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Clone yourself…as a Doll
06.15.2011
11:25 am

Topics:
Idiocracy

Tags:
Japan
Amusing
Dolls

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The Clone Factory in Japan can “clone” your likeness onto a doll, which brings a whole new meaning to playing with yourself.

Check the full story here.
 
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A picture tale of doll cloning, after the jump…
 
With thanks to Steve Duffy
 

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Jefferson Airplane vs. Fatboy Slim: ‘Somebody To Praise’


 
Brilliant! You can download DJ Lobsterdust’s “Somebody To Praise” here.

 
(via HYST)

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A seemingly stoned Sonny Bono warns teenagers about the dangers of marijuana
06.15.2011
10:19 am

Topics:
Amusing

Tags:
Marijuana
Drugs
Sixties
Sonny Bono
Teenagers

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Sonny Bono seems more than a little stoned in this US government anti-marijuana film from 1968. It includes an hilarious final piece to camera (which looks edited to best comic effect) where Bono trips over his words, as he tells the audience:

“Well now, you’ve heard from both sides of the question, but what you do with your life is up to you.

“If you become a pothead you risk blowing the most important time of your life: your teen age. That unrepeatable time for you to grow up and to prepare for being an adult that can handle problems, and make something meaningful out of life.

“Or, you have the choice to have the courage to see and deal with the world for what it really is - far, far from perfect but for you and for me the only one there is.

“While it’s true that some of you will actually go to the moon and perhaps other planets, it’s also true that in a few short years, this world will be your establishment, and you will be the Establishment and what you do or don’t do about it will be your scene. Your the generation with the brain power and the opportunity to do more for the human needs of this world than any other generation in history.

“Let’s hope your teenage children don’t have too much criticism of what you did or didn’t do because you were on pot.”

O, roll me a fat one Sonny.
 

 
With thanks to Debbie Rochon
 

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Hear Three New Songs by Morrissey

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Morrissey premiered 3 new songs on Janice Long‘s BBC 2 radio show today. The tracks “Action Is My Middle Name”, “The Kid’s a Looker” and “People Are the Same Everywhere” were recorded last week at the Maida Vale studios, and will be included on Morrissey’s forthcoming tenth album release.
 

‘Action is My Middle Name’ (BBC Sessions) - Morrissey
 

‘The Kid’s a Looker’ (BBC Sessions) - Morrissey
 

‘People Are The Same Everywhere’ (BBC Sessions) - Morrissey
 
With thanks to NJUnderground
 

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‘Tracy Morgan can ____ ____’: Dan Savage’s five word speech at the Webby Awards
06.14.2011
04:08 pm

Topics:
Heroes
Queer
They hate us for our freedom

Tags:
Dan Savage

 
Well played! And well deserved, too.

Via Joe.My.God.

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Gilles Peterson: Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Mix
06.14.2011
03:10 pm

Topics:
Music

Tags:
Tribute Mix
Gilles Peterson
Gil Scott-Heron

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Here’s something very special, a fabulous Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Mix created by legendary DJ Gilles Peterson. Enjoy.

RIP Gil Scott-Heron (1st April 1949 – 27th May 2011)

01. Gil Scott Heron — Offering (Midnight Band - The First Minute Of A New Day, 1974) Flying Dutchman
02. Gil Scott-Heron — Essex (From South Africa To South Carolina, 1975) Arista
03. Gil Scott-Heron — Fell Together (From South Africa To South Carolina, 1975) Arista
04. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson — The Bottle (Winter In America, 1974) TVT
05. Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX — I’ll Take Care Of You (We’re New Here, 2011) XL
06. Gil Scott-Heron — Alien (1980, 1980) Arista
07. Gil Scott-Heron — Whitey On The Moon (Small Talk At 125th And Lenox, 1970) Flying Dutchman
08. Gil Scott-Heron — Did You Hear What they Said (Free Will, 1972) Flying Dutchman
09. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson — We Almost Lost Detroit (Bridges, 1977) Arista
10. Gil Scott-Heron — Angel Dust (Secrets, 1978) Arista
11. Gil Scott-Heron — No Knock (Free Will, 1972) Flying Dutchman
12. Gil Scott-Heron — The Revolution WIll Not Be Televised (The Revolution WIll Not Be Televised, 1974) Flying Dutchman
13. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson — It’s Your World (It’s Your World, 1976) Arista
14. Gil Scott-Heron — Fast Lane (Moving Target, 1982) Arista
15. Gil Scott-Heron — B Movie (Reflections, 1981) Arista
16. Gil Scott-Heron — Lady Day & John Coltrane (Pieces Of A Man, 1971) Flying Dutchman
17. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson — It’s Your World (It’s Your World, 1976) Arista
18. Gil Scott-Heron Gil Scott-Heron — Fast Lane (Moving Target, 1982) Arista
19. Gil Scott-Heron — Lady Day & John Coltrane (Pieces Of A Man, 1971) Flying Man
20. Gil Scott-Heron — Everyday (Small Talk At 125th And Lenox, 1970) Flying Dutchman
21. Gil Scott-Heron — Grandma’s Hands (Reflections, 1981) Arista
22. Gil Scott-Heron — Winter In America (Winter In America, 1974) TVT
23. Gil Scott-Heron — Spirits (Spirits, 1994) TVT
24. Gil Scott-Heron — Is That Jazz (I’m New Here, 2010) XL
25. Gil Scott-Heron — Rivers Of My Fathers (Winter In America, 1974) TVT
26. Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson — Home Is Where The Hatred Is (I’m New Here, 2010) XL
27. Gil Scott-Heron — Johannesburg (1975) Arista
28. Gil Scott-Heron — Peace With You Brother (Winter In America,1974) TVT

