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The internet offers new stoner fare
June 12, 2009, 2:31 pm
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Writing my essay and studying for my exam = What I should have been doing tonight.

Watching Kindergarten Cop and playing with www.yooouuutuuube.com = What I have been doing instead.

yooouuutuuube Lets you watch a youtube video cascading frame by frame on a matrix of screens where you can choose the resolution (…just look). If you can find the right video its quite trippy. The best videos I found were ones with lots of moving on screen, lots of colour or lots of cuts.

I tried a bunch of videos that I thought might be made super awesome through yooouuutuuubification like the gondry directed Chemical Brothers videos (Let Forever Be, Star Guitar) which were awesome, but lacked the colour I craved. So go out and find some crazy videos people and suggest me something.

Click on the screen grabs to watch a couple that worked well (btw the website seems to only work in internet explorer for me)

The music video for Fat Boy Slim’s right here right now seemed appropriate:

right here right now

here is a clip of a pretty cool song composed mostly from sounds recorded from the Disney Alice in Wonderland:



Harry Clarke
June 3, 2009, 9:13 am
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Sweet fuck! this guy had awesome style.

This page has scans from “Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Poe, illustrated by Harry Clarke (Ireland, 1889 – 1931).”

All of it is complete awesome, but i love his black and whites in the Poe series.

go to the website or click on the pics for the much larger versions. seriously. do it. the details are amazing on the B&Ws





names for babies
May 26, 2009, 4:20 am
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Find how popular your name is/was for babies


it says Harrison was highest ranked (116th) in the 1880s – this is as early as it goes. After a sharp resurgence around the 70s and 80s (probably due to the awesomness of Harrison Ford) the name is ranked 219th for babies in 2008.

May 18, 2009, 5:56 pm
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In case your skills of deduction aren’t as great as this guy I met once’s’ was, I’ve pretty much given up on this whole blog thing for the moment. Like most things in my life I’ll blame it on a lack of monetary incentive coupled with a big dose of “cant be fucked”. This isn’t  to say I can’t contribute the odd post every once and a while when I’m bored or find something really worth sharing.


any ways. Luke (the bear) Kidd [“no way man. why don’t YOU luke the bear!?”] suggests the following video.            ^^if you can find the joke in that I owe you a dollar

Watch indie rock band Wintergreen as they follow step-by-step instructions to synthesize drugs from common household items. Watch as they cook up Dextropolamine 22-B (aka Egyptian Meth), Pentocyclene (“Hillbilly Qualudes”) and much more.

Never one to ruin a joke whose punchline is the emergency room – I’ll just say this: Don’t try it. (but if you do. please film it)

Fuck it
May 3, 2009, 8:02 am
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Through the streets – video post
April 12, 2009, 5:13 pm
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Here are three similar videos from three very different countries from three very different times.

All of these are fairly long (rendez-vous is shortest at over 8 mins) but strangely mesmerizing. I would not/could not watch more than one in a row, it is best to space the viewings apart.

If you are only going to watch one video and you haven’t seen it, watch the last video!

First we have a lovely video of a tram ride through Barcelona from 1908.

Second is this video clip of a motorcyclist weaving his/her way through heavy traffic on a japanese highway.

and lastly (my favorite) from 1976 the fairly famous clip C’était un rendez-vous.The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30hrs), accompanied by sounds of a high-reving engine, gear changes and squealing tires.” It is beautiful.

Tween Bots
April 12, 2009, 6:32 am
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Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

“Mission 1: Get from the Northeast to the Southwest Corner of Washington Square Park / time: 42 minutes / number of people who intervened: 29”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

After the jump is a map of the robot’s path

[via NotCot]

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