4 November 2012

A man with a trumpet and a burning police car

Man with a trumpet and a burning police car. Source unknown.

9 October 2012

Watch Silversun Pickups perform Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Live on Letterman.

8 September 2012

Liisa Jokinen of the fashion blog Hel Looks

The Wall Street Journal talks to Liisa Jokinen, creator of Hel Looks

I personally think Hel Looks is a pretty interesting look into the everyday fashion of people who actually pay attention to, or overthink their clothing. Some people in Finland find the blog a bit outlandish and alienating though. This of course relates to Finland not being particularly urban.

Finland was an agrarian economy until the sixties but has since been suburbanized in a way that may be more comparable to country living and less tragically cartoonish than suburbs in more densely populated countries. For outsiders in the suburbs, there may be something quite easily ridiculed in the eagerness to build an urban identity in the few urban areas of Finland.

One of several Hel Looks parodies and spinoffs started from a perspective that’s more close to the Finnish population at large. Lande Looks (Rural Looks) takes a frank look at the ordinary, comfy and care free attitude of the inhabitants of the big, sprawling outback that is post-war Finland.

Another, more urban spin-off is operated by Varusteleka, an army outlet retail store known for their viral home grown marketing. Leka Looks documents the style ideas of people who prefer to build visually pleasing outfits off of the rugged and practical.

[via:Nyt-Liite]

24 June 2012

A Georgia Town Takes the People’s Business Private

Seemingly unbeknownst to most clowns who actually dabble with this shit, outsourcing and privatization requires real competency in contract drafting and due process in service level monitoring.

[via:Sampo Syreeni]

15 April 2012

Google BBS Terminal

Google BBS Terminal

“Google BBS Terminal – What Google would have looked like in the 80s”
(c) 2012 mass:werk – media environments, N. Landsteiner, <www.masswerk.at>

A fair dose of nostalgia for internet veterans.

5 April 2012

Friends – “I’m His Girl” (Live in London)

The extended hiatus of the live music section of this site is hereby ended by indie pop/dance punk outfit Friends, fronted by the alluring Samantha Urbani.

Friends’ polyamory anthem “I’m His Girl” features a killer bass line and emulates that 60′s soul sound with great care on the studio recording (Youtube, Spotify). Full danceability is maintained on stage, as displayed in this high quality concert video by Noisey.

Also note the band’s recent song Va Fan Gör Du (Swedish for “What the hell are you doing?”).

[via:Kasumi]

8 March 2012

Jacked by David Kushner

Jacked: The story of Grand Theft Auto

Writer David Kusher (Wired etc.) who once laid out the story of iD Software’s classic titles in Masters of Doom now takes on Grand Theft Auto and its creators in his latest book Jacked.

“Whenever he passed through London airport, he always got hassled by Hare Krishnas, urging him to be happy. “Gouranga!” they’d say, a Sanskrit expression of good fortune. Baglow hated it. Then a lightbulb went off over his head.”

[via:Longreads]

17 February 2012

Afrikan tähti: teaching kids the art of hoarding blood diamonds since 1951 by Kasper Stromman on tumblr

Lapsuuden tylsien iltojen perheriidat geopoliittisesta näkökulmasta

[via:Frida]

29 January 2012

Elantos övergivna tegelbyggnad på Köpingsvägen 2 i Södra Haga, Helsingfors | Elanto-osuuskunnan tiilirakennus Helsingin Etelä-Haagan Kauppalantiellä

Elanto-huset på Köpingsvägen 2

Janne Strang på Huvudstadsbladet skriver om ett hus jag undrade över då jag själv bodde på Köpingsvägen i Södra Haga för inte så länge sedan.

“De senaste linjeritningarna är från 1960-talet och visar att andra våningen har ett tiotal rum, fem kök och flera toaletter. Sannolikt har det bott arbetarfamiljer här, vilket skulle ligga i linje med arbetarandelslaget Elantos ideologi.”

Huset finns rätt noga avbildat på Google Maps/Street View.

Strangs artikelserie om gamla hus har en tidigare del om Kronberget på Degerö.

3 January 2012

I masturbate with you in mind by Beefranck (Bridget Franckowiak) on Flickr

I Masturbate With You In Mind

Blackwork embroidery by Bridget Franckowiak. Related.

[via:Merlin Mann]

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