American Dollar - Anything you Synthesize Video →
Amazing video for American Dollars’ Anything You Synthesize. Created by Onesize Studio, its an amazing mesh of beautifully abstract landscapes of image and sound - a lucid trip through time, space and emotion. Yeah go ahead, laugh at the sheer corniness of what i just said, then go watch the video and STFU.
Facebook risks 'infantilising' the human mind →
No surprise here, although i still think that myspace has to be the worst as it not only infantilizes the human mind - it also imbues it with pretty terrible taste and extraordinarily bad coding skillz. if social networks have warped the general perception of friendship and communication between people who saw the rise of the trend, how the hell will young kids deal in a world where thats all...
Life after the apocalypse →
Ahh. Nothing like humanity teetering over the abyss to provoke mainstream writers to start approaching questions i’ve been posing for years: What if the doomsayers are right … what if society, as we know it, really is about to collapse? Do you have what it takes to make it in a world without electricity and running water? Tanya Gold offers an essential survival guide.
RIP Dock Ellis
Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Dock Ellis, best known for pitching a no-hitter on acid in 1970, passed away this past Friday. Thats right: He pitched a NO-HITTER. ON LSD. The pirates beat the Padres 2-0. He recounts: “I was in Los Angeles, and the team was playing in San Diego , but I didn’t know it. I had taken LSD….. I thought it was an off-day, that’s how come I had it in...
Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction →
whoa crazy relevant end times paper written by Jason Matheny at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “In this century a number of events could extinguish humanity. The probability of these events may be very low, but the expected value of preventing them could be high, as it represents the value of all future human lives. We review the challenges to studying human extinction risks...
The trailer for Fear(s) of the Dark, a wildly inventive and visually dazzling collection of fearful tales by six of the world’s most renowned comic and graphic artists - Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire.
“She totally reminds me of my cousin!” the delegate screeched....– I missed this editorial from Rolling Stones’ Matt Taibbi entitled Mad Dog Palin. It came out after the RNC but i read for the first time after seeing the debates last night. Probably the most spot on assessment of Palin and the republican voter base that i’ve ever read… hilarious...