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]

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]

6 October 2011

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

The illustration shows Jobs at home in 1982. The empty room of Apple’s then already wealthy master productizer might tell us something about his way. The former white house photographer Diana Walker attributes the following quote by Jobs to the picture in her book The Bigger Picture:

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

The question now is whether Apple will run out of Apple within a couple of years and become some kind of Sony.

[via:Mika Isomaa]

14 May 2011

A screenshot from the documentary 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' (27 min). 'Only Bill would try Hallucinogenics before he tried alcohol'

American: The Bill Hicks Story (imdb) is a fine, must see documentary for all comedy fans and People of Counterculture. The movie shows us a man who during his own lifetime lived and breathed relentless dedication to speaking hurtful truths to barely receptive small-town comedy club audiences, but was privileged enough to witness the early days of his persona’s journey towards cult-like status.

You can buy your own copy or rent a stream (HD quality available) on the film’s site. A 720p copy can be downloaded illegally over bittorrent.

The documentary is definitely worth its weight in HD bandwidth thanks to a ton of gorgeous animations made from photo cutouts. Lazy, white-trash Finnish fans might however enjoy the free, subtitled low-res copy of the movie on The Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Areena streaming site (25 days of geographically restricted availability left at the time of posting).

[via:Linda Rajalin]

12 March 2011

The got crucified for Jesus sins. LOL. The Sheep didn't go to the mountain of doom this time.

I captured this gem at the Helsinki railway station.

14 February 2011

ACCESSION 2011 LENNU EDUSKUNTAAN (C64) is an election campaign ad for Lennu (Len Merikanto) of the demo group Accession and the Pirate Party. There’s a parliamentary election taking place in Finland on the 17:th of April this spring.

[via:Tero Inha]

2 February 2011

The Google Art Project

“A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.” #

[via:Annika H]

30 January 2011

Tornionyymi hakkeroi itä-Uudenmaan Kyläportaali Östra Nylands byportal kotilauta.fi: tornionyymi koodas Kusaban ja Youtuben ja Northpolen toi Internetin, keksi selibaatin, mensan, alkuräjähdys

HS.fi: Kotilaudan tornionyymi hakkeroi kyläyhdistyksen kotisivut

Otin Itä-Uudenmaan kyläyhdistyksen hakkeroidusta sivustosta pari ruudunkaappausta: Etusivu ja Astrid Thors.

[via:Chris Helenius]

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