 

  
 
With thanks to Paul Cawley
 

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First Look: Art Basel 2011
06.14.2011
12:39 pm

Topics:
Art

Tags:
Andy Warhol
Keith Haring
Art Basel
Anish Kapoor

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‘Hanging Piece’ - Kendell Geers
 
An estimated 60,000 people will attend this year’s Art Basel fair, which opens Wednesday until June 19. Art Basel is considered the world’s top fair for modern and contemporary art, with 300 galleries displaying more than 2,500 artists, with an estimated combined value of nearly $2 billion.

Art Basel is important as it gives a better idea of the international art market than other fairs, which tend to be dominated by galleries from the host country. This year Art Basel has 73 galleries form the USA, 50 from Germany, 32 from Switzerland, 31 from England, and 23 from France. The still-emerging markets of India, Brazil, China and Russia are less well represented, with a combined total of 12 galleries, while Hungary, Thailand, and Lebanon represented for the first time.

Here’s a selection of some of this year’s exhibits, more of which can be seen here.
 
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‘Fall’ - Jonathan Monk
 
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‘Untitled’ - Keith Haring
 
Via the Daily Telegraph
 
More exhibits from Art Basel, after the jump…
 

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Man collects ‘Doctor Who’ girl’s underpants
06.14.2011
12:18 pm

Topics:
Pop Culture
Television

Tags:
Doctor Who
knickers


They’re as perplexed as you’re going to be…
 
Doctor Who Girl’s Knickers is perhaps the single greatest site on the Internet. You think I’m kidding, don’t you? I am not.

Here’s what the proprietor has to say for himself:

I first started collecting knickers in 1983 when at the Longleat Exhibition I was sold a pair of Janet Fielding’s underwear by a make-up lady. But let me be clear on this; there is nothing “perverted” or “weird” about my collection. We all collect things we like, and I find knickers more personal than an autograph on the back of a plastic cup.

To date I have ninety four pairs of knickers which I think you’ll agree is a wonderful achievement! I have built this collection up by begging, borrowing and on three occasions stealing. I like to write to female Doctor Who celebrities for items of their clothing and over the years it’s become pretty clear to me that the way to ask is to not refer to their “knickers” but their “feminine undergarments”.

Once the full gallery is up you’ll see just how wonderful and original my collection is. I also intend to include a gallery of the various rejection letters I’ve received, as well as some of the more surprising replies.

People are *always* asking me if I have any men’s pants from Doctor Who. I’d like to make it absolutely clear right now that I am not a gay pervert. Lots of my very best friends are gay but the thought of asking for another man’s pants is frankly dirty. To this end I rather hope I’ve heard the last of one cast member who continually *insisted* on sending me items of his clothing.

There is a tab on the left for anyone from the press who is as interested and excited in these knickers as I am. Please feel free to browse the galleries and if you do use pictures elsewhere please do give me full credit for them.

Finally I’m *frequently* asked which item from my collection is my favourite. It’s so hard to say, but if I’m honest, if I’m really honest, then in all honesty and at the end of the day it’s actually the ones I got first of all - Janet’s.

I hope you enjoy my collection as much as I do all the time.

A

Where to start, right? (Or why even bother trying?). The real comedy here is in the details. Certain things slip out in his descriptions that are bust-a-gut funny. For instance, here’s his caption that is next to a shot of Freema Agyeman’s (supposed) panties:

She played Martha in Doctor Who and was rubbish. I got these knickers from the set when they filmed on location for the one with the scarecrows.

