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Mister Softee 2010:  Robot Sells Ice Cream In Japan
08.19.2010
05:23 am
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Yaskawa-kun, the lovechild of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and Mister Softee, dispenses soft-serve ice cream at Tokyo’s Summerland Waterpark. 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.19.2010
05:23 am
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London in the sixties: 2 groovy short films on fashion and cafe culture
08.19.2010
03:20 am
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Look At Life were a series of short documentary films produced in the 1960s by the Rank Organization. They were shown in British movie theaters before the main attraction. Shot in vibrant color, Look At Life often focused on ‘Swinging London’.

In these two clips we get a peek into the King’s Road fashion scene and hip London coffeehouses. Groovy.

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.19.2010
03:20 am
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Birds for Justice: DC Central Kitchen replies to Rush’s remarks about non-profits
08.19.2010
12:24 am
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On Inauguration Day 1989, Washington DC-based club manager and booker Robert Egger opened the DC Central Kitchen in order to use job training, meal distribution, and supporting local food systems to help fight poverty, hunger and homelessness in the nation’s capital.

It was about five months after a certain repugnant blowhard named Rush Limbaugh took his show into national syndication. Last week, that blowhard had this to say about non-profit organizations:
 

 
Egger’s thoughtful response—after the jump—should encourage all you Dangerous Minds readers to donate to the DC Central Kitchen today…watch till the end…
 

READ ON
Posted by Ron Nachmann
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08.19.2010
12:24 am
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Madlib comes out with his own brand of designer espresso
08.16.2010
01:17 am
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According to XLR8R, Dangerous Minds pal Madlib has come out with his own brand of designer espresso:

OK, we know the dudes at Stones Throw like to get creative with their merchandise, but this might be a hip-hop first. Madlib and Intelligensia Coffee are teaming up to make a custom espresso blend inspired by the Beat Konducta. The limited-run blend is being debuted tonight at the cafe’s Pasadena location, and Intelligensia is calling the product “a syrupy, sweet offering that has kept (Madlib) awake long enough to average an album-per-day over the past three years.” We can’t vouch for the taste, but we’re certainly intrigued, and more importantly, we’re wondering how Diddy or Jay-Z did not come up with this first. Apparently, the hip-hop underground is leading the way in both beatmaking and brand-building.

I hear it goes well with this.

Update: Tara has had some. She describes it as “like crack.”

Via Coolhunting

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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08.16.2010
01:17 am
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Don’t fuck with the Panda
08.10.2010
04:56 am
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This Egyptian commercial makes its point very clear: don’t fuck with the Panda, buy her cheese!

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.10.2010
04:56 am
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Ronald McDonald is feeling McGuilty
08.06.2010
09:17 pm
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McGuilty by JSalvador Design
 
(via Super Punch)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.06.2010
09:17 pm
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The Warhol Diet : A Bottle Of Dom Perignon And A Bowl Of Campbell’s Tomato Soup
08.01.2010
06:04 pm
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Dom Perignon commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design to create an Andy Warhol-inspired champagne bottle. The result is rather predictable. But, what would one expect?

Six different styles of bottle art were created in Warhol’s favorite colors of blue, red, violet, emerald green, lilac and yellow. Dom Perignon are only making these bottles available in Spain. Which is fine by me. I’m waiting for the release of the limited edition Boone’s Farm R. Crumb tribute.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.01.2010
06:04 pm
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Bloody Slabs Of Human Flesh On Display In Times Square
07.30.2010
06:20 pm
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PETA’s ‘Meat Tray Demonstration’ yesterday in Times Square featured bloodied human beings wrapped in meat trays like slabs of beef. The point is a good one. Flesh is flesh, no matter the source. And seeing humans depicted as steaks and pork chops puts the whole concept of eating creatures with faces into grisly perspective. Meat is murder.
 
Read about the demonstration at the Peta Files.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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07.30.2010
06:20 pm
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Fela Kuti and Love cakes
07.20.2010
11:44 pm
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Love ‘Forever Changes’ lemon buttermilk custard cake
 
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Chocolate cake with vanilla butter. Chocolate image from the back of the Shakara LP
 
Holy awesomeness of cakes! These friggin’ amazing cakes are made by Los Angeles resident straightouttachocolate. I highly suggest visiting her Flickr page to view more unique and tasty treats.

straightouttachocolate

Thanks a-rock!

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.20.2010
11:44 pm
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Joy Division Unknown Pleasures cake
07.19.2010
01:35 am
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Cake by distopiandreamgirl ‘s
 
This must have been made in honor of Ian Curtis’ recent birthday. Regardless, it looks fucking delicious !
 
Thanks Ned Raggett !

Posted by Brad Laner
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07.19.2010
01:35 am
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