Call attention to yourself: 22 ct Gold 80s cellphone for $200,000
04.10.2010
07:31 pm

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Be imageGordon Gekko for a day with Stuart Hughes’ Privé brick phone. From Engadget:

Stuart Hughes usually reserves its gold and diamonds for recent gadgets, but the fine purveyor of ridiculous excess has taken a slightly different approach with its latest offering: the $200,000+ Privé brick phone. In addition to a 22ct gold shell and a smattering of diamonds, this apparently functional phone packs a color screen and features like SMS support and, um… buttons. Limited to just ten but, amazingly, still in stock.

 
Thanks, Jesse Merlin!

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Looking at Ligeti
04.10.2010
11:29 am

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An already lovely printed visual score by Rainer Wehinger for György Ligeti‘s early musique concret gem “Artikulation” made even lovelier via synchronization by kind Youtube user “d21d34c55”. Bonus clip below is Ligeti’s mighty choral piece Lux Aeterna used of course by Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
 

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Exterminate!: Anatomy of a Dalek
04.10.2010
10:19 am

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Anatomy of a Dalek

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Large Anatomy of a Dalek (JPG) over at Polkarobot.
 

 
(via Nerdcore)

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Bad Craziness in Minnesota

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No surprise here—none at all—that this is happening right in the heart of Michelle Bachmann’s congressional district. Is there something in the water in that part of the state that makes people fucking stupid? Evidentially so! Someone needs to do an environmental and demographic study of the area and IQ tests of the local population. I’m pretty sure it would show that there is a direct correlation between a low IQ and a vote for Michelle Bachmann. Not saying everyone in the area is an idiot, but some of them definitely are.

Andy Birkey writing in the Minnesota Independent:

imageGranite City Baptist Church raised some eyebrows this weekend when it bought an ad (pdf) in the St. Cloud Times that questioned whether Muslims are a “threat” to America. “How do Moslems seek to take control of a nation?” the ad, which features a photo of Pastor Dennis Campbell, asks. “Moslems seek to influence a nation by immigration, reproduction, education, the government, illegal drugs and by supporting the gay agenda.”

Just let me jump in here for a second: I have never in my entire life heard of any Muslim individual or group ever supporting any manner of some supposed gay agenda! Have you? Pastor, where did you get this secret information from? How many Muslims have you even met in your entire life? Back to the article:

The ad is part of a string of incidents in St. Cloud that troubles human rights advocates. Within the last year, pornographic posters depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammed were put up on St. Cloud telephone polls, and Muslim students in St. Cloud area high schools have reported religious harassment.

Last week, MPR reported on several racist Facebook groups that were created by St. Cloud high school students. “I hate the Somalians at Tech High,” was one such group. Kyle Adams, a former student at St. Cloud Technical High School (he was kicked out for repeatedly using racial slurs) told MPR, “I was raised in believing that this country was founded upon a white Christian nation and the belief of racial separation.”

The Granite City Baptist Church ad seems to mirror some of that anti-Muslim sentiment. “What happens when Moslems take over a nation?” asks Campbell in the ad. “They will destroy the constitution and force the Moslem religion on the society, take freedom of religion away, and they will persecute all other religions.”

St. Cloud church buys anti-Islam ad (Minnesota Independent)

HT to Christian Nightmares

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Download my latest podcast for free!
04.09.2010
06:41 pm

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Low End Theory is a weekly club night I throw every Wednesday with my cohorts Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Gaslamp Killer and resident MC Nocando.  Instead of trying to explain to you what kind of music we play, I’ll invite you to download our latest podcast which we drop monthly.  Each mix features one of our resident Dj’s paired with a guest selector.  This month we feature myself, Nobody, and Take, who’s album Only Mountains drops on April 20th on Alpha Pup Records.

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Insane Clown Posse: Pure Magic
04.09.2010
06:32 pm

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Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J expound their wisdom doctrine. This is perhaps the greatest music video I’ve ever seen. “Magic everywhere in this bitch” is nominated as my new catch phrase as of this moment.

Who knew?

(Arthur Magazine: ICP: Miracles)

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Eye Candy: Kristof Luyckx REEL 2010
04.09.2010
05:27 pm

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Trippy 2010 reel from animator, illustrator and designer, Kristof Luyckx. Music by Black Spires.
 
(via Ignant)

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Obama Pwns Palin
04.09.2010
04:16 pm

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I’m sorry to stain our lovely blog with even the mere whiff of S. Palin but it’s worth suffering through her typically moronic straw-man attack to witness the high road being taken in a most marvelous way by El Presidente. He ain’t even remotely perfect but it’s hard not to love him for this kind of thing.

via Talking Points Memo, Thx Jeff Copas !

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Hogwart’s School of Evil and Devil Worship
04.09.2010
03:03 pm

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...is apparently where all the cool kids got to go.

(Everything is Terrible: Hogwart’s School of Evil and Devil Worship)

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Space Shuttle Parking Lot
04.09.2010
02:53 pm

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Thanks to Matt Musick at Motherboard.tv for sending me this great video of people hanging out watching the last Space Shuttle launches.

By now it’s a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief clip on the news. But a shuttle launch is still one of mankind’s most complex and massive undertakings, a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning and construction into a spectacle that lasts only a few minutes.

But to some, it’s the spectacle of a lifetime. People come from across the country and the world to see it. They travel from Michigan or Alaska or England or Italy and line up along a worn river bank in Florida, waiting for hours, maybe days, to see a group of people embark on another journey, this one powered by rockets that do zero to 17,000 mph in 8.5 minutes. To the fans, the astronauts strapped into the Space Transportation System, as their ride is called, aren’t just “rocket jockeys.” They’re like rock stars.

(Vice: Space Shuttle Parking Lot)

(Previously on Dangerous Minds: Get Up Make Love)

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