I can’t go into details because I might get arrested. They smell of lavender and last summer I noticed two bees sitting on them in August.

Okay, then… Here’s the caption next to Mary Tamm’s underwear. She played the original “Romana” before Lalla Ward took over the role:

These were a gift from a friend of mine who’s a fan and apparently had sex with Mary Tamm in 1991 at a convention in Cardiff. He swears it’s true and that he asked her for the knickers afterwards.

I didn’t believe him at first but then he sent my a letter of authenticity that he’d signed so I know he was telling the truth.

He even cliams that he bought seven pairs of panties from Joan Sims herself via a postal order. Joan Sims??? There’s more, intrepid reader, there is SO MUCH MORE to see at Doctor Who Girl’s Knickers.

Previously on Dangerous Minds
Masturbating to Mary Tyler Moore

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Fabled Mondo 2000 editor R.U. Sirius returns with Acceler8or


 
R.U. Sirius, also known as Ken Goffman, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Mondo 2000 magazine, has a new blog called Acceler8or. The blog will curate links from around the Internet relating to technological acceleration and transhumanist/Singularitarian culture.

The round of content included an interview with Genesis Breyer P. Orridge, and an interesting essay about the new Adam Curtis documentary All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace.

In other R.U. Sirius news, Vice Magazine interviewed him over I.M. recently about the history of Mondo 2000 and he gives DM a nice compliment:

Where are all the cyberpunks that read Mondo 2000 back in the day? Was someone like Mark Zuckerberg a reader?
Mark was too young. Maybe Sean Parker. I hear from people in the computer industry all the time that they were inspired by Mondo 2000. Also, people working in biotechnology, nanotechnology… I think the Mondoids are all over the map, most of them still have many of the same enthusiasms, tempered with experience and a healthy skepticism.

You’ve used the term “gonzo anthropology,” the means of studying the more esoteric and under-researched aspects of human culture—what does that mean, exactly?
Alison Kennedy aka Queen Mu, the Mondo 2000 publisher, practices gonzo anthropology. She was the one who uncovered toad venom containing 5-meo DMT in the West. She also explores very odd and arcane anthropological theories about the uses of plants and animals as aphrodisiacs, the use of Calumas as a sort of natural MDMA-like substance. Her magnum opus appeared in Mondo 2000. It was an article about how Jim Morrison used tarantula venom and got penis cancer, based on an entire gonzo anthropological exploration of implications of tarantula venom use (as an inspirational but self-destructive intoxicant) throughout human experience. The Doors producer, whose name I can’t remember, took it very seriously and got very upset about it. Ray Manzarek, I think, was not happy either. It was a wildly brilliant and hilarious and beautifully written piece.

Do you feel that in some ways you guys were too left field for some people?
I think we were too anarchic, playful, and incomprehensible for a mainstream magazine about the uprising of the digital technoculture. One of the first things that I noticed about Wired was that they had letters to the editor from people expressing ordinary Republican or Democratic political views, whereas we would get letters about the green aliens on acid who wrote the letter writer’s new software program and how many different drugs Hitler used. I mean, off the wall stuff. But I think Republicans are on a wall that I can’t relate to. So yeah, there was a limited relationship between us and a mainstream audience. The mainstream media people liked us because we seemed colorful and novel. And as a result of the attention, the people who would read the magazine found out about it. Wired does some great stuff online now, though. It’s an OK institution. I have to say though, they send me the magazine and it usually winds up in recycling, unread.

What do you see as your legacy? Who is continuing what you guys started?
Well, Boing Boing have been their own thing from the start. They were the small magazine when we were the big one, but they’re a relative. Maybe Dangerous Minds, Richard Metzger’s new site, in spirit. But I think Mondo was unique. It was an art project really using journalism and technoculture as a context. It was just a few unusual individuals following instincts. The mistakes were obvious but the energy of it was so much fun that as Richard Kadrey once said, “You have to have a mighty big stick up your ass not to love it.”

Mondo 2000 and gonzo anthropology (Viceland Today)

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Vintage ad for women who have no sex appeal
06.14.2011
10:09 am

Topics:
Feminism
History
Sex

Tags:
Women
1937
females
weight
sex appeal


July 1937 issue of “True Romance”
 
Times have changed: From a different era, when women weren’t expected to achieve—from fashion magazines constantly shoving it down our throats—the unrealistic goal of the “emaciated runway model” look.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite message in this ad. 

(via World of Wonder )

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