts into games
Blockbuster film producer teams with MTV Games to establish new "incubation studio," gives progress report on Prince of Persia film.

Justice League Holiday Special

HE MAN AND SHE RA "CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" FULL LENGTH MOVIE

Und überhaupt: 30000 Christmas Specials bei Metafilter

Design

Santa's Ghetto
Santa's Ghetto is probably the world's most low-concept art event. Every year we assemble a loose collection of the great unwashed to hawk their artistic wares on the high street amongst the mindless sham and drudgery of the christmas season. This year we've moved out of Oxford Street into a former chicken shop on Manger Square in Bethlehem opposite the Church of the Nativity (where Santa Claus was actually born).

Best Magazine Front Pages
Magazine covers that attracts attention easily gets consumers to buy them whether it is a work of ingenuity, controversy or amusement. Here are some great magazine front pages that were collected over the past 2 year period.

Christmas Comic Books

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Earth-Asteroid Collision Formed Moon Later Than Thought
The moon was formed from fragments of Earth after a collision with a giant asteroid relatively late in our planet's formation, new tests of moon rocks show. The finding upends many of the prior theories for how the moon came to be, researchers say.

Ten For 2008 - Sony
2007 was a phenomenal year in video games. But to be honest, that’s so almost last year. We’ve got a long break ahead of us which means we’ll be blowing through everything for 2007. So we’re looking to 2008 to be an even bigger year in video games than this year. Don’t believe us? Take a look at what’s coming down the pipe next year. Sure there are a lot of games that haven’t been announced yet, but add a little speculation, a sprinkle of hope and you get our grand list of the Top 10 Games for 2008.

Britain set to release secret UFO files
The British government will soon release previously classified details regarding hundreds of reported sightings of unidentified flying objects. The Sunday Telegraph said Sunday that this coming spring, the Defense Ministry will release to the general public 160 files about alleged UFO sightings. Since the British government department began keeping records about the unusual reports in 1950, more than 10,000 sightings have been recorded.

Top 10: Disappointments of 2007
Some say 2007 has been the greatest year ever in videogame history. We've had some top games spread generously throughout the year, a console launch and some pretty amazing headline-grabbing announcements. But not everything that made the news in 2007 has been blessed with brilliance.

Der Körper als Speicher
Klaus Theweleit über Hirnforschung, das Unbewusste und die Realität

Die Menschen von morgen, die Herausforderungen von heute
Neue Technologien und Technik im Allgemeinen beherrschen mehr denn je den Diskurs über die Zukunft: Einerseits werden sie als unerlässliche Voraussetzung für eine erfolgreiche Standortpolitik im globalen Wettbewerb propagiert, andererseits als Grundlage einer möglichen Dystopie von umfassender Kontrolle und Manipulation kritisiert. Gleichzeitig wird Technik meist als etwas Gegebenes, Sekundäres hingenommen, werden ihre Grundlagen und Entwicklungsspielräume selten ausreichend reflektiert. Diese wird Technology Review nun in einer neuen Essay-Reihe beleuchten. Den Anfang macht Alfred Nordmann, Wissenschaftsphilosoph an der TU Darmstadt und Leiter des Nanobüros. Er untersucht den transhumanistischen Diskurs vom technischen optimierten Individuum der Zukunft. Dieser, so Nordmanns These, baut nicht nur auf fragwürdigen Annahmen auf – er ist vor allem altmodisch und verstellt uns den Blick auf wirklich bedeutende Veränderungen.