Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Parallel Lives?

or just interesting photo editing of two entertainers?



Monday, August 25, 2008

Cute AND Delicious







Via Cuteoverloard. (More examples of "Betcha Can't Eat EVEN One!" on the site)

New York's best hamburger?

There are of course all of the usual suspects in this category: JG Mellon, Royale, Corner Bistro but yesterday they were all trumped and dumped by the badass Bulldog Burger at the Yale Club. Big, juicy and delicious. The onion roll that it is served on is excellent (so many places go worng with the bun). The grueling workout that preceded it may be affecting my judgment, but only slightly.

I'm telling ya, the Yale Club has got it... robble robble!



Waldo

For your Monday morning viewing pleasure.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburgers

I'd give one or two the old college try.



Image source: This Flickr page. Apparently this was served at Google's NYC office cafeteria.

Ratatat "Mirando"

Ratatat's video for Mirando which uses the film Predator as it's remixed source material. Dope.



Charlie Brooker & Screenwipe

I recently discovered Charlie Brooker, a UK based television and media critic. In addition to writing for The Gaurdian he hosts a program called Screenwipe which is part television review and part media theory/criticism.

This following video is a piece on aspirational television. The are some parallels between his discussion of television and my theories on Celebrity Shamanism and Gossip Mythology.




Screenwipe, Season 1, Episode 1







Links on Media

Yahoo Upsets NBC as Winner of Online Olympic Coverage

Survey Shows TV Is Still Main News Source

Eno & Byrne Reunite

I've always been a huge fan of the Talking Heads/Brian Eno collaborations as well as Byrne and Eno's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts". To think that "Remain in Light" (the last Heads album created with Brian Eno) was released in 1980 and "Bush of Ghosts" was release in 1981 is almost inexplicable. The use of sampling, found sources and complex polyrhythm was light years ahead of itself.

"The Great Curve" from "Remain in Light". The Cover, shown in this YouTube post was the first ever to feature computerized graphics. The design was created by the late Tibor Kalman.



"Help Me Somebody" from "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts". I've listened to this song 300+ times, it still opens my third eye.



Eno and Byrne have reunited to create a new release, "Everything that Happens will Happen Today". They actualy worked remotely, sending tracks to one another via email.

NYTimes article: Together Again in Different Time Zones

I've been complaining about the lack of portable, embeddable options for audio on the web. Bravo to these guys for being so forward thinking and providing the great player below.



Alan Moore

A great series of clips with writer Alan Moore, the man behind Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. There are lots of great clips with Moore posted by the same user as these on YouTube.









Monday, August 18, 2008

That Mitchell and Webb Look

I spent last evening with Nick and the DMC watching episode after episode of the BBC sketch comedy show "That Mitchell and Webb Look". Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy.











Are we the... baddies? (Nazi Humor)

I've posted several pieces over the last 2 years on skulls being the new smiley faces. This clip from the show That Mitchell and Webb Look is genius.



See also:

The Frankenstein Aesthetic: Cut n' Paste

Ironic Skullduggery

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bob Saget on Creative Process




See Also: David O. Russell on Creative Process

Monday, August 11, 2008

Homer Simpson Euro

MADRID (Reuters) - A one euro coin has turned up in Spain bearing the face of cartoon couch potato Homer Simpson instead of that of the country's king, a sweetshop owner told Reuters on Friday.

Jose Martinez was counting the cash in his till in the city of Aviles, northern Spain, when he came across the coin where Homer's bald head, big eyes and big nose had replaced the serious features of King Juan Carlos.

"The coin must have been done by a professional, the work is impressive," he told Reuters.

Read the entire Reuters article here.



Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Eco Zoo

Brooke just showed me this beautiful, amazing 3D flash site, The Eco Zoo. Be sure not to overlook the fact that the pop-up book is a 360 degree 3D.



Jerk It!

I've seen so many great music videos lately and almost all of them thanks to The Princess D, the DMC. I really dig the long holds on the slightly bumping body, such a great departure from the quick cut editing cliches of almost all music videos made these days. Jerk It! by Thunder Heist.




The four on the floor beat and the thick synth pads take be back to club nights in the early 90s. The quintessential track from those days (nights), Dominator by Human Resource.



Thursday, August 07, 2008

Green Team: "I got a murder boner!"

See more funny videos at Funny or Die



On Color/Off Color: Gold Quarters

I received a gold 2003 Illinois State Quarter with my change from a 7-11 Slurpee purchase last night. My first thought was "Oh, NO!". There is no worse economic indicator than "valuable looking" limited-edition currency being minted by one's government. Manipulating money's perceived value by making it visually "richer" is like extra curry on fetid, rotting meat. It's a cheap way to cover up the ugly truth.



According to this site, the gold coins do have some sort of additional collectors value. Still, overall it gives me a bad feeling in the feelings.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Band in Your Hand

Similar to Lego's point-of-sale 3D videocam I posted yesteray. More big thanks to Kathleen.



Radio 1's Big Weekend: Band in Your Hand.


Toyota



OverScene 8/6/08

Photos taken last evening walking home from the gym.

Forces of nature at the Calvin Klein store, Madison Avenue.

I'm not sure what the (obviously not windpowered AND burning precious electricity) Windmills (provided by Clipper Windpower) have to do with fashion but the word squandering comes to mind.

I do like the gravity defying mannequins in the background of the shot.



Next store at Barney's we see the themes of air and defying gravity played out again.



Downtown at ABC the Grey Gardens look is alive and well.



Ditto at Barney's.



The problem with the Grey Garden's aesthetic is that it attracts vermin... and bears!



This one is going right for the zipper!



At Ralph Lauren for women, gay hustlers or preppy women? I just love the elements of sleazy confused gender roles behind the patrician ruse. Am I the only one that see this? If you haven't read my post The Aesthetic Narrative of Ralph Lauren for Women (That ain't no woman, it's a man, baby!) get on it.



Girltalk

How have I gone this long not knowing about Girltalk's mash-ups. This is some masterful dope shizz.

Feed the Animals



Overtime




Smash Your Head



Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lego Point-of-Sale 3D Video

Just one of the many cool things Kathleen has turned me on to recently. So much to catch up on after a weekend away.



Future Location and Social Networking

My good friend Nixta (who does GIS work) turned me on to Peter Batty's presentation "Future Location and Social Networking". I had never really thought about time as another dimension within geo-spatial information applications, great stuff.





Peter Batty's Blog: Geothought