Wednesday, September 30 gave rise to...

coogi was a popular sweater and it still is.

The Coogi sweater is not only fashion and art, it owns a historical journey unlike any other garment. It is hotly debatable as being the original "Cosby" sweater (many believe the original Cosby sweater was a Koos van den Akker and not a Coogi--there's even a Behind the Seams on VBS about it), and enjoyed a long run of fame for that. It was revived again, thrust into the limelight and immortalized through rap and images by Biggie ("Heartthrob, never / black and ugly as ever / However, I stay Coogi down to the socks / rings and watch filled with rocks"). What I did not realize until I could actually slip one on is that Coogi is actually a cognizant, invertebrate beast that feeds on humans to stay alive!

Once you put Coogi on, the fashion mystique is actually more akin to a mother's unconditional, nurturing instinct to protect her babies. Once Coogi is wrapped around your shoulders, its feeding time begins. You will bask in the enlightment that you have been reunited with the luxurious human pelt you knew your ancestors have somehow shed through evolution. It makes everything right. It completes you. Suddenly, every pore is a rainbow and you feel so fuzzy 'n' snugly like when Han Solo shoved Luke inside that dead Tauntaun.. if the Tauntuan was rainbow colored and without the stink pink steaming intestines.


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Tuesday, September 29 gave rise to...

Fixed: Embedded Videos Should Now Behave Better Here.

Please leave a comment if an embedded video (e.g., youtube) has "bled through" the header or footer.

Next up is me wanting to make this all work properly on iPhone Safari.

Nearing 800 posts here.

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Why? - Miss Ohio's Nameless

(literally listened to this over 30 times in the last 24 hrs.)

So the kids on the internet say that you're a big noise,
you made the message board top ten.
a thousand bucks to sing your verse and chorus,
until their alcohol's all gone.
and need an hour to clean thorns off of roses
from the florist on peidmont.
maybe they'll say that your big noise voice was golden
when you're at the funeral home.



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Monday, September 28 gave rise to...

Maintaining Lenin's Tomb

(Lenin as he is today, etc)


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Sunday, September 27 gave rise to...

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Friday, September 25 gave rise to...

lose/lose: a dangerous computer game

Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted.

[MAKE ONLINE: lose/lose - a computer game that destroys your files]

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Nardwuar vs. Nas


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Tuesday, September 22 gave rise to...

More Posts Soon.

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[The Big Picture - China Prepares for its 60th Anniversary]

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Friday, September 18 gave rise to...

this post is a universe. no shame, no gain. no unthreaded galaxies. no sense of place. no future, no past; no beginning or end.

Fred Tomaselli (born in Santa Monica, California in 1956) is an American artist. He is best known for his highly detailed paintings on wood panels, combining an array of unorthodox materials suspended in a thick layer of clear, epoxy resin. Tomaselli is represented by the White Cube gallery in the UK and the James Cohan Gallery in USA.

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Thursday, September 17 gave rise to...

"I feel totally fucked by Trafigura"

[Google Translate, née Nyheter - I FEEL TOTALLY FUCKED BY TRAFIGURA]

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Wednesday, September 16 gave rise to...

a tight tattoo

(somehow, the sense of humor of the onion has become reality.)


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Tuesday, September 15 gave rise to...

"It's the last leg of Eddie Izzard's 43 marathons in 51 days. How did the less than athletic comic pull off such a feat of endurance?"

[BBC - Run, Izzard, run and run again]

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Sunday, September 13 gave rise to...


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Friday, September 11 gave rise to...

A pyrophone, also known as a "fire/explosion organ" or "fire/explosion calliope" is a musical instrument in which notes are sounded by explosions, or similar forms of rapid combustion, rapid heating, or the like.

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Thursday, September 10 gave rise to...

Kurt Cobain. Guitar Hero 5. WhoDunIt?

By now you’ve seen the clip of a digitized Kurt Cobain rocking his way through Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” on Guitar Hero 5. It’s an image so bizarre, it not only freaked out Rolling Stone, but sent Courtney Love into a Twitter rampage as she began responding to critics arguing she sold Kurt out with the GH5 avatar. In one colorful Tweet, Love essentially blames Dave Grohl for the playable Cobain, writing to someone who accosted her on Twitter, “you can assrape dave he was always a bad seed and is stillriding the shit while i take bullets if theres a hell hes going. im not.”

In a statement issued this afternoon, Grohl and Novoselic say they are “dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game,” adding, “The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate — we have no control whatsoever in that area.” The pair ask Activision to “re-lock” the Cobain character and state, “It’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better.” Their full statements are after the jump.

Look back at Cobain’s remarkable career in photos, interviews, reviews and more from the RS archives.

In an statement released slightly earlier today, Grohl and Novoselic said, “Activision is responding to queries regarding the usage of Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5 with the following statement ‘Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero 5.’ Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the two surviving members of Nirvana, have no say whatsoever in the usage of Kurt Cobain’s likeness.” etc...
[ROLLING STONE - Grohl, Novoselic Didn’t Approve Cobain’s “Guitar Hero” Avatar]

[p.s. - this is one of the dumbest things i've ever seen]

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Wednesday, September 9 gave rise to...

Officers sat outside his home. "We watched him four different times put the monkey mask on and put the giraffe-style mask on,"

[Fewer paying speed-camera tickets in Arizona]

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Tuesday, September 8 gave rise to...

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Sunday, September 6 gave rise to...

Don't be so quick to judge her. This is completely true.

Back when I was doing film crew work, I did set dressing on "Pearl Harbor," and that's where it all started. Bay really got into researching the period of the film, and just took it to a completely inappropriate level. The indiscriminate slaughter of grip-electric Jews was staggering, especially since so many days we had to go into overtime to get it done. I can't even describe what happened to the Craft Service people who were caught harboring 'undesirables.' He even conquered the sets of "Whats' The Worst That Could Happen?" and "Swordfish", which were shooting on adjacent lots.

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Friday, September 4 gave rise to...

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Thursday, September 3 gave rise to...

facebook crash incoming

Many seem to have just lost their appetite for it: they just stopped wanting to look at other people’s photos and résumés and updates, or have their own subject to scrutiny. Some ex-users seemed shaken, even heartbroken, by their breakups with Facebook. “I primarily left Facebook because I was wasting so much time on it,” my friend Caroline Harting told me by e-mail. “I felt fairly detached from my Facebook buddies because I rarely directly contacted them.” Instead, she felt as if she stalked them, spending hours a day looking at their pages without actually saying hello.

Is Facebook doomed to someday become an online ghost town, run by zombie users who never update their pages and packs of marketers picking at the corpses of social circles they once hoped to exploit? Sad, if so. Though maybe fated, like the demise of a college clique.

[NYTimes - Facebook Exodus]

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used to wear my ego as a sweater, now it's a cape that follows me throughout the atmosphere

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Wednesday, September 2 gave rise to...

Shenmue represents a struggle between classic concepts of game development that focus on instantaneous rewarding or penalizing and the ambitions of creative project directors that believe games are a genre unto themselves, rather than a mere synthesis of other categories.

The most difficult challenge for Shenmue was to convince the mass public of its quality: that it meant something; was something more. It changed what was acceptable simply because it could, not paying attention to what principles of interactive media worked for the population. For some, however, Shenmue was comforting and visionary.

[Shenmue, by Robby Rackleff]

[Shenmue: The 70 Millon Dollar Question]

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Tuesday, September 1 gave rise to...

How A Website Should Look at 1050x1680.

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In the Seattle area, researchers have found that birds can recognize individual human faces.

[NYTimes - Friend or Foe? Crows Never Forget a Face, It Seems]